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July 26, 2009

Biz Quizzard 278

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

1. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), according to a report last week, has given the task of remastering the footage of the 1969 moon landing to Lowry Digital Corporation (LDC), a Hollywood film company. How is LDC connected to Indian business?

2. Business Standard’s 13th annual derby results were unveiled last week. Which two brand launches were voted as the biggest of 2008 by the top marketers of the country?

3. Which US airline was in news last week for frisking former president APJ Abdul Kalam in April?

4. The ‘reloaded’ version of which automobile brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘PLAY IT YOUR WAY’?

5. Anil Ambani group has created a new company for its foray into the cement business. What has it been branded as?

6. Yamaha Motor India has launched a new motorcycle. What has it been branded as?

7. According to a report last week, what has been offered as collateral to SBI by Vijay Mallya to raise an Rs 2,000 crore debt?

8. Which company is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘Fuelling Dreams’?

9. Which business personality was last week appointed chairman of Sony India?

10. Which airline in India last week operated the Eclipse Flight S2 2279 to view the solar eclipse from the sky?

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July 19, 2009

Biz Quizzard 277

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

1. What unique distinction did State Bank of India claim to achieve on July 12?

2. Which brand has announced the limited edition launch of the world’s first professional golf watch?

3. According to a report last week, McGraw-Hill Co has hired Evercore Partners, an investment bank, to sell which well known magazine?

4. Dutch-Indian model Tamara Moss is the new face of which brand in India for its Women’s Wear Spring Summer ’09 collection?

5. Which well known former chief executive from India has joined US-based buyout firm Advent International, which plans an Indian outfit next year?

6. Which telecom brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Do the new.’?

7. In one of the largest deals in global cinema in recent years, which Indian business personality has teamed up with noted Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg for their Los Angeles-based production house Dreamworks Studios?

8. To mark what occasion has a new beer, named ‘1209’, been created by John Bexon, head brewer of Greene King brewery in UK?

9. Which cardiac care chain last week launched the world’s largest cancer hospital in Bangalore?

10. Cricketer MS Dhoni is the brand ambassador for which confectionery brand?

11. Why was Mumbai resident Ashok Raghunath Vichare in news last week?

12. Three men were last week arrested in Germany over a failed attempt to blackmail Susanne Klatten. How is Ms Klatten linked to the world of business?

13. Which company has come up with a mascot, a cartoon character named Mr WizeR?

14. Which well known filmmaker, according to a report last week, is ready to launch his news and current affairs channel Maurya TV in Bihar and Jharkhand?

15. Which business personality has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG)?

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July 12, 2009

Biz Quizzard 276

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

1. Which Indian business group, according to reports last week, is all set to open its first five star hotel in South Africa in December?

2. Which company last week launched Marine, its first ‘outdoor phone’?

3. Google last week announced that its operating system will be commercially available from the second half of 2010. What will it be branded as?

4. The government’s decision to reduce excise on petrol trucks to 8% in the budget has reportedly benefited only one automobile brand. Which one?

5. According to a report last week, which international sports club is eyeing the Indian market to set up café bars?

6. PepsiCo last week opened a bottling plant in Domodedovo, near Moscow. What is unique about this plant?

7. Which Indian company last week announced that its subsidiary was planning to list on the Dhaka Stock Exchange and the Chittagong Stock Exchange?

8. Which casual dining chain has roped in Bollywood star Lara Dutta to promote its newly launched ‘Cheesy Bites’ range?

9. Which company has bagged the Indian franchise of the World Series of Boxing starting next year?

10. Why was Bundanoon, a rural Australian town, in news last week?

11. China last week detained 4 employees of which MNC on charges of hurting its economic interest?

12. French president Nicholas Sarkozy last week named his new 50 million pounds jet ‘Carla One’ in honor of his third wife Carla Bruni. Which company manufactured the jet?

13. Which country brews the Taedonggang beer?

14. Which automobile brand is being advertised with baseline ‘Go Beyond’?

15. Which brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Experience change’?

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July 5, 2009

Biz Quizzard 275

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 29 - July 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which two well known international automotive brands were launched in India last week?

2. Which Indian company has acquired US’ largest men’s formal-wear clothing, and bankrupt, company Hartmarx Corporation?

3. The Bandra-Worli sea link was inaugurated last week. Which company was the contractor for the project? (The company released a full page ad on the occasion)

4. South Africa-based Fry Foods, which makes meat-like vegetarian products, is entering into a joint venture with Big Five Health Foods (BFHF). Which celebrity’s mother is a promoter in BFHF?

5. According to a first city-specific study of its kind by the International Financial Corporation (IFC), which city is the easiest location to do business in India?

6. Ms Roshni Nadar has been appointed CEO of which company in India?

7. Which business group is picking up a 70% stake in mobile handsets retail chain MobileNXT Teleservices?

8. Which iconic electronics/entertainment brand turned 30 on July 1?

9. With which brand would you associate the animated characters Chouw and Mouw? (TVC currently on air)

10. Why were the companies Burn Standard and Braithwaite in news last week?

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