July 6, 2008

Biz Quizzard 223

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week June 30 - July 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a report last week, PepsiCo is in the process of rolling out a new countrywide retail sales channel. What has it been branded as?

2. Goldman Sachs is believed to be investing around $80 million in a joint venture with Dubai developer ETA to launch luxury Four Seasons hotel in Bangalore. Four Seasons is owned by Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal and which famous business personality?

3. The Dubai government will be launching a low-cost carrier in mid-2009. What has it been branded as?

4. Which business personality of Indian origin has joined the board of directors of Goldman Sachs Group, one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms headquartered in New York?

5. A Paris court last week ordered which MNC to pay $63 million in damages to Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) for selling fake luxury goods online?

6. Which Indian company last week announced a joint venture with US-based Tyson Foods, the world’s largest meat processor and marketer, for poultry processing and marketing in India?

7. Which Indian BPO along with hedge fund DE Shaw group last week acquired UK-based Babel Media, a provider of specialized outsourced services to gaming and interactive entertainment industry?

8. Which Hyderabad-based software company last week acquired Prolifics, a US-based systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies for $40 million in an all-cash deal?

9. According to a news snippet last week, which international auto major recently presented His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI two Ape three wheelers made in its India plant?

10. Six Indian firms figure in the list of 100 best performing infotech companies in the world by a US magazine BusinessWeek. Which MNC tops the list?

11. The first academic session of the country’s seventh IIM started last week. Which location?

12. Which MNC has acquired a 70% stake in the state-owned Ghana Telecom, Ghana’s third largest mobile operator and largest fixed line and broadband operator, for $900 million?

13. Ms Meena Ganesh last week quit as the CEO of the captive IT arm of which retail MNC?

14. According to a report last week, which Italian food chain has entered India?

15. Titan Industries has decided to give a new brand dimension to its flagship watch range, Titan. What is the new tagline?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 223 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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