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July 22, 2018

Biz Quizzard 747

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who last week became the richest man in modern history, topping $150 billion?

2. Premium matchmaking service, EliteMatrimony, has launched a new television commercial and has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

3. Which brand has launched ‘Shyla’, a trendy and comfy sleepwear brand for women?

4. Which online supermarket has announced its foray into the FMCG segment with the launch of seven new brands under two categories – Budget and Popular G-Brands?

5. Which digital payments firm has acquired hyperlocal point-of-sales company Zopper Retail for an undisclosed amount?

6. LeapFrog Investments, an emerging markets-focused impact investment fund, has acquired majority stake in which Mumbai-based medical products company?

7. Which MNC last week rolled out locally-made motorcycles in India, with an entry price of Rs 3 lakh?

8. Which payments and group dining company has acquired Hyderabad-based Click&Pay, a tech start-up backed by Dubai-based investors, in a cash-and-stock deal?

9. Which company and NYK Auto Logistics (India) Private Ltd will form a joint venture to transport finished vehicles using automobile freight trains?

10. Which 2 Indian celebrities have made it to Forbes world's '100 highest-paid entertainers' list?

11. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with Elan Group to acquire its 100% stake in Qatar-headquartered Novo Cinemas?

12. One of my favourite brands. Which brand is celebrating its 70th year in India through its latest campaign titled ‘Kuch Achha Ho Jaaye, Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye.’?

13. Laqshya Media Group has installed what it claims as India’s largest outdoor media installation. Which brand?

14. Which multinational digital payments company has recently rolled out ‘Safe Hai’, its first full-fledged brand campaign to announce its Indian footprint?

15. Which actor couple, along with LC Singh, CEO of Nihilent Technologies, has invested an undisclosed sum in Mumbai-based homoeopathy treatment tech start-up Welcomecure(dot)com?

16. A joint venture of which company and Allianz Group will acquire Hyderabad-based office property WaveRock in a deal worth Rs 2,000 crore?

17. Which company last week introduced a new range of engine oil, the 0W16, which will help reduce friction leading to improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions?

18. Which company, which completes 25 years of operations in India, has launched a campaign featuring its brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda?

19. Which company, along with consortium partners Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and private equity group TPG, has acquired Arysta LifeScience for about $4.2 billion in cash?

20. Which company has reported India Inc’s biggest loss ever at Rs 274.7 billion for the fiscal year ended March 2018?

21. LinkedIn’s user base in India has touched which milestone mark?

22. Which Nasdaq-listed software company has acquired Indus Software Technologies, a provider of software services to financial institutions, for $29 million?

23. Which company has signed a strategic partnership with US-based Alight Solutions to take over its India operations for $117 million (Rs 810 crore)?

24. Which smartphone company has launched the campaign ‘#NoOrdinaryBeauty’, featuring actress Bhumi Pednekar?

25. The Reserve Bank of India has released a new Rs 100 denomination banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series with a Swachh Bharat logo in lavender colour. What is unique about this note?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 747 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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