Weekly Business Quiz # 286

Q1. In which category would you include the brands Soylent, Schmilk , Schmolyent etc ?

Ans. Protein powders that can be mixed with water to make a drink.

Q2. Renault launched a compact SUV / hatchback recently. What is the model called ?

Ans. Kwid

Q3.Tadashi Tanai founded it at Hiroshima , Japan in the mid 1980s as a unisex clothing company. Novak Djokovic endorses it. Name the brand.

Ans. Uniqlo

Q4.Who owns the sub brand “Wiki “that sells cool bags of various shapes and colours ?

Ans. Wildcraft

Q5. To which country does Big Cola a brand which has 8% market share in Maharashtra originally from ?

Ans. Peru

Q6. For 7 years in a row Mukesh Ambani’s salary has been stagnant. What is the amount ?

Ans. Rs 15 crore only

Q7. Why is Nestle withdrawing Maggi packets from across the country ?

Ans. Higher than prescribed presence of MSG and Lead in the noodles

Q8. Identify the advertiser featuring Waheeda Rahman


Ans. Cadbury Dairy Milk

Q9. Identify this businessman. Why is he in the news ?


Ans. A. Vellayyan, Chairman of Murugappa Group..Charged by SEBI for insider trading

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 285

Q1. Recently a particular number plate for a car received the highest bid in UK of £ 233,000. It has an Indian connection. What was the number ?

Ans. KR 15 HNA is the right answer

Q2. Who is likely to be interim chairman of Infosys after KV Kamath steps down to take up BRICS Bank responsibility ?

Ans. R. Seshasayee

Q3. In economists circle what is the popular quip for the acronym of International Monetary Fund given their type of recommendations ?

Ans. It’s Mostly Fiscal

Q4.As the share of cement in the overall house construction expenditure, what is Ultratech trying it reposition itself as ?

Ans. Building solutions provider

Q5. With which brand would you associate the tagline ” where do you want to go ‘ ?

Ans. VIP Luggage

Q6. As per the Supreme Court, photos of only 3 persons can be shown in govt ads. Who are the three ?

Ans. President, PM and Chief Justice Of India

Q7. What unusual act of generosity has Housing dot com founder Rahul Yadav shown recently ?

Ans. Gifted all his shares worth Rs 200 crore to his employees

Q8. With whom has Tag Heuer the swiss watch tied up with in order to counter Apple Watch with its own Smart watch ?

Ans. Google and Intel

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 284

Q 1.With which celebrity guru would you associate Patanjali brand of FMCG products and Divya brand of ayurvedic medicines ?

Ans. Baba Ramdev

Q 2, Why is there likely to be a change in the Chairman of Infosys soon ?

Ans. K V Kamath will soon takeover as CEO of BRICS Bank

Q3. Which Chinese company brought six thousand of its employees to France on a company paid holiday and even created a Guinness record ?

Ans. Tiens

Q4. Which Indian co is listed 7th in the world’s top 10 consumer finance firms compiled by Forbes ?


Q5. Which celebrity couple acquired the controlling stake in loss making Hindustan Safety Glass Ltd ?

Ans. Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

Q6. Which celebrity owns The Honest Company that sells non toxic baby products ?

Ans. Jessica Alba

Q7. With which brand would you associate Unicharm which has become No. 2 in its category of FMCG in India ?

Ans. Mamy Poco pants

Q8.Why did the Mandhana Industries stock crash yesterday after the Salman Khan verdict ?

Ans. Being Human the brand endorsed by Salman Khan

Q9. Leslie Wexner is the longest serving CEO of any S &P 500 company. Name the company .

Ans. L Brands owner of Victoria’s Secret

Q 10. Narayana Murthy of Infosys was a former communist. Which party is he likely to support in the UK elections as his son in law is contesting ?

Ans. Conservative Party..His son-in-law Rishi Sunak got elected as a Conservative MP.

Q 11. McDonalds has introduced a new character in their ads. What is his name ?

Ans. Hamburglar

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 283

Q 1 Name this legendary value investor from India who died in a road accident in US where he had gone to attend the Berkshire Hathaway AGM.

Ans. Parag Parikh

Q2.Dave Goldberg the CEO of SurveyMonkey died suddenly in Mexico. Who is his famous wife ?

Ans. Sheryl Sandberg , COO of Facebook

Q3.Elon Musk of Tesla recently launched a breakthrough product. What is the product and what is it called ?

tesla pw

Ans. Powerwall – a wall mounted battery

Q4.What messy problem is this new bag design from McD trying to solve ?


Ans. Bagtray – a bag that is also a tray, solving the problem of serving in take away

Q5.In the Future Retail Bharti retail merger who us acquiring whom ?

Ans. Future is acquiring Bharti Retail in an all-stock deal

Q6.The JNUURM has been tweaked and renamed as AMRUT. Expand AMRUT

Ans.Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation

Q7.Which anonymous social networking app founded one year ago by David Byttow has decided to close down ?

Ans. Secret

-Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 282

Q 1. Which IT company started life as Sogeti in the year 1967 in France ?

Ans. Cap Gemini

Q 2. What innovative recharge option has been introduced by Tata Sky ?

Ans. Daily recharge for Rs 8

Q3. Which journalist/foodie is behind the restaurant reservation platform EazyDiner ?

Ans. Vir Sanghvi

Q4. Which game was included in every version of MS Windows from 3.0 but withdrawn in 8.0 and now back in Windows 10 ?

Ans. Solitaire

Q5. What is the name given to Google’s wireless internet service in US ?

Ans. Project Fi

Q6. Which jeweller chain has decided to withdraw an ad featuring Aishwarya Rai and a child slave when it attracted a lot of attention in media ?

Ans. Kalyan Jewellers

Q7. “Jeff blows down the house that Jack built” is a headline in Economist. What is being talked about and who are Jeff and Jack ?

Ans. GE closing down its GE Capital finance business. Jeff Immelt and Jack Welch.

Q8. Name the British Indian trader who has been blamed for the 1000 point crash in Dow Jones in May 2010

Ans. Navinder Singh Sarao

Q9. What is the practice of meeting clients during a walk, a run or a fitness club called ?

Ans. Sweatworking

Q 10.It is six times harder to get a job as an analyst at _______ than getting into Harvard, Yale or Stanford says co-founder Steve Schwarzmann. Fill in the blank

Ans. Blackstone

– Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 281

Q 1. Why lion was chosen as the symbol for the Make in India’ campaign of Govt of India ?

Ans. India’s journey to emerge as a global manufacturing hub is unstoppable, very similar to that of a walking lion….

Q 2. What innovative compensation policy has been adopted by credit card processing firm Gravity payments ?

Ans. The minimum salary has been raised to US $ 70,000 for all and the CEO has taken a pay-cut

Q3. Which airline in US in order to enhance passenger in flight experience has introduced live “Book readings” by authors ?

Ans. Southwest Airlines

Q4. Rajeev Suri currently in the news for the Nokia Alcatel -Lucent deal shares something with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella. What ?

Ans. Both are alumni of Manipal Institute of Technology

Q5. By what name is the newly launched MPV Renault Lodgy called in countries other than CIS and India ?

Ans. Dacia Lodgy

Q6. In which city is the Air India memorial ?

Ans. Toronto, Canada

Q7. What is the name of the of fitness spa chain started by Virat Kohli ?

Ans. Chisel

Q8. Known variously as ‘Baron of Botox” or “Skincare Svengali”, this dermatologist used to treat many celebrities like Madonna. Name him.

Ans. Fredric Brandt

Q9. Robert Schuller was a pastorpreneur. Who or what is a pastorpreneur ?

Ans. Using religion to build a business

Q 10. Which model will replace Maruti Suzuki Ritz in the second half of 2015 ?

Ans. YRA

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 280

Q 1. Which recent ecommerce deal is being talked about as ‘It was simply Kunal calling Kunal.’ ?
Ans.Snapdeal acquiring Freecharge..Kunal Bahl and Kunal Shah

Q 2. Name the new regional airline started by Decor Aviation that began commercial operations on April 12
Ans. Air Pegasus

Q3. What new control measure by the FM in this year’s budget has angered the jewellers in India ?
Ans. PAN Card for jewellery purchases above Rs 1 lakh

Q4. With whom has Flipkart tied up in Mumbai to speed up parcel delivery ?
Ans. Dabbawalas

Q5. What is common to the following cos. Future Retail, Gujarat NRE Coke, Jain Irrigation and Tata Motors ? ( Clue : Finance question)

Ans. Shares with DVRs

Q6. Why are some Kings XI Punjab players embarrassed about their new jersey this IPL season ?

Ans. Manforce condoms

Q7.Rheson is a private label from Shopper’s Stop. How does it get its name ?


Ans. Rhea and Sonam Kapoor are the designers

Q8.Why is this Bombay Dyeing Model of the ’70s in the news ? Name him.


Ans. He is the grand nephew of Subhas Chandra Bose. Currently speaking on the Nehru snooping Bose controvery. Ardhendu Bose

Q9.Why was the shawl worn by PM Modi during his France visit in the news ?


Ans. Sagarika Ghose tweeted that this was a Louis Vuitton shawl. LV denied it.

Q 10. Why is this company in the news ?


Ans. LinkedIn has acquired Lynda.com for 1.5 Bn $ recently

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


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