March 23, 2008

Biz Quizzard 208

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC recently signed a deal to buy the online advertisement management company, Rapt of San Francisco?

2. Which well known internet major, according to a report recently, has decided to move its headquarters from London to Geneva, seen as the first major fallout of Britain’s uncompetitive tax system?

3. Kishore Biyani-led Future Group is picking up a 70% stake in Aadhaar. Aadhaar is the rural retailing initiative of which business group?

4. Which company, according to a report last week, is all set to launch designer liquor stores or ‘destination outlets’ – called ‘Spiritz & More’?

5. Which MNC has proposed to induct former director of the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) RA Mashelkar as a non-executive independent director?

6. Rasna has entered the fruit-based drinks category with the launch of a new concentrate. What has it been branded as?

7. Which media giant is selling its 1,200-seater call centre business in India to Aegis Communications, the BPO arm of Essar Group in an all-cash deal of around $100 million?

8. Which celebrity has been recently roped in by Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) as brand ambassador for its re-launched Cinthol soaps, talcs and deodorants?

9. NetJets, the world’s largest fractional aircraft ownership company is setting shop in India. Which famous business personality owns the company?

10. Which company last week signed an Rs 106-crore deal for rights to be the official umpire partner for Indian Premier League (IPL) and also sponsor third umpire decisions?

11. Chennai-based Hasbro Clothing that retails menswear brands such as Genesis and Basics has launched a new value segment brand. Name it?

12. Which MNC last week introduced its new Bref range of disinfectant cleaning solutions in Chennai?

13. Which MNC last week bought a majority stake in Russia’s biggest juice company JSC Lebedyanskey?

14. According to a recent report, Maya Advertisement Entertainment Ltd (MEL) and which well known personality have joined hands to co-produce an animated fiction series, The Magic Racquet?

15. Which MNC has entered into an agreement to acquire social media site Bebo for $850 million to be paid in cash?

16. Which celebrity will endorse PepsiCo’s mango drinks, Slice and Slice Mangola?

17. Mr Raymond Leblanc, founder of Lombard editions, died at the age of 92 in Brussels last week. He was the publisher of which popular comic-book series?

18. Which Indian celebrity will endorse Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 208 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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