November 3, 2013

Biz Quizzard 501

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 28 - November 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The passenger operations at which airport, touted to be the world’s largest once it is completed, were opened recently?

2. Which business personality’s biography ‘Thunder Unbottled’ (I am not mentioning the full title) was unveiled recently?

3. Which business group is all set to launch its fresh fruit brand Saboro early next month?

4. McDonald's has said it was dropping which MNC as a supplier of ketchup?

5. Who will step down as chairman & CEO, Indian subcontinent at Leo Burnett, after a 30-year stint with the agency?

6. Which American fashion brand has signed on Priyanka Chopra as its global brand ambassador for next year?

7. Which Australian bathroom and sanitaryware brand has entered the Indian market through a franchise agreement with New Delhi-based Starmerc Infratech?

8. Another rich list, same names. Who has topped Forbes list of India's richest once again?

9. Pallab Talukdar has quit as the India CEO of which MNC?

10. Samsung Electronics has launched a golden coloured dual screen flip smartphone in India. What its claim to fame?

11. Ashish Khazanchi, former creative head of Publicis Ambience, has announced the launch of his own agency. What has it been branded as?

12. Dabur India has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its Chyawanprash brand?

13. Which country has emerged at the top, in terms of ease of doing business, in this year’s World Bank's Doing Business list?

14. Which destination has emerged as the world’s no. 1 region to visit in 2014, as per a list by the Lonely Planet?

15. Amul Kool Lassi has got a makeover, with a new product packaging and name change. What is the new name?

16. Which retail chain will soon open fine food hubs including a live kitchen inside its stores, under a new initiative christened ‘Epicuisine’?

17. Which company is acquiring Hyderabad-based Jyothi Dairy Private Limited?

18. Philips India has recently signed on which celebrity, along with Ranbir Kapoor, to endorse its range of LED products?

19. Which MNC last week said it had agreed to buy the consulting firm Booz & Company, bolstering its advisory business?

20. Lenovo has roped in which celebrity to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the actor a "product engineer''?

21. Indian-American entrepreneur couple, Satish and Yasmin Gupta, has donated USD 12 million to which university in USA, the largest donation in its 57-years of history?

22. Sanjiv Kapoor has been appointed the new chief operating officer of which airline?

23. Which company has acquired the India marketing rights for popular OTC skincare brand Caladryl from Valeant Pharmaceuticals?

24. Usha Sangwan has become the first woman managing director at which public sector entity?

25. Which chocolate major has roped in actor Arjun Rampal as the face of its new campaign?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 501 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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