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November 1, 2015

Biz Quizzard 605

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week October 26 - 31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which telecom tower operator has joined the Wi-Fi bandwagon by incorporating a new subsidiary, Smartx Services Limited?

2. Which tile and sanitaryware maker has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Andhra Pradesh-based Anjani Tiles to set up a ceramic vitrified tiles facility in Nellore?

3. Which automobile brand is being advertised with the positioning 'Follow No One'?

4. Instagram has unveiled a new feature allowing users to post one-second video loops. What has it been branded as?

5. The investment arm of which business personality has picked up a significant minority stake in Mumbai-based Hygienic Research Institute (HRI), the owner of brand Vasmol, for about Rs 220 crore?

6. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire full stake in Mumbai-based adventure holiday company Nature Trails Resorts for an undisclosed sum?

7. Which integrated business services provider has signed a deal to buy Sri Lankan arm of human resources service provider Randstad India for an undisclosed amount?

8. Ratan Tata and Mohandas Pai have invested in which online deal-making platform?

9. Which express delivery service is set to acquire Townrush, a Bangalore-based hyperlocal delivery player?

10. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Zigwheels[dot]com, one of India’s leading auto portals, from Times Internet?

11. Which company is selling its power systems business in Canada to PTI Holdings Corporation for C$ 20 million?

12. Viacom 18 Digital Ventures, the digital arm of Viacom18, last week announced its new OTT video platform's brand name and identity. What has it been branded as?

13. Which instant messaging based delivery startup has acquired Zoyo, an artificial intelligence-based platform that allows users to shop over chat?

14. Which MNC has named Narendra Nayak as managing director for its India operations?

15. Which company has partnered with the Bhasin Group for construction of Festival City, the country's tallest composite steel structure?

16. Which yet-to-be-launched online venture has acquihired the fashion vertical of Bengaluru-based brand Eat.Shop.Love. (ESL) to power its foray into ecommerce?

17. Cadbury India has roped in south Indian actress Jyothika as brand ambassador for which brand?

18. Which luggage brand has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador?

19. RC Venkateish has resigned as the CEO of which DTH operator?

20. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has tied up with HDFC Bank and MasterCard in a move that will create the largest e-commerce platform in the country. What has it been branded as?

21. Which MNC unveiled its fuel cell sedan Clarity at the 44th Tokyo Auto Show?

22. Which company has launched FooGo, a new food discovery and delivery app at the Mumbai and Delhi airports?

23. Which MNC has launched a digital film #25Everyday to mark its 25th year in India?

24. Flipkart has partnered with which retailer to showcase its exclusive phone portfolio in retail stores across India?

25. Which two-wheeler brand has launched its newest campaign ‘Make Life a sport’?

26. Times Network last week launched India's first real estate and property business television channel. What has it been branded as?

27. Which company has agreed to acquire 51% stake in marquee Delhi-based Saket City Hospital (SCH) for about Rs 350 crore from Smart Health City, a Singapore-based company of the BK Modi Group?

28. Which company has acquired PowerObjects, a US-based provider of Microsoft Dynamics customer resource management solution, for $46 million, or about Rs 299 crore?

29. Rajeev Bakshi will step down as the India managing director of which MNC retailer by the end of January 2016?

30. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire supply chain software and services company Interactive Business Information Systems Inc (IBIS) for $14 million (Rs 92crore)?

31. Which company is all set to become the first Indian media and entertainment company to foray into theatre production?

32. Which newly-launched brand has launched its first ad campaign 'Goodness Ki Shuruaat'?

33. Which Fashion focused etailer has appointed former Benetton India MD Sanjeev Mohanty as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), effective early December 2015?

34. Century Textiles & Industries has named which business personality as its vice chairman, an ascension that was due for a while?

35. Which radio broadcaster has joined hands with the Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) to set up a custom-produced 24x7 airport radio station - the first in India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 605 as the subject.

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