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Weekly Business Quiz # 384

India

Q 1. Kumbakonam Bank Ltd started operations as a regional bank in 1904. It got its current name in 1907. How do we know it today ?

Ans. City Union Bank

Q 2. Vishal Sikka has resigned as the MD and CEO of Infosys. He has been appointed Executive Vice Chairman. What will be his salary as Exec VC ?

Ans. US $ 1 per annum

Q3. Which was the first bank in India to introduce a teller system way back in 1944 ?

Ans. Punjab National Bank

Q4. Name this Wadia group company that started off trading in teak wood in the 19th century and now owns tea plantations and trades in tea.

Ans. Bombay Burmah Trading Co. Ltd

Q5. On August 15, 1995 Internet services were offered to public in India. Who was India’s first Internet Service Provider ?

Ans. VSNL

Q6. Why you may not see Aquaguard water filters in any of the Tata co offices or factories in future ?

Ans. Aquaguard is made by Eureka Forbes, a Shapoorji Pallonji Group Co. Tata Sons have issued a directive to all Tata Cos to have no business links with Shapoorji Pallonji group, as it belongs to Cyrus Mistry

Q7. Which city was home to the maximum number of shell companies recently banned by SEBI ?

Ans. Kolkata

Q8. Which govt authority assigns caps in prices for medical equipments and implants like stents and knee caps in India ?

Ans. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ( NPPA)

Q 9. What is unique about the Bhasin family shown in this picture ?

Bhasin

Ans. This unique family  have done 100 years of flying combined.

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Q 10. What has led to resignation of several CEOs incl Merck , Intel , Under Armour to resign from Mfg council of President Trump ?

Ans. Amidst the unclear stand of President to tackle the racist attack at Charlottesville.  CEOs fear that this might conflict with the equal employment ethos of their organisation and possible loss of business and bottom line.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 383

India

Q1, Madhubala appeared in advt that promoted a Swadeshi product. Name the brand

Madhubala vatni

Ans. Godrej Vatni soap. Vatni comes from Vatan meaning motherland.

Q2. Taj Group of hotels is recreating the menu that it had served on the eve of independence 14th August 1947 at Taj Mumbai. This is being offered in many Taj restaurants across India as a celebration of independence day. What is it priced at ?

Ans. Rs 1947 plus taxes

Q3. Name the company that was created by four Indian partners in 1942 as an alternative to the foreign brands. A market leader in its category in India since 1967.

Ans. Asian Paints

Q4. Rajdoot was a popular Indian motorcycle in rural India. Which company used to manufacture this bike ?

Rajdoot

Ans. Escorts Ltd

Q5. Identify this wilful defaulter , whose company is one of the big NPAs for public sector banks. 

Kailash

Ans. Kailash Aggarwal of Varun Industries Ltd

Q6. Identify this person who has joined Tata Motors as its CFO.

Balaji

Ans. P.B.Balaji who is joining Tata Motors from HUL

Q7. The newly appointed Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi is an advertising professional. With which agency is he associated with ?

Ans. McCann Erickson

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Q8. SCRUM is a popular framework for Agile software development. From which game has this term been taken ?

Ans. Rugby

Q9. Identify this logo…Apple Inc had objected to this logo because of some resemblance.

woolworth

Ans. Woolworths Australia

Q10. In Australia there is a cafe run by women for women called Handsom Her . In this cafe men are charged 18 % extra . Why ?

Ans. In order to account for the gender wage gap in Australia.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 382

India

Q1. The Trivago model is often a butt of jokes. He is not a regular model. Name him and what is his day job ?

Trivago

Ans. Abhinav Kumar, He is the Country Manager for Trivago, India

Q2. In which city has Congress opened a State Bank of Tomatoes, as a novel way of protesting about the abnormal price increase in tomato prices ?

SBT

Ans. Lucknow

Q3. Faced with declining population which community is running an ad campaign JIYO ____ promoting their members to have more children. Fill in the blank

Ans. Parsi

Q4. After the resignation of Arvind Panagariya, who has been appointed as the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog ?

Ans. Rajiv Kumar

Q5. Which Indian airline has said it will not allot middle seats in any flight to women who are travelling alone ?

Ans. Vistara

Q6. Takeover of which Indian pharma company by the Chinese firm Fosun has been stopped by the Indian govt ?

Ans. Gland Pharma

Q7. Who owns the e-marketplace eBay.in ?

Ans. Flipkart

Q8. Who has taken over as the Secretary General at FICCI ?

Ans. Sanjaya Baru

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Q9. In 1967, Adidas introduced its first product beyond sports shoes, namely a track suit with its trademark ‘three stripes”. Who was their first model, shown in this picture  ?

Adidas1

Ans. Franz Beckenbauer ( Kaiser)

Q10. Bank of America started a Bankamericard program in 1958. It expanded to other countries as Barclaycard (UK) Carteblue (France) and Chargex ( Canada). In 1976, they came under a single name, which exists even today. Name it.

Ans. Visa

Q11. What do the 4 rings in the Audi logo signify ? What does Audi mean and how this name came about ?

Audi

Ans. the four rings stand for four previously independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer that merged and formed Auto Union.. Horch the founder’s name means ‘ to hear” in German, so he named his second company as Audi, which means “to hear” in Latin.

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Weekly Business Quiz # 381

India

Q 1. She is the youngest commander of a Boeing 777. Name her 

anny

Ans. Anny Divya

Q 2. Which IT major has launched a messenger app called Kaizala, which means “What’s up” in Marathi ?

kaizala

Ans. Microsoft

Q3. The logos shown here were all created in one place. Name it

NID

Ans. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Q4. According to a news report RBI has stopped printing 2000 Rs note. Instead it is printing notes of a lower denomination. What is its value ?

Ans. Rs 200

Q5. One major source of confrontation between incumbent operators like Airtel and Reliance Jio is IUC. Expand IUC and explain.

Ans. Inter usage charge.   It is the charge one operator has to pay to the other when a call is made from one network to other.

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Q6. Who owns the car brand ABARTH ?

abarth

Ans. Fiat- Chrysler

Q7. In the first half of 2017, a new group has become the world’s no 1 car producer in terms of volume. Name it.

Ans. Renault-Nissan

Q8. Which luxury brand known for its bags has acquired the footwear brand Jimmy Choo ?

Jimmy Choo

Ans. Michael Kors

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Weekly Business Quiz # 380

India

Q 1. This firm was born out of Arthur Andersen , when it got closed down after the Enron scam, & had become an challenger to the Big 4 in India. Now it has dissolve itself  & merged one part  with Deloitte and the other with KPMG. Name it.

Ans. BMR Advisors

Q2. Identify this businessman and his company which has made it to the Fortune Global 500 list 

Rajesh

Ans. Rajesh Mehta of Rajesh Exports

Q3. Following the lawyer notice from which group threatening a defamation suit has EPW editor Paronjoy Guhathakurta resigned ?

Ans. Adani

Q4. Which govt owned institution compiles the Housing Price Index popularly known as Residex ?

Ans. National Housing Bank ( NHB)

Q5. Identify the logo. It started operations recently

fino-paytech

Ans. FINO Payments Bank

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Q6. Which popular utility that was first introduced in 1985 by Microsoft in Windows is being withdrawn ?

Ans. MS Paint

Q7 Following Walmart at No 2 in the Fortune Global 500 list is State Grid. Which country does it belong to ?

Ans. China

Q8. Amazon has launched a shoppable feed of stories and images much like a social network for its Prime members in US. What is it called ?

Ans. Amazon Spark

Q9. In which country the income of all the citizens is known openly and this info is available online ?

Ans. Norway

Q 10. This is only the second occasion that Bank of England has issued a currency note with a woman’s photo on it. Who is the person honoured ? 

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Ans. Jane Austen on her 200th birth anniversary

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Weekly Business Quiz # 379

India

Q 1. What is unique about the new TV channel Star Sports First being launched on July 21st ?

star-sports-launches-free-to-air-sports-channel-star-sports-first

Ans. First private free-to-air sports channel

Q 2. Name the advertiser. This advt goes with the tagline ” Speed so high, everything will fly”

Madhavan

Ans. Hathway Internet

Q3. Under what brand name would Mahindra manufacture electric sports cars in their new US factory at Detroit ?

Ans. Pininfarina ( they own the design boutique in Italy of the same name )

Q 4. Who has acquired the textiles unit Gwalior Bhiwani Textiles from Grasim ?

Ans. Donear

Global

Q 5. Google has launched a job site to search for jobs in USA. What is it called ?

Ans. Google for Jobs

Q6. The headquarters of the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff in Belfast is being opened as a hotel. What infamous ship did they build ?

Ans. Titanic

Q7. Which company is the world’s biggest video game company, its most popular game is ‘Honour of kings’ ?

Ans. Tencent

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Guest Business Quiz # 6

Indian

Q 1. A UAE based billionaire is funding the movie, Randamoozham, set to be the costliest movie ever produced. Name the billionaire

Ans. BR Shetty

Q 2. What is the name of the lifestyle and sports brand of Rhiti Sports, where cricketer MS Dhoni has a stake?

Ans. Seven: A brand by MS Dhoni

Q3. The famous cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty, along with the Government of Karnataka, have come up with a low cost insurance for poor farmers of the state. What’s name of the insurance scheme

Ans. Yeshasvini

Q4. He was once a part of the group known as ‘Paypal Mafia’, a group of ex PayPal alumni who have gone ahead and started successful companies. After Pay Pal, he went on to start the peer-to-peer microfinance organization kiva.org. He was named as Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40. Who is he?

Ans. Premal Shah

Q5. At the peak of his career there, he left ICICI Bank to head its ‘Foundation for Inclusive Growth’. He is currently a board member of the Reserve Bank of India. Recently he was appointed the head of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s India office. Who is he?

Nachiket_Mor

Ans. Nachiket Mor

Global

Q6. Steve Jobs visited Kainchi Dham in India searching for meaning and peace, before he started Apple. Many years later, he advised another start-up founder to go and visit the place. Who was that CEO?

Ans. Mark Zuckerberg

 Q7. He was an American inventor best known for his works on AC currents. He was also a contemporary of Thomas Edison. Currently one of the most famous automobile companies in US bears his name. Who was he?

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Ans. Nikolas Tesla. Tesla Motors is named after him.

Q 8. Sheryl Sandberg recently wrote a book, Option B, where she talks about dealing with life after the death of her husband Dave Goldberg. Which company was Dave the CEO of, when he died?

Ans. He was the CEO of Survey Monkey

 Q 9. Uber has been in the news recently because of a lawsuit alleging it stole self-driving technology from a Google spin-off company. Name the company

Ans. Waymo

 Q 10. ChemChina is in talks to buy a buy a big Swiss conglomerate. If it goes through, it would be the largest Chinese takeover of a foreign company. Which is the company getting acquired

Ans. Syngenta

This is a Guest post by Prabhala Raghuvir. Twitter handle @pnraghuvir. He will play the Quiz Master occasionally.