Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Business Quiz Set - 52

1) X was originally founded in Sweden by two frustrated music lovers having its headquarter in the Berlin. The founders initially aspired to allow musicians to share recordings with each other, but the concept later transformed into a full publishing tool that also allowed musicians to distribute their music tracks. The Government of Turkey blocked its access in 2014 when several phone call conversations were leaked of Turkish Prime Minister on X. Id what I am talking about ? 

2) In September 1948, President of X country attended a conference in Geneva. As he was scheduled to fly back in an military aircraft but as embargo was imposed at the time by European countries and US, as X were embroiled in war with Arab States. This was not possible for them to use military transport aircraft so X nation had to convert its transport into a civilian plane to transport President of Nation X home and in result Y Airline was incorporated and became a national carrier in late 1940's. Which Airline is this considered to be one of the world's most secure airlines? 
 Israel Airline 

3)  What was started by these two in mid 90's as a supplier of Images to advertiser, media and corporate houses ?
Getty Images, Inc.

*4) This is concept of Management theory in which selection/promotion of a candidate for a particular position is based on his previous & current performance on the job rather than his competency level and as a result he stops performing on his new job as he may not have required skills for the job which has been assigned to him in result failed to get promotion further. How do we know this concept ? 
Peter Principle

5) This is an Indian book award hosted by a Mumbai based Bookstore which was instituted in 1998 with intention of competing with Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize etc. This award has been sponsored by many companies since its inception which includes Hutch, Vodafone, The Economist and currently sponsored by Raymond Group. Id the award I am talking about ? 
Crossword Book Award 

*6) He worked for many years as a journalist with the Time. He wrote books on company like Apple and Chrysler.  He switched his career in 1986 to become a venture capitalist, one of the early  investor in Yahoo who convinced its founders to commercialise their web directory. He is today most respected venture capitalist some of his investment is in PayPal, Youtube, Zappos etc and served at board of Google, PayPal. Id who I am talking about ? 
Michael Jonathan Moritz

7) Id the logo of which US based fashion brand ? 
Coach INC

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Business Quiz Set - 51

1) In 2012, a petition was created on the White House website through a campaign "We The People" asking to end the ban on the import and sale of X in the United States. However the petition failed to meet the required number of signatures and was therefore declined. For what the petition was filed ? 
- Kinder Joy 

2) A book on a corporation, completing its 150 year of its existence ? (Coincidently we are also celebrating its 150 year celebration somehow :P)
  - HSBC 

3) It is kind of portraits which was the cheapest way of recording a person appearance before the advent of photograph in which a person or any object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour mainly black. It was cheap and alternative to the portrait miniature & specialist artist. 
      A particular word/term is used for such portraits or art form in mid 18th century  which derives from the name of a French Finance Minister who took severe economic measure to cope with credit crisis in late 1750's. And because of several austerity measure his name became synonymous with the anything done or made cheaply specially for these portraits. Id what is the term named after this Fin. Minister ? 

4) It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy meaning 'humanity towards others' or "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity". This is a Operating System developed by a South African entrepreneur and space tourist with a vision to provide access to all software should be free to all and available to everybody on the same terms. Today it is funded by Canonical Ltd. Id what I am talking about ?

5) It is generally believed X method  was first introduced by Frederic Le Play in 1829. which was further developed by the two sociologists Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss in their research named Grounded theory in 1960's. Later this method earned great popularity in the world of education. What is this has been talked about ? 
- Case Study Method 

6) Give me overall connection ? 
Silvio Berlusconi, former PM of Italy. He is a controlling shareholder of Mediaset, owner of A.C. Milan and founded Forza Italia

7) This  is an Indian Conglomerate Company founded by Dr. Ramachandra Naidu Galla in mid 1980's. Group having its presence in packaged foods, beverages, infrastructure sector, metals product etc. But this group is better known for its brand X which is second largest selling product in its segment. Id the group and brand X ? ( logo of group given below) 
Amara Raja Group and battery brand 'Amaron'

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Business Quiz Set- 50

1) What trademark is owned by William Longe since 1985, who is the owner of brand Leonard in Geneva which sells items like jewelry, precious stones, and timepieces of any kind etc. Id the trademark which is in news now days ? 
Apple Watch,  which is not released in Switzerland 

2) This famous entity was started by Kapil Ram Vakil as Okha Works with the support of Gaekwar of Baroda which was later sold to Tata for Rs 11.5 lakh. How do we know this in today world ? 

 - Tata Chemical 

3) The company was first established as National Motor in 1937, later changed its name to Saenara Motor in 1960's. In Europe it was sold with the tagline "________ has grown up enough to become Chevrolet". Id which company it is own by GM ? 


4) Isak Andic is a self-made textile billionaire, whose family came to Spain from Turkey. He opened his first store in Barcelona in 1984. He later joined with fellow entrepreneur Enric Cusí and his brother and re-denominated all their stores under the name X. Name of this brand was chosen by Andic after tasting the fruit on a trip to the Philippines and for the fact that the word is pronounced the same in every language. Id which retail brand is this named after a fruit ? 

5) Reginald Myles an Australian businessman who started his road transport business which had become so successful it was threatening the freight & passenger revenue of Victorian Railway. This led the state government to legislate to put private road transport operators out of business. This inspired Myles to estd his own airline company which was under control of federal govt. and beyond the reach of state govt. Id which airline did he start named after him ? 
Ansett Australia

6) It is a shorter dress around knee length. Prior to mid 20th century this type of dress was known as "Late Afternoon" dress. In early 20th century some designers began describing it 'Dancing Costumes". It was Christian Dior who first used X term for this costume in 1940's and since then we know this dress by this name.  Id which costume specially for parties ? 
- Cocktail Dress

7) Id the logo of which group majorly known for its Financial services ? 

 Saradha Group, infamous for Chit-fund Scam

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Business Quiz Set- 49

1) Who is this from the world of TATA served as member of International Labour Organisation governing Body for 3 decade. Also appointed a member of Labour Panel of Planning Commission and was president of Indian Hockey Federation for 15 years. Who I am talking about also stood for parliamentary election from South Bombay as independent candidate but lost ? 
Naval Hormusji Tata

2) Who has been depicted in the pic ? 
- Albert Lasker 

3) During the WW-II, X was portrayed as a valuable wartime food and advertising described the brand as “What active people need”. For most of its life it has been sold in a red and white wrapper but change to blue wrapper in mid 1940's due to shortage of one of its main ingredient during WWII. Id which brand ? 
- Kit-Kat

4) Which brand came with this men's body spray perfume ? 
- Burger King

5) X is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper founded in 1875 and published simultaneously in various cities of India. It is a direct descendant of two newspapers, The Englishman(1821) and The Friend of India(1818) which later merged with X. It was managed by a British corporate group until it transferred ownership to the Tata Group, with J.R.D. Tata as Chairman in the mid-1960s. Which Daily Newspaper it is owned by Nachiketa Publications ? 
The Statesman

6) This is a hexagon symbol  which was originally adopted by X as its logo in 1983. It was developed from its house flag, a white rectangle divided diagonally to produce a red hourglass shape. The design of the logo was based on the cross of Saint Andrew. Id which entity logo has been described here ?  

7) It was first introduced in the United States in 1983 by a person called Bethany Holroyd. How do we know this in Asia ? 


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Business Quiz Set - 48

1) Drexel Burnham Lambert is a Wall Street Investment banking firm which bankrupt back in 1990. But they are given credit to introducing an instrument of investment or a concept in the financial market. id what did they introduced ? 
- Junk Bond

2) During World War II the Boston-based National Research Corporation (NRC) developed high-vacuum evaporation processes for dehydrating penicillin, blood plasma, and streptomycin for U.S. Army. The U.S. Army wanted to extend this technological advance into the area of providing its troops nutritious food. So in result NRC created anew branch named Florida Foods Corp later it changed its named to Vacuum Foods Corporation. How do we know this brand today in India ?  
Minute Maid

3) Id the brand from this iconic mascot has been identity of brand since 1960's ?

- Dulux 

4 Connect to a group ? 

Essel Group own all these venture 

5) X was started by Ryosuke Namiki, a professor from Japan in  mid 1950's along with Masao Wada under the name Namiki Manufacturing Company which later also entered into Jewelry business and changed its name to X which is its present name. ID the brand ?  
Pilot Corporation

6) This is a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen which was the principal port for Yemen's capital Sana'a. This is famous for being the major marketplace for a beverage from the 15th century until the early 18th century and as a result this beverage named after this port. In 17th century this beverage was so expensive only the royal family could afford this beverage. Id what variety of beverage is this ? 
- Mocha 

7) How we know this financial institution today ?