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The Monthly - December

  1. 1. The Monthly - December Sawaal Jawaab
  2. 2. Rules <ul><li>Mail your answers to eldrich.rangel@gmail.com & </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz is open till the 31 st of December, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Try mailing all answers in one entry and do not put the answers in comments </li></ul><ul><li>Answers only to those who mail </li></ul>
  3. 3. Googling will not satisfy the Quizzer in YOU!
  4. 4. 1. <ul><li>In its early avatar it was formed by a unit called Bhandari Militia. One of its initiatives is Elderline & they won the Manthan Award 2007 in the category of India’s best e-content for Development. </li></ul><ul><li>What am I talking about? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. <ul><li>Which common word comes from the name of a Street in England known for Auto repair? </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. <ul><li>33/36, Pakmodiya street, </li></ul><ul><li>Haji Ismail, Musafirkhana, </li></ul><ul><li>Dongri, Mumbai. </li></ul>This is the last known official address of a person believed to have amassed more wealth than Bill Gates or Sultan of Brunei. Who am I talking about?
  7. 7. 4. <ul><li>In 2006 the Forum opened regional offices in Beijing, China and New York, USA. It is impartial and not-for-profit and is not tied to any political, partisan or national interests. It has observer status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Government. Its highest governance body is the Foundation Board consisting of 22 members including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Rania of Jordan . What? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. Identify the Logo
  9. 9. 6. <ul><li>It received its first investment of US$500,000 in June 2004 from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. This was followed a year later by $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel Partners, and then $27.5 million more from Greylock Partners. A cash flow statement was leaked, showing that during the 2005 fiscal year, it had a net loss of $3.63 million. Microsoft approached it in September 2007, proposing an investment in return for a 5% stake in the company. Microsoft would pay an estimated $300–500 million for the share. What? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 7. <ul><li>During World War II Superintendent of the SPE was vested with the War Department. Even after the end of the War, the need for a Central Government agency to investigate cases of bribery and corruption by Central Government employees was felt. The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act was therefore brought into force in 1946. This Act transferred the superintendence of the SPE to the Home Department and its functions were enlarged to cover all departments of the Govt. of India. What resulted? </li></ul>
  11. 11. 8. <ul><li>Since it is located on the river of a port city, it was easy to ship out its beer to the world at large and become an international beer powerhouse. It is known for its pale lager consisting of the following ingredients: two row spring barley from the south of England, a special strain of yeast, ice-age glacier water from the &quot;Rotenburger Rinne,&quot; Hallertau hops from southern Germany. Which beer? </li></ul>
  12. 12. 9. <ul><li>He has received education from Mayo College, Ajmer, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is on the board of Voltas, Ace Manufacturing Solutions and Hispano Motors European Technical Centre. Who? </li></ul>
  13. 13. 10. <ul><li>It was started in 1884 as a welfare measure for the employees of its company under Government of India dispatch No. 299 dated 18-10-1882 to the Secretary of State. Due to popularity of its schemes, various departments of Central and State Governments were extended its benefits. Now it is open for employees of all central and state government departments, nationalized banks, public sector undertakings, financial institutions, local municipalities and Zila Parisads and Educational Institution aided by the Government. What? </li></ul>
  14. 14. 11. <ul><li>He was born in Bhaun, a minor village of Jhelum District (now Chakwal District), Punjab. During the partition of India, Punjab was divided between Pakistan and India, Bhaun became part of Pakistan. When he was six months old, his father, a contractor in Peshawar, died, leaving his mother with few resources. After attending schools in his village and nearby Rawalpindi, he passed the Intermediate College Examination in Lahore, but was unable to continue attending classes because of lack of finances. Instead, he learned typing and shorthand and, in 1922, started his career with a low-paid billing clerk position at Shimla. Who? </li></ul>
  15. 15. 12. <ul><li>The company was founded in 1974 by a gentleman named Merrill. It is available in over 92 countries including United Kingdom, Poland, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It also gives 10 per cent of its gross profits to its founder's &quot;MJF Charitable Foundation&quot;, which focuses on supporting women and children. Which company? </li></ul>
  16. 16. 13. <ul><li>It was originally intended to re-capture entry level market share lost by manufacturers during the aggressive growth of Japanese companies such as Seiko in the 1960s and 1970s, and to re-popularize analog watches at a time when digital watches had achieved wide popularity. The launch of the new brand in 1983 was marked by bold new styling and design. The quartz watch was redesigned for manufacturing efficiency and fewer parts. This combination of marketing and manufacturing expertise restored it among the elite in the world wristwatch market. Synthetic materials were used for the watch cases as well as a new ultra-sonic welding process and the assembly technology. Which watch? </li></ul>
  17. 17. 14. <ul><li>It was created in Piedmont, by two brothers in 1911. It originally started by making clothing for the people of the Italian Alps, now manufacturing sportswear for men, women, kids and athletes. Which company? </li></ul>
  18. 18. 15. Who am I?
  19. 19. Ah Yes! Here I go again! Googling will not satisfy the Quizzer in YOU!

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