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January 6, 2013

Biz Quizzard 458

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 31 - January 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Instagram recently revealed the top 10 most popular places that users have uploaded pictures of on their website. Which place has topped the list?

2. Which company’s UK subsidiary Keyline Brands has acquired female deodorant brand Soft & Gentle from Colgate-Palmolive for an undisclosed amount?

3. Which software services company last week announced that it had acquired a U.S-based information management consultancy firm, Electronic Data Professionals (EDP), through its American subsidiary?

4. Which company has signed a multi- year title sponsorship deal with Hockey India League (HIL)?

5. Who has maintained his title as the richest person on earth for the entire year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals?

6. Which company has acquired 3Cap Technologies GmbH (3Cap), a Munich-based company specialising in electronics engineering for the automotive industry?

7. Who will head the 14th Finance Commission?

8. Which country has emerged as the best place to be born in 2013, in a new global survey by Economist Intelligence?

9. Devinder Kumar will become the new chief financial officer (CFO) of which well known MNC?

10. Which MNC has launched its new campaign titled ‘Crazy for Happiness’, showcasing real life characters?

11. Hormel Foods has agreed to buy which iconic US peanut butter brand from Unilever for $700 million?

12. Which MNC has bought start-up id8 Group R2 Studios as it looks to expand further in technology focused on the home and entertainment?

13. Which well known channel has acquired Current, the U.S. TV network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore?

14. Actor-director Farhan Akhtar has given his voice to which company’s campaign (TVC currently on air) with the tagline 'Ek kadam aagey'?

15. Which MNC has appointed Vanitha Narayanan as managing director of its India operations?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 458 as the subject.

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