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July 8, 2018

Biz Quizzard 745

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which sports celebrity has parted ways with Nike and has signed a $300 million apparel deal with Japanese brand Uniqlo?

2. Which two-wheeler brand has launched the campaign ‘One Look is enough’?

3. Nice ad. Which bag and accessories brand has launched its first commercial with actress Shraddha Kapoor as brand ambassador?

4. Nestle India has rolled out a new range of breakfast cereals. What has it been branded as?

5. Which confectionery player has appointed Rajesh Ramakrishnan as Managing Director?

6. Toilet cleaning brand Harpic has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

7. Which company has bought a 27.42% stake in Jatia Education (JEPL), which owns gaming development studio CrimzonCode, for an undisclosed sum?

8. Karnataka-based M K Agrotech Private Limited last week announced its foray into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with which brand of processed sunflower oil?

9. Which packaged foods entity has entered into an agreement to acquire Cookie Man (Australian Foods India Private Limited), a leading brand of fresh baked cookies?

10. Which company has acquired last-minute hotel booking platform NightStay for around $20 million, signalling a foray into the hospitality space?

11. The Centre has appointed Saraswati Prasad as CMD of which PSU?

12. Which company has launched Repatha (evolocumab), the first and only PCSK9 Inhibitor available in India as approved by the Drug Controller General India (DCGI)?

13. Which London-based lifestyle brand has signed an exclusive licensee agreement with Ultra Toys to launch toys in India?

14. Vodafone India has roped in which sports celebrity to promote Vodafone Red?

15. Which non-banking finance company has said it will acquire 85.39% stake in Indian School Finance Company (ISFC) for more than Rs 212 crore?

16. Which fashion brand has decided to sign on actor Kartik Aaryan (Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety) as its first ever brand ambassador?

17. Which mobile retail chain has roped in Telugu film actor Vijay Devarakonda as its brand ambassador?

18. Starbucks last week introduced a new generation of coffee for the first time in India, infused with what?

19. Which insure-tech platform has launched its new campaign, featuring actress Taapsee Pannu?

20. Maruti Suzuki’s SUV Vitara Brezza has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch in March 2016?

21. Which business group’s group company Rollatainers has sold its stake in a company that holds the licence to run American quick-service restaurant chain Wendy’s outlets in India?

22. Which company has appointed Simon Smith as managing director, Australia?

23. Which company has sold its diaper brand Snuggy to Nobel Hygiene for an undisclosed amount, exiting the baby care segment that it entered nearly 15 years ago?

24. Online beauty retailer Nykaa has launched an ecommerce platform exclusively for men. What is it called?

25. Airbnb has launched its new campaign in India, featuring which star couple?

26. Which diversified conglomerate in the financial services industry last week unveiled its new corporate identity and roped in Vidya Balan as brand ambassador?

27. This is a nice campaign. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘Kiska Bajaa’?

28. Which card provider has announced the launch of ‘ELA’ (Electronic Live Assistant), a virtual assistant for customer support and services?

29. Which company has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Medics International Lifesciences Ltd, a 330-bed super-speciality hospital in Lucknow, for Rs. 91 crore?

30. Which brand has launched the new ‘#HeeronMeinHeera’ ad campaign, an educative film on diamond quality?

31. Which brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#HappyBathrooms’?

32. Which company has entered into a shareholders’ agreement to form a joint venture with the Rock Paint Co of Japan?

33. Which French paint company last week announced its foray into the Indian market by setting up its first unit near Hyderabad?

34. Which Pune-headquartered company has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-based specialised optical cable manufacturer Metallurgica Bresciana S.p.A. for €47 million in an all-cash deal?

35. Heinrich Hiesinger will step down as the CEO of which steel company?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 745 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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