June 25, 2007

Biz Quizzard 169

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 18-23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In what is the first time ever a male superstar will endorse a fairness cream, which celebrity has been signed on by Emami group to endorse its Fair & Handsome brand?

2. What new initiative did Pepsi undertake in India last week, a first for the soft drink giant anywhere in the world?

3. Tata Motors last week launched a passenger version of its goods carrier Ace. What has it been branded as?

4. HDFC and Barclays Bank last week agreed to sell their entire shareholding in which BPO company to SKR BPO Services?

5. According to a report last week, which advertising agency has bagged Bharti Retail's ad account estimated at Rs 50 crore?

6. Which famous personality last week took over as the CEO of the MNC he co-founded?

7. Which MNC last week bought a 49% stake in ASTAR Air Cargo, Florida-based airline?

8. Wadhawan Retail Holding last week took over Delhi's convenience supermarket Sabka Bazaar and lifestyle outlet The Home Store from entrepreneur Mohammad Abdullah along with taking control of Mumbai's Maratha Stores, a chain of co-operative outlets. Which retail brand does the company own in Mumbai?

9. According to a report last week, with 700 people on its rolls, which Indian company is laying claim to the tag of Finland's largest non-Finnish employer?

10. Popular south Indian actress Trisha Krishnan has been signed up as the brand ambassador for which two wheeler brand (the TVC is already on air for about 2 weeks now)?

11. Hoping to deepen its appeal to hard-core sports fans, which MNC is buying Rivals.com, a website that provides extensive coverage of college athletics?

12. Hutch last week launched a new light variant of Blackberr6y. What has it been sub-branded as?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 169 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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