July 12, 2015

Biz Quizard 589

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which bank has launched the first MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) card under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) scheme?

2. Which cosmetics company has launched the digital campaign #SwipeToSpice?

3. Which MNC’s ‘Find Your Fast’ campaign features Kobe Bryant, Wayne Rooney and Serena Williams, along with 10 other athletes who inspire runners to run their fastest mile?

4. Which beverage brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Bhaag Bittoo Bhaag’?

5. Hospitality company R&A Foods, which owns fast food chains Paninaro and Pronto, has acquired which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in an all-stock deal?

6. Which city in India will get cab aggregator firm Uber’s biggest facility outside US?

7. Which textile manufacturer has entered the women’s branded apparel category with the launch of its brand ‘Channel Nine’?

8. Which company has appointed former Procter & Gamble executive Shantanu Khosla as the executive vice-president and managing director designate of its consumer business?

9. Which city in India has been ranked 12th on a list of top 20 technology-rich cities in the world, according to a survey conducted by Jones Lang LaSalle?

10. Which chocolate gifting brand has launched its first Eid campaign?

11. Which company has launched a campaign, featuring Anurag Kashyap, Harsha Bhogle and Amit Trivedi, to promote its LED TV?

12. Which brand of glucometers has rolled out a new campaign titled ‘Khud ki care’?

13. Which celebrity is building a 30 cottage resort on a 12-acre farm in Lonavala, branded `Kulli Yaar Di,' which means `a friend's house'?

14. Which regional carrier will commence operations from July 12 connecting Rajahmundry and Tirupati with Hyderabad?

15. Which company has acquired the India affiliate (Rittman Mead India) of Rittman Mead Consulting Ltd., a data and analytics consulting firm?

16. Ronnie Screwvala, B Saikumar and Ajay Chacko’s digital media venture, UDigital, has unveiled its digital media brand. Name it?

17. Which company has inked an equal joint venture with premium South Korean cosmetics and biotechnology firm Caregen Co to make and sell the latter's specialised skincare and haircare products in India?

18. Which business group has named PepsiCo executive Rahul Bhatnagar as its new managing director and chief financial officer?

19. Which British lender has ousted chief executive Antony Jenkins after three years in the post?

20. International Travel + Leisure magazine has voted which hospitality major as the best hotel brand in the world?

21. Star India last week launched a new English movies channel. What has it been branded as?

22. Which MNC has launched a new film ‘Karo Kuch Bhi’, crafted around its theme for youth in 2015 – ‘Learn. Share. Inspire’?

23. Which brand has become the first apparel brand in India to cross the $100-million sales mark?

24. Gourav Rakshit has been elevated as the CEO of which portal?

25. The digital unit of which company is acquiring Denmark-based global strategic design firm Designit for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which business group is set to sell pulses and edible oil in consumer packs in the next few months under a new brand, Nupro, to expand its agricultural business?

27. Which MNC has sealed a deal to buy Procter & Gamble Co's beauty business, which includes brands such as Clairol and Wella, in a $12.5 billion transaction?

28. Which doctor discovery platform has acquired software services firm Genii for an undisclosed sum, marking its entry into the enterprise segment of the healthcare industry?

29. Ashok Kumar Lahiri, a former Chief Economic Advisor to the Centre, will be the Chairman of which bank?

30. Which company has topped the Fortune Next 500 list of Indian companies?

31. Uber Delhi recently executed a rather cute BTL campaign titled 'UberPuppies'. With which portal did it tie up for the campaign?

32. Which company has acquired Italian rolling stock manufacturing firm Firema Transporti Spa?

33. Which 3 Indian firms were featured in the 2015 list of top 100 luxury brands by Deloitte?

34. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) last week launched a new bike in the 110cc category. What has it been branded as?

35. Maruti Celerio has crossed which sales milestone in the domestic market?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 589 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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