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Who is the official time keeper of Beijing Olympics?

Last updated on: October 27, 2004 09:34 IST
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Who is the official time keeper of Beijing Olympics?
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1. Who is the official time keeper of Beijing Olympics?
a) Seiko
b) Casio
c) Omega

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Wrong! The correct answer is Omega.
Omega Ltd will be responsible for the timing and scoring systems and services, as well as the on-venue results management, at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Omega recently unveiled a special "countdown" clock in the famous Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The clock will count down the time remaining until August 8, 2008 - when the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will open in Beijing. In 1964 and 2002, Seiko served as the official timer of Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan and Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
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Omega Ltd will be responsible for the timing and scoring systems and services, as well as the on-venue results management, at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Omega recently unveiled a special "countdown" clock in the famous Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The clock will count down the time remaining until August 8, 2008 - when the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will open in Beijing.
In 1964 and 2002, Seiko served as the official timer of Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan and Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

2. Who introduced the world's first quartz alarm clock?
a) Swatch
b) Seiko
c) Rado

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Wrong! The correct answer is Seiko.
In 1976 Seiko introduced the world's first quartz alarm clock. Seiko Corp was established in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori of K Hattori & Co. In 1913, Seiko became the first Japanese company to start producing wrist watches. In 1924, the Seiko brand was used on watches for the first time.
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In 1976 Seiko introduced the world's first quartz alarm clock. Seiko Corp was established in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori of K Hattori & Co. In 1913, Seiko became the first Japanese company to start producing wrist watches. In 1924, the Seiko brand was used on watches for the first time.

3. Titan is a joint venture between...
a) Tata Group and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corp
b) Tata Group and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corp
c) Tata Group and Gujarat Industrial Development Corp

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Wrong! The correct answer is Tata Group and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corp.
Titan Industries Limited is a joint venture of the Tata Group and The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation. Its business activities cover watches, clocks and jewellery.
Titan Industries also makes and markets a very attractive range of decorative table clocks incorporating both classical and contemporary designs, including some ethnic styles. The company employs around 3,700 personnel. The main manufacturing plants are located at Hosur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
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Titan Industries Limited is a joint venture of the Tata Group and The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation. Its business activities cover watches, clocks and jewellery.
Titan Industries also makes and markets a very attractive range of decorative table clocks incorporating both classical and contemporary designs, including some ethnic styles. The company employs around 3,700 personnel. The main manufacturing plants are located at Hosur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

4. The Swatch group was formed through the merger of...
a) 2 companies
b) 5 companies
c) Neither

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Wrong! The correct answer is 2 companies.
The group was founded in 1983 through the merging of the two Swiss watch manufacturers ASUAG and SSIH. The Swatch Group adopted its present name in 1998 (since 1986 it had been called SMH Swiss Corporation for Microelectronics and Watchmaking Industries Ltd).
The Swatch Group offers watches in all price and market categories: Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet-Droz, Glashütte-Original/Union, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines and Rado in the luxury, prestige and the top range segment
Tissot, Calvin Klein, Certina, Mido, Hamilton and Pierre Balmain in the middle segment Swatch and Flik Flak in the basic segment, and
Endura produces "private label" watches whose prices vary according to the customer's wishes
The Swatch Group is also active in the field of telecommunications and the automobile sector as well as in the service sector.
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The group was founded in 1983 through the merging of the two Swiss watch manufacturers ASUAG and SSIH. The Swatch Group adopted its present name in 1998 (since 1986 it had been called SMH Swiss Corporation for Microelectronics and Watchmaking Industries Ltd).
The Swatch Group offers watches in all price and market categories: Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet-Droz, Glashütte-Original/Union, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines and Rado in the luxury, prestige and the top range segment
Tissot, Calvin Klein, Certina, Mido, Hamilton and Pierre Balmain in the middle segment Swatch and Flik Flak in the basic segment, and
Endura produces "private label" watches whose prices vary according to the customer's wishes
The Swatch Group is also active in the field of telecommunications and the automobile sector as well as in the service sector.

5. Which FMCG major is also famous for the world's largest clock?
a) Unilever
b) Revlon
c) Colgate

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Wrong! The correct answer is Colgate.
Colgate Clock, the world's largest, which looks out over the Hudson River, in Jersey City, has a face 50 feet in diameter, and a minute hand 23 feet long weighing 2,200 pounds.
The company was founded by William Colgate as a starch, soap, and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City. The first Colgate Clock, its face measuring 37 1/2 feet in diameter and covering an area of 1,104 square feet, was installed on the roof of one of the Jersey City factory buildings.
The first Colgate Clock was moved to the company's new factory at Jeffersonville and a new clock, the face 50 feet in diameter, was put in its place on the Jersey City building.
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Colgate Clock, the world's largest, which looks out over the Hudson River, in Jersey City, has a face 50 feet in diameter, and a minute hand 23 feet long weighing 2,200 pounds.
The company was founded by William Colgate as a starch, soap, and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City. The first Colgate Clock, its face measuring 37 1/2 feet in diameter and covering an area of 1,104 square feet, was installed on the roof of one of the Jersey City factory buildings.
The first Colgate Clock was moved to the company's new factory at Jeffersonville and a new clock, the face 50 feet in diameter, was put in its place on the Jersey City building.

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