General Quiz – 40

Q 1. Precursor to a very famous company in the field of Gaming. Identify.



Q 2. This IIT Kanpur alumnus started his career as the chief systems programmer at IIM Ahmedabad. He then started a company named Softronics in 1976 which eventually failed to took off.He now serves as an independent director on the corporate boards of HSBC and has served as a director on the boards of DBS Bank, Unilever, ICICI and NDTV. Identify this famous personality.


Q 3. MRPL(Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited) is a subsidiary of

a.) ONGC     b.) IOCL     c.) BPCL     d.) HPCL


Q 4. B.R. Barwale began farming on his family’s land in India in the 1950s, experimenting with a high-yield okra hybrid given to him at the World Agricultural Fair in New Delhi.

He cultivated the higher efficiency seeds and began to sell them to area farmers for an affordable price. This was the beginning of _______________ .  Barwale was awarded the World Food Prize in 1998 for his work in providing affordable, high yield seed varieties and agronomic training to farmers across India. Which Company did he establish?


Q 5. Where is India’s largest blast furnace located?


Q 6. How many ‘Maharatna’ category PSU(Public Sector Undertaking) are there in India?


Q 7. Grasim is an Indian building materials manufacturing company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was started in 1948 as a textile manufacturer. Since then Grasim has diversified into Viscose Staple Fiber (VSF), cement, sponge iron and chemicals Grasim Suitings is their very popular brand. Which corporate giant owns Grasim?


Q 8. ‘Science with a human face’ is the slogan of which organisation?


Q 9. Identify

– It is India’s largest engineering and construction company.

– Considered to be the “bellwether of India’s engineering & construction sector”.

– It was recognized as the Company of the Year in Economic Times 2010 awards.

– headquartered in Mumbai, It was founded by Danish engineers taking refuge in India, as well as an Indian financing partner. 


Q 10. ‘Making Tomorrow Brighter’ is the tagline of _________________?







Ans 1.  Nintendo.svg

It is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world’s largest video game company by  r revenue. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels.

The name Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as “leave luck to heaven.”


Ans 2. N. R. Narayanmurthy

Ans 3. ONGC. MRPL Was established in 1993. Before acquisition by ONGC in March 2003, MRPL was a joint venture oil refinery promoted by M/s Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a public sector company and M/s IRIL & associates (AV Birla Group).

MRPL is subsidiary of which company?

Ans 4. Mahyco (Maharashtra Hybrid seeds Company)

Ans 5. SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (Odisha)

Ans 6. Seven. (NTPC, ONGC, SAIL, GAIL, BHEL, CIL, IOCL). Apart from these there are 17 Navratnas, 53 Miniratna – I and 18 Miniratna – II companies.

Ans 7. Aditya Birla Group. (Ultratech, More, Pantaloons, Madura Fashion, Mahan Coal Limited, Hindalco, Idea Cellular etc also belong to ABG)

Grasim Industries logo



The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit agricultural research organization headquartered in Patancheru(Hyderabad, Telangana, India) with several regional centres (Niger, Kenya) and research stations (Mali, Zimbabwe). It was founded in 1972 by a consortium of organizations convened by the Ford and the Rockefeller Foundations. Its charter was signed by the FAO and the UNDP.

Ans 9. Larsen & Toubro, named after the founders Soren Kristian Toubro and Henning Holck-Larsen.


Ans 10. ONGC





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