Month: September 2014

Weekly Business Quiz # 252

Q 1. To which website would you be redirected to if you go to relentless dot com on the browser ?

Ans. Amazon

Q2. Which company has launched a 2 minute shower song challenge which asks people to conserve water by taking bath before the song is over ?

Ans. Hindustan Unilever under Project Sunlight

Q3. Which is the first railway station in India where wifi services have been started on a pilot basis ?

Ans. Chennai Central

Q4. Why is the bond king, Bill Gross, currently in the news ?

Ans. Bill Gross is quitting PIMCO and joining Janus Capital

Q5. Amma cement is the latest product launched by Tamil Nadu govt. What is the price at which a bag of cement will be sold under this brand ?

Ans. Rs 190 per bag

Q6. Who owns the social network for book lovers Goodreads ?

Ans. Amazon

Q7. Which division of GM would move out of Detroit to New York shortly to establish a premium exclusive identity ?

Ans. Cadillac

Q8. Which international FI successfully raised money through issuance of Maharaja bonds ?

Ans. IFC, Washington

Q9. In which country has DHL began using drones for delivery ?

dhl

Ans. Germany

Q 10. The promotion of Coke under a new scheme has increased sales. Explain the scheme.

coke

Ans. As per the Share a Coke scheme people could buy bottles with names of their friends printed on it, thereby increasing the sales

Q 11. Who is the man with SRK and why is he in news ?

iipm

Ans. Arindam Chaudhuri..his institute IIPM has been barred from calling itself management institute or a B-school.

Q 12. In response to which news did Samsung came up with this advt recently ?

bend

Ans. Bendgate of Apple iphone 6

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

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Weekly Business Quiz # 251

Q.1. In E-Commerce, what are ‘programmatic’ advertisements ?

Ans. Showing pop-up ads to window shoppers on E-Commerce sites based on what they browsed a few milliseconds earlier

Q 2. Google is doing a ‘Roadblock” on Zee channels with Android One. In advertising jargon, what is a roadblock ?

Ans. When all the spots are booked by one advertiser and no other advertiser advertises

Q3. Which is the first Indian facewash brand to be available in a sachet ?

Ans. Everyuth by Zydus Cadila

Q4. In Indian media, what is BARC ?

Ans. Broadcast Audience Research Council

Q5. What is the name of the white label ATM network launched by Tatas ?

Ans. IndiCash

Q6. Which company has launched a universal keyboard that works on iOS, Android and Windows ?

Ans. Microsoft

Q7. What is the new designation for Larry Ellison at ORACLE ?

Ans. Chairman and Chief Technology Officer

Q8. What is the stock symbol of Alibaba in NYSE after its recent
blockbuster IPO and listing ?

Ans. BABA

Q9.Which Indian company announced that the number of women employees on their rolls crossed 1 lakh ?

Ans. TCS

Q10. What is a ‘cartogram’ ?

Ans. It is a map with statistical info shown diagrammatically.

Q11. Yahoo has acquired a Bangalore startup BookPad founded by 3 IIT Guwahati alumni. What is their key product and what it can do ?

Ans. Docupad is a docuviewer that helps viewing and editing word, excel, documents in a smartphone.

Q12. Chennai Super Kings is being de merged from which company ?

Ans. India Cements Ltd

Q13. In what capacity has Adil Zainulbhai joined the Modi team to realise the ‘Make in India’ dream ?

Ans. Chairman of Quality Council of India

Q 14. This is the logo of the advertising agency for Flipkart. Name it.

Happy

Ans. Happy Creative Services Ltd.

Q 15. She is the force behind Sakti3 a US startup making breakthroughs in battery technology. Name her.

anna

Ans. Anna Marie Sastry

Q16. These are some of the smartest and richest entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Collectively, what are they called ?

paypal

Ans. The Paypal mafia. These were all the people who founded Paypal before selling it to eBay.

Q17. This is the corporate HQ of a company at Kochi which does not use bore water or public water, thanks to rain water harvesting. Name the company.

v guard

Ans. V Guard Industries Ltd.

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan