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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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