Weekly Business Quiz # 228

Q 1 With which co would you associate Kalimati investments ?
Ans. Tata Steel 

Q 2. Which two cement cos globally are going.to merge to create the largest cement co in world ?
Ans. Holcim and Lafarge 

Q3. Who will become the second largest shareholder in Sun Pharma after the Sun-Ranbaxy deal ?
Ans. Daiichi Sankyo

Q4. Which logistics company has prescribed its drivers not to turn left as a company policy to save fuel and accidents ?
Ans. UPS

Q5.In which stock exchange is HomeShop 18 about to launch an IPO ?

Q6. Among IIMs A, B and C , only one of them is going to raise the fees this year. Which IIM ?
Ans. IIM C

Q7. Exposure by Michael Woodward is an expose of scandals in which Japanese company ?
Ans. Olympus

Q8. Which company has trademarked the phrase “with friends” and has used other companies over the use of it ?
Ans. Zynga

Q9. From April 3, USA has a new atomic clock that is the official time and frequency standard for the country. What is the name of the clock ?
Ans. NIST-F2

Q 10. After Satya Nadella took over, Microsoft has announced that Windows OS will be given free for devices below a certain screen size. What size ?
Ans, Less than 9 inches

Q 11. After PwC acquired Booz and Co, what is its new name ?
Ans. Strategy&

Q 12. What is the name of the virtual assistant which is included in the Microsoft Windows Mobile 8.1 ?
Ans. Cortana

Q 13. RBI has granted two companies banking licences. Name them.
Ans. IDFC and Bandhan Financial Services

Q 14. Identify the logo and the product category in which it’s a market leader.


Ans. Almonard , Industrial fans

Q 15. Independent India’s first voter Shyam Sharan Negi  is featured in a TVC. Name the advertiser


Ans. Google

Q 16. Identify this new device launched by Amazon.


Ans. Amazon dash. a device which can be used to place order on Amazon Fresh grocery store by waving the device on to the item’s code or by voice recording.

Q 17. Who is the Indian partner of this co in the health insurance business ?


Ans. TTK Healthcare


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Weekly Business Quiz # 227

Q 1. Which Bollywood actor turned MP is the new face of GoDaddy ?
Ans. Mithun Chakraborty

Q 2. Who or what is a “Yummy”, a new phenotype being used by marketers ?
Ans. Young Urban Male

Q 3. “Just as genes propagate in the gene pool so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain.” Who coined the word “meme”?
Ans. Richard Dawkins

Q4. Which politician/minister asked Pepsi to add Lehar prefix to Pepsi when they launched it in India 25 years ago ?
Ans. Sharad Yadav 

Q5. HourlyNerd is making a consulting business out of renting McKinsey Moms. Who are McKinsey Moms ?
Ans. McKinsey Moms are former McKinsey employees who left McKinsey to raise a family

Q6. What is the new name for Infotech Enterprises Ltd ?
Ans. Cyient Limited

Q7. Why has Narayana Murthy refused to campaign for his former colleagues Nandan Nilekani and V Balakrishnan ?
Ans. He is an apolitical person and as Chairman Infosys has to work with whichever party is in govt

Q8. Who has created a video which has gone viral using real life Ronald McDonalds to endorse their breakfasts ?
Ans. Taco Bell

Q9. What Google product created by Paul Buchheit was launched 10 years ago on Apr 1 and was thought to be a April Fool day hoax ?
Ans. Gmail


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Weekly Business Quiz # 226

Q 1. The Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was a Red-Eye flight. What is a Red- Eye flight ?

Ans. The flight which departs late in the night and reaches early morning. This causes sleep deprivation hence red-eye.

Q 2. South Korean Tourism was promoted as ‘ The Land of the Morning Calm”. What is its new tagline ?

Ans. Dynamic Korea

Q3. Who is making a film on “Manjunath” the IIM graduate who got killed for speaking against corruption ? The film releases April 25

Ans. Sandeep Vohra

Q 4. Why has Mukesh Ambani’s luxury jet been grounded by DGCA in Delhi airport ?

Ans. Innumerable safety lapses and pilot not carrying licence.

Q5. What does AQUATM launched in Mankhurd , Mumbai vend ?

Ans. Water at Rs 1 per litre

Q6. Connect Littlewoods, Woolworths and now TESCO to an Indian group

Ans. Tata’s retail partners

Q7. Who will be managing the CPSE ETF created by Govt of India for disinvestment of select PSU stocks ?

Ans. Goldman Sachs

Q8. What is the name of the model launched by Nissan to compte with Alto and Eon in India ?

Ans. Datsun Go

Q9. Which Indian airline has been.issued a.notice by DGCA for its in flight Holi celebrations ?

Ans. SpiceJet 

Q 10.  “I start with architecture, and Mark starts with products, and Steve Jobs started with aesthetics.” Who is I here ?

Ans. Bill Gates

Q 11. What will be the OS from Google that will power the smart watch Moto 360 and LG G ?

Ans. Android Wear

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Weekly Business Quiz # 225

Q 1. Which cricketer has been roped in by Ramaraj shirts to promote their white shirts in the North Indian market ?

Ans. R Ashwin 

Q 2. Under which brand name does Pidilite industries market Gulaal during Holi ?

Ans. Rangeela

Q 3. Who is the sponsor for the NDTV Prime TV channel ?

Ans. Micromax

Q 4. Telecom regulators in Holland are allowing Network-agnostic SIM cards. What does it mean ?

Ans. A SIM card that could be programmed on the fly to register to any network

Q 5. Which brand owns the site zindagi mili dobara dot com ?

Ans. Head and Shoulders

Q 6. Mercedes has reduced the price of its S Class in India by a whopping 21 lakhs. What is its new price ?

Ans. Rs 1.36 crore

Q7. How did the toy brand Lego get its name ?

Ans. From the Danish phrase Leg Godt, meaning Play Well.

Q8. The first commercial cellphone Motorola Dynatac went for sale on March 13, 1984. What was its price then ?

Ans. 4000 $

Q9. Identify the logo.


Ans. Reebok’s new “delta’ logo

Q 10. Identify this scientist.


Ans. Tim Berner Lee, the man who created www

Q 11. This is a traditional design now taken by Paul Smith and priced at 300 £. What is the traditional design called ?


Ans. Peshawari chappal

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Weekly Business Quiz # 224

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 ?
Ans. Naver

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 ?

Ans. Titan 

Q10. Which city has beaten Tokyo to become the most expensive city in the world ?

Ans. Singapore

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 ?


Ans. Bananas

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 ?


Ans. Lammily

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 


- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 223

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 ?
Ans. Myanmar

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 ?
Ans. Polaroid

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 ?

Ans. Boeing

Q9. Which popular Indian ecommerce site is run by Jasper Infotech private ltd ?

Ans. Snapdeal

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 ?
Ans. D.K.Saraff

- Compiled by G.Mohan Follow on Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 222

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 ?

Ans. Cisco

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.

Ans.Sequoia Capital 

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 ?

Ans. Patna

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.

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


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