July 16, 2017

Biz Quizzard 694

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola is launching a new range of aerated drinks in India to take on regional brands. What has it been branded as?

2. Rana Barua, till recently CEO at the WPP-owned Contract advertising, has joined which agency as CEO?

3. Which motorcycle maker is bringing its apparel line to the country in an exclusive licensing deal with Flipkart?

4. Which automobile company is launching ‘HyBuy’, a programme to engage customers and offer freebies?

5. Grasim Industries Limited has agreed to sell its entire holding in its wholly-owned subsidiary Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Limited (GBTL) to which business group?

6. Which footwear brand has signed on Bollywood celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala as its fitness expert in India?

7. Leslie Thng will be the new CEO of which airline in India from October?

8. Which sports celebrity has made an investment in a video streaming platform Flickstree?

9. Which fitness chain from India has announced plans to foray into South-East Asian countries through a tie-up with Snap Fitness Inc.?

10. The domestic passenger air traffic in India has crossed which milestone mark (in a single month) for the first time in the history of Indian aviation during the month of May 2017?

11. Which MNC last week unveiled its new tipper truck ­ the P440 U-Body - for the Indian mining sector?

12. Kolkata-headquartered FMCG company Anmol Industries Limited has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

13. Which smartphone maker from China will be launching its COMIO brand in India by mid-August?

14. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Insider(dot)in, an online ticketing and events platform backed by event management company Only Much Louder (OML)?

15. Which automobile MNC has named Thomas Kuehl president for its Indian operations, effective October 1?

16. Pankaj R Patel has stepped down as the Managing Director of which pharmaceutical company?

17. Sameer Nair has stepped down as the CEO of which media and content company?

18. Baba Ramdev is set to expand his private security business after launching his security firm last week. What has it been branded as?

19. Which tyre brand has launched its new television commercial (TVC) ‘Nehlau’?

20. Which MNC has acquired Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Halli Labs for an undisclosed sum?

21. Which MNC has launched #TheIntelligentPhones campaign on the fusion of futuristic hardware and user-friendly software, making human lives inflate with comfort and convenience?

22. Which diagnostics chain has launched the campaign 'You are Not Just a Label'?

23. Which brand has rolled out its first television commercial featuring brand ambassador Boman Irani, based on the core idea of the brand, 'Car Becho, Best Price Mein'?

24. V Raja has quit as the India managing director of which MNC?

25. Which automotive components manufacturer has signed binding agreements to acquire 100% of the wiping systems business of Ashok Piramal Group's PMP Auto Components?

26. Which cloud computing company has appointed Sunil Jose as senior area VP and country leader for India?

27. Which Indian company has acquired 25 solar power projects totalling 150 Mw in Japan?

28. Which ecommerce brand has launched the campaign 'Be trendy always'?

29. Which soap brand has launched the campaign #GoSafeOutside?

30. Which Indian company last week announced its entry into the Sri Lankan AC and refrigeration market?

31. Which internet domain registrar and web-hosting company has appointed Nikhil Arora as vice president and managing director, India?

32. Which discount brokerage has launched a campaign around the theme #TheHardestBet?

33. Which hair nourishment brand has launched a new campaign for its fruit hair oils, featuring brand ambassador Shraddha Kapoor?

34. On its 30th anniversary in China, which MNC has partnered with Huawei to release a red-coloured smartphone that has the face of its founder embossed on the back?

35. Which cement brand has launched an ad with the tagline 'Acche Ghar Ki Pehchaan’?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 694 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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