March 11, 2012

Biz Quizzard 415

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

1. Which company has become the first Indian firm to be certified as “Responsible Care Company” under the American Chemistry Council?

2. Just before IPL season, which brand has shifted its focus to football with its latest campaign ‘Change the game’?

3. 25-year-old equestrian and granddaughter of Princess Grace of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi is the new face of which international luxury brand?

4. Which international celebrity has bagged a £20-m designing Deal with H and M to design a range of suits?

5. Which beverage brand has appointed actress Genelia D'souza as its new brand ambassador?

6. Michael O’Neill will take over as which MNC’s new chairman?

7. Which MNC last week said it will acquire U.S.-based Amobee Inc., a provider of mobile advertising solutions, in an all-cash deal worth US$321 million?

8. Which MNC has promoted Manish Sharma as its managing director of India operations?

9. Which television channel is claiming to be the first regional channel in India to be streamed on mobile phones?

10. Which company has topped a list of India's 50 most admired companies in the first such list for India, compiled by business magazine Fortune and global management consultancy Hay Group?

11. Which automobile MNC has appointed Bo Shin Seo as the new Managing Director of its India operations?

12. Which company has bagged the title sponsorship for Asia Cup 2012 for the second consecutive year?

13. KK Maheshwari has been appointed as the managing director of which company, a post created for the first time in the 65-yearold company?

14. After a pilot launch in 2011 in the north and the east, which MNC is now planning to take its mass market brand AT to the southern markets?

15. Which well known sports personality has partnered with former table tennis player Vasanth Bharadwaj to launch Tenvic, a sports consulting firm that offers solutions to various target groups?

16. Which company, providing photos and film video for advertisers, is expanding further into entertainment by launching GreenLight Music service, an online music service?

17. Japan’s ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (MAFF) has tied up with which retail chain in India to launch a new initiative called Taste Japan?

18. Google has launched an online store for all digital content - music, movies, books and apps. What has it been branded as?

19. Which company has acquired Delhi-based vCustomer’s BPO for $27 million?

20. Who is the world’s richest person as per Forbes’ latest rich list?

21. In a long-awaited top management succession planning exercise, which company has split the chairman, MD roles and appointed K Venkataraman as its CEO and Managing Director?

22. Why was IIM Ahmedabad alumnus Srilata A Zaheer in news last week?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 415 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

p.s. answers are mailed to only those who attempt the quiz within the given time.

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