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November 23, 2008

Biz Quizzard 243

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has topped the list of the world’s 100 most accountable firms in terms of their commitment to the society and environment, compiled by US business magazine Fortune?

2. According to a report last week, Mr Anshu Jain has bought a minority stake in Mumbai Indians, the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket team owned by Mukesh Ambani. Mr Jain is the head of global markets at which MNC bank?

3. Which milestone did Maruti Suzuki cross for one of its brands last week?

4. Intel last week launched its new family of processors in India. What has it been branded as?

5. Jerry Yang last week decided to step aside as the chief executive of which well known MNC?

6. One of the longest relationships in advertising is coming to an end as PepsiCo is shifting the creative duties of its flagship soft drink, Pepsi-Cola from BBDO Worldwide to another Omnicom agency. Which one?

7. Bharat Hotels last week rebranded itself in the memory of its late founder. Name the brand?

8. Which fast food retail chain has launched a new campaign featuring ace Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan?

9. Which MNC last week named Mark Robinson as its CEO for South Asia?

10. Which jewellery retail chain has, in association with natural diamond manufacturer Mahendra Brothers, launched “Mine”, a brand of diamond studded jewellery in gold and platinum?

11. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the baseline ‘STOP @ NOTHING’?

12. Which MNC last week acquired Mumbai-based medical equipment maker, Meditronics, for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which company last week acquired a 72.15% stake in women’s skin-care company Fem Care Pharma for Rs 203.7 crore?

14. Marcel Hungrebehler is replacing Albert Brunner as the CEO of which aviation entity in India?

15. Mike Duke has been announced as the new chief executive of which well known MNC?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 243 as the subject.

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