Q 1. Who was the issuer of the fake 2000 rs currency note that came out of an SBI ATM at Sangam Bihar, New Delhi ?
Ans. Children Bank of India
Q 2. How much salary cut have the Snapdeal founders taken in order to express the seriousness of the losses and job cuts ?
Ans. 100 %
Q 3. What is Bharat QR and name the cos who have developed it ?
Ans. It is a simple payment mechanism using QR code , developed by Mastercard, Visa and NPCI
Q4. Zoom Air , a regional airline started commercial operations in Feb 15th. From which city to which city did it make its inaugural flight. ?
Ans. Delhi to Durgapur via Kolkata
Q5. Connect this company to ISRO’s recent record breaking achievement
Ans. Planet Labs had used the ISRO PSLV for launching 88 small satellites called doves which was part of the 104 satellites that made a record
Q6. Which company has sued the makers of Jolly LLB 2 because it shows their brand of footwear as a downmarket brand ?
Q7. Name the renowned Economist who was the youngest Economics Nobel winner at 51. He died recently at the age of 95.
Ans. Kenneth Arrow
Q8. Name the PE firm that is seen behind Kraft Heinz making a proposal to acquire Unilever. This firm also was behind the ABInBev consolidation.
Ans. 3 G capital
Q9. In which product category is Ivanka Trump’s brands No 1 and No 2 in sales at Amazon after her father’s victory ?
Q 10. By virtually selling stock of which retailer has Warren Buffet signalled the end of organised big retail ?
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Q 1.Which group has won the bid to build and operate the Navi Mumbai International Airport ?
Ans. GVK Group
Q 2. Who is the new celebrity face for Tetley green tea ?
Ans. Sourav Ganguly
Q3. She is the first ever woman director of an IIM. Name her and the IIM she has been selected for.
Ans. Neelu Rehmotra , IIM Sirmaur
Q4. identify this businessman/ HR consultant turned politician , now in news
Ans. K.Pandiarajan of Ma Foi Consultants
Q5. To whom has Hindustan Motors sold its iconic brand Ambassador at a consideration of Rs 80 crore ?
Q6. Who has been appointed by the govt as the new Chairman of SEBI ?
Ans. Ajay Tyagi, IAS
Q7. With which celebrity would you associate the company Saraswati Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd ( now merged with another entity) ?
Ans. Jaya Bachchan
Q8. What does Jack Ma’s 30-30-30 advice for business mean ?
Ans. Pay attention to next 30 years, 30 year olds and companies with less than 30 employees.
Q9. Who owns the bottled water brand AQUARIUS ?
Ans. Coca Cola Company
Q 10.Reckitt Benckiser has acquired Mead Johnson. What are the major products of Mead Johnson.
Ans. Baby food
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Q 1. Vikram Limaye has been appointed as one of the BCCI administrators. He is the MD of which finance company ?
Ans. IDFC Ltd
Q2. Which denim brand is associated with India’s first Blue film Festival ?
Q3. Connect the following – an agarbatti brand, a model of an Indian car brand that is no longer in production and the incident involving filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali ?
Q4. As per Delhi High Court order footwear with back strap is classified as
A. Chappal B. sandal C. Shoe D. Flip-flop
Ans. B. Sandal
Q5. Which car brand is using a contrarian approach by using celebrities who play villainous roles in movies and TV to break prejudices ?
Q6. Who will take over from Y C Deveshwar as the CEO of ITC Ltd ?
Ans. Sanjiv Puri
Q7. What promise has Starbucks CEO Schulz made as a mark of protest against the immigration ban order of Trump admin ?
Ans. Hiring 10,000 refugees in the next 5 years
Q8. Trump admin has issued executive order. Immigration from 7 countries have been stopped. Steve Jobs’ father was an immigrant from which one ?
Q9. The Hollywood movie The Founder is a biopic of which entrepreneur and his company ?
Ans. Ray Kroc , McDonalds
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Q 1. Identify the advertiser…
Ans. Asian Paints
Q2. Nitesh Tiwari the director of this year’s big hit Dangal was the Chief Creative officer of a well known ad agency.. Name the agency
Ans. Leo Burnett
Q3. Identify the three brothers and their corporate roles
Ans. N G Subramanian, COO TCS, N Srinivasan Group Finance Director, Murugappa Group and N Chandrasekharan Chairman designate Tata Sons
Q4. What is Google’s project in India internally called Project Nilgiri ?
Ans. Free wi-fi in railway stations
Q5. Which major tyre co got established in Kerala when Kerala CM Achyut Menon approached Raunaq Singh at a drinks party in Kerala House, Delhi ?
Ans. Apollo Tyres
Q6. Camel has changed hands. Who has acquired the company that makes Camel and other cigarettes ?
British American Tobacco ( BAT)
Q7. Why is the fix in a software often called a ‘patch’ ?
Ans. Historically, software suppliers distributed patches on paper tape or on punched cards, expecting the recipient to cut out the indicated part of the original tape (or deck), and patch in (hence the name) the replacement segment.
Q8. What was started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on January 16, 2001 ?
Q9. Name the two big brands one from Italy and another from France that are merging to become a global eyewear giant
Ans. Luxottica and Essilor
Q10. What is the new name for the investment part of Yahoo that has not been sold to Verizon ?
Q11. This factory, the oldest manufacturing unit in England that made the American Liberty bell, Big Ben etc will stop its operations after 400 + years. Name it
Ans. Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Q12. Under what well known brand name has Finnish company HMD Global launched a smart phone in China recently ?
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Q1. Which investment firm has acquired 51 % in Catholic Syrian Bank ?
Q2. Under what brand name will Hindustan Unilever launch FMCG products to take on the challenge of Patanjali ?
Q3. What is the conflict of interest being pointed out in the case of Dr Nitin Nohria’s appointment as Tata Sons Director ?
Ans. Ratan Tata made a big donation to Harvard and Dr Nitin Nohria is the Dean of Harvard Business School
Q4. Which airport will soon overtake Heathrow as the busiest airport in Europe ?
Ans. Istanbul, Turkey
Q5. The phrase “” always a bridesmaid, never the bride”originated from an advertisement in the 1920s. Name the brand.
Ans. Listerine mouthwash
Q6. Shoe dog by Phil Knight is a book on which company’s business history and strategy ?
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Wishing all the readers a very Happy New Year 2017.
Q 1. What is the name given to the digital payments literacy campaign of Govt of India ?
Ans. VISAKA ( Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan)
Q2, The Niti Aayog promoted lottery for digital payments is inspired by the success of lottery show called El Boletazo. Name the country
Q3. Which foreign bank has revised its leave policy and now allows 6 months leave even to dads if they are the care givers ?
Ans. Deutsche Bank
Q4, How is the Indian airline Spicejet connected to the newly appointed US Commerce Secretary ?
Ans. Wilbur Ross, the newly appointed Commerce Secretary, had acquired a 27 % stake in Spicejet which he sold later
Q5. Which country the consumers will get free power for Christmas as wind energy generation will be high ?
Q6. Name the character shown in this old Coke advt. This name led to a big beverage brand in the 1960s.
Q7. Name this brand that has used Santa Claus in its Christmas advertising since 1920s. The modern day image of Santa is created by this co.
Q8. Deepwater in association with which big co has installed offshore wind turbines off Rhode Island that are twice as tall as the statue of Liberty ?
Ans. General Electric ( GE)
Q9. Which country announced demonetization after India but has now withdrawn after chaos ?
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Q1. The 2007 book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Stanford professor of psychology Carol Dweck has been on the stands for nine years. It got pushed to bestseller status on Amazon after a CEO acknowledged that the book gave him the “intuition” that led to making the “growth mindset” the philosophical core of the change he’s trying to create at his company. Which CEO?
Ans. Satya Nadella
Q2. In 2009, Wall Street Journal called Dr.Devi Shetty (of Narayana Hrudayalaya fame) the ‘_____ _____ of Heart Surgery’?
Ans. Henry Ford
Q3. Due to the key role of perfume (ittar) production, this city X in UP is known as “the perfume capital of India” and “X is to India what Y is to France”. Identify X and Y.
Ans. X- Kannauj, Y-Grasse
Q4. Which brand owned by Capital Foods runs India ke Hunger Ki Bajao, a fund raising drive which seeks donations for the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s mid-day meal programme, which serves 1.4 million children across schools in India?
Ans. Ching’s secret
Q5. This is the identity of which famous jewellery designer from India?
Ans. Nirav Mody
Q6. This founder of Svatantra Microfinance has a very famous family name. Who?
Ans. Ananya Birla , daughter of Kumaramangalam Birla
Q 7. It calls itself the first destination mall of India. What is it?
Q8. Which company in India gets its name from what is shown in the visual here?
Ans. Inox Group from Industrial Oxygen
Q9. With which character/movie franchise would you associate Toho Company?
Q 10. Before being elected to the parliament, he spent time as a visiting professor at the University of Texas, Austin. His academic specialty is game theory, the study of strategic decision making. Identify this teacher of economic theory at the University of Athens?
Ans. Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister
Q 11. Which company produces these colour swatch books?
Q 12. This is the identity of a Hollywood actor’s foundation – through collaborative partnerships, the foundation supports innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Which actor?
Ans. Leonardo Dicaprio
Q 13. In 2014, Anbang Insurance Group, China purchased which iconic New York hotel from Blackstone for nearly US$2 billion?
Ans) Waldorf Astoria
Q 14. Founded in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut, it was the first ever modern department store. What is it whose name literally means ‘the good market’ or ‘the good deal’?
Ans) Le Bon Marche.
Q 15. In 2012, Fairlife, LLC was formed when Select Milk Producers entered into a partnership with which famous company that now distributes the milk brand?
Ans. Coca Cola
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