November 24, 2013

Biz Quizzard 504

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Heinz India has announced its association with which celebrity for its 'Complan with memory chargers’?

2. Which company, according to a report, will buy out Bangalore-based garment chain Coupon?

3. Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has placed an order for 30 Boeing Dreamliner 787-10 planes. What milestone has Boeing crossed with this order?

4. Former US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner is joining which private equity firm?

5. Which Indian bank will become a “foreign-owned” lender, to be governed by FDI policy, following the go-ahead to its proposed increase in foreign investment holding to 62%?

6. The citizens of which country have emerged as the world’s most active Twitter users, according to a new research by PeerReach?

7. Which company has entered into a JV with Taiwan-based China Steel Global Trading Corporation and Singapore-based Mitsui & Co to set up an automotive steel service centre in Pune?

8. Which MNC has bought PrimeSense, an Israeli maker of chips that enable three-dimensional (3D) machine vision, for $345 million?

9. Which Indian broadcast company has unveiled its first corporate brand film based on its brand positioning and will be aired across the globe where it has its presence?

10. Which MNC has created an interactive video campaign called ‘Gear up buddies’ specifically to promote its products on e-commerce site

11. Which super-luxury car maker last week introduced its exclusive range of branded merchandise in the Indian market?

12. Which MNC has acquired Bitzer Mobile, a mobile solutions firm co-founded by Ali Ahmed, Naeem Zafar and Indus Khaitan?

13. Which German company has announced its foray into the Rs 2,500 crore modular kitchen industry in India?

14. Which company has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), to US-based InterContinental Exchange (ICE) for $150 million?

15. Which well known fast food chain has entered India through a joint venture with the Everstone Group, a private equity and real estate firm?

16. Which company is acquiring Mumbai-based brokerage Antique Stock Broking and two of its subsidiaries for about Rs 30 crore?

17. Which MNC unveiled its compact luxury SUV ‘Macan’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week?

18. Which MNC, in association with Porsche Design, has launched a new all- touch Porsche Design P’ 9982 luxury smartphone?

19. Google Inc will offer a prepaid debit card that will allow consumers to purchase goods at stores and to withdraw cash from ATM machines. What has it been branded as?

20. Wellness brand VLCC and which celebrity have formed a 50:50 joint venture called YaP Yoga to provide yoga and physiotherapy services under the name Yap?

21. Canada Pension Plan (CPP), one of the top 10 retirement funds in the world, is joining hands with which business group to form one of the largest real estate finance companies in India?

22. Which global payment company has acquired Mumbai-based mobile payment startup Qubecell?

23. Which company is planning to launch the country’s first hybrid electric three-wheeler (auto) in the next 12 months?

24. Which actor has been signed on to endorse the first pimple clearing face wash for men from Garnier MEN?

25. Which MNC has launched a campaign, 'Help Women Get Online', in association with Intel, HUL and Axis Bank, to spread awareness among women on the benefits of internet?

26. Who has been named 'Business Person of the Year' by Fortune magazine in its annual list of top 50 people in business?

27. Hrithik Roshan has launched his own casual wear brand which will target his fans and others in India and elsewhere. Name the brand?

28. HTC has launched its highest priced handset for Indian market. What has it been branded as?

29. Which British bike manufacturer started selling its iconic bikes in India last week?

30. Amar Chitra Katha is launching a new title next week featuring which well known personality?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 504 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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