April 16, 2007

Biz Quizzard 159

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 09-14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a news report last week, Spitz, the Euro 2.2-billion Austrian food major is planning to launch its energy drink in India. What has it been branded as?

2. Health and fitness retail chain VLCC is planning to set up 4000 beauty outlets. What will they be branded as?

3. Which advertising agency last week announced the launch of its design arm - Red Lion?

4. Which advertising agency/group last week launched a creative design boutique 'Iki'?

5. Mr Lakshmi Narayan was last week appointed the chairman for Nasscom, the premier IT body of the country, for 2007-08. He is the vice chairman of which IT company?

6. Which MNC last week announced it would buy Gerber Products Co. from pharmaceutical maker Novartis SA for $5.5 billion giving it the largest share of the global baby food market?

7. Which hospitality group in India last week signed an exclusive agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to bring the latter's premium brand, the 'Luxury Collection', to India?

8. India's first branded train, a holiday special to Nagarcoil, rolled out from Bangalore last week. Name the brand? (in case you are confused, this is a commercial brand, in an advertising deal with the Railways)

9. Which business group is the Hewitt Best Employer in 2007?

10. South African operator Neotel has acquired Transtel Telecom, the commercial telecommunication arm of Transnet, South Africa's largest transport and logistics company, for $33 million. Which Indian business group has a 51% stake in Neotel?

11. Sticking to tradition, Mr Nandan Nilekani last week gave up the CEO position to take on the role of executive co-chairman. Who is the new CEO of Infosys?

12. Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome last week showcased its exclusive "Titanic - DNA" collection at Baselworld, the watch and jewellery industry's largest annual trade fair. Why has it been branded so?

13. Which clothing brand is being advertised with the baseline 'Catch up with life'?

14. According to a news report last week, Apple Inc has delayed the release of its new computer operating system till October. What has it been code-named?

15. NDTV recently made an official announcement about its new entertainment channel, in association with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 159 as the subject.

Happy Learning!
Rajeev Kondapalli

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