April 20, 2008

Biz Quizzard 212

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Rs 3,000-crore Yash Birla group has decided to enter the domestic health and wellness market through a new company. What has it been branded as?

2. Southern film star Genelia D’Souza has been roped in as the ambassador for which shampoo brand?

3. Delhi-based Yamu Panchayat Pvt. Ltd, according to report last week, is the probably the only ISO 9001-2000 certified outlet in the country for which product?

4. Which Indian business personality figures in the list of world’s most admired board directors compiled by American magazine Directorship?

5. According to a report last week, which company intends to roll out a chain of food and confectionery retail outlets christened as Devil’s Workshop?

6. Which MNC bank is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its operations in India?

7. Which two wheeler brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘RIDE THE CHANGE’?

8. Which UK retailer last week announced a 51:49 joint venture with Reliance Retail?

9. Which two cricketers have been signed on as brand ambassadors for Ahmedabad-based cricket equipment manufacturer Sanspareils Greenlands, popularly known as SG?

10. Which MNC last week appointed Suresh Vaswani and Girish Paranjpe as joint CEOs?

11. Which international mobile operator last week said that it was revamping its brand and changing its logo in a bid to stop subscribers from defecting to rival carriers?

12. Which MNC last week acquired travel search startup Farecast for an undisclosed sum?

13. Which two Indian conglomerates figure in the list of world’s 25 most innovative companies, released by BusinessWeek last week?

14. It is a new Forbes list and covers rich people and their fights. Which two Indian business personalities figure in the magazine’s battling billionaires list?

15. Which celebrity has been roped in as the face of Big Bazaar?

16. Alcome Perfumes and Cosmetics, a new entrant in the Rs 500 crore perfume market, has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador in India?

17. Times Internet, which owns Indiatimes.com, has recently forayed into the social networking space by launching a site. What has it been branded as?

18. Which company in India has unveiled a new logo, first time that the logo is being changed since the company’s inception in 1958?

19. Actor Vidya Balan will be seen endorsing which consumer durable and electronics MNC, in India?

20. According to a report last week, Chennai-based Premier Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. is launching a new airliner. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 212 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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