What is masked in the masthead of The Times of India newspaper, which appeared in November 2010?
Q2. In 2010, what became the largest ever telecom takeover by an Indian firm and the second largest acquisition by an Indian entity?
Q3. What is the term used in telecommunication industry to describe all services other than the expected calling or fax transmission offered by a company?
Q4. What phrase was coined by this American academic in 2003, which was a highly debated topic in India in the year 2015?
Q5. A U.S. postage stamp commemorating 100 years of which landmark event?
Q6. What feature does this Cannes Lions winning poster ad suggest, to avoid such calamities?
Q7. Embodying the spirit of communication, in which company’s headquarters would you find this statue, which has also served as the symbol of this company since 1914?
Q8.Who is the Vice-Chairman of the organization shown below?
Q9. Identify the logo of this sports programme?
Q10. The image shown below depicts the origin of which currency?
Q11. On which occasion did this company decide to remove the labeling and branding from its product?
Q12. This is the first color in this company’s history to have this distinction. What is this color named after?
Q13. Which company was founded by these two brothers in 1993?
Q14. Designed in 2002, this is the brand mark construction of which Indian Biopharma?
Q15. Which business magnate is being spoofed in this video of The Simpsons?
Q16. Owner of an oyster bar in London, he devised a gin based cocktail to accompany the shellfish and aid digestion. What is his name or name the brand?
Q17. The name of which company founded in 1949, comes from the translation of a phrase in Latin which means ‘a sound mind inside a sound body‘?
Q18. Published by the Russian Police, the hazards of which common practice are these pamphlets warning people against?
Q19. Whose packed bag are these?
Q20. Which “historically sweet” institution did this individual christen through a sound utterance of his?
Q21. Connect the 2 pictures?
Q22. This team of scientists, from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, studied rupee notes using—possibly for the first time—a shotgun metagenome sequencing approach. This method employs a relatively new analytics and sequencing approach with complex data to identify certain thing in the note? What is it?
Q23. BuddhiMoney is an iconic, animated character who will provide entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to improve their business and financial acumen, and as a result increase their productivity and profitability. Which company is releasing Buddhimoney as a four part video series?
Q24. Started by by co-founders Rakesh Yadav, Aditya Naik, and Rahul Raj, X aims to use its platform to showcase the power of blockchain technology to India and lead the push for more blockchain-powered services across the country. X supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ripple, What is X?
Q25. Which brand came out with this concept in 2016?
Q26. The oldest existing business of its kind, The Hospital de Bonecas, Lisbon now repairs everything from priceless porcelain heirlooms and vintage BABY borns to worn teddy bears. Prices for the repairs range from around €4 to hundreds. Each repair step, whether it involves replacing a limb or recovering hair loss, is given serious consideration. Old forgotten patients are now exhibits, in wall-covering displays that are at once fascinating and unnerving. What does this hospital do?
Q27. Founded by JN Radhakrishna Rao Jagdale in 1947, the name of the company means “Nectar of Life”. They were the 1st company to manufacture Single Malt Whiskey in India. Identify the company?
Q28. X was conceived by three friends—Scott Seamans, George Boedecker, and Lyndon Hanson—on a trip in the Caribbean, when Seaman showed his friends the extraordinary slip-resistant clog he was wearing; learning that it was made by a Canadian company called “Foam Creations,” the friends spotted an opportunity. The name of the company is derived from the snout of a reptile. Identify X?
Q29.The Pillow Book ad campaign was created by JWT. The inflatable notebook works as both a pad of paper and as a soft cloud of comfort. Users can inflate the cover of the notebook at anytime and enjoy a guerrilla nap. Which brand came out with this campaign?
Q30.Shoe Dog is a memoir written by the founder of a well know brand. The book centres around inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. Identify the brand and the author?
Ans 3: VAS or Value Added Service | Ans 4: Net neutrality/network neutrality/Internet neutrality/ net equality | Ans 19: Rahul Yadav | Ans 20: The now defunct Ghantewala Sweet Shop | Ans 22: Microbes | Ans 23: MasterCard | Ans 24: Koinex | Ans 26: Hospital for repairing dolls | Ans 27: Amrut Distilleries | Ans 28: Crocs | Ans 29: Kit-Kat | Ans 30: Nike and Phil Knight
Answer 1: The Airtel logo. November 18, 2010, marked a new beginning for the brand Airtel, when the new logo was launched. It was designed by the London Based brand agency, Brand Union. The next day, The Times of India changed its masthead to include Airtel’s logo.
Answer 2: Bharti Airtel buying Zain’s mobile operations in 15 African countries.
Answer 5: Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable. The first communications occurred on August 16, 1858, reducing the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days – the time it took to deliver a message by ship – to a matter of minutes.
Answer 6: Backup Contacts. The content reads “Don’t lose your contacts when you drop your phone. SMS ‘Backup’ to 570557.
Answer 7: AT&T. Originally called Genius of Telegraphy, the statue Spirit of Communication, is located at AT&T’s headquarters in Dallas, USA. Commissioned in 1914, it was originally hoisted to the roof of AT&T Corporate Headquarters at in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City.
Answer 8: Sunil Bharti Mittal
Answer 9: Airtel Rising Stars. It is a youth football initiative that aims to focus on identifying and nurturing budding soccer talent from the grassroots onto an international stage. The programme targets both boys and girls between the ages of 13–17.
Answer 10: Greek Drachma. It is derived from the verb meaning “I Grasp”. Initially a drachma was a fistful of six oboloí (metal sticks). It was used as a currency as early as 1100 BC and was replaced by the euro in 2001.
Answer 11: Ramadan/Ramzan. Coca-Cola’s new campaign in the Middle East, has the company removing its labels to send the message “Labels are for cans, not for people.”
Answer 12: Minion / the Minions It is the first colour in the history of Pantone to be named after a character.
Answer 13: Quick Heal. Quick Heal was founded in 1993, as “CAT Computer Services (P) Ltd”. It was founded by brothers, Kailash Katkar and Sanjay Katkar.
Answer 14: Biocon
Answer 15: Donald Trump. “The Simpsons” released a video recently about Homer meeting the business magnate Donald Trump and spoof’s his presidential campaign.
Answer 16: James Pimm or Pimm’s. It is one of the two staple drinks at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the other being champagne.
Answer 17: ASICS. The name is an acronym for the Latin phrase anima sana in corpore sano which translates as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.
Answer 18: Selfies.
Answer 21 | Euclid Picture on the right: Euclid in Raphael School of Athens | Picture on the left: Greece finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos notes on Hotel note paper. Greece’s new finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos has accidentally revealed the key negotiation tactics he is using during crunch talks with Eurozone leaders to discuss Greece’s future. In only his second day in the job, Tsakalotos posed for photographs alongside Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup president, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, but failed to conceal his notes. Scrawled on hotel note paper and written in English, the plans include phrases such as ‘political situation,’ ‘no triumphalism’ and ‘message to people’ – which may well have been reminders for the tone Tsakalotos hoped to strike following Greece’s historic ‘no’ vote in a bailout referendum.
Answer 25: Fortune