Logo Quiz of the Day : 568


Answer: Legal & General Group Plc
Legal & General Group Plc (LSE: LGEN), commonly known as Legal & General, is a multinational financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Its products include life insurance, general insurance, pensions and investments. It has operations in the United Kingdom (where it has over 6.9 million customers), Egypt, France, Germany, the Gulf, India, the Netherlands and the United States. As at end-December 2009 it had total funds under management of £315 billion.

It listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 567

Hint: Apparel company
Answer: Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO) is a privately held clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of denim jeans. It was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Franconia, (Kingdom of Bavaria) to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers' New York dry goods business. Although the company began producing denim overalls in the 1870s, modern jeans were not produced until the 1920s. The company briefly experimented (in the 1970s) with employee ownership and a public stock listing, but remains owned and controlled by descendants and relatives of Levi Strauss' four nephews. Answer Here (10)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 566

Hint: Its products are 'Injurious to Health'.
Answer: Philip Morris International (PMI)
Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM) is an international tobacco company, with products sold in over 160 countries. In 2007, it held a 15.6% share of the international cigarette market outside of the USA and reported revenues net of excise taxes of $22.8 billion and operating income of $8.9 billion.

Until a spin-off in March 2008, Philip Morris International was an operating company of Altria Group. It had its first day of trading on NYSE Euronext’s New York and Paris markets following its spin-off from Altria Group, Inc. as per March 31, 2008. In its first quarter of operations as a separately owned and traded entity from Altria, PMI had sales revenue of $15.6 billion and net earnings of $1.86 billion as compared with $13.2 and $1.45 billion respectively for the first quarter in 2007.

With its Operations Center based in Lausanne, Switzerland, it owns 7 of the top 15 brands in the world and has a mix of international and local products, which are produced in more than 50 factories around the world. PMI employs 75,600 people worldwide.

Its main brands are Marlboro, Longbeach, L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A-Mild, Morven Gold, Muratti, DJI Sam Soe, Multifilter and Virginia Slims. Answer Here (10)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 565

Answer: Standard Life plc
Standard Life plc (LSE: SL.) is a long term savings and investment business, with headquarters in Edinburgh and operations across the globe. It has 1.5 million shareholders in more than 50 countries and over 6 million customers. Standard Life provides pensions, long term savings and investment management products. Standard Life’s assets under administration at 30 June 2010 were £179 billion.

The Standard Life Group has around 10,000 employees across the UK, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong and the USA, with representative offices in Germany, France, South Korea and Australia and China. Standard Life Investments also operates in India through a joint venture, HDFC AMC. Answer Here (2)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 564

Answer: India Post
The Department of Posts functioning under the brand name India Post, is a government operated postal system in India; it is generally referred to within India as "the post office".

The Indian Postal Service, with 155,333 post offices, is the most widely distributed post office system in the world. The large numbers are a result of a long tradition of many disparate postal systems which were unified in the Indian Union post-Independence. Owing to this far-flung reach and its presence in remote areas, the Indian postal service is also involved in other services such as small savings banking and financial services. Answer Here (15)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 563

Hint: Letters
Answer: Australia Post
Australia Post is the trading name of the Australian Government-owned Australian Postal Corporation (formerly the Australian Postal Commission). Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 562

Answer: Munich Re
Munich Re (Munich Reinsurance Company, German: Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft) is a reinsurance company based in Munich, Germany. It is one of the world’s leading reinsurer. ERGO, a Munich Re subsidiary, is the Group’s primary insurance arm.
Munich Re's shares are listed on all German stock exchanges and on the Xetra electronic trading system. Munich Re is included in the DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the Euro Stoxx 50, and other indices.
The U.S. investor Warren Buffett has become the biggest single shareholder in the world's largest reinsurer Munich Re in February 2010 with more than 8 percent of the company. Answer Here (0)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 561

Hint: Snail mail
Answer: New Zealand Post
New Zealand Post, commonly referred by its acronym, NZPost is a State owned enterprise responsible for providing postal service in New Zealand. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 560

Hint: Sports Association
Answer: Football Federation Australia (FFA)
Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body for the sport of football (soccer) in Australia. Before 1 January 2005, it was known as the Australian Soccer Association (ASA), which succeeded Soccer Australia in this role in 2003. Answer Here (8)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 559

Answer: Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc (LSE: OML, JSE: OML) is an international long-term savings group. Established in 1845 in South Africa, it is now a FTSE100 listed company operating in 34 countries. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 558

Hint: Zindagi mein Life
Answer: Britannia Industries Limited
Britannia Industries Limited is an Indian company based in Bangalore that is famous for its Britannia and Tiger brands of biscuit, which are highly recognised throughout the country. Britannia is one of India’s leading biscuit firms, with an estimated 38% market share.

The Company's principal activity is the manufacture and sale of biscuits, bread, rusk, cakes and dairy products. Answer Here (9)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 557

Hint: Telecom Company
Answer: France Telecom S.A.
France Telecom S.A. (Euronext: FTE, NYSE: FTE) is the main telecommunications company in France, the third-largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It currently employs about 180,000 people (half outside of France) and has 192.7 million customers worldwide (2010). Its head office is in Place d'Alleray in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Answer Here (9)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 556

Answer: Invesco Ltd.
Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) is an independent investment management company that is incorporated in Bermuda, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and trades on the New York Stock Exchange. Its common stock is a constituent of the S&P 500, the S&P 500 Value index, Russell 1000 and the Russell MidCap Indices. It has branches in 20 countries, with more than half of its business in the United States. Invesco operates under the Invesco, Trimark, Invesco Perpetual, Atlantic Trust, WL Ross and Powershares brand names. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 555

Hint: The next version.
Answer: The 2014 Asian Games
The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19–October 4, 2014, with 36 sports set to feature in the Games.
Incheon was awarded the right on April 17, 2007, defeated Delhi, India to host the Games. Incheon is the third city in South Korea after Seoul (1986) and Busan (2002) to host the Asian Games. Answer Here (3)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 554

Hint: Many people use its system almost everyday.
Answer: Indra Sistemas, S.A.,
Indra Sistemas, S.A., (BMAD: IDR) is a Spanish information technology and defense systems company. Indra is listed on the Bolsa de Madrid and is a constituent of the IBEX 35 index. The company was named after a Hindu god Indra. Answer Here (10)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 553

Hint: Internet Service Provider
Answer: UPC Broadband
UPC Broadband is a Pan-European Communications company owned by Liberty Global and is active in several European countries providing bundled cable television, internet and telephone services.

UPC was founded in the Netherlands, originally as United Philips Cable and later Pan-Europe Communications, before being bought out by Liberty Global. UPC provides internet, phone and television in 10 countries of Europe, and is the absolutely dominant provider in countries like Ireland, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic. UPC has previously had operations in France, Sweden, Norway and Slovenia but these business units have been sold off. Answer Here (7)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 552

Hint: Financial company in India
Answer: Royal Sundaram Answer Here (2)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 551

Hint: Telecom company
Answer: Zain Group
Zain Group is a mobile telecommunications company founded in 1983 in Kuwait as MTC or Mobile Telecommunications Company, and was later rebranded to Zain in 2007. Zain has commercial presence in 8 countries across Africa and the Middle East with about 34.2 million customers as of June 30, 2010. Answer Here (7)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 550

Hint: Telecom company
Answer: Warid Telecom International
Warid Telecom International is an Abu Dhabi based mobile telecommunication firm providing telephony services in Bangladesh, Congo, Pakistan and Uganda. Warid is expected to launch in the Ivory Coast and Georgia soon.
Warid Telecom sold 70% of its stake in Bangladesh operations to India's Bharti Airtel for US$ 300 million receiving regulatory approval from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Jan 4, 2010. Answer Here (4)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 549

Hint: Bank
Answer: AMRO Bank
AMRO Bank (Amsterdamsche and Rotterdamsche Bank) was a major Dutch bank that was created from the merger of the Amsterdamsche Bank and the Roterdamsche Bank in 1964. Its name comes from the first two letters of the two originating banks. It went on to become one of the two main predecessors to ABN AMRO bank when it agreed to merge with Algemene Bank Nederland (ABN) in 1991.

The bank could trace it’s roots back to at least 1765 and both the Amsterdamsche Bank and Rotterdamsche Bank had a long complex history. Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 548

Hint: Multimedia Corporation
Answer: Apple Corps Ltd.
Apple Corps Ltd. (informally known as 'apple') is a multi-armed multimedia corporation founded in January 1968 by English rock band The Beatles to replace their earlier company (Beatles Ltd.) and to form a conglomerate. Its name (pronounced "apple core") is a pun. Its chief division is Apple Records, which was launched in the same year. Other divisions included Apple Electronics, Apple Films, Apple Publishing, and Apple Retail, whose most notable venture was the ill-fated Apple Boutique in London. Apple's headquarters, in the late-1960s, was at 3 Savile Row in London, known as the Apple Building, which was also home to the Apple Studio.

From 1970-2007, Apple's chief executive was former Beatles road manager Neil Aspinall though he did not bear that title officially. The current CEO is Jeff Jones.

In 2010, Apple Corps ranked second on Fast Company magazine's list of the world's most innovative companies in the music industry, thanks to the release of The Beatles: Rock Band video game and the remastering of the Beatles' catalogue. Answer Here (8)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 547

Hint: Food chain
Answer: Applebee’s International, Inc.
Applebee’s International, Inc. is a United States company which develops, franchises, and operates the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant chain. The company's headquarters are in Lenexa, KS.

The Applebee's concept focuses on casual dining with mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets" (which is considered Applebee's signature item). All Applebee's restaurants feature a bar area and serve alcoholic beverages (except where prohibited by law). Answer Here (7)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 546

Answer: MetLife, Inc
MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, commonly known as MetLife. The firm was founded on March 24, 1868. For most of its life the company was a mutual organization, but it went public in 2000.

MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States, with more than $3.3 trillion of life insurance in force. A leader in savings and retirement products and services for individuals, small business, and large institutions, MetLife serves 90 of the largest Fortune 100 companies.

The company is headquartered at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, though it retains some executive offices and its board room in the MetLife Building, which it sold in 2005. Answer Here (0)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 545

Answer: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) (NSE: SAIL) is one of the largest state-owned steel makers in India. With a turnover of Indian rupee48,681 crore (US$ 11.05 billion), the company is among the top five highest profit earning corporates of the country. It is a public sector undertaking which trades publicly in the market is wholly owned by Government of India and acts like an operating company. Incorporated on January 24, 1973, SAIL has more than 131,910 employees. The company's current chairman is C.S Verma. With an annual production of 13.5 million metric tons, SAIL is the 16th largest steel producer in the world.

Major plants owned by SAIL are located at Bhilai, Bokaro, Durgapur, Rourkela, Burnpur (near Asansol) and Salem. SAIL is a public sector company, owned and operated by the Government of India. According to a recent survey, SAIL is one of India's fastest growing Public Sector Units. Answer Here (8)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 544

Answer: Alcoa, Inc
Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA) (from ALuminum Company Of America) is the world's third largest producer of aluminum, behind Rio Tinto Alcan and Rusal. From its operational headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Alcoa conducts operations in 31 countries. Alcoa is a world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating, and recycling. Aluminum and alumina represent more than three-fourths of Alcoa’s revenue. Non-aluminum products include precision castings and aerospace and industrial fasteners. Alcoa’s products are used worldwide in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and industrial applications. Answer Here (2)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 543

Hint: Respected body in India
Answer: The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organizations in India, headquartered in the national capital New Delhi. FICCI is one of the main organizations to fund and support many governmental and non-governmental educational institutes. It was founded by GD Birla and Purushottam Takkur in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 542

Hint: Watch it closely. :)
Answer: After Eight Thin Mints (After Eights)
After Eight Thin Mints (After Eights) are a confectionery product described as "mint enrobed in dark chocolate" (although a milk chocolate version became available in 2006) and are intended, as the name suggests, to be used as after-dinner mints. They were created in 1962 by Rowntree & Company Limited. Since the 1988 acquisition of the United Kingdom-based company, the mints have been produced by Nestlé.
The Thin Mints have been made in the factory in Castleford, West Yorkshire since 1970, whereas the Chocolate Truffles are made in York. After Eights are now sold across Europe and North America, and one billion After Eight mints are made annually. Answer Here (0)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 541

Hint: Defunct company
Answer: Acorn Computers
Acorn Computers was a British computer company established in Cambridge, England, in 1978. The company produced a number of computers which were especially popular in the UK. These included the Acorn Electron, the BBC Micro, and the Acorn Archimedes. Acorn's BBC Micro computer dominated the UK educational computer market during the 1980s and early 1990s, drawing many comparisons with Apple in the U.S. Though the company was broken up into several independent operations in 1998, its legacy includes the development of RISC personal computers. A number of Acorn's former subsidiaries live on today—notably ARM Holdings, which is globally dominant in the mobile phone and PDA microprocessor market.
Due to its innovative designs and the future success of many of its former employees, Acorn is sometimes known as "the British Apple".

Logo Quiz of the Day : 540

Hint: Bank in Ireland
Answer: Allied Irish Banks p.l.c.
Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. (AIB; ISEQ: ALBK, LSE: ALBK, NYSE: AIB, FWB: AIB) is a major commercial bank based in Ireland. AIB is one of the so called Big Four commercial banks in Ireland. The bank has one of the largest branch networks in Ireland; only Bank of Ireland fully rivals it.  AIB offers a full range of personal and corporate banking services. AIB Capital Markets is the division of the company that offers international banking and treasury operations.The bank also offers a range of general insurance products such as home, travel, and health insurance. It offers life assurance and pensions through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ark Life Assurance. Answer Here (8)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 539

Hint: Related to computers
Answer:  3Com
3Com was a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. The company was co-founded in 1979 by Robert Metcalfe, Howard Charney, Bruce Borden, and Greg Shaw, and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The name 3Com came from the company's focus on "Computers, Communication and Compatibility".
On 12 April 2010, Hewlett-Packard completed a previously announced acquisition of 3Com. The deal was closed at a final price of $7.90 per share (cash), equating to an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion dollars. Answer Here (2)