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March 22, 2015

Biz Quizzard 573

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week March 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC is launching SecuTABLET, a high-security tablet developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd?

2. Which MNC has launched #TogetherOnline in India, an initiative that encourages internet users to help get more women onto the internet?

3. Which brand has released a campaign called #Connect to celebrate Earth Hour?

4. Which company has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Nobody cools better’?

5. Which online fashion brand has roped in former MTV VJ and actor Rhea Chakraborty as its brand ambassador for the new brand campaign?

6. Which media company has launched a revamped network logo and a campaign titled ‘Connecting Dots…’?

7. A mobile-first news service launched by media entrepreneur Raghav Bahl has gone live. What has it been branded as?

8. Which MNC has launched a video call centre in Turkey for the hearing-impaired?

9. Which MNC has acquired 2lemetry, a startup that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices?

10. Which beverages brand has unveiled its maiden multimedia campaign, in sync with its brand philosophy of ‘Drinks and Memories’?

11. Which MNC has terminated its exclusive franchising agreement for India with Chogori Retail and will now partner several companies, instead, to open retail stores in India?

12. Which MNC has bought shopping search engine TheFind?

13. Global Consumer Products, a startup founded by former Godrej Group MD A Mahendran, is rolling out its first brand, a chocolate brand. Name the brand?

14. Ashu Suyash, a mutual fund industry veteran, will be the new MD and CEO of which company?

15. Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) last week launched a sporty cross. What has it been branded as?

16. Which company has launched Chillr, a mobile app that allows users to instantly transfer money to any contact in their phonebook?

17. Which airline will soon launch its long haul budget carrier, Eurowings, to destinations in India?

18. Which media company will launch its first fashion label EK shortly to tap into the merchandising opportunities?

19. Which company has appointed Abid Ali Neemuchwala, the former head of TCS BPO, as the group President and Chief Operating Officer?

20. Snapdeal has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

21. Former Forbes India editor Indrajit Gupta has launched a digital media and learning platform for entrepreneurs. What has it been branded as?

22. An airport at Andal in West Bengal is set to start commercial operations by next month. What is its claim to fame?

23. Which dating application has made its India debut recently?

24. Which Indian company has entered into an agreement to fully acquire South African generics drug maker Pharma Dynamics?

25. Actress Nicole Kidman has been appointed as the global brand ambassador of which airline’s new campaign?

26. Which MNC is teaming up with long-time Indian-American journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran to produce “constructive” films and TV shows around issues “that matter”?

27. Which portal has launched a campaign to promote its newly launched 'Uncancel' feature?

28. Which footwear brand has signed on actor Varun Dhawan as its brand ambassador?

29. Which US-based hospitality group has signed a franchise agreement with Indian company Miraya Hotel Management to establish its mid-market brands in the country?

30. GMR group-run Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has achieved which milestone in terms of number of passengers in a year?

31. Which Italian superbike maker has partnered Pune-based real estate group DSK to launch five motorcycles in India?

32. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has crossed which cumulative sales milestone for its BharatBenz trucks?

33. Which Swiss watchmaker is joining forces with technology behemoths Google and Intel to develop a smartwatch that can compete with the new Apple Watch?

34. Snapdeal last week announced the launch of which luxury product category on its marketplace, a first in India?

35. Which company will soon become the first Indian automobile manufacturer to sport complete keyless entry systems in its cars?

36. Which portal has launched CashBoss, an Android app that rewards users with free talk-time?

37. Which British company last week unveiled ‘The Fascination’, described as the 'world's most valuable transformable timepiece'?

38. Lifestyle has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its contemporary menswear brand - Code by Lifestyle?

39. Which MNC smartphone maker has appointed its chairperson and co-founder Cher Wang as the new CEO?

40. Which taxi aggregator last week launched a food delivery service in India?

41. Which automobile MNC has appointed Colin Macdonald as the Managing Director in India with effect from April 1?

42. Which company has launched its campaign ‘Ghar Baithe Ghar Sajao’ to promote its new Home category?

43. K V Developers Pvt. Ltd (KVD), an ISO certified real estate builder in Noida, is claiming which distinction for its project, KVD WindPark?

44. Nestle has launched a campaign ‘Reconnect with your senses’ to promote the premium version of KitKat. What has it been branded as?

45. AirAsia India last week unveiled its 4th aircraft with a livery dedicated to JRD Tata as a mark of respect to the pioneer of civil aviation in the Indian sub-continent. What has it been christened as?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 573 as the subject.

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