September 16, 2012

Biz Quizzard 442

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week September 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company said it would buy Lodestone Holding, a Switzerland-based consulting company specialising in business software from Germany’s SAP, for about $350 million (Rs 1,932 crore)?

2. Honda has changed the name of its Indian operations following the breakup of its joint venture with Usha International of the Shriram Group. What will it be known as?

3. The business process outsourcing arm of which company has said it will acquire the captive BPO unit of US-based insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan Companies for an undisclosed sum?

4. Which company is selling its 22-year-old speciality films business to Germany’s Treofan for an enterprise value of Rs 540 crore?

5. Karishma Kapoor has been roped in as the brand ambassador for which air freshener brand?

6. Which company has entered the luxury single brand retail through a joint venture with British luxury menswear and accessories brand Hackett London?

7. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire US firm Sabre Holdings’ Philippines Development Center for an undisclosed sum?

8. What milestone has HDFC Bank reached in terms of automated teller machines (ATMs)?

9. Which MNC has named Venkatesh Kini as the operating head of its India unit?

10. Which brand has announced the launch of the first ever touch screen watch in India?

11. Which FMCG player has announced its foray into the liquor business in India in partnership with Spain's Mahoua San Miguel Group?

12. Which BPO firm has said its US subsidiary has inked an asset purchase agreement with Deloitte to purchase its healthcare revenue cycle outsourcing business (EBOS) for an undisclosed amount?

13. Who has been elected as the new chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?

14. Which skincare brand is being advertised on television (currently on air) with the positioning ‘Recycle Your Face’?

15. Which celebrity is making a comeback as brand ambassador for Pepsi after four years, making her the only woman ambassador currently for the brand in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 442 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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