December 5, 2010

Biz Quizzard 349

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 29 - December 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian company has been named amongst the world’s top 20 chemical companies in an annual top 100 list released by ICIS?

2. Which MNC’s initial public offering has become the world’s biggest at $23.1 billion taking it past Agricultural Bank of China’s July IPO?

3. What unique distinction is being claimed by Princess Towers in Dubai?

4. Which company last week advertised animated characters Rahul & Priya as “India’s first cloth celebrities”?

5. According to a report last week, which business personality has bought Cape Town mansion, “the best house in Cape Town”, for $8.4 million (Rs 38.4 crore)?

6. Which celebrity has released ‘H.E.A.L’, the first of a three-DVD fitness series?

7. Bhavdeep Singh has quit as the CEO of which healthcare company?

8. Which MNC will be buying a 51% stake in South African retailer Massmart for $2.3 billion?

9. VK Sharma last week took over as the CEO of which housing finance firm?

10. RPG Group company Ceat last week acquired the global rights for ‘CEAT’ brand from which MNC for 9 million euro (Rs 55 crore)?

11. Which company last week announced it has entered into a pact with Massachusetts-based Stratus Technologies to provide consulting services, solutions and products to customers globally?

12. Which automobile brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘Come Alive’ (TVC currently on air)?

13. Not sure if I covered this earlier. Which MNC will launch its pre-owned car business, Premium Selection in India?

14. Joseph George will be the new CEO of which advertising agency in India?

15. What milestone has General Motors India crossed recently?

16. Which retail chain is test marketing an up-market food section called Gourmet West?

17. Which FMCG firm last week announced its entry into the modern healthcare market with the launch of health supplement brand ‘Nutrigo’?

18. Honda Motor Company last week showcased its compact car at Bangkok Motor Expo. What has it been branded as?

19. Which MNC last week said it would acquire electric motor manufacturer Baldor Electric Company for $4.2 billion, including $1.1 billion of net debt?

20. Which brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘World First. India First.’?

21. Which well known business personality has launched a digital magazine named ‘Project’ for Apple’s iPad tablet computer?

22. Post its latest round of releases, which well known company stopped hosting WikiLeaks on its servers?

23. MS Dhoni has signed a three year endorsement deal with which business group for Rs 25-26 crore?

24. Which MNC is buying a majority stake in Russian dairy company Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods for $3.8 billion, making it the biggest Russian food & beverage company?

25. Which MNC last week said it would buy insulin developer Smart Cells Inc in a deal that may exceed $500 million?

26. Which consumer goods major has acquired liquid detergent brand Genteel and Swastik soap brand for an undisclosed amount?

27. Which US mining group is to buy Canada’s Western Coal for $3.3 billion?

28. Which company has acquired a 55% stake in US-based assets manager Landmark Partners for $171.5 million (about Rs 772 crore)?

29. Which company has launched a 21 day outdoor campaign, called the Tears of Perfection, in 41 cities across the country?

30. Which celebrity has been appointed by Kellogg India as the brand ambassador for its breakfast cereal brand, Special K?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 349 as the subject.

Answers for a partuclar edition are mailed to only those who attempt the same within the given time period.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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