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Weekly Business Quiz # 423

India

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

Global

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

India

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

Global

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

zico

Ans. Coca Cola Company

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

dhivya

Ans. Dhivya Suryadevara of General Motors, USA

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

hello-kitty-bullet-train-afp_625x300_1530004482561

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

India

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

Global

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

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.

Stephanie

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

India

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 ?

ather

Ans. Ather Energy

Global

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 ?

hisense-logo

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

India

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.” 

Global

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 418

India

Q 1. Why has Bahrain and UAE imposed a temporary ban on fruits and vegetables exported from Kerala ?

Ans. Nipah Virus

Q 2. Who employs cricketers KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav ? Clue : They were seen delivering a public service msg for their employer during the IPL telecasts.

Ans. RBI

Q 3. Identify the advertiser ensuring “Tareef ki Guarantee” to Shikhar Dhawan making his moustache turned upwards

Shikhar

Ans. Kansai Nerolac Paints

Q4. In the the 1990s, what model from Tata Motors was code-named MinT ( Mini car from Tata) when under development and later launched in 1998 ?

Ans. Indica

Q5. What is common to Dundee, Newton, Foreign and Colonial, Cazenove in connection with the Indian markets ?

Ans. All foreign mutual funds that were unsuccessful in India

Q6. For an ad film of which brand would Shweta Bachchan will be seen together with her father Amitabh Bachchan for the first time ?

Ans. Kalyan Jewellers

Q7. Which Indian cricketer is launching a street wear brand called ‘Gully’?

Ans. K.L.Rahul

Global

Q8. McKesson is a large US Corp, No 6 on the Fortune 500 list. In what business is it in ?

Ans. Healthcare

Q9.  Which mobile phone company is launching a micro lending platform called Creditbee in India ?

Ans. Xiaomi

Q 10. Which celebrity couple’s newly formed entity Higher Ground Productions signed a deal with Netflix for creating original content ?

Ans. Obamas

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Weekly Business Quiz # 417

India

Q 1. Who is the businessman behind RSVP Movies that will launch new directors and writers for films and web-series ?

Ans. Ronnie Screwvala

Q 2. In the first of the big cases resolved under IBC, which company has taken over Bhushan Steel ?

Ans. Bamnipal Steel Ltd a subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd

Q3. Viswanathan Anand is the brand ambassador of PSL. What is PSL ?

psl

Ans. Poker Super League

Q4. Against which brand has Voltas complained for launching a spoof of their popular advt featuring “Mr Murthy” ?

Ans. Haier

Q5. Orient Electric which has Dhoni as its brand ambassador has been recently demerged out of a listed company. Name the company

Orient

Ans. Orient Paper Ltd

 

Global

Q6. Which mobile firm would T-Mobile acquire in the US, though it officially called a merger and not an acquisition ?

Ans. Sprint

 

Q7. Explain the visual

harry

Ans. Spl limited edition condoms for Harry-Meghan royal wedding

Q8. In which country has Flixbus a 80 % plus market share in the coach business after the country liberalised bus travel ?

Flixbus

Ans. Germany

Q9. Name this free multi-player online game launched by Epic Games in 2017 where players/ teams have to survive in an ever shrinking space by killing others. This has become hugely popular.

Ans. Fortnite Battle Royale

Q10. Which global company owns the brand Hellmann’s mayonnaise now ?  It was started in New York by Richard Hellman in the year 1913.

Hellmann's

Ans. Unilever

Q 11. Name this Russian firm that is one of the world’s largest alumnium producers with an enterprise value of US $ 18 Bn. It is controlled by Oleg Deripaska which has been hit badly by sanctions from US Govt ?

Ans. Rusal

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