Friday, 24 October 2014
Gen Quiz 20

1.This photograph is taken at Madison Avenue ,NYC.What is being celebrated here?

Ans:Indian Independence Day celebrations.

2.This is the logo of an organisation started by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1970.Identify.

Ans:Sulabh International

3.Which well known Indian business tycoon acted in this film?

Ans:Jehangir Wadia

4.The highest astronomical observatory in the world is located at Hanle,  X and is christened as 'Chandra' after an eminent scientist.Give me X and the scientist's name.

Ans: X-Ladakh , Named after famous astrophysicist Dr. Subhramanium Chandrashekhar.


Ans:Dr. PK Shetty (Jaipur Foot)

6.This Canopy placed in the India Gate's premises in New Delhi housed the statue of X till the 1960s. This statue of X was then relocated to the Coronation Park.Whose statue are we talking about?

Ans:King George V

7.Identify the personality from this Amar Chitra Katha Cover.

Ans:Dr. Veghese Kurien

8.We all know of the 'Common Man' character by RK Laxman .This character  below , named 'Kakaji' was X's mouthpiece to highlight the common man's grievances. Identify X.

Ans:Bal Thakeray

9.This is a sketch of a device called the 'Aerial Screw' drawn much before the actual device (helicopter) was made in 1940s. Who is the artist?

Ans:Leonardo Da Vinci

10. Back in 1983 , the then PM of India Indira Gandhi had launched this comic strip promoting national integration. Whose popular creation was this?

Ans:Pran Sharma

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Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tech Curiosity 74


1.In the very early days of Facebook, when it had fewer than 15 employees, a new recruit quit after just a few weeks in the company. Matt Cohler, who had hired him, tried to convince him otherwise. "You're making a terrible mistake. Facebook is going to be huge! And there's already a ton of video sites. If you do this you're going to regret it for the rest of your life!" Who was the quitter?

2.In estimation theory and decision theory, a Bayes estimator or a Bayes action is an estimator or decision rule that minimizes the posterior expected value of a loss function.Which popular website uses this formula?

3."I joined Twitter to follow Britney Spears. But I did not have anything to tweet about. So I figured, hey, tweeting these facts would be a really good idea. It was just so I could feel like I was closer to her,"
This was said by X who owns the twitter handle '@Y' .
Give me X and Y.

4. Ranbeer Singh dances in the middle of the road , Priyanka Chopra does a headstand , Farhan Aktar cycles in the busy streets  , Shahrukh khan shows his favorite exercise .why were they doing such crazy stuff?

5.This is Intex Cloud fx a smartphone launched recently priced at 1999 INR .What makes it special?

6. While Amazon ran its Diwali sale titled ' Diwali Dhamaka' , which organisation was swift to buy the domain '' hence trolling Amazon?

7.IRCTC recently launched its Android App . What is it called?

8.Whats the funda?

9.Whose name has been blanked?

10.Nash Holdings , an investment firm was set up by Jeff Bezos to buyout which media entity?

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Friday, 17 October 2014
Tight Tech 9

Q1. 404 errors always leave us frustrated. But sometimes they lead us to awesomeness. Where would you find this?


Q2. This Indian E-commerce company was started by K Vaitheeswaran when he left his job at Wipro after being exposed to email and Amazon. Their website was launched in 1999 with music CD's being their first product. The company is regarded as India’s first online departmental store and has been selling mangoes online since the last 10 years. Which company am I talking about?
Ans: Indiaplaza

Q3. Eric Schmidt and Google's former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg are publishing a book  called "How Google Works."Schmidt has been teasing the book by posting excerpts of illustrations and various tips from the book to his Google+ and Twitter page.This pic is one of them them. What does it depict?

Ans: This is how Google thinks about innovation.

Q4. His childhood heroes were Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Feynman. He graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics. His doctoral thesis on the teleportation of matter through extremely dense elements was titled Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength (ELW) Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array.
Who am I talking about?
Ans: Gordon Freeman(The Half Life Protagonist)

Q5. The given pic below shows  Braun T3 transitor radio(left) and Bang & Olufsen's BeoCom 6000 telephone. What did these two products inspire in the world?

Ans: The design of the Ipod and its famous click wheel.

Q6.  The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, the speed of Mercury. Who am I talking about?
Ans: Shazam

Q7, One of the founders of X answered the question "How did X get its name?" on Quora. The pic below shows the answer. X please!

Ans: Spotify.

Q8. Kim Jong-il was the Supreme Leader of North Korea who died on December 17, 2011 due to a heart attack. After his death, the North Korean government warned that citizens would be “branded as ‘war criminals’ and punished accordingly” if caught attempting to use X during a 100-day period of national mourning. However, the information was later labelled false. X please!
Ans: Mobile Phones

Q9. This is Cadbury's Joy Generator, a vending machine which got a lot of media attention earlier this year. What is so special about this vending machine?

Ans: The vending machine checks your Facebook profile and gives out a chocolate according to your interests.

Q10. Between 2005 and 2009, Accenture used the service mark "Go on, be a Tiger" and the ancillary statement "We know what it takes to be a Tiger." However in December 2009, they stopped using these service marks and after a few months launched a new service mark "High performance. Delivered." What caused them to do this?
Ans:  Between 2005 and 2009, Accenture had Tiger Woods as their brand ambassador. In 2009, Tiger Woods came into news for his extramarital affairs and this led Accenture to terminate their sponsorship.
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Sunday, 5 October 2014
Tech Curiosity 73


1. What are we talking about?

2. Which company did this group of men start?

3. Ad for?

4. ID

5. ID him and the company.

6. OLD Mascot of?

7. What is this?

8. This company was taken over by LG in 1995 First ever company to provide HDTV in USA First ever company produce practical TV remote controls called “Space Command Tuning” Which company?

 9. This guy made Made Karmarkar Algorithm.Identify.

10. What is his C2f?

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Thursday, 2 October 2014
Tech Curiosity 72


1) “According to a source close to the supply chain, Google may be cleaning up the unused devices. The main X is already set to be 5.9-inches, as we’ve stated before. But, word has it that if Motorola releases the 5.9-inch Moto S, Google may repurpose the 5.2-inch Moto S units as a second Nexus device." Identify X.
Ans: Nexus X

2) “This initiative should not stop at eight languages. I asked the department to make X available in all the Indian languages very soon,” communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.Identify X. domain name.

3) Identify this!

Ans: LG G Watch R.

4) X is working with EA on the Madden GIFerator, an app that will create a live stream of memes using Madden NFL 15 game footage triggered by action on the field. Identify X!

Ans:X- Google

5) Identify the logo and why this was in the news lately!

Ans: Zync .Google acquired it.

6) Identify the logo!

Ans:Instagram Hyperlapse

7) The effort, which X calls Y, marks the company’s latest expansion beyond its Web-based origins and could help X break into lucrative markets such as commerce and package delivery, ratcheting up the competition with Identify X and Y!

Ans: X-Google Y-Project Wings

8) Identify this!

Ans: Google Project Wings

9) X has said that Microsoft views games as a way to expand the company's footholds in PCs and mobile phones. In a letter to employees in July, X called gaming the "single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent, in a mobile-first world." Identify X and what is being talked about here!

Ans: X-Satya Nadella .Microsoft buying Mojang.

10) Connect IT!

Ans: Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang
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Saturday, 20 September 2014
Tech Curiosity 71

1. 'X' Communications Inc. is a company, based in McLean, Virginia, United States which operates the 'X' satellite constellation, a system of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data communication from hand-held satellite phones and other transceiver units. The 'X' network is unique in that it covers the whole Earth, including poles, oceans and airways.
(Hint : You may have read about X in chemistry)

2. Nullsoft, Inc. is a software house founded in Sedona, Arizona in 1997 by Justin Frankel. Its products included the Winamp media player and the SHOUTcast MP3 streaming media server.
What is the name of its famous mascot?  

3. Given below is the image of  the original Apple Macintosh. Which computer peripheral of daily day use was first seen along with this model? 

4. In astronomy, a syzygy is a straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system. The word is often used in reference to the Sun, Earth and either the Moon or a planet, where the latter is in conjunction oropposition. Solar and lunar eclipses occur at times of syzygy, as do transits and occultations. The term is often applied when the Sun and Moon are in conjunction (new moon) or opposition (full moon)
With which company would you associate the term syzygy with?

5.Leslie B. Lamport  is an American computer scientist. Lamport is best known for his seminal work in distributed systems and as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX.
What is his claim to fame?

6. Orba Squara is the stage name of New York-based singer/songwriter Mitch Davis. He has recorded two full-length albums, Sunshyness and The Trouble With Flying. Davis uses many "organic" instruments on the album. These include mandolin, glockenspiel, accordion, sitar, violin, harmonica, toy pianos, xylophone and ukulele. Not only were all the songs written by Davis, but he performed everything on the recordings himself.
What is his IT connect?

7.'X' is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by 'Y'. The creative and building aspects of 'X' allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. It was recently acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion.
ID 'X' and 'Y'

8. ID the logo.

9. The first project was a post simply titled "Those Eyes" that, with the participation of all readers, identified actresses with beautiful eyes and categorized which movies they appeared in. As this thread grew beyond the size of a typical thread, newsgroup participants simply called it "THE LIST." The other project was the "Movie Ratings Report," where newsgroup participants were simply asked to rate movies on a 1-10 scale. Naturally, this list also grew far larger than any typical Usenet thread.

Which website is being talked about here?

10. Given below is a still from the film 'The Imitation Game' starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly. It recently won the people's choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival.What is its IT connect?

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Tech Curiosity 70


1. What is this? Invented by Arthur Scherbius Used by Hitler in WWII?
2. Xerox’s Indian subsidiary was name “XYZ” Xerox, now called Xerox India as Xerox has majority of the shares? What is XYZ?

3. Expand : BRAVIA as in SonyBravia

4. Two ports purple and green for?
5. Who was the first space tourist to board the International Space Station? He spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member and paid $16 million for the trip. Who? 6. AbioMed invented the first ever “X”. The “X” is featured in the film, Crank: High Voltage, when it is transplanted into the main character Chev Chelios’s (Jason Statham) chest. What is “X”

7. This latest invention invented by Green Tech provides solar energy without the use of any panel. This solar sheet doesn’t require any silicone and makes use of cells which are equally efficient. Name the invention.

8. This latest invention invented by Green Tech provides solar energy without the use of any panel. This solar sheet doesn’t require any silicone and makes use of cells which are equally efficient. Name the invention.

9. He achieved world-class Marathon standards - his best time was only 11 minutes slower than the winner in the 1948 Olympic Games. In a 1948 cross-country race he finished ahead of Tom Richards who won the silver medal in the Olympics? Who?

 10. C2f

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Sunday, 7 September 2014
Tech Curiosity 69

1. TCS bagged the country's first software project, the Inter-Branch Reconciliation
System (IBRS) for Whom? 

2. What is this?

3. What is blanked out? 

4. Who is this?

5. Who is regarded as the father of the Disc Drive?

6. This is the first ever what?

 7. What am I talking about?

 8. What is blanked out? 

9. What is Pierre Salinger Syndrome? 

10. "achievement", "magnificent act", "splendid act" or "China can“ what are we talking about?

                Answer in the comments section.Answers will be updated shortly. 
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