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November 5, 2017

Biz Quizzard 710

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 30 - November 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which edible oil brand has roped in Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador?

2. Janalakshmi Financial Services has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

3. Which brand has entered the Guinness World Records for creating the record for the `World's Longest Head Massage Chain'?

4. Honda City has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in India?

5. This should be easy. Which brand has launched its new campaign titled 'Sawaal Kijiye Apne Namak Se'?

6. Edelweiss Group, financial services conglomerate, has signed on which actor as the voice of the customer for its latest SME Business Loans campaign?

7. Which Japanese electronic brand is re-entering India in an alliance with Reliance Retail?

8. Zaggle, a payments and group dining company, has appointed which cricketer as brand ambassador?

9. Which well known brand has revamped its brand positioning using the new tagline, "The Future is exciting. Ready?”?

10. Which pharma company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

11. Which US based software and services company has acquired online travel portal Via(dot)com for $75 million?

12. Amazon India's Android mobile application has reached which downloads milestone on Google Play Store?

13. Uber has partnered with which IT services company to launch uberAssist and uberAccess rider options for those who are disabled or elderly people?

14. Which business group has agreed to buy the Indian microfinance business of South Africa's FirstRand Bank?

15. Which e-commerce platform developer last week announced the launch of ‘shopmytools’, an exclusive digital platform for suppliers, dealers and end-users of machine tools?

16. Tata Global Beverages has ventured into the Rs. 2,500-crore café business with the pilot launch of its first tea café in Bengaluru. What has it been branded as?

17. Which company has elevated T V Narendran as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director globally?

18. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) last week said RuPay Discover Global Card has crossed which user base milestone since its launch in 2014?

19. Which country has topped the latest World Bank’s index on the ease of doing business?

20. Which is India’s most valuable brand, as per the 2017 Best Indian Brands Report released by brand consultancy firm Interbrand India?

21. Which global manufacturer of home elevators, wheelchair lifts and stair lifts has tied up with Chennai-based Elite Elevators to launch high-end elevators in India?

22. Which life insurance company has announced the appointment of Vikas Seth as Chief Executive Officer?

23. Walmart Stores has opened a fulfilment centre, or ‘dark store’, in India, one of its first globally. Near which city?

24. Which Bangkok-headquartered merchant banking and asset management firm plans to acquire 51% stake in Ruchi Soya Industries?

25. ITC last week came out with a new brand, marking its foray into the fresh fruits and vegetables segment. Name it?

26. Which MNC will buy the specialty tea brand Tazo from Starbucks in a deal valued at $384 million?

27. Xiaomi has roped in which celebrity as the product endorser for its new Redmi Y series in India?

28. Myntra last week launched a new handloom brand. Name it?

29. Which financial marketplace has launched a new campaign, urging viewers to go #paperless?

30. Who has been chosen to become the next head of the US central bank?

31. Which smartphone maker’s global sales director David Chang will now lead the India operations for the brand?

32. Which private equity fund has bought out the small business loan portfolio of the nonbanking financial company of Karvy Group for $200 million?

33. Which Indian CEO has been ranked 32 on the latest list of the world's 100 most powerful women compiled by Forbes?

34. For the first time, individuals can buy insurance cover against cyber crime in India. Which insurance company has launched the Cyber Safe policy?

35. Which business personality is partnering with Rotem Rosen and Jerry Rotonda to set up a real estate firm called MRR Development, which will focus on real estate projects in Manhattan?

36. Which LED lights manufacturer last week announced the launch of its product range under the brand - Svarochi Smart Lights - in Hyderabad?

37. Which nation has become the first in the world to have a government minister dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

38. Which fashion brand has forayed into fitness wear and launched a new brand, Rock.It, for workout and sports attire?

39. Which comic brand has launched a special line of merchandise in association with Planet Superheros and Eco Corner for its 37th anniversary?

40. Which pharma company is acquiring the domestic business of Unichem Pharma for Rs 3,600 crore?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 710 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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