Focus India National Quiz 2011

Literate India 2020 aims at nurturing India’s future generations through the spirit of inquiry and innovation – the cornerstone of our Country’s Development.   The Quiz is an annual national event for high school students of class 8, 9 &  10. The Topic for this Quiz is “INDIA”.

 

Event  :   FOCUS INDIA NATIONAL QUIZ – 2011
Date    : 25th JUNE 2011

Venue  : KORAMANGALA INDOOR STADIUM, BANGALORE.

Time    : 09.00 AM to 2.30 PM (Door Opens at 8.00 AM)
Registration Fee : ENTRY FEES Rs.500/- Per School by way of Cheque/Demand Draft drawn in favour of “Literate India 2020”  payable in Bangalore. (Students will be provided with the Breakfast/snacks)
Registration Opens on : MAY 25, 2011 – First Come First Serve Basis as the Seating Capacity is limited to 3,000 Participants.
No of Participating Teams : 3 Teams of 2 participants each Per School
Eligible Students  : 8th, 9th & 10th Grade
Event Host : Literate India 2020 & NRI Forum, Government of Karnataka
Quiz Host : Quizzigans Quiz Group, Bangalore

For more details, please visit the official site: http://focusindiaquiz.weebly.com

 

ASKQANCE 2011

Quiz Info from KQA

We will hold ASKQANCE 2011, KQA’s 28th Anniversary Quizzing Festival in two parts during June 2011.

Askqance School and College Quizzes
Date: Sunday 19 June 2011

Venue: St. John’s Auditorium, Koramangala, Bangalore.

The events planned include a Middle-School Championship (Std.V-VII), a High School Championship (Std VIII-X), a Junior College Championship (PUC/XI and XII) and a College Championship (PUC to PG)

Askqance Open Quizzes
Date: Friday 24 June 2011, Saturday 25 June 2011 and Sunday 26 June 2011.
Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

Some Chennai wit called our 2010 anniversary ‘the Woodstock of Quizzing’. On the same theme, another Chennai wag sent us the suggestion that we should call this year’s anniversary ‘a KQArian Exposition of Peace, Love and Quizzing’.

We blenched a little bit and complained a lot about the consequences of exposure to the Cooum. Having recovered, we now undertake to provide the quizzing; those who turn up will have to organise their own peace and love.

The events planned:
June 24th: 1600hrs onwards
History of Ideas Quiz, followed by the Travel Quiz.
Both are for teams of two members.

June 25th: 0930hrs onwards
Open Science Quiz (teams of 4)
Mega-Whats Face-off Semi-Final I
Mega-Whats Face-off Semi-Final II
Open Film Quiz (teams of 2)

June 26th: 0930hrs onwards
Sports and Leisure Quiz (teams of 2)
Sesame–The General Open Quiz (Teams of 4)
Mega-Whats Face-off Final

All of the sixteen teams that qualified for the Mega-Whats Face-off have confirmed that they will be present. Thus, two teams from Chennai, five teams from Bangalore, two teams from Mumbai,and one team each from Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Panaji, Pune, Thrissur and Coimbatore will contest for the title of National Open Quizzing champions.

Do come!

Thank you

Arul Mani

Phillips-Van Heusen : History

Brand: Phillips-Van Heusen

What is PVH: Philip-Van Heusen is an American apparel company, and the world’s largest shirt company.

Brands: Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow, Bass.

Founder(s): John M. Van Heusen, Isaac Phillips.

History: The history of Phillips-Van Heusen can be traced back to 1876, when G. H. Bass began his shoe manufacturing company in Maine. Separately, John M. Van Heusen and Isaac Phillips met and formed the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation. In 1881, Moses Phillips and his wife Endel began sewing shirts by hand and selling them from pushcarts to local Pottsville, Pennsylvania anthracite coal miners. This grew into a shirt business in New York City.

Trivia:

  1. PVH placed one of the first ever shirt ads in the Saturday Evening Post.
  2. The Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation received a patent for a self-folding collar in 1919, which was released to the public in 1921 and was successful. The first collar attached shirt was introduced in 1929.
  3. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh wears Bass Aviation Boots on his historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.
  4. In 1952, Legendary tennis player René Lacoste partners with the David Crystal company, owner of the IZOD brand, to market a new pique knit. The company’s popularity soars, as an increasing number of celebrities are spotted in these shirts.
  5. In 1982, PVH launches Geoffrey Beene shirts, one of America’s top selling designer dress shirts.
  6. Vin Draddy acquired the rights to the Izod name in the early 1900s. PVH acquired the brand in 1995. It was followed by the Arrow brand in 2000 and the Calvin Klein Company in 2002.
  7. In 2004, PVH Dress Shirt Group expands it license agreements to include MICHAEL Michael Kors, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, Sean John and Donald H. Trump Signature.
  8. The corporation began making men’s apparel under the Timberland name in 2008
  9. On 15th March 2010, Phillips-Van Heusen acquired Tommy Hilfiger for $3 Billion
  10. PVH has licensing agreement with brands like Chaps, DKNY, Michael Kors, Donald Trump’s Signature Collection, Joe, Kenneth Cole, Nautica,  Ted Baker.