January 30, 2008

Business Quiz 5 Answers

The answers to the Business Quiz 5 are as follows

1. ITC Mughal Sheraton,Agra

2. Baskin-Robbins

3. Ranbaxy

4. James Cameron

5. Nintendo, the system was called the Nintendo Game boy

6. Panasonic

7. New York Life

8. J.P.Morgan

9. Sheraton Corporation

10. Tommy Hilfiger

January 28, 2008

Better living through Yoga

If you think Yoga is still not popular, let me tell you something. Yoga is being practiced by 20 million Americans and number keeps growing every day. First of all let me introduce you all to the benefits of yoga

  • Brings down stress and enhances powers of relaxation
  • Boosts physical strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Bestows greater powers of concentration and self control
  • Helps in rehabilitation of old and new injuries
  • Intensifies tolerance to pain and enhancing mental clarity
  • Boosts functioning of the immune system
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Results in healthy, glowing skin
  • Cleanses and improves overall organ functioning
  • Bestows peace of mind and a more positive outlook to life
  • Infuses a sense of balance and internal harmony

There are a number of books on yoga. You can also search for yoga in the web to find more information on the benefits of yoga. I have provided a link below through which you can download a copy of a e-book on yoga. It has been of great use to me and I use it as my reference to know about different asanas in yoga. I am sure it will be useful to you.


January 26, 2008

Can you believe this?

I don't know whether this video is a real one or not but this video is considered to be one of the worst plane landing ever.

January 24, 2008

Upload large pdf files in your blog

Have you ever tried to post a pdf file in your blog? I don’t think it’s actually possible. Let me suggest some ways to solve this problem. I did use the help of the mighty Google Search to find a solution to my problem. I am sure you people must have heard sites like esnips, meagaupload, rapidshare etc...One solution is you can always upload your files there and provide a link in the desired post. Similarly SaveFile is a free file hosting website where you can upload your files. If the pdf file is a very small one there is a simple solution. All you have to do is just login to your gmail account compose a new mail, attach the pdf file and send it to yourself. Now, open the attached file in HTML and copy the content to your blog. But this is not recommended for large files. Scribd is another File Hosting Website that works for large files. You can upload any file type, upload multiple files at the same time, and convert to flash files which can then be embedded in your site.

January 22, 2008

Business Quiz 5

1.Which Indian hotel won Asia's first Aga khan Award for Architecture?

2.Which famous ice cream brand is owned by the Allied-Domecq group of companies?

3.Stancare is the pharmaceutical marketing division of which company?

4.Which Oscar winning director formed Digital Domain,a visual effects and digital production studio?

5.In 1989,who developed the first portable,hand-held game system with interchangeable game packs?

6.Which japanese business group made the lead-acid battery that are used in General Motor's electric car,the EV-1?

7.In 1956,which US insurance company became the first to offer Check-O-Matic premium payment facility to its customers?

8.During the first three years of World War 1,which famous investment banker and financier acted as the sole purchasing agent in the US for the British and French governments?

9.Which famous hotel chain did the International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation acquire in 1968?

10.Which fashion designer's first shop in New York was named People's place?

The answers will be published in the next edition of business quiz...Send in your responses to sekhar232007@gmail.com

January 18, 2008

How do banks make money?

Have you ever thought how banks generate revenue? This seems to be a very puzzling question. In simpler terms the banks make use of your money to make more money. The basic functions of a bank are to collect savings of individuals, firms etc and maintaining them safely and issuing loans to the public. When you deposit money in a bank the bank pays you interest for using your money. Let’s say you open a FD in a bank for a term of 5 years and let’s assume the bank pays you 6% interest. If you want to buy something and if you are running short of money you may have to secure a loan from a commercial bank. The interest rate for loans vary accordingly for the purpose they are issued and they are usually higher than the interest rate you get when you make a deposit in the bank. Let’s assume that the bank charges you 10% interest for the loan you have obtained. So a person who deposits money earns 6% interest while a person who borrows money will have to pay 10% interest. The extra 4% explains the earnings of the bank.Banks also charge customers for various facilities they provide such as electronic transaction, cash withdrawal, cash transfer etc.There is something called as fixed rate and floating rate interest that the bank charges while issuing a loan. The floating rate interest implies that the interest rate fluctuates depending upon the various economic factors and government policies. So people should be aware about the floating rate system before obtaining a loan.

January 15, 2008

Amazing facts

  • The rarest diamond in the world is the green diamond
  • It is calculated that since the creation of man,about 60 billion people have died.
  • The Great Comet,which appeared in 1843 had a tail that was 330 million km long.It will return in 2356.
  • The Earth is slowing down.In a few million years there wont be a leap year
  • The first trademarked product in the world was beer-British beer Bass Pale Ale received its trademark in 1876.

Download Gre audio Wordlists here


Click on the above link to download all the GRE audio wordlists(A to Z)....I hope this will be useful to all the GRE aspirants...If you confront any problems in downloading the audio wordlists from the above mentioned link you can mail me at sekhar232007@gmail.com...Best of luc!

January 13, 2008

Nokia 3500 Classic review

Nokia, the leading manufacturer of mobile phones in the world has introduced one of the best professional looking and value for money mobile phone this year. I don’t think it’s hard for anyone to guess what I am talking about. The Nokia 3500 Classic looks stunning with some of the best features added to it. This amazing masterpiece comes with a 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, FM Radio, capacity to store 2000 phone contacts, music player, audio messaging and many more fabulous features. This phone is extremely light as it weighs only 81 grams. The phone also comes with a built in Internet browser which allows the user to enjoy a XHTML Internet experience This great value for money phone supports 3.5 hours of talk time and 12 days of standby time. This sleek and stylish product is very affordable and is priced around $125.This phone is perfect for non tech savvy people with its stunning looks and amazing features.

Indian cinema at its best

Check out this funny video.Possibly the most humorous video in Indian cinema.

January 11, 2008

Make cheap International calls

VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) is an emerging technology that is being preferred by most of the Internet users worldwide to save money on telephone bills. There has been an enormous growth in the VOIP market with the advent of a lot of providers and therefore it is difficult to compare all the existing VOIP services providers. Let me restrict myself to some of the popular providers; Vonage, Skype, Magic jack and VoIP Wise. The Vonage service is being provided in US, UK and Canada. I reside in India and I have been using this service for quite sometime. I found this product amazing with excellent clarity and there a lot of user friendly features which make it which make it easier to use. My cousin who lives in New Jersey got the service activated there. The service is really good and I have no issues about it. There is another service which I would like to bring to your attention.Magicjack has been giving tough competition to all the other providers for quite some time. This installation is quick and simple. This award winning service offers free calls with good call quality for less than $40 a year. Vonage is very expensive when compared to this service. You can check out these sites for information on attractive tariff plans.





January 8, 2008

Business Quiz 4 Answers

The answers to the Business Quiz 4 are as follows

1. GAP

2. Proline

3. Air France

4. B.Ramalinga Raju

5. Sachin Tendulkar

6. Cipla

7. Weebok

8. It is a shareware where one keeps getting reminder to register i.e. pay for the software

9. Kelvinator

10. Sharon Stone

January 6, 2008

GRE Audio Wordlists

Hi...I guess its not hard for anyone to search for GRE softwares&books on the net..Almost all the softwares & books are available.The download links for most of the softwares are found in a few blogs and orkut communities..Being a GRE aspirant I have a great collection of all the available softwares & books..I found it very hard to obtain the GRE audio word lists...So i have planned to upload the audio word lists in the blog shortly...I hope this will be very useful to all the GRE aspirants...

January 2, 2008

Business Quiz 4

1.Don and Doris Fisher founded which clothing company?

2.The Le Meridien hotel group was established in 1972 by which organization?

3.Fila is marketed in India by which garment manufacturer?

4.This MBA graduate from Ohio University won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year Award for services in 1999.Who is he?

5.In 2001,with whom did WorldTel sign a five-year contract worth Rs 100 crore?

6.Which company manufactured ampicillin for the first time in India?

7.The range of Reebok footwear and apparel for children are also sold under what name?

8.What kind of software is called 'nagware'?

9.With which Indian consumer goods brand would you associate the 'Penguin Club' online community?

10.Which Hollywood actress owns a production company named Chaos?