August 24, 2008

Biz Quizzard 230

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Bharti Airtel last week announced that it has crossed the 75 million mark to become the fourth largest in-country mobile operator in the world. Which is the largest?

2. Nokia last week announced, 3 days before the launch of 3G-enabled iPhone in India, the impending launch of its new ‘killer product’ to take on iPhone. What has it been branded as?

3. Which Indian company last week acquired Bolix S.A. (Bolix) of Poland, a leading provider of external insulation finishing systems (EIFS) from Advent International, a global private equity group?

4. Which Indian company last week signed an agreement to form a 51:49 joint venture in China with Jiangsu Yueda Yancheng Tractor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Yancheng Tractor)?

5. The Aditya Birla Group is launching a new retail chain for luxury brands. What will it be branded as?

6. Which company has acquired US-based firm Pyxis Solutions for an enterprise value of $25 million in an all-cash deal?

7. Anil Ambani-led ADAG last week launched its fully digital home entertainment service on the latest MPEG4 Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform. What has it branded as?

8. Which mobile service provider last week launched its operations in Mumbai?

9. Which well known personality is all set to float his own media venture – Walkwater Media?

10. India’s longest runway was opened last week. Which city?

11. Actor Jerry Seinfield, known for his eponymous television sitcom, will be one of the key celebrity pitchmen in the $300-million advertising campaign for which MNC?

12. According to a report last week, which MNC bank earned a record 64.5 million yuan ($9.42 billion) in the first half to become the world’s most profitable bank?

13. STAR India is finally set to roll out its second regional general entertainment channel, a Bangla GEC. What has it been branded as?

14. Which celebrity has been roped in by premium American jeanswear brand Levi’s as its brand ambassador in India?

15. Tata Motors last week launched the new generation of country’s first and filly indigenous car – the Indica. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 230 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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