May 26, 2013

Biz Quizzard 478

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

1. The board of which MNC has approved a $1.1-billion acquisition of Tumblr, a service that hosts 108 million blogs?

2. Which MNC has acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung Electronics Co to help develop new displays for mobile devices?

3. Which MNC will purchase the private wealth management business of Morgan Stanley India for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which company last week announced it has terminated the employment of President and Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy?

5. Which MNC has put its iconic India headquarters, a popular landmark in Mumbai, on the block?

6. Which company has overtaken Hindustan Unilever in branded food and beverages sales?

7. Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has been roped in by which FMCG firm to endorse its entire range of dairy products?

8. Which leading e-commerce player has appointed Latif Nathani as its new Managing Director?

9. Which sports channel has bagged the broadcast rights for the UEFA EURO 2016 across the Indian subcontinent?

10. The central government has decided to allow manufacturing and plying of a new category of four-wheeler on Indian roads. Which category?

11. Network18 Media & Investments has sold its 70.06 % stake in digital agency Webchutney to which advertising company?

12. Which automobile MNC unveiled the FUSO range of trucks in India last week?

13. Which MNC has brought back AG Lafley as its CEO?

14. Etienne Benet would take over as the managing director of the Indian operations of which well known MNC?

15. Actress Sridevi is endorsing which jewellery retail chain?

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rajeev kondapalli

May 19, 2013

Biz Quizzard 477

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

1. India has developed its first vaccine - Rotavac - under public-private partnership. Which company?

2. Which software company has gone ahead of Infosys in terms of number of employees?

3. Which media company and O4 Digital Media from Optimystix Entertainment, a TV production company, have come together to launch MashUp, a digital video-based brand solutions company?

4. To cash-in on IPL, which brand has launched a new campaign ‘Dew or Die’?

5. On Akshaya Tritiya, which company launched limited edition Sachin Tendulkar gold coins?

6. Supermarket chain Waitrose is the new sponsor of which cricket team?

7. Which company has launched its two-wheelers in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in partnership with Indy Motos Group of Guatemala?

8. Coca-Cola India has launched a new flavoured juice drink under the Minute Maid brand. Which flavour?

9. The DDB Network has announced the launch of its healthcare practice in India. What has it been branded as?

10. Which milestone has LinkedIn crossed in India?

11. Which actor will be launching his own music label under the name of 'Wunderbar Studio'?

12. Mittu Chandilya has been appointed CEO of Indian operations of which company?

13. Ex-Disney India Head Mahesh Samat will launch the country’s first genre-specific Hindi entertainment channel that focuses on Indian history, folklore and mythology. What has it been branded as?

14. Which Indian company has said it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and terminate its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme?

15. Which company is to acquire a controlling stake in Switzerland-based Lux International?

16. STAR India will launch an action movies channel on June 2. What has it been branded as?

17. Which advertising agency has launched a new corporate identity and a slogan 'Ideas that move' on its 40th anniversary?

18. Which real estate company has made it to the Limca Book of Records 2013 for ‘Mumbai Wallbook’, the lengthiest wall painting activity held in Mumbai on May 20th, 2012?

19. Which Indian advertising personality is featured in New York-based Fast Company magazine’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business for 2013?

20. Vikram Pandit, the former chief executive of Citigroup, will buy a 3% stake in which Indian finance firm?

21. Which MNC has become Asia’s biggest company by market capitalisation?

22. Which celebrity has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Ground Zero brand of hi-end car entertainment products in India?

23. Which skincare brand has launched a new campaign in India using the new global call to action line: “It starts with you”?

24. Which international celebrity has been appointed the chief creative officer of an independent U.S. Latino network?

25. Procter & Gamble is finally launching its first toothpaste in India. Which brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 477 as the subject.

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rajeev kondapalli

May 12, 2013

Biz Quizzard 476

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

1. The Subway restaurant chain has opened its 350th restaurant in India. Which city?

2. Which cricketer has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Citizen watches in India?

3. Amanda Seyfried is the new face of which fragrance brand?

4. Which PC maker has announced the launch of its latest global advertising campaign featuring the world famous Superstar DJ, Tiësto and his personal assistant Vernon?

5. Which online brand is all set to launch its first television commercial with the baseline 'When you gotta go, you gotta go'?

6. Which Kerala-based retail brokerage has become the first in India to launch a stock trading app on Facebook?

7. Which MNC has said it would acquire Finland-based Stonesoft Oyj, a provider of network firewall products, for about $389 million in cash?

8. Which consulting firm has been selected by BMW to manage the rollout of custom built Web platform in the German car manufacturer's major markets by 2014?

9. General Motors India launched a new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in India last week. What has it been branded as?

10. Who will be the new CEO of Diageo Plc, the world’s largest distiller?

11. Which fast food chain has roped in popular Indian cartoon character Chhota Bheem to sell various items through its retail outlets in India?

12. Roberto Azevedo, a Brazilian trade diplomat, will be the new head of which international entity?

13. Which company has topped the latest Fortune's list of the 500 biggest US companies by revenue?

14. Which company has launched a online campaign 'Adopt a Pothole' in Gurgaon?

15. Which well known automobile brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Grand Tour?

16. Which company has acquired Wales Distilleries in West Bengal?

17. Which cricketer has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Patna-based real estate company, Agrani Homes?

18. Which MNC will soon launch the country’s first liquid laundry detergent?

19. Nokia last week globally unveiled a new low-priced touch phone with Internet access and built-in social media applications, in India. What has it been branded as?

20. Which automobile MNC has signed on Brazilian football legend Pelé as its brand ambassador?

21. Which software solutions provider has announced the acquisition of U.K-based JAMS, a company that specialises in the customer interaction management space?

22. Which MNC has named Amy Hood its first female chief financial officer?

23. Which social network turned 10 last week?

24. Google has launched a new product showing pictorial evidence of the massive human impact on our planet. What has it been branded as?

25. Which celebrity has been appointed brand ambassador for Intex range of smartphones?

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rajeev kondapalli

May 5, 2013

Biz Quizzard 475

Question For The Day (#QFTD) @bizquizzard
Biz Quizzard is now on Twitter with a new series, Question For The Day (#QFTD). A question, sourced from the day's newspaper reports, is tweeted each weekday and the answer is also tweeted the same day. These questions will not be featured in the weekly quiz. To check out the earlier tweets, visit 

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 29 - May 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Spain’s Inditex Group, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, has filed a revised application to bring which upscale fashion brand to India through a 51:49 joint venture with the Tata Group?

2. Ravi Deshpande has decided to quit as chairman and CCO of which advertising agency?

3. The world’s top selling spirits brand is entering Indian market through a bottling and distribution deal with local alcoholic beverage firm Advent Brand House. Name the brand?

4. Noida-based Vertant Media has launched the country’s first matrimonial television channel. What has it been branded as?

5. Which celebrity has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Colgate Visible White toothpaste?

6. Ram Kapoor and Vidya Malvade feature in the television commercial for which hair care brand?

7. Which IT company has tied up with New York-based IPsoft for a better play in infrastructure management?

8. Which company has acquired a 70% stake in Bangalore-based Nikkos Logistics?

9. Which Indian company has joined hands with Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd, the university's tech transfer company, to fund and generate leading edge commercialisation ready technologies?

10. Which celebrity is the new face for 2013 for Vogue Eyewear, thus becoming the first Indian face of the brand in India?

11. Rasna has entered the ready-to-drink beverages segment by launching juices under which brand?

12. Which company is teaming up with a young technology firm, Sedemac Mechatronics, to reduce fuel consumption in telecom towers across the country?

13. Which MNC has offered to pay $5.4 billion (over Rs 29,000 crore) to increase its stake in its Indian unit to 75% from 52.48% at present?

14. India has slipped to the second position in Nielsen’s global consumer confidence index for the first quarter of 2013. Which country has topped the index?

15. Maybelline has roped in which actress as its brand ambassador?

16. Which hospitality major is all set to bring its ultra luxe brand Waldorf Astoria to India?

17. Which telecom company has announced the appointment of Yogesh Malik as the firm's CEO?

18. Sunil Lalvani has been elevated as the managing director of the India operations of which MNC?

19. Which Hyderabad-based IT firm, has acquired certain assets of the US firm WaveMaker owned by VMware for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which celebrity is featured in the latest commercial (currently on air) for Taj Mahal Tea?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 475 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli