February 24, 2013

Biz Quizzard 465

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has roped in actor Irrfan Khan as the face of its new toothpaste brand?

2. Which MNC has unveiled its latest integrated marketing campaign under the theme ‘Want it. Get it’?

3. TLG Partners, a London-based consultancy, has released the India Index of Thought Leaders, a list of the 100 most successful and influential companies in India. Which entity has topped the list?

4. Which company has become the first from India to be admitted for trading on NYSE Euronext’s London and Paris markets?

5. Who has become the first Indian to sign up for the Giving Pledge, an undertaking by large hearted billionaires to dedicate a majority of their wealth to philanthropy?

6. In what will be the first FDI by a foreign airline, which company is entering India in partnership with the Tata Group and Telstra Teleservices?

7. Puneet Chandra has been appointed the chief marketing officer of which company?

8. Which brand has roped in actor Arjun Rampal to feature in its latest commercial (currently on air)?

9. Former LIC chief TS Vijayan has taken over as the chairman of which regulatory body?

10. Which location in India has been ranked the 4th most costliest office location in world, according to latest report from property consultant Cushman and Wakefield?

11. Which company has acquired a majority stake in online restaurant guide Zomato by investing another R.55 crore in the New Delhi-based listings portal?

12. Nike last week froze its contract with which sports personality, the latest in a series of scandals to hit athletes sponsored by the sportswear giant?

13. Which company has just signed a one-year lead sponsorship deal with the Mumbai Indians IPL team for a record $6 million (Rs 32 crore)?

14. In a move that has generated controversy, which international luxury watch maker has unveiled a limited edition of wrist watches with Lord Venkateswara’s image engraved on them?

15. Which business personality is this year’s recipient of the ‘life time achievement award’ instituted by Ernst & Young?

16. Institutional Investor Advisory Services, or IiAS, a proxy advisory firm, last week advised institutional investors of which company to vote against the special resolution to co-opt the promoter’s scion on the board as a whole time director?

17. Which company has acquired an 85 per cent stake in the UK-based Rico Logistics for Rs 100 crore?

18. Which business personality is bringing his no-frills hotel chain “Tune” to India, as the charismatic entrepreneur expands his diverse business interests in Asian markets?

19. Which brand has introduced 3 new flavors - Punjabi Pizza, Andhra Bangkok Curry and Rajasthani Manchurian?

20. Sony India has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its Xperia range of smartphones?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 465 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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