August 21, 2011

Biz Quizzard 386

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash in what is by far the company's biggest acquisition to date?

2. Which consumer durables company has got the singer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as brand ambassadors for its Lifestyle Entertainment range of products?

3. Which company has launched a ‘Home Club’ initiative on a pilot basis and has begun door-to-door direct selling through housewives and housing societies to boost sales of its private brands such as Sudz detergent, Amara soaps and Healthy Life food items?

4. Which Indian company has acquired Spain-based Proyecta Sistemas de Informacion, an IT firm with over $10 million in annual revenue, specialising in travel and financial services?

5. Which MNC has launched Movieplex, a video destination allowing users to enjoy licensed full-length movies for free through Internet on demand?

6. Which hospitality group last week formally announced the sale of one of its marquee properties in Kovalam to Saudi Arabia-based B Ravi Pillai for a consideration of Rs 500 crore?

7. Which paint brand's logo now features a white human figure holding a colour flourish beside the existing logo in a dark blue background?

8. Which company last week overtook Reliance Industries to become the country’s largest company by market capitalisation?

9. Which company last week entered the tablet market by introducing its feature-rich Magiq, loaded with high-end features and priced at Rs.9,999?

10. According to a study by First, which two companies top the list of preferred employers by students pursuing engineering and various other graduate programmes?

11. Which hospitality MNC last week introduced its Double-Tree brand in India?

12. Which company has joined hands with the Formula One (F1) Group Companies to become title sponsor of the race in India, which is scheduled on October 30?

13. Which MNC, according to reports, is considering a dramatic turn away from the struggling PC business by spinning it off into a separate company and is buying British software maker Autonomy Corp for $11.7 billion, focusing on faster-growing technology sectors?

14. Which automobile company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

15. Which international food chain last week said it will begin phasing out use of its mascot in its latest advertising campaign?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 386 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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