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March 22, 2009

Biz Quizzard 260

Biz Quizzard completes 5 years with this edition. 5 years without missing a single week. Biz Quizzard started its journey with Biz Quizzard 1 being posted on March 21, 2004 on Quinkie, a Yahoogroup dedicated to business quizzes and started by my friend Murali Duggineni. Quinkie presently has 2600+ members. Would like to thank all of you for being part of this journey.

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC is acquiring Xcel Telecom, a tower company founded by former BPL Mobile chief executive Sandeep Basu?

2. Which brand from the stable of Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits is now among the world’s top three selling rum brands?

3. ET NOW, the soon-to-be-launched business television channel from the Times Group, has inked a pioneering content-sharing agreement with which MNC?

4. Which Indian company has bagged a 7-year $350-million total IT services outsourcing contract from media firm The Reader’s Digest Association (RDA)?

5. Which consumer electronics MNC last week named Takashi Kawamura as its new president, chief executive and chairman?

6. The Amas Bank (Switzerland) Ltd last week announced that it has changed its name. What will it be now known as?

7. Dell Inc last week unveiled what it called the world’s thinnest notebook. What has it been branded as?

8. The country’s oldest mobile telecom service provider BPL Mobile has changed its name. What is the new brand?

9. The government of which foreign country, according to reports last week, is seeking to pick up a 20% stake in a telecom service provider currently offering mobile services in Rajasthan?

10. In what looks like a first in the country, which state government has asked liquor baron Gurdeep Singh, aka Ponty Chadha, to manage the liquor business on its behalf?

11. Which company last week launched India’s first 3G enabled BlackBerry?

12. Which MNC is transferring its towers and other related infrastructure that carry communication signals into a separate company called Ortus Infratel and Holdings?

13. Which company has forayed into branded cold drinks segment with the launch of T!ON?

14. Which confectionery brand has signed on film actor Genelia D’Souza (of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame) as its brand ambassador?

15. Which celebrity has been signed on by Levi Strauss to endorse its Signature range of jeans, T-shirts, woven shirts, jackets and accessories?

16. Which company has introduced new products such as Raag Gold refined palmolien oil, King’s range of refined oils, Bullet brand mustard oils and coconut oil under the brand name Ivory?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 260 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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