Weekly Business Quiz # 426

India

Q 1. Which are the three locations identified by India to set up ‘water aerodromes’ in India where amphibian planes can land ?

Ans. Chilka Lake in Odisha, Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad and Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat

Q2. After GST , what is the new name for Central Board of Excise and Customs, (CBEC) ?

Ans. Central Bureau of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC)

Q3. Which AMC’s CEO Leo Puri has quit due to differences between the foreign shareholder T.Rowe Price and the govt of India institutions ?

Ans. UTI Mutual Fund

Q4. Which private equity firm has acquired a 60 % stake in Ramky Enviro Engineers for $ 530 million ?

Ans. KKR

Q5. Name the business leader who is being accused, wrongly perhaps, of idol theft  from temples in South India. His family is known for restoring temples as philanthropy.

Ans. Venu Srinivasan of TVS Motors

Q6. Which well known cinema theatre in Chennai is part of SPI Cinemas now being acquired by PVR Ltd ?

Ans. Sathyam

Q7. Anant Bajaj RIP. With which company was Anant Bajaj associated with ?

Ans.. Bajaj Electricals

Q8. Where was this spotted on 9th August and what is innovative about this carton ?

ikea carton

Ans. At Hyderabad airport conveyor belts were spotted. These cartons were empty and used just to announce the opening of the first IKEA store in India

Q9. Which industrialist has been arrested recently for the first time on the basis of a crime investigated by Serious Fraud Investigation Office ( SFIO) in its 15 year history ?

Ans. Neeraj Singhal of Bhushan Steels

Q 10. News of which industrialist’s passing away began as “Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s father-in-law and Chairman of ______ Group, _______ Nanda, passed away ” in Business Standard today. Fill in the blanks.

Ans. Escorts Group, Rajan Nanda

Global

Q 11. J.Paul Getty , at that time the richest man in the world , what device did he instal in his office so that the visitors did not use his phone to make free calls ?

Ans. A coin-operated pay phone !!

Q 12. Bessemer Ventures, the venture capitalist firm has an ‘anti-portfolio’ . What is it and why does it have one ?

Ans. Companies they passed on for various reasons and didn’t invest in. Which went on to become hugely successful with other VCs

Q 13. Which country is all slated to overtake Qatar as the country with the highest per capita income by 2020 ?

Ans. Macau

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan
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