Q 1. The Bharatiya Mahila Bank that was set up in 2013 will become part of another large public sector bank soon. Name the PSB
Ans. State Bank of India
Q 2. Who will be the Chairman of the the new entity formed by the merger of Vodafone & Idea ?
Ans. Kumaramangalam Birla
Q3. In what area is celebrity author Chetan Bhagat doing a start up and hence propose to leave writing for now ?
Ans. Electric cars
Q 4. Identify this reclusive Chinese entrepreneur. He co-founded two well known mobile phone handset brands. Name him and also the brands he created.
Ans. Duan Yongping co-founder of Vivo and Oppo
Q 5. This is David Rockeller Jr, who died recently at an age of 101 years. With which well known bank was he associated as the CEO for over 10 years ?
Ans. Chase Manhattan, now part of JP Morgan Chase
Q 6. In the latest Forbes billionaires list Bill Gates is 1 and Warren Buffett is 2 , who is the new No. 3 in the list ?
Ans. Jeff Bezos of Amazon
Q 7. In the context of stock markets, what does the term ‘ Risk on, risk off ‘ mean ?
Ans. Risk-on, risk-off (RoRo) investing describes a process where investors move to riskier potentially higher yielding investments and then back again to supposedly lower yielding investments which are perceived to have lower risk.
Q 8. Identify this logo. Clue : In the news for a large investment by Anil Agarwal of Vedanta
Ans. Anglo American
Q9. How do we know better a machine called Bankograph that was invented by Luther Simjian used only by prostitutes and gamblers to avoid face to face with tellers
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Q 1. This is a picture of the founders of a now closed Internet startup in happier times. These founders are being hounded by the creditors. Name the startup.
Q2. Which TV channel has paid the highest ever fee of Rs 110 crores for world tv rights of Rajini film 2.0 ?
Ans. Zee TV
Q 3. Identify this couple who are founders of a unicorn e-commerce startup. They are now in news for a dirty spat.
Ans. Sandeep Aggarwala and Radhika Aggarwala of Shopclues
Q 4. Tata trusts have collborated with Dept of Science and Tech, GoI and an MNC to fund socially relevant ventures in India. Name the MNC
Ans. Lockheed Martin
Q5. As per the newly modified law how many weeks of maternity leave is allowed for working women in India ?
Ans. 26 weeks
Q6. Identify this legendary stock market investor who is also the promoter of D-Mart
Ans. Radha Kishan Damani
Q7. In what business is this Bengaluru based startup that has received funding from Premji Invest ?
Ans. They are into ready to eat foods. Started with idli & dosa batter iD stands for Idli, Dosa
Q8. Budweiser has launched a project called ‘ Bud on Mars ‘. What is it all about ?
Ans. Budweiser is looking for a way to develop a micro-gravity beer made to be brewed and drunk on Mars and conduct tests on international space station.
Q9. Identify this founder and his startup, now one of the leaders in businesses based on the sharing economy.
Ans. Brian Chesky of Air BnB
Q 10. Intel has acquired a tech firm called Mobileye for a staggering 15 Bn $. In which area of technology it works and which country it belongs ?
Ans. Self driving cars, Israel
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Q 1. Under what brand name does Salman Khan propose to launch a range of smartphones in India ?
Q 2. Which international airline will invest in a 100 ℅ foreign owned airline in India, a first after the change in policy ?
Ans. Qatar Airways
Q3. To whose vision has Renault’s Ghosn given credit for developing small car Renault Kwid ?
Ans. Ratan Tata’s Nano vision
Q 4. Under what brand name has Titan launched women’s ethnic wear ?
Q 5. If S-Cross is from Maruti then from which co is V-Cross a. Toyota B. Isuzu C. Honda D. Nissan ?
Q 6. Which Hyderabad based OTC medicine was the first ever brand endorsed by former Indian captain Mohd Azharuddin ?
Ans. Zinda Tilismath
Q7. What technology was used by California based Feetz to design and make a size 28 shoes for Broc Brown who suffers from Sotos syndrome ?
Ans. 3D- printing
Q8. Which model of phone is being relaunched as ‘detox phone’ by HMD Global ?
Ans. Nokia 3310
Q9. Who does the advertising co WPP’s CEO Martin Sorrell fear most Google, Facebook or Amazon ?
Ans. Amazon because of the data it is collecting from consumers
Q 10. What important benchmark was crossed by Bitcoin recently for the world to sit up and notice ?
Ans. Its market price crossed the price of an ounce of gold
Q 11. Identify these two billionaires and their co which had a successful IPO recently ?
Ans. Evan Spiegel and Bob Murphy
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Q 1. Why are local brands of soft drinks in TN like Bovonto, Torino and Kali Mark seeing a big jump in their sales ?
Ans. Ban by retailers of MNC brands like Coke, Pepsi
Q2. ‘ Hard work is more powerful than ____ ‘ said Modi taking a dig at economists who criticised Demonetisation. Fill in the blank
Q3. Which crowd funding site was used by friends of Srinivas Kochibotla, who was killed in Kansas city, to help his family ?
Q4. There are more than 20 car mfrs in India. Yet only 2 cos figure in the top 10 models sales by numbers. Name them.
Ans. Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai
Q5. Which 2 PSU oil firms are likely to be merged by the govt ?
Ans. ONGC and HPCL
Q6. In telecom sector after Reliance Jio launch consolidation is happening fast. Which smaller player is being acquired by Bharti Airtel ?
Q7. Which sportswear brand has signed a multi year endorsement deal of over 100 cr with Virat Kohli ?
Q8. Name the brand promoted by Chinese businessman Jia Yueting after an aggressive camapign for their TV and mobiles is withdrawing from India
Q9. Which accounting firm that handles the Oscar back end processes has owned up for the error of opening the wrong envelope for best picture ?
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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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