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October 21, 2018

Biz Quizzard 760

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which antiseptic brand has introduced braille-enabled packs on World Sight Day?

2. Which wires brand has launched its new campaign, starring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan?

3. IIFL India Private Equity Fund has acquired about three-fourths of the total shareholding in which non-banking finance company for about Rs 100 crore?

4. Dish TV India Limited has launched its new campaign ‘Dish nahi dishkiyaon’, featuring which new brand ambassador?

5. Sugar Free has launched a ayurvedic variant. What has it been branded as?

6. Tesla has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark for a Tesla-branded tequila. Name the brand?

7. After launching operations in the UK, Softbank-backed OYO Hotels has forayed into which country?

8. Which hyperlocal subscription-based delivery startup has acquired Hyderabad-based WakeupBasket in a cash-and-equity deal?

9. Alten Calsoft Labs, a subsidiary the $2.2-billion French IT firm Alten Group, has acquired which Bengaluru-based chip design company?

10. Paul Allen died last week of cancer complications at 65. He was the co-founder of which MNC?

11. HMD Global, which designs and sells phones under the Nokia brand, has roped in which actress as the ‘face of Nokia phones’ in India?

12. Ola-owned food delivery firm Foodpanda has acquired which Mumbai-based cloud kitchen venture?

13. Cargill India last week launched its first blended oil. What has it been branded as?

14. Which company has launched Bathsense, its new bathroom products range?

15. Which public sector entity is poised to release a music video featuring digital Stars Amol Parashar and Sarah Hashmi for its ‘#BringBackTheBLueSkies’ campaign?

16. Which food brand announced ‘Roti Donation Drive’, a special initiative which started on World Food Day?

17. Which group and Ford Motor Company last week signed two definitive agreements to share powertrains in India and jointly develop a telematics control?

18. Which company has acquired Pinsight Media, the mobile advertising business of Sprint, in an all-stock deal?

19. The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is on track to go online in France in 2025. Which Indian company is delivering major components for the international project?

20. Which company has acquired majority interest in India’s two largest cable TV and broadband companies - Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks - for a total sum of Rs 5,230 crore?

21. Which iconic doll brand has released a campaign video in India called ‘You Can Be Anything,’ to inspire young girls in India to dream beyond limitations?

22. Gillette has roped in which cricketer to feature in the campaign for its new launch, ‘MACH3 START’?

23. ITC has relaunched which iconic face care brand in a fresh new look and has roped in actress Kajol as brand ambassador?

24. Which company has acquired 100% stakes in milk delivery startups RainCan and Morning Cart, and a controlling stake in vending machines startup Kwik24?

25. Ending this edition in the festive season on a sweet note. Which iconic chocolate brand was launched in India last week?

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October 14, 2018

Biz Quizzard 759

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

1. Who has been appointed as the first United Nations in India Young Business Champion for sustainable development goals (SDGs)?

2. Bata has roped in which actor as brand ambassador to promote its men’s casual range of footwear?

3. Which footwear maker has launched the campaign ‘#ChalBadhChal’, featuring Roshni Misbah, who's become quite popular as a hijabi biker?

4. Which company has signed a pact to buy the assets of Pune-based Skeiron Green Renewables in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka?

5. The philanthropic and CSR arm of which company has launched Aarohan Social Innovation Awards?

6. Hyundai is all set to relaunch the refurbished Santro. Which date?

7. Which online company has launched a campaign with brand ambassador Diana Penty for gift cards?

8. Which radio broadcasting company has appointed Abraham Thomas as its chief executive officer?

9. Which Australian firm will roll out ChuChu TV toys across activity and learning, figures, dolls and plush in key markets of US, India, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand?

10. Sunil Bhaskaran, a Tata Steel veteran, has been selected as the new chief executive and managing director of which airline?

11. Which company has acquired Tom & Jerry Creche, a Bengaluru-based chain of B2B childcare centres?

12. Which blockchain company has launched the world’s first KYC-compliant blockchain, Belrium, in the Indian market?

13. Which company has announced an agreement to acquire the India medical diagnostics business of Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services?

14. Which company has acquired Mumbai-based online mutual fund (MF) platform Clearfunds in an all-stock deal to enter the wealth management space?

15. Which celebrity is the co-owner of the Pune franchise of the Premier Badminton League?

16. Which global private equity investor has acquired Manjushree Technopack, India’s largest rigid plastic packaging solution provider, in a deal worth $190 million (about Rs 1,400 crore)?

17. Which Japanese high-end whisky distiller will launch its brands in the domestic market?

18. Which automobile MNC has appointed Sajeev Rajasekharan as managing director for India?

19. Philips has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its air purifier business?

20. Which company has launched the first ever single debit-cum-credit card in the country?

21. Which company has formed a 60:40 joint venture with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation to expand its crop care business?

22. United Breweries Limited (UBL) has forayed into the non-alcoholic beverage segment with the launch of which brand in Ahmedabad, Gujarat?

23. An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on October 12 after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. Which airline?

24. Which business group is set to acquire the European assets of ArcelorMittal, as it pushes for expansion on the European mainland?

25. Which MNC has named its first Indian global chief executive, Milind Pant, effective January 2019?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 759 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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