8th AIMA NSMQ, Gwalior- A review

The Gwalior leg of the 8th NSMQ was held in the scenic campus of ITM biz school. Situated about 10km from the main city ITM played host to 40 teams from Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore and even Jaipur. The latter trying to play it smart on its bid to outsmart the rest of the teams by opting for Gwalior as its NSMQ destination. With only 1 point separating the team that came 2nd and the team that stood 7th in the prelims, our task to eliminate 1 team turned out to be extremely difficult. The finals had a decent mix of business, management, sports and current affairs. By the end of the first round it was clear that the fight for the Gwalior NSMQ champion will be between the boys from Jaipur and the boys from the venue host. At the end of the first round Jaipur-35, ITM- 40. This got the LNMIIT students from Jaipur a little impatient as they went for a few negatives in the second round. The pressure got to the ITM boys as well as they focussed more on trying their best to crack each and every question hurled at them instead of strategizing well and challenging others to answer the questions. The more experienced team from LNMIIT, Jaipur held on to their nerve till the end as their bid to outsmart the less experienced teams from MP proved successful when ITM couldn’t identify the athletes mentioned at the end of Paan Singh Tomar while could identify Shibulal and Kris Gopalkrishnan as the Infosys founders. Final Scores- LNMIIT- 55, ITM- 44, ITM team 2 with 12 Some questions from the quiz- 1. Known as the Well of Death, this stunt has its origins in the USA. In the stunt, a car or motorcycle is driven on a vertical wall, perpendicular to the ground, defying gravity. The stuntmen are able to perform this stunt as centrifugal forces keep the vehicle adhered to the sides of the well. How do we know this stunt in hindi? 2. Facing an acute manpower shortage, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has joined hands with which government agency to collect data from retail outlets to calculate the rural CPI (Consumer Price Index)? 3. Dewang Mehta, the former NASSCOM chief added what two words to the iconic slogan, “Roti, Kapda, Makan, ____ and _____” focussing on the needs of the emerging 21st century Indian? 4. The Winning Way by Harsha Bhogle & Anita Bhogle marries two fields that share the same set of core attributes — Management and Sports. Fittingly the foreword has been written by X and the epilogue by Y. X and Y? 5. Weighing only 275 grams, Milagrow has launched TabTop, a tablet PC it claims to be the first tablet PC for ________. TabTop can fit in most handbags and comes preloaded with over 50 applications and is available in four colours- pink, sky blue, silver and black.