May 6, 2012

Biz Quizzard 423

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 30 - May 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand has ended Bagpiper whisky’s seven year stint as the largest selling Indian spirits brand?

2. Which business personality has retained the crown of Britain’s richest, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich list?

3. Which company has signed an equal joint venture with Luxembourg-based RTL Group SA, and is set to launch its first action entertainment channel, Thrill?

4. Who has assumed the office of chairman of Nasscom, the industry body of the country’s $100 billion Indian IT-BPO sector?

5. Which company will acquire a majority stake in 'Pantaloon' chain of fashion apparel and accessories stores?

6. Which celebrity is the new brand ambassador for Asia's largest stem cell banking network CordLife?

7. Which well known brand has rolled out its new global campaign with the tagline "Live for Now"?

8. Which company will acquire Australian analytics firm Promax Applications Group for A$35 million (Rs 192 crore)?

9. Director General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), SK Srivastava, is the new chairman of which company?

10. Which well known personality would be conferred The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun title by Japan for his contribution in strengthening economic relations between Japan and India?

11. Which company will become the first airline in the world to make its own fuel?

12. Volkswagen India has roped in which actor as the brand ambassador for its Think Blue initiative?

13. Star India is launching its second Hindi movies channel after Star Gold. What has it been branded as?

14. Which business group signed an agreement to partner Malaysian business conglomerate Melewar Group to start English training solutions or ETL product 'Direct English' in India?

15. Yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna has appeared in his maiden TV commercial for which brand?

16. Which MNC has announced a deal with the estate of Michael Jackson to use the late pop star's image for its new global marketing push?

17. Ashish Dikshit has been named as the new CEO of which apparel maker?

18. Bajaj Auto Ltd’s (BAL) Pulsar brand has crossed which milestone?

19. Staying on with automobiles and milestones, which car brand in India has crossed the two lakh unit sales mark within three years of its launch?

20. Which MNC has bought the world’s largest slide sharing site SlideShare for about Rs 640 crore ($119 million) from Rashmi Sinha and her brother Amit Ranjan?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 423 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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