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Weekly Business Quiz # 460

India

Q 1. With which brand of liquor would you associate Neelakanta Rao Jagdale ? He passed away recently ?

Ans. Amrut

Q 2. Though RBI has the power to appoint a director on private bank boards, it rarely does. Recently in which private bank’s board has RBI appointed R Gandhi as a Director ?

Ans. Yes Bank

Q 3. With which countries Sovereign wealth fund has Indian Hotels Co Ltd, the company that own Taj Group of hotels, launched a fund of Rs 4000 cr that will acquire luxury, upper upscale  and upscale properties in India ?

Ans. Singapore’s GIC

Q 4. Ralph Lauren , the American fashion brand has launched its retail stores in India. The flagship store has come up in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Who is the franchisee partner of Ralph Lauren in India ?

Ans. Aditya Birla Fashion

Q5. Saregama has come up with a newer version of Carvaan for people who are always on the move called Carvaan Go. This device comes packed in a tin. What inspired them to pack it in a tin ?

Ans. IndiGo’s Cashew Tins are very popular, inspired by that.

Q6. Which Bollywood hero is a promoter for the NY Cinemas, a multiplex chain operating mostly in North India ?

Ans. Ajay Devgan

Q7. For which brand are the cricketers Kohli and Pant seen rapping in a TV Commercial ?

Virat

Ans. Himalaya Pimple Face Wash

Q8. Apple has been struggling to find a decent share in the Indian mobile phone market, because of its ‘pricey’ perception. With a recent govt order dt May 7th , India will allow second hand phones. What does Apple call such iphones ?

Ans. Certified Pre-Owned iphones

Q9. Tatas were a large player in FMCG products like soaps, detergents , shampoos, hair oils till early 1990s .Hamam is the only brand remaining from that era. Under what company name was this operating, before selling it to Hindustan Lever ( now HUL) ?

Ans. Tata Oil Mills Co. Limited ( TOMCO)

Q 10. Tata Global Beverages Ltd has been renamed as Tata Consumer Products Ltd. This tea company has undergone a few name changes in its history. It started life as a JV between Tatas and a British Co. Name the British co and hence the name of JV before it became Tata Tea in 1983.

Ans. Tata Finlay Ltd , JV with James Finlay

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Weekly Business Quiz # 459

India

Q 1. This is Hemanth Kappanna in his Bangalore residence . This automobile engineer got laid off recently from General Motors. What big scandal did he and two other engineers expose a few years ago that rocked the auto industry ? 

Kappanna

Ans. Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal

Q 2. Who has taken over as the Country Director for India of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from Nachiket Mor ?

Ans. Hari Menon

Q3. To mark which occasion does India observe National Technology Day every year on May 11 ?

Ans. Shakti Anniversary – Pokhran Nuclear Test on 11th May, 1998.

Q4. Name this startup in the fitness area founded by former executives of Flipkart Mukesh Bansal.and Ankit Nagori .

Ans. Cure.Fit

Q5. Name this legal education doyen . He conceptualised the 5 year integrated Law course and was the first Director of National Law School, Bangalore and later VC of West Bengal University of Juridical Sciences. He passed away recently. RIP.

Ans. N.R.Madhava Menon

Q6. Which drink traditionally associated with breaking the fast every day after Roza during the holy month of Ramzan is not available due to family disputes in the manufacturer Hamdard ?

Ans. Rooh-afza

Global

Q7. Who are known as the music’s first billionaire couple ?

Ans. Beyonce and Jay-Z

Q8. SEC has approved a new stock exchange called Long term stock exchange backed by tech investors like Marc Andreesen. Where will this exchange come up ?

Ans. Silicon Valley, California

Q9. During the Victorian Era, British engineer William Cubitt invented the prison X. Installed for hard labor, these X were designed to usefully employ convicts and use their power to be productive. The prisoner would work to produce power to grind corn and pump water. What is X ?

Ans. Treadmill

Q 10. X was first bundled with Windows 3.0. Much like the other notable bundled game, Minesweeper,  X was a secret tutorial for mouse. X honed clicking, double clicking, and drag-and-drop skills. It was bundled up to Windows 7. X has been inducted into Hall of Fame for video games.Name X

Ans. Solitaire

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan