January 17, 2016

Biz Quizzard 616

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the January 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who is the new CEO of Flipkart?

2. Which online fashion retailer has partnered The North Face (TNF) to bring the US-based brand's apparel and footwear to Indian consumers?

3. Well-known journalists Shekhar Gupta and Barkha Dutt have together launched a digital and events venture. What is it called?

4. Ola has launched an enterprise solution for companies. What is it called?

5. Which bank has bought a 9.99% stake in ASA International India Microfinance for about Rs 8.5 crore, the first investment by a lender in a microfinance institution?

6. Which state last week claimed to have become the first in the country to unveil a retail policy?

7. Jonas Samuelson will be the new CEO of which home appliance maker?

8. Which Scandinavian children furniture brand has entered India and opened its first store in Ahmedabad?

9. Which digital platform for local service needs has launched a campaign urging consumers to "Go #AntiJugaad”?

10. India’s car sales crossed which milestone mark in 2015, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)?

11. Which search and comparison platform for all Indian taxi operators has come out with a humorous digital campaign that showcases its Robocab feature?

12. Rajasthan Patrika Group has roped in which celebrity to promote its multimedia digital platform Catch News?

13. The Yale School of Management is naming a deanship chair after which well known business personality?

14. Which hospitality company has named Pramod Ranjan as MD & CEO?

15. Which Chinese conglomerate has bought US film studio Legendary Entertainment for about $3.5 billion?

16. Advance apologies for this question. Who is the new CEO of Yum! India?

17. Which MNC last week introduced its first ever SUV Coupe in India to enhance its product offering?

18. Which company has sold BST-CarGel, its cartilage repair product, to med-tech company Smith & Nephew, for an undisclosed sum?

19. Which company has announced a partnership with Knewton, one of the world’s leading adaptive learning company, and the launch of Cosmos, an integrated suite of products?

20. Which online marketplace has become the 8th desi unicorn, after being valued at $1.1 billion?

21. Which beverage brand’s launch campaign features a rapper Granny?

22. Pantaloons Fashion & Retail, which was acquired by Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd (ABNL), last week announced change in its name. What is the new name?

23. Which telecom company has signed a pact to sell 100% of its operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone to Orange SA for around $900 million (Rs`6,030 crore)?

24. Which Dubai-based emerging markets focused private equity group has acquired a 72% stake in Hyderabad-based CARE Hospitals Group from global PE firm Advent International for Rs 2,000 crore?

25. Which transportation startup has partnered with education marketplace EduKart to provide access to higher education to families of drivers on its platform?

26. Which US-headquartered hotel chain has inked a master licence agreement with Delhi-based Sorrel Hospitality, after ending its pact with its erstwhile Indian partner Cabana Hotels?

27. The second largest sportswear brand in America is planning to enter India. Name it?

28. Which business incubator, run by Infosys co-founders, has partnered Narayana Health and government’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms to promote innovations in healthcare?

29. BSNL last week soft-launched 4G services on non-commercial basis. Which city?

30. Which IT company has named former iGate HR head Srinivas Kandula as its new chief executive?

31. Which company has acquired the worldwide license to launch a new range of silver jewellery under the Being Human brand?

32. Which watch brand has released a print ad titled ‘Own The Night’, featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

33. Which company recently launched the second phase of its campaign titled Tweet to Farmer with the aim to appreciate the efforts of farmers?

34. Which fast food chain has launched the campaign #ThodaTimeAur to promote its new product offering?

35. Which financial company has launched the campaign #AskWhatELSS?

36. Bhaskar Bhat has taken over as the new chairman of which airline?

37. Which MNC will bring its specialty tea brand Teavana to India this year?

38. Which company has topped a survey of 400 UK corporates for the best place to work?

39. Which California-based video game and connected toys start-up has forayed into India with the launch of Legends – a video game based on one of the world’s greatest epic – Ramayana?

40. ICICI Bank's mortgage portfolio has crossed which mark, making it first private bank to achieve the milestone?

41. Which company has said it will acquire 50 per cent in Chennai-based Zorba, a chain of yoga studios, for an undisclosed amount?

42. International publication Fortune has apologised for hurting Hindu sentiments by featuring which business personality as Lord Vishnu in its January cover?

43. Who is stepping down as chairman of Max India and leaving its board as part of a three-way split?

44. Which MNC has agreed to buy General Electric Co’s appliance business for $ 5.4 billion?

45. Mahindra & Mahindra last week launched an all-new micro SUV, the KUV 100. What is the starting price?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 616 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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