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Weekly Business Quiz # 409


Q 1. After TDP left the Union ministry, who is the new Union minister for Civil Aviation ?

Ans. Suresh Prabhu

Q 2. Which business group through its sports arm has acquired 50 % stake in the IPL franchisee Delhi Daredevils from GMR Group ?

Ans. JSW Group ( Sajjan Jindal)

Q3. Why the founder and CEO of Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd Narendra Murkumbi had to give up the top job in the company ?

Ans. Wilmar Group has taken controlling stake in the company

Q4. Under what brand name has Bisleri International launched a mango drink in direct competition with Parle Agro’s Frooti ?

Ans. Fonzo

Q5. Which business leader has put his weight behind revival of Rhythm House, a vintage records shop in Mumbai, which was one of the assets attached by the ED in the ongoing Nirav Modi scam ?

Ans. Anand Mahindra

Q6. India is making rapid strides in metro rail with 13 cities developing metro rail networks. What is the newly formed association of metro rail companies called ?

Ans. i-Metro

Q7. Which hotel chain is taking up upmarket bungalows and offering them to guests under the brandname “Townhouse 001” ?

Ans. OYO



Q8. In Google Labs, research on what technology is going on under “Project Bristlecone” ?

Ans. Quantum computing

Q9. Which place in Switzerland is called informally as the “Crypto-valley” because it is home to many firms ( 70 out of 90) dealing in cryptocurrencies and related activities ?

Ans. Zug Valley

Q 10. In which business is online retailer Zalando a market leader in Europe ?

Ans. Apparel

Q 11. Name this app which has 12 questions game show broadcast twice daily and gives away cash prizes . It has become a huge hit drawing 400,000 players daily. It has Quiz Daddy Scott Rogowsky as its host.

Ans. HQ Trivia

Q 12. In a bid to become profitable US retailers are reducing the size of their stores and focussing on goods that are hard to find online. Macy’s is selling several floors in its landmark Seattle location. Who is the buyer ?

Ans. Amazon

Q 13. With which company would you associate Bernard Arnault who is the 4th richest person in the world as per the latest Forbes list ?

Ans. LVMH ( Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy)

Q 14. Name the tech entrepreneur behind the startup fund “10100” ( Ten-one-hundred) that will invest in India and China.

Ans. Travis Kalanick  ( Founder of Uber)

Q 15. Which is the most popular free game on Google Play Store in the last 1 year ?

a. Temple Run
b. Candy Crush
c. Ludo King
d. Clash of Clans

Ans. C. Ludo King

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Guest Business Quiz # 15

Here is another set of questions on global business compiled by our Guest Quizmaster G.Sreekanth

Q 1. Which company’s 1998 business blunder of not having advertising on its search engine Infoseek (then one of the largest behind Yahoo!) is what is now considered a whopping $200 billion mistake?

Ans. Disney. Google came around and did AdWords and Infoseek missed the plot. The story goes that Michael Eisner was convinced by a McKinsey consultant in a men’s bathroom that Infoseek shouldn’t do advertised search.

Q2. Who is this Pakistan born entrepreneur who started a company Flex-N-Gate (manufactures products and systems for the automotive industry) in 1968?

Shahid Khan

Ans.  Shahid Khan

Q3. In the movies Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider, Morgan Freeman playsthe role of a detective named Alex Cross.Both movies were adapted from Alex Cross novels by James Patterson who later launched his own publishing imprint, JIMMY. James Patterson is the former CEO of which advertising giant?

along came spiderkiss the girls

Ans.  J Walter Thomson (JWT)

Q4. Which businessman, philanthropist, and politician was fired from Salomon Brothers in 1981 in part because no one at the firm thought much of his idea for computerising financial data and presenting it in real time?

Ans. Michael Bloomberg

Q5. Which entrepreneur hails from a small mining town in Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan and practices Shin Zen Bi, which translates to Truth, Goodness, and Beauty?

Ans. Tadashi Yanai, founder of Uniqlo

Q6. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once met the man next to him in the visual and told him, “What I’m trying to do politically and intellectually, you’re doing with your music.” Who is this genre creator and entrepreneur?


Ans. Berry Gordy, founder, Motown Records. The name Motown, a portmanteau of motor and town, is also a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success.

Q7. Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard (world’s largest mutual fund company) and index funds pioneer did some work on the subject in his senior thesis at Princeton University in 1951. But which Nobel Laureate’s article that in essence said, “Somebody, somewhere, please start an index fund”, inspire him to start Vanguard?

Ans.  Paul Samuelson

Q8. Paul McCartney of The Beatles was once talking to a famous person when the latter asked Paul for some career advice. Paul gave him three suggestions: to get a really good manager, getting into making videos, and finally owning one’s work and getting into song publishing. The famous person immediately told Paul McCartney, “Oh, I’m going to get yours!”. Paul kind of laughed; he didn’t think he was serious. But he was. Who was McCartney speaking to and what resulted?

Ans. Michael Jackson, who through ATV Music owned the publishing rights to most of The Beatles’ songs.

Q9. The company’s logo was created in 1984, by Josée Bélanger, and is based on a tarot card representing the sun. The sun as a symbol is important because it embodies youth, energy and dynamism. The logo has evolved slightly, since 1984, while retaining its symbolism and image from the tarot cards. Which company, that was named by its founder while he was watching a sunset in Hawaii?

Ans. Cirque du Soleil

Q10. What two words would connect the following: Nike, Pabst beer, the world’s largest hospitality education institution, a dish of meat wrapped around cheese (or with cheese filling), and a brand of chocolate biscuits made by Nestlé?

Ans.  Blue Ribbon. Nike was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Blue Ribbon Intermediate Holdings is the owner of Pabst Brewing Company. Le Cordon Bleu is an international group of hospitality management and cooking schools teaching French cuisine and Cordon Bleu translates to Blue Ribbon. Cordon bleu is also the name of a dish of meat wrapped around cheese. Blue Riband is a brand of chocolate biscuits made by Nestlé whose name means Blue Ribbon. The word ribbon comes from Middle English ribban or riban from Old French ruban, which is probably of Germanic origin.

Q11. Shown here is a visual from the 2013 music video for Beyonce’s song Haunted. Identify the Canadian model and dietitian on the left who was also a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty pageant?

maye musk

Ans. Maye Musk, mother of Elon Musk.

Q 12. How do we know this company today?

Ans. Target. Founded by George Dayton, the company was originally named Goodfellow Dry Goods in June 1902 before being renamed the Dayton’s Dry Goods Company in 1903 and later the Dayton Company in 1910.

Q 13. In the 1870s, Imperial Russia abolished the state monopoly on oil and opened the oil-rich Caucasus to private enterprise. Several companies established rival refineries, the most prominent of which was run by Ludwig and Robert _______. What was their famous surname?

Ans. Nobel. They were Alfred Nobel’s brothers and dominated the Russian oil industry.

Q 14. The Five Frankfurters is a 1922 German silent historical film directed by Erich Schönfelder. It was based on a play of the same title about the rise of which now famous business family that started out living in poverty in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1700s?

Ans.  Rothschild

Q 15. Identify this luxury brand from its original logo?


Ans. Swarovski – the original logo was an edelweiss flower

  • Compiled by Guest Quiz Master G.Sreekanth – G.Sreekanth is a National level Business Quiz Champion. He works and lives in Singapore



Weekly Business Quiz # 408


Q 1. Which Bollywood star had endorsed the following brands at different times : Lux, Ching’s Secret, Vanish detergent, Tanishq jewellery and Dabur Amla Hair Oil ?

Ans. Sridevi

Q 2. Which group now owns ACK Media Pvt Ltd the company that publishes Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics ?

Ans. Future Group
Q 3. Who is the preferred banker of Virat Kohli ?
Virat PNB q
Ans. Punjab National Bank
Q4. Tanishq has launched an exclusive sub-brand for jewellery for men . What is it called ?
Ans. Aveer
Q5. Which new General Entertianment Channel has started on Indian TV with a biopic on Baba Ramdev titled Swami Ramdev : Ek Sangharsh ?
swami ramdev ek sangharsh
Ans. Discovery JEET
Q6. Reliance Jio advertisements and commercials are made by an inhouse agency. What is it called ?
Ans. JIO Studios
Q7. Which brand is being endorsed here on social media by Internet sensation Priya Varrier ?
Priya Varrier
Ans. Pringles


Q 8. Which company has been ranked # 1 in terms of Best company to work for by the Fortune magazine in its recent list ?

Ans. Salesforce

Q9. Tweet from a Reality TV star caused a big drop in the share price of Snap, the parent co of Snapchat. Name her

Ans. Kylie Jenner

Q 10. In which country KFC had to close down several outlets temporarily due to non-availability of supplies of chicken ?

Ans, UK

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Guest Business Quiz # 14

IBQ has great pleasure in presenting a Guest Quiz contributed by Walnut Knowledge Solutions.

Hope you have a great time cracking them!

Q.1. Shown here are two gentlemen: an Indian agricultural scientist and a Indian author who share a common first name. Name them.

Q.1.gurcharan singh kalkatQ.1.gurcharan das

Ans. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat was the founder chairman of the Punjab State Farmers Commission (PSFC), known for his contributions in bringing the green revolution to Punjab.He has also worked with Norman Borlaug when the Nobel Laureate was working on high yielding wheat varieties in the 1960s.

Gurcharan Das is an Indian author, commentator and public intellectual. He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India. In 1995, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer.

Q.2. Which NGO posted this image on their social media platforms to celebrate their 39th anniversary? 

Answer 2 CRY

Ans. CRY (Child Rights and You)

Q.3. Connect.

Q.3.Gallup Inc.

Ans. Gallup Inc.


  1. Voice of the People is their popular survey
  2. David Ogilvy was the Vice President
  3. In 1936, Gallup successfully predicted that Franklin Roosevelt would win.
  4. Founder George Gallup

 Q.4. Fill in the blanks in the right order.

  1. ________, a Norwegian conglomerate owns MTR Foods.
  2. ________, is the company behind Speedtest, and is the global leader in internet testing and analysis. 
  3. The full form of NOIDA is New ______ Industrial Development Authority.

Answer 4 OrklaAnswer 4 OoklaAnswer 4 Okhla

 Ans. Orkla, Ookla, Okhla

 Q.5. The replica of these can be found in the headquarters of which company? These locations were a part of its initial offering.

Ans. Airbnb

 Q.6. Which famous Indian fictional character, popular among children, is the brand ambassador of India’s first playschool chain, Shemrock?

Answer 6 Chhota bheem

Ans. ChhotaBheem

 Q.7. Identify these two similar looking brand logos.

Ans. Beats by Dr. Dre, Oxford Dictionaries

 Q.8. Roxy is a female sports clothing brand that was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in California. Which clothing brand is this the sister organization of?

Q.8. roxy

 Ans. Quiksilver

Q.9. Which website, founded in 2005 by Jack Herrick, has a slogan: “We’re trying to help everyone on the planet learn how to do anything. Join us.”?

Answer 9 wikihow

Ans. WikiHow

Q.10. ‘Cartons Le Aao Classroom Banao’ is a campaign where cartons are being converted into benches.This is a campaign by which Swiss food processing and packaging solutions company? 

Q.10. cartons le aao

Ans. Tetra Pak

Answer 10 tetra pak

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Weekly Business Quiz # 407


Q1. Ethisphere has brought out a list of world’s most ethical companies 2018. Only 2 Indian companies figure in this list. Name them.

Ans. Wipro and Tata Steel

Q2. What recent move will stop trading of SGX Nifty in Singapore exchange ?

Ans. Indian exchanges like NSE and BSE will stop giving data to overseas exchanges like Singapore

Q3. Broadcasting Audience Research  Council has launched a new measure of measuring digital video across various platforms, what is it called ?


Q4. Ola has launched its cab service in a new country. Name the country

Ans. Australia

Q5. In the Union Budget presented by FM , in the new provision for capital gains on shares, the FM has given the concession of ‘grandfathering’ upto 31.01.2018. What is ‘grandfathering” ?

Ans. Clause temporarily preserving legislation which exists at the time a law is modified or a (tax) treaty is concluded (or modified). In this case, the capital gains on shares will be calculated only on profits after 31.01.2018, so that there is no retrospective taxation.


Q6. What disability made IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad make visual instructions and no words for assembling IKEA furniture ?

Ans. Dyslexia

Q7. Which Indian-American businesswoman has been named as an independent director of the cricket body ICC ?

Ans. Indra Nooyi

  • compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 406


Q1. Today is the 153rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter businessman Lala Lajpat Rai. He was the founder of Punjab National Bank is well known. Which insurance company (now defunct) did he found ?

Ans. Lakshmi Insurance

Q2. The first rail coach factory was flagged of by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955. The last coach designed here was flagged off on 19th January 2018 by Chairman, railway Board Ashwani Lohani. Which coach factory are we talking about ?

Ans. Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Chennai

Q3. Premier Automobiles launched Fiat 1100 in the 1960s. When the govt of the day in late 1970s demanded local production and name, Premier renamed this model after the legendary queen of Chittor. What was the name given to Fiat 1100 ?

Ans. Premier Padmini

Q4. Which smartphone company has overtaken Samsung to become the largest selling smartphone by volume in Q4 2017 in India ?

A. Oppo
b. Xiaomi
c. Vivo
d. Lenovo

Ans. Xiaomi

Q5. A Mukund Rajan led team backed by TPG Group is bidding for a Management buyout of the optical fibre assets of Tata Teleservices. What is a “Management buyout” ?

Ans. A management buyout (MBO) is a form of acquisition where a company’s existing managers acquire a large part or all of the company from either the parent company or from the private owners.

Q6. Identify this advertising veteran who passed away yesterday. RIP

Ranjan Kapur

Ans. Ranjan Kapur , Chairman WPP India and believed to be the man who built O & M


Q7. Which cryptocurrency exchange based out of Japan was hacked and has now decided to make good the loss to the investors from its own equity ?


Q8. Apple will be launching Homepod, smart speakers for the home. What is the price point at which it will be launched in US ?

Ans. 349 $

Q9. Reba McEntire will be the first woman to play this role which was always played by a man. Which role are we talking about ?

Ans. As Col Sanders in KFC’s promotions

Q10. Why is USA’s largest specialty mattress retailer ‘Mattress Firm” in the news ?

Ans. Accounting fraud with multiple closely located stores, possibly involved in money laundering

Q 11. What app did Google develop when it found out that many smartphones are getting frozen in India because of too many ‘Good morning’ messages ?

Ans. Files Go

Q 12. MFS investment management was launched in US in 1924. It launched a fund called MFS Massachussets Investor Fund which exists to this day and has given 9 % p.a since inception. What is special about this ?

Ans. World’s first mutual fund


  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter@go_mohan

Weekly Business Quiz # 405

Q 1. Which electronics brand is developed and produced at Mukherjee Innovation Centre ?

Ans. Sonodyne

Q 2. Which company owns and markets this heritage brand now ?


Ans. Jyothy laboratories

Q 3. For being involved in which scam has SEBI banned PwC to be auditors for any listed company for the next 2 years ?

Ans. Satyam computers Ltd

Q4. In India, govt has liberalised the FDI policy on retail with the hope that it will create jobs. In US, which sector has replaced retail as the no 1 employer in terms of number of employees ?

Ans. Healthcare

Q5. The Jeju-Seoul is the busiest domestic route in the world. Between which two cities in India is the 3rd busiest route in the world ?

Ans. Mumbai-Delhi

Q6. Which iconic liquor brand that became a cult brand largely without any advertising was created by Brig Kapil Mohan who passed away recently ?

Ans. Old Monk


Q 7. As the male grooming market explodes, L’oreal has launched a male grooming brand House 99 with products like beard oil, shaving kit, tattoo care. Which sports celebrity will be endorsing it ?

House 99

Ans. David Beckham

Q8. Which 2 senior execs have been promoted to the rank of Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathway making them potential successors to Warren Buffett ?

Ans. Greg Abel and Ajit Jain

Q9. A compny announced recently “A photocentric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management”. Name the coin and the company behind it.

Ans. Kodak

Q 10. Facebook had developed a virtual assistant to rival the likes of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. It is discontinuing it now. What was it called ?

Ans. M

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan