September 25, 2011

Biz Quizzard 391

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Hyundai India’s entry level small car will be launched very soon. What has it been branded as?

2. Which apparel brand launched its largest store and a new retail identity in Delhi last week and is all set to launch a new television commercial as well as print ads featuring John Abraham?

3. A full page ad was released for C-NM5 last week. What is C-NM5?

4. Which business group has joined hands with the Himachal Pradesh Government for a strategic partnership to promote ‘Brand Himachal', aimed at developing various source-to-market initiatives and facilitate for creating livelihood for over 25,000 families in the State?

5. Which bank has launched MyDesign debit cards, which allow a customer to include a personal image on the card?

6. Which MNC has tied up with Symbiosis International University as part of its continuous effort to promote education among its employees and provide them with “skills for life”?

7. Which Indian hospital chain owner will acquire its Singapore-based sister firm in an all-cash deal to consolidate the group’s health businesses under one entity?

8. Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies has roped in which celebrity as brand associate in India for its devices such as smart phones and tablets?

9. Which Indian business personality has been ranked ninth in the 2011 Leader Rep-Trak, which assesses the reputations of the world’s 54 most visible public figures in politics, business, culture and sports?

10. Which MNC last week launched its mid-size sedan Sunny in India?

11. Which business personality is setting up a not-for-profit organisation called TRRAIN (Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India) and TRRAIN Foundation to train and provide financial products to front-end staff in the retail sector?

12. According to a survey by realty consultant Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), which is the most expensive retail destination in India during 2011?

13. I have covered this earlier when the plan was announced. Which company last week unveiled the world’s first pure gold jewellery car, to celebrate 5,000 years of Indian jewellery?

14. Which MNC has agreed to buy Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s Group for A$9.9 billion ($10.2 billion)?

15. The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (FURHHDL) has objected use of the tagline ‘The only truth is Dalai’ on which personality’s proposed range of T-shirts and coffee mugs?

16. Which automobile MNC has unveiled the ‘Art Edition' of its brand, as part of a partnership with art auction house Saffronart for promotion of arts in the country?

17. After cars, its books now. Which publishing house has been forced to recall copies of Imran Khan’s latest book Pakistan: A Personal History that it has distributed in India?

18. Which company has launched its thematic brand campaign for the mother brand after a gap of 10 years with the premise 'Apna Rang Chhalakne Do'?

19. Mercator Lines, the country’s second largest shipping company, has renamed itself. What will it be called?

20. Had covered this earlier when the discussions started. Which company has agreed to buy Sumitomo Metal Industries for 726.5 billion yen, or $9.5 billion combining to become the world’s second largest steel manufacturer?

21. Which MNC last week appointed former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman as its new president and CEO?

22. Which iconic brand will be launched in India by BMW?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to wth Biz Quizzard 391 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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