Month: September 2013

Weekly Business Quiz # 200

Q 1. What is the name of the tool started by Google for creating and comparing Governments across the world ?

Ans. Constitute

Q 2. Why there may be little or no 0 % EMI schemes for buying gadgets and durables this festive season In India ?

Ans. RBI has asked all banks to stop such schemes.RBI is against the practice of banks tempting consumers to make big-ticket purchases by offering to break up credit card payments into EMIs.

Q 3. Name the businessman of Indian origin behind Fairfax, the company that has acquired Blackberry

Ans. Prem Watsa

Q4. Which video game launched recently has totted up 1 Bn $ sales in 3 days, which is the fastest by any entertainment property, incl films ?

Ans. Grand Theft Auto 5

Q 5. He is the richest Chinese. He owns AMC Theatres chain in US. He now wants to create a film complex bigger than Hollywood in China. Name him.

Ans. Wang Jialin of Dalian Wanda Group

Q6. Google has a new logo which does away with embossment and shadows. What font does Google logo use ?

Ans. Catull

Q7. The _______ Quarterly published articles on Enron as enthusiastically as Hello! runs pieces about the Beckhams. Fill in the blank.

Ans. MckInsey

Q8. Which husband and wife were the highest paid corporate executives in India last year ?

Ans. Kalanithi and Kaveri Maran of Sun TV

Q9. ‘ Grand brand ____’ by Balasubramanian and Ramakrishnan is a book about what or whom ? Fill in the blank.

Ans. Rajini ( Rajinikant)

Q 10. In arts or engineering, who is a Bricoleur ?

Ans. Bricoleur is a person who constructs and creates a work from diverse range of things that are available at that particular time.

Q 11. In which City has the Mahindras announced an engineering college in association with Ecole centrale of France ?

Ans. Hyderabad

Q 12. Margo and Neem were age old brands of Calcutta Chemicals..Now who owns these brands ?

Ans. Jyothi Laboratories

Q 13. In ‘Seven elements that have changed the world ” by John Browne, the elements are Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver…Name the balance three

Ans. Uranium, Titanium and Silicon

Q 14. Which economist/market analyst is known as Dr Doom and why he is called so ?

Ans. Nouriel Roubini for his pessimistic forecasts

Q 15. In which business are the startups Industree Crafts, Rangsutra, Earthy Goods, Crafts villa

Ans. Marketing of traditional handicrafts and handlooms

Q 16. Which business magazine has been sold by ABP to an undisclosed buyer ?

Ans. Business World

Q 17. Who has been selected as the MD for Tata Steel after the current one H.M.Nerurkar retires ?

Ans. T.V.Narendran

Q 18. With which adult magazine would you associate FriendFinder Networks which has filed for bankruptcy protection ?

Ans. Penthouse

Q 19. In which business is the Google financed co CALICO getting in ?

Ans. Research on preventing ageing

Q 20. What does the suffix c in iPhone 5c stand for ?

Ans. Color

Q 21. Denmark is a country with a growing population of ‘freegans’ . Who are freegans ?

Ans.  Those who reclaim and eat discarded food.

Q 22. Why did Guinness a brewery get into the business of publishing Book of records ?

Ans. Sir Hugh Beaver, the managing director of of the Guinness Breweries got into an argument regarding which game bird is faster. As he could not find a reliable record for establishing it, he thought a book containing such records will be useful and started it in 1954.

Q 23. Which MOOC site will be offering the courses from leading UK universities online for free ?

Ans. FutureLearn

Q 24. Which town in Rajasthan is giving a good fight to Nagpur in the oranges market ?

Ans. Jhalawar

Q 25. What is the Guinness record made by Austin Coulson that has the Texas vanity plate ‘IM BIG’ ?

Ans. Smallest roadworthy car

Q 26. With which IT company would you associate Eliza , a blonde humanoid that can answer upto 1 lakh emails, and 67,000 phone calls every day ?

Ans. IPSoft

 

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Weekly Business Quiz # 199

Q 1. “Smash it to pieces, love it to bits” is the ad slogan for which brand ?

Ans. Terry’s Chocolate Orange

Q 2. Which publication has the slogan ‘Capitalist Tool” ?

Ans. Forbes magazine

Q 3. What is the name of the Tamil newspaper launched by The Hindu recently ?

Ans. The Hindu ( written in Tamil)

Q4. Two of the uncles of Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Secretary and person to become Fed Chairman were Nobel Prize winners. Name them.

Ans. Paul Samuelson, paternal uncle  and Kenneth Arrow, maternal uncle.

Q 5. Chicken would soon become the largest selling meat in the world. What sells more than chicken now ?

Ans. Pork

Q6. What is the phrase for a good or product traded in the non-physical realm, typically in online communities and games ?

Ans. Virtual goods

Q7. As per the new Companies Act, what is the minimum number of women directors mandatory in a Company Board of Directors ?

Ans. One

Q8. Which Indian businessman’s IT account was hacked by a Hyderabad based CA student and has been caught ?

Ans. Anil Ambani

Q9. From which co has Hindalco picked up Mr Satish Pai as their CEO of aluminium business at Us $ 5 Mn per year, apparently highest paid exec. ?

Ans. Schlumberger

Q 10. Taking private, going public seems to be a cycle As Dell decides to go private which Hotel co is going public after going pvt earlier?

Ans. Hilton Worldwide..It had gone private in 2004

Q 11. What law in US makes it possible for TWITTER Inc to file for an IPO and yet keep its finances confidential ?

Ans. JOBS ( Jumpstart on Business Startups) Act

Q 12. Name this partner and friend of Warren Buffett, with whom he bought Heinz and also the richest Brazilian in the world. He owns 3G Capital.

Ans. Jorge Paulo Lemann

Q 13. What is unique about the newly launched Nokia 114 ?

Ans. First mobile with urdu capability

Q 14. Which American car major introduced Minivan as a separate category in cars, 30 years ago ?

Ans. Chrysler

Q 15. Why is RBI angry with people who make garlands out if currency notes in marriages and political gatherings ?

Ans. Defacing reduces the life of the currency

Q 16. Which bank has issued an advertisement in the papers that though it has no bank in its name it is a Scheduled Commercial Bank as per RBI ?

Ans. BNP Paribas

Q 17. What brand of food and bakery products are owned by the North Indian firm Mrs Bector’s ?

Ans. Cremica

Q 18. Which cement unit of Jaypee has been acquired by Ultratech for 3800 crore ?

Ans. Gujarat unit

Q 19. In HR lingo, who or what is a Boomerang ?

Ans. An employee who returns after quitting earlier

Q 20. Which new web-site/ network is positioning itself as the LinkedIn for Blue collar jobs like welders, technicians etc ?

Ans. Workhands

Q 21. Green shoots indicates first signs of recovery from a recession. Who and when used this term first in the economics context ?

Ans. Norman Lamont,then chancellor of the exchequer of UK during the 1991 recession.

Q 22. Who has acquired the Transmission and Distribution business of Hyderabad based Vijai Electricals ?

Ans. Toshiba

Q 23. Name this Chinese drink which is a white spirit and retails for 300 $ a bottle. It is believed to have been the spirit behind the Red Army.

Ans. Baijiu

Q 24. Which unusual player has entered the smart watch market by announcing NISMO ?

Ans. Nissan

25. Identify the logo and its businessImage

Ans. Lululemon Athletica, Yoga apparel

 

 

 

 

 

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan