September 26, 2010

Biz Quizzard 339

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which well known business group recently announced its entry into the fast-growing mobile handset business?

2. A new stock exchange was launched in India last week for the trading of currency derivatives. What has it been named?

3. Which MNC has said it will buy software and business analytics company Netezza Corp for $1.7 billion?

4. Which leading international business school has named noted Indian-American academician Dipak Jain as its new dean effective March 2011?

5. Which MNC is advertising its ‘liquid E’ Ferrari Special Edition model as ‘The world’s most exclusive smartphone’, in the print medium?

6. Which new trading initiative was launched by the Bombay Stock Exchange last week?

7. Which company has served a legal notice to the producers of the movie Dabangg for copyright infringement?

8. Following years of protracted legal battle, which company has completed the acquisition of Israeli company Taro Pharma?

9. Which company has signed an agreement to purchase the business of Pipal Research Corporation (Pipal), a leading player in knowledge process outsourcing, for $12.75 million?

10. Malaysia-based Astro All Asia Networks will acquire a 49% stake in which television channel in India for $40 million?

11. Which MNC, according to a report last week, is all set to bring one of its biggest global brands – Wella hair color – to India?

12. ITC has forayed into the instant noodles segment. Name the brand?

13. Hans Straberg has resigned as the president and chief executive of which MNC appliance maker?

14. Shyam Srinivas has taken charge as the managing director & CEO of which bank in India?

15. Which company last week raised $70 billion in the world’s biggest share offering?

16. Michael Geoghegan will step down as the chief executive of which MNC bank?

17. Which fashion house has introduced ‘Jeggings’, a combination of jeans and leggings?

18. Ad agency Publicis Ambience has teamed up with lyricist and poet Gulzar to create a campaign ‘Paisa bolta hain’. Who is the client?

19. Which celebrity has been roped in to endorse Lux Sandal & Cream?

20. TV Today Network has re-branded its FM radio channel Meow FM. What is the new brand?

21. Which brand last week used a new media innovation - a 'talking newspaper' – to announce its launch?

22. Which edible oil brand was last week launched as the 'oil that isn't oily'?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 339 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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