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February 15, 2015

Biz Quizzard 568

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week February 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired iClinic Healthcare, a technology-based healthcare provider founded by former Vodafone chief commercial officer Sanjoy Mukerji and Britannia MD Varun Berry?

2. Which MNC has acquired Odysee, an app that lets users back up and access content captured on their mobile or tablet cameras from their PCs?

3. Which Mumbai-based company has acquired a technology from a Chinese company to turn induction stove into an interactive one?

4. Which business personality has made a personal investment in auto classifieds portal CarDekho?

5. Which company has launched its latest digital campaign 'Do ThumbThing'?

6. Which MNC has announced the launch of the official video game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, titled 'ICC Pro Cricket 2015'?

7. Which actress will launch her cosmetics line called 'Circa' in US later this month?

8. Which brand has launched a new television commercial for the world cup with the message ‘There’s a lot riding on us’?

9. Which biscuit brand has launched a television commercial to mark its new packaging, with the positioning ‘Thoda Aur’?

10. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch its first American satellite later this year or early next year. For which company?

11. Which US retailer last week launched its first technology innovation centre outside of the US, at Bengaluru?

12. Ratan Tata has taken up a mentoring role in which venture capital firm?

13. Which Chinese business group has agreed to buy Swiss sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG with a group of investors for 1.05 billion Euros ($1.19 billion)?

14. Which company and Government of Rajasthan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly set up India’s largest solar park of 10,000 MW in Rajasthan?

15. Which cab services company has launched its first nationwide marketing campaign 'Ab Haath Na Hilao, Bas App Dabao'?

16. Which company is acquiring Bengaluru-based startup Eventifier as it looks to expand across the entertainment value chain?

17. Which confectionary brand has launched a new campaign ‘Aapko Farak Padega!’ to communicate that it is now ‘bigger, softer and better’?

18. Which well known economist has won has the newly instituted Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize?

19. Which MNC has submitted a bid to acquire Sweden's Axis Communications, expanding into video surveillance?

20. Which company last week launched ‘Pockets’, the first digital Bank in the country?

21. Which business group will purchase a majority stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering (PDOE) for roughly Rs 3,000 crore?

22. Which Singapore-based company has agreed to pick up a controlling stake in Green Infra, a company controlled by IDFC's private equity (PE) arm?

23. Which MNC plans to launch Fuze Tea, its billion-dollar global brand that combines tea and fruit juice, in India this summer?

24. Delhi-based Alibi Technologies is launching a new dating app. What is it called?

25. Which MNC will acquire the broadcast business of Maa Television Network for an undisclosed sum?

26. Which MNC has bagged the title sponsorship of the India Fashion Week, replacing Wills Lifestyle?

27. Which online travel booking service has agreed to acquire Orbitz Worldwide for about $1.34 billion in cash?

28. Which steel company has acquired three service centres in Sweden, Finland and Norway to strengthen its offering to manufacturers in the Nordic region?

29. Which chocolate brand has launched a digital video campaign titled ‘Golden Moments’ for Valentine’s Day?

30. Which MNC has announced the launch of Web Rangers in India, a program that empowers teens to promote the safe use of the Internet among their peers?

31. Which FM radio network has inked a pact to acquire the seven `Oye FM' radio stations run by the TV Today Network?

32. Which Mumbai-based company has sold a 68% stake in its seamless stainless steel tube division for Rs 206 crore to Spain's Tubacex, the world's second largest manufacturer of the material?

33. Which Pune-based jeweller has signed up Salman Khan to endorse the 183-year-old brand across the world?

34. Which company’s arm Quess Group will acquire facility management firm Aramark India for an undisclosed sum?

35. Which company has acquired Savlon and Shower To Shower brands for India from Johnson & Johnson?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 568 as the subject.

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