Q 1. The Saif Ali Khan – Radhika Apte Hindi film BAAZAAR released this week is a film based on which market ?
Ans. Stock Markets
Q 2 . In a rare occurrence in Indian corporate history, which Chairman Emeritus has been unceremoniously removed from which board of directors by a letter ?
Ans. Vijaypat Singhania of Raymonds
Q 3. Which chocolate co is launching its KISSES product in India recently ?
Q 4. Allahabad has been renamed as Prayagraj, hence an Allahabad Bank question. Which foreign bank once owned a majority stake in Allahabad Bank, but used to operate it separately ?
Ans. Chartered Bank
Q5. After what recent events is Mukesh Ambani being labelled as the new cable king of India ?
Ans. Acquisition of controlling stakes in Hathaway Cable and DEN Networks by Reliance Industries which are in the cable TV business
Q6. This fruit got a GI tag recently. Name the fruit and the place
Ans. Muzaffarpur Shahi Litchi
Q7. Why has Maruti Suzuki decided to withdraw their model Omni from the market ?
Ans. Unable to meet the latest safety norms , particularly the crash safety norms
Q8. What CSR initiative has the Indian govt started with the IT industry for the employees to volunteer ?
Q9. In order to bid and perhaps acquire Essar Steel, Arcelor Mittal was forced to repay debt of which other Steel co by the Hon’ble Supreme Court ?
Ans. Uttam Galva Steel and KSS Petron
Q 10. Which lady banker has joined Reliance Industries as an independent Director ?
Ans. Arundhati Bhattacharya , former Chairman of SBI
Q 11. Nowhera Shaik was arrested recently in Hyderabad for running a Ponzi scheme that duped small investors to the extent of Rs 900 crores . What was the name of this group?
Ans. Heera Group
Q 12. Where has the first kiosk for transacting in cryptocurrencies come up in India ? The entrepreneurs were arrested subsequently
Ans. Bengaluru is where Unocoin set up its kiosk
Q 13. Out of the approx 419,000 H-1 B visa holders currently in USA, what % are Indians ?
Ans. Approx 74 %
Q 14. Which Indian coffee recently won the Gold Medal for the best coffee pod in the Prix Epicures OR 2018 Award in Paris, France ?
Ans. Araku valley coffee
Q 15. Name the pioneering video news agency in India that is now a leader in this category. 49 % of its stake is owned by Reuters
Ans. Asian News International, popularly known as ANI
Q 16. In which state has for the first time in India, the retail prices of diesel are higher than that of petrol ?
Q 17. Which Indian company has struck a deal to buy brands Complan, Nycil and Glucon D from Kraft Heinz which earlier belonged to Heinz ?
Ans. Zydus Wellness
Q 18. Kerala has amended the Shops and Establishments act through an ordinance. What rights does this give the employees ?
Ans. The right to sit
Q 19. Which Indian marketing veteran has written the book ‘The 2 Minute Revolution ‘ ?
Ans. Sangeeta Talwar who was associated with the launch Maggi noodles, hence the name
Q 20. Why a recent bid for Essar Steel has sent shock waves and created controversy in the IBC resolution ?
Ans. The bid came from Ruias for the full amount of dues to the creditors . As Ruias are the original promoters of Essar Steel this created shock waves. The committee of Creditors had identified Arcelor Mittal as the succesful bidder
Q 21. Identify this logo/ flag .
Ans. Dutch East India Company. The biggest company globally of its times. VOC stood for Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie
Q 22. Google this morning announced it’s bringing its A.I.-powered _____ technology to Google Image Search. The idea is to allow web searchers to learn more about what’s in a photo. Fill in the blanks.
Q 23. Which Indian American has been appointed by Trump as the Chairman of his energy panel, federal Energy regulatory Commission (FERC) ?
Ans. Neil Chatterjee
Q 24. Who owns the appliance brand Kenmore and why it was not sold through Amazon until 2017 ?
Ans. It is a private label of Sears. Sears has filed for brankruptcy protection. Kenmore appliances were sold exclusively through Sears outlets only. In 2017, it decided to sell through Amazon also .
Q 25. World Bank has said in a recent report that nearly 10 % of population in the world lives in extreme poverty. What is the extreme poverty line used by World Bank ?
Ans. US 1.9 $ per day
Q 26. What connects AirBnB, Dropbox, Stripe , Reddit , Coinbase and many more such startups ?
Ans. All received seed funding and were incubated by Y Combinator
Q 27. Which is the first AI powered ETF launched in US that uses IBM.Watson to pick and trade stocks ?
Ans. AIEQ short for AI Power Equity ETF by Equbot, San Francisco USA
Q 28. 10 years ago Android was launched . It has proven to be one of the best acquisitions for Google. At what price did they buy Android then ?
Ans. Approx 50 Mn $, though the exact price is undisclosed.
- Compiled by G.Mohan Twitter @go_mohan