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December 30, 2018

Biz Quizzard 770

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will roll out a range of food and beverages products including green tea and coffee, high protein breakfast cereals, soups and protein shakes under Fittify sub-brand?

2. Which company has launched a new campaign - Ek Nayi Muskaan - as part of its social impact initiative - 'Muskaan'?

3. Which home décor brand has announced actor-writer Twinkle Khanna as Chief Style Officer (CSO)?

4. Which biscuit brand has launched its new campaign ‘no more excuse’?

5. Which baby care brand has launched the film ‘Fire Alarm’?

6. Which healthcare company, backed by global investment firm KKR, is to acquire a majority stake in Max Healthcare Institute from Max India?

7. Which beverage company has elevated Chacko Purackal Thomas as the managing director and chief executive officer?

8. ITC has entered the ready-to-drink milk-based beverages market in the country under which brand?

9. Which tyre company has launched its new campaign ‘#LetsRide’?

10. Which quick service restaurant chain has elevated India head Unnat Varma as the managing director for Asia Pacific operations?

11. Which Paris-headquartered global engineering company has appointed Sandeep Gulati as the new Managing Director for India?

12. Which hotel chain has formed a JV with an arm of global private equity firm Warburg Pincus to develop rental housing projects envisaging investments of Rs 3,000 crore over a period of time?

13. Which group last week became the most valuable business house in the country, surpassing Tatas, with the cumulative m-cap of its five listed companies surging Rs 10.4 lakh crore?

14. Which Bengaluru-based company has launched the first indigenously developed electronic chipset, which can be used for functions like direct TV broadcast on mobile devices and curbing call drops?

15. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of PV Bharathi as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of which bank?

16. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#WearYourSmile’?

17. Which processed food grains brand has launched a new campaign ‘Khao Fresh, Jiyo Fresh’ for its product, Whole Wheat Chakki Atta?

18. Which company has created a film ‘Start A Little Good’ on water conservation as part of its CSR initiative?

19. Which British luxury beauty and fragrance brand plans to foray into India's hospitality sector in the next fiscal and get into omni-channel retail here?

20. Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam has been named as the president and chief executive officer of which MNC?

21. Which newspaper has partnered with an NGO ‘Communitree’ for new initiative to increase green cover of Chennai?

22. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘Never Compromise’, featuring cricketer Smriti Mandhana?

23. Which company has announced the launch of Ray NoSugar, a liquid natural sweetener made from pure Stevia extract?

24. Which ayurvedic hair care solution range will soon roll out a new TVC featuring Sania Mirza?

25. Which Thrissur-based small finance bank has received RBI approval to operate as scheduled bank?

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December 23, 2018

Biz Quizzard 769

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Chennai-based India Property, a full-stack real estate platform?

2. A private equity consortium of Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) and InvAscent acquired about 70% in which active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and formulation maker for $100 million?

3. Which MNC will acquire 80.1% of ABB’s power grid division for about $6.4 billion?

4. Sanitary ware firm HSIL's CMD Sandip Somany has been elected as the new President of which industry body?

5. Which portal has launched a TV commercial “Find Your Equal”, starring MS Dhoni?

6. Which broadcaster has unleashed an awareness campaign, ‘Sach Mein’, across its networks to educate the consumers about new packs?

7. Which sportswear brand will replace Nike as the official kit sponsor of the Indian football team starting with the 2019 AFC Asian Cup?

8. Which healthcare provider has launched its latest film 'Live after you leave'?

9. Which MNC has, for the first time, set up an advisory board for India led by former HP India head Neelam Dhawan to work with its current local head?

10. UAE-based Small Ventures and former president of the Oberoi Group Kapil Chopra have partnered to launch a new experiential luxury hospitality brand. Name it?

11. IDFC Bank and Capital First last week announced the completion of their merger following all requisite approvals to form a combined entity. What is it called?

12. Which MNC has picked up 49% stake in Cleantech Solar, a Southeast Asia and India-focused solar energy systems developer, for $100 million?

13. Which hospitality group has appointed Zubin Saxena as CEO for South Asia?

14. Mahindra & Mahindra is launching a compact SUV in early February 2019 to compete with segment leader Maruti Suzuki’s Brezza and Tata Motors’ Nexon. What has it been named?

15. Which IT MNC has appointed Ashwin Yardi as India CEO?

16. Which serial entrepreneur has unveiled his project to provide luxury smart homes at an affordable price under the brand UTOO Home?

17. Which firm has announced its foray into the branded dermatology segment in the United States?

18. Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI), in collaboration with Central Cottage Industries Corporation Ltd (CCIC), has launched an outlet for Indian silks. What has it been branded as?

19. Which low-cost airline last week launched four-times-a-week operations between Delhi and Bangkok?

20. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed the India ambassador of which Italian luxury sports watchmaker?

21. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign ‘Move together in Style’?

22. Which general insurance company (excluding crop insurance) has launched its first campaign ‘Milega Milega’?

23. Arjan Lulla, 85, passed away last week. He was the founder of which company?

24. Which airline has launched the campaign ‘Fly Higher’?

25. Which MNC has acquired Fortune Cookie UX Design, a Pune-headquartered digital consulting and user experience (UX) design firm?

26. Which MNC has appointed Mahesh Narayanan as its new country manager for India?

27. Which digital-only insurance platform has launched a bicycle insurance product that covers the cycle and the rider?

28. Mother Dairy has forayed into the organic food segment under which brand?

29. Honda Motorcycle has crossed which cumulative sales milestone across global markets in a span of 18 years?

30. The world’s third-biggest manufacturer of television panels, TCL Corp, last week commenced construction of its first overseas manufacturing facility for TV and mobile screens and smart TVs in India. Which location?

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December 16, 2018

Biz Quizzard 768

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which state has become the only state in the country to have four international airports?

2. Which financial entity has appointed Arundhati Bhattacharya, former chairman of State Bank of India, as its chairman?

3. Republic TV has announced the ambitious launch of its second news channel in Hindi. What will it be called?

4. Which online food ordering and restaurant reservation platform has forayed into the growing events space?

5. Which Indian denim brand has announced its expansion into the footwear category?

6. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘#KyunkiBahutKuchHaiKarna’ to promote its initiative lending a helping hand to women looking for financial independence?

7. Which company has formed a joint venture (JV) with Japan’s Kubota Corporation to produce high-end tractors for domestic as well as overseas markets?

8. Which MNC has acquired Bengaluru-based startup Sigmoid Labs, which runs the app, ‘Where is My Train’?

9. Which company is acquiring Mustache, a privately-held creative content agency based in New York?

10. Who was last week named the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India?

11. Which company’s arm has entered into a pact with Shandong Luoxin Pharmaceutical Group Stock Co to establish a JV firm in China to manufacture nebuliser inhaler and other products for China, the US and the EU?

12. Which Spanish brewing major has entered Bengaluru with wheat beer?

13. Which company has launched the country’s first-ever food accelerator to help start-ups in the $14 billion food services ecosystem?

14. Which company has forayed into the instant tea mix market with 'EVERYDAY Chai Life'?

15. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has roped in which Indian alcobev brand as an official sponsor for the next five years?

16. Which company has made its second acqui-hire in India with a machine learning startup called Int.AI?

17. Which agri-biotech company has tied up with Scotland-based James Hutton Institute to bring in 16 varieties and 600 clones of potato to India?

18. Skincare brand, Estée Lauder has appointed which actress as its first Indian brand ambassador?

19. Ajay Kapur has resigned as the MD and CEO of which cement company?

20. Visa has crossed which milestone count of contactless cards in India?

21. Which company has announced acquisition of aerospace and defence player Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd for Rs. 400 crore in an all-cash deal?

22. Which company has launched ‘Saluto’ (125 cc) and ‘Saluto RX’ (110 cc) motorcycles equipped with unified braking system (UBS) for all variants of both the products?

23. Which bath space products brand has signed Shraddha Kapoor as its brand ambassador to elevate brand awareness and visibility?

24. Which company has acquired 81% in Hitachi Procurement Service, Hitachi’s wholly owned subsidiary that handles indirect materials purchasing functions for the group?

25. Which MNC has launched social ecommerce platform Spark in India, which offers users a personalised, interest-based community experience?

26. Which state-owned company plans to venture into the electric vehicles (EV) segment?

27. Who is all set to launch a new startup called ‘xto10x Technologies’?

28. Google has announced the launch of its own shopping portal in India. What is it called?

29. Which Hindi news channel has been relaunched as an anchor-less channel?

30. The country’s first private unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing facility took off last week. Which city?

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December 9, 2018

Biz Quizzard 767

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has agreed to acquire British healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline’s India consumer business, which includes the prized health food drinks brand Horlicks?

2. Which company has acquired branding rights of former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar-run Carnation Auto India, including some key assets, for an undisclosed sum?

3. Which cloud-telephony firm has appointed former Tata Teleservices executive Yatish Mehrotra as the CEO?

4. Which SUV brand will be the ‘Official Car of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019’?

5. Which US food major has appointed Simon George as its India President?

6. Which logistics major has unveiled its campaign ‘Where there is a will, we are the way’ for this year’s Hero Indian Super League (ISL), marking the fourth year of partnership with ISL?

7. Vivek Khanna has resigned from the position of CEO of which media group?

8. Which multi-sports app has picked up the global audio broadcast rights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, scheduled to be played in England between May 30 - July 14, next year?

9. Foodpanda has reached which milestone in terms of number of cities covered in India?

10. An important campaign. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Share Joy, Not Rumours’?

11. Which tyre brand has released a television commercial, featuring actor Kunal Roy Kapoor?

12. Which home-grown private equity fund has acquired a controlling stake in US-based healthcare service provider GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, in a deal worth Rs 1,000 crore ($140 million)?

13. Seon Seob Kim has been appointed India MD and CEO of which automobile MNC?

14. Who is the richest Indian celebrity, according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list?

15. Which company has acquired drone start-up TechEagle Innovations?

16. Milan Paleja has decided to step down as the MD of which drug firm?

17. AION Capital Partners, the joint venture between global PE fund Apollo Global Management and domestic fund ICICI Venture, is acquiring which BPO firm for $230 million (Rs 1,600 crore)?

18. Which cryptocurrency exchange is foraying into blockchain solutions and is inaugurating a development centre in Bengaluru?

19. Which company has launched a cine-restaurant in Ahmedabad under the name of ‘Chhotu Maharaj’?

20. Who will be the new worldwide chief creative officer of the Ogilvy Group, one of the world’s oldest and largest advertising companies, effective January 1, 2019?

21. Which New York-based aviation start-up is set to start operations in India?

22. Which brand has released the campaign ‘#FreeToLove’, about the freedom to choose the person you want to be with regardless of caste, religion or gender?

23. How many Indian business personalities have been named among the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes?

24. IndiGo last week became the first Indian airline to have how many aircraft in its fleet?

25. Which leading women-first social networking platform has been launched in India?

26. Which company has started a new business called ‘Tour to Feast’ to promote food-related travel across India’s popular culinary destinations?

27. Which automobile company has appointed Biju Balendran as its MD and CEO?

28. Virat Kohli's athleisure brand One8 forayed into which segment last week?

29. Which brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘#DenimSideUp’ in collaboration with social media influencers from various walks of life?

30. This is reportedly a first. Which organisation has converted a diesel locomotive into an electric one?

31. Which company is acquiring seven software products from IBM for $1.8 billion?

32. Former Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy has joined which fund as its first venture partner?

33. How many Indian creators have crossed the 10-million subscriber mark on YouTube for the first time?

34. Which Indian SUV brand has been awarded a full 5-star adult occupant safety rating by Global NCAP, an internationally-renowned safety accreditation body?

35. Which Indian business personality has been bestowed with the ´Doctor Honoris Causa´ by ESCP Europe Business School, a leading global institution?

36. Which feminine hygiene brand has launched a web series ‘Girls Hostel’ in association with Girliyapa?

37. Which real estate platform has launched its new TV campaign “Ghar dhoondhna koi inse seekhe”, starring actors Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani?

38. Which MNC has acquired online retailer Art(dot)com for an undisclosed amount to boost its home decor business and expand its online offering?

39. Which cloud platform dedicated to small and independent ventures has launched its new campaign “Bijness Bhai”, starring MS Dhoni?

40. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, an associate professor of finance at the Indian School of Business, has been appointed to which position by the government for a three-year tenure?

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December 2, 2018

Biz Quizzard 766

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 26 - December 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has launched the Alturas G4 at a starting price of Rs 26.95 lakh to enter the luxury SUV segment, a first for any homegrown automotive major in that category?

2. FreeCharge founder Kunal Shah has launched his new venture, a financial services platform targeting consumers with high creditworthiness. What is it called?

3. Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away recently. He was the chairman of which aviation company?

4. Which paint company has launched ‘KIDZ’, a child-friendly product?

5. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#ChaloKhelne’?

6. WPP merged two of its agencies - Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson - to form a creative, data and technology agency. What has it been named?

7. Bobby Pawar has joined which advertising and media group as chairman and chief creative officer?

8. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Japanese company Pola Pharma?

9. Which company has unveiled its brand new TVC ‘DeshKeTruck’?

10. Which Indian business personality will be conferred Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) - the highest French civilian distinction - later this month?

11. Which bread and bakery brand has launched the campaign 'Har Ghar Modern Hona Chahiye'?

12. Which brand has announced its latest TV advertising campaign ‘Singh Saab’ for its Ceiling Secure downlighter?

13. Which e-commerce major has launched 'Brand Shield', an anti-counterfeiting programme to help brands report counterfeit products being sold on its platform?

14. Which life insurance company was recognized for a new Guinness World Records title for its Plankathon initiative conducted for promoting good health?

15. Which bank has announced the launch of a digital campaign #BeTheChamp?

16. Tokyo-based IT services provider NTT Data plans to acquire a majority stake in which Mumbai-based payment solutions firm?

17. Amway has entered the rapidly growing herbal skincare market under which brand, its first such foray into the category?

18. Which dining out platform has acquired Pune-based Torqus, a leading SaaS-based restaurant management software provider?

19. Neeraj Arora has quit as the chief business officer of which MNC?

20. Maruti Suzuki’s Swift has crossed which cumulative sale milestone?

21. Which retail software company has acquired Pune-based Roxfortech Infosolutions’ ERP product Zwing for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which agri-chemcial firm has bought Swiss-based Syngenta’s three brands - Proclaim, Tilt and Blue Copper, in India?

23. Which global health non-profit organisation has appointed Care Hospitals co-founder and cardiologist Dr Krishna Reddy as the new country director for India?

24. Tube Investments of India Ltd. (TII), a Murugappa Group firm, has rolled out TMT bars under which brand?

25. Which brand has launched a new campaign ‘Andar se Strong’, featuring Deepika Padukone in one of the 2 commercials?

26. Which mosquito repellant brand has rolled out a television commercial for its Fabric Roll-On?

27. Which food delivery platform has launched its fourth delivery partner-focused digital video – ‘#WhatsInAName’?

28. Which brand has announced a partnership between Simon Fuller’s new project, global pop group Now United, and Badshah, one of India’s favorite rappers?

29. Danish Ahmed, cofounder of companies such as Yebhi and Shopsity, and a former VP at Paytm, has launched his next venture in the medical tourism space in India. What is it called?

30. Which MNC is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the country with a limited edition vintage tin pack of its flagship brand?

31. Which company’s arm has acquired substantial stake in media startup New Emerging World of Journalism (NEWJ) with an initial investment of Rs 1.3 crore?

32. Which firm has become India’s biggest audit practice in the country by nearly doubling fees to touch Rs 216.4 crore in the FY18, as per Prime Database report?

33. Which company has acquired the retirement services business of US-based consulting firm BridgePoint?

34. Tata Trusts and which chocolate maker have launched their first nutritional product as a result of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in 2016?

35. Yi Wang has quit as the India managing director (MD) of which Chinese handset maker?

36. Which watch brand has launched its new campaign ‘Khudse Naya Rishta’?

37. Italy's small appliance maker, De'Longhi Group has entered into a strategic partnership with which company to bring its international premium range of small appliances to the Indian market?

38. Anil Arya, who cofounded mosquito repellent brand AllOut and sold it in 2005, is set to acquire which dairy tech startup?

39. Which firm’s subsidiary Drug Discovery and Development Solutions (DDDSL) Singapore has entered into an agreement to acquire 10% stake in Inipharm USA for around $28.5 million?

40. Paul Polman is “retiring” as the chairman of which MNC?

41. Auction house Sotheby held its inaugural India auction last week. Which city?

42. Which café chain is giving a fillip to its food business by opening restaurants under the same brand?

43. Which MNC is looking at pilot testing its `Enteligen’ app, which is already being used by poultry industry in Brazil, in India?

44. Which tractor manufacturer has joined hands with ISEKI & Co., Ltd. of Japan to make compact tractors?

45. Rasna has launched a new range of health products under its brand 'Rasna Native Haat' and has appointed which celebrity as brand ambassador?

46. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#SparkingTheFuture’, featuring Sachin Tendulkar, that gives children an opportunity to play to their hearts' content?

47. Which brand has launched India's first Michelin-star chef curated frozen food range?

48. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘Always Hatke’ campaign, starring Varun Dhawan?

49. Which wood adhesive brand has launched the campaign "Kahani Zidd Ki"?

50. This is a nice film. On World AIDS Day, which brand launched the film ‘The Positive Move’?

51. Which portal has launched the campaign ‘#MannHaiTohDoneHai’?

52. Ajay Bhushan Pandey last week took over which position in the finance ministry?

53. Seon Seob Kim will be the new India MD and CEO of which automobile MNC?

54. Which automobile MNC has appointed has named Masakazu Yoshimura as managing director?

55. Which company has bagged India’s first large-scale floating solar project?

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November 25, 2018

Biz Quizzard 765

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which popular advertising and theatre personality passed away in Mumbai on November 17?

2. Which online media platform for auto buyers and enthusiasts has announced the acqui-hire of Ketchupp, a Delhi-based food tech start-up and meta search engine for online food ordering?

3. Which personal care brand has launched its new campaign ‘Beautiful by Nature’?

4. Which healthcare startup is acquiring Bengaluru-based mental health platform Seraniti, following which the company will have over 70 centres for this vertical?

5. On World Toilet Day, which brand and We Are Water Foundation India released a powerful film #CleanYourHeart?

6. Which life insurance company has launched its new campaign ‘#NoTension’, featuring actor Vicky Kaushal?

7. Which sanitaryware brand has launched the campaign "nothing less will do", featuring actress Jacqueline Fernandez?

8. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has crossed which cumulative scooter sales milestone?

9. Which advertising agency has re-designateed Tarun Rai as the Chairman & Group CEO for South Asia?

10. Which automobile MNC’s chairman was arrested last week for alleged financial misconduct?

11. Skoda India MD Gurpratap Boparai will also take over as the managing director of which company?

12. Which investment giant has roped in Norwest Venture Partners’ Sumer Juneja as its country head for India?

13. Which MNC has launched hyper-local app Neighbourly in India?

14. Which retail major has acquired trading firm Ritvika Trading Pvt Ltd?

15. Which company has entered into a strategic alliance with Japan’s Yamaha Motor and Mitsui & Co for technology, manufacturing and marketing of electric bicycles?

16. Which company has appointed Abhijit Bose as head of its India unit to build its first full-country-team outside the US?

17. Which Bengaluru-based online pharmacy company has acquired another startup, EClinic24/7, in the same segment for an undisclosed amount?

18. Which hospitality brand has segregated its entire portfolio into three sub-brands – Trip, Trend, and Tryst?

19. Which online poker site has signed on actress Anita Hassanandas as brand ambassador?

20. Who has been ranked the richest builder in India with a wealth of Rs 27,150 crore, according to the GROHE Hurun India Real Estate Rich List 2018?

21. Online fashion commerce company Myntra has launched which Italian brand which makes handbags, suitcases, wallets, and accessories, exclusively on its platform?

22. Which chocolate brand has announced the launch of its new campaign featuring Ishaan Khattar and The Great Khali?

23. Which MNC will commence local assembly of the hybrid electric version of its premium sports utility vehicle XC90 T8 by the end of next year?

24. Which food delivery platform has announced the appointment of actress Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador?

25. Which stationery brand has signed on cricketer Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador?

26. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘#JudgeMeNot’?

27. This is a nice campaign. Which online marketplace has launched its new campaign ‘#GenerationEqual’?

28. Which basmati rice brand has roped in Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna to feature in its ad film?

29. Which general insurance company has launched its new campaign “Second Chance”?

30. Apollo Tyres has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador for a period of five years?

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November 18, 2018

Biz Quizzard 764

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which comic book writer, editor and publisher died last week at the age of 95?

2. Which MNC has launched the campaign #GoSafeOutside, bringing moms together to ensure safety of children anywhere, any time?

3. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign 'Zero Cost Diwali'?

4. Former Aegis BPO chief executive Sandip Sen has taken over as the head of which loyalty startup?

5. Which alternative financing firm has secured Sebi approval to raise Rs 1,000 crore for its second and largest fund yet?

6. Which packaged drinking water brand has launched its new campaign, featuring camels?

7. Amrita Raichand, the famed celebrity chef, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of which modular kitchen company?

8. The National Basketball Association has entered into a partnership with which chain to introduce NBA-themed promotions and interactive NBA Experience Zones in 39 cities across India?

9. Which online matrimony brand has roped in Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

10. Which bank celebrated its 100th Foundation Day on November 11?

11. Which Japanese designer retail brand has stepped into the personal hygiene segment in India?

12. Which water heater brand announced the launch of its first ever TVC Campaign for the Ondeo Series, ‘Fresh Hot Water Saalon Saal’?

13. Binny Bansal has resigned as the CEO of which company?

14. Which software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider has acquired Dipper Technologies, an internet-of-things (IoT) platform that provides visibility and predictability in freight movement?

15. Vinod Dasari has resigned as the MD of which automobile company?

16. Which company has acquired rights for intravenous Tramadol, a pain drug analgesic, from Avenue Therapeutics?

17. Which company has launched Beddy, a branded baby mattress?

18. Which Singapore-based entity has acquired SKS Power Generation (Chattisgarh) in a one-time settlement of Rs 21.70 billion with its lenders?

19. Which electronics and white goods retail chain has launched the campaign ‘Brighter Tomorrow Begins Today!'?

20. Which MNC has appointed Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks, as its India operation head?

21. Which MNC will buy Qualtrics International Inc, whose software gathers and analyses data, for $8 billion?

22. Which FMCG major has started a returns programme for its flagship product wherein consumers can exchange 10 empty packs for one fresh packet at retail shops?

23. Which company will acquire 75.01% stake in Prayagraj Power Generation Company?

24. Who has become the first Indian woman chef to bag a Michelin star?

25. Diversified conglomerate ITC said its instant noodle brand YiPPee crossed which milestone sales mark in the twelve months ended September 2018?

26. Which Paris-headquartered independent out-of-home media agency is set to enter the Indian market, with its 15th global office in Mumbai?

27. Which hospitality firm has appointed former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh as the chief executive officer for India and South Asia, effective from December 1?

28. Which apparel company has appointed Grey Group's Nirvik Singh as non-executive chairman?

29. Which MNC has launched its ‘Better Air Now’ initiative as part of which it wants to turn rice straw into a new renewable material source for its products?

30. Which iconic Czech motorcycle brand was relaunched in India last week under a new ownership?

31. Which water pipes brand has launched a campaign based on the oft-used statement ‘Naam badal denge'?

32. Chinese contract manufacturer TPV will launch which television brand in India?

33. Visa Inc has acquired a minority stake in which Indian payment gateway firm?

34. Which new eyewear brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador?

35. Which integrated marketing company has acquired the Mumbai-based real-time marketing agency HAT Media recently?

36. Which MNC is selling 19 lower-end spirits brands to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million?

37. Hershey India last week forayed into the premium biscuit segment under which brand?

38. Which incense stick brand has launched the campaign ‘Conversation with God’, featuring actress Bhumika Chawla?

39. Which brand has launched the nation's first-ever marketing campaign to promote ethylene ripened Bananas?

40. Anju Seth has become the first female director of which business school?

41. Which MNC has introduced Les Recettes De L’Atelier – a premium collection of uneven chocolate tablets in India?

42. Which mattress and sleep-related product company has launched a video campaign with stand-up comic Rahul Dua?

43. Which spirits brand has launched its global campaign “Challengers Welcome”?

44. Jan Singer has resigned as the CEO of which American clothing and lingerie brand?

45. Which wellness company has launched its first brand campaign, ‘Khush Raho, Khushaal Raho’?

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November 11, 2018

Biz Quizzard 763

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In a first for India, HSBC has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain, which massively reduced the time taken for processing the documents. Which client?

2. Which company has signed an agreement to buy entire stake in KEC International’s Rajasthan-based power transmission arm at an enterprise value of Rs 227.5 crore?

3. Which dialysis and kidney care provider has acquired the Rs 50-crore Indian operations of the world’s second largest kidney care provider and US-listed Fortune500 firm DaVita?

4. Patanjali last week launched its apparel and accessory store in New Delhi. What has it been branded as?

5. Chinese electrical appliance maker Midea will introduce which brand of home appliances in Indian market?

6. Which bank last week said it will divest its stake either fully or partially in various joint venture firms - ASREC India, India International Bank (Malaysia) Bhd and IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co?

7. Which MNC has launched a digital video, Umeed ka Diya, on the occasion of Diwali under its #TuJashnBan campaign?

8. Which electrical wires brand has launched its new campaign ‘Naye India ke Badhte Load ke Liye’?

9. This is a nice campaign. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#LookUp again’ for Diwali?

10. Which company has become the first to be recognised as a WorldGBC corporate activity partner in Asia-Pacific, to accelerate the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia-Pacific region?

11. After Australia and the UK, Indian ride-hailing company Ola is now foraying into which country?

12. A consortium of lenders led by which bank has taken ‘symbolic possession’ of the cricket stadium in Pune that had hosted several Indian Premier League matches as well one-day internationals?

13. Which air purifier brand has announced a public awareness campaign to educate people about the importance and benefits of a ‘healthy sleep’ with its brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan?

14. Which MNC has debuted its subscription-based audio book service Audible in India, offering access to over 2,00,000 audiobooks?

15. Which IT firm has acquired Stelligent Systems LLC in an all-cash deal valued at USD 25 million (about Rs 175 crore)?

16. Which MNC has expanded its product range with the launch of ‘Atmosphere Drive’, an air-purifier for vehicles?

17. Which MNC has named Robyn Denholm as its new chairman?

18. Bhavdeep Singh has resigned as the CEO of which healthcare company?

19. The government has approved strategic disinvestment of entire stake in which PSU to a consortium of four ports?

20. Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon has agreed to buy which publication brand for $150 million in the latest deal for titles from the former Time Inc family?

21. Which brand has roped in Indian Heptathlete Swapna Burman as its newest brand ambassador?

22. Which media monitoring agency has acquired the business of Comniscient Group’s Bluebytes News?

23. Which home-grown perfume house has entered into a strategic association with perfume and cosmetics retailer, Parcos?

24. Which fund house has launched a six-video series campaign titled “Reach for Better”, in partnership with The Better India?

25. Which jewellery brand has launched its new television commercial, featuring actress Revathy?

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November 4, 2018

Biz Quizzard 762

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 29 - November 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which advertising agency has acquired a majority stake in Bengaluru-based independent digital agency Autumn Worldwide to increase its digital footprint in India?

2. Ashish Kashyap, founder of travel company Ibibo Group, has launched an artificial intelligence and machine learning-based wealth management and advisory platform. What is it called?

3. Which cricketer, along with his wife, last week unveiled premium home décor brand, ‘DaONE Home’?

4. Which company has acquired Pune-based bus aggregator Supreme Trans Concepts in a cash-and-stock deal?

5. Which cement company has inked a deal to acquire Springway Mining Private Limited?

6. Which home appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Saath Ki Life, Sukoon Ki Life’?

7. Which airline has unveiled its new brand campaign ‘Fly Better’?

8. Which Men's formal wear brand has released a digital film ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’?

9. Which MNC has acquired enterprise open-source solutions provider Red Hat in a $34-billion deal?

10. Which online portal has launched an in-house plus-size apparel brand, Sztori, specially designed to suit a larger range of body shapes and sizes?

11. In a first, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will transport container cargo from Kolkata to Varanasi on river Ganga (National Waterway-1). Which company’s cargo?

12. The government has renamed the Telecom Commission, the apex decision making body in the telecom department. What is the new name?

13. With 35 data centres, which city has topped the chart in the maximum number of data centre operators in India?

14. Which life insurance company has launched a digital campaign, ‘#KalSePehle’?

15. Which company has acquired the Ahmedabad unit of Columbia Asia Hospital Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount?

16. India has moved up to which rank in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index 2018?

17. Which company has acquired design company W12 Studios for an undisclosed sum?

18. South Korean conglomerate Lotte Confectionery has announced the appointment of Anindya Dutta as the new Managing Director of which ice cream brand?

19. Which MNC has launched a digital film titled #TheRealKashmir, paying an ode to Real Kashmir Football Club (RKFC), a new entrant in I-League?

20. India is set to touch which milestone mark in number of debit cards?

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October 28, 2018

Biz Quizzard 761

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Online fashion platform Myntra has launched an ethnic brand with actor Saif Ali Khan. What is it called?

2. Which Swiss nutrition brand has roped in hockey star Sandeep Singh as its brand ambassador?

3. Which sports tech company has launched its latest integrated campaign #KheloDimaagSe, with its brand ambassador and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

4. Which automobile company has launched the corporate campaign - “Teri Har Udaan, Hamari Shaan”?

5. Manmohan Shetty-promoted Adlabs Imagica theme park has announced an exclusive partnership with which toy brand?

6. Hero MotoCorp last week forayed into the 125-cc scooter segment with the launch of all new product. What has been branded as?

7. Which company has acquired a 67% stake in Routier, a Delhi-based B2B marketplace for trucking logistics?

8. Who was last week appointed vice-chairman of the board of directors of HCL Tech?

9. Which automobile company has appointed K N Radhakrishnan as director and CEO for a period of five years starting October 23, 2018?

10. Which beverage brand has launched its Diwali campaign, featuring actors Ayushman Khurana and Anupriya Goenka?

11. Which app has launched its new television and digitally focused advertising campaign with the tagline ‘Sab ke liye’?

12. Which brand is entering the cereal market with its new offering Choco Popz?

13. Which payments bank has appointed veteran banker Satish Kumar Gupta as managing director and CEO?

14. Which watch brand has launched the campaign ‘#BeASport’?

15. Which company has launched a new digital film titled ‘Screaming Furniture’, featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, for its adhesives range of products?

16. Which company last week launched high-performance cars under the JTP brand, which it created through a joint venture with Jayem Automotive to attract young buyers?

17. Which online education startup has acquired Jaipur-based online exam preparation platform Wifistudy?

18. Which company has agreed to sell its education business to Midlothian Capital, a UK-based consumer-focused investment firm, for an enterprise value of 467 million pounds (Rs 4,387 crore)?

19. Which spirits brand has on-boarded Emily Thompson and Ernest Reid, known faces in the global bartending community, to be the brand’s India ambassadors?

20. Which company has announced the acquisition of Heinz India, including children’s milk drink Complan, for Rs 4,595 crore?

21. Which lifestyle brand that deals in fashionable consumer electronics has signed on actor Kartik Aaryan as its new brand ambassador?

22. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has roped in which actor as brand ambassador for its Arena sales channel?

23. Which brand recently launched its ‘More than a toilet’ campaign to support Water(dot)org in its effort to end the water and sanitation crisis around the world?

24. Mars Wrigley Confectionery last week announced the launch of which brand, which also marks the introduction of a brand new eponymous product category in India?

25. Uber Eats last week said it has joined hands with which retail chain to launch India's largest virtual restaurant network?

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October 21, 2018

Biz Quizzard 760

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which antiseptic brand has introduced braille-enabled packs on World Sight Day?

2. Which wires brand has launched its new campaign, starring brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan?

3. IIFL India Private Equity Fund has acquired about three-fourths of the total shareholding in which non-banking finance company for about Rs 100 crore?

4. Dish TV India Limited has launched its new campaign ‘Dish nahi dishkiyaon’, featuring which new brand ambassador?

5. Sugar Free has launched a ayurvedic variant. What has it been branded as?

6. Tesla has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to trademark for a Tesla-branded tequila. Name the brand?

7. After launching operations in the UK, Softbank-backed OYO Hotels has forayed into which country?

8. Which hyperlocal subscription-based delivery startup has acquired Hyderabad-based WakeupBasket in a cash-and-equity deal?

9. Alten Calsoft Labs, a subsidiary the $2.2-billion French IT firm Alten Group, has acquired which Bengaluru-based chip design company?

10. Paul Allen died last week of cancer complications at 65. He was the co-founder of which MNC?

11. HMD Global, which designs and sells phones under the Nokia brand, has roped in which actress as the ‘face of Nokia phones’ in India?

12. Ola-owned food delivery firm Foodpanda has acquired which Mumbai-based cloud kitchen venture?

13. Cargill India last week launched its first blended oil. What has it been branded as?

14. Which company has launched Bathsense, its new bathroom products range?

15. Which public sector entity is poised to release a music video featuring digital Stars Amol Parashar and Sarah Hashmi for its ‘#BringBackTheBLueSkies’ campaign?

16. Which food brand announced ‘Roti Donation Drive’, a special initiative which started on World Food Day?

17. Which group and Ford Motor Company last week signed two definitive agreements to share powertrains in India and jointly develop a telematics control?

18. Which company has acquired Pinsight Media, the mobile advertising business of Sprint, in an all-stock deal?

19. The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is on track to go online in France in 2025. Which Indian company is delivering major components for the international project?

20. Which company has acquired majority interest in India’s two largest cable TV and broadband companies - Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks - for a total sum of Rs 5,230 crore?

21. Which iconic doll brand has released a campaign video in India called ‘You Can Be Anything,’ to inspire young girls in India to dream beyond limitations?

22. Gillette has roped in which cricketer to feature in the campaign for its new launch, ‘MACH3 START’?

23. ITC has relaunched which iconic face care brand in a fresh new look and has roped in actress Kajol as brand ambassador?

24. Which company has acquired 100% stakes in milk delivery startups RainCan and Morning Cart, and a controlling stake in vending machines startup Kwik24?

25. Ending this edition in the festive season on a sweet note. Which iconic chocolate brand was launched in India last week?

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October 14, 2018

Biz Quizzard 759

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has been appointed as the first United Nations in India Young Business Champion for sustainable development goals (SDGs)?

2. Bata has roped in which actor as brand ambassador to promote its men’s casual range of footwear?

3. Which footwear maker has launched the campaign ‘#ChalBadhChal’, featuring Roshni Misbah, who's become quite popular as a hijabi biker?

4. Which company has signed a pact to buy the assets of Pune-based Skeiron Green Renewables in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka?

5. The philanthropic and CSR arm of which company has launched Aarohan Social Innovation Awards?

6. Hyundai is all set to relaunch the refurbished Santro. Which date?

7. Which online company has launched a campaign with brand ambassador Diana Penty for gift cards?

8. Which radio broadcasting company has appointed Abraham Thomas as its chief executive officer?

9. Which Australian firm will roll out ChuChu TV toys across activity and learning, figures, dolls and plush in key markets of US, India, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand?

10. Sunil Bhaskaran, a Tata Steel veteran, has been selected as the new chief executive and managing director of which airline?

11. Which company has acquired Tom & Jerry Creche, a Bengaluru-based chain of B2B childcare centres?

12. Which blockchain company has launched the world’s first KYC-compliant blockchain, Belrium, in the Indian market?

13. Which company has announced an agreement to acquire the India medical diagnostics business of Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services?

14. Which company has acquired Mumbai-based online mutual fund (MF) platform Clearfunds in an all-stock deal to enter the wealth management space?

15. Which celebrity is the co-owner of the Pune franchise of the Premier Badminton League?

16. Which global private equity investor has acquired Manjushree Technopack, India’s largest rigid plastic packaging solution provider, in a deal worth $190 million (about Rs 1,400 crore)?

17. Which Japanese high-end whisky distiller will launch its brands in the domestic market?

18. Which automobile MNC has appointed Sajeev Rajasekharan as managing director for India?

19. Philips has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its air purifier business?

20. Which company has launched the first ever single debit-cum-credit card in the country?

21. Which company has formed a 60:40 joint venture with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation to expand its crop care business?

22. United Breweries Limited (UBL) has forayed into the non-alcoholic beverage segment with the launch of which brand in Ahmedabad, Gujarat?

23. An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on October 12 after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. Which airline?

24. Which business group is set to acquire the European assets of ArcelorMittal, as it pushes for expansion on the European mainland?

25. Which MNC has named its first Indian global chief executive, Milind Pant, effective January 2019?

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October 7, 2018

Biz Quizzard 758

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who was named as the new chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

2. Albert Bourla will take over as the new CEO of which pharma major in January?

3. Amazon has started a new programme in India to help emerging brands in the country get access to a suite of brand building tools and services. Name it?

4. The government last week sacked the 15-member board of which company and appointed a new board headed by billionaire banker Uday Kotak?

5. Which company has won the contract to develop, operate and manage the international airport at Nagpur in Maharashtra in public-private partnership (PPP) mode for 30 years?

6. Larry Culp will be the new CEO of which MNC?

7. Which health insurer has launched its latest digital campaign ‘#NeverGiveUp’?

8. Which beverage retail chain has announced Navin Gurnaney as its chief executive officer effective January 1, 2019?

9. Which 2-wheeler brand has launched the campaign, ‘Sau mein se sava sau’?

10. Who will take over as the Chairman and World President of the International Advertising Association (IAA)?

11. Which printer brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheBrightestInBusiness’?

12. Which apparel brand has launched its new campaign 'Circle of life'?

13. Which Paris-headquartered marketing communications company has appointed Rana Barua to the newly created role of group CEO for its India operations?

14. Which coronary stents manufacturer will be setting up Asia’s largest stent manufacturing facility at the Medical Devices Park at Sultanpur in Medak district, Telangana?

15. Which company has announced an acquihire deal with AuthMe ID Services, the Bengaluru-based start-up focused on artificial intelligence-based solutions?

16. Which pharmaceutical firm has announced the acquisition of 80% stake in American firm Bayshore Pharmaceuticals LLC by its subsidiary for $10.286 million (Rs 75.40 crore)?

17. Which company will acquire Teleena, a Netherlands-based company that specialises in Internet of Things (IoT) and is a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE)?

18. Japanese company Shinryo Corporation has acquired which New Delhi-based company for an undisclosed amount?

19. Which company last week launched adventure tourer motorcycle model V-Strom 650XT ABS priced at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)?

20. Sandeep Bakhshi will be the new CEO of which bank?

21. The government has named Rakesh Sharma as the managing director and chief executive of which bank for six months?

22. Tata Motors has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its new sedan 'Tigor'?

23. Which company has recently launched 'Flashback' - a film festival exclusively for its Senior Citizen customers?

24. Nissan has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for Datsun in India?

25. The government has recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) to which fruit?

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September 30, 2018

Biz Quizzard 757

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Why was Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in news last week?

2. Which baby care brand has launched its new campaign, ‘Choose Gentle’?

3. Which online pharmacy has acquired telemedicine portal JustDoc in a cash-and-stock deal?

4. Online fashion platform Myntra has launched a loyalty program in a bid to increase the traffic and engagement on its website and mobile app. What has it been branded as?

5. Which MNC has completed the acquisition of the music recognition and discovery app, Shazam?

6. Which Bengaluru-based, enterprise-focused fintech company has acquired consumer technology firm, Mubble?

7. Which Chinese software player last week announced the launch of its global IT centre in Hyderabad with 25 people?

8. Which social media company’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are resigning from the company?

9. Which sanitary napkin maker has announced the appointment of Richa Singh as Chief Executive Officer?

10. Which MNC has appointed Ajit Mohan, currently the chief executive officer at Star India’s video streaming service Hotstar, as managing director for India and vice-president?

11. This is a nice ad. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#DaughtersOfToday’?

12. Which state has topped the chart in the 'Ease of Living Index' rankings under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)?

13. Careem, Middle East-based technology platform, has announced acquiring which Hyderabad-based mass transportation app?

14. Which cement company has announced the appointment of Jayakumar Krishnaswamy as its managing director with immediate effect?

15. Mercedes Benz’s US subsidiary will be importing which model from India?

16. The world’s “most expensive” pair of shoes was launched last week. Which country?

17. Which startup last week became the latest unicorn in the Indian startup ecosystem?

18. Which company has acquired Israel-based startup Upstream Commerce that will help its sellers in enhancing selection and pricing capabilities?

19. Nestle India is introducing a yogurt-based dip under which brand?

20. Easy one. Who has topped the ‘Barclays Hurun India Rich List 2018’ for the seventh consecutive year, with total net worth of Rs 371,000 crore?

21. Which Vietnamese smartphone brand has launched its first campaign in India, with the positioning 'Ab chaud se lo chaudi si selfie'?

22. Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled its new branding at its Global Franchisee Convention. What will it be known as?

23. Which footwear company has announced its foray into lifestyle retail and has introduced its first range of perfumes?

24. Which olive oil brand has launched its campaign ‘Battle of Minds’?

25. Welspun India has launched the campaign ‘Thoughtful Living’ for which brand?

26. Kohler, a global bath and kitchen design brand, has launched its campaign ‘Colours by Kohler’, in collaboration with which celebrity?

27. Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Kartik Aaryan have been signed on to endorse which spirits brand?

28. Which company has launched its newest brand True Roots, that delays hair greying from the roots?

29. Nestle is all set to launch its smart compact coffee machine in the country. What has it been branded as?

30. Which Indian-origin tycoon has been awarded the title of 21st Century Icon at an awards ceremony in London?

31. Which health insurer last week launched a comprehensive Cancer plan called ‘iCan’?

32. Which MNC has launched an ad for Bixby Voice Assistant?

33. Which eyewear brand has launched a campaign with the theme ‘vision meets fashion’?

34. Bajaj Corp has unveiled a new packaging for which flagship brand?

35. Which brand has launched the campaign 'Don't be a loser' for Reflex 2.0, the latest version of its popular wearable activity tracker?

36. Which Indian celebrity has unveiled a new special edition Tissot watch, representing his jersey number?

37. Rajesh Sud has resigned as the MD of which insurance company?

38. Svatantra Holding, promoted by Kumar Mangalam Birla’s daughter Ananya Birla, has acquired which housing micro finance company for about Rs 300 crore?

39. RBI has barred which bank from opening new branches and put a freeze on the remuneration of its MD & CEO?

40. Which Indian company has forayed into building marine engines with its Seahawk Series to take on Chinese companies that have a majority share in this sector?

41. Which textile major has announced an association with the film, ‘Sui Dhaaga - Made In India’, which aims to promote skill development and entrepreneurship in rural and semi-urban India?

42. WPP has announced the creation of a new agency uniting two leading brands to deliver a contemporary, fully integrated digital and creative offering to clients on a global scale. Name it?

43. Amazon last week opened a new retail store in New York selling a range of products that get top ratings from customers of the online colossus. What is it called?

44. Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), part of the Tata Group, has won an e-auction by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which lets it retain control of which property in Delhi?

45. This is a brilliant campaign. Which brand has launched the initiative ‘#KeralaIsOpen’?

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September 23, 2018

Biz Quizzard 756

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The government last week proposed the merger of which 3 public sector banks to create India’s third-largest bank?

2. Scientist RA Mashelkar’s Gharda Medical & Advanced Technologies Foundation will sell its 57.5% stake in which agrochemicals maker?

3. Food-delivery firm UberEats has partnered with which general insurance provider to offer comprehensive insurance covers for its delivery executives in India?

4. Mastercard has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador in India?

5. Which PSU has entered the packaged drinking water segment through a technological partnership with CSIR-IICT?

6. Which hospital in Southern India last week marked its 35th anniversary?

7. TVS Motor Company’s new scooter Ntorq 125 has crossed which sales milestone?

8. Which company has acquired Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa for Rs 541 core?

9. Which consulting firm has named Alpesh Shah as the firm’s new managing director?

10. Witzig Advisory Services, owned by Samara Alternative Investment Fund, is buying which supermarket chain?

11. South Africa-based hospital group Life Healthcare has sold its entire 49.7% stake in which company to Mumbai-headquartered Radiant Hospital backed by PE player KKR for $293 million?

12. Footwear maker Lakhani Vardaan group has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

13. Which Indian automobile company has announced its foray into the Mexican market, in partnership with Torino Motors, a leading distributor in the Mexican region?

14. In a bid to strengthen its presence in the traditional salty-snacks space, PepsiCo India is set to launch a new sub-brand under the Kurkure umbrella. Name it?

15. Which Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) has completed 3 years and has launched a new brand campaign called ‘Hai Khaas Har Andaz’?

16. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign titled #MeriRealLife, encouraging people to drop the pressure of chasing and sharing perfection on social media?

17. Which pharmaceutical company has launched its new TV campaign, #BerokZindagi with the aim to raise awareness about asthma and its treatment?

18. Which news channel has launched a new brand campaign titled ‘Saare Jahaan Se Sachcha’, highlighting fearlessness, truth and the no-compromise attitude of the channel?

19. Which audio solutions brand has launched its first ever television campaign ‘#DareToDisconnect’ especially for the Indian market?

20. Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Salesforce.com Inc, has agreed to purchase which iconic publication brand for $190 million?

21. Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) has launched eight new products in the Rs 1,200-crore men’s grooming category through which brand?

22. Which beverage brand has launched ‘#ShreeGaneshApnepanKa’, a campaign to celebrate the spirit of togetherness?

23. Which learning platform has launched its ‘#TakeCharge’ campaign, to spread greater awareness about the urgent need to acquire new-age skills amongst the country’s workforce?

24. Which media group has launched an online real estate platform, findhome(dot)com, for global Malayalees to access home anywhere, anytime?

25. Which company has launched its new corporate TVC, ‘#PeopleAddColour’?

26. Bhuvan Bam, popularly known for his YouTube channel ‘BB Ki Vines’, has become the first Indian YouTuber to reach which subscriber milestone?

27. Which Indian automotive content creator has hit one million subscribers on YouTube, becoming India’s first automotive YouTube show to achieve this feat?

28. Which insurance company has unveiled a uniquely engaging #36SecPlankChallenge initiative?

29. Which diamond brand has launched its new campaign ‘The Better Half Within’?

30. Which Indian company last week celebrated the 100th anniversary of its operations in the Netherlands?

31. Siyaram Silk Mills has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador of Siyaram’s?

32. Premium leggings brand Softline Leggings has roped in which actress as its ambassador?

33. Which state will set up India’s first biotechnology university?

34. Which company has launched ‘JFarm Service APP’ - a tractor aggregation platform that aims to help farmers achieve optimal utilisation of their tractors?

35. Which company has agreed to invest Rs 42.2 crore for a 51% stake in White Data Systems India, a Cholamandalam Investment & Finance unit that makes software for freight data solutions?

36. Greece has issued a letter of award to the consortium led by which Indian company for the development, operations and management of a new international airport of Heraklion at Crete?

37. Which bank has appointed J Packirisamy as its new CEO and managing director?

38. Tanishq will sell branded silver jewellery under which existing brand?

39. Which brand has released a series of ad films with a new tagline "Sau saal jiyega"?

40. Which hair colour brand has roped in actresses Taapsee Pannu, Angira Dhar, and Neha Sharma as its new brand ambassadors?

41. Which spectacle lenses brand has launched its new campaign titled ‘Clearly the Best’, featuring Shruti Haasan and Arjun Kapoor?

42. Mondelez India last week announced its foray into the growing adult health MFD (malt food drinks) segment?

43. Which brand is celebrating the power of women and their determination to inspire change with the fourth edition of its successful #IShapeMyWorld campaign?

44. Which tyre company has tied up with Torino FC, one of the lclubs in the Italian Serie A, in a bid to expand presence in the European markets?

45. Ending this edition with a brand i grew up with. Which publication brand celebrated 140 years on September 20?

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September 16, 2018

Biz Quizzard 755

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. HDFC Life Insurance’s chief executive officer Amitabh Chaudhry will be the new MD and CEO of which bank?

2. Which perfume and deodorant brand has launched the campaign “Har komal nazuk nahi hoti.”?

3. Which cab rental platform has launched the campaign ‘#NoStressBoss’?

4. Which general insurance brand has launched its first digital-only campaign ‘#CareMoreHaveMore’?

5. Which alternative asset manager has acquired global financial services major JP Morgan’s real estate fund management platform in India?

6. Honda Cars India has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in the country since launching its first product in India in January 1998?

7. Which health and fitness destination has launched its first-ever brand campaign ‘#ForTheLoveOfFit’?

8. Which paint company has recently approved the appointment of Rajiv Rajgopal as the managing director of the company, effective from November 1, 2018?

9. SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18. What has it been branded as?

10.  Which confectionery brand has introduced a unique social initiative called ‘The Wrapper that Gives’?

11. Which general insurance company has appointed Vibha Padalkar as its new managing director and CEO for a period of three years, effective September 12?

12. Which realty portal has launched what it claims as India’s first dedicated site for property deals?

13. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer last week announced the appointment of Satyakam Arya as the managing director and CEO?

14. Hyderabad-headquartered startup Makers of Milkshakes is gearing up to open its first overseas outlet next month. Which location?

15. Which well-known spirits brand is launching a 20-minute short film celebrating India’s successful Mars mission?

16. The health ministry has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of how many fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs with immediate effect?

17. Effective November 1, which will become the first state to mandate RFID tag for e-Way bill?

18. Apple last week introduced its largest iPhone ever. Name it?

19. Which beauty retailer has signed actor Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

20. Samsung Electronics last week opened its world’s largest mobile experience centre in India. Which city?

21. Who has been unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?

22. Which jewellery brand from Calcutta has launched a campaign featuring Vidya Balan?

23. Which video analytics marketing company has announced its entry into the $100 billion online gaming and e-Sports market with its new product offering called “eSports Analytics”?

24. Which sports property, set to kick off on 29th September 2018, has launched its national campaign titled '#FanBannaPadega'?

25. Which company has announced the launch of five new product ranges under their mission ‘Samarth Bharat, Swastha Bharat’?

26. Which shampoo brand has launched a TVC titled ‘Healthy hair ka vaada’?

27. Which electrical wires brand has launched its new campaign "Akalmand Bano Sahi Chuno"?

28. Which company is expanding the furniture category on its platform with the introduction of new sub-brand 'Pure Wood'?

29. Which automobile MNC has signed US Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador?

30. The production of which iconic automobile brand will be stopped in 2019?

31. Which company agreed to buy Fluido, a Salesforce consulting partner in the Nordics, for as much as €65 million?

32. India ranks third globally in terms of number of family-owned businesses, according to the ‘Credit Suisse Family 1000 in 2018’ study. Which country is ranked first?

33. Which Indian business group last week pledged to go carbon neutral by 2040?

34. This should be easy. The Mysuru campus of which company has been awarded the LEED EBOM Platinum certification by the United States Green Building Council?

35. Which business personality last week said he will commit $2 billion to helping homeless families and starting pre-schools for low-income communities?

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September 9, 2018

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian IT firm has signed it’s largest-ever contract, a $1.6-billion deal with Illinois-based Alight Solutions?

2. Which brand has roped in Dangal actors Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra to feature in its latest advertisement?

3. Sin Denim has roped in which cricketer as brand ambassador?

4. Which mobile phone is readying to launch its first sub-brand Innelo in India?

5. Which country remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18?

6. ITC is all set to launch ready-to-drink, milk-based beverages under which brand?

7. Which denim company has announced the promotion of Sanjay Vakharia to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

8. Which writing instruments brand has launched the campaign ‘Life’s Best Teachers’?

9. Arun Iyer has stepped down as the Chairman and CCO of which advertising agency?

10. Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to hit which market captilisation mark?

11. Which instant adhesives brand has launched the campaign 'Sirf chipkao nahi, jodo', featuring Varun Dhawan?

12. BSNL has roped in which sports personality as its brand ambassador for two years?

13. Taranjeet Singh has stepped down as the Country Director of which MNC?

14. Actress Disha Patani has been roped in as brand ambassador for which ethnic-wear brand?

15. Which company has launched Mr. Magic, the first-ever powder to liquid handwash?

16. Which MNC has appointed Mark Read as Chief Executive Officer?

17. Lavie, a brand catering to independent and spontaneous women celebrating their impulsiveness, has signed up which actress as its brand ambassador?

18. Emami Limited has rejuvenated which brand and has roped in Shilpa Shetty as brand ambassador?

19. Which car sales portal has undergone a brand repositioning exercise and has launched 4 films, 2 of which feature Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mandira Bedi?

20. Which company has associated with Elsys Intelligent Devices to provide their safety device called Raksha Safe Drive along with the tyre products?

21. Singapore-based active leisure brand Actimaxx has signed on which actor as brand ambassador?

22. Which country’s tourism has launched the campaign #BulaHappiness, featuring actress Ileana D'Cruz?

23. Which brand has rolled out its new paid service 'Originals' in India and has teamed up with music maestro AR Rahman for its first such show in the country?

24. Which group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire L&T Finance’s supply chain lending business that has an outstanding loan book of Rs 800 crore?

25. Which company has acquired NBFC Finmax Credit and Finance which is the small and medium enterprise (SME) financing business of fintech firm Finmax?

26. Which company has acquired TongueStun Food, a Bengaluru-based startup that aggregates caterers and restaurants for office canteens?

27. Which company will acquire 4 companies, California-based Gigacom Semiconductor, Gigacom Semiconductor, FirstPass Semiconductors and Institute of Silicon Systems?

28. Which Hyderabad-based company has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with two US-based companies, Selltis Technologies LLC and Infodat International Inc?

29. Which company has launched the ‘#SleepyUncle’ film, as part of its ‘#DontSleepOnIt’ campaign?

30. Cox & Kings has roped in which celebrity as the company’s brand ambassador?

31. Which paint company has roped in Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

32. Which is 2018’s most valuable Indian brand, as per a Kantar Millward Brown report?

33. TPG Capital has acquired a significant minority stake in which building wires and low-voltage cables manufacturer?

34. Which Indian company will acquire the commercial operations and three manufacturing facilities in the US from Sandoz for $900 million?

35. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo India’s revenue for the financial year ended March 2018 crossed which milestone mark?

36. Akshay Kothari has quit as the India head and VP of international products for which MNC?

37. Iconic Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital has led a $140-million (Rs 1,000-crore) funding round in which warehouse automation company?

38. Which company has executed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% stake in Bengaluru-based Graphene Semiconductor Services?

39. Indian mutual funds’ assets under management (AUM) reached which milestone mark in August?

40. Which business personality from Asia will retire on September 10, his 54th birthday, as the chairman of the company he co-founded?

41. Richard DeVos, 92, died last week in Detroit. He was the co-founder of which MNC?

42. Vistara flew its 22nd aircraft from Delhi to Mumbai on September 5. What is special about this aircraft?

43. Which apparel brand has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor as brand ambassadors?

44. Sikkim would join the aviation map of the country on October 4 with the launch of the first flight between Pakyong and Kolkata.  Which airline?

45. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence were announced last week. Who is the Business leader of the year?

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September 2, 2018

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 27 - September 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company last week operated India’s first test flight powered by biojet fuel?

2. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Thirst For Gold’ for Asian Games?

3. A 1962 model vehicle was recently sold for $48.4 million in California, the most ever paid for a classic car at auction. Which brand?

4. Which company is setting up a joint venture with Japan’s Tadano to manufacture rough terrain and truck mounted cranes in the country?

5. Which global investment bank has appointed Prachi Mishra as managing director and chief India economist with immediate effect?

6. Which company has launched a new independent content division called Studio NXT to create quality content and new IPs?

7. Which company has completed the acquisition of German flooring solutions player Parador Holdings GmbH that it acquired for a cash consideration of Euro 82.8 million?

8. Which company has launched ‘Hotties’ hard candy to appeal to the hot and spicy Indian palate?

9. Residential and commercial projects developer Incredible India Projects Pvt Ltd (IIPPL) has acquired which hotel in Hyderabad for Rs 42 crore?

10. Which retail channel has launched its new campaign, #CreateInspire, which celebrates the relentless spirit of creators who never stop?

11. Which online marketplace has kicked off its ‘Dil-Dimaag’ campaign, preparing customers for the festive season?

12. Which breakfast cereals brand has launched its first television campaign 'Kadak Naashta'?

13. Which company has acquired a majority stake in FluidEdge Consulting, a healthcare management consulting company headquartered in Philadelphia?

14. Which entity has acquired personal assistant platform Tapzo, its first such deal in India?

15. Which company will replace domestic pharma major Lupin among the 50 constituents of the NSE’s nifty index from September 28?

16. Amazon(dot)in will be rebranding its assisted online services in India. What will these service points now be known as?

17. Readying its digital payment service for India, Tez, for a global roll out, Google has renamed the app. What is the new name?

18. Dabur has roped in which actress as the new brand ambassador for its health supplement brand Dabur Honey?

19. Sun Pharma Industries has signed which celebrity as the brand ambassador of its pain reliever Volini?

20. Which company has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in electric vehicles (EV) maker Ampere Vehicles?

21. Which company, through its Singapore-based joint venture, has won the bid for Prayagraj Power Generation company, which runs a 1,980MW coal-fired electricity producing unit in Allahabad?

22. Which Hyderabad-based company has launched a 7-meter luxury electric bus - eBuzz K6 LuXe - at Bus World 2018 at Bengaluru?

23. Gurmit Singh has resigned as the vice president and managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC?

24. Which Indian electronic gadgets brand has roped in YouTube personality Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

25. Which company last week announced its foray into the upscale hotels category, starting with a range of resorts, christened as Palette Resort?

26. Which celebrity has signed a Rs 15 crore, 3-year brand endorsement deal with German cybersecurity company, WardWiz?

27. Which MNC has acquired Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses?

28. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai has been renamed. What is the new name?

29. Former AngloGold Ashanti chief Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan is the new CEO of which company?

30. Which MNC has acquired Whitbread Plc-owned UK café chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion?

31. Which revenue cycle management company has acquired Noida-based Pacific BPO in a deal valued around $17 million?

32. Which company has divested its entire stake in its UK business to JZ International, a leading pan-European private investment business based in London?

33. Which business group has forayed into the cruise line business through its entity Zen Cruises Pvt. Ltd., which will operate under the Jalesh (Lord of the waters) brand?

34. Which premier Italian fashion brand has roped in actress Nargis Fakhri as brand ambassador?

35. From next year, what will be sold in the Disneyland Park, said to be one of the happiest places on earth, for the first time in its 63-year history?

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August 26, 2018

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has been ranked as the top company globally on Fortune's 'Change The World' list that ranked companies using the profit motive to help the planet and tackle social problems?

2. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘KahaanKaPiya?’?

3. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘ek rakhi aur’?

4. Which food delivery service has launched a new campaign ‘Purane prices, naya app’?

5. Which fintech lender has acquired personal finance management startup Walnut for $30 million in a cash-and-stock deal?

6. Which Hyderabad-based cloud communications provider will acquire Karix Mobile and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Unicel for Rs 340 crore in a combination of cash and stock?

7. Which MNC will buy carbonated drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion?

8. Which agro-chemical firm has announced the acquisition of four brands from American company FMC Corporation for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which Hyderabad-based digital media entertainment player has acquired a 51% stake in Chintala Sports Private Limited, which is the curator of Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL)?

10. Which company has made its debut in the Indian consumer brand space with an investment in men’s grooming firm Bombay Shaving Company?

11. Which company is planning to unveil a range of linen-blended fabrics under a new brand name, Mazury, complementing its offering of linen-blended apparels under the Cavallo brand?

12. Which actress has been roped in to endorse Vega - one of the biggest beauty accessory and appliances brand in India?

13. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign ‘#GharBanegaTohDeshBanega’?

14. Which fashion and lifestyle brand has signed a licensing agreement with Brandzstorm India to expand its offline and online presence in the country?

15. Which footwear brand has signed on cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as brand ambassadors?

16. Which brand’s 'Post-Independence Day' campaign explores how the national flag often ends up discarded and disrespected?

17. Which company is acquiring 80% equity stake in Gujarat-based Avadh Snacks for Rs 148 crore through a combination of primary and secondary investments?

18. Which company has launched 2GUD, its own platform to sell refurbished goods?

19. Global private equity fund Advent International is all set to acquire a controlling stake in which Bengaluru-based packaging solutions company?

20. Who has been ranked seventh on the Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world?

21. Which company last week launched its sub-brand Poco that will compete with high-end devices from the stables of OnePlus, Apple and Samsung?

22. Which company has acquired Liv.ai, an artificial intelligence- (AI-) led speech recognition startup?

23. Which company will acquire Czech-based engineering services firm Inter-Informatics for €5.4 million (around Rs 8 crore) through a wholly-owned subsidiary?

24. Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) has decided to launch a new Hindi movie channel, replacing its existing Zee Classic. What has it been branded as?

25. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the campaign ‘#SurakshaBandhan’?

26. Myntra will soon foray into multi-brand brick-and-mortar retailing of beauty and cosmetics products under which brand?

27. Reliance Retail has roped in which south Indian actress as the brand ambassador of Southern region for Trends, the apparel and accessories speciality chain of the group?

28. Which company has agreed to buy Noida-based SaaSFocus, a digital transformation company focused on the Salesforce platform, for an undisclosed amount?

29. Which company is to acquire the Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh) manufacturing plant of MAN Trucks, a Volkswagen group company, for an undisclosed amount?

30. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which market capitalisation mark?

31. Which company last week acquired a minority stake in Goa-based grocery chain Magsons Group?

32. Which direct selling beauty brand has appointed Frederic Widell as the Vice President and Head of South Asia & Managing Director of India?

33. Which brand has launched a make-up collection, co-created with the brand ambassador, Kareena Kapoor Khan?

34. Which fashion chain has launched its Raksha Bandhan campaign ‘#BrotherLikeNoOther’?

35. One of Maersk Line’s container vessels has set a ‘world record’ by achieving a load of 19,038 TEU. What is the vessel’s name?

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August 19, 2018

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

1. Which private equity giant has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 60% stake in Hyderabad-based Ramky Enviro Engineers for $530 million, or Rs 3,660 crore?

2. Which edible oil brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'har nivala, andar se tough banane wala'?

3. Which company has acquired 71.7% stake in SPI Cinemas, owners of Sathyam Cinemas, one of the largest screen exhibitors in south India, in a cash-plus-stock deal?

4. The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has tied up with Hayre Group to open Vivanta hotel in London. Which location?

5. Which hospital brand has launched the ‘#GetSecondLife’ campaign for organ donation?

6. Which food delivery app recently celebrated its four-year anniversary by launching a new campaign that is an ode to its delivery partners?

7. Which company has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese lifestyle brand YOYOSO to bring it stores to India?

8. Fair trade regulator Competition Commission (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Ruchi Soya by which company?

9. Which electrical appliances brand, that was closed down more than a decade ago, is restarting its operations from Thrissur?

10. Who is the richest Indian woman, according to the Kotak Wealth Hurun - Leading Wealthy Women 2018 report?

11. Which company has appointed Ben Legg as the managing director for its UK operations, soon after it announced its plans to enter the market?

12. Which former American professional boxer will soon be coming to India to promote a new mixed martial arts league, Kumite 1 League?

13. Which healthcare major last week announced acquisition of 51 per cent stake in Dehradun-based Windlas Healthcare Private Ltd (WHPL) for Rs. 155.55 crore?

14. Most of you must have seen the video ‘The half day rant', which went viral. Which company is behind it?

15. Which fast food brand has collaborated music celebrities Darshan Raval, Bianca Gomesto and Clinton Cerejo to curate a theme song on its brand philosophy – ‘Make It What You Want’?

16. Google's Ignition Labs and which advertising agency have come together in what they've termed a Creative Intelligence Partnership (CiP)?

17. Dangal star, Fatima Sana Shaikh is the new brand ambassador of which watch brand?

18. Which newspaper brand has launched a short film ‘Perspective’?

19. Which mobile handset brand has launched the ‘#ProudlyIndian’ campaign?

20. Which is the most patriotic brand in India, according to a YouGov survey?

21. Which women-centric food and beverage brand has raised seed funding from venture capital firm Matrix Partners India?

22. Which company has made its first move towards offline gaming with a minority investment in InstaSportz Consultancy which builds virtual reality (VR) gaming lounges across the country?

23. Which company is putting in place a team to sell its internal learning platform Lex to clients after rebranding the product?

24. Which MNC has acquired media rights for the Indian subcontinent of Spanish football league, La Liga, one of the most watched football leagues?

25. Isuzu Motors India has signed on which sports celebrity to promote the brand and V-Cross in India?

26. Which company has acquired PowerDrift Studios Private Limited which operates content platform PowerDrift?

27. Which company last week launched its fashion portal thevoiceoffashion(dot)com, targeted at the changing Indian consumers?

28. Which Indian jewellery design and manufacturing firm has agreed to acquire US-based Jay Gems for about Rs 200 crore?

29. Which MNC has appointed Anand E Stanley, a veteran leader in the global aerospace and defence industry, as president and managing director of Indian operations?

30. Which is India’s most valuable brand this year as per the latest findings by Brand Finance, a U.K.-based independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy?

31. Which mobile phone retail chain has roped in South Indian film actor Akkineni Samantha as its brand ambassador as it unveiled a new brand identity?

32. Safecrop Holdings, a consortium comprising WestBridge Capital, billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjunwala and Madison Capital has agreed to acquire which health insurer?

33. Which salon brand has launched its new campaign, featuring Dia Mirza, Aahana Kumra and Saiyami Kher?

34. Which company has announced the One Million Handshake movement to spread the world of Health by way of #UmbrellaHandshake?

35. Which company has launched the country’s first 150T electric drive rear dump truck?

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August 12, 2018

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Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will acquire Medall Healthcare, a leading integrated pathology and radiology company, for Rs 1,450 crore ($212 million)?

2. Nivea has signed which actor as its new face for Nivea Men?

3. Which airline has launched a twitter campaign featuring 'food influencers' Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma?

4. Which Bangalore-based agarbatti brand has rolled out its new TVC campaign featuring Hema Malini?

5. Which company has launched a new Over-the-counter (OTC) product – ‘KABZEND Natural Laxative Granules’ to help relieve constipation?

6. Which celebrity has picked up a minority stake in Guardian Healthcare, the master franchise partner of US-based health and nutrition company GNC in India?

7. Which company has launched #RoadToGold, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to develop grassroots sporting talent?

8. Which company has acquired Adityaa Milk Ice Cream brand?

9. Which global leader in the superbike segment last week signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telangana government to set up an indigenous manufacturing plant near Hyderabad?

10. Indra Nooyi will step down as the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo on which date?

11. Chinese component maker Holitech last week signed a MoU with which state government for a plant to be based on 75 acres of land, its first major expansion outside China?

12. Google last week announced the name of the next version of Android. Name it?

13. Which FMCG company is celebrating 100 years in the business and has launched a new brand identity and philosophy?

14. Which news and entertainment content application, that provides content in 14 different languages, has announced the launch of its trailblazing digital campaign, ‘#HarBhashaEqual’?

15. Which biscuit brand has launched the digital film ‘#LetsTakeCare’?

16. Which healthcare company has unveiled its latest campaign 'Be Brave. Be Bold.'?

17. Which celebrity has picked up a 25% stake in sports tech startup Run Adam?

18. Which company has appointed Nyrika Holkar as executive director?

19. Actor Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput has appeared in her debut ad for a skincare brand. Name it?

20. Ola last week announced its plans to enter which country?

21. Which biscuit brand launched a web series featuring Abish Mathew and Mallika Dua for Friendship Day?

22. Which pizza chain has released a fresh new campaign featuring actor Abhay Deol and his ‘friends’ – a gang of puppets?

23. New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, has entered into an equal joint venture with which business group to launch dairy products in India?

24. Premji Invest, the investment arm of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, has pumped in Rs 400 crore into which domestic float glass manufacturer?

25. Which Japanese water and housing products major has invested Rs 400 crore in its first sanitaryware manufacturing facility in India in Bhimadole, Andhra Pradesh?

26. Which ecommerce marketplace last week forayed into the online grocery segment with the launch of ´Supermart´?

27. Which sportwear brand has roped in cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

28. Which fashion brand has launched its #InLoveWithSanganer collection?

29. Which Chinese consumer electronics and smartphone retail chain, has chosen to kick off its global expansion by launching its own branded products into the Indian market?

30. IPL’s brand valuation has crossed which milestone mark, according to corporate finance advisory firm Duff & Phelps, which released its IPL Brand Valuation Report 2018?

31. The board of directors of which company has appointed Nikhil Nanda as the Chairman and Managing Director?

32. Which internet thinktank and lobby group has appointed Rameesh Kailasam as CEO?

33. According to a report last week, which athlete has inked a multi-crore two-year deal with sports management firm Infinity Optimal Solutions (IOS)?

34. Which company’s subsidiary Optare PLC had received order for 31 units of electric double-decker buses from Transport for London?

35. WestBridge Capital, an India-focused investment fund, has picked up a controlling stake of about 65% in which salon chain?

36. Which hospitality company has acquired Weddingz, an online marketplace for wedding venues and vendors?

37. Which company has formed a joint venture with private equity firm True North for its pain management and orthopaedic products business in India and Nepal?

38. Anant Bajaj, 41, passed away last week. He was the managing director of which company?

39. Which company has signed an agreement with U.K.-based GKN Aerospace, a premier aerospace supplier, for the manufacture of specialised helicopter fuel tanks?

40. Paresh Sukthankar has resigned as the deputy managing director of which bank?

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