India Quiz – Set 51 (Business Quiz)

1. Which Indian e-commerce company acquired Fitiquette, a developer of virtual fitting room technology in 2013?

2. Which company created the Great Online Shopping Festival, held in December 2012, in partnership with Flipkart, Makemytrip, Indiatimes, Snapdeal and Homeshop 18?

3. Which Indian media company was founded in 1993 by Raghav Bahl?

4. Which company implemented the construction of Yamuna Expressway, a 165km long highway connecting Greater Noida to Agra?

5. What the primary purpose of setting up of the Bank of Calcutta in 1806? State Bank of India can trace it’s origins back to this bank.

Answers:

1. Myntra.com.

2. Google India.

3. Network 18.

4. Jaypee Group.

5. Funding of wars against the Marathas and Tipu Sultan.

Daily Quiz 25-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Considered by Sir Gary Sobers to be the best leg spinner he had ever seen, it is sometimes said that his career ended after an unfortunate incident where his roommate proposed to a hotel receptionist. He was nicknamed ‘Fergie’. Identify the former Indian cricketer.

2. One of the most well-known English batsman in Test cricket, he was a brilliant slip fielder and useful medium pacer too. He once played football professionally for Bristol Rovers. His 22 Test centuries for England was a record for an English cricketer before Alastair Cook surpassed him in 2012. Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. Subhash Gupte.

2. Wally Hammond.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 24-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Sprinter Usain Bolt, in an interview during a England vs. West Indies test match in 2009, named a Pakistani cricketer as his favourite while growing up. Who was the cricketer?

2. What connects former Australian fast bowler Simon O’Donnell, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh and South African batsman Dave Callaghan?

Answers:

1. Waqar Younis.

2. They have all made a comeback to cricket after being diagnosed with cancer.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 23-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. A former baseball player, he was used as a specialist fielding coach by West Indies in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. His website is called ‘Catches Win Matches’. Identify the person.

2. Eliss Achong, a player from Trinidad and Tobago, got Englishman Walter Robins stumped of a surprise delivery at a Test match between England and West Indies in 1933. It is believed that this delivery led to the origin of a form of bowling. What is the term used to describe this form of bowling?

Answers:

1. Julien Fountain.

2. Chinaman.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 22-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Who, after his retirement from cricket, pursued a career in music and became a bass guitarist in the band ‘The Big Bad Dread and the Baldhead’?

2. Richard Dawson, a boxer from Oklahoma lost a boxing match in November, 2012 and handed a former cricketer his first win in professional boxing (it was his debut match). Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. Curtly Ambrose.

2. Andrew Flintoff.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 21-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. I was known for my confidence and flair while batting, which earned me the nickname ‘The Governor-General’. It was told of me – “He made slaves of bowlers”. I started my career as an all-rounder before the First World War, but now considered one of the best Australian batsman of the 20s. Who am I?

2. Bill Bowes, Hedley Verity and Harold Larwood have all got Don Bradman out bowled more than once in Test matches. Who is the unlikely but only other person to achieve the same feat as them?

Answers:

1. Charlie Macartney.

2. Vijay Hazare.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 20-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. According to the Laws of Cricket, there are ten ways in which a batsman might be dismissed. One of them is being ‘Timed Out’ – when an incoming batsman is not ready to play within three minutes of the previous batsman being out. Who was the first ever to be timed out in an international Test match?

2. In cricket, the bowling crease is the crease in line with the stumps. What is the term used to describe the crease in front of the stumps 4 feet away from the bowling crease? To avoid a no ball, some part of a bowler’s front foot has to be inside this line.

Answers:

1. There has never been a dismissal in international Test Cricket (and ODIs) in this way.

2. Popping crease.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 19-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Find the common link – Gundappa Viswanath, Wasim Raja, Clive Lloyd, Mike Procter and Alan Hurst.

2. Gary Sweet is an Australian actor well known for his role in the movie ‘Alexandra’s Project’. He came into prominence after portraying a cricketer in the television series ‘Bodyline’. Whom did he portray?

Answers:

1. They formed the inaugural elite panel of match referees in 2002.

2. Sir Donald Bradman.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 18-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Douglas Jardine was the first Indian-born person to captain England. He was also the first ___ to captain England. Fill in the blanks.

2. A Test match between India and South Africa in November 2001 was followed by extreme controversy after six Indian players were handed out punishments by the match referee. Who was the match referee?

Answers:

1. Scotsman.

2. Mike Deness.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 17-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Which former Pakistani wicketkeeper was appointed as ‘Director of Education and Training’ by the country board as part of anti-corruption measures?

2. Which English county was once referred to as ‘Proctershire’ by its fans, due to the exploits of Mike Procter with both bat and ball?

Answers:

1. Wasim Bari.

2. Gloucestershire.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)