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February 12, 2017

Biz Quizzard 672

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

1. Arun Kumar, who was assistant commerce secretary in the Obama administration, is the new chairman and CEO of India office of which professional services firm?

2. Which French winemaker will create wine blends tailored for the Indian market in collaboration with its exclusive Indian partner, Fratelli Vineyards?

3. Uber has launched an on-demand cab service, which will let users hire a cab for up to 12 hours, like a city or local taxi service. What is it called?

4. Which fashion brand has started the hashtag #NotWhatIWear as part of its Lakme Fashion Week campaign?

5. Which company is bringing Sri Lankan ayurvedic beauty brand Spice Island to India to strengthen its portfolio?

6. Which jewellery brand has launched Dare, an exclusive jewellery line for men?

7. Discovery Networks has entered sports broadcasting in India with the launch of a sports channel. What has it been branded as?

8. Which innerwear brand has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador?

9. It is election season. Which edible oil brand has launched a campaign on 'milavati', centered on a topical issue, the funding for a political party?

10. Which airline last week launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service?

11. Which company, in association with Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI), has launched the digital campaign ‘The Other Men In Blue’?

12. Which life insurance company has launched a campaign with the message ‘We’ll protect her tomorrow; you empower her today.’?

13. Which MNC has unveiled the global campaign 'Unleash Your Creativity'?

14. Which smartphone brand has launched a commercial for Valentine’s Day, featuring tinsel town couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover?

15. Which consumer goods company has entered into a distribution tie-up with Indo Nissin Foods?

16. Which Pune-based waste management company has acquired GET Water Solutions, a water-treatment-solutions firm backed by Clearwater Capital?

17. Which iconic London-based luxury jewellery brand is now available in India?

18. Which company will transfer ownership of subsidiaries in Mauritius, the Netherlands and Singapore to Network i2i (Ni2i) to simplify the group's holding structure?

19. Which automotive components manufacturer has appointed M Muthuraj as the Chief Executive Officer?

20. Vikram Limaye, former MD and CEO at IDFC, will be the new MD and CEO of which entity?

21. Vikas Kumar and Tashi Dorje of Keylinga Himalayan Adventures have opened a new hotel in Manali. What is its claim to fame?

22. Which MNC has unveiled a space called 'Bandstand' in its Mumbai office that can be used by celebrities and other personalities to shoot live videos?

23. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring Sourav Ganguly, with the positioning 'Roz ke super humans ke liye'?

24. Which life insurance company has launched a campaign with the proposition ‘Apno ko apne dum pe jeena sikhao’?

25. Which soon-to-be launched factual entertainment channel has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as its ‘Feel Alive’ Ambassador?

26. On the occasion of World Cancer Day 2017, which company has released a film titled ‘Miscalculation’, on oral cancer awareness?

27. Tata Motors last week announced the name of its new compact sedan. What has it been branded as?

28. Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has decided to bring all its properties under which brand?

29. Which company last week signed a definitive agreement to sell its UK subsidiary's speciality steel business to the Liberty House Group for £100 million (Rs 839 crore)?

30. Which state has teamed up with private equity firm Cerestra Advisors to set up a first of its kind life sciences infrastructure fund in India with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore?

31. S Rajendran will be the new MD & CEO of which tech company?

32. Which lingerie brand has launched its new campaign #FitForAll?

33. Which liquid detergent brand has launched its new campaign #FlauntKarBefikar, featuring renowned fashion designer Ritu Beri?

34. Myntra CMO Gunjan Soni will be the new head of which online fashion retailer?

35. Which MNC has agreed to buy US baby formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition for $ 16.6 billion?

36. French carmaker Peugeot has bought which iconic Indian brand for Rs 80 crore?

37. IT giant Oracle Corporation will set up its biggest development centre outside its US headquarters in which Indian city with an investment of about Rs 2,500 crore?

38. Which last mile retail startup has merged with BeatRoute Innovations, a mobile application platform facilitating last mile retail by FMCG companies?

39. Which company has launched India's first VoLTE feature phone 4G Connect M1?

40. The government last week appointed Ajay Tyagi as the new head of which entity?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 672 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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