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November 19, 2017

Biz Quizzard 712

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which state last week won the Geographical Indication (GI) for rosogolla, ending close to three years of bitter battle?

2. Which food and beverages startup has entered the market with its patented processed sugarcane beverage?

3. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have agreed to sell about 20,000 towers they directly own to a local arm of which MNC for $1.2 billion (Rs 7,850 crore) in cash?

4. Ranjit Shahani is stepping down as India managing director of which pharmaceutical MNC after 15 years at the helm?

5. BYJU’S, the education company and K-12 app, has unveiled its new ad-campaign featuring which celebrity?

6. S Lakshminarayanan, a retired IAS officer and chairman of Shriram Transport Finance, last week became the non-executive chairman of which company?

7. Which company’s farm equipment division has tied up with Belgium’s Dewulf Group to manufacture and market potato-planting equipment in India?

8. Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy last week announced the launch of ready-to-occupy kitchens. What has the initiative been branded as?

9. Which hyperlocal logistic firm has acquired the Towny app, which is into food delivery and other services, in a cash-and-stock deal?

10. Which company is making a Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of wind power assets of the KC Thapar Group?

11. Which company last week launched what it claimed as first ever mattress made from denim in India?

12. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pragmatix Services, a data analytics company founded by banking professionals, for Rs 56 crore?

13. Which Indian designer-wear brand has launched its first television commercial, featuring actress Nimrat Kaur?

14. Which diamond trade body has launched its operations in India?

15. Which American restaurant chain is making its India debut in Hyderabad?

16. SSG Capital, a special situations fund, has bought a 34.4% stake in which company’s overseas unit Holidaybreak at an enterprise value of $800 million (Rs 5,225 crore)?

17. Raymond last week expanded its FMCG business by introducing which product category under the Park Avenue brand in the domestic and export markets?

18. Which luggage brand has launched a television commercial, featuring Hrithik Roshan, to commemorate 50 golden years in India?

19. Which company has recently launched a three-film digital campaign titled #HowSafeAreYou?

20. Which family has topped Forbes’ list of Asia’s richest families?

21. Which Bengaluru-based drug maker has agreed to sell its domestic branded formulations business to Ahmadabad-based Eris Lifesciences for Rs 500 crore?

22. Which company has picked up a 50% stake in information technology-enabled services provider Vara United in a deal that values the Kolkata company at about Rs 306 crore ($46 million)?

23. Which low-cost carrier from the Middle East last week flew into India with daily non-stop flights to Hyderabad?

24. Which location is the ‘most expensive retail location’ in India and has acquired 24th position in global rankings, according to a report released by Cushman & Wakefield?

25. The Indian unit of Google crossed which sales milestone in fiscal 2017?

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November 12, 2017

Biz Quizzard 711

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

1. Which company has established India’s largest Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ) facility at its state-of-the-art steel plant at Kalinganagar Industrial Complex in Jajpur district of Odisha?

2. Which global private equity fund will purchase Chennai-based healthcare solutions provider Visionary Revenue Cycle Management (VRCM) for $65 million (Rs 420 crore)?

3. Which company has completed the sale of two of its subsidiaries in Russia - Sunty and Teatrade - for 375 million roubles (about Rs 41 crore)?

4. Which MNC recently launched its limited-edition Gigi Club C Melted Metal sneakers at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring Summer'18?

5. Which lubricants brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as the face of its range of engine oils?

6. Which private equity firm will acquire the Kenstar home appliances brand and business from the Videocon Group’s Dhoot family?

7. Which financial services company has launched the campaign #DearMoney?

8. Which company inked a deal with Veecon Media and Television for the sale of its direct-to-home (DTH) business?

9. India-born, Indonesian billionaire Sri Prakash Lohia plans to buy which company's phosphatic fertiliser business for Rs 375 crore?

10. Which state has given nod to India’s first IT employees union?

11. Which US-based visual effects and immersive experiences company last week unveiled its fifth global studio and first India facility at Hyderabad's IT district?

12. Which company last week unveiled four varieties of wine, named ‘Kadu’, to be initially sold in Karnataka?

13. Which actor has made a strategic investment in ‘food on move’ company, IchakDana LLP, a food & beverages franchise management company?

14. Which MNC has elevated Abhishek Maheshwari to the position of country head for India?

15. Which sportswear brand has created a three-and-a-half-minute-long music video titled 'Suede Gully?

16. Which company has launched ‘ORIGINS’, a brand of industrial clusters located across India?

17. Which US-based omnichannel solutions provider last week unveiled its largest research and development centre outside the US at Hyderabad's HiTec City area?

18. Which company has acquired analog design business of Bengaluru-based AnalogSemi (Analog Semiconductors)?

19. This should be easy. Which chocolate brand has launched its new campaign that asks the pertinent question, “Who are you when you are hungry?”?

20. India will soon have its first Cartoon Network-branded theme park. Which city?

21. Mu Sigma's former CEO Ambiga Subramanian and ex-head of operations Goutham Ekollu have cofounded a social-networking application. What has it been branded as?

22. Which automotive component manufacturer has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Zorg Industries of Hong Kong to manufacture, supply and sell parking assistance systems in India?

23. Which American digital payments company launched domestic operations in India last week?

24. Datsun India achieved which cumulative production milestone at its Chennai plant last week?

25. Which company last week launched 125cc automatic scooter Grazia with a focus on the urban markets?

26. ITM Group of Institutions last week roped in which sports personality as its brand ambassador?

27. Virat Kohli has launched his athleisure brand in collaboration with German sports lifestyle brand Puma. Name it?

28. Flipkart is launching a local-made smartphone under the Billion label. What has it been branded as?

29. Which MNC has launched its data driven solution Vantara in India?

30. Who will become the first woman president of NASSCOM next year?

31. Which Bengaluru-based health and fitness start-up has signed up cricketer KL Rahul as the brand ambassador for CULT, its chain of premium fitness centres?

32. Vasanth Kumar has been appointed MD of which retailer, starting April 1, 2018?

33. Which chocolate brand has recently rolled out a new rendition of its jingle by singer Armaan Malik and YouTube sensation Shirley Setia?

34. Which food company has roped in South Indian actor Vijay Sethupathi as its brand ambassador?

35. Which real estate firm has signed actress Lara Dutta and her tennis icon husband Mahesh Bhupati as brand ambassadors?

36. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has launched a common logo for which category with the tagline ‘Jaivik Bharat’?

37. Which French luxury furniture brand has launched its first store in India, in Mumbai?

38. Chimay and Delirium, premium beer brands from which country, will be imported, distributed and marketed in India by New Delhi-based Hema Connoisseur Collections?

39. Phanindra Sama, who co-founded online ticket booking service RedBus, has been appointed Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of which state?

40. Which company has become the only Indian company to join the Telecom Infra Project, a worldwide initiative founded by global carriers, technology and infrastructure providers and Facebook?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 711 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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