symbhav 2014 - tech and business quiz - 16 questions - anti-clockwise

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Published on February 26, 2014

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This round consisted of 16 questions which were on pounce and part of the technology & business quiz which was conducted as a part of Symbhav 2014 on 23 February 2014!

Biz Ipsa Loquitor The College Corporate TechBiz Quiz Potpourri – Mixed Bag 16 Questions on Pounce Anti-Clockwise

1. Connect to an entity:

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2. • X, which is in a completely different sphere of business, is arguably the biggest client of Amazon cloud services. • In Silicon Valley, X has become best known for its so-called Simian Army, a facetiously named set of applications that test/automate/configure the resilience of cloud systems. • Applications such as Chaos Monkey, Chaos Kong and Asgasrd have been used by eBay, Microsoft and even the Obama campaign for their cloud computing services. • Just tell me which company is X?

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• At any moment, Netflix draws upon 10,000 to 20,000 servers running in Amazon data centers somewhere. • Netflix has been pushing Amazon to its limits. “We’re pretty sure we’re using Amazon Web Services more efficiently than the retail arm of Amazon is,” says Adrian Cockcroft, Netflix’s cloud architect.

3. • This is generic stamp from a certain country. What is special about stamps from this country that apparently makes them different from most stamps from other parts of the world?

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• All Israeli postage stamps feature a water-activated adhesive that is certified kosher.

4. • How is the fact that a person who was the 466th person to arrive at a UNESCO World Heritage site which means Dutch for “Sealed Island” in the year of 1964, immortalised in the world we live in?

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• Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island in 1964, and was the 466th prisonor to arrive that year. • The prison administration's scheme of numbering prisoners was to follow the sequence number of the prisoner (466 in his case), with the last two digits of the year (64). • 46664 (four, double six, six, four) was also a series of AIDS charity concerts played in honour of Nelson Mandela by South African musicians in the 2000s.

5. • Connect to a personality and identify what is missing?

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• Varun Agarwal

6. Connect: • Ziziphus spina-christi, the Christ's Thorn Jujube is an evergreen tree native to northern and tropical Africa and southern and Western Asia. It grows in Israel in valleys up to an elevation of 500m. It has significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims, and is by some traditions the tree from which Jesus's Crown of Thorns was made. The ripe fruits are edible and the flowers are an important source of honey in Eritrea and Yemen. • Sidrat al-Muntaha is a Lote tree that marks the end of the seventh heaven, the boundary where no creation can pass, according to Islamic beliefs. Muhammad, being the only one allowed, travelled with the archangel Gabriel to the Sidrat al-Muntaha where it is said that Allah assigned the five daily prayers to all Muslims.

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• The logo of the Qatar Foundation is the Sidar Tree. • It is a symbol in connection with the islamic Sidrat al-Muntaha and the evergreen tree Ziziphus spina-christi native in Qatar.

7. • This began in the popular “ rec.arts.movies ” newsgroup on Usenet in 1989. • The first project was a post simply titled "Those Eyes" that, with the participation of all readers, identified actresses with beautiful eyes. • The thread grew beyond the size of a typical thread, newsgroup participants simply called it "THE LIST”. • What is this the origin of, which also happens to be one of oldest websites on the internet?

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8. Connect David Carpenter

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• Astronaut Scott Carpenter wore a Breitling Cosmonaute inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft on May 24, 1962.

9. • This book is a story of how Chuck Feeney through his foundation Atlantic Philanthropies, owns 38.75% of a company he owns, funneled $6.2 billion into education, science, health care, aging and civil rights in the U.S., Australia, Vietnam, Bermu da, South Africa and Ireland. • What did he start?

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• She started modeling at 15 years of age in South Africa. At age 65, she’s with LA Models, LA Talent and 12 agencies worldwide. • Highlights include a billboard in Time Square, Elle Quebec cover, jobs in Amsterdam, Munich, Lo ndon, Cape Town, The Bahamas and Montreal. • Just tell me surname or who is most famous son? • [Question continued on next side] 10.

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11. • Ravijour from Japan has developed a bra which is supposed to be very helpful for women who tend to get inebriated. • A certain “function” of the bra has made raves in the technology world. • What is so special about the bra?

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• The bra gets unhooked only upon detecting “True Love”. • Ravijour is currently only be a concept and not for purchase. • But the general idea is that this bra connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth, and can only be unhooked when sensors built into the bra detect true love.

12. • Weave a story around the two images:

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• Pro-Teq offer a patented quick drying, spray applied elastomeric coating into which a wide range of mediums can be added. • They recently developed and patented a world first for spraying a liquid based product in combination with either soft or hard media. • They have created a solution that makes pavement glow in the dark.

• This innovative pathway re-surfacing methodology called Starpath is the result of an extensive period of chemical trials. • Starpath is currently being tested in Christ’ s Pieces, a well-known park in the east side of the centre of Cambridge by Cambridge City Council (as seen in the image).

13. • This is a German luxury group was founded in 1976 by Wolfgang Ley, born in Germany (1937), and Margarethe Ley, born in Sweden (1933). The label took its name from a racehorse and the company expanded into the American market in 1982. • It found mention amongst Indians when it filed for bankruptcy in August 2009, and since November 2009 has been associated with an Indian. • Identify the brand and the Indian.

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• Megha Mittal; wife of Aditya Mittal

14. • Algordanza is a company which in the local Romansch language means “remembrance”. • They are the market leaders in the production of something. What?

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• Algordanza put their latest technologies to convert the ashes of a loved one into a synthetic diamond thereby creating “memorial diamonds”.

• • • • • • While filming Dazed and Confused, this actor was struggling with the passing of his father. It was during this time that he was overtaken by a saying that would soon change his life: “just keep livin” or “j.k. livin” as it’s called. When he established his foundation, naming it “just keep livin” was a natural fit. It captured so many aspects of health and well-being and applies to all facets of life. He included his father, “Pop”, on the logo in remembrance of the saying’s origin. Among other things, he also has a clothing line styled as JKL. Which actor are we talking about? 15.

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• Matthew McConaughey

16. • It is the oldest trademark or logo still in use in its original form registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on July 19, 1880. • The company/brand gets its name from the local name given to the land to the right bank of the River Suze, which runs through the St. Imier valley.

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