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November 13, 2016

Biz Quizzard 659

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The boards of which two companies have decided to merge the two entities, a move that will create the fourth-largest cement maker in the country?

2. Which IT firm in India has said it will sell its Berlin-based subsidiary to ANSYS?

3. Which MNC has launched the campaign “We know, great is in the detail” to increase engagement with Hero Indian Super League (ISL) fans?

4. Richard Rekhy has decided to retire as the India CEO of which professional services firm?

5. Actor Sidharth Malhotra is featured in the television commercial (current on air) of which hair care brand?

6. Which beverage brand has launched the digital ad film 'Sun in a Bottle'?

7. Which watch brand has launched the television commercial titled ‘My time’?

8. Which MNC has appointed Tejinder Gill as Vice President of sales and head of India operations?

9. Which MNC has appointed Dinesh Verma to the role of Managing Director, India and SAARC with immediate effect?

10. Which company has agreed to buy the retail business arm of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu-founded Heritage Foods in a stock deal?

11. Which UK-based insurance major has filed an application to set up operations in Mumbai and expects to commence operations from 2017?

12. Which IT firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% shares of UK-based Blom Aerofilms Ltd?

13. Which eye care brand has launched the campaign ‘Don’t be a spectator!’?

14. Which company is entering into the video-on-demand space with its new over-the-top (OTT) mobile application Chillx?

15. Hindi news channel IBN7 is being rebranded. What is the new brand?

16. Which Indian firm will make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, in a joint venture with Israeli firm Elbit Systems?

17. Which Hyderabad-based company is set to acquire 95 per cent of Salion SE, an asset management company based out of Berlin?

18. Which MNC is celebrating its 20 years in India with the campaign 'A lot has changed. Nothing has changed'?

19. Which handset brand has launched two new commercials under it’s 'Never Lets You Down’ campaign, featuring MS Dhoni and Prateik Babbar?

20. The government declared existing currency notes of which two denominations to be void from November 9?

21. Radio Mantra, the private FM radio station cluster run by the promoters of Jagaran Prakashan, will be merged into and rebranded as which radio network by the end of this quarter?

22. Which brand has launched the campaign 'It's That Simple' for its new app?

23. Suneel Advani will be the new chairman of which company from December 1?

24. Which business group has announced its entry into the Indian mutual fund business by acquiring Peerless Mutual Fund?

25. India's first banking robot made its debut on November 10. Which bank?

26. Which automobile brand has been introduced through a carpool karaoke video, featuring the cast of Rock On 2?

27. Which performance marketing technology company has announced the acquisition of HookLogic?

28. Which company has become the first commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturer from outside Japan to have won the Deming Prize?

29. Which company has acquired Delhi-based Shopsity in a bid to strengthen its offline retail network?

30. Which two companies have decided to merge operations to form the single largest pay TV operator in the world with 27.6 million net subscribers?

31. Myntra is all set to open its first brick-and-mortar store later this year. Which city?

32. Kotak Mahindra Bank has received RBI approval for its maiden international branch. Which location?

33. Which agrochemicals company has launched a television commercial for its fungicide brand Bavistin?

34. Which ceramic and vitrified tiles manufacturer has roped in Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador?

35. Which business group has elevated Pawan Goenka as group MD?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 659 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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