Weekly Business Quiz # 420

India

Q 1. In an OBC sammelan recently what was the profession of the Coke founder John Pemberton according to Cong President Rahul Gandhi ?

Ans. Shikanji or lemonade seller… He was a pharmacist actually

Q 2. Why has Infosys decided to delist from a few overseas exchanges like Euronext ?

Ans. Low volumes of trading in Infosys ADS

Q3. Name the startup making high end e-scooters funded by Flipkart founders and Hero ?

ather

Ans. Ather Energy

Global

Q 4. As per Forbes magazine who is the world’s top earning athlete as per the latest list ? BTW, Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in Top 100 coming at # 83

Ans. Floyd Mayweather

Q5. In which hotel did Donald Trump meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore ?

Ans. Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island

Q6. Apple has demonstrated a new way of creating personalised emojis which are 3D cartoon versions of the person posting it. What is it called ?

Ans. Memoji

Q7. HiSense is one of the official sponsors of FIFA World Cup 2018 . In which product category does it market its products ?

hisense-logo

Ans. Consumer electronics and home appliances

Q8. Name this fintech co from Europe that is a rival to Paypal in payments processing. It got listed in Euronext recently and its price surged nearly 100 % on the day of listing.

Ans. Adyen

Q9. Apple and Google are introducing features in their latest versions which will help the users to control phone addiction. Apple’s feature is called “Screen time”, What is Google’s programme called ?

Ans. Digital wellbeing

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Weekly Business Quiz # 419

India

Q 1. Which was the immediate previous assignment of M K Jain the newly appointed Dy Governor of RBI ?

Ans.  MD and CEO of IDBI Bank

Q 2. Which Indian company recently listed a gaming company called Codemaster in the UK’s AIM ?

Ans. Reliance Entertainment of Reliance ADAG Group

Q3. Which business leader’s children are making marks in fields totally away from business..daughter is a pop singer and son is a first-class cricketer ?

Ans. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Q4. Why is IIT Delhi opposed to the naming of the Delhi Metro station after its sponsor ?

Ans. FIITJEE is the sponsor of IIT Delhi Metro station… The IIT authorities are afraid this will give a wrong msg to the public

Q5. When Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel via NCLT they signed a “Novation” agreement . What is Novation ?

Ans.The  substitution of a new contract for an old one. The new agreement extinguishes the  rights and obligations that were in effect under the old agreement. 

In the context of Tata -Bhushan deal, as per MD Tata Steel in Business Standard ”

“Bhushan had a debt of around Rs 55,000 crore. We paid Rs 35,200 crore to bankers. All the pledged shares were cancelled and we bought equity in Bhushan.

The balance, which Bhushan owed the banks, has been novated to us for Rs 100 crore, which means we own that debt and had to pay the banks Rs 100 crore.

The banks took a haircut and transferred the shares to us. In addition, we own Rs 20,000 crore of debt, on which we have a call, for which we have paid Rs 100 crore.” 

Global

Q6. Which software development hub recently acquired by Microsoft started life as Logical Awesome LLC ?

Ans. Github

Q7. Where has Coca Cola launched its first alcohol based drink ?

Ans. In Japan

Q8. What kind of a leave is “Garden leave” ?

Ans. Garden leave describes the practice whereby an employee leaving a job – having resigned or otherwise had their employment terminated – is instructed to stay away from work during the notice period, while still remaining on the payroll.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 418

India

Q 1. Why has Bahrain and UAE imposed a temporary ban on fruits and vegetables exported from Kerala ?

Ans. Nipah Virus

Q 2. Who employs cricketers KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav ? Clue : They were seen delivering a public service msg for their employer during the IPL telecasts.

Ans. RBI

Q 3. Identify the advertiser ensuring “Tareef ki Guarantee” to Shikhar Dhawan making his moustache turned upwards

Shikhar

Ans. Kansai Nerolac Paints

Q4. In the the 1990s, what model from Tata Motors was code-named MinT ( Mini car from Tata) when under development and later launched in 1998 ?

Ans. Indica

Q5. What is common to Dundee, Newton, Foreign and Colonial, Cazenove in connection with the Indian markets ?

Ans. All foreign mutual funds that were unsuccessful in India

Q6. For an ad film of which brand would Shweta Bachchan will be seen together with her father Amitabh Bachchan for the first time ?

Ans. Kalyan Jewellers

Q7. Which Indian cricketer is launching a street wear brand called ‘Gully’?

Ans. K.L.Rahul

Global

Q8. McKesson is a large US Corp, No 6 on the Fortune 500 list. In what business is it in ?

Ans. Healthcare

Q9.  Which mobile phone company is launching a micro lending platform called Creditbee in India ?

Ans. Xiaomi

Q 10. Which celebrity couple’s newly formed entity Higher Ground Productions signed a deal with Netflix for creating original content ?

Ans. Obamas

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Weekly Business Quiz # 417

India

Q 1. Who is the businessman behind RSVP Movies that will launch new directors and writers for films and web-series ?

Ans. Ronnie Screwvala

Q 2. In the first of the big cases resolved under IBC, which company has taken over Bhushan Steel ?

Ans. Bamnipal Steel Ltd a subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd

Q3. Viswanathan Anand is the brand ambassador of PSL. What is PSL ?

psl

Ans. Poker Super League

Q4. Against which brand has Voltas complained for launching a spoof of their popular advt featuring “Mr Murthy” ?

Ans. Haier

Q5. Orient Electric which has Dhoni as its brand ambassador has been recently demerged out of a listed company. Name the company

Orient

Ans. Orient Paper Ltd

 

Global

Q6. Which mobile firm would T-Mobile acquire in the US, though it officially called a merger and not an acquisition ?

Ans. Sprint

 

Q7. Explain the visual

harry

Ans. Spl limited edition condoms for Harry-Meghan royal wedding

Q8. In which country has Flixbus a 80 % plus market share in the coach business after the country liberalised bus travel ?

Flixbus

Ans. Germany

Q9. Name this free multi-player online game launched by Epic Games in 2017 where players/ teams have to survive in an ever shrinking space by killing others. This has become hugely popular.

Ans. Fortnite Battle Royale

Q10. Which global company owns the brand Hellmann’s mayonnaise now ?  It was started in New York by Richard Hellman in the year 1913.

Hellmann's

Ans. Unilever

Q 11. Name this Russian firm that is one of the world’s largest alumnium producers with an enterprise value of US $ 18 Bn. It is controlled by Oleg Deripaska which has been hit badly by sanctions from US Govt ?

Ans. Rusal

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Weekly Business Quiz # 416

India

Q 1. What subject does Hyderabad based e-learning start-up Indigolearn teach online ?

Ans. Accounts

Q 2. Which PSU will develop and run the e-auction system for PSU disinvestment ?

Ans. MSTC Limited ( formerly, Metal Scrap trading Corp )

Q3. On the occasion of Mother’s day which brand has created this warm fuzzy ad with the tagline #maanahibhoolti ?

domino's

Ans. Domino’s pizza

Global

Q4. In which category is Seraphine a big brand ? Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is one of its loyal customers

seraphine

Ans. Designer pregnancy clothing

Q5. Which Chinese telecom company is in the eye of the storm between Trump and Chinese govt over supply of equipment and technology to Iran ?

Ans. ZTE

Q6. Name this iconic apparel brand. The first store came up 200 years ago on 7th April 1818 at New York City. It has clothed 40 of the 45 US Presidents. Among many fashions it introduced, buttoned down collar shirts is one.

Ans.  Brooks Brothers

Q7. Rolls Royce has announced its first SUV – Cullinan…Why it is called so ?

Rolls-Royce-Cullinan-12

Ans. Cullinan diamond is the largest gem quality rough diamond ever found. Rolls Royce has named after it.

Q8. In terms of amount, India was the largest recipient of remittances in the world in 2017. Which country was the highest in terms of remittances as a % of GDP ?

Ans. Kyrgyz Republic
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Weekly Business Quiz # 415

India

Q 1. Which company markets the brand Duraguard cement that is one of the sponsors of RCB in IPL ?

Ans. Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd ( formerly Lafarge India Ltd)

Q2. LOTS wholesale solutions has announced its entry in Indian market in competition with Wal mart and Metro Cash and Carry.  Name the company and the country it belongs to..

Ans. Siam Makro, Thailand.

Q3. Which company has adopted Delhi’s Red Fort under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India ?

Ans. Dalmia Bharat

Q 4. Who has bought the electrical and automation business of L&T ?

Ans. Schneider Electric

Q5. Identify this head honcho and his company

Manu

Ans. Manu Kumar Jain of Xiaomi India

Global

Q 6. Which European country has mandated a minimum price for an alcoholic drink to curb consumption ?

Ans. Scotland

Q7. After buying the retail business of Asda from Walmart which company CEO was caught off-guard singing ” We are in the money ”  ?

Ans. Mike Coupe of Sainsbury

Q8. In which category is this company a premium brand ?

7 for all mankind

Ans. Denims

Q9. During meeetings at Amazon, Powerpoint presentations are not allowed. Instead of ppts what is used ?

Ans. A Narrative 4-6 page memo which is given to all the participants. They are given 30 minute to read the document before the real meeting actually begins.

Q 10. Conagra went for a major change. It changed it’s name from Conagra Foods to Conagra brands , it changed its logo. It also shifted its HQ. Where is the new HQ of Conagra ?

conagra_brands_logo

Ans. From Omaha to Chicago

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Weekly Business Quiz # 414

India

Q 1. Which two leading mobile phone towers company in India are going to merge ?

Ans. Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers

Q 2. Who has acquired the e-learning division of Tata Industries, namely Tata Interactive Systems ?

Ans. MPS Ltd ( earlier Macmillan Publishing)

Q 3. ______ the car that built that company is a book written by BVR Subbu. Fill in the blank

Ans. Santro

Global

Q4. For which country’s Central Bank is Raghuram Rajan one of the potential Governors ?

Ans. UK

Q5. In Europe, Whatsapp has revised the minimum age of entry from 13 years. What is the new minimum age ?

Ans. 16 years

Q6. Which leading electronics hardware mfr has announced that it will cap the profit after tax at 5 % for all their products as a company policy ?

Ans. Xiaomi

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