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February 28, 2010

Biz Quizzard 309

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group has entered the edible oil market with its ‘Healthy and Tasty’ brand?

2. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Brazil’s seventh largest sugar maker Equipav for Rs 1530 crore?

3. According to a snippet last week, American couple Josh and Ting Li exchanged their vows at the retail store of which MNC and dedicated their marriage to it?

4. Shah Rukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) landed into a controversy because of a merchandizing deal where one of the promoters is accused of abetment of suicide. Which brand?

5. Mercedes-Benz last week launched the country’s costliest limousine. What has it been branded as?

6. The country’s leading car maker Maruti Suzuki is caught in a recall controversy. Which brand?

7. Takashi Nagai is the new president & CEO of which automobile MNC in India?

8. Volkswagen last week launched its much awaited premium hatchback in the country. Name the brand?

9. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Essar Telecom Infrastructure (ETIPL) in an all cash deal for an enterprise value of $450 million?

10. Which company last week said it would acquire US-based investment company Northgate Capital?

11. Swiss writing instrument maker Caran d’Ache has unveiled its pen La Modernista in India. What is its claim to fame?

12. Which MNC has been voted the leading business-facing brand in the world in the annual Business Superbrands Top 500 survey, compiled by The Centre of Brand Analysis (TBCA)?

13. Which brand is the most littered brand in UK according to a survey by Litter Heroes?

14. Which well known personality is launching a food and wellness magazine titled SK?

15. Which airline last week announced that it will be designating one restroom on most international routes as female-only?

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February 21, 2010

Biz Quizzard 308

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which airport has been ranked world’s no. 1 amongst the 5-15 million passenger airports in the world?

2. Leading manufacturer and exporter of handcrafted gold jewellery, Shree Ganesh Jewellery House Ltd, has signed on which actress-anchor as brand ambassador for its jewellery brand Gaja?

3. Carl-Peter Forster was last week appointed CEO of which automobile company?

4. Microsoft last week launched a new operating system for mobile phones. What has it been branded as?

5. Which business personality was last week named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009?

6. Who will be the new managing director of VIP Industries, the world’s second largest luggage-maker, from April 10, 2010?

7. Which UK-based premium tea company last week entered the Indian market?

8. What milestone has Mahindra Tractors reached in 2009-10?

9. Which MNC is in the process of launching its own café outlets, christened 'Smart Choice', in the country?

10. Which MNC has signed on John Abraham, Abhay Deol and Genelia D'Souza as brand ambassadors for its mobile phone range?

11. The Buzziest Brands of the Year 2010 list was unveiled by afaqs! last week. Which brand has topped the list?

12. Which brand has retained the top spot as the most valued brand among the global Top 500, as per a ranking done by Brand Finance, a UK-based leading brand valuation consultancy?

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February 14, 2010

Biz Quizzard 307

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group has launched a new campaign ‘let’s begin’ (TVC currently on air)?

2. SR ‘Mani’ Ayer died recently at the age of 75. He was the head of which advertising agency in India for 20 years?

3. According to a report last week, Nutrilite has crossed a sales mark of Rs 750 crore becoming the largest brand in vitamins and dietary supplements market in the country. Which company owns the brand?

4. Which airline has hired US-based Seabury Aviation and Aerospace to advice it on strengthening the operations?

5. Which company last week announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, Deccan Chargers?

6. Sudhir Trehan is the Business Standard CEO of the Year 2008-09. Which company does he head?

7. Honda Motorcycle India last week launched an 110cc bike. What has it been branded as?

8. Which MNC last week announced a new marketing campaign with brand ambassador Imran Khan and also featuring Kalki Koechlin?

9. United Breweries (UB) has launched an all-season strong beer in the north Indian markets. Name the brand (it is a well-known brand from the company in another category/industry)?

10. Which company last week entered into a franchisee agreement with retail giant Future Group to offer GSM mobile telephony services under a new brand – T24?

11. Which company last week acquired a controlling-stake in Sedis Group, France, through the acquisition of 77% of equity of its holding company, Financiere C10?

12. Walter Fredrick Morrison died last week in Utah, USA. He is the inventor of which well-known toy?

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February 7, 2010

Biz Quizzard 306

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. State Bank of India (SBI) on Jan 31 released an ad announcing the inauguration of a branch in the village Sannyasidanga. What milestone did it cross with this branch?

2. Which Indian company is all set to acquire UAE’s The Grooming Company (TGC) for Rs 150 crore?

3. Which company has acquired Canada-based consulting and engineering services company Brainhunter for Canadian $35 million?

4. Mr Subir Raha last week died of cancer in New Delhi at the age of 62. He was the former chairman of which organization?

5. Which well known business personality last week unveiled his latest gadget – an underwater plane?

6. What is unique about ‘Lifecycle’ – a new mall in Pune?

7. Which global staffing company last week said it would acquire US-based Comsys IT Partners?

8. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol rang the gong at NASDAQ last week, an honour usually reserved for CEOs of major organizations. According to a report last week, who is the only Indian who has received this honour previously?

9. Which MNC last week introduced a new smartphone series 'Liquid’?

10. Which insurance company last week launched its child nurture programme I-Genius?

11. According to a report last week, which well known hospitality major is contemplating the introduction of its budget hotel brand Fairfield Inn & Suites to the Indian market?

12. Which MNC last week launched its diesel car S80 in India?

13. Why was Swiss modern master Alberto Giacometti’s L’homme qui Marche 1 (Walking Man 1) in news last week?

14. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Texas-based Crosbyton Seeds for $113 million?

15. Which MNC last week announced it was buying the Yahoo! HotJob recruitment website for $225 million in cash?

16. Debadutta Upadhyay has resigned from the position of India sales head of which MNC to join online advertising company Vdopia as Country Manager?

17. Which MNC last week said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based Initiate Systems?

18. Last week Volkswagen rolled out a unit of its small car Polo from its Chakan, Pune plant in the presence of German president Horst Kohler. What was unique about it?

19. Which company last week launched its ‘Tribal’ range of UPS inverters for home users?

20. Which spa in India has been ranked as the second best hotel spa in Asia by the Conde Naste Traveller’s Readers’ Spa Awards 2010?

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