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August 20, 2017

Biz Quizzard 699

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country has the world's fastest mobile internet, according to global leader in broadband testing Ookla?

2. Which MNC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Preferred Brands International, the US-based maker and marketer of ready-to-heat food products sold primarily under Tasty Bite brand?

3. Which Indian company will form a 50:50 JV with Bin Ablan Food Industry, a UAE-based bakery products maker?

4. Which company has sold its entire stake in its Chinese tractor joint venture to partner Yueda Yancheng?

5. Which Poland-based company, a platform for trade and exchange of cryptocurrency, has set up shop in India to expand its trading business and for sourcing IT talent to develop products for the world?

6. E Sankara Rao will be the new Managing Director & CEO of which government entity?

7. Which online make-up and beauty platform has launched Los Angeles-based makeup brand Smashbox Cosmetics on its platform?

8. Which fashion brand has collaborated with Terribly Tiny Talkies to launch a digital film titled ‘Hind’?

9. Brand Monk Licensing (BML), a Mumbai-based licensing company, has signed an exclusive deal with Atlantyca Entertainment for the India rights of which brand / eponymous character?

10. Tata Global Beverages will launch its premium natural mineral water brand 'Himalayan' in which country, through an agreement signed by its subsidiary with Talking Rain Beverage Company?

11. Which bank has appointed PR Seshadri as its new chief executive officer and managing director?

12. David Rasquinha has taken over as the managing director of which bank?

13. Which company has acquired health economics data and technology company Context Matters for an undisclosed sum?

14. Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has divested its entire stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary, L&T Cutting Tools, to which company?

15. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure-controlled Reliance Defence and Engineering is changing its name. What is the new name?

16. Which is the most liveable city in the world, according to the Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

17. Which entity said that it will launch the world’s slimmest gaming laptop powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor, called Zephyrus?

18. Which home loans provider has launched a campaign based on the thought of “Sheher Mein Apna Ghar Ho toh Shehar Bhi Apna Latha Hai”?

19. Which business personality has hired Sameer Nair, the former group chief executive of Balaji Telefilms, to make content for telecom operators and digital platforms?

20. Which asset manager has filed draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi for an initial public offering (IPO)?

21. Which company has announced a new ad campaign for the launch of Silk Glamor Luxury Emulsion paint?

22. Which automobile brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Sexy and I know it’?

23. Which IT company has appointed Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as executive director of its India operations?

24. Which automobile MNC in India has elevated its CFO Sanjiv Gupta as president and managing director?

25. Which company has acquired 50% stake of its Australian JV partner Ansell in JK Ansell, the manufacturer of condoms and deodorants under the KamaSutra brand?

26. Which company has acquired the inward international remittance business of Mumbai-based Wall Street Finance (WSF) for $7.4 million?

27. Which cricketer has been roped in as brand ambassador for IPOL Lubricants?

28. Which two-wheeler brand has launched a campaign, playing on the Hindi phrase ‘Haathi mat paalo’?

29. Which US-based startup accelerator, which counts remote computing platform DigitalOcean and other startup successes among graduates, has launched operations in India?

30. Vishal Sikka has stepped down as MD & CEO of which company?

31. Which actor has been roped in as brand ambassador of Indostar TMT?

32. Which sanitary ware brand has launched its new campaign #StartWithTheExpert?

33. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘Why Settle For Less?’?

34. Which company has launched a new commercial as part of its #FarakPadtaHai campaign?

35. Which ecommerce company has launched a musical logo, as an expression of its brand essence – Transforming your World?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 699 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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