September 28, 2014

Biz Quizzard 548

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has been ranked second in the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the Asia-Pacific region?

2. Which MNC has bought Bangalore-based tech startup Bookpad for around Rs 50 crore?

3. Four Indian cities feature among the Asian Top 10 list of luxurious but affordable destinations, according to a global survey by online hotel search site Trivago. Name them?

4. Microsoft's game console Xbox One went on sale in India last week. What became be a worldwide first, along with online-only sales, for the sales here?

5. Which MNC launched its technology-packed supercar, Huracan LP 610-4 in India last week?

6. Which automobile brand has flagged-off its 'Longest Drive through Amazing India' drive to celebrate its success in the Indian market?

7. Which brand has launched its latest campaign with the positioning ‘Phone pe badhaiyan chodo, milkey tyohar manao’?

8. Which MNC has launched two commercials ‘Surprise Gift’ and ‘Parasailing’ as part of its campaign to promote confidence in online shopping?

9. Britannia has launched a television commercial, featuring Salman Khan with the tagline ‘Makhkhan maar ke’, for which newly-launched brand?

10. The number of female employees at Tata Consultancy Services has crossed which landmark milestone?

11. Which MNC has said it would buy US oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group for $7.6 billion?

12. Which pharma giant has agreed to acquire US-based Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion in cash to boost its lab supplies business?

13. Which Taiwan-headquartered company is set to re-enter India’s burgeoning market for smartphones?

14. Adlabs has roped in which actor as the face of its latest adventure zone, Aquamagica?

15. Which university in India is the alma mater of 12 billionaires, more than any other school outside USA, according to a report from Singapore-based research firm Wealth-X and Swiss bank UBS?

16. This is both surprising and interesting. Which well known brand has reportedly roped in Akhil Akkineni, son of Telugu actor Nagarjuna, as its brand ambassador?

17. Who is Asia’s richest man, according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

18. Which company has acquired the adhesive business of Blue Coat for Rs 263.57 crore?

19. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Dubai-based shipping logistics company Clarion Shipping Services for over Rs 200 crore?

20. Which company has inked a pact with Canada-based Magna International to form a 50:50 joint venture to provide seating systems to the commercial vehicle industry in India?

21. The Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved a new name for MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX). What will it be known as?

22. Which online restaurant guide has acquired Poland’s restaurant search service, Gastronauci, for an undisclosed sum as part of its ongoing expansion strategy in Europe?

23. Shilpa Divekar Nirula has taken over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Indian operations of which MNC?

24. Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (MTWL) is to launch its new scooter in northern and western regions on September 29. What has it been branded as?

25. has announced the launch of its new service to deliver new product offerings to customers on the day of their launch. What has it been branded as?

26. Former Nokia India chief P Balaji is all set to join which MNC as director, regulatory and external affairs?

27. Hero Indian Super League (ISL) franchise of Goa, FC Goa, has unveiled which sports celebrity as its new co-owner and brand ambassador?

28. Media buying house GroupM has joined hands with which MNC to launch a virtual Diwali shopping and entertainment festival called the Grand Diwali Mela through a dedicated website?

29. Which brand has launched an interactive digital outdoor magazine ‘Explore More' to cater to outdoor adventurers and explorers across the world and help them with more information?

30. Canadian firm BlackBerry launched its latest flagship smartphone. What has it been branded as?

31. Who has topped the latest Forbes list of highest paid hip hop artists?

32. Which company’s founder Rajiv Mody has taken over its new CEO?

33. Which MNC has elevated its India sales head Manish Tiwary as the managing director of its business in the Gulf?

34. Which portal has roped in Telugu actor Allu Arjun to feature in its commercial aimed at Telugu audience?

35. Aditi Rao Hyadri and Rajkummar Rao feature in the commercial for which chocolate brand?

36. Japanese auto parts maker FCC Company has purchased which Indian company’s 50% stake in their equal joint venture?

37. Emami Group has acquired which 70-year-old Kolkata-based edible oils brand, best known for its vanaspati?

38. Which telecommunications technology company has acquired mobile fraud management and data analytics startup iConnectiva?

39. Which cement maker will acquire Bangalore-based BMM Cements Limited?

40. Forbes last week released this year’s list of 100 richest Indians. What is special about these 100, for the first time ever?

41. Continuing with the Forbes list of 100 richest Indians, how many women feature in the list?

42. Which business personality has recently received the Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award for visionary innovation at an event in Mumbai?

43. Which celebrity has been named as the first ever global spokeswoman of American skin care line Olay?

44. Which mobile phone retailer, in collaboration with American Megatrends India, will foray into the health and fitness category by launching a wireless health monitor, B.O.L.T.?

45. Why was Alipur, located in the national capital’s northern tip bordering Haryana, in news last week?

46. Which MNC has unveiled two television campaigns, designed especially for the festive season and taking forward the brand’s global message ‘Easy and Connected Always’?

47. Former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai is the new chairman of which Tata entity?

48. Which US-based company last week announced a joint venture form with Lohia Auto to roll out a new range of motorcycles for the Indian market?

49. HomeShop18 has partnered with which celebrity to launch the SSK line of designer sarees?

50. Which iconic American fashion brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 548 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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