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Business and Finance Trivia Quiz 2021

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Editor, TRANSFIN.
May 24, 2021 1:19 PM 3 min play


Five months into 2021, and the world of Business and Finance has seen some major developments.

Have you kept track of the main developments?

Let's find out!

  1. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Gurugram, X is available in 24 countries and 10,000+ cities globally. Along with its biggest competitor, it commands a virtual duopoly in India. Now, X is headed to an IPO that may be the largest to hit Indian markets since March 2020. Identify X.
  2. Autonomous vehicles may seem like a recent obsession with futuristic technology. However, their history can be traced back centuries. Which famous European inventor designed a novel self-driving cart in the 15th century?
  3. Fill in the blank: Saudi Aramco is in negotiations with Reliance Industries to purchase a ___% stake in the latter’s oil-to-chemicals (O2C) business at an enterprise value of $75bn.
  4. Recently, the US threw its support behind a WTO proposal put forth by India and South Africa that seeks a waiver of patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines. Most developing nations are in support of this proposal at the WTO - except which of these countries?
  5. After Pfizer and Moderna, a third RNA vaccine may enter markets soon. Deviced by a German company called ______, this vaccine has only basic cold storage requirements and its trial results may be announced next week. Fill in the blank.
  6. What is the name of the lady in front? Much of the credit for the EU’s strong record on tech regulation goes to her. She has taken an increasingly vocal, confrontational and personal stand against Big Tech companies, winning plaudits the world over.
  7. Which crypto started as a joke and is now worth over $70bn?
  8. Thanks to trade tensions and pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions, the world is going through a semiconductor shortage right now. Which is the largest semiconductor company in the world by sales?
  9. In the tech world, one of the guiding laws - or prophecies, you could say - has been X's Law. It argues that the number of transistors on a silicon chip would roughly double every year. It worked well for years - today, transistors are as small as 10 nanometers! - but it may be breaking down. What (or rather "who") is X?
  10. Since we're on the subject of the laws guiding Silicon Valley... What is Godwin's Law?
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