Month: November 2017

Weekly Business Quiz # 399


Q 1. In what product category has Timex launched Timex Blink in India recently ? 


Ans. Wearable Fitness tracker

Q2. Identify the advertiser. The tagline that goes with the “TV commercial is “Jhatka mana hai”. 

Ans. Bajaj Platina

Q3. He is the highest paid director in India under the age of 40. He was paid over Rs 10 crores last year. Name him and his company


Ans. Sudarshan Venu, TVS Motors

Q4. What connects Parry’s confectionery with Havmor icecreams ?

Ans. Lotte Confectionery has acquired both these companies

Q5. SBI has launched an app called YONO. What does YONO stand for ?

Ans. You Only Need One ( YONO)

Q6. Identify this media person who was the Group CEO of NDTV and had a baritone voice that used to say ” This is NDTV and you are watching NDTV 24/7.” he passed away recently. RIP


Ans. KVL Narayan Rao

Q7. Which staffing co has acquired a controlling stake in the Tata Group BPO co Tata Business Support Services ?

Ans. Quess Corp

Q8. Which Indian airport recently made a world record of 969 flights in a 24 hour period from a single runway, i.e one flight every 89 seconds ?

Ans. Mumbai’s CSIA

Q9. Under which brand name is Marico launching soups segment this winter ?

Ans. Saffola

Q 10. What is the different technology used by RAW Pressery, a start-up,  that has entered the premium end of fruit juices market ?

Ans. Cold-press technology

Q 11. What start-up has Senior IAS officer Pravesh Sharma started 4 years before his retirement ?


Q 12. Nandan and Rohini Nilekani are the latest to sign the Giving Pledge, started by Bill Gates where billionaires Pledge 50 % or more of their wealth to philanthropy. Who are the other Indians who have signed this pledge ? 

Ans. Azim Premji, PNC Menon, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw



Q 13. After Amazon acquired Whole Foods, Alibaba has made a similar move in China by acquiring a stake in an offline retailer . Name it

Ans. Sun Art

Q 14. Identify this Indian American


Ans. Ajit Pai

Q 15. In keeping with the growing trend of male grooming among the selfie generation, which brand has used the first male model , Gary Thompson, for a mass market colour cosmetics campaign ?


Ans. L”oreal

Q 16. Jazeera Airways is a new international airline with flights to India. To which country it belongs to ?

Ans. Kuwait

Q 17. After 25 years , a new auto plant has been set up in to Motown of Detroit , USA. Which co has set up this plant ?

Ans. Mahindra and Mahindra

Q 18. Which Munich Germany HQed company would become the world’s largest industrial gases co with the acquisition of Praxair ?

Ans. Linde

Q 19. What is this device and what is it’s function ?

Sub phone


Ans. Substitute phone , which will help satisfy the urge to swipe and scroll

Q 20. Why are airlines in US doing away with LCD screens based in-flight entertainment system in their planes ?

Ans. Passengers come with their own screens, so airlines do not want to provide screens, instead stream movies and TV shows via wi-fi to the devices

Q21. In which online store where you would find products like Nike Toilet paper, Reebok dishwashing liquid , Adidas tooth brush ?

Ans. Hypermarkt

-Compiled by G.Mohan Indiabusinessquiz@go_mohan

Guest Business Quiz # 10

During the anniversary month, we bring yet another set of questions put by a Guest Quiz Master- Aniruddha Dutta.

Q1. If older sisters Pam and Molly and brother Kenny lost out, who ‘won the honor’ because of an easy to remember name and being redheaded and having freckles and buckteeth? What are we describing?

Ans: Melinda Thomas (Wendy). Wendy’s being named after Melinda

2. He was the chairman of his country’s national airline and then went on to launch the most successful private airline Airblue. Who is this, who currently holds an important position in his country?

Ans: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Pakistan Prime Minister)

3. The Baker Street robbery was a real life burglary of the safe deposit boxes at the Baker Street, London branch of Lloyds Bank,on the night of 11 September 1971. What cheeky message did the robbers leave on the wall?

Ans: “Let’s see how Sherlock Holmes solves this one”

4. One of the hardest hit after the demonetization move are the WLA operators. As of October 2016, there were 14,427 WLAs. Of the eight players in this market, TCPSL and BTIPL accounted for 90 per cent of the total WLAs. Many of them shut down as a result of the shortage of cash. Catering mainly to semi-urban and rural areas, what were these WLAs?

Ans: White Label ATMs

5. In the late 1920s, the brand was sold as a route to thinness for women. One typical ad said – ‘Reach for a ___________ instead of a sweet.’ Sales increased by more than 300% during the first year of the ad campaign making the brand a leading one nationwide in US. Which brand?

Ans: Lucky Strike

6. ‘Trump’ was a glossy magazine of satire and humor, mostly in the forms of comics features and short stories. It was edited by Harvey Kurtzman and published by X, with only two issues produced in 1957. Sales were reportedly good for ‘Trump’, especially for a new title with a 50-cent cover price, then considered high. Id X.

Ans: Hugh Hefner

7. The ‘hot-hand fallacy’ is a belief that a person who experiences success with a random event has a greater probability of further success in additional attempts. Who did Selena Gomez take help from to explain this phenomenon while talking about synthetic CDOs (Collateralized Debt Obligations) in a movie?

Ans: Richard Thaler in the movie “The Big Short”

8. Where were over a million people in India witness to advertisements from world’s biggest private property developer and owner of worlds largest cinema chain operator. Identify this entity as well

Ans: In football stadiums hosting the U-17 FIFA World Cup. Entity: The Wanda group

9. As per his own admission, some people close to him proposed his name for the BCCI President’s post in 1982. But he decided against it as he had never played cricket and did not know much about the sport. He mentioned – “Though I read some literature on cricket and have watched games, I have never held a cricket bat.” He then proposed the name of his friend NKP Salve and the suggestion was accepted. Who?

Ans: Pranab Mukherjee

10. “Our accountant came up and said ‘We got this amount of money. Do you want to give it to the government or do something with it?’ So we decided to play businessmen for a bit because we’ve got to run our own affairs now. So we’ve got this thing called ‘Apple’ which is going to be records, films, and electronics – which all tie up”. Whose words?

Ans: John Lennon of Beatles

  • Compiled by Guest Quiz Master – Aniruddha Dutta. Aniruddha Dutta has been a three time National Champion of the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz and was a Runner-up of the quiz in 2017. He also manages a Quiz Group on Facebook called Questions 2 Chew. He currently lives and works in Mumbai.

Weekly Business Quiz # 398


Q 1. Govt of India thru Niti Aayog is developing a version of blockchain to reduce frauds, increase transparency and improve ease of doing business. What is this version called ?


Q2. Indians are the second biggest group of foreign students in US after Chinese. US students also come to study in India. Approx how many US students are studying in India ?

Ans. 4500 students approx

Q3. Brand Factory is introducing a charge on the consumer for the first time in India’s retail industry during the November shopping festival. What is the charge ?

Ans. Entry fee to participate in the shopping festival, which will later get adjusted with the purchases,

Q4. Which is the first and the only IIM to reserve seats in their Fellow Programme in Management ?

Ans. IIM- Bangalore

Q5. Which is the most expensive retail location in India ? It is the 24th most expensive in the world as per a Cushman and Wakefield report .

Ans. Khan Market, New Delhi

Q6. India’s first basmati billionaires are promoters of KRBL ( named after Khushi Ram & Bihari Lal ) , Anil Mittal and family. Name the brand of basmati of KRBL.

Ans. India Gate basmati

Q7. With which Indian co is the 116 year old motorcycle brand Norton entering the Indian market ?

Ans. Kinetic

Q8. Star TV’s first music channel was MTV. When they wanted to increase the Indian content, MTV disagreed. So they launched a music channel in 1990s that had a patchy success record. After 20 odd years it is closing down. Name it.

Ans. Channel V

Q9. Under which brand name is Coca Cola India test marketing frozen desserts in India ?

Ans. Minute Maid

Q10. Identify this iconic scooter brand that was assembled in India till 1990s by Automobile Products India. It’s Italian mfr Innocenti wants to reenter India soon


Ans. Lambretta

Q11. Who are the two newly inducted directors in the board of Tata Sons ?

Ans. Bhaskar Bhat and Saurabh Agarwal

Q 12. Name this IIM-A alum who started his career in Modi Xerox India and worked his way up in GE India and later GE US to become Head of HR globally

Ans. Raghu Krishnamoorthy

Q 13. The Nationalist by Minhaz Merchant is a biography of which business leader ?

Ans. AM Naik

Q 14. Identify the model in this Advt.


Ans. Zeenat Aman

Q 15. IndianOil has launched its electric charging station in collaboration with Ola. In which city has the first charging station come up ?

Ans. Nagpur


Q 16. What was unusual about a Japanese train Tsukuba Express apologizing to its passengers, saying they were sorry for creating “tremendous nuisance” ?

Ans.  The train left a station 20 seconds early

Q 17. Tesla has unveiled an electric truck recently , which will be on road in 2019. What is it called ?

Ans. Tesla Semi

Q 18. Which company was created by Alberto Perez from Colombia, when one day instead of putting aerobics cassette put some Latino music and danced with his students ?

Ans. Zumba

Q 19. Name this digital media blog that was started by Pete Cashmore in 2005 that has now been sold at a bargain price of 50 MN $ to trade publisher Ziff Davis.

Ans. Mashable

Q 19. _______ were invented in 1996 by J. Edward Colgate and Michael Peshkin, profs at Northwestern University. US patent filing describes _________ as “an apparatus and method for direct physical interaction between a person and a general purpose manipulator controlled by a computer.” Fill in the blanks. Same word.

Ans. Cobots, from collaborative robots

Q 20. In UK, Sainsbury’s and other retailers have started putting a fin made of aluminium and plastic in the chiller section that keeps the cold air inside and also reduces energy consumption. From which design have they borrowed thus idea ?

Ans. Formula One car design

Q 21. What is the online classifieds service test marketed by Facebook in India called ? It will compete with OLX and Quikr

Ans. Marketplace

Q 22. This network existed before the WWW in USA. It had forums where members used to chat on various topics, particularly tech. It got acquired by AOL in 1998. AOL itself is now part of Verizon via Yahoo. These chat forums will finally close down in Dec 2017. Name it

Ans. CompuServe

Q 23. Japan is known for its fancy ‘shower toilets’. Two brands control nearly 90 % of this market. Name them.

Ans. Toto and Lixil

Q 24. With Moore’s law in its last legs, a new law is being talked about called Schoelkopf’s law. In which area of computing is this law applicable ?

Ans. Quantum computing

Q 25. In which product/ service is ROKU a formidable competitor to Apple, Google and Amazon ?

Ans. Streaming device

Q 26. Radhika Jones, who had held important positions in Time magazine and New York Times will take over as the Editor in Chief of which magazine ?


Ans. Vanity Fair

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter Indiabusinessquiz@ go_mohan

Guest Business Quiz # 9 – Beer special

In our Anniversary series, we present to you a set of questions on beer, coming from our Guest Quiz Master – Ravi Handa.

Q 1. The Sumerian written language and the associated clay tablets are among the earliest human writings. One of these Sumerian documents was translated and it turned to be a poem with the English title, ‘A hymn to Ninkasi’. Ninkasi was a Sumerian Goddess who, according to legend, was borne of sparkling fresh water to satisfy the heart. What does the poem ‘A hymn to Ninkasi’ talk about? 

Answer: It is a recipe for brewing beer.

Q 2. While the favorite drink for Mr Bond, Mr. James Bond, remains to be a Vodka Martini; a lager was featured for the first time with Mr. Bond in the movie Skyfall. Which company paid an estimated 45 Million USD for this deal

Answer: Heineken

Q3. The logo of the recently launched but quickly getting popular brand Bira features a monkey with the number 91 on it. What does the 91 stand for?


Answer: +91 is the ISD code of India

Q4. Lion Beer is often claimed to be the first beer in India and in Asia because it came into existence in the mid 19th century. Till the early 80s, Lion along with Golden Eagle (another beer brand from the same company) used to be the most popular beer in India. While still available, they have insignificant market share in the beer market whereas their company is extremely popular in another category with a brand that has a cult like following. Which company is being talked about?

Answer: Mohan Meakins (Old Monk Rum)

Q5. The history of this beer company can be traced back to a Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium which was established in 1366. It gets a part of its name from the Star of Bethlehem as it was launched on Christmas in the year 1926 as a Christmas beer. Even today, its logo features a star, a horn, and 1366 reminding us of its roots. Which beer is being talked about?

Answer: Stella Artois

Q6. Under Babylonian rule, the production of beer increased dramatically. The form of payment used to be cash or an equivalent weight in corn. Some tavern keepers started giving less beer for cash because it couldn’t be measured properly against a proper weight. So, a law was made that those tavern keepers who poured ‘short measures’ of beer to cheat their customers; they would be drowned. Which document from approximately 1750 BC had this law as Law Number 108?

Answer: Code of Hammurabi

Q7. August Busch Jr surprised August Busch Sr by gifting him a hitch (a wagon driven by a team of horses) instead of a car to celebrate the repeal of liquor prohibition on April 7, 1933. The red, white and gold beer wagon then proceeded to deliver the first post prohibition beer in the city of St Louis. The Clydesdale breed of horses that were used for the first time that day have since become an important part of which brand’s identity?

Answer: Budweiser

Q8. In 1976, Sharon Burns and Tom Porter founded and organized 32 teams in three leagues in southern England. Burns and Porter then travelled the country for the next few years, presenting these to breweries as a marketing strategy. What activity did they start which continues to this day and often has pints of beer as awards?


Answer: Pub Quizzing to bring customers on slow days

Q9. The Storehouse next to the St James Gate Brewery is a popular tourist attraction in Dublin which tells the history of beer with the help of various interactive exhibitions. The Storehouse covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint. At the base of the atrium is the 9000 year lease that the founder Arthur signed for St James Gate brewery and at the top is a Gravity bar where visitors can have a free pint of beer overlooking the city of Dublin. Which brand that was established in 1759 and has a harp for a logo runs this museum?

St James gate.jpg.638x0_q80_crop-smart

Answer: Guinness (World’s largest selling stout beer)

Q 10. Carlsberg’s tagline “Probably the best lager in the world” was created in 1973 to target the UK market. Who was the first person to give the slogan a voice in a TV commercial? He was a legendary actor and director who was nominated for three Oscars in 1942 and won an honorary Oscar in 1971.

Answer: Orson Welles (1942 nominations were for Citizen Kane)

Weekly Business Quiz # 397

On the completion of eight years, we are celebrating an anniversary month. So, here is a Bumper Quiz with 30 questions.


Q 1. RBI has set up a task force to create a Public Credit Registry ( PCR) in India. What is PCR ?

Ans. Public credit registry coverage reports the number of individuals and firms listed in a public credit registry with current information on repayment history, unpaid debts, or credit outstanding. The number is expressed as a percentage of the adult population.

Q 2. Indian Railways has launched a major upgrade in terms of service, cleanliness, safety in premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi expresses. What is it called ?

Ans. Swarn

Q 3. On 1st anniversary of Demonetisation, November 8, which author known for his bank/finance thrillers has launched a book called “Do not tell the Governor” ?

Ans. Ravi Subramanian

Q 4. This picture shows the first truck with the T for Tata logo coming out of a TELCO factory. Before this, trucks from Telco used to carry which logo ?

tata truck

Ans. Mercedes Benz’s three pointed star logo

Q 5. In response to which competing airline’s unfortunate incident involving a passenger has Air India released this advt ?

air india

Ans. IndiGo airlines staff manhandling a passenger in Delhi airport

Q 6. What offer made by Aam Aadmi Party to former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has been turned down by him ?

Ans. Rajya Sabha ticket from Delhi

Q 7. Anup Engineering is the engg unit demerged out of which well known company, known for its textile business ?

Ans. Arvind Ltd

Q8. With which 100 year old firm would you associate this Modern Ayurveda company Kapiva Ayurveda ? How have they derived the name Kapiva ?


Ans. Baidyanath group. The name derived from kapha, pitta, vatta

Q9. What is the key difference between an ATM and a cash recycler ?

Ans. CRM – Cash Recycling Machine can Perform the dual function of accepting and dispensing cash. Whereas ATM performs only the latter.

Q 10. RBI has reduced the currency print indent for 2017-18 to 21 billion pieces from a 5 year avg of 25 billion pieces p.a . Why ?

Ans. Due to their vaults clogged with old notes of Rs.500 And Rs.1000 discontinued after Demonetisation.

Q 11. With which mass market ice cream brand would you associate Huber and Holly premium ice cream boutiques that even sells ice cream desserts at Rs 1000 infused with 24 carat gold ?

Ans. Havmor icecreams

Q 12. Conduent CEO Ashok Vemuri has confirmed he is not in race for Infosys CEO. Conduent was formed out of divestiture from which global co.?

Ans. Xerox

Q 13. What unique beverage is being produced and marketed by True South a Bengaluru based start-up ?

Ans. Decoction of filter coffee

Q 14. The colour scheme is a giveaway. Ola has launched a bike sharing scheme called Ola Pedal. Where have they launched first ?

ola pedal

Ans. IIT Kanpur

Q 15. Why is the popular Bengaluru high street retailer Big Kidskemp which became a destination to visit in MG Road, offering 75 % discount on its merchandise ?

Ans. It is closing down

Q 16. This ‘wedding” – Srini weds Mahi that happened last week, involved 1800 guests and hiring of 350 Fast track call taxis. This helped them set a ‘national record’ for the real activity for which the wedding was a cover-up. What was the real activity ? Question courtesy : Sai Ishwar

IT raids srini weds mani

Ans. Income Tax raid ( on V K Sasikala and her family)

Q 17. Under what brand name will Flipkart launch its own smartphone ?

Ans. Billion..The first model going up for sale is called  Capture +

Q 18. Who will succeed R.Chandrasekhar as the next NASSCOM President ?

Ans. Debjani Ghosh

Q 19. Badruddin Qazi gatecrashed Guru Dutt’s sets of Baazi (1951) as a drunkard. Guru Dutt was impressed with his acting skills and rechristened him _;_______ after the popular whisky brand.Fill in the blank

Ans. Johnny Walker

Q 20. Which agency collects, analyses and compiles report on the book publishing market in India called ‘Bookscan ‘ ?

Ans. Nielsen

Q 21. On November 11th  Google honoured Anasuya with a doodle on her birth Anniversary. She was a Trade Union Leader who headed Ahmedabad’s Textile Labour Association and led a strike against Mill Owners Association, headed by her own brother Ambalal. This led to a ___ vs ___. Clue : Sitcom 


Ans. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai

Q 22. Why is Sarang Chemicals in the news ?

Ans. SEBI has ordered an enquiry against the HUF of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani for manipulative trading in the stock of Sarang


Q 23. Which hotel chain headquartered in Hong Kong, with properties in India also, gets its name from the mythical paradise described by James Hilton in the 1933 book The Lost Horizon ?

Ans. Shangri-La

Q 24. We download an app in a smartphone. What is the equivalent of an app to the virtual assistant Alexa ?

Ans. Skills

Q 25. Match these global companies with science in their taglines

1. Bayer                             A. Science for a better life
2. Du Pont                         B. Science. Applied to Life 
3. 3M                                  C. Miracles of Science

Ans. 1A, 2C, 3B

Q 26. If Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the big days for shopping in the US, what is the big shopping day in China called ?

Ans. Singles’ day

Q 27. What is common to Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey ?

Ans. These are tax havens hence called Paradise…the shell companies revealed through Paradise Papers were regd here

Q 28. Identify this Saudi billionaire who is among the princes arrested in Saudi Arabia 


Ans. Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Q 29. Identify this tech entrepreneur

Ans. Sean Parker of Napster and later Facebook

Q 30. Founded by Lorry I. Lokey in 1961. Headquartered in San francisco. It disseminates full-text press releases from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide to news media, financial markets and social media. It is now part of Berkshire Hathaway. Name this co

Ans. Business Wire

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter Indiabusinessquiz@go_mohan

Guest Business Quiz # 8 – US Special

As India Business Quiz enters its ninth year, we are happy to present a few champion quizzers posting questions as Guest Quiz Masters in this Anniversary month . Here is a special on US Businesses. All questions relate to well known companies and businessmen from USA.

Q1. The hotel was built in 1926 and was named after the former president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. It was financed by a group that included Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Sid Grauman. In what way did it become famous in 1929?

Ans. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel which hosted the first Academy Awards ceremony on May 16, 1929. At the time, the “Oscar” nickname for the award had not yet been invented (the nickname would be introduced four years later).

Q2. It is a fictional metal found in the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and is described as resembling silver but being stronger and lighter than steel. The name comes from two words in Tolkien’s Sindarin language— “grey” or “mist” and “glitter”. Which investment firm founded by Peter Thiel is named after the metal?

Ans) Mithril Capital.

Q3. The earliest known occurrence of the full phrase appears as the punchline of a joke related in an article in the El Paso Herald-Post of June 27, 1938, entitled “Economics in Eight Words”. What phrase?

Ans.There ain’t no such thing as free lunch. Economist Milton Friedman increased the popularity of the phrase by using it as the title of a 1975 book, and it is used in economics literature to describe opportunity cost.

Q4. Often dubbed as the ‘deadliest hot dog stand’, where was this located in US?


Ans) This is Cafe Ground Zero located in the centre of The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense in Virginia.

Q5. What company founded in  1999 gets its name from a variation of the Spanish word for “shoes”?

Ans) Zappos (now owned by Amazon). Zapatos is the Spanish word for shoes.

Q6. If this souvenir item sold annually were laid out end to end, they would stretch over 175 miles; more than 80 million of them have been sold since Disneyland opened in 1955. What item which has become quite the badge of honor?

Ans) Mickey Mouse ears hat

Q7. In pre-animation days, this device produced the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings or photographs showing progressive phases of that motion. What American film studio name founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas did this device inspire ?


Ans) The device is Zoetrope and the film studio is American Zoetrope.

Q8. Shown here is a US coin from 1925. Why does the coin have the mintmark M (to the left of 1925)?


Ans) M stands for Manila. A branch of the U.S. mint (Manila Mint) was established in 1920 in Manila in the Philippines, which was then a U.S. colony. To date, the Manila Mint is the only U.S. mint established outside the continental U.S. and was responsible for producing coins for the colony

Q9. Which group of people had this as their mascot in the 1920s?


Ans) This was the mascot of the “hog boys”, who raced on their Harley Davidson bikes. The group had a live hog as their mascot. Following a win, they would put the hog on their Harley and take a victory lap. This eventually became Harley Davidson’s NYSE ticker symbol – HOG.

Q10. What two names are missing from the cartoon?


Ans) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and created by Congress. They perform an important role in the nation’s housing finance system – to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the mortgage market.

  • Compiled by Guest Quiz Master G.Sreekanth – G.Sreekanth is a National level Business Quiz Champion. He works and lives in Singapore

Weekly Business Quiz # 396


Q1. In which business is Khadim India which is entering the capital market with an IPO ?

Ans. Footwear and other leather products

Q2. Which traditional business is being disrupted by start-ups like Rivigo, Delhivery, Ecom Express etc ?

Ans. Logistics or transportation business

Q3. Twinkle Khanna is producing a biopic of the man in the middle, which is played by Akshay Kumar. Name the movie and the man in the middle.


Ans. Padman , Arunachalam Muruganantham

Q4. Fateh Chand was the biggest financier in 18th century. Bengal emperor gave him the emerald seal and a title that became a brand name. What ?

Ans. Jagat Seth

Q5. M V Sridhar who passed away suddenly besides being a cricketer and later cricket administrator was head Talent acquisition in which IT co ?

Ans. Satyam Computers which became Tech Mahindra

Q6. Which state has imposed a restriction of pillion riding on 100cc motorcycles and below ? Two mfrs have gone to court over this

Ans. Karnataka

Q7. Which brand has been rated No 1 in India in terms of brand valuation by Interbrands ?

Ans. Tata

Q8. The Solapur – Karad transmission line under the Western Regional System Strengthening Scheme (WRSSS) project. Why was this in the news recently ?

Ans. Reliance Infarstructure sold this private transmission project to Adani Group

Q9. Which organisation’s house magazine is called ‘The DIALogue’ ?

Ans. Delhi International Airport Limited ( DIAL)

Q10. Which FMCG major has launched 4 varieties of packaged potatoes under the brand name Farmland ?

 Ans. ITC
Q11. Dina Wadia, mother of Nusli Wadia and daughter of Jinnah passed away in New York. To which famous Parsi business family her mother belonged to ?
Ans. Petit family
Q12. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated a new online brand for handlooms sold through Myntra. Name it.
Ans. Navibhu
Q13. Wal-Mart is opening its first ‘dark store’ in Bhiwandi, Near Mumbai. What is a dark store and who pioneered this concept ?
Ans. A dark store is a warehouse from where only online customers can pick up their deliveries. Tesco pioneered it in UK
Q14. With which brand would you associate this creative team ?
amul team
Ans. Amul Butter


Q15. A bug is an error in computer code, what is a bug with a security threat called ?

Ans. Vulnerability

Q16. If iPhone business of Apple were ranked separately as a business it’s Fortune rank will be A. < 100 B. 101-250 C. 251- 500 D. > 500

Ans. A ..Less than 100

Q17. Jerome Powell the newly appointed Fed Reserve Chairman was a partner in a well known Private Equity firm between ’97 and 2005. Name it

Ans. Carlyle Partners

Q18. Dhawal Shah started a search engine in 2011 spotting a niche in a growing market. It is called class-central. What niche does it address ?

Ans. Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Q19. Over what emoji has a social media debate started as to who us correct Apple or Google ?


Ans. Burger emojis, on where the cheese should be placed, above or below the patty

Q 20.Constellation holdings makers of beer brands Corona and Modela are investing in Canopy Growth . In what business is Canopy in ?

Ans. Cannabis

Q21. What unique incentive is being offered by Japanese marketing firm Piala Inc to its non-smoking employees ?

Ans. 6 days of extra paid leave

Q22. Who compiles the Ease of Doing Business report every year ?In this year’s report India has improved 30 ranks.

Ans. The World Bank Group

Q23. Google and Facebook dominate internet . Yet their positioning is diff. Google is a __________ internet co & FB is a __________ internet co. Fill blanks.

 Ans. Google- Knowledge, Facebook – Social

Q24. Name this Sony’s robot that is reappearing after 10 years with advanced Artificial Intelligence built in,


Ans. Aibo

Q25. This seminal mgmt book of 1956 by William H Whyte defined ” The __________ Man” as someone living in suburb , conformist and pursuing dollar. Fill in the blank

Ans. Organisation

Q26. Why is Finnair weighing the passengers before boarding ?

Ans. To refine the average weights for various types of passengers and thereby save on operating costs by calculating overall weight of flight

Q27. As per Tim Cook Apple does not have a separate Apple Foundation because

A. It does not believe in CSR
B. Great products is service
C wants all employees  to do good

Ans. C …It wants all employees to be involved in CSR rather than just a small group of Foundation employees

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter Indiabusinessquiz@go_mohan 

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