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May 29, 2016

Biz Quizzard 635

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the May 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra has invested an undisclosed amount in which digital storytelling platform for women, founded by journalist Shaili Chopra?

2. Which salon chain has launched a digital campaign #DirtyLittleSecret to promote its dry shampoo?

3. Which beverage brand has launched a social media campaign with hashtags #DontBeASucker and #CanIt?

4. Which French dating app was recently launched in India?

5. Which Indian hotel management firm has forayed into South Sudan by taking over management of Panorama hotel in the country's capital Juba?

6. Which Australian fitness studio chain last week announced its foray into India by opening its first centre in Hyderabad?

7. Which general insurance firm last week announced the launch of what it claims as a one of its kind "community" platform for public?

8. Which digital payments platform has elevated Govind Rajan as the Chief Executive Officer of the company?

9. Dubai Future Foundation has built a temporary headquarters near the Dubai International Financial Centre. What is its claim to fame?

10. Which skin care maker has launched a campaign that goes against the wave of fairness creams and beautifully spreads the message #proudofmycolour?

11. Which online fashion portal has launched its new campaign with commercials featuring actors Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Prateik Babbar and Amol Parashar?

12. Which company has acquired the online and offline rights of Forever 21 as the US fast fashion brand changed its India partner for the third time?

13. Which two edible oil majors last week agreed to form a JV that will combine their vegetable oil, soya foods and grains businesses?

14. Which Indian company has forayed into branded consumer health products segment in the US market by acquiring six OTC brands from Ducere Pharma for an undisclosed amount?

15. Which bank has become the first in India to deploy Positive Pay, a feature which allows customers to transfer images of the cheques they have issued to the bank, for individual account holders?

16. Which MNC last week launched the first tablet equipped with an Aadhaar-certified iris scanner in India?

17. Who has been named as `Third Most Marketable Sportsperson' in the world, in a latest survey published by magazine `SportsPro'?

18. Which 3 Indian companies have been featured among the top 100 global luxury goods firms, according to a Deloitte report?

19. French car maker Renault last week announced the company’s entry to pre-owned car business with the launch of the new format in Bengaluru. What has it been branded as?

20. Angelina Jolie is to join which business school as a visiting professor on a new master’s course on women, peace and security?

21. Which health food company has acquired Bangalore-based food delivery company Sangeetha Aahar for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which home service provider has launched a film with the positioning "Zindagi ke choti khushiyon ke liye", to promote its home beauty services segment among women in India?

23. Which company has said it would buy UK-headquartered financial technology firm Target Group to boost its platform business process as a service offering in the banking sector?

24. Which US-based restaurant chain has tied up with food and beverage franchise management company Yellow Tie Hospitality to enter India?

25. Taxi app Ola has unveiled its luxury taxi service in Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

26. Which social-shopping platform for women is diversifying into the men's category, a move aimed at expanding its scale?

27. Which Indian mortgage lender has been ranked among the world’s 10 biggest and most powerful companies in the consumer financial services sector on a Forbes’ list?

28. Which diagnostic chain last week said it will fully acquire Delta Ria and Pathology?

29. Which MNC has sold U.S. apparel firm Mitchell & Ness?

30. Which apparel brand has launched a digital campaign for its new range of sari collection called Mazhavil (Rainbow)?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 635 as the subject.

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