Month: February 2013

Weekly Business Quiz # 170

Q 1. Apple brings out iPad. Which co will soon bring out a gaming console Eyepad ?

Ans. Sony 

Q2. What is common to Mauritius, Liechenstein, Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Luxembourg ?

Ans. Tax havens

Q3. Who is the largest shareholder in the newly launched Infrastructure NBFC Infradebt ?

Ans. ICICI Bank

Q4. The key issue brought by InGovern in the Pantaloon demerger case is equity shares and shares with DVR are being treated equal. Expand DVR.

Ans. Differential Voting Rights

Q5. Azim Premji has signed the “Giving Pledge” and donated half of his wealth . He is the third non-American to do so. Who are the other two ?

Ans. Richard Branson and David Sainsbury

Q6. Who will be the Indian partner for Air Asia which is launching a low cost carrier with Chennai as its hub ?

Ans. Tata Sons and Bhatias

Q7. As per Nokia which is the largest selling touch phone in India and many countries in this part of the world ?

Ans. Nokia Asha 305

Q8. Who is known as the ‘father of the yellow school bus’ ?

Ans. Dr Frank W.Cyr

Q9. What behaviour of Tata Sons’ chief Cyrus Mistry does his predecessor Ratan Tata find it very odd ?

Ans. Cyrus does not like to wear neckties, so he borrows when required from whoever is around, incl his driver.

Q10.Which credit rating agency has downgraded Britain’s sovereign rating from AAA, first time ever ?

Ans. Moody’s

Q 11. What is the marketing term for showing a brand in a movie, without overtly advertising it ?

Ans. Product placement

Q 12. Which ad agency is called ‘Samsung’s Shadow’ for its over dependence on Samsung ?

Ans. Cheil

Q 13.Who said “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”?

Ans. Jack Welch

Q 14.Why are the PSUs, Hindustan Copper, NEEPCO & THDC Ltd in the news ?

Ans. First set of PSUs identified for disinvestment in 2013-14

Q15.What ritual is followed by ISRO before the launch of any satellite ?

Ans. Performing a puja at Tirupati by placing a model of the satellite before Lord Balaji

Q16. Which Business magazine has turned into a fortnightly from a weekly from the current issue ?

Ans. BusinessWorld


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Weekly Business Quiz # 169

Q 1. Sachin Bansal of Flipkart says success in E-Commerce comes from taking care of 3 factors. Name them.

Ans. Service, selection and Price

Q 2. With BRIC unable to live upto its promise, investors are looking at MINT. Which 4 countries make up the MINT ?

Ans. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey

Q 3. Switzerland has many watchmakers. Which group dominates the Swiss watch industry accounting for nearly a third of the industry ?

Ans, Swatch

Q 4. ‘Swiss made’ has become one of the world’s most valuable brands. For a watch to be labelled thus, what is the criterion ?

Ans. 50% by value should be manufactured in Switzerland

Q 5. After the success of the movie Life of Pi, the tourism ministry is promoting the regions where it was shot as Land of Pi. Which region ?

Ans. Puducherry and Munnar

Q 6. Named after the painter Andy Warhol, what does a unit of Warhol signify ?

Ans. World famous for 15 minutes

q7. Which co has run a campaign called ‘ do us a flavor’ to get ideas for new flavours from their customers ?

Ans. Frito Lays

Q8. The first page of Sunday Times of India today is an alarmist one on fire, it is infact an advt. Name the brand.

Ans. Fireguard from Eureka Forbes

Q9. Which co runs the helpline for unwanted pregnancy in the website  ?

Ans. Piramal Healthcare.

Q10. Why has Bangladesh govt decided to ban cartoon channels on TV in their country ?

Ans. because kids were learning Hindi and not Bangla 

Q11. Name this Tumblr challenger acquired by Twitter last year, which has decided to shut down from April 30, this year.

Ans. Posterous

Q12. Which IBM computer made famous by winning Jeopardy will be used as a prosthetic brain for doctors ?

Ans. Watson

Q 13. Which European city is called the electric car capital of the world ?

Ans. Oslo

Q14. What is unique about the REX range of smartphones launched by Samsung in India ?

Ans. First smartphone designed in India for the Indian market

Q15.Which Bollywood entertainment co started as a book library started by Shethia and Maroo families in Mumbai ?

Ans. Shemaroo entertainment

Q16. What are the three elements if ‘responsible investing’ philosophy, being followed by many PE investors of late ?

Ans. Ecology, Society and Governance

Q17. Wipro and Siemens are going to be dropped from Nifty soon. Which two cos will replace them ?

Ans. IndusInd Bank and NMDC

Q18. Which weekly magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1923 ?

Ans. Time
Q 19. ____ is to India, what Coca Cola is to US. Name India’s no 1 FMCG brand in terms of sales value.
Ans. ParleG

Q20. The Economist brings out Big Mac Index to compare the exchange rates using Big Mac burger as a surrogate. What does it use for India ?

Ans. Maharaja Mac as Big Mac is not sold in India because of beef. Maharaja contains chicken

Q21. Besides being E-Commerce cos, what is common to the following Flipkart, yebhi, Myntra and Snapdeal ?

Ans. All are run by agrawal entrepreneurs, known for their business acumen

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