February 7, 2016

Biz Quizzard 619

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the February 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which investment fund focused on educational infrastructure is acquiring the real estate portfolio of K-12 schools from Bengaluru-based Jain Group of Institutions (JGI)?

2. Mobile phone production in India has reached which milestone mark, according to a recent statement by the Telecom Minister?

3. Which MNC has elevated Vishal Agrawal as the managing director of India and SAARC operations?

4. Which company has launched a social campaign titled 'Muskaan', in association with Smile Train India?

5. Which company is all set to build the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at its campus?

6. Which MNC will buy diagnostics company Alere for $5.8 billion to boost its global diagnostics business and enter into new markets?

7. Which global insurance broking has partnered NR Narayana Murthy's private investment firm Catamaran Ventures to set up a new broking entity?

8. Which telecom MNC is acquiring marketing technology firm Tapad, a New York-based startup established in 2010 by Norwegian entrepreneur Are Traasdahl, for $360 million?

9. Ambiga Dhiraj will be the new chief executive of which data analytics firm?

10. Which MNC last week surpassed Apple Inc as the most valuable company in the United States?

11. The spread of Zika virus in many countries has forced which MNC to change the name of its newly developed but yet-to-be-introduced hatchback?

12. India has surpassed which country to become the world's second largest smartphone market, according to a statement by Counterpoint Research?

13. Which MNC has introduced a new appraisal system called “Checkpoint” for its employees in India?

14. Chennai-based Royal Enfield last week introduced what it claimed as the country's first adventure motorcycle. What has it been branded as?

15. Which company and film-maker duo Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia’s Friday Filmworks have formed a strategic alliance to launch Plan C Studios?

16. Messaging service WhatsApp has reached which user milestone, according to an announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg?

17. ITC Ltd is planning to set up its first overseas hotel. Which country?

18. Which airline has launched a new video titled ‘Fuelled by love’, inspired by a real story?

19. Which Indian company has claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in developing a vaccine to fight the dreaded mosquito-borne Zika virus?

20. Which MNC has been rated as the world’s most powerful brand in information technology services by Brand Finance, a leading global brand valuation firm?

21. Adani Wilmar Limited has launched what it claims as India's first diabetes care oil. What has it been branded as?

22. Which MNC is all set to buy software keyboard and SDK application maker SwiftKey?

23. Hero MotoCorp last week unveiled its first in-house developed motorcycle. What has it been branded as?

24. Which two-wheeler brand is being advertised with the positioning 'Whatever it is, IT'S FUN'?

25. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) last week unveiled a compact sports utility vehicle (SUV). What has it been branded as?

26. Colgate-Palmolive last week inaugurated its first Indian toothbrush production unit. Which state?

27. Which MNC has said it will wind down its Scion brand in the United States, ending a 12-year effort to create a separate identity for small cars aimed at young buyers?

28. Which low cost brand from Singapore Airlines will launch services to India from March?

29. Which company will acquire Reliance Cement Co Pvt Ltd (RCCPL) for an enterprise valuation of about Rs 4,800 crore?

30. Which company, through a subsidiary, has acquired a majority stake in Kenya-based home and personal care company, Canon Chemicals?

31. Which company is coming out with the country's first certified `climate bonds' to secure Rs 300 crore for funding expansion of its wind power portfolio?

32. Which business personality and the University of California (UC) have tied up to fund Indian ventures?

33. Aditya Birla group has carved out the real estate business of Century Textiles to make a foray into Mumbai’s lucrative commercial property market. What is it called?

34. Which bank has partnered with travel firm Thomas Cook to offer a recurring deposit to the bank’s customers to save for their future holidays?

35. E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its grocery business in India. What has it been branded as?

36. Which MNC is buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity award?

37. Leather accessories brand Hidesign is preparing to launch its second luxury collection of leather bags for women in the next two months. What has it been branded as?

38. Which company has entered into a strategic partnership with Canada-based Process Research ORTECH to launch Automated Variable Filtration (AVF) technology-based water purifiers in India?

39. Which MNC is claiming to have become the largest 'single' micro insurance policy provider in the country?

40. Which global travel site last week expanded its instant hotel booking service to nine countries, including India?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 619 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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