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What does the 'T' in the name of the entertainment company 'T-Series' stand for?
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1. What do the letters in the company name, MRF, stand for?
a) Madras Rubber Factory
b) Manchester Rubber Factory
c) Mammen Rubber Foundry

2. What is the full form of BPL?
a) British Products Limited
b) British Physical Laboratories
c) Business Profile Limited

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Wrong! The correct answer is British Physical Laboratories .
BPL was incorporated as British Physical Laboratories Ltd in 1963. Today, it is an over Rs 2,600 crore group and has a formidable presence in colour and B&W TVs, audio systems and telecom. BPL started off making hermetically sealed panel meters in collaboration with BPL (Instruments) Limited, UK.
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BPL was incorporated as British Physical Laboratories Ltd in 1963. Today, it is an over Rs 2,600 crore group and has a formidable presence in colour and B&W TVs, audio systems and telecom. BPL started off making hermetically sealed panel meters in collaboration with BPL (Instruments) Limited, UK.

3. What do the first three letters of 'SUN Microsystems' stand for?
a) Stanford University Network
b) Silicon Valley University Network
c) Silicon Universal Networking

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Wrong! The correct answer is Stanford University Network .
In 1981, Bavarian-born Andreas Bechtolsheim was licensing rights to a computer he designed. Named Sun for Stanford University Network and using off-the-shelf parts, it was an affordable workstation for engineers and scientists. In that year, he met Vinod Khosla, who convinced him to form a company and expand. Khosla, Bechtolsheim and Scott McNeally, all Stanford MBAs, founded Sun in 1982.
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In 1981, Bavarian-born Andreas Bechtolsheim was licensing rights to a computer he designed. Named Sun for Stanford University Network and using off-the-shelf parts, it was an affordable workstation for engineers and scientists. In that year, he met Vinod Khosla, who convinced him to form a company and expand. Khosla, Bechtolsheim and Scott McNeally, all Stanford MBAs, founded Sun in 1982.

4. What does the 'T' in the name of the entertainment company 'T-Series' stand for?
a) Trishul
b) Talent
c) Time

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Wrong! The correct answer is Trishul.
The Trishul is a symbol of Lord Shiva, whose worshipper founder of T-series, Gulshan Kumar, was. Gulshan Kumar was one of the most religious businessmen in the Hindi film industry and there are many stories of his donations to religious institutions. He even had a free 24-hour langar for pilgrims at Vaishno Devi and brought out numerous cassettes of devotional songs.
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The Trishul is a symbol of Lord Shiva, whose worshipper founder of T-series, Gulshan Kumar, was. Gulshan Kumar was one of the most religious businessmen in the Hindi film industry and there are many stories of his donations to religious institutions. He even had a free 24-hour langar for pilgrims at Vaishno Devi and brought out numerous cassettes of devotional songs.

5. The name of the cassette and record company TIPS is an acronym for what?
a) Time Promotion Services
b) To Improve and Promote Singing
c) Talent Improvement & Promotion Services

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Wrong! The correct answer is Time Promotion Services .
Started by two brothers Kumar and Ramesh Taurani, TIPS was conceived in a small shop situated in the crowded wholesale market of Lamington Road, the hub of the Mumbai's music industry. Today, TIPS owns over 3,500 titles and has soundtrack rights to over 50 Hindi films.
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Started by two brothers Kumar and Ramesh Taurani, TIPS was conceived in a small shop situated in the crowded wholesale market of Lamington Road, the hub of the Mumbai's music industry. Today, TIPS owns over 3,500 titles and has soundtrack rights to over 50 Hindi films.

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