Monday, March 28, 2005


2004 Jaldi Quiz - 6


1. The Mumbai-based BackOps is said to be a call centre-like service, providing engineering detail and structural planning services to overseas civil engineering firms. Who is said to own 83 per cent of the company's shares. (Hint: Juanita)

Answer: Rahul Gandhi

2. This company was established during 1937 by the then ruler Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. It was converted into public sector undertaking during 1947.H N Nagaraja Murthy is the current chairman and M V Hemantha Kumar the current managing director. The company was in the news recently. Which company is being referred here.

Answer: Mysore Varnishes and Paints Limited (MVPL)

3. Which countries are referred to as the BRIC countries ?

Answer: Brazil, Russia, India and China

4. What is referred to as "literally selling India's ancient ayurvedic civilization in a jar to the world" ?

Answer: Shahnaz Hussain's age defying Diamond Collection

5. Why was Lemon Communications in the news recently?

Answer: They would handle all creative duties for Times' channel Zoom.

What is the basis for your statement that the Mysore Varnishes and Paints Ltd becoming a Public Sector undertaking in 1947 ? If in 1937 Mysore was a Kingdom then in 1947 also it was still a Kingdom. ( It merged with India, on India becoming Republic in 1950). But it never was a private property of Maharaja of Mysore. It was a state enterprise in 1937 and remains one even today, just that the system of Governance has changed with time.
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