October 15, 2007

Biz Quizzard 185

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a news snippet last week, a group of infrastructure funds led by JP Morgan Chase & Co agreed to buy which UK water company from Royal Bank of Scotland for 1.3 billion pounds ($2.7 billion)?

2. Which brand has launched its campaign ‘Make the most of now’ across media?

3. Which advertising agency has been appointed by PepsiCo as the new creative agency for 7UP – its clear lemon brand – ending the 17-year-old exclusive relationship with ad agency JWT?

4. Which company last week launched two new electric scooters – Velociti & Optima?

5. Which consumer durables company has launched its ‘Magic Chalao, Dream Home Sajao’ offer for the festive season?

6. Which company last week agreed to buy the switchgear business of Tamco Corporate Holdings in Malaysia for $108 million?

7. Which company/brand last week released an advertisement announcing the launch of ‘Offix’, its new retail office stationery mart in November?

8. Which MNC last week unveiled its new global campaign ‘Simplify IT’ in India?

9. Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Retail last week opened its first exclusive apparel store, spaced across 30,000 sq. ft., in Gurgaon. What has it been branded as?

10. The first exclusive Hush Puppies store in India opened last week. Which city?

11. Actress Kareena Kapoor can be seen in the print advertisement for which fashion/retail brand?

12. Which Indian MNC last week agreed to take over the business and assets of Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio access-related R&D activities in Berlin?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 185 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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