May 18, 2008

Biz Quizzard 216

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week May 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand has unveiled its latest model – Jharokha – for women?

2. Actors Vidya Balan (looking as beautiful as ever) and Madhavan can be seen in the television commercial (currently on air) of which brand?

3. According to a report last week, which company has entered into a joint venture pact with global infrastructure provider Alcatel-Lucent to provide managed network services (MNS) to telecom service providers in the country?

4. A new political magazine from the noted journalist MJ Akbar is going to hit the already crowded news magazine space next week. What has it been branded as?

5. Which international celebrity is all set to launch her third fragrance ‘Inspire’ this fall?

6. Which MNC has agreed to buy Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for about $12.6 billion in cash to build a technology-services company that could challenge IBM?

7. Mr KK Swamy last week resigned as the deputy managing director of which automobile major?

8. The new edition of which automobile brand is being advertised in the print medium with the headline ‘LEAD’?

9. According to a news snippet last week, which famous business personality has committed to buy a 3.9% stake in Indiabulls Properties Investment Trust, which is in the process of listing in Singapore?

10. Which MNC has acquired Larsen & Toubro’s Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) business for $349 million (Rs 1480 crore)?

11. Which Delhi-based IT services firm last week acquired New York-based company ‘Ebusinessware’, which offers IT solutions and consulting to financial services firms, for about $35 million?

12. What was unique about the Detroit Symphony conducted on Tuesday evening?

13. Which company is test marketing India’s first clove cigarette, Cluv Spice, across geographies?

14. Which media and entertainment company is buying CNet Networks, an online news and information provider, for $1.8 billion in cash?

15. According to a report last week, which telecom MNC will acquire Denmark-based ZYB, which operates a social networking site focused on mobile phone users, for about 31.5 million euro?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 216 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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