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January 31, 2011

Biz Quizzard 357

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC last week announced the signing on of Sachin Tendulkar as its ‘happiness ambassador’?

2. The Shah family will soon launch GreatWhite switches, according to a report last week. Which business group do they own?

3. PepsiCo India is kicking off its biscuit foray with a test market of oats-based cookies from next month through which brand?

4. Which two-wheeler brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Built to play’?

5. Swedish super sports car maker Koenigsegg Automotive AB has joined hands with Rahul Bhatia-promoted InterGlobe Enterprises for its foray in India. Which airline does InterGlobe promote?

6. Which MNC last week said it has agreed to acquire the assets of Chennai-based Preethi, a leading kitchen appliances company?

7. Which MNC has agreed to buy GE Money, Singapore, an auto loan and personal loan specialist?

8. Which MNC is buying US cancer diagnostics company Genoptix for $470 million?

9. Which firm has become the first Indian biotech company to come out with a new molecule, a therapeutic molecule – cardiovascular thrombolytic agent (clot-bursting drug)?

10. Hindustan Sanitaryware and Industries Ltd (HSIL) has rebranded which well known switch brand as Benelave?

11. Which company has signed a MoU with the Indonesian government to develop international airports at Bali and Java?

12. Shekhar Kirani has joined global venture investment firm Accel Partners. He was the India head for which global internet infrastructure security company?

13. Which business personality was last week conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian award?

14. Which company has launched the website ihealthu.com, ‘India’s first health-connect website’?

15. Indian Railways is all set to launch India's first magazine for train passengers on April 16, marking the occasion of Rail Diwas. What has it been titled?

16. Which timeshare and vacation ownership company has recently undergone a re-branding exercise with a new logo and tagline 'It's a wonderful world'?

17. Which brand recently rolled out three new TV commercials for its campaign ‘Khushiyon ki chabi’?

18. Which MNC has launched an on-ground activity named the ‘Mobile Army’ for the upcoming ICC World Cup?

19. Which company unveiled its multi-utility vehicle ‘Venture’ in Mumbai last week?

20. Which MNC has hired singer will.i.am as innovation director?

21. There was an article last week on Melbourne Apartments, a new 84-unit low-income housing project in California. Which MNC has invested in the project?

22. Which country has topped the list of the most “over-regulated countries in the world” in a survey by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC)?

23. Which MNC has hived off its stainless steel and speciality steels business into Aperam, a newly created company?

24. Maruti Suzuki India seems to be crossing one milestone after another. What feat has it achieved in 10 months of this financial year?

25. Which celebrity has been signed on by S Kumars Nationwide (SKNL) as brand ambassador for its economy menswear brand World Player?

26. Which company last week announced the formation of a joint venture, a new company called Media Network and Distribution (India) Ltd (MNDIL), with Yogesh Radhakrishnan, a veteran professional in the Indian cable and satellite industry?

27. Which MNC last week launched its new locally-developed petrol engine ‘SMARTECH’ in India?

28. Which company last week announced the launch of Genio, its next generation commercial vehicle?

29. The employees of which company in India are the focus of a new case study in Harvard Business School?

30. Ashok Soota last week quit as the executive chairman of which company?

31. Mallika Srinivasan is the new chairperson of which company?

32. Which MNC last week said it was buying Terremark Worldwide Inc., a provider of information technology services, for $1.4 billion in cash?

33. Which company last week said it would form a joint venture with Germany’s Bayer Healthcare to sell drugs in India?

34. Which brand has recently launched a campaign for its new range of "Flavour World Cup 2011"?

35. On the occasion of Republic Day, which advertising group has created a silent National Anthem for BIG Cinemas?

36. Ravindra S Singhvi has taken over as the new Managing Director of which Murugappa Group company?

37. Which MNC has named Marcel Smits as its new chief executive officer?

38. Which Indian company has entered into a partnership with Kowa Company Ltd of Japan, for cooperation in areas like infrastructure and trade?

39. Almost after a year of its global launch, which brand was officially launched in India last week?

40. Which brand celebrated 125 years of the automobile on January 29?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 357 as the subject.

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