February 14, 2016

Biz Quizzard 620

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the February 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian company has put in place a new incentive structure called iCount as part of its performance appraisal system for employees?

2. Ratan Tata has invested an undisclosed amount in which business-to-business sourcing platform?

3. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has dispatched the first shipment of which model to Japan where it will be launched next month?

4. Which company has entered into the mobile gaming entertainment space with the launch of a mobile gaming live streaming platform – mSportz(dot)tv?

5. Which Belgian furniture and design company has entered India?

6. Which United States-based apparel brand, founded by Madhuri Lakkapragada, has entered India on its own and plans to open stores in Bengaluru and Hyderabad by the middle of this year?

7. Which hotel development and investment firm has acquired Hyatt Regency in Pune from RK Jatia Group-owned Ascent Hotels for an estimated Rs 350 crore?

8. Which Hyderabad-based digital media player will acquire Austrian company TriTelA Gmbh, which owns the assets ­ mysms messenger and the tech platforms SPH Wien and Kika Social?

9. Usha has joined hands with which MNC to bring out a special sewing machine for children?

10. Which company has tied up with online marketplace Snapdeal to set up an e-store for its ayurveda products called LiveVEDA?

11. Which online food ordering platform has joined hands with Hardcastle Restaurants to deliver food from McDonald's in west and south India?

12. Which Indian pharma company has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Australian company Generic Partners Holdings for Rs 72 crore?

13. Actors Alia Bhatt and Vikrant Massey are endorsing which ice-cream brand?

14. Ajay Dvgn is endorsing which truck brand?

15. Which consumer durables maker plans to launch a range of TV panels under 'IGO' label to cater to online sales?

16. Which MNC, in association with KDDI, has launched the world’s first VoLTE (Voice over LTE) watch in Japan?

17. Which MNC last week announced the global roll out of its first fully integrated Internet of Things home air purification systems from Chennai?

18. Which diversified commodities and shipping company last week announced the sale of its Singapore-based dry bulk subsidiary for a symbolic value of S$3?

19. Which multinational cement giant has appointed Martin Kriegner, its area manager for Central Europe, as India head with effect from March 1?

20. Sports Brand Pure Play has appointed which cricketer as its brand ambassador?

21. Which Hyderabad- based company has acquired IIT Bombay-incubated start-up InOpen Technologies for its K-12 computer science product Computer Masti, in an all-cash deal?

22. Which automobile MNC has launched its new campaign ‘Project X’?

23. Which sanitary ware, bathroom fittings & showers brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

24. Which generic drug maker has said it would buy Meda AB in a $7.2 billion cash-and-stock deal in its third attempt to buy the Swedish company?

25. Local private equity firm Kedaara Capital has joined hands with American fund Partners Group to purchase the mortgage arm of which Jaipur-based lender for Rs 950 crore?

26. Which MNC has acquired a 26% stake in leading publishing house Westland from Tata Group company Trent for Rs 9.5 crore?

27. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Amazon India last week issued a list of the most romantic cities in India. Which city / region has topped the list?

28. On the occasion of Valentine's Day, which MNC has released a video #celebratingendlesslove featuring 100-year-old Felix?

29. Which beverage chain and leading publisher HarperCollins India last week announced a tie-up for promoting reading and release of books by bringing coffee and book lovers together?

30. Which company is buying US-based insurance technology platform HealthPlan Services for $460 million (over Rs 3,000 crore)?

31. Which MNC brewer has turned profitable in the Indian beer market, posting its first profit in the October-December quarter on the back of rising demand for its strong beer brands?

32. Coca-Cola is piloting a carbonated beverage with higher fruit content in India. What has it been branded as?

33. Paytm last week announced that it will roll out its first payments bank sometime after June. Which city has been chosen for the debut?

34. Which company has been served a show-cause notice by the government for announcing a new collection of clothes named Khadi?

35. Which sister-brother duo has been declared as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015?

36. Which leading daily newspaper in Britain last week announced plans to go ‘digital only’ from next month?

37. After the US, which MNC has now launched its Maker Awards in India?

38. Which stock exchange will acquire newswire operator and press release distributor Marketwired LP for an undisclosed sum?

39. Which premium bicycle maker last week announced a collaboration with Swiss Military for a new range of co-branded bikes which would be launched in the country later this year?

40. Kirthiga Reddy has stepped down as the India managing director of which MNC?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 620 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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