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Wimbledon 2013- Simply identify the player and the controversy? June 26, 2013

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Who is this guy, Steve Darcis? June 26, 2013

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Steve Darcis and Rafael Nadal

Now known as the giant killer who led to Rafael Nadal’s exit in the first round from Wimbledon.

 

Who is he?

  • 29 years old
  • Country-Belgium
  • Highest ATP Ranking- 44
  • Current ATP Ranking- 135
  • 2008- defeated Robin Soderling in an ATP event final
  • 2011- defeated Michael Llodra in 1st rd of French Open
  • 2011- defeated Nikolay Davydenko in 1st rd of French Open
  • 2012- defeated Marcus Baghdatis in Eastbourne International
  • 2012- defeated Thomas Berdych in 1st rd of Olympics.
  • 2010- retired against Rafael Nadal in Exxonmobil open 3rd rd.
  • 2013- defeated Rafael nadal  in Wimbledon 1st rd.

 

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Cerebration-The Hindu Businessline Quiz- Delhi January 15, 2013

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Cerebration Businessline Quiz

QM- Giri “Pickbrain”

Prelims:-

1.Which Indian woman was the first woman to captain a 787 dreamliner?
Ans. Nivedita Bhasin

2. Which photo sharing app was recently acquired by Facebook?
Ans. Instagram

3. Which company owns brands like thermocot, bumchums?
Ans. Rupa

4. Vyomesh joshi has recently joined which Indian IT major?
Ans. Wipro

5. Which brand pasrt of Samsonite launched the brand Florence?
Ans. American Tourister

6. Identify Personality

Shobhana Bhartia

Ans. shobhana bhartia

7. Which whisky brand owned by Allied blenders & distillers is the world’s most selling one?
Ans. Officers choice

8. Along with Coleman, Andrews who founed Bain Capital?
Ans. Mitt Romney

9. Java, nevada etc. Were sub brands under which men care brand in the 90s?
Ans. Axe

10. Whatever the odds- biography of which Indian Billionnaire?
Ans. KP Singh

11. Which brand logo has 24 icons signifying Vitality to life?
Ans. Unilever

12. Identify Personality-

Ans. Vanitha Narayan, IBM

13. What did James taylor introduce to Sri Lanka?
Ans. Tea

14. Which Russian billionnaire has interests in Gazprom and owns sports team?
Ans. Alishair Usmanov

15. Logo of Sarva shiksha Abhiyan

16. Which denim brand was made for Rodeos?
Ans. Wrangler

17. Monisha kaltenborn is a part of which F1 team?
Ans. Sauber

18. Pic of bird-Trade classification

Brent Goose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ans. Brent goose

19. Founded by KV pendharkar- fmcg company, made famous by Banno the bride?
Ans. Vicco turmeric

20. Silk is a browser owned by?
Ans. Amazon

Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship April 29, 2011

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After years of declaring he stood for “truth, justice and the American way,” Superman has provoked the ire of rightwingers by threatening to renounce his US citizenship.

In the latest issue of Action Comics, which went on sale on Wednesday, the Man of Steel decides to take the step after he intervenes in a protest against the Iranian government.

After the Islamic regime brands his non-violent protest as an act of war taken on behalf of the US president, the DC comic hero says he will renounce his citizenship before the United Nations.

“I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of US policy,” he says.

Defunct Airlines of India April 24, 2011

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Defunct Airlines of India

Defunct Airlines of India

Apart from the current Kingfisher, Indian Airlines, Indigo, Jet airways and all, India has seen its share of airline operators who tried and burnt their hands at civil aviation and subsequently quit, and have been thus, forgotten. In this post some of their rare photos are being shared.
Note: Air Sahara, Air Deccan, Tata Airlines, Vayudoot etc. which have merged cannot be categorised here in this category.

1. Archana Airways:

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Archana Airways Gyaniz

Archana Airways Limited came into existence on 29 April 1991 and started its full service operation in 1993 with three brand new Czech built L-410 UVP-E9, 17 seater commuter aircraft. In 1994 the company was granted scheduled airlines status by Government of India through Director General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi. The promoters started feeling credit crunch and were unable to pay the installments of their aircrafts. Heavy losses due to low load factors and high cost of operation led to return of aircrafts to the manufacturers in 2000 against settlement of their dues.

2. Aryan Cargo Express (ACE):

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Aryan Cargo Express Gyaniz

Aryan Cargo Express (P) Limited (ACE), a professionally managed International Cargo Airline, was incorporated in Dec 2005 in India for carrying Cargo across the Globe and within India.

3. East West Airlines:

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East west airlines gyaniz

It began operations in early 1992, when the Indian Government opened up the industry to its “open skies policy” that gave rise to numerous private airlines that serviced India. East West Airlines was one of the first private airlines to start operations in the domestic sector way back in 1992. The company suspended operations in 1996, following the murder of its managing director Thakiyudeen Wahid in Mumbai in 1995 and a host of financial problems with the banks and aviation agencies that ensued.

4. Elbee Airlines:

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Elbee Airlines Gyaniz

5. Gujarat Airways:

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Gujarat Airways Gyaniz

6. Hinduja Cargo Service:

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Hinduja Cargo Service Gyaniz

Hinduja Cargo Service operations were in agreement with Lufthansa Cargo.

7. Indus air:

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Indus_Air Gyaniz

Indus Air was established in 2004 and started operations on 14 December 2006. It had been reported that baron” Kapil Mohan, of Mohan Meakins, along with other Indian businessmen, had invested in Indus Airways.

8. Mesco airlines:

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Mesco airlines Gyaniz

The delhi-based company had a fleet of helicopters, including three 26-seater russian-built mi t-172s and had been issued a permit for an air taxi service, non-scheduled services and agricultural operations. It began operations in 1996. The director general of civil aviation had withdrawn the permit of mesco airlines in 2001.

9. Modiluft:

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ModiLuft was one of India’s first post-deregulation airline, launched in May 1993 by the Indian industrialist S K Modi, in technical partnership with the German flag carrier. The airline project was started in February, 1993 by S K Modi, Ashutosh Dayal Sharma and Kanwar K S Jamwal and on 5 May 1993 took the first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai. The airline ceased operations in 1996.

10. NEPC Airlines:

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nepc airlines gyaniz

NEPC boasted the largest fleet of 54 aircraft; its Fokker F-27-500 fleet served regional destinations while its Boeing 737 fleet served metro routes. When the DGCA made the TCASII fitments mandatory in light of a crash, NEPC found the financial burden a bit too high and one September morning, decided to shut down its airline.

11. Pushpak Aviation:

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12. VIF Airways:

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VIF Airways Gyaniz

Incorporated as a private limited company in May ’93. It was promoted by Syed Ainuddin Arif, Mohammed Abdus Saleem and Syed Azeemuddin Mahmood. In Apr.’95, the company commenced operations with one aircraft which operates from Hyderabad to Vizag, Bombay, Tirupati, Calcutta, Ahmedabad, Pune, Rajahmundry and Bhuvaneshwar.

13. Paramount Airways:

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Paramount Airways Gyaniz

Paramount Airways was an airline based in Chennai, India, it was a national licensed airline. It operated scheduled services, mainly targeting business travellers. Its hub was Chennai International Airport. It was the first airline in India to launch the New Generation Embraer 170/190 Family series aircraft.In early 2010, legal issues between Paramount Airways and the lessors of their Embraer aircraft led to the de-registration of their fleet. This caused a gradual termination of all services as their fleet was grounded and then subsequently seized by the leasing companies.

What is IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor)? April 16, 2011

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Truth: No Indian Made Foreign Liquor is made from grains unlike their foreign counterparts.

Indian Made Foreign Liquor, often abbreviated IMFL, is a term used to denote western-style hard liquors such as whisky, rum, vodka, etc., which are manufactured in India. It is used to differentiate them from indigenous recipes such as fenny, toddy, and arrack, which are collectively called country liquor.

A common characteristic of many IMFLs, distinct from spirits elsewhere in the world, is that irrespective of the final product the starting ingredient is a neutral spirit distilled from molasses, a byproduct of the sugar industry. For example, whereas a whisky in most countries would be distilled from grain, Indian whisky is made by adding whisky-like flavoring and coloring to neutral spirit obtained from molasses. The same applies to other IMFL spirits, like rum or vodka.

History of the Siemens Logo March 19, 2011

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Siemens_Logo History Gyaniz

Siemens & Halske was represented by the S & H alphabets in the logo until 1973, when the company logo was reduced to Siemens alone.

Siemens:

Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens on 12 October 1847. Based on the telegraph, his invention used a needle to point to the sequence of letters, instead of using Morse code. The company, then called Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske, opened its first workshop on October 12.

In 1848, the company built the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe; 500 km from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. In 1867, Siemens completed the monumental Indo-European (Calcutta to London) telegraph line. In 1881, a Siemens AC Alternator driven by a watermill was used to power the world’s first electric street lighting in the town of Godalming, United Kingdom. The company continued to grow and diversified into electric trains and light bulbs.

Dhoni to endorse Zandu Pancharishta digestive tonic March 17, 2011

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Kolkata based consumer goods firm Emami Ltd today said it has appointed Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the brand ambassador for its digestive tonic — Zandu Pancharishta. The Indian team’s captain along with Bollywood actor Preity Zinta already endorses Emami’s edible oil brand ’Healthy and Tasty’

“With this current initiative of signing Dhoni for the marketing campaign of Zandu Pancharishta, we hope to enter newer markets and increase category size as he has a huge fan following across all age groups and demographics,” Emami Director, Mr Harsh Agarwal said in a statement.

Daimler introduces BharatBenz in India March 17, 2011

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Looking at the growth of commercial vehicles in India, Daimler unveiled an all new brand ‘BharatBenz’ whose operation will only be limited to the commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks. Earlier, Daimler was manufacturing the Actros trucks from its Pune plant. But now, the company has invested Rs 4,400 crore for a factory in Oragadam near Chennai. It will offer commercial vehicles from 6 to 49 tonnes under the BharatBenz brand.

With this initiative, Daimler joins other global giants like Sweden’s Volvo, Germany’s Man and America’s Navistar to tap the growing segment. The key difference being, others have entered India by creating a JV with an Indian company, whereas Daimler is all on its own. The company will roll out trucks in 2012.

History of the Allianz logo March 16, 2011

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Allianz is the second largest international insurance and financial services organization in the world, headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Logo History:
The choice of the Reich eagle as Allianz’s logo, with the Munich Kindl and the Berlin Bear in the left and right bottom corners, pointed to the original and new location of the enterprise, although the specificity of these particularist elements was eliminated in 1923 when the logo was transformed to reflect at once the unity and the multiplicity of an expanded company. The new logo showed a single mother eagle encompassing three smaller eagles, and while the contours of the logo were to become “softer” and more appealing by the mid-1970s. The logo underwent a change again in the 90s with parallel 3 lines that depicted the 4 eagles.