November 17, 2013

Biz Quizzard 503

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which clothing brand has roped in cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as brand ambassador?

2. Who will become the first Asian to head the jury for Titanium, one of the newest and most coveted award categories at Cannes Lions?

3. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Anant Maheshwari as president of its Indian operations?

4. I have covered this earlier. Usha Ananthasubramanian last week took charge as the first chairperson and managing director of which bank?

5. Which television channel is rebranding itself with a new logo and baseline 'Correct Hai!'?

6. Which Indian company has announced the setting up of a centre of excellence for advanced learning in applied Bio-Sciences?

7. According to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by, citizens of which country rank 1st in finding best value hotel deals domestically?

8. Swiss watch brand Rado has signed on which celebrity as brand ambassador for Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Plasma Ceramic?

9. Which online retailer has forged an exclusive partnership with UK-based apparel manufacturer, Raised On Denim?

10. Emami has roped in which sports personality to endorse its premium health supplement Zandu Kesari Jivan?

11. Which company has divested its minority stakes in ethnic wear firm Biba Apparels and designer Anita Dongre-owned AND for Rs 450 crore?

12. Which credit rating organization from India is joining four others from different countries to launch a new global agency?

13. Which brand is the world’s fastest growing scotch whiskey in the past five years, according to International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR)?

14. Sahara India Pariwar has launched mobile shops, a road-replica of Sahara Q Shops. What have they been branded as?

15. Which business personality has emerged as the most generous Indian in the inaugural Hurun India Philanthropy List 2013?

16. Which Indian company has entered into a franchise agreement with US-based footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource?

17. Marks & Spencer recently launched the world’s first M&S beauty department concept. Which location?

18. Sushil Vachani, professor of strategy and policy at Boston University School of Management, is all set to be the new director of which business school in India?

19. The performance marketing network of which advertising agency in India has entered into a joint venture with Smile Group?

20. Which location is the most expensive retail market in India, according to global property consultant Cushman and Wakefield's (C&W) report 'Main Streets Across the World 2013?

21. Which MNC has appointed Parminder Singh as the Managing Director of Asia, North Africa and India?

22. Which milestone has India crossed in terms of internet users?

23. Captains of India Inc and eminent personalities from across professions last week launched a grassroots people’s movement. What has it been named?

24. Siddhartha Birla, founder and Chairman of Xpro India Ltd, and Chairman Digjam Ltd, will be the next President of which industry body?

25. Which brand has launched its campaign on the social media with a video titled ‘Reunion’?

26. Which brand’s latest regional campaign features Tamil superstar Vijay along with Malayalee actor Fahad Fazil and Kannada actor Diganth Manchale?

27. Cashing on the Sachin mania, which company has launched a new campaign with Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, one of the greatest fans of the master blaster?

28. Which MNC has unveiled a new global brand identity with a redesigned logo and a new tagline ‘Innovation and You’?

29. Which Indian company has decided to phase out its PC business?

30. Who has been awarded the CII President’s award for his contribution to industry?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 503 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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