Month: May 2012

Weekly Business Quiz # 133

Q1. What is unique about The Divorce Hotel ?

Ans. They have packages for couples to have divorce during weekend with legal and other services

Q2. Which American multiplex chain of 5000 screens was acquired by the Chinese group Dalian Wanda for over 2.5 billion $ ?

Ans. AMC

Q3. Name the business group of Aike Batista, the richest man in Brazil and 7th richest worldwide.

Ans. EBX Group

Q4. Name this IIT Madras alumnus who is often called the Canadian Buffett for his value investing skills.

Ans. V.Prem Watsa of Fairfax

Q5. What was the earlier name of SML Isuzu Limited ?

Ans.  Swaraj Mazda Limited

Q6. Why did Zuckerberg marry 1 day after the Facebook IPO?

Ans. Bec California divorce laws says any wealth acquired before marriage cannot b shared

Q7. What is Grexit in the context of the Euro crisis?

Ans. Exit of Greece from Euro

Q8. Who has acquired the online marketplace co Ariba yesterday for 4.5 Bn $ ?

Ans. SAP

Q9. What item belonging to Late Ronald Reagan is being auctioned online ?

Ans. A vial of his blood

Q10. Which Mumbai based group is positioning apartments based on the cars they own , Dadar for BMW and Worli for RR owners ?

Ans. Wadia Group

Q11. Name the Facebook CFO who is being blamed for the IPO fumble

Ans. David Ebersman

Q12. Which brand of mixie an affiliate of Philips got badly affected bcoz of Jayalalithaa’s freebie schemes in TN ?

Ans. Preethi

Q13. McDowells becomes the 2nd brand to reach 2 Billion $ in retail sales in India. Which was the first ?

Ans. Amul

Q14. Who has acquired controlling stake in Thomas Cook’s India operations ?

Ans. Fairfax belonging to Indian American Prem Watsa

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan




Weekly Business Quiz # 132

Q1. In which Stock Exchange will Formula One will soon be listed ?

Ans. Singapore

Q2. Which Tech major has launched a new social platform called ?

Ans. Microsoft

Q3. Name the apex agency in India that gives products Halal certification.

Ans.  Halal India

Q4. As per Jeff Bezos ” __________ of the 100 top titles in Kindle today are self published”? Fill in the blank

Ans. 16

Q5. As per AAI, India has how many airports and airstrips incl many of the WW -II era ?

Ans.  456

Q6. Why is Priscilla Chan in the news ?

Ans. She married FB founder Mark Zuckerberg recently

Q7. Zuckerberg delayed taking FB public until he had no choice. What was the regulatory compulsion ?

Ans.  Publishing quarterly results for over 500 private investors

Q8. Which. Law states that “for any group of size n, the number of Subgroups that can be assembled is 2 ^ n.?

Ans.  Reed’s law

Q9. Connect the following Between, Path, Familyleaf, Storytree …

Ans. New online social networks which promote private interactions

Q10. Connect the Mumbai non-profit Millennium Mams with Warren Buffett.

Ans. 16 ladies from this NGO went to Omaha to listen to Buffett’s AGM speech of Berkshire Hathaway

Q11. Which Hollywood celebrity has taken Punjab actor Varinder Singh Ghumman as the brand ambassador for his products ?

Ans. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Q12. Which group has acquired a 27 % stake in Living Media , the co that publishes India Today ?

Ans.  Aditya Birla group

Q13. Starbucks invites its rivals to Coffee cup Summit at MIT. What do they discuss in that summit ?

Ans. Disposal of paper cups

Q14. Which co as a part of its sustainability initiatives has devised a calculator for calculating the carbon footprint of every package ?

Ans. UPS

Q15. As per the new TRAI guidelines, max how many minutes of advertising time is allowed per hour of TV broadcast ?

Ans.  12 mins per hour

Q16. Which Indian group has acquired the US based health information co Decision Resources for Us $ 635 mn ?

Ans.  Piramal

Q17. As per the Economist, which is the busiest airline route in the world for the year 2011 ?

Ans. Between Seoul and Jeju in South Korea

Q18. Which co had a nuclear reactor in their office building in New York for 30 years ?

Ans. Kodak

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan