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Weekly Business Quiz # 361

Q1. Which investment firm has acquired 51 % in Catholic Syrian Bank ?

Ans. Fairfax

Q2. Under what brand name will Hindustan Unilever launch FMCG products to take on the challenge of Patanjali ?

Ans. Ayush

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

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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.

listerine

Ans. Listerine mouthwash

Q6. Shoe dog by Phil Knight is a book on which company’s business history and strategy ?

Ans. Nike

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Wishing all the readers a very Happy New Year 2017.

 

 

 

Weekly Business Quiz # 360

India

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

Ans. Mexico

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

Global

Q5. Which country the consumers will get free power for Christmas as wind energy generation will be high ?

Ans. Germany

Q6. Name the character shown in this old Coke advt. This name led to a big beverage brand in the 1960s.

sprite

Ans. Sprite

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.

Ans. Coca-Cola

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 Which country announced demonetization after India but has now withdrawn after chaos ?

Ans. Venezuela

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Weekly Business Quiz # 359

India

Q 1. What service did Uber launch at Hyderabad during the visit of its founder Travis Kalanick recently ?

ubermoto

Ans. UberMoto a bike-taxi service

Q 2. Which Indian IT company sponsored max number of H-1 B visas to US last year ?

Ans. Infosys

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 ?

jio-l-1

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

Global

Q7. The newly selected US Secretary of State by Trump is Rex Tillerson. He is the CEO of which Fortune 500 company ?

rex

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 ?

Ans. G.D.Searle

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.

Ans. IBM

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 358

India

Q 1. Who are the Indian business partners of Donald Trump seen in this picture ?

trump

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 ?

Ans. Rajasthan.

Q4. Identify this branding expert who is credited with the tagline “Sunday ho ya Monday, Roz khao Ande” He passed away recently. RIP.

andy

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.

idea

Ans. Vikrant Massey

Global

Q6. Which is the first country in the world to issue digital currency based on ‘blockchain’ technology ?

ans. Tunisia

 

Weekly Business Quiz # 356

India

Q1. Which businessman in the news regarding Tata Mistry is one of the promoters of cab service UTOO ?

utoo

Ans. C.Sivasankaran

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.

bse

Ans. Sir Phiroze Jeejeebhoy

Q6. Why does a ship figure prominently in the Wadia group logo ?

wadia

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.

saurabh

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

Global

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 355

India

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 ?

bsa

Ans. Mahindra group company Classic Legends

Q6. They were the models when KS was launched 25 years ago. Name them.

ks

Ans. Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi

Q7. Ashok Leyland has launched electric bus. By what name will it be called ?

circuit

Ans. Circuit

Global

Q8. What is being demonstrated at a Tesla launch event recently in Universal Studios, California ?

tesla-roof

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 354

India

Q1. Identify these advertising pros and with which landmark campaign are they associated with ?

amul

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?

godrej

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.

kohli

Ans. Anjana Reddy of Wrogn

Global

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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