Want us to conduct a quiz at your office or college? Contact us on rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com for any kind of quiz - business, general, sports & more! We also provide well-researched content that is Educative, Innovative & Entertaining.

September 14, 2014

Biz Quizzard 546

Prepare for Tata Crucible with Biz Quizzard. Are you participating in Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 and want to brush up on your current affairs? Biz Quizzard is sharing its archives for a fee. Get access to one year of Biz Quizzard editions (starting August 5, 2013) with more than 1600 questions (including 75+ related to Tata Group) along with answers. For full details, including price, please contact on rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com .
Sample question (Q 19, Biz Quizzard 492) : Titan Industries has unveiled its new name - Titan Company Ltd. – and a new logo. What is the logo called? Answer: Titan Star    


Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola has unveiled a multimillion-pound ad campaign in UK for the launch of which brand?

2. Which MNC high-street retailer has signed on actress Esha Gupta as its new brand ambassador for the Indian sub-continent?

3. Which Dubai-based hospitality chain will manage Wave Group's hotel in Noida?

4. This is interesting. According to a report last week, which Bollywood film was the biggest box-office hit in the past 10 years, strictly from an investment-return ratio point of view?

5. In perhaps one of the biggest mergers in the Indian BPO space, which company will merge with e-Nxt Financials Ltd?

6. Which company has launched ‘Chilli Paneer’, a marketing campaign with a four-part film that is a love story revolving around purpose, relationship and connectivity?

7. Which cash logistics firm has acquired the cash management business of Danish major ISS for about Rs 150 crore?

8. Which MNC has agreed to buy Brazilian hair colour maker Niely Cosmeticos Group?

9. Which company will acquire the chlor-alkali division of Jayshree Chemicals Ltd (JCL) for Rs 212 crore?

10. Premium hatchback Swift has crossed which milestone in global sales?

11. Which celebrity is endorsing the luxury chocolate brand ‘Schmitten’?

12. Which company has launched a brand campaign ‘Start Now’, aimed at widening participation in the capital markets by encouraging people to trade confidently?

13. Which brand has unveiled its new television commercial ‘Never Stop’ for its Fortune range of footwear?

14. Ahead of the festive season, which beverage brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Formality hatao’?

15. Which MNC has agreed to sell its appliances business for $3.3 billion in cash to Electrolux of Sweden?

16. Roopa Kudva has resigned as managing director and chief executive officer of which company?

17. The Brand Equity Agency Reckoner 2014 was published by The Economic Times last week. Which agency has once again topped the list?

18. Which luxury automobile brand last week unveiled its new entry-level premium sedan XE in London?

19. Which company last week launched its new 155cc bike Gixxer?

20. Which company has launched its third private label Citron, in home appliances and personal health care category?

21. RBI last week extended the retirement age of bank chiefs and whole-time directors up to what age?

22. Which premium liquor firm has acquired the Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd for an undisclosed sum?

23. Which beverage brand has launched a digital video with the hashtag #ItAllStarts and featuring Rishi, a standup comedian who stammers?

24. A video game called Destiny went on sale last week. What is its claim to fame?

25. Who is the only Indian woman to feature in Bloomberg Markets’ annual '50 Most Influential’ list?

26. Within a month of picking up a small stake in Snapdeal, Rata Tata has made a personal investment in which other e-commerce player?

27. Which country has emerged as the least expensive foreign destination for university undergraduate students, among a list of 15 countries, according to HSBC’s latest survey?

28. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of which automobile company after a 23 years stint at the top?

29. Which California-based burger chain is making a foray in the Indian market in partnership with Cybiz BrightStar Restaurants Private Limited, owned by CybizCorp?

30. Who has been elevated as chairman for Asia-Pacific region at advertising group McCann Worldgroup?

31. Which portal has launched its first ever TV commercial 'Suno Nahi, Dekho!’?

32. Which company last week introduced a self-driving car prototype - an Acura RLX sedan?

33. Which MNC has quietly revealed its development on a connected wheelchair, which has been endorsed by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking?

34. Hyderabad-based digital marketing solutions firm Ybrant Digital has been renamed. What will be known as?

35. Which MNC has acquired virtual identity solutions provider Movirtu to beef up its offerings for enterprise customers?

36. Which MNC last week became the latest entrant in the air purifier segment in the country?

37. Which company has joined hands with UK-based Microlise to launch advanced telematics and fleet management services in the Indian market?

38. Ashok Leyland has achieved which milestone at its plant at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand?

39. Vodafone India has launched a campaign for its new postpaid offering. What has it been branded as?

40. The government is set to shut down which iconic company set up in 1961?

41. Which MNC last week released six new ads with a tagline “It doesn’t take a genius”?

42. Which celebrity pop star last week launched a series of accessories range, titled 'Dirty Hippie', at the ongoing New York Fashion Week?

43. Which brand has been named as the world’s smartest brand, according to a new study by global marketing intelligence service Warc?

44. Which sports property has launched a campaign “C’mon India, let’s football”?

45. Which company last week unveiled NIZ, its Mascot?

46. Which company has decided to divest 100% stake in healthcare service provider RadLink-Asia and its arm RadLink Singapore to Medi-Rad Associates for S$137 million (over Rs 655 crore)?

47. National Insurance Company has launched Jain Shravak Arogyam. What is its claim to fame?

48. Dunkin' Donuts has launched its first outlet in South India. Which city?

49. Which footwear major has roped in Telugu movie star Mahesh Babu as its brand ambassador?

50. Which MNC will launch a small car, code-named XBA, to take on Maruti Suzuki's WagonR and the Hyundai i10?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 546 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

September 7, 2014

Biz Quizzard 545

Prepare for Tata Crucible with Biz Quizzard. Are you participating in Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 and want to brush up on your current affairs? Biz Quizzard is sharing its archives for a fee. Get access to one year of Biz Quizzard editions (starting August 5, 2013) with more than 1600 questions (including 75+ related to Tata Group) along with answers. For full details, including price, please contact on rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com .
Sample question (Q 19, Biz Quizzard 492) : Titan Industries has unveiled its new name - Titan Company Ltd. – and a new logo. What is the logo called? Answer: Titan Star   


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 OLX.in 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 rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 545 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

August 31, 2014

Biz Quizzard 544

Prepare for Tata Crucible with Biz Quizzard. Are you participating in Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 and want to brush up on your current affairs? Biz Quizzard is sharing its archives for a fee. Get access to one year of Biz Quizzard editions (starting August 5, 2013) with more than 1600 questions (including 75+ related to Tata Group) along with answers. For full details, please contact on rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com .
Sample question (Q 19, Biz Quizzard 492) : Titan Industries has unveiled its new name - Titan Company Ltd. – and a new logo. What is the logo called? Answer: Titan Star  

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has emerged as the country's most admired company, in Fortune magazine’s latest list?

2. In its first overseas buy, which company has acquired Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke (Mifa), Germany’s largest manufacturer of bicycles?

3. Which company has roped in internationally-acclaimed design and development expert Markus Braunsperger from BMW, Germany, to head its R&D division?

4. Which MNC has agreed to buy US biotech company InterMune for $8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multi-billion dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector?

5. Bisleri has entered into the Rs 200-crore energy drinks segment in the country. Name the brand?

6. Which mobile app is being advertised with the positioning "plan jab booking tab"?

7. Which company last week launched India’s cheapest smartphone at Rs 1,999, powered by the Firefox OS platform?

8. Which MNC has acquired live-streaming gaming network Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash?

9. Which MNC has launched a new television campaign titled ‘Super Student’ to market its Pixma Inkjet printers?

10. British adventurer and television presenter Bear Grylls has been roped in as the long term brand ambassador for which automobile brand?

11. Which Mumbai-based photo printing company has acquired San Francisco-based firm Photojojo?

12. Which CPVC pipes and specialty adhesives manufacturer has acquired 80% stake in UK-based SEAL IT Services for `Rs 44 crore?

13. Advertising professional turned writer Anuja Chauhan is returning to J Walter Thompson India as creative consultant to work on the account of which company?

14. Which company has agreed to acquire Tim Hortons for about C$12.5 billion ($11.4 billion) in a deal that creates the world’s third-largest fast food company?

15. Mondelez International's new luxury product - pralines with a chocolate filling - will make its global debut in India. What has it been branded as?

16. Which online marketplace has entered into a strategic partnership with affordable housing company Tata Value Homes?

17. Which healthcare service provider has picked up an undisclosed majority stake in Hyderabad-based Sri Sainatha Multi-Speciality Hospital Private Limited (‘Prime Hospitals’)?

18. Which general insurance company has won the mandate to provide insurance cover to all Rupay cardholders?

19. Which company has launched an exclusive range of hair care products under the B:Blunt name?

20. Which business personality has recently invested an undisclosed amount in Snapdeal.com?

21. Which MNC has bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness"?

22. Which company has got a five-year management, sales and marketing contract for the luxury train Deccan Odyssey from the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corp?

23. Which brand is being positioned as ‘a complete health soap’ through its campaign?

24. Which US-based fast food chain is entering India in partnership with Sierra Nevada?

25. Who will take over as the global chief executive officer of Samsonite International, the world's largest luggage maker, in October?

26. Which brand has become the first Indian brand to enter the 4K Ultra High definition smart TV category?

27. Which global research and analytics firm has acquired German business intelligence provider Beyond Data GmbH?

28. Which company has announced the national launch of Saral Rozgar Cards seeking to create a common pool of jobs and job providers?

29. Which business group has appointed JWT as the creative agency for its global brand campaign?

30. Which company has picked up title sponsorship for all international cricket to be played in India in the remainder of the 2014-15 season?

31. Samsung Electronics last week unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby. What has it been branded as?

32. Which company has agreed to pay $145 million to Linc Energy to buy out the Australian firm's rights to future royalties from its huge but delayed Carmichael coal project?

33. Textiles firm Suditi Industries has bagged the India rights to make and sell official apparels of which football club?

34. Which former South African cricketer has entered the tourism space in collaboration with Cape Africa Tours, South Africa?

35. Which well known noodles brand is repositioning itself as a healthy breakfast option with the launch of "Oats Noodles"?

36. Who is China’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

37. World's largest liquor maker Diageo has launched which new vodka brand in India?

38. Which brand has launched a television commercial titled ‘Baat Hain Khushi Ki’ to portray ghee as a contemporary and important ingredient in any celebration?

39. Which organic tea brand from the UK has announced its entry in the Indian market?

40. Which new user milestone has WhatsApp crossed recently?

41. Diamond city Surat is set to get the world's second Reebok Fitness Studio soon. Which city hosts the first?

42. Which business group has launched a campaign, ‘Proud Fathers for Daughters’, featuring celebrities and their daughters?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 544 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli