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May 21, 2017

Biz Quizzard 686

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

1. Which brand will be the prime sponsor of the New Zealand cricket team in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy that starts on June 1 in England?

2. Which MNC brewer has appointed Ben Verhaert as the new head of its India operations?

3. Which MNC has launched a non-alcoholic version of its namesake beer with the aim of becoming the global leader in a part of the market growing faster than the average?

4. Which Boston-headquartered fast-food chain that specialises in the Chicago-style pizza has tied up with the Kolkata-based Dhanukas of the Dhunseri Group to enter the Indian market?

5. Which fast food chain has launched its first ever television commercial in India with an aim to establish its signature product?

6. Which retailer has announced the launch of its new brand proposition in India, 'Life. Spend it Well'?

7. Which mobile point of sale (PoS) solution provider has taken over the offline merchant acquiring business of PayU India?

8. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has acquired a majority stake in IndoSpace, the warehousing and logistics real estate arm of which business group?

9. Which fashion and lifestyle online brand has signed West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle as its global brand ambassador in a multi-million dollar deal?

10. Online travel platform, Yatra has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

11. Which direct-to-home operator has appointed Anil Dua as group chief executive officer?

12. Which edutech firm has acquired fresher recruitment solutions company VibrantMinds Technologies in a cash and share swap deal?

13. Sudhir Rao has quit as the managing director of which automobile company?

14. Which Indian group has formed an equal joint venture with Oman-based Khimji Ramdas Group to sell garments and grocery in the Gulf region, making its entry into the international market?

15. LG will launch premium products under which brand in India in July?

16. Which MNC brewer has appointed Nilesh Patel as the India managing director and vice president?

17. Hathway broadband has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

18. Which company has entered the traditional Indian drink segment under the brand Jeera Sip?

19. Renu Satti will be the CEO of which payments bank?

20. Which company has bought South African hair care brand Long and Lasting by acquiring both its manufacturer and distributor?

21. Which company has been named most sought after employer in India, according to a list compiled by internet professional network LinkedIn?

22. Which advertising agency has launched its global video production unit Prodigious in India?

23. India has overtaken which country to become the second largest country for consumer products giant Unilever?

24. Britannia Industries last week launched a new line for Good Day to further strengthen its brand in the cookie category. What has it been branded as?

25. Tata Power Solar and which company have jointly put up India's largest vertical solar farm of 120 kw?

26. Which business personality has topped the Forbes' second annual list of 'Global Game Changers'?

27. Which automobile MNC has elevated Anurag Mehrotra as managing director for its Indian subsidiary?

28. Which media company has appointed Karthik Balakrishnan as chief executive officer?

29. Which company last week launched what it claims is India's first branded khadi label?

30. Which automobile MNC will stop selling its vehicles in India by the end of this year?

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May 14, 2017

Biz Quizzard 685

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

1. Which country emerged as the world's biggest market for two wheelers last year?

2. Which online home rental platform has acquired Bengaluru-based home aggregator and rental management company Zenify for an all-stock deal?

3. Who is Britain’s richest, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017?

4. PK Bezbaruah will take over as the chairman of which regulatory body?

5. Parle Products, the biscuits and confectionery company, has unveiled a new division to consolidate its premium brands. What is it called?

6. Marico last week announced the launch of a new sub-brand under its marquee brand Saffola. Name it?

7. Which engineering services company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escenda Engineering AB?

8. Which mobile technology company has bought business process outsourcing company Call2Connect from Arabi Holding Group for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which premium socks brand has joined hands with Turner International owned Cartoon Network to introduce the Justice League collection?

10. Apple’s market capitalization crossed which milestone mark last week for the first time ever?

11. Which ayurvedic hair care solution range has roped in actress Tapsee Pannu to endorse its shampoo and conditioner range?

12. Which hospitality company has bought new media marketing agency Brand Karma for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which US-based $490-million performance-improvement solutions provider has acquired Chennai-based Emantras for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which brand has bagged the title sponsorship rights of the Pro Kabaddi League for 5 years?

15. Which hair oil brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

16. Shahid Kapoor and Shruti Haasan have been appointed brand ambassadors for which footwear brand?

17. Discovery Communications last week announced its plan to roll out its first Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) in India. What will it be branded as?

18. Which German alternative lending startup will be entering India?

19. Which IT firm has acquired Cupola Technology, a specialised IoT (internet of things) services company?

20. Who is the new executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

21. Which company has sold a 50% stake in its Ulsan facility in South Korea to Kobe Steel for $315 million (Rs 2,033 crore)?

22. Which company has launched generic blood cancer drug under the brand name Pomalid in India?

23. Which brand has launched the campaign #MakeMostOfNow?

24. Which MNC has elevated Taranjeet Singh as the country director for India?

25. Which beverage brand has launched 'Moms Vs Internet' campaign for Mother’s Day?

26. How many new teams have been added to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)?

27. Mr PR Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, 82, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which business group?

28. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has opened its first offline store Mi Home in India. Which city?

29. Which MNC last week launched 'mu-X' premium full size 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV)?

30. Which celebrity has been roped in as brand ambassador for Jaquar Lighting?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 685 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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