June 8, 2008

Biz Quizzard 219

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian group recently acquired Virgin Radio in the UK in a 53.2 million pounds (Rs 445 crores) deal with SMG Plc?

2. According to a report last week, the country’s largest retailer Future Group has yanked off which well-known brand off the shelves across its various formats?

3. Which life insurance brand is being advertised in the print medium with the baseline ‘Aatm-vishwas ki nayee taqat’?

4. Intel will be soon launching a new family of low-power processors deigned specifically for mobile internet devices (MID) and a new class of simple and affordable internet-centric computers. What has it been branded as?

5. Which FMCG major last week announced it would enter the non-life insurance sector in alliance with US-based general insurer Liberty Mutual Group?

6. Which fashion legend died in Paris, at the age of 71, on June 1 after being in poor health for some time?

7. Which company is planning to launch its solar-powered hoardings, called I-Sign, by September this year?

8. Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is rolling out a much-awaited line-up of chips for laptops. What has it been branded as? (hint: a well known brand in the sports wear segment)

9. Systech has acquired a controlling stake in Italian design firm Engines Engineering (EE). Systech is the component arm of which Indian auto major?

10. Former cricketer and businessman JK Mahendra has tied up with which two cricketers for the hospitality venture, Bat & Ball Inn?

11. Which MNC has agreed to buy US-based cellular carrier Alltel for $5.9 billion?

12. Which Hyderabad-based telecom infrastructure (software) company has acquired 85% of Openbit OY of Finland in an all-cash deal?

13. Which Indian conglomerate has emerged as the world’s sixth most reputed company in the annual ‘Global 200: The world’s best corporate reputations’ list, compiled by US-based Reputation Institute?

14. Maruti Suzuki India has launched a new LPG variant of Maruti 800. What has it been branded as?

15. Mr Pranesh Misra last week quit which advertising agency after a 25-year stint?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 219 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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