Month: December 2013

Weekly Business Quiz # 214

Q 1 After graduating from IIT KGP, where did the newly appointed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal take up a job ? He resigned this job and joined IRS

Ans. Tata Steel 
Q2. Vape is a term increasingly being used and a term in fashion in 2013. What is ‘vape” ?

Ans. With e-cigarettes you do not smoke, you vape…comes from vaporising

Q.3 Which Hyderabad based vaccine mafr is the world’s lowest cost producer of Pentavalent a very useful vaccine ?

Ans. Biological E Ltd 

Q4. What is the oil accompanying the shale gas called which is obtained while fracking ?

Ans. Tight oil

Q 5. Who was the quiz master in the Vividh Bharati show Binny Double or Quits in the ’70s ?

Ans. Farooque Shaikh (May his soul RIP)

Q 6. Which telecom brand has launched music platform on the net called Discover which helps bands to upload music and get college shows etc ?

Ans. MTS

Q7. Which app is being called the snapchat of file sharing ? A software that allows sharing files for a short time and also allows unsharing

Ans, Younity

Q8. Over which company ‘s problems has WB CM Mamata Banerjee sacked her commerce minister Partha Chatterjee ?

Ans. Haldia Petrochemicals 

Q9. After Jayanti Natarajan resigned as the Envt minister, who has been given the charge of the Environment ministry ?

Ans. Veerappa Moily

Q 10. In general insurance terms, what is the difference between theft and burglary ?

Ans. Burglary involves breaking into a house or building, theft involves no breaking into

Q 11. Which popular Indian music streaming service on the Net has decided to shut down recently ?

Ans. Dhingana

Q 12. Which venerable institution of US whose policies have impact on financial markets worldwide celebrate its 100th anniversary recently ?

Ans. Federal Reserve

Q 12. What is the newly imposed tax in Italy commonly called “Google Tax” ?

Ans.Italian companies will require to purchase their internet ads from locally registered companies. The cos like Google will have to tie up with local companies thus generating some revenue for the Italian govt

Q 13. Which restaurant chain has published this in their employees web-site causing the company a great deal of embarrassment ?

 Ans. McDonalds

Q 14. This is being voted one of the most unforgettable commercials of 2013. Name the brand and the model.


Ans. Volvo trucks, Jean Claude Van Damme

Q 15. Identify this tech honcho who has quit a business career to pursue philantropy.


Ans. Vineet Nayar , HCL Technologies

Q 16. This is a scene where Deepti Naval is demonstrating a detergent to Farooque Shaikh. Name the film. Farooque Shaikh RIP.


Ans. Chasme Buddoor

Q 17. The IndiGo airhostesses all have a similar hairstyle. How and Why ?


Ans. Wigs, to save on time

Q 18. Identify the models in this vintage advt for Cadbury’s drinking chocolate. The ad is courtesy @Bhatnaturally


Ans. Jackie Shroff and Sangeeta Bijlani

Q 19. The latest Ad – Titan Joy of Gifting uses the famous Titan tune created by the students in a classroom. The tune is an adaptation of a famous tune. Name it. 

Ans. Mozart’s 25th symphony

Q 20. ’90 minutes > 24 hours’ is the slogan of what ?

Ans. TimesNow NewsHour

Q 21. It was founded in 1973 by Jayantrao Salgaonkar, an astrologer from the Konkan belt of Maharashtra. It initially started as a hand-printed almanac for Marathi subscribers. The first issue was sold to 10,000 subscribers. It gradually grew to become the largest selling publication in the world, with around 19 million copies being sold annually. Name this publication. Have a lucky 2014.

Ans. KalNirnay

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter IndiaBusinessQuiz@go_mohan




Weekly Business Quiz # 213

Q1 . What is the subject of the book “The TOI Story” by Sangita P.Menon Malhan getting released tomorrow ?

Ans. The Times of India 

Q 2. Which tyre brand has launched a special version of tyres to coincide with Dhoom 3 ?


Q 3. How has Chaman Lal of Sadar bazar New Delhi gained with the popularity of AAP in Delhi ?

Ans. AAP Caps

Q.4 What unique variant of Snickers was launched by Mars International in India first ?

Ans. 100 % vegetarian

Q 5. In the context of venture financing what is bootstrapping ?

Ans. Entrepreneur funding the venture with his own funds and borrowings from friends and relatives 

Q6 Who has acquired the asset management co business of Morgan Stanley in India ?


Q 7  In economics, what is “price gouging’ ?

Ans. a situation in which a seller prices goods or commodities at a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. This rapid increase in prices occurs after a demand or supply shock.

Q8 .As per their founders, what does the name Flipkart signify ?

Ans. Changing the way you buy

Q.9  For which Delhi based thinktank has Nandan and Rohini Nilekani donated Rs 50 crore recently ?

Ans. NCAER , National council of applied economic research

Q. 10  “Hello {{name}} ” is an example of a Mustache web template…Why is it called so ?

Ans. Because there are many moustache like { } symbols in this template

Q. 11 In programming lingo what is an ‘Easter Egg” ?

Ans. Hidden message that the programmer puts while coding which gets revealed with a unique command

Q 12. With whom did Dettol collaborate to carry out this campaign to promote kitchen hygiene ?


Ans. Mumbai 

Q 13. Identify these billionaire brothers and their company.


Ans. Samir and Sudhir Mehta of Torrent Group

Q 14. In US, the material used for making currency notes is a mix of cotton and paper. One exclusive manufacturer supplies this paper since 1879. Name the coImage.

Ans. Crane and Co. 

.Q 15. Identify this legendary designer who was known to be very superstitious.  _____ enjoyed playing with numbers. Number 8 became particularly magical. ____, situated in the 8th district of Paris, comprised, “behind the original little townhouse”, “a new eight-floor building – eight workshops – which was the double of another building, also of eight floors”, With its sensual form, the number also marked the contours of this revolutionary silhouette: “clean and curved, emphasised bosom, hollowed waist, accentuated hips”, evoking more a femme fatale than a fatality… 

Ans. Christian Dior

Q 16. Identify this company. In 1937, on a suggestion from Gandhi, Jamnalal Bajaj and Jeewanlal Motichand of Calcutta, acquired a faltering steel rolling mill in Lahore and expanded its facilities. The plant was lost when the subcontinent was partitioned, but the company was successfully reorganised in Bombay after independence

Ans. Mukand Ltd

Q 17. What did Chennai housewife Savithri Anandaraman discover in a bottle of jam bought in 2000, that has led to a compensation of Rs 40,000 by HUL to her in 2013 by the Consumer court ?

Ans. Glass pieces in the jam

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan