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February 27, 2011

Biz Quizzard 361

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has exited Hardcastle Restaurants (HRPL), one of its two 15-year-old equal joint ventures in the country?

2. Which MNC will buy a 30% stake in Reliance Industries’ oil and gas blocks including its trophy asset, the D-6 block, for $7.2 billion?

3. Which MNC plans to make its biggest purchase in more than a decade by acquiring Turkey’s largest maker of Raki, Mey Icki, for $2.1 billion?

4. Which well known personality has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Santoor soap?

5. BMW last week unveiled its long-awaited new brand for its electric and hybrid vehicles with the positioning ‘Born Electric’. Name it?

6. Which company has offered to buy majority stake in Australian dental chain Dental Corporation Holdings (DCH) by acquiring up to 25.6% more stake for about A$100 million (Rs 460 crore)?

7. According to a report last week, Hindustan Unilever is testing waters in the coffee shop market and has quietly opened an outlet on pilot basis in Juhu, Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

8. Which company last week said it has acquired a specialized under-construction cancer hospital in Singapore from First Real Estate Investment Trust for a consideration of Singapore $33 million (over Rs 115 crore)?

9. Canadian comic book company Bluewater Productions has brought out a comic book based on which business personality?

10. Mr Anant Pai, 82, passed away last week in Mumbai. He is the founder of which comic series?

11. The Buzziest Brands of the Year 2011 list was released by Afaqs last week. Which brand has retained the top spot?

12. Which global eyewear company has roped in Yuvraj Singh as its brand ambassador?

13. Which MNC retail chain has appointed Lou D'Ambrosio, a long-time technology executive who had been consulting with the company, as its new chief executive?

14. The world's-largest baked goods and coffee chain has entered into a master franchisee agreement with Noida-headquartered Jubilant FoodWorks (JFL) to set up restaurants in India. Name the company?

15. Which MNC last week launched the ultra-slim 9 Series notebook to compete with Apple’s ultra-thin MacBook Air?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 361 as the subject.

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