National Final of Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2010 - Savoir Fair Media win

Mr. Rajiv D'Silva and Mr. Harshavardhan Bhatkuly from Savoir Fair Media showcased enthusiasm and exceptional teamwork leading to their astounding victory in the non-Tata track - In the Tata track Mr. Aniruddha Dutta and Mr. M. Suresh Kumar from TCS emerged victorious after a tough fight with 7 teams from various Tata companies - In both categories, winners were awarded the National Champions trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 4 lakhs

New Delhi, Delhi, October 13, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire/ -- The Grand National finale of India's largest and highest rated business quiz, Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2010 conducted separately for Tata and non-Tata corporates, was held on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at the Crystal Room of Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

In what turned out to be brilliant combination of battle of wits and logical thinking, in the non-Tata track, the team of Mr.RajivD'Silva and Mr.Harshavardhan Bhatkuly from Savoir Fair Media defeated the rest, racing ahead with their speedy responses and sharp reasoning skills. They were crowned the National Champions of the Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2010.

The atmosphere was electrifying as the quiz became fast paced with participants being asked a plethora of tricky questions from under the broad umbrella of 'business'. The quiz was hosted by ace quizmaster Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam a.k.a. Pickbrain, who challenged and kept both the audience and participants on their toes throughout the event.

Thrilled with their win, the National Champions Mr.RajivD'Silva and Mr.Harshavardhan Bhatkuly from Savoir Fair Media said, "It's a great opportunity for us to be part of the Tata Crucible Business Quiz. We have enjoyed the crucible and learnt a lot from Mr.Giri's different quizzing style. We are looking forward to participate in the future as well"

The 7th edition of the Tata Crucible Business Quiz, spread across two months, witnessed strong participation with over 1000 teams contesting in non-Tata track, held across 18 cities. Some of the regional winners of Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2010 included prestigious corporates like Marico Industries, Bhillai Steel Plant, NTPC, ITC, even a team from the Armed Force Medical Services among others.

Felicitating the national winners Mr. Ramodorai, Vice Chairman, TCS said, "I'm extremely proud to be the part of the Tata Crucible Business quiz today and witness the young talent who were fighting for the National Championship. Congratulation to the winners and thanks to Tata Sons to invite me for the event"

In the Tata track held for participants from Tata companies, the team comprising Mr.RajivD'Silva and Mr.Harshavardhan Bhatkuly from Savoir Fair Media emerged victorious and received the Tata Crucible trophy and cash prize of Rs. 4 lakhs. Nearly 300 teams participated in the Tata track held across 8 cities namely Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow and Pune

In addition to the ground quiz, there is also an exciting Tata Crucible Online Contest wherein participants win fabulous prizes each week. For more details and to participate in the online contest, visit www.tatacrucible.com

'Tata Crucible Quiz' seeks to bring together sharpest young minds in India to take on the heat of the toughest business quiz in India. Youth is a key audience cluster which the Tata group is focusing its communication at and Tata Crucible is one of the key initiatives towards this engagement. Tata Crucible was started as a key initiative in 2004, and was successful in generating a huge response in the very first year itself. It has now become an annual event. In a commissioned research, Tata Crucible Campus Quiz has been judged highest rated ground quiz by the students of participating colleges.

The Tata Crucible Business Quiz is a team-based contest (2 participants per team) and is held separately for Tata companies, Non-Tata Corporates and for Campus students. Six editions each of Corporate Crucible and Campus Crucible have been held successfully so far. The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz made its international foray with the Singapore edition in 2007. Till date, 3 editions of the quiz have been held in Singapore and 2 editions in the UK. As an added attraction to the finale of the quiz, for the first time in 2009 a grand international final was held wherein the winners and runners-up from the Indian edition as well as those from the Singapore and UK editions of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz competed with each other for the Tata Crucible International Championship.

Tata companies operate in seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. They are, by and large, based in India and have significant international operations. The total revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $70.8 billion (around Rs325, 334 crore) in 2008-09, with 64.7 per cent of this coming from business outside India, and they employ around 360,000 people worldwide. The Tata name has been respected in India for 140 years for its adherence to strong values and business ethics. Every Tata company or enterprise operates independently. Each of these companies has its own board of directors and shareholders, to whom it is answerable. There are 28 publicly listed Tata enterprises and they have a combined market capitalization of some $60 billion, and a shareholder base of 3.5 million. The major Tata companies are Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Indian Hotels and Tata Communications.