The world of social entrepreneurship in India is complex and fascinating, with its own remarkable subcultures, personalities and organisations. Where there is fascinating complexity, there is a quiz. The Action for India Quiz pits four-member teams against each other, first in a preliminary round and then in a six-team final, testing their knowledge of the field. This is no dreary academic exam. Using a mix of visuals, audios and videos, quizmasters from the Quiz
Foundation of India (Chennai) have set a quiz packed with interesting, accessible questions. Meet your team members on site, network, and bend your mind around the Action for India Quiz.
1. Which organization launched the Global Impact Awards in 2012 in order to encourage non-profits to utilise technology to make the world a better place and transform people’s lives for the better?
2. Satyanarayan Gangaram was born in 1942 in Titlagarh, Orissa. He completed his Masters degree in Physics in India before moving to the US where he did his Masters in Electrical Engineering. When vacationing in India in the early 1980s, after facing a situation where it took him several hours to place a phone call to the United States he went about working on revolutionizing the Telecom sector in India. Identify this Padma Bhushan awardee.
3. In the early 1980s, while working with McKinsey, Bill Drayton established an organization that shares its name with that of an Emperor who ruled major parts of the Indian subcontinent in the 3rd Century BC. Identify this organization, a pioneer in the field of Social Entreprenurship.
4. Chaudhary Brahm Prakash is the youngest, having been elected to a certain post in 1952. An ex-employee of Tata Steel, also the founder of a movement called ‘Parivartan’ became the second youngest to be elected to the same post in 2013. Who?