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September 9, 2012

Biz Quizzard 441

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has roped in ex-bureaucrat Rohit Modi as CEO for its operations in India and other emerging markets?

2. Which company is eyeing aggressive expansion plans for its premium brand of milk, ‘Pride of Cows’?

3. Dabur India has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its new look Dabur Amla Hair Oil?

4. Atanu Sen has taken over as the new Managing Director and CEO of which insurance company?

5. In which city will McDonald’s open its first vegetarian-only restaurant?

6. Which automobile MNC has appointed Gurpratap Boparai as the new CEO of its Indian operations?

7. Which company has announced the acquisition of Hutchison Global Services (HGS), the call centre arm of Hutch in India, for $87.1 million (Rs 484.03 crore)?

8. Which company has been appointed the Official Information Technology Partner to BMW Berlin Marathon?

9. Which MNC has elevated Abanti Shankaranarayanan as managing director of its India unit?

10. Who has been appointed as the chief economist and senior vice-president at the World Bank?

11. Which Indian politician ranks among the 50 most influential people in the world of finance, according to the Bloomberg Markets magazine?

12. Ravi Uppal, former managing director and chief executive of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Power, will be the new MD of which company?

13. Which social media milestone has Coca-Cola crossed recently?

14. In what is a welcome and appreciable move, which telecom company last week announced its tie-up with the National Association for the Blind (NAB) to help provide job opportunities to the visually challenged?

15. Five Indian companies are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’. Name them?

16. Renault has launched its fifth model in India, a sedan. What has it been branded as?

17. Which 2 banks feature among the 11 companies from India in the 2012 edition of Forbes Asia's ‘Fab 50’ list?

18. In a move that could beef up protection for its internet services, which MNC has bought startup VirusTotal, a fledgling but widely used cyber security player?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 441 as the subject.

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