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July 7, 2013

Biz Quizzard 484

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Hilton Worldwide recently opened Hilton Shijiazhuang in the Hebei province of China. What is significant about this hotel?

2. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched an 110cc bike. What has it been branded as?

3. Microsoft’s Xbox chief Don Mattrick is leaving the company to join which MNC as its chief executive?

4. Which company has bought a 49.2 per cent stake in US- based performance (race) motorcycle maker Erik Buell Racing (EBR), for $25 million (nearly Rs 150 crore)?

5. Which business personality has plans to bring international soccer teams to India, along with his own Queens Park Rangers (QPR), to hold leagues in the country?

6. Which international yogurt brand has marked its entry into India by launching three stores at Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru?

7. Which MNC has bought Silicon Valley startup Bignoggins Productions as part of its quest for more bright ideas in mobile applications?

8. The average sales per store for which fashion brand has soared much above other top apparel brands to be at par with the country’s largest jewellery chain Tanishq?

9. Which company and motorcycle brand Ducati have tied up to launch a range of special edition watches in India?

10. Which hospitality major has been voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel+ Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards, 2013?

11. Umesh Shrikhande, former CEO of Contract Advertising India, is the new CEO of which advertising agency?

12. RGF Executive, the search arm of Japanese company Recruit Holdings, has signed a deal worth nearly Rs 150 crore to buy which search firm in India?

13. Which e-commerce company has launched an online payment solution PayZippy for Indian merchants?

14. Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India Private Ltd (HMSI) has launched a new 110 cc bike. What has it been branded as?

15. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which country will dethrone Switzerland in the next two years as the world’s top centre for managing international funds?

16. Which MNC is hiring Paul Deneve, the former chief executive officer of luxury fashion house Yves St Laurent Group, to work on special projects for its CEO?

17. Which MNC has acquired Boxee Inc, a New York- based start-up whose set-top box can record broadcasts and stream online video?

18. MS Raghavan has taken charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of which bank?

19. Former telecom secretary R Chandrasekhar will be the new president of which industry body?

20. Anil Kapoor can be seen in the television commercial for which automobile brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 484 as the subject.

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