Weekly Business Quiz # 247

Q1. How are the Bajaj Group and Aditya Birla Group related by marriage ?

Ans. Kushagra Bajaj, son of Shishir Bajaj of Bajaj Hindustan is married to Vasavadatta , sister of KM Birla

Q2. With which business group would you associate Jatin Mehta who has the dubious distinction of being the second biggest bank defaulter ?

Ans. Winsome Group

Q3. What is common to Boeing, Campbell Soup, General Motors, Kellogg, Proctor and Gamble, Deere, IBM and Whirlpool ?

Ans. Companies that were in the original Fortune 500 in 1955 and remain in the 2014 list too

Q4. In which product category does the E-Commerce co. Pretty Secrets operate ?

Ans. Lingerie

Q5. Who has acquired the controlling stake in the e-learning and HR software company SumTotal Systems ?

Ans. Skillsoft

Q6. Which site is the world’s second biggest professional social network after LinkedIn that is popular in France and China ?

Ans Viadeo

Q7. With which Indian company has the American apparel retailer GAP tied up to launch stores in India ?

Ans. Arvind

Q8. Why there will be significant changes in the advertisements for fairness cosmetics like Fair & Lovely here onwards ?

Ans. Advertisement standards council of India says people with dark skin should not be shown unsuccessful in any aspect of life, specially in relation to being attractive to the opposite sex, matrimony, job placement, promotions and other aspects.

Q9. Name this CEO who runs a large IT co carrying his name prides himself by saying he runs ‘ the world’s largest startup’.

Ans. Michael Dell

Q10. In what business is a ‘ Katiyabaaz’ in ?

Ans. One who steals electric power from electric poles, a phrase used in Kanpur

Q11. As per new guidelines issued by Ministry of Urban Development, what major change in streetlights will be made in the next 3 years ?

Ans. LED lights

Q 12. This Wharton School Alumnus has made a name for himself in a completely different field. Identify him.

Tarun Tahiliani

Ans. Tarun Tahiliani

Q 13. What is special about this fork which is called Hapifork ?


Ans.  It has sensors that helps monitor eating habits. It also warns.

Q 14. Identify this Economist who is expected to be appointed as the Chief Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Modi.

Arvind subramanian

Ans. Arvind Subramanian

Q 15. Where is the Lego House, which is modelled on the Lego bricks coming up ?


Ans. Billund, Denmark

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 246

 Q 1. The banks have ordered a Forensic audit on Bhushan Steel. What is forensic audit ?

Ans, Audit that collects evidence suitable for use in a court of law.

Q2. Approx what % of its 67 billion $ revenue does Google earn from advertising ?

Ans. 90 %

Q3. What niche channel is being launched by Discovery in Hindi to enter the General Entertainment Channels in India ?

Ans. Investigation Discovery- a suspense and crime channel

Q4. In which Indian City has Coca Cola started free home deliveries under its online Coke2home project ?

Ans. Ahmedabad

Q5. With which artists would you associate the creative platform Qyuki ?


Ans. AR Rahman and Shekhar Kapur

Q6. Under what brand name does CavinKare the marketer of Chik shampoo market its dairy products ?

Ans. Cavin’s

Q7. In response to PM Modi’s suggestion what has Indian Overseas Bank, TCS and Bharti decided to do as a part of their CSR initiative ?

Ans. Building toilets in rural schools

Q8. This device IBM Simon shown here celebrates 20 years. In what category was this a first ?

IBM Simon

Ans. World’s first smartphone

Q9. What was unique about the Ice bucket challenge taken by Bill Gates in aid of ALS ?

Bill Gates IBC

Ans. Designing and building a contraption himself to pour the ice water

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 245

Q 1. TRAI proposes to charge OTT services like Whatsapp, Viber etc as it is causing revenue loss. What is the full form of OTT ?
Ans. Over the Top

Q 2. IIM Bangalore is the first Indian B School to launch free MOOC. in which platform will they be available ?
Ans. EdX

Q3. Name this Mumbai based software and communications cos a high flier in 2011 with Mundu app, but now has a winding up order bcoz of defaults
Ans. Geodesic 

Q4. Which company has been rated as India’s most admired company in a Hay Group survey for Fortune India ?
Ans. ITC Limited

Q5. Who tweeted “We should look at building Jhakaas (awesome),not Jugaad (make-do) for building #WorldClassFromIndia” ?
Ans. Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys

Q6. What is common to Blockbuster, Borders, Circuit City, CompUSA ?
Ans. Bankrupt brick and mortar retailers of US

Q7. What is Omnichannel banking ?
Ans, A seamless customer experience across different banking channels like phone, tablet, Net, ATM, branch etc

Q8. Vistara Airlines is going to be flying in the Indian skies soon. Who are the people behind it ?

Ans. Tata and Singapore Airlines 

Q9. Which group now owns the Barista coffee chain ?
Ans. Lavazza has sold it to Carnation Group

Q 10. Yale is in the news in connection with the Union HRD Minister. Yale is also a popular brand name. In which products category would you find this logo ?


Ans. Locks and security equipment

Q 11. Identify the logo and tell why this company is in the news lately.


Ans. Bhushan Steel, in a bribing case the Vice Chairman has been arrested

Q 12. A British designer has built a luxury alarm clock, shown here. What is special about it ?


Ans. An alarm clock that delivers coffee

Q 13. The Model shown here is Kapil Sharma. Name the advertiser.


Ans. Olx.in

- compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


Weekly Business Quiz # 244

Q 1. In which product category is Gurkha Black Dragon the most expensive brand selling for $ 1,150 a piece ?
Ans. Cigar

Q 2. FM Arun Jaitley announced the formation of a new company 3PIndia in the budget. What does 3P stand for ?

Ans. Public Private Partnership

Q 3. In which country has the public sector co ICVL acquired coal mines from Rio Tinto ?
Ans. Mozambique

Q 4. Nomophobia is addiction for what ?
Ans. Fear of being out of mobile phone contact

Q 5. Identify this management thinker/ author who is considered to be the pioneer in the study of Leadership. He taught at many universities including IIM C. He passed away recently. RIP.


Ans. Warren Bennis

Q 6. Name this lady who has taken over as the first ever woman DG of Doordarshan recently



Ans. Vijaylaxmi Chhabra

-Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan.

Weekly Business Quiz # 243

Q 1. Which family owns the Pune based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India ?
Ans. Poonawalla

Q2. Why have Lego blocks been found in the shores of beaches in England over the last decade ?

lego 3

Ans. 17 years ago, on February 13, 1997, a ship called the Tokyo Express was enroute to New York when it was hit by a massive wave. The impact of the wave dashing against the ship was such that it washed 62 containers overboard. And around 5 million Lego pieces fell into the sea. Over the years, washed up Lego pieces have been found regularly on the shores of Cornwall in England and some other beached nearby.
Surprisingly most of the Lego pieces that the Tokyo Express lost to the sea were sea themed- lego octopuses, sea grasses, scuba diving apparatus, and even dragons

Q3. What kind of disorder is textaphrenia ?

Ans. An illusion of having received a text message, even when there is none. Constant checking of smart phones for fresh messages

Q4. In fashion speak, what is ‘ athleisure’ ?

Ans. Athleisure is a portmanteau of Athletics and Leisure…so it is clothing that can fit in gym as well as for casual activities

Q5. The shares of Swift Transportation , the largest truckload carrier in US, crashed 14 % because of a typical problem. What is the problem ?

Ans. Lack of drivers

Q6. ‘Jab Dard Kicks In, Dard ko Karo Kick ” is the tag line for which brand. Heavily promoted in the Salman film Kick ?

Ans. Nise gel from Dr Reddy’s Labs

Q7. Name this unique institution set up by a special act of parliament in 1956 with HQ in Mumbai, that was inspired by Gandhi’s vision of gram Swaraj. This commission has been dissolved by the Modi Govt recently in order to reconstitute it.

Ans. KVIC or Khadi Gramodyog 

Q8. Which business group will be acquiring the Hydel power businesses of Jaypee group for Rs 12,300 crore from the Gaurs ?

Ans. Reliance ADAG

Q9. Aamir, Amitabh and Shahrukh are seen wearing the jersey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League. Who is the jersey supplier ?
Pro Kabaddi
Ans. TK Sports

Q 10. This is a Bluetooth enabled smart shoe from a Hyderabad co Ducere.Name the brand.


Ans. Lechal , Hindi for Take Me Along or Let’s walk is the right answer

Q 11. Identify this banker who will soon take over as the CEO of IndiaInfoline


Ans. Rajashree Nambiar

Q 12. Identify the airline logo. Clue : in the news

Air Algerie

Ans. Air Algerie

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 242

Q 1. Name the holding co that owns the fast food chains Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s, Jack in the Box etc.

Ans. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Q 2 Who has acquired controlling stake in the Forbes Media, the publishers of Forbes magazine ?

Ans. Integrated Whale Investments, a Hong kong based Group

Q 3. Which Bollywood celebrity will be the brand ambassador for Banarasi sarees ?

Ans. Priyanka Chopra

Q 4. Why has Lufthansa and British Airways ordered their pilots to avoid flying over Ukraine ?

Ans. After the Malaysian airlines’ MH-17 crash over Ukrainian airspace

Q 5. Name this oldest paint co in South East asia which supplied paints for Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Howrah Bridge. Its Howrah plant is closing.

Ans. Shalimar Paints

Q 6. Airbnb has unveiled a new logo called ‘ the belo’. Why has it become such a talking point in social media ?

Ans.It looks like sexual organs and other parts of the human body.

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan


Weekly Business Quiz # 241

Q 1. In which country is multinational companies like Coca Cola giving an ‘environmental hardship allowance’ to attract expatriates who want to leave the country because of smog ?
Ans. China

Q 2. Connect Adidas, Budweiser, Hyundai…

Ans. Sponsors of FIFA 2014 individual awards

Q 3. Which corporate house is behind the setting up of the Ahmedabad University ?

Ans. Arvind Lalbhai group

Q4. Which is the favorite business book of both Warren Buffett and Bill Gates ?

Ans. Business Adventures by John Brooks

Q5. Jehangir Pocha, editor of NewsX TV , passed away this morning. Prior to this, he was associated as Editor of a business magazine. Name it.

Ans. Business World

Q6. Why did the Tesla boss Elon Musk say ” Ford is killing SEX ‘ ?

Ans. Because Tesla has model S and X. And they cant name their next model E as Ford will sue them if they do so as they have the same name for their car model.

Q7. In 1960s, which engg company was started by approaching the region’s farmers for investment. Even to this day big farmers around Karad own stake in it ?

Ans. Bharat Forge

Q8. Railway Minister has announced 5 new Jansadharan trains in this year’s railway budget. What is spl about these trains ?

Ans. Unreserved Superfast trains

Q 9. Which Indian corporate is at the centre of a controversy where tickets bought by it for FIFA matches were resold in the black market ?

Ans. Reliance Industries

Q 10. Identify the person on the right of Amitabh Bachchan.


Ans. VSS Mani of Just Dial

Q 11. Maelys Castela has taken over as the CEO of a major European company. Name it.


Ans. Akzo Nobel

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


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