ComArena PEGASUS Business Quiz Preliminary Round
RULES• 30 questions.• Questions 2,6,12,18,24 and 30 are * marked• No negative marks.
1Nîmes is the capital of the Gard department inthe Languedoc-Roussillon region in southernFrance. This city gives name to a famous productthat everyone of us use. Name the product whichderives its name from this city.
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5This tech giant was initially established to developand sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair Office. Oneof the two founders of this company resigned afterdeveloping ‘Hodgekin’s’ disease. Name the companyand the founder.
6This alpine ski resort is one of the most sought afterdestinations in the world. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote anarticle about skiing in this place, in 1889. This place wasan inspiration for the 1924 novel, “The MagicMountain” by Thomas Mann. This place is now knownall over the world for an entirely different reason.Identify this place.
12This IIT Kanpur alumnus started his career as the chiefsystems programmer at IIM Ahmedabad. He thenstarted a company named Softronics in 1976 whicheventually failed to took off.He now serves as an independent director on thecorporate boards of HSBC and has served as a director onthe boards of DBS Bank, Unilever, ICICI and NDTV.Identify this famous personality.
14Premier bourse BSE, in collaboration with the UKgovernment, launched an index, the first-of-its-kindindex in India or any emerging market that would trackthe performance of companies in terms of theircommitment to reduce emission of green house gases.Name this Index with September 30, 2010 as the basedate.
16In 2012, The Indian Air Force entered into a $10.4 billioncontract with a French firm to supply 126 fighter jetsover the next 10 years. There were six contendersbidding for the worlds biggest defence deal whichincluded the Russian MiG- 35,Lockheed Martins F-16Falcon, Boeings F-18 Hornet, the Swedish Saab Gripen,Eurofighter Typhoon and this French firm. Name thefirm.
18 Specially designed vehicle by Mercedes. Who use this?
19This banking company financed Northern PacificRailroad, Baghdad Railway, steel company Krupp,Chemical Company Bayer and notorious Auschwitz campetc.After the World War II, this bank was split into 10regional banks but was remerged in 1958. This was thefirst company to be listed in NYSE after the interruptiondue to 9/11 attack. Recently a person of Indian origin isappointed as the Co-CEO of this Bank. Name the bankand person.
20This is a campaign that targets the products, media andmarketing that prescribe heavily stereotyped andlimiting roles to young girls. It is based on the believethat all children – girls and boys - are affected by the‘pinkification’ of girlhood. The aim is to challenge andreverse this growing trend. It also promotes medialiteracy, self-esteem, positive body image and femalerole models for kids.
22This in an Indian publishing company, founded in 1936by D. Mehra at College Street in Calcutta. The logo ofthe company was designed by the acclaimed film makerSatyajit Ray and he asked for some books as fees for hisjob.
24 She is one of Indias gen-next entrepreneurs. She acquired a coffee plantation in Madikeri taluk in 2006, and later set up a company called Tamara Real Estate Holdings, the parent company for the boutique resort brand “The Tamara”. She is the daughter of a famous corporate head. Identify her.
25 Mahindra, which has been making its Reva EV since 1994, recently announced the name of the Reva’s successor which would be made at a new Bangalore factory that can produce as many as 30,000 vehicles a year. Name the brand.
26 Identify this famous multi millionaire who got married to Crystal Harris, a 26 year old model on this new year eve.
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29The coin of the highest denomination ever to be issuedby India is going to be released soon. It depicts thefamous Brihadeswara Temple, Tanjore and RajarajaChola on one side and the words ‘Sathyameva Jayathe’and India on the other side.