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May 24, 2009

Biz Quizzard 269

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

1. Which celebrity has been roped in as a brand ambassador by VIP Industries?

2. Tata Teleservices last week launched its new wireline broadband service offering in four cities. What has it been branded as?

3. Marico has filed a trademark infringement suit against which company for infringing its Kaya skin care brand?

4. Which Indian comic books publisher is all set to launch its television channel in India by the same name in January 2010?

5. Which Indian business group has entered the IT segment by acquiring Melstar Information Technologies, an application development software services company?

6. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Live the moment’?

7. Captain Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, recently launched a cargo airline. What has it been branded as?

8. The Calcutta Stock Exchange Association Ltd has decided to change its name. What is the new name?

9. The new version of which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘START DISCOVERING’?

10. International Olive Council (IOC), an inter-governmental organization that looks after the interests of olive oil and table olives, has announced which well known Indian advertising personality as its brand ambassador?

11. Which well known international business publication has recently launched its India edition?

12. Scandic Food India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Denmark-based processed food firm Good Food Group, is relaunching which brand in India?

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May 17, 2009

Biz Quizzard 268

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company, according to a report last week, is hitting the liquor market with a super premium brandy, Morpheus, this month?

2. US-based brand and reputation management consulting firm, Reputation Institute has named five Indian firms among the top 50 in its annual list of world’s most reputed companies. Which Indian firm/group has been ranked 11th?

3. Mr Madhu Kannan has been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of which institution/organization in India?

4. Mr Vaidyanathan has been appointed managing director and chief executive of which insurance company in India?

5. Which Indian business personality has been awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize for 2009?

6. Which company last week claimed to have now become India’s biggest music company?

7. Which MNC last week announced that Beijing Olympics bronze medal winner and boxing champion Vijender Singh will be its new brand ambassador?

8. Which Indian bank has entered into an agreement with Visa to issue debit cards in the US?

9. TDSAT member JS Sarma last week took over as the chairman of which regulatory body in India?

10. Which MNC has developed the world’s fastest central processing unit (CPU)?

11. Which milestone did Bharti Airtel cross last week?

12. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched its new premium hatchback. What has it been branded as?

13. Which Indian company has acquired Australia-based UCMS Group for $40.7 million (Rs 200 crore)?

14. NDTV last week launched an English news and entertainment channel in Chennai in partnership with well known organization?

15. Which Indian company last week said it will spend 10 million euro on buying a majority stake in French firm Uniross SA?

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May 10, 2009

Biz Quizzard 267

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which well known government/regulatory executive in India has been offered an appointment as distinguished consulting professor at the Stanford Centre for International Development at Stanford University?

2. Sahara Group has picked up an 11.7% stake in which telecom company in India?

3. According to a report last week, which FMCG major is set to launch a chain of fast food joints, the first of which is slated to open in Puducherry in June?

4. Which global consumer electronics major has launched the Asian Games 2010 promotional activity “Road of Asia” campaign in India?

5. Which company last week launched a low-cost realty project offering a one-room flat for less than Rs 4 lakhs?

6. Three Indian-origin CEOs have figured among the best US chief executives in the seventh annual listing of best American CEOs by the Institutional Investor magazine. Name them?

7. Which business personality has been voted as the best CEO in India as per the Finance Asia magazine’s annual poll of investors and analysts?

8. Jet Airways last week announced the launch of a new all-economy, no-frills service. What has it been branded as?

9. Which company last week unveiled its brand for zero spangled steel products, which will be called Galvano?

10. Which Indian company last week signed a five-year multi-million dollar content deal with Manchester United, the world’s second richest football club after Real Madrid?

11. Why was Ben Southall of Britain in news last week?

12. Which celebrity will be the face of Garnier Men, a new range of grooming products designed specifically for men by L’Oreal, in India?

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May 3, 2009

Biz Quizzard 266

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 27 - May 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which well known business personality has emerged as the richest person in the UK, according to a Sunday Times Rich List of 1,000 richest persons in the UK?

2. Which brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Andar se solid’?

3. Which Indian business personality was last week awarded with the Order of the British Empire (OBE)?

4. Which MNC last week signed a strategic technology alliance with Hyderabad-based FxLabs to foster game development?

5. Mahindra & Mahindra has launched another revamped version of its SUV Scorpio. What has it been branded as?

6. Fonterra Cooperative group, the world’s largest diary exporter, has agreed to sell its stake in an Indian milk products venture to its partner. Name the Indian partner?

7. The Essar group telecom retailing company, The MobileStore is close to launching its private label with an initial portfolio of four handsets. What has it been branded as?

8. Bharti Airtel last week entered into a joint-venture with which MNC to manage its landline and broadband business?

9. In a move unprecedented in the Indian insurance sector, which company has decided to integrate key functions in its life and general insurance companies?

10. According to the Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list compiled by Millward Brown, which brand has become the world’s first $100 billion brand?

11. Dabur India last week launched a new fruit beverage. What has it been branded as?

12. Mr Arvind Jadhav has been appointed full-time chairman and managing director of which aviation company in India?

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