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July 14, 2019

Biz Quizzard 798

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Feeding India, a not-for-profit organisation with an aim to serve at least 100 million underprivileged people every month?

2. Which company has launched the campaign “Flicker nahin, toh ankhein sahi” to introduce its new range of EyeLuv LED lights?

3. Pradeep Dwivedi has resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of which media company?

4. Which social network has named Ashutosh Gupta as country manager for India?

5. Which company has tied up with Turkey’s textile manufacturer Kivanç Tekstil to manufacture and market its sustainable and eco-friendly fabric brand in that country?

6. Greater Pacific Capital (GPC) has bought a $100 million stake in which consulting and engineering company set up by former Wipro executives a decade ago?

7. Which sportswear brand has taken on board India’s women football star Dalima Chhibber as its new brand ambassador?

8. Which company has entered into an agreement to divest its stilbene-based Optical Brightening Agents (OBA) business for paper and powder detergent applications to Archroma India?

9. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign for its Ahalya collection?

10. Which company last week said it has emerged as the world's third largest hotel chain as per room count with 8,50,000 rooms in its portfolio?

11. The technology arm of which MNC has acqui-hired health tech startup FloCare and B2B wholesale trading platform BigTrade, for undisclosed amounts?

12. Which MNC has launched India-first ROI measurement solution for digital media to help FMCG advertisers?

13. Which grocery and milk delivery startup has acquired PSR Supply Chain for an undisclosed sum?

14. Ashok Venkatramani has resigned as the managing director of which media company?

15. Which MNC last week drove in its first electric vehicle Kona SUV in India at Rs 25.3 lakh (ex-showroom)?

16. Which feisty Texas technology billionaire, who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s, died last week at the age of 89?

17. Vistara plans to start its maiden overseas flight next month. Which destination?

18. Deposits in bank accounts opened under Jan-Dhan scheme have crossed which milestone mark?

19. Which celebrity has launched her innerwear brand “Infamous by Starstruck”?

20. According to reports last week, which MNC has started exporting its phones to some European markets from India?

21. Which MNC has bought Israeli-US company Elastifile, a provider of scalable enterprise storage for the cloud?

22. Which brand for supplementary study material and other education products has announced the launch of it’s first-ever TVC in Hinglish and Marathi, #ConfidentHarDum and #ConfidentNehmi?

23. Which group has agreed to sell its entire stake in its non-banking finance company along with its housing finance unit to Kolkata-based Chatterjee Group?

24. Baring Private Equity Asia has signed a definitive agreement to acquire which healthcare analytics company?

25. Which e-commerce company has launched a co-branded credit card in partnership with Axis Bank and Mastercard?

26. Which automobile MNC has appointed Balbir Singh Dhillon as its India head?

27. Which real estate developer is foraying into the shared data centre space under the brand Yotta, where it will build and lease buildings to corporates to store their data?

28. Which shampoo brand has roped in actress Sonakshi Sinha as brand ambassador?

29. Which watch brand has launched the campaign 'khushiyon ki ghadi’?

30. Kumar Mangalam Birla has created an annual £15 million (Rs 129 crore) endowed scholarship programme at which business school to honour the legacy of his late grandfather and veteran industrialist BK Birla?

31. Which fragrances brand has unveiled a new digital campaign with the insight of ‘happy bathrooms’?

32. Which GroupM agency has named Toby Jenner as Global CEO?

33. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#CoveredHai’?

34. Which brand has associated with e-commerce platform Flipkart for their digital campaign on its Smart AC ‘#ThinksLikeYou’?

35. Which Hindi general entertainment channel has launched a brand campaign with a new tagline ‘Khushiyon Wali Feeling’?

36. Which Indian telecom company has joined hands with Thales, a global digital security firm, to develop a secure global IoT connectivity solution?

37. Which consulting and outsourcing services provider last week named Julie Sweet as its new chief executive officer, effective September?

38. WPP is offloading a majority stake in which market-research unit to Bain Capital Private Equity in a deal that should bring the ad holding company $3.1 billion in proceeds?

39. Which Kanpur-based company has launched new sanitary napkin brand Senitta?

40. Which company last week launched the country’s first ethanol-based motorcycle, priced at Rs. 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom)?

41. Which fashion denim brand has entered Himachal Pradesh with an exclusive brand store in Kangra?

42. Which brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Modern Kitchens for Modern Minds’?

43. Which company has launched the film 'Sachin – Dil Se' to celebrate its long association with him?

44. Indian boxing is getting its official league. What has it been branded as?

45. Anshula Kant, managing director of the State Bank of India, has been appointed as managing director and chief financial officer of which entity?

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July 7, 2019

Biz Quizzard 797

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which airline last week launched what it claimed as currently the world’s shortest flight?

2. Jitendra Gupta has resigned as the managing director of which digital payments company?

3. Which company is selling nine operational road projects to IndInfravit Trust, an infrastructure investment fund sponsored by Larsen & Toubro, for Rs 6,611 crore?

4. Which networking systems and software company has appointed former IBMer Rajesh Nambiar as chairman and president for India?

5. Which company has acquired Eveready’s packet tea business and its brands, including Tez Red, Premium Gold and Jaago, for Rs. 6 crore?

6. Which brand has unveiled two new films for its ‘Made Differently’ campaign, featuring celebrity brand ambassadors Rana Daggubati and Radhika Apte?

7. Which digital marketing agency has acquired SocialGIZ, a boutique social media and website development agency?

8. Which laptop maker has launched a campaign ‘#PlayAtFullSpeed’, featuring Virender Sehwag?

9. Which bank has launched the song ‘Nayi Zindagi' to promote its ‘Recycle more, Waste less' initiative?

10. Which MNC has partnered with ESPN to launch ‘Office Sports Quiz'?

11. Which audio streaming subscription service has launched a television commercial, featuring actors Anil Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar?

12. Harish Shriyan has decided to step down from his role as CEO of which media agency by the end of 2019?

13. Vinod Kumar has resigned as the managing director and group chief executive officer of which telecom company?

14. The Landmark Group, the largest retail conglomerate in the Middle East, is shutting outlets of which fast fashion brand in India?

15. Which spirits major has named Thibault Cuny as its new CEO for India?

16. Who has been nominated to be the new president of European Central Bank (ECB)?

17. Which MNC has appointed Ashok Ramachandran as President of India and South Asia operations with effect from July 1, 2019?

18. Which communications consultant has launched his first book ‘Be Social: Building Brand You Online’?

19. Which OTT platform has launched the campaign ‘#SoWhatAreYouWatching’?

20. Which MNC and ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (ASEAN NTOs) have joined forces to promote Southeast Asia through the campaign 'Feel the Warmth'?

21. Which well known industrialist passed away in Mumbai on July 5th at the age of 98?

22. Lee Iacocca, 94, passed away in Bel Air, California last week. He was the ex-CEO of which company?

23. Kuwait-based Markab Capital has bought a stake of about 21% in which Chennai-based interiors and building solutions company in a deal valued at about Rs. 321 crore?

24. Which company has partnered with Facebook Inc to launch a countrywide digital literacy drive, christened, Digital Udaan?

25. Which fitness brand last week announced actor and wellness enthusiast Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India?

26. Which consumer electronics major last week forayed into the ceiling fan segment in the Indian market?

27. Which media group has roped in Salman Khan to be the face of its circulation expansion initiative with the theme ‘Life Badal Jayegi, Boss’?

28. Which business group last week launched the ‘#NurtureYourCuriosity’ campaign centered around innovation?

29. Which dating app launched its ‘#LoveAtFirstPride’ campaign on the occasion of 'Pride Month 2019'?

30. According to reports last week, the Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in which international destination?

31. Which beverage brand has signed vuvuzela-blowing octogenarian Indian cricket fan Charulata Patel as the latest face of its campaign?

32. Which Hyderabad-based traditional sweets maker last week announced its foray into the fine dining space with its Masala Republic chain of contemporary cuisine restaurants?

33. Walmart India last week opened its second cash-n-carry store in Indore. Which store count did it touch in India with this launch?

34. Which company has signed a definitive share purchase agreement with GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (GIL) to buy its 47.62% stake in GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd. (GCEL)?

35. Which beverage chain has launched the campaign ‘#MentalAboutChai’?

36. Coca-Cola India has introduced Fanta Juicy+, a new variant of its orange flavoured sparkling beverage, and has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

37. Which jewellery retail chain launched a special ‘PRIDE Collection’ as a gesture of support for the LGBTQ community?

38. Which dairy company has appointed Venkat Shankar as Chief Executive Officer?

39. Which MNC has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest?

40. Ola last week got a licence to operate in which new city in UK?

41. Which long-running international satirical magazine will be leaving newsstands after its August issue?

42. Which snack brand has rolled out a new challenge called, ‘Wavez4India’ on Chinese video sharing app – TikTok?

43. Which Mumbai-based advertising and marketing agency and Dubai based entertainment channel, Imagine Movies have announced their merger?

44. Which MNC has launched what it claimed as India's first ever programmatic OOH weather banners?

45. Rostow Ravanan has quit as the CEO of which IT firm?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 797 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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