December 22, 2013

Biz Quizzard 508

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) plans to enter the US market by the end of next month with the launch of which brand in New York and New Jersey?

2. Kris Gethin, celebrity personal trainer of Bollywood stars, is planning a chain of fitness centres. What will it be branded as?

3. Which television channel has signed an agreement with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for 12 films over the next four years?

4. Which retail company has entered into a partnership with Samsung to manage its after-sales service?

5. Which company has decided to pull down the shutters on its profitable non-vegetarian foods business?

6. The Centre has appointed Harsh Kumar Bhanwala as chairman of which banking entity?

7. The online avatar of which newspaper has been crowned the best news and information website of the year at the Ascendas Website of the Year (WOTY) awards 2013?

8. Which online marketplace is launching its own payment gateway, the second company to do so after market leader Flipkart?

9. Which news channel unveiled its full brand refresh last week, including a new logo?

10. Which MNC has offered to spend up to $1 billion to raise its stake in Indian subsidiary through a voluntary open offer?

11. Which MNC is all set to buy a controlling interest in a power plant owned by Meenakshi Energy, part of the little known eponymous infrastructure group, based in Hyderabad?

12. Which company has announced plans to acquire the masterbatches business of Plastichemix Industries Ltd. for Rs 135 crore?

13. According to a report last week, which deodorant brand has toppled Axe, a well established global brand of Unilever, to become the market leader in India?

14. Which airline has entered into an interline agreement with India’s second largest low-cost carrier SpiceJet?

15. Titan last week launched an exclusive store in the Indira Nagar area of Bangalore. What is special about this store?

16. Akhil Gupta has stepped down as the MD of the Indian unit of which private equity (PE) firm after an 8-year stint?

17. Which company is set to acquire leading Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brands from Kolkata-based IFB Agro?

18. Which company has appointed Mahendra Singhi as group chief executive of cement business?

19. The Economic Times Brand Equity published its 'Most Trusted Brands 2013' list last week. Which brand has topped the list?

20. Parle Products has roped in which celebrity to endorse its largest selling confectionary brand - Parle Mango Kaccha Bite?

21. Which company has been awarded the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award 2013 for an energy conservation programme undertaken by its Vapi manufacturing plant in Gujarat?

22. Which MNC plans to acquire a 50% stake in the Tata-owned Trent Hypermarkets for $110 million?

23. Who has been named 2013's highest grossing actor at the worldwide box office by Forbes?

24. Which footwear company has launched a new campaign with the tagline ‘Shoes for a New Race’?

25. Which company has entered the premium rice market with the launch of Gold Seal Indus Valley basmati rice?

26. Which advertising agency has agreed to acquire a majority stake in RC&M, one of India’s largest rural communications and marketing services providers?

27. Which Indian sports personality will become the global brand ambassador for British multinational telecom company Vodafone?

28. Which company has entered into specialised refrigeration products for Medical & Healthcare Application, in collaboration with The Sure Chill Company Ltd. (UK)?

29. Which MNC said it will buy cloud computing marketing software firm Responsys for approximately $1.5 billion?

30. Coca-Cola India, in association with which company, has launched “Sachin 100 Coke Can Limited Edition Set”?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 508 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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