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February 7, 2010

Biz Quizzard 306

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. State Bank of India (SBI) on Jan 31 released an ad announcing the inauguration of a branch in the village Sannyasidanga. What milestone did it cross with this branch?

2. Which Indian company is all set to acquire UAE’s The Grooming Company (TGC) for Rs 150 crore?

3. Which company has acquired Canada-based consulting and engineering services company Brainhunter for Canadian $35 million?

4. Mr Subir Raha last week died of cancer in New Delhi at the age of 62. He was the former chairman of which organization?

5. Which well known business personality last week unveiled his latest gadget – an underwater plane?

6. What is unique about ‘Lifecycle’ – a new mall in Pune?

7. Which global staffing company last week said it would acquire US-based Comsys IT Partners?

8. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol rang the gong at NASDAQ last week, an honour usually reserved for CEOs of major organizations. According to a report last week, who is the only Indian who has received this honour previously?

9. Which MNC last week introduced a new smartphone series 'Liquid’?

10. Which insurance company last week launched its child nurture programme I-Genius?

11. According to a report last week, which well known hospitality major is contemplating the introduction of its budget hotel brand Fairfield Inn & Suites to the Indian market?

12. Which MNC last week launched its diesel car S80 in India?

13. Why was Swiss modern master Alberto Giacometti’s L’homme qui Marche 1 (Walking Man 1) in news last week?

14. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Texas-based Crosbyton Seeds for $113 million?

15. Which MNC last week announced it was buying the Yahoo! HotJob recruitment website for $225 million in cash?

16. Debadutta Upadhyay has resigned from the position of India sales head of which MNC to join online advertising company Vdopia as Country Manager?

17. Which MNC last week said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based Initiate Systems?

18. Last week Volkswagen rolled out a unit of its small car Polo from its Chakan, Pune plant in the presence of German president Horst Kohler. What was unique about it?

19. Which company last week launched its ‘Tribal’ range of UPS inverters for home users?

20. Which spa in India has been ranked as the second best hotel spa in Asia by the Conde Naste Traveller’s Readers’ Spa Awards 2010?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 306 as the subject.

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