May 22, 2011

Biz Quizzard 373

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. What milestone has Maruti Suzuki India’s WagonR crossed recently?

2. NV Tyagarajan will take over as the new president and CEO of which company from June 17?

3. Which MNC last week announced the launch of India Water Body, an initiative aimed to address the challenge of water scarcity in India?

4. After Osama Bin Laden was killed by a US special forces team named Seal Team 6, which MNC has registered the trademark for the name?

5. Which business group has acquired automotive sealing manufacturing company, SEALYNX Automotive of France?

6. Which MNC last week announced it would acquire Pliant Technology, a leading developer of enterprise solid state drive (SSD), for about $327 million?

7. Which company last week launched India’s first music-enabled refrigerator ‘Edge SX MuziPlay’?

8. Which company last week announced it has acquired Sweden-based Emotron Group for 57.8 million euro (about Rs 370 crore)?

9. Which IT security company last week announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Clearwell Systems, a eDiscovery company, for $390 million?

10. Amitabh Bachchan can be seen in the television commercial for which brand with the baseline ‘Kuch Bhi Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi’?

11. Which MNC has recently unveiled a new advertising campaign in India with the tagline "Easy is ____"? (the blank is the company name/brand)

12. 14-yr-old online matchmaking site has announced the launch of its new wedding gifts portal. What has it been branded as?

13. Nokia will start the phasing out of which brand from July this year?

14. Tata Motors last week launched a customer loyalty programme. What has it been branded as?

15. Which MNC has partnered with Harsha Bhogale for the digital campaign in India for its new global campaign ‘Step Out’?

16. Which companies have been named as India’s two best managed companies in an annual poll conducted by Finance Asia magazine?

17. Which advertising group has agreed to buy Rosetta Marketing Group, one of the biggest independent digital marketing agencies in the United States, for at least $575 million?

18. Which MNC is acquiring an online advertising service called 5to1 Holding for $28 million?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 373 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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