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December 27, 2015

Biz Quizzard 613

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has commissioned what it claims as the world's largest rooftop solar project, in Punjab?

2. Which sports-based virtual entertainment company from India has signed on football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for its entry into the Middle East with arcade games built around soccer?

3. Which mobile social game, developed by 99Games, has crossed $5 million in revenues till date on the Apple app store?

4. Which online skills assessment company has acquired online and mobile internship platform, Letsintern, for an undisclosed amount in an all cash deal?

5. Which New Jersey-based pharmaceutical startup, founded last year by five former Ranbaxy executives, has acquired a portfolio of approximately 25 products from specialty drug maker Banner Life Sciences?

6. I liked this campaign very much. Which company has launched its latest campaign 'Kya Pehnu'?

7. Which airport in India has launched its annual shopping and entertainment programme - ‘Season of Smiles’?

8. Which premium lifestyle brand recently unveiled its first digitally immersive flagship store in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar?

9. Which budget hotel rooms aggregator has launched its new campaign #OneForEveryone?

10. Which Indian company has entered the top-50 league of the world's biggest companies in terms of their R&D investments, as per the annual Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard for 2015?

11. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Hyderabad-based Creamline Dairy, making its foray into the country's Rs 4 lakh crore dairy market?

12. Emami has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador of hair oil and shampoo variants of its newly-acquired Kesh King brand?

13. Which MNC has agreed to buy a majority stake in US refrigeration systems maker Hussmann from a private equity firm for over 150 billion yen ($1.2 billion)?

14. Hyderabad-based Yuktha Entertainment Services announced the launch of JilMore, an online booking platform for performing artists. Which well known personality has become its mentor?

15. Which education hub, operated by Pathfinder Publishing, has acquired Delhi-based Entrancecorner[dot]com in an all-cash deal?

16. Which digital media company has acquired Apalya Technologies - a Hyderabad-based video delivery company, in an all-cash deal?

17. Which company has acquired 100% equity stake in Ahmedabad-based Duryodhana Developers?

18. Which Gurgaon-based on-demand grocery service has acquired Bengaluru-based hyperlocal grocery delivery startup Jiffstore in a cash-and-stock deal?

19. Parthasarathi Mukherjee will be which bank’s new managing director and chief executive officer?

20. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces recently opened the sixth Taj group hotel in Bengaluru, the latest addition to the group's luxury portfolio. What has it been branded as?

21. The hospitality investment arm of which business group last week announced the acquisition of its first property in India - the Abad Airport Hotel Kochi?

22. Sony Pictures Networks Television India (SPN) has added a Hindi movies HD channel to its bouquet of offerings. What has it been branded as?

23. Which FM network has launched `Rudali', a new advertisement campaign on TV after a gap of nine years?

24. Which advertising group has launched its global branded content unit The Story Lab in India?

25. Real estate developer Ambience Group has snapped ties with which European luxury hotel operator within 4 years of signing a management agreement to operate its property in New Delhi?

26. Which company has acquired Red Fort India Real Estate Holdco's 62.54% stake in Bengaluru's Exora Business Park valued at around Rs 1,400 crore?

27. Which company is acquiring a bouquet of five consumer products from US pharmaceutical giant Merck, which operates in India as MSD?

28. Which home cleaning services provider has acquired another Hyderabad-headquartered startup `Melway' that offers facility management services for an undisclosed amount?

29. Which Indian handset maker aims to tap the growing mobile payments industry in the country by partnering TranServ?

30. Which Indian company is celebrating the milestone of 1 million followers on LinkedIn?

31. Aaj Tak is claiming to have become the first and only news channel to cross which milestone viewers mark for 4 weeks in a row?

32. Which premium biscuits maker is moving into the mass market segment and has roped in actress Kajol to endorse the brand?

33. Mahindra & Mahindra will launch a premium pickup range in January. What has it been branded as?

34. Which company has agreed to buy US-based back-office outsourcing firm Viteos Group for $130 million (Rs `860 crore) in an all-cash deal?

35. Which company last week launched an electronic wallet called Mobo Money, claimed to be the country's first contact-less wallet, which works both at online as well as a brick and mortar stores?

36. Which company will acquire VKS Farms’ feed mill in Coimbatore for Rs. 13.5 crore subject to due diligence and statutory clearances?

37. Which pre-school chain has said it would merge with Zee Learn?

38. Which homeware brand has launched a digital film ‘Main aur Maa’?

39. Which mouth freshener brand has launched the digital campaign 'Pearls of India - Chacha-Chachi Story'?

40. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces last week launched its first hotel in the North-eastern region. Which brand?

41. Messaging app Viber has launched a new app, which allows users to send a photo or short video that will disappear after being seen only once by the recipient. What has it been named?

42. Which nicotine replacement therapy brand has launched the #UQuitIQuit movement in India?

43. Gearing up for its 4G and digital forays, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

44. Danone and which business group have reached a settlement ending their twin joint ventures that made and sold beverages, including flavoured water?

45. Which travel major has elevated its managing director Madhavan Menon to the post of chairman and managing director effective January 1, 2016?

46. Which company has tied up with Citrus Ventures to set up its school in Bengaluru?

47. Which Indian business group has signed an agreement with Russia's manufacturer of Air Defence Missile Systems, AlmazAntey, to work jointly on a range of air defence missile & radar systems?

48. Which company has maintained its number one position, in terms of revenue, in the list of Fortune 500 Indian companies 2015?

49. IndiGo last week joined the ranks of Air India and Jet Airways to achieve which milestone fleet size?

50. Which company has launched a video titled 'A Christmas Surprise', featuring a musical medley by three Sufi musicians, playing conventional Christmas rhymes?

51. Which company is setting up a tractor plant in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, claimed to be the world’s largest integrated tractor making plant?

52. Which airport lounge has been selected as the ‘World’s Leading Airport Lounge-First Class 2015’ at the recently concluded World Travel Awards in Morocco?

53. Which e-tailer has launched its first flagship fit lounge in Bangalore?

54. Direct-selling FMCG firm Amway India has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador to promote Nutrilite range of the products?

55. Which Indian company last week signed a MoU with the Ministry of Development of Russian Far East to explore and develop investment opportunities in the energy sector?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 613 as the subject.

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