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November 16, 2008

Biz Quizzard 242

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to reports last week, Maruti Suzuki is all set to make its entire fleet of cars adhere to ELV specifications by 2010 by doing away with usage of hazardous substances during production of cars and their components. What does ELV stand for?

2. Why was Reckitt Benckiser’s cleaning product ‘Vanish’ in news recently according to reports originating from Madrid? (hint: science and crime)

3. According to a report last week, Punjab Meats Ltd has defaulted to banks and financial institutions. Who owns the company?

4. Which Indian company has decided to acquire Motorola’s software development centre (SDC) in Malaysia?

5. Which microfinance company has raised $75 million (Rs 366 crore) from private equity investors led by Sandstone Capital, in a deal touted to as the largest private equity transaction in the microfinance sector globally?

6. Which Indian pharma company has acquired Etna Biotech, a subsidiary of Dutch biopharma company, Crucell?

7. Japan’s largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo last week announced the acquisition of a 26% stake in which Indian company?

8. In what is being touted as the sharpest cut ever in the Indian automobile industry, the price of which automobile brand was slashed by Rs 8 lakh?

9. Which city will host the second campus of Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB)?

10. Who has overtaken NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal as the richest Indian in the world, according to Forbes annual rich list for the country?

11. Which MNC bank last week agreed to acquire leading financial firm Cazenove Asia from JP Morgan Cazenove for an undisclosed sum?

12. What milestone did Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) cross recently?

13. Rupert Murdoch’s STAR has announced a joint venture with Jupiter Entertainment. Who owns the company?

14. The new version of which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘SENSIBLE BHI. CRAZY BHI’.?

15. Who has been named the richest woman in India in the latest Forbes list of richest Indians?

Plesae mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 242 as the subject.

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