June 27, 2010

Biz Quizzard 326

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which businesses group would be investing around Rs 300 crore for picking up a 20% stake in Hyderabad-based Maytas Infra Limited?

2. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has agreed to buy the retail banking business in United Arab Emirates of which MNC?

3. Which business group and Tata Teleservices last week started mobile telephony services under the brand name T24 (talk 24 hours)?

4. The Economic Times last week published its annual ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ list. Which company has topped the list?

5. Which business outsourcing firm last week said it has acquired UK-based customer relationship management company Careline Services?

6. According to a report last week, Pepsi will be launching its second cola, which will be pitted against market leader Thums Up as a macho drink. What has it been branded as?

7. Electrical equipment maker Havells is relaunching which lighting brand in India?

8. An outdoor campaign, with the positioning ‘Change is inevitable’, was launched in 37 cities last week to unveil the new logo of which well known brand?

9. Rajiv Dube, who recently resigned from Tata Motors, is moving to which business group as director?

10. Which Indian business personality has joined Clayton Dubilier and Rice (CD&R), a US-based private equity major which includes the likes of former GE chief Jack Welch?

11. Which European insurer has agreed to sell most of its British life unit to Clive Cowder’s Resolution for 2.75 billion pounds?

12. A consortium led by which Indian company has won the bid to build, operate, modernize and expand the Male International Airport (MIA) from the Malaysian government?

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June 20, 2010

Biz Quizzard 325

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

1. Why was Chase Vodka, produced in Hereford, UK, in news recently?

2. Which celebrity has been roped in as a brand ambassador by Kerala-based Manappuram Finance as it looks to expand in north?

3. Which television channel has gone in for a makeover with a new logo and tagline – ‘Rishte Wahi, Soch Nayi’ (old relationship, new thinking)?

4. Which Japanese IT firm last week announced that it was acquiring the US-based Intelligroup in an all cash deal of $199 million?

5. Harit Nagpal of Vodafone Group UK will take over as the managing director of which company in India?

6. Which MNC has christened its new motion-sensing game system ‘Kinect’?

7. Which MNC last week said it will sell its nearly $2-billion Canadian MasterCard business to credit card issuer Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)?

8. Which country last week launched its first ingeniously made car ‘Ghazal’?

9. To cash in on the world cup, which MNC is advertising on television (TVC currently on air) with the baseline ‘Write the Future’?

10. Which US-based ice-cream brand has entered India through a franchise agreement between Ravi Jaipuria-owned Devyani International Ltd (DIL) and Thailand-based Minor Food Group (MFG)?

11. Jayant Dua has been appointed CEO of which insurance company?

12. Which company will be celebrating its centenary in August this year?

13. Which MNC will be launching its motion-controlled gaming system ‘Move’ on September 15?

14. The 10-month-old mobile brand, Zen Mobile, has appointed which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

15. Which global chain is advertising (TVC currently on air) its beverage brand ‘Krushers’?

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June 13, 2010

Biz Quizzard 324

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

1. Which celebrity has been appointed by Japanese auto major Nissan India as its brand ambassador?

2. Which Bangalore-based networking products company has acquired Ethos Networks, an Israeli start-up specializing in carrier Ethernet and network management products?

3. Who has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Bank’s Association (IBA)?

4. Which global hospitality major has announced plans to set up three new properties, including one in India, under its ‘Andaz’ brand of hotels?

5. BM Vyas last week resigned as the MD of which well known entity in India?

6. The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) last week earned regulatory approval for which milestone activity?

7. Germany’s Payback and domestic private equity player Peepul Capital last week acquired 86% stake in which loyalty card provider?

8. Which company last week entered into an agreement to acquire Karalex Pharma LLC, a US-based generic marketing and sales services company?

9. Which telecom firm did Reliance Industries (RIL) acquire last week?

10. Chandra Sekhar Verma last week took over as the chairman of which public sector entity?

11. Which Indian CEO, according to a report last week, has just authored a book ‘Employees First, Customers Second’?

12. Which television channel has launched an advertising campaign titled 'Blunt. And Sharp'?

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June 6, 2010

Biz Quizzard 323

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 31 - June 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting on a nice note. The beautiful Chitrangada Singh can be seen in the print ad for which hair care brand?

2. Google recently released its first ‘Brand Zeitgeist’ findings in India. Which is the most searched brand online in the country?

3. Which company is forming an equal stake joint venture with iconic American media company CBS Corporation to launch a network of television channels in India?

4. Which company, according to reports last week, is planning to launch two new brands, Kruger (casual premium) and World Player (economy brand), in the ready-to-wear segment?

5. Which company has bought a 59% stake in AGC Networks (formerly Avaya Global Connect)?

6. Which business group has bagged the main sponsorship rights of the Indian cricket team for the next three-and-a-half years?

7. Michael Perschke has been appointed head of India operations of which MNC automaker?

8. Why was Jaguar Cray XTS located at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US in news last week?

9. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Czech Republic-based coffee chain – CafĂ© Emporio?

10. Which MNC last week unveiled the limited edition of its fastest sports car Murcielago LP 670-4 Super Veloce in India?

11. From the tournament's beginning in 1930, the football World Cup trophy has always been transported in an armored metal case. This year it has a new travel case. Which brand?

12. Which Indian company last week announced the acquisition of US-based Bureau of Collections Recovery, an accounts receivables management company?

13. Ford Motor last week announced plans to kill which 72-year-old brand?

14. Which MNC has sold French champagne maker Chateau d-Avize to Russian oil trader Boris Titov for an undisclosed sum?

15. Which consumer durables and electronics MNC has signed on John Abraham as brand ambassador for two years?

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