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April 27, 2008

Biz Quizzard 213

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

1. Mr Lee Kun Hee last week announced his resignation as the chairperson of which conglomerate, less than a week after he was indicted for tax evasion and breach of trust?

2. After triggering intense speculation of a possible takeover attempt, pharma major Ranbaxy last week entered into a business alliance agreement with which pharma company?

3. After entering into a tie-up with Marks & Spencer recently, Reliance Retail last week announced a joint venture with which MNC?

4. Which Indian company, according to a report last week, is set to acquire a 70% controlling stake in German pharma company AxiCorp?

5. Actress Amrita Rao can be seen in the television commercial (currently on air) of which ice cream brand?

6. Why were the companies, King Chemicals and Kings High Power, in news last week?

7. Which new milestone did Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) touch recently?

8. Which Indian company last week acquired UK-based eWave World, which offers wireless telephony services using WIMAX technology, for an undisclosed sum?

9. Which clothes brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘YOUNG LIKE THAT’?

10. Child actor Darsheel Safary (of Taare Zameen Par fame) has been roped in to endorse which health drink brand?

11. Which business personality has been ranked as Britain’s richest resident for the fourth year in a row by The Sunday Times?

12. Which retail brand in India has changed its logo and is sporting a new tagline ‘Start something new’?

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April 20, 2008

Biz Quizzard 212

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Rs 3,000-crore Yash Birla group has decided to enter the domestic health and wellness market through a new company. What has it been branded as?

2. Southern film star Genelia D’Souza has been roped in as the ambassador for which shampoo brand?

3. Delhi-based Yamu Panchayat Pvt. Ltd, according to report last week, is the probably the only ISO 9001-2000 certified outlet in the country for which product?

4. Which Indian business personality figures in the list of world’s most admired board directors compiled by American magazine Directorship?

5. According to a report last week, which company intends to roll out a chain of food and confectionery retail outlets christened as Devil’s Workshop?

6. Which MNC bank is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its operations in India?

7. Which two wheeler brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘RIDE THE CHANGE’?

8. Which UK retailer last week announced a 51:49 joint venture with Reliance Retail?

9. Which two cricketers have been signed on as brand ambassadors for Ahmedabad-based cricket equipment manufacturer Sanspareils Greenlands, popularly known as SG?

10. Which MNC last week appointed Suresh Vaswani and Girish Paranjpe as joint CEOs?

11. Which international mobile operator last week said that it was revamping its brand and changing its logo in a bid to stop subscribers from defecting to rival carriers?

12. Which MNC last week acquired travel search startup Farecast for an undisclosed sum?

13. Which two Indian conglomerates figure in the list of world’s 25 most innovative companies, released by BusinessWeek last week?

14. It is a new Forbes list and covers rich people and their fights. Which two Indian business personalities figure in the magazine’s battling billionaires list?

15. Which celebrity has been roped in as the face of Big Bazaar?

16. Alcome Perfumes and Cosmetics, a new entrant in the Rs 500 crore perfume market, has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador in India?

17. Times Internet, which owns Indiatimes.com, has recently forayed into the social networking space by launching a site. What has it been branded as?

18. Which company in India has unveiled a new logo, first time that the logo is being changed since the company’s inception in 1958?

19. Actor Vidya Balan will be seen endorsing which consumer durable and electronics MNC, in India?

20. According to a report last week, Chennai-based Premier Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. is launching a new airliner. What has it been branded as?

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April 13, 2008

Biz Quizzard 211

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has launched the toll free number 1800-41-999-999?

2. Easily workable. Which two wheeler brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘IT’S HOT’?

3. Which automobile company in India, according to a print ad last week, is celebrating its 25th year?

4. The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) last week appointed which business personality as its chairman for 2008-09?

5. With which brand would you associate Hiren Patel (Mumbai), Paras Kakkar and Umesh Rana (Bhiwani)? (hint: contest winners)

6. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Poonam Chandel as its managing director?

7. According to a print ad released by Mercedes Benz last week, which 2 milestones has it recently crossed in India?

8. Fashion designer Stella McCartney is launching her label in India. She is the daughter of which international celebrity?

9. Which advertising agency has partnered with ADK, the third largest advertising agency in Japan to form a 50:50 JV in India?

10. Birla VXL Limited and Videocon Appliances last week separately announced that they had changed their names. What are the respective new names?

11. Which Indian company last week bought the privately-held Mexican tyre company Tornel for Rs 270 crore?

12. IBN recently launched a Marathi news channel. What has it been branded as?

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April 6, 2008

Biz Quizzard 210

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 31 - April 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which celebrity has been recently signed on by Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Healthcare to endorse ‘Boost’?

2. Which personal computer and laptop brand is being endorsed by Saurav Ganguly?

3. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘THE HEART CAR’?

4. Actress Kareena Kapoor can be seen in the advertising campaign for which soap brand?

5. France’s Pernod Ricard last week won a hard-fought auction to buy which legendary liquor brand for $8.9 billion?

6. According to a news snippet last week, Yahoo is launching a site for women between age 25 and 54. What has it been branded as?

7. The subprime crisis claimed another high profile victim last week. Marcel Ospel quit as the chairman of which banking giant?

8. TVS Motor Company has launched its first electric scooter. What has it been branded as?

9. Hyderabad-based end-to-end game company FXLabs last week launched Agni. What is its claim to fame?

10. Which Indian company has acquired Jet Generici Srl, a company engaged in the sale of generic finished dosages in Italy?

11. Which media company last week launched a Kannada news channel, Suvarna News?

12. Which company last week claimed to be the first Indian IT services firm to have a brand ambassador?

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