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February 18, 2018

Biz Quizzard 725

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

1. Mumbai, with a total wealth of $950 billion, has been named world’s 12th richest city, according to a report by New World Wealth. Which city is the richest?

2. International luggage brand American Tourister has signed on which sports personality as its new brand ambassador for 2018?

3. The Muthoot Group has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

4. Author and entrepreneur Prachi Garg has chronicled some inspiring stories of enterprising siblings in her new book. What is it called?

5. Which entity has launched a new brand of gin ‘Physic Gin’?

6. Which media agency network has acquired a majority stake in Indian digital creative agency, The Glitch?

7. Home furnishing marketplace Pepperfry has crossed which cumulative customer shipments milestone?

8. IIM Ahmedabad is opening its first overseas extension centre. Which location?

9. IKEA has partnered with its first mattress supplier from India - Hyderabad-based Shree Malani Foams Pvt Ltd. The company makes mattresses under which brand?

10. In one of India’s biggest commercial property acquisitions, which entity has struck a deal to buy IDBI Bank’s seven-storey office building at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai?

11. Which engine oil brand has launched its new campaign titled ‘Beach’?

12. Which Swedish watch brand has forayed into India and has opened its maiden store in the Fort area in Mumbai?

13. Which celebrity has unveiled his first active lifestyle brand, PROWL?

14. Which adult diaper brand has launched a film featuring film and TV actor Alok Nath?

15. Which brand has launched a film '#LoveRemains' for Valentine’s Day?

16. Brand Equity published the Most Trusted Brands 2017 list last week. Which brand has topped the list?

17. Nestle India has crossed which milestone sales mark in 2017?

18. Which Pune-based company has launched Bakeway(dot)com, its new venture that brings more than 350 bakeries and 75 home bakers from across the city on a single platform?

19. Which business group has come up with a new digital video titled, '#WhereWeWork' to celebrate its new global headquarters?

20. Which brand has launched an India-exclusive consumer campaign called 'Live what you Love'?

21. Which payments and group dining company has appointed cricketer Hardik Pandya as its brand ambassador?

22. “India’s first-ever news platform dedicated to content marketing” was launched last week. What is it called?

23. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has launched its new digital platform. What has it been branded as?

24. Which app has launched its new campaign ‘#StartSomethingEpic’?

25. Which snack brand has launched its new campaign ‘Savour the Real Flavours of Life’?

26. Which advertising agency has launched ZtoA Marketing Solutions?

27. India last week unveiled a new financial scam, Which bank and what is the amount (as on Feb 15)?

28. Which television manufacturer and consumer electronics brand has appointed Neymar Jr., one of the world’s most influential and widely–recognized athletes, as global brand ambassador?

29. Jacqueline Fernandez is the new face of which celebrity fashion line for women’s ethnic wear?

30. Who has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year?

31. Which British premium appliances maker will invest around Rs 1,350 crore (150 million pounds) to open company-owned stores in India under single-brand retail?

32. Rolls-Royce last week announced the name of its next vehicle, “an all-new high-bodied car”. Name it?

33. Which company has acquired a controlling 44.5% stake in MT Educare, a Mumbai-based company that runs the popular Mahesh Tutorials coaching classes, for about Rs 200 crore?

34. Which infrastructure institution has launched a corporate campaign, ‘#HappyRainbowBox’?

35. Which tea brand has launched its new campaign ‘Peeoge toh Janoge’?

36. Nice ad. Which entity has launched the film ‘Sneaking Out’ as a part of its integrated marketing campaign ‘Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond’ in India?

37. Real-estate veteran Sanjay Dutt will join which company as managing director and chief executive?

38. Which automobile company is investing Rs 176 crore in car-rental startup Zoomcar?

39. Ahmedabad-based GSEC Aviation and Monarch Networth Capital have bought over which airline?

40. Ending this edition with a question on the latest internet sensation, Priya Prakash Varrier. Which international snack brand was endorsed by her on social media last week?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 725 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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