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August 8, 2010

Biz Quizzard 332

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In what is being termed as the biggest full European acquisition by a North Asian group, which business personality is to buy UK power grids from France’s EDF for $9.1 billion?

2. PepsiCo last week announced the formal launch of its new cola brand in India. Name the brand?

3. Which MNC last week announced its foray into the hot cereal category in India with a product called ‘Heart to Heart oats’?

4. The Australian subsidiary of which Indian company has entered into an agreement with Linc Energy to acquire the mining rights of Galilee coal tenement for $455 million?

5. Which MNC last week said it would sell its Colombian business for a total of $1.9 billion to national oil company Ecopetrol and Talisman of Canada?

6. Gopal Das was last week appointed acting CMD of which well known public sector entity?

7. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched a new version of its popular hatchback Alto. What has it been branded as?

8. What milestone has Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) crossed recently?

9. Which BPO major last week appointed Charles Hunting as CEO for Asia region?

10. Kuldip Kaura, former chief executive of metals major Vedanta Resources, has been appointed the managing director of which company?

11. Which MNC has agreed to buy a 60% stake in the Marcellus shale acreage in the US for $392 million?

12. Which iconic automobile brand is, according to reports last week, likely to hit the Indian roads by the end of this year?

13. Mr KM Mathew passed away at the age of 93 on August 1 in Kerala. He was the chief editor of which publication group?

14. Which MNC is celebrating 15 years of mobility in India with Project Ujjwal, an initiative to drive 100% household mobility in 5 villages in Rae Bareli?

15. Why were RK Krishna Kumar, Lord Kumar Bhattacharya, Cyrus Mistry, Shirin Bharucha and NA Soonawala in news last week?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 332 as the subject.

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