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Which publication house owns Star News?

Last updated on: October 26, 2004 09:06 IST
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Which publishing group owns Star News?
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1. Which publishing group owns Star News?
a) IndiaToday
b) Outlook
c) ABP

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! The correct answer is ABP.
In September 2003, Rupert Murdoch's Star TV chose ABP, the Kolkata-based publishing firm, as its partner for its news operation in India. Anand Bazar Publications Groupnow has a majority stake of 74 per cent. The joint venture in Media Content and Communication Services, which is in compliance with revised government guidelines, will have Star taking a 26 per cent stake in the augmented paid-up equity share capital.
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In September 2003, Rupert Murdoch's Star TV chose ABP, the Kolkata-based publishing firm, as its partner for its news operation in India. Anand Bazar Publications Groupnow has a majority stake of 74 per cent. The joint venture in Media Content and Communication Services, which is in compliance with revised government guidelines, will have Star taking a 26 per cent stake in the augmented paid-up equity share capital.

2. US President Theodore Roosevelt was a partner of which publishing house?
a) Penguin
b) Harper-Collins
c) The New York Times Company

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Wrong! The correct answer is Penguin.
In 1884 a young Theodore Roosevelt, enamoured of publishing, joined G P Putnam's Sons as a special partner. Over the years he wrote several works published by Putnam, including Naval War of 1812 and The Winning of the West. Formed in 1996 as a result of the merger between Penguin Books USA and The Putnam Berkley Group, Penguin Group, under the stewardship of Chief Executive Officer, David Shanks, is a leading US adult and children's book publisher.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Penguin Books India is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent.
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In 1884 a young Theodore Roosevelt, enamoured of publishing, joined G P Putnam's Sons as a special partner. Over the years he wrote several works published by Putnam, including Naval War of 1812 and The Winning of the West. Formed in 1996 as a result of the merger between Penguin Books USA and The Putnam Berkley Group, Penguin Group, under the stewardship of Chief Executive Officer, David Shanks, is a leading US adult and children's book publisher.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Penguin Books India is the largest English language trade publisher in the subcontinent.

3. Which British politician also owned a publishing house?
a) Benjamin Disraeli
b) William Ewart Gladstone
c) Harold Macmillan

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Wrong! The correct answer is Harold Macmillan.
Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of Britain from 1957-63. Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel (harold's grandfather) and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Scottish Isle of Arran. Once owned by the Macmillan family it is now wholly owned by the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, a German family company.
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Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister of Britain from 1957-63. Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel (harold's grandfather) and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Scottish Isle of Arran. Once owned by the Macmillan family it is now wholly owned by the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, a German family company.

4. Who introduced the first customised publishing system?
a) McGraw-Hill
b) Oxford University Press
c) Longman

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Wrong! The correct answer is McGraw-Hill.
In 1989 McGraw-Hill introduced Primis Custom Publishing -- the first customised publishing system to allow professors to design their own textbooks.
Founder James H. McGraw, a teacher in upstate New York, began working in publishing in 1884. At the same time, co-founder John A. Hill was working as an editor at Locomotive Engineer. Over the next fifteen years, the two men pursued their separate careers specialising in technical and trade publications.
In 1899, McGraw incorporated his publications under the heading of "The McGraw Publishing Company;" in 1902, John Hill followed with "The Hill Publishing Company."
The book departments of the two publishing companies merged to form the McGraw-Hill Book Company. In 1995, McGraw-Hill unveiled a new corporate identity campaign and became The McGraw-Hill Companies.
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In 1989 McGraw-Hill introduced Primis Custom Publishing -- the first customised publishing system to allow professors to design their own textbooks.
Founder James H. McGraw, a teacher in upstate New York, began working in publishing in 1884. At the same time, co-founder John A. Hill was working as an editor at Locomotive Engineer. Over the next fifteen years, the two men pursued their separate careers specialising in technical and trade publications.
In 1899, McGraw incorporated his publications under the heading of "The McGraw Publishing Company;" in 1902, John Hill followed with "The Hill Publishing Company."
The book departments of the two publishing companies merged to form the McGraw-Hill Book Company. In 1995, McGraw-Hill unveiled a new corporate identity campaign and became The McGraw-Hill Companies.

5. Which of these is not from the DC Comics' stable?
a) Superman
b) Phantom
c) Batman

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Wrong! The correct answer is Phantom.
Beginning in 1935, DC Comics launched a brand new industry by publishing new fun comics, the very first comic book that consisted entirely of previously unpublished material. In 1938, DC made history with action comics, featuring the debut of Superman, thereby giving birth to the super hero genre. Shortly thereafter, another milestone character, Batman, was introduced in the pages of detective comics.
Phantom is published by King Features Syndicate.
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Beginning in 1935, DC Comics launched a brand new industry by publishing new fun comics, the very first comic book that consisted entirely of previously unpublished material. In 1938, DC made history with action comics, featuring the debut of Superman, thereby giving birth to the super hero genre. Shortly thereafter, another milestone character, Batman, was introduced in the pages of detective comics.
Phantom is published by King Features Syndicate.

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