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November 8, 2015

Biz Quizzard 606

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is merging the telecom business of Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) (MTS) in a cashless deal worth Rs 4,500-5000 crore?

2. Which Mumbai-based home utility services startup has acquired Zepper Services?

3. Mr Brijmohan Lall Munjal, 92, passed away on November 1st. He was the founder of which business group?

4. Which electrical appliances company has launched a new brand film ‘We are family’?

5. Which company has launched ‘Samayam’ – a news, entertainment and lifestyle content destination available in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages?

6. Which online furniture retailer has launched a new campaign “Is Diwali Kuch Badal Ke Dekhiye”?

7. Which confectionery brand has launched a new campaign with the tagline ‘Chali hawa mastani’?

8. Arre, the digital media brand from UDigital, will launch a show based on the Israeli format Re-Gender. What first is it claiming?

9. Which fast food chain has forayed into packaged products for the first in India and has tied up with online grocery delivery platform Grofers to deliver its packaged and fresh products at consumers' doorsteps?

10. The passenger vehicle unit of Tata Motors has roped in which celebrity as its global brand ambassador?

11. Which company is set to unveil a new hatchback, code-named Kite, by early December 2015?

12. YK Koo is set to become the India managing director of which automobile MNC?

13. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Visa Europe Ltd. in a deal valued at $23.4 billion?

14. Which video game maker will buy Candy Crush Saga creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen its mobile games portfolio?

15. Ratan Tata has made a strategic investment in which US-based wi-fi first mobile virtual network operator, headed by Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia?

16. Which company is claiming to be building the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) network in India?

17. Which sports footwear, hardware and apparel maker has been allowed to operate fully-owned stores in the first major approval by the NDA government for 100% FDI single-brand retailing?

18. Multi Screen Media (MSM), which runs the Sony brand of channels in India, will be renamed. What will it be called?

19. Which company has sold French winery Bouvet Ladubay to an undisclosed buyer as part of its restructuring exercise?

20. Amazon[dot]com Inc is set to open its first physical book store. Which city?

21. Which pain reliever brand has roped in tennis diva Sania Mirza and Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri as its brand ambassadors?

22. Forbes Media, in partnership with Worldfone, a Maltese mobile company, has announced the launch of a mobile service for world travelers. What has it been branded as?

23. Which MNC has announced the launch of its international pet food brand 'Eukanuba' in India?

24. Which fairness brand has launched #HandsomeLife, a digital campaign, with Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador?

25. Which online furniture and home d├ęcor company has released a short film titled ‘The Homecoming’?

26. Which retail chain has launched its ‘Paper Patakha’ ad film to promote a cleaner and safer Diwali for a better tomorrow?

27. Which MNC confirmed last week that it will launch a new global luxury car brand called Genesis?

28. Angry Birds-maker Rovio has struck a carrier-billing deal with which mobile operator in India?

29. Which MNC has launched a new `On' series of handsets aimed at youth?

30. Which MNC has bagged the deal for supply of 500 MW solar power to NTPC by bidding Rs 4.63 per unit, a record low for India?

31. Which Pune-based maker of a range of pickles, condiments and ready to eat/cook products, has acquired Kolkata-based brand Elmac Agro Manufacturing Ltd for Rs 30 crore?

32. Which company has tied up with DTH service provider Airtel Digital TV to launch a movie premiere service called Miniplex?

33. Which fitness tracking wearable brand has launched its 360-degree campaign #Findyourfit in India?

34. Which MNC has agreed to buy vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for about $3.9 billion in cash and stock, in a move that could ramp up competition with apartment-sharing startup AirBnB?

35. Which sports personality has invested an undisclosed amount in Paree, an affordable brand of sanitary napkins manufactured by Noida-based Soothe Healthcare?

36. Ford India has recently crossed which milestone at its Chennai plant?

37. Which MNC has entered the Indian smartphone market by launching two devices, the Liquid Z530 and the Liquid Z630s?

38. Which US-based technology outsourcing company will buy a 53% stake in mid-tier Indian IT firm Polaris Consulting & Services for Rs 1,173 crore?

39. Which real estate website has promoted Jason Kothari as chief executive officer?

40. Which travel and visa services company has appointed Zubin Karkaria as the global chief executive officer?

41. Which 256-year-old beer brand is going vegan?

42. Which brand / initiative last week became the first non-US based brand to have a Twitter emoji?

43. Which chocolate brand has launched its ‘Badhti Dosti’ campaign?

44. Which ice-cream brand has launched its ‘Brown Is In’ commercial?

45. Which cricketer-turned-businessman is now entering the affordable luxury segment by bringing Italian designer silverware brand Greggio and German porcelain brand KAHLA to the country?

46. Which business personality will buy 49.2% stake in Quantum Advisors which operates Quantum Mutual Fund?

47. Which company has acquired Indian Realty Exchange, a mobile-first aggregator of real estate agents, for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which MNC last week launched Priv, its first Android-based device?

49. Which company has picked up a 25% stake in home beauty-services marketplace BigStylist for Rs 6.4 crore?

50. Which company has announced the acquisition of the baby-care brand “Little’s”?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 606 as the subject.

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