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July 29, 2012

Biz Quizzard 435

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Japanese FMCG firm Unicharm has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its sanitary napkin brand 'Sofy’?

2. Which company has entered into a binding merger agreement to buy Canadian coal firm CIC Energy for Canadian dollar (CAD) 116 million (over Rs 600 crore) in an all cash deal?

3. Which MNC last week said it has acquired premium personal care brand Yardley's businesses in the UK and other select European nations for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which Indian auto company has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with US-based, all-terrain vehicles major Polaris Industries to produce personal vehicles out of a greenfield facility?

5. Which MNC has roped in Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone as brand ambassador for it’s yet to be launched scooter in India?

6. Which entertainment and sports solutions firm has sold 50% stake in its brands business to Platinum Rye Entertainment, a US entertainment marketing company?

7. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Chennai-based e-learning solutions company Axis V for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which MNC has rolled out its new multi-grain family drink product Nutriful in Andhra Pradesh?

9. Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) will enter India through a joint venture (JV) with which MNC and set up its first manufacturing facility at Sanand in Gujarat?

10. In what is a first in the history of Indian two-wheeler industry, which MNC will export sports bikes to Japan from India?

11. What milestone has Facebook crossed in India?

12. Which airline has agreed to pay $80 million in cash for full ownership in Indonesia's Batavia Air?

13. Which company last week said it has acquired education content provider Edurix, a move that will help strengthen its education and learning business?

14. Apple Inc last week released the latest version of the operating software for its Macintosh computer. What has it been branded as?

15. Samsung Electronics India has launched the RS844CRPC5H, a new refrigerator. What is its claim to fame?

16. Which MNC has unveiled what it says is the world’s fastest internet connection through its ultra-high speed service, offering lightning-fast access of one gigabit per second?

17. Which MNC will buy fingerprint sensor technology developer AuthenTec Inc for about $356 million?

18. BMW has roped in which celebrity as its first brand ambassador in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 435 as the subject.

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