April 14, 2013

Biz Quizzard 472

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which media group has entered into a partnership with Apollo Global Inc., the largest for-profit college in the US, to launch its flagship business school, Bridge School of Management?

2. Which company has tied up with media entrepreneur Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment to launch a new venture?

3. Which brand has launched its new campaign titled "pehli kamayi"?

4. American private equity fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) will purchase 90% stake in which specialised tyremaker?

5. Which company has inked a long-term co-operation agreement with BMW to roll out ‘Made in India’ bikes in the below 500 cc category?

6. Krishnakumar Natarajan is new Chairman of Nasscom for the year 2013-14. He is the managing director & CEO of which company?

7. Golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar has been roped in as brand ambassador for which hospitality brand?

8. Which MNC has struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet?

9. Which business group, based in Siliguri, has acquired RAIL.ONE GmbH, a 118-year-old German rail infrastructure company with plants in seven countries?

10. Which MNC sportswear maker has signed Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene to endorse its products?

11. Which automobile MNC has roped in professional golfer Jeev Milkha Singh as its brand ambassador?

12. Which airline has tied up with Sunrisers Hyderabad, the newest franchisee in IPL, as its official carrier?

13. Actors Anushka Sharma and Imran Khan will be seen in a TV commercial for which beverage brand?

14. Innovations Academy Award winning VFX supervisor George Murphy has joined which company as chief creative officer?

15. Which company has bought French technology services company Alti for over €75 million (Rs 530 crore)?

16. Nokia India has launched its most affordable handset aimed at first time buyers. What has it been branded as?

17. Which MNC has elevated Manish Sharma as managing director of its Indian operation?

18. Which MNC has launched its second global campaign "Embrace your past, but live for now"?

19. Meera H Sanyal is all set to resign as the country executive of which MNC bank in India?

20. Which online babycare company has acquired its competitor Bangalore-based Hoopos in an all stock deal?

21. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) will launch a hatchback on the Verito platform next month. What has it been branded as?

22. Which company is soon entering the packaged wheat atta (flour) segment under the Devaaya brand?

23. Which MNC sportswear brand has ended its association with rapper Rick Ross over alleged rape lyrics?

24. Chennai-based jewellery retailer NAC Jewellers has signed on which celebrity to endorse the brand?

25. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning 'Badle Aapki Duniya'?

26. A day after Honda Motor introduced its much-awaited compact sedan Amaze, Maruti Suzuki hit back with a new variant of its fast-selling Dzire. What has it been sub-branded as?

27. Which potato chip brand has roped in six cricketers for its new brand campaign - M.S Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravi Shastri and Billy Bowden?

28. Which company would acquire the remaining 50% stake in its equal joint venture with Komatsu Asia & Pacific, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komatsu, Japan?

29. Sinoma International Engineering of Hong Kong has picked a majority stake in which Chennai-based cement factory equipment maker?

30. Which MNC has acquired the emerging music software firm ‘We Are Hunted’?

31. IBM’s Alok Ohrie has taken over the MD of the Indian operations of which MNC?

32. Which company has struck a deal with Reiss, a UK fashion brand sported by the likes of Kate Middelton, for opening its stores in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 472 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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