Month: March 2018

Weekly Business Quiz # 411

India

Q 1. In which category is LG & Co ( Laljee Godhoo & Co) a market leader in India with over 70 % share over the last 100 years ?

Ans. Asafoetida

Q 2, Which celebrity has replaced Ranveer Singh as the new brand ambassador for VIVO smartphones ?

Ans. Aamir Khan

Q3. Which two music streaming services in India have come together recently ?

Ans. Saavn and Jio Music

Q4. Why is Arcelor Mittal keen to dissociate itself as a promoter from Uttam Galva Steel ?

Ans. Arcelor Mittal is keen in acquiring Essar Steel  where it is getting disqualified under IBC because of its promoter status in Uttam Galva, which is a bank defaulter

Q5. Why has govt asked a small company Ovleno Business Intelligence to pull down its web-site ?

Ans. Ovleno is the partner of Cambridge Analytica in India. In its web-site it has given the names of its clients which includes many political parties

Q6. The debt heavy Videocon group has sold its stake in the General Insurance business. In which Indian company did Videocon have a stake ?

Ans. Liberty General Insurance

Q7. Identify the advertiser, here Amitabh Bachchan is playing Raahat Raja in a nautanki and sings an old Bollywood song in his own voice Acapella style ( without any accompaniment )

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Ans. Navratna Oil

Global

Q8. Which global brand has launched SNKRS app as a part of its digital strategy of connecting directly with the consumer ?

Ans. Nike

Q9. To whom has Uber sold its business in South-east Asia ?

Ans. Grab

Q10 . In what business is the Cambridge Analytica in ? Why is it in the news ?

Ans. It is a voter-profiling firm and they used data from 50 million Facebook accounts while working for the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan 
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Weekly Business Quiz # 410

India

Q 1. He is the latest Indian to become a billionaire as per Bloomberg. Identify him and his company

Nirmal Jain

Ans. Nirmal Jain, India Infoline

Q 2. To whom has Mukesh Ambani given credit for seeding the idea of Reliance Jio ?

Ans. Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh Ambani

Q3. Which Hindi film shot in Ladakh helped increase the number of tourists to Leh from 80,000 in 2009 to 180,000 in 2011 and has stayed at that level since then ?

Ans. 3 Idiots

Q4. What unusual donation in kind was received in the Hundi ( donation box) of Subramanya Swami in Mopidevi, Krishna District ?

Ans. iPhone 6 with all the accessories and warranty card

Q5. Which Indian PSU has set up a training institute on Science of Happiness called Kshemalaya ?

Ans. Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) ahs set up this institute at Ranchi

Q6. Due to engines from which company, civil aviation regulator has grounded all Airbus A 320 Neo planes in India ?

Ans. Pratt and Whitney

Global

Q7. Who will succeed Lloyd Blankfein on the top job at Goldman Sachs ?

Ans. David Solomon

Q8. Which country is No 1 in terms of per capita adoption of electric cars in the world ?

Ans. Norway

Q9. As an 18 year old Steve Jobs had made a job application which was auctioned recently, what special abilities did he mention in that application ?

Ans. Electronics technology and Design Engineer

Q 10. Name this Anglo-Dutch MNC that has decided to move its HQ out of London in view of Brexit

Ans. Unilever

Q 11. There are only 3 European cos among the 35 top tech companies in the world in terms of revenue. Nokia and Ericsson being 2, name the third .

Ans. Schneider Electric

Q 12. Who owns BNSF ( a railway), Precision Castparts ( a engg company) and Lubrizol ( a chemicals business ?

Ans. Berkshire Hathaway of Warren Buffett

Q 13. What is the name of Pakistan’s only beer and spirit maker ?

Ans. Murree Brewery

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan