May 7, 2007

Biz Quizzard 162

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 30 - May 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which automobile company last week signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the paid-up capital of Detroit-based Defiance Testing and Engineering Services (DTE) for $17 million?

2. It started as K Hattari in Tokyo in 1881 and it is a Japanese word meaning "exquisite", "minute", or "success". According to a news report last week, which MNC is all set to enter India and is scouting for a minority partner for retail venture?

3. In what is billed as the largest overseas takeover deals in the auto component sector by a southern corporate group, which company has acquired Intermet Europe, from US-based Intermet International for Rs 532 crore?

4. Which Indian steel company last week announced the acquisition of UK-based Argent Independent Steel Limited?

5. Music trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy can be seen in the television commercial (currently on air) for which tea brand?

6. The board of UTI Bank last week recommended a name change. What is the proposed name?

7. Which MNC, according to a news report last week, will roll out Chaudfontaine, a local water brand it owns in Belgium, in the UK and the rest of the Europe by the end of this year?

8. Which company has roped in actor Kangana Renaut (of Gangster fame) to endorse women's chappals?

9. Which Indian business personality will join the board of Standard Chartered Plc as an independent director effective August 1?

10. Which Indian company last week acquired the $150-million Negma Laboratories, the fourth largest pharmaceutical company in France, in an all-cash deal worth $265 million?

Please mail your answers before Friday to with Biz Quizzard 162 as the subject.

Happy Learning!
Rajeev Kondapalli

1 comment:

Nimesh said...

4. JSW Steel
6. Axis Bank
9. Sunil Mittal
10. Wockhardt