December 17, 2017

Biz Quizzard 716

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has launched Safety Grip, a scooter handle grip containing pepper spray, to make women scooter riders more confident and safer on Indian roads?

2. Which health and hygiene brand has launched its new campaign ‘Bharosa Maa Sa’?

3. Which bank has purchased the 51% stake held by foreign partner Pioneer Investments in their joint venture asset management company?

4. Which online pharmacy has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Obsessed with health’?

5. Coca-Cola India has announced the launch of a new variant of its popular mango based drink Maaza. What has it been branded as?

6. Which celebrity has been roped in as the face of Sikkim tourism?

7. Heavy vehicles manufacturer Ashok Leyland has opened its West African headquarters in which city / country?

8. Which MNC has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig?

9. For the first time in the country, which state has readied a centrally-run, server-based GST-enabled e-ticketing mechanism for movie houses?

10. Who will soon become the first Asians to receive the Lion of St. Mark, the highest honour that the Cannes International Festival of Creativity bestows on creative geniuses within the communications industry?

11. Which company has launched a campaign titled 'The Marathon of Life' to educate the masses about the similarities between running a marathon and being a good investor?

12. FreshLook has roped in which actress as its new brand ambassador?

13. Which beverage brand has launched a 3-minute-long film called 'For the Tea Society called India'?

14. Which Pune-based digital gaming firm has launched a teaser ad for its cricket game called “Sachin Saga”?

15. Which Silicon Valley-based payments company has started an invite-only private beta in India?

16. Billionaire property developer Jitu Virwani, promoter of the country’s largest business parks owner Embassy Group, has acquired controlling interest in which Mumbai-based F&B company?

17. Which food ordering and delivery platform has acqui-hired Bengaluru-based gourmet Asian food start-up 48East, founded by food industry veterans Joseph Cherian and Nabhojit Ghosh?

18. Which brand has launched a new campaign with the question 'Why Embarrass Yourself with Cheap Ply?'?

19. The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its packaged snacking brand, Too Yumm?

20. Which MNC has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock?

21. Which MNC’s investment arm L Catterton Asia has acquired majority stake in restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani’s Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality?

22. India’s latest cricketing sensation and current captain of India’s U-19 team for ICC U-19 World Cup Prithvi Shaw has signed a multiyear bat sponsorship deal with which brand?

23. Which company last week showcased its new RR 450 rally bike for the first-time in India?

24. Which cement brand has launched a campaign with the positioning "Kan kan mein majbooti Rajasthan ki”?

25. Which oil and gas company has elevated Sudhir Mathur as CEO?

26. Which state has entered into an agreement with the moonshot factory of Alphabet (earlier Google) – X to bring the breakthrough Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology to the state?

27. State Bank of India (SBI) and which business group have acquired GE Capital Group’s (GE Capital) stake in SBI Card?

28. Ola last week launched ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance programme for driver-partners in association with which insurance company?

29. Which pharma company has elevated N Rajaram as the managing director, effective January 1?

30. Which business group, in a consortium with Megawide Construction Corporation, has won a contract to construct and operate Clark Airport in the Philippines?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 716 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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