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?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 459 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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