Weekly Business Quiz # 459


Q 1. This is Hemanth Kappanna in his Bangalore residence . This automobile engineer got laid off recently from General Motors. What big scandal did he and two other engineers expose a few years ago that rocked the auto industry ? 


Ans. Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal

Q 2. Who has taken over as the Country Director for India of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from Nachiket Mor ?

Ans. Hari Menon

Q3. To mark which occasion does India observe National Technology Day every year on May 11 ?

Ans. Shakti Anniversary – Pokhran Nuclear Test on 11th May, 1998.

Q4. Name this startup in the fitness area founded by former executives of Flipkart Mukesh Bansal.and Ankit Nagori .

Ans. Cure.Fit

Q5. Name this legal education doyen . He conceptualised the 5 year integrated Law course and was the first Director of National Law School, Bangalore and later VC of West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences. He passed away recently. RIP.

Ans. N.R.Madhava Menon

Q6. Which drink traditionally associated with breaking the fast every day after Roza during the holy month of Ramzan is not available due to family disputes in the manufacturer Hamdard ?

Ans. Rooh-afza


Q7. Who are known as the music’s first billionaire couple ?

Ans. Beyonce and Jay-Z

Q8. SEC has approved a new stock exchange called Long term stock exchange backed by tech investors like Marc Andreesen. Where will this exchange come up ?

Ans. Silicon Valley, California

Q9. During the Victorian Era, British engineer William Cubitt invented the prison X. Installed for hard labor, these X were designed to usefully employ convicts and use their power to be productive. The prisoner would work to produce power to grind corn and pump water. What is X ?

Ans. Treadmill

Q 10. X was first bundled with Windows 3.0. Much like the other notable bundled game, Minesweeper,  X was a secret tutorial for mouse. X honed clicking, double clicking, and drag-and-drop skills. It was bundled up to Windows 7. X has been inducted into Hall of Fame for video games.Name X

Ans. Solitaire

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Weekly Business Quiz # 458


Q 1. Name this General Insurance Co set up by professionals with VC funding that was became operational in 2017 and uses only online model for selling. It does Ola, Red Bus travel insurance , Mobile insurance for Amazon etc

Ans. Acko

Q 2. What is the key proposition of Elbi an app founded by Russian Model Natalia Vodianova that has Isha Ambani on their advisory board ?

Ans. Reward points for doing charity to preferred causes and exchanging the points for various luxury goods and services

Q 3. Under which brand name has Godrej launched a Neem Agarbatti that drives mosquitoes away ?

Ans. Good Knight

Q4. Identify the brand being endorsed by Akshay Kumar


Ans. Kajaria tiles

Q5. Which celebrity couple endorses the brands Google Duo, Myntra , Manyavar-Mohey ?

Ans. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Q6. Remembering Manna Dey on his birth centenary with this cult classic Bangla song . ” Coffee Houser sei addata aaj aar nei ‘…Before the CCDs and Starbucks was the Coffee House. Who runs the chain of Coffee House ?

Ans. All india coffee workers cooperative society federation an association of 13 cooperative societies.Coffee Board runs 15 Indian Coffee House outlets directly. Coffee Board has also recently given franchise contracts to Afoozo and CCD.

Q7. This advt is being talked about widely. Name the advertiser


Ans. Gillette

Q8. On a day when Yeti is trending, name the car brand which had an SUV model named Yeti ?

Ans. Skoda

Q9. Identify this logo


Ans. The newly laynched WynkTube by Airtel

Q 10. From May 1 2019, SBI is implementing its market linked rates for savings bank accounts with balance over Rs 1 lakh. Based on the current repo rates , what interest will those accounts earn ?

Ans. Repo Rate minus 2.75 %…6 % – 2.75 % = 3.25 %

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