June 3, 2018

Biz Quizzard 740

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 28 - June 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mercedes-Benz reached which cumulative production milestone in India from its Chakan plant near Pune on May 27?

2. Which edible oil brand has launched the campaign ‘Zara sa badlav banaye life behtar’?

3. Which DTH operator has launched the campaign ‘Saadhey aath mein jeeto saare heart’?

4. I couldn’t make sense of this choice. Which actor has been signed on by India’s NITI Aayog as brand ambassador and collaborator for Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)?

5. Which entertainment channel has roped in Alia Bhatt as the face of its new brand campaign?

6. Which snacking brand has launched a campaign for its new multigrain variant with the positioning 'neither boring or plain'?

7. Which MNC handset maker last week appointed Charles Wong as its new India president?

8. Which company has launched Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards, in alliance with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)?

9. Which MNC has elevated its India and South Asia President Amit Jain to head the Asia Pacific region?

10. Who has topped the list of highest-paid female CEOs, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar done for The Associated Press?

11. Which company has formed Window Seat Films, LLP, a 50:50 joint venture with one of India’s most celebrated filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali, for production of movies?

12. Which company has developed India’s first Dispovan insulin pen-needle?

13. Which business group has launched a leadership programme for students of humanities to prepare them for recruitment in the cultural sector?

14. Coal India Ltd (CIL) will develop its first-ever thermal power plant in the country in which state?

15. Which hosiery brand has roped in actress Chitrangada Singh as brand ambassador?

16. Dabur India Ltd has roped in actress Kriti Sanon as the new brand ambassador for which brand?

17. Which homegrown internet media and news company has launched an exclusive womens wear collection for 'Unsanskaari' Indian Woman?

18. Vokal, which runs a knowledge-sharing platform, has acquihired which quizzing app firm in an all-stock deal?

19. Which company last week announced its foray into the internet-of-things (IoT) space with the acquisition of Gurgaon-based IoT solutions firm Zenatix?

20. Sudha Balakrishnan, a former vice president at National Securities Depository Ltd., assumed charge as the first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of which entity on May 17?

21. Which airline will be assisted by a robot at its lounge in IGI airport from July?

22. The CEO of which Indian company has figured in the top 30 global CEOs list published by Barron’s?

23. Isobar India, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, launched India’s first voice-enabled mobile banner for which company?

24. Which company has acquired online events discovery platform Events High for an undisclosed sum?

25. Which entity last week announced a tie-up with business advisory firm Nangia Advisors LLP for its India foray?

26. Which business personality said he would invest £40 million ($53 million) of his own money into Derriston Capital?

27. Which PE major is backing former Genpact executives Mohit Thukral, Gaurav Sethi and Harpeet Duggal to launch Vivtera, a niche platform focusing on financial services and fast growth technology companies?

28. Which business group has sold its 60% stake in Codemasters, a British game-developing company, for Rs 1,700 crore?

29. Zee Entertainment Enterprises is launching a new English movie channel. What has it been branded as?

30. Samsung India crossed which sales milestone in 2016-17 as per the just published company filings with the Registrar of Companies (RoC)?

31. Which fashion retailer has introduced the ‘Denim to Work’ campaign, a unique initiative encouraging working professionals to include denims in their work wear wardrobes?

32. GSK Consumer Healthcare has announced the launch of “Horlicks Mission Poshan” with which celebrity as the campaign ambassador?

33. Panasonic India crossed which sales milestone in the fiscal ended March 2018?

34. Warburg Pincus LLC has acquired 26% stake in which life insurance company from existing investor Legal & General Group for Rs 710 crore?

35. Ramesh Tainwala has stepped down as the global CEO of which MNC?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 740 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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