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December 18, 2016

Biz Quizzard 664

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

1. Which company is acquiring Foodpanda, bringing together two top food delivery startups based in Germany?

2. Which television channel has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Awaz se bada na koi’ for the launch of the second season of its singing reality show?

3. This should be easy. Which video-on-demand (VoD) platform has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, including a new logo and brand ethos ‘We Liv to Entertain’?

4. Which tea brand has launched a campaign to promote its USP, everyday practical Ayurveda?

5. Which MNC has announced the sale of a majority share in its Lumileds LED lighting business for $1.5 billion?

6. Which business personality will launch a healthcare-focused angel fund `Health Passion Fund' with a corpus of Rs 125 crore, to support startups in the field of healthcare?

7. Which airport has launched India’s first airport e-Shopping platform for domestic passengers?

8. Which French luxury cosmetics company, which sells skincare products in India, will also foray into the makeup space in the country?

9. Which MNC will buy 5 eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for 7.3 billion Euros ($7.8 billion), in the largest purchase of a foreign beer operation by a Japanese brewer?

10. Which detergent brand has roped in Hrithik Roshan as brand ambassador?

11. Which hair care brand has launched a new campaign, featuring brand ambassador Vidya Balan, questioning beauty stereotypes?

12. Which sanitary ware brand has launched a new film titled ‘Rain’?

13. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its new campaign 'New Beginnings'?

14. Which MNC has entered the high-volume elevators market for affordable housing by introducing energy-efficient elevators called Gen2 Core in the Indian market?

15. Which airport has become the first in the Asia-Pacific region in the 5-15 million passengers a year category to achieve carbon neutral status?

16. Which MNC has announced the acquisition of Fractal Ink Design Studio (“Fractal”), the leading experiential design studio in India?

17. Arnab Goswami has revealed the name of his new venture. What has it been christened as?

18. Which company last week launched mosquito repellent under the DND label?

19. Which US-based maker of injectable and infusion medicines has agreed to buy Claris Injectables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of India's Claris Lifesciences, for $625 million (Rs 4,238 crore)?

20. VK Sharma has been confirmed as the chairman and managing director of which public sector entity?

21. Which digital marketplace for homebuyers and developers has launched its first social media campaign #LanesByLens?

22. Which two wheeler brand has launched its new campaign #RideDontHide?

23. Which company has announced the formation of a joint venture with Swiss luxury brand Bally to open stores in India?

24. Which tourism board has launched a new campaign #BeMyGuest featuring Shah Rukh Khan?

25. Which ad tech company has acquired Ngage, the ad tech platform of Nimbuzz, which is said to be one of the top OTT players internationally?

26. Which baby care brand has launched the campaign ‘ItTakes2’?

27. Australian travel company Flight Centre Travel Group’s retail leisure business, Flight Shop last week opened its retail store in Hyderabad. Why is this store special to the company in India?

28. Actress Taapsee Pannu has been roped in as brand ambassador for which beverage brand?

29. Which company has launched a one month digital campaign #HealthKaNotification, to create awareness about the importance of health insurance amongst consumers?

30. Photo-sharing app Instagram has crossed which user base milestone?

31. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire Australia-based consulting, business transformation and service provider Adaptra?

32. Which MNC drug maker has decided to appoint Vivek Vasudev Kamath as the new managing director for its Indian arm?

33. Which automobile MNC has announced the appointment of Rahil Ansari as the Head of India operations, effective February 1, 2017?

34. Which healthcare tech company has acquired data analytics firm Enlightiks for an undisclosed amount?

35. This should be easy. Which celebrity has turned restaurateur and has launched fine-dining lounge 'Hero No.1' in Delhi?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 664 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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