February 10, 2013

Biz Quizzard 463

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country has become the first to be censured by the International Monetary Fund for not providing accurate data on inflation and economic growth under a procedure that can end in expulsion?

2. Which telecom company has launched its new brand campaign ‘Joy of Little Extra’?

3. Mobile phone producer Byond Tech Electronics has appointed which celebrity as the brand ambassador for their entire range of Smartphones, Phablets and Tablets?

4. Which MNC will buy network equipment maker Acme Packet Inc for $2.1 billion, putting it in a better position to compete with Cisco Systems Inc in moving data securely over internet networks?

5. Which MNC has, for the first time, toppled Nokia to become the leading smartphone in terms of worldwide Internet usage on handsets, according to a report by web analytic firm StatCounter?

6. HCL Infosystems has appointed which cricketer as the brand ambassador for its 'HCL ME' tablet range?

7. Which well known MNC is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4-billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the global economic crisis dried up the financing for such risky manoeuvres?

8. Which company has acquired Ecofirst Services Private Ltd., a design consultancy provider of sustainability solutions for the building environment?

9. Which company will acquire the entire equity stake in its joint venture Alcatel-Lucent Managed Network Service India?

10. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘Chalo Apni Chaal’?

11. Manjushree Khaitan was last week inducted as the Executive Vice-Chairman of which company?

12. Which company has acquired a 74% stake in Ikya Human Solutions for about Rs 256 crore?

13. According to a report, from early 2014, India- made motorcycles will be sold in the US. Name the brand & the manufacturer?

14. Singer Taylor Swift has become the brand ambassador for which beverage brand?

15. Mukund Govind Rajan has been appointed the Brand Custodian of which business group?

16. Iconic US bike maker Harley-Davidson is reportedly in talks to open the world’s second Harley-Davidson CafĂ©. Which location?

17. Yusuf K Hamied is stepping down as the Managing Director of which company?

18. John Malone’s Liberty Global struck a deal last week to buy which British cable group for about $15.75 billion in stock and cash?

19. Which MNC has agreed to acquire advertising analytics company Bluefin Lab?

20. Jim O’Neill, a Goldman Sachs Group executive, will retire later this year. He is famous for coming up with which well known acronym?

21. Captain CP Krishnan Nair last week stepped down as the chairman of which company?

22. India’s largest selling scotch whisky for a decade, Teacher’s, has lost the top slot to which brand?

23. Which company has acquired Jawood, a company providing business services to the healthcare payer industry, for an undisclosed amount?

24. Banmali Agrawala has been appointed the president and chief executive officer (CEO) which MNC’s business operations in India?

25. Which brand has topped India's Buzziest Brands poll by afaqs?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 463 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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