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January 27, 2008

Biz Quizzard 200

A double century! I feel like Sehwag right now. While there cannot be any comparisons with Viru's feat, it does feel good having crossed the 200 week milestone without missing a single week. Would like to thank each one of you for being part of this journey. For those who are not already part of Quinkie, Biz Quizzard is posted every week on Quinkie, a Yahoo! Group dedicated to business quizzes. Quinkie currently has 2300+ active members. To receive more business quizzes in your inbox, join Quinkie by sending an e-mail to quinkie-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which automobile brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘Live Up’?

2. According to a report last week, Mumbai-based Rs 250-crore denim manufacturer Kewal Kiran Clothing (KKCL), promoter of the ‘Killer’ brand of jeans, will soon have which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

3. Which Indian company has acquired Chicago-based management consulting firm, Bridge Strategy Group for $35 million in an all-cash deal?

4. Which company, in perhaps the first instance in India, has fined its CEO for a technical violation of insider trading rules?

5. Which company will, according to a report last week, acquire the South African hair brand Kinky?

6. Which jewellery company has launched a prĂȘt line ‘Jodhaa Akbar collection’ inspired by their creations for the upcoming movie?

7. Which Swiss pharmaceuticals company last week said it would acquire US-based medical diagnostic product maker Ventana Medical systems for $3.4 billion?

8. Which cricketer has been signed on by FritoLay India as its brand ambassador?

9. Which business personality has been elected to the position of chairman of the board of the US India Business Council (USIBC)?

10. Which business personality last week acquired the Mumbai franchisee in BCCI’s Indian Premier League (IPL) for $111.9 million over a 10-year period?

11. Which insurance company is taking up a brand re-positioning exercise and has changed its slogan to ‘peace of mind. guaranteed’?

12. Nick Leeson can take a bow. Which bank last week said it had uncovered a $7.14 billion fraud – one of history’s biggest – by a single futures trader who orchestrated a series of bogus transactions?

13. Tata Tea has marked its entry into retail operations by establishing its first retail outlet ‘Chai Unchai’ last week. Name the location? (I want the specific location, not just the city/state)

14. Actor Katrina Kaif can be seen in the television commercial (currently on air) for which hair color brand with the baseline ‘simply shine’?

15. John Donahoe will take over as the new CEO of which well known MNC on March 31?

Please mail your answers on or before Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 200 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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