September 7, 2014

Biz Quizzard 545

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Actor Ranveer Singh can be seen in the ads of Maruti Suzuki for which soon-to-be-launched brand?

2. Which telecom MNC has announced the appointment of Upendra Kohli as managing director for its Indian operations?

3. Microsoft is finally and fully shutting down which service after 15 years?

4. Eros International Media Ltd has announced the appointment of which well known personality as Director Creative & Strategy for Eros and head of the company's digital initiatives including ErosNow in south India?

5. Japan's Panasonic has joined hands with which business group to develop a compact water purification system for India?

6. Which automobile brand has launched a new television campaign titled ‘Dressed to Thrill’?

7. Which Indian pharma company is set to enter the European market with the launch of its inhaler Serroflo in Germany and Sweden?

8. Which e-commerce firm has made a strategic investment in mobile payments firm ngpay?

9. The count of branded/organised hotel rooms in India crossed which milestone mark in the financial year 2013-2014, according to HVS, a global hospitality consulting organization?

10. Which company has launched its new corporate campaign ‘Zidd’ with the positioning 'Future is Now’?

11. Which financial services MNC has appointed Manoj Adlakha as chief executive officer (CEO) for its India operations?

12. Which IT company’s co-founder S Janakiraman has decided to leave, ending his 15-year stint with the company?

13. Which online marketplace has unveiled a new product, a media streaming dongle 'Teewe', under its consumer-centric products initiative 'Launchpad'?

14. Global Health has sought approval from DIPP to enter the growing pharmacy market in India. Which well known personality from the healthcare sector is the promoter?

15. Which e-commerce company has launched instant refunds for cash-on-delivery returns?

16. Which fashion portal has partnered with designer Rahul Mishra, this year's International Woolmark Prize winner, to create a special line?

17. Hinduja Group company Defiance Technologies has been renamed. What is the new name?

18. Which MNC last week formally launched its new brand platform, Forever Faster, in India, with the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt?

19. Which company has announced the launch of Wynk Music – a carrier-agnostic mobile application with over 1.7 million songs, including Hindi, regional and International hits?

20. How many Indian companies feature in the latest Forbes’ list of 50 best public companies in Asia- Pacific?

21. World's largest postal service, India Post has tied up with which ecommerce company to sell stamps to reach out to larger audiences?

22. Andrea Guerra has stepped down as chief executive officer of which MNC after a decade at the helm?

23. Which international brand has released a new television campaign featuring two of its brand ambassadors – Hrithik Roshan and Lisa Ray – with the positioning 'Time to Surprise'?

24. Which MNC last week announced its first premium Curved OLED TV in partnership with Swarovski?

25. Which MNC last week announced the launch of what it claimed as India's first digital education store?

26. Which online fashion & lifestyle brand has signed up rapper, music composer and singer Yo Yo Honey Singh as its brand ambassador?

27. Apple has crossed which milestone for sales in a year (Oct – Sep) for iPhones in India?

28. Hubert Burda Media India (HBMI) has announced the acquisition of the consumer magazines division of which company?

29. Online classifieds portal has roped in which popular actor for its television campaign in Tamil Nadu?

30. Asian Paints has roped in which celebrity to endorse its brand, Royale Play?

31. Which watch company has signed on cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its 'Brand Friend' for the coming season?

32. Which media owner is all set to launch his own show on his network in India?

33. Which Indian business group has tied up with Hybris, an omnichannel software specialist owned by SAP, to implement an omni-channel strategy to combine online and brick-mortar sales?

34. Dabur India Ltd has roped in Sonakshi Sinha to endorse which hair oil brand?

35. Who has topped this year's The Economic Times India Inc's Most Powerful CEOs list?

36. Germany's Rocket Internet and Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, are merging five of their international fashion ecommerce firms, including which Indian entity, into a single global entity?

37. Which ecommerce company has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Den Networks, India’s largest cable TV distribution company, to extend its reach to television home shopping audiences?

38. Which company is adopting 100 villages as part of Project Samudhay, an ambitious corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative?

39. Which Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company has appointed Andy Stevenson as its managing director for India?

40. Which CEO is the only Indian featured in Fortune and Food & Wine's list of 25 "most groundbreaking" women who are changing the way people eat and think about food?

41. Who is the highest paid actress on U.S. TV, with estimated earnings of $37 million, according to a ranking by Forbes magazine?

42. Which MNC last week launched world's largest bendable curved ultra high definition television with screen size measuring 105 inches?

43. Which company has won the title sponsorship rights for the upcoming season of the annual international Twenty20 cricket competition Champions League T20 (CLT20)?

44. Which celebrity couple have acquired majority stake in Hindusthan Safety Glass Industries (HSGIL)?

45. GenNext Ventures, a venture capital fund sponsored by which company, has signed an agreement with Microsoft India to incubate start-ups and set up innovation hubs in the country?

46. Which MNC has expanded its haircare portfolio in India with new products under the brand Satinique?

47. Which bank has launched 'Pehla Kadam’ and ‘Pehli Udaan', two new savings bank products for children?

48. Which US actress has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after becoming cinema's most successful heroine?

49. Columbian pop star Shakira is paying homage to her musical roots with a new fragrance. What has it been branded as?

50. Who has topped the India Inc's Top 10 MNC CEOs list, released by Economic times?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 545 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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