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March 19, 2017

Biz Quizzard 677

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

1. Which couple socialising app has entered the India market by launching in four cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai?

2. Mumbai’s first floating hotel was inaugurated recently. Name it?

3. Mark Tucker, chief executive of the Asian life insurer AIA Group, will be the new chairman of which MNC bank from October?

4. Which casual wear brand has launched its new ad campaign, ‘Fun It Up!’?

5. Which beauty and wellness company has announced the roll-out of its innovative “The Beauty-Full Month” campaign to celebrate womanhood across India?

6. Which bank will acquire brokerage firm IL&FS Securities Services, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), in an all-cash deal?

7. Which sanitaryware company is foraying back into the lighting market?

8. Which Indian knitwear major, through its subsidiary Oban Fashions, has entered into an licensing agreement with US-based “Fruit of the Loom”?

9. Which German colour-cosmetic company is partnering Kaunis Marketing Services Pvt Ltd for an India entry next month?

10. Which city has retained its position as the best in India in living standards, as per the Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings for 2017?

11. Which company will acquire Rage Frameworks, a knowledge-based automation technology and services providing artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprises?

12. Which company has introduced India's first mobile honey testing lab?

13. Which airline will reportedly enter into retail business by selling products designed by fashion designer Rohit Bal and Sunny Leone's branded perfumes?

14. Which online marketplace has launched a campaign ‘Six months break-up challenge’?

15. Paytm has launched its payments services in which country, marking its entry into an overseas market for the first time?

16. Which Business Process Management (BPM) firm has announced the acquisition of Houston, Texas based HealthHelp, an industry leader in care management for $95 million?

17. Which battery company has appointed S Vijayanand as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017?

18. Amul recently launched a ready-to-drink milk product to boost brain power and reduce anxiety and stress levels. What has it been branded as?

19. Which MNC has secured an Indian patent for its invention relating to a beverage preservative system?

20. Which business personality's family trust last week announced its intention to acquire 13% stake in Anglo American, one of the world's top five miners and owner of the largest diamond producer, De Beers?

21. The Securities And Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has permitted celebrity endorsements at industry level for which category?

22. Which beverage brand has launched the digital film ‘My First Train Journey’?

23. Which Delhi-based on demand laundry service provider has acquired subscription-based laundry firm OneClickWash in an all-cash deal?

24. Which general insurance company has launched the film #OpenDoors for its home insurance business?

25. Which company has acquired a 45% stake in Zed Lifestyle, the owner of “Beardo” male grooming brand?

26. Which company said an indirect arm of its group firm will fully acquire Canada's Thallion Pharmaceuticals for 2.7 million Canadian dollar?

27. Financial marketplace Deal4Loans has been rebranded. What is the new name?

28. Which company has launched Enable Travel, calling it a path-breaking ‘accessible holiday’ initiative, which will offer customised travel experiences to people with special abilities?

29. Which ice cream brand last week launched its operations in Tamil Nadu?

30. Which two Indian companies have made it to the list of the world´s most ethical companies by an American thinktank, Ethisphere Institute?

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March 12, 2017

Biz Quizzard 676

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

1. Which MNC last week won the bid for Indian cricket team's sponsorship rights for 5 years, starting April, for Rs 1,079 crore?

2. Reckitt Benckiser (RB)'s Moov has roped in which sports personality as brand ambassador for 3 years?

3. Which Indian company has sold its animal health business to South Africa's Ascendis Health, as part of the company's strategy to focus on consolidating its business to strategic markets?

4. Which retail electronic payment network has rolled out its new campaign #KindnessIsCashless?

5. Which company has agreed to buy US healthcare IT consultancy services provider CJS Solutions at an enterprise value of $110 million (Rs 735 crore)?

6. Which Delhi-based cold-pressed juice maker has acquired JusDivine for an undisclosed amount in an all-equity deal to gain entry into the Mumbai market?

7. Which MNC will pay 2.2 billion Euros ($2.3 billion) for GM's Opel unit and its UK sister brand Vauxhall?

8. Which professional services firm has been reconstituted as of March 1, with 26 offices in five continents and in 16 countries?

9. Which FMCG brand has launched the campaign #BossWomen for Women’s Day?

10. Global mobile technology company OnePlus has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador in India?

11. Which company has roped in Chitrashi Rawat of ‘Chak De India’ fame to promote its content app?

12. Parle Agro has roped in Alia Bhatt to endorse which brand?

13. Samsung has soft launched its mobile payment service in India. What is it called?

14. Which company has bought all wind farms owned by Inox Renewables for an undisclosed amount?

15. Which bank has become the first bank to launch an Aadhaar-based cashless payment system?

16. Mahesh Madhavan will be the new CEO of which liquor giant from April 2018?

17. Which company has announced the sale of its automation business to Alfanar for an enterprise value of €120 million?

18. Which well known multinational manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances has introduced its all new logo?

19. Which online furniture rental portal is launching a #SWAGGHAR campaign with an intention to reach out to all the digital savvy audiences?

20. Tata Motors last week unveiled a two-seater sports coupe at the Geneva International Motor Show. What has it been branded as?

21. Which Indian high end leather accessories brand last week announced the launch of its first global store in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall?

22. PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd last week launched ready-to-cook idli, dosa, upma and khichdi under which label?

23. Candy brand Pulse last month crossed which sales milestone?

24. Which sportswear brand has recently launched an ad campaign ‘Run The Streets’ in India to promote its newly launched range IGNITE Limitless?

25. Targeting Indian film and Bollywood fans in the US, Amazon has launched a curated on-demand video channel subscription. What has it been branded as?

26. San Jose-based Nimble Storage has been snapped up by which company for $1.09 billion, making it the latest acquisition of an Indian tech company by a global giant?

27. Which company last week launched its first-ever range of air conditioners dedicated to homemakers?

28. Which company has acquired WhiteSpace Health, a US-based healthcare analytics company for an undisclosed sum?

29. Which actress last week launched her clothing (western-wear) line Ms.Taken?

30. What did Nike recently unveil for Muslim athletes?

31. Which company last week launched its new power saving green inverter air conditioner range along with its brand philosophy ‘Soch ke banaya hai’?

32. According to a report last week, which company is test marketing coconut water brand Zico in India?

33. Which real estate consultant has acquired property brokerage Favista(dot)com in an all-stock deal?

34. Hyundai India has decided to stop the production of which hatchback in the country?

35. Which brand has claimed to have become the first UV (utility vehicle) to tow Boeing 737-800 aircraft?

36. Which detergent brand has launched the #saaremaeldhodaalo campaign for Holi?

37. Sam Ghosh has quit as the group chief executive officer of which financial services company?

38. Which eye wear brand has roped in Anushka Sharma as its ambassador for the 2017 campaign?

39. Subway last week launched a new restaurant at Bharuch, Gujarat. Why did this make news?

40. Which Indian company will form a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda to explore a strategic alliance?

41. Which airport has secured 1st position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-ASQ survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category for 2016?

42. Which retail chain has launched the campaign #JeeLeZara?

43. Which brand recently launched a film claiming to be the world’s first ‘Mothers for Mothers’ Network?

44. Which online marketplace released the video 'My First Women's Day' on the occasion of Women’s Day?

45. Which beverage brand recently launched the ad ‘Tea Set’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 676 as the subject.

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