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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?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 679 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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