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November 19, 2017

Biz Quizzard 712

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which state last week won the Geographical Indication (GI) for rosogolla, ending close to three years of bitter battle?

2. Which food and beverages startup has entered the market with its patented processed sugarcane beverage?

3. Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have agreed to sell about 20,000 towers they directly own to a local arm of which MNC for $1.2 billion (Rs 7,850 crore) in cash?

4. Ranjit Shahani is stepping down as India managing director of which pharmaceutical MNC after 15 years at the helm?

5. BYJU’S, the education company and K-12 app, has unveiled its new ad-campaign featuring which celebrity?

6. S Lakshminarayanan, a retired IAS officer and chairman of Shriram Transport Finance, last week became the non-executive chairman of which company?

7. Which company’s farm equipment division has tied up with Belgium’s Dewulf Group to manufacture and market potato-planting equipment in India?

8. Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy last week announced the launch of ready-to-occupy kitchens. What has the initiative been branded as?

9. Which hyperlocal logistic firm has acquired the Towny app, which is into food delivery and other services, in a cash-and-stock deal?

10. Which company is making a Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of wind power assets of the KC Thapar Group?

11. Which company last week launched what it claimed as first ever mattress made from denim in India?

12. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pragmatix Services, a data analytics company founded by banking professionals, for Rs 56 crore?

13. Which Indian designer-wear brand has launched its first television commercial, featuring actress Nimrat Kaur?

14. Which diamond trade body has launched its operations in India?

15. Which American restaurant chain is making its India debut in Hyderabad?

16. SSG Capital, a special situations fund, has bought a 34.4% stake in which company’s overseas unit Holidaybreak at an enterprise value of $800 million (Rs 5,225 crore)?

17. Raymond last week expanded its FMCG business by introducing which product category under the Park Avenue brand in the domestic and export markets?

18. Which luggage brand has launched a television commercial, featuring Hrithik Roshan, to commemorate 50 golden years in India?

19. Which company has recently launched a three-film digital campaign titled #HowSafeAreYou?

20. Which family has topped Forbes’ list of Asia’s richest families?

21. Which Bengaluru-based drug maker has agreed to sell its domestic branded formulations business to Ahmadabad-based Eris Lifesciences for Rs 500 crore?

22. Which company has picked up a 50% stake in information technology-enabled services provider Vara United in a deal that values the Kolkata company at about Rs 306 crore ($46 million)?

23. Which low-cost carrier from the Middle East last week flew into India with daily non-stop flights to Hyderabad?

24. Which location is the ‘most expensive retail location’ in India and has acquired 24th position in global rankings, according to a report released by Cushman & Wakefield?

25. The Indian unit of Google crossed which sales milestone in fiscal 2017?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 712 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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