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?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 287 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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