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May 28, 2017

Biz Quizzard 687

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality was recently conferred the ´Banga Bibhushan´, highest civilian honour instituted by the West Bengal government?

2. Which digital lending platform has acquired supply chain financing platform CreditPeriod(dot)com for an undisclosed sum?

3. Which MNC has appointed Neil George as the new managing director (MD) for India?

4. Zee group has launched another Hindi news channel. What has it been branded as?

5. Which automobile brand has been launched with the campaign ‘Nayi Generation Hai’?

6. Which retail chain has launched its latest campaign called ‘Beta BOLT’ and ‘Beti GAGA’ to announce the ‘Sports Super Sale’?

7. Which company has launched the campaign #EveryWomansRight, taking up cause of open defecation?

8. Which brand has launched a campaign to promote its four new flavours - Amritsari Achari, Mumbaiya Chatak, Super Chennai and Bengali Jhaal?

9. Private security firm Topsgrup's global chairman Diwan Rahul Nanda has launched an on-demand hyperlocal service aggregator. What has it been branded as?

10. Which country overtook Japan to become the second-largest steel producer in the world after China in 2016, according to data released by the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)?

11. Which company has formed an equal joint venture (JV) with Turkish company Ardutch BV to introduce the Beko brand of home appliances in the Indian market?

12. Jim Hackett will be the new CEO of which automobile MNC?

13. Which global healthcare company has unveiled its latest campaign in India, ‘Limitless possibilities, unstoppable you’?

14. Which actor has been signed by Brandzstorm India as the new brand ambassador for Gio Eyewear?

15. Which Spain-based multimedia communications group, which specialises in producing and distributing top sports events across the globe, is set to open its shop in India later this year?

16. Which US-based global insurance SaaS company has acquired 80% stake in ItzCash for Rs 800 crore?

17. Which business group is entering the LED lighting business through its listed entity SORIL Infra Resources, marking its first move in a product focused business?

18. Which business group has named Jesper Brodin as its new CEO?

19. Which MNC has announced its entry into the Indian solar market, in collaboration with Mumbai-headquartered CleanMax Solar India?

20. Online food delivery startup Foodpanda has signed up which celebrity as brand ambassador?

21. Which company has launched the campaign #SabseBadaMoh?

22. Which business group has acquired the health and wellness communications agency Sorento?

23. Mexico's largest food and bakery company Grupo Bimbo is buying a controlling stake in which Indian bread and bakery products maker?

24. Who is the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)?

25. The founder of which south Indian cuisine restaurant chain has bought back controlling stake from India Equity Partners (IEP) for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which city has become India's first city to have electric mass mobility system?

27. Which state has ended the sugar season 2016-17 as the highest sugar producer in the country?

28. Which skin and natural beauty care brand has launched the #FastFreshness campaign this summer?

29. Which fashion retailer has roped in actors Randeep Hooda and Sunny Leone as brand ambassadors for India?

30. The Sensex crossed which new milestone mark on May 26?

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May 21, 2017

Biz Quizzard 686

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand will be the prime sponsor of the New Zealand cricket team in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy that starts on June 1 in England?

2. Which MNC brewer has appointed Ben Verhaert as the new head of its India operations?

3. Which MNC has launched a non-alcoholic version of its namesake beer with the aim of becoming the global leader in a part of the market growing faster than the average?

4. Which Boston-headquartered fast-food chain that specialises in the Chicago-style pizza has tied up with the Kolkata-based Dhanukas of the Dhunseri Group to enter the Indian market?

5. Which fast food chain has launched its first ever television commercial in India with an aim to establish its signature product?

6. Which retailer has announced the launch of its new brand proposition in India, 'Life. Spend it Well'?

7. Which mobile point of sale (PoS) solution provider has taken over the offline merchant acquiring business of PayU India?

8. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has acquired a majority stake in IndoSpace, the warehousing and logistics real estate arm of which business group?

9. Which fashion and lifestyle online brand has signed West Indian star batsman Chris Gayle as its global brand ambassador in a multi-million dollar deal?

10. Online travel platform, Yatra has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

11. Which direct-to-home operator has appointed Anil Dua as group chief executive officer?

12. Which edutech firm has acquired fresher recruitment solutions company VibrantMinds Technologies in a cash and share swap deal?

13. Sudhir Rao has quit as the managing director of which automobile company?

14. Which Indian group has formed an equal joint venture with Oman-based Khimji Ramdas Group to sell garments and grocery in the Gulf region, making its entry into the international market?

15. LG will launch premium products under which brand in India in July?

16. Which MNC brewer has appointed Nilesh Patel as the India managing director and vice president?

17. Hathway broadband has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

18. Which company has entered the traditional Indian drink segment under the brand Jeera Sip?

19. Renu Satti will be the CEO of which payments bank?

20. Which company has bought South African hair care brand Long and Lasting by acquiring both its manufacturer and distributor?

21. Which company has been named most sought after employer in India, according to a list compiled by internet professional network LinkedIn?

22. Which advertising agency has launched its global video production unit Prodigious in India?

23. India has overtaken which country to become the second largest country for consumer products giant Unilever?

24. Britannia Industries last week launched a new line for Good Day to further strengthen its brand in the cookie category. What has it been branded as?

25. Tata Power Solar and which company have jointly put up India's largest vertical solar farm of 120 kw?

26. Which business personality has topped the Forbes' second annual list of 'Global Game Changers'?

27. Which automobile MNC has elevated Anurag Mehrotra as managing director for its Indian subsidiary?

28. Which media company has appointed Karthik Balakrishnan as chief executive officer?

29. Which company last week launched what it claims is India's first branded khadi label?

30. Which automobile MNC will stop selling its vehicles in India by the end of this year?

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May 14, 2017

Biz Quizzard 685

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the world's biggest market for two wheelers last year?

2. Which online home rental platform has acquired Bengaluru-based home aggregator and rental management company Zenify for an all-stock deal?

3. Who is Britain’s richest, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017?

4. PK Bezbaruah will take over as the chairman of which regulatory body?

5. Parle Products, the biscuits and confectionery company, has unveiled a new division to consolidate its premium brands. What is it called?

6. Marico last week announced the launch of a new sub-brand under its marquee brand Saffola. Name it?

7. Which engineering services company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escenda Engineering AB?

8. Which mobile technology company has bought business process outsourcing company Call2Connect from Arabi Holding Group for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which premium socks brand has joined hands with Turner International owned Cartoon Network to introduce the Justice League collection?

10. Apple’s market capitalization crossed which milestone mark last week for the first time ever?

11. Which ayurvedic hair care solution range has roped in actress Tapsee Pannu to endorse its shampoo and conditioner range?

12. Which hospitality company has bought new media marketing agency Brand Karma for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which US-based $490-million performance-improvement solutions provider has acquired Chennai-based Emantras for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which brand has bagged the title sponsorship rights of the Pro Kabaddi League for 5 years?

15. Which hair oil brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

16. Shahid Kapoor and Shruti Haasan have been appointed brand ambassadors for which footwear brand?

17. Discovery Communications last week announced its plan to roll out its first Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) in India. What will it be branded as?

18. Which German alternative lending startup will be entering India?

19. Which IT firm has acquired Cupola Technology, a specialised IoT (internet of things) services company?

20. Who is the new executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

21. Which company has sold a 50% stake in its Ulsan facility in South Korea to Kobe Steel for $315 million (Rs 2,033 crore)?

22. Which company has launched generic blood cancer drug under the brand name Pomalid in India?

23. Which brand has launched the campaign #MakeMostOfNow?

24. Which MNC has elevated Taranjeet Singh as the country director for India?

25. Which beverage brand has launched 'Moms Vs Internet' campaign for Mother’s Day?

26. How many new teams have been added to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)?

27. Mr PR Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, 82, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which business group?

28. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has opened its first offline store Mi Home in India. Which city?

29. Which MNC last week launched 'mu-X' premium full size 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV)?

30. Which celebrity has been roped in as brand ambassador for Jaquar Lighting?

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May 7, 2017

Biz Quizzard 684

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first female president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?

2. Which crowd-funding platform is entering the Indian market through a strategic partnership with Mumbai's Impact Guru?

3. In a first of its kind learning and talent development initiative, PepsiCo India has entered into a `career joint venture' with which company?

4. Which company has decided to acquire Kuoni’s global network of destination management specialists, covering 17 countries?

5. Which Ahmedabad-based company has acquired US-based Inflamax Research?

6. Which German company, which deals in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, has formed a joint venture with exotic fruits importer IG International to enter India?

7. Which agency has launched a film titled ‘Save the boy child’?

8. In the largest private equity buyout so far in India's real estate sector, which PE major has agreed to acquire 100% interest in Shriram's Gateway SEZ in Chennai for $190 million (Rs 1,220 crore)?

9. Which city has got its own font, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city?

10. I liked this ad. Which over-the-counter (OTC) brand has launched the campaign #YourSecondHome?

11. Which automobile brand has set a new Guinness World Record by towing an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft?

12. PepsiCo India is in the process of rolling out which brand to counter Coke Zero?

13. Uber has finally launched its food delivery service UberEATS in India. Which city?

14. Which tea bar chain operator has applied to the government for a food-only retailing venture to conduct food products business through physical stores as well through ecommerce?

15. Which private equity major’s retail arm Virtuous Retail South Asia has acquired North Country Mall, a 2-million sqft mall in Mohali for Rs 700 crore?

16. Maruti Suzuki’s market capitalization crossed which milestone last week?

17. Which state has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

18. Which well known Indian company last week unveiled a new logo after two decades?

19. Which brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Jodey Dilon Ke Taar’, featuring brand ambassador Irrfan Khan?

20. Which organization recently launched a new film titled 'Ek Ladki Hun Main'?

21. Which ice cream brand has launched the campaign 'Thoda Cheating Toh Banta Hai'?

22. Which company has taken a controlling stake in Bangalore based Consultancy and PR agency, Integrated brand-comm Pvt Ltd?

23. Which MNC has started regional language labelling on its packaging in a bid to attract local consumers and take on fiercely competitive regional rivals?

24. Which on-demand driver aggregator has acquired competitor DriversKart in an all-equity deal?

25. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, which has been re-writing revenue-collection records, has taken a whopping Rs. 200-crore insurance cover. Which insurance company?

26. Which IT company has offered a ‘voluntary separation incentive’ to its top-rung staff?

27. Which online home rental company has launched a campaign called 'Jobless Job'?

28. Which company has launched a new campaign #TravelMeinTwist for its online travel business?

29. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Discover the London you don’t know’?

30. Which company has introduced ‘Slurp’, a mango drink, in a bid to take on multinationals in fruit juice segment?

31. Viacom18 last week announced the upcoming launch of its seventh regional general entertainment channel. Which language?

32. Celebrity and fitness evangelist Milind Soman has invested an undisclosed amount in which health food brand?

33. Which IT services firm has acquired insurance claims service provider BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor to bolster its insurance claims management expertise?

34. Which company wants to woo the music-loving but tech-challenged consumers with its newest offering, Carvaan?

35. Which company has appointed Rahul Mammen Mappillai as its new managing director?

36. Which company has announced the acquisition of Zimmber, an on-demand household services provider, to further scale its hyperlocal household services business?

37. Which company will acquire the radio-pharmacy business of US-based Triad Isotopes for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which automobile classifieds firm has acquired vehicle inspection and valuation company Adroit Inspection for an undisclosed sum?

39. Which textile showroom brand has launched a new ad featuring Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan (of Baahubali fame)?

40. PepsiCo India and which celebrity have joined hands to produce a range of nutrition-focused food products and beverages?

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