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August 1, 2010

Biz Quizzard 331

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 26 - 31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting this edition on a sweet and auspicious note. I am talking about the latest television commercial (currently on air) of one of my favorite brands. Once again, like all great commercials, everything is perfect – concept, script, cast and music. The positioning is ‘Shubh Aarambh’. Which brand?

2. According to a news snippet last week, Richard Branson is planning the listing of the group’s gym chain. What is it called?

3. The battle for the Singapore-based hospitals chain Parkway Holdings has finally ended. Which company is taking control of the chain?

4. Which company last week said it has acquired Turkish personal care firm Hobi Kozmetik group for $69 million?

5. Samina Akhter, a businesswoman in Britain, has launched ‘Samina Pure Makeup’, a new range of cosmetics. What is unique about it?

6. Which MNC is replacing its CEO Tony Hayward from October?

7. Which automobile MNC has launched a new brand, Baojun, for the Chinese market?

8. Which MNC and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week announced the most far-reaching global partnership for the next five Olympic Games starting from London 2012?

9. Who has been appointed the new MD of Tata International?

10. Which MNC last week launched its entry into the Indian open market with the launch of its new series of handset devices – Hangout and Android?

11. Which MNC has sold film studio Miramax for more than $660 million to Filmyard Holdings?

12. China has overtaken which country to become the world’s second-largest economy?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 331 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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