October 19, 2008

Biz Quizzard 238

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobile phone maker has signed actress Priyanka Chopra as a brand ambassador?

2. Which company last week said it has acquired majority stake in Norwegian company Miljo Grenland Innovasjon that specializes in the development of innovative solutions for electric vehicles?

3. Which brand has launched a multimedia campaign with the baseline ‘Good people to grow with’?

4. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of Japan has bought a 21% stake in which well known financial major for $9 billion?

5. Why was Paul Krugman, a Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist, in news last week?

6. Three months after calling off its joint venture with Arvind Brands, Italian fashion brand Diesel last week announced a joint venture with which company to set up stores in the country?

7. Which insurance major in India has appointed Rajesh Sud as chief executive officer and managing director?

8. Spize TV, a DTH company registered in Singapore, last week acquired France Telecom’s European DTH operations. Which Indian company owns a majority stake in Spize TV?

9. Harvard Business School has conferred the Alumni Achievement Award on which Indian business personality?

10. Kishore Biyani-promoted Future Group recently launched a new retail brand. Name it?

11. Bangalore-based Phoenix Group last week launched its own brand of luxury hotels. Name the brand?

12. The commercial for this automobile brand, currently on air with the baseline ‘GEARLESS. EFFORTLESS.’ is unique because it does not show the automobile even once. Name the brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 238 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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