June 15, 2008

Biz Quizzard 220

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Economic Times Brand Equity’s annual Most Trusted Brands survey results are out. Which brand has topped the list this year?

2. The managing director of which automobile company in India has been conferred the Ordine di Stella della Silodarieta (The Star of Italian Solidarity) by the Italian government for his contribution to the enhancement of commercial and industrial ties between Italy & India?

3. Which pharma company last week announced that it would acquire 70% stake in South Africa-based generic firm Simalya Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which IT company last week announced its acquisition of Strategic Vision Consulting (SVL), a Los Angeles-based management and technology consulting firm with over 60 employees serving the media and entertainment industry?

5. It is a television commercial (currently on air) to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary and ends with "India comes home in a ____ ____”. Fill in the blanks.

6. Which company last week sold its sponge iron business, Vikram Ispat, to Welspun Power and Steel for Rs 1,030 crore?

7. Mr J Harinarayan has been appointed chairman of which regulatory body in India?

8. In a move which shocked corporate India, which Japanese company last week snapped up India’s largest drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories?

9. After launching BSA Go and BSA Workout for its urban customers, TI Cycles has come up with another format to market cycles to its customers in towns. What has it been branded as?

10. Which Indian business personality has been conferred the ‘Global vision’ award by the US-India Business Council, a business advocacy organization jointly formed by the US and India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 220 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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