Weekly Business Quiz # 389


Q 1. Under what name are Tatas launching an online grocery store ?

Ans. Starquik

Q 2. Who are the 3 Indians who have been named by Forbes in the 100 Greatest Living Minds ?

Ans. Ratan Tata, Vinod Khosla and Lakshmi Mittal

Q3. Identify the brand.


Ans. Levi’s

Q4. Name the brand.

reebok Kangana

Ans. Reebok

Q5. True Blue is a JV between a cricketer and a company. Name them.

True blue

Ans. Sachin Tendulkar and Arvind

Q6. September 15th is celebrated as the Engineer’s day on the birth anniversary of Sir M Visveswaraya. He had started a pig iron plant at Bhadravati in 1923.Name the company and with which co is it today ?

Ans. Viswesvaraya Iron and Steel Ltd is part of SAIL.

Q7. What is the move proposed by Tata Sons to change its corporate legal structure ?

Ans. It proposes to become a private limited company.

Q7. With which private bank is Bharat Financial Inclusion the MFI going to merge ?

Ans. IndusInd Bank Ltd.


Q8. Which speciality retailer catering to kids has filed for bankruptcy protection ?

Ans. Toys ‘ R Us

Q9. With which company would you associate Lab 126 ? Also, what is the significance of the number 126 ?


Ans. Amazon…Amazon has an arrow going from A to Z , the 1st and the 26th letter in the english alphabets.

Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan



Weekly Business Quiz # 388


Q 1. With which private bank is Bharat Financial Inclusion the MFI going to merge ?

An. IndusInd Bank

Q 2. On teacher’s day which brand released an ad featuring Sindhu and Gopichand with the tagline ” I hate my teacher” ?


Ans. Gatorade

Q3. A music video called Vaadi -e-Kashmir with intro by Amitabh Bachchan, sung by Shankar Mahadevan has been released. Which company’s CSR initiative is it ?

Ans. Kent -water purifier

Q4. Why is this advertisement in the news ?

Jawed Habib

Ans. Jawed Habib had to apologise because it said Gods to visit Jh saloon..It hurt Hindu sentiments according to the protestors

Q 5. ITC has filed a defamatory case for Rs 1000 crore against proxy advisory firm IIAS which has opposed Non-exec Chairman Y.C.Deveshwar’s ‘s package. How much will Yogi Deveshwar   receive ?

Ans. Rs 1 crore per month plus perks

Q 6. Sunil Vachani the promoter of Dixon Technologies, a pioneer in Electronics Mfg services . Name the TV brand his father was asso. with.

An. Weston TV


Q7. Mauritius received the largest population of indentured labour from India. What is the difference between indentured labour and a slave ?

Ans. Indentured labour are paid a salary and slaves are not

Q8. Variously called “America’s largest private firm” ” Middleman of the world “, World’s biggest food trading firm” . Name the firm.

Ans. Cargill Foods

Q 9. In which industry is South Africa’s largest firm in terms of market cap Naspers operate ?

Ans. Media and Internet

Q 10. Identify this Economist. He joined the economics deptt of MIT in the 1940s. He is known for using a lot of Maths in economics. he wrote an Economics textbook that was a standard one right upto the 1990s. He won a Nobel prize in 1970.


Ans. Paul Samuelson

Q 11. Durex known for its cheeky one-liners based on current events released this ad recently. Who is Jon ?

Dear Jon

Ans. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones TV series

Q 12. Sony has launched Sony RXO a waterproof, sturdy compact camera for adventure photography. Who is the leader in this segment and created this market ?


Q 13. Many tech leaders like Bill Gates, Tim Cook are opposing Trump move to withdraw DACA. Expand DACA 

Ans. Deferred action for childhood arrivals

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan 

Weekly Business Quiz # 387


Q 1. The release of which report has led to the brouhaha over demonetization once again ?

Ans. Annual Report of RBI 2016-17

Q2. Which co is the promoter of the firm ” Bharat Road Network Ltd ” ?

Ans. Srei Infrastructure Ltd

Q3. CESC Ltd, the RP-Sanjiv Goenka co will be demerged into 4 cos shortly. What will the different businesses of these cos ?

Ans. Power generation, electricity distribution, Retail and others

Q4. Which is India’s largest media co in terms of revenue in 2017

A) Star            B) Times         C) Zee     D) Sun

Ans. Zee

Q5. Which temple in India is the largest depositor of gold with SBI under Gold Monetization scheme ?

Ans. TTD (Tirupati )

Q6. Identify this Tata veteran who retired recently


Ans. Ishaat Hussain

Q7. Who has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India ?

Ans. Rajiv Mehrishi , former Home Secretary

Q8. The failed ISRO launch recently was carrying India’s first private co built satellite. Name the firm.

Ans. Alpha Design Technologies from Bangalore

Q9. Under what brandname does TCS market its Artficial Intelligence ( AI) products ?

ans. Ignio

Q10. Who is the newly appointed minister of State ( Ind charge) for Power & New and renewable Energy ?

Ans. R,K.Singh

Q11. With which consulting co had the new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman done a short stint at London ?

Ans. Precewaterhouse Coopers ( PwC)

Q12. Sportspersons charge fees for endorsing brands. Virat Kohli charges Rs 12-15 cr, MS Dhoni – 8-10 cr. How much does PV Sindhu charge these days ?

Ans. Rs 2.5 – Rs 3 crore per advt

Q 13. Which channel has bagged the global media rights for IPL at what price ?

Ans. Star India at Rs 16,347 crore


Q 14. In the context of cryptocurrencies , what is a ‘mining rig’ ?

Ans. The hardware used to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Q 15. In what business is the start-up 23andme , named as No 4 smartest co by MIT Technology Review 2017 ? You can work it out

Ans. Biomedicine..

Q 16. Which directory that began in 1966 in UK and soon to be continued had the famous tagline ” Let your fingers do the walking ‘ ?

Ans. Yellow Pages

Q 17. Name this hot chip co that was started in 1993 by Chris Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and Jen Hsun Huang in San Jose. Pioneer and leader in GPU

Ans. Nvidia

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter Indiabusinessquiz@go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 386


Q 1. Roopa Purushothaman will be the Chief Economist at Tata Sons Limited. Which well known report did she co-author at Goldman Sachs ?

Ans. BRIC Report

Q 2. Which headhunting firm has been appointed by Infosys to search for a CEO ?

Ans. Egon Zehnder

Q 3. To whom has the founders of the startup Springpath sold their firm for nearly 2000 crore Rs ?


Q 4. Under what brand name are FMCG products made in Dera Sacha Sauda sold ?

Ans. MSG

Q 5. Indian Hotels has a new CEO Puneet Chhatwal. He has been given the task of making Taj Group a leader in India once again. Which chain is  # 1 in India now?

Ans. Starwood-Marriott

Q6. Who proposed the 1-2-5 series for currency denominations based on which RBI is introducing the Rs 200 currency note ?

Ans. Renard series

Q7. Which brand sponsored the iconic show Surabhi presented by Siddhartha Kak and Renuka Shahane on Doordarshan for a long time ? 


Ans. Amul


Q8. On what charges has the Samsung Chairman Lee Jae Yong been sent to jail for 5 years ?

Ans. For bribery, embezzlement and other charges

Q9. Who will be taking over as CEO of Uber worldwide ?

Ans. Dara Khosrowshahi, former CEO of Expedia

Q 10. Which chain has started a cryptocurrency called Whoppercoin in Russia ?

Ans. Burger King

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

I am very happy to share the good news that IndiaBusinessQuiz has crossed 2 Million hits. In the 9th year of its operation, the blog has received nearly 600,000 visitors, as informed by WordPress. This month August 2017 has been the best ever month in terms of hits and visitors.

Thanks to all the visitors and readers who receive these updates on e-mail.

Weekly Business Quiz # 385


Q1. Who has taken over as the Railway Board chairman after the previous one was asked to go on leave over railway accidents ?

Ans. Ashwani Lohani , formerly of Air India

Q 2. Ravin Gandhi was referred to as an Indian pig by Trump supporters. He is CEO of which company ?

Ans. GMM Non-stick coatings

Q 3. What is the title of the book written by Raghuram Rajan on his stint as RBI Governor ?

Ans. I do what I do

Q 4. “Failing to Succeed” by K.Vaitheeswaran is a story of India’s first e-commerce venture that failed. Name the venture

Ans. Started as Fabmart, became Fabmall and then renamed as Indiaplaza


Q5. A study has found that Eponymous firms earn higher profits the others . What are eponymous firms ?

Ans. The firms whose names have the names of the founder (s)

Q6. What functionality does an Airbar offer to a laptop ?

Ans. Converts a regular laptop into a touch-screen one

Q7. Name this American businessman and financier, who started as a paper tycoon and after numerous attempts laid the Translatlantic telegraph cable ?

Ans. Cyrus West Field

Q8. Who owns the popular American whiskey brand Jack Daniels ?

Ans. Brown-Forman corporation

Q9. Identify this Indian American who been named as most influential 40 under 40 by Fortune magazine


Ans. Divya Nag of Apple

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


Weekly Business Quiz # 384


Q 1. Kumbakonam Bank Ltd started operations as a regional bank in 1904. It got its current name in 1907. How do we know it today ?

Ans. City Union Bank

Q 2. Vishal Sikka has resigned as the MD and CEO of Infosys. He has been appointed Executive Vice Chairman. What will be his salary as Exec VC ?

Ans. US $ 1 per annum

Q3. Which was the first bank in India to introduce a teller system way back in 1944 ?

Ans. Punjab National Bank

Q4. Name this Wadia group company that started off trading in teak wood in the 19th century and now owns tea plantations and trades in tea.

Ans. Bombay Burmah Trading Co. Ltd

Q5. On August 15, 1995 Internet services were offered to public in India. Who was India’s first Internet Service Provider ?


Q6. Why you may not see Aquaguard water filters in any of the Tata co offices or factories in future ?

Ans. Aquaguard is made by Eureka Forbes, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group Co. Tata Sons have issued a directive to all Tata Cos to have no business links with Shapoorji Pallonji group, as it belongs to Cyrus Mistry

Q7. Which city was home to the maximum number of shell companies recently banned by SEBI ?

Ans. Kolkata

Q8. Which govt authority assigns caps in prices for medical equipments and implants like stents and knee caps in India ?

Ans. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ( NPPA)

Q 9. What is unique about the Bhasin family shown in this picture ?


Ans. This unique family  have done 100 years of flying combined.


Q 10. What has led to resignation of several CEOs incl Merck , Intel , Under Armour to resign from Mfg council of President Trump ?

Ans. Amidst the unclear stand of President to tackle the racist attack at Charlottesville.  CEOs fear that this might conflict with the equal employment ethos of their organisation and possible loss of business and bottom line.

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 383


Q1, Madhubala appeared in advt that promoted a Swadeshi product. Name the brand

Madhubala vatni

Ans. Godrej Vatni soap. Vatni comes from Vatan meaning motherland.

Q2. Taj Group of hotels is recreating the menu that it had served on the eve of independence 14th August 1947 at Taj Mumbai. This is being offered in many Taj restaurants across India as a celebration of independence day. What is it priced at ?

Ans. Rs 1947 plus taxes

Q3. Name the company that was created by four Indian partners in 1942 as an alternative to the foreign brands. A market leader in its category in India since 1967.

Ans. Asian Paints

Q4. Rajdoot was a popular Indian motorcycle in rural India. Which company used to manufacture this bike ?


Ans. Escorts Ltd

Q5. Identify this wilful defaulter , whose company is one of the big NPAs for public sector banks. 


Ans. Kailash Aggarwal of Varun Industries Ltd

Q6. Identify this person who has joined Tata Motors as its CFO.


Ans. P.B.Balaji who is joining Tata Motors from HUL

Q7. The newly appointed Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi is an advertising professional. With which agency is he associated with ?

Ans. McCann Erickson


Q8. SCRUM is a popular framework for Agile software development. From which game has this term been taken ?

Ans. Rugby

Q9. Identify this logo…Apple Inc had objected to this logo because of some resemblance.


Ans. Woolworths Australia

Q10. In Australia there is a cafe run by women for women called Handsom Her . In this cafe men are charged 18 % extra . Why ?

Ans. In order to account for the gender wage gap in Australia.

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan