Month: July 2013

Weekly Business Quiz # 192

Q 1. Saregama has decided to stop manufacturing CD/DVDs etc and go digital. To whom have they decided to outsource their manufacturing ?

Ans. Sony

Q 2. Which international watch brand has a luxury range called Ananta ?

Ans. Seiko

Q 3. What will the TV programme/ website Power of shunya showcase ?

Ans. Innovations from India that will have minimum negative effects

Q 4.Which Indian CEO figures at No 3 on the Top 30 CEOs to follow on social media worldwide compiled by worldofceos com ?

Ans. Anand Mahindra

Q 5. Under what brandname has Sadanand Maiya the man who built MTR launched processed foods once again after selling MTR earlier to Orkla Foods of Norway ?

Ans. Maiya’s

Q 6. Name the Economist who coined the acronym BIMARU for backward states in a paper submitted to Rajiv Gandhi in the ’80s .

Ans. Ashish Bose

Q 7. Which retail chain owns the mult-brand multi-product multi-location service chain ResQ ?

Ans. Reliance

Q 8. A case study has been written by Harvard Business School on Kerala based Synthite Industries. In which business is the co in ?

Ans. Natural oleoresins 

Q9. Which two major holding cos in advertising will merge to create the largest advertising co worldwide and what will it be called ?

Ans. Publicis and Omnicom

Q 10. Which is the first place outside UK where Unilever has created Four Acres, a leadership development institute recently ?

Ans. Singapore

Q 11. Before Gmail was started by Google, it was a free mail service from a site named after a comic strip character. Google acquired it. Name it.


Q 12. Large scale recall of which model of GM in India, has sent tremors through the ranks of the co and also made govt sit up ?

Ans. Chevrolet tavera

Q 13. Which manufacturer of liquid soap created an entry barrier for others by booking the entire supply of plastic pumps for 3 years ?

Ans. Minnetonka later sold to Colgate Palmolive

Q 14. What term was coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier and Bryan Alexander during a course called ” Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” ?

Ans. MOOC- Massive Open Online Courses

Q 15. With 30.7 billion $ in endowment, which is the wealthiest university in US ?

Ans. Harvard

Q 16. Name this largest employee owned ( not publicly traded) company in US. it also the most profitable grocer in USA.

Ans. Publix

Q 17. Who sent out 5000 telegrams with the msg ” The telegram retires today, with no plan for the future. Do you have a plan for your future ” ?

Ans. Birla Sun Life

Q 18. Which was the first ever drive-in restaurant way back in 1919 in California ?

Ans. A & W Root Beer

Q 19. Which are the only countries in the world where Coca Cola and PepsiCo products are not sold ?

Ans. North Korea and Cuba

Q 20. With which brand would you associate Flyknit a sock like shoe that is expected to enhance the performance of the athlete ?

Ans. Nike

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan


Weekly Business Quiz # 191

Q 1. Which player got the highest price in the Indian Badminton League auctions held yesterday ?

Ans. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia

Q 2. In the context of Indian television, expand BCCC

Ans. Broadcasting Content Complaints Council

Q 3. Complete the tech industry maxim ” No one ever got fired for buying ___” with a brand

Ans. IBM

Q 4. With which anti-virus software would you associate Sachin Tendulkar ?

Ans. Kaspersky

Q 5. Who is the invisible man who makes the investment choices for SAFE, which has 3.5 Trillion $ funds ?

Ans. Zhu Changhong, the Chief Investment Officer of SAFE

Q6. Which car has been rated as the best taxi in the world by BBC’s Top Gear programme ?

Ans. Ambassador

Q7. Which brand has created a micro site an edutainment site, even roping in Ruskin Bond to blog ?

Ans. Parle-G

Q8. What is unique capability of the street lights named Tvilight designed by NRI designer Chintan Shah ?

Ans. Street Lights which light up when someone is around

Q9. Between which two places did the Mumbai monorail make its maiden run today ?

Ans. Wadala and Chembur

Q 10. Which city in US is filing for the largest municipal bankruptcy in history ?

Ans. Detroit

Q 11. Which indie film by Anand Gandhi has received multiplex release thanks to support by Kiran Rao and a well thought out social media strategy ?

Ans. Ship of Theseus

Q 12. Who has dug in his heels in the stand off with the union that even if the unit is closed for 500 days labour will not get free ESOPs ?

Ans. Rajiv Bajaj of Bajaj Auto

Q 13. What is the unique proposal from the Dubai Municipal Corp to the residents in the ” Your weight in Gold” contest ?

Ans. 2 grams of gold if they loose 2 kgs weight in 30 days. There after 1 gm of gold for every kg reduced. This is to promote healthy life style

Q 14. With which e-commerce web–site has IRCTC tied up to launch its e-retailing business ?


Q 15.  Name the life insurance company which is 100 % owned by the battery maker Exide Industries Ltd.
Ans. ING Vysya Life Insurance Co
Q 16. Which premium high-brow weekend newspaper from the Times of India group will have its last print run on 20th July ?
Ans. Times of India Crest
Q 17. What is the term for a bond market investor who protests a country’s fiscal policies by selling off its bonds and refusing to buy them ?
Ans. Bond Vigilante
Q 18. Pagers peaked in 1994. After which pagers lost out to the mobile. But they are not extinct. In which industry, pagers are still being used ?
Ans. Hospitals
Q 19. What unique verification for payment is being developed by Finland based startup Uniqul ?
Ans. Face recognition
Q 20. References to which brand have been removed in the TV and DVD version of which brand has been removed from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ?
Ans. Rooh-Afza
– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan