October 28, 2012

Biz Quizzard 448

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

1. Which business group has become the country's first business house to attain $100 billion in revenues?

2. Ranbir Kapoor can be seen in the latest television commercial for which two wheeler company?

3. In the biggest overseas acquisition this year by a private Indian company, which Hyderabad-based company has agreed to buy Rutgers, a Belgium-based manufacturer of coal tar pitch, for €702 million, or Rs 4,900 crore?

4. Which company has agreed to buy the entire equity holding of Dutch injectable specialty generics manufacturer OctoPlus NV for € 27.39 million (Rs 192 crore) in an all-cash deal?

5. Which company won the Hyderabad franchise of the Indian Premier League for Rs 85.05 crore per year?

6. Which business group has bought the country's fifth-ranked business process outsourcing provider, Firstsource Solutions in a transaction that values the company at close to Rs 800 crore?

7. According to Forbes' annual ranking of 100 wealthiest Indians, who is the richest Indian?

8. Joginder Singh will take over the as the president and managing director of the Indian operations of which automobile MNC effective December 1, 2012?

9. Which online fashion and lifestyle store has roped in Nargis Fakhri as brand ambassador?

10. Which Indian company features among the top-ten in the world's 50 most innovative list released by US-based business magazine Forbes?

11. Which business personality has been conferred with the prestigious 2012 Hoover Medal in recognition of his philanthropic activities in India?

12. Which bath and light fittings manufacturer has signed internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks as its brand ambassador?

13. Which MNC has purchased Stamped, which makes a product that lets consumers share favorite restaurants and music on their smartphones?

14. Which company has entered into an agreement with ExxonMobil Chemical to acquire its Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Global Films business?

15. Which well known apparel brand is customizing the all-American denims for the country's motorcycle-riding population and adds features to suit local needs?

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October 21, 2012

Biz Quizzard 447

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has struck a deal with Switzerland's national rail company to license the use of its iconic station clocks?

2. Which business personality has been given this year's Golden Peacock Award for personal leadership and his contribution to society?

3. Which MNC has appointed Kumud Srinivasan as President of its India operations?

4. Which media group launched its Bengali newspaper Ei Samay last week, on the first day of the Puja season?

5. Well-known chef Sanjeev Kapoor has been roped in to endorse which beverage brand?

6. Vikram Pandit last week resigned as the chief executive of which MNC?

7. Apple acquired Particle, a San Francisco firm that creates HTML 5 web applications for its staff, last month. Which celebrity is an investor in Particle?

8. Which tractor company has announced its new brand association with Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in Andhra Pradesh?

9. Which brand has launched its new campaign based on the theme 'Saath khao, khushiyaan badhao'?

10. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Live the Weekend Life’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 447 as the subject.

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October 14, 2012

Biz Quizzard 446

*Quiz Alert* BusiQuExt 2012 - Business & Quality quiz for corporates with Rs 20,000 first prize and Rs 10,000 second prize, no entry fee. Bhilai Steel Plant is organizing a Mega-event “BusiQUEXT–2012” in order to enhance awareness on Quality and Business Excellence and to motivate employees to create an environment conducive to Continuous Learning and Excellence. For details, contact busexcelatbsp@gmail.com

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

1. Which company is buying Malaysian counterpart Wyann International in an Rs 100-crore-plus deal?

2. Which MNC has said it will spend over $1 billion to buy its Seattle corporate headquarters in what will be the United States' biggest commercial real estate deal so far this year for a single property?

3. Which footwear major is introducing a new collection of Angry Birds merchandise?

4. Which company has bagged the Porter Prize for Creating Shared Value from the Institute for Competitiveness India?

5. Which celebrity has been roped in by Coca-Cola as the new brand ambassador for Thums-Up?

6. Which company last week announced the launch of AllStar, its first indigenously manufactured reusable insulin pen?

7. Which mobile handset maker last week announced its foray into the television segment with the launch of a range of LED TVs?

8. Which company has appointed Juvencio Maeztu as the country manager for India?

9. Which business personality has agreed to invest $25 million (about Rs 130 crore) in JSM Corp, which runs Hard Rock Café and California Pizza Kitchen restaurants in India?

10. Which company has dragged film-maker Prakash Jha to court over a song in his new film, which it has alleged is "harmful, malicious and defamatory"?

11. Which celebrity has signed on to become the first male face of French fashion house Chanel’s famous scent, No 5?

12. Which MNC has edged out Silicon Valley icon Hewlett-Packard to become the world’s No. 1 PC maker in the third quarter, according to data released by research house Gartner?

13. Max Hypermarket India has rebranded its existing ‘SPAR’ stores. What is the new name?

14. Which brand has emerged as the 'Most Engaging Brand on Facebook’, in a user engagement study conducted by LocoBuzz across the Top 100 Global Brands on Facebook with around 1 million fans or more?

15. Why was Mumbai-based real estate firm Kamla Landmarc Construction in news last week?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 446 as the subject.

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October 7, 2012

Biz Quizzard 445

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has launched its TV campaign featuring Usain Bolt alongside cricketer Yuvraj Singh, golfer Rickie Fowler, footballer Sergio Aguero and F1 racer Fernando Alonso?

2. Zee is planning to launch a kids channel in the next quarter. What will it be branded as?

3. Which MNC last week announced a partnership with Nokia to give its business customers access to Nokia’s map data?

4. Which almost 30-year-old apparel brand is entering new categories such as footwear and energy drinks?

5. The 13th annual Best Global Brands report from Interbrand was released last week. Which brand has topped the list?

6. Bengal Waterproof Ltd has resumed operation after 2 years and is looking to regain its position in the rubberised consumer durables market with which over 80-year old brand?

7. Which premium apparel brand has launched a new range of fashionable formals called X-Lifestyle, designed for modern professionals?

8. Which company will launch high-end sports utility vehicle SsangYong Rexton in India on October 17?

9. Dabur has roped in Malaika Arora Khan to endorse which brand, to be relaunched this month?

10. Which milestone has Facebook crossed recently?

11. Which tyre manufacturer has signed a brand endorsement deal with wrestler Sushil Kumar?

12. Eberhard Kern has been chosen to take over as the MD & CEO of the Indian operations of which automobile MNC?

13. Which sports personality has formed a joint venture with Pizza Vito Pizzas, called the Pizza Vito Holding, to bring the brand into India?

14. Surjeet Singh has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which ITf firm?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 445 as the subject.

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rajeev kondapalli