July 8, 2012

Biz Quizzard 432

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has announced a cash award of Rs 20 lakh to any of the country’s sportsperson winning a gold medal in the forthcoming Olympic Games to be held in London?

2. Tata AIG Life Insurance has been rechristened. What will it be known as?

3. UK-based casual dining restaurant chain PizzaExpress has kicked off the process of starting its India operation, almost eight months after signing a 50-50 joint venture partnership with which business family?

4. Which well known footwear brand has rolled out a new tagline 'Walk in comfort, wear in style' in India?

5. Italian sportswear maker Fila has roped in which celebrity as its first ever brand ambassador in India?

6. Robert Diamond last week stepped out as the CEO of which MNC bank over the Libor rate scandal?

7. Hero MotoCorp last week launched a new 125 cc motorcycle. What has it been branded as?

8. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has crossed which sales milestone recently?

9. Pramod Bhasin, former president and CEO of Genpact, and the daughter of which business personality have set up a skill development company, Skills Academy?

10. Which Indian company last week said that Harvard Business Review has featured it as one of the six most successful sales and marketing companies in the world?

11. Eros International and Mediaone Global Entertainment have tied up with which company to launch 500,000 mobiles to celebrate the release of Rajnikanth’s next film Kochadaiyaan?

12. Which MNC last week reportedly agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext, the latest sign of increased competition with tech rivals such as Google Inc and Apple Inc.?

13. Which radio channel has launched Freedom Radio, an internet radio channel, to celebrate its 11th anniversary?

14. In its first overseas acquisition, which company has bought Bilthoven Biologicals in the Netherlands for a total consideration of over Rs 550 crore?

15. Sri Lankan tea company Dilmah has set up its first exclusive T Bar in India, their eighth in the world. Which city?

16. Publicis Groupe has become 100% owners of which legendary advertising agency?

17. Which business group has signed an agreement to buy the Terrace Bay Pulp Mill in North Western Ontario, Canada?

18. Which automobile MNC has appointed Philipp von Sahr as its new India chief?

19. Which adman-turned-entrepreneur has just launched Mobocracy, an agency that specialises in providing creative solutions for mobile phones?

20. Which tyre maker has unveiled a new logo and advertising campaign targeting the young and urban customer?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 432 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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