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’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 325 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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