June 4, 2017

Biz Quizzard 688

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 29 - June 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the top source of foreign direct investment into India in 2016-17?

2. Which early-stage impact-focused venture fund has roped in Milind Shah, the India managing director of global healthcare company Medtronic, as its healthcare venture partner?

3. Honda Cars India has tied up with which company for `Honda Connect', its connected car platform?

4. Which newspaper brand has launched the campaign #SundayIsForReading?

5. Which startup, that delivers nutritious meals to school children, has acquired Delhi-based cold-pressed juice manufacturer and delivery startup RawKing in an all-cash deal?

6. Which Canadian startup, an audio-syncing app, plans to enter the Indian market between June and July?

7. Which wellness services and personal care company has acquired the direct selling business of Gurugram-based company Wellscience for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which company has launched the country´s first Tamil sports channel?

9. Which online food takeaway firm has agreed to buy Middle East food delivery platform Carriage?

10. Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store last week. Which location?

11. Parineeti Chopra will endorse which legging brand?

12. AV Girija Kumar was last week appointed as chairman-cum-managing director of which insurance company?

13. Which airline has appointed Vinay Dube as chief executive officer?

14. Which company has launched a campaign with the proposition of ‘India ka travel planner’?

15. Which agarbatti brand has roped in MS Dhoni as brand ambassador?

16. Which advertising agency is launching a new agency, Baaash Digital?

17. Which MNC has acquired the brand Neksium in India from Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca for Rs 75 crore?

18. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has crossed which export milestone in less than four years after starting overseas shipments?

19. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign "Sehat hai toh zindagi behad hai"?

20. Which company is entering a new category – pulses – with the launch of a new brand, Fresh Harvest, which will be sold across retail outlets in the country?

21. Which MNC has launched a campaign featuring actors John Abraham and Sushant Singh Rajput for Champions Trophy?

22. Which smartphone brand announced its agreement with International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to sponsor the FIFA World Cup for six years, covering two tournament cycles?

23. Which ride-hailing app last week launched “Driver Compliments” feature in India, empowering riders to acknowledge and encourage good behaviour of the drivers?

24. Which MNC has appointed Shinjini Kumar to head its consumer banking business in India?

25. Which company last week unveiled intelligent, environment-friendly and energy-efficient solar pump ‘Smart Solarz’?

26. Which MNC has filed a patent application in India for a technology which might ensure that drones do not hit humans or animals while delivering packages?

27. Which automobile company has launched the campaign #VoteForChange?

28. Which online marketplace has launched the campaign #New&Now?

29. Which online marketplace for education has roped in cricketer Chris Gayle as brand ambassador?

30. Which well known brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Me. And comfortable with it’?

31. Which English business news channel in India will go off air from June 5?

32. Which IT firm has acquired OSSCube, a Texas-based digital transformation company for an undisclosed sum?

33. Which company has sold its residual 10 per cent stake in Bengaluru Airport to Fairfax India for Rs 1,290 crore?

34. Which business group has launched a campaign with the idea of ‘Reverse Chain of Smiles’?

35. Which talc brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Skincare Simplified'?

36. Honda Cars, in partnership with which FM brand, has started a new campaign ‘Honda Amaze….Isme Feeeel Hai’?

37. Which company has become India's first wine producer to enter the Russian market?

38. Telangana government has partnered with financial technology startup Transaction Analysts to launch the state’s official wallet. What has it been branded as?

39. Which pre-owned vehicle seller last week opened its first outlet for used premium motorcycles of 250 cc and above?

40. Which MNC has launched a film titled, 'We care for the girl child'?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 688 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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