May 20, 2012

Biz Quizzard 425

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality will build malls for wholesalers called World Market, the first of which will open in Bangalore this year?

2. Which company has bought two medicated dental care brands Denturite Sealing and Denturite Cleaning Powder from Bharucha Brothers, a little-known medicated dental care company, to foray into the oral care segment in the country?

3. After tasting success in international markets like UK and Gulf, which fine dine restaurant chain, promoted by an Indian celebrity, is set to enter the Indian market?

4. Which company is all set to start its own fire brigade beginning with Gurgaon and Chennai, making it probably the first private company to dabble into such activities?

5. Scott Thompson has stepped down as the CEO of which MNC, after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography?

6. Which British town celebrated the 250th anniversary of a historic moment in the global food industry on May 13?

7. Ashok Leyland has signed on which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

8. Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar has been appointed the new chairman of which regulatory body?

9. Which MNC has launched its 'Thank you, Mom' campaign in India?

10. Which retail chain has introduced its first ever publishing initiative with the launch of a maternity magazine titled 'Mother's World'?

11. Which automobile brand has partnered with MTV India for India's first Social Road Trip?

12. Who has been named No 1 in the World's 20 Most Powerful Moms list, released by Forbes ahead of World Mother's Day?

13. Which company has acquired the Royal Lancer and Elkays whisky brands from the staples of the Mysore-based Yezdi group, the one-time manufacturers of the famed Yezdi motorbikes?

14. Which Indian logistics major has acquired a 53% stake in UAE-based Eurostar Express for an undisclosed amount?

15. Which MNC last week launched 'Dream Yuga', its first mass-market motorcycle for India and its cheapest motorbike worldwide?

16. Which company has acquired Bangalore-based Atyati Technologies, a provider of private cloud platform for the rural banking sector, for an undisclosed amount?

17. Which business personality has bought US analytics company Decision Resources Group (DRG) from private equity firm Providence for $635 m?

18. Which MNC has teamed up with its software partners to launch a customised language interface ‘Darpan' that helps simplify the use and access of personal computer?

19. Which company has collaborated with US-based leading maternity apparel retailer Destination Maternity Corporation to open exclusive outlets under ‘Destination Maternity' brand in India?

20. Which company last week launched its brand slogan 'Sach Kar Denge Sapne'?

21. Which brand last week unveiled its new logo and latest brand campaign and tagline – ‘Glow Divine’?

22. The Chauhan family-owned Parle Products is re-entering the premium glucose biscuits category through the launch of which brand?

23. Which Indian business group signed an agreement last week with Marriott International, the America-based global operator of a broad portfolio of hotels and lodging facilities, to manage the former’s first hotel in India?

24. Oriflame India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swedish Cosmetics major Oriflame, has named which celebrity as their brand ambassador for 2012?

25. Which MNC will introduce its first scooter in India, ‘Ray’, by Diwali?

26. Not sure if i already covered this earlier. Aventis Pharma last week said the Registrar of Companies had approved its change of name with effect from May 11. What is the new name?

27. Which business personality has bought a 27.5% stake in Aroon Purie-controlled Living Media India, the publisher and owner of India Today magazine and Aaj Tak television channel?

28. Which city has been voted the Winner of Best City for MICE in Asia at the annual MICE Report awards 2012?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 425 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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