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September 3, 2017

Biz Quizzard 701

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 28 - September 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which entity last week launched the world's first derivatives trading platform for diamonds?

2. Paytm has rebranded its digital version of gifting money in an envelope on festive occasions as Lifafa (which means envelope in Hindi). What was it branded as before?

3. MakeMyTrip is entering the corporate travel segment with a new product. What is it called?

4. Which video-on-demand platform has rolled out its first-ever integrated brand marketing campaign titled ‘Kaafi Feels Bro!’?

5. Which automobile MNC has named Peter Mackenzie its new managing director for Indian operations?

6. Renault will launch its premium SUV in India this year to enhance its product offering in the market. Name the brand?

7. Which company will exclusively distribute Symantec's cyber security solutions to companies, startups and government organisations in India under a pact announced last week?

8. The board of which MNC has chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of travel company Expedia Inc, as its chief executive?

9. Which brand has recently launched a new digital campaign – ‘#GETFRESH’?

10. Which company is renaming its joint venture with the Gujarat government as Gromax Agri Equipment?

11. Which packaged water maker will foray into mineral and sparkling water and nectar-based fruit juices under the brand name Peaur?

12. Which fabric brand has launched its new campaign 'made for the different', featuring Farhan Akhtar?

13. Emami has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for the newly launched premium whitening face cream Fair and Handsome Laser 12?

14. Patanjali Ayurved is preparing to launch packaged drinking water, sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas, across north India. What will it be branded as?

15. Lux Industries has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for LUX Venus and LUX Cott'swool?

16. Maruti Suzuki last week announced the rebranding of its retail network across India. The company's showrooms selling mass market models will operate under which brand?

17. Folk music icon Raghu Dixit, who is famous for fusing local rhythms and international tunes to compose new melodies for young Indians, is now an investor in which craft beer brand?

18. Which retail chain has created a milestone by entering into the ‘India Book of Records' for creating the tallest Denim Ganpati Idol made by using 600 pairs of denims?

19. Which company has entered into brand licensing partnership with the U.S. based Pacific Cycles, part of Dorel Industries Inc., to bring Schwinn brand of children’s bikes to India?

20. Puneet Chhatwal will be the new MD & CEO of which hospitality company?

21. Which English business news channel has unveiled a new tagline, ‘Rise With India’?

22. Which business group is planning a foray into health insurance by buying TTK's stake in Cigna TTK Health Insurance?

23. The market capitalization of Aditya Birla Group last week crossed which milestone mark for the first time?

24. Swedish defence giant Saab and which Indian group last week announced a collaboration in defence manufacturing entailing billions of dollars of investment?

25. Which company will acquire majority stake in the Bengaluru-based telematic solutions provider Telematics4U Services Private Ltd. (T4U) for Rs 1.17 crore?

26. Which Indian actress will be the brand ambassador of Education New Zealand?

27. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign 'Hain Taiyaar Hum' for its new offering, Sampoorn Cancer Suraksha?

28. Hyundai Motor will use its manufacturing facility near Chennai to supply which model to almost all its global markets starting January?

29. Which company has introduced Perfinza range of luxury and premium car tyres widening its product portfolio in the passenger car segment?

30. Bridgestone India, a subsidiary of the tyre and rubber company and a Worldwide Olympic Partner, has roped in which celebrity as its first brand ambassador?

31. Which company has launched a 360 degree fashion video titled “Mera Joota Hai Japani” with spatial audio featuring the digital superstar Arjun Kanungo?

32. Which hair care brand has launched a new campaign ‘Thoda Love Jatao’?

33. Which Google-owned brand has refreshed its iconic logo?

34. Which automotive component manufacturer, through its subsidiary, has acquired EI Labs India for Rs. 6.5 crore?

35. Uber last week rolled out a first-of-its-kind ride sharing insurance programme in India to provide protection to its nearly 4.5 lakh driver-partners across the country. Which insurance company?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 701 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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