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September 14, 2008

Biz Quizzard 233

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian engineering services provider (software company) last week announced it would acquire California-based semiconductor design company Time to Market (TTM) for an undisclosed amount?

2. Which MNC last week announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based Alpha X-Ray Technologies?

3. Infosys last week said that it had signed a deal to improve North America’s Service Corporation International’s (SCI) human resources operations. What services does SCI offer?

4. According to a report last week, which hospitality major in India will soon serve its own brand of spring water in its hotel and resorts, specialty restaurants, waiting lounge and in-flight services?

5. What significant departure has been made by Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry phones, for its new phone?

6. Which MNC last week unveiled its new flagship single lens reflex (SLR) digital camera “alpha 900”?

7. Which 3 Indian business personalities have been honoured by the UK Trade and Investment India for their contributions in the field of business?

8. Impact Retail – promoted by Tony Jashanmal, a prominent retailer in India and Middle East – last week launched its chain of retail consumer electronics outlets in the country, with the first outlet in Hyderabad. What has it been branded as?

9. Mr R Subramanian has been selected as the new chairman of the Indian retail Forum (IRF) for the year 2008-09. He is the managing director of which well-known retail chain?

10. According to a report last week, which MNC has been hired by the department of consumer affairs to gather data on international freight charges, commodity prices and demand-supply situation?

11. TV Sundaram Iyengar and Sons (TVS) last week launched a unique chain of franchisee outlets to sell multi-brand spare parts for commercial vehicles. What has it been branded as?

12. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, owned by Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), last week launched a new brand. Name it?

13. Which hotel in India has emerged as the top ‘overseas business hotel’ in the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler UK Readers’ Travel awards?

14. Which brand last week released the World Wild Fund (WWF) collection with the designs of six endangered fauna of India?

15. Actors Abhay Deol and Raima Sen feature in the television commercial (on air for quite some time now) for which brand?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 233 as the subject.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bangalore, often termed to be the Silicon Valley, holds a major chunk of the responsibility of transforming India into an economy to reckon with that it is now and a prospective superpower in the near future. The excellent weather, the warmth of the people, and the beauty of nature have always put Bangalore on the high ranks in a travelers’ book. In the past decade or so Bangalore has become the IT capital of India and immediately the city saw a phenomenal spurt in its tourism sector. Bangalore was no longer a leisure traveler’s delight, but the city became a major financial hub. Soon delegates from all over the world had to visit the city. In keeping with the taste and travel inclination of the international delegates and business travelers a number of world class luxury and business hotels in Bangalore were opened. Big names in the hospitality industry like the ITC Welcom Group, the Taj Hotels etc have multiple hotels in Bangalore. Only recently Taj opened its 5th property in this beautiful south Indian city. A few months back ITC Welcom Group also opened its 2nd property in Bangalore. The hospitality industry is also opening budget hotels in Bangalore that have a fine mix of business and luxury in a flexible budget.