Q 1. Vikram Limaye has been appointed as one of the BCCI administrators. He is the MD of which finance company ?
Ans. IDFC Ltd
Q2. Which denim brand is associated with India’s first Blue film Festival ?
Q3. Connect the following – an agarbatti brand, a model of an Indian car brand that is no longer in production and the incident involving filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali ?
Q4. As per Delhi High Court order footwear with back strap is classified as
A. Chappal B. sandal C. Shoe D. Flip-flop
Ans. B. Sandal
Q5. Which car brand is using a contrarian approach by using celebrities who play villainous roles in movies and TV to break prejudices ?
Q6. Who will take over from Y C Deveshwar as the CEO of ITC Ltd ?
Ans. Sanjiv Puri
Q7. What promise has Starbucks CEO Schulz made as a mark of protest against the immigration ban order of Trump admin ?
Ans. Hiring 10,000 refugees in the next 5 years
Q8. Trump admin has issued executive order. Immigration from 7 countries have been stopped. Steve Jobs’ father was an immigrant from which one ?
Q9. The Hollywood movie The Founder is a biopic of which entrepreneur and his company ?
Ans. Ray Kroc , McDonalds
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Q 1. What is the name given to the digital payments literacy campaign of Govt of India ?
Ans. VISAKA ( Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan)
Q2, The Niti Aayog promoted lottery for digital payments is inspired by the success of lottery show called El Boletazo. Name the country
Q3. Which foreign bank has revised its leave policy and now allows 6 months leave even to dads if they are the care givers ?
Ans. Deutsche Bank
Q4, How is the Indian airline Spicejet connected to the newly appointed US Commerce Secretary ?
Ans. Wilbur Ross, the newly appointed Commerce Secretary, had acquired a 27 % stake in Spicejet which he sold later
Q5. Which country the consumers will get free power for Christmas as wind energy generation will be high ?
Q6. Name the character shown in this old Coke advt. This name led to a big beverage brand in the 1960s.
Q7. Name this brand that has used Santa Claus in its Christmas advertising since 1920s. The modern day image of Santa is created by this co.
Q8. Deepwater in association with which big co has installed offshore wind turbines off Rhode Island that are twice as tall as the statue of Liberty ?
Ans. General Electric ( GE)
Q9. Which country announced demonetization after India but has now withdrawn after chaos ?
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Q1. Which businessman in the news regarding Tata Mistry is one of the promoters of cab service UTOO ?
Q2. Nusserwanji Tata ( Jamsetji Tata’s father) and Dadabhai Tata ( JRD’s grandpa ) his bro in law made their capital in China trade. What’s it ?
Ans. Opium trade
Q3. One of the oldest regd company in India was sold by the Tatas to Shapoorji Pallonji amicably as they have first right of refusal. Name it
Ans. Forbes and Co.
Q4. From whom did Shapoorji Mistry, Cyrus Mistry’s grandfather acquire Tata Sons shares and why JRD Tata could not acquire it then ?
Ans. F.E.Dinshaw had Tata Sons shares. After his death his descendants sold their shares to Shapoorji Mistry. JRD Tata wanted to buy then, but he was not the Tata Sons Chairman Nawroji Saklatwala was and also he had no money because he had to repay his father’s debts.
Q5. The current Bombay Stock Exchange building is named after a Parsi stockbroker who served long as the Chairman of BSE. Name him.
Ans. Sir Phiroze Jeejeebhoy
Q6. Why does a ship figure prominently in the Wadia group logo ?
Ans. Wadias were the earliest shipbuilders in India in the 18th century.
Q7. Name this Parsi industrialist. Born 1823, he set up the first textile mills in Bombay. He married JRD Tata’s sister Sylla Tata,His grand daughter Ratanbai is Nusli Wadia’s grandmother. His donation created VJTI, the engg college.Knighted in 1887. Name him.
Ans. Dinshaw Manekji Petit
Q9. Identify this GoI official and his role in the Nov 8 demonetisation exercise.
Ans. Saurabh Garg, Secretary Investments and Currency
Q8. Like on Nov 8, 2016 , a similar move was done in January 1978 by GoI. Currencies of which denominations were demonetised then ?
Ans. Rs1000, Rs 5000, Rs 10000
Q9. What unique move has Toblerone done to reduce the weights of their bars and also fight cost increases ?
Ans. Increased the gap between triangles
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Q1. After Cyrus Mistry’s sacking from Tata Sons board, the insurance companies are expecting claims under D & O liability policy. Expand D & O
Ans. Directors and Officers
Q2. As per World Eco Forum latest list India has 7 Unicorns in the list. Name them.
Ans. Flipkart,Ola,Shopclues,One97 communications,Quickr,Zomato,Snapdeal
Q3. Which former AG of Maharashtra , a Parsi, is trying to mediate between Tata
Ans. Darius Khambata
Q4. In 1921 Sir Dorabji Tata created Associated Building co with 1 cr as capital. It bought land in Bruce St, Mumbai at Rs 1700 per sq yd.He appointed George Witter as architect who used Bombay Gothic style.The building opened in 1924. Name the building
Ans. Bombay House
Q5. Which Indian group has acquired BSA brand ?
Ans. Mahindra group company Classic Legends
Q6. They were the models when KS was launched 25 years ago. Name them.
Ans. Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi
Q7. Ashok Leyland has launched electric bus. By what name will it be called ?
Q8. What is being demonstrated at a Tesla launch event recently in Universal Studios, California ?
Ans. Tesla solar roof tiles
Q9. With which product category would you associate the brands Brooks, Asics, Saucony ?
Ans. Marathon running shoes
Q10. What did Ukrainian Olexander Turin do to demonstrate his loyalty to Apple and what did he get in return ?
Ans. Olexander Turin changed his name to iPhone 7 and got a free iphone 7.
Q11. AT &T is acquiring Time Warner. This is almost a repeat of a merger that happened between a telecom co and a media co 16 years ago. Name it.
Ans. AOL and Time Warner
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Q1. Identify these advertising pros and with which landmark campaign are they associated with ?
Ans. Jayant Rane, Rahul Da’cunha & Manish Jhaveri from Da’Cunha associates who handle the Amul butter campaign
Q 2. Which three parties have acquired a 98℅ stake in Essar Oil making it India’s largest FDI deal ?
Ans. Rosneft, Trafigura and UCP
Q3. In which IT system did ICICI bank and Emirates NBD collaborate to do India’s first ‘blockchain’ trade finance deal ?
Ans. EdgeVerve’s ‘Finacle” ( subsidiary of Infosys)
Q4. What impact will the Kigali accord in Rwanda have for India’s air conditioning industry and consumers ?
Ans. As the accord will phase out HFCs ( Hydrofluorocarbons) , the cost of the ACs will go up.
Q5. The friendship of M.F.Husain with Parmeshwar led to creation of what for the Godrej group?
Ans. Besides Cinema Ghar, an artist’s museum for art and cinema. It has been mentioned that Husain also contributed to the Godrej logo.
Q6. Identify the lady in this picture and the brand she owns being promoted by Virat Kohli.
Ans. Anjana Reddy of Wrogn
Q7. Samsung ‘s Lee Jae Yong’s decision to stop Galaxy Note 7 is seen as as big a step as what his father did for demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to quality ? What did his father do ?
Ans. His father burned a pile of 150,000 defective Samsung phones 21 years ago
Q8. About which motorcycle brand is the story of partnership between William and the three bros Arthur, Walter and William now premiering on TV?
Ans. Harley and the Davidsons
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Q 1. Which company is promoting sex education using idadi on YouTube ?
Ans. Piramal healthcare
Q2. Entrepreneurship program conducted by which e-learning provider has been approved by “Startup Inida”as the official programme ?
Q3. Which loss making company will be the first PSU to be privatised by the Modi govt ?
Ans. Bharat Pumps and Compressors Ltd
Q4. Registration for CAT-2016 in comparison to CAT-2015 has shown a
A. Marginal increase B) No change
C) Marginal decline D) Steep decline
Ans. A.Marginal increase
Q5. Which company makes e-Raaja, an indigenously developed e-rickshaw ?
Ans. OK toys
Q6. Which cosmetics brand markets itself as Luxurious Ayurveda ?
Ans. Forest Essentials
Q7. What has the govt banned at all national monuments from today I.e October 2 ?
Q8. How do we better know Ganga Bhishen Agarwal of Bikaner ?
Ans. Haldiram of Haldiram Bhujiawala fame
Q9. Slack is one of the fastest growing enterprise software. Though the name did not come from the acronym, the founders made one backronym. Expand SLACK.
Ans. Searchable log of communication and knowledge
Q10. What ride by SpaceX in 2024 is being promoted by Elon Musk as ” Are you prepared to die ” ?
Ans. Manned mission to Mars
Q11. Which company was the first co in the world to mass produce wrist watches specifically for men ?
Q 12. What is the current name for ” The Waterbury Clock Company ” ?
Q 13. Pension Fund Global is the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. To which country does it belong ?
Q 14. _____ is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. It has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc., to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so must _____ be broken down, analyzed for it to have value.” ____ is the new oil. Fill in the blank.
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Q 1. Who are the 3 members appointed by the govt in the Monetary Policy Committee ?
Ans. Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua, and Ravindra H. Dholakia
Q 2. Under what brand name is Arvind launching a chain of footwear retail stores ?
Q3. Blackstone with its partner Embassy will be filing prospectus fr india’s first REIT. Expand REIT
Ans. Real Estate Investment Trust
Q4. What cause would Nestle promote through its taglines for Maggi, Kitkat and Nescafe during this festive season in India ?
Q5. What does the term adding a ‘codicil’ to a will denote ?
Ans. Altering the will by adding a new supplement
Q6. Which Indian retail tycoon says it has attempted e-commerce 4 times and failed , recently it has closed one ?
Ans. Kishore Biyani
Q7. Neel Sutra, Boutique Living, house of Milk are luxury brands in which product category ?
Q8. Which Indian commercial bank will introduce a Humanoid receptionist its Mumbai branch ?
Ans. HDFC Bank
Q9. The recent ad campaign for which brand are these 7 avatars of Amitabh Bachchan shown ?
Ans. Tata Sky
Q 10. In which city’s airport have these banners created a stir between Air India and IndiGo ?
Ans. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport
Q11. Connect the brands Westin, Le Meridien,.Sheraton, Starwood, Ritz-Carlton
Ans. All are Marriott brands
Q12. Which drink is named after the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer , who passed away recently ?
Ans. Iced tea mixed with lemonade
Q13. In the UN heath indicators ranking which country is No 1 ? BTW, US is No 28
Q 14. Which segment of books is the fastest growing in US as per association of American publishers a. paperbacks b. e-books c. Audio book d. Hard cover
Ans. c. Audio book
.Q 15. Cola companies instead of using the work ‘junk food” want to put a tag called HFSS . expand HFSS
Ans. High on Fatm Salt or Sugar
Q 16. Denza an electric car from Daimler in China is an example of “inconspicuous consumption” . What is inconspicuous consumption ?
Ans. Consumption which is not for status and more a means to private pleasure.
Q 17. Identify the logo
Ans. Chan Zuckerberg initiative
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