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January 16, 2011

Biz Quizzard 355

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has roped in Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishen and Bengali actress Rituparno Sengupta to endorse its salty biscuits brand?

2. Which company, backed by private equity player Apax, last week acquired Patni Computer for $1.22 billion?

3. Which retail company will bring outdoor sports fashion brands Quiksilver and Roxy to India this year?

4. Which MNC will acquire Denmark’s enzyme and specialty food ingredients maker Danisco for $5.8 billion?

5. Which MNC and Indian School of Business (ISB) have launched a retail academy, an initiative aimed at identifying and nurturing much-needed new leadership in the retail sector?

6. Which company, according to a report last week, will soon hit the market with a ‘fat spread’ with nutritional profiling mainly targeted at kids and christened ‘Astra Gold’?

7. Rajan Anandan is the new head of India region for which MNC?

8. In what is billed as the largest jet order in commercial aviation history, which airline last week agreed to buy 180 planes from Airbus?

9. Which MNC has accepted a $2.16 billion cash offer for its Taiwan Nan Shan Life unit from a group led by local conglomerate Ruentex?

10. Just Eat, the international online takeaway ordering service, has acquired a 60% stake in which Bangalore-based online food ordering and table booking service?

11. Which Indian CEO is part of six global CEOs chosen as co-chair of the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting at Davos, Switzerland, beginning later this month?

12. Which MNC received 5,896 patents in the US in 2010, topping the list of the world’s most inventive companies for the 18th consecutive year?

13. Which company is all set to provide rural folks doorstep access to banking through an initiative called ‘Bank on bike’?

14. Which brand meaning ‘sign of great things to come’ in Japanese, will be launched in India next month?

15. Which company last week announced its proposal to acquire Imagine Showbiz Ltd (ISL) through a buyout from Cinestar Advertising for an undisclosed amount?

16. Dirk Meyer was last week ousted as the chief executive of which MNC?

17. Which well known company will undergo a brand revamp in April by removing the family name from its products, showrooms and service centers?

18. Which company has entered the breakfast food segment with the launch of a range of ready-to-cook breakfast mixes in upmas, pohas, porridges and oats, among others?

19. Which well known personality has been barred by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) from investing in listed securities until December this year?

20. Which international retail brand is finally entering India through a strategic alliance with Tata Coffee?

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

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