August 13, 2007

Biz Quizzard 176

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which celebrity has been recently roped in as the new face of Grasim Suitings?

2. Which brand is being advertised in the print and television media with the baseline ‘Live the skin you’re in’?

3. According to a news snippet last week, Google is hoping launch a mobile phone by early next year. What will it be branded as?

4. It is India’s biggest tech takeover. Which MNC last week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nasdaq-listed Infocrossing for $600 million?

5. Mr George Zacharias last week resigned as the MD of the Indian operations of which MNC?

6. Which actress has been chosen as brand ambassador for Garnier Light Matte, a fairness cream launched by Garnier?

7. Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham will for the first time feature together in a TVC to launch a new form of packaging for Pepsi – a can. What is it called?

8. Which Indian has been chosen by Gillette as an ambassador for the worldwide Gillette Winner Program?

9. Laserwords, which provides IT solutions for the printing and publishing industry, has acquired US-based Four Lakes Colorgraphics for $11 million. Laserwords is part of which Indian business group?

10. According to Fortune magazine, who has overtaken Bill Gates as the world’s wealthiest person?

11. According to a news snippet last week, David Beckham and his Spice-Girl wife, Victoria, now have their own brand of his-and-hers fragrances. Name the brand?

12. Which Indian company last week acquired US-based software engineering services firm ArrAy for an undisclosed sum?

13. Which Indian business group last week announced the launch of its health insurance company, setup in a joint venture with Germany-based DKV AG Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG?

14. PepsiCo, according to a report last week, is finalizing plans to launch its third juice-based beverage in India. Which brand?

15. Bajaj Auto will be launching a new bike, powered by a new engine, in September. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers before Friday to with Biz Quizzard 176 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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