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April 3, 2016

Biz Quizzard 627

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the March 28 - April 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group will increase its stake in budget carrier AirAsia India to 49%?

2. Which business group has sold its majority stake in Bengaluru-based Sakra Hospital to the two Japanese companies who were part of the joint venture?

3. Which subsidiary of Korean auto giant Hyundai is all set for an India entry?

4. ALT Digital Media Entertainment is foraying into the Over the Top (OTT) video on demand space. It is a subsidiary of which company?

5. Multiplex major PVR recently launched a premium concept that will house 15 movie screens in one multiplex. What has it been branded as?

6. Which formal menswear brand has launched the digital campaign called #The Unwrinkle Revolution?

7. Which MNC is in talks with India's DLF Brands to open stores in the country, hoping to cash in on the growing demand for branded kids clothing and accessories?

8. Which company will buy 33% of Bangalore International Airport from GVK Power & Infrastructure for Rs 2,149 crore?

9. Which company has acquired gastrointestinal brand 'Actibile' from drug firm Albert David for an undisclosed amount?

10. Which MNC has agreed to buy technology services businesses from Dell for $3 billion?

11. Which Indian company has entered into a license agreement with US-based XenoPort Inc for exclusive US rights for clinical-stage oral new chemical entity XP23829?

12. Which women's handbag brand has rolled out its Spring Summer Collection 2016 backed by a digital video featuring brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

13. Which fast food restaurant last week teamed up with Mumbai's dabbawalas to announce the launch of its all-new 5-in-1 Meal Box?

14. Which digital payment solutions company has signed up as the title sponsor of the new IPL team Gujarat Lions for the upcoming season of the IPL T20 tournament?

15. According to a report last week, which MNC has signed a pact to buy YOU Broadband for around Rs 400 crore and has sought approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board?

16. Which Indian company has acquired 14 established prescription brands from Novartis in Japan for a cash consideration of $293 million?

17. Which Murugappa Group firm has successfully completed the acquisition of diamond dressing tool business of Star Diamond Tools on a slump sale basis?

18. Sports channel Ten Sports has been rebranded. What is the new name?

19. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna appear in a campaign for which real estate company?

20. Huawei has roped in which sports personality as its brand ambassador in India for its Honor-e smartphone?

21. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Japan’s Sharp Corp?

22. Which Swiss multi-brand retailer will go solo in India with omni retail platform Gute Reise?

23. Which company has entered the retail segment of the adhesives category through a distribution arrangement with Germany’s Henkel Adhesive Technologies?

24. Flipkart has crossed which milestone mark of registered users in the country?

25. Which company's Netherlands-based subsidiary has offloaded 49% stake in its Colombian operations to its US-based partner Woven Holdings in accordance with the pact signed in 2014?

26. Which money management icon, who popularized emerging-markets investing, will pass on his responsibilities of overseeing the Templeton Emerging Markets Group to Stephen Dover?

27. Which healthcare company has acquired home medical equipment service provider Health Mantra India?

28. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based mobile payments company PhonePe?

29. Avon has roped in which actress as the brand ambassador for Avon Color in India?

30. Which company’s farm equipment division has picked up 35% stake in Finland's Sampo Rosenlew, a combined harvester specialist, for 18 million?

31. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based Strength of Nature (SON), a hair care products firm?

32. Which IT company will buy most of Geometric in a share swap deal estimated at $200 million?

33. According to a report last week, which well known business personality has teamed up with Swedish international retailer H&M (Hennes & Mauritz AB) to design a simplistic collection line?

34. Which Pune-based company has announced that it has acquired Genwi, developer of the Genwi Marketing System, a flexible and customisable platform?

35. Tesla has finally announced its plans to come to India. Which model will it launch?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 627 as the subject.

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