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June 1, 2008

Biz Quizzard 218

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

1. Which MNC, according to a report last week, is poised to come up with an apparel and accessories collection named after glamorous tennis ace Sania Mirza?

2. Which Indian company last week acquired the UK-based global managed network services provider Vanco for $77 million?

3. Which Indian IT company has won a $100-million five year contract with NXP Semiconductors?

4. Italian-born Vittorio Colao is the new CEO of which MNC?

5. Mr KK Swamy, who recently resigned as the deputy MD of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Corporation, will be joining which MNC as the managing director and vice president?

6. Mr TS Narayanasami has been elected president of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) effective May 26. He is the chairman and managing director of which bank?

7. June 1 marked a new chapter for airlines across the world. What was the significance?

8. Which MNC last week launched its mobile handset model ‘Soul’ in India?

9. Which Indian company last week acquired Canada-based Draxis Specialty Pharmaceuticals for $253 million?

10. Which fashion house last week dropped actress Sharon Stone from its Chinese ads after her controversial remarks regarding the recent earthquake?

11. Which Indian security services company last week bought a controlling stake in UK-based Shield Guarding Company for Rs 125 crore?

12. Which MNC last week announced the launch of its ‘Fit for Life’ programme to evaluate and improve the physical and mental well-being of its employees, integrating all current well-being initiatives under one umbrella?

13. According to a print ad last week, which company commissioned India’s largest blast furnace on May 31?

14. According to a report last week, Bull Dog Entertainment will be getting into the gaming business with the DTH premiere of the game Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain. Mr Ramit B M, director of the company, is the son of which well-known business personality?

15. Interpublic Group (IPG) has decided to float a new agency in India, which will essentially be Lowe’s second agency in India. What is it named?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 218 as the subject.

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