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August 30, 2009

Biz Quizzard 283

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Economic Times Awards For Corporate Excellence 2008-09 were announced last week. Who is the Business Leader of the Year?

2. In one of the largest healthcare deals in the country, which company is buying 10 of Wockhardt’s hospitals for Rs 909 crore?

3. The largest selling Italian brandy has been launched in India. Name the brand?

4. Toyota Motor last week launched its internationally acclaimed sports utility vehicle in India. Name the brand?

5. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched a new version of its small car Zen Estilo. What has it been re-branded as?

6. Apple Inc’s latest operating system software went on sale in US last week. What has it been branded as?

7. Which celebrity has acquired a 33% stake in V8 Gourmet Group to launch a range of readymade gourmet meals in UK?

8. Westside, the apparel retail brand of Tata Group, last week opened a showroom in Hyderabad; it’s second in the city. What is unique about it?

9. Which iconic automobile brand was last week launched in India?

10. Which well known personality is heading the Passenger Amenities Committee of the Indian Railways?

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August 23, 2009

Biz Quizzard 282

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has become the first Indian life insurer to top the list of companies whose agents have qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table?

2. The new edition of which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Luxury Beyond Excellence’?

3. Which FMCG major owns the hair care brands “Nupoor” mehandi and ‘Expert” hair colour?

4. The publisher of which well known magazine has decided to file for bankruptcy in the US?

5. Which leading online hotel distribution network in India has been acquired by Travelocity Global of the US?

6. In what is perhaps a first for an apparel brand, which company is offering its branded products with a 3-month EMI option and zero interest rate?

7. Which FMCG major is buying a major stake in traditional snacks marketer Garden Hygienic Snacks?

8. Which Indian CEO has been ranked at number 20 in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list compiled by Forbes?

9. Which television channel has unveiled a new look over this weekend and is ‘Bloody Cool’?

10. Which company has developed a virtual character called Old Hound, who is the author of a blog titled The Dark Truth, to strengthen the positioning of its premium brand in social media?

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August 16, 2009

Biz Quizzard 281

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola India recently launched its latest campaign for Sprite. What was unique about it?

2. Which MNC is selling its digital advertising agency, Razorfish, to French advertising major Publicis Groupe SA for an estimated $530 million?

3. What milestone did Maruti Suzuki India cross last week for its A-Star model?

4. Which IT and BPO services company has acquired the India IT captive unit of the troubled insurance giant AIG for an undisclosed sum?

5. Microsoft last week announced an alliance with which MNC to counter the dominance of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry device?

6. Which company last week launched ‘T5’ lamps, claimed to save 85% energy?

7. AP Parigi, who recently resigned from ENIL, will be joining which company as the group CEO of its Indian operations?

8. IL&FS Investsmart has been rebranded. What will it be known as?

9. Roger Rose has been named the chief executive of the Indian operations of which MNC (related to the defense sector)?

10. The radio station SFM has been rebranded. What is the new name?

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August 9, 2009

Biz Quizzard 280

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company recently became the first private sector establishment in the country to be provided security by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

2. The Karnataka government is asking which company to operate the state’s employment exchanges in a radical move aimed at improving the efficiency and quality of its service?

3. Which MNC is scheduled to launch its skincare brand Neutrogena in India (TVC currently on air)?

4. AP Parigi will step down as the managing director of which media company on October 1?

5. Nissan recently unveiled its first all electric car. What has it been branded as?

6. According to a report last week, Yuksom Breweries has acquired Rhino Breweries in Assam in a move thwarting industry leader United Breweries’ (UB) plans for a bigger play in the north east (N-E) markets. Which well known personality owns Yuksom?

7. Which brand has topped the ‘top 10 green brands’ in India according to the recent research titled ‘The ImagePower Green Brands’?

8. Shailendra Bhandari has been appointed as the MD & CEO of which private bank in India?

9. Which company has bagged the worldwide rights to ‘My Name is Khan’, the next venture by Dharma Productions and Red Chillies, for a reported sum of Rs 80-90 crore?

10. Which MNC last week entered the water heater segment in India with its ‘Spa’ range of energy efficient water heaters?

11. Which actress has been roped in as a brand ambassador for snack brand Aliva by Frito-Lay?

12. Which food and beverages brand has adopted a new tagline ‘Tummy bhi khush, Mummy bhi khush’?

13. Which celebrity has been signed up by Yakult Danone India as the endorser for its probiotic health drink, Yakult, in the Indian market?

14. Big 92.7 FM, which had been a part of Adlabs Films Limited (AFL), has been demerged as Reliance Unicom Limited and the name has been further changed. What is the new name?

15. Dabur last week launched a new ayurvedic skincare range. What has it been branded as?

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August 2, 2009

Biz Quizzard 279

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 27 - August 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group, according to a report last week, has introduced wheat flour, cooking oil and pulses under the brand Healthy Life and a mango drink labeled Good Life?

2. An easy one. Which brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘NOT JUST ANY OTHER SWITCH’?

3. Which MNC is acquiring nearly 70% stake in Hyderabad-based vaccine-maker Shantha Biotechnics for Rs 2,600 crore?

4. Which company will be the title sponsor for the 2010 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held in March?

5. Which business group last week released an ad for its Second Career Internship Programme (SCIP), aimed at women professionals?

6. Which company last week said it had sold its nutrition business, which included brands like Farex, Dexolac and Protinex, to global health company Abbott?

7. Which company last week named cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassadors?

8. What milestone did Airtel cross in Sri Lanka recently?

9. Watch maker PA Time Industries last week launched Ssteele, its new range of stainless steel watches. Which other well-known watch brand does the company own?

10. Which company has picked up the title sponsorship of the upcoming Champions League T20 tournament for Rs 170 crore?

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