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January 11, 2015

Biz Quizzard 563

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week January 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has been crowned the `Most Generous Indian' for the second year in a row by China's Hurun Research Institute?

2. Kapil Sharma, who has made his mark as a comedian, will play the role of CEO of which company in his Bollywood debut?

3. Which media group has roped in Jwalant Swaroop as CEO?

4. Who will be the first vice chairman of the Niti Aayog - an institution that came into being on January 1 and replaced the 65year old Planning Commission?

5. Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ has become the first Bollywood film to cross which domestic box office collections milestone?

6. Premium fitness brand Reebok has tied up with which celebrity to motivate and inspire people to be 'Fit for Life’?

7. Which MNC has acquired wit.ai, a company that makes voice recognition technology for wearable devices and Internet-connected appliances?

8. Which mobile app service has launched its first TV campaign #ChaloNiklo?

9. Which celebrity has taken 50 selfies, which will act as the center-piece for Japanese beauty brand Shiseido's ad campaign during one of Japan's busiest shopping periods?

10. The government last week released a commemorative coin in honour of which business legend on his 175th birth anniversary?

11. Which MNC has launched a brand campaign titled ‘Being Unreasonable’, with brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

12. Mahindra & Mahindra has touched which production milestone from its Kandivali plant in Mumbai?

13. Which online real estate portal has acquired Bengaluru-based startup Bakfy?

14. Which company is set to acquire 100 per cent equity in Frika Hair (Pty) Ltd, a leading company in the hair extensions business in South Africa?

15. Which wires and cables manufacturer has launched a new brand campaign 'Connection Zindagi Ka'?

16. Which multi system operator (MSO) has become the first company from the cable TV industry to have crossed the $1 billion mark in terms of enterprise valuation?

17. Microsoft has launched its cheapest handset with internet processor so far. What has it been branded as?

18. Who has emerged as the 'business person of the year' for 2014, according to Fortune magazine?

19. Which television channel has teamed up with Cadbury 5 Star’s famous duo Ramesh and Suresh for a brand integration campaign titled ‘Jo Khaaye Kho Jaaye’?

20. This is a nice ad. Which hair care brand has rolled out a digital commercial 'Brave & Beautiful', featuring a bald woman?

21. Which capital markets-focused IT company has acquired Paris-based consulting and integration specialist TeamTrade for an undisclosed sum?

22. Which company has launched the country's first contactless debit and credit cards that use the near field communication technology?

23. Which portal has launched what it claims is the world’s first instant messenger by a classifieds company?

24. Sony Corp is bringing back which well known brand?

25. Which airline has been named the world’s safest airline in a report published by AirlineRatings.com?

26. Which Indian IT company has entered into a joint venture with US-based global telecom technology firm Avion Systems?

27. Which MNC has signed an agreement to sell its La Cocinera frozen meals business to Findus Spain as part of its ongoing portfolio review?

28. Which messaging app has made its first acquisition, buying free voice-calling company Zip Phone, which will allow it to launch free app-based calling services?

29. Which company has bought Mukesh Ambani's majority stake in Stargaze, which operates the multiplex chain Glitz?

30. Which Mumbai-based online apparel startup has raised an undisclosed amount from Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal?

31. Which MNC bank is exiting global institutional equities business, as it expands its cost cutting exercise?

32. Which MNC has bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth?

33. Which IPL team has announced HTC as an official principal sponsor?

34. Which DTH brand has launched a television commercial with the tagline ‘TV saath saath dekhne mein maza aata hai na’?

35. Which company is acquiring Swiss firm SOFGEN Holdings Ltd., a global consulting and services firm specialising in private, commercial and retail banking solutions?

36. Which chain has launched an exciting new pizza festival ‘Flavours of the World’ with a new campaign?

37. Which portal for all wacky gizmos recently launched its first physical store, in Mumbai?

38. Which brand has launched a range of ‘super green teas’ that are the first functional green teas in the UK with proven health benefits?

39. Which online fashion retailer is launching its first technology lab in the country?

40. Which well known CEO was among the 15 awardees of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award last week?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 563 as the subject.

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