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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. 

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Weekly Business Quiz # 375

India

Q 1. In what way is IRBInvIT fund India’s first ?

Ans. India’s first infrastructure Investment Trust that is opening for public subscription from May 3.

Q 2. What is special about the YouTube channel Country Foods featuring Mastanamma of Gudivada, AP ?

Ans. She’s the oldest person on Youtube. She is 106 year old. her cuisine channel is very popular

Q3. Which Tata company has chosen a woman Chairperson from outside the family ? Name her.

Ans. Tata Communications Ltd, Renuka Ramnath

Global

Q4. Who is the founder of this company and what is its business ?

Boring co

Ans. Elon Musk,  It is a infrastructure and tunneling company in US that will be used new way of underground transportation

Q5. Why does Apple produce human sweat in its laboratories ?

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Ans. To test whether the iWatch causes any skin problems when exposed to sweat. So in order to create a skin friendly device they are testing with this laboratory created human sweat.

Q6. Which brand came up with this sneakers that has become controversial ?

DG

Ans. Dolce and Gabbana..Some people have objected to “I’m Thin and gorgeous”

Q7. How much would former US President Obama be paid for a speech he will be delivering at a healthcare conference ?

Ans. US $ 400,000

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Weekly Business Quiz # 363

India

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 ?

Ans. Spykar

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 ?

Ans. Padmini

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 ?

Ans. Ford

Q6. Who will take over from Y C Deveshwar as the CEO of ITC Ltd ?

Ans. Sanjiv Puri

Global

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 ?

Ans. Syria

Q9. The Hollywood movie The Founder is a biopic of which entrepreneur and his company ?

Ans. Ray Kroc , McDonalds

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Weekly Business Quiz # 360

India

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

Ans. Mexico

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

Global

Q5. Which country the consumers will get free power for Christmas as wind energy generation will be high ?

Ans. Germany

Q6. Name the character shown in this old Coke advt. This name led to a big beverage brand in the 1960s.

sprite

Ans. Sprite

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.

Ans. Coca-Cola

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 ?

Ans. Venezuela

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Weekly Business Quiz # 356

India

Q1. Which businessman in the news regarding Tata Mistry is one of the promoters of cab service UTOO ?

utoo

Ans. C.Sivasankaran

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.

bse

Ans. Sir Phiroze Jeejeebhoy

Q6. Why does a ship figure prominently in the Wadia group logo ?

wadia

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.

saurabh

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

Global

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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Weekly Business Quiz # 355

India

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 ?

bsa

Ans. Mahindra group company Classic Legends

Q6. They were the models when KS was launched 25 years ago. Name them.

ks

Ans. Marc Robinson and Pooja Bedi

Q7. Ashok Leyland has launched electric bus. By what name will it be called ?

circuit

Ans. Circuit

Global

Q8. What is being demonstrated at a Tesla launch event recently in Universal Studios, California ?

tesla-roof

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

  • Compiled by G.Mohan 

 

Weekly Business Quiz # 354

India

Q1. Identify these advertising pros and with which landmark campaign are they associated with ?

amul

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?

godrej

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.

kohli

Ans. Anjana Reddy of Wrogn

Global

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

  • Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan