December 19, 2010

Biz Quizzard 351

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal will be promoting which underwear brand?

2. Which international football club has signed up non-profit organization Qatar Foundation as the first commercial shirt sponsor in its 111-year history?

3. Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon is in race for a Grammy award for her work “Om Namo Narayana” which features Sanskrit chants. She is the sister of which well known business personality?

4. Which company is advertising its programs/activities with the positioning ‘100 years. 1 mission. India First.’?

5. Which MNC has associated its new range with the Telugu film Orange, starring Ram Charan and Genelia D’Souza?

6. Which MNC will buy Ahmedabad-based Paras Pharmaceuticals for Rs 3,260 crore?

7. The Google India Zeitgeist 2010, a list of what 81 million Indian netizens have been searching for on the web, was released last week. Which site/query has topped the list?

8. Staying on with Google India Zeitgeist 2010, who was the most searched business personality on Google in India?

9. Aventis Pharma, the Indian arm of Sanofi Aventis, is exiting its joint venture Chiron Behring Vaccines by selling its 49% stake to which MNC partner?

10. Which MNC will buy data storage company Compellent Technologies for $884 million?

11. Which MNC has agreed to buy British oil drilling pipe-maker Wellstream Holdings for 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion)?

12. Which MNC last week said it had agreed to buy protein drinks firm Maxinutrition for 162 million pound sterling ($256 million) from its private equity owners?

13. Transport Corporation of India (TCI) has joined hands with which company to float a new joint venture company, Infinite Logistics Solutions?

14. Which MNC last week announced that Murli Sivaraman would take over as the global head of its domestic appliances business?

15. Which international consultancy firm last week said Deepak Kapoor would take over as chairman of its Indian operations next year?

16. Which well known personality is all set to launch his apparel brand Spinners in India?

17. Which company has topped the Bloomberg’s ranking of the best performing technology companies in the world?

18. Which Indian infrastructure company will acquire Australia-based Griffin Coal Mining Company and Carpenter Mine Management (Griffin Coal) for $750 million?

19. Ending an 11-month dispute with the minority shareholders, which MNC will take full control of Alcon, the world’s largest eye care company?

20. Which MNC last week launched the world’s largest 152-inch 3D full high-definition plasma TV/display in India?

21. Who was last week named Time magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year?

22. Which two companies last week formally announced the end of their joint venture of 26 years in India?

23. ITC last week advertised its noodles in the print medium. What has it been branded as?

24. Which MNC last week said it would acquire Mumbai-based agro-chemical manufacturer New Chemi Industries for an undisclosed amount?

25. Castrol India has struck a two-year long brand endorsement deal with which celebrity for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which FMCG firm has signed a co-promotion deal for its latest winter care product with the producers of Tees Maar Khan?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 351 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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