Logo Quiz of the Day : 599

Hint: Postal company
Answer: Canada Post Corporation
Canada Post Corporation, known more simply as Canada Post, is the Canadian crown corporation which functions as the country's primary postal operator. The Post Office Department of the Government of Canada was founded in 1867 and was rebranded Canada Post in the late 1960s though it officially remained the Post Office Department until October 16, 1981, when the Canada Post Corporation Act came into force. The act purported to set a new direction for the postal service, aiming to create a more reliable service and to ensure the postal service's financial security and independence.

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Logo Quiz of the Day : 598

Hint: Financial Services.
Answer: Religare

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Logo Quiz of the Day : 597

Answer: Interflora
Interflora is the most commonly used name for a group of organisations worldwide, providing florists with a brand under which flowers can be purchased and delivered to sixty-four countries, most with their own partnership, or unit.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 596

Hint: Old logo
Answer:  Procter & Gamble Co.
Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G, NYSE: PG) is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio that manufactures a wide range of consumer goods. It is 6th in Fortune's Most Admired Companies 2010 list. P&G is credited with many business innovations including brand management and the soap opera.

Procter & Gamble is a leading member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Washington D.C.-based coalition of over 400 major companies and NGOs that advocates for a larger International Affairs Budget, which funds American diplomatic and development efforts abroad.

Logo controversy

P&G's former logo originated in 1851 as a crude cross that barge workers on the Ohio River painted on cases of P&G star candles to identify them. P&G later altered this symbol into a trademark that showed a man in the moon overlooking 13 stars, said to commemorate the original 13 colonies
Former P&G logo

The company received unwanted media publicity in the 1980s when rumors spread that the moon-and-stars logo was a satanic symbol. The accusation was based on a particular passage in the Bible, specifically Revelation 12:1, which states: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars." P&G's logo consisted of a man's face on the moon surrounded by 13 stars, and some claimed that the logo was a mockery of the heavenly symbol alluded to in the aforementioned verse, thus construing the logo to be satanic. Where the flowing beard meets the surrounding circle, three curls were said to be a mirror image of the number 666, or the reflected number of the beast. At the top and bottom, the hair curls in on itself, and was said to be the two horns like those of a lamb that represented the false prophet.

These interpretations have been denied by company officials, and no evidence linking the company to the Church of Satan or any other occult organization has ever been presented. The company unsuccessfully sued Amway from 1995-2003 over rumors forwarded through a company voicemail system in 1995. In 2007 the company successfully sued individual Amway distributors for reviving and propagating the false rumors.

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Logo Quiz of the Day : 595

Hint: Pursuit of 'Happyness'
Answer:  Dean Witter Reynolds
Dean Witter Reynolds was an American stock brokerage and securities firm catering to retail clients. Prior to its acquisition, it was among the largest retail firms in the securities industry with over 9,000 account executives (ranking third in the US in 1996) and was among the largest members of the New York Stock Exchange. The company served over 3.2 million clients primarily in the U.S. Dean Witter provided debt and equity underwriting and brokerage as well as mutual funds and other saving and investment products for individual investors. The company's asset management arm, Dean Witter InterCapital, with total assets of $90.0 billion prior to acquisition was one of the largest asset management operations in the U.S.

In 1997, Dean Witter's parent company Dean Witter, Discover, Inc., which also owned Discover Card, merged with investment banking house Morgan Stanley to form Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. The combined firm later dropped the Dean Witter name. In 2009, the Dean Witter retail operations were transferred to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a joint venture with Citigroup.

For many years, the company used the corporate slogan, "We measure success one investor at a time," which was later adopted by Morgan Stanley.

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Logo Quiz of the Day : 594

Answer: Acer Incorporated
Acer Incorporated (LSE: ACID, TWSE: 2353) is a Taiwan-based multinational computer technology and electronics corporation that manufactures desktop and laptop PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals. Acer provides e-business services for business, government, education, and home users.

Since the early 2000s Acer has streamlined its operations, spinning off all of its manufacturing operations, which the company considered to be of low value. Acer has implemented a new channel business model, shifting from being a manufacturer to a pure brand company that markets and distributes its products, while leaving the actual production process in the hands of contract manufacturers.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 593

Hint: Television
Answer: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly referred to as "the ABC" (and informally as "Aunty")
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly referred to as "the ABC" (and informally as "Aunty"), is Australia's national public broadcaster. With a total budget of AU$1.13 billion annually, the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia.

Founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Company, it was subsequently made a state-owned corporation on 1 July 1932, as the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act of 1983 changed the name of the organisation to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, effective 1 July 1983. Although funded and owned by the government, the ABC remains editorially independent as ensured through the ABC Act of 1983.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 592

Hint: Footwear company
Answer: Airwalk
Airwalk is a footwear company based in Denver, Colorado. It was established in 1986 by Bill Mann, George Yohn and Jess Lagunda. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the company made skate shoes, t-shirts, snowboard boots, and other products, and sponsored professional skaters including Jason Lee and Tony Hawk.

In the mid-90's, Mann left the company. After his departure, the decision was made to "go mainstream" and focus on a more general audience rather than just creating shoes for sport enthusiasts. There was a brief rise in sales, but some people loyal to the brand found the mainstream designs questionable.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 591

Answer: Essilor International S.A
Essilor International S.A. (Euronext: EI) is a French company that produces ophthalmic lenses along with ophthalmic optical equipment. It is based in Paris, France, and quoted on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange. As one of the 40 largest companies traded in Paris, it is a component of the CAC 40 share index.

Essilor is responsible for creating Varilux, the world's first progressive lens which corrects presbyopia and allows clear vision in the wearer's near, intermediate and far vision. The company formed from the merger of ophthalmic firms Essel and Silor in 1972. Essilor now operates in over 100 countries over five continents. Its activities are largely focused on research and development. It is the world's largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, dominating the market on every continent, and Europe's fourth-largest medical equipment firm.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 590

Answer: The Travelers Companies
The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is the largest American insurance company by market value.  It is also the third largest writer of U.S. commercial property casualty and the second largest writer of U.S. personal insurance through independent agents. Travelers has headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Hartford, CT with significant operations in New York, New York. It has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since June 8, 2009.
The company has field offices in every U.S. state, plus operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, China, and Canada. In 2009, the company reported revenues of US $24.7 billion and total assets of US $109.6 billion.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 589

Answer: Reckitt Benckiser plc
Reckitt Benckiser plc (LSE: RB) is a global consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest producer of household products and a major producer of consumer healthcare and personal products. Its brands include Dettol (the world's largest-selling antiseptic), Strepsils (the world's largest-selling sore throat medicine), Veet (the world's largest-selling depilatory brand), Air Wick (the world's second largest-selling air freshener), Calgon, Cillit Bang, Durex and Vanish. It has operations in over 60 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 588

Hint: A family company
Answer: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (commonly referred to as S. C. Johnson), previously known as S. C. Johnson Wax (and earlier, Johnson Wax), is a privately-held, global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals based in Racine, Wisconsin.  It has operations in 72 countries and its brands are sold in over 110. It is the largest component of the Johnson Family Enterprises, which also includes the Johnson Financial Group, JohnsonDiversey, Inc. (formerly Johnson Wax Professional and the acquisition of DiverseyLever, comprising primarily the former Dubois Chemical), and Johnson Outdoors. In 2006, S. C. Johnson & Son employed approximately 12,000 and had estimated sales of $7.5 billion. (S.C. Johnson should not be confused with the publicly-held pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, another large manufacturer of consumer packaged goods founded in the same year.)
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 587

Hint: Credit card company.
Answer: MBNA Corporation
MBNA Corporation was a bank holding company and parent company of wholly owned subsidiary MBNA America Bank, N.A., headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2006. It was the world's largest independent credit card issuer, specializing in affinity cards.

MBNA was founded in 1982 as Maryland Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Maryland National Bank. The name MBNA is an initialism that was derived as an abbreviation or acronym of Maryland Bank, National Association. In 1989, Maryland Bank was renamed MBNA America Bank. MBNA Corp. spun off from Maryland National and became an independent company in 1991. Maryland National was acquired by NationsBank in 1993.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 586

Hint: Giant killers
Answer: Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (Royal Dutch Cricket Association)
The Dutch cricket team is a national cricket team representing the Netherlands. It is administered by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (Royal Dutch Cricket Association) which is based in Nieuwegein in the centre of the country and is older than many renowned cricket clubs in the West Indies, Australia, and New Zealand.

Cricket has been played in the Netherlands since at least the 19th century, and in the 1860s was considered a major sport in the country. Many other sports (notably football) have long since surpassed cricket in popularity amongst the Dutch, and today there are around 6,000 cricketers in the Netherlands, making it the 25th most popular sport. The first national association, the forerunner of today's Royal Dutch Cricket Association, was formed in 1883 and the Netherlands achieved Associate Membership of the ICC in 1966.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 585

Hint: Remember 1996 WC!!!!!
Answer: Cricket Kenya
Cricket Kenya is the official ICC recognised organisation chosen to represent Kenya in terms of cricket issues. They are in charge of overseeing the Kenyan Cricket Team. The current coach is Andy Kirsten. Recently Cricket Kenya organized a four team elite tournament that includes a T20 Tournament, a 50 Over competition and a first class competition namely the Sahara Elite League. Cricket Kenya organizes the Kenya national cricket team and conducts the international matches with the team. Answer Here (4)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 584

Hint: Participant of WC 2011.
Answer: Cricket Canada
Cricket Canada is the governing body of the sport of cricket in Canada. It was established in 1892 and has its current headquarters in Toronto, Ontario. Cricket Canada is Canada's representative at the International Cricket Council and has been an associate member of that body since 1968. It is also a member of the Americas Cricket Association which permits Canada to field a team for the annual America's Cup. Prior to November 2007, the organization was known as the Canadian Cricket Association. Canada is one of the team's in Division 1 of Associate Members of International Cricket Council who has One Day International and T20 International status. Answer Here (7)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 583

Hint: Watch India-South Africa series closely. :)
Answer: Nashua, an office automation and mobile company in South Africa. Answer Here (1)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 582

Hint: Tainted firm
Answer:  PwC (officially PricewaterhouseCoopers)
PwC (officially PricewaterhouseCoopers) is a global professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's second-largest professional services firm (after Deloitte) and one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms.
It has offices in 757 cities across 154 countries and employs over 161,000 people. It had total revenues of $26.6 billion in 2010, of which $13 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $7 billion by its Tax practice and $6 billion by its Advisory practice.
The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a major rebranding exercise.
As of 2010 it was the seventh largest privately-owned organisation in the United States.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 581

Answer: Marlboro
Marlboro is the largest selling brand of cigarettes in the world. It is made by Philip Morris USA (a branch of Altria) within the US, and by Philip Morris International (now separate from Altria) outside the US. It is famous for its billboard advertisements and magazine ads of the Marlboro Man.
The brand is named after Great Marlborough Street, the location of its original London Factory. Richmond, Virginia is now the location of the largest Marlboro cigarette manufacturing plant. Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 580

Answer: The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship
The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. The final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012.
The joint Poland/Ukraine bid was chosen by UEFA's Executive Committee on 18 April 2007, in Cardiff, Wales. This bid defeated the other shortlisted bids from Italy and Croatia/Hungary, becoming the third successful joint bid for the European Championship, after those of Belgium/Netherlands (2000) and Austria/Switzerland (2008).
This will be the last European Championship finals of 16 nations; 24 will compete from Euro 2016. Qualification will be contested by 51 nations between August 2010 and November 2011 to join the two host nations in the finals. Answer Here (9)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 579

Hint: Insurance company
Answer: Aegon N.V.
Aegon N.V. (officially typeset AEGON, Euronext: AGN, NYSE: AEG) is one of the world’s largest life insurance and pension groups, and a strong provider of investment products. Aegon's head office is in The Hague, the Netherlands. Mid 2008, Aegon companies employed about 35,500 people worldwide.
Aegon's businesses focus on life insurance and pensions, savings and investment products. The group is also active in accident and supplemental health insurance and general insurance, and has limited banking activities. Aegon has major operations in the United States (where it is heavily represented through World Financial Group and Transamerica), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In addition, the group is present in a number of other countries including Canada, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, China, and India. Answer Here (6)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 578

Hint: Tractor maker
Answer: Hindustan Machine Tools
Hindustan Machine Tools was incorporated in 1953 by the Government of India as a machine tool manufacturing company. Over the years diversified into watches, tractors, printing machinery, metal forming presses, die casting & plastic processing machinery, CNC systems & bearings. HMT is headquartered at Bengaluru ( Bangalore ). Successful technology absorption in all product groups through collaborations with world renowned manufacturers and further strengthened by continuous in-house R&D. Today, HMT comprises six subsidiaries under the ambit of a holding company, which also manages the tractors business directly.

HMT Limited has 18 manufacturing units.The constituent subsidiaries are given below while the holding company retains the tractors business group. Answer Here (4)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 577

Hint: Tractor maker
Answer: Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited(TAFE)
Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited(TAFE) is an Indian manufacturer of tractors and other farm equipment with its corporate headquarters in Chennai. The company was established in 1960 and has a reported annual revenue of $ 1 billion and a sales volume of over 100,000 tractors annually.

Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) is a member of the $1.6 billion Amalgamations Group. TAFE is a renowned manufacturer of tractors and a variety of farm equipment under the TAFE Massey Ferguson and Eicher brands. Their repertoire of farm equipment includes almost every accessory needed for the farmer. The company also manufactures Diesel engines,transmission components, Hydraulic Pumps,Panel Instruments, Engineering plastics,Dies and tools and Batteries.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 576

Hint: Tractor and Automobile maker
Answer:  ICML (Sonalika Group) Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 575

Hint: Insurance company
Answer: Bupa
Bupa is a large British healthcare organisation, with bases on three continents and more than ten million customers in over 200 countries.

Bupa (originally, the British United Provident Association) was established in 1947 when 17 British provident associations joined together to provide healthcare for the general public. The original services offered by Bupa included private medical insurance. Bupa had an initial registration of 38,000 when founded, but currently has over four million members, and is currently the largest independent health insurance provider in the UK. Answer Here (10)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 574

Answer: The Seal of the President of the United States
The Seal of the President of the United States is used to mark correspondence from the U.S. president to the United States Congress, and is also used as a symbol of the presidency. The central design, based on the Great Seal of the United States, is the official coat of arms of the U.S. presidency and also appears on the presidential flag.

The presidential seal developed by custom over a long period before being defined in law, and its early history remains obscure. The use of presidential seals goes back to at least 1850, and probably much earlier. The basic design of today's seal originated with Rutherford B. Hayes, who was the first to use the coat of arms on White House invitations in 1877. The precise design dates from 1945, when President Truman specified it in Executive Order 9646. The only changes since were in 1959 and 1960, which added 49th and 50th stars to the circle following the admissions of Alaska and Hawaii as states. Answer Here (12)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 573

Hint: SSN of our country.
Answer: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the envisioned Multipurpose National Identity Card or Unique Identification card (UID Card) project in India. It was established in February 2009, and will own and operate the Unique Identification Number database. The authority will aim at providing a unique number to all Indians, but not smart cards. The authority would provide a database of residents containing very simple data in biometrics.
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 572

Hint: Investment Banker
Answer: Rothschild
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Logo Quiz of the Day : 571

Hint: Telecom Company
Answer: TeliaSonera AB
TeliaSonera AB is the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden and Finland. The company has operations in other countries in Northern, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Spain, with a total of 150 million mobile customers (2010). It is headquartered in Stockholm and its stocks are traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Answer Here (5)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 570

Hint: New kid on the block.
Answer:  Venucia

Dongfeng's cheaper offerings and ties to a famous-name foreign automaker attractive to the less-affluent inland city consumer, Venucia is expected to sell newly-developed Nissan-Dongfeng joint venture products starting in 2010 Answer Here (3)

Logo Quiz of the Day : 569

Wish you all a very happy new year.
Hint: Telecom company
Answer: Telecom Australia
Telecom Australia was the trading name of the:

    * Australian Telecommunications Commission (1975 - 1989)
    * Australian Telecommunications Corporation (1989 - 1992)
    * Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation (1992 - 1993)

The AOTC's official name was changed to Telstra in April 1993. It adopted the Telstra identity as its trading name overseas, but preserved the Telecom Australia name domestically (with a redesigned logo) until 1 July 1995, where it adopted the Telstra branding domestically as well. Answer Here (1)