Yogesa Metla is the 2021 BL Cerebration Champion
Yogesa Metla, a technical consultant from Bangalore, won the 18th edition of Guidelines Cerebration 2021, one of the main corporate quiz championships in India.
After four grueling quiz rounds, Metla clinched the title in the 2021 Cerebration Grand Final on Saturday. Designed for business executives, professionals, B-school students, and MBA aspirants, Cerebration 2021 is a well-attended corporate quiz championship in the country. This year’s edition took place entirely in virtual format and more than 6,000 people took the initial test.
Quiz master Ajay Poonia made all six participants in the National Finals rack their brains with intriguing questions.
Some of the questions asked in the final included: “A mode of transportation includes a certain characteristic. While some of the reasons cited for this feature include how easy it is for people in wheelchairs to move around, to distract people from the slow mode of transportation, or to help claustrophobic people, there is no clear reason why transportation has this. functionality. What is the mode of transport and what is the characteristic? »Answer: Mirrors in the elevators.
“In 1950, mathematicians Melvin Dresher and Merrill Flood conducted an experiment at the Rand Corporation which demonstrated that a remarkable one-page article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) would not necessarily be a good one. predictor of behavior. What works by the Nobel Prize winners and Abel did the two mathematicians rely on? Answer: John Nash’s Nash equilibrium, RAND demonstrated through the prisoner’s dilemma.
Metla took home a cash prize of 75,000 as the winner. Jayakanthan R (TCS Chennai), the finalist, with a cash prize of 50,000, followed by Jameer KB (Q Collection Knowledge Solutions, Kochi) as the second finalist with a cash prize of 25,000. Shantanu Sharma (IIT-Gandhinagar), Ayush Awasthi (EY, Delhi) and Kapinjal Chowdhury (TCS, Hyderabad) were the other three contestants in the grand final.
Jameer and Sharma were both tied for third place after the final round, then a tie-breaking question decided the third place winner.
Raghuvir Srinivasan, Editor-in-Chief, Activity area; Suresh Balakrishna, Director of Revenue, The Hindu Group: Shri Nitesh Ranjan, Executive Director of Union Bank of India; Vidhu Shekhar, Country Head – India CFA Institute; and Ajay Kumar KG, Global Marketing Manager at ManageEngine, spoke at the Grand Finale event.
Union Bank of India was the title sponsor of the Cerebration 2021 quiz, which was fed by the CFA Institute in association with ManageEngine and BSE IPF.