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February 11, 2018

Biz Quizzard 724

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

1. Which company will acquire the rights to operate stores of UK-based kids products company Mothercare in India?

2. Google’s parent company Alphabet recently announced plans to buy back some of its stock – $8,589,869,056. What is the significance of the value?

3. Which energy storage systems and electric vehicle infrastructure provider has acquired Freemens SAS, a France-based battery management company, in a cash and equity transaction?

4. Which Spain-based global wedding portal is set to make a foray into India?

5. Which portal has launched its latest campaign - “Dragging yourself to work every day? No More!”?

6. Which bike bound logistics platform has acquired Chennai’s first food delivery service Dinein(dot)in as a part of an all-stock deal?

7. Which company is foraying into the professional salon segment with the acquisition of 26% stake in Brillare Science?

8. Which automobile brand has launched its new campaign with the positioning 'GO HYPERRIDING'?

9. Which MNC will buy digital IT firm LiquidHub for about €400 million to boost its digital consulting capabilities in North America?

10. India Gas Solutions (IGS) last week announced the appointment of Vinod Tahiliani as chief executive officer. It is the joint venture between which 2 companies?

11. TVS Motor Company last week made its maiden foray into the 125cc scooter segment. What has it been branded as?

12. Which logistics company, backed by global private equity firm Warburg Pincus, is acquiring Innovative Logistics Services in an all-cash deal worth a tad less than Rs 100 crore?

13. Which MNC last week unveiled Yaris sedan, marking its entry into the mid-sized premium car segment in the country?

14. Which mobile wallet firm has introduced ‘Magic’, a digital platform for seamless and paperless processing and transfer of rewards and reimbursements to employees?

15. Which cycle manufacturer last week announced the appointment of Rohit Gothi as its Chief Executive Officer?

16. Avijit (Bobby) Mazumder, 83, died last week. He was the Chairman Emeritus of which company?

17. Which company and Singapore-based TWG Tea last week announced plans to set up luxury tea parlours in India?

18. Brotin Banerjee has resigned as the MD and CEO of which housing company?

19. Which power producer has appointed Jinal Mehta as Managing Director, effective April 1?

20. Wendy Clark has taken over as the global president and CEO of which advertising agency?

21. Which two-wheeler brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Bano Zindadil’?

22. Which mosquito repellant brand has roped in Madhuri Dixit Nene as brand ambassador?

23. Which Kochi-based maker of cables and electronics has unveiled a new brand identity, including a new tag line, ‘Bring Home A Better Tomorrow’?

24. Which brand has introduced a unique ‘Talking Box’ and has launched the campaign '#KhaneMeinTwist'?

25. Which international QSR chain will stop using polystyrene foam cups by 2020?

26. Which cement brand has launched a new campaign assuring ‘full guarantee’ to its customers?

27. IKEA has opened its first India distribution centre. Which city?

28. Which online marketplace for financial services has partnered with MatchMove India to launch a prepaid card?

29. Which bank has announced the launch of the ‘All-in-one store’ in partnership with Tapzo, an app aggregating platform?

30. Which cricketer was last week named as new ambassador of Bata’s sportswear brand ‘Power’?

31. Which Indian realty company has joined hands with Switzerland’s Carbon Asset Management (CAM), Korea’s Smart City Korea (SCK) and Posco E&C to form Smart City India Consortium?

32. Which automobile brand has unveiled BinBox, a car tissue box with a bin?

33. Which consortium is buying a majority stake in Orissa Slurry Pipeline India that provides for about 50% of raw material supply of Essar Steel’s Hazira plant?

34. Which luxury shoe brand from Paris has opened its maiden boutique in India?

35. Which hospitality major last week said it has signed a five-hotel conversion deal with SAMHI Hotels?

36. Which MNC has bought a majority stake in Terrafertil, a company selling natural and organic plant based foods?

37. Which company will sell 22% stake in joint venture to Sanyo Special Steel Co. Ltd. for Rs 146.32 crore?

38. Actress Taapsee Pannu last week launched which company’s road safety campaign ‘#HelmetOnLifeOn’?

39. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#PopYourHeartOut’ with new special edition pack for Valentine’s Day?

40. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed whom as its first independent female director?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 724 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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