Month: May 2010

Weekly Business Quiz # 28

Q1. What is the stated benefit of a single polypill containing aspirin, statins and 2 blood pressure-lowering medicines?

Ans. Prevent heart attacks

Q2. SAIL & Tata Steel are in discussion for a JV steel plant.Not their first JV They already have a 50:50 JV in ecommerce. Name it.

Ans. mjunction

Q3. How can Indo-Pak trade in agriculture benefit the ‘Aam’ Aadmi ?

Ans. Mangoes (Aam) for 6 months due to diff seasons on both sides.

Q4. Who said ‘ 3G is basmati rice, and 2G is PDS rice. ‘ ? And why ?

Ans.  A Raja alias spectrum Raja. He sold 2G spectrum for a song in 2008

Q5. What’s common to Raghu Pillai, Gunendar Kapoor,Sriram Srinivasan & Rajeev Karwal ?

Ans. High profile execs of Reliance retail who have all quit

Q6. Germany has banned naked short selling ? What is it?

Ans. Selling shares by borrowing is short selling, selling even before borrowing them is naked short sell.

Q7. Warcraft and Second life are the most popular MMORPGs.What are MMORPGs ?

Ans. Massive multiplayer online role playing games

Q8. Bank of Punjab, Centurion Bank, Times Bank have all merged into a bank. Name it.

Ans.  HDFC bank

Q9. What inspired India born scotsman Shepherd Barron to invent the ATM ?

Ans. A chocolate vending machine

Q10. As Abbott acquires Piramal it will get a brand of cough syrup that sells more for its intoxicating effect. Name it.

Ans.  Phensedyl

Q11. How do we know ‘Morris Oxford series III of 1957’ better in India ?

Ans. Ambassador car

Q12. Which Indian biscuit mfr was penalised as it had produced a small quantity of sugar used in their biscuits ?

Ans. Parle.

Q13. In global economics what is ‘the new normal’ ? Who coined it?

Ans. The post 2008 crisis, world economic order after recovery. PIMCO.

Q14.Name the man behind “Sulabh shauchalaya” who developed the two-pit toilet,an innovation now exported to 50 countries.

Ans. Bindeshwari pathak

Q15. Which airline, in the news, has the tag line ‘simply priceless’?

Ans. Air india express

Q16. What is an IDR ? Who is the first issuer of IDR?

Ans. Indian depository receipt. Stanchart bank.



Weekly Business Quiz # 27

Q1.What is crowdsourcing ? Who coined it ?

Ans.Sourcing not from a person or firm but openly from public or crowd by instituting rewards. Jeff Howe of Wired. Innocentive is one platform

Q2. Passengers may have died in New Delhi station stampede, but which luggage will ‘ Survive Mumbai. Survive the world’?

Ans. American Tourister

Q3. Suketu Mehta labelled Mumbai as ‘Maximum city.’ A new book on Delhi has labelled it ‘___ city’ ?

Ans. Trickster city

Q4. In the book by the same name which country is called the ‘Start-up nation’?

Ans.  Israel

Q5. Mahindra has an export model offroader SUV which will have an India launch soon. Name it. Clue:- Great Indian desert

Ans. Mahindra THAR

Q6. What Sonata is to Titan in watches, this brand is to Tanishq in jewellery. Name this value brand.

Ans. GoldPlus

Q7. With which fashion brand would you associate the tag line ‘Be stupid’ ?

Ans. Diesel

Q8. After colour range, durability, washability lead free as USP now Nerolac is promoting a new USP in paints. What is it?

Ans. No smell

Q9. What innovative means has Bill Clinton adopted to pay off Hillary’s debts?

Ans. A 5 $ lottery ticket. Winner will spend a Day with Bill

Q10. Name the Indian retailer whose private labels are Feasters, Jaan, Kitchen’s promise and Enriche.

Ans. MORE. The Aditya Birla Grp venture


Title sponsors of F1 Grandprix at Australia, Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia respectively

Q12. Which Indian sportsman has been signed by Tag Heuer as their brand ambassador ?

Ans. Karun Chandhok

Q13. Notion ink a Hyd based start up is making waves in gadget circles for ADAM. What is Adam ?

Ans. Tablet computer

Q14.Stanchart had a 30% stake in a PSU bank before its nationalisation. Name it.

Ans.  Allahabad Bank

Q15. For its logo RBI chose East India cos’ Double Mohur a sketch of lion and palm tree but made one major change. What?

Ans. Replaced lion by tiger

Q16. Which database co has been acquired by SAP for US 5.8 bn $?

Ans. Sybase

Q17. Ale, lager, bitter, stouts, pilsner are some of the 180 ways of doing what ?

Ans. Brewing beer

Q18. Which media group has acquired the MID-DAY newspapers business from Ansaris ?

Ans. Jagran prakashan