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Rohan Khanna and Aditya Gadre, Deloitte and Amit Singh Rawat and Ravi Handa, Handa Education Services Limited top the Delhi Zonal finals to enter National Finals of ‘Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017’

•The winning teams from Delhi Zonal finals (Zone 1) will compete with top two teams from three zones at the National Finals in Mumbai on October 15

•Sakshi Dhanekar and Priyanka Dwivedi from IIT Delhi and Himanshi Jindal, Monal Saini and Nitin Sharma from Tata Communications were the Tata Crucible Hackathon 2017 Delhi Winners

New Delhi, October 12, 2017: Rohan Khanna and Aditya Gadre, Deloitte and Amit Singh Rawat and Ravi Handa, Handa Education Services Limited, were declared as the top two teams at the Delhi Zonal (Zone 1) Finals of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017. They will now compete with top two teams of the other three zones in the national finals, scheduled to be held in Mumbai on October 15, 2017. The regional winners from over five teams across five cities, represented by Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Deloitte and Handa Education Services Limited competed at the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 Delhi Zonal Finals this year.

For the first time in the history of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz the winners of the Delhi Zonal round crossed the marking of hundred and touched thousands in terms of scores. The national capital truly lived up to the expectation with remarkable quizzing in the regional and zonal rounds respectively.

The Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 format is based on the concept of ‘Real Time Strategy’ with an aim to create a simulation of the fast-paced environment, we all operate in. The format revolves around contemporary gaming concepts and invigorating set of rounds where decision making and strategy are the key to winning the coveted title.

Renowned quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam, popularly known as ‘Pickbrain’, brought to life the competition in his unique and quirky style of quizzing. (Watch what happens when Tata Crucible enthusiasts catch the Quizmaster:

The Delhi Regional Finals preceded the Zonal Finals where Cherian P. Varghese and Deepak Taneja from Indian Oil Corporation Limited were the Delhi Regional winners while the runners-up were A.S. Thomas and Teo Thomas from Geo Transport. The other teams that competed in the Regional Finals were Sukhwinder Singh and Srivas.MK from HCL, Shivdas and Vibhor from Ola Cabs, Pankaj Jain and Abhinav Kishore from Royal Bank of Scotland and Pankaj Jain and Abhinav Kishore from NTPC.

The National winners of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2017 will receive prize money of Rs 5 lakhs* along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy. The prizes for this year’s quiz are supported by Tata Motors and the Jaago Re campaign by Tata Global Beverages.

Introducing Tata Crucible Hackathon 

Tata Crucible broadened its horizon this year and added another platform in its fold, namely the ‘Tata Crucible Hackathon’. With Group Technology and Innovation Office of the Tata group as the content partner, the Tata Crucible Hackathon invited full-time working professionals from any organisation, to come up with ideas to solve the most intriguing challenges ranging from industrial processes to road safety related issues.

Commenting on the launch of Tata Crucible Hackathon, Mr. Atul Agrawal, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tata Services, said, “Pioneering with innovation is a driving force within the Tata group. For years, the Tata group has been pushing the boundaries with its innovative solutions for problems cutting across sectors. We are delighted to add the platform of Tata Crucible Hackathon which will challenge talented professionals to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the identified challenges and look forward to exciting ideas.”

The winners of Tata Crucible Hackathon 2017 from Delhi were Sakshi Dhanekar and Priyanka Dwivedi from Team Microelectronics Care of IIT Delhi who received a cash prize of Rs. 25000. The second winning team Himanshi Jindal, Monal Saini and Nitin Sharma from Team L’ Avant Garde of Tata Communications received a cash prize of Rs. 15000. The winning team presented solution to the challenge ‘The Intoxication Detection’ and the second winning team presented solution to the challenge ‘The Heat Energy Recycling’. 

The Tata Crucible Hackathon 2017 had two phases. The preliminary round was an online submission round where registered teams were required to submit their solution(s) for the identified challenges. For the preliminary round, teams could contribute to all four challenges but each team could submit only one solution per challenge. 

The challenges identified for the maiden edition are: 

•Say no to underground crackers: to eliminate use of explosives in mining

•The heat energy recycling: how to utilise heat energy wasted in industries

•The third wheel of safety: to establish unique safety measures for two wheelers

•The intoxication detection: develop a completely automated way to detect alcohol

The hackathon is divided into four zonal events, the third of which was held on Sunday in Delhi. At the zonal finals, the top teams were announced and asked to present their solutions to a panel of jury. Tata Crucible Hackathon is held in the following cities respectively, in Kolkata on 7th October 2017, in Delhi on 8th October 2017 and in Mumbai on 14th October 2017. 

The other solutions for the challenges came from: 

Naveen Sharma from Team Quay Intech for the challenge ‘The Third Wheel of Safety’

Shruti Agarwal, V Satish, Soumya Saxena, Aparajita Agarwal and Apoorv    Shukla respectively from Team Steel for the challenge ‘Say No To Underground Crackers’

Gaurav Singh and Prashant Kumar respectively from team Ignited Minds for the challenge ‘The Intoxication Detection’

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About Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz:

'Tata Crucible - The Corporate Quiz' seeks to bring together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of the country’s largest business quiz. Youth is a key audience cluster which the Tata group is focusing its communication at and Tata Crucible is a key knowledge initiative towards this engagement. Started in 2004, it has now become an eagerly anticipated annual event. In a commissioned research amongst the participants, Tata Crucible Quiz has been judged the highest rated ground quiz. The Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz is a team based contest (Two participants per team)

About Tata group:

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust'. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture. In 2016-17, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $100.39 billion. These companies collectively employ over 695,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $130.13 billion (as on March 31, 2017). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.