August 3, 2008

Biz Quizzard 227

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 28 - August 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a report last week, Reliance Retail has clinched a deal with the world’s largest toy shop. Name the brand?

2. Anna Patterson and two other former Google engineers are launching a search to upstage their former employer. What has it been branded as?

3. Which MNC last week launched its “Conversation Starters” collection?

4. Which MNC last week said it had agreed to sell its laundry detergents business, including All, Snuggle and Wisk brands, to private equity investor Vestar Capital Partners for $1.45 billion?

5. Which well known company has appointed Justice MS Rane (retd) as the ombudsman for speedy redressal of consumer disputes?

6. Which company last week launched its high-end range electric scooter ‘Marathon’ in Kochi?

7. Which drug has toppled Swiss drug major Novartis’ pain killer Voveran to emerge as the country’s largest selling drug in June?

8. British mogul Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan last week unveiled their exotic jet that will carry a passenger spaceship to launch altitude. What has it been branded as?

9. Which MNC last week ousted its chairman Serge Tchuruk and CEO Patricia Russo?

10. An easy one. Which campaign has been launched with the baseline ‘Let’s learn to teach’?

11. The Central Board of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) last week allowed 3 private players to manage its funds along with SBI. Name the three?

12. Which MNC last week signaled its entry into the two-wheeler segment by agreeing to buy the assets of Kinetic Motor Company for Rs 110 crore?

13. Which retail chain has tied up with IPL teams to launch a new format – the sports cafĂ©?

14. The world’s largest work-uniform and custom corporate-wear company is foraying into India. Name it?

15. Which company, according to a report last week, is the largest grower of pepper in the country?

16. Which Indian plastic products maker last week acquired 90% stake in Germany-based Geiger Technik for Euro 35.6 million?

17. Which MNC has launched its mineral water brand BonAqua in select markets in north India in April?

18. Which company has signed on Bipasha Basu to endorse Sugar Free Gold, a sugar substitute?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 227 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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