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July 3, 2011

Biz Quizzard 379

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 27 - July 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘LIV TMRW 2DAY’?

2. French finance minister Christine Lagarde is the new head for which international body?

3. Lafarge managing director and CEO Uday Khanna is set to takeover as the non-executive chairman of the Indian operations of which MNC?

4. MV Tanksale has been appointed CMD of which bank in India?

5. It is raining tablets in the Indian market. Which MNC last week launched its tablet PC ‘Xoom’ in the country?

6. Microsoft last week launched the cloud version of its popular Office offerings, aimed to enable enterprises to use the software on a pay-per-use model. What has it been branded as?

7. Which MNC has roped in Bharat Bambawale of advertising firm JWT (London) as its global brand director?

8. Private Equity firm Avigo Capital and its associate Metmin Investments are taking a controlling stake in which apparel company?

9. Which Hyderabad-based biotech player is entering the processed food market with its brand ‘Farmer’s Gift’?

10. Which well know personalities last week announced a gift of Rs 50 crore ($11 million) to the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to fund the establishment of its School of Environment and Sustainability?

11. Which MNC bank last week named former Bondesbank president Axel Weber as its next chairman?

12. What milestone did the Tata Group touch last week in terms of market capitalization?

13. Japanese optical glass maker Hoya last week said it would sell its Pentax camera business to which printer and copier maker?

14. Vinayak Deshpande, head of EPC business of Hindustan Construction Company, last week took over as the managing director of which Tata group company?

15. Google last week announced the launch of its new social network project. What has it been named?

16. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘Status Redefined’?

17. Which MNC last week said it is buying Pillar Data Systems Inc., a storage start-up where its chief executive and largest shareholder is the principal owner and biggest creditor?

18. Which well known sports personality has been appointed independent director at TFS Corp., which owns Indian sandalwood plantations in Western Australia?

19. Which international celebrity, in association with advertising company Specific Media, has bought Myspace from News Corp for $35 million, a fraction of what the Rupert Murdoch-owned company paid for the once-hot social media site?

20. Which battery brand is being endorsed by Salman Khan (TVC currently on air) with the baseline ‘Chalaa Power ka Chakkar’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 379 as the subject.

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