August 14, 2011

Biz Quizzard 385

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. London Olympics organizers' decision to name which company as a sponsor of the 2012 stadium in London, has sparked outrage?

2. Which well known brand has put to rest its most powerful brand element and mascot—the animated frog and changed its tagline to 'Maccharon Pe Vaar, Surakshit Aapka Parivaar.'?

3. Which company last week announced it would buy a 51 per cent stake in Western Cluster Ltd (WCL), a Liberian iron ore mining company, in an all-cash deal of $90 million (Rs 400 crore)?

4. Jude Fernandes has quit as the CEO of which Indian advertising agency?

5. Goa-based designer Wendell Rodricks is behind which confectionary brand’s new stylized look?

6. Which celebrity has has purchased 10,00,000 shares in Birla Pacific Medspa, a Yash Birla Group healthcare store chain?

7. Deven Sharma was in news last week the world over. Why?

8. Which company last week unveiled its new logo and tagline ‘Hum Main Hain ___’?

9. During the volatile stock market action last week, which MNC briefly edged past oil major Exxon Mobil to become the most valuable company in the United States and the world?

10. Which celebrity has been signed on as brand ambassador for Wrigley's Doublemint chewing gum?

11. Which company will pick up a 65 per cent stake in Vietnam’s Hoan My Medical Corporation (HMC) for Rs 289 crore ($64 million)?

12. Rohit Nandan has been named the new managing director of which airline in India?

13. Which is the most searched car brand on between January 2010 and May 2011?

14. Which MNC has lost its suit in India against Thai group Ashique Chemicals for infringement of its registered trademarks?

15. Which company has agreed to buy 5.5% stake in Vodafone Essar, one of India’s largest telecom companies, for $640 million?

16. In response to England cricketer Michael Vaughan’s tweet about VVS Laxman, which MNC has launched a campaign in print and on Facebook for its brand?

17. Research In Motion (RIM) last week launched its latest BlackBerry smartphone in India. What has it been branded as?

18. Which FMCG major has appointed popular South Indian actress Trisha as its new brand ambassador for its popular selling fairness cream?

19. Which mobile phone maker HTC Corporation said that it has bought 51 per cent stake in Beats Electronics for USD 309 million?

20. "This is not advertising. This is life @ ____ _____." Which company is running this campaign (TVC currently on air)?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 385 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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