August 10, 2014

Biz Quizzard 541

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand has topped the latest edition of The Economic Times and Interbrand Best Indian Brands study?

2. Which menswear brand is claiming to be the only retail giant to launch its own show - `In Pursuit of Excellence'?

3. Which innerwear brand has come out with a new television campaign titled ‘Move’, targeting youngsters in the age group of 18-25 years, who are impatient and unwilling to compromise?

4. Which Indian handset major has roped in a Japanese researcher to make a phone battery that's twice as powerful as and thinner than any other smartphone battery?

5. Which MNC is setting up the world’s largest scooter plant in Gujarat?

6. Bajaj Auto has created which two new internal records for sales in a month for July 2014?

7. Which cosmetics major has announced the appointment of Romulus Marian Sirbu as the Managing Director of Indian operations?

8. Nissan Motor has said it would replace which model with a new product in India by 2016?

9. Who is Hollywood's highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $51 million over 12 months, as per the latest ranking from Forbes magazine?

10. Which company has emerged as India’s top handset maker for the April – June 2014 period?

11. Getit Infomedia has signed up which celebrity as the brand ambassador to promote ''?

12. 'Sharknado' actress Tara Reid is launching a new perfume inspired by her popular shark drama. What has it been branded as?

13. Multi Screen Media (MSM) is launching a new general entertainment channel (GEC) on September 1. What has it been branded as?

14. Which portal has launched its latest campaign ‘No Darr. Find Ghar’?

15. Comedian Kapil Sharma plays the role of an unused juicer mixer in the television commercial for which brand?

16. Which London-based agency has agreed to acquire February India, an independent advertising agency based in Delhi, through a 10 year structured deal?

17. Fiat has launched a new variant of Punto. What has it been sub-branded as?

18. Which airline from India last week announced that it has entered into a reciprocal code-share pact with Vietnam's national carrier, Vietnam Airlines?

19. P Balaji has resigned as the managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC?

20. Which Indonesian food products company has taken a plunge into the fast-growing Indian instant noodles market with its product Joymee?

21. Pawan Munjal has been elevated to which position at Hero MotoCorp?

22. Cerner Corp is buying the health information technology business unit of which MNC for $1.3 billion in cash?

23. Which IT MNC has appointed Dilipkumar Khandelwal as the managing director for its Indian operations?

24. Which US-based solar power project developer has announced that it would be making its India debut by setting up a solar project in Telangana?

25. How many Indians are among Fortune magazine's maiden 'Big Data All-Stars' list of 20 extraordinary people who are "the best at connecting the dots and digging deep."?

26. Which tyre brand has partnered Mahindra Adventure to launch 'Monastery Escape', a campaign for SUV owners and offroading enthusiasts?

27. Which advertising group plans to set up a sports arm in India to tap opportunities in the country's nascent sports marketing segment?

28. Amara Raja Batteries Ltd has crossed which quarterly sales revenue milestone for the first quarter?

29. Arijit Basu has taken over as Managing Director and CEO of which insurance company?

30. Which brand has topped consulting firm Brand Finance India’s annual study, which evaluates the country’s most powerful and valuable brands?

31. Legendary cartoonist Mr Pran Kumar Sharma died in Gurgaon last week. He is creator of which iconic character?

32. Which MNC has announced that the entire range of its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) portfolio would be available in India exclusively on beginning September 1, 2014?

33. Which luxury fashion brand has announced its Fall 2014 global advertising campaign la víe en rope?

34. Actors Dhanush and Adah Sharma will soon be seen in a new television commercial for which confectionary brand?

35. Which jewellery brand has launched ‘One Love’, a pan-India OOH campaign to promote its anniversary range of solitaires?

36. Which luxury ladies handbags brand has launched its campaign ‘mancraft’?

37. German carmaker Audi introduced which new sedan in India last week?

38. Which MNC is buying California-based cybersecurity startup PrivateCore, in a move to boost defences of its vast server network?

39. Which MNC launched seven super premium bicycles in the country last week?

40. Rakesh K Sarna will be the new MD & CEO of which hospitality major?

41. The government has appointed H Kumar as the managing director of which subsidiary of ONGC?

42. Philips India has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador for its beauty business, which includes a range of hair and depilation devices?

43. Honda’s compact sedan Amaze has crossed which sales milestone in India?

44. Which London shirt maker has won a trademark court case in Britain against US lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret?

45. The labour ministry has appointed which business entity as a knowledge partner for enhancing employability and entrepreneurship among the youth?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 541 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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