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September 18, 2011

Biz Quizzard 390

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian company last week said it has received a five-star rating under a health and safety audit by the British Safety Council of its onshore plant at Gadimoga, in Andhra Pradesh?

2. Which celebrity has been signed on by ESPN Star Sports as the new face for the Nokia Champions League Twenty20 (NCL T20)?

3. Which MNC last week unveiled ArcSight Express 3.0, a new range of new computer-security software?

4. Which company has agreed to buy NetLogic Microsystems for about $3.7 billion to extend its range of chip-making technology for more advanced networks?

5. Rajkot-based Ban Labs Limited (Ban), an ayurvedic healthcare and cosmetics firm, is launching its own brand of perfume titled 'Signature'. What are the 12 different flavours based on?

6. In the first public-private participation in the defence sector, which company has entered into a joint venture with Mazagon Dock to build warships for the Indian Navy?

7. Which milestone has Twitter crossed recently?

8. Which healthcare firm has announced the appointment of Eng Aik Meng, former president of container shipping firm APL, as its chief operating officer?

9. Which MNC has unveiled its bizarre new concept car ‘Spyder’ at the Frankfurt International Motor Show?

10. Gulf Oil Corporation has signed on which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its lubricant brand Gulf?

11. Which auto MNC said its new compact car MissionL will be launched in the domestic market by the end of the year?

12. Pervez Ahmed has quit as the chief executive and managing director of which healthcare chain?

13. Which well known healthcare brand has unveiled a new identity comprising a new logo, a new tagline, 'Pure Healthy Essence', and a different packaging?

14. United Breweries has announced the launch of locally brewed and bottled beer of which iconic brand from their brewery in Taloja, near Mumbai?

15. Which MNC has acquired the U.S.-based $200 million revenue networking company Force 10 Networks?

16. Which is the only Indian brand in the Top 100 list released by Brand Finance this month?

17. Which NYSE-listed technology solutions provider has acquired Hyderabad-based software testing company AppLabs for an undisclosed amount?

18. Which hospitality group has sold its 100-year-old hotel property at Gopalpur on Sea in Orissa to Mayfair Hotels and Resorts, a local hospitality company owned by former cabinet minister and industrialist Dilip Ray, for Rs 10 crore?

19. Which MNC and Jain Irrigation last week launched Project ‘Unnati', a unique partnership with farmers to demonstrate and enable adoption of ultra-high density plantation (UHDP) practice for mango cultivation?

20. Which iconic brand, known for its bold campaign featuring Pooja Bedi and Marc Robinson, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year?

21. Which business personality has restructured his aerospace and defence business by merging three group companies into a single Rs 500-crore-plus Axis Aerospace & Technologies?

22. Which company along with Standard Chartered Bank and MasterCard Worldwide last week announced commercial launch of the world’s first virtual card, PayOnline, in Kenya?

23. Which well known international fashion brand has tied up with Diamond Footcare, a footwear company, to launch its footwear collection for men in India?

24. According to a survey published in the UK by the Department of Health, which cartoon has been named as the healthiest cartoon, based on the amount of physical activity undertaken by the character?

25. Which business personality has tied up with Damodar Threads to launch a range of cosmetics and health remedy products based on Vedic concept Panchagavya under ‘Calves & Leaves’ brand exclusively at his discounted retail format?

26. Which bank last week became the first from China to start operations in India?

27. Which MNC has launched a global campaign that touts the company as the "International Specialists" who operate at "the speed of yellow"?

28. The 29-year-old son of which business personality has started his own venture ‘Soap Opera N More’ to sell handmade soaps?

29. Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing has signed an agreement with which organization to sell “Chotukool”, a low cost cooling solution, through its network?

30. Why was 31-year-old Kweku Adoboli in news last week?

Please mail your answers on or before next week to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 390 as the subject.

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