June 24, 2018

Biz Quizzard 743

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has announced making India, Europe and the US as regional headquarters, a move that would provide more functional autonomy for its business activities in these regions?

2. Which company has acquired Delhi-based technology startup Cube26?

3. Munich prosecutors arrested Rupert Stadler in connection with diesel emissions probe. He was the CEO of which company?

4. The government will be setting up the country´s largest national data centre, with capacity for 500,000 virtual servers. Which city?

5. Which MNC has recently elevated Pradeep Parameswaran as new president of its India and South Asia operations?

6. Which MNC electronics maker has finally broken even in India?

7. Edtech company Byju’s crossed which monthly revenue milestone mark last month?

8. OYO Hotels last week announced its foray into which country with a strong focus on strengthening its hotel chain there?

9. Which health and wellness brand has ventured into ethnic wear, yoga wear and accessories with its new brand BYOGI?

10. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Amit Jain as its new India managing director?

11. Which company is making its first ever acquisition, with it agreeing to buy Saudi Arabia-based online travel aggregator Flyin?

12. Brian Krzanich has stepped down as the CEO of which MNC after a probe found his consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy?

13. Which company has entered the premium mobile handset market with ‘FindX’, a feature-loaded device that will compete with the high-end products of Apple and Samsung?

14. Arvind Subramanian has quit which position in the finance ministry?

15. Chinese tech giant Xiaomi last week announced the launch of its 1,000th service center in India. Which city?

16. Which French company, that manufactures flavoured syrups for use in foods and beverages, will be setting up its second unit in Asia after Malaysia in Telangana?

17. State Bank of India (SBI) MD B Sriram will be the new CEO of which bank for three months following a special order by the government?

18. Which pharma company has launched its new campaign ‘#SpreadingKindness’?

19. Which cricketer has been signed on to endorse Sharp television?

20. Which Indian company has been ranked among the top 100 most valuable U.S. brands for the fourth consecutive year by Brand Finance, a leading brand valuation firm?

21. Clinique has roped in which actress for its latest ad campaign?

22. Which company, through its 100% subsidiary Insight Hotels & Leisure, has acquired an under-construction retail mall in Indore for Rs 234 crore?

23. Which company will buy fraud-prevention platform Simility for $120 million in cash?

24. Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) along with JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) has won lenders’ approval to buy which insolvent textile firm for about Rs 5,000 crore?

25. Which iconic fashion house has revealed its revenue and profits for the first time in 108 years?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 743 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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