Logo Quiz of the Day : 326

Hint: Cricket carnival starting today.
Answer: ICC World Twenty20 or the ICC World T20
The ICC World Twenty20 or the ICC World T20 also referred to as the T20 World Cup is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). The tournament consists of 12 all-male teams and is contested by all Test-playing nations plus qualifiers. The event is held every two years.

The inaugural event, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, was staged in South Africa from 11–24 September 2007. The tournament was won by India, who become the first World T20 Champions after defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final at Johannesburg. The second event, the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 took place in England from 5–21 June 2009. This tournament was won by the previous runners-up Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the final at Lord's, London.

The 2010 ICC World Twenty20 will be held in the West Indies from 30 April to 16 May 2010. Answer Here (9)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 325

Hint: Banking down under.
Answer: National Australia Bank
National Australia Bank (or NAB) is one of the largest financial institutions and banks in Australia in terms of market capitalisation and customers. NAB is ranked 17th largest bank in the world measured by market capitalisation, it held total assets of A$657 billion as of 30 September 2008 and its operating income in 2008 was A$15.4 billion. It operates across 10 countries serving 8.3 million consumer and business banking customers and over 2.3 million wealth management customers. Answer Here (10)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 324

Hint: Banking in Africa.
Answer: Standard Bank Group Limited
Standard Bank Group Limited is one of South Africa's largest financial services groups. It operates in 38 countries around the world, including 18 in Africa. Answer Here (7)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 323

Hint: Bank
Answer: Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered Bank is a British bank headquartered in London with operations in more than seventy countries. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) and employs 73,000 people.

Despite its British base, it has few customers in the United Kingdom and 90% of its profits come from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Because the bank's history is entwined with the development of the British Empire, its operations lie predominantly in former British colonies, though over the past two decades it has expanded into countries that have historically had little British influence. It aims to provide a safe regulatory bridge between these developing economies.

It now focuses on consumer, corporate, and institutional banking, and on the provision of treasury services—areas in which the Group had particular strength and expertise.

Standard Chartered is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Its largest shareholder is Temasek Holdings. Answer Here (13)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 322

Hint: Financial company in USA
Answer: BNY Mellon Corporation
BNY Mellon Corporation is a global financial services company formed on 1 July 2007 as result of the merger of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation. The company employs about 42,900 staff worldwide and has over US$928 billion in assets under management and $20.2 trillion in assets under custody and administration. It operates in six primary financial services sectors including asset management, asset servicing, wealth management, broker-dealer and advisory services, issuance services, and treasury services. It is the oldest banking corporation in the United States, tracing its origins to the establishment of the Bank of New York in 1784, by American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Answer Here (0)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 321

Hint: Liquor company
Answer: Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is a French company that produces alcoholic beverages. The company's most famous products, Pernod Anise and Ricard Pastis, are both anise liqueurs, and often referred to as simply Pernod or Ricard. The company also produces several other types of pastis.

Reborn from the Pernod Fils company as a producer of anise liqueur following the ban on absinthe, it is now a worldwide conglomerate. It owns the alcoholic beverage division of the former corporation Seagram, among many other holdings. In 2005, the company acquired British-based international competitor Allied Domecq plc. In 2008, Pernod Ricard announced the acquisition of Swedish-based V&S Group including Absolut Vodka. Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 320

Hint: Financial company
Answer: The Credit Suisse Group
The Credit Suisse Group is a financial services company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Credit Suisse was founded by Alfred Escher in 1856 under the name Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA, Swiss Credit Institution). The bank is organized into three divisions, Investment Banking, Private Banking, and Asset Management. Shared Services, which includes functions such as IT, marketing and legal/compliance, encompasses all three major areas.

Credit Suisse is considered to be within the prestigious "bulge bracket" of investment banks. The firm earned accolades throughout the recent financial crises for prudent risk management and strategic allocation of capital. It also gained prestige for being one of the few major international banks to weather the crisis without any direct government support. In 2009, Credit Suisse was recognized as "Bank of the Year" by the International Financing Review.

In 1942, it opened its first branch outside of Switzerland, in New York City. In 1988, it gained a controlling stake in The First Boston Corporation, hence the long-time name of its investment banking unit Credit Suisse First Boston. In 1993, Credit Suisse Group bought Schweizerische Volksbank (People's Bank of Switzerland). In 1996 the two retail banks were merged and renamed Credit Suisse. In 2000, it acquired the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and, with it, an e-commerce software portfolio, including DLJ Direct, that it later sold to the Bank of Montreal. Answer Here (3)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 319

Hint: Banking in UK.
Answer: Barclays plc
Barclays plc is a British financial services firm operating worldwide. It is a holding company that is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges, and was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange until 2008. It is also a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Barclays PLC is ranked as the 25th largest company in the world by Forbes Global 2000 (2008 list). According to Datamonitor, by market share, Barclays is the largest financial services provider globally with $3.7 trillion of assets. It is the second largest bank in the United Kingdom and the world based on asset size. Its share price fell by 90% in the year to 23 January 2009, but has recovered substantially, leaving it higher as of 3 September 2009 than it had been a year before.

The bank's headquarters are at One Churchill Place in Canary Wharf, in London's Docklands, having moved there in May 2005 from Lombard Street in the City of London. Answer Here (17)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 318

Hint: Refrigeration.
Answer: Kelvinator
Kelvinator is an appliance brand. It takes its name from William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, who developed the concept of absolute zero and for whom the Kelvin temperature scale is named. The name was thought appropriate for a company that manufactured ice-boxes and domestic refrigerators. Answer Here (6)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 317

Hint: Software
Answer: Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation is the largest maker of personal computer security software. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, Symantec was originally focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired several Stanford University natural language processing researchers as the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein (professional poker player and developer of Q&A). In 1984 Symantec was acquired by another, even smaller computer software startup company, C&E Software, founded by Denis Coleman and Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. The merged company retained the name Symantec, and Eubanks became its chief executive officer. Its first product, Q&A, was released in 1985. Q&A provided database management and bundled a word processor. In August 1990, Symantec purchased Peter Norton Computing, a developer of various applications for DOS. Symantec's consumer antivirus and data management utilities are still marketed under Peter Norton's name. Answer Here (15)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 316

Hint: Glassware
Answer: Swarovski
Swarovski is the brand name for a range of precision-cut crystal glass and related luxury products produced by Swarovski AG of Wattens, Austria. Answer Here (13)

Logo quiz of the day : 315

Hint: Engine Oil.
Answer: Valvoline Answer Here (6)

Logo quiz of the day : 314

Hint: Its a "Bold new drive".
Answer: Fiat Punto
The Fiat Punto is a supermini produced by the Italian manufacturer, Fiat, since 1993. It is currently in its third generation. Answer Here (10)

Logo quiz of the day : 313

Hint: Name has a few directions in it.
Answer: Southwest Airlines Co
Southwest Airlines Co. is an American low-cost airline. Southwest is the largest airline in the world by number of passengers carried per year (as of 2009). Southwest maintains the third-largest passenger fleet of aircraft among all of the world's commercial airlines. As of May 3, 2009, Southwest operates approximately 3,510 flights daily. Southwest has its headquarters on the grounds of Love Field in Dallas, Texas.

Southwest Airlines has carried more customers than any other U.S. airline since August 2006 for combined domestic and international passengers according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Southwest Airlines is one of the world’s most profitable airlines, posting a profit for the 37th consecutive year in January 2010.

Southwest's successful business model involves flying multiple short, quick trips into the secondary (more efficient and less costly) airports of major markets, and using only one aircraft type, the Boeing 737. Answer Here (12)

Logo quiz of the day : 312

Hint: Airline in US
Answer: Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is an American airline based and headquartered in Continental Center I in Downtown Houston, Texas. It is the fourth-largest airline in the US based on revenue passenger miles. Continental operates flights to destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Principal operations are from its three hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The origin of Continental Airlines dates to the 1934 formation of Varney Speed Lines, which operated airmail and passenger services in the American Southwest. The carrier was renamed Continental Air Lines in 1937, and expanded its domestic U.S. network in the 1960s with jet aircraft. International flights to Southeast Asia and South Pacific destinations began in 1978 following industry deregulation. Continental was embroiled in ownership struggles in the 1980s, and entered bankruptcy in 1983 and 1990. The carrier exhibited a financial and operational turnaround after 1996,and embarked on international route expansion in the 2000s. Answer Here (12)

Logo quiz of the day : 311

Hint: Indians be careful here. :)
Answer: Qantas Airways Limited
Qantas Airways Limited is the national airline of Australia. The name was originally "QANTAS", an acronym/initialism for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services". Nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo", the airline is based in Sydney, with its main hub at Sydney Airport. It is Australia's largest airline and is the world's second oldest airline.[4] Qantas headquarters are located in the Qantas Centre in the Mascot suburb of the City of Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales. Answer Here (19)

Logo quiz of the day : 310

Hint: Airline in USA.
Answer: Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am
Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal US international air carrier from the late 1920s until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Florida (Key West, and later Miami) and Havana, Cuba, the airline became a major company credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems. Identified by its blue globe logo (widely known as "the blue meatball") and the use of the word "Clipper" in aircraft names and call signs, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century and the unofficial flag carrier of the United States. Answer Here (11)

Logo quiz of the day : 309

Hint: Somewhere in Mexico.
Answer: Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as Aeroméxico
Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as Aeroméxico, is an airline in Mexico based in Mexico City, Mexico and the country's flag carrier. It operates scheduled domestic services and international services to Asia, Canada, Europe, Central America, South America and United States. Its main base is Mexico City International Airport, with secondary hubs at General Mariano Escobedo International Airport, Monterrey and General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport in Hermosillo. Aeroméxico is the only Latin American airline that flies to Asia, and was the only airline in Mexico with scheduled services to Europe, until Mexicana initiated its Mexico City to London's Gatwick service in January 2009. Aeroméxico was one of the founding members of SkyTeam. Answer Here (17)

Logo quiz of the day : 308

Hint: Airline in Germany
Answer: Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG
Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG (stylized as airberlin or airberlin.com) is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa. The airline operates an extensive semi-low-cost network including holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and North Africa as well as intercontinental destinations in South East Asia, the Caribbean and the United States. Air Berlin concentrates on serving major German and European cities to attract business traffic. A total of 23 German cities are served, more than any other airline. The airline is headquartered in Berlin. Its largest hub is Düsseldorf Airport. Other hub airports are Berlin-Tegel Airport, Nuremberg Airport and Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma. Answer Here (15)

Logo quiz of the day : 307

Hint: Pepsi is not the answer.
Answer: Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., operating as Korean Air, is the largest airline and flag carrier of South Korea. Its global headquarters are located in Seoul. Korean Air's international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division together serve 130 cities in 45 countries, while its domestic division serves 20 destinations. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried, and is also top ranked in international freight carrying. Incheon International Airport serves as Korean Air's international hub. Korean Air also maintains a satellite headquarters campus at Incheon. Answer Here (15)

Logo quiz of the day : 306

Hint: Easiest way to reach Dublin.
Answer: Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus (a phonetic rendering of the Irish Aer-Loingeas, "air fleet") is the flag carrier of Ireland. It operates a fleet of Airbus aircraft serving Europe, North America and northern Africa. It is Ireland's oldest and second largest airline after Ryanair.

The airline has 5 bases in total, with its main being at Dublin (HQ location and Largest base) and Cork (2nd Largest base). Answer Here (19)

Logo quiz of the day : 305

Hint: We are landing at Swarnabhoomi International Airport.
Answer: Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (abbreviated here to "Thai") is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. It has its head office in Chatuchak, Bangkok. Thai is a major shareholder which hold 39% shares of Nok Air - a low-cost Bangkok based carrier.

The airline also operates one of the longest non-stop commercial flights, including the 18 hours non-stop flight from Bangkok to Los Angeles.

Skytrax awarded Thai Airways International 'Worlds Best Cabin Staff and The Best Airline in the World' in 2006, while placing second in the 'Airline of the Year' category in 2007. Thai's first class lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport was awarded World's Best First Class Lounge by Skytrax in 2009. Answer Here (27)

Logo quiz of the day : 304

Hint: Airline again.
Answer: Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier of Singapore. Singapore Airlines operates a hub at Singapore Changi Airport and has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and "Kangaroo Route" markets. The company also operates trans-Pacific flights, including the world's two longest non-stop commercial flights from Singapore to Newark and Los Angeles on the Airbus A340-500.

Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of the "superjumbo" Airbus A380. SIA has diversified into airline-related businesses such as aircraft handling and engineering. Answer Here (23)

Logo quiz of the day : 303

Hint: Airline in Indonesia.
Answer: PT (Persero) Garuda Indonesia
PT (Persero) Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. It is named after the mystical, giant bird Garuda of Hinduism and Buddhist mythology. It is headquartered at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang.

According to the sacred texts of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Garuda is the carrier of the God Vishnu; a representation of Garuda appears in the coat of arms of Indonesia. The airline is based in Jakarta at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, and also has a hub at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. The airline flies to a number of destinations in South-East, East Asia, the Middle East and Australia. It also previously flew to several destinations in Europe and North America. From June 2007 to July 2009, Garuda, along with all Indonesian airlines, was banned from flying to the EU. However, this ban has been lifted since July 2009.

Garuda Indonesia is listed as a 4-star airline by Skytrax, and is also listed among Skytrax's Quality Approved Airlines. It is wholly owned by the Indonesian Government and employs 6,285 staff (at March 2007). Answer Here (24)

Logo quiz of the day : 302

Hint: Airline for the Pacific.
Answer: Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Hong Kong, with its headquarters and main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline also operates fifth freedom flights from Bangkok and Taipei, its major focus cities. The airline's operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 114 destinations in 36 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of 126 wide-body aircraft, consisting of Airbus A330s and A340s, Boeing 747s and 777s. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dragonair, operates to 29 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region from its Hong Kong home. In 2009, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair operated 56,000 flights, carrying nearly 25 million passengers and over 1.52 billion kg of cargo and mail. Answer Here (26)

Logo quiz of the day : 301

Hint: Flying to Roger's land.
Answer: Swiss International Air Lines AG
Swiss International Air Lines AG (short: Swiss) is the principal airline of Switzerland operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Zürich Airport. Swiss is a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa. It is headquartered at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg near Basel, Switzerland. Swiss also has an office at Zürich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland. Answer Here (26)

Logo quiz of the day : 300

Hint: Airline in Europe.
Answer: Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is the principal airline of Austria headquartered at Vienna International Airport in Schwechat, Wien-Umgebung and a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Together with regional subsidiary Tyrolean Airways (Austrian Arrows) and charter arm Lauda Air, it operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations. Its hub is Vienna International Airport, with a focus city at Innsbruck Airport. It is a member of the Star Alliance. Answer Here (20)

Logo quiz of the day : 299

Hint: Konicchi Waa. :)
Answer: All Nippon Airways Co.
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. also known as ANA, is the smaller of the two largest airlines in Japan, the other being Japan Airlines. It is headquartered at the Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 35 international routes and employed 14,179 employees as of May 2009. ANA's main international hubs are at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo and Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Its main domestic hubs are at Tokyo International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Chūbu Centrair International Airport (near Nagoya), and New Chitose Airport (near Sapporo). Answer Here (14)

Logo quiz of the day : 298

Hint: Airline in Ferrari's world.
Answer: Alitalia — Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A
Alitalia — Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. (Italian for Alitalia - Italian Air Company), operating as Alitalia, is an Italian airline, which took over the name, the landing rights, many planes and some other assets from the liquidation process of the old Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane and the entire Air One. The company has its head office in Rome, Italy. Their main hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome.
Headquartered in Rome, it operates services to 26 domestic and 54 international destinations in 39 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Alitalia is the world's 19th largest passenger airline by fleet size. Its fleet operates under five separate Air Operator Certificates due to the CAI merger: Alitalia-CAI (Alitalia), CAI-First (Alitalia Express), CAI-Second (Volare), Air One and Air One CityLiner. Answer Here (15)

Logo quiz of the day : 297

Hint: Airline in the Shane Bond's country.
Answer: Air New Zealand Limited
Air New Zealand Limited is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 27 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations in 14 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, and is currently the only airline to circumnavigate the world. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance global airline alliance, having joined in 1999.
Air New Zealand originated in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), a flying boat company operating trans-Tasman flights between New Zealand and Australia. TEAL became wholly owned by the New Zealand government in 1965, whereupon it was renamed Air New Zealand. The airline was largely privatised in 1989, but returned to government ownership in 2001 after the failed tie up with Australian carrier Ansett Australia (when Ansett suffered financial issues and folded operations during that year). As of 2008, Air New Zealand carries 11.7 million passengers annually. Answer Here (16)