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January 31, 2010

Biz Quizzard 305

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

1. Which actor has replaced Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador of ITC’s John Players?

2. Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) has once again been featured in the Financial Times Global MBA ranking, the third time in a row. At what position has it been ranked at?

3. Which international airline last week announced operations from six new routes in India advertising fares starting from Rs 2,999 to Malaysia?

4. What unique distinction did Vijay Mallya-led United Spirits (USL) achieve for the year ending 2009?

5. David Smith last week stepped down as the CEO of which automobile company?

6. What distinction did Maruti Suzuki achieve in 2009 in relation to its Japanese parent Suzuki?

7. Which company last week entered an agreement to acquire Anagram Capital for Rs 164 crore?

8. Maya Entertainment, the film and animation studio company promoted by Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, last week sold its education business to which company?

9. Which film will become the first bollywood flick to be simultaneously premiered on YouTube on February 5?

10. Apple Computer last week introduced its much-awaited tablet computer. What has it been branded as?

11. The US Senate last week backed whom for a second term as the head of Federal Reserve?

12. Which former union minister has been, according to a report last week, hired as a co-pilot by IndiGo Airlines on an honorary basis?

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January 24, 2010

Biz Quizzard 304

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mumbai-based VVF is acquiring the brands Aramusk and Moloy soaps and Mahabringol hair oil from which MNC?

2. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Happiness family size!’?

3. Premium innerwear brand Dollar Club has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador for 2 years?

4. Which Indian company last week announced the acquisition of Illinois-based engineering services company Daxcon Engineering in an all-cash deal?

5. Coca-Cola India last week launched a lemon juice-based drink under the Minute Maid juice brand. What has the drink been branded as?

6. One of my favorite companies has gone under the hammer. Which MNC last week placed a successful bid of $19.7 billion to acquire UK-based chocolate maker Cadbury?

7. Which international travel magazine will be launched in India in October?

8. According to a report last week, Aamir Khan has landed the biggest endorsement deal in India’s history. Name the company?

9. Which automobile MNC last week launched its acclaimed and iconic sports car 370Z in India?

10. Which telecom brand has appointed actors Ranbir Kapoor and Genelia D'Souza as brand ambassadors?

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January 17, 2010

Biz Quizzard 303

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group has entered the Indian quick-service restaurant space with an in-house coffee chain called Matteo?

2. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘aman ki asha’?

3. According to a report last week, a new drug ‘Nuvigil’ from Cephalon could be the first medicine specifically approved by The Food and Drug Administration to combat what symptom? (hint: travel)

4. Which group has announced the signing up of actress Soha Ali Khan and cricketer Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassadors?

5. Ajit Rangnekar was last week appointed dean of which business school in India for a period of five years?

6. Which MNC last week agreed to buy the beer division of Formento Economico Mexicano SAB, Mexico’s second-biggest brewer?

7. Which mutual is claiming to have become India’s first to cross 1 crore investor accounts?

8. Which beverage brand last week launched a special edition bottle for the release of the movie ‘Chance Pe Dance’?

9. Which Indian company last week announced plans to launch a 24-hour news and current affairs channel in Bangladesh in partnership with Beximco Group?

10. Which company last week bought a 70% stake in Bangladesh’s Warid Telecom?

11. Dutch group SHV last week announced the acquisition of Chennai-based Caltex Gas India. Caltex is the wholly-owned unit of which MNC?

12. Sanjay Kapoor was last week elevated as CEO of which company?

13. Which company has agreed to buy Aircel Cellular’s tower business for Rs 8400 crore in an all-cash deal?

14. German carmaker BMW last week announced its decision to spread into the used-car segment in India. What will it be branded as?

15. Which automobile MNC last week named General Motor’s Nick Reilly as its new chief executive?

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January 10, 2010

Biz Quizzard 302

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which realty group is rolling out a boutique retail chain that will serve chai and a variety of complementary savories under the ‘Tea Junction’ brand banner?

2. Which well known brand has launched a print campaign celebrating ‘100 Years in India’?

3. Mumbai-based specialty chemicals company Dorf Ketal has acquired the global specialty catalysts business of which well-known MNC for around $40 million?

4. Which company last week bought Colgate Palmolive’s hair care brand Code 10 for an undisclosed sum?

5. Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest structure till date, was formally inaugurated last week. Which company has built it?

6. Novartis last week offered to buy 52% of Alcon, the world’s largest eye-care company, from which MNC?

7. General Motors last week launched its much-awaited global mini-car in India. What has it been branded as?

8. Which MNC last week unveiled Twizy Z.E. Concept, its new electric car, in New Delhi?

9. Which insurance company has launched a print campaign with the positioning ‘Let’s Uncomplicate’?

10. Swaminathan Dandapani is the new chief executive of which BPO firm in India?

11. Mr Ratan Tata last week unveiled a new 7-seater car at the auto expo. What has it been branded as?

12. Which MNC is buying Kraft Food’s North American frozen pizza business for $3.7 billion?

13. Which company last week unveiled ‘HYBUS’, India’s first plug-in CNG hybrid bus, at the 10th auto expo in New Delhi?

14. Which MNC last week bought Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company?

15. Coca-Cola India has recently shot another commercial with actor Akshay Kumar for Thums Up. What is unique about it?

16. Which Indian company has acquired the assets of ilab UK Ltd., one of the only two film processing facilities operating in London’s Soho?

17. Tata Motors last week unveiled a new model of Jaguar at the auto expo. What has it been branded as?

18. Rotana, a leading hotel management company, last week launched a new hotel, Rose Rayhaan, in Dubai. What is its claim to fame?

19. The world’s first ever sparkling vodka was launched in Kolkata last week. Name the brand?

20. Which company has entered the Indian market with its first product, Veola Hair Oil?

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January 3, 2010

Biz Quizzard 301

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 28 - January 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Ramesh Chauhan of Bisleri has launched a premium natural water brand last week. Name the brand?

2. Which company has acquired US-based Cryogenic Vessel Alternatives (CVA), the world’s largest cryogenic transportation equipment maker?

3. Mahindra & Mahindra last week launched a print campaign for its trucks range. What has it been branded as?

4. Mr R Ravimohan died of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Mumbai last week. He was an executive director in which well known company?

5. According to a report last week, which airport in India is poised to become the second largest in the world in terms of size and sixth largest in terms of capacity?

6. Samsung India last week launched its maiden touch-screen mobile handset on the CDMA platform. What has it been branded as?

7. Which company has bagged the title sponsorship of the upcoming one-day international cricket tri-series and the test match series in Bangladesh?

8. Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to launch a one-tonne light commercial vehicle (LCV) during the upcoming Auto Expo in New Delhi. What has it been branded as?

9. Which automobile brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘The way the world trucks’?

10. Which company last week launched ‘Sona Ghar’, its first exclusive gold banking outlet, in Hyderabad?

11. Apollo DKV Insurance Company Limited has been rechristened. What is the new name?

12. Which well-known business personality was last week conferred the third Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours heroes of entrepreneurial capitalism and free enterprise?

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