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 ?
- Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan
Wishing all the readers a very Happy New Year 2017.
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
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
Q5. Which country the consumers will get free power for Christmas as wind energy generation will be high ?
Q6. Name the character shown in this old Coke advt. This name led to a big beverage brand in the 1960s.
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.
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 ?
- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @g0_mohan
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
- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter handle @go_mohan
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 ?