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January 2, 2011

Biz Quizzard 353

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 27 - January 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Chinese government’s official film production company recently gave its backing to the film “Gold Struck”. What is unique about the movie?

2. Which entertainment giant has sold Harmonix Music Systems, the maker of ‘Rock Band’ video game, to investment firm Columbus Nova LLC for an undisclosed amount?

3. Sanjeev Aga will step down as the CEO of which company on March 31, 2011?

4. Which company last week acquired 76% stake each in Bachi Shoes India (BSIPL) and Euro Shoe Components (ESCPL)?

5. The Turkey unit of which MNC has agreed to buy a 51% stake in Turkish chocolate and confectionary makers Dogan and Balaben Gida?

6. ‘Schmoo’ produced by two young Asian entrepreneurs Laurence Nair-Price and Hayley Hadfield, goes on sale in Harrods from January. What is ‘Schmoo’?

7. Which Chandigarh-based pharma company has acquired US-based over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic drug manufacturer ActivOn for $22 million (about Rs 99 crore)?

8. Which MNC last week unveiled India’s first Microsoft Windows Phone 7 smart phone HD7?

9. Which MNC retailer last week opened its first store in India?

10. Which business group last week acquired the iconic Grosvenor House Hotel in London for Rs 3250 crore?

11. Which index was last week launched by BSE and Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions (TASIS)?

12. Which site has surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizard 353 as the subject.

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