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February 8, 2009

Biz Quizzard 254

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. GeoPost, the French government-owned postal services firm, has been finally allowed to pick a majority stake in which privately-held Indian express parcel delivery firm?

2. Which Indian business group has fully acquired the Indian subsidiary of Dubai-based mobile and IT products retailer, Cellucom?

3. Which company last week announced that its cash-and-carry wholesale stores would be named ‘BestPrice Modern Wholesale’?

4. Which celebrity, along with partner, last week picked up an 11.7% stake in Rajasthan Royals, the Jaipur franchise of the IPL?

5. Which MNC last week launched the ‘Internet Bus’ in India?

6. Which brand in men’s toiletries and personal care products last week launched new product variants Ice Rock, Lagoon and Sport?

7. Which Hindi entertainment channel has bought the rights to the game show format “Who wants to be a millionaire?” from Sony Pictures Television, after Star Plus held the rights (Kaun Banega Crorepati) for 8 years?

8. In the latest Forbes’ list of the world’s ten richest CEOs, which Indian personality has grabbed the 3rd spot?

9. Who has been named the new CEO of Satyam Computer?

10. Which Indian retail company has formed a joined venture with Inditex Group to develop and promote the latter’s Zara stores in India?

11. Which well known hospitality and travel firm, along with its Indian partner, Bristo Hospitality, plans to introduce a new restaurant brand, Friday’s American Bar (FAB)?

12. Which well known business personality last week invested $2.6 billion in world no. 2 reinsurer Swiss Re?

13. Which chief executive from India has been conferred the award of the ‘Best Executive 2008’ under the category of Asia’s best companies and executives by Asiamoney, Asia’s leading financial magazine?

14. Mr Asim Ghosh will be retiring as the CEO of which MNC in India on March 31?

15. Reliance Big Entertainment last week announced it has signed deals with Red Om Films and Breft Ratner’s Rat Entertainment, widening its Hollywood presence. Which well known international celebrity owns Red Om Films?

16. Charles W Goodyear will succeed Ho Ching as the chief executive of which state-owned investment company?

17. Big Entertainment, the media vertical of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, last week launched its movie and entertainment marketing division. What has it been branded as?

18. Which FMCG company last week announced the appointment of Dalip Sehgal as its new managing director?

19. According to a report last week, which retail company plans to launch private labels in a number of personal care products under its brand ‘Enriche’ by March this year?

20. NDTV Convergence, the digital arm of NDTV group, has launched a dedicated video aggregation portal. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 254 as the subject.

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