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April 15, 2018

Biz Quizzard 733

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has signed a pact with Allied Silica to acquire its precipitated silica business for Rs 123 crore on a slump sale basis?

2. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘Chak Chak Chabao’?

3. Which Kerala-based food products company has diversified into a totally unrelated segment of manufacture of hand crafted luxury pens?

4. Bolla Brahma Naidu, cofounder of south India’s second largest dairy firm Tirumala Milk Products, is back in the milk business with a new company. What is it called?

5. Four-year-old home services start-up UrbanClap is venturing into the international market. Which city?

6. Coca-Cola India last week launched a no-sugar variant of which brand?

7. Yashaswini Samat is the new chairman and MD of which advertising agency?

8. Which eight-year-old Indian independent ad agency will become a part of London-based advertising agency network, M&C Saatchi?

9. Which Paris-headquartered content powerhouse is setting up its office for India and South East Asia in partnership with Deepak Dhar, former Endemol India managing director?

10. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for 2018-19?

11. Which sports drink brand has launched a new television commercial ‘Win from Within’?

12. Bharti Enterprises vice-chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal last week became president of which industry body for 2018-19 year?

13. Which Hyderabad-based biotech player has unveiled its new corporate logo and new tag line ‘Lead Innovation’?

14. Which international auction house will conduct its inaugural art auction in India in December?

15. French media agency network Publicis Groupe has acquired 100% stake in which Mumbai-based digital out-of-home agency for an undisclosed amount?

16. VT Bharadwaj has quit as the India MD of which venture capital fund?

17. Which Hollywood-focused video on demand service has appointed former Eros Now business head Zulfiqar Khan as the managing director for its Indian operations?

18. Which MNC has launched its voice-activated speakers 'Home' in the Indian market as it looks to take on rival's devices like Amazon Echo?

19. Which celebrity has launched her own fashion label ‘Just F’ with Mojostar?

20. Which MNC will buy a 50% stake in a $44-billion refinery planned by a consortium of Indian state run oil companies?

21. Which health and wellness FMCG brand has launched a campaign with its new brand tagline ‘Shuddhta Ka Naam’?

22. Which company has acquired Greeblu Enterprises, a startup that runs infotainment app TOOTL, which offers personalised content to readers using predictive analysis modeling?

23. Which company has signed a joint venture agreement with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems to offer field-proven UAV systems to Indian defence, paramilitary, security and police forces?

24. Which cricketer announced the launch of Gully, a ´cult streetwear brand´, in association with retail partner Zeko Online?

25. Disney & Me stores have forayed into India with the launch of 2 stores by DLF Brands. Which cities?

26. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘My Health My Way’, featuring brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

27. Harish Manwani will retire as the Non-Executive Chairman of which company?

28. Which VJ-turned-actor has launched his fashion label Disrupt – Defy Ordinary?

29. Which automobile MNC has chosen Herbert Diess as its new chief executive?

30. India has pipped which country to become the fourth-largest passenger vehicle (PV) market globally for the first time ever, in January and February 2018?

31. Which company has entered into agreements to acquire close to 73 per cent stake in education technology provider Indiavidual Learning Private Ltd (Embibe)?

32. Which company has set up a joint venture with private equity company Sumer Equity Partners to acquire US hybrid cloud services firm Actian for $330 million in cash?

33. Which company has announced a definitive agreement to acquire WONGDOODY, a US-based, full-service creative and consumer insights agency?

34. Sudhin Mathur has quit as the India head of the mobile business of which group?

35. Which refrigerator brand has launched a campaign with the theme ‘India, Ab Seedhe Ki Aadat Daal Lo’?

36. Which Danish sportswear major is rolling out its high-performance, stylish and durable product range in India?

37. Which company last week announced the launch of its electric luxury car brand Automobili Pininfarina?

38. Germany's Norma Group has signed an agreement to acquire which Nashik-based equipment manufacturer for the micro-irrigation and auto industries?

39. Hyderabad-headquartered Pitti Laminations Limited has announced that its shareholders have approved the change in name of the company. What is the new name?

40. Tata Motors has crossed which sales milestone mark for the first time in the year ended March 2018?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 733 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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