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October 10, 2010

Biz Quizzard 341

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

1. International model Miriam Ilora can be seen in this television commercial (currently on air) with the positioning ‘YOUR MOMENT is WAITING’. Name the advertiser?

2. Which MNC will soon unleash a new campaign that will feature the traditional art form of the Warli tribe in Maharashtra?

3. Which company, according to a report last week, is set to acquire Sri Lanka’s second largest land-based telephone company, Suntel?

4. Which business personality is offering a $10 million grant to the humanities center at Harvard University?

5. Which company last week ousted its CEO Suresh Gurumani?

6. Which company last week said it had acquired a 80% stake in Trilix Srl, an Italian design and engineering firm for euro 1.85 million (Rs 11.29 crore)?

7. The market research division of the Union Ministry of Tourism last week released data on Indians traveling within India. Which state in the number one domestic travel destination for Indians?

8. Which MNC last week launched its tablet PC, Streak, in India?

9. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2009-10 were announced last week. Who is the Business Leader of the year?

10. Which MNC last week appointed H Suzuki as the new CEO and MD of its Indian subsidiary?

11. Which Indian digital media network company has acquired UK-based ethnic marketing firm Indoor Media?

12. The board of which soccer club last week agreed to sell it to John W Henry’s Boston Red Sox for 300 million pounds?

13. Which MNC is acquiring energy infrastructure company Dresser in a deal worth $3 billion?

14. Which company has launched Diamantine, a new stone that “behaves” like a diamond and will be available at a fraction of the cost?

15. Which MNC has named Leo Apotheker, the former head of German software company SAP, as its new chief executive?

16. Dick Costolo will be the new chief executive of which well known social networking firm?

17. Which company has named Tony Bates, a top executive at Cisco Systems as its next chief executive?

18. Which media company in India has appointed Virad Kaul as its CEO?

19. Which company last week launched its social networking-oriented mobile phone, the C3?

20. Surprisingly, this is apparently the very first time this organization is advertising via an ad film on TV. Created by Ogilvy Delhi, the release of the campaign coincided with the opening day of the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG). Which organization?

21. Which men’s wear brand has roped in actor Siddharth (of Rang De Basanti and Striker fame) as its brand ambassador?

22. Mahindra Two Wheelers seems to be on a signing spree. After bringing Aamir Khan on board to endorse its motorcycles, which celebrity has it signed on as the brand ambassador for its entire range of PowerScooters?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 341 as the subject.

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