Q 1. Which highly successful version of Windows will not be supported by Microsoft after April 8. 2014 ?
Ans. Windows XP
Q 2. Why are women’s rights organisations crying hoarse about the employment conditions for women cabin crew in gulf airlines like Qatar ?
Ans. Employment conditions regarding marriage and getting pregnant
Q3. 20 employees of which US firm were travelling by the ill fated Malaysian airlines plane ?
Ans. Freescale semiconductor
Q4. What is unique about the loan recovery firm Vasuli recovery ?
Ans. All women recovery agents
Q5. Vespa is going to launch India’s most expensive scooter Vespa 946. What is the indicative price ?
Ans. Rs 8-9 lakhs
Q6. Which retail chain conducted a contest on twitter with the hashtag#With50RupeesICanBuy that became a forum for voicing India’s problems ?
Ans. Big Bazaar
Q7. When tsunami struck Japan, developers from which Korean company went to Japan and created Line, a messaging app, in one and half months ?
Q8. Which are the only three major countries in which Google is not the number one search engine ?
Ans. Russia, China and South korea
Q9. Who will operate the Mont Blanc single brand retail stores in India ?
Q10. Which city has beaten Tokyo to become the most expensive city in the world ?
Q 11. Under what sub-brand has Cadbury’s launched a chocolate-peanut bar in competition with Snickers ?
Ans. 5 Star Chomp
Q12. Where has McDonalds put this banner ?
Ans. on the Sweden-Norway border
Q13. In which category is this brand the world leader ?
Q14. Identify this corporate honcho turned politico.
Ans. Jaidev Galla of Amara Raja Batteries
Q15. Identify this media baron and his publication.
Ans. Viveck Goenka , Indian Express ( Mumbai)
Q16. Mattel has launched an ‘average Barbie’ doll which is shorter and fatter than the original Barbie. What is its name ?
Q 17. This selfie by the Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres is the most retweeted photo ever. It was not a spontaneous picture but a part of the product placement strategy of a brand. Name it.
Ans. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Q 18. Many AP politicians have their roots in business and run businesses in parallel. Match the politician to the business group
1. Y.S.Chowdary a. Lanco
2. G.Vivekanand b. Sujana
3. T.Subbarami Reddy c. Panyam Cements
4. L.Rajagopal d. Visaka
5. SPY Reddy e. Gayatri
Ans. 1-B, 2-D, 3-E, 4 A, 5-C
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Q 1. Which co is the world’s biggest maker of screens for smartphones and tablet computers ? It counts Apple and Sony among its customers
Ans. Japan Display
Q 2. Which country’s capital city has the Nay Pie Taw airport ?
Q3. Due to the collapse of which Japanese exchage for Bitcoins have Indians lost money to the tune of Rs 100 crore ?
Ans, Mt Gox
Q4. For a special line for which brand was Lady Gaga not only the endorser but also the Creative Director ?
Q5. For which brand of apparel and other merchandise does Mandhana Industries have an exclusive franchise ?
Ans. Being Human
Q6. IITs and IISc are offering free online courses Ina newly started online course platform called NPTEL. Expand NPTEL.
Ans. National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning
Q7. Name the IAS officer who as the Executive Director of SEBI did the investigation and therefore led to the arrest of Sahara chief .
Ans. KM Abraham
Q8. Which unlikely company has designed a tamper proof smart phone where the data is totally secure ?
Q9. Which popular Indian ecommerce site is run by Jasper Infotech private ltd ?
Q 10. Google has launched a new service Oppia. What is it ?
Ans. An open source education tool
Q 11. Narendra Modi has proposed a Group of nations called ‘Sons of Sun’ where India will take a lead. What is this group supposed to do ?
Ans.Sons of Sun is a group of countries who have high solar energy potential. This group will come together to do R & D in solar power
Q 12. Arvind has tied up with Japan’s Goodhill. What will they manufacture and market in India ?
Ans. Formal suits
Q 13. Who has taken over as the new chairman of ONGC ?
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Q 1. As per the new SEBI code on corporate governance how many terms of 5 years can a independent director be on BOD ?
Ans. 2 terms of 5 years each
Q 2. NTPC stock crashed due to a recent CERC order. Expand CERC.
Ans. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
Q 3. Embibe is one of the top recruiters in IIM A campus placement this year. In what business is Embibe ?
Ans. Individualised coaching for IIT and CAT
Q4. Which company is behind India’s first Ayurveda journal ‘ Ayurveda Samvad’ ?
Ans. Dabur India Ltd
Q5. Which co has a TacOps team that swoops in and restores internet and telecommunications in disaster struck areas as a CSR work ?
Q6. Name the Canadian Indian behind the group Fetopolis which publishes many online fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Ans. Raaj Kapur Brar
Q7. Mark Zuckerberg appeared for a meeting with a VC firm in his pyjamas That firm got revenge with Whatsapp sale. Name it.
Q 8. In what business is Cloudnine a innovative startup based out of Bangalore ?
Ans. Speciaity Maternity Homes
Q9. Why Pizza Hut is being called PeeZa Hut after a recent controversy ?
Ans. An employee was found peeing in the kitchen sink
q 10. Which public sector bank has accused that the Finacle software from Infosys has led to a higher classification of NPAs in their books ?
Ans. United Bank of india
Q 11. Why did KFC not use its slogan ‘Finger lickin’ good’ in China ?
Ans. The Chinese translation became ” we will eat your fingers off ‘
Q 12 Which Indian city has recently inaugurated the world’s longest free Wi-Fi zone of 20 km ?
Q 13 .Bill Gates has invested in a San Francisco start up that is developing a Vegg..What is a Vegg ?
Ans. Vegetable Egg
Q 14. One of The founders of Whatsapp was turned down by Facebook in 2009. Now his creation has been bought by them for 19 Bn $. Name him.
Ans. Brian Acton
Q 15. In which country has a restaurant devised a pneumatic system to deliver burgers on the tables of customers at 87 mph ?
Ans. Christchurch, New Zealand
Q 16. How did DHL use TNT and UPS its rivals to deliver large packages with ‘DHL is faster’ written on it to very difficult addresses in US ?
Ans. Black packages painted with thermal activated ink were given to the rival cos. At a higher temp, DHL is faster underneath got revealed. Having accepted the packages they had to deliver. Publicity for DHL at a low cost.
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Q 1. What word has been banned in the names of private companies by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI after the recent NSEL scam ?
Q 2. By purchasing Loop mobile , in which geographical market will Airtel improve its marketshare significantly ?
Q3. Who has replaced Mukesh Ambani as the Chairperson for IIM B board of governors ?
Ans. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Q 4. Who has acquired the internet messaging company VIBER for 900 Mn $ ?
Q 5. Which country will soon implement a ban on two wheelers and three wheelers that may impact Bajaj Auto adversely ?
Q 6. Penguin the publisher of Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus” has decided to ‘pulp’ it . What is ‘pulping” ?
Ans. Destroying copies
Q7 . What is the ‘project Apollo’ launched by IBM worldwide ?
Ans. Layoff of 13000 employees
Q8. Which Indian company is running a TV /Youtube campaign with the tagline “Husbands are useless” ?
Ans. Asian Paints
Q9. This bride’s wedding attire made up of 5kg of exquisite gold jewellery has become the talk of the social media. She is the daughter of CEO of which company ?
Ans. Muthoot Finance co.
Q 10. The charm of the Titanic continues..In which city has the Titanic Beach resort come up ?
Ans. Antalya, Turkey
Q 11. Identify the founders of Snapdeal
Ans. Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal
Q 12. Sixty years ago on Feb. 6, 1954, slightly more than 1,000 people sat down in 100 different places around the world to take a test for the very first time. It was the precursor to _______ . Fill in the blank.
Ans. Graduate Management Admission Test ( GMAT)
Q 13. What is so special about the Firebrick Red M800, chassis no 2890893, that rolled off the assembly line at Maruti’s Gurgaon plant on the 23rd of January 2014, and headed all the way across to Rani Motors – a dealership in Shillong, Meghalaya.?
Ans. Last Maruti 800
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Q 1. What household chore does Bill Gates do every night ?
Ans. Doing the dishes
Q 2. What was created by the London bakery Peek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess of Russia to Duke of Edinburgh ?
Ans. Marie biscuits
Q 3. CMD of which Indian PSU has written a book titled Management by idiots ?
Ans. NTPC head Arup Roy Chaudhury
Q 4. Which two cos in the tourism and hospitality space have announced a merger in India ?
Ans. Thomas Cook India and Sterling Holiday Resorts
Q 5. On which businessman’s invitation did Tiger Woods came to play golf at Delhi ?
Ans. Pawan Munjal of Hero MotoCorp
Q6. Who has acquired the Vaio division of Sony that makes and sells PCs and Laptops ?
Ans. Japan Industrial Complex
Q7. Municipal bonds of which US state has been downgraded causing turbulence in financial mkts ?
Ans. Puerto Rico
Q8. Why are condom makers in India opposing the recent National Pharma Pricing Authority order on condom pricing ?
Ans. A price ceiling of Rs 6.50 per piece
Q9. In which 3 telecom circles is the govt auctioning the spectrum in the 900 mHz band ?
Ans. Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata
Q 10. What important piece of tax legislation did Richard Stanger write as a 28 yr old working in Jt Committee on taxation in 1977 ?
Ans. 401 (K) plan for retirement benefits
Q 11 . In 1976, during lunch time at Delhi Cloth Mills, DCM, a group of six young engineers in the office canteen were discussing their work woes at DCM’s calculator division. Despite all having jobs that paid them well, they were an unhappy lot — they wanted to do more, riding on their own gumption. They decided to quit their jobs and start a venture of their own.What company or group resulted from this .?
Ans. HCL Group
Q1.Mumbai monorail begins its commercial operations recently. Which City has the busiest monorail operations carrying 127000 passengers daily ?
Q2.In which City was the first ever motor show or auto show held anywhere in the world and in which year ?
Ans. Paris in 1898
Q3.Who has acquired the Motorola Mobility business from Google for 2.91 Bn $ ?
Q4.The same man invented heroin and aspirin in the same year. Name the inventor and the year. Via uberfacts
Ans. Felix Hoffman, 1897
Q5.Which Indian company owns the brandname Taral Gas ?
Ans. Petronet LNG
Q6.Who is the first celebrity to cross 50 million followers on Twitter ?
Ans. Katy Perry
Q7.Besides India, which emerging market economies are included in Fragile Five ?
Ans, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil and South Africa
Q8.Why did Amitabh Bachchan stop endorsing Pepsi ?
Ans. As per Amitabh he stopped it after a school girl in Rajasthan told him why he was endorsing a drink that his teacher said was poison.
Q9.As per the recent Indian Readership Survey TOI is no1 in English on readership. Overall what is its rank incl Indian language newspapers ?
Ans. No 7
Q10.This audacious businessman says his company wants to surpass both Apple and Samsung. Name him.
Ans.CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yanging
Q11.In TVC of which product would you see these actors ?
Ans. OPPO Mobiles
Q 12.Identify this management Guru.
Ans. Philip Kotler
Q 13.This Hyderabadi is all set to become the CEO of Microsoft. identify him.
Ans. Satya Nadella
Q 14.Adidas created a store like a shoe box to promote their very popular Stan Smith range of shoes. Where was this store set up ?
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Q 1. How does Google encourage its employees to volunteer in social projects ?
Ans. For every five hours of volunteering work done by Google employees, Google donates 50 $ to a charity of the employee’s choice
Q 2. Which former IIM Calcutta Professor and well known Management consultant has been awarded the Padma Bhushan ?
Ans. Mrithyunjaya Athreya
Q 3. Rajesh Saraiya has been awarded the Padma Shri today. What is his claim to fame ?
Ans. India’s first Dalit billionaire
Q4. RBI prints currency notes. Govt of India mints coins. What is the upper limit for currency denomination and coin denomination resply ?
Ans. RBI can issue currency notes upto a denomination of Rs 10,000 and GOI can issue coins upto a denomination of Rs 1000 as per the current laws
Q5. Who recently in a game of chess checkmated Bill Gates in just 9 moves ?
Ans. Magnus Carlsen
Q6. Which ad agency is behind the Congress election campaign with the headline “main nahin, hum” ?
Ans, Dentsu India
Q7. Which Indian retail co has the tagline ‘Price”Less” Fashion’ ?
Q8.What unique innovation has been made by Indian co. Ventit that is being widely talked about ?
Ans. Pizza Box
Q9.Which brand has launched new flavours imaginatively called ‘ cookie dough’ and ‘ marshmallow Krispy’ ?
Q 10. Who has acquired the low-end server business of IBM ?
Q 11. When veg prices hit the roof, which brand ran a campaign saying ” Ab chicken sabzi se bhi sasta” ?
Ans. Godrej Real Good Chicken
Q 12. RBI has announced that all currency notes issued before 2005 will go out of circulation from 31/03/2014. How do you identify such a note ?
Ans. Only notes after 2005 will have their year of printing in the back in small font size
Q 13. As per a Tholons survey of top off shoring destinations Bangalore is no 1. Mumbai has fallen from 2 to 3. Which City is in # 2 ?
Q 14. Which country has announced ambitious plans to roll out 5G telecom services by which a movie can be downloadd in a second ?
Ans. South Korea
Q 15. Which MNC will be launching Pringles chips in India soon ?
Q 16. NSE has launched interest rate futures in the bond market. What are ‘ interest rate futures’ ?
Ans. IRFs are similar to equity futures. Here the future contracts of ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ are of underlying government bonds, similar to future contracts of stocks. The minimum contract value is pegged at Rs 2 lakh and initial margin which you have to pay upfront is around three per cent. This works out to Rs 6,000.
Q 17. Which American company has launched the INDIAN motorcycle in India ?
Q 18. HSBC set up the first ATM in India. Where was it done ?
Ans. Andheri, Mumbai in 1987
Q 19. He was the third president of the union formed in 1920. During his tenure, he fought with the management to appoint more Indians in key positions. In a letter written to the then Tata Steel chairman NB Saklatvala on November 12, 1928, he said, “One of the most important problems before the company is that it lacks senior officials from India. I have no doubt that if you go ahead with your policy of Indianisation of Tata steel, you will be able to ingratiate yourself with your Indian employees, your countrymen as well as with public leaders of all shades of opinion.”
Who is he ?
Ans. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Q 20. With which chain would you associate Dr P C Reddy ?
Ans. Apollo Hospitals
Q 21. Karl Slym, MD Tata Motors, RIP. When Karl was heading GM India, he appeared in advts like this. Why did he have to appear in advts and reassure Indian buyers ?
Ans. Bankruptcy of GM, America
Q 22. This lady has been awarded a Padma Shri for her contribution in the Trade and industry category. Identify her and her company.
Ans. Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE
Q 23. Which company owns this trademark worldwide ?
Ans. The Smiley Company
Q 24. Which activist group ambushed Essar group for its mining activities in this unique way by putting a huge banner in its HQ ?
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