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January 15, 2017

Biz Quizzard 668

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting with an easy one. Which film has become India's biggest box-office success of all times?

2. Nimbus Communications' founder Harish Thawani is launching an exclusive club in Mumbai for ultra-high net worth individuals. What is it called?

3. HMD Global, which now owns the right to the Nokia brand, has unveiled the brand’s first Android phone. What has it been branded as?

4. Which golf inventory aggregator is purchasing Singapore-based competitor GolfGreedy in a cash-and-stock deal?

5. Which company will be acquiring Portugal’s Generic Farmaceutica SA in a Rs 969 crore (€135 million) deal?

6. Which third party supply chain and logistics firm will acquire majority stake in integrated cold chain logistics company Kelvin Cold Chain for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which auto component company has acquired a majority stake in Moldex Composites at a valuation of Rs 100 crore?

8. HDFC Bank last week unveiled its human-shaped robot. What has it been named?

9. Ramesh Nair will be the new CEO and country head of which real estate services company?

10. Kalyan Krishnamurthy has been named the new chief executive officer of which company?

11. Which MNC has agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business to state-backed conglomerate CITIC Ltd and Carlyle Group LP for up to $2.08 billion?

12. Which handset maker has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador?

13. Which healthcare and fitness startup, founded by former Flipkart executives Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori, has entered into a strategic partnership with hyper local logistics company Opinio?

14. Adidas and which Indian celebrity have decided not to renew the three-year endorsement contract?

15. Which real estate portal has merged with Housing(dot)com in an all-stock deal?

16. Which Silicon Valley-based online education provider has appointed Ishan Gupta as managing director for India?

17. Which automobile MNC has appointed Vikram Pawah as the President of India operations with effect from March 1, 2017?

18. Which Bengaluru-based regional airline has signed a pact to purchase an up to 74% stake in its peer, grounded carrier Air Pegasus, in the first move of consolidation in the Indian aviation space?

19. Which MNC has become the first airline to launch commercial operations with Airbus A350 to India?

20. Yahoo will be renamed after the conclusion of Verizon deal. What will it be called?

21. Which cosmetics giant has agreed to buy three leading skincare brands from Valeant for $1.3 billion in a move set to give its US offering a face lift?

22. Which company will buy business process outsourcing company Denali Sourcing Services for about $40 million, to boost its finance and accounting business?

23. Which MNC has become the first bank to have a national tie-up with the India Post which runs over 1,55,000 post offices?

24. Which company has acquired promoters' share in Odisha-based Shiva Cement and has also launched an open offer to acquire 32% stake from public shareholders?

25. Which global travel search engine last week officially announced its entry into the Indian market, providing innovative travel tools to help people search, plan and manage their travel?

26. KM Philip, 104, passed away in Chennai last week. He was the former whole-time director on the board of which company?

27. Fashion jewellery brand Voylla recently launched its 100th retail store. Which location?

28. Asian Paints has launched a commercial featuring Ranbir Kapoor to promote which waterproofing paint?

29. The government will sell its entire 51% stake and transfer the management control of which joint venture with ONGC to a strategic buyer?

30. Who has been appointed the new chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of India's largest conglomerate by revenues?

31. Which hospitality major has bought a majority stake in Sarovar Hotels in India?

32. Which MNC has retained its position as the world's most innovative company on an annual top-50 list by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)?

33. Which business group last week launched Carworkz, a car workshop aggregator?

34. Assam government last week launched its e-wallet. What has it been branded as?

35. Hero MotoCorp last week forayed into which new country, the 35th market where the company has entered?

36. Which luggage brand has roped in cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin as brand ambassadors?

37. Which food services company has roped in former PepsiCo Executive Pratik Pota as its new CEO designate?

38. Maruti Suzuki last week launched which compact crossover brand?

39. Which airline last week placed an order for up to 205 Boeing aircraft, with a book value of Rs 1,50,000 crore, the largest Boeing aircraft order in the history of Indian aviation till date?

40. Rajesh Gopinathan will be the new CEO of which company?

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January 8, 2017

Biz Quizzard 667

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Shapoorji Pallonji Group firm Eureka Forbes has launched its first 'Made in India' air purifier to consolidate its position in the segment. What has it been branded as?

2. Which brand has adapted its international #BrotherlyLove ad for desi market?

3. Anshu Jain, the former co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, has joined which New York-based investment banking and brokerage firm as president?

4. Which Indian realtor is foraying into UK market with its first affordable housing project on the outskirts of North East London, in alliance with a local builder?

5. Which hospital chain recently released a film titled 'Eager to get you home'?

6. Which automobile company last week launched Redditch Classic 350 starting at Rs 1.46 lakh, on-road in Delhi?

7. Sports marketing firm ProSportify, the promoter of Pro Wrestling League (PWL), has roped in which company as the title sponsor of the wrestling league for the next two years?

8. Which hair care brand has launched a new digital ad - #MagicOfWarmth?

9. Which printing solutions company has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘What’s your print?’?

10. Tata Motors last week launched its new pick-up vehicle. What has it been branded as?

11. Which company has acquired Pipemonk, a data integration platform that works on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model?

12. The promoters of which auto components maker have acquired the shares held by Mahindra & Mahindra in a joint venture company for Rs 120 crore?

13. Which MNC has appointed Karan Bajwa as managing director of its India operations?

14. Which company has staked its claim to the world's fastest electric car with its FF91 production model, showing footage of it outracing Tesla Motors Inc's Model S in a glitzy event in Las Vegas?

15. Vikas Panditrao is the new managing director of the Asia Pacific region of which banking, mobile financial services and commerce platform?

16. Xiaomi India has crossed which revenue milestone in 2016?

17. Which company has appointed S Padmanabhan as chairman, effective January 4?

18. Which footwear company last week introduced a new logo to make the brand future ready?

19. Which US-based IT services provider, which has a global delivery center in Hyderabad, has announced the acquisition of US-based cloud services provider iMicron?

20. Which is the most reputed smartphone brand in India, according to a report by BlueBytes, in association with TRA Research?

21. Which company has forayed into mobile-based corporate learning and development offering with a smartphone-led learning and engagement solution, PalmLeaf?

22. Which Indian automobile company has inked a three-year global agreement with Castrol?

23. Which Indian IT services company has announced a joint venture with Saudi Arabia-based Midad Holdings, a part of diversified business conglomerate Al Fozan Group?

24. Vikram Pawah has exited as the managing director of which automobile company as of December 31, 2016?

25. Which smartphone maker last week opened its first 'Experience Store' in India, in Bengaluru?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 667 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy elarning!
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