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.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.