Month: January 2014

Weekly Business Quiz # 218

Q 1. How does Google encourage its employees to volunteer in social projects ?

Ans. For every five hours of volunteering work done by Google employees, Google donates 50 $ to a charity of the employee’s choice

Q 2. Which former IIM Calcutta Professor and well known Management consultant has been awarded the Padma Bhushan ?

Ans. Mrithyunjaya Athreya

Q 3. Rajesh Saraiya has been awarded the Padma Shri today. What is his claim to fame ?

Ans. India’s first Dalit billionaire

Q4. RBI prints currency notes. Govt of India mints coins. What is the upper limit for currency denomination and coin denomination resply ?

Ans. RBI can issue currency notes upto a denomination of Rs 10,000 and GOI can issue coins upto a denomination of Rs 1000 as per the current laws
Q5. Who recently in a game of chess checkmated Bill Gates in just 9 moves ?

Ans. Magnus Carlsen

Q6. Which ad agency is behind the Congress election campaign with the headline “main nahin, hum” ?

Ans, Dentsu India 

Q7. Which Indian retail co has the tagline ‘Price”Less” Fashion’ ?

Ans. V-Mart

Q8.What unique innovation has been made by Indian co. Ventit that is being widely talked about ?

Ans. Pizza Box

Q9.Which brand has launched new flavours imaginatively called ‘ cookie dough’ and ‘ marshmallow Krispy’ ?

Ans. Oreo 

Q 10. Who has acquired the low-end server business of IBM ?

Ans. Lenovo

Q 11. When veg prices hit the roof, which brand ran a campaign saying ” Ab chicken sabzi se bhi sasta” ?

Ans. Godrej Real Good Chicken 

Q 12. RBI has announced that all currency notes issued before 2005 will go out of circulation from 31/03/2014. How do you identify such a note ?

Ans. Only notes after 2005 will have their year of printing in the back in small font size

Q 13. As per a Tholons survey of top off shoring destinations Bangalore is no 1. Mumbai has fallen from 2 to 3. Which City is in # 2 ?

Ans. Manila 

Q 14. Which country has announced ambitious plans to roll out 5G telecom services by which a movie can be downloadd in a second ?

Ans. South Korea

Q 15. Which MNC will be launching Pringles chips in India soon ?

Ans. Kellogg’s

Q 16. NSE has launched interest rate futures in the bond market. What are ‘ interest rate futures’ ?

Ans. IRFs are similar to equity futures. Here the future contracts of ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ are of underlying government bonds, similar to future contracts of stocks. The minimum contract value is pegged at Rs 2 lakh and initial margin which you have to pay upfront is around three per cent. This works out to Rs 6,000.

Q 17. Which American company has launched the INDIAN motorcycle in India ?

Ans. Polaris 

Q 18. HSBC set up the first ATM in India. Where was it done ?

Ans. Andheri, Mumbai in 1987

Q 19. He was the third president of the union formed in 1920. During his tenure, he fought with the management to appoint more Indians in key positions. In a letter written to the then Tata Steel chairman NB Saklatvala on November 12, 1928, he said, “One of the most important problems before the company is that it lacks senior officials from India. I have no doubt that if you go ahead with your policy of Indianisation of Tata steel, you will be able to ingratiate yourself with your Indian employees, your countrymen as well as with public leaders of all shades of opinion.” 

Who is he ?

Ans. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose


Q 20. With which chain would you associate Dr P C Reddy ?


Ans. Apollo Hospitals

Q 21. Karl Slym, MD Tata Motors, RIP. When Karl was heading GM India, he appeared in advts like this. Why did he have to appear in advts and reassure Indian buyers ?


Ans. Bankruptcy of GM, America

Q 22. This lady has been awarded a Padma Shri for her contribution in the Trade and industry category. Identify her and her company.


Ans. Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE

Q 23. Which company owns this trademark worldwide ?


Ans. The Smiley Company

Q 24. Which activist group ambushed Essar group for its mining activities in this unique way by putting a huge banner in its HQ ?


Ans. Greenpeace

-Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan


Weekly Business Quiz # 217

Q 1. OLX is slowly emerging as the place to buy and sell used stuff online in India. Which was the country to have the first OLX ?

Ans. Argentina

Q 2. Which tech major has acquired the internet security start-up Impermium which has two indian founders ?

Ans. Google

Q 3. What is the unique service provided by the website ?

Ans. A place for seeking and offering volunteering opportunities

Q4. Which company has got a trademark on the word ‘candy’ forcing many companies to withdraw their games which has candy in their name ?

Ans. King, the developer of Candy crush Saga

Q5. Which country’s citizens have the highest per capita tea consumption in the world ?

Ans. Turkey

Q.6. Which brand has launched a 3 min video on YOuTube which ends with ‘ Har Ghar, ____ Ghar ‘ .? Fill in the blank.

Ans. Amul

Q 7.In which song by which singer are lines like You wanna Bugatti ‘ You wanna Maserati’ ‘You wanna Lamborghini’ urging people to work ?

Ans. Work Bitch by Britney Spears

Q 8.Name the 6 countries that make up the emerging markets CIVETS, coined by Robert Ward of EIU.

Ans. Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa 

Q 9. Coffee houses are places where people hangout. How has a coffee house in Moscow decided to charge its customers ? It is becoming a trend now

Ans. Paying by time and not cups. Coffee and cookies are on the house

Q. 10 What is the unique business of Art Remba ?

Ans. Art on rent 

Q. 11 Times Group has launched a Gujarati daily from Ahmedabad. What is its name ?

Ans. Nav Gujarat Samay 

Q. 12Who is the publisher of Jitendra Bhargava’s book The Descent of Air India & has apologised to Praful Patel and decided to withdraw the book?

Ans. Bloomsbury

Q, 13 Who has won the telecast rights for the FIFA world cup and other events for the next 5 yrs for the Indian sub-continent ?

Ans. Sony Six 

Q 15. With which foreign IT services major has HCL Tech announced a strategic alliance, sparking rumours of a merger ?

Ans. CSC

Q. 16  In what business are the start-ups Notion Press, Cinnamon Teal , Pothi , Zorba ?

Ans. Self-publishing services providers

Q 17 Identify this logo

ImageAns. Zumba












Q 18. Teacher’s whiskey and other brands of Beam have been acquired by whom recently ?

Ans. Suntory of Japan

Q 19. Which tech major has acquired Nest , the makers of the smart thermostat and other home automation products ?

Ans. Google

Q 20. Identify this Identify this Indian American and her achievement.


Ans. Kavya Manyapu, the only lady flight test engineer in the Boeing team building a space exploration flight for NASA


Q 21. The two logos are frighteningly similar. One is Westland Publishing’s logo. Which is the other one ?


Ans. Walgreen’s

Q 22. In this recent TVC what is Aishwarya promoting?


Ans. Stemcell banking for LifeCell

Q 23. This is a diagram of a patent awarded to Amazon recently. What is the patent for ?


Ans. Anticipatory shipping

Q24. Why is this company in the news ?


Ans. Yara is a fertilizer co which is involved in a corruption scandal with Kribhco for a JV in India.


– Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan