Guest Business Quiz # 4

Q 1. Who is this former Rajya Sabha member and winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as the father of the cooperative movement in India?


Ans) Tribhuvandas Patel, founder of the Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union in 1946, and later the Amul co-operative movement in Anand

Q 2. Which Indian fintech company that provides consumers access to customised quotes on loans, credit cards or personal finance products was started in 2008 by Adhil and Arjun Shetty?


Q3. Which Indian scamster is known for cheating Mumbai based legal firm Purnanand and Co. and has been portrayed in a movie aptly titled Mudrank?

Ans. Abdul Karim Telgi, involved in fake stamp paper scam.

Q4. Incorporated in 1988 under the Companies Act, Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), is a Navratna Public sector undertaking under which ministry?

Ans. Ministry of Railways

Q5. What started its operations in 2001 as ICICI InfoTech Upstream Ltd, a business process outsourcing organisation wholly owned by ICICI Bank and is now part of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group?

Ans. Firstsource

Q6. Kota sarees are popularly known as Kotadoria (doria means thread) outside the state. What are they called in Kota?

Ans. Masuria –  because they were originally woven in Mysore and later by weavers from Mysore.


Q7. Which media personality owns this company?


Ans. Simon Cowell

Q8. What is the most famous brand of a group that traces its history to Mr. Bhuramull Chaudhary from Rajasthan who started his business towards the end of the eighteenth century by selling clothes to the royalty and high-end customers in a neighbouring country?

Ans. Wai Wai noodles of the Nepal based Chaudhary group

Q9. Identify this popular Disney franchise whose cast debuted in 1955 on a TV program called Sam and Friends


Ans. Muppets

Q 10. What file sharing protocol was designed in 2001 by Bram Cohen, a former student at Buffalo University?

Ans. Bit Torrent

Q 11. “Today is the end of sheloshim for my beloved husband—the first thirty days. Judaism calls for a period of intense mourning known as shiva that lasts seven days after a loved one is buried. After shiva, most normal activities can be resumed, but it is the end of sheloshim that marks the completion of religious mourning for a spouse” – who wrote this Facebook post in 2015?

Ans. Sheryl Sandberg after the death of her husband Dave Goldberg.

Q 12. Which B-school’s approach to business education in a global context and how it functions with a dual-campus setting (second campus being in Singapore), was the subject of a 2008 Harvard Business School case study by Srikant Datar, Davind Garvin and Carin-Isabel Knoop?


Q 13. What name was given to the formulation that stuck to everything with which it came in contact and which was first sold in 1958 under the title “Eastman #910”?

Ans) Superglue, invented by Harry Coover Jr. and a colleague while working as researchers for Eastman Kodak.

Q 14. Which company that started in 1898 as a small Berlin drugstore with a popular perfume section uses the logo shown here?


Ans. Schwarzkopf

Q 15. Google X Lab and development of Macintosh computer are examples of what kind of projects which American sociologist Everett Rogers defined as an “enriched environment that is intended to help a small group of individuals design a new idea by escaping routine organizational procedures?

Ans. Skunkworks, associated with Lockheed’s World War II Skunk Works project.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 372


Q 1, Along with Nano, which other successful model will Tata Motors withdraw as a part of its product rationalisation strategy ?

Ans. Tata Sumo

Q2. Indian Premier League (IPL)  is in its 10th edition this year. Yet, only 2 of its franchisees have turned profitable. Which are the two franchisees ?

Ans. Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab

Q3. After introducing Rs 2000 and new Rs 500 currencies, what denomination will RBI introduce shortly ?

Ans. Rs 200

Q4. Identify this bureaucrat turned CMD who believes in ‘ employees first’ and hence supported the employees in the Ravindra Gaikwad episode 

aswani Lohani

Ans. Ashwani Lohani of Air India


Q5. Who invented LED bulb and with which company was he associated with ?

Ans. Nick Holonyak, General Electric. He invented the red diode

Q6. Which company after the recent rally has become No 1 auto company in terms of market capitalisation in the US ?

Ans. Tesla Motors has a higher market cap than GM and Ford now

Q7. Which country’s postal department has taken up delivery of KFC as a diversification move to survive ?

Ans. New Zealand Postal service

Q8. In which country would investor Warren Buffett’s picture appear in the cans of Coke ?

Ans. China

Q9. Which cosmetics brand had to withdraw its ad for the copy ‘ White is purity’ because it indicated racism as per some ?

Nivea racism

Ans. Nivea

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Weekly Business Quiz # 371


Q1. With growing popularity of badminton in India, where is Yonex setting up a facility in India to manufacture badminton racquets and other equipment ?

Ans. Bengaluru

Q2. What gaffe has been done by the copywriters in the Telugu translation of this advt for Parachute Ayurvedic oil ?


Ans. They have advertised that (“the modern way to hair loss”) rather than saying the modern way to reduce hair fall.

Q3. Why are auto manufacturers offering massive discounst on some models only till march 31, 2017 ?

Ans. Manufacturers who have unsold stocks of BS-III vehicles are giving massive discounts to clear the stocks as only BS-IV vehicles will be allowed from April 1 , 2017 as per a Supreme Court order.

Q4. Which are the 5 airlines that have won the rights to operate flights to unserved/underserved airports under UDAN scheme ?

Ans. Air Odisha, Air Deccan, Alliance Air, Spicejet and Turbo Megha

Q5. Kotak Mahindra Bank has made a big splash of its digital offering 811..Why it has been named 811 ?

Ans. 811 represents November 8 , the day of demonetisation that is considered a turning point for India going cashless

Q6. What unique and rare asset does Virendra Singh Chauhan of Chhota Udaipur own ?

Ans. One share of Tata Sons Ltd is owned by him. Tata Sons is an unlisted privately held co. with almost all shares with Tata Trusts and Shapoorji Pallonji family only. It’s value is estimated to be nearly 1 crore rupees

Q7. Which country has India displaced to become the third largest market for domestic aviation behind USA and China ?

Ans. Japan


Q8. Which Central American country has become the first in the world to ban metal mining countrywide to stop environmental degradation ?

Ans. El Salvador

Q9. Which businessman has a project called Carbon War room that has the tagline “There is no planet B’ ?

Ans. Richard Branson

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Weekly Business Quiz # 370


Q 1. Why has Hindustan Unilever filed a case against Amul for misleading advertisements ?

Ans. Amul advertisements say that their icecreams are made of real milk, where as frozen desserts ( such as Kwality walls of HUL) are made of vanaspati. HUL says that this was misleading and hence objectionable.

Q 2. Why has SEBI imposed a penalty and ban on Reliance Industries for derivatives trading ?

Ans. Reliance made unlawful gains by short selling Reliance petroleum shares in the derivatives market, almost a decade ago

Q 3. Why is the meat industry in Uttar Pradesh under trouble after the BJP govt has taken over ?

Ans. Yogi Adityanath led govt has issued warnings to close down all illegal abattoirs that form a large part of the meat industry in UP

Q 4. Which group has started a company called Guiltfree Industries to sell Indian and western snacks under the brandname TooYumm ! ?

Ans. RP- Sanjiv Goenka group


Q 5. After 20 long years of association which brand will no longer be seen in the attire of Australian cricket team ?

Ans. Victoria Bitter

Q6. What is Hungary government’s objection to the Heineken logo ?


Ans. The Red Star in the logo is seen as Totalitarian.


Q7. Apple has launched a special edition of iphone 7 in red colour. to whom will a part of the proceeds from the sale of this go ?

Red iphone

Ans. An undisclosed amount will go towards charity that work work for HIV/AIDS patients

Q8. To which state in Australia in energy crisis did Elon Musk make an offer that he would set up a battery of 100MwH within 100 days or free ?

Ans. South Australia

Q9. Intel rep Jim Kardash gave the tech Bluetooth its name. Why did he name it so ?

Ans. Bluetooth is named after a 10th-century Scandinavian king. Harald ” Blatand” Gormsson was a viking king who ruled Denmark and Norway from the year 958 until 985. There are many accomplishments credited to him, but greatest of all is that he united Denmark and Norway under his rule. Gormsson was also known for his dead tooth, which had a very dark blue/grey shade. It was so prominent that his nickname was Blatand, which literally translates from Danish to “Bluetooth.” Jim Kardash named the wireless technology Bluetooth because just like the King amde Norway and Denmark talk, this tech helps devices to talk to each other.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 369


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 ?

David Rockefeller

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

Ans. ATMs

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Weekly Business Quiz # 368


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.


Ans. Stayzilla

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 ?

Bud on Mars

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 367


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 ?


Ans. Taneira

Q 5. If S-Cross is from Maruti then from which co is V-Cross a. Toyota B. Isuzu C. Honda D. Nissan ?

Ans. Isuzu

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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