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March 20, 2011

Biz Quizzard 364

Biz Quizzard completes 7 years with this edition and what makes it special is that there has not been a single break since it started in March 2004. Biz Quizzard is complied for and co-posted on Quinkie, an online yahoogroup dedicated to business quizzes and started by Murali Duggineni. Quinkie currently has 2800+ active members. Thank you for being part of this journey.

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. TVS Motor Company has signed up which cricketer as brand ambassador for its all new TVS Sport motorcycle?

2. Which well known personality has been roped in as a brand ambassador by UEI Global, which offers bachelors and masters programmes in hotel and business management with campuses across 15 cities?

3. In one of the largest foreign direct investments in financial services, Nippon Life, the largest Japanese life insurance company, last week acquired a 26% stake in which Indian company?

4. Which MNC will buy specialty chemicals entity Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion deal?

5. Hrithik Roshan can be seen in the print ad for which suiting brand?

6. Which advertising agency in India is celebrating “50 years of building brand wealth”?

7. What milestone did Maruti Suzuki India cross last week?

8. Which brand has launched a new campaign with the baseline ‘Get speed. Get time.’?

9. Which company has recently launched flavoured yogurt under the brand name ‘Flaavyo’?

10. Which global investment major has appointed Sonjoy Chatterjee as chairman of its India operations?

11. Which celebrity has been appointed brand ambassador for Lavie handbags?

12. Which MNC has launched its new 'Bring It On' campaign celebrating athletes and their indomitable spirit?

13. Which firm is claiming to be the first Indian company to complete a half century in terms of brand ambassadors?

14. Which well known American brand has released an extremely fresh and colorful range of designs to match the festive spirit of Holi? (Hint: Smoking is injurious to health)

15. To announce the launch of its 3G service, Vodafone has created a new character borrowed straight from the movies. What is it called?

16. Which well known international media brand last week marked 20 years of broadcasting?

17. Which brand has unveiled a new identity designed to further establish itself targeting the next generation consumers with the new tagline, 'A Step Ahead'?

18. Who is set to become the first non-American citizen to join the board of Bank of America (BofA) following his appointment as a director?

19. What milestone has Diet Coke achieved in its US sales for 2010?

20. Which is the only Indian company to feature in the fifth annual list of the World's Most Ethical Companies, released by the Ethisphere Institute?

21. According to a report last week, JSW Energy will be distributing which produce under the brand JSW Earthfresh this summer?

22. Which cricketer can be seen in the print and television ads for Fair & Lovely MAX Fairness for Men?

23. Which advertising agency has won the advertising mandate for Central Vigilance Commission?

24. People in the US normally have to bid to attend a session with the legendary Warren Buffet. However, in an interesting initiative, this opportunity will be provided free of cost for all existing and new policy holders of which company in India?

25. Ending this edition with a trivia from Bollywood gossip. According to a news report, Siddharth Mallya and Deepika Padukone recently attended a wedding in Thailand. Why did this make news? (remember this is a business quiz)

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 364 as the subject.

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