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August 4, 2013

Biz Quizzard 488

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 29 - August 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which two advertising groups have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal to create the world’s largest advertising company?

2. The government is all set to name Usha Sangwan as the first woman managing director at which entity?

3. Which well-known entrepreneurs have forayed into India’s nascent home healthcare market by acquiring New Delhi-based Portea Medical?

4. Which publishing company in India has announced the closure of its three international titles – People, Geo and Marie Claire?

5. Which brand has topped the list in the first edition of Interbrand’s ‘Best Indian Brands’ study?

6. Which Canada-based company said it would buy US-based Saks in a $2.4 billion deal that would add prime real estate to its portfolio and bring the luxury chain to its home market?

7. Kiran Kumar Grandhi is the new managing director of which infrastructure company?

8. Mr BG Raghupathy, 59, passed away recently. He was the chairman & managing director of which business group?

9. Which social media agency has bought Bangalore-based Red Digital, a media agency with clients across the entertainment and technology industries, for about Rs 7 crore?

10. Which MNC last week launched the first production series of its all-electric ‘i3’ city car simultaneously in three continents - Asia, Europe and the US?

11. Which electrical products manufacturer has acquired ownership control in Australian company Electrical Distribution Solutions?

12. Which two-wheeler brand has been ranked by CNN as one of twelve best designs in the last 100 years?

13. Which media company is planning to launch channels under the ‘&’ brand?

14. Which soccer club last week added PepsiCo to its expanding roster of global sponsors?

15. Who is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million in the last year, according to Forbes?

16. Which MNC cosmetics giant has appointed Jean-Christophe Letellier as its managing director in India?

17. Perfetti Van Melle India (PVMI) has signed on which actor as the new face for its flagship chewing gum brand Center Fresh?

18. Which Hyderabad-based company has inked an agreement to acquire Tamil Nadu-based Actavis Pharma Manufacturing’s solid oral dosage facility in Alathur, Tamil Nadu?

19. Rajeev Rishi is the new Chairman and Managing Director of which public sector bank?

20. Which brand has topped the 2013 BrandZ Top 100, a ranking of the most valuable global brands compiled by research firm MillwardBrown?

21. Which television channel has acquired the rights to televise Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling across the Indian sub-continent?

22. Which brand has roped in tennis player John McEnroe to help promote its sponsorship of the New York City Marathon in November?

23. Tata Motors, in association with which organization, has developed a hydrogen-powered bus?

24. Which MNC bank has named Ross McEwan as its new CEO?

25. Which automobile brand has launched the most expensive super sports car to be sold in the country?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 488 as the subject.

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