Weekly Business Quiz # 425


Q 1. Tata Global, Dabur and Cadila are in the race to acquire some brands of Kraft Heinz in India. From whom had Heinz acquired braands like Glucon D, Nycil and Complan in the 1990s ?

Ans. Glaxo , now Glaxo Smith Kline

Q 2. Who has owned up for the appearance of the UIDAI phone numbers in the contact lists in some of the Android phone users without their knowledge ?

Ans. Google

Q3. Who has accused Mahindra and Mahindra of copying their design for the model Roxor sold in US ?

Ans. Fiat Chrysler has accused Mahindra of copying some design aspects of Jeep

Q4. Sachin Tendulkar has signed up as the ambassador for a brand that is a competitor to the brand with which Sachin was long associated, raising a few eyebrows. Name the old and the new brand

Ans. Old Brand – MRF, New brand – Apollo Tyres

Q5. What dubious distinction does the New Jalpaiguri Express have in Indian Railways ?

Ans. With 20 hr avg late arrival, it has known to be The Queen of late running trains in India

Q6. BSE India has launched a chat bot that helps users to stock specific information and market information from its web-site. What is its name ?

Ans. Motabhai

Q7. How much is Virat Kohli approximately paid per Instagram post ?

Ans. US $ 120,000 or approx Rs 80 lakhs per post

Q8. Which fast food chain has started a pilot project to use bio-diesel made from used edible oil in its kitchen for the trucks used in its supply chain ?

Ans. McDonalds

Q9. Cadbury Dairy Milk has completed 70 years in India. It has launched a new campaign with the tag line ” Kuch achcha ho jaye, Kuch meetha Ho jaye “. Cadbury’s has been working with only one ad agency for Cadbury Dairy Milk  Name it.

Ans. Ogilvy’s

Q10. Indian jewellery exporters are not able to export gold coins from India leading to substantial business loss. What govt order is preventing them ?

Ans. Govt has banned export of gold products over 22 carat  purity to prevent money laundering , this has prevented genuine exports of 24 carat gold coins


Q11. Why does the number 57 appear in the logo of Heinz ketchups ? Alos, it is believed that hitting the bottle at where 57 is written, makes the ketchup to pour easily


Ans. 57 varieties of pickles sold by Heinz at that time.

Q 12. As millenials are consuming less beer, which global major has appointed a “Chief Non-alcoholic beverages officer’ to expand that area ?

Ans. Anheuser Busch InBev

Q 13. What brand of cricket balls and sports equipment is manufactured by British Cricket balls Ltd ? Clue : Recent Eng vs India Test

Ans. Duke’s

Q 14. Why did the Canadian farm Bogle Seeds that grows Sunflower decide to close the farm for tourists even though @  7.5 $ per visitor it was making good money ?

Ans.  The visitors started taking Selfies and caused a lot of damage to the farm

Q 15. Which country’s govt owns all the giant pandas in the world , save two pandas in the Mexico zoo ?

Ans. Chinese Govt gives pandas on rent to the zoos in various countries and it earns a huge revenue from that

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Weekly Business Quiz # 424


Q 1. How did Union Minister Nitin Gadkari celebrate his birthday this year on May 27 and why ?

Ans. He served flavoured milk to all the guests because there is an oversupply of milk

Q 2. Bank Employees Unions are opposing this ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta . Name the advertiser


Ans. Kalyan Jewellers

Q 3. ZAP Subscribe’ is a fractional sharing program where one can subscribe to a car on a monthly basis and technically have the flexibility of having a new car whenever you want. Which car sharing company has launched this program ?

Ans. Zoomcar

Q4. Which brand has used the insight that 1 in 5 couples in India film their intimate moments on phones and later fall prey to blackmail/illegal pornography when they lose their phone ? It advises safe sex and shut the phone up

Ans. Manforce condoms

Q 5. Fabsta is a private label brand for which Indian retail chain ?

Ans Tata promoted Star Market


Q6. Which American bank has an unusual work culture where the CEO Michael Daly avoids suits and demands rock music in meetings ? The CEO calls it ” America’s Most Exciting Bank”

Ans. Berkshire Hills Bancorp

Q7. Laszlo Jozsef Biro invented the ball pen. But it did not get market acceptance. How did a big order during World War II make this invention to take off ?

Ans. Royal Air Force (  RAF) placed an order for 30,000 pens so that the pilots can use it to mark their maps in the sky where foutain pens don’t work

Q8. Identify the brand, that had associated itself with the FIFA 18 ?


Ans. Budweiser

Q9. Identify the advertiser and the message being conveyed


Ans. Audi , the message in small print says Audi supports women drivers

Q 10. Why has the European Union slapped a $ 5 bn fine on Google ?

Ans. EU wants Google to stop requiring smartphone manufacturers using Anroid OS to preinstall Chrome browser and to make Google search engine the default

Q11. Which is the company that will soon produce Spotmini robot dogs ? These can even open doors among other things.


Ans. Boston Dynamics

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Weekly Business Quiz # 423


Q 1. Which women apparel brands would you associate with TCNS Clothing Co Ltd which calls itself India’s leading women’s branded apparel company ?

Ans. W for women, Wishful and Aurelia

Q2. What government order caused a slump in the share prices of multiplex operator companies like PVR and INOX Leisure ?

Ans. Allowing the audience to bring food and beverages from outisde. This will impact their food and beverages sale which is highly profitable

Q3. BSNL has launched India’s first Internet calling service. Subscribers can call any number land or mobile in India or abroad through the app. What is it called ?

Ans. Wings

Q4. Which Indian company was involved in helping the Thai cave rescue team by supplying pumps and providing expertise in removing water from the cave where 12 boys and their coach got trapped ?

Ans, Kirloskar Brothers

Q5. In a rather strange coincidence which public sector bank now has two different individuals as Chairman and MD & CEO with the same name, Sunil Mehta ?

Ans. Punjab National Bank


Q6. Which academic of Indian origin as the head of China Europe International Business School ?

Ans. Dipak Jain

Q7. Which company has acquired CA Technologies the business software firm for US $ 18.9 Bn ?

Ans. Broadcom

Q8. In programming jargon what is “cruft” ?

Ans. Useless, redundant or poorly written code


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Weekly Business Quiz # 422


Q 1. What regulation was amended by IRDAI in oder to allow LIC of India to buy 51 % stake in IDBI Bank ?

Ans. Upper limit for owning any company’s shares is 15 % by an insurance co. this limit remains , LIC was allowed as a special case.

Q 2. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of ICICI Bank, after the current Chairman MK Sharma retires ?

Ans. Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

Q 3. A recent international TVC used music from this 1980 song from The Burning Train composed by RD Burman. Name the brand.

Ans. iPhone X

Q 4. On what grounds have govt of India entity EESL rejected the first lot of electric vehicles e-Tigor and e-Verito supplied by Tata Motors and Mahndra respectively ?

Ans. They did not meet the distance covered in a single charge specifications

Q 5. What will be the name of the entity formed by the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular called ?

Ans. Vodafone Idea Limited

Q6. Which Govt of India owned entity is likely to acquire the iconic Air India building in Mumbai, Nariman Point from Air India ?

Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Q7. Which industry has launched campaign to promote savings ?

Ans. Mutual Funds Industry through AMFI

Q 8. Which platform released an ad with the copy ” Tum karo Toh Lust Stories hum Kare Toh Gandi Baat” ?

Ans. Alt Balaji as a rejoinder to Netflix’s launch of Lust Stories


Q9. Who owns the Zico brand of Pure Coconut Water ?


Ans. Coca Cola Company

Q10. She is the first woman CFO of a auto major in USA. Name her.


Ans. Dhivya Suryadevara of General Motors, USA

Q 12. Identify this special bullet train that will start running in Japan from June 30


Ans. Hello Kitty

Q 13. The ball used in FIFA 2018 is Adidas telstar 18. It has a built in chip for communication inside. What technology does it use ?

Ans. NFC – Near Field communication


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Weekly Business Quiz # 421


Q1. Which platform owned by Bengaluru based Bundl Technologies has become a unicorn after its recent round of funding ?

Ans. Swiggy

Q 2. For advancing loans to which developer firm in Pune were the top officials of Bank of Maharashtra arrested ?

Ans. DS Kulkarni

Q3. As Chanda Kochhar has been asked to go on leave pending investigation, who has taken over as the CEO at ICICI Bank ?

Ans.Sandeep Bakhshi


Q 4. Diesel is a well known apparel brand. What is Petrol ?


Ans. Denim and Jeans wear

Q5. This brand is a leader now in the sparkling water market in US. It was launched as an “Anti-Perrier”, taking on the snobbish positioning of Perrier. This brand is owned by National Beverage Corporation. Name it

Ans. Lacroix

Q6. Which company is replacing GE in the Dow Jones Industrial Average where it was part of the 30 companies index since its inception in 1907 ?

Ans. Walgreens

Q7. Identify this journalist who became editor of Fast company early this year.


Ans. Stephanie Mehta

Q8. Under the Club Benefits programme, FIFA pays money to the clubs that release players for the FIFA World Cup. Which club will earn the maximum in FIFA 2018 from this programme ?

Ans. Real Madrid

Q9. Which is the 4th social media platform owned by Facebook to cross 1 billion users ?

Ans. Instagram after Facebook, Whatsapp and FB Messenger

Q 10. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has resigned over violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy. What exactly did he violate ?

Ans. Relationship with a fellow employee

Q 11. Name this Indian American doctor author who has been selected as the first CEO of the healthcare venture floated by Amazon-Berkshire- JP Morgan

Ans. Atul Gawande

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Weekly Business Quiz # 420


Q 1. In an OBC sammelan recently what was the profession of the Coke founder John Pemberton according to Cong President Rahul Gandhi ?

Ans. Shikanji or lemonade seller… He was a pharmacist actually

Q 2. Why has Infosys decided to delist from a few overseas exchanges like Euronext ?

Ans. Low volumes of trading in Infosys ADS

Q3. Name the startup making high end e-scooters funded by Flipkart founders and Hero ?


Ans. Ather Energy


Q 4. As per Forbes magazine who is the world’s top earning athlete as per the latest list ? BTW, Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in Top 100 coming at # 83

Ans. Floyd Mayweather

Q5. In which hotel did Donald Trump meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore ?

Ans. Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island

Q6. Apple has demonstrated a new way of creating personalised emojis which are 3D cartoon versions of the person posting it. What is it called ?

Ans. Memoji

Q7. HiSense is one of the official sponsors of FIFA World Cup 2018 . In which product category does it market its products ?


Ans. Consumer electronics and home appliances

Q8. Name this fintech co from Europe that is a rival to Paypal in payments processing. It got listed in Euronext recently and its price surged nearly 100 % on the day of listing.

Ans. Adyen

Q9. Apple and Google are introducing features in their latest versions which will help the users to control phone addiction. Apple’s feature is called “Screen time”, What is Google’s programme called ?

Ans. Digital wellbeing

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Weekly Business Quiz # 419


Q 1. Which was the immediate previous assignment of M K Jain the newly appointed Dy Governor of RBI ?

Ans.  MD and CEO of IDBI Bank

Q 2. Which Indian company recently listed a gaming company called Codemaster in the UK’s AIM ?

Ans. Reliance Entertainment of Reliance ADAG Group

Q3. Which business leader’s children are making marks in fields totally away from business..daughter is a pop singer and son is a first-class cricketer ?

Ans. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Q4. Why is IIT Delhi opposed to the naming of the Delhi Metro station after its sponsor ?

Ans. FIITJEE is the sponsor of IIT Delhi Metro station… The IIT authorities are afraid this will give a wrong msg to the public

Q5. When Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel via NCLT they signed a “Novation” agreement . What is Novation ?

Ans.The  substitution of a new contract for an old one. The new agreement extinguishes the  rights and obligations that were in effect under the old agreement. 

In the context of Tata -Bhushan deal, as per MD Tata Steel in Business Standard ”

“Bhushan had a debt of around Rs 55,000 crore. We paid Rs 35,200 crore to bankers. All the pledged shares were cancelled and we bought equity in Bhushan.

The balance, which Bhushan owed the banks, has been novated to us for Rs 100 crore, which means we own that debt and had to pay the banks Rs 100 crore.

The banks took a haircut and transferred the shares to us. In addition, we own Rs 20,000 crore of debt, on which we have a call, for which we have paid Rs 100 crore.” 


Q6. Which software development hub recently acquired by Microsoft started life as Logical Awesome LLC ?

Ans. Github

Q7. Where has Coca Cola launched its first alcohol based drink ?

Ans. In Japan

Q8. What kind of a leave is “Garden leave” ?

Ans. Garden leave describes the practice whereby an employee leaving a job – having resigned or otherwise had their employment terminated – is instructed to stay away from work during the notice period, while still remaining on the payroll.

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