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July 16, 2017

Biz Quizzard 694

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola is launching a new range of aerated drinks in India to take on regional brands. What has it been branded as?

2. Rana Barua, till recently CEO at the WPP-owned Contract advertising, has joined which agency as CEO?

3. Which motorcycle maker is bringing its apparel line to the country in an exclusive licensing deal with Flipkart?

4. Which automobile company is launching ‘HyBuy’, a programme to engage customers and offer freebies?

5. Grasim Industries Limited has agreed to sell its entire holding in its wholly-owned subsidiary Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Limited (GBTL) to which business group?

6. Which footwear brand has signed on Bollywood celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala as its fitness expert in India?

7. Leslie Thng will be the new CEO of which airline in India from October?

8. Which sports celebrity has made an investment in a video streaming platform Flickstree?

9. Which fitness chain from India has announced plans to foray into South-East Asian countries through a tie-up with Snap Fitness Inc.?

10. The domestic passenger air traffic in India has crossed which milestone mark (in a single month) for the first time in the history of Indian aviation during the month of May 2017?

11. Which MNC last week unveiled its new tipper truck ­ the P440 U-Body - for the Indian mining sector?

12. Kolkata-headquartered FMCG company Anmol Industries Limited has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

13. Which smartphone maker from China will be launching its COMIO brand in India by mid-August?

14. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Insider(dot)in, an online ticketing and events platform backed by event management company Only Much Louder (OML)?

15. Which automobile MNC has named Thomas Kuehl president for its Indian operations, effective October 1?

16. Pankaj R Patel has stepped down as the Managing Director of which pharmaceutical company?

17. Sameer Nair has stepped down as the CEO of which media and content company?

18. Baba Ramdev is set to expand his private security business after launching his security firm last week. What has it been branded as?

19. Which tyre brand has launched its new television commercial (TVC) ‘Nehlau’?

20. Which MNC has acquired Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Halli Labs for an undisclosed sum?

21. Which MNC has launched #TheIntelligentPhones campaign on the fusion of futuristic hardware and user-friendly software, making human lives inflate with comfort and convenience?

22. Which diagnostics chain has launched the campaign 'You are Not Just a Label'?

23. Which brand has rolled out its first television commercial featuring brand ambassador Boman Irani, based on the core idea of the brand, 'Car Becho, Best Price Mein'?

24. V Raja has quit as the India managing director of which MNC?

25. Which automotive components manufacturer has signed binding agreements to acquire 100% of the wiping systems business of Ashok Piramal Group's PMP Auto Components?

26. Which cloud computing company has appointed Sunil Jose as senior area VP and country leader for India?

27. Which Indian company has acquired 25 solar power projects totalling 150 Mw in Japan?

28. Which ecommerce brand has launched the campaign 'Be trendy always'?

29. Which soap brand has launched the campaign #GoSafeOutside?

30. Which Indian company last week announced its entry into the Sri Lankan AC and refrigeration market?

31. Which internet domain registrar and web-hosting company has appointed Nikhil Arora as vice president and managing director, India?

32. Which discount brokerage has launched a campaign around the theme #TheHardestBet?

33. Which hair nourishment brand has launched a new campaign for its fruit hair oils, featuring brand ambassador Shraddha Kapoor?

34. On its 30th anniversary in China, which MNC has partnered with Huawei to release a red-coloured smartphone that has the face of its founder embossed on the back?

35. Which cement brand has launched an ad with the tagline 'Acche Ghar Ki Pehchaan’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 694 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 9, 2017

Biz Quizzard 693

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is India’s best company to work for, as per this year’s The Economic Times-Great Place to Work Institute study?

2. Which company has launched `Metronaut', a private label in men's fashion and accessories?

3. Nunzio Mirtillo will be the new India head for which MNC telecom gear maker?

4. Which country last week celebrated the sesquicentennial (150 years) of its tea industry this month with a globally synchronised tasting session on July 6?

5. Which company will manufacture Husqvarna, one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world, in India?

6. Which company has acquired struggling Mumbai-based local food and restaurant recommendation engine Burrp from Network18 in an all-cash deal?

7. Which edtech company has acquired TutorVista and Edurite from UK-based Pearson?

8. Which business personality and Helion Venture's Sanjeev Aggarwal have launched an investment fund called Fundamentum with a corpus of $100 million to back startups looking for growth capital?

9. Ashish Gumashta is the new India CEO of which Swiss wealth manager?

10. Which NRI billionaire, who has pledged 75% of his family wealth for the larger society, has said a chunk of it will go to nurturing over 7.5 crore underprivileged children below the poverty line?

11. Which company last week became the fourth Indian company to cross a market capitalisation of Rs 4 lakh crore?

12. Spanish fashion brand Zara crossed which milestone sales mark in India in the year ended March?

13. Melwyn Rego has taken over as managing director & chief executive officer of which bank from July 1?

14. Which company has opened its first retail tea salon in Mumbai?

15. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Bridging Distances’ focusing on electricians?

16. MullenLowe Lintas Group will launch a new independent agency in India by merging three of its existing divisions - GolinOpinion, LinTeractive and LinEngage. What will it be called?

17. Which Indian mobile operating system is launching the first OS-integrated Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform in partnership with YES Bank?

18. Which Indian drug maker has signed a long term agreement with South Korea's Samsung BioLogics for the manufacture of an experimental medicine to treat psoriasis?

19. Which company has become the first to face bankruptcy proceedings under the new bankruptcy law?

20. Amazon’s India investments have crossed which milestone mark?

21. Which brand will be the title sponsor of Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT)?

22. Which water tank and pipes manufacturing company has roped in Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

23. Star Sports has launched the campaign ‘See Champions, Be Champions’ for which property?

24. Realty firm Signature Global, which is into the development of affordable homes, has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

25. Which MNC’s subsidiary is set to acquire 51% stake in cross channel ad network Httpool?

26. Which MNC last week opened its first digital factory in India, also the third globally after one each in Germany and China?

27. Which engineered bearings and mechanical power transmission products maker has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ABC Bearings through a court-approved amalgamation process?

28. Which two-wheeler brand has launched the campaign 'Effortless Style'?

29. Which life insurance company has launched a campaign featuring Sachin Tendulkar?

30. Which company will launch India's first private free-to-air (FTA) sports channel?

31. Rajkiran Rai last week assumed charge as MD & CEO of which bank?

32. Which Nasdaq-listed global provider of executive searches, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services has appointed Krishnan Rajagopalan as president and CEO?

33. Which brand has launched a campaign for its latest collection ‘Jewels of Royalty’?

34. Which American fashion brand has announced the launch of an exquisite jewellery line in India in association with Amazon Fashion?

35. Which fertilizer brand has launched a commercial with the positioning ‘Bade sapne dekho’?

36. Which NYSE-listed firm is acquiring the services division of Canada-based data management and analytics firm InfoTrellis for $55 million (Rs 357 crore)?

37. Oracle has chosen which city to open its first digital hub in Asia Pacific?

38. Who has become the first Indian designer to open flagship store in New York?

39. Which realty project, in association with Mini Homes, has signed former Miss World Diana Hayden as the brand ambassador and face of their high end luxury brand?

40. Which city has emerged as the top destination in India for foodies, according to Booking(dot)com’s survey on top food destinations in the country?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 693 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy leaning!
rajeev kondapalli