Month: July 2015

Weekly Business Quiz # 295

Q 1. The ownership of Financial Times changed hands recently. Who sold and who bought ?

Ans. Pearson sold the stake in FT to Nikkei

Q2. Almost 75% of the Antwerp’s diamond industry is made up families from one town in Gujarat. Name the town.

Ans. Palanpur near Surat

Q3. Name the person and the company to which this executive has been appointed CEO recently


Ans. Suresh Narayanan of Nestle India

Q4. What did two researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrate that has led to recall of 1.4 million Chrysler vehicles ?

Ans. Hackers demonstrated security flaws. In a terrifying demonstration to Wired reporter Andy Greenberg earlier this week, two hackers showed the ability to hack into a Jeep Cherokee from miles away, gain control of its internal network, and then tamper with its transmission, brakes, and other safety-critical features.

Q5. RBI has issued guidelines for corporates to issue Masala bonds. What are Masala bonds ?

Ans. Masala bonds are Indian rupee denominated bonds issued in offshore capital markets. These will be offered and settled in US dollars to raise Indian rupees from international investors for infrastructure development in India.

Q6. The creator of Archie comics Tom Moore passed away. In the world of Interent, what are Archie, Veronica and Jughead ?


Ans. They were the first search tools on the net.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 294

Q 1. Yahoo owns a strategic 15 % stake in another e-commerce company. Now it will spin it off into a seperate co Aabaco. Name this E-Commerce co.

Ans. Alibaba

Q2. Which FMCG company’s claim to patent oral formulation containing cinnamon, nutmeg were opposed and won by India through Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) ?

Ans. Colgate Palmolive

Q3. Why would President Obama not stay in Waldorf Astoria when he visits New York ?

Ans. The hotels was recently acquired by Chinese owners, hence risky

Q4. Amazon has launched a new holiday season linking to its own birthday, what is it called ?

Ans. Prime Day

Q5. Maruti Suzuki is launching a chain of premium car retail stores , what are they called ?

Ans. Nexa

Q6. Which company has decided to provide breast milk shipping service to mothers when on tour ?

Ans. IBM

Q7. What is the watch worn by Novak Djokovic while winning Wimbledon title ?


Ans. Seiko Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition

Q8. In which market has Coke launched cans with no labels ?


Ans.Middle East

Q9. Identify the company


Ans. Bolthouse farms

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Weekly Business Quiz # 293

Q 1. Liril has recreated an old campaign with a new model. Name the new model

Ans. Anabelle from Brazil

Q 2. Who said ” If you owe the bank 100 $ that’s your problem, if you owe the bank 100 mn $, that’s the bank’s problem.” ?

Ans. J Paul Getty

Q3. Satoru Iwata died recently. he was considered to be the man behind the most successful game console ever. Name the console

Ans. Nintendo Wii

Q4. Identify this businessman and his company.


Ans. B.K.Goenka of Welspun

Q5. The Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju launched GAGAN recently. What is the full form of GAGAN ?

Ans. GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation

Q6. Which Indian business group funds this Delhi based think-tank ?


Ans. Reliance

Q7. With which fast food chain would you associate the Universal studios movie Minions


Ans. McDonald’s

Q8. What is the new name of recruitment start-up MyNoticePeriod founded by 2 former Yahoo employees Manjunath and Abhijit ?

Ans. Hiree

Q9. Tata Motors has partnered with Laxmibai Mahila Nagrik Sahakari Bank and SGS Motors in Gwalior to launch a new cab service for women, by women in Gwalior. What is it called ?

Ans. Veerangana Express

Q10. Which company owns the rum brand Hercules now in India which was very popular among the armed forces long ago ?

Ans. Khodays

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 292

Q 1. What is the difference between an advocate and a lawyer ?

Ans. An advocate is a lawyer who can appear before a judge in a court and a Lawyer is somebody who can give legal advice and trained in law.

Q2. GE is the world’s largest aircraft engine manufacturer. Which company is No 2 in this market ?

Ans. Rolls- Royce

Q3. Which Nobel prize winning economist is called the Father of Euro ?

Ans. Robert Mundell

Q4. As Microsoft makes news for taking a write down on Nokia , it also picked up some products cheap.From who did they buy PowerPoint at what price ?

Ans. Forethought for US $ 14 Million

Q5. How much has Microsoft taken as a write down for Nokia buy recently ?

Ans. Us $ 7,2 Billion

Q6. Which car has launched a new model named Talisman in India ?

Ans. Renault

Q7. This is a pic from 1896. How is this chain known today ?


Ans. Bangalore iyengar’s bakery

Q8. What is the business of this software co promoted by Indians that is getting confused with the term for Greece’s exit from Euro ?


Ans. E-mail collaboration software

Q9. Which Indian co made India’s first double decker bus that was introduced in Mumbai in 1967 ?

Ashok leyland

Ans. Ashok Leyland

– Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 291

Q 1.  He bought and sold MGM 3 times.At one time owned more than 50 % of the hotel rooms in Vegas. Name this son of a Armenian immigrant farmer.

Ans. Kirk Kerkorian

Q 2. In which company was Swaraj kaushal, husband of Sushma Swaraj offered the position of alt director by Lalit Modi, which he declined ?

Ans. Indofil Chemicals

Q 3. With which cable TV company in US would you associate Ralph Roberts ?

Ans. Comcast

Q 4. Name the disruptive medical diagnostics firm from USA founded by Elizabeth Holmes, world’s youngest self made female billionaire.

Ans. Theranos

Q 5. Surinder Kapur, who died recently, had founded an auto component firm Sona Steeering. Why it was named Sona ?

Ans. He comes froma family of jewellers that own Kapur di Hatti in Delhi

Q6. Which music app/web-site is the producer of the film ‘Dil Ka Gaana” ?

Ans. Gaana

Q 7. Companies like Vodafone, Accenture, Citibank, Mondelez have introduced New Parents policy which replaces the Maternity leave. What’s unique ?

Ans. They allow leave for adoption and surrogate parenthood to both the parents also

Q8. What is the new name for the old and popular brand Cadbury’s Eclairs ?

Ans. Choclairs

Q9. What is unique about the new bank ATOM Bank that has been given approval in UK ?

Ans. First bank with no physical branches , no website also .completely digital or virtual in nature , just an App.

Q 9. RattanIndia Power is the new name for which company ?

Ans. Indiabulls Power

Q 10. Identify the company whose 1st year anniversary is being celebrated by its founders


Ans. Oracle

– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan