March 31, 2013

Biz Quizzard 470

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan to endorse its new mid-premium brand Gold Star?

2. Mr Vijay Kumar Datla passed away recently in Hyderabad. He was the chairman and managing director of which pharma company?

3. Which company has signed an eight film satellite deal worth Rs 130 crore with Zee Network for seven years?

4. A series of outrageous – and unapproved – ads has dragged an auto major and its agency in India into an international controversy. Name the company and its agency?

5. Which business group has roped in Aamir Khan for a unified marketing campaign that will cover all its businesses from sofa to soaps?

6. Marking the arrival of big ticket technology patent litigation to Indian shore, Ericsson, the world’s largest mobile network infrastructure player, has sued which homegrown handset major for patent infringement?

7. Which company will buy Pantaloon Retail's 50% stake in Future Generali Insurance for Rs 560 crore?

8. Which business entity has emerged at the top in India this fiscal, in terms of reputation, according to a study by information and insights provider Nielsen?

9. Which MNC has announced plans to buy mobile news reader app Summly from 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio?

10. Which bank from India opened its 100th overseas office at DIFC, Dubai on March 28, 2013?

11. Which Italian premium handbag and accessories retailer has sought government’s approval to open single-brand retail outlets in the country through a joint venture with New Delhi-based Genesis Luxury Fashion?

12. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new brand campaign featuring Hrithik Roshan?

13. D Shivakumar has quit as the operations head for India, West Asia and Africa of which MNC?

14. Which company has signed up with the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad as their principal sponsor?

15. Which MNC will roll out its premium Magnum ice cream bars in the country next month?

16. Which company and its unit Asia Today Ltd (ATL) have announced a strategic investment in London-based digital ad firm MirriAd?

17. Which IT major has said it has been adjudged the top employer in Europe for this year by CRF Institute?

18. Which MNC last week said that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love?

19. Which IPL team has signed on insurer Bajaj Allianz as its principal sponsor for the next three years?

20. Which media group has come on board as the official sponsor for the Indian Premier League?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 470 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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