August 28, 2011

Biz Quizzard 387

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has tied up with Future Group to co-develop and co-brand a line of bakery products that will be sold exclusively at Big Bazaar stores?

2. Which company has a new logo - that of a tiger paw with a human imprint inside, along with a new tagline - ‘Unleash your potential’?

3. Which company has stepped into the ready-to-eat meal segment with ‘Yummeals’?

4. Which MNC last week said it had agreed to buy Chilean appliance company CTI and a subsidiary as it seeks to further boost its presence in emerging markets?

5. Which company last week launched 'Cigar Republic', its first premium cigar retail store, in New Delhi?

6. Which Hindi publication has roped in Raghu and Rajiv of Roadies fame as brand ambassadors for its youth-centric daily Yuva?

7. Which leading internet communications firm has said it will acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging applications, for an undisclosed amount?

8. The engineering and construction arm of which very well known MNC group has made a foray into Indian construction sector and is developing Mumbai-based property developer Oberoi Realty’s premium project in Worli, Mumbai?

9. Which pharma company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Universal Medicare’s marketing and distribution business in India?

10. Tim Cook is the new CEO of which MNC?

11. M Bhagavantha Rao is the new managing director of which public sector bank?

12. Which US-based off-road vehicle-maker last week forayed into the Indian market with its all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and off-road Jeeps?

13. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the latest Forbes list of the world's most powerful women. Which business personality is ranked 4th?

14. Which international celebrity will travel to India to launch her eponymous brand at Shoppers Stop next month?

15. Which well known Indian business personality has put out a contest to the twitterati following him to guess the launch date of the W201, the code name of his company’s new product?

16. A new apparel brand ‘46664’ was launched in Johannesburg last week. What is the significance of the number 46664?

17. Vikram Gulati, who headed Nasdaq-listed Intelligroup, has joined as the CEO of which IT services company?

18. Ved Prakash Arya, 42, died in a freak accident in Mumbai last week. He was the founder managing director of which private equity firm?

19. Which MNC has named Lenovo Group COO Rory Read as its new CEO?

20. Which MNC last week announced the launch of “The World’s first 3D smartphone” in India?

21. Which MNC has launched ‘Future Is Me’, a campaign that will target youth?

22. Which Indian company has taken the title sponsorship of Amsterdam Marathon for five years?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli" with Biz Quizzard 387 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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