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Mint Quiz # 32

Mint Quiz # 32
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First Published: Sat, Jan 26 2008. 12 37 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Jan 26 2008. 12 37 AM IST
1. This?brand?has?undergone three name changes in Mumbai. Its first two names were Maxtouch and Orange. What were the next two?
2. This company started in 1995 as a joint venture between the Tatas, the Aditya Birla Group and AT&T, by merging Tata Cellular and Birla AT&T Communications. Which?
3. Most subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom have names beginning with ‘T’, such as T-Home, T-Systems, etc. Which Bonn-headquartered mobile network operator is one such subsidiary?
4. This Indian car was based on the Vauxhall Victor/VX FE series (which is shown on side), and was one of the few Indian luxury cars of the 1980s. Which car?
5. This car, a licensed version of the Fiat 1100, was manufactured by the then flagship company of the Walchand Hirachand Group. It continued to be manufactured until the late 1990s, and today survives in the form of most of the taxi cabs in Mumbai. Which car?
6. This small hatchback automobile launched on 30 December 1998, shares its name with an account of India by a Greek traveller and chronicler who lived from 350 to 290 BC. Which?
7. This portmanteau word was coined by John Barger in December 1997. When Peter Merholz split the word differently, he coined the shortened version of the term. The shortened version is now used as a verb as well as a noun. Which word?
8. The Greek word for ‘image/portrait/likeness’ acquired a new connotation after the invention of the PC. Which word?
9. This term gained currency following the O’Reilly Media _____ conference in 2004. Tim O’Reilly defined it as “the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as a platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform”. Which term?
Answers
1. Hutch, Vodaphone.
2. Idea.
3. T-Mobile.
4. Hindustan Contessa
5. Premier Padmini.
6. Indica.
7. Weblog. It originated from the combination of ‘Web’ and ‘log’. It became shortened to ‘blog’ when it was split as ‘we blog’.
8. Icon.
9. Web 2.0.
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