November 28, 2010

Biz Quizzard 348

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Bangalore-based, a social photo service firm?

2. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘The Right of Way’?

3. Fam, an Iranian firm, has come up with an Islamic doll on the lines of Barbie. What has it been branded as?

4. This is a unique propositioning. Which automobile brand was last week advertised in the print medium positioned as the perfect gift this wedding season?

5. Which little-known housing firm has signed on Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador and started an advertising campaign?

6. Which Indian company has acquired US-based infrastructure management company PSI Holding, which operates under the brand Akibia, in an all-cash deal of $66 million?

7. Hyderabad-based infrastructure company Maytas Infra is being renamed. What will it be known as?

8. Which company has acquired the UK operations of South Africa-based Barnard Jacobs Mellet for an estimated $40-50 million?

9. RBI Governor D Subbarao last week launched a book ‘Global Crisis, Recession and Uneven Recovery’. Who is the author?

10. Which MNC last week appointed Dinesh Jain as the CEO of its alliance partner Hover Automotive India?

11. Which company has bought GlaxoSmithKline’s oral penicillin facility and products in the US for an undisclosed amount?

12. What milestone has Mphasis crossed for its year-ended October period?

13. Which company has agreed to acquire Canada’s CIC Energy for Canadian $422 million (about Rs 1,860 crore)?

14. Which company has bought a 74% stake in Hyderabad-based HBL Elta Avionics for an undisclosed amount?

15. Which MNC will acquire a 90% stake in Brooklyn-based Wireless Generation, a privately-held education technology company for about $360 million?

16. Information technology major Intex Technologies last week launched a mobile handset in the market. What unique feature does it boast of?

17. Which company plans to open standalone ‘farm fresh’ stores selling only fruits and vegetables in neighborhood locations?

18. What milestone has BMW recently crossed in it’s assemble line in Chennai?

19. Which company last week launched an exclusive collection named “Eternal Mumbai” on the eve of the second anniversary of 26/11?

20. John Chacko has been appointed the new group chief, president and managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC from December 1?

21. Which Hollywood actor will feature in the ads for Russia’s Trust Bank?

22. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has joined hands with which well known personality to start a new venture to create e-content for entertainment and education?

23. In what is the biggest leveraged buyout this year, which food company has agreed to be sold to a group of private equity firms led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) for $5.3 billion?

24. HDFC Standard Life has changed its name. What is the new name?

25. Which company last week announced the launch of 'Little Wings', a new frequent flyer programme especially created for young flyers between the ages of 3 through 12 years?

26. Which company last week launched India's 1st washing machine with an 'in-built brush'?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 348 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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