Q 1. One of the Nobel Prize winners of economics this year is famous for developing an index for home prices in US. Name the economist & index.
Ans. Robert Shiller, Case-Shiller Index
Q2. In the world of big data! how much data is a ‘yottabyte’ ?
Ans. 10 to the power 24 or 1000 to the power 8
Q3. The ‘prasadalaya’ of the renowned Saibaba temple at Shirdi has bagged an ISO 22000-2005. What is this standard for ?
Ans. Food safety
Q4. Only one of the 50 NIFTY stocks has a market cap less than Rs 10000 crores as of now.
is it a. NTPC b. DLF c. Jaiprakash d. Ranbaxy
Q5. What is the phrase for ‘ distress experienced by employees about returning to work after weekend ‘ called ?
Ans. Sunday Night Blues
Q6. Connect ….Flame, Gauss, Wiper, Duqu, Stuxnet..
Ans. Malware used to attack Middle East computer networks
Q7. 80% of this drink comes from Kentucky, USA. It is named after a county, which was named after a French gallant family.
In India more famous as a biscuit. Name the drink.
Q8. From The Paris Herald to European edition of The New York Herald Tribune to The International Herald Tribune till y’day. What’s the new name ?
Ans. International New York Times
Q9. What kind of a condition is ‘cyberchondria’ ?
Ans. Checking the web for health info after some symptoms
Q10. 194000 candidates are.going to appear in CAT this year. How many IIM seats are up for grabs ?
Ans. 3335 seats in 13 IIMs
Q 11. Under what name is Hershey’s launching its range of Caramels ?
Q 12. What does the hurricane name ” Phailin” mean in Thai ?
Q 13. Some general insurance cos are launching ‘pay as you go’ policies for car insurance. How does it work ?
Ans. Premium paid monthly based on km used
Q 14. Which product of SAR group is endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar ? They have reaffirmed that his retirement will not have any impact.
Ans. Luminous water purifiers
Q 15 Which two hardware mfrs will launch Chromebooks in India on Oct 17th ?
Ans. HP and Acer
Q 16. Which Swiss watch brand has come up with a Sunil Gavaskar Limited edition now ?
Ans. Ulysse Nardin, famous for its clocks in most airports
Q 17. What is the one word for ‘ ignoring the person in front in favor of the smart phone ?
Q 18. Which Gujarat based IT company which was the main sponsor of the Vibrant Gujarat has become a big defaulter and seen as the next Satyam ?
Ans. Sai Info Systems
Q 19. Which Indian born American will become a billionaire when Twitter gets public soon ?
Ans. Suhail Rizvi
Q 20. Between which two cities is India planning for a bullet train for which the feasibility study is being carried out ?
Ans. Mumbai- Ahmedabad
Q 21. Identify the advertiser.
– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan