October 8, 2017

Biz Quizzard 706

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who was last week appointed the new chairman of State Bank of India (SBI), replacing Arundhati Bhattacharya, who completed her one-year extended term?

2. Which company has launched the Indian Pale Ale (IPA), its fifth beer in India?

3. Which fast moving electrical goods (FMEG) company has launched a new ad campaign titled ‘Lighting-Making a difference in your life’?

4. Which hospitality major is bringing its luxury brand Raffles to India?

5. Hero MotoCorp crossed which monthly sales milestone mark for the first time in September 2017?

6. Which venture debt provider has named Ashish Sharma as the new CEO of its Indian operations?

7. Jaideep Khanna will become the sole head in Asia Pacific of which MNC bank, less than a year after he was elevated as its co-head for the region?

8. Atul Singh, the former CEO of Julius Baer in India, will head the maiden private banking venture of which company?

9. Which company has forayed into the road construction equipment segment with the introduction of its first motor grader, RoadMaster G75 in the Indian market?

10. Two-wheeler industry in India has crossed which sales milestone mark in September 2017?

11. Which company has acquired Hyderabad-based SAP software reseller and services provider vCentric Technologies Private Limited?

12. Which business group has acquired HyperCity chain of hypermarkets from Shoppers Stop for Rs 655 crore?

13. Which company has tied up with VF Corporation, one of the world's largest denim makers, to make moisture control products for the latter's Wrangler brand to be sold in the Asian market?

14. Which IT company’s digital unit has acquired San Francisco-based design consultancy Cooper for $8.5 million to grow its digital innovation capabilities?

15. Who has topped Forbes magazine's annual `India Rich List 2017'?

16. Which MNC has appointed Daniel Mazon as vice chairman and managing director for the Indian subcontinent with effect from October 3?

17. Which MNC has entered into a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Electronics IT Agency (APEITA) to enable the adoption of safe and secure digital solutions in AP across sectors?

18. Flipkart is introducing an in-house label for its large appliances. What has it been branded as?

19. Which MNC is opening a pop-up liquor bar in Tokyo for 10 days?

20. YouTube has announced setting up India's first pop-up Space, providing access to high-end sets and equipment to YouTube creators. Which location?

21. Czech automaker Skoda is re-entering the SUV space in India with the launch of its seven-seater SUV. Name the brand?

22. Which company last week said it has agreed to acquire 9X Media and INX Music for Rs 160 crore in cash?

23. Which UK-based designer will debut in the Indian luxury market through a tie up with K Raheja Corp for their super premium project Artesia in Worli, Mumbai?

24. Which food delivery platform is opening its first offline store, at the Bengaluru International airport, this year?

25. Maruti Suzuki Baleno has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in the Indian market?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 706 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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