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September 25, 2016

Biz Quizzard 652

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the September 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has acquired Perfect Relations, an independent public relations firm founded by Dilip Cherian and Pradeep (Bobby) Kewalramani?

2. Which fashion portal has announced the launch of jewellery brand ‘Tribe by Amrapali’ on its platform?

3. Which digital media agency has launched the video #WeAreForReal to promote itself?

4. Which bank has roped in Virat Kohli as brand ambassador?

5. Ajay Kaul has resigned as the CEO of which quick service restaurant (QSR) group?

6. Salman Khan has been signed as the brand ambassador of which snacks brand?

7. Which fans brand has launched its campaign ‘Soch badlo, hawa toh badaltihi rahegi’?

8. Which paints company has launched a campaign featuring the IPL team Gujarat Lions to promote Excel Mica Marble, its latest offering in exterior paint?

9. Dubai-based property developer The First Group has roped in which former cricketer as its brand ambassador for India?

10. Which ecommerce major has launched its fashion private label ‘Symbol’ ahead of the festive season sales?

11. Which private equity major has entered India's retailing sector by setting up a fully owned subsidiary Nexus Malls?

12. Himalaya Drug Company has announced its foray into the mother care segment under which brand?

13. Which online fashion retailer has collaborated with Facebook at Work to launch ‘Destination f’, its social intranet platform on mobile devices for its employees?

14. Which Chinese smartphone maker is set to enter India with an innovative series of handsets that will come with a patented Frame interactive Technology (FiT)?

15. Which MNC has secured an Indian patent for its skin cancer drug Tafinlar, used in the treatment of metastatic melanoma - the most serious and life-threatening type of skin cancer?

16. Which company will buy Tobira Therapeutics Inc in a deal worth up to $1.7 billion, to gain access to its experimental therapies for a fatty liver disease called NASH?

17. Which staffing services firm will acquire NichePro Technologies for an enterprise value of up to Rs 29.5 crore?

18. Vodafone has roped in which actor as national brand ambassador to promote its new product Vodafone Flex?

19. Which MNC will acquire eco-conscious US cleaning products group Seventh Generation, expanding its range of environmentally friendly brands?

20. Which MNC has chosen its head of consumer healthcare, Emma Walmsley, as its new chief executive?

21. Home healthcare startup Portea Medical has expanded into the wellness segment with its new offering, an end-to-end health and fitness program. What has it been branded as?

22. Which Indian company has announced a complete buyout of its German partner's stake in their tube-making joint venture?

23. Which business group has bought Sangam Direct chain of grocery stores, formerly known as Sabka Bazaar, from Wadhawan Holdings?

24. Which Chennai-based company, controlled by US private equity firm Carlyle Group, has acquired 76% stake in Pune's e-learning firm Exult Infosolutions for an undisclosed amount?

25. Japanese pharma giant Takeda Pharmaceutical has entered into a partnership with which Indian company to develop the first ever vaccine to tackle Chikungunya, an emerging infectious disease?

26. Which IT firm will be acquiring US-based BlazeMeter to drive speed and quality of application testing practices?

27. Flipkart has claimed to have become the first online marketplace in India to reach which registered users milestone?

28. Which MNC has launched ‘Move Forward’, its first brand campaign in the Indian market?

29. US-based company LuDela has claimed a world first for creating which product?

30. Which is India’s most valuable brand, according to the third annual BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands report released by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown?

31. Google last week launched a new artificial intelligence-powered messaging app. What has it been branded as?

32. Which celebrity has signed on to endorse pregnancy test card brand PregaNews?

33. The world's largest toys-focused retailer will make its India debut next year in Bengaluru. Name it?

34. This has become too predictable and boring (although i wish it would happen to me). Who has topped the Forbes list of richest Indians for this year?

35. Which Indian company's Singapore arm has acquired a Chinese FMCG company, Zhongshan Ma Er Daily Products, for an undisclosed amount?

36. Tata Sky has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

37. Why were the 3 academics - Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua and Ravindra H Dholakia – in news last week?

38. Which financial house will take over Ambit Alpha Fund, a domestic hedge fund that managed about Rs 1,100 crore worth of equity assets, from homegrown investment banking outfit Ambit?

39. Which sanitary ware manufacturer has announced the launch of its new range of water purifiers under its umbrella brand, moonbow?

40. How many Indian cities have made it to the top 100 Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2016?

41. Which Jaipur-based group has entered the women’s garments sector with the launch of the Kashana brand?

42. Noida-based Ringing Bells, makers of the world's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251', has roped in which celebrity to promote its loyalty card programme?

43. Which Turkish company has modified a BMW car and given the world its first Transformer?

44. Which paint brand has launched its new campaign, taking forward the brand philosophy of ‘Kam Kharcha, Saalo Saal Charcha’?

45. Which online lingerie retailer has discarded aggregation of brands in favour of becoming a private label business?

46. Which media agency has named Kelly Clark as global CEO?

47. Which media group has appointed Raju Narisetti as CEO?

48. Which MNC is set to introduce a super sports utility vehicle called Urus, customised for Indian roads?

49. The healthcare technology division of which MNC has launched the company's first healthcare accelerator, five.eight, aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for developing economies?

50. Which MNC has acquired Tuplejump, a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software?

51. Which MNC is launching its Eikon App Studio in India in collaboration with Zone Startups India, a fintech accelerator?

52. In what appears to be the world's biggest known cyber breach by far, which MNC said that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014?

53. Maruti Suzuki has crossed which milestone of cumulative exports?

54. Which Chinese smartphone maker last week announced that it will start to manufacture smartphones in India from next month, in partnership with Flex?

55. Which Hong Kong-based company is planning to launch its smartphone brand Tecno in India by March 2017?

56. Which MNC is planning to launch the world’s first e-commerce satellite next year?

57. Ahead of the festive season, which company has launched its campaign 'Aa Raha Hai Tyohaar Bade Dilwala'?

58. Which automobile MNC has launched the campaign #BeTheBetterGuy?

59. Nikhil Rungta, Housing(dot)com’s CMO, has joined which software company as India MD?

60. Which MNC has emerged as India's biggest hotel chain with 18,000 rooms?

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September 18, 2016

Biz Quizzard 651

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the September 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain will turn half of its outlets all-vegetarian during the auspicious nine-day Navratri festive period starting early next month?

2. Which digital media company has acquired a majority stake in Pune-based ad-tech firm Inuxu Digital Media Technologies?

3. Which company has undertaken a massive brand identity overhaul with a new logo and tagline, “Unbox Zindagi”?

4. Which American financial data and analytics firm has sealed a deal to set up an 8.6-lakh square-feet office in Hyderabad, it’s largest in the world?

5. Which Indo-Spanish component maker will acquire Bengaluru-based automotive forging company Bill Forge in an Rs 1,332 crore cash and stock deal?

6. Reliance Retail will re-brand most of the Digital xpress Mini stores in coming months. What will be the new brand?

7. Which MNC has announced the launch of a unique footwear initiative ‘Odds’, which is a pair of shoes for the same foot, catering to the needs of the para-athletes?

8. Which MNC has joined hands with Project Nanhi Kali to #EducateTheGirlChild (television commercial currently on air)?

9. Which semiconductor player is acquiring Bengaluru-based elitePLUS Semiconductor Technologies Pvt Ltd and Orange Semiconductors Pvt Ltd as well as Maven Systems of Pune?

10. Which MNC has become the largest passenger vehicle (PV) exporter from India in August 2016?

11. Which well known FMCG brand has rolled out a limited-edition range with Madhubani, Jamini Roy artwork on packaging labels?

12. Which manufacturer of industrial products has signed an agreement to acquire Bengaluru-based Danish Steel for undisclosed amount?

13. The philanthropic arm of which company last week signed an MoU with the University of Cambridge to conduct research to improve the yield of corn in India?

14. Which radio cab operator has launched a fare calculator called ‘Fare Exactometer’ to push ‘transparent pricing’ to its customers?

15. Which MNC will sell its printer business to US computer maker HP for $ 1.05 billion?

16. Who was the highest- paid executive among salaried women in financial year 2015-16 (only in terms of salary, excluding stock options and promoters)?

17. Which celebrity, in association with The 7 Virtues, will be launching her first range of fragrances on September 21, which also marks the United Nations' International Day of Peace?

18. Which hospitality major has partnered with celebrated illustrator and ink evangelist Johanna Basford in Asia Pacific, to reinforce the brand’s Feel Well pillar?

19. Which Indian airline has signed an interline pact with Hahn Air, the German scheduled operator and service distributor, to spread its presence in the international markets?

20. LinkedIn last week launched a lighter version of its mobile website in India. What has it been branded as?

21. Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken charge as the Chairman & Managing Director of which public sector entity for a period of three years?

22. Which food tech startup has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from leading industrialist Ratan Tata?

23. In a rare and bold move, also clever positioning, which 2 wheeler brand released a film on World Brotherhood Day (September 11), prominently featuring and acknowledging a rival brand?

24. Tanuj Garg, former chief executive of Balaji Motion Pictures, has joined hands with photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar to set up a film company. What is it called?

25. Which advertising giant is integrating back-end operations of all three research and consumer insight companies in a move that will make it the largest research consultancy in the country?

26. No comments on this one. Which company is all set to launch `swadeshi' jeans in the country?

27. Which online payments service provider has agreed to buy smaller Mumbai-based rival Citrus Pay for $130 million (Rs 865 crore)?

28. Which company has acquired StayGlad, an online beauty services startup founded in 2015?

29. Which Indian company last week said it has made it to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2016 in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences industry group?

30. How many Indian CEOs are among the ‘50 most powerful women’ based outside the US, according to a list by Fortune?

31. Which South Korean cosmetics brand is all set to enter India?

32. Which chocolate sub-brand has launched its first television commercial ‘Party in the mouth’ in the country?

33. Which television channel has launched its latest campaign, positioning itself as “The Shallowest Place on TV”?

34. Which company has topped this year’s list of `Top companies for Sustainability and CSR' in India, in a study by IIM Udaipur, Futurescape and The Economic Times?

35. ITC Ltd’s Agarbatti business division has touched which milestone monthly production capacity?

36. Which Belgian wheelchair and hospital bed manufacturer will start production in India, at Sri City Integrated Business City at Tada in Andhra Pradesh?

37. Which MNC is forming a company with the former head of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency to develop cyber security systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles?

38. Which iconic textile brand has returned to television advertising with its latest campaign 'Man of Action' after a hiatus of eight long years?

39. Which company has roped in Gauri Khan for home decorative lighting brand Tisva?

40. In the biggest telecom merger in India, which two companies have agreed to combine their wireless operations, creating the country's fourth biggest mobile operator?

41. Which Indian company has launched a multiplex in Bahrain?

42. Which personal care brand has joined hands with Amitabh Bachchan and his movie Pink to present the latest video by Culture Machine's digital channel Blush?

43. Which domestic airline has partnered with travel commerce platform Travelport to distribute its fares and ancillary products to portal's customers?

44. India has overtaken which country to become the world’s second-largest internet market, with 333 million users?

45. Uber has announced a new initiative, in partnership with which company and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to create job opportunities for one million people by 2018?

46. Which company has decided to merge loss-making Hinduja Foundries Ltd. (HFL) with it, subject to regulatory approvals and approvals from shareholders of both the companies?

47. Who has become the first Indian actress to enter Forbes’ highest paid TV actresses list in the world?

48. Which studio has announced a joint venture with Anil Thadani for distribution of Indian firms in overseas markets?

49. Which jewellery brand has launched the digital film #BestAtWork?

50. Which MNC has announced acquisition of global biotech major Monsanto for $66 billion in largest all-cash deal ever, to create the world's biggest seed and pesticide firm?

51. Which tableware brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Khane ko banaye khaas’?

52. Which Swiss watch manufacturer has launched a fresh brand campaign with actress Lisa Haydon?

53. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘Home Loan Dilse’?

54. This should be easy. Which beverage brand has launched its latest digital film ‘Hope, the Boat’?

55. Marking another first in the Indian e-commerce industry, which company has announced “India’s first-ever gaming awards”?

56. Which MNC has agreed to buy Soft Machines, a Silicon Valley-based chip-design company founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, for nearly $300 million?

57. Noida-based DS Group has entered the ready-to-drink mango beverage market with which brand?

58. Which Italian beauty brand has forayed into India, opening its first store in DLF Mall of India at Noida last week?

59. Which MNC is paying more than $4.3 billion in cash to buy the eye health unit of Abbott Laboratories to boost its vision business?

60. Akshay Kumar can be seen n the television commercial for which hair colour brand?

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September 11, 2016

Biz Quizzard 650

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the September 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which stock exchange has topped the list of “17 most valuable stock exchanges in the world”, published recently in Business Insider?

2. Alkem Laboratories has launched a campaign for which brand with the positioning ‘Rakho apne Liver ko mazboot aur jawaan’?

3. Which MNC is planning to develop a website, Bharat Saves, which will offer information on financial planning?

4. Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd’s clothing brand Peter England last week announced its foray into which country?

5. Which online real estate advisor has acqui-hired Mumbai-based startup PropRates?

6. Yuvraj Singh has made a foray into fashion retailing with the launch of his clothing brand. Name it?

7. Which consumer goods MNC has elevated Shilip Kumar as president of its India business?

8. Which MNC has formed a joint venture with Faridabad-based Gemco Controls, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation and power control systems?

9. Which drug major has entered into an alliance with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp for distribution of 14 brands that it acquired from Swiss drug firm Novartis in Japan earlier this year?

10. The tourism department of which state has roped in John Abraham as brand ambassador?

11. Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. has forayed into the Rs 7,000 crore men’s premium innerwear and athleisure market under which brand?

12. Which beverage brand has launched its maiden ad campaign, featuring brand ambassadors Sunny Leone and Jackky Bhagnani?

13. Durex last week launched a new savoury condom range in which flavor?

14. Celebrating the indomitable spirit of women across various spheres of life, which MNC, in partnership with HDFC Bank, has launched a campaign, '#CelebrateHERoes'?

15. Which shampoo brand has launched a new TV and digital campaign with actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador?

16. Which insurance company has announced the launch of the campaign ‘Do the Difficult’?

17. Which company has acquired Stepni, a platform that connects vehicle owners with neighbourhood service providers?

18. Which is the most expensive multiplex stock globally, according to data compiled from Bloomberg Industry Classification System?

19. Which MNC has agreed to sell its entire stake in three joint ventures to partner Ashok Leyland, bringing to an end their 8-year-old collaboration?

20. Who has topped the list of richest Indians under 40 years of age, as per Hurun's India rich list for 2016?

21. Which online marketplace last week launched UK footwear brand FitFlop on its platform?

22. Alia Bhatt has been roped in as a brand ambassador by which handset maker?

23. Which finance and accounting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company has acquired Escribe, which offers similar services in the UK and Ireland?

24. Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL), owner of private FM radio station, Mirchi 98.3, launched its second brand in Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur on September 7. Name it?

25. Which auto component major has acquired the automotive business unit of Abraham and Co Ltd in Hungary for about Rs 77 crore?

26. What has Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) rebranded its electric mobility portfolio as?

27. Which Indian group has launched its first Women Leaders Program (WLP) in order to bridge the gender gap in the workforce and build mid-level women leadership pipeline?

28. Hamdard Laboratories has extended its century-old RoohAfza brand to the ready-to-serve beverages segment under which sub-brand?

29. Media conglomerate Viacom18 is all set to strengthen its youth and music portfolio with a new 24x7 Hindi music channel. What is it called?

30. Who is the only Indian origin woman in Fortune's 51 Most Powerful Women list for 2016?

31. Which online furniture marketplace has filed an application with the government to convert into a single brand retailer?

32. Which Chennai-based Indian YouTube channel has tied up with entertainment licensing firm Dream Theatre to launch its global consumer products?

33. Which MNC will acquire API management provider Apigee for $625 million?

34. Which company has agreed to buy the company that controls Formula One from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for $4.4 billion?

35. The ChanZuckerberg Initiative (CZI), founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, is making its first investment in Asia in which Bengaluru-based startup?

36. Which MNC will spin out its cyber security division, formerly known as McAfee, and sell a majority stake in it to investment firm TPG for $3.1 billion in cash?

37. Which MNC will spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Britain’s Micro Focus International Plc in a deal worth $ 8.8 billion?

38. Which Indian tyre company has inked a global sponsorship agreement with Manchester United Football Club for the next three years?

39. Which online marketplace, that connects buyers with suppliers, has launched a new digital ad campaign #JaisaChahiyeWaisaPaaiye?

40. Apple last week launched wireless earphones. What have they been branded as?

41. Which chocolate brand has launched a new campaign, featuring Shruti Haasan and the musical trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy?

42. Which supermarket chain has launched its first ever loyalty program - Har Mahine Bonus?

43. Which MNC brewer has appointed Pedro Aidar as the president for business unit that includes India and other south Asian countries?

44. Which company has forayed into `software robotics', a first by any Indian bank?

45. Which company and ICICI Venture, one of India's biggest domestic private equity fund, have teamed up to take over stressed power assets in India?

46. Which digital content company has acquired Brand Planet Consultants (formerly Elephant Delhi), a strategic branding and design company founded in 2008, for $3 million?

47. Which MNC is buying Chariot, an app-based shuttle service that currently operates in the San Francisco Bay Area?

48. Which company has launched the Airo range of Breathable Mattresses in the country?

49. Which skincare firm last week said it has acquired majority “beneficial interest” in UAE’s Minal Medical Centre and Minal Specialized Clinic Dermatology for an undisclosed sum?

50. Which well known financial entity filed a prospectus with the market regulator Sebi on September 9 to get listed?

51. Which mobile services marketplace has announced the launch of its first TV commercial in association with advertising agency Publicis Ambience?

52. Viacom18 Motion Pictures and the network's kids brand Nickelodeon have joined hands to create a movie based on which popular characters?

53. Which popular whiskey brand has launched an immersive 360-degree virtual reality experience of its famed distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in India?

54. Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has appointed which industry stalwart as the chairman?

55. Britain's former financial services watchdog is suing which MNC for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion), reportedly the biggest claim in British legal history?

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September 4, 2016

Biz Quizzard 649

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the August 29 - September 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. PepsiCo has ended its 11-year association with which celebrity?

2. Which company has entered the packaged Indian bread category with the introduction of whole wheat ‘kulchas’?

3. India’s first integrated textiles city is likely to come up in which state?

4. Which two-year-old online peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform has become the only alternative lending medium to secure a place in the 2016 Interbrand list of breakthrough brands?

5. Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani and former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar are teaming up to start a technology-enabled financial inclusion vehicle. What is it called?

6. Snapdeal has launched a premium membership service for its customers. What has it been branded as?

7. Which facility management and home services startup has acquired home services aggregator HomeCues for more than $1million?

8. Which Indian group is tying up with Ivy League universities Harvard and Yale to research and bring to market products based on soft robotic, sensors, deep-learning and network sciences?

9. Which horticulture company backed by venture capitalists has formed an equal joint venture with the Future Group that will supply pomegranate and banana to the country's biggest retail chain?

10. Which company has partnered with private sector lender Yes Bank to launch what it calls “India's first UPI (unified payments interface)-based mobile payments app”?

11. Which Taiwanese semiconductor maker will invest Rs 400 crore ($60 million) or about a fifth of the capital being infused into India's One97 Communications, which runs Paytm?

12. Which designer clothing ecommerce site targeted at NRIs has hired former Zovi business head Sushant Junarkar as CEO?

13. Which beverage brand has launched its new ad, titled 'RJ Rishi's story'?

14. Which company has acquired UK-based Pay2Global?

15. ITC Foods has launched a new campaign for which brand with the positioning 'Can't Wait. Won't Wait.'?

16. Which online furniture and furnishing destination has unveiled its inaugural brand campaign with the proposition of ‘No Rok Tok’?

17. Which iconic US automobile brand last week entered India officially with SUVs costing upwards of Rs 70 lakh?

18. Interpublic Group has created a unit called `Team Ignite' to handle which automobile brand's global and regional creative, media and digital businesses?

19. Which online home-design startup has become the latest US-based internet major to set up India operations by appointing Sanjay Nadkarni as country head?

20. Which brand has topped the Best Indian Brands 2016 list, a valuation study conducted annually by Interbrand and published exclusively in Brand Equity?

21. Which enterprise cloud solution provider has acquired Calm(dot)io that provides automated software deployment solutions?

22. Indian-origin Ajei Gopal has been named CEO of which leading US company that produces engineering simulation software, from January 1?

23. Which MNC has launched 3 digital videos for its #MomBeAGirlAgain campaign?

24. Which model, launched by Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) last year, has set a record as the fastest selling car in the company’s history?

25. Which soap brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Ready For Awesome’?

26. Which airline has named its twelfth Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft `Kamascootra'?

27. Which company has acquired Vector Projects, an architecture, design and interior fit out company to provide end-to-end building solutions?

28. Vinod Dasari has been re-elected as the president of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). He is the managing director of which company?

29. Which marketing technology company has acquired Mumbai-based mobile loyalty startup inloyal?

30. Which MNC will acquire Ten Sports for Rs 2,600 crore ($385 million) from Subhash Chandra-run Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE)?

31. Sachin Tendulkar has launched a sports management company to handle his post-retirement career. What has it been branded as?

32. Which company last week made a strong debut at the bourses, becoming the first private bank to hit the capital market since 2005?

33. Which company has recently entered the FMCG sector with the brand name One More?

34. Which Hyderabad-based data visualisation and analytics platform provider has announced the appointment of S Anand as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

35. Which MNC will sell the Chinese edition of its global web portal to its local partner Xichuang Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd, founded by the portal’s top executive?

36. Which business scion is all set to launch luxury venture Curocarte(dot)com in September?

37. Which Indian handset maker will begin selling its range of locally made phones and accessories in Egypt after it inked a joint venture with Easy Group?

38. Which MNC coffee company has opened its first training centre in India to help baristas make the perfect cuppa?

39. Which state government has decided to hire BE Viacom18, the brand solutions arm of Viacom18, to help promote the state as a tourist destination?

40. Which Indian business personality was last week appointed ‘Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la L├ęgion d'Honneur’ (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour)?

41. Quikr, a cross-category classifieds platform, last week announced the launch of a casting talent discovery platform for the film industry. What has it been branded as?

42. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, which music channel has launched the initiative DHUN to support musicians who have faded into oblivion?

43. Which video platform that offers HD-copyrighted movies at zero cost has been launched in India?

44. Which digital payments platform and Samagra, an NGO serving urban poor, last week launched “M-Gullak” to promote the habit of savings among them?

45. Snapdeal last week announced the launch of its own private cloud platform. What has it been branded as?

46. Which company has sold its stake in Sandor Nephro Services, which operates Indian dialysis chain `Sparsh Nephrocare', to German medical device company Fresenius Medical Care?

47. Which fashion marketplace last week announced the acquisition of styling and personalisation app Dekkoh in a cash-and-equity deal?

48. Which global services company that helps clients transform in the areas of business, marketing, and technology, has inaugurated its world’s single largest premise in Bengaluru?

49. Which television channel has roped in Aditya Pittie of the Pittie Group as a director?

50. Which company last week announced the launch of its latest initiative `Purple Health' as part of which the company has introduced a new packaging for all its products?

51. Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited is offering its subscribers a journey into spirituality with the launch of its new channel. What has it been branded as?

52. Which MNC has launched its new mobile ad format 'Tiles' in India?

53. Which Kolkata-based company, a joint venture of Tata Steel and SAIL last week appointed Vinaya Varma as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

54. Which company has sold seven screens at two of its theatres to Cinepolis India for Rs 63.7 crore, completing its exit from the movie exhibition business?

55. Which company has launched a new sub-brand '.nxt' to upgrade customers and corporate clients into LED products?

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