Weekly Business Quiz # 464

India

Q 1. Exhaust sound of a bike is almost its identifier. A teaserr promo for a new bike named Revolt is doing the rounds. One of the unique features it has is the user can choose the exhaust sound based on their preferences. How are they able to change the exhaust sound

Ans. Revolt is an electric bike so it has no exhaust. The sound will be a prerecorded one coming out of speakers

Q 2.Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was a pioneer in chemistry education and research. He started India’s first chemical and pharma company that was later taken over by govt . Name the company

Ans. Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Q 3. ‘Mango Man’ Haji Kalimullah has named a new variety of mango after a leader because the mango like the leader is “good in size and taste:. What is the mango called ?

Ans. Shah Mango named after Amit Shah

Q 4. On what charges has SEBI debarred Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy of NDTV to access the capital markets for 2 years and take up any managerial position ?

Ans. They failed to conform to the fair and transparent principles of trades in the Securities Market in a case related to transfer of NDTV shares.

Q 5. In which Indian financial news agency has Nikkei the owners of Financial Times and Nikkei Asian Review taken a 25.99 % stake ?

Ans. Newsrise

Q6. Name this company that has two unrelated businesses. Textiles and plastics. It calls itself the world largest manufacturer of plastic tanks. The name of the tank is so popular that it has become a generic name for such tanks. It recently defaulted on its NCD interest payment

Ans. Sintex Ltd

Q 7. Amazon is taking in part time delivery partners in India like students and housewives .What is this programme called ?

Ans. Amazon Flex

Global

Q8. Huawei is developing an OS as an alternative to Google’s Android because of the US sanctions. It is developing two OS, one for the Chinese market and another for the global market . What are these called ?

Ans. Hongmeng for Chinese market and Oak OS for Rest of the World

Q9. Cotton ON Group is a large fashion retailer from which country ? Myntra markets them in India

Cotton On

 

Ans. Australia

Q 10. Men unable to change diapers; women having trouble with parking: Scenes like these are now banned in UK advertisements. What is the main reason for such a ban ?

Ans. To break gender stereotypes that advertising propagates

Q 11. Which group of Indian origin launched designer jeans in the name of Gloria Vanderbilt ? Gloria Vanderbilt RIP

GV

Ans. Murjani Group

Q 12. Which country has announced demonetisation of their highest currency note by October 1 , 2019 ?

Ans. Kenya

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Weekly Business Quiz # 463

India

Q 1. Which bank has replaced its Chairman and Managing Director after initiating investigations to charges like giving loans to people recommended by politicians and placing his relatives in plum positions ?

Ans. Jammu and Kashmir Bank

Q 2. What products are being marketed by an Indian company on Amazon that goes by the name ” Bhains ki Aankh” ?

bhains

Ans. Footwear, T-shirts

Q3,  After the MPC meeting today, RBI governor announced changes in the NEFT/RTGS charges for transfer of money by banks . What is the change ?

Ans. They have been made free of any charge

Q4. Who will be taking over from Azim Premji as the Executive Chairman of Wipro from July 2019 ?

Ans. Rishad Premji, his son

Q5. What unique contribution has Pranayraj Vangari from Hyderabad made , that has made Wikipedia recognise him ?

Vangari

Ans. He has written a Wikipedia page everyday for 1000 days without a break

Q7. Which fashion retail chain has acquired Jaypore to expand its ethnic wear range ?

Jaypore

Ans. Aditya Birla Fashion retail

Q8. The govt has decided to promote the use of these in govt property like govt residential quarters . What are these called ?

solar trees

Ans. Solar trees

Q9. Why has RBI put a penalty of Rs 2 crore on Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank ?

Ans. For not complying with the promoter quota reduction rule

Q 10. What passenger services are being piloted by Indian Railways in 39 trains originating from Indore station so as to increase their non-fare revenues ?

Ans. Head and Foot massage services

Q 11. Name this NRI serial entrepreneur associated with Sterling Computers, Barista Coffee, Dishnet DSL, Aircel and many ventures abroad. Now in the news for defrauding IL &FS by bribing the top officials

Ans. C Sivasankaran

Q 12. Which Indian cricketer in the news has made investments as an angel investor in JetSetGo (travel), Vyomo (a home beauty service), SportyBeans (a children-focused sports program), Cartisan (an automotive services marketplace), and Healthians (an online healthcare marketplace) ?

Ans. Yuvraj Singh

Q 13. Mondelez have brought out a variant of their chocolate that has 30 % less sugar. Name the brand

Ans. Cadbury’s Dairy Milk

q 14. As per a recent paper by former Chief Economic Advisor to Govt , Dr Arvind Subramanian to what extent was the GDP of India overestimated between 2011 and 2016 ?

Ans. The GDP was overestimated by 2.5 %

Q 15. What is the casually used word for ‘faux budget’, a budget made from imaginary figures that have limited link to reality ? It has been used by Y V Reddy, former RBI Guv recently

Ans. Fudget

Q 16. Who tweeted this and what is the occasion ?

Indigo

Ans. IndiGo Airlines on the occasion of Yuvraj Singh’s retirement.. He is remembered for his 6 sixes

Q 17. Which publication that was started by Network 18 on January 26 this year as a weekly has suspended publication recently ?

Ans. First Post

Global 

 

Q 17 . Bill Gates and Warren Buffett spent a shift working together in a fast food joint. Where did they work ?

DQ

Ans. Dairy Queen

Q 18. Apple has announced that it will withdraw iTunes. How will iTunes be offered to its subscribers ?

Ans. iTunes will be replaced in macOS Catalina by separate applications for Music, Podcasts, and TV

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