Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Informals '13 Part 3: We mean Business!

 -Sudeep Nagabhirava, 1st year CS
   Sagar Kathrisal, 1st year BT

1)  X is an Indian brand of cosmetics, owned by Unilever. X started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills (Tomco), part of the Tata Group; it was named after the French opera which itself is the French form of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, also renowned for her beauty. Indian cosmet X was started in 1952, famously because the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was concerned that Indian women were spending precious foreign exchange on beauty products, and personally requested JRD Tata to manufacture them in India. ID X.

2)  How do we better know the leisure division of industrial oxygen company, a subsidiary of Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd ?

3)  Whose vision was  “Would have the Maruti Zen size, the Ambassador’s internal dimensions, the price of a Maruti 800 and with  the running cost of a diesel” and  about which car?

4)  Original name of this company was cadabra.inc. How do we better know this online company now?

5)  Four brothers Hirsz, Aaron, Szmul, Itzhak who have migrated from Poland to the Land of Opportunities have founded something that changed the entertainment sector. What have they formed?

6)  The 2nd busiest airport in Denmark after Copenhagen is in billund, a small town of population 6000. Air traffic is primarily freight though tourists also constitute a significant chunk .All these activities can be attributed to something that began operations from this small town in 1930s. What?

7)  X started off by working with a firm in Yemen in the 1950s and moved to Mumbai in 1958 to start his own business in spices. After making modest profits, he moved into textiles and opened his mill in Naroda industrial area of Ahmedabad where he founded Y in 1966, and today, the company, with over 85,000 employees, provides almost 5% of the Central Government's total tax revenue. As of 2012, Y was listed among top 100 firms in Fortune 500 list of world's biggest companies by revenues.ID X and Y.

8)  X is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. The company's business model is based on selling a wide variety of general merchandise at "always low prices." They refer to their employees as "associates". All X stores in the US and Canada also have designated "greeters" at the store entrance, a practice pioneered by founder Sam Walton. For many years, associates were identified in the store by their signature blue vest, but this was discontinued in June 2007 and replaced with more modern and professional khaki pants and polo shirts. Identify X.

9)  X was founded by a financial columnist for the Hearst papers, and his partner Walter Drey, the general manager of the Magazine of Wall Street in 1917. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. X also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law. The motto of X is "The Capitalist Tool”. Identify X.

10)  X is an Indian online shopping retailer of fashion and casual lifestyle products, and headquartered in Bangalore. It was established by Mukesh Bansal, Ashutosh Lawania, and Vineet Saxena in February 2007. X offered personalized jerseys of several cricket and football teams such as Team India, IPL teams, national football teams, and Premier League football teams. X?

11)  Which company was setup on 29 December 1945 in Mumbai and was initially set up as a manufacturer of vegetable ghee, vanaspati and refined oils in Amalner, Maharashtra? The company logo still contains a sunflower to reflect products of the original business.

12)  Connect: Wills Lifestyle, Benson and Hedges, Kitchens of India, Fiama di Wills, Candyman, Mangaldeep agarbatti, John players.

1 comment :

Raj Tejas said...

Wild guesses ahoy.
1. Lakme
2.
3. Tata Nano
4. Amazon
5. Warner brothers?
6. DHL?
7.
8. Wal-mart ?
9. Forbes
10.
11. Wipro
12. Indian cricket team sponsors?