Monday, July 30, 2012

Answers to last week's quiz (#263)

  1. In the early 1900s bankers chose this person to run a failing New York based meat packing company. This company through an earlier subsidiary used animal by-products from its slaughter houses and started out making tennis racket strings, violin strings, and surgical sutures. Identify the company and the person after whom it is named.Wilson Sporting Goods Company. It was first known as Sulzbeger & Sons and was renamed after Thomas E Wilson was appointed president of the company.
  2. In the telecom industry what are Cows and Colts?A cell on wheels, usually referred to as a COW, is a mobile cell site that consists of a cellular antenna tower and electronic radio transceiver equipment on a truck or trailer. COWs are used to provide expanded cellular network coverage and/or capacity at special events such as major sporting events. COLT is a cell on Light Trucks.
  3. What was the resultant after the US treasury secretary Tim Geithner saw people using their phones to make remittances in India and deputy secretary of treasury, Neal Wolin saw mobile banking in action in the Philippines?The US treasury department set up a competition for developers and lay people as part of MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, asking them to develop a mobile application for people to manage personal finances better.
  4. Who is building retail malls in the country under the Trillenium brand?Tata Realty
  5. In the world of business what is known as the first Supper? The inaugural credit card transaction of Frank McNamara founder of the Diners Club card
  6. Name the designer clothing brand that has tied up with builders in India to brand high-end apartments?Armani
  7. Which company’s marketing philosophy was founded on these three principles — empathy, focus and impute?Apple computers
  8. At which company’s headquarters will you find outdoor sculpture that includes work from major modern sculptors like Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder and Alberto Giacometti?PepsiCo in New York
  9. For which brand did Jayaprada, Sridevi, Ravi Shastri, Vivian Richards, Allan Border and Kabir Bedi feature in its advertisements?Vimal from Reliance
  10. Identify the mythological beast from the image and name the company that has adopted it as its official emblem. It is also found on the packaging of most of its consumer non-durable products.The Sharabha, a mythological creation from the Puranas

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