Sunday, 31 January 2016

Business Quiz - 71

1)  This company was incorporated in1955 as a Private Limited Company under the name of `The Commercial Printing Press Ltd.'  In 1965 it was converted into a Public Limited Company. The main objects of the company is printing, publishing, graphic designing and to deal in horological products of all types, timing devices and related products.
The name of the company was changed to X  in 1966. Id Company which is one of the leading printers in the country providing complete print services ? 
Infomedia Press Ltd. Later changed to Tata Press Ltd.

2) Connect to a German company ERGO, Bennett Coleman company and 191 year old UK based 'Standard Life' company ?  
 HDFC Ltd., Have a JV with Ergo (HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited), In 2000, Times Bank Limited, a new private sector bank promoted by Bennett, Coleman & Co. / Times Group) merged with HDFC Bank Ltd. & Having JV with Standard Life for selling Life Insurance 

3) These are the words said by a famous American artist known as a bellwether of the art market. "The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is X. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is X. The most beautiful thing in Florence is X. Peking and Moscow don't have anything beautiful yet" Id him and X ?    
- A Andy Warhol; X: McDonald's

*4) This company was founded in 1980 in Delhi and it is world first car manufacturing company which offer exclusively handcrafted, super ultra luxury cars which are made on invitation only. It has also launched X and registered in Limca Book of Records as most expensive luxury car by any Indian car company ever. Id the company and X, first most expensive car of India ? 
Hradyesh, X (Car) Morris Street 

5) Edward A. Calahan, who was chief telegrapher in Western Union telegraph company at Manhattan. While working with Western Union, he encountered  a group of rushing messenger boys which inspired him to improve exchange communication. These men were called runners as they had to rush to their offices to report the change in stock prices. Later he came up with an idea of X in late 1860's which made their life easy and efficient. What did he invent ? 
-  Ticker Tape

6) Id this famous economist and what did he proposed in 1913 which came in existence in 1921 in India ? 

John Maynard Keynes, and proposed for Imperial Bank of India which later became SBI. 

7) Id this British confectionery company by it's mascot which has been with this company since 1926 ?

Bassett's & character is Bertie Bassett. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Business Quiz Set- 70

1) This  Company came in existence in 1860's when a group of businessmen raised $100,000 to found the "National Union Life and Limb insurance company. It insured Civil War sailors and soldiers against disabilities due to wartime wounds, accidents, and sickness. Company is known to finance Empire State Building in 1929 and provided capital to build Rockefeller Centre. Id the company it is, which placed its half of its assets into WW-II and was the largest single private contributor to allied cause?

2)  When the CEO of this Korean company  quoted "You can import coal and machines, but you cannot import talent". He realized the need for Korea to educate their youth in science and technology to ensure Korea position in the high technology arena which lead to established a Science and Tech University in 1986 and became Korea’s first science and technology research-oriented university and ranked 53rd best Uni. in the world by Times Higher Education in the early 2010's. Id which business group set up this University ? 
POSCO (Pohang Ircon and Steel Company). University is POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology)

3) This is an Indian publishing house, founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India which was first envisioned by Nehru to publish low-cost books. Logo of this organisation depictsBanyan Tree, symbolising stability and knowledge. The motto of it taken from Kalidasa Meghdutam which signifies striving to give everything desired in the world of books. Id this Govt. Org ? 
 National Book Trust

4) What does the term "Zombies" stand for in the  financial world ? 
A company that remains in business even though it is technically bankrupt and almost surely headed for the graveyard.
5) This magazine was founded in 1946 which was funded by J.R.D. Tata, it was mostly funded by the Tata Group companies until mid-1980's. It was in the pages of the magazine that architect 'Charles Correa' and his colleagues first presented their proposal for a dream city in Mumbai. Id the magazine which is the oldest and most respected art book publishers in India ? 

6) What concept was given by the two professors of Columbia Business School which first appeared in the book "The Intelligent Investor". It generally involve buying securities that appear underpriced? 
Value Investing

7) "Smartcooky" is new eCommerce venture will sell healthy foods and personal care products. Id which business group started this new venture ?

8) This company was founded back in 1920's, Id how do we know this brand today in the world of Automobile ? 

Jaguar Cars. Earlier was founded as SS Car (Swallow Sidecar Company)