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Business Trivia Quiz 2021 On the World's Largest Companies

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Mar 15, 2021 2:38 PM 3 min play


There can never be a dearth of fun business trivia. So, here we go again!

How high can you score this time? Let's find out!

And if you're interested, here's a sneak-peek:

  1. "CASOC" was the earlier incarnation of X, which is one of the largest companies on the planet today. In 2019, it had a mammoth net income of $88bn and its shares are listed on the Tadawul stock exchange. Identify X.
  2. Here's a list of banks and banks' taglines. Which of these combinations is NOT correct?
    • Bank of Baroda - India's International Bank
    • HDFC Bank - We Understand Your World
    • Punjab National Bank - The Name You Can Bank Upon
    • Yes Bank - Where Service Is A Way Of Life
  3. The era of solar and renewable energy is upon us! The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is a group of 121 countries that works for efficient consumption of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The ISA is headquartered in India - the first inter-governmental organisation to be based out of the country. Which city hosts the ISA HQ?
  4. Why is Wall Street possibly called Wall Street?
  5. Swedish furniture retail giant IKEA has signed a deal to open its first mall in India (in Noida). Which city was the site of the company's first store in the country?
  6. It was Women's Day recently! On that note, who recently became the first female CEO of a major US bank?
  7. Along similar lines, who was the first woman to head an Indian bank?
  8. The Haloid Company is the former name of an American corporation that sells products and services in more than 160 countries. In 2019, it began to pursue a hostile takeover of PC and printer manufacturer HP before abandoning its $35bn cash-and-stock bid after the pandemic struck. What is the Haloid Company known as today?
  9. The Indian Railways is often referred to as the backbone of India's development. Which of these Railways-related entities have had an IPO?
    • RailTel
    • IRCTC
    • IRCON
    • RVNL
    • RITES
  10. How about we end with a tribute to The King? Southern Maid ______ is the only product Elvis Presley ever did a live TV commercial for. Fill in the blank!
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