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May 1, 2011

Biz Quizzard 370

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has renewed its contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team?

2. After breaking up its joint venture with the French automaker last year, Mahindra & Mahindra has renamed Logan and dropped its Renault badge. What is the new name?

3. Which biscuit brand has roped in Bipasha Basu and Shriya Saran as brand ambassadors?

4. Which MNC last week entered the tablet PC market with two models code-named S1 and S2?

5. Which MNC has acquired social TV start-up IntoNow for an undisclosed amount?

6. Which business group has floated a $500 million private equity fund, STREF, mainly focused on real estate?

7. BlackBerry last week launched a dual-screen smartphone for CDMA customers in India. What has it been branded as?

8. Which MNC has agreed to buy Synthes for $21.3 billion, adding devices to treat bone fractures and trauma, in the biggest purchase in the company’s 125-year history?

9. Which Indian company is all set to acquire US-based IdenTrust, a global leader in trusted identity solutions?

10. Which MNC last week launched the ‘Helix’ range of watches specifically designed and developed for the Indian market?

11. Which MNC has forayed into the fast growing local snacks market with ‘Stop Not’, a ready-to-eat salty snack available in Rs 5 and Rs 10 packs?

12. Which business personality is India Inc’s most powerful CEO as per the ET Corporate Dossier ranking?

13. Which company has appointed Laurent Demotier, who was the president of power automation and control business unit of Alstom Power, as its new MD from June 1?

14. Which textile manufacturer and retailer is entering the economy segment by making a foray into retailing of poly viscose fabrics through a new brand ‘Makers’?

15. The branding for the inaugural Indian F1 GP Track by Jaypee Sport Industries was unveiled last week. What will it be called?

16. Which company promoted a green initiative called ‘Soles with Souls’ by using scrap and old tyres on the occasion of the Earth Day?

17. Which sanitaryware brand has unveiled a new brand identity to connect with the youth?

18. Mr Norio Ohga, 81, died in Japan on April 23. He was the former president and chairman of which well known MNC?

19. Which business personality is the new chairman of IT industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for the year 2011-12?

20. Which bank has been declared the strongest bank in Asia Pacific region by Asian Banker magazine?

21. In what is believed to be a record sum for a single advertising campaign, which celebrity will earn £6.45 million as the new face of French fashion label Louis Vuitton?

22. Windlass Steelcrafts, a division of the Windlass Group of companies, last week announced the acquisition of Marto of Spain, a leading European manufacturer of which product?

23. Which company has agreed to buy Constellation Energy Group Inc for about $7.9 billion in stock, adding stakes in five reactors and becoming the largest US electricity marketer?

24. Tamil actor Suriya has been roped in as a brand ambassador by which toothpaste brand?

25. Who is the new chairman of Infosys?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 370 as the subject.

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