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November 18, 2018

Biz Quizzard 764

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which comic book writer, editor and publisher died last week at the age of 95?

2. Which MNC has launched the campaign #GoSafeOutside, bringing moms together to ensure safety of children anywhere, any time?

3. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign 'Zero Cost Diwali'?

4. Former Aegis BPO chief executive Sandip Sen has taken over as the head of which loyalty startup?

5. Which alternative financing firm has secured Sebi approval to raise Rs 1,000 crore for its second and largest fund yet?

6. Which packaged drinking water brand has launched its new campaign, featuring camels?

7. Amrita Raichand, the famed celebrity chef, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of which modular kitchen company?

8. The National Basketball Association has entered into a partnership with which chain to introduce NBA-themed promotions and interactive NBA Experience Zones in 39 cities across India?

9. Which online matrimony brand has roped in Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

10. Which bank celebrated its 100th Foundation Day on November 11?

11. Which Japanese designer retail brand has stepped into the personal hygiene segment in India?

12. Which water heater brand announced the launch of its first ever TVC Campaign for the Ondeo Series, ‘Fresh Hot Water Saalon Saal’?

13. Binny Bansal has resigned as the CEO of which company?

14. Which software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider has acquired Dipper Technologies, an internet-of-things (IoT) platform that provides visibility and predictability in freight movement?

15. Vinod Dasari has resigned as the MD of which automobile company?

16. Which company has acquired rights for intravenous Tramadol, a pain drug analgesic, from Avenue Therapeutics?

17. Which company has launched Beddy, a branded baby mattress?

18. Which Singapore-based entity has acquired SKS Power Generation (Chattisgarh) in a one-time settlement of Rs 21.70 billion with its lenders?

19. Which electronics and white goods retail chain has launched the campaign ‘Brighter Tomorrow Begins Today!'?

20. Which MNC has appointed Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks, as its India operation head?

21. Which MNC will buy Qualtrics International Inc, whose software gathers and analyses data, for $8 billion?

22. Which FMCG major has started a returns programme for its flagship product wherein consumers can exchange 10 empty packs for one fresh packet at retail shops?

23. Which company will acquire 75.01% stake in Prayagraj Power Generation Company?

24. Who has become the first Indian woman chef to bag a Michelin star?

25. Diversified conglomerate ITC said its instant noodle brand YiPPee crossed which milestone sales mark in the twelve months ended September 2018?

26. Which Paris-headquartered independent out-of-home media agency is set to enter the Indian market, with its 15th global office in Mumbai?

27. Which hospitality firm has appointed former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh as the chief executive officer for India and South Asia, effective from December 1?

28. Which apparel company has appointed Grey Group's Nirvik Singh as non-executive chairman?

29. Which MNC has launched its ‘Better Air Now’ initiative as part of which it wants to turn rice straw into a new renewable material source for its products?

30. Which iconic Czech motorcycle brand was relaunched in India last week under a new ownership?

31. Which water pipes brand has launched a campaign based on the oft-used statement ‘Naam badal denge'?

32. Chinese contract manufacturer TPV will launch which television brand in India?

33. Visa Inc has acquired a minority stake in which Indian payment gateway firm?

34. Which new eyewear brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador?

35. Which integrated marketing company has acquired the Mumbai-based real-time marketing agency HAT Media recently?

36. Which MNC is selling 19 lower-end spirits brands to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million?

37. Hershey India last week forayed into the premium biscuit segment under which brand?

38. Which incense stick brand has launched the campaign ‘Conversation with God’, featuring actress Bhumika Chawla?

39. Which brand has launched the nation's first-ever marketing campaign to promote ethylene ripened Bananas?

40. Anju Seth has become the first female director of which business school?

41. Which MNC has introduced Les Recettes De L’Atelier – a premium collection of uneven chocolate tablets in India?

42. Which mattress and sleep-related product company has launched a video campaign with stand-up comic Rahul Dua?

43. Which spirits brand has launched its global campaign “Challengers Welcome”?

44. Jan Singer has resigned as the CEO of which American clothing and lingerie brand?

45. Which wellness company has launched its first brand campaign, ‘Khush Raho, Khushaal Raho’?

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November 11, 2018

Biz Quizzard 763

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In a first for India, HSBC has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain, which massively reduced the time taken for processing the documents. Which client?

2. Which company has signed an agreement to buy entire stake in KEC International’s Rajasthan-based power transmission arm at an enterprise value of Rs 227.5 crore?

3. Which dialysis and kidney care provider has acquired the Rs 50-crore Indian operations of the world’s second largest kidney care provider and US-listed Fortune500 firm DaVita?

4. Patanjali last week launched its apparel and accessory store in New Delhi. What has it been branded as?

5. Chinese electrical appliance maker Midea will introduce which brand of home appliances in Indian market?

6. Which bank last week said it will divest its stake either fully or partially in various joint venture firms - ASREC India, India International Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co?

7. Which MNC has launched a digital video, Umeed ka Diya, on the occasion of Diwali under its #TuJashnBan campaign?

8. Which electrical wires brand has launched its new campaign ‘Naye India ke Badhte Load ke Liye’?

9. This is a nice campaign. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#LookUp again’ for Diwali?

10. Which company has become the first to be recognised as a WorldGBC corporate activity partner in Asia-Pacific, to accelerate the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia-Pacific region?

11. After Australia and the UK, Indian ride-hailing company Ola is now foraying into which country?

12. A consortium of lenders led by which bank has taken ‘symbolic possession’ of the cricket stadium in Pune that had hosted several Indian Premier League matches as well one-day internationals?

13. Which air purifier brand has announced a public awareness campaign to educate people about the importance and benefits of a ‘healthy sleep’ with its brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan?

14. Which MNC has debuted its subscription-based audio book service Audible in India, offering access to over 2,00,000 audiobooks?

15. Which IT firm has acquired Stelligent Systems LLC in an all-cash deal valued at USD 25 million (about Rs 175 crore)?

16. Which MNC has expanded its product range with the launch of ‘Atmosphere Drive’, an air-purifier for vehicles?

17. Which MNC has named Robyn Denholm as its new chairman?

18. Bhavdeep Singh has resigned as the CEO of which healthcare company?

19. The government has approved strategic disinvestment of entire stake in which PSU to a consortium of four ports?

20. Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon has agreed to buy which publication brand for $150 million in the latest deal for titles from the former Time Inc family?

21. Which brand has roped in Indian Heptathlete Swapna Burman as its newest brand ambassador?

22. Which media monitoring agency has acquired the business of Comniscient Group’s Bluebytes News?

23. Which home-grown perfume house has entered into a strategic association with perfume and cosmetics retailer, Parcos?

24. Which fund house has launched a six-video series campaign titled “Reach for Better”, in partnership with The Better India?

25. Which jewellery brand has launched its new television commercial, featuring actress Revathy?

Please mail your answers 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 763 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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