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June 29, 2008

Biz Quizzard 222

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it. This week's quiz was planned to be dedicated to a legend but ended up being a tribute to two. First, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and with him thousands and lakhs of unsung heores of the armed forces. Second, Bill Gates who hung up his boots at Microsoft last week. This edition of Biz Quizzard is dedicated to both of them.

1. Which automobile company will launch a 125cc executive segment bike, christened CBF Stunner, next month?

2. In a deal in which two of USA’s oldest agricultural businesses would become one, which MNC will be buying Corn Products International in a stock deal worth $4.4 billion?

3. Which MNC last week said it had agreed to buy social networking start-up Plazes as part of its major push into offering internet services?

4. Which MNC last week announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Mid Vol Coal Group of the US?

5. Which Indian company has acquired Mexican tyre company Tornel along with its subsidiaries for Rs 270 crore, making it the largest four-wheeler tyre company in the country?

6. According to a report last week, sports television broadcaster Ten Sports has roped in which company as the title sponsor for the India-Sri Lanka cricket series to be played over a period of five weeks in Sri Lanka?

7. Which MNC has topped the list of most reputed companies in India in the ‘Corporate Reputed Manager’ study conducted by global market information and insight group TNS?

8. Which company last week announced that it is acquiring BK Modi’s 40.8% stake in Spice Communications?

9. In the largest ever acquisition of a global energy utility by an Indian company, which company last week announced the signing of a definitive documentation for the acquisition of 50% stake in US-based InterGen N.V., a global power company?

10. Which MNC last week named Patrick Pichette as its new chief financial officer?

11. Which auto MNC was last week forced to apologize to China after employing Richard Gere, a Buddhist and campaigner for Tibetan independence, to feature in its latest TV ad?

12. Which cement manufacturing company has signed cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 222 as the subject.

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