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Brand Quest      (October 16, 2003)

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  1. In July 2000, the Reserve Bank of India realised the need to upgrade the fi-nancial infrastructure, which would aid in forex transactions and those involving debt instruments. Subsequently, the memorandum of agreement to set up an agency was signed in M arch 2001 by the core promoters SBI, LIC, IDBI, ICICI, BoB and HDFC Bank. The following month, it was incorporated. Can you name the agency?

  2. The following presents the first three in the recent Fortune list of powerful businesswomen in the US: Carly Fiorina, Chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard; Betsy Holden, Co-CEO of Kraft Foods; Meg Whitman, President & CEO, eBay. Who is placed fourth?

  3. He beat Herman Badillo in the Republican primary and then won against Mark Green, the Democrat, in the election proper in 2001. He is the founder of a company, and it bears his name. What's it?

  4. What is SDCA in telecom terminology?

  5. When a person's income rises, his spend on food as a share in total income falls. Whose law?

  6. Which bank consolidated its position as the number one French bank after the acquisition of Credit Lyonnais recently?

  7. In the 1920s, 3M bought the rights of Wetordry from Philadelphia's Francis Okie. This was to be used with water or oil to reduce dust and decrease friction that marred auto finishes. What kind of product was Wetordry?

  8. Renato Ruggiero (1995-99); Mike Moore (1999-2002); Who comes next in this list?

  9. Which information technology company's name means well-being in Sankrit?

  10. Memory Plus is a product of a Chennai-based company that is popular for introducing products in sachets. Can you name the company?

  11. Which Indianborn person is the Dean of Kellogg School of Management?

  12. This week's 'connection' question: What connects Scott McNealy's latest project that aims to develop a Linuxbased desktop, and a phrase meaning 'venomous adder' that became famous through a Lewis Carroll character?

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