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 >’?

Please mail your answers before Friday to with Biz Quizzard 189 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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