April 30, 2007

Biz Quizzard 161

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 23-28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company recently became the first Indian firm to reach the $50 bn M-cap?

2. In the history's biggest-ever financial deal, which MNC bank last week announced a $91-bn takeover of ABN Amro?

3. Another takeover. Which MNC last week bought an 80% stake in Mumbai-based electrical accessories major Anchor Electricals for Rs 2,000 crore?

4. With an eye on catching the young traveler segment with an appealing animal mascot, which airline has launched a soft toy, Querk, an animal that is positioned as one that loves travel and can change guise?

5. Which pharma MNC, according to a news snippet last week, bought US biotech firm Medimmune for $15.6 bn?

6. Coimbatore-based SP Apparels, has according to a report last week, acquired which women's western wear brand?

7. Reliance Retail last week announced its entry into consumer durable retailing. What will the stores be branded as?

8. Sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports last week announced the launch of its all cricket channel. What has it been branded as?

9. Which MNC last week acquired a controlling 51% stake in Sesa Goa, India's largest private ore exporter?

10. Which Indian company last week acquired two Polish tea brands Vitax and Flosana from Premium Foods SA, a local company headquartered in Krakow, for an undisclosed amount?

11. According to an annual ranking by a market research firm, Millword Brown Optimer, which is the world's most powerful brand?

12. Mr Edward Whitacre Jr last week announced that he will retire in June. He is the chairman and chief executive of which well known telecom giant?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 161 as the subject.

Happy Learning!
Rajeev Kondapalli

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