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Mint Quiz #4

Mint Quiz #4
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First Published: Sat, Jul 07 2007. 12 04 PM IST
Updated: Sat, Jul 07 2007. 12 04 PM IST
Indian economists
1.This economist was born in Shantiniketan on 3 November 1933, and was christened by Rabindranath Tagore with a name meaning ‘immortal’. Who?
2.This person was a statistician, and the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute. His claim to fame was due to his application of statistical techniques in economic modelling. Who?
3.This economist, currently the adviser to the finance minister, was the executive director of IMF from 1999-2002. He chaired a team that came up with a report advocating reforms in direct taxes. Who?
Fashion Designers
4.In 1946, he was able to open his own fashion house, backed by textile manufacturer Marcel Boussac. For his first collection in 1947, he created what became immensely famous as the “New Look”, which featured rounded shoulders, a cinched waist and a very full skirt. Who?
5.He left home at the age of 17 to work for the designer in Question 4. Following the latter’s death in 1957, the former, at the age of 21, was put in charge of the effort of saving the fashion house from financial ruin. He created the famous classic tuxedo suit for women in 1966—Le Smoking suit. Who?
6.She was a cabaret singer before she became famous in the world of fashion. Though her first name was Gabrielle, she is known by her nickname. She launched a legendary perfume named after her in 1921, and also the “little black dress” in 1926. Who?
Company logos
7.When Francesco Baracca died in WWI, his mother asked her industrialist friend to immortalize her son in a certain way. He chose his company’s logo as a tribute to Baracca’s plane (see pic below). Which company?
8.The formerly considered logo of which company was an image of Isaac Newton sitting under a tree?
9.The logo of which bank features an inscription from the Indus Valley civilization?
Answers
Indian Economists
1. Amartya Sen.
2. P.C. Mahalanobis, who developed the economic model followed for the second five year plan, which was the basis for the subsequent plans as well.
3. Vijay Kelkar.
Fashion Designers
4. Christian Dior.
5. Yves Saint Laurent.
6. Coco Chanel. The perfume Chanel No. 5 was named after her.
Company Logos
7. Ferrari. The industrialist friend was Enzo Ferrari, and the logo (also seen in the picture of the plane) was the prancing horse.
8. Apple.
9. IndusInd Bank.
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