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April 30, 2017

Biz Quizzard 683

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand was the largest selling two-wheeler brand in the country in 2016-17?

2. Which company recently launched a series of webisodes called ‘Where The Heart Is’?

3. Which ready-to-drink beverage has recently launched an ad campaign, ‘Grow with Sports’?

4. Which infotainment channel has taken up an initiative called Mission Blue to address the cause of water scarcity?

5. Which company has acquired Vanity Cube to leverage the rapidly growing space of on-demand beauty service?

6. Which company has agreed to acquire Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS), a provider of mortgage business process & fulfilment services?

7. Which MNC airline has appointed Robin Kamark as its chief executive officer?

8. Which company has launched the “Chennai Ponnu” (Chennai Girl) campaign for its face wash brand?

9. Vertically integrated textile company Arvind Ltd last week launched ready to wear menswear under which brand?

10. Professional network LinkedIn has crossed which subscriber milestone?

11. Which company has launched the campaign 'Connection Bachat Ka. Connection Zindagi Ka'?

12. Which hair oil brand has launched its new commercial, featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan as #RaahatRaja?

13. Which sanitary ware company has acquired Kutch-based Euro Ceramics, including the manufacturing plant facilities and assets for Rs 100 crore?

14. Which company has acquired Czech Republic-based biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing firm Nanotherapeutics for 72 million Euros?

15. Which company’s former India chairman and country head, Anuj Puri has acquired the firm's India residential brokerage arm?

16. Which brand and Leo Burnett India have recently implemented a new innovation, the world’s first anti-collision vehicle management system?

17. Which company last week announced that its board has elected private equity veteran Renuka Ramnath as new chairperson?

18. Which company has signed a licence deal with Resysta International GmbH to exclusively make and sell the German firm's natural fibre polymercomposite in India?

19. United Breweries (UB) has launched a strong brew to wean away customers from rival Carlsberg. What has it been branded as?

20. Which company has announced the acquisition of online jewellery firm, Candere?

21. Lenders led by State Bank of India last week removed Prashant Jhawar as non-executive Chairman of which company?

22. Which Indian broadcaster has announced its expansion into Latin America with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel?

23. Which chipmaker has named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February?

24. Which company has joined hands with MMTC-PAMP to launch `Digital Gold', a product allowing customers to buy 24K 999.9 gold for denominations as low as Re 1?

25. Which MNC has been named the most `attractive employer brand in India, according to the latest survey by HR firm, Randstad?

26. Which MNC has announced the appointment of its first Indian Managing Director Bharat Kaushal, effective June 1?

27. Which company has introduced a next generation artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Nia, to strengthen its digital technology-based services?

28. Which MNC last week announced a partnership with Aditya Birla Group under which it will supply premium vehicles to the Indian business house's global operations?

29. Which company has agreed to buy the entire 26% stake held by Old Mutual plc in their life insurance joint venture for Rs 1,292.7 crore?

30. South Korean automobile giant Kia Motors Corporation has signed an agreement with which state to build a $2 billion (Rs 12,800 crore) greenfield manufacturing facility?

31. Hyundai Motor India Ltd has opened its Global Quality and Training Centre at which location in India?

32. Which company will market ‘refinish’ paints in India, manufactured by Rock Paint Co., Japan, from next month?

33. Which company has launched its first exclusive 'moms & babies' shop, in Bengaluru?

34. Which South India-based dairy company entered the northern region with the launch of its milk and milk products in the national capital last week?

35. T Krishnakumar will be the new India President for which MNC?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 683 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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April 23, 2017

Biz Quizzard 682

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has achieved the number one position in the domestic bus market in 2016-17?

2. Who has invested in Rakyan Beverages that makes juices under the Raw Pressery brand, becoming India's first celebrity to part-finance a consumer products firm and help drive sales?

3. Which company will launch Desperados, a pale lager beer, in India?

4. Which digital payments and commerce platform is entering the traditional meal voucher market?

5. Mahabaleshwara MS recently assumed charge as MD and CEO of which bank?

6. Which MNC has acquired Gurgaon-based digital media network company, SVG Media in an all-cash transaction in one of the largest buyout deals in the space in India?

7. Dabur will have a call centre for ayurveda to advise buyers on health and prescribe drugs. What is the initiative called?

8. Which company has signed a strategic partnership with South Korean defence major LIG Nex1 to jointly manufacture military hardware for India's armed forces?

9. Actor Sidharth Malhotra has been roped in as brand ambassador for which innerwear brand?

10. Suzuki Motorcycle India has crossed which cumulative production milestone in the country?

11. Milton has released a television commercial (TVC) for its latest innovation, the Leak Lock Steel Tiffin. What first is it claiming for this ad?

12. Which Chinese handset maker will introduce its smartphone brand Tecno in India this month?

13. Which ecommerce company has acqui-hired logistics startup InLogg to address its delivery inefficiencies in terms of cost and reach?

14. Which company has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft?

15. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Cartons le aao, classroom banao’?

16. Which toy brand has launched the #BuildAmazing campaign, inspiring kids to explore, imagine and create?

17. Which ice cream brand has launched a television commercial on national television after a gap of around 30 years?

18. Which agency has announced the launch of its highly-hybridized service Bushfire, a one-stop shop for start-ups?

19. Which online seller has roped in Kinjal Shah, the erstwhile chief executive officer at Crossword Bookstores, as its new CEO?

20. Which state has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall Internet readiness, according to a survey by Internet and Mobile Association of India and market research firm Nielsen?

21. Which new multi-brand luxury footwear and accessories retailer debuted in India with the launch of flagship store in Mumbai’s Fort district last week?

22. Which brand has launched #DropThePants campaign to celebrate World Shorts Day on 23rd April?

23. Uber has launched a new offering for the enterprise segment, building on top of its Uber for Business platform. What is it called?

24. MTR Foods has launched a 3-minute Indian breakfast range. What is it called?

25. Which company has acquired two irrigation and distribution companies, Agri-Valley Irrigation Inc and Irrigation Design and Construction Inc, in the US for $48.50 million (about Rs. 315 crore)?

26. Which fashion e-commerce portal has come up with its new ad campaign, ‘Still stuck with the old?’?

27. Which MNC has launched the Fire TV Stick, a device that plugs into HDTV and lets customers to access thousands of movies, TV shows, games and app, with voice remote, in India?

28. Which online ethnic-wear platform last week launched its third in-house brand Anuswara that offers craft inspired contemporary ethnic wear for women?

29. Which midmarket India-focused private equity fund has bought out Sanjay Maintenance Services (SMS), one of the largest facilities management players, for an undisclosed amount?

30. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has established a chair for Strategic Affairs in recognition of which business personality’s leadership on Carnegie’s Board of Trustees?

31. Which fashion jewellery brand has roped in actor and TV host Rannvijay Singh as the first brand ambassador for its men’s range?

32. Which company has entered into an agreement with Panacea Biotec to fully acquire its subsidiary NewRise Healthcare for an enterprise value of Rs 180 crore?

33. Which company last week announced a contract with the Korean defence firm to execute an order for 100 `K9 Vajra-T' howitzers by the Indian Army?

34. Which company last week announced an in-principle agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal's Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina?

35. Which Indian sportswear brand has snapped up the rights for International Cricket Council (ICC) merchandise in 23 markets, including India?

36. Which MNC has launched its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset in India?

37. Which MNC healthcare company is celebrating 50 years of operations in India?

38. Which company last week launched a new feature phone “Sumo T3000” with a powerful 3600 mAh battery that claims to keep the phone charged up to 50 days?

39. The initial public offering (IPO) of the country’s first infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) is expected to hit the market in the first week of May. Which company runs the trust?

40. Hyundai Motor India crossed which turnover milestone last year?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 682 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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