May 23, 2010

Biz Quizzard 321

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

1. Which bank last week decided to merge itself with ICICI Bank?

2. Rajiv Dube has quit as the president of the passenger car division of which automobile company?

3. Pepsodent has roped in a celebrity for the first time to endorse it. Whom?

4. Which MNC last week launched the world’s smallest laser printer in India?

5. Which business group last week entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Pyramid Healthcare Solutions (PHS)?

6. Mahesh Samat has been appointed the managing director of the India operations of which well known MNC?

7. Actress Dia Mirza can be seen in the television commercial (currently on air) of which hair oil brand?

8. Which company will acquire Oman steel maker Shadeed Iron and Steel for $464 million?

9. John Shepherd-Baron last week died at the age of 84. He is the inventor of which widely-used utility?

10. Which MNC last week agreed to buy VeriSign Inc’s widely-used technology for securing payments over the internet, in a deal worth $1.28 billion?

11. Which MNC has agreed to pay $3.7 billion (Rs 17,000 crore) for the domestic formulations business of Piramal Healthcare?

12. Which business group has acquired the private banking arm of Belgian high street bank KBC, the Luxembourg-based KBL European Private Bankers, for 1.35 billion euros?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 321 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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