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Which optical networking company is named after a tree that lives for more than 500 years?
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1. Which optical networking company is named after a tree that lives for more than 500 years?
a) Sycamore Networks
b) Juniper
c) Banyan Networks

2. Before being called Wipro, what was the company's name?
a) Western India Products and Oils
b) Western India Vegetable Products
c) Western India Oils and Products

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Wrong!
The correct answer is Western India Vegetable Products.
Wipro began its existence nearly six decades ago as a maker of vegetable oils and toilet soaps. It still gets about 3 percent of its sales from those businesses. But today it has a market capitalization of $7 billion largely because of its position as a leader in the IT sector.
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Wipro began its existence nearly six decades ago as a maker of vegetable oils and toilet soaps. It still gets about 3 percent of its sales from those businesses. But today it has a market capitalization of $7 billion largely because of its position as a leader in the IT sector..

3. This company was founded on 18 July, 1968 as NM Electronics. By what name is the company known today?
a) NM Semiconductors
b) National Semiconductors
c) Intel

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Wrong! The correct answer is Intel.
In July 1968 Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, formerly with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp, incorporated a new venture. They called it NM Electronics. Soon after that they decided to get a better name for their venture and started calling it Intel, which stands. for "integrated electronics." It turned out that the name had been taken by a motel chain, and Moore and Noyce purchased the rights from them finally.
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In July 1968 Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, formerly with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp, incorporated a new venture. They called it NM Electronics. Soon after that they decided to get a better name for their venture and started calling it Intel, which stands. for "integrated electronics." It turned out that the name had been taken by a motel chain, and Moore and Noyce purchased the rights from them finally.

4. In DSP Merrill Lynch, what does DSP stand for?
a) D S Purbhoodas & Co.
b) Database Services & Products
c) Data & Services Prices

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Wrong! The correct answer is D S Purbhoodas & Co..
DSP ML, prior to its association with Merrill Lynch was known as DSP Financial Consultants. Founded in 1975, DSP Financial Consultants Limited was promoted by the Kothari family of D S Purbhoodas & Co, a stock broker and foreign exchange dealer. Merrill Lynch, after an association lasting a decade or so, took a 40-per cent stake in the erstwhile DSP Financial Consultants. In late 1996, the name was changed to reflect the company's new image.
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DSP ML, prior to its association with Merrill Lynch was known as DSP Financial Consultants. Founded in 1975, DSP Financial Consultants Limited was promoted by the Kothari family of D S Purbhoodas & Co, a stock broker and foreign exchange dealer. Merrill Lynch, after an association lasting a decade or so, took a 40-per cent stake in the erstwhile DSP Financial Consultants. In late 1996, the name was changed to reflect the company's new image.

5. What is 'Worli Chemicals' now known as?
a) Glaxo
b) Wockhardt
c) WorlChem

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Wrong! The correct answer is Wockhardt.
Wockhardt was originally promoted by the Khorakiwala family, which also owns the departmental chain, Akbarallys in Mumbai. It started in 1959 as Worli Chemicals. Later in 1973, it was incorporated as Wockhardt, which means 'work hard' in German.
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Wockhardt was originally promoted by the Khorakiwala family, which also owns the departmental chain, Akbarallys in Mumbai. It started in 1959 as Worli Chemicals. Later in 1973, it was incorporated as Wockhardt, which means 'work hard' in German.

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