A selection of questions and answers posted on US Business News and Events – July 2019
Q 1. X has been named as the new CEO of Y, a large consulting firm. What are X and Y?
Ans. X- Julie Sweet, Y- Accenture
Q 2. Amazon has a private label for washing machines, air conditioners, and other white goods. What is it?
Q 3. Fernando ‘Corby’ Corbato. RIP. This MIT scientist invented something all computer users use it every day. What is it?
Q 4. Forbes has come out with the highest paid celebrities list 2019. In this list, Akshay Kumar is #33. Who is No 1?
Ans. Taylor Swift
Q5. As per a Business Insider survey which social media app is being abandoned most by the American Gen Z , those between ages of 13 and 21 ?
Q6. Identify this business icon. One of the first business executives who had a rockstar status. His autobiography almost the genre of business books in the 1980s. He passed away at 94 . RIP
Ans. Lee Iacocca , the former Ford Chief and the man who turned around Chrysler
Q7. What has Bill Gates mentioned recently as his biggest mistake ?
Ans. Not deploying the best resources to develop a Mobile OS that has been taken by Android
Q8. What technology/appliance was invented to solve an industrial problem in the printing industry of US, then came to households by exposing the general public to its advantages in the movie theatres ? It now is present in 75 % of US houses and fast growing in India too ?
Ans. Air Conditioner
Q9. The manufacturer of Humira, the top-selling rheumatoid arthritis injection has acquired the Botox maker. Which are the two pharma companies involved in the 63 Billion $ deal ?
Ans. Abbvie acquiring Allergan
Q 10. Which major drinking water marketer has decided to try out water in aluminium cans to improve recycling and reduce plastic usage ?
Q 11. How did Pepsi become briefly in 1989 the owner of the sixth largest military submarine fleet in the world ?
Ans. Renewal of the 3 Bn$ Agreement in 1989 between Pepsi and USSR involved payment through Military Equipment like Diesel Submarines in lieu of Roubles as it was not a tradeable currency at that time . This included 17 Submarines and Pepsi became 6th largest Navy for a brief period.
Q 12. Name this eccentric American billionaire X who started life as IBM hardware salesman. He floated a software company Y that he sold to GM and joined their board. He later left and floated another company X systems, which he sold to Dell. He ran for US Presidency. Name X and Y.
Ans. X- Ross Perot, Y- EDS
- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan