October 9, 2011

Biz Quizzard 393

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has entered the premium water purifier market with its brand Marvella?

2. After establishing its new brand 'Live' for men in the premium leisure wear segment, which MNC now plans to take the offering to women?

3. Which company is looking to expand operations of its bowling alley arm, BluO, across cities like Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Mumbai?

4. Nestle last week screened a 23-second television commercial of its Beneful brand for the first time in Austria. What is unique about it?

5. Which state has been declared as the first 'total banking state' in India successfully completing the campaign for total financial inclusion plan (FIP) ensuring banking facility to all families?

6. Which country became the first in the world to impose a fat tax to limit the population’s intake of fatty foods?

7. Sudhir Vasudeva is the new CMD of which organization?

8. Which MNC has been ranked the world's most attractive employer by management and engineering graduates, according to the survey conducted by global employer branding firm Universum?

9. Which brand is the most valuable in the world, according to a report by Interbrand?

10. The ET Awards for Corporate Excellence 2010 – 2011 were announced last week. Who is the Business Leader for the year?

11. Why was the S600L Pullman model of Mercedes Benz in news in India last week?

12. Which portal last week launched a professional networking application ‘BeKnown’ for Facebook users?

13. Karisma Kapoor has been appointed as the new brand ambassador for which anti ageing skincare product?

14. The Government of India last week launched the world’s cheapest tablet computer. What has it been branded as?

15. Which business group has launched a toy store, Beanstalk, in Bengaluru?

16. A few weeks ago, a plush 21-storey building in the commercial district of Nairobi was sold to the World Bank for nearly $23 million (approx. Rs 115 crore), making it the largest single property deal in East Africa. Who is the seller?

17. In what could be the biggest deal so far in India's online gaming sector, which MNC has acquired all the equity in UTV's Indiagames for an estimated $80-100 million (Rs 390-490 crore)?

18. Katrina Kaif has been roped in as the brand ambassador for which watch brand?

19. Which auto major has associated with the world-renowned fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh for a limited edition of its sedan range?

20. The University of Texas in USA has named its School of Management after which Indian business and political personality?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 393 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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