Month: September 2015

Weekly Business Quiz # 304

Q 1. PM Modi has launched BHARAT Fund during his speech at San Jose, USA. Besides India, what does it stand for ?

Ans. Better Health, Agriculture, Renewable and Technologies (BHARAT)

Q 2. What did Modi write in which language at The Facebook Wall during his visit to the Facebook HQ ?

Ans. He wrote satyameva jayate, vandemataram and ahimsa paramo dharma. in Gujarati

Q 3. Which US Presidential hopeful owns the website fromsecretarytoCEO dot com ?

Ans. Carly Fiorina

Q 4. Which is the first country to ban sale of new Euro 5 diesel cars ?

Ans. Switzerland

Q5. Which two families control 30 % each at the beleaguered Volkswagen AG?

Ans. Porsche and Piech families

Q6. Jet airways is offering a discount for travel on one day of the week. Which day ?

Ans. Tuesday

Q7. What is the difference between a shell company and a shelf company in the context of money laundering ?

Ans. Shell company is a non-trading company used as a vehicle for various financial manoeuvres or kept dormant for future use in some other capacity. Shelf company is a company that has already been legally formed, but is not active and can be bought by people who want to start a business quickly. Basic difference is for own use and for other’s use

Q8. With whom is PM Modi shaking hands in this picture ?


Ans. Elon Musk of Tesla Motors

  • G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 303

Q 1. Why is the Volkswagen CEO under a lot of stress and is likely to be dismissed ?

Ans. A fraud  about emissions data on diesel vehicles submitted to US Environment Protection Agency has come to light.

Q 2. Jagmohan Dalmiya was a businessman before he turned Indian cricket into a business. In what business was he in ?

Ans. Construction

Q3. How many engg college seats does the regulator AICTE propose to cut in India ?

Ans. 6,00,000

Q 4. Which media co has launched Gadget 360 an e-commerce site for gadgets ?


Q5. HP has announced a large layoff of about 30,000 persons as it splits into 2 cos. What is the largest ever layoff in US as per Fortune mag ?

Ans. IBM

Q6. Which watch is the most preferred model of terrorists ? This model is banned in Guantanamo bay because of this.

Ans. Casio F-91 W

Q7. Which car co is recalling 2.24 lakh cars, making it the largest recall ever in India ?

Ans. Honda

Q8. Which country had issued currency notes with Ganesha statue printed on it ?

rupiah q

Ans. Indonesia

Q9. Which company has acquired Firefox bikes in an all-cash deal ?

Ans. Hero Cycles

Q 10. Janet Yellen the US Fed Chief is a economist herself. Her husband is a Nobel prize winning economist. Name him.

Ans. George Akerlof

Q 11. In Madhur Bhandarkar’s movie Calendar Girls who is playing the role of Vijay Mallya ?

Ans. Suhel Seth

Q 12. As per a recent expose by Gurumurthy who is the real owner of Vasan Eye Care , a popular chain of eye clinics in South India ?

Ans. P.Chidambaram

Q 13. How many licences have been given by RBI to open small finance banks ?

Ans. Ten

Q 14. As per a recent order which postage stamps will be removed from circulation by department of posts ?

Ans. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi

Q 15. In which country is Didi Kuaidi a big competitor to Uber, the taxi service ?

Ans. China

Q 16. Peter Drucker had prescribed a ceiling on the ratio of CEO : lowest paid employee salary for morale and productivity what was ratio ?

Ans. 25 : 1

Q 17. Maruti Suzuki will be launching a premium hatchback soon to be marketed thru Nexa. What will it be called  ( Clue : an old name is being brought back ) ?

Ans. Baleno

Q 18. What has the Egyptian TV tycoon Nawisir proposed to the Greek govt to solve the refugee crisis ?

Ans. He Wants to purchase two islands in Greece to house the refugees

Q 19. Who is endorsing the newly launched Mahindra TUV 300 ?

Ans. Prabhaas of Baahubali fame

Q 20. Instagram crossed 400 million active users recently. Who owns Instagram ?

Ans. Facebook

  • Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan