May 13, 2018

Biz Quizzard 737

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC last week announced its high profile acquisition of 77% stake in Flipkart for $16 billion, making it the largest ecommerce acquisition in the world?

2. Which international fashion maternity wear brand is set to enter India with its first store in the national capital in August this year?

3. Which brand has launched India’s first mayonnaise range with vitamins?

4. Which MNC will transfer the India rights of its television brand to Hong Kong’s $9.6-billion TPV Technology?

5. Which company is acquiring Snapdeal’s wholly-owned subsidiary Unicommerce, a cloud-based inventory management company?

6. Which MNC will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion in cash for the rights to sell the US coffee chain’s products around the world?

7. Which hospitality franchise management company has acquired three brands - Umraan, Wok This Way and Health Juice Centre?

8. Which company has made its first investment from its Rs 50 crore seed fund in early stage start-up FirmRoots Pvt. Ltd., mainly for the latter's children-packaged food brand Timios?

9. Which cement brand has launched its new campaign ‘#PapaBeteKiKahani’?

10. Which business scion will marry Anand Piramal, son of top industrialist Ajay Piramal, in December?

11. Which life insurance company has launched a branded content initiative in the form of a web series, #GameOfLifeGoals, which shows how two people go about their life goals?

12. Which MNC launched the campaign ‘#MomsLoveNonStop’ ahead of Mother’s Day?

13. Which fashion brand has launched the digital film ‘#ImperfectlyPerfect’?

14. Which e-commerce company has announced the elevation of Vikas Purohit as the CEO with effect from July, 2018?

15. Which Japanese apparel retailer will foray in India next year with the first store in the national capital?

16. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Allianz Capital Partner will pick up 55% units in India’s first private infrastructure investment trust, sponsored by which company’s subsidiary?

17. Heinz India, part of the global food company KraftHeinz Company, has roped in former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly to endorse which brand?

18. Which doors brand has launched the campaign ‘#StrongLikeMom’?

19. Ajai Jhala has put in his papers as CEO of which advertising agency?

20. Parle Agro has roped in Salman Khan as brand ambassador for which brand?

21. Which company has agreed to buy London-listed Shire for over 45.3 billion pounds ($62 billion)?

22. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#MaaKehtiHai’?

23. Lycos Internet Ltd, formerly Ybrant Digital, is in for yet another name change. What is the new name?

24. Which brand launched a digital campaign for Mother’s Day with the theme ‘Celebrating the love of Mom in all of us!’?

25. Policybazaar(dot)com and Paisabazaar(dot)com has launched their biggest-ever marketing campaign, roping in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 737 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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