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April 2, 2007

Biz Quizzard 157

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 26-31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian engineering company last week announced the 100% equity acquisition of Quickmill Inc., Canada, for a consideration of about Rs 22 crore?

2. Which media group in India last week signed a joint venture agreement with Associated Newspapers, which publishes the Daily Mail in UK, to launch a morning tabloid?

3. Which government organization has launched a major advertising campaign in the print medium with the baseline 'Reaching Every Indian'?

4. Which IT MNC last week signed a 5-year contract valued at $200 million with Applied Materials, a leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions?

5. According to reports last week, what would be the merged entity of state-owned carriers Air India and Indian be branded as?

6. Which Indian business group along with a group company last week sold a cumulative 50% holding in their joint venture with business process outsourcing player, Sitel India, to Sitel Corporation for $22.2 million (around Rs 100 crore)?

7. Which clothing brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline 'Wear fresh air!'?

8. Titan Industries last week announced the launch of its prescription eye store in Bangalore. What has it been branded as?

9. General Motors last week launched a special edition of its premium mid-size sedan Chevrolet Optra. What has it been sub-branded as?

10. Which business group last week announced its foray into the luxury retail market through its new venture "Luxury Connexions (Lx) and Luxury Malls"?

11. This is globalization at its best. A German banking major along with an US investment banking giant, will lead the charge to list an Indian telecom company's London-headquartered subsidiary on Europe's biggest bourse. Name the subsidiary?

12. Which celebrity has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Sony Ericsson for India and SAARC region?

13. After banning English channel AXN in January for about 2 months, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has now banned which satellite channel till end of May?

14. According to a news report last week, which well known Indian company is foraying into the retail segment through a new subsidiary, H&B Stores Ltd?

15. Which brand is being advertised on television with the baseline 'Soorat bhi hai, Khoobsoorat bhi hai' (in Hindi)?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 157 as the subject.

Happy learning!
Rajeev Kondapalli

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