December 13, 2009

Biz Quizzard 298

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Maruti Suzuki, according to a report last week, will soon roll out a 7-seater minivan to replace the Versa. What will it be branded as?

2. Which company has entered into a contract with the state-owned China Post to distribute and clear goods sourced by Indian corporates from the city of Yiwu?

3. IT services company Mascon Global Ltd (MGL) is planning to entirely acquire Chicago-based mobile transactions company C-SAM. Which well known personality owns C-SAM?

4. Which company last week rolled out a concept car, designed by auto stylist Dilip Chhabria, for driving its new brand’s visibility?

5. Tata Group last week announced the launch of probably the world’s cheapest water purifier. What has it been branded as?

6. Which milestone was crossed by Hyundai Motor India at its facility in Sriperumbedur, near Chennai?

7. Which retail chain last week announced the acquisition of X-Cite, the chain of large format electronic stores of Impact Retail, a franchise of Kuwait’s Alghanim Industries?

8. Kaushik Basu was last week appointed to which important position in the government of India?

9. Which media giant will acquire Prannoy Roy-promoted NDTV’s entertainment channel, Imagine, for about Rs 546 crore?

10. Leading global premium spirit manufacturer Bacardi last week launched orange-flavoured rum in Karnataka. What has it been branded as?

11. Which MNC last week agreed to buy a 19.9% stake in Suzuki Motor Corporation for $2.5 billion?

12. Vineet Nayyar was last week appointed chairman of which company?

13. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India last week launched a 110 cc bike. What has it been branded as?

14. Which MNC last week acquired 50.2% of Sanyo Electric, the world’s largest rechargeable battery maker?

15. Which MNC has announced the signing of a binding offer with Sara Lee to acquire brand Ambi Pur for $470 million?

16. Which company has appointed Katrina Kaif as the brand ambassador for its home appliances range?

17. Which insurance company has adopted a new brand positioning with a new tagline - 'Faidey ka Insurance'?

18. Actor Vidya Balan is the brand ambassador for which mosquito repellent cream brand?

19. Which television channel has entered into a content deal with Yash Raj, wherein the latter will produce content exclusively for the channel?

20. Which business group is all set to launch a food and beverage brand, 'Movie Munchies' and its own mineral water brand, 'Spring', later this month?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 298 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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