October 2, 2011

Biz Quizzard 392

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 26 - October 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Boeing last week handed over the first unit of its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner. Which airline?

2. Oswald Gruebel has resigned as the CEO of which MNC bank?

3. Which MNC has released its new campaign in India, ‘Survive the World’?

4. Goldman Sachs has invested Rs 1,000 crore to acquire majority stake in a renewable energy startup, ReNew Wind Power. The company has been founded by the son of which well known political personality?

5. Which brand has rolled out a new ad campaign that carries the message 'Stay Protected'?

6. Which telecom company has signed on actress Anushka Sharma as a brand ambassador?

7. Which MNC last week forayed into the intensely competitive compact car segment in India with Brio, a premium hatchback?

8. Which Nasdaq-listed IT firm has acquired Zaffera, a SAP retail consulting and software development firm based in Princeton, New Jersey for an undisclosed value?

9. The Economic Times Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brands List 2011 was released last week. Which brand has reclaimed the No.1 position after four years?

10. Shah Rukh Khan recently featured in the print ad for the “world’s largest selling shaving cream brand”. Name it?

11. Which well known personality has been elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2011-2012?

12. Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has appointed which celebrity as the company's brand ambassador beginning October?

13. Which Indian company has acquired UK-based digital agency Skinkers for an undisclosed amount?

14. McDonald’s is launching a national campaign for its newly launched ice-cream brand. Name it?

15. Which MNC has filed a suit in South Korea, seeking a ban on the sale of BMW and Audi cars, saying they use lighting products made by Siemens unit Osram that infringe its patents?

16. Kingfisher Airlines has decided to ground which brand?

17. Which global luxury brand opened its first museum in a Florentine palazzo last week, 90 years after its founder started a family leather goods business inspired by English aristocrats?

18. Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, last week took aim at Apple’s bestselling iPad with the unveiling of a device that’s smaller and less than half the price. What has it been branded as?

19. Which brand / group is Shah Rukh Khan’s maiden endorsement in the world of jewellery?

20. Which brand will be the official partner of Switzerland-headquartered Sauber F1 team at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, which is slated to be flagged off from October 28?

21. Which MNC is embarking on a global branding and advertising blitz, with the new-old tag line, ‘To fly. To serve.’?

22. Steve Yang has resigned as the CEO of which automobile MNC for personal reasons?

23. Which MNC is rolling out Rowson's Reserve, a new brand of Indian grain whiskey that is combined with scotch and aged locally in American oak barrels, in October?

24. Which company last week announced the launch of two leisure bikes, Classic Chrome and Desert Storm?

25. AR Rahman features in the print ad of which acoustics brand with the baseline ‘Hear the truth’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 392 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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