October 31, 2010

Biz Quizzard 344

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Economic Times last week released the 2010 India’s Most Valuable Brands list. Which company has emerged as the most valuable corporate brand in the country?

2. Varun Berry will take over as the CEO of the foods division in India for which MNC?

3. The children of which international celebrity have made their modeling debut as the faces of Gucci’s new children line?

4. Which company has launched ‘Microchef’, a pressure cooker specifically designed for microwave ovens?

5. Manu Chanda will replace Sanjeev Chadha as the chairman and CEO of the Indian operations of which MNC?

6. The latest edition of ET 500, the ranking of India’s top companies by revenue, was published by The Economic Times last week. Which company has topped the list?

7. The India division of which MNC last week stormed into the Limca Book of Records for the first ever dominoes display of its kind in the country?

8. I have covered this earlier. The shipments of which iconic brand were officially stopped last week after three decades and more than 220 million units?

9. Which entity has agreed to takeover Australia’s ASX to create Asia’s fourth largest stock exchange?

10. Which company is all set to become the first Indian firm to own an English Premier League (EPL) club by acquiring Blackburn Rovers for 46 million pounds?

11. Geneva-based watchmaker Altanus has launched a watch called Patch. What is its claim to fame?

12. Which well known MNC last week said hedge fund manager Todd Combs would join it, generating speculations on succession planning?

13. Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth are fighting again, this time for the advertisements/ promotions for a brand. Which one?

14. Which car brand in India is claiming to be the first car in its category to clock the fastest-ever sales of one lakh units since its launch?

15. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘Born of luxury’?

16. Which MNC last week celebrated its centennial anniversary by organizing ‘People Flow Day’ across 20 countries?

17. Which business personality has been named the Philanthropist of the Year by the Asian Awards?

18. Which company last week forayed into footwear retailing by opening a specialty footwear chain called 'TASHI’?

19. The Times Television Network is launching a high-definition English movies channel. What has it been branded as?

20. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was launched in India last week. What is special about this car?

21. Which cricketer has been roped in to endorse Spencer Retail’s international apparel brand Beverly Hills Polo Club?

22. Which MNC automaker last week announced plans to enter the two-wheeler market in India with its Motorrad priced at Rs 18 lakh onwards?

23. Which construction equipment maker last week forayed into footwear segment?

24. M Narendra has been appointed chairman and managing director of which bank effective November 1?

25. Former NTPC CMD Sharma has joined which company as its managing director?

26. Cannon announced its entry into retail segment by opening its first store in Noida last week. What has it been branded as?

27. Samsung Electronics launched its first tablet device last week. What has it been branded as?

28. Which MNC last week said its chief executive Robert Benmosche has cancer and has an unclear prognosis, casting another shadow on the company as it undergoes a comprehensive restructuring?

29. Which international celebrity is to open a chain of gyms around the world, called the Hard Candy Fitness Centers, which will merge fitness with entertainment?

30. Which product from India took this year's top prize in The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards?

31. Which US buyout firm will buy telecommunications services company Syniverse Technologies Inc (SVR.N) for $2.6 billion?

32. Actor Riteish Deshmukh can be seen in the television commercials for which telecom brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 344 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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