IIFT 2017 Question Paper


Read the paragraphs carefully and identify the factual mistakes.

Question 1

News Item Dated 22 Jan 2017: Saina Nehwal's Triumph at Malaysia Masters Final

Days after recovering from knee injury during Rio Olympics, Saina Nehwal is back with a bang as this Indian badminton ace thrashes Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand by 22-20 and 22-20, thereby claiming the Malaysia Masters Grand title.

Quashing the air about her ability to win titles, the world No 10 Nehwal clinched her first Masters within five months since knee injury. Nehwal had to undergo surgery after an early exit from the Rio Olympics where her fellow citizen PV Sindhu created history by claiming the first silver medal for Indian badminton.

Silencing the critiques, Saina returned to action within a quarter of her surgery setback. Once the absolute queen of Indian badminton, she faced early exits and missed the qualification mark for Sharjah World Super Series Finals. Also, she lost to Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League. However, Malaysia Masters Grand title has been her winning start to 2017.

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Question 2

News Item dated, April 2017: West Bengal Won the Santosh Trophy

West Bengal won the Santosh Trophy forthe 32nd time aftera 1-0 winoverGoa, extending their domination in the premier domestic football tournament. Playing in front of a vociferous home crowd, five-time winners Goa tried their best and controlled the match, but ran out of steam in the extratime.The hosts had their chances to score but the rival keeper pulled off some great saves. West Bengal, thus, ended a six-year wait having last won the title in 2011. Goa last won it in 2010. Goa. who had‚Äėhostedthe tournament thrice, lost to West Bengal in the semi-final in 1972 and the final in 1996, while winning against Kemla in 1990.

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Question 3

‚ÄėSoulmate" is a famous Indian music band: Identify the genre of music for which they are famous. Also, name the place from where the music band comes from.

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Question 4

XYZ is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily Newspaper founded in 1875 and published simultaneously in various cities of India. It is a direct descendant of two newspapers, The Englishman (1821) and The Friend of India (1818) which later merged with XYZ. It was managed by a British corporate group until it transferred ownership to the Tata Group, with JRd: Tata as Chairman in the mid-1960s. It is currently owned by Nachikcta Publications, Kolkata. Identify XYZ out of the following:

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Question 5

Which London-based Group founded in mid-1910, started out as a moneylender before expanding the business to include imports of dried fruit, jute, textiles and tea. The business grew steadily under the Iate Shah of Iran as they were having large presence in Iran and continued to flourish even after Islamic Revolution forced it to move to Europe. It is now a multi billion-dollar energy, transport, media and agriculture conglomerate. The company had been in a bidding war to acquire the Express News papers group,and was one of several bidders for Go Fly, British Airways’ low-cost airline. This famous conglomerate has a large presence in India also. Identify the Group.

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Question 6

Match the companies with their CEOs of Indian origin (either in the past or present).

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Question 7

Choose the odd match from the following Fortune 500 Companies with their respective sector/ industry and headquarters:

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Question 8

Match the name of the famous conglomerate I company with its particular tagline:

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Question 9

Method to safeguard against losses due to currency fluctuations is popularly known as:

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Question 10

Which of the following is not correct about Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)?

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