January 1, 2017

Biz Quizzard 666

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 26 - 31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which realty major has tied up with private equity firm Macquarie Group to set up an Rs 2,000 crore fund to be used for its luxury housing projects?

2. Which Indian company is acquiring 51% stake in China-based Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances Company (NWFFCL)?

3. Which messaging app is buying Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media for an estimated $30-$40 million?

4. Which business personality is all set to launch India's first poker league?

5. Which hair care brand has launched a new campaign called ‘Load mat lo’?

6. ICICI Bank has filed a case in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against Pune-based Innoventive industries, initiating corporate insolvency. What is special about this case?

7. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign with the message 'The cup that gets you going'?

8. Which fragrance brand has launched a new television commercial featuring Akshay Kumar?

9. Which brand has unveiled its new campaign 'Make A Bold Move', featuring Virat Kohli?

10. Which company is launching beverage brand Aquarius in India to tap into the nascent active hydration category?

11. Which bank has tied up with Niki.ai to bring in `conversational banking' - chatbots that facilitate commerce and banking transactions without getting out of the chat window?

12. Which bank last week unveiled cashless payments app Eazypay?

13. Which well known FMCG brand has launched 'Woh Din', a five-part web series reminiscence of the simplicity of the days gone by?

14. Which ecommerce player has launched a new campaign featuring PV Sindhu and Hrithik Roshan?

15. Tata Motors has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle (CV) business unit?

16. Which company has acquired six brands from the Indian unit of US pharmaceutical giant Merck for an undisclosed amount?

17. Which MNC has stayed true to its promise and published its first academic paper on artificial intelligence?

18. Which advertising agency’s President and CEO Tadashi Ishii will quit to take responsibility for the Christmas Day 2015 suicide of an employee who had worked excessive hours?

19. Which MNC has launched its digital campaign #LiveYourDreams?

20. Viral Acharya was last week appointed to which position?

21. Digital payments company MobiKwik has touched which milestone merchants (shopkeepers) mark on its payment network?

22. Which cement company has launched a pan-India ‘Go Cashless’ campaign?

23. Which Bengaluru-based company will hive off its hotel business from real estate?

24. Which chain has launched Triple Treat Box in an exclusive partnership with foodpanda?

25. Tennis star Serena Williams has become engaged to the co-founder of which social media firm?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 666 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current quiz within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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