August 22, 2010

Biz Quizzard 334

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Daniel F Akerson will be taking over as the CEO of which well-known MNC next month?

2. Which MNC has filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google over its Android software?

3. Which MNC has roped in Priyanka Chopra as brand ambassador for its range of washing machines?

4. I am not sure if it is a first. Which company last week announced it has successfully incorporated the new Rupee symbol in its mobile handsets?

5. What distinction has the Tata Group achieved recently?

6. Which MNC last week agreed to buy 60% of oil & gas explorer Cairn India for $9.6 billion?

7. Which MNC last week said it planned to buy data storage company 3PAR Inc?

8. I had covered the planning of this event earlier. Which company last week raked in $22.1 billion in the world’s biggest IPO?

9. Which company last week announced the launch of Braille Bill service for providing bills for the visually impaired?

10. Which digital marketing solutions firm has announced the acquisition of Lycos, a search based internet properties and services, from Daum Communications of Korea?

11. Mercedes Benz last week launched a new variant of its E-class sedan. What has it been branded as?

12. Coca-Cola India last week announced its foray into the dairy segment with a milk-based beverage. What has it been branded as?

13. Coffee Day Holdings, according to a report last week, is concluding a move to acquire Barefoot, a luxury resort in the Andaman Islands. Which well known business personality owns close to 35% in Barefoot?

14. Which MNC last week launched dENIZEN, a new global brand in China?

15. Which MNC last week announced it planned to acquire McAfee for $7.68 billion?

16. Bangalore-based EC Media will launch a desi version e-book reader on September 1. What has it been branded as?

17. Which payment service provider last week said it would acquire European rival Datacash group for $20 million?

18. Facebook’s 500 million-plus users will soon be able to track the whereabouts of their friends across the United States. What has the feature been branded as?

19. Which company last week won the sponsorship rights for all international cricket matches (barring world cup) to be played in India for the next 3 years?

20. Which celebrity from Bollywood has been named the brand ambassador of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 334 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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