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October 31, 2011

Biz Quizzard 396

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Gaurav Burman, a member of the family that owns consumer goods maker Dabur India, is buying minority stake in Team Lotus, a Formula 1 team. Which international business personality owns Lotus?

2. Which company has roped in F1 driver Karan Chandhok as brand ambassador of its Montra range of cycles?

3. The latest ad for which smartphone brand promotes the concept of 'finger talking'?

4. Which brand has rolled out its latest campaign (TVC currently on air) 'Adios Stressing. Hello Friday Dressing'?

5. Which lubricant maker has acquired the global rights of Veedol brand from BP Plc?

6. The Delhi High Court has barred UP-based Ramkumar Jewellers from using the brand name of which celebrity couple?

7. Sony Corporation last week announced that it will be acquiring 100% stake in which 50:50 joint venture?

8. In a first-of-its-kind credit to India’s growing technological prowess, Mumbai-based firm Prime Focus features on the poster of which well-known Hollywood film, to be released in the 3D format?

9. Which MNC has bought over London-based HIT Entertainment for $680 million?

10. Virginia Rometty will takeover as the CEO of which MNC on January 1?

11. Who has retained his position as the world’s richest Indian with a net worth of USD 22.6 billion, as per the Forbes India annual rich list?

12. Which business group is set to enter the luxury car business and will drive the India plans of British niche sports carmaker Caterham Cars?

13. Nokia Oyj last week introduced its first handsets powered by Microsoft Corp’s Windows Phone software. What has the range been branded as?

14. The newly-formed Family Office of which Indian business group has kicked off its first business initiative with a joint venture with UK’s PizzaExpress?

15. Which company has launched the world's first jewellery vending machine?

16. Which MNC has agreed to buy RightNow Technologies for about $1.5 billion to expand its offering of internet-based services?

17. The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced a $250,000 prize money tournament in March 2012. Which brand is the title sponsor?

18. Which broadcaster has announced it is launching India's widest TV show, to be telecast in eight languages?

19. Which former cricketer will be joining as the Director of Kolkata-based SPS Group effective November 1?

20. Which MNC has signed a definitive agreement with B&G Foods of the US to sell its Culver Speciality Brands division for $325 million?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 396 as the subject.

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