Month: January 2018

Weekly Business Quiz # 406


Q1. Today is the 153rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter businessman Lala Lajpat Rai. He was the founder of Punjab National Bank is well known. Which insurance company (now defunct) did he found ?

Ans. Lakshmi Insurance

Q2. The first rail coach factory was flagged of by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955. The last coach designed here was flagged off on 19th January 2018 by Chairman, railway Board Ashwani Lohani. Which coach factory are we talking about ?

Ans. Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Chennai

Q3. Premier Automobiles launched Fiat 1100 in the 1960s. When the govt of the day in late 1970s demanded local production and name, Premier renamed this model after the legendary queen of Chittor. What was the name given to Fiat 1100 ?

Ans. Premier Padmini

Q4. Which smartphone company has overtaken Samsung to become the largest selling smartphone by volume in Q4 2017 in India ?

A. Oppo
b. Xiaomi
c. Vivo
d. Lenovo

Ans. Xiaomi

Q5. A Mukund Rajan led team backed by TPG Group is bidding for a Management buyout of the optical fibre assets of Tata Teleservices. What is a “Management buyout” ?

Ans. A management buyout (MBO) is a form of acquisition where a company’s existing managers acquire a large part or all of the company from either the parent company or from the private owners.

Q6. Identify this advertising veteran who passed away yesterday. RIP

Ranjan Kapur

Ans. Ranjan Kapur , Chairman WPP India and believed to be the man who built O & M


Q7. Which cryptocurrency exchange based out of Japan was hacked and has now decided to make good the loss to the investors from its own equity ?


Q8. Apple will be launching Homepod, smart speakers for the home. What is the price point at which it will be launched in US ?

Ans. 349 $

Q9. Reba McEntire will be the first woman to play this role which was always played by a man. Which role are we talking about ?

Ans. As Col Sanders in KFC’s promotions

Q10. Why is USA’s largest specialty mattress retailer ‘Mattress Firm” in the news ?

Ans. Accounting fraud with multiple closely located stores, possibly involved in money laundering

Q 11. What app did Google develop when it found out that many smartphones are getting frozen in India because of too many ‘Good morning’ messages ?

Ans. Files Go

Q 12. MFS investment management was launched in US in 1924. It launched a fund called MFS Massachussets Investor Fund which exists to this day and has given 9 % p.a since inception. What is special about this ?

Ans. World’s first mutual fund


  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter@go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 405

Q 1. Which electronics brand is developed and produced at Mukherjee Innovation Centre ?

Ans. Sonodyne

Q 2. Which company owns and markets this heritage brand now ?


Ans. Jyothy laboratories

Q 3. For being involved in which scam has SEBI banned PwC to be auditors for any listed company for the next 2 years ?

Ans. Satyam computers Ltd

Q4. In India, govt has liberalised the FDI policy on retail with the hope that it will create jobs. In US, which sector has replaced retail as the no 1 employer in terms of number of employees ?

Ans. Healthcare

Q5. The Jeju-Seoul is the busiest domestic route in the world. Between which two cities in India is the 3rd busiest route in the world ?

Ans. Mumbai-Delhi

Q6. Which iconic liquor brand that became a cult brand largely without any advertising was created by Brig Kapil Mohan who passed away recently ?

Ans. Old Monk


Q 7. As the male grooming market explodes, L’oreal has launched a male grooming brand House 99 with products like beard oil, shaving kit, tattoo care. Which sports celebrity will be endorsing it ?

House 99

Ans. David Beckham

Q8. Which 2 senior execs have been promoted to the rank of Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathway making them potential successors to Warren Buffett ?

Ans. Greg Abel and Ajit Jain

Q9. A compny announced recently “A photocentric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management”. Name the coin and the company behind it.

Ans. Kodak

Q 10. Facebook had developed a virtual assistant to rival the likes of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. It is discontinuing it now. What was it called ?

Ans. M

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan