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June 25, 2017

Biz Quizzard 691

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

1. Lockheed Martin has tied up with which Indian business group to produce and export new generation F-16 fighter aircraft, subject to it winning an order from Indian Air Force?

2. Which company has announced the launch of Divastri, its first private label in the fashion category?

3. Which building has become the first in the country to get trademarked?

4. UAE Princess Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi has invested in which Indian startup, following the announcement of its intention to hire women from financially weak backgrounds?

5. Which detergent brand has launched a new campaign for Eid, carrying forward the brand philosophy of ‘#saaremaeldhodaalo’?

6. Which MNC has appointed Steffen Knapp as Director of India Cars Unit?

7. Which company has been named owner of the Johannesburg franchisee of Cricket South Africa's upcoming twenty-twenty over-format league ­ T20 Global league?

8. Which payments solution company has acquired FortunePay, a Bengaluru-based startup that offers payment switching infrastructure to banks?

9. Sandeep Dadlani, who resigned as president of Infosys recently, has joined which MNC as its chief digital officer?

10. Government has roped in which celebrity to promote GST?

11. Which cable broadband company has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Speed so high everything will fly’?

12. Which fashion brand has launched the film #MissIndiaWaliFeeling?

13. Sangeeta Pendurkar has quit as the managing director for India and South Asia of which MNC?

14. Which company has entered a strategic partnership with Serbia's state-run defence major Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India?

15. Which Kerala-based group, a global leader in value-added spices, is venturing into the personal care segment with a slew of innovative products which will hit the market next month?

16. Which company has acquired the construction equipment manufacturing facility of the joint venture between Ashok Leyland and John Deere for an undisclosed consideration?

17. Government headhunter, Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB), has selected Shashi Shanker to head which company from October 1?

18. Honda has launched a new 110cc scooter. What has it been branded as?

19. World’s biggest fish market will be moved to a new location. Which city is it located in?

20. Travis Kalanick last week stepped down as the CEO of which company?

21. Which home shopping company has launched the campaign 'Sapno ki Udaan' to help underprivileged kids?

22. The initial public offering (IPO) of which entity has got bids 170 times the number of shares on sale, making it the most subscribed IPO in the history of India's primary market?

23. Which Aurangabad-based auto electric components maker has agreed to acquire the entire stake in TFC Cables Assemblies, Scotland, for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which company will acquire Ahmedabad-based electric pump maker La-Gajjar Machineries for an undisclosed amount?

25. Which MNC has agreed to acquire fast-growing US tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion?

26. US sports shoe brand Saucony is partnering which company for its India entry to cash in on growing demand for global footwear and lifestyle brands?

27. Which company and French multinational Thales have announced their intent to form a joint venture in India to execute the offset obligations arising from the $8.8-billion Rafale deal?

28. Which startup has launched home delivery of diesel in Bengaluru?

29. Which company has acquired blue collar jobs marketplace Babajob in a largely share swap deal?

30. Which company last week said one of its subsidiaries will sell shares in LCC Pakistan to Talkpool AG, Switzerland, for USD 5.2 million (Rs 33.54 crore)?

31. Which US headquartered company, which has delivery centres in Hyderabad and Chennai, has acquired US-based IT consulting services and outsourcing player Ciber Inc for $93 million?

32. Which OTT service has launched its new campaign “Bachche ab no more atko’ing” for its Kids Content segment?

33. Which ecommerce company has launched a 3 minute video, featuring a customer, Novi from Mizoram, for the first time?

34. Sanjiv Khanna will be rejoining which company as CEO?

35. Which state has bagged the top spot as the country's most popular tourist destination among foreign and domestic tourists in 2016?

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June 18, 2017

Biz Quizzard 690

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

1. Which cricketer has renewed his bat sponsorship deal with MRF for eight years for more than Rs 100 crore?

2. Which company has bagged the Jamshedpur franchise of Indian Super League (ISL) and will be part of ISL from the next season?

3. Which MNC is tying up with Bengaluru-based smart-wearables startup Speculur to commercialise its recently launched bat-sensor technology?

4. John Flannery will be the new CEO of which MNC from August 1?

5. Which television channel has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as happiness ambassador?

6. Alternative accommodations company Airbnb has signed its first revenue-sharing agreement with a state government in India. Which state?

7. Which IT services firm will purchase Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) subsidiary TMG Health for an undisclosed amount?

8. Amazon India’s seller base has touched which milestone mark?

9. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Gurgaon to which city?

10. Nokia has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador in India?

11. American DJs and production duo The Chainsmokers, comprising Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of the menswear line of which brand?

12. Which water purifier brand has launched a new campaign ‘Farak Dikhta Hai’?

13. Which automobile MNC last week launched its new small commercial vehicle (SCV) Porter 700, priced at Rs 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra)?

14. Which company is launching liquid dishwash brand Giffy?

15. Which company has signed an agreement with US-based Pinnacle Engines Inc to launch BS VI-compliant engine for three-wheelers in India?

16. Which company has inked a deal with Italian fashion house Valentino to launch its products in India?

17. Which automobile MNC has announced the appointment of Diego Graffi as the Chief Executive Officer of its Indian subsidiary?

18. Which private equity giant will buy a 43% stake in Tata Technologies (Tata Tech) for $360 million?

19. Which MNC last week launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia as it looks to maintain high production levels until 2035?

20. Which MNC will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion?

21. Which automobile MNC last week unveiled a nail polish that can also be used to fix small paint flaws on cars?

22. Which MNC is partnering with the Indian industrial real estate specialist Firstspace Realty to set up logistics and industrial facilities across major warehousing and manufacturing hubs in India?

23. Which jewellery brand has launched a new collection Darsh that focuses on jewellery for men?

24. Connaught Place in the national capital is the ninth-most expensive office market in the world, according to property consultancy CBRE. Which is the most expensive?

25. Pallavi Kathuria has been appointed managing director of which global search firm's India operations?

26. Dhawal Gusain will be the new CEO of which digital content creation start-up?

27. Which company has acquired vehicle inspection firm CheckGaddi(dot)com in all-cash deal?

28. Sun TV Networks has launched a new digital content platform enabling customers to watch content in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. What has it been branded as?

29. Which government entity has received the in-principle approval for establishing an Information Utility (IU) in India - the first under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

30. Which country has been ranked the top exporter of information and communication technology services in a new UN report?

31. Which metro rail has entered the Limca Book of Records with the award of contracts for advertising and other contracts during the construction phase itself?

32. Which Dubai group has appointed Maryam Bahlooq as the first female Emirati CEO of its subsidiary?

33. Which company will launch a new luxury mall Chanakya in the national capital in September?

34. Which footwear retailer has launched the #WonderWoman campaign on the occasion of Father’s Day?

35. Popular app EazyDiner has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador and investor?

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June 11, 2017

Biz Quizzard 689

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

1. Which company will soon become the first private sector general insurance company to list on stock exchanges?

2. The world's fastest elevator is set to be installed in a skyscraper complex building in China. Which MNC is the manufacturer?

3. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign 'Phir ho ja shuru'?

4. Cable TV distributor DEN Networks and which company are selling their entire stake in their joint venture, TV merchandise channel Macro Commerce, to a Noida-based Pimex Broadcast?

5. Which leading business group will list its financial services unit on the bourses in August?

6. Which MNC has invested over Rs 120 crore to acquire a substantial majority stake in Chennai-based Orbgen Technologies Private Limited that runs the online-ticketing website TicketNew?

7. Which company has entered the frozen foods business and has started selling frozen prawns under the Masterchef brand?

8. Which bank has become the first to introduce biodegradable cards in the country?

9. Which brand last week launched a new category of products under the e-cycles brand and unveiled two variants, BH27 and BH12?

10. Which company last week launched its qualified institutional placement (QIP) offer to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore (about $2.3 billion)?

11. Which handset maker has roped in Bahubali actor Prabhas as its brand ambassador?

12. Enterprise software maker Freshdesk has created a new umbrella brand that brings together the company's growing suite of business software. What is it called?

13. Which leading Indian-American hotelier has partnered with a company of President Donald Trump's sons to launch a new midscale hotel chain under the name “American IDEA” in the US?

14. Which Mumbai-based online recruitment marketplace has acquired mHire, a Noida-based recruitment platform focussed on skilled and semi-skilled, blue and grey collar (entry-level) jobs?

15. Apple last week entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home, taking on early leaders Amazon and Google. What is the speaker called?

16. Which brand has rolled out a campaign for its newly launched Fuelsmarrt tyres?

17. Which company has partnered with mobile payment provider AdPay to launch what it claims is India’s first virtual telecom firm Aerovoyce?

18. Which consumer electronics company has roped in Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

19. Richfeel, a trichology centre, hair and scalp clinic has appointed which television actor as a brand ambassador?

20. Which tea brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

21. Which company has been selected to develop, operate and manage the new Kastelli international airport project in Heraklion, Greece, in partnership with local infrastructure major Terna SA?

22. Yellow Tie Hospitality, a food and beverage franchise management company, is investing $3 million in bringing which UAE-based street food brand to India?

23. The world's first hybrid "aeroboat" capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand that has been built a joint venture between a Russian entity and which Indian firm?

24. Which commercial vehicle brand is launching an international campaign ‘Drive their own life’ for the Philippines and Vietnam markets?

25. Finland-based elevator and escalator major Kone Corporation will set up its second manufacturing plant in India in which state?

26. Which deodorant brand has launched the #WheresYourFace campaign for its personalised limited range of deodorant packs where one can have his picture on it?

27. Which MNC has taken Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis to court for using its trademarked product name as a moniker in advertisements for tennis clothing?

28. Which brand has appointed actress Disha Patani as its sportstyle and fitness expert for India?

29. Media agency Dentsu Media has been relaunched as an integrated agency. What is it called now?

30. Which company in India has decided to do away with the system of designations for its 10,000-plus employees?

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June 4, 2017

Biz Quizzard 688

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 29 - June 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the top source of foreign direct investment into India in 2016-17?

2. Which early-stage impact-focused venture fund has roped in Milind Shah, the India managing director of global healthcare company Medtronic, as its healthcare venture partner?

3. Honda Cars India has tied up with which company for `Honda Connect', its connected car platform?

4. Which newspaper brand has launched the campaign #SundayIsForReading?

5. Which startup, that delivers nutritious meals to school children, has acquired Delhi-based cold-pressed juice manufacturer and delivery startup RawKing in an all-cash deal?

6. Which Canadian startup, an audio-syncing app, plans to enter the Indian market between June and July?

7. Which wellness services and personal care company has acquired the direct selling business of Gurugram-based company Wellscience for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which company has launched the country´s first Tamil sports channel?

9. Which online food takeaway firm has agreed to buy Middle East food delivery platform Carriage?

10. Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store last week. Which location?

11. Parineeti Chopra will endorse which legging brand?

12. AV Girija Kumar was last week appointed as chairman-cum-managing director of which insurance company?

13. Which airline has appointed Vinay Dube as chief executive officer?

14. Which company has launched a campaign with the proposition of ‘India ka travel planner’?

15. Which agarbatti brand has roped in MS Dhoni as brand ambassador?

16. Which advertising agency is launching a new agency, Baaash Digital?

17. Which MNC has acquired the brand Neksium in India from Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca for Rs 75 crore?

18. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has crossed which export milestone in less than four years after starting overseas shipments?

19. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign "Sehat hai toh zindagi behad hai"?

20. Which company is entering a new category – pulses – with the launch of a new brand, Fresh Harvest, which will be sold across retail outlets in the country?

21. Which MNC has launched a campaign featuring actors John Abraham and Sushant Singh Rajput for Champions Trophy?

22. Which smartphone brand announced its agreement with International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to sponsor the FIFA World Cup for six years, covering two tournament cycles?

23. Which ride-hailing app last week launched “Driver Compliments” feature in India, empowering riders to acknowledge and encourage good behaviour of the drivers?

24. Which MNC has appointed Shinjini Kumar to head its consumer banking business in India?

25. Which company last week unveiled intelligent, environment-friendly and energy-efficient solar pump ‘Smart Solarz’?

26. Which MNC has filed a patent application in India for a technology which might ensure that drones do not hit humans or animals while delivering packages?

27. Which automobile company has launched the campaign #VoteForChange?

28. Which online marketplace has launched the campaign #New&Now?

29. Which online marketplace for education has roped in cricketer Chris Gayle as brand ambassador?

30. Which well known brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Me. And comfortable with it’?

31. Which English business news channel in India will go off air from June 5?

32. Which IT firm has acquired OSSCube, a Texas-based digital transformation company for an undisclosed sum?

33. Which company has sold its residual 10 per cent stake in Bengaluru Airport to Fairfax India for Rs 1,290 crore?

34. Which business group has launched a campaign with the idea of ‘Reverse Chain of Smiles’?

35. Which talc brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Skincare Simplified'?

36. Honda Cars, in partnership with which FM brand, has started a new campaign ‘Honda Amaze….Isme Feeeel Hai’?

37. Which company has become India's first wine producer to enter the Russian market?

38. Telangana government has partnered with financial technology startup Transaction Analysts to launch the state’s official wallet. What has it been branded as?

39. Which pre-owned vehicle seller last week opened its first outlet for used premium motorcycles of 250 cc and above?

40. Which MNC has launched a film titled, 'We care for the girl child'?

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May 28, 2017

Biz Quizzard 687

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality was recently conferred the ´Banga Bibhushan´, highest civilian honour instituted by the West Bengal government?

2. Which digital lending platform has acquired supply chain financing platform CreditPeriod(dot)com for an undisclosed sum?

3. Which MNC has appointed Neil George as the new managing director (MD) for India?

4. Zee group has launched another Hindi news channel. What has it been branded as?

5. Which automobile brand has been launched with the campaign ‘Nayi Generation Hai’?

6. Which retail chain has launched its latest campaign called ‘Beta BOLT’ and ‘Beti GAGA’ to announce the ‘Sports Super Sale’?

7. Which company has launched the campaign #EveryWomansRight, taking up cause of open defecation?

8. Which brand has launched a campaign to promote its four new flavours - Amritsari Achari, Mumbaiya Chatak, Super Chennai and Bengali Jhaal?

9. Private security firm Topsgrup's global chairman Diwan Rahul Nanda has launched an on-demand hyperlocal service aggregator. What has it been branded as?

10. Which country overtook Japan to become the second-largest steel producer in the world after China in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)?

11. Which company has formed an equal joint venture (JV) with Turkish company Ardutch BV to introduce the Beko brand of home appliances in the Indian market?

12. Jim Hackett will be the new CEO of which automobile MNC?

13. Which global healthcare company has unveiled its latest campaign in India, ‘Limitless possibilities, unstoppable you’?

14. Which actor has been signed by Brandzstorm India as the new brand ambassador for Gio Eyewear?

15. Which Spain-based multimedia communications group, which specialises in producing and distributing top sports events across the globe, is set to open its shop in India later this year?

16. Which US-based global insurance SaaS company has acquired 80% stake in ItzCash for Rs 800 crore?

17. Which business group is entering the LED lighting business through its listed entity SORIL Infra Resources, marking its first move in a product focused business?

18. Which business group has named Jesper Brodin as its new CEO?

19. Which MNC has announced its entry into the Indian solar market, in collaboration with Mumbai-headquartered CleanMax Solar India?

20. Online food delivery startup Foodpanda has signed up which celebrity as brand ambassador?

21. Which company has launched the campaign #SabseBadaMoh?

22. Which business group has acquired the health and wellness communications agency Sorento?

23. Mexico's largest food and bakery company Grupo Bimbo is buying a controlling stake in which Indian bread and bakery products maker?

24. Who is the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)?

25. The founder of which south Indian cuisine restaurant chain has bought back controlling stake from India Equity Partners (IEP) for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which city has become India's first city to have electric mass mobility system?

27. Which state has ended the sugar season 2016-17 as the highest sugar producer in the country?

28. Which skin and natural beauty care brand has launched the #FastFreshness campaign this summer?

29. Which fashion retailer has roped in actors Randeep Hooda and Sunny Leone as brand ambassadors for India?

30. The Sensex crossed which new milestone mark on May 26?

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May 21, 2017

Biz Quizzard 686

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand will be the prime sponsor of the New Zealand cricket team in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy that starts on June 1 in England?

2. Which MNC brewer has appointed Ben Verhaert as the new head of its India operations?

3. Which MNC has launched a non-alcoholic version of its namesake beer with the aim of becoming the global leader in a part of the market growing faster than the average?

4. Which Boston-headquartered fast-food chain that specialises in the Chicago-style pizza has tied up with the Kolkata-based Dhanukas of the Dhunseri Group to enter the Indian market?

5. Which fast food chain has launched its first ever television commercial in India with an aim to establish its signature product?

6. Which retailer has announced the launch of its new brand proposition in India, 'Life. Spend it Well'?

7. Which mobile point of sale (PoS) solution provider has taken over the offline merchant acquiring business of PayU India?

8. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has acquired a majority stake in IndoSpace, the warehousing and logistics real estate arm of which business group?

9. Which fashion and lifestyle online brand has signed West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle as its global brand ambassador in a multi-million dollar deal?

10. Online travel platform, Yatra has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

11. Which direct-to-home operator has appointed Anil Dua as group chief executive officer?

12. Which edutech firm has acquired fresher recruitment solutions company VibrantMinds Technologies in a cash and share swap deal?

13. Sudhir Rao has quit as the managing director of which automobile company?

14. Which Indian group has formed an equal joint venture with Oman-based Khimji Ramdas Group to sell garments and grocery in the Gulf region, making its entry into the international market?

15. LG will launch premium products under which brand in India in July?

16. Which MNC brewer has appointed Nilesh Patel as the India managing director and vice president?

17. Hathway broadband has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

18. Which company has entered the traditional Indian drink segment under the brand Jeera Sip?

19. Renu Satti will be the CEO of which payments bank?

20. Which company has bought South African hair care brand Long and Lasting by acquiring both its manufacturer and distributor?

21. Which company has been named most sought after employer in India, according to a list compiled by internet professional network LinkedIn?

22. Which advertising agency has launched its global video production unit Prodigious in India?

23. India has overtaken which country to become the second largest country for consumer products giant Unilever?

24. Britannia Industries last week launched a new line for Good Day to further strengthen its brand in the cookie category. What has it been branded as?

25. Tata Power Solar and which company have jointly put up India's largest vertical solar farm of 120 kw?

26. Which business personality has topped the Forbes' second annual list of 'Global Game Changers'?

27. Which automobile MNC has elevated Anurag Mehrotra as managing director for its Indian subsidiary?

28. Which media company has appointed Karthik Balakrishnan as chief executive officer?

29. Which company last week launched what it claims is India's first branded khadi label?

30. Which automobile MNC will stop selling its vehicles in India by the end of this year?

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May 14, 2017

Biz Quizzard 685

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the world's biggest market for two wheelers last year?

2. Which online home rental platform has acquired Bengaluru-based home aggregator and rental management company Zenify for an all-stock deal?

3. Who is Britain’s richest, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017?

4. PK Bezbaruah will take over as the chairman of which regulatory body?

5. Parle Products, the biscuits and confectionery company, has unveiled a new division to consolidate its premium brands. What is it called?

6. Marico last week announced the launch of a new sub-brand under its marquee brand Saffola. Name it?

7. Which engineering services company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escenda Engineering AB?

8. Which mobile technology company has bought business process outsourcing company Call2Connect from Arabi Holding Group for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which premium socks brand has joined hands with Turner International owned Cartoon Network to introduce the Justice League collection?

10. Apple’s market capitalization crossed which milestone mark last week for the first time ever?

11. Which ayurvedic hair care solution range has roped in actress Tapsee Pannu to endorse its shampoo and conditioner range?

12. Which hospitality company has bought new media marketing agency Brand Karma for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which US-based $490-million performance-improvement solutions provider has acquired Chennai-based Emantras for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which brand has bagged the title sponsorship rights of the Pro Kabaddi League for 5 years?

15. Which hair oil brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

16. Shahid Kapoor and Shruti Haasan have been appointed brand ambassadors for which footwear brand?

17. Discovery Communications last week announced its plan to roll out its first Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) in India. What will it be branded as?

18. Which German alternative lending startup will be entering India?

19. Which IT firm has acquired Cupola Technology, a specialised IoT (internet of things) services company?

20. Who is the new executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

21. Which company has sold a 50% stake in its Ulsan facility in South Korea to Kobe Steel for $315 million (Rs 2,033 crore)?

22. Which company has launched generic blood cancer drug under the brand name Pomalid in India?

23. Which brand has launched the campaign #MakeMostOfNow?

24. Which MNC has elevated Taranjeet Singh as the country director for India?

25. Which beverage brand has launched 'Moms Vs Internet' campaign for Mother’s Day?

26. How many new teams have been added to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)?

27. Mr PR Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, 82, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which business group?

28. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has opened its first offline store Mi Home in India. Which city?

29. Which MNC last week launched 'mu-X' premium full size 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV)?

30. Which celebrity has been roped in as brand ambassador for Jaquar Lighting?

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May 7, 2017

Biz Quizzard 684

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first female president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?

2. Which crowd-funding platform is entering the Indian market through a strategic partnership with Mumbai's Impact Guru?

3. In a first of its kind learning and talent development initiative, PepsiCo India has entered into a `career joint venture' with which company?

4. Which company has decided to acquire Kuoni’s global network of destination management specialists, covering 17 countries?

5. Which Ahmedabad-based company has acquired US-based Inflamax Research?

6. Which German company, which deals in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, has formed a joint venture with exotic fruits importer IG International to enter India?

7. Which agency has launched a film titled ‘Save the boy child’?

8. In the largest private equity buyout so far in India's real estate sector, which PE major has agreed to acquire 100% interest in Shriram's Gateway SEZ in Chennai for $190 million (Rs 1,220 crore)?

9. Which city has got its own font, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city?

10. I liked this ad. Which over-the-counter (OTC) brand has launched the campaign #YourSecondHome?

11. Which automobile brand has set a new Guinness World Record by towing an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft?

12. PepsiCo India is in the process of rolling out which brand to counter Coke Zero?

13. Uber has finally launched its food delivery service UberEATS in India. Which city?

14. Which tea bar chain operator has applied to the government for a food-only retailing venture to conduct food products business through physical stores as well through ecommerce?

15. Which private equity major’s retail arm Virtuous Retail South Asia has acquired North Country Mall, a 2-million sqft mall in Mohali for Rs 700 crore?

16. Maruti Suzuki’s market capitalization crossed which milestone last week?

17. Which state has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

18. Which well known Indian company last week unveiled a new logo after two decades?

19. Which brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Jodey Dilon Ke Taar’, featuring brand ambassador Irrfan Khan?

20. Which organization recently launched a new film titled 'Ek Ladki Hun Main'?

21. Which ice cream brand has launched the campaign 'Thoda Cheating Toh Banta Hai'?

22. Which company has taken a controlling stake in Bangalore based Consultancy and PR agency, Integrated brand-comm Pvt Ltd?

23. Which MNC has started regional language labelling on its packaging in a bid to attract local consumers and take on fiercely competitive regional rivals?

24. Which on-demand driver aggregator has acquired competitor DriversKart in an all-equity deal?

25. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, which has been re-writing revenue-collection records, has taken a whopping Rs. 200-crore insurance cover. Which insurance company?

26. Which IT company has offered a ‘voluntary separation incentive’ to its top-rung staff?

27. Which online home rental company has launched a campaign called 'Jobless Job'?

28. Which company has launched a new campaign #TravelMeinTwist for its online travel business?

29. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Discover the London you don’t know’?

30. Which company has introduced ‘Slurp’, a mango drink, in a bid to take on multinationals in fruit juice segment?

31. Viacom18 last week announced the upcoming launch of its seventh regional general entertainment channel. Which language?

32. Celebrity and fitness evangelist Milind Soman has invested an undisclosed amount in which health food brand?

33. Which IT services firm has acquired insurance claims service provider BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor to bolster its insurance claims management expertise?

34. Which company wants to woo the music-loving but tech-challenged consumers with its newest offering, Carvaan?

35. Which company has appointed Rahul Mammen Mappillai as its new managing director?

36. Which company has announced the acquisition of Zimmber, an on-demand household services provider, to further scale its hyperlocal household services business?

37. Which company will acquire the radio-pharmacy business of US-based Triad Isotopes for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which automobile classifieds firm has acquired vehicle inspection and valuation company Adroit Inspection for an undisclosed sum?

39. Which textile showroom brand has launched a new ad featuring Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan (of Baahubali fame)?

40. PepsiCo India and which celebrity have joined hands to produce a range of nutrition-focused food products and beverages?

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April 30, 2017

Biz Quizzard 683

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand was the largest selling two-wheeler brand in the country in 2016-17?

2. Which company recently launched a series of webisodes called ‘Where The Heart Is’?

3. Which ready-to-drink beverage has recently launched an ad campaign, ‘Grow with Sports’?

4. Which infotainment channel has taken up an initiative called Mission Blue to address the cause of water scarcity?

5. Which company has acquired Vanity Cube to leverage the rapidly growing space of on-demand beauty service?

6. Which company has agreed to acquire Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS), a provider of mortgage business process & fulfilment services?

7. Which MNC airline has appointed Robin Kamark as its chief executive officer?

8. Which company has launched the “Chennai Ponnu” (Chennai Girl) campaign for its face wash brand?

9. Vertically integrated textile company Arvind Ltd last week launched ready to wear menswear under which brand?

10. Professional network LinkedIn has crossed which subscriber milestone?

11. Which company has launched the campaign 'Connection Bachat Ka. Connection Zindagi Ka'?

12. Which hair oil brand has launched its new commercial, featuring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan as #RaahatRaja?

13. Which sanitary ware company has acquired Kutch-based Euro Ceramics, including the manufacturing plant facilities and assets for Rs 100 crore?

14. Which company has acquired Czech Republic-based biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing firm Nanotherapeutics for 72 million Euros?

15. Which company’s former India chairman and country head, Anuj Puri has acquired the firm's India residential brokerage arm?

16. Which brand and Leo Burnett India have recently implemented a new innovation, the world’s first anti-collision vehicle management system?

17. Which company last week announced that its board has elected private equity veteran Renuka Ramnath as new chairperson?

18. Which company has signed a licence deal with Resysta International GmbH to exclusively make and sell the German firm's natural fibre polymercomposite in India?

19. United Breweries (UB) has launched a strong brew to wean away customers from rival Carlsberg. What has it been branded as?

20. Which company has announced the acquisition of online jewellery firm, Candere?

21. Lenders led by State Bank of India last week removed Prashant Jhawar as non-executive Chairman of which company?

22. Which Indian broadcaster has announced its expansion into Latin America with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel?

23. Which chipmaker has named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February?

24. Which company has joined hands with MMTC-PAMP to launch `Digital Gold', a product allowing customers to buy 24K 999.9 gold for denominations as low as Re 1?

25. Which MNC has been named the most `attractive employer brand in India, according to the latest survey by HR firm, Randstad?

26. Which MNC has announced the appointment of its first Indian Managing Director Bharat Kaushal, effective June 1?

27. Which company has introduced a next generation artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Nia, to strengthen its digital technology-based services?

28. Which MNC last week announced a partnership with Aditya Birla Group under which it will supply premium vehicles to the Indian business house's global operations?

29. Which company has agreed to buy the entire 26% stake held by Old Mutual plc in their life insurance joint venture for Rs 1,292.7 crore?

30. South Korean automobile giant Kia Motors Corporation has signed an agreement with which state to build a $2 billion (Rs 12,800 crore) greenfield manufacturing facility?

31. Hyundai Motor India Ltd has opened its Global Quality and Training Centre at which location in India?

32. Which company will market ‘refinish’ paints in India, manufactured by Rock Paint Co., Japan, from next month?

33. Which company has launched its first exclusive 'moms & babies' shop, in Bengaluru?

34. Which South India-based dairy company entered the northern region with the launch of its milk and milk products in the national capital last week?

35. T Krishnakumar will be the new India President for which MNC?

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April 23, 2017

Biz Quizzard 682

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has achieved the number one position in the domestic bus market in 2016-17?

2. Who has invested in Rakyan Beverages that makes juices under the Raw Pressery brand, becoming India's first celebrity to part-finance a consumer products firm and help drive sales?

3. Which company will launch Desperados, a pale lager beer, in India?

4. Which digital payments and commerce platform is entering the traditional meal voucher market?

5. Mahabaleshwara MS recently assumed charge as MD and CEO of which bank?

6. Which MNC has acquired Gurgaon-based digital media network company, SVG Media in an all-cash transaction in one of the largest buyout deals in the space in India?

7. Dabur will have a call centre for ayurveda to advise buyers on health and prescribe drugs. What is the initiative called?

8. Which company has signed a strategic partnership with South Korean defence major LIG Nex1 to jointly manufacture military hardware for India's armed forces?

9. Actor Sidharth Malhotra has been roped in as brand ambassador for which innerwear brand?

10. Suzuki Motorcycle India has crossed which cumulative production milestone in the country?

11. Milton has released a television commercial (TVC) for its latest innovation, the Leak Lock Steel Tiffin. What first is it claiming for this ad?

12. Which Chinese handset maker will introduce its smartphone brand Tecno in India this month?

13. Which ecommerce company has acqui-hired logistics startup InLogg to address its delivery inefficiencies in terms of cost and reach?

14. Which company has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft?

15. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Cartons le aao, classroom banao’?

16. Which toy brand has launched the #BuildAmazing campaign, inspiring kids to explore, imagine and create?

17. Which ice cream brand has launched a television commercial on national television after a gap of around 30 years?

18. Which agency has announced the launch of its highly-hybridized service Bushfire, a one-stop shop for start-ups?

19. Which online seller has roped in Kinjal Shah, the erstwhile chief executive officer at Crossword Bookstores, as its new CEO?

20. Which state has emerged as the top-ranked state in terms of overall Internet readiness, according to a survey by Internet and Mobile Association of India and market research firm Nielsen?

21. Which new multi-brand luxury footwear and accessories retailer debuted in India with the launch of flagship store in Mumbai’s Fort district last week?

22. Which brand has launched #DropThePants campaign to celebrate World Shorts Day on 23rd April?

23. Uber has launched a new offering for the enterprise segment, building on top of its Uber for Business platform. What is it called?

24. MTR Foods has launched a 3-minute Indian breakfast range. What is it called?

25. Which company has acquired two irrigation and distribution companies, Agri-Valley Irrigation Inc and Irrigation Design and Construction Inc, in the US for $48.50 million (about Rs. 315 crore)?

26. Which fashion e-commerce portal has come up with its new ad campaign, ‘Still stuck with the old?’?

27. Which MNC has launched the Fire TV Stick, a device that plugs into HDTV and lets customers to access thousands of movies, TV shows, games and app, with voice remote, in India?

28. Which online ethnic-wear platform last week launched its third in-house brand Anuswara that offers craft inspired contemporary ethnic wear for women?

29. Which midmarket India-focused private equity fund has bought out Sanjay Maintenance Services (SMS), one of the largest facilities management players, for an undisclosed amount?

30. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has established a chair for Strategic Affairs in recognition of which business personality’s leadership on Carnegie’s Board of Trustees?

31. Which fashion jewellery brand has roped in actor and TV host Rannvijay Singh as the first brand ambassador for its men’s range?

32. Which company has entered into an agreement with Panacea Biotec to fully acquire its subsidiary NewRise Healthcare for an enterprise value of Rs 180 crore?

33. Which company last week announced a contract with the Korean defence firm to execute an order for 100 `K9 Vajra-T' howitzers by the Indian Army?

34. Which company last week announced an in-principle agreement to acquire ArcelorMittal's Georgetown Steelworks in South Carolina?

35. Which Indian sportswear brand has snapped up the rights for International Cricket Council (ICC) merchandise in 23 markets, including India?

36. Which MNC has launched its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset in India?

37. Which MNC healthcare company is celebrating 50 years of operations in India?

38. Which company last week launched a new feature phone “Sumo T3000” with a powerful 3600 mAh battery that claims to keep the phone charged up to 50 days?

39. The initial public offering (IPO) of the country’s first infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) is expected to hit the market in the first week of May. Which company runs the trust?

40. Hyundai Motor India crossed which turnover milestone last year?

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April 16, 2017

Biz Quizzard 681

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is selling its entire 80% stake in its health insurance venture to a consortium of investors led by private equity firm True North?

2. Which cashback and analytics company has acquired Bengaluru-based online cashback and coupons company Pennyful in a cash-and-stock deal?

3. Which online automobile search company is set to enter the auto insurance broking business?

4. Which MNC has filed the maximum number of patent applications in the IT sector in India in 2015-16?

5. Which global meet-up app has announced its partnership Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for the official launch in India?

6. Which men’s footwear brand has launched a specialized lifestyle brand for women called Uvanera?

7. Which company last week surpassed General Motors Co to become America's most valuable car maker?

8. Five CEOs last week held a meeting in Kovalam. What first is being claimed for this event, which was titled `Ocean Love'?

9. Which retailer in India has appointed James Munsen as the new MD?

10. Which company has acquired eBay Inc’s India business?

11. Viraj Kalyani, Executive Director, Kalyani Forge (KFL), and industrialist Baba Kalyani’s nephew, has launched his entrepreneurial venture. What is it called?

12. ITC's food division has roped in which celebrity as the new brand ambassador for B Natural Juices and Beverages?

13. Tanishq has launched an ad with the theme 'Celebrate with Colours' for which collection?

14. Which business personality has picked up 51 per cent stake in Gurgaon-based travel start-up, We Are Holidays (WAH), with an investment of about Rs 50 crore?

15. Which paint company from India has entered into an MoU with Chugoku Marine Paints of Japan for “cooperation and collaboration” in the field of marine and related industrial paints?

16. Which FMCG brand has launched an integrated brand campaign ‘Naam Toh Suna Hi Hoga’?

17. Which MNC will bring plant-based footwear to the global market later this year under its Cotton + Corn sustainable product initiative?

18. Which actor will endorse Sony Yay!, the soon-to-be launched kids’ entertainment channel from Sony Pictures Network?

19. Mr Ramesh Chandra Agrawal, 73, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which media group?

20. Micromax has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its consumer electronics business?

21. Google has entered the hyperlocal, on-demand services space in India by launching a food delivery and home services application for the India market. What has it been christened as?

22. Which business personality has joined hands with Sun New Energy Systems, investment company of the Sun Group, to launch his new venture Sun Mobility?

23. Singapore-based Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte has entered into an agreement to acquire six warehouses of which company for Rs 534 crore?

24. Which MNC has partnered Toshiba and Denso to manufacture automotive lithium ion battery packs in India?

25. State-owned oil marketing firms will be launching a pilot in how many cities for dynamic pricing system, changing petrol and diesel prices daily?

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April 9, 2017

Biz Quizzard 680

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s subsidiary TAL Manufacturing has received `CE' certification for Made-in-India robot `BRABO' for its commercial sale in Europe?

2. Which boutique telecom, media, and technology law firm and New Delhi-based lawyer DP Singh's DPSA Legal have come together to form Arthe Law?

3. Four former Bajaj Auto executives have come together to establish a startup to finance used two-wheeler purchase. What has it been named?

4. Which bank from India has joined the league of top 50 banks globally in terms of assets?

5. Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India has crossed which annual sales milestone in FY17?

6. Which MNC telecom gear maker has appointed Nunzio Mirtillo as head of market area South East Asia, Oceania and India?

7. Which is the world's most expensive office market, according to the latest ranking by property consultant CBRE?

8. Which business group is selling its business process outsourcing company Aegis to private equity firm Capital Square Partners?

9. Which financial services company has appointed Rahul Parikh as the new CEO?

10. London-headquartered professional services firm EY is set to open its first artificial intelligence centre in which city?

11. Wynk Music ("Wynk"), the OTT music app from Bharti Airtel, has crossed which app installs milestone?

12. Which company and TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd (TNB Remaco) have signed up to set up a joint venture for operations and maintenance services for power plants in India?

13. Which PC manufacturer has launched the campaign ‘Ek Behtar Kal Ka Aarambh’?

14. Which brand’s Indian ad was named as the world’s top ranked ad in the WARC 100 list for the year 2017?

15. Which global boutique merchant bank focused exclusively on technology, media and telecommunications is planning to expand to India next month?

16. Which MNC has launched its IPL campaign with its own fictional T20 team called ‘Chonkpur Cheetahs’?

17. Which online healthcare platform last week unveiled its new brand identity, including a new positioning ‘Your Home for Health’?

18. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has appointed Raman Roy as its chairman for 2017-2018. He is the managing director of which company?

19. Which Hyderabad-based company is set to unveil what it claims is the country's first rooftop wind turbine?

20. Which brand has rolled out a campaign to promote its fitness band Reflex?

21. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with NYSE-listed Quaker Chemical to create a global leader in the space of process fluids and speciality chemical?

22. Which Indian telecom infrastructure operation and maintenance company has acquired US’ Quanta Towergen Pvt. (QTPL) in an all cash deal?

23. Which online furniture rental company has roped in sports presenter Jatin Sapru to come up with a sports-themed fun campaign ‘Get Your Game Space On’?

24. Myntra is hosting a fashion show ‘Big Fashion Gig’ between the 8th and 10th of April. What first is it claiming for this?

25. Travel aggregator Goibibo has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

26. Which Internet of Things (IoT) venture has tied up with German cloud-based software provider Cumulocity in its efforts to build a product and services?

27. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and which mall developer have entered into a pact to set up a strategic investment platform for retail real estate properties in India?

28. The promoters of which crowd funding platform have acquired Catapooolt(dot)com for an undisclosed sum?

29. Yuvraj Singh's YouWeCan Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in which Gurugram-based company that serves early-stage businesses?

30. Google’s Pixel has come up with a new campaign, '#DayWithPixel', featuring which celebrity?

31. Paytm has invested an undisclosed amount in which online healthcare startup?

32. Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled a third new tractor platform in three years. What is it called?

33. Colgate-Palmolive has roped in Anushka Sharma as the new brand ambassador for which brand?

34. Titan has launched a campaign for which brand with the positioning 'Crafted by hand, curated with love'?

35. After 3 failed attempts, lenders led by State Bank of India have finally managed to sell the Kingfisher Villa in Goa. Which company has reportedly bought it for Rs 73.01 crore?

36. Sapnesh Lalla will be the new CEO of which skills and talent development firm from August 1?

37. Which global wedding website, with a presence in 23 countries, set up shop in India in February 2017?

38. Which MNC will buy U.S.-based online travel bags retailer eBags Inc for $105 million cash?

39. Which company last week announced the launch of "eco-friendly" mosquito repellent 'DND Spira Coils'?

40. SN Subrahmanyan will be the new managing director and CEO of which company, with effect from July 1?

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April 2, 2017

Biz Quizzard 679

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 27 - April 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which chief executive from India has featured on the list of world´s 30 best CEOs, published by American financial magazine Barron´s?

2. Which media group has launched the `Power of Print' contest to promote education of girl child?

3. Which Hyderabad-based infrastructure machinery manufacturer has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata International to foray into the African markets?

4. Durex has launched a new line of condoms. What has it been branded as?

5. Which regional news channel has set a new Guinness World Record for the maximum people hugging trees simultaneously?

6. Which automobile MNC has appointed Minoru Kato as President and CEO of its Indian two-wheeler arm with effect from April 1, 2017?

7. The iconic Kodak House on D N Road, Mumbai, has been acquired by the Cathedral and John Connon School from which MNC?

8. Which Chennai-based hyper-local delivery startup last week announced that it would cease operations due to insufficiency of funds and lack of investor interest?

9. Which tours and travel company has launched Trip 360 Degree with an aim to enhance India's position as a global adventure destination?

10. Which Indian celebrity has been appointed as the new global brand ambassador of L’OrĂ©al Paris?

11. Sony Pictures Networks India is all set to launch a kids channel. What will it be branded as?

12. Which MNC airline has signed up with IIIT-Hyderabad for setting up its Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at the institute?

13. Which company has launched two new smartphones that are equipped with "Arbo" - the company's in-house developed artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual assistant?

14. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘Bhujia ghoom aayi duniya’?

15. India overtook which country as the third-biggest aviation market last year, according to the CAPA Centre for Aviation in Sydney?

16. Which automobile MNC has appointed Peyman Kargar as chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region, with effect from April 1, 2017?

17. Which Indian business group has agreed to acquire the 25% stake held by Belgium's Solvay Chemicals in National Peroxide?

18. Which global risk investor, managing assets worth $50 billion in private equity and credit businesses, is exiting India?

19. Panasonic Energy India Co Ltd has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

20. Which Indian business personality has joined Washington-based foreign policy think tank The Atlantic Council's International Advisory Board?

21. Which MNC has agreed to buy Middle East online retailer Souq(dot)com?

22. Yakult Danone India has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

23. Which advertising group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Grant Group, the largest independent creative agency in Sri Lanka, paving the way for its entry into the island nation?

24. Which advertising group is launching its Paris-based creative agency Marcel in India?

25. Which bank has launched its latest digital initiative christened 811 (pronounced eight one one)?

26. Tube Investments has launched a new brand of bicycles that will be exclusively sold online, as part of a novel initiative in the domestic market. Name it?

27. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a video featuring rapper Baba Sehgal promoting its new product?

28. Which cricketer has been announced as Montblanc's new brand ambassador, representing the luxury brand in South Africa and India?

29. Which IT firm said it would buy Keystone Logic for about Rs 132 crore as it looks to build its digital commerce capabilities?

30. This is a nice ad. Which brand has launched ‘Touch of Care’ campaign?

31. Which company and Singamas Container Holdings have formed a joint venture for liquid logistics operations in India?

32. Which Israeli air-to-water technology company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian solar engineering firm Vikram Solar to bring its unique drinkable water solutions to India?

33. Which smartphone maker has signed up three celebrities - Shruti Haasan, Diljit Dosanjh and Dulquer Salmaan - as regional brand ambassadors?

34. Which company has announced the acquisition of US-based Lenmar Group of Companies, an IT services and solutions group with presence in banking and financial services?

35. Tiger Shroff has been named as the new brand ambassador of which skincare brand?

36. Which MNC has launched a new commercial as part of its ‘More Indian than you think’ campaign?

37. Which company has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives for development of special performance vehicles under a new entity JT Special Vehicles?

38. Which South Korean defence electronics firm is making its entry into India’s defence aerospace segment by joining hands with Samtel Avionics?

39. Which online marketplace has launched its latest campaign called ‘Fresh New Look’?

40. Which city last week became the first in the country to have access to the 1Gbps (gigabits per second) speed wired broadband connectivity, launched by ACT Fibernet?

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March 26, 2017

Biz Quizzard 678


Biz Quizzard completed 13 years on March 21st. Thank you all for being part of this journey.


Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which two companies will merge to form the second largest telecom company in the world?

2. Indian Bank’s CEO MK Jain will be the new CEO of which bank?

3. Which Indian writing instruments company has entered into a technology pact with Schneider Schreibgerate GmbH (Germany) to produce new generation writing instruments?

4. Which dairy brand has launched its new campaign ‘Zindagi mein rukna mana hai’?

5. Sunny Leone has been roped in as brand ambassador for which Dubai-based mobile brand?

6. Which brand is claiming to be the slimmest ceramic watch in the universe?

7. Which brand has launched its new campaign #PlayBackToBack to launch its latest range of backpacks?

8. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘Sweat Loss ka Recharge’?

9. Madhukar Kamath is stepping down as group CEO and MD of which advertising entity?

10. Pepsico has roped in PV Sindhu to endorse which brand?

11. Which multiplex chain last week launched its first Virtual Reality (VR) lounge, in Noida?

12. Which billionaire philanthropist died in New York last week at the age of 101?

13. Which three-year old bank will be merged with the State Bank of India?

14. Actress Neha Sharma has been roped in as the brand ambassador of which Japanese cosmetic brand?

15. AION Capital Partners would buy a majority stake in which broadcasting company, run among others by the Essel-Shyam Group?

16. Which 4 Indian cities are among the cheapest cities to live in for expat workers, as per a report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

17. Which ethnic wear brand has launched the campaign 'Who's that Girl'?

18. Which Aurangabad-based startup has developed India's first Aadhaar-based centralized donor authentication and identification application?

19. Which company has launched the campaign 'har pata humein hai pata'?

20. The number of billionaires in India has crossed which milestone mark for the first time, according to a new list released by Forbes magazine?

21. German auto major Volkswagen has started production of which upcoming premium SUV at the Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra?

22. Which business group has started a new company, Guiltfree Industries, to sell Indian and western packaged snacks, cereals, juices and beverages from next month?

23. Times Network has launched its second English general news channel. What has it been branded as?

24. Which on-demand bike hailing startup is launching a separate cab aggregating app across seven cities, including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bengaluru?

25. Which homegrown mobile phone maker last week forayed into the mid-segment smartphone category (over Rs 10,000) with the unveiling of its Z series of devices?

26. Which diversified financial services company has elevated Manindar Singh as the group chief executive?

27. Which company has come out with the campaign #ColoursOfGrey that pays its due to the masons of the construction industry?

28. Which 4 Indian cities have featured in the top 25 Asia list of TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards?

29. Which company last week announced an Rs 1,600 crore deal to acquire the 4G spectrum and sites of Tikona Networks?

30. Which chief executive from India has been named by Fortune magazine among the world's 50 greatest leaders who are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same?

31. Which European company has announced its India entry in partnership with Value Line to offer its range of aluminium extrusion products?

32. Which Delhi-based pharmaceutical company is all set to make its foray into the diagnostic laboratories business with Pathkind?

33. Which ridesharing company has acquired Pune-based fintech company FinitePaths for an undisclosed sum?

34. Which domestic smartphone manufacturer last week launched the Admire Swadesh smartphone at Rs 4,990 that supports 22 regional languages?

35. Which MNC last week unveiled its first 'Made in India' router which can be used by small and medium businesses (SMBs) across multiple industries?

36. Which beverage brand has launched the ad 'Evolution - The story of every tired student'?

37. Which state-owned shipyard has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi seeking permission to raise about Rs 1,350-1,400 crore through initial public offering (IPO)?

38. Which Mumbai-based payments company, which facilitates digital payments for small and medium merchants, is set to enter the lending business by giving out loans to merchant partners?

39. Indian wine producer Sula Vineyards has announced the launch of its heritage winery resort. What has it been branded as?

40. Smartphone maker Oppo has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador in India?

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March 19, 2017

Biz Quizzard 677

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which couple socialising app has entered the India market by launching in four cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai?

2. Mumbai’s first floating hotel was inaugurated recently. Name it?

3. Mark Tucker, chief executive of the Asian life insurer AIA Group, will be the new chairman of which MNC bank from October?

4. Which casual wear brand has launched its new ad campaign, ‘Fun It Up!’?

5. Which beauty and wellness company has announced the roll-out of its innovative “The Beauty-Full Month” campaign to celebrate womanhood across India?

6. Which bank will acquire brokerage firm IL&FS Securities Services, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), in an all-cash deal?

7. Which sanitaryware company is foraying back into the lighting market?

8. Which Indian knitwear major, through its subsidiary Oban Fashions, has entered into an licensing agreement with US-based “Fruit of the Loom”?

9. Which German colour-cosmetic company is partnering Kaunis Marketing Services Pvt Ltd for an India entry next month?

10. Which city has retained its position as the best in India in living standards, as per the Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings for 2017?

11. Which company will acquire Rage Frameworks, a knowledge-based automation technology and services providing artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprises?

12. Which company has introduced India's first mobile honey testing lab?

13. Which airline will reportedly enter into retail business by selling products designed by fashion designer Rohit Bal and Sunny Leone's branded perfumes?

14. Which online marketplace has launched a campaign ‘Six months break-up challenge’?

15. Paytm has launched its payments services in which country, marking its entry into an overseas market for the first time?

16. Which Business Process Management (BPM) firm has announced the acquisition of Houston, Texas based HealthHelp, an industry leader in care management for $95 million?

17. Which battery company has appointed S Vijayanand as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017?

18. Amul recently launched a ready-to-drink milk product to boost brain power and reduce anxiety and stress levels. What has it been branded as?

19. Which MNC has secured an Indian patent for its invention relating to a beverage preservative system?

20. Which business personality's family trust last week announced its intention to acquire 13% stake in Anglo American, one of the world's top five miners and owner of the largest diamond producer, De Beers?

21. The Securities And Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has permitted celebrity endorsements at industry level for which category?

22. Which beverage brand has launched the digital film ‘My First Train Journey’?

23. Which Delhi-based on demand laundry service provider has acquired subscription-based laundry firm OneClickWash in an all-cash deal?

24. Which general insurance company has launched the film #OpenDoors for its home insurance business?

25. Which company has acquired a 45% stake in Zed Lifestyle, the owner of “Beardo” male grooming brand?

26. Which company said an indirect arm of its group firm will fully acquire Canada's Thallion Pharmaceuticals for 2.7 million Canadian dollar?

27. Financial marketplace Deal4Loans has been rebranded. What is the new name?

28. Which company has launched Enable Travel, calling it a path-breaking ‘accessible holiday’ initiative, which will offer customised travel experiences to people with special abilities?

29. Which ice cream brand last week launched its operations in Tamil Nadu?

30. Which two Indian companies have made it to the list of the world´s most ethical companies by an American thinktank, Ethisphere Institute?

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March 12, 2017

Biz Quizzard 676

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC last week won the bid for Indian cricket team's sponsorship rights for 5 years, starting April, for Rs 1,079 crore?

2. Reckitt Benckiser (RB)'s Moov has roped in which sports personality as brand ambassador for 3 years?

3. Which Indian company has sold its animal health business to South Africa's Ascendis Health, as part of the company's strategy to focus on consolidating its business to strategic markets?

4. Which retail electronic payment network has rolled out its new campaign #KindnessIsCashless?

5. Which company has agreed to buy US healthcare IT consultancy services provider CJS Solutions at an enterprise value of $110 million (Rs 735 crore)?

6. Which Delhi-based cold-pressed juice maker has acquired JusDivine for an undisclosed amount in an all-equity deal to gain entry into the Mumbai market?

7. Which MNC will pay 2.2 billion Euros ($2.3 billion) for GM's Opel unit and its UK sister brand Vauxhall?

8. Which professional services firm has been reconstituted as of March 1, with 26 offices in five continents and in 16 countries?

9. Which FMCG brand has launched the campaign #BossWomen for Women’s Day?

10. Global mobile technology company OnePlus has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador in India?

11. Which company has roped in Chitrashi Rawat of ‘Chak De India’ fame to promote its content app?

12. Parle Agro has roped in Alia Bhatt to endorse which brand?

13. Samsung has soft launched its mobile payment service in India. What is it called?

14. Which company has bought all wind farms owned by Inox Renewables for an undisclosed amount?

15. Which bank has become the first bank to launch an Aadhaar-based cashless payment system?

16. Mahesh Madhavan will be the new CEO of which liquor giant from April 2018?

17. Which company has announced the sale of its automation business to Alfanar for an enterprise value of €120 million?

18. Which well known multinational manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances has introduced its all new logo?

19. Which online furniture rental portal is launching a #SWAGGHAR campaign with an intention to reach out to all the digital savvy audiences?

20. Tata Motors last week unveiled a two-seater sports coupe at the Geneva International Motor Show. What has it been branded as?

21. Which Indian high end leather accessories brand last week announced the launch of its first global store in Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall?

22. PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd last week launched ready-to-cook idli, dosa, upma and khichdi under which label?

23. Candy brand Pulse last month crossed which sales milestone?

24. Which sportswear brand has recently launched an ad campaign ‘Run The Streets’ in India to promote its newly launched range IGNITE Limitless?

25. Targeting Indian film and Bollywood fans in the US, Amazon has launched a curated on-demand video channel subscription. What has it been branded as?

26. San Jose-based Nimble Storage has been snapped up by which company for $1.09 billion, making it the latest acquisition of an Indian tech company by a global giant?

27. Which company last week launched its first-ever range of air conditioners dedicated to homemakers?

28. Which company has acquired WhiteSpace Health, a US-based healthcare analytics company for an undisclosed sum?

29. Which actress last week launched her clothing (western-wear) line Ms.Taken?

30. What did Nike recently unveil for Muslim athletes?

31. Which company last week launched its new power saving green inverter air conditioner range along with its brand philosophy ‘Soch ke banaya hai’?

32. According to a report last week, which company is test marketing coconut water brand Zico in India?

33. Which real estate consultant has acquired property brokerage Favista(dot)com in an all-stock deal?

34. Hyundai India has decided to stop the production of which hatchback in the country?

35. Which brand has claimed to have become the first UV (utility vehicle) to tow Boeing 737-800 aircraft?

36. Which detergent brand has launched the #saaremaeldhodaalo campaign for Holi?

37. Sam Ghosh has quit as the group chief executive officer of which financial services company?

38. Which eye wear brand has roped in Anushka Sharma as its ambassador for the 2017 campaign?

39. Subway last week launched a new restaurant at Bharuch, Gujarat. Why did this make news?

40. Which Indian company will form a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and Skoda to explore a strategic alliance?

41. Which airport has secured 1st position in the world in the prestigious Airports Council International (ACI)-ASQ survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category for 2016?

42. Which retail chain has launched the campaign #JeeLeZara?

43. Which brand recently launched a film claiming to be the world’s first ‘Mothers for Mothers’ Network?

44. Which online marketplace released the video 'My First Women's Day' on the occasion of Women’s Day?

45. Which beverage brand recently launched the ad ‘Tea Set’?

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March 5, 2017

Biz Quizzard 675

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 27 - March 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has forayed into premium sarees and women's ethnic wear category under the brand name "Taneira"?

2. This should be easy. Which is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, according to wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth?

3. Which homegrown private equity firm has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Home First Finance Company (HFFC) for about $100 million (Rs 600 crore)?

4. According to reports last week, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has stopped selling which hatchback in both domestic and international markets?

5. Which television channel has come up with a new Women's Day special communication, featuring Aamir Khan?

6. Which company recently launched its first Pizzaria and Bar Piccante outlet in Chennai, its first Italian restaurant in India and second in the world after Japan?

7. Alibaba-backed Paytm has launched a consumer shopping app to take on local rival Flipkart and global rival Amazon in the country. What has it been branded as?

8. Which online restaurant recently launched its campaign, #TrySomethingNew, featuring inspiring young individuals who have dared to try something different in their lives?

9. Payments firm Paytm has crossed which milestone of registered users for its digital wallet?

10. Coca-Cola India is targeting which brand to become a $ 1 billion brand by 2020?

11. Which business group is entering the civil aviation business and has bid for the Bengaluru-Vijayanagar route under the government's regional connectivity scheme?

12. Which jewellery brand has roped in Kangana Ranaut as brand ambassador and has launched a commercial inspired by the constellations portraying celestial brilliance – ‘noor ka jhurmuth’?

13. Which worldwide lifestyle and sports eyewear brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador for India?

14. Mercedes-Benz last week rolled out the new model of which brand, the first “made in India for India” car in the Daimler world?

15. Nissan has crossed which milestone in cumulative exports from its Indian operations?

16. Rentokil Initial, a global player in pest control and hygiene services, has entered into a joint venture with which Indian insecticide maker?

17. Which MNC has named Prakash Mallya as the new Managing Director for South Asia?

18. Which advertising agency has launched a new agency, Karma, to address the growing number of start-ups and SMEs in the country?

19. Which Bangalore-based healthcare and fitness start-up has acquired online health-food delivery company, Kristys Kitchen for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock deal?

20. Which company has signed a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to publish their memoirs?

21. Which invoice discounting startup has acquired Hummingbill, an invoicing platform for small and medium businesses, for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its technology capabilities?

22. Which firm has entered into an agreement with DRDO under which the government agency will transfer technology to manufacture high nitrogen steel for the defence sector to the company?

23. Dawat-e-Hadiyah, a charitable trust of the Dawoodi Bohra community, will acquire Fort House in Mumbai for Rs 300 crore. It is the headquarters of which business group?

24. Adani Group's Mundra Power Plant in Kutch last week announced creating a national record by running for how many days continuously?

25. Which is the most mobile ready brand in India, according to a report released by mobile marketing and technology agency Ansible?

26. Which MNC will invest Rs 1,180 crore ($177 million) to increase its holding in Paytm Mall, bringing to a close one of the most anticipated deals in the Indian online retail industry?

27. Which cricketer has signed his first brand endorsement deal, with Bengaluru-based techie home solution brand, DNI Home Theatre?

28. Lenovo Mobile Business Group has elevated Sudhin Mathur to the post of managing director of which business unit?

29. Which IT services firm has acquired Japanese company Brilliant Service for an undisclosed amount?

30. Maruti Suzuki India’s compact SUV Vitara Brezza has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in the domestic market?

31. Which Indian company, through its UK arm, has picked up over 60% stake in SPC International, an Uxbridge U.K.-based company, for an undisclosed sum?

32. Which water heater manufacturer last week launched 65 products in fan segment, including ceiling, table, pedestal, wall and exhaust fans across the country?

33. Which advertising agency in India last week announced a new identity, and a logo made from colourful building blocks?

34. Which celebrity is salon hair brand L’Oreal Professional's first Indian brand ambassador?

35. Which brand has launched the campaign #PriyaWedsSofa?

36. Which beverage brand has launched its new ad '#TforTogetherness', talking about Alzheimer's disease?

37. Which global services company has appointed Sanjay Menon as managing director on India operations?

38. Which company has launched the Instagram campaign 'Never Ending Trending' that takes the traditional Indian game 'Antakshari' to the next level?

39. Which ecommerce company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to acquire cloud ERP solutions company DRC Systems?

40. Which mobile wallet has announced the launch of SUPERCASH, claimed to be the first ever loyalty initiative launched by a mobile wallet in India?

41. Which MNC and Coca-Cola have agreed to dissolve their tea joint venture Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW) as of the start of 2018?

42. Which company and Millicom International Cellular have signed a deal to merge their respective units in Ghana to create the second-largest mobile carrier in the African country?

43. German automotive parts manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) last week opened its first technology centre in India. Which city?

44. Former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan has co-founded a financial technology (fintech) firm. What is it called?

45. Which MNC last week launched ReConnect programme designed to bring back to the workforce women who took career breaks?

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February 26, 2017

Biz Quizzard 674

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first Indian sportsperson to sign an Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand?

2. Former Amul MD BM Vyas along with Shirish Upadhyay, an ex-senior vice-president of Parag Milk and nutritionist Dr Ravi Khimani has started a new venture. What is it called?

3. Which company has agreed to acquire the consumer durables business of Lloyd Electric & Engineering for Rs 1,600 crore?

4. Ultra-luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has appointed which company as its India franchisee?

5. Which consumer durable company has roped in Telugu actor Mahesh Babu as brand ambassador?

6. Which business group has partnered UK clothing and homeware retailer Laura Ashley for exclusive rights to make and sell merchandise as well as wholesale distribution in India?

7. Which country emerged as the world's largest crude producer in December 2016?

8. Reliance Jio has crossed which subscriber milestone?

9. Nestle last week launched which energy drink in a ready to drink format with less sugar?

10. Which company last week announced an Rs 16,000-crore share buyback, the biggest in the Indian capital market so far?

11. Which resort has become the first hospitality project in India to receive the IGBC Platinum certification?

12. Which company has launched India’s first Precision Inverter Split AC that allows temperature setting in decimals?

13. Two very nice campaigns. Which beverage brand has launched #ReleaseThePressure campaign to focus on the serious issue of exam pressure?

14. Which advertising agency has partnered with Haiyya, a New Delhi-based NGO, to launch the campaign #MyDaughterWill?

15. Which commodity has emerged as the largest-selling packaged food item in the country during 2016, according to Euromonitor International?

16. Govind Rajan has resigned as the chief executive of which digital payments platform?

17. Which company is entering offline retail space having bagged the rights to manage brick-and-mortar outlets of Spanish fashion label Mango in India along with exclusive online rights?

18. The health ministry has approved the country's first locally made bioresorbable cardiac scaffold, or naturally dissolving stent for clearing blockages in arteries that carry blood to the heart. Which company?

19. Which auto components manufacturer has inked a pact for creation of a joint venture with Japan-based Katolec Corporation to manufacture products including high-end electronics?

20. Which MNC last week forayed into the gaming devices market in India with the introduction of ‘Omen’ range of notebooks and desktop, priced between Rs 79,990 and Rs 1.40 lakh?

21. Which Danish player, which develops and manufactures pump solutions for various sectors, last week inaugurated its first manufacturing unit in India at Nadergul village, near Hyderabad?

22. Donald Paul Devlin will be the new Chairman and Managing Director of which paper and pulp manufacturer, effective April 28?

23. Land Rover last week teased images of the fourth Range Rover SUV, ahead of its world premiere on 1st March, 2017. What has it been branded as?

24. Which furniture and interior solutions brand has launched its healthcare range and the campaign #sleepAt10?

25. ITC has launched a range of basic and blended spices under which newly created umbrella brand?

26. Hiroto Saikawa will be the new CEO of which automobile MNC?

27. Why was Babulwadi, a small village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, in news last week?

28. Which beverage brand has launched an ad film titled ‘Pyarelal Ka Bachpan Ka Pyar’?

29. Rasna, a brand best known for making fruit juice concentrate, has entered into baked snacks category under which brand?

30. Which company has acquired the Indian operations of Telenor?

31. Which company has partnered with a young UK designer to create what they claim to be the world's only `really blue' jeans?

32. Which company has got the nod for India´s first tetravalent flu vaccine?

33. Which company last week announced the launch of 'MyAgriGuru', an advisory platform for farmers that has been introduced as a mobile app?

34. European multi-sport company Scott Sports last week announced the launch of which German sports brand in India?

35. Vivek Chaand Sehgal has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award. He is the chairman of which company?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 674 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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February 19, 2017

Biz Quizzard 673

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. India’s newest airline launched its inaugural flight on the Delhi-Durgapur route on February 12. What is it called?

2. Telugu general entertainment channel Maa TV last week announced its new brand positioning and refresh along with a new logo, brand tagline and channel theme track. What is the new name?

3. A consortium led by which company has won the bid to build Navi Mumbai airport?

4. Which company has announced an agreement with the US Navy for repairs and servicing of warships at the Pipavav shipyard in Gujarat?

5. Which company has entered into a joint venture (JV) with European arms manufacturing group MBDA to supply missiles and missile systems to the Indian armed forces?

6. Teleradiology Solutions and which company have entered into a partnership that would make remote radiology reporting services available to healthcare providers across India?

7. Which luxury car brand will make its official debut in India on 24th March, 2017?

8. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Gift Full of Love’ for Valentine’s Day?

9. In a move aimed at globalising its brand, which company has tied up with Aokang International to sell footwear in China?

10. Shigenori Shiga is resigning as Chairman of which MNC after it said it would take a financial hit of more than $6 billion?

11. Which company has filed a criminal defamation case against the team of the film Jolly LLB-2 for using “derogatory remarks and defamatory reference” to the brand?

12. Which platform has picked up a 75% stake in Pune-based events registration and ticketing platform Townscript for an undisclosed amount?

13. Nokia will re-launch which model, perhaps the most resilient phone in history?

14. Why was the Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals township in Bharuch in news last week?

15. Which business group last week announced foraying into the apparel retail business, which will be initially sold under the 2Bme brand?

16. This should be easy. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘United by Half”?

17. Which streaming service has launched the campaign 'India Ka Naya Primetime'?

18. Which streaming platform has announced that it is expanding its Premium service and offering a new format - CinePlay, under its Originals banner?

19. Which water purifier brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab India Peeyega Achcha’?

20. On Valentine's Day, which premium confectionery brand partnered with popular rom-com writer Anuja Chauhan for a campaign positioned as 'Love's Little Helper'?

21. Which international publication last week announced its reversal to original content strategy with the campaign #NakedIsNormal?

22. Who has formed a company, 11Even Sports (ESPL), with eight-time national table tennis champion Kamlesh Mehta to promote and develop table tennis (TT) in India?

23. Which company has acquired 64% stake in the Singapore-based technology service provider Comtel Solutions for an undisclosed sum?

24. Mobile distribution company Priyanka Communications has become the latest entrant in the competitive Indian smartphone market with the launch of which brand?

25. Which online lingerie retailer has launched its new campaign #GiftLingerie?

26. Which dairy company has forayed into whey protein range under the brand Avvatar Absolute?

27. Which company will launch a digital consumer credit product, LazyPay, next week?

28. Which company, through its subsidiary, will fully acquire Sri Lanka's Causeway Paints in an all-cash deal?

29. Which company has announced its foray into the pet nutrition category with `Healthytreats`?

30. Lloyd Electric and Engineering has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its social responsibility campaign?

31. Which confectionery brand has launched a new communication campaign ‘chhoti chhoti khushiyon ke liye’?

32. Lee Jeans last week roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

33. Which automobile brand has launched its new model and is being positioned as 'It's Wowsome!'?

34. Which brand has launched a campaign for its Rivaah wedding jewellery collection?

35. Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd has changed its name for the second time since its inception in 1989. What is the new name?

36. Leading food snacks company pladis India is widening its portfolio by entering in the cream sandwich biscuit segment under which well known brand?

37. Which travel services company has appointed Mahesh Iyer as its new CEO?

38. Which MNC will launch the world's first gigabit LTE smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later this month?

39. Which online retailer has launched its brand new advertising campaign, ‘Specsy is the new Sexy’?

40. Which MNC has been named the most admired company in the world, in a list compiled by Fortune magazine?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 673 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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