July 19, 2015

Biz Quizzard 590

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has topped the Best Companies to Work for Study 2015, a collaboration between the Economic Times and the Great Place to Work Institute?

2. MY Kim is the new India head for which MNC?

3. Which private equity firm has appointed Alok Goel, former CEO of Freecharge, as managing director?

4. Which entity is picking up a 50% stake in Massive Restaurants, a two-year-old company founded by Zorawar, son of celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra?

5. This one surely is a blast from the past. Which well known FMCG brand has launched a new commercial featuring bikini-clad Brazilian model Anabelle dancing under a waterfall?

6. Which Indian business personality has been featured in `The Worldview 100' listing of the prestigious US-based Scientific American magazine?

7. Mr Satoru Iwata, 55, recently died after a long illness. He was the CEO of which MNC?

8. Which portal last week unveiled its new brand identity with a new logo and tagline ‘Aasaan Hai Badalna’?

9. Which company has divested its wholly owned subsidiary Packaging India to Amcor Flexibles in an all-cash transaction?

10. Children-focused e-commerce company Firstcry[dot]com has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

11. Which company has said it will buy certain assets of US-based Trygstad Technical Services in an all- cash deal?

12. Which pizza chain recently broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the most number of people tossing pizza dough at once, in London?

13. Which business group has ventured into the food business by acquiring MVJ Foods' Melam brand?

14. Sandeep Mathur, former Managing Director of Oracle India, is the new president of which next-generation financial services solutions start-up?

15. Which business group has roped in Kriti Sanon as the brand ambassador for their new Bath & Home Collection?

16. Which online marketplace is relaunching Shopo as a mobile app focused goods and services marketplace, two years after it acquired the startup for an undisclosed sum?

17. Which company is selling its iconic south Mumbai guest house `Alhambra', which was built by the sultan of Darbhanga, for an undisclosed amount?

18. Which company will acquire 100 per cent equity stake in Sarthak Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., which operates ‘Sarthak TV’, the number 1 GEC in Odia language?

19. Which Italian sports car manufacturer has made its re-entry into the Indian luxury car market?

20. The Russian government has chosen which shipyard for a naval frigate order that is likely to exceed $3 billion, making it the private sector's biggest ever warship-building project?

21. American kitchen equipment company Middleby is buying which renowned British cooker maker for $201 million?

22. Which business group has named its Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) service NXT Digital?

23. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in Bluefin Solutions Ltd. (Bluefin), a U.K.-based IT solutions provider specialising in SAP HANA solutions?

24. Michael Jones, a former chief executive of MySpace, is launching a venture capital fund in India to back early start-ups focussed on building mobile phone applications. What is it called?

25. Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd (AHLL) has unveiled its new line of hospitals. What has it been branded as?

26. Defending champions of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, the Jaipur Pink Panthers, have roped in which brand as the principal sponsor (front jersey) for this season?

27. Rediffusion Y&R has launched a separate division to focus on social sector communication. What has it been branded as?

28. Which company is planning to launch solar LED-based lighting products, leveraging the technology developed by Bengaluru-based Promptec Renewable Energy Solutions?

29. Which telecom company last week announced 1GB free Data for all its female subscribers coming aboard?

30. Which airline has unveiled its first Arsenal FC branded plane?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 590 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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