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November 25, 2007

Biz Quizzard 191

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian company last week announced it has bought out US-based jewellery chain Rogers for Rs 80 crore?

2. The century-old FMCG major Amrutanjan, as part of its attempt to become a family-oriented healthcare products company, has changed its name. What will it be known as?

3. Which Indian company has agreed to acquire Natrol, a branded nutritional products company in the US for $81 million (Rs 318 crore)?

4. Which MNC has announced that it will launch its international collection for kids including Tech Sports, Classics, Edge, Metromobility, Core, Sprint fit (boys’ range), Sweets, Dance Academy, Rhythm, Tech Sport and Workout (girls’ range) in India?

5. Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia last week launched a software which has all the features of Microsoft Office 2007 and it works on the web. What has it been branded as?

6. Which business personality has been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007?

7. Quantum Fund, according to a report last week, has picked up a stake in Future capital Holdings (FCH) from Och Ziff Capital. Which legendary investor is the promoter of Quantum Fund?

8. Which celebrity last week launched her new perfume ‘M’ in Los Angeles?

9. Amazon.com last week launched an e-book reader. What has it been branded as?

10. Which milestone did Tata Motors cross last week?

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Biz Quizzard 190 - answers

1. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF)

2. IBM Corp

3. Shantanu Narayen

4. Mudra Communications

5. Dabur

6. Eastman Kodak Co.

7. BASF

8. DLF

9. Tata Group

10. Which company last week claimed to be the world’s only tractor company to win the Japan Quality Award?

11. Suzuki Access125

12. Avantha Group

13. MAIL TODAY

14. Reliance Retail last week launched its jewellery format in Bangalore. What has it been branded as?

15. Hyundai i10

November 18, 2007

Biz Quizzard 190

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which organization, according to a report last week, has decided to enter the branded snacks market with Munch Time, a salty snack much like Frito Lay’s Kurkure?

2. In hopes of keeping pace with rivals in the field of business intelligence software, which MNC, according to a news snippet last week, said it planned to buy Cognos Inc. for $5 billion in cash?

3. My question of the week. Who has been named the new CEO of software maker Adobe Systems?

4. The latest Brand Equity Ad Agency Reckoner – the annual ranking on the most admired ad agencies, media agencies, influential people and creative directors – was released last week. Which agency has been ranked second on the Top 10 Creative Agencies list?

5. Which FMCG major last week launched in south India, the company’s latest floor cleaner Dazzl, and signed popular south Indian actor Khusboo as its brand ambassador?

6. Which MNC has decided to sell its 20% stake in Lucky Film Co Ltd., ending a four-year partnership with China’s biggest photo film manufacturer?

7. Which company has been releasing ads in various newspapers for the past few weeks with the baseline ‘The Chemical Company’?

8. Which Indian company is acquiring the privately-held super luxury resorts and spa chain Singapore-based Amanresorts for around $250 million?

9. A supercomputer from India has been recognized as the world’s fourth fastest and the most powerful one in Asia and Asia-Pacific region. Which business group is associated with it?

10. Which company last week claimed to be the world’s only tractor company to win the Japan Quality Award?

11. Which two-wheeler brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘SABKi WiSH KARE POORi’?

12. The Gautham Thapar-led group of companies last week unveiled a its new group corporate identity. What will it be now known as?

13. The India today Group last week released an ad announcing the launch of its newspaper in Delhi and NCR. What has it been branded as?

14. Reliance Retail last week launched its jewellery format in Bangalore. What has it been branded as?

15. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘CATCH THE i’?

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November 17, 2007

Biz Quizzard 189 - answers

1. PetroChina

2. Bajaj Auto

3. Unitec

4. Citigroup

5. KILLER

6. Videocon Industries

7. Wieden+Kennedy (W+K)

8. Reliance Footprint

9. Rock 100

10. Murugappa Group

November 11, 2007

Biz Quizzard 189

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company last week became the first in the world to be valued at $1000 billion?

2. Which Indian company last week picked up a 14.5% stake in KTM Power Sports, Europe’s second largest sport motorcycle maker, from the open market for around Rs 300-350 crore?

3. Prakausli Investment, a closely-held investment company owned by the Chandra family, has, according to a report last week, picked up a 15% stake in Orissa Sponge Iron and Steel (OSISL). The Chandra family are the promoters of which real estate company?

4. Former US Treasury Secretary Robert E Robin was last week named the new chairman of which MNC?

5. Which denim brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘worship the night’?

6. Which company last week acquired Planet M, the music and entertainment retail arm of media house Bennett, Coleman & Co, for Rs 200 crore?

7. Which iconic US ad agency has taken into its fold the three-year-old Delhi-based agency ‘A’, thus signaling its entry into the Indian advertising market?

8. Reliance Retail last week launched its first footwear specialty stores in Bangalore and Hyderabad. What has the format been branded as?

9. The Xenitis group last week announced the launch of a 100-cc ‘peoples bike’ priced at Rs 19,990. What has it been branded as?

10. Which Indian business group has launched a corporate campaign across media with the baseline ‘SOLID > DRIVEN >’?

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November 4, 2007

Biz Quizzard 188

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 29 - September 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mr Shinzo Nakanishi will be taking over the managing director of which company in India?

2. NDTV last week launched a 24-hour free-to-air channel that will mainly cater to the growing expatriate market in West Asia and South Africa. What has it been branded as?

3. Which brand is being advertised through a print campaign with the baseline ‘You’re welcome!’?

4. Hyundai Motor India last week world premiered its new small car in India. What has it been branded as?

5. The board of telecom major Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) last week approved a change in the name of the company. What will it be now known as?

6. Which premium fashion brand has expanded its offering with a new young formal range under the brand Lp?

7. Which MNC, according to a report last week, acquired a 51% stake in Indian public relation consultancy company Hanmer and Partners (H&P) for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which Indian business group last week entered the South African market with the acquisition of the consumer division of Enaleni Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Durban-based hair care company, for around Rs 52 crore?

9. Which fashion brand has appointed actress Jiah Khan (of Nishabd fame) as the brand ambassador for its women’s range?

10. Which celebrity has been appointed by Kingfisher Airlines as its second brand ambassador?

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