Brand Equity Quiz 2008 – Results

NATIONAL WINNERS- TCS, KOLKATA

National Runners Up- Deutsche Bank, Mumbai

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Regional Winners

Kolkata- G.Sreekanth & Sabyasachi (TCS)

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AhmedabadMahesh Manjawala & Mayur Rana (Triton Communications)

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Delhi- Anupam Jain & BA Naveen (SAP Labs)

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Indore- S Ramani & C Chandrashekhar (Bhilai Steel Plant)

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Kochi- Ranjith K Wilson & Arun Thomas Abraham (Malayala Manorama)

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Chennai- Karthik Chandrasekaran & Ashwin Prabhu (Citibank)

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Hyderabad- Anver Ali Khan & Arif Akbar ( JWT Mindset )

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Bangalore- Prasad Shetty & Yellesh Kumar (Kotak Life)

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Pune- Abha Shah & PV Ramanathan (TCS)

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Mumbai- Rajiv Rai & Sudipta Roy (Deutsche Bank)

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Reply from the organizers about my mail regarding Tata Crucible Hyderabad 2008

I feel it is necessary (from my point of view) to let everyone know the reply provided by the organizers regarding the Tata Crucible Campus Hyderabad 2008 mail that I’d sent.. (If you do not know about it, Click here)

Inline is the mail sent..

Dear Mr.Rohit Nair,
We are in receipt of your email dated , 27 Feb 2008, with observations made by you with respect to the campus edition of Tata Crucible 2008.
Ref your query on the identity / validity of Tata Crucible Hyderabad Champions Anirudh Janak & Aditya N representing ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants).
Tata Crucible participation rules allows students from all disciplines to take part, requires both team members to be from the same institution and carry valid identification proof from the institute they represent. The above team had fulfilled all these criteria; hence they were allowed to take part.
We would also like to place on record that as winners of the Hyderabad edition of the quiz, they have provided the authentication letters from their institute as required by the rules of the event.
Your mail also draws our attention to a possibility that they are part of another institution, pursuing another course. If the system of education in the country permits that, they are legally at no fault in pursuing educational courses as per the law of the land. With respect to Tata Crucible, what matters is the proof produced by the teams as per the rules of participation that are defined by us.
In this case, the concerned team, did meet the requirements as defined at this point in time. We, trust this clarifies our stand on the query raised by you.
Regards,

Satya Rao

Co-Ordinator Registrations, Team Tata Crucible
March 5, 2008
I have nothing more to say… I guess this paves the way to all Crucible aspirants to take up distance learning courses, team up with the best in the country and participate in any city that they want.. The Tata organizers will not stop you as its right to do so under the ‘Educational policy’ of the country…
Cheers
Rohit

Q-Factor '08 Prelims

Q- Factor ‘08

Part of Q-Quest ‘08

Date: 01 March 2008

QM: Avinash Mudaliar

* Due to shortage of Gasoline during war time in India, he is well known for having designed an auto part which could run on charcoal. Who?

Ans: TVS Iyengar

* What was first established in Japan in 1962 by and Kaoru Ishikawa? The movement in Japan was coordinated by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).

Ans: Quality Circles

* What did Roger Boesche, professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, call, “a book of political realism, a book analysing how the political world does work and not very often stating how it ought to work, a book that frequently discloses to a king what calculating and sometimes brutal measures he must carry out to preserve the state and the common good.”?

Ans: Arthashastra

* The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT) earned a particular distinction in December 2005 which was then the only one of its kind to that distinction in the country. What distinction?

Ans: An ISO 9001:2000 certification

* Rs.11.4 crore has been provided in the current budget towards a particular Scheme which is the largest school programme of its kind in the world. What are we talking about?

Ans: Akshaya Patra or the Mid Day Meal Scheme

* He came to India in the 1780’s and started his partnership firm in 1819 with John William Dare. He set up the first Sugar Factory in 1842 at Bandipalayam. The company he set up is also the first private sector company to start in house R&D. Who was he and which company did he start?

Ans: Thomas Parry and EID Parry

* In the Toyota Way, “Heijunka”(levelling out the load) is done by two ways, a.) Avoiding overburdening people and b.) Avoiding unevenness. What are these two known as?

Ans: Muri and Mura

* In 1981, he became the 26th United States Secretary of Commerce from 1981. He took the lead in resolving difficulties in technology transfers with China and India. In recognition of his services, after his death in 1987, the government named something after which it started in order to raise awareness about the importance of quality and performance excellence as a competitive edge. Who was he?

Ans: Howard Malcolm Baldrige after whom Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for product quality has been named

* According to IRS 2006, it is the highest read English publication in India. In one of its recent ads, it claims that in-spite of not carrying any stories, it still has 1, 39, 32,000 readers. Which publication?

Ans: Yellow Pages

* It was pioneered by Walter A. Shewhart in the early 1920s. While Dr. Shewhart drew from pure mathematical statistical theories, he understood that data from physical processes seldom produces a “normal distribution curve”. He concluded that while every process displays variation, some processes display controlled variation that is natural to the process, while others display uncontrolled variation that is not present in the process causal system at all times. What concept?

Ans: Statistical Process Control (SPC), an effective method of monitoring a process through the use of control charts.