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March 20, 2016

Biz Quizzard 625

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the March 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company plans to launch two international shoe brands, Cole Haan and Heatwave, in India as part of a plan to cash in on the country's growing premium footwear market?

2. Which PE firm has agreed to sell Strategic Hotels & Resorts to China's Anbang Insurance Group for about $ 6.5 billion, just three months after it purchased the US luxury-resort company?

3. Which retail chain recently launched the cheeky ads “Flip the Kart”, “Amaz-Off” and “Snap the Deal" as part of its "Stop Looking Online" campaign?

4. SR Yoon has been appointed the new CEO of which home shopping network in India?

5. Which celebrity has replaced Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the brand ambassador of Kerala based jewellery major Kalyan Jewellers?

6. Which Indian IT company has made a strategic investment and signed a partnership with Emailage Corporation?

7. Which bank in India has tied up with marquee sports car maker Ferrari to launch co-branded credit card?

8. Which business group has launched TRRINGO, a new start-up that will allow farmers to hire tractors and farm equipment on rental basis?

9. Which Pune-based software maker has acquired PRM Cloud Solutions, an Australia-based company engaged in salesforce implementation services?

10. PepsiCo India last week introduced the 150-ml Pepsi mini can. What has it been priced at?

11. Which company last week announced that its Global English News Channel, slated to be launched this summer, will be called ‘WION - World is One News’?

12. Which company will fully acquire aviation firm Fly By Wire for a total consideration of Rs 61.25 crore in an all-cash deal?

13. Michael Jackson’s estate has agreed to sell its remaining stake in a lucrative music catalogue to which MNC for $750 million?

14. Which lubricant brand has launched a film #ChalUdteHain, featuring singer Monali Thakur?

15. Which holiday lifestyle company has acquired Nature Trails Resorts, an adventure holiday company that operates resorts at five destinations within Maharashtra?

16. DEN Networks last week exited its 50:50 joint venture (JV) with which media company by selling its stake for a total consideration of Rs 40.35 crore?

17. Which tech startup is offering the platform VoteBank to help political leaders manage governance issues and development priorities that have taken centre stage post elections?

18. Which handset brand has appointed Kannada film star Puneeth Rajkumar as its brand ambassador for the Karnataka market?

19. Which Chandigarh-based real estate development group last week announced its entry into affordable housing with an all-new vertical ‘JOYNEST’?

20. Which two stock exchanges last week agreed to combine in a $ 30 billion deal to create a European trading powerhouse?

21. Which over 100-year old beverage brand has launched a campaign with its new positioning 'Go Greedy'?

22. Which Italian fashion brand has forayed into the Indian market with an exclusive partnership with Fervour, a multi-brand boutique that stocks international designer brands?

23. Real estate company Arihant Superstructures Ltd (ASL) has roped in which actor as its brand ambassador?

24. Which online furniture-renting platform has launched a new digital campaign #PappuNahiSmartBano?

25. Gustavo Martinez has resigned as the CEO of which advertising agency?

26. Which airline has named Amar Abrol as its new CEO?

27. Which company has agreed to sell its rice exports business to LT Foods for Rs 25 crore as part of its strategy to exit non-core businesses?

28. Which MNC has set up an ATM manufacturing firm in India with an investment of Rs 100 crore to cash in on the growing number of banking users in the country?

29. Which company last week said it will acquire Videocon's telecom spectrum in six circles in a Rs 4,428 crore deal?

30. Which MNC has unveiled its first shoe that ties itself and will go on sale at the end of 2016?

31. Colgate-Palmolive India has appointed which celebrity as the new brand ambassador for Colgate MaxFresh?

32. How many Indian airports figure among the world's 100 top airports in the latest edition of the World Airport Awards?

33. Which movie has set a new record in insurance cover for an Indian movie?

34. Which pharma MNC has announced the appointment of S Sridhar as India managing director with effect from March 18 for a term of five years?

35. Which MNC has unveiled world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle ‘Dru’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 625 as the subject.

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