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July 18, 2010

Biz Quizzard 329

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Eight Indian companies have made it to the list of world’s 500 largest companies, compiled by Fortune magazine. Which MNC has topped the list?

2. Which MNC is in the process of taking control of the Ambi Pur air-care brand in India?

3. Which business group has become the single largest shareholder in Tamil Nadu-based Karur Vysya Bank?

4. Which MNC last week said it would acquire human resource service company Hewitt Associates for about $4.9 billion in cash and stock?

5. Which Indian company has acquired French rail wagon-maker IGF Industries – Arbel Fauvet Rail (AFR) for about Rs 11.7 crore?

6. Which company last week announced the launch of Hibuddy, India’s first-ever voice, social-networking and blogging service for mobile users?

7. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Navbharat Power, a 2,250 MW power plant being set up in Orissa?

8. Network 18 has tied up with which company to jointly launch a pan-India distribution entity?

9. FriendFinder Networks Inc plans to submit a bid for Playboy Enterprises Inc., following a $123 million offer from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who wants to make it private. Which magazine does FriendFinder own?

10. Which company last week won the bid to implement a metro rail system for Hyderabad?

11. Which company last week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Piramal Diagnostics Services Private Limited (PDSL), a subsidiary of Piramal Healthcare Ltd., for Rs 600 crore?

12. Which company last week announced its foray into the branded mobile phone battery segment with its ‘Joos’ brand?

13. Why was Dharmalingam Uday Kumar in news last week?

14. Which MNC last week said it will buy South African technology services provider Dimension Data Holdings in an all-cash deal worth 2.12 billion pounds ($3.2 billion)?

15. Not sure if I covered this earlier. Which entity plans to launch a 'sports drink' called Stamina?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 329 as the subject.

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