Month: August 2017

Weekly Business Quiz # 386


Q 1. Roopa Purushothaman will be the Chief Economist at Tata Sons Limited. Which well known report did she co-author at Goldman Sachs ?

Ans. BRIC Report

Q 2. Which headhunting firm has been appointed by Infosys to search for a CEO ?

Ans. Egon Zehnder

Q 3. To whom has the founders of the startup Springpath sold their firm for nearly 2000 crore Rs ?


Q 4. Under what brand name are FMCG products made in Dera Sacha Sauda sold ?

Ans. MSG

Q 5. Indian Hotels has a new CEO Puneet Chhatwal. He has been given the task of making Taj Group a leader in India once again. Which chain is  # 1 in India now?

Ans. Starwood-Marriott

Q6. Who proposed the 1-2-5 series for currency denominations based on which RBI is introducing the Rs 200 currency note ?

Ans. Renard series

Q7. Which brand sponsored the iconic show Surabhi presented by Siddhartha Kak and Renuka Shahane on Doordarshan for a long time ? 


Ans. Amul


Q8. On what charges has the Samsung Chairman Lee Jae Yong been sent to jail for 5 years ?

Ans. For bribery, embezzlement and other charges

Q9. Who will be taking over as CEO of Uber worldwide ?

Ans. Dara Khosrowshahi, former CEO of Expedia

Q 10. Which chain has started a cryptocurrency called Whoppercoin in Russia ?

Ans. Burger King

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Weekly Business Quiz # 385


Q1. Who has taken over as the Railway Board chairman after the previous one was asked to go on leave over railway accidents ?

Ans. Ashwani Lohani , formerly of Air India

Q 2. Ravin Gandhi was referred to as an Indian pig by Trump supporters. He is CEO of which company ?

Ans. GMM Non-stick coatings

Q 3. What is the title of the book written by Raghuram Rajan on his stint as RBI Governor ?

Ans. I do what I do

Q 4. “Failing to Succeed” by K.Vaitheeswaran is a story of India’s first e-commerce venture that failed. Name the venture

Ans. Started as Fabmart, became Fabmall and then renamed as Indiaplaza


Q5. A study has found that Eponymous firms earn higher profits the others . What are eponymous firms ?

Ans. The firms whose names have the names of the founder (s)

Q6. What functionality does an Airbar offer to a laptop ?

Ans. Converts a regular laptop into a touch-screen one

Q7. Name this American businessman and financier, who started as a paper tycoon and after numerous attempts laid the Translatlantic telegraph cable ?

Ans. Cyrus West Field

Q8. Who owns the popular American whiskey brand Jack Daniels ?

Ans. Brown-Forman corporation

Q9. Identify this Indian American who been named as most influential 40 under 40 by Fortune magazine


Ans. Divya Nag of Apple

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Weekly Business Quiz # 384


Q 1. Kumbakonam Bank Ltd started operations as a regional bank in 1904. It got its current name in 1907. How do we know it today ?

Ans. City Union Bank

Q 2. Vishal Sikka has resigned as the MD and CEO of Infosys. He has been appointed Executive Vice Chairman. What will be his salary as Exec VC ?

Ans. US $ 1 per annum

Q3. Which was the first bank in India to introduce a teller system way back in 1944 ?

Ans. Punjab National Bank

Q4. Name this Wadia group company that started off trading in teak wood in the 19th century and now owns tea plantations and trades in tea.

Ans. Bombay Burmah Trading Co. Ltd

Q5. On August 15, 1995 Internet services were offered to public in India. Who was India’s first Internet Service Provider ?


Q6. Why you may not see Aquaguard water filters in any of the Tata co offices or factories in future ?

Ans. Aquaguard is made by Eureka Forbes, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group Co. Tata Sons have issued a directive to all Tata Cos to have no business links with Shapoorji Pallonji group, as it belongs to Cyrus Mistry

Q7. Which city was home to the maximum number of shell companies recently banned by SEBI ?

Ans. Kolkata

Q8. Which govt authority assigns caps in prices for medical equipments and implants like stents and knee caps in India ?

Ans. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ( NPPA)

Q 9. What is unique about the Bhasin family shown in this picture ?


Ans. This unique family  have done 100 years of flying combined.


Q 10. What has led to resignation of several CEOs incl Merck , Intel , Under Armour to resign from Mfg council of President Trump ?

Ans. Amidst the unclear stand of President to tackle the racist attack at Charlottesville.  CEOs fear that this might conflict with the equal employment ethos of their organisation and possible loss of business and bottom line.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 383


Q1, Madhubala appeared in advt that promoted a Swadeshi product. Name the brand

Madhubala vatni

Ans. Godrej Vatni soap. Vatni comes from Vatan meaning motherland.

Q2. Taj Group of hotels is recreating the menu that it had served on the eve of independence 14th August 1947 at Taj Mumbai. This is being offered in many Taj restaurants across India as a celebration of independence day. What is it priced at ?

Ans. Rs 1947 plus taxes

Q3. Name the company that was created by four Indian partners in 1942 as an alternative to the foreign brands. A market leader in its category in India since 1967.

Ans. Asian Paints

Q4. Rajdoot was a popular Indian motorcycle in rural India. Which company used to manufacture this bike ?


Ans. Escorts Ltd

Q5. Identify this wilful defaulter , whose company is one of the big NPAs for public sector banks. 


Ans. Kailash Aggarwal of Varun Industries Ltd

Q6. Identify this person who has joined Tata Motors as its CFO.


Ans. P.B.Balaji who is joining Tata Motors from HUL

Q7. The newly appointed Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi is an advertising professional. With which agency is he associated with ?

Ans. McCann Erickson


Q8. SCRUM is a popular framework for Agile software development. From which game has this term been taken ?

Ans. Rugby

Q9. Identify this logo…Apple Inc had objected to this logo because of some resemblance.


Ans. Woolworths Australia

Q10. In Australia there is a cafe run by women for women called Handsom Her . In this cafe men are charged 18 % extra . Why ?

Ans. In order to account for the gender wage gap in Australia.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 382


Q1. The Trivago model is often a butt of jokes. He is not a regular model. Name him and what is his day job ?


Ans. Abhinav Kumar, He is the Country Manager for Trivago, India

Q2. In which city has Congress opened a State Bank of Tomatoes, as a novel way of protesting about the abnormal price increase in tomato prices ?


Ans. Lucknow

Q3. Faced with declining population which community is running an ad campaign JIYO ____ promoting their members to have more children. Fill in the blank

Ans. Parsi

Q4. After the resignation of Arvind Panagariya, who has been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog ?

Ans. Rajiv Kumar

Q5. Which Indian airline has said it will not allot middle seats in any flight to women who are travelling alone ?

Ans. Vistara

Q6. Takeover of which Indian pharma company by the Chinese firm Fosun has been stopped by the Indian govt ?

Ans. Gland Pharma

Q7. Who owns the e-marketplace ?

Ans. Flipkart

Q8. Who has taken over as the Secretary General at FICCI ?

Ans. Sanjaya Baru


Q9. In 1967, Adidas introduced its first product beyond sports shoes, namely a track suit with its trademark ‘three stripes”. Who was their first model, shown in this picture  ?


Ans. Franz Beckenbauer ( Kaiser)

Q10. Bank of America started a Bankamericard program in 1958. It expanded to other countries as Barclaycard (UK) Carteblue (France) and Chargex ( Canada). In 1976, they came under a single name, which exists even today. Name it.

Ans. Visa

Q11. What do the 4 rings in the Audi logo signify ? What does Audi mean and how this name came about ?


Ans. the four rings stand for four previously independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer that merged and formed Auto Union.. Horch the founder’s name means ‘ to hear” in German, so he named his second company as Audi, which means “to hear” in Latin.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 381


Q 1. She is the youngest commander of a Boeing 777. Name her 


Ans. Anny Divya

Q 2. Which IT major has launched a messenger app called Kaizala, which means “What’s up” in Marathi ?


Ans. Microsoft

Q3. The logos shown here were all created in one place. Name it


Ans. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Q4. According to a news report RBI has stopped printing 2000 Rs note. Instead it is printing notes of a lower denomination. What is its value ?

Ans. Rs 200

Q5. One major source of confrontation between incumbent operators like Airtel and Reliance Jio is IUC. Expand IUC and explain.

Ans. Inter usage charge.   It is the charge one operator has to pay to the other when a call is made from one network to other.


Q6. Who owns the car brand ABARTH ?


Ans. Fiat- Chrysler

Q7. In the first half of 2017, a new group has become the world’s no 1 car producer in terms of volume. Name it.

Ans. Renault-Nissan

Q8. Which luxury brand known for its bags has acquired the footwear brand Jimmy Choo ?

Jimmy Choo

Ans. Michael Kors

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