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 ?
– Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter@go_mohan
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
Q1. The 2007 book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” by Stanford professor of psychology Carol Dweck has been on the stands for nine years. It got pushed to bestseller status on Amazon after a CEO acknowledged that the book gave him the “intuition” that led to making the “growth mindset” the philosophical core of the change he’s trying to create at his company. Which CEO?
Ans. Satya Nadella
Q2. In 2009, Wall Street Journal called Dr.Devi Shetty (of Narayana Hrudayalaya fame) the ‘_____ _____ of Heart Surgery’?
Ans. Henry Ford
Q3. Due to the key role of perfume (ittar) production, this city X in UP is known as “the perfume capital of India” and “X is to India what Y is to France”. Identify X and Y.
Ans. X- Kannauj, Y-Grasse
Q4. Which brand owned by Capital Foods runs India ke Hunger Ki Bajao, a fund raising drive which seeks donations for the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s mid-day meal programme, which serves 1.4 million children across schools in India?
Ans. Ching’s secret
Q5. This is the identity of which famous jewellery designer from India?
Ans. Nirav Mody
Q6. This founder of Svatantra Microfinance has a very famous family name. Who?
Ans. Ananya Birla , daughter of Kumaramangalam Birla
Q 7. It calls itself the first destination mall of India. What is it?
Q8. Which company in India gets its name from what is shown in the visual here?
Ans. Inox Group from Industrial Oxygen
Q9. With which character/movie franchise would you associate Toho Company?
Q 10. Before being elected to the parliament, he spent time as a visiting professor at the University of Texas, Austin. His academic specialty is game theory, the study of strategic decision making. Identify this teacher of economic theory at the University of Athens?
Ans. Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister
Q 11. Which company produces these colour swatch books?
Q 12. This is the identity of a Hollywood actor’s foundation – through collaborative partnerships, the foundation supports innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Which actor?
Ans. Leonardo Dicaprio
Q 13. In 2014, Anbang Insurance Group, China purchased which iconic New York hotel from Blackstone for nearly US$2 billion?
Ans) Waldorf Astoria
Q 14. Founded in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut, it was the first ever modern department store. What is it whose name literally means ‘the good market’ or ‘the good deal’?
Ans) Le Bon Marche.
Q 15. In 2012, Fairlife, LLC was formed when Select Milk Producers entered into a partnership with which famous company that now distributes the milk brand?
Ans. Coca Cola
- Guest post by G.Sreekanth
Thank you for visiting this blog regularly to get quiz updates. Today, I am requesting you to spend a few minutes reading this post, the links to this post and sign a petition.
My alma mater, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar now part of the newly formed Xavier University Bhubaneswar is going through a crisis. My two respected Professors who taught me Finance, namely Prof Bani Kant Mishra and Prof DV Ramana during my PGDM programme between 1990 and 1992 have been terminated abruptly by the management of XUB.
The entire details of the incident and the followup action by the alumni is described in detail in this article by Nageswar Patnaik titled “XIMB Directors draw flak for dismissing 2 Professors” The past students of these Professors are enraged at this action. This is well put in the above mentioned article, which is excerpted below :
” Current and past students of two professors said what they were really objecting to was the way they were simply sent a letter saying their services were terminated, access to their official email id and telephone were abruptly blocked, and one month notice given to vacate their quarters in the campus. “
These are two Professors who have dedicated their entire life to XIMB, Bhubaneswar and the state of Odisha. Professionally, both have a stellar record and everyone who has come in contact with them will vouch for their integrity and commitment. They have been great role models to the thousands of students who learnt from them. Personally, I gave gained immensely from them and I am deeply pained by the action meted out to them by the XIMB management.
The alumni of XIMB have come together through an initiative of Debabrat Mishra, a 1991 alumnus, to move a petition to the Chief Minister of Odisha titled “Make XIMB and XUB Board more credible”.
This is through change.org and it has already received over 1300 signatures. The target is to achieve 2000 signatures. I request you to sign this petition which can be accessed here.
Thanks for reading.
- G.Mohan PGDM ’92, XIMB
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 ?