December 9, 2012

Biz Quizzard 454

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Florida, US-based data analytics company Digital Risk, for $200 million (about Rs 1,100 crore) in an all-cash deal?

2. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Canadian start-up BufferBox, which manages self-service parcel lockers to help consumers avoid missed deliveries?

3. Procter & Gamble (P&G) will not to renew its 10-year marketing and distribution deal for which brand with Goa-based Menezes when it ends next month?

4. Which company has roped in South Indian actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu for its newly launched range of air freshening gels?

5. FMCG major Dabur has signed on which celebrity as brand ambassador for digestive candy Hajmola?

6. Which retail brand, after being in the market for the past 16 years, has debuted its first television commercial (TVC)?

7. According to a latest worldwide survey of cities by global HR consultancy Mercer, which city has emerged as the best city to live in India for expatriates?

8. Which business group’s subsidiary Decision Resources Group has acquired UK-based integrated market access service provider Abacus International for an undisclosed sum?

9. Which FMCG group plans to take its Raaga Professional range pan-India by the end of next year?

10. Deepika Padukone has signed on to be the new ambassador of which skincare brand?

11. Facebook Inc will become a component of the Nasdaq 100 index on December 12. Which stock will it replace?

12. US President Barack Obama has topped the list of world's most powerful people, according to a new Forbes ranking. Who is the highest-ranked business person in the list?

13. Noida-based Vertent Media Soft and Park Media have announced the launch of a matrimonial channel. What has it been christened?

14. HBO Asia has partnered with which company to roll out two premium ad-free channels for the Indian pay-TV market?

15. Raymond Group, led by Gautam Singhania, has entered the energy drink business. What has it been branded as?

16. Which company has entered the flavoured milk market with 3 varieties under the brand ‘Power Sip’?

17. Which MNC has acquired two Indian agencies, iStrat, a digital agency, and MarketGate, a brand marketing consultancy promoted by ex- Coke- hands Shripad Nadkarni and Sharda Agarwal?

18. Argentine soccer star Leo Messi has been named the global brand ambassador for which airline?

19. Which MNC has appointed former Wipro co-CEO Suresh Vaswani as the president of it’s over USD 8 billion IT services arm?

20. Boman Irani, Farida Jalal, Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Kapoor, Ramyakrishnan and Shivansh have been roped in as brand ambassadors for which brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 454 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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