Q 1. Who owns the following media properties ; Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, NFL.com , Jeopardy, 60 Minutes ?
Q 2. What is the most sought after private jet ? It has a sticker price of 65 Mn $ and is booked upto 2017.
Ans. GulfStream G650
Q 3. When Indra Nooyi was CFO at PepsiCo while making her official speech to introduce guest speaker Harry Belafonte what did she do ?
Ans. She started singing a Belafonte song where a number of employees also joined her.
Q 4. Which job offer did Indra Nooyi refuse to take up the offer from PepsiCo ?
Ans. Job offer from Jack Welch of GE
Q5. Besides being freedom fighters what is common to Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, CR Das and Rajendra Prasad ?
Ans. Mayors of Indian cities
Q 6. Which telecom co in India has started using Auto drivers, milk and newspaper vendors for selling mobile recharge ?
Q7. Which popular site started life as a dating site called ‘Tune In Hook Up” but the site was abandoned after it did not generate interest ?
Q8. A study conducted last year estimated that nearly 40,000 active companies generating annual revenue of $ 2.7 Tn can trace their roots to ___ University. fill in the blank
Q 9. Who owns the iconic Flury’s cake shop in Park Street, Kolkata which is soon to go national ?
Ans. Priya Paul of Apeejay surrendra Group
Q 10. Connect Badminton, Wine and Portugal …
Ans. Cork is the national tree of Portugal. It is used in shuttlecoks and as wine stoppers
Q 11. INS Vikramaditya , the aircraft carrier has been inducted into Indian navy after a 5 yr delay. What was its Russian name ?
Ans. Earlier Baku, later Admiral Gorshkov
Q 12. Identify him. He was the hot shot financial analyst during the dot com boom He was banned from Wall Street. He now runs Business Insider.
Ans. Business Insider
Q 13. Which tech major has launched 3D BUILDER an app that will allow to do 3D printing from desktops easily ?
Q 14. Which auto brand known for doing research on safety features is under fire in India for its design flaws leading to accidents in India ?
Q 15.When Sachin is being hailed as God, which Indian industrialist has been hailed by Chidambaram being as big as Sachin ?
Ans. Ratan Tata
Q 16. Name this Marketing Guru who has said that Tata Nano is a positioning failure and has suggested that Tata Motors should kill it
Ans. Jack Trout
Q 17. Which Indian brand is the world’s fastest growing whisky (scotch) brand ?
Ans. Black Dog
Q 18. Where is the National Institute of Disaster Response coming up ?
Q 19. Which female lifestyle brand has been sold by Future Group for Rs 450 crore ?
– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan
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