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October 26, 2014

Biz Quizzard 552

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 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 October 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has closed India's largest office space leasing deal by signing up for a 3 million sq ft custom built campus in Bangalore with local builder Embassy group?

2. Who is the sole Indian-origin top executive in a list of 100 best-performing CEOs in the world, compiled by the prestigious magazine Harvard Business Review (HBR)?

3. Jabong has announced its foray into luxury fashion jewellry with an exclusive partnership with which MNC?

4. Which Indian CEO has been awarded honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by Canada's Carleton University for her work in financial sector?

5. India’s GDP is set to cross which milestone this year, according to IMF's latest world economic outlook?

6. Which Taiwanese display maker will introduce smartphones and tablets in India, possibly before launching them in the global markets?

7. Which MNC has launched a digital video #GharWaliDiwali?

8. Staying with online commercials and Diwali, which brand has launched its ad #MyDiwaliBreak featuring an astronaut celebrating the festival in space?

9. Which online marketplace major has partnered with Fashion Design Council of India to foray into premium designer-wear segment?

10. Which Surat-based diamond firm has gifted its employees 491 Fiat Punto cars, 200 two-bedroom houses and jewellery ahead of the festival of lights?

11. Shenzhen Sang Fei Consumer Communications has introduced its first feature phone for senior Indians, called Xenium X2566, under which brand?

12. Christophe de Margerie, 63, was killed in a tragic Moscow plane collision last week. He was the CEO of which MNC?

13. Which Chennai-based FMCG major will make its foray into retail this year?

14. Which confectionary brand has launched its latest TVC around the theme ‘Jelly Ki Duniya, Mast Duniya’?

15. Brand Equity has unveiled the list of India's Top 100 Most Trusted Brands for this year. Which brand has topped the list?

16. Which MNC is set to nationally launch its fifth brand in the country - Schoko Bons Crispy - a wafer chocolate innovated by its India team?

17. Which company has appointed Mayank Ashar as MD and CEO?

18. Which company has signed an agreement to form a health insurance joint venture in India with MMI Holdings (MMI) of South Africa?

19. Which airline will introduce La Premiere - an exclusive and personalised first class service during the coming winter schedule on its Bangalore route?

20. Which automobile company last week inaugurated its first China factory in Changshu city, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) northwest of Shanghai?

21. Three diamond barons from Surat, along with a real estate developer, have joined hands to launch the state’s first full-fledged air taxi service. What has it been branded as?

22. Which Oriya daily is celebrating its 30th anniversary?

23. Beatles icon Ringo Starr has become the new face of which footwear brand?

24. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘Boond Boond Mein Sachchai’?

25. Airtel digital TV has announced its partnership with which MNC to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV)?

26. Which MNC is making a big bet on augmented reality, leading a $542 million investment in a shadowy startup called Magic Leap, based in Florida?

27. Microsoft is set to drop the iconic Nokia name from its smartphones in India by the end of this year. Which brand will replace Nokia?

28. Which Indian city has been named among the top 10 cities to visit this year by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015?

29. Which company is pulling back its four collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC's hit series ''Breaking Bad''?

30. Google Inc last week launched a new email service that will better organize emails and display information in a more user-friendly way. What has it been dubbed as?

31. According to a survey by online food ordering platform Foodpanda.in, which city ranks first when it comes to gorging on traditional sweets?

32. Dave Thomas is the new India MD for which MNC?

33. Which portal has unveiled its new logo, a picture of a fork-stabbed heart?

34. Which senior executive at Google has been made in-charge of the Internet company's products?

35. Which celebrity, along with siblings, has started a production house called Kratos Entertainment?

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October 19, 2014

Biz Quizzard 551

  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 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 October 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Future Group has signed a deal with which MNC to jointly sell goods over the Internet?

2. Which Indian company has formally launched an internal constitution to define processes and policies for the first time in its 38-year-old history?

3. Which Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company has acquired Connovate Technologies, the maker of multifunctional piece Gecko, for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which online payment solution provider has acquired mobile-based payment application startup Eashmart?

5. Which company has launched its commercial vehicle service business, Super AutoMart, an outlet to carry out high-tech auto component service and repair?

6. Prataap Snacks, makers of Yellow Diamond Rings, has signed a licensing deal with Viacom18 Consumer Products to use which characters?

7. Which brand has launched a new television commercial with the positioning ‘lamho ka tohfa apnon ke liye’?

8. Which Chinese handset maker is set to officially enter India this December through an ecommerce partner?

9. Which company has entered into an agreement to buy 100% of Imira Entertainment, Spain's leading production and distribution company specialised in youth programming?

10. India has banned import of which category of cosmetics?

11. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) has entered into a MoU with which MNC to jointly conduct courses and online examinations on digital literacy?

12. Which MNC has roped in Palash Sen, lead singer of the band Euphoria, to compose an anthem with active participation of its employees who will sing it live?

13. Which company has acquired UK-based mobile messaging firm TextLocal?

14. Which Italian heating and air-conditioning products company has entered the Indian market with electric water heaters?

15. Which celebrity has signed on as the brand ambassador for fashion e-tailer Yepme, in what will be his maiden association with an online commerce player?

16. Which leading global energy company has launched a global corporate advertising campaign ‘Committed to Better Energy’?

17. Roward Atkinson, the lovable Mr. Bean, is playing a failed Kung Fu warrior in the new campaign for which brand?

18. Tangalooma Island Resort near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, which is a popular destination in India, has appointed which former Aussie test cricketer as its brand ambassador for India?

19. Which MNC last week said it would exit consumer banking in 11 markets?

20. Which airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for 250 A320neos - the plane maker's single biggest order for such aircraft?

21. Which South Korean beauty brand has got the nod to start single brand retail operations in India?

22. Which travel portal has launched its first ever television campaign, featuring 3 ads - ‘Pet friendly hotels', ‘Landed the right place at the wrong time’ and ‘Made a discovery?’?

23. Who has been conferred the Best Central Bank Governor award for 2014 by Euromoney magazine?

24. Sandeep Mathur has resigned as the managing director of the Indian operations of which IT major?

25. Which company will start manufacturing the Optare range of electric buses in India sometime next year?

26. Which travel portal has launched a new campaign 'Ehsan mat lo, discount lo' to promote its hotel booking business?

27. Google Inc has unveiled its new version of Android software. What has it been dubbed as?

28. Which taxi-on-call services has re-branded itself with a new logo and tagline 'Driven. For You'?

29. Which structure has clinched its newest Guinness World Records title for being the highest man-made vantage point on earth?

30. Who has been appointed as India's new chief economic advisor?

31. Which well known brand’s mascot will appear as a character in the new series about the adventures of `Chhota Bheem' and his gang on Pogo channel?

32. Which company has acquired majority stake in footwear firm Elisir Lifestyle for an undisclosed sum?

33. The founder and managing director of which restaurant chain has launched an e-commerce venture, called dreamcanteen, to deliver gourmet food and ingredients in Delhi-NCR?

34. Flipkart has tied up with Dubai-based Jumbo Electronics to launch its smartphone, YotaPhone, in India. What is its claim to fame?

35. Tata Consultancy Services has approved the merger of which subsidiary with itself, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals?

36. Which company has agreed to acquire Civolution's NexTracker (audience measurement) and SyncNow (second screen audio watermarking) businesses?

37. Lindsay Pattison is the new global chief executive officer of which media agency?

38. Hilton Worldwide has launched a new hotel brand that will offer simple, guest-directed service and local choices. Name the brand?

39. Which company has created the most complicated wristwatch in history for $2.5 million?

40. Discovery Kids has launched its biggest India series for the year. Name it?

41. Which news channel is repositioning itself with a new look and tagline ‘Hausla Hai’?

42. Which denim brand for women has launched a new campaign ‘Butt Out’?

43. Sudhakar Balakrishnan has quit as managing director and chief executive of which staffing company after heading it for seven years?

44. Bharti Airtel has launched a calling application in a bid to tap the estimated $1 billion international calling card market into India. What has it been branded as?

45. Instant messaging application LINE has crossed which user milestone in India?

46. Which Italian superbike brand has entered into a technical partnership with Pune-based DSK Motowheels for India foray?

47. Which MNC is marketing West Bengal’s Jungpana tea to global consumers under the recently created global marketing brand Special.T?

48. Vikram Gulati has quit as the CEO and managing director of which IT company?

49. British villains Sir Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston star in the television commercial (currently on air in India) for which well known automobile brand?

50. Which apparel brand is celebrating “125 years of denim craftsmanship”?

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October 12, 2014

Biz Quizzard 550

 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 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 October 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Indian unit of Mondelez, maker of Cadbury chocolates and Oreo biscuits, has crossed which revenue milestone last fiscal?

2. Which company has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp. in a $12.2 billion deal designed to provide a full range of medical products to hospitals?

3. Which hospitality major has agreed to sell the landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan to China's Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion?

4. Which company has appointed Rahul Keshav Patwardhan as CEO designate, who will take charge on April 1 next year?

5. Which city has emerged as the most desired place in the world to work, according to a report from The Boston Consulting Group that surveyed more than 200,000 people from 188 countries?

6. Which MNC is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software?

7. Which MNC has roped in Arun Malhotra, the former head of international sales at Mahindra & Mahindra, as managing director of its India entity?

8. Which sports personality has become the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, one of the eight franchises of Indian Super League (ISL)?

9. DJB Infrastructures and Developers India is developing a hotel in Amritsar. What is its claim to fame?

10. Which company has entered into a binding bid to acquire 51% stake in Peugeot Motorcycles for Rs 216 crore?

11. Which jewellery company has unveiled a campaign titled ‘Naye Zamaane Ke Heere’?

12. Which jewellery major has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Chota Ho Ya Bada, Is Diwali Ko Sone Se Sajae’ to introduce its new ‘Festive Gold Collection’?

13. Fiat has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘live alive’ for which soon-to-be-launched brand?

14. Which IT major has acquired digital marketing company Cadient Group, which serves a broad spectrum of life sciences companies, for an estimated $30 million?

15. Kitchen appliances firm Kenstar has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

16. Which company, in association with Javed Akhtar, has launched what it claims to be the country's first-ever poetic literature-based interactive service?

17. Which smartphone brand has launched the second leg of its festive brand campaign ‘Hello India’?

18. Which MNC has elevated its India MD Zubair Ahmed as head of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa operations of its proposed consumer-health joint venture with Novartis?

19. Which business group has announced its foray into the housing finance sector through its new venture - New Habitat Housing Finance and Development Ltd (NHHFDL)?

20. Which lubricants company has announced a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra under which it will manufacture and supply ‘Mahindra Genuine Oil’?

21. Which visual browser last week entered India, aiming to make a mark in the burgeoning augmented reality market?

22. Which US varsity has named its first business school after Sunil Puri, an Indian American real estate tycoon in the Midwest?

23. Which advertising group, in association with Teach for India and Social Quotient, has initiated a community engagement program called ‘Green Batti’?

24. Which e-seller of fashion jewellery and accessories for men, women and kids, has launched two TVCs – #windowshopping and #ridofromeos, both around the theme #AlwaysBeautiful?

25. Which brand is back with a new campaign, 'Pressure is Good', featuring cricketer Virat Kohli?

26. Which German architectural and furniture hardware provider has entered the kitchen appliances category in India with the `Nagold' range?

27. Which MNC has forayed into the imaging business with the unveiling of its small handheld camera - RE - in New York?

28. Who has topped Forbes' list of the world's most valuable athlete brands?

29. Which e-commerce site is kicking off a global campaign that aims to brands itself as a place to 'shop the world'?

30. Which brand has emerged as the world's most valuable brand, according to the Interbrand Best Global Brands annual report?

31. Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for which invention?

32. On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which brand has launched a video named ‘BraCam’?

33. How many Indians have been named by Fortune in its list of the 40 most powerful, influential and important people in business under the age of 40?

34. Which hotel from the Taj Group released a special private label red wine with wine maker Fratelli & a special exclusive label champagne with Drappier to mark its 25th anniversary on October 10?

35. Which online giant may soon open its first physical store, at a prime site in Midtown Manhattan?

36. Which brand is being touted as 'The World's Best Selfie Phone'?

37. Which company has launched India’s first ebook selling and lending portal in vernacular languages?

38. Art Peck will be the new chairman and CEO of which MNC retailer from February 1, 2015?

39. A new global Tamil news channel is all set to be launched later this month. What has it been branded as?

40. Lisa Su has become the first woman CEO of which MNC?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 550 as the subject.

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