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January 27, 2013

Biz Quizzard 461

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The President of India recently released a commemorative stamp on which business personality with the theme ‘1st Indian Global Industrialist’?

2. Which cement brand has roped in boxer Mary Kom as brand ambassador?

3. SS Mundra has been appointed the new chairman and managing director of which public sector bank?

4. Amar Chitra Katha plans to launch back-to-school and stationery products under which brand?

5. Which company is buying the balance 50% stake in ING Vysya Life Insurance Co from ING Group and others for about Rs 550 crore?

6. Sony recently unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z. What is its claim to fame?

7. Which company has announced that it will buy the promoters’ stake of 56 per cent in Liberty Phosphate Ltd?

8. Who has been nominated as the Founding Chairwoman of the Indian Women Network of CII?

9. Fashion portal Myntra.com has crossed which social media milestone?

10. Who has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India’s biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity?

11. The Indian tea industry has finally breached which important production mark?

12. Which company has inked a pact with private equity firm Creador to divest its non-core food business in Indonesia for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which MNC has launched Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, an open-top luxury sports car priced at Rs 4.77 crore?

14. Which two business personalities were last week awarded the Padma Bhushan?

15. In a welcome move, which sports personality is featured in the television commercial (currently on air) for Iodex UltraGel?

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January 20, 2013

Biz Quizzard 460

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

1. Cadbury India has roped in which celebrity to endorse Bournvita Li’l Champs?

2. Which company has launched a new initiative, Paint the Change, encouraging consumers to donate unused or left-over excess paint?

3. In what is being considered to be one of its biggest promotional events so far, which brand has partnered with Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) to send 22 men and women from across the world into space?

4. Aaron Swartz, 26, hanged himself in New York last week. He was the co-founder of which social news website?

5. Which company, in partnership with the Ministry of Karnataka and tour operator Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., has announced the launch of tourism initiative 'Kaapi Trail'?

6. Which mobile advertising network has acquired UK-based mobile data analytics start-up and content aware computing firm Overlay Media for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which MNC has agreed to pay about $1 billion to acquire Canada’s Harry Winston watch and jewellery brand?

8. Anup Rau has been appointed the new chief executive of which life insurance company?

9. Which business group has finalised the terms and conditions to buy out construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Tata Steel’s stakes in Dhamra Port Company Limited ( DPCL) in Odisha for an enterprise valuation of close to $1 billion (about Rs 5,500 crore)?

10. The government recently decided to launch a full-fledged campaign based on which film to woo tourists?

11. Erick Haskell was last week named the new India MD for which MNC?

12. Which company has launched its first-ever moisturizing jeans called Spa Denim?

13. Which well known business group last week launched its new visual identity, a new word mark accompanied by a new graphic device called the ‘ridge’?

14. Anant Gupta has been appointed the new CEO of which company?

15. Imran Khan and Parineeti Chopra can be seen in the television commercials of which beverage brand?

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January 13, 2013

Biz Quizzard 459

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Varun Berry, former CEO of PepsiCo Foods, is joining which company as COO?

2. Which company will launch a live music festival, named Fly, next month, buoyed by the success of its global electronic dance music property Sunburn?

3. Australian shoe brand Pluggers has tied up with which retail chain for sale of its footwear in India?

4. Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles has unveiled the name of its next generation electric car. Name it?

5. Bajaj Auto has launched the Discover 100T to take on Hero MotoCorp and Honda in the premium commuter motorcycle segment. What does the ‘T’ stand for?

6. Which technology giant is appointing Jeff White as the new head to its India business?

7. Which advertising agency has acquired Delhi-based digital agency Magnon Group for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which MNC has appointed Nishant K Rao as the new Country Manager for its India operations?

9. Ari Sarker had been appointed the India country head for which MNC?

10. EMAG Germany has launched the Emmi-dent toothbrush in India. What is unique about it?

11. Which NYSE- listed IT and business process outsourcing firm announced the appointed of Neeraj Nityanand as the managing director of its operations in India?

12. Satish Gupta has bought the Svelte Hotel in Delhi’s Saket business district for Rs 110 crore. He is one of India’s biggest exporters of which product?

13. Which MNC will acquire MacLellan's India operations, which provides maintenance and management services to automotive, software and drug makers, for an undisclosed sum?

14. Which MNC is set to pick up a strategic 40% stake in DTDC Courier & Cargo for Rs 190 crore?

15. Which company’s market cap last week crossed the 1 trillion rupees ($18.23 billion) mark?

16. What milestone has been achieved by professional networking website LinkedIn?

17. Which MNC has racked up more US patents than any other company for the 20th straight year?

18. Who has topped a list of the world’s best chief executives, according to a list compiled by French business school Insead for Harvard Business Review?

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January 6, 2013

Biz Quizzard 458

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 31 - January 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Instagram recently revealed the top 10 most popular places that users have uploaded pictures of on their website. Which place has topped the list?

2. Which company’s UK subsidiary Keyline Brands has acquired female deodorant brand Soft & Gentle from Colgate-Palmolive for an undisclosed amount?

3. Which software services company last week announced that it had acquired a U.S-based information management consultancy firm, Electronic Data Professionals (EDP), through its American subsidiary?

4. Which company has signed a multi- year title sponsorship deal with Hockey India League (HIL)?

5. Who has maintained his title as the richest person on earth for the entire year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals?

6. Which company has acquired 3Cap Technologies GmbH (3Cap), a Munich-based company specialising in electronics engineering for the automotive industry?

7. Who will head the 14th Finance Commission?

8. Which country has emerged as the best place to be born in 2013, in a new global survey by Economist Intelligence?

9. Devinder Kumar will become the new chief financial officer (CFO) of which well known MNC?

10. Which MNC has launched its new campaign titled ‘Crazy for Happiness’, showcasing real life characters?

11. Hormel Foods has agreed to buy which iconic US peanut butter brand from Unilever for $700 million?

12. Which MNC has bought start-up id8 Group R2 Studios as it looks to expand further in technology focused on the home and entertainment?

13. Which well known channel has acquired Current, the U.S. TV network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore?

14. Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has given his voice to which company’s campaign (TVC currently on air) with the tagline 'Ek kadam aagey'?

15. Which MNC has appointed Vanitha Narayanan as managing director of its India operations?

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