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June 9, 2013

Biz Quizzard 480

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

1. Who has taken over as the executive chairman of Infosys?

2. British Indian businessman and investor Sanjeev Kanoria has acquired the domestic banking unit of which Austrian bank for around $85.5 million?

3. Which online news portal has acquired FakingNews.com?

4. Hina Shah, a well-known social entrepreneur from Ahmedabad and founder and director of ICECD, is featured in the campaign (TVC on air) of which brand?

5. Which car has beaten Maruti Suzuki Alto to become India’s best-selling car in May 2013?

6. Which well known media company has launched Bala Bharatam, an exclusive Telugu monthly for children?

7. V Balakrishnan has taken over as the chairman of which Switzerland-based consulting firm?

8. Which mutual fund has decided to wind up its business and has sold its assets to SBI Mutual Fund for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which 3 brands owned by Hindustan Unilever crossed the Rs 1,000 crore annual sales mark for the first time last fiscal?

10. Which company will roll out a chain of ladies footwear stores across the country within a year?

11. Ex-Citibanker Sanjeev Vohra will head the India business of which MNC bank?

12. Which mobile value-added services provider has entered into an agreement to acquire Livewire Mobile, a US-based company for $17.8 million?

13. Which MNC has entered the domestic water purifiers market in a brand licensing agreement with the country’s largest selling RO brand, Kent RO Systems Limited?

14. Which business group has entered premium fine fabric segment through its brand Lombard?

15. Who has topped the latest Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes?

16. Which company has formed a joint venture with Japan’s edible oil major J-Oil Mills and global trading firm Toyota Tsusho (TTC)?

17. The founder of which well known international retail chain has stepped down from the board of the company?

18. Which MNC has launched digital radiology and in-vitro diagnostics equipment and technologies under the GEO Brand in the country?

19. Which MNC has announced a deal to buy SoftLayer Technologies in a move aimed at ramping up its ability to offer businesses and governments computing services hosted in the Internet 'cloud'?

20. BlackBerry has launched its second smartphone running the BlackBerry 10 OS in India. What has it been branded as?

21. US-headquartered Indian IT services major Cognizant has been ranked 12th on a Forbes list of America’s 25 fastest growing tech firms. Which MNC has topped the list?

22. Fixing is all over the news. Which country has charged Nestle, Mars and a network of independent wholesale distributors over an alleged criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of leading chocolate bars?

23. Nikos Kardassis has resigned as the CEO of which airline?

24. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has roped in Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu as its brand ambassador?

25. Actor Ranbir Kapoor can be seen in the television commercial of which deodorant brand (give me the brand and the sub-brand)?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 450 as the subject.

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