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February 19, 2007

Biz Quizzard 152

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 12-17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. After weeks of speculation, which MNC last week emerged the victor in the bidding for 67% stake of India's fourth largest telecom company Hutch-Essar?

2. Which Indian company last week acquired Atlanta-based Novelis, a world-class technology company and supplier of key products such as aluminum sheets for Jaguar and beverage cans for Coke?

3. Another acquisition. Norwegian food company Orkla is, according to a report last week, acquiring which Indian company for Rs 450 crore (around $100 million)?

4. Which German MNC, according to a report last week, is set to buy British package holiday rival MyTravel, creating a travel company worth about 2.8 billion pounds ($5.5 billion)?

5. Maharashtra Governor Mr SM Krishna last week released the biography - One Day At A Time. It is the based on the lives of the grandparents of which famous business personality?

6. Research in Motion (RIM), according to a report last week, is set to unveil the all-new Blackberry. What was it dubbed during its development? (Hint: an Indian automobile brand)

7. Which MNC has acquired a controlling stake in Bangalore-based Paprikaas Animation Studios?

8. Which celebrity has been roped in as the new brand ambassador for Mayur Suitings, the suitings brand from LNJ Bhilwara Group?

9. Which company last week rolled out a national training initiative, branded 'Pathshala', for its employees?

10. Deutsche Boerse, Europe's top stock exchange last week bought 5% equity in which Indian financial entity?

11. Which company has recently launched its four collections of shirts, branded under Men At Work, Brass Tacks, Business Casuals and Dynasty?

12. Which Indian business personality was last week appointed a director on the board of US-based Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum producer?

Please mail your answers to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 152 as the subject.

Happy learning!
Rajeev Kondapalli

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