Weekly Business Quiz # 252

Q 1. To which website would you be redirected to if you go to relentless dot com on the browser ?

Ans. Amazon

Q2. Which company has launched a 2 minute shower song challenge which asks people to conserve water by taking bath before the song is over ?

Ans. Hindustan Unilever under Project Sunlight

Q3. Which is the first railway station in India where wifi services have been started on a pilot basis ?

Ans. Chennai Central

Q4. Why is the bond king, Bill Gross, currently in the news ?

Ans. Bill Gross is quitting PIMCO and joining Janus Capital

Q5. Amma cement is the latest product launched by Tamil Nadu govt. What is the price at which a bag of cement will be sold under this brand ?

Ans. Rs 190 per bag

Q6. Who owns the social network for book lovers Goodreads ?

Ans. Amazon

Q7. Which division of GM would move out of Detroit to New York shortly to establish a premium exclusive identity ?

Ans. Cadillac

Q8. Which international FI successfully raised money through issuance of Maharaja bonds ?

Ans. IFC, Washington

Q9. In which country has DHL began using drones for delivery ?

dhl

Ans. Germany

Q 10. The promotion of Coke under a new scheme has increased sales. Explain the scheme.

coke

Ans. As per the Share a Coke scheme people could buy bottles with names of their friends printed on it, thereby increasing the sales

Q 11. Who is the man with SRK and why is he in news ?

iipm

Ans. Arindam Chaudhuri..his institute IIPM has been barred from calling itself management institute or a B-school.

Q 12. In response to which news did Samsung came up with this advt recently ?

bend

Ans. Bendgate of Apple iphone 6

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 251

Q.1. In E-Commerce, what are ‘programmatic’ advertisements ?

Ans. Showing pop-up ads to window shoppers on E-Commerce sites based on what they browsed a few milliseconds earlier

Q 2. Google is doing a ‘Roadblock” on Zee channels with Android One. In advertising jargon, what is a roadblock ?

Ans. When all the spots are booked by one advertiser and no other advertiser advertises

Q3. Which is the first Indian facewash brand to be available in a sachet ?

Ans. Everyuth by Zydus Cadila

Q4. In Indian media, what is BARC ?

Ans. Broadcast Audience Research Council

Q5. What is the name of the white label ATM network launched by Tatas ?

Ans. IndiCash

Q6. Which company has launched a universal keyboard that works on iOS, Android and Windows ?

Ans. Microsoft

Q7. What is the new designation for Larry Ellison at ORACLE ?

Ans. Chairman and Chief Technology Officer

Q8. What is the stock symbol of Alibaba in NYSE after its recent
blockbuster IPO and listing ?

Ans. BABA

Q9.Which Indian company announced that the number of women employees on their rolls crossed 1 lakh ?

Ans. TCS

Q10. What is a ‘cartogram’ ?

Ans. It is a map with statistical info shown diagrammatically.

Q11. Yahoo has acquired a Bangalore startup BookPad founded by 3 IIT Guwahati alumni. What is their key product and what it can do ?

Ans. Docupad is a docuviewer that helps viewing and editing word, excel, documents in a smartphone.

Q12. Chennai Super Kings is being de merged from which company ?

Ans. India Cements Ltd

Q13. In what capacity has Adil Zainulbhai joined the Modi team to realise the ‘Make in India’ dream ?

Ans. Chairman of Quality Council of India

Q 14. This is the logo of the advertising agency for Flipkart. Name it.

Happy

Ans. Happy Creative Services Ltd.

Q 15. She is the force behind Sakti3 a US startup making breakthroughs in battery technology. Name her.

anna

Ans. Anna Marie Sastry

Q16. These are some of the smartest and richest entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Collectively, what are they called ?

paypal

Ans. The Paypal mafia. These were all the people who founded Paypal before selling it to eBay.

Q17. This is the corporate HQ of a company at Kochi which does not use bore water or public water, thanks to rain water harvesting. Name the company.

v guard

Ans. V Guard Industries Ltd.

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 250

Q 1. September 15 is Engineers Day, named after Sir M.Visvesvaraya. Where is a SAIL unit named after him located ?

Ans. Bhadravati, Karnataka

Q 2.With which failed pioneering E Com venture was the founder of Bigbasket V S Sudhakar associated earlier ?

Ans. Fabmart which later became Fabmall

Q3. “We want to see a generator and inverter free India.” – Which Union Minister said this recently ?

Ans. Union power Minister, Piyush Goyal

Q4. What has the Mukund Rajan committee on Corporate Social Responsibility computed the norms and rates for ?

Ans. Valuation of time devoted by corporate execs and CXOs volunteering for social causes

Q5. Which iconic Indian brand used to have the tagline ” If you have the inclination, we have the time”.? This company will be shut down soon.

Ans. HMT watches

Q6 .Microsoft bought Mojang for 2.5 billion $. What is Mojang known for ?

Ans. Minecraft , a video game

Q7. Apple Pay the new payment mechanism in IPhone 6 uses a contact less technology called NFC. What is NFC ?

Ans. Near Field Communications

Q8. Which IT services company is acquiring Trizetto for $2.7 billion ?

Ans. Cognizant technology Solutions ( CTS)

Q9. To which country does the new smartphone brand launched in India belong ?

Ans. Singapore

Q10. What is unique about the Proterra buses ?

proterra

Ans. Electric buses

Q 11. What radical innovation is Ford making with its 2015 F-150 truck to be released by the end of this year ?

F150

Ans. Nearly made entirely of aluminium and very little steel. This makes it lighter and hence very fuel efficient.

Q12. Lamborghini will be soon launching Huracan in India. What does Huracan mean ?

Huracan

Ans. Spanish bull is the right answer. Huracan is the God of wind in Mayan mythology and it means Hurricane in Spanish.

Q 13. Identify the man standing in front of Steve Jobs.

Jon Ive

Ans. Jonathan Ive, the ace designer at Apple

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 249

Q 1. Identify this serial entrepreneur, consummate deal maker who has been declared bankrupt by the Seychelles Supreme Court.

siva

Ans. C.Sivasankaran

Q 2. Which company has acquired the appliances business of GE ?

Ans. Electrolux

Q 3. Which Indian businessman has launched a TV show in his own name to guide entrepreneurs in a channel owned by him ?

Ans. Subhash Chandra of Zee TV

Q 4. Identify the persons in this picture.

dhirubhai

Ans. Dhirubhai Ambani, Anil, Mukesh and Kokilaben Ambani

Q5. What is the Rashtriya Gokul mission ?

Ans. Govt programme to protect indigenous breeds of cow

Q6. Among the app developers this product is creating a lot of buzz. Identify this logo.

docker

Ans. Docker App.

Q7. In response to which mascot did Sylvester DaCunha create the Amul girl 40 years ago ?

Ans. Polson dairy girl

Q8. This former Mayor of New York gets back to the top job once again to the company he founded and even now owns 88%. Name him and his eponymous company.

bloomberg

Ans. Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg LLP

Q9. Name the Company and its CEO in picture.

atul

Ans. Neeraj Chandra of Atul auto

Q 10.What is the new model from Maruti Suzuki that has Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador ?

Ans. Ciaz

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

 

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Weekly Business Quiz # 248

Q 1. Which brand haa replaced Coca Cola as the best global brand as per Interbrand ?

Ans. Apple

Q.2.Name the brand has supported General Patton,Babe Ruth and Buzz Aldrin because it believes in “Supporting Greatness”

Ans. Jockey

Q3. What is the name of the mobile job marketplace for blue collared workers and entry level job seekers by Tech Mahindra ?

Ans. Saral Rozgar

Q4. Govt of India has announced that new domain names can be registered in Devanagari script in 8 languages. This would be under what suffix ?

Ans. .bharat

Q5. Who has acquired Tim Hortons Canada’s largest fast casual restaurant chain recently ?

Ans. Burger King

Q6. Lipton logo also underwent a subtle change recently. The new logo colors and style are painfully close to another global brand. Name it.

Lipton

Ans. Lays

Q7. Oxford dictionaries had a logo change recently. It seems quite close to another logo, shown on the right. The other logo belongs to whom ?

Oxford

Ans. Beats by Dr.Dre

Q8. We have seen professional managers turning into entrepreneurs, the reverse is seen rarely. This businessman started as an entrepreneur and created a JV in India with a global giant. Come October 1 2014, he will be the CEO of the global company. Name this manager and the company.

Ramesh T

Ans. Ramesh Tainwala, CEO of Samsonite Worldwide

Q9. This is Swami Pranavananda , he is also the CEO of a textile company in Chennai. What is his real French name ?

Christian

Ans. Christian Fabre

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

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 ?

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 ?

Lego

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 ?

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

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