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August 5, 2018

Biz Quizzard 749

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 30 - August 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Uber last week announced that it has rolled past which rides milestone mark in the India and South Asia region?

2. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#SortedHai’, featuring social media sensation Mithila Palkar?

3. Which advertising agency has appointed Gautham Narayanan as Managing Director?

4. Which sports personality has announced his foray into sports-inspired fitness business with the launch of ‘Cardio Tennis’?

5. Which Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras incubated start-up has launched an indigenously developed smart air purifier, Vistar?

6. Which business personality has been honoured with the prestigious International Advertising Association’s (IAA) Business Leader of the Year Award, 2018?

7. Which company has joined hands with NGO Save The Children to highlight, tackle child trafficking via its #KidsNotForSale campaign?

8. Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled the name of its new crossover utility vehicle. Name it?

9. Which commercial vehicle manufacturer’s India MD & CEO Erich Nesselhauf is moving out of the country to another position in the company?

10. Which company is set to become the first Indian drug maker to launch biosimilar pegfilgrastim in Europe?

11. Twelve years after it entered which country, Tata Motors has decided to reduce its operations there as it finds the business “sub-scale” and “not sustainable”?

12. Which UK-based company, which has a technology innovation and production centre in Bengaluru, launched phase 2 of its flagship product S3D Medimagic?

13. Which MNC has partnered Japanese consumer firm Kao Corporation to enter baby diaper market in India?

14. Which ecommerce major has launched the campaign ‘#ChooseYourAge’?

15. Which confectionary major has launched a new web series by joining hands with celebrity chef Ranveer Brar to make everyday dishes more interesting?

16. Which MNC has launched a new ad, a rap composed by popular rapper Emiway Bantai, to inspire Mumbaikars to recycle its cartons?

17. DLF Brands is shuttering the India store network of which US women’s accessories brand?

18. I liked this campaign. Which business group, along with Nanhi Kali, has launched the campaign ‘Ladki Haath Se Nikal Jaayegi’?

19. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#FriendsFirst’ for Friendship Day?

20. Which company has become the first ever principal sponsor of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)?

21. Which company has acquired Pretr, a Mumbai based end-to-end omnichannel platform for retail?

22. Which domestic handset-maker last week announced a new mobile accessories brand "Nexez"?

23. Vinod Nambiar has resigned as the chairman of which company?

24. Which company has recently launched its new TVC-led campaign ‘Print Befikar’?

25. The government has appointed Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar as nonofficial independent directors for which company?

26. Which Hyderabad-based real estate company has introduced furniture brands - Contorno Interiors and Designs and Doimo Cucine - to the Indian market?

27. Which air compressor manufacturer has acquired Pulford Air and Gas, an Australian company, at a total cost of Australian $11.04 million?

28. Which company has acquired Mumbai-based on-demand delivery firm Scootsy?

29. Which advertising agency in India has bought back 40% stake held jointly by Young & Rubicam, part of WPP, and Japanese ad giant Dentsu?

30. According to reports last week, Sachin Tendulkar will be the brand ambassador of which tyre company?

31. Which company has acquired two companies in the travel space - Mumbai-based Mercury Travels and Delhi-based Leisure Corporation - for a cumulative amount of $14.2 million?

32. Which online consumer lending platform has acquired PhotographAI, an AI-as-a-service platform, which provides various computer vision Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)?

33. Which Chennai-based company has launched Prism, a wireless speaker?

34. Which MNC is building the first end-to-end diamond industry blockchain platform named ´Tracr´ in collaboration with other players?

35. Which company last week became the first $1 trillion publicly-listed US company?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 749 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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