Who is this guy, Steve Darcis? June 26, 2013Posted by Gyaniz in News You Can Use, Sports, Trivia, TWTW-The Week that Was.
Tags: guardian uk, michael llodra, nikolay davydenko, olympics 2010, Rafael nadal, sports, Steve Darcis, tennis, thomas berdych, Wimbledon
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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
- 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.
(Image courtesy -Guardian,UK)
Cerebration-The Hindu Businessline Quiz- Delhi January 15, 2013Posted by Gyaniz in Quiz Reviews, Trivia.
Tags: Businessline, Cerebration, Corporate Quiz, giri pick brain, Hindu
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QM- Giri “Pickbrain”
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?
3. Which company owns brands like thermocot, bumchums?
4. Vyomesh joshi has recently joined which Indian IT major?
5. Which brand pasrt of Samsonite launched the brand Florence?
Ans. American Tourister
6. Identify Personality
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?
10. Whatever the odds- biography of which Indian Billionnaire?
Ans. KP Singh
11. Which brand logo has 24 icons signifying Vitality to life?
12. Identify Personality-
Ans. Vanitha Narayan, IBM
13. What did James taylor introduce to Sri Lanka?
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?
17. Monisha kaltenborn is a part of which F1 team?
18. Pic of bird-Trade classification
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?
Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship April 29, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in News You Can Use, Trivia.
Tags: action comics, DC comics, man of steel, superman, US citizenship
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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.
What is IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor)? April 16, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in Trivia.
Tags: country liquor, IMFL, indian liquor, Indian made foreign liquor
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, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in Logos, Marketing, Trivia.
Tags: first street lighting, first telegraph, german engineering company, Siemens, Siemens & Halske
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Siemens & Halske was represented by the S & H alphabets in the logo until 1973, when the company logo was reduced to Siemens alone.
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, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in Brand Ambassadors, Marketing, News You Can Use, Trivia.
Tags: dhoni, Emami, MS Dhoni, Zandu, zandu pancharishta
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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, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in Logos, Marketing, News You Can Use, Trivia.
Tags: actros, benz, bharat benz, Chennai, daimler, man, navistar, oragadam, pune, volvo
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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, 2011Posted by Gyaniz in Logos, Trivia.
Tags: Allianz, Allianz logo history, Bajaj Allianz, German Insurance, Logo History
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Allianz is the second largest international insurance and financial services organization in the world, headquartered in Munich, Germany.
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.