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 service did Uber launch at Hyderabad during the visit of its founder Travis Kalanick recently ?
Ans. UberMoto a bike-taxi service
Q 2. Which Indian IT company sponsored max number of H-1 B visas to US last year ?
Q 3. Below what limit has RBI said that there is no need for OTPs in credit card transactions ?
Ans. Rs 2000
Q4. Rekindle your love, I did’nt Nintendo break your heart, It was love at first swipe, PS I love you, Think out of the X Box are all ad copy for a ad campaign. Name the campaign.
Ans. Gadgets 360, a TV show on NDTV
Q5. How much fine will Reliance Jio for using Modi’s photo in their Advt ?
Ans. Rs 500 only
Q6. Connect the Kannur based hardboard manufacturer Western India Plywood to the ongoing demonetisation programme ?
Ans. The returned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes received by RBI are being recycled into hardboards
Q7. The newly selected US Secretary of State by Trump is Rex Tillerson. He is the CEO of which Fortune 500 company ?
Ans. Exxon Mobil
Q8. What was the first product launched by Toyota in the year 1946 ?
Ans. Sewing machine
Q9. Enovid was the first hormone based oral contraceptive pill introduced in the 1960s. Which company had launched it ?
Q 10. What feature in Windows operating Systems which existed since its launch is being finally retired by Microsoft in latest version of Windows 10 ?
Ans. MS-DOS prompt
Q 11. What system did James Kemper of Boeing develop in 1970s that is used even today ?
Ans. The vacuum toilet in airplanes
Q 12. With which company was Erich Bloch who led the development of System 360 mainframe computer in the 1960s associated with ? He died recently RIP.
Q 13. What recipe did Jim Delligatti create in 1967 that has remained a hot selling one even today ?
Ans. Big Mac of McDonald’s
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Q 1. Who are the Indian business partners of Donald Trump seen in this picture ?
Ans. Atul Chordia, Sagar Chordia, and Kalpesh Mehta – The three businessmen are building a Trump-branded apartment complex in western India, one of five luxury development projects underway in the country that have licensed the Trump name.
Q2. What unique service is being provided by the startup Bookmychotu particularly relevant for demonetisation ?
Ans. People /helpers who would stand in a queue at a bank.
Q3. In which state is Airtel piloting its payments bank, the first in the country ?
Q4. Identify this branding expert who is credited with the tagline “Sunday ho ya Monday, Roz khao Ande” He passed away recently. RIP.
Ans. Anand Halve aka Andy Halve
Q5. This Idea model is one of the most popular boy next door models in the industry. Identify him and name a few brands in whose TVCs he appears.
Ans. Vikrant Massey
Q6. Which is the first country in the world to issue digital currency based on ‘blockchain’ technology ?
Q1. Point of Sale terminals of which bank has been authorised to dispense cash up to Rs 2000 at petrol pumps of PSU oil companies ?
Q2, Which American car co will be reexporting back to US cars manufactured by their Indian subsidiary ?
Ans. Ford Ecosport
Q3, After voting out Cyrus Mistry as Chairman, who has taken over as Chairman of Tata Global Beverages ?
Ans. Harish Bhat
Q4. Why has there been a jump in 1000% of bookings in AC -I class as reported by Railways ?
Ans. Several people with unaccounted money are using railways to launder their money by booking first and cancelling later, incurring a small charge.
Q5. Why has suddenly the Karnataka state PSU Mysore paints and varnishes got a windfall business ?
Ans. Indelible ink is being used by banks to mark the people who exchange their currency notes, so that they do not exchange in more than one place
Q6. “Designed by ___ in California” is a coffee table book priced at 299 $ featuring products of a company. Name the company.
Q7. What well known US structure was sold repeatedly by George Parker earning him the dubious distinction of the greatest con artist ?
Ans. Brooklyn Bridge
Q8. Investment in which industry was called a ‘death trap’ by Warren Buffett but has now gone ahead and invested in 3 cos from the industry ?
Ans. Aviation industry
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Q1. Which businessman in the news regarding Tata Mistry is one of the promoters of cab service UTOO ?
Q2. Nusserwanji Tata ( Jamsetji Tata’s father) and Dadabhai Tata ( JRD’s grandpa ) his bro in law made their capital in China trade. What’s it ?
Ans. Opium trade
Q3. One of the oldest regd company in India was sold by the Tatas to Shapoorji Pallonji amicably as they have first right of refusal. Name it
Ans. Forbes and Co.
Q4. From whom did Shapoorji Mistry, Cyrus Mistry’s grandfather acquire Tata Sons shares and why JRD Tata could not acquire it then ?
Ans. F.E.Dinshaw had Tata Sons shares. After his death his descendants sold their shares to Shapoorji Mistry. JRD Tata wanted to buy then, but he was not the Tata Sons Chairman Nawroji Saklatwala was and also he had no money because he had to repay his father’s debts.
Q5. The current Bombay Stock Exchange building is named after a Parsi stockbroker who served long as the Chairman of BSE. Name him.
Ans. Sir Phiroze Jeejeebhoy
Q6. Why does a ship figure prominently in the Wadia group logo ?
Ans. Wadias were the earliest shipbuilders in India in the 18th century.
Q7. Name this Parsi industrialist. Born 1823, he set up the first textile mills in Bombay. He married JRD Tata’s sister Sylla Tata,His grand daughter Ratanbai is Nusli Wadia’s grandmother. His donation created VJTI, the engg college.Knighted in 1887. Name him.
Ans. Dinshaw Manekji Petit
Q9. Identify this GoI official and his role in the Nov 8 demonetisation exercise.
Ans. Saurabh Garg, Secretary Investments and Currency
Q8. Like on Nov 8, 2016 , a similar move was done in January 1978 by GoI. Currencies of which denominations were demonetised then ?
Ans. Rs1000, Rs 5000, Rs 10000
Q9. What unique move has Toblerone done to reduce the weights of their bars and also fight cost increases ?
Ans. Increased the gap between triangles
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Q1. After Cyrus Mistry’s sacking from Tata Sons board, the insurance companies are expecting claims under D & O liability policy. Expand D & O
Ans. Directors and Officers
Q2. As per World Eco Forum latest list India has 7 Unicorns in the list. Name them.
Ans. Flipkart,Ola,Shopclues,One97 communications,Quickr,Zomato,Snapdeal
Q3. Which former AG of Maharashtra , a Parsi, is trying to mediate between Tata
Ans. Darius Khambata
Q4. In 1921 Sir Dorabji Tata created Associated Building co with 1 cr as capital. It bought land in Bruce St, Mumbai at Rs 1700 per sq yd.He appointed George Witter as architect who used Bombay Gothic style.The building opened in 1924. Name the building
Ans. Bombay House
Q5. Which Indian group has acquired BSA brand ?
Ans. Mahindra group company Classic Legends
Q6. They were the models when KS was launched 25 years ago. Name them.
Ans. Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi
Q7. Ashok Leyland has launched electric bus. By what name will it be called ?
Q8. What is being demonstrated at a Tesla launch event recently in Universal Studios, California ?
Ans. Tesla solar roof tiles
Q9. With which product category would you associate the brands Brooks, Asics, Saucony ?
Ans. Marathon running shoes
Q10. What did Ukrainian Olexander Turin do to demonstrate his loyalty to Apple and what did he get in return ?
Ans. Olexander Turin changed his name to iPhone 7 and got a free iphone 7.
Q11. AT &T is acquiring Time Warner. This is almost a repeat of a merger that happened between a telecom co and a media co 16 years ago. Name it.
Ans. AOL and Time Warner
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Q1. Identify these advertising pros and with which landmark campaign are they associated with ?
Ans. Jayant Rane, Rahul Da’cunha & Manish Jhaveri from Da’Cunha associates who handle the Amul butter campaign
Q 2. Which three parties have acquired a 98℅ stake in Essar Oil making it India’s largest FDI deal ?
Ans. Rosneft, Trafigura and UCP
Q3. In which IT system did ICICI bank and Emirates NBD collaborate to do India’s first ‘blockchain’ trade finance deal ?
Ans. EdgeVerve’s ‘Finacle” ( subsidiary of Infosys)
Q4. What impact will the Kigali accord in Rwanda have for India’s air conditioning industry and consumers ?
Ans. As the accord will phase out HFCs ( Hydrofluorocarbons) , the cost of the ACs will go up.
Q5. The friendship of M.F.Husain with Parmeshwar led to creation of what for the Godrej group?
Ans. Besides Cinema Ghar, an artist’s museum for art and cinema. It has been mentioned that Husain also contributed to the Godrej logo.
Q6. Identify the lady in this picture and the brand she owns being promoted by Virat Kohli.
Ans. Anjana Reddy of Wrogn
Q7. Samsung ‘s Lee Jae Yong’s decision to stop Galaxy Note 7 is seen as as big a step as what his father did for demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to quality ? What did his father do ?
Ans. His father burned a pile of 150,000 defective Samsung phones 21 years ago
Q8. About which motorcycle brand is the story of partnership between William and the three bros Arthur, Walter and William now premiering on TV?
Ans. Harley and the Davidsons
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