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June 17, 2018

Biz Quizzard 742

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company and Amazon have co-developed a line of hair and male-grooming products that will be sold exclusively on the Web marketplace?

2. Which MNC has rolled out its new brand campaign “Badhte Chalein”, featuring Virat Kohli?

3. Which celebrity has been announced as brand ambassador for the male grooming product range for Philips India?

4. Which cement brand has launched a campaign featuring Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum?

5. Which biryani brand has launched its first campaign?

6. Which company will set up India’s first lithium ion cell production project by investing Rs 799 crore in three phases in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh?

7. Which company has bought a 75% stake in Tastetaria, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dhunseri Petrochem, for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which actress has been appointed as the newest Westin Well-Being Brand Advocate in Asia Pacific?

9. This should be easy. Which MNC has launched a new campaign with the focus on ‘naya note'?

10. Which MNC last week said Dhivya Suryadevara, currently vice president of corporate finance, will succeed Chuck Stevens on September 1 as chief financial officer?

11. Which celebrity has been announced as the brand ambassador of StayHappi Pharmacy?

12. Movie ‘Race 3’ has roped in which menswear brand as its official style partner?

13. Which financial services company has launched the campaign 'The joy of earning'?

14. Which Hyderabad-based tech startup has launched a voicebot - Darwin - that allows employees to share realtime feedback in a seamless manner?

15. Caller identification app Truecaller has acquired which payments startup to help it roll out credit and financial services to its Indian users?

16. Which MNC is launching the beverage brand ‘Rani Float’ in India?

17. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was last week named brand ambassador of which online fantasy sports platform?

18. Which Japanese company has acquired a majority stake in New Delhi-based creative advertising firm From Here On Communications (FHO)?

19. Pune-based decorative paint maker Indigo Paints has signed which celebrity as the company’s first brand ambassador for the next three years?

20. Which consumer durables firm last week bought non-stick cookware maker Nirlep Appliances for around Rs 80 crore, which includes equity and debt?

21. Which airline has become the first airline to implement zero fees for cancellation and ticket changes for a certain category of tickets, if done up to 72 hours before departure?

22. Which actress has been roped in as the brand ambassador of boat?

23. Which French BPO giant has announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intelenet from Blackstone for $1 billion?

24. Which brand has kick started its Father’s Day campaign with an interesting video chat between Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan?

25. Which railway station has become the first station in the country to be awarded the CII-IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Platinum rating?

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June 10, 2018

Biz Quizzard 741

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Suzuki Motor Corporation (Japan) last week said it has achieved which accumulated automobile production milestone in India?

2. Which company has acquired a 70% stake in Kenyan gaming company NZ World?

3. Which global private equity firm is buying a 60% stake in Hyderabad-based environmental and waste management solutions provider Ramky Enviro Engineers, in a deal worth $600 million?

4. Which company will acquire Orange Renewables Singapore for a total enterprise value of $922 million?

5. Flipkart-owned digital payments start-up PhonePe has crossed which user base milestone?

6. Which French apparel brand last week launched its online store in India to cash in on the e-commerce boom?

7. Prince Pipes and Fittings has announced the appointment of which actor as its brand ambassador?

8. Which MNC is buying GitHub, a software development company used by 28 million programmers, for $7.5 billion?

9. The government last week appointed Mahesh Kumar Jain as the fourth deputy governor of the RBI. He is the MD and CEO of which bank?

10. This is a brilliant campaign. Which company has partnered with the UN to fight plastic pollution and has launched the campaign ‘Useless people are useful.’?

11. Which FMCG major last week announced it will launch the first ever 100% compostable, plant-based packaging for its snacks products, this year?

12. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#TaliaByAlia’?

13. India’s market for premium motorcycles - those priced above Rs 1 lakh - crossed which annual sales milestone in fiscal 2018?

14. Which innerwear brand has launched ‘#KnowsMe’, its first ever campaign exclusive for women?

15. Which actress has been announced as the brand ambassador of the air hostess training institute Frankfinn Aviation?

16. Which MNC has made Gal Gadot its global brand ambassador for consumer notebook segment?

17. Rana Barua has stepped down as CEO of which advertising agency?

18. On World Environment Day, which brand released the digital campaign ‘#DoorwayToGreen’?

19. Which airline has announced the appointment of former easy-Jet executive Cornelis Vrieswijk as its new CEO?

20. Which advertising agency last week announced a new logo, organizational design, and brand identity?

21. Which Pune-based realty developer has acquired an eight-storey commercial building at Trafalgar Square in London for nearly £100 million, or Rs 900 crore?

22. Former SoftBank executive Nikesh Arora has taken over as the CEO of which company on June 6?

23. Which company has launched what it claims as the country’s first intelligent electric scooter?

24. The cumulative sales of eight of ITC’s FMCG brands crossed which milestone mark in the fiscal ending March 2018?

25. Which company last week announced the launch of its nationwide ‘Green Thumb initiative’ from the banks of Dravyavati river, at Jaipur?

26. Which insurance company has launched a new campaign titled ‘#Unplanned’, emphasising on the ‘unplanned’ occurrences that could take place when on a vacation?

27. Which Scotch whisky marker has finalised a local bottling deal with Modi Distilleries, part of the Umesh Modi group?

28. Which hospitality brand has launched its maiden TV campaign "Recharge. Refresh"?

29. Which protein brand has roped in U-19 Indian cricket vice-captain Shubman Gill as brand ambassador?

30. Which MNC has named Maggie Timoney as its CEO for USA?

31. Which company has acquired floor cleaning brand Nimyle from Kolkata-based Arpita Agro Products for an undisclosed amount?

32. Which company has unveiled anti-ageing and specialised hydrating creams under the brand name ‘Dermafique’, as part of its foray into the premium skincare segment?

33. Sunil Sood has been elected as the chairman of which industry body?

34. Which online healthcare platform and e-pharmacy has launched the campaign ‘Lafaddu Lal’?

35. Which retail major has appointed Rajiv Suri as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 741 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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