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

Weekly Business Quiz # 240

Q 1. CNBC has launched a Gujarati Business News channel. What is it called ?

Ans. CNBC Bajar

Q 2. Sydney has started installing ‘reverse vending machines’. What are these ?

Ans.It is a vending machine which accepts used cans and bottles for recycling. After a certain quantity has been accepted it can be exchanged for bus tickets or a seat in the Sydney harbour etc.

Q3. What is the new name of ING Vysya Life Insurance ?

Ans. Exide Life Insurance

Q4. Which retail store chain is using the Modi tagline ” Achche Din aa gaye hain” in its campaign ?

Ans. More Megastore

Q5. Govt wants to promote the use of debit cards issued by National Payment Corp of India. What is the name of this network ?

Ans. RuPay

Q6. Name the management idea in org structure invented by Brian Robertson, a software engineer in 2007 adopted by Zappos and others.

Ans. Holacracy

Q7. From which country is BlaBlaCar a sharing service that allows members to offer seats in their cars when they are doing an intercity ride ?

Ans. France

Q8. Which international publication has decided to discontinue its India specific website India Ink from June 30 ?

Ans. New York Times

Q9. TRAI has revised the minimum internet speed to be classified as broadband recently. What is the new speed ?

Ans. 512 kbps

Q 10. This bookcase from IKEA is the largest selling single piece MDF furniture in the world. What is its name ?


Ans. Billy Bookcase

Q 11. Honda is launching an MPV in competition with Innova and Ertiga shortly. What is the model called ?


Ans. Honda Mobilio

Q 12. Bacardi has launched 2 new desi flavours under its Breezer range. what are these ?


Ans. Aam Panna and Nimbu Pani

Q 13. British airways has introduced ‘ Happiness blanket’.What does it do ?



Ans. It changes colour according to the mood of the person

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 239

Q 1. Which company owns the Broadway chain of multiplexes ?


Q2. In which City the staff of Wal Mart decided to unionise leading to the mgmt deciding to shut it down ? Now Supreme Court has asked to compensate every employee.

Ans. Quebec City, Canada

Q3. Which US Conglomerate’s credit card business is called Synchrony Financial ?

Ans. Synchrony Financial

Q 4. After Amma mineral water, Amma salt and Amma unavagam what has been started by TN Govt under the Amma brand name ?

Ans. Amma pharmacies

Q 5. Under what brand name has ITC launched breakfast cereals in direct competition to the likes of Kellogg’s and Quaker ?

Ans. Sunfeast Farmlite

Q6. We recommend a good swish after grabbing a bite of Italian,” Listerine tweeted during the Italy-Uruguay World Cup match. Explain

Ans. Uruguay football player biting an Italian player in a football game

Q7. IPS Academy has advertised in TOI Ascent for a M.O.D.I . What is its expansion according to them ?

Ans. Man of Directorial Integrity

Q8. This Apple product bombed but this lead to a blockbuster product that was launched on June 29, 2007. Name it.



Ans. iPhone

Q9. RD Burman’s 75th birth anniversary was yesterday 27th June. His tunes continue to be used even today. Which two wheeler brand uses this tune Aao Twist Karen from Bhoot Bangla in a recent commercial ?

Ans. Ao Let’s Karen- Suzuki Let’s

Q 10. Identify this first gen entrepreneur credited with building India’s first private railway, first private port in Gujarat and first Private SEZ in Maharashtra…

Nikhil Gandhi


Ans. Nikhil Gandhi

Q 11. This brand is linked to a very significant event that happened in India on June 25th. Name the event and why was this brand called Double Seven.

Double seven


Ans. The significant event that happened was imposition of Emergency by Indira Gandhi on June 25 1975. After emergency was withdrawn, elections followed. In 1977. Janata Party came to power. George Fernandez asked Coca Cola to leave India. Govt of India launched A cola through Modern Foods. Janata party MP HV Kamath gave the name Double Seven to commemorate the party win.

Q 12. Identify him.

Sundar Pichai


Ans. Sundar Pichai of Google , who heads Android and other important divisions

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan



Weekly Business Quiz # 238

Q 1. Why is the outgoing Infosys CEO Shibulal being compared to Donald Trump ?

Ans. His investments in real estate

Q 2. Name this ”stupid’ app that has attracted millions of dollars and become a top app in the Apple App Store

Ans. Yo

Q3. Facebook has launched Wedge as a part of its Open Compute Project. This product is threatening to which IT major ?

Ans. Cisco

Q4. RBI has revised the ceiling for the amount of Indian currency notes which residents and NRIs can carry abroad. What is the new limit ?

Ans. Rs 25,000

Q5. Pepsi recently won a trademark case against PSI Ganesh marketing. What brand was used by them that was found too close to Aqua Fina ?

Ans. Aqua Fies

Q 6. Amazon has launched a smartphone Fire which will be available from July in US via AT & T. What is the standout feature of these phones ?

Ans. 3D perspective that comes from 4 cameras in the front

Q7. Homi Bhabha’s Malabar hills bungalow has been auctioned for Rs 372 crore. Who will receive the proceeds ?


Q8. In which product category is Karex Berhad the world’s largest maker ?

Ans. Condoms

Q9. Which Indian company accounts for 14.7 % of India’s exports ?

Ans. Reliance Industries Limited

Q10. Where has the SHUT Clinic ( Society for Healthy Use of Technology), India’s first Internet de-addiction centre been set up ?

Ans. Bangalore

Q 11. The ‘Kaan Khajura Tesan’ has received a gold in the Cannes Lions 2014. What is the concept and who owns this ?

Ans. It is a radio station on the mobile phone in Bihar and Jharkhand where music and other content is played free for 15 mins. These have ads too. HUL is the company

Q 12. The medical electronics major Medtronic has acquired Covidian for over 40 Bn $. One reason is lower tax rates in that country. Which country ?

Ans. Ireland

Q 13. Which Indian company is behind the GenZe brand of electric scooters to be launched in US this year ?









Ans. Mahindra

Q 14. Why is the spray introduced recently in World Cup called 9:15 FairPlay ?








Ans. This is a vanishing spray used by the referees to mark the distance of 10 yards, which is 9.15 metres..

Q 15. What is unique about this soon to be launched Harley Davidson model ?









Ans. First electric bike from Harley

Q 16. What does this map of USA portray ?

US cos map






Ans.  The map depicts the largest company in the state in terms of revenue

Q 17. What is special about these Lego toys ?

Lego toys











Ans. Lego employees’ business card

Q 18. This is a display by the Customs at Kozhikode airport. What are they displaying ?







Ans. They are displaying the nail cutters made of gold which were smuggled.

Q 19. Identify this picture. Year 1908.













Q 20. What popular event these days was pioneered in India by this brand as a sponsor way back in 1982 ?






Ans. India Open Marathon in Delhi

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 237

Q 1. Vishal Sikka has been appointed as the CEO of Infosys. Prior to joining Infy in which global co was he a CTO ?
Ans. SAP

Q2. Coca Cola has launched a low calorie Cola called Coca Cola Life first in Argentina and now in Britain. What unique plant – based sweetener is being used to reduce the calories ?

Ans. Stevia

Q3. What surprising move has been announced by Tesla Motors that is making a lot of buzz ?

Ans, They have opened up all the patents on good faith to develop the electric car industry

Q4. Which global brand was the first company to feature a gay relationship in one of its ads ?

Ans. Ikea

Q5. Which is Brazil’s largest TV broadcast network ? Half the population of Brazil tunes in to it each day.

Ans. TV Globo

Q6. What is the name of the new programming language launched by Apple which makes it easier to write apps ?

Ans. Swift

Q7. Luxury car brands , If Lexus : Toyota, Acura : Honda then Infiniti : ?

Ans. Nissan

Q8. Which Swiss company wants to disrupt the watch industry by launching a self winding mechanical watch named System51 ?

Ans. Swatch

Q9. Which unit of SAIL had a bad accident leading to 5 deaths and several injured 

Ans, Bhilai Steel Plant

Q 10. Which company has come up with Powermat that will help in wireless charging of mobile phones ? Select Strabucks in US will have these.

Ans. Duracell ( a division of P & G)

Q11. Modi has made yet another new coinage. B4B. What does it stand for ?

Ans. Bharat for Bhutan

Q 12. Under what private lable is Flipkart launching a Tablet to compete with the likes of Kindle ?

Ans. Digiflip

Q 13. “Live for Likes” is the new tagline for which e-retailer ?

Ans. Myntra

Q 14. Which is the world’s largest best selling beer by volume in 2013 ? (Clue : It is a Chinese brand)

Ans, Snow 

Q15. CEO of which jute mill in Hooghly ( WB) was beaten to death by workers recently ?

Ans. Northbrook Jute Mills 

Q 16. What does the psychographic group “Yummie” stand for ?

Ans. Young Urban Male

Q 17. Which Indian IT services company is associated with FIFA World Cup with over 100 staff deployed in 12 venues ?

Ans. Tech Mahindra

Q 18. In networking lingo, what does SDN stand for ?

Ans. Software Defined Networking

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 236

Q 1. Which country has decided to include drug trafficking, prostitution and drug smuggling numbers in its economic output numbers from Oct 2014?

Ans. Italy

Q 2. Which fast food chain in India has started a fun campaign that says that Veg and Non -Veg do not mix in their kitchen or elsewhere ?

Ans. KFC

Q3. Name the Italian firm which has been producing sticker albums for World Cup Soccer since 1970. This year’s one has 640 stickers to collect.

Ans. Panini 

Q4. The first ___ soup was launched in 1873, when the founder Carl Heirich ___, who till then used to supply chicory to the coffee industry, started experimenting with drying vegetables and seasonings to preserve nutrition and flavour. Fill in the blank with a famous brand.

Ans. Knorr

Q 5. McKinsey has an inhouse network called GLAM. What does it stand for ?

Ans. Gays and Lesbians at McKinsey

Q 6. After having scooters positioned for boys and girls separately, which brand has been positioned as a unisex scooter ?

Ans. TVS Wego

Q 7. Which FMCG major had launched a biscuit brand called iBisc and it flopped miserably ?

Ans. ITC Ltd

Q 8. What is common to Nita Ambani, Nawaz Gautam Singhania, Bina Modi, Sarala Birla etc ?

Ans. All are wives of the promoters who have been inducted into the boards to meet the new guidelines regarding women directors

Q 9. Which country has surpassed US to become the largest importer of oil ?

Ans. China 

Q 10. Name the travel website where boh the Ambani brothers are investors, Anil first and now Mukesh.

Ans. Yatra.com

Q 11. Name the deodorant brand from McNroe consumer products.

Ans. Wildstone

Q 12. ‘ India Pale Ale’ is a type of beer. Why was it called so ?

Ans. Ales that are strongly hopped to withstand long voyages to distant parts of the British empire

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


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