September 11, 2011

Biz Quizzard 389

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. An unmanned spaceship, developed by closely held Blue Origin LLC, had to be destroyed recently after it lost control. Which well known business personality is behind Blue Origin?

2. Which business group will build a 280-room, 5-star deluxe hotel in Gurgaon, marking its foray in to the hospitality business?

3. Which MNC has bought digital coupons and incentives platform Zave Networks for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which MNC last week unveiled ‘Ponam-35’, a 35-foot pleasure boat ideal for cruising and marlin-fishing?

5. Which MNC is launching a new global campaign ‘all ______’, featuring soccer superstars Lionel Messi and David Beckham?

6. Lite Bite Foods has tied up with PVR Gold Class theatre to introduce Director's Cut, a soon-to-open all-day fine-dining concept. Which business personality has founded the company in his private capacity?

7. Carol Bartz was last week fired as the CEO of which MNC?

8. Which business group has sold its spring division BCL Springs to Japanese technology partner NHK Spring for Rs 180.50 crore?

9. Which MNC last week launched its PEN series cameras in India?

10. Which celebrity has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Liberty Shoes?

11. Which MNC has roped in designer Manish Malhotra for the packaging design of its special series for Diwali?

12. Titan has signed up which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its high-end Xylys range?

13. Which MNC last week launched its premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) Koleos in India?

14. Which company last week announced a licensing partnership with UNICEF to launch a range of UNICEF greeting cards and gifts?

15. Which MNC has acquired Zagat Survey LLC, the review and ratings service, to add features aimed at local businesses and advertisers?

16. Which MNC has in a unique initiative identified 3,000 of its employees as its online ambassadors?

17. Which company has launched a new campaign called 'Money Ka Matlab'?

18. Which retail chain has launched a new brand campaign, “Endless Possibilities”?

19. Carl-Peter Forster last week quit as the group chief executive officer and managing director of which MNC?

20. Five persons of Indian origin have been named among the 50 most influential in global finance by Bloomberg Markets magazine in a first such list released last week. Name them?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 389 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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