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February 1, 2009

Biz Quizzard 253

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

1. 125-year-old Hartmarx Corporation, the largest maker of men’s tailored clothing in the US, was in news recently for 2 reasons. US president Barack Obama, a regular customer, wore its suit for the inauguration ceremony. What was the other reason?

2. Which MNC last week said it would acquire US rival Wyeth for around $68 million in a move to diversify its revenue base?

3. Mr R Sridhar has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) for which MNC in India?

4. Which business school in India has been ranked number 15 in the global B-School rankings by the Financial Times, London?

5. Which MNC in India is putting two regional brands – Moloy sandal soap and Mahabringol hair oil – for sale?

6. Mr Ganesh Ayyar, currently vice president with Hewlett Packard, is joining which IT and BPO services firm as CEO?

7. Which Indian company last week said it had acquired a controlling stake in ‘Clinique Darne’ hospital in Mauritius, in a joint venture initiative with industrial group CIEL?

8. Which FMCG major has entered into an alliance with Coty, a Paris-based fragrance marketer, to market the latter’s entire ‘adidas’ personal care range in India?

9. Which mutual fund company has emerged as the best fund house in the country for 2008, according to a Hong Kong-based journal, Asia Asset Management?

10. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Hindustan bol raha hai’ (TVCs currently on air)?

11. Which Indian company has claimed to be the first telecom operator to have a presence in the virtual world with a mass media campaign?

12. Which media group will launch and distribute the high-end urban music and lifestyle channel, Trace, in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 253 as the subject.

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