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December 4, 2016

Biz Quizzard 662

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 28 - December 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Reliance Jio Infocomm has crossed which milestone subscriber mark as on November 26?

2. Which online marketplace that connects customers to service professionals has released a campaign ‘From Equals to Equals’ on gender equality?

3. Which tea brand has launched its new campaign #PehliMulakat?

4. Which luxury goods conglomerate has appointed St├ęphane de Meurville as managing director of India operations?

5. Gautam Kumra has been elected as new managing director for India of which professional services firm?

6. Which French multinational commercial catering and food service company has made its foray into Indian market with acquisitions of MegaBite Food Services and C Ramachandra Caterers?

7. Siddhartha Pahwa has resigned as the CEO of which taxi aggregator?

8. Bengaluru-based startup SafeHalo Private Ltd has launched a device called ‘Safe Fan’. What is its USP?

9. Which company has signed an agreement with global industrial and metals group Liberty House to sell its speciality steel business in the UK for £100 million (Rs. 850 crore)?

10. Which Indian city has been ranked 30th in Oxford Economics’ study of the top 50 metropolitan entities globally for the year 2015?

11. Which men's grooming brand recently launched its new campaign #CoveringUpFails?

12. Which celebrity fashion line has launched the campaign ‘Fashion your own world’?

13. Which automobile brand has launched its new campaign with the positioning ‘Push Your Limits’?

14. Which menswear brand has collaborated with handloom weavers from Mangalgiri in Andhra Pradesh to develop an 'India Handloom Brand' collection?

15. Rajiv Sodhi has resigned as the India & Australia MD & Vice President of which internet domain registrar and web hosting company?

16. Which company will acquire Dutch digital marketing and customer experience agency Mirabeau BV, to further expand its digital expertise in the Netherlands and Europe?

17. Fidel Technologies, an IT services company headquartered in Tokyo, has acquired which language localisation solutions provider for undisclosed sum?

18. Which business services provider is acquiring the facility management and catering businesses of Manipal Integrated Services, part of Ranjan Pai's Manipal Education and Medical Group?

19. Which company is all set to acquire Kolkata-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) Imperial Credit Pvt Ltd for a consideration of Rs 36 crore?

20. Which automobile brand has launched a new initiative titled ‘Invincible Indians: Stories that invoke pride every day.’?

21. Which celebrity has been signed on to be part of a digital marketing campaign by online marketplace for food delivery, Foodpanda?

22. Amazon India has launched its second in-house brand, an ethnic wear label for women. Name it?

23. Which company has agreed to sell its EcoEnergy division for $70 million as it sharpens its focus on its core IT business?

24. Which company / group has become the first non-banking company in the country to introduce Blockchain technology?

25. Which healthcare IT firm has acquired US-based Encima Group for $16 million (Rs 109.54 crore) to ramp up its analytics and omni-channel digital solutions capability for the pharma industry?

26. Which company has introduced two new-age digital platforms - SYOUV and With You Hamesha - to enhance the overall ownership experience of its automotive prospects and customers?

27. Bajaj has announced the name of its new bike, to be launched on 15th December 2016. What has the bike been branded as?

28. To create awareness for the cause of girl child education, which MNC has recreated the song, 'School Chale Hum', originally produced by Bharat Bala for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in 2006?

29. Which financial marketplace has unveiled the video #PlayYourPart as part of its latest digital campaign for the wedding season?

30. Which two iconic luxury chains from Asia have formed a strategic alliance to increase their reach and market share in the highly competitive hospitality industry?

31. Noomi Mehta has become the first Indian to join the board of international out of home association FEPE International. He is the chairman of which business group?

32. Which Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr?

33. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away last week. He was the inventor of which iconic food brand?

34. Which global container shipping carrier is to acquire German container shipping line Hamburg Sud, termed the seventh largest container shipping line and a leader in the North–South trades?

35. Which well known textile company in India has officially called quits to manufacturing and will now focus only on retail?

36. Which electrical goods company has tied up with UK-based Gooee to be the latter's launch partner in India?

37. The world’s largest trade fair is entering India. Name it?

38. Kevin Johnson will be the new CEO of which MNC from April 2017?

39. Which bank last week launched its own mobile wallet Cippy?

40. Chitra Ramkrishna has quit as the CEO of which entity?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 662 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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