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September 27, 2009

Biz Quizzard 287

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting this edition with a commercial (currently on air) which I loved because of its baseline ‘BECAUSE THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH IDIOTS’. Which brand?

2. ‘Guiding Light’, a TV soap in the US, ended recently. What was unique about it?

3. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Bar bar dekho, Hazaar bar dekho’?

4. Which MNC last week struck a deal to acquire technology services provider Perot Systems in a cash transaction valued at about $3.9 billion?

5. Which company is entering the two biggest biscuit segments – marie and glucose – with its existing brands including Feasters?

6. According to a report last week, which MNC would kick off a $100 million global campaign, “It’s You”, next week?

7. Ford Motor Company last week showcased its newly-developed small car in India. What has it been branded as?

8. According to reports last week, Maruti Suzuki has stopped the production of which model from its stable?

9. Which company last week launched seven new models of laptops under the brand ‘ME’ to cater to the youth?

10. Quattro BPO Solutions has become the first BPO in the country to have secured permission from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for which initiative?

11. T Venkattram Reddy has been elected president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for the year 2009-10. He is the chairman of which company?

12. Which MNC last week agreed to buy Sara Lee Corp’s personal care and European detergent unit for $1.88 billion?

13. Which company has developed a virtual character, Zac, portrayed as a young, cool, smart, stylish and lethargic person, who chats on his mobile phone and wants to stay fit?

14. The new edition of which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘IT DRIVES YOU’?

15. Which well known international luxury brand has decided to release its first TVC, starting from the Indian sub-continent?

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September 20, 2009

Biz Quizzard 286

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has been rated the best employer in IT sector, according to a Dataquest – IDC survey?

2. Which MNC last week launched an online news reader called ‘Fast Flip’?

3. Which sportsperson has been signed up as a brand ambassador by Neo Sports network?

4. According to a news article last week, which MNC has entered the surface cleaning market in India with its international brand Cif?

5. Which company last week rolled out a super bike, V Max, priced at Rs 20 lakhs?

6. Which MNC is buying fast growing business software maker Omniture Inc for $1.8 billion?

7. Which business group is launching a new commodity brand Ekta, which will cover popular items like gram flour (besan) and beaten rice (poha) among others?

8. Green Infra LTD (GIL), an independent power producer, last week announced the acquisition of the wind power assets in India of which MNC?

9. Which company has roped in UK-based Fitch, a WPP Group company, to redesign its mobile retail store chain?

10. Ohio-based chain of popular mall stores Abercrombie & Fitch has sued which celebrity over her about-to-be-launched perfume brand?

11. Actor Nandana Sen can be seen in the television commercial (currently) on air for which watch brand?

12. Which celebrity has been appointed by Maruti Suzuki as the new face for its hatchback WagonR?

13. Which brand has become the 12th whisky brand in the world and the third in India to have sold 10-million cases a year?

14. On September 17, all the STAR Network channels featured ads of only one company. Which one?

15. Which singer is the new brand ambassador for Big FM?

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September 13, 2009

Biz Quizzard 285

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which paint brand has launched a new campaign featuring Konkona Sen Sharma and Irfan Khan?

2. Which MNC last week made a public hostile bid for UK-based Cadbury?

3. According to a report last week, which MNC is asking people to host parties in their homes, after registering on its site houseparty.com, to showcase its latest product due to be launched on October 22?

4. Bunge India Pvt. Ltd. last week re-launched which well known brand for its range of refined edible oil?

5. Which Indian company has introduced the internationally well-known private labels ‘Great Value’ and ‘George’ in its supermarket chain?

6. Which well known former senior executive from the IT sector has launched a new venture Kinetic Glue Online Communities?

7. Which media company last week launched ‘CRISIS 24X7’, India’s first specialist crisis communication unit?

8. Which IT MNC last week announced the acquisition of Pepperweed Advisors, the IT consultancy services division of US-based Pepperweed Consulting?

9. Which MNC is launching its ‘Private Investment Club’ for India’s super rich on September 16?

10. Which company has hired former Novartis vice president Yugal Sikri as its India CEO?

11. Which company last week unveiled two new power scooters – Rodeo and Duro?

12. James Gorman will be replacing John Mack as the new CEO of which MNC bank?

13. Which MNC last week launched its new phone ‘Cliq’ in the US using Google’s Android software?

14. Who last week became one of India’s highest paid non-cricket sportspersons after signing a multi-crore image management contract with Percept Talent Management?

15. Which company last week, in association with the Indian Music Academy, launched ‘Walking Raagas’, a special compilation of health music?

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September 6, 2009

Biz Quizzard 284

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 31 - September 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which insurance company has announced the signing of cricketers Virendra Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina as brand ambassadors?

2. Which company was last week handed control of Maytas Infra?

3. Which MNC last week agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion in cash and stock?

4. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘The Art of Power’?

5. Which MNC last week reached a definitive agreement to sell its online telephony unit Skype to a group of private investors in a deal valuing the communication business at $1.9 billion?

6. According to a report last week, which FMCG giant has signed on Shah Rukh Khan as its new brand ambassador?

7. Which MNC last week appointed Rajiv Suri, an Indian citizen, as CEO, effective October 1?

8. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Take a fresh view of life’?

9. Which insurance company has launched its latest advertising campaign with Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

10. Mr Malay Mukherjee is the new CEO of which steel company?

11. After a 13-year-old association with MRF, Sachin Tendulkar has a new bat sponsor. Which brand?

12. Staying on with MRF. Which cricketer is the new brand ambassador of the company?

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