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February 19, 2012

Biz Quizzard 412

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has hired Tony Fountain, a British government official who was that nation’s highest paid civil servant in 2010, to head a division?

2. Which international fashion brand has designed the Olympic village kit for team USA?

3. Coca-Cola will be reviving which brand it bought from Ramesh Chauhan two decades ago?

4. Which company has launched its first accessories store in Raipur?

5. Which business group has announced it will open one lakh consumer merchandise franchisee retail outlets across the country within the next couple of years?

6. Days after bagging the multi- billion dollar MMRCA deal, French defence major Dassault Aviation has entered into an agreement with which company for partnering in defence and homeland security sector in the country?

7. Snapdeal.com celebrated Valentine’s Day by selling which international brand for just Re.1 on February 14?

8. Which entity has unveiled its new brand identity, along with a new logo and tagline 'New Dawn. New Knights'?

9. Which brand is attempting to create the world's largest wedding photo album?

10. Which Indian business personality has been named number 15, among the 25 most influential people in the global biopharma industry by FierceBiotech, a biotech industry’s daily monitor?

11. Cisco Systems, one of the world’s largest technology companies, has bought a stake in Qyuki, a digital media startup floated by which two well known names in the global entertainment business?

12. Marico has roped in which actor to endorse its Parachute Advansed hair oil?

13. Which Indian business school has been ranked 2 in the Asia-pacific region in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012?

14. Which company has roped in Saif Ali Khan to relaunch its flagship soap brand?

15. Which city has emerged as the world's most expensive city to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's most recent world-wide cost-of-living survey?

16. Which company has bought the personal care business of Paras Pharmaceuticals from UK consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser?

17. Which south India-based business group completed 125 years of its operation on February 4?

18. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Procter & Gamble’s Pringles potato chip business for about $2.7 billion in cash?

19. Which company last week launched ‘Tweek’, India’s first magazine on the tablet?

20. Which company has launched Café Moments, a pre-paid card usable at all its outlets?

21. Which Italian fashion brand is set to enter India in partnership with start-up firm Infinite Luxury?

22. Which MNC has appointed Rajat Jain as its new managing director for the India and South-Asia operations?

23. Which beverage brand is urging its consumers to 'jump' in its new television commercial revolving around the exploits of 3D animated characters Gigi and Tristan?

24. BJP MP Tarun Vijay last week approached Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) complaining against an advertisement of which brand?

25. Sushobhan Sarker has been appointed managing director of which organization?

26. Pernod Ricard India has roped in Shah Rukh Khan to endorse which brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 412 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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