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?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 681 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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