Weekly Business Quiz # 215

Q.1 Where was Jeff Bezos holidaying when he had to be airlifted for a medical emergency ?

Ans. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Q.2 Because of the earlier failures, what was the name given by ISRO chief to GSLV which was successfully launched yesterday ?

Ans. Naughty Boy

Q.3 In order to help the Bangalore citizens today for auto strike, what is the discount being offered by UBer taxi service ?

Ans. 75 % which makes it lower than auto fares

Q,4 Who has taken over as the President of the software industry association NASSCOM ?

Ans. R.Chandrasekhar

Q.5 What will be the broadband speeds in the 4G services soon to be launched by Reliance Jio ?

Ans. 49-51 Mbps

Q.6 Which Indian business community possessed assets worth Rs 1 lakh cr incl 3 lk acres land in Myanmar but were evicted by the locals in’ 40s ?

Ans. Nattukottai Chettiars

Q.7 Where has TCS decided to set up the world’s largest corporate learning centre ?

Ans. Thiruvananthapuram

Q.8 Why are the Nigerian scams often called 419 scams ?

Ans. The relevant section in Nigerian criminal code for fraud is 419..hence they are called 419 scams

Q.9  Which affiliate of Amazon has decided to get rid of all roles and titles which it calls Holacracy ?

Ans. Zappos

Q.10  Which country has joined the European Union and adopted Euro as its currency from 1st January 2014 ?

Ans. Latvia

Q. 11 Which FMCG brand owns the web site www happygooddaytoyou dot com ?

Ans. Britannia Good Day

Q. 12  Name this banking chief who has quit her job as RBS in India to join Aam Aadmi Party .


Ans. Meera Sanyal

Q. 13 What will be unique about the Rs 500 notes to be launched soon by RBI bearing Raghuram Rajan’s signature ?

Ans. Rupee symbol

Q. 14  One of the popular biscuits from Hyderabad is the Osmania biscuits. This sweet and salt biscuit is sold in most Irani tea shops of Hyderabad. How did it get its name ?

Ans.  Its creation is credited to dietitians of the Osmania General Hospital who came up with this high energy solution to supplement the diet of patients. The unique taste of the Osmania appealed to the Hyderabadi palate and within no time attendants and visitors were caught gobbling it down with relish much to the chagrin of the patients and doctors. Little wonder that soon biscuits pilfered from the hospital pantry were being sold at cafes in the vicinity of Osmania General and with increasing popularity city bakers geared up to meet the demand. Ever since, successfully dunking an Osmania Biscuit in a cup of Irani chai has been the ultimate test of provenance for all who claim to be Hyderabadis.

Q.15  Identify the brand with the tagline “Handcrafted in Chennai”.

Ans. Royal Enfield

Q.16  Released in 1941, most pen enthusiasts consider this the greatest pen ever made. Name the brand and the model.

Ans. Parker 51

Q. 17 Why did President Nixon reduce the speed limit from 70mph to 55mph in US highways 40 years ago ?

Ans. Oil shock of 1973

Q.18  This is the vintage ad for Le Sancy soap, which is now defunct. Its USP was that it lasted long. Which company had launched this brand in the ’90s in India ? the ad is courtesy Bhatnaturally

Ans. Hindustan Unilever, then known as Hindustan Lever Ltd or HLL

Q. 19  Why is this advertisement released 100 years ago significant ?






Ans. First commercial airline flight.

Q. 20.  What is the name of this US retail chain in UK and why it had to change it ?


Ans. T.K.Maxx

Q 21. Britannia Nutrichoice is running a campaign where they are conveying that the biscuit is the right balance between Tasty and Healthy. A similar campaign was very popular in the ’80s. Whose storyline was like this : 

Girl): I am too old for dolls, too young for the Disco 
(Guy ) :But I think you’re just right for ________.

Name the brand.

Ans. Amul Chocolates

Q 22 . Identify this TV presenter , music entrepreneur who markets non film music events through her firm Art and Artists.


Ans. Durga Jasraj

Q 23 With whom has Pepsi tied up to launch a youth TV channel in India ?

Ans. MTV

Q 24 What is Google’s answer to the comic sharing service Bitstrips ?

Ans.  Googlestrips is the right answer

Q25. Which retail chain in US is credited with introducing and popularising the Big Brown Bag in 1973 ?

Ans. Bloomingdale’s

Q 26. Which brand advertised it in a sidewalk in New York ?


Ans. Mr Clean

Q27. Which online store is giving an AAM AADMI discount on Jhadus ?

Ans. Tradus.in

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan



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