September 5, 2010

Biz Quizzard 336

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 30 - September 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. A company called Interval Research has recently launched patent infringement lawsuits against internet search giants including Google, Apple and Yahoo. Which well known business personality owns the company?

2. Which MNC will buy German chipmaker Infineon’s wireless unit for $1.4 billion?

3. Reliance Industries last week surprised the markets by picking up a 14.1% stake in which hospitality company for Rs 1,021 crore?

4. Which FMCG firm runs a fast food chain called ‘Devils Workshop’?

5. The Brand Equity Most Trusted Brands Survey for 2010 was published last week. Which brand has once again emerged as India’s most trusted brand?

6. Srini Koppolu has quit as the MD of the India Development Centre of which MNC?

7. Which MNC last week sold its last US auto finance businesses to Spain’s Santander for about $3.5 billion?

8. Who has been elevated to the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Wipro?

9. Which company’s BPO subsidiary in UK, Diligenta, has acquired Unisys Insurance Services?

10. Arun Roy last week took over as the CMD of which public sector entity?

11. Which international food chain last week agreed to be acquired by 3G Capital in a deal valued at $4 billion?

12. Who is joining Bharti International (Netherlands) BV as a manager?

13. Which pharma MNC last week said it would buy privately held FoldRx Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts?

14. Which company last week launched ‘Kohinoor Banjara Premium Banking Centre’, a ‘crorepati only’ branch in Hyderabad?

15. R Ramachandran has taken over as the CMD of which bank?

16. Which MNC last week won the bidding war to buy data storage company 3PAR for $2.4 billion?

17. Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor feature in the print ad for which jewellery brand?

18. Apple last week jumped onto the social networking business by introducing a service built into iTunes that is intended to help users discover new music. What has it been branded as?

19. Which company celebrated its 54th anniversary on September 1?

20. Which Indian publication house is all set to celebrate 75 years?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 336 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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