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February 19, 2007

Biz Quizzard 151

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 05-10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which celebrity last week entered into a joint venture with Future Group and Manipal Health Services?

2. Staying on with Future Group and brand ambassadors. Which celebrity was recently signed on with her kitchen accessories and home furnishings line for Pantaloon called Dreamline?

3. According to a report last week, Verizon, the $88-bn US telecom giant, has tied up with Leo Communications to offer international long distance (ILD) services in India. Leo Communications is part of which Indian group?

4. Which company last week announced the launch of a new men's wear apparel brand Notting Hill?

5. Which company has won the 'Arch of Europe' award of innovation and technology in the airline category, making it the only second Indian company to be recognized with this award?

6. Which Indian company last week acquired 81% stake in the optical R&D arm of Dutch electronics major Philips for an undisclosed sum?

7. Which MNC last week announced its decision to acquire Mumbai-based i2i Enterprise Ltd, a company specializing in internet protocol services?

8. What has emerged as the first hand-made toy from Andhra Pradesh to be graded a GI (Geographical Indication)?

9. Which Indian company last week acquired Gene Medix Plc, a UK-based biotechnology company with London and Singapore stock exchange listings for a total of $35 million?

10. Which company last week said that it would set "one of the world's biggest" bus and coach building facilities in India in a joint venture with Brazil's Marco Polo?

11. Which MNC last week unveiled its newest brand ambassadors - three of the best known, most widely respected and successful athletes competing today: Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and Thierry Henry?

12. Which Indian business personality was last week appointed to the board of Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever?

13. Which company last week launched its indigenous slim cigarette brand, Stellar?

14. Which well-known business personality last week broke the sound barrier while flying a F-
16 fighter aircraft at the Aero India show in Bangalore?

15. Which international business group last week announced it had agreed to acquire 100% of CBHC Inc, which trades as Commonwealth Brands, from Houchen Industries Inc for total cash consideration of $1.9 billion?

16. Film star Mammooty last week unveiled the new corporate logo of which bank?

17. Which automobile company/group in India, according to a report last week, is planning to sell fruit and vegetables under its brand name?

18. The Rajeev Chandrasekhar-promoted aviation services firm, Jupiter Aviation, is launching a fractional jet airline. What has it been branded as?

19. Which life insurance brand is being advertised on television (currently on air) with the baseline 'Mera farz'?

20. Which brand is being positioned (TVC currently on air) as 'Har Program Ka Main Food'?

Happy learning.
Rajeev Kondapalli

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