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August 12, 2018

Biz Quizzard 750

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will acquire Medall Healthcare, a leading integrated pathology and radiology company, for Rs 1,450 crore ($212 million)?

2. Nivea has signed which actor as its new face for Nivea Men?

3. Which airline has launched a twitter campaign featuring 'food influencers' Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma?

4. Which Bangalore-based agarbatti brand has rolled out its new TVC campaign featuring Hema Malini?

5. Which company has launched a new Over-the-counter (OTC) product – ‘KABZEND Natural Laxative Granules’ to help relieve constipation?

6. Which celebrity has picked up a minority stake in Guardian Healthcare, the master franchise partner of US-based health and nutrition company GNC in India?

7. Which company has launched #RoadToGold, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to develop grassroots sporting talent?

8. Which company has acquired Adityaa Milk Ice Cream brand?

9. Which global leader in the superbike segment last week signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telangana government to set up an indigenous manufacturing plant near Hyderabad?

10. Indra Nooyi will step down as the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo on which date?

11. Chinese component maker Holitech last week signed a MoU with which state government for a plant to be based on 75 acres of land, its first major expansion outside China?

12. Google last week announced the name of the next version of Android. Name it?

13. Which FMCG company is celebrating 100 years in the business and has launched a new brand identity and philosophy?

14. Which news and entertainment content application, that provides content in 14 different languages, has announced the launch of its trailblazing digital campaign, ‘#HarBhashaEqual’?

15. Which biscuit brand has launched the digital film ‘#LetsTakeCare’?

16. Which healthcare company has unveiled its latest campaign 'Be Brave. Be Bold.'?

17. Which celebrity has picked up a 25% stake in sports tech startup Run Adam?

18. Which company has appointed Nyrika Holkar as executive director?

19. Actor Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput has appeared in her debut ad for a skincare brand. Name it?

20. Ola last week announced its plans to enter which country?

21. Which biscuit brand launched a web series featuring Abish Mathew and Mallika Dua for Friendship Day?

22. Which pizza chain has released a fresh new campaign featuring actor Abhay Deol and his ‘friends’ – a gang of puppets?

23. New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, has entered into an equal joint venture with which business group to launch dairy products in India?

24. Premji Invest, the investment arm of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has pumped in Rs 400 crore into which domestic float glass manufacturer?

25. Which Japanese water and housing products major has invested Rs 400 crore in its first sanitaryware manufacturing facility in India in Bhimadole, Andhra Pradesh?

26. Which ecommerce marketplace last week forayed into the online grocery segment with the launch of ´Supermart´?

27. Which sportwear brand has roped in cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

28. Which fashion brand has launched its #InLoveWithSanganer collection?

29. Which Chinese consumer electronics and smartphone retail chain, has chosen to kick off its global expansion by launching its own branded products into the Indian market?

30. IPL’s brand valuation has crossed which milestone mark, according to corporate finance advisory firm Duff & Phelps, which released its IPL Brand Valuation Report 2018?

31. The board of directors of which company has appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director?

32. Which internet thinktank and lobby group has appointed Rameesh Kailasam as CEO?

33. According to a report last week, which athlete has inked a multi-crore two-year deal with sports management firm Infinity Optimal Solutions (IOS)?

34. Which company’s subsidiary Optare PLC had received order for 31 units of electric double-decker buses from Transport for London?

35. WestBridge Capital, an India-focused investment fund, has picked up a controlling stake of about 65% in which salon chain?

36. Which hospitality company has acquired Weddingz, an online marketplace for wedding venues and vendors?

37. Which company has formed a joint venture with private equity firm True North for its pain management and orthopaedic products business in India and Nepal?

38. Anant Bajaj, 41, passed away last week. He was the managing director of which company?

39. Which company has signed an agreement with U.K.-based GKN Aerospace, a premier aerospace supplier, for the manufacture of specialised helicopter fuel tanks?

40. Paresh Sukthankar has resigned as the deputy managing director of which bank?

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August 5, 2018

Biz Quizzard 749

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 30 - August 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Uber last week announced that it has rolled past which rides milestone mark in the India and South Asia region?

2. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#SortedHai’, featuring social media sensation Mithila Palkar?

3. Which advertising agency has appointed Gautham Narayanan as Managing Director?

4. Which sports personality has announced his foray into sports-inspired fitness business with the launch of ‘Cardio Tennis’?

5. Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras incubated start-up has launched an indigenously developed smart air purifier, Vistar?

6. Which business personality has been honoured with the prestigious International Advertising Association’s (IAA) Business Leader of the Year Award, 2018?

7. Which company has joined hands with NGO Save The Children to highlight, tackle child trafficking via its #KidsNotForSale campaign?

8. Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled the name of its new crossover utility vehicle. Name it?

9. Which commercial vehicle manufacturer’s India MD & CEO Erich Nesselhauf is moving out of the country to another position in the company?

10. Which company is set to become the first Indian drug maker to launch biosimilar pegfilgrastim in Europe?

11. Twelve years after it entered which country, Tata Motors has decided to reduce its operations there as it finds the business “sub-scale” and “not sustainable”?

12. Which UK-based company, which has a technology innovation and production centre in Bengaluru, launched phase 2 of its flagship product S3D Medimagic?

13. Which MNC has partnered Japanese consumer firm Kao Corporation to enter baby diaper market in India?

14. Which ecommerce major has launched the campaign ‘#ChooseYourAge’?

15. Which confectionary major has launched a new web series by joining hands with celebrity chef Ranveer Brar to make everyday dishes more interesting?

16. Which MNC has launched a new ad, a rap composed by popular rapper Emiway Bantai, to inspire Mumbaikars to recycle its cartons?

17. DLF Brands is shuttering the India store network of which US women’s accessories brand?

18. I liked this campaign. Which business group, along with Nanhi Kali, has launched the campaign ‘Ladki Haath Se Nikal Jaayegi’?

19. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#FriendsFirst’ for Friendship Day?

20. Which company has become the first ever principal sponsor of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)?

21. Which company has acquired Pretr, a Mumbai based end-to-end omnichannel platform for retail?

22. Which domestic handset-maker last week announced a new mobile accessories brand "Nexez"?

23. Vinod Nambiar has resigned as the chairman of which company?

24. Which company has recently launched its new TVC-led campaign ‘Print Befikar’?

25. The government has appointed Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar as nonofficial independent directors for which company?

26. Which Hyderabad-based real estate company has introduced furniture brands - Contorno Interiors and Designs and Doimo Cucine - to the Indian market?

27. Which air compressor manufacturer has acquired Pulford Air and Gas, an Australian company, at a total cost of Australian $11.04 million?

28. Which company has acquired Mumbai-based on-demand delivery firm Scootsy?

29. Which advertising agency in India has bought back 40% stake held jointly by Young & Rubicam, part of WPP, and Japanese ad giant Dentsu?

30. According to reports last week, Sachin Tendulkar will be the brand ambassador of which tyre company?

31. Which company has acquired two companies in the travel space - Mumbai-based Mercury Travels and Delhi-based Leisure Corporation - for a cumulative amount of $14.2 million?

32. Which online consumer lending platform has acquired PhotographAI, an AI-as-a-service platform, which provides various computer vision Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)?

33. Which Chennai-based company has launched Prism, a wireless speaker?

34. Which MNC is building the first end-to-end diamond industry blockchain platform named ´Tracr´ in collaboration with other players?

35. Which company last week became the first $1 trillion publicly-listed US company?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 749 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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