July 20, 2008

Biz Quizzard 225

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a report last week, hedge fund Quantum has been on a buying spree in the Indian stock market at a time when most funds are dumping stocks in the sliding market. Which legendary investor owns Quantum?

2. Mr Siddhanta Sharma last week quit as the CEO of which airline in India?

3. Which brewing giant last week clinched a $52-billion buyout of the 156-year-old iconic American giant Anheuser-Busch (A-B), the owner of the Budweiser brand?

4. Which bank has been ranked first in the list of world’s top 1,000 banks in terms of tier-1 capital and profit before tax in the latest annual banker magazine survey?

5. After weeks of speculation, which American PE firm will buy the foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) of SpiceJet held by Istithmar and Goldman Sachs for $80 million (Rs 345 crore)?

6. Which Indian company has tied up with Au Bon Pain, US-based fast dining and bakery café chain to launch outlets across India starting with a flagship store in Bangalore by December this year?

7. Which sedan was launched by Volkswagen in India last week?

8. Which Indian company last week announced the acquisition of UK-based BPO firm Liberata Financial Services (LFS) for $2 million?

9. The government has appointed ad agency Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) for a branding exercise, termed “project arrow”, for which department/utility service?

10. Godrej-Hershey Foods and Beverages has signed on a multi-crore endorsement deal with MS Dhoni for the relaunch of which confectionery brand?

11. Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry have created a new flavor named the ‘Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road’ after which famous pop/rock singer?

12. Mr Hector Ruiz has stepped down as the CEO of which well known MNC under pressure of financial turnaround?

Please mail your anwers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 225 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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