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August 27, 2017

Biz Quizzard 700

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company last week announced a new corporate brand identity ‘Connecting Aspirations’?

2. Which innerwear brand celebrated 141 years of legacy through a unique pop-up museum in Bengaluru last week?

3. Which retail chain has launched the campaign ‘Ghar aaiye na’?

4. Which company has acquired YouFirst Money Express, a subsidiary of YouFirst Ventures, promoted by former Citibanker and Reliance Capital executive Vikrant Gugnani?

5. Which company has announced the launch of ‘Judge’ brand of kitchen appliances in India?

6. Mercedes Benz has launched its fastest vehicle globally in India. Name the brand?

7. Which MNC has terminated the franchise agreement for all 169 fast-food outlets in north and east India run by Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd. (CPRL)?

8. Which e-home services company has launched the campaign #savetheday?

9. Which celebrity has been roped in to endorse deodorant brand Denver?

10. Which commodity has regained the tag of top commodity export from India, overtaking buffalo meat in the June quarter?

11. Which MNC has launched a new campaign with two television commercials 'Reinvent My Story' and ‘Last minute Laddoo’?

12. Which television channel has launched the first English language South Asian reality show, ‘Made in America’?

13. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘The Wolves of Lol Street’ in an attempt to present the serious personal finance space in a lighter way?

14. Which Hyderabad-headquartered multi-speciality hospital chain has announced diluting 51% equity stake in favour of European healthcare giant Medicover for Rs 320 crore?

15. Which MNC has introduced its chewy candy, Laban, in India?

16. Which MNC has launched the initiative #HungerFreeIndia, dedicated to help eradicate Food Wastage in India?

17. Which ecommerce platform has launched a first of its kind photography store called ‘Shutterbug Lounge’, which will feature the best camera brands for sale?

18. Which life insurance company has launched its new digital campaign ‘#TheCoach - Agar taiyaari sahi ho, toh jeet pakki hai’?

19. Which manufacturer of quality oil and grease solutions has launched its first ever digital campaign #ChaloDuniyaChalaye?

20. Which country has allowed the import of Indian bananas, pomegranate, custard apple and okra for the first time?

21. Which French fashion brand made its entry in India last week with an exclusive tie up with Le Mill?

22. Which company has entered into a strategic partnership with Saudi healthcare services and products player Cigalah to launch wellness centres in Saudi Arabia, starting with Jeddah?

23. Which celebrity management firm has joined hands with brand management and licensing agency Dream Theatre to create Mojostar - a celebrity-driven house of brands?

24. Which US venture capital firm has struck its maiden buyout deal in India by acquiring personal care, makeup and skincare company Faces Cosmetics from Everstone Capital for $40 million?

25. A book, titled ‘I Do What I Do’, is all set to be launched in Chennai on September 5. Who is the author?

26. Shailesh Tulshan, the personal investment adviser to the Flipkart's Bansals, is starting a fund named after Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel's book. Name the fund?

27. Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) major Burger King has announced crossing which store milestone in India?

28. Ferrari has revealed its much awaited sports car, which is a “perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort”. What has it been branded as?

29. Which business group has roped in Banmali Agrawala as President, Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace from October 1?

30. What has Indian Premier League (IPL) been valued at currently, as per global valuation and corporate finance advisory firm Duff & Phelps?

31. Who has been appointed as the new Railway Board Chairman?

32. Which company has launched ‘Darshan’, which facilitates pre-booked darshan, special pooja, and assisted temples visit in addition to logistics?

33. Which business group has appointed Roopa Purushothaman as chief economist and head of policy advocacy to drive macro-economic research as well as all policy and advocacy initiatives?

34. Which Mumbai-headquartered multiplex chain has acquired two new properties in Singapore, taking its total screen count in the Lion City to six?

35. Rajiv Bansal has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of which company?

36. Which airline has become the first Indian carrier to joins hands with Airbnb?

37. Asian Paints has launched a new television commercial, featuring Deepika Padukone leading a #MaskedLife. Which brand?

38. India has claimed the top spot in exports of which seafood to the global market in 2016, according to a trade report by FAO’s Globefish?

39. In the biggest FDI deal ever in India's real estate space, which entity has agreed to acquire a 33.34% stake in DLF's rental arm DLF Cyber City Developers for $1.39 billion (Rs 8,900 crore)?

40. Who has been appointed non-executive chairman of the board at Infosys?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 700 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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