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October 26, 2008

Biz Quizzard 239

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC last week announced it is buying 89% of Indonesia’s Ekonomi Bank for $607.5 million?

2. According to reports last week, which Indian Premier League (IPL) team has been put on the block?

3. Which automobile brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘Play it your way’?

4. Which company has entered into separate franchise agreements with Italian apparel brand Alcott and Paris-based home d├ęcor retailer SIA group to launch them in India?

5. Which news channel is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘CLARITY IN A COMPLEX WORLD’?

6. According to a news report last week, Andreas von Bechtolscheim has resigned from his present position to focus on his new company Arista Networks. He is the co-founder of which well known MNC?

7. Which well known sanitary brand/company has, according to a news snippet last week, won the Family Business Award given by the Swiss business school IMD and Lombard Odier Darier Hentesch?

8. Which pharma company in India last week said it would rechristen itself as Fresenius Kabi Oncology?

9. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Gopalratnam Kannan as the president?

10. Which group has recently launched an event solutions outfit, Celsius?

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October 19, 2008

Biz Quizzard 238

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobile phone maker has signed actress Priyanka Chopra as a brand ambassador?

2. Which company last week said it has acquired majority stake in Norwegian company Miljo Grenland Innovasjon that specializes in the development of innovative solutions for electric vehicles?

3. Which brand has launched a multimedia campaign with the baseline ‘Good people to grow with’?

4. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of Japan has bought a 21% stake in which well known financial major for $9 billion?

5. Why was Paul Krugman, a Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist, in news last week?

6. Three months after calling off its joint venture with Arvind Brands, Italian fashion brand Diesel last week announced a joint venture with which company to set up stores in the country?

7. Which insurance major in India has appointed Rajesh Sud as chief executive officer and managing director?

8. Spize TV, a DTH company registered in Singapore, last week acquired France Telecom’s European DTH operations. Which Indian company owns a majority stake in Spize TV?

9. Harvard Business School has conferred the Alumni Achievement Award on which Indian business personality?

10. Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group recently launched a new retail brand. Name it?

11. Bangalore-based Phoenix Group last week launched its own brand of luxury hotels. Name the brand?

12. The commercial for this automobile brand, currently on air with the baseline ‘GEARLESS. EFFORTLESS.’ is unique because it does not show the automobile even once. Name the brand?

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October 12, 2008

Biz Quizzard 237

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC bank has launched a print campaign with the baseline ‘Make it happen’?

2. According to a new snippet last week, which watch brand has sued actor Charlize Theron for sporting a Christian Dior timepiece?

3. Why was Sanand in Gujarat in news last week?

4. Which company is acquiring Citi’s BPO business in India for $505 million?

5. Which MNC is launching the Bournville Fine Dark Chocolate brand in the country?

6. What unique milestone did Panasonic Corp (earlier Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co) cross recently?

7. Which brand last week launched a commercial (currently on air), which perhaps for the very first time in the history of Indian advertising, featured 10 celebrities in one commercial?

8. What milestone did Infosys cross recently? (hint: manpower)

9. Which Indian company last week said it has finalized a deal for buying Italian high-value shirting fabric enterprise Leggiuno for an undisclosed amount?

10. Which brand is being advertised across media with the baseline ‘What turns you on?’?

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October 5, 2008

Biz Quizzard 236

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 29 - October 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which new financial brand has launched a print campaign with the baseline ‘MAKE FRIENDS WITH MONEY’?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence for 2007-08 were announced last week. Who is the business leader of the year?

3. Which Indian company last week said it had won the US publication Wall Street Journal’s global innovation technology award in wireless technology category for 2008?

4. Which well-known business personality is behind the new company – Carnation Auto India – backed by Rs 80 crore investment from Wipro chairman Azim Premji’s PremjiInvest and Rs 28 crore from IFCI Venture Capital Funds?

5. Which MNC insurance major has appointed TR Ramchandran as the chief executive officer of its Indian operations?

6. Samsung Mobile last week launched its first 8 mega pixel camera phone in the country. What has it been branded as?

7. Which brand has launched a high-pitched multi-media campaign with the theme ‘Your dreams are not yours alone’?

8. Which MNC has launched its television and radio commercial advertisement campaign with the theme ‘Logon to new’?

9. Which company last week announced the appointment of Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra as the brand ambassador for its commercial electronics business?

10. Sikkim last week got its first private FM station. What has it been branded as?

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