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December 20, 2009

Biz Quizzard 299

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In a move that marks its foray into direct sales, Google is planning to sell its cell phone directly to the consumers. What will it be branded as?

2. Venky’s India, makers of processed ready-to-eat chicken products, will soon launch a retail chain. What will it be called?

3. Which MNC last week agreed to buy US oil exploration firm XTO Energy for $31 billion?

4. Which Indian business group has acquired the assets of Germany’s Henniges Automotive Grefrath?

5. Brand Equity Agency Reckoner 2009 was released last week. Which advertising agency has retained its top spot?

6. Which company has agreed to sell its injectables business to US-based Hospira for around $400 million (Rs 1850 crore)?

7. Which business group last week made a foray into the global aerospace business with the acquisition of two Australian companies Aerostaff Australia and Gippsland Aeronautics?

8. Which company has been roped in as the lead sponsor for IPL team Rajasthan Royals?

9. Which company last week said it planned to buy US eyewear group FGX International for about $465 million?

10. Which Indian business personality last week received the ‘Order of Merit of Italian Republic’ award?

11. Which MNC last week celebrated 80 years of operations in India?

12. Who has been named Person of the Year by Time magazine?

13. Which business personality was last week conferred the 10th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award by the President?

14. Faced with tough competition from Levi’s, Spykar Lifestyles is expanding into the business of cafĂ© chains. What will the chain be branded as?

15. Hameed Huq was last week named managing director of which Tata group company?

16. Karl-Ulrich Kohler has been appointed chief operating officer of which steel company?

17. Jaques Michel has been appointed CEO & country manager of the Indian operations of which MNC in the financial sector?

18. Which MNC has roped in Hewlett Packard (HP) India veteran Ravi Swaminathan to head its India operations?

19. Which international super bike manufacturer last week opened its second showroom in India in Gurgaon?

20. Who has been ranked 5th best CEO in the world by Harvard Business Review (HBR)?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 299 as the subject.

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