March 30, 2014

Biz Quizzard 522

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has launched its ‘Blue by Heart’ campaign for the T20 World Cup?

2. How did Sistema Shyam Teleservices mark the fifth anniversary of brand MTS in India on March 26, 2014?

3. Renton D’Sousa has resigned as the CEO of which advertising agency in India?

4. Which company has signed an agreement to sell its 74% stake in a cement manufacturing unit in Bokaro to Dalmia Cement (Bharat)?

5. Dabur India has roped in which actor as the new brand ambassador for its 'OxyLife Men' product?

6. The Reliance (Mukesh Ambani) group companies are moving to which new work culture as part of a “business transformation process”?

7. Harsh Mariwala has stepped down as the MD of which FMCG company?

8. Which advertising agency has agreed to acquire Shanghai Egift Design and Production Co. Ltd., one of China's leading premium and gift specialists?

9. Which MNC has agreed to buy Maker Studios, one of YouTube's largest networks, for $500 million?

10. Which company has been recognised as the fastest growing IT services brand globally by Brand Finance, a leading brand valuation firm?

11. Vinita Bali has stepped down as the managing director of which company after nine years at the helm?

12. Which MNC has joined hands with US-based Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI) to set up a chain of 25 cancer detection and treatment centres across India?

13. Which Chinese smartphone maker, headed by a man referred to as the Steve Jobs of China, is all set to enter the Indian market?

14. Google is partnering with which business group, owner of well known eyewear brands, to help the web company’s Glass eyewear go mainstream?

15. Actor Irrfan Khan stars in the new ad campaign of which tyre brand?

16. The latest ad of which well known international beverage brand will feature a baby Spider-Man?

17. Which handset brand has launched its new campaign with the positioning 'Milaye Sapno Sein'?

18. Which MNC will acquire two-year-old Oculus VR Inc, a maker of virtual-reality glasses for gaming, for $2 billion?

19. Network18 and which MNC have joined hands to launch 'In Conversation' series, an initiative to help connect prominent politicians with voters across the country?

20. An easy one. Which brand has launched its new campaign 'Maine Desh Ka Namak Khaya Hai'?

21. Which three major media houses have joined hands to start OneIndia, a combined space selling platform for display ads on a national level?

22. Which brand has become the world’s second largest spirits trademark by retail value, dislodging Smirnoff vodka from that spot?

23. Which Swiss beverages company has entered the Indian market through a joint venture with Hyderabad-based SDU Beverages to produce and market its fruit juices for kids?

24. Which tyre brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘Letters’?

25. Which bank has launched Jifi, a fully-integrated social bank account with youth as the target segment?

26. Which advertising agency has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Social Wavelength, one of the leading social media agencies in India?

27. In the first move of its kind by a foreign retailer, which French single brand sports goods company has sought the government’s nod to sell products online from its store?

28. Travel companies Cox & Kings and Ezeego1 have announced a tie-up with which adventure tourism major?

29. Which drug major has acquired Mexico's Laboratorios Grin, a leading player in ophthalmic products, for an undisclosed amount, marking its foray into the Latin American country?

30. Which Hyderabad-based engineering services company will be known as Cyient Ltd from May?

31. Which British beauty brand, known for fresh handmade cosmetics such as the fizzing bath bomb and solid shampoo bars, is looking to enter Indian market?

32. Which company will buy an office building in Mumbai’s Goregaon suburb from Standard Chartered Bank for Rs 280 crore?

33. Who has topped Forbes magazine’s annual list of 100 best venture investors with the ‘Midas’ touch?

34. Four serial entrepreneurs, including Ronnie Screwvala, have co-invested in which news website?

35. Which airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport for the second year in a row at the prestigious 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards, held in Barcelona?

36. Which consumer durables major recently launched a new range of products in Kolkata under the ‘Welcome Series’ brand?

37. Which company is planning to launch a new range of frozen desserts called sorbet made from sweetened water, flavouring and a significant amount of fruit pulp?

38. Ajay S Shriram, Chairman and Senior Managing Director of DCM Shriram Ltd, has taken over as the President of which industry body for 2014-15?

39. Which MNC has named Gilbert Ghostine as president for its India and China business?

40. More than a decade after it launched personalised service petrol pumps under 'Club HP' brand, state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd has launched a new premium brand. Name it?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 522 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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