Weekly Post # 180

Which Indian jewellery co is India’s largest importer of gold at 120 tonnes per annum ?

Ans. Rajesh Exports

By using Big Data, Wal-Mart realised that sales of what product went up 7 times with onset of storms and hurricanes ?

Ans. Strawberry pop-tarts

Mukesh Ambani is the first businessman to get Z-category security, he will however pay for it. How much every month ?

Ans. Rs 14 lakhs per month

Which social networking site was started by Reid Hoffman and associates 10 years ago on May 5, 2003 ?

Ans. LinkedIn

What is the popular definition of kids born in the late ’70s and early ’80s, who attained youth in the turn if the century ?

Ans. Gen-Y or Millennials

Which premier B-school’s MBA grads will lose their jobs because they had forged their application forms at the time of entrance ?

Ans. NMIMS, Mumbai

Why did GG Tronics  MD Manjunath paid the 90 lakh bribe on behalf of Mahesh Kumar to Pawan Bansal’s nephew ? Explain

Ans. GGTronics is in railway signalling business. he paid bribe to help Mahesh Kumar get Member(Electrical) post on Railway Board. This was part payment for the Rs 10 crore bribe.

Harvard Prof , author Niall Ferguson in a recent Q & A session said a famous economist did not worry about future because he was gay. Who ?

Ans. John Keynes…had said ” In the long run, we are all dead”. 

Who has acquired the consumer imaging and document imaging businesses of Kodak, that may help it to come out of bankruptcy ?

Ans. The UK Pension Fund of Kodak 

Avis, Wonderbread, Sheraton hotels were all spun off from which conglomerate ?

Ans. ITT Corp

Which brand of Coca Cola co sells more than Coke not only in India, even in China ?

Ans. Sprite

Which is the first company in India to receive permission from RBI to set up white-label ATMs ?

Ans. Tata Communicatuion Payment Solutions Ltd

Why has the aviation regulator suspended 2 pilots and 2 flight attendants of Air India ?

Ans. The pilots put the flight on autopilot and went to sleep in the business class. The flight attendants were in the cockpit and accidentally put off the autopilot. There was no accident but it put 166 passengers life in danger

Netflix produced a TV series called ‘House of Cards’ which has become a big hit. It did something that was unusual for a TV series. What ?

Ans. All the 13 episodes were available simultaneously for binge viewers to view them

Which is the only domestic airline in the world to provide power socket and USB to every seat in every craft ?

Ans. Virgin 

We heard you. Now we’d love to see you.” Which retail chain has started a campaign apologising and urging customers to return ?

Ans. J.C.Penney

BSE has come up with an Islamic stocks index. What is it ?

Ans. 500 stocks that conform to the Shariah rules as per Islam.

Almost all TV channels are not airing ads. There is a dispute on billings method. What is the difference between gross and net billings ?

Ans.Gross billing incl 15 % commission of the ad agency/media releasing agency and net billings does not include it.

Equity linked savings schemes ( ELSS) are EEE ? In investment jargon, which schemes are EEE ?

Ans. EEE (Exempt-Exempt-Exempt) funds are not taxable at all the three stages — at the time of investments, the amount is deducted from your taxable income, during the period of investment when interest accrues it is not taxed and at the time of withdrawal too no tax is payable.

In the film OMG, the atheist Paresh Rawal was refused insurance claim bcoz of Act of God. What is ‘act of God’ ?

Ans. natural calamity like earthquake, tsunami

In mutual fund parlance what is B15 ?

Ans. beyond the Top 15 cities

Which is the first airline in the world to operate the Boeing Dreamliner after the battery problem has been recitified ?

Ans. Ethiopian airlines

Which company has launched a teeth whitening product called Visible White, with Sonam Kapoor as its brand ambassador ?

Ans. Visible White

Which country’s inflation reached an absurd 231,000,000% in the summer of 2008 ?

Ans. Zimbabwe

Who has taken over as the Chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation recently ?

Ans. S.Ramadorai of TCS

The TV spot rates for 10 sec ads for IPL finals was Rs 5-6 lacs in IPl-I. What are the rates for this year’s finals ?

Ans. Rs 15 lakhs

As per Indian alcohol policy what is the average age at which an Indian takes the first sip of alcohol today ? It was 28 in ’90s

Ans. 19 years


– compiled by G.Mohan

Twitter handle @go_mohan


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