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January 28, 2018

Biz Quizzard 722

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

1. Who has become the sole Indian to join the board of ‘The Rise Fund’, TPG’s $2.1-billion global impact fund driven by private capital for socio-economic change?

2. Which omni-channel travel tech firm has acquired WagonBee, a B2B vehicle rental marketplace?

3. Which business group has launched its range of Herbal Deo fragrances in Indian Market under the brand "O"?

4. This is a joke in the name of disinvestment. Which company has got the consent for acquiring 51% stake in fellow PSU Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) for Rs 36,915 crore?

5. Which company has rolled out its maiden television commercial ‘Haseen Tu, Haseen Din.’?

6. PokerBaazi(dot)com, one of India’s pioneer online poker platforms has signed on which sports personality as its new brand ambassador?

7. Which cement brand has launched its latest digital campaign “Chhatein”?

8. This should be easy. Which brand has signed a bat endorsement deal with cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur for a period of 2 years?

9. Which automobile brand has launched a campaign to celebrate 20 years in India?

10. Reliance Industries (RIL) has become the first Indian company to cross which milestone mark in market capitalization?

11. Which popular waffle chain, having 50+ quick service restaurants outlets all over the world, is all set to enter the Indian market?

12. Noida-based RailYatri has acqui-hired which Kochi-based food delivery technology startup?

13. Which company has acquired a 55% stake in eSports gaming company Nodwin Gaming for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which brand has become the No 1 feature phone brand in the quarter to December by shipments, overthrowing market leader Samsung in the segment for the first time?

15. Azim Premji-led Premji Invest, the billionaire’s investment arm, is picking up a 40% stake in which Gurgaon-headquartered low-cost housing finance company?

16. Which MNC has agreed to buy out Patron Spirits International in a deal valuing the top high-end tequila maker at $5.1 billion?

17. This is interesting. Which Hyderabad-based dialysis services provider has launched `Holiday Dialysis’ programme with travel packages to Goa for patients from Hyderabad?

18. Which company has entered into a joint venture with Indonesia-based MNC Universal Wellbeing to foray into FMCG business in India?

19. Which VC firm is preparing to raise up to $1billion for its sixth India-focused fund, making it the largest corpus raised for the domestic market?

20. GST taxpayer base has crossed which milestone mark?

21. Which train app and leading travel marketplace has launched a video ‘Train Mein Hai Ghar Wali Baat’’?

22. Which beauty and wellness firm has entered into men's grooming segment with the launch of 'Ayush Men'?

23. Which automobile trading portal has bought 51% stake in vehicle and equipment auctioning platform Shriram Automall India Private Limited (SAMIL) for Rs 157 crore?

24. Uber last week launched services in Amritsar and Kanpur. What was different this time compared to launch in 29 cities earlier?

25. Which olive oil brand has roped in Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as brand ambassador?

26. Which Indian retailer has got into the list of top 250 global retailers list this year, at No. 189, according to a report on global powers of retailing by Deloitte Global?

27. An inn in Japan is making use of automated driving technology to offer the latest in hands-free hospitality – self driving slippers. Which MNC has provided the technology?

28. Which grocery delivery firm is launching a new private label category called 'Savemore' under which the company will be selling home care items such as cleaners, soap, phenyl, towels etc?

29. Which entity is entering the luxury wellness segment under Shankara, a new skincare brand?

30. To celebrate Republic Day, which brand launched the campaign ‘One Nation One Water’?

31. Which MNC has named Coca-Cola Co veteran J. Alexander Douglas as its chief executive, starting April 2?

32. Which smartphone brand has announced the launch of its ad campaign for Camon i?

33. HARMAN International has named which Indian celebrity as global brand ambassador for the company’s JBL® and Harman Kardon® audio brands?

34. Which company has acquired Vulcan Express, the logistics arm of Snapdeal promoter Jasper Infotech, in a Rs 35-crore, all-cash deal?

35. This is a nice campaign. Which brand has launched its latest campaign, titled ‘Fearless Kota’, focusing on exam stress?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 722 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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