July 23, 2007

Biz Quizzard 173

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 16-21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mr Thomas Enders was last week appointed the CEO of which well known MNC in the aviation industry?

2. Mr Ranjan Das was last week appointed the head of Indian operations of which German MNC?

3. Which company last week acquired US data communications company Yipes Holdings in an all-cash deal for $300 million (Rs 1,200 crore)?

4. UTV Software Communication, in association with Malaysia-based media company Astro Measat, last week announced the launch of a dedicated youth channel. What has it been branded as?

5. Rakhi Sawant has been recently signed on as the brand ambassador for which confectionery brand?

6. According to a report last week, the worlds leading retailer of athletic footwear and apparel is firming up its India entry plans. Name the company?

7. Which tobacco MNC last week agreed to buy Franco-Spanish rival Altadis in a 16.2 billion euro ($22.4 billion) deal, strengthening its position as the world’s fourth largest cigarette group?

8. Which business personality has been chosen as the Telecom Person of the Year 2007 by telecom journal Voice & Data?

9. According to a report last week, which business group’s private roof top helipad, the only second such facility in the country, was last week granted operational clearance by the Union Government?

10. Bipasha Basu has been signed on as a brand ambassador by which two wheeler manufacturer?

11. Which celebrity has been signed on as a brand ambassador for Addo Batteries?

12. Which company last week entered into a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Axiom Telecom of United Arab Emirates to source and distribute mobile handsets and accessories in India?

Please mail your answers before Friday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 173 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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