March 3, 2013

Biz Quizzard 466

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 25 - March 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mr Hari Shankar Singhania died recently at the age of 79. He was the president of which business group?

2. Arun Tadanki has quit as the managing director of the India & Southeast Asia operations of which well known MNC?

3. Dutch giant Royal Philips Electronics is changing its name. What is the proposed change?

4. Which brand has been crowned Britain's favourite brand, according to a research by The Centre for Brand Analysis?

5. Nokia last week unveiled four new devices, including Nokia 105, at Barcelona. What is unique about the model?

6. Which hospitality group has announced the appointment of Raj Rana as the CEO of its South Asia business?

7. Which MNC has rolled out in India, DigiGirlz, a programme aimed at driving high school girls towards science and engineering?

8. Huawei has unveiled a new smartphone, the Ascend P2. What is its claim to fame?

9. S Varadarajan has been selected as the chairman & managing director of which public sector entity?

10. Bangalore-based Valuemart Retail has signed up which celebrity as its brand ambassador for a three-year period?

11. Which actress has been appointed the brand ambassador for Kellogg’s Chocos?

12. Which Indian automobile company has been ranked 22 in the top 50 most innovative companies of 2013 by Fast Company magazine?

13. Which Indian brand is ranked 39th in UK- based valuation firm BrandFinance’s coveted list of top- 50 global brands?

14. Which MNC has acquired Hewlett-Packard's mobile operating system WebOS?

15. Which is the most trusted online brand in the country, according to a study by Brand Trust Advisory?

16. Which company has entered into an agreement with GETIT Infoservices to divest stake in local search businesses - Yellow Pages and AskMe for an undisclosed amount?

17. Which MNC has launched its first India-specific campaign, 'Jaisa naam waisa kaam'?

18. Which well known MNC has ousted its co-founder Andrew Mason from the position of chief executive officer?

19. Which MNC has agreed to buy Atlas Advertiser Suite, an advertising technology platform, from Microsoft Corp?

20. Which beverage brand has roped in Unmukt Chand, the under-19 Indian cricket team captain, as its brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 466 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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