April 7, 2013

Biz Quizzard 471

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. RSPL, the makers of Ghari detergent, have recently launched a premium brand in the same category. What has it been branded as?

2. Which company, according to reports, is close to selling its Chennai hotel property, Atlantic Hotels, to CEEBROS Property Development for about Rs 180 crore?

3. Chitra Ramkrishna has taken over as the MD & CEO of which financial entity?

4. Mr GV Prasad is the new chairman of which well known company?

5. Renewable energy products maker NVD Solar is the title sponsor for which IPL team?

6. Arindam Bose, co-founder and director of which online shopping portal, was arrested recently after complaints by its customers of fraud and cheating?

7. Which infrastructure company has monetised three road tollways by selling stake to TRIL Roads Private Ltd, a Tata Group company?

8. The Supreme Court has dismissed which MNC’s plea to get patent protection for its blood cancer drug Glivec?

9. With the loading target exceeding 1007 million tonnes (MT) by the end of March, which entity has entered the select group of billion plus club in freight movement with China, Russia and USA?

10. Which jewelry retail chain has signed on Kareena Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

11. In what is a bold initiative, which well known youth brand has promised to change its name if its fans can push its Facebook community to 10 million ‘Likes’ in 40 days?

12. PJ Nayak, a former chief executive at Axis Bank, is stepping down as the India head at which MNC?

13. Nagesh A Basavanhalli is the new president and managing director of the Indian operations of which automobile MNC?

14. Actress Trisha has been appointed as the ‘Pleasure Ambassador’ for which brand?

15. Which MNC has launched its new products Lunardominate and Lunaraccelerate?

16. Which advertising agency has bought a majority stake in Bangalore-based End To End Marketing Solutions, one of the largest database marketing companies in the country?

17. Qatar-based investment firm Hassad Food has acquired an undisclosed majority stake in New Delhi-based Bush Foods Overseas Ltd., for an estimated $100 million. Bush Foods sells basmati rice under which brand?

18. Which Indian business personality has been nominated to the board of directors of Mondelez International, a global snacks and chocolate major that owns Cadbury?

19. Which company has filed a case against actor-producer John Abraham’s production house JA Entertainment over the title of its upcoming movie?

20. Which hospitality group has launched a new mid-market brand ‘Zone’?

21. Which two FM radio players have entered into a strategic sales alliance?

22. Which hospitality major has unveiled a new logo?

23. Gurgaon-based Witalsee Marketing Ltd has forayed into multi-brand retail of FMCG products with the launch of Wee Stores and has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

24. Facebook has introduced a new software that makes the social network the hub of any smartphone running Google’s Android operating system. What has it been branded as?

25. Who has taken over as President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2013-14?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 471 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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