Weekly Business Quiz # 342

Q 1. 7 Indian cos have made it to the Fortune 500 list. 4 PSUs and 3 Pvt cos. Among private cos. besides Reliance and Tata Motors, which is the third ?

Ans. Rajesh Exports

Q2. Which car model from Nissan is based on the same platform as Renault Kwid and both have been launched in India ?

Ans. Datsun Redi-Go

Q3. Identify the advertiser who is running a TV campaign depicting toys


Ans. MP Tourism

Q4. Which brand is running a camapaign titled “Smiles of India” ?


Ans. Himalaya sparkling white toothpaste

Q5. Which famous temple in Mumbai accepts shares and securities as donations ?

Ans. Siddhi Vinayak temple

Q6. Which is the first company from India to issue a Masala bond overseas ?

Ans. HDFC Ltd

Q7. If Infosys has MANA as its analytics platform, TCS has Ignio, what is Wipro’s analytics platform called ? Clue : literary character

Ans. Holmes

Q8. Connect Kolkata based tea co TE- A-ME-TEAs to US candidate Donald Trump

Ans.Kolkata-based Te-A-Me Teas, a tea company, has sent 6,000 bags of famous Assam green tea to Donald Trump to purify him

Q9. Boeing is celebrating its 100 years this year. At what price did they sell their first plane in 1916 ?

Ans. 10,000 $

Q10. Which auto-rickshaw aggregator has tied up with Trainman to provide pick-up and drop services at 35 railway stations ?

Ans. Jugnoo

Q11. What special drink was introduced by Paper Boat on the occasion of Ramzan ?

Ans. Sherbet-e-khaas

Q 12. Which private company is India’s largest producer of coal-bed-methane ?

Ans. Essar Oil producing CBM at Raniganj coal mine in West Bengal

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Weekly Business Quiz # 341


Q 1. What popular offering from Buddies Infotech Chennai is making waves among tiny tots of India ?

Ans. ChuChu TV, a YouTube channel which has already become the 3rd most popular channel from India

Q 2. Which is the iconic sports model being launched by Ford in India for Rs. 65 lakh ?


Ans. Ford Mustang

Q 3. Name the two couples who have been among the 5 Indians who appear in the Forbes Asia’s philanthropy list for 2016

Ans. Amit Chandra of Bain Capital and Archana Chandra of Jai Vakeel Foundation and Vineet and Anupama Nayyar of Sampark Foundation

Q4. Under what brand has LOreal launched a herbal range of cosmetics in India to compete with the likes of Ayush and Patanjali ?

Ans. Garnier Ultimate Blends

Q5. With the acquisition of Minacs now and IBM Daksh earlier which is India’s largest BPO firm ?

Ans. Concentrix that is part of the US firm Synnex

Q6. Which Indian group has acquired the cement business of Lafarge in India ?

Ans. Nirma Group


Q7. Speciality restaurants have added an all day bar with Italian , Mexican food in their chain with Hoppipola . From where does this name come ?

Ans. Icelandic song by band Sigur Rós. The video shows friends jumping in puddles of water. It indicates you don’t have to be young to have fun.


Q8. Which video game launched by Niantic Labs has become so successful in a short time that it may beat Twitter on Android downloads ?

Ans. Pokemon Go

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Weekly Business Quiz # 340


Q 1. What unique product did Tata provide to the pilgrims during the just concluded Rath yatra at Puri ?


Ans. A frozen candy made of Tata salt, lemon juice and water for the devotees in the hot sun, promted as “Sehat ki chuski”


Q2.  Which brand has used this popular dialogue from CID in its advt recently


Ans. Godrej security solutions

Q3. On what would the Govt of India committee headed by Economist Shankar Acharya give recommendations about transition from an existing system ?

Ans. A new financial year to mov towards calendar year from April-March


Q4. Which luxury Indian brand belongs to Genesis Colors Ltd which is coming out with an IPO ?

Ans. Satya Paul

Q5. Name the airline that is promoting the upcoming Rajinikanth film Kabali being one of its sponsors


Ans. Air Asia


Q6. KitKat , Lollipop, Marshmallow …Complete the series

Ans. Nougat.All are .Android versions

Q7. More and more rich Chinese and Indians are applying for US EB-5 visa. What are the conditions and privileges of this visa ?

Ans. It is a method getting green card by foreigners who invest a minimum of 500,000 $ and create/save 10 US jobs. The investor and his/her family is allwed to migrate subject to certain conditions

Q 8. What stock exchange started by David Cummings in 2005 with HQ in Lenexa, Kansas has become the 2nd largest equity exchange in US ?

Ans. BATS Global markets

Q 9. The London financial sector suffers from ‘Wimbledonization’. What is ‘Wimbledonization’ ?

England hosts the best players from around the world at its tennis championship, but a local rarely wins it. Similarly, London’s financial district, foreigners run the show

Q 10. “Don’t go there, live there” is the tag line for which brand ?

Ans. AirBnB

Q 11. What brand of forest friendly condoms will be distributed free by the Brazil govt during the Rio Olympics ?

Ans. Natex

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Weekly Business Quiz # 339


Q 1. What is unique about the e-commerce venture started by Chandra Bhan Prasad ?

Ans. Chandra Bhan is a dalit entrepreneur who has named the venture Dalit Foods and is challenging the social glass ceiling

Q2. Which classic tune was chosen by Titan founder Xerxes Desai as the signature tune for Titan watches advts ?

Ans. 25th symphony by Mozart


Q3. Which Japanese co owns Netmagic one of the first startups in the data centre space in India ?

Ans. Nippon Telephone and Telegraph ( NTT)

Q4. How is the business services provider Quess Corp which is coming out with an IPO connected to NRI Prem Watsa ?

Ans. Thomas Cook is a majority owner of Quess Corp. Thomas Cook India is owned by Fairfax Corp of V.Prem Watsa


Q5. What is the penalty which Volkswagen likely to pay to US authorities for using a cheat software leading to the emissions scandal ?

Ans. Approx 15 Bn $

Q6. What does Maria Sharapova propose to do while she is serving her two year suspension from tennis ?

Ans. Doing an MBA from Harvard Business School

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Weekly Business Quiz # 338


Q 1. What was the first bank in India, established in the year 1770 ?

Ans. Bank of Hindustan

Q 2. Who was the first Indian Governor of RBI ?

Ans. C.D.Deshmukh

Q3. What was first about the Prathama Bank set up in Moradabad in the year 1975 ?

Ans. First RRB in India. It was set up by Syndicate Bank

Q4. What is the Urja Ganga project announced by the Govt of India ?

Ans. Natural Gas pipeline from Jagdishpur in UP to Haldia


Q5. Where has the former Infosys Sr Exec/ iGate chief Ashok Vemuri joined after resigning from iGate ? 

Ans. Xerox Business Services

Q6. Sula Vineyards one of the leading wine brands is going beyond wines to another drink by launching Janus. What is Janus ?

Ans. India’s first 100 % grape brandy


Q7. What is motif investing ?

Ans. Motif Investment allows investors to choose from over 100 pre-built portfolios of 20-30 stocks, to customize existing motifs, or to create a brand new, unique portfolio all for a low execution cost. But it has higher risk as investors also play the role portfolio managers for their motifs.

Q8. Nikesh Arora while exiting Softbank as the COO said Supercell was his best deal. In which business is Supercell in and who has acquired it?

Ans. Supercell is into gaming and has been acquired by Tencent

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Weekly Business Quiz # 337



Q 1. Who is the NRI value investor behind Dakshana Foundation that has set a goal of sending 2020 poor Indians to IITs by 2020 ? This yr is > 250

Ans. Mohnish Pabrai


Q2. Which brand has been launched with the tag line ‘Subah Ka Biscuit’ ?


Ans. Cadbury’s Bournvita


Q 3. In which industry is the Baker Hughes count an important business barometer ? What does it measure ?

Ans. Baker Hughes Rig Count is an indicator for the oil exploration industry. The active rig count acts as a leading indicator of demand for products

Q4. With Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for 26.2 Bn $ who will be the new CEO of LinkedIn ?

Ans. Jeff Weiner the existing CEO will continue

q5. Name the company that started life as a manufacturer of fire hoses in 19th century, later tyres, then synthetic rubber. It became a leading supplier of landing gear and other aircraft parts. It sold of its tyres business to Michelin. It is now part of United Technologies.

Ans. Goodrich Corporation.

Q6. This 1886 started US co. was the first to introduce Upper Case and Lower case letters in typewriters. It was aleading typewriter brand in the ’60s. It now exists as a thermal labels manufacturer.

Ans. Smith Corona

Q7. Which company’s share prices plunged because the man involved in Orlando shooting Omar Mateen was the co’s employee ?

Ans. G4S ( Group 4 Securicor)

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