Weekly Business Quiz # 263

Q 1. Which BRICS country has increased the interest rate from 10.5 % to 17 % in order to protect its currency ?

Ans. Russia

Q 2. Which tea is undercutting Darjeeling tea and posing a threat to Darjeeling tea ?

Ans. Nepal Tea

Q3. What is the theme for the 2015 Govt of India calendar published by the I & B Ministry ?

Ans. Clean Green India

Q4. What are the three themes around which Harish Bhat will head a cluster of 14 Tata Group cos focussing on Indian consumer ?

Ans. 1. Health and Wellness
2. The aspirational consumer
3. The Digital ecosystem

Q5. Cable and Loonies are nicknames for which currencies ? ( Source : BS Quiz)

Ans. Great Britain Pound and Canadian Creflo A. Dollar

Q5. Started in 2008, it has 3.4 million users and 16.7 million repositories, making it the largest code repository in the world. Name it.

Ans. GitHub

Q6. As per Brand Finance, which is the most powerful brand in the world ?

Ans. Ferrari

Q7. Carl’s Jr, a brand endorsed by the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Padma Lakshmi. It will soon enter India. What is its business ?

Ans. Burgers

Q8. Name this regional brand from Gujarat which has 90% of the state’s wafers market and was even wooed by Pepsi and Kellogg’s but refused.

Ans. Balaji Wafers

Q9. Who has replaced SRK as the richest Indian celebrity in the Forbes list for 2014 ?

Ans. Salman Khan

Q 10. Why is this ship Barracuda built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers an important achievement for India ?


Ans.  The first war ship exported by India

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 262

Q1. Which car will James Bond be driving in the upcoming Bond film Spectre ?

Ans. Alfa Romeo

Q2. Why did Real Madrid decide to remove the Cross from its logo recently ?

Ans. Because of tie-up with National bank of Abu Dhabi

Q3. Who markets and owns the old antiseptic brand for burns Burnol in India ?

Ans. Morepen Laboratories

Q4. From where did India launch its Communications satellite GSAT-16 ?

real madrid

Ans. French Guiana

Q5. Himalaya created a Guinness record recently. What was the record ?

Ans. Mass facials simultaneously at Narsee Munjee College, Mumbai

Q6. Which video broke the YouTube counter that it had to upgrade from a 32-bit counter to a 64-bit counter ?

Ans. Gangnam style by PSY when it crossed over 2 billion hits

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 261

Q 1. Which foreign multiplex chain has acquired Essel group’c chain Fun cinemas ?

Ans. Cinepolis

Q 2. Which global co has simple tag line “The Chemical Company” ?


Q 3. Which state’s supreme court sets the tone of American corporate law, as many cos. are registered in that state ?

Ans. Delaware

Q 4. On which river is the world’s highest railway bridge being built in India ?

Ans. Chenab

Q5. Which international tyre major has invented a puncture proof, airless tyre called TWEEL, a combo of tyre + wheel ?

Ans. Michelin

Q 6. Donald Stookey, a glass chemist, had an accidental discovery that became a commercial success. He left a piece of Fotoform glass in too hot a furnace. He found it had turned milky and bounced off the floor. The glass had so intensely crystallised that it dropped with a clang like steel. This product became so popular that by the 1980s, every household in America had six pieces of it. Name the company and the product.

Ans. Corning and Corningware

Q 6. Honda has launched a high-end bike in India. Name the model and its price approx.


Ans. Goldwing Rs 28.5 lakh approx.

Q7. With which NGO is Turtle running a campaign asking customers to drop their clothes ?


Ans. Goonj

Q8. In which business is this company and why it is in news ?


Ans. Aussie cricketer Phil Hughes’s death..Masuri is the name of the helmet mfr.

Q 9. The company was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002. Woodman started the company following a 2002 surf trip to Australia in which he was hoping to capture quality action photos of his surfing but could not because amateur photographers could not get close enough or obtain quality equipment at accessible prices.His desire for a camera system that could capture the professional angles inspired the _________ name.

Fill in the blank.

Ans. GoPro

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan 

Weekly Business Quiz # 260

Q 1. What innovative distribution is being used by Britannia to launch its premium cookies Good Day Chunkies, Rs 50 for 6 cookies ?

Ans. e- Launch in Amazon

Q 2. What is common to the E-commerce firms Snapdeal, Bluestone and Urban ladder ?

Ans. Investment by Ratan Tata

Q3. Which grocery retail chain now sold to Future Group was the first Indian store to have a Point of Sale terminal in India ?

Ans. Nilgiris

Q 4. Which two pizza chains will merge to form India’s third largest pizza chain after Domino’s and Pizza Hut ?

Ans. Papa John’s is acquiring Pizza Corner

Q5. Which new history and mythology channel has started with the tagline ‘Kahaniyan Hindustan Ki ‘ ?


Q6. How did the electrical appliances company Havells get its name ?

Ans. From the original founder’s name Haveli Ram

Q7. Identify the logo.


Ans. Ruby on Rails- a programming language

Q8. She is the first woman MD of LIC. Name her.


Ans. Usha Sangwan

Q 9. What does the Google Bus do in Bangladesh ?

Google Bus

Ans. Educating students about Internet

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 259

Q1. Who is China’s largest carmaker ?


Q2. What is ‘surge-pricing’ , often used by airlines and taxi companies ?

Ans. Charging higher during peak demand periods

Q3. Which is the No. 1 area of spending CSR by Indian companies ?

Ans. education

Q4. Why are NASSCOM and 11 BPO firms running a camapign by visting colleges ?

Ans. BPO jobs are unpopular as call center jobs..NASSCOM wants to make students aware of different job opportunities in BPOs

Q5. The railway minister Suresh Prabhu has announced an incentive to the project team for timely completion of projects. What is the incentive ?

Ans. 2 % of the project cost

Q6. According to a recent GfK brand perception study on nations what are the top 3 country brands ?

Ans. 1. Germany 2. USA 3. UK

Q7. Amazon is launching an enterprise level database to compete with the likes of Oracle. What is its name ?

Ans. Aurora

Q8. A condom brand has joined the Swachch Bharat mission by giving disposal pouches. It advertises as ” Just Sex. No Mess”. Name the brand.

Ans. Skore

Q9. Why has Alibaba copyrighted the “Double 11″ keyword ?

Ans. Singles Day in China is a very important day in the shopping calendar

- Compiled by G.Mohan
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Weekly Business Quiz # 258

Q 1. According to the.recently released numbers which is the most profitable IPL franchise ?

Ans. Jaipur IPL Pvt Ltd owners of Rajasthan Royals

Q2. This co is a big advertiser on TV for its brands. For the 1st time it will run a TV campaign for its corporate brand in 5 countries. Name it

Ans. Unilever

Q3. Jet Airways surprisingly reported a profit because of an exceptional item, a one time sale of its Jet Privilege program. At what value ?

Ans. Rs 305 crore

Q4. YS Chowdary is likely to be inducted in Modi’s cabinet as a TDP nominee. Which business group was founded by him ?

Ans. Sujana

Q5. Name the famous economist fathers of Nandana and Diksha whose movies released recently.

Ans. Amartya Sen and Kaushik Basu respectively

Q6. According to Mark Zuckerberg, why does he wear the same Grey T-shirt almost every day ?


Ans. He has multiple same shirts. Zuckerberg said that even making small decisions, such as what to wear each day, or what to have for breakfast, are taxing on the mind and he would rather not waste energy on such trivialities.

Q7. When he was the GE supremo, Jack Welch identified his talent pipeline by individually meeting with potential successors and asking them – if we were in a plane and crashed, who do you think should lead the company?

What is this kind of a succession plan called ?

Ans. Drop-dead succession plan

Q8. Identify this media woman…who has a very powerful surname.


Ans. Arianna Huffington of Huffington Post

Q9. Identify this logo. Give the complete name of the company.


Ans. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.

Q 10. Identify this building that has come up outside Mumbai.

aditya birla

Ans. Aditya Birla Science and Technology Centre

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 257

Q 1. In which state is NHPC setting up a 3000 MW Hydel plant, India’s largest ?

Ans. Dibang Project in Arunachal Pradesh

Q 2. Which international business publication is up for sale and Mukesh Ambani is believed to be one of the bidders ?

Ans. Financial Times

Q 3. In 1970s, Parle had Gluco biscuits, Britannia was selling a competing brand promoted as a biscuit for growing children. Name it.Clue:pharma

Ans. Britannia Glaxo biscuits that later became Milk Bikis

Q 4. In 1975, which brand was positioned as the ‘Fifth Source of Energy” ? This ad was created in Kolkata and taken international.

Ans. Exide batteries

Q 5. Satyajit Ray used to work in the 1940s at DJ Keymar an ad agency in Calcutta. How do we know the agency today ?

Ans. Ogilvy and Mather or O & M

Q 6. Xiaomi was ranked #3 in terms of smart phone sales in Q3 2014. But this position has been short lived. Who is the new #3 ? How ?

Ans. Lenovo by virtue of acquiring Moto

Name the chain that made this announcement.

Ans. Burger King

Q8. Which company from India is the global reseller of the dot ooo suffix pronounced dot triple O for domain names expected to become popular for mobile sites ?

Ans. Infibeam

Q 9. An online customer of E-Commerce website X ordered a product Y. Instead of Y he was sent Z. The manufacturer of Z wrote this letter to the customer and gifted him Y as a goodwill gesture.

The pictures you posted online show that our brand was used in this incident. Z is one of our iconic brands with some great consumer franchise. We felt bad about it, not to mention what you went through. Here is a small gesture from our side to cheer you up.”
This is indeed one of the sweetest gestures by an Indian company.

Identify X,Y and Z.

Ans. X- Snapdeal Y- Samsung Duos, Z- Vim dishwash bar

Q 10. Identify the CEO and the company.

rakesh sarna

Ans. Rakesh Sarna of Indian Hotels (Taj Group)

Q 11. Identify the model. This appeared in hoardings in Nagpur, where he modelled for Ambika Men’s store a garment retailer.


Ans. Devendra Fadnavis , Maharashtra CM

- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan


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