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June 28, 2009

Biz Quizzard 274

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Satyam Computer Services has been rechristened. What is its new name?

2. Which company last week unveiled a new mascot, a dolphin named ‘DOLLe’?

3. Mr CP Gurnani was last week appointed CEO of which company?

4. Which well known MNC has appointed Ajay Banga as president and chief operating officer with effect from August?

5. Which company last week announced its foray into the salty snacks market with Hippo, a baked salty snack made of wheat?

6. Which company last week launched India’s first handset powered by Android, Google’s operating system software?

7. Which well known business personality was last week appointed chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) in the rank of a cabinet minister?

8. BSNL last week joined hands with which MNC to launch ‘BSNL managed SaaS’ (Software as a Service) in India?

9. Ericsson chief executive Carl-Henric Svanberg is stepping down to become the chairman of which MNC?

10. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh is featured in the advertising campaign of which four wheeler brand?

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June 21, 2009

Biz Quizzard 273

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is buying Hotel Sea Rock, one of Mumbai’s best known landmarks?

2. The annual ‘Brand Equity Most Trusted Brands (MTB) Survey’ by The Economic Times was released last week. Which brand has topped the list for the second year in a row?

3. Which MNC last week said it has signed a deal to sell its Saab unit to a consortium led by Swedish luxury sports car maker Koenigsegg Automotive AB?

4. Which MNC last week launched its car, Grande Punto, in India?

5. Mr MV Nair was last week appointed the new chairman of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA). He is the chairman and managing director of which bank?

6. Which Indian cricketer has been roped in by Swiss luxury watch maker Movado as a brand ambassador?

7. Mr Alok Sharma has quit as the managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC?

8. Which not-for-profit organization started by a well-known business personality has received approval to set up Karnataka’s first private university?

9. Which Italian watch brand has signed on Preity Zinta and Neil Nitin Mukesh as its brand ambassadors?

10. Actors and brothers Salman Khan and Sohail Khan appear in the television commercial for which confectionery brand?

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June 14, 2009

Biz Quizzard 272

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Ms Preetha Reddy was last week named the heiress to which business group in India?

2. Palm recently launched its new smart phone in the US to take on Apple’s iPhone. What has it been branded as?

3. Which business school in India has, according to a news item last week, roped in Shah Rukh Khan to host its annual business and marketing quiz for the next 3 years?

4. Jewellery major and exporter Gitanjali Group will soon set up a second joint venture with which middle east-based jewellery retailer to launch a new brand to rival Tanishq?

5. Tata Teleservices Ltd. (TTSL) last week unveiled its GSM services. What has it been branded as?

6. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Why so serious?’?

7. Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. last week launched its internationally successful premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India. Name the brand?

8. Samsung last week launched the Guru e1107 handset in India. What is unique about it?

9. Nadathur Holdings, the investment arm of NS Raghavan, has acquired majority stake in Bangkok-based BMC Management, which operates a chain of boutique hotels and resorts in Thailand and Malaysia. Mr Raghavan is one of the founders of which well known company?

10. What unique distinction has been achieved by Nokia’s manufacturing facility in Chennai?

11. Which company last week bought Goa-based VS Dempo Mining Corporation for Rs 1,750 crore?

12. Which MNC last week launched its first international television commercial, ‘Library’?

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June 8, 2009

Biz Quizzard 271

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to the 2009 edition of the Black Book of Outsourcing, brought out by US-based Brown-Wilson group, 8 Indian cities figure in the list of world’s 25 riskiest places for offshoring. Which city has been ranked as the riskiest in the world?

2. Which iconic MNC filed for bankruptcy on last Monday?

3. Mr KC Chakrabarthy was last week elected chairman of the Indian Bank’s Association. He is the chairman and managing director of which bank?

4. Which MNC last week entered into a definitive agreement to acquire software vendor Wind River Systems for a consideration of about $884 million?

5. Frito-Lay India, the food division of PepsiCo India, last week launched its new brand of snacks. What has it been branded as?

6. Nokia last week launched its touch-screen mobile device in New Delhi. What has it been branded as?

7. German luxury car manufacturer Audi last week launched its sports utility vehicle in India. What has it been branded as?

8. Which company last week launched its designer furniture range – Starline?

9. Which brand has launched a commercial (currently on air) featuring Bipasha Basu and MS Dhoni and the tagline ‘Your Move’?

10. Which company, according to a report last week, has made arrangements to use a remixed version of the Jai Ho track of Slumdog Millionaire fame, created by AR Rahman in a TV commercial?

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June 1, 2009

Biz Quizzard 270

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mr Atul Sobti was last week elevated to the position of CEO and MD in which company?

2. N Chandrasekharan will take over as the CEO of which well known company in India?

3. Why was Mr Phuthuma Nhelko in news last week?

4. Which MNC last week launched its new range of laptops and desktops, including Gateway and eMachines product lines?

5. Which two brands from India figure among the global top-five fast-growing vodka list, according to UK-based research digest The Spirits Business?

6. Which celebrity has been signed on as a brand ambassador by Reliance GSM?

7. Microsoft is launching its new search engine on June 3 to compete more effectively with Google. What has it been branded as?

8. Which automobile company in India last week elevated Mr Prakash M Telang as its new managing director?

9. Supermodel turned actor, Milind Soman will endorse a men’s hair colour brand by Elder Health Care. What has it been branded as?

10. Which MNC has launched a new global multi-million dollar marketing campaign with a new tagline, called 'Sponsors of Tomorrow’?

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