Month: July 2018

Weekly Business Quiz # 424

India

Q 1. How did Union Minister Nitin Gadkari celebrate his birthday this year on May 27 and why ?

Ans. He served flavoured milk to all the guests because there is an oversupply of milk

Q 2. Bank Employees Unions are opposing this ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta . Name the advertiser

Kalyan

Ans. Kalyan Jewellers

Q 3. ZAP Subscribe’ is a fractional sharing program where one can subscribe to a car on a monthly basis and technically have the flexibility of having a new car whenever you want. Which car sharing company has launched this program ?

Ans. Zoomcar

Q4. Which brand has used the insight that 1 in 5 couples in India film their intimate moments on phones and later fall prey to blackmail/illegal pornography when they lose their phone ? It advises safe sex and shut the phone up

Ans. Manforce condoms

Q 5. Fabsta is a private label brand for which Indian retail chain ?

Ans Tata promoted Star Market

Global

Q6. Which American bank has an unusual work culture where the CEO Michael Daly avoids suits and demands rock music in meetings ? The CEO calls it ” America’s Most Exciting Bank”

Ans. Berkshire Hills Bancorp

Q7. Laszlo Jozsef Biro invented the ball pen. But it did not get market acceptance. How did a big order during World War II make this invention to take off ?

Ans. Royal Air Force (  RAF) placed an order for 30,000 pens so that the pilots can use it to mark their maps in the sky where foutain pens don’t work

Q8. Identify the brand, that had associated itself with the FIFA 18 ?

budweiser-1

Ans. Budweiser

Q9. Identify the advertiser and the message being conveyed

Poster2

Ans. Audi , the message in small print says Audi supports women drivers

Q 10. Why has the European Union slapped a $ 5 bn fine on Google ?

Ans. EU wants Google to stop requiring smartphone manufacturers using Anroid OS to preinstall Chrome browser and to make Google search engine the default

Q11. Which is the company that will soon produce Spotmini robot dogs ? These can even open doors among other things.

boston-dynamics-spotmini-robot-dog

Ans. Boston Dynamics

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Weekly Business Quiz # 423

India

Q 1. Which women apparel brands would you associate with TCNS Clothing Co Ltd which calls itself India’s leading women’s branded apparel company ?

Ans. W for women, Wishful and Aurelia

Q2. What government order caused a slump in the share prices of multiplex operator companies like PVR and INOX Leisure ?

Ans. Allowing the audience to bring food and beverages from outisde. This will impact their food and beverages sale which is highly profitable

Q3. BSNL has launched India’s first Internet calling service. Subscribers can call any number land or mobile in India or abroad through the app. What is it called ?

Ans. Wings

Q4. Which Indian company was involved in helping the Thai cave rescue team by supplying pumps and providing expertise in removing water from the cave where 12 boys and their coach got trapped ?

Ans, Kirloskar Brothers

Q5. In a rather strange coincidence which public sector bank now has two different individuals as Chairman and MD & CEO with the same name, Sunil Mehta ?

Ans. Punjab National Bank

Global

Q6. Which academic of Indian origin as the head of China Europe International Business School ?

Ans. Dipak Jain

Q7. Which company has acquired CA Technologies the business software firm for US $ 18.9 Bn ?

Ans. Broadcom

Q8. In programming jargon what is “cruft” ?

Ans. Useless, redundant or poorly written code

 

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan