July 13, 2008

Biz Quizzard 224

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which consumer durable company is advertising its ‘moon’ washing machine in the print medium with the baseline ‘We work, you play’?

2. Mr Thomas Verghese has been appointed the new CEO of which Indian retail company?

3. Mr Pradeep Guha last week quit as the CEO of which media company?

4. Which company has clinched $230 million buyout of Aviva Global Services, UK-based insurance giant’s captive BPO operations in India and Sri Lanka?

5. Which Mumbai-based company has acquired 80.5% stake in EnPointe Global Services, a subsidiary of the Nasdaq-listed EnPointe Technologies, for $24 million in a cash-and-stock deal?

6. The private equity arm of which business group has acquired a 25% stake in V Mart Retail, a value-retailer owned by the New Delhi-based Lalit Agarwal?

7. Which MNC last week said it would buy rival Rohm and Haas for $18.8 billion, in a move to broaden its product offerings in the paints, coatings and electronic materials?

8. Which MNC has named Anil Valluri as the MD of its Indian operations?

9. Which MNC last week said it had been named the “global best private bank” by EuroMoney?

10. Which company is acquiring a 26% stake in Ahmedabad-headquartered National Multi-Commodities Exchange (NMCE)?

11. Creative agency JWT has put in place an independent design unit. What has it been branded as?

12. Which celebrity has been signed as the new brand ambassador for Tata Sky, the joint venture between the Tata Group and STAR India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizard 224 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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