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April 27, 2014

Biz Quizzard 526

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has found a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest blood-donation drive on a single day in multiple locations?

2. Professional networking site LinkedIn has crossed which user base milestone?

3. Irrfan Khan and Raveena Tandon can be seen in the new television commercial (currently on air) for which beverage brand?

4. Which business group has launched ‘Your Voice, Their World’ as part of their CSR initiative, aiming to create world’s first poetry library for visually impaired?

5. Which IT services firm last week announced that it would acquire U.S-based analytics start-up Fix Stream Networks Inc (FSNI) for $10 million (Rs 60 crore)?

6. Which MNC has signed definitive agreements with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) to merge its Japanese subsidiary with MC’s 100 per cent IT subsidiary IT Frontier Corporation (ITF) and Nippon TCS Solution Centre to create a new single entity?

7. Which company has announced a joint venture with Bangladesh’s Nitol Niloy group?

8. Noted economist Ila Patnaik has been appointed to which post in the Union finance ministry?

9. Which company last week opened the country’s largest used car showroom at Gurgaon?

10. Which Indian company has broken into the league of top 10 global IT services companies, moving from the 13th position in 2012 to the 10th spot in 2013?

11. Which real-estate portal has acquired Flat.to, a site that helps students and bachelors find accommodation?

12. Which MNC will buy digital video solutions company Itaas?

13. French oil services group Technip has agreed to divest 51% stake in its Indian arm and multi-vessel supplier Seamec to which company for Rs 167 crore?

14. Which home-grown stationery brand is looking to take its notebooks national?

15. Which MNC and GlaxoSmithKline Plc have agreed to buy key businesses from each other in a three-part transaction that will re-define the international marketplace?

16. Which MNC has appointed Gautam Sharma, former Wrigley India CEO, as the managing director of its Indian arm?

17. Which premier English handmade-to-measure shoemaker since 1849 has tied up with Mumbai-based Regalia Luxury for distribution and retail of its men shoes in India?

18. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s (HMSI) 125cc motorcycle CB Shine has crossed which sales milestone?

19. Which company has entered into a joint venture with Japan’s Yoshindo Inc to develop biosimilars for the Japanese market?

20. WhatsApp has crossed which user base milestone?

21. The agri division of which business group has signed a joint venture agreement with HZPC of Holland to offer best quality seed potatoes to farmers within and outside India?

22. Medwell Ventures, promoted by Vishal Bali (former CEO Fortis Healthcare) and Cytespace Research, has acquired which Bangalore-based home healthcare company?

23. Which MNC has acquired ProtoGeo Oy, the two-year-old Helsinki company that makes the Moves app?

24. Which BPO services major has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pharmalink Consulting, a global provider of regulatory services in life sciences, for an undisclosed amount?

25. Which business personality has unveiled his book “Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind”?

26. Which brand is highlighting its packaging, product display and distribution strategy in a recently released TVC with the tagline 'Kone Kone Pe Milega'?

27. Which company has acquired Chile-based nutraceuticals firm Alimtec S.A, from its parent German-headquartered global chemical giant Bayer, for an undisclosed sum?

28. Facebook has launched a news platform for journalists. What has it been branded as?

29. Arun Chandavarkar is the new CEO and joint MD of which well known Bengaluru-based company?

30. Which MNC is entering India’s clean energy sector with a $24-million investment in India’s largest solar power plant, the 150MW project of Welspun Renewables Energy in Madhya Pradesh?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 526 as the subject.

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