August 26, 2012

Biz Quizzard 439

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Vipul Chaudhary was last week elected chairman of which organisation?

2. Kerala-based Double Horse Manjilas has forayed into the ready-to-eat segment by launching Ready-to-eat payasams in three variants. It has roped in which well known actor and dancer as brand ambassador?

3. According to latest data from Sebi, which stock exchange has emerged as the world's second- largest bourse in terms of turnover in trading of index as well as stock futures for the month of June?

4. Which global hospitality and travel company recently named Trudy Rautio as its new president and CEO?

5. Mercedes-Benz India recently inaugurated a workshop, 'Auto Hangar', in Mumbai. What is its claim to fame?

6. Which company is gearing up to launch its new 125cc bike Phoenix in October?

7. Which business group last week introduced four new brands - Envi, Moira, True Platinum and Karina?

8. Pune-based City Corporation has tied up with which leading global fashion and lifestyle brand for its Gateway Towers 1?

9. Which automobile MNC has appointed Philippe Divry as the new Managing Director of its Indian operations?

10. Which MNC became the most valuable public company of all time on August 20 when the combined value of its shares exceeded a previous record set by Microsoft?

11. A Ferrari which won the 1947 Turin Grand Prix has been unveiled for the first time after restoration and is now believed to be worth a whopping USD 8 million. What is its claim to fame?

12. Which MNC has agreed to buy Singapore-based Fraser and Neave’s controlling stake in the maker of Tiger beer in a deal worth 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (4.5 billion US Dollars)?

13. World’s biggest online retailer Amazon has finally stepped into India with the launch of its India Kindle store and e-reader in partnership with which electronics retailer?

14. Which business group last week announced the launch of its powdered milk drink ‘Yomil’?

15. Which international sports lifestyle firm has opened its first ever sustainable (read green) standalone store in Bangalore?

16. Which software security solutions firm has announced the appointment of Anand Prahlad as Managing Director (Operations) for its India business?

17. Which business group will sell its associated firm Centum Learning Ltd, an end-to-end training programmes and skill development solutions company, to Everonn Education Ltd?

18. Which automobile MNC has roped in former marketing and sales head of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) Arvind Saxena as the managing director of its passenger cars business in India?

19. Which FMCG major has roped in Akhil Chandra, GlaxoSmithKline’s Malaysia and Singapore MD, to head its India operations?

20. Which MNC last week unveiled its first new logo in 25 years as it looks to unify its branding ahead of a clutch of new product releases this year?

21. Taiwan-based television-maker AOC TV has signed on which actress as its brand ambassador?

22. Relaxo has signed on which celebrity as the brand ambassador for FLITE, a fashionable, colorful, trendy and comfortable footwear brand?

23. Which international doughnut chain will tie up with Citymax Hotels to launch its stores in India?

24. Which company plans to invest Rs 100 crore to build its readymade furniture retail business and has launched its first store Nesta Furniture in Bangalore?

25. Which brand has recently completed 24 years and has launched a new marketing campaign after a gap of 6 years and a new positioning as “India ka tadka”?

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rajeev kondapalli

August 19, 2012

Biz Quizzard 438

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group will pitch its Mother Earth chain directly against ethnic products retailer Fabindia by expanding rapidly and borrowing its rival’s social enterprise-style business model?

2. In what is sure to be a debatable move, which state in India plans to start its own airline?

3. Which MNC and Oxfam India, a Non-Government Organisation, have launched a fellowship, “Create to Inspire”, to engage youth on sustainable consumption?

4. Which Indian company is the world’s sixth largest polluter among a total of 40 large power generating companies, according to the Centre for Global Development (CGD), a Washington-based think tank?

5. “Action now has a symbol”. Which brand?

6. Which brand has topped the list of most counterfeited brand during 2011, according to a report of an international body?

7. Which business personality has divested her entire 95% stake in unlisted office furniture company BP Ergo to American furniture major HNI Corporation for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which company has appointed CP Gurnani, credited with the turnaround of the Mahindra Satyam, as managing director?

9. Multiplex chain operator PVR has roped in which actress as the brand ambassador for its bowling vertical 'bluO'?

10. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Your signature of success’?

11. Which baby care e-commerce player has announced the acquisition of online children’s wear retailer

12. As announced earlier, Subrata Roy-promoted Sahara Group has ventured into the consumer product retail segment. What has the format been branded as?

13. Captain G.R. Gopinath’s firm, Deccan Charters Ltd (DCL), will launch its non-scheduled chartered flight services in Gujarat on August 20 under which brand name?

14. Which organisation has launched 'Sagar Moti', milk packaged in five-layered pouches that will keep it fresh for three months even if it is stored at room temperature?

15. Which company plans to relaunch the beverage brand RimZim?

16. Karl Slym, the former India head of General Motors, will be the new managing director of which company?

17. Olympic star Michael Phelps is seen wearing only swimming trunks and goggles, in a new ad for which fashion brand?

18. Which MNC is buying the Frommer's line of travel guidebooks from John Wiley & Sons?

19. Which brand has claimed to have created the world’s largest signage displaying its logo?

20. To honour the victory of Indian sportspersons in the London Olympics, which airline will provide lifetime free air tickets to all Indian medal winners?

21. Which well known media company has roped-in outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson as its next president and chief executive?

22. Which business group has acquired 74 per cent stake in Modest Infrastructure Ltd. (MIL), a shipyard in Bhavnagar?

23. Which company will acquire Pune-based Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, for Rs 188 crore in an all-cash deal?

24. The Carlyle Group has joined hands with the management of which well known major international producer and distributor of photos, videos and multimedia products, to buy the company from Hellman & Friedman for USD 3.3 billion?

25. Vikram Sakhuja, CEO of GroupM India and South Asia, will be the new global CEO of which international media agency?

26. Which Indian celebrity will launch his own line of fragrances in partnership with Beauty Contact, a Dubai-based firm specialising in luxury and fragrances?

27. Leo Puri, an adviser with consulting major McKinsey’s India arm, has been chosen to head which financial entity?

28. Days after turning six, what important milestone has IndiGo airline achieved?

29. Which brand is claiming to be the first car brand selling its merchandise through

30. Subway will open an outlet on the campus of Jalandhar-based Lovely Professional University (LPU) on September 4. What is its claim to fame?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 438 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

August 12, 2012

Biz Quizzard 437

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap features in the television commercial (currently on air) for which brand?

2. Which hosiery-maker will nationally launch ‘Force’ brand of denims this year?

3. iBall, manufacturer of computer peripheral devices and mobiles, has roped in which celebrity to endorse its range of mobile phones?

4. Which company has signed up as the title sponsor of the fourth edition of Champions League T20?

5. Philips India has signed on which celebrity as its brand ambassador for women grooming range?

6. Rahul Dhir has decided to step down as the MD & CEO of which company?

7. Which company has opened the country’s first financial supermarket in Jaipur?

8. Which brand has re-designed its logo and added a new tagline, 'Joy of Parenting'?

9. Which brand has dropped Rihanna as its brand ambassador for being ‘too raunchy’?

10. Which company has acquired the title partnership rights of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), a T20 cricket league formed on the lines of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL)?

11. Which new milestone has Airtel crossed in India?

12. The subsidiary of which MNC has entered into a joint venture with the Bangalore-based Hyagreeva Hotels to offer hotel rooms in the latter’s property, The Chancery?

13. Which iconic fashion brand is making its debut in India on

14. Which MNC’s partnership with the Siddharth Shriram-promoted Shriram Industrial Enterprises Ltd has come to an end, with it buying the latter’s stake in its Indian subsidiary for Rs 180 crore?

15. Who is the new Chief Economic Advisor for the government?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 437 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

August 5, 2012

Biz Quizzard 436

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 30 - August 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has launched 'Me The Musical' on Facebook?

2. Which MNC has launched the first phase of its global 'World Record Campaign' in India?

3. According to data made available by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which milestone has been crossed by solar photovoltaic installations in India?

4. Which MNC has said it would buy privately held Xsigo Systems, a network virtualization software maker?

5. Which Indian company will sponsor Mercedes AMG Petronas for the 2012 Airtel Indian Grand Prix?

6. Which MNC bank has appointed Ravneet Gill as chief executive officer of its India operations?

7. Which MNC has acquired marketing start-up Wildfire to expand further into social media?

8. Who has been appointed president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2012-2013?

9. Microsoft has unveiled a revamped, Facebook-friendly version of its free, online email service, Hotmail. What is it being renamed as?

10. Who has topped the list of the world’s highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes magazine?

11. Which online portal has launched the social game, The Big Clash?

12. Which MNC will launch its premium hair care brand TRESemmé in India to target salon-frequenting consumers in the urban market?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizard 436 as the subject.   Happy learning! rajeev kondapalli