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October 3, 2010

Biz Quizzard 340

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 27 - October 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. ‘Baush and Lomb’ has adapted a new brand identity. What will it be now known as?

2. Which apparel maker has bundled four of its brands under one roof with a format called Club America?

3. Which private equity and buyout firm has bought Norway software company Visma for an enterprise value of 1.2 billion euros ($1.88 bn) from private equity firm Hg Capital?

4. Which MNC will buy US hair and skin care company Alberto Culver for $37 billion?

5. Which Pune-based IT consulting and process engineering company has acquired US-based CPG Solutions for Rs 60 crore?

6. Corus has been rebranded. What will be the new name for the steel maker?

7. Which bank has agreed to acquire Royal Bank of Scotland’s Chilean wholesale banking operations?

8. Which Indian business personality has, according to a report last week, committed to put aside well over 10% of his wealth for philanthropic ventures?

9. Which US cartoon television show completed 50 years last week?

10. Which auto brand is the coolest brand in Britain, according to the annual survey by the Centre for Brand Analysis?

11. Which FMCG major has roped in Bipasha Basu as a brand ambassador for its skincare and personal care segment?

12. A print ad by this brand was totally unexpected, at least by me. Which brand last week released a full page ad with the headline ‘fast.www’?

13. Which MNC last week announced the acquisition of web video syndication firm 5min Media?

14. Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, last week unveiled a tablet computer aimed at its core business customers. What has it been branded as?

15. Boxing legend Evander Holyfield is getting his brand of gyms, boxing academies and clubs to India in association with which company?

16. Who has been named by Fortune magazine as the most powerful woman in corporate America?

17. Ranbir Singh Butola will head which public sector entity?

18. Killer has tied up with designer Narendra Kumar to launch his range of denims. What has it been branded as?

19. The pre-launch online campaign for which brand has started with an online game at builadreamcar.com?

20. Which motorcycle maker has roped in Aamir Khan as its brand Ambassador?

21. Which well know personality is rejoining Future Group as the chief executive of Future Value Retail?

22. Anup Sanker Bhattacharya has joined which bank as chairman and managing director?

23. Who has topped the list of 100 wealthiest Indians, released by Forbes magazine?

24. Not sure if I covered this earlier. Which MNC last week announced the signing of actor Priyanka Chopra as brand ambassador for home appliance categories?

25. Which celebrity, according to a news item last week, is entering the realty business along with 2 other partners, through a company called ADi?

26. Which fashion brand has signed Telugu actor Mahesh Babu as its new brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh?

27. Ravi Kiran has quit as the CEO of which well known media agency after a 11 year stint?

28. Sanjay Aggarwal is the new CEO of which airline in India?

29. Which advertising agency has released a special font in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti?

30. One of my favorite models, the very beautiful Chitrangada Singh can be seen with Shah Rukh Khan in the television commercial (TVC currently on air) for which brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 340 as the subject.

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