December 25, 2011

Biz Quizzard 404

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. What is unique about the Harlequin Mills & Boon book “His Monsoon Bride” by Astha Atray?

2. James Ellington, a top British sprinter desperate to run in his home London Olympics next year, has raised 32,550 pounds in sponsorship through which company?

3. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor in some of the world's top companies, last week unveiled a $300 million stake purchase in which company?

4. Which Indian BPO company has acquired Australia-based sourcing and category management services firm Portland Group?

5. Which television channel has launched its new brand campaign ‘Always Thinking Markets’?

6. B. A. Prabhakar, Executive Director, Bank of India, has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of which bank?

7. Fast moving consumer goods maker Hindustan Unilever has appointed which former chairman of a public sector bank as an independent director on its board?

8. 10 Indian-origin young turks have been named in a Forbes list of "tomorrows brightest stars" who are "reinventing the world". The list includes a 29-year-old managing director at Goldman Sachs, the youngest managing director the global financial giant has ever seen. Name him?

9. Which company has acquired 100% stake in Mumbai-based Biochem Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed amount?

10. Which company has joined hands with Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla and Nathan Myrvhold to fund the development of a nuclear reactor with the potential to revolutionise power generation?

11. Which MNC is acquiring the edible oils business of Amrit Banaspati Company (ABC), which owns brands like Gagan, Ginni, Amrit and MerriGold?

12. According to a ranking by London-based magazine Campden FB, which is the world's best Family Business for 2011?

13. Which healthcare company has appointed Vijay Shah as chief executive officer and executive director?

14. Which company has agreed to buy Lufthansa’s British unit BMI for £172.5 million ($270 million)?

15. A song of which well known Indian singer is part of The Date, a new commercial for Heineken beer?

16. Which public sector company last week unveiled its new identity along with new brands raasa, Finlay's and entyce?

17. Which luxury fashion brand has sued the movie 'The Hangover II' alleging that a product featured in the movie is a fake?

18. This is unique recall. The France government is asking about 30,000 customers to immediately stop using which product, saying it could be dangerous?

19. Which Swedish car maker has filed for bankruptcy?

20. Which business personality will be posthumously honoured with a Grammy award for his contribution to music technology?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 404 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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