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October 4, 2009

Biz Quizzard 288

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 28 - October 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting this edition on a beautiful and soft note. With which brand would you associate Supritha Shetty, Raashi Khanna, Sweety Massy, Noor Ansal and Madhavy Raj? (If you have been watching/reading TV/newspaers in the last couple of weeks and read the entire statement and question again carefully, you can crack this)

2. Which MNC has agreed to buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc for $5.75 billion in cash and stock?

3. Which company has acquired the Indian subsidiary of Kyocera with an upfront payment of $6 million?

4. Which MNC last week announced that it would sell its entire pharmaceutical business to Abbott Laboratories for $6.6 billion in cash?

5. According to a report last week, private equity partner JP Morgan wants to sell its 33% stake in which eatery chain through a maiden public issue?

6. Which company last week launched its ‘Limited Edition 241’ series?

7. Which MNC last week unveiled Latitude Z, the world’s thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptop?

8. HM Nerukar last week took over as the managing director of which well known company in India?

9. Which MNC last week launched ‘Corby’, a fully-touch handset designed to support the highly connected lifestyle of today’s younger users?

10. According to a news item last week, the famous Mumbai Dabbawallas have been roped in to promote which TV show?

11. England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, according to a news item last week, has inked a nearly 2 million pound deal with which hair care brand?

12. Which company will be buying Grasim’s cement division in a deal worth $2 billion?

13. Former US president Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative (GGI) has recognized which company’s strategy to sell products focused at addressing the issues of malnutrition and iron deficiencies among Indian children?

14. Mr B Prasad Rao last week assumed charge as chairman and managing director of which public sector entity?

15. Which MNC has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion?

16. Which company last week launched its Wake Up Sid T-shirt collection?

17. Which MNC last week revealed the sketch of its global compact car?

18. India’s biggest Planet Sports opened last week. Which city?

19. Medical technologies and services giant GE Healthcare last week merged its business unit in India with which joint venture partner?

20. Which well known MNC, according to recent reports, is all set to adopt a new tagline "Power to you" as it revamps its brand and marketing for the first time in four years?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 288 as the subject.

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