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August 26, 2018

Biz Quizzard 752

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has been ranked as the top company globally on Fortune's 'Change The World' list that ranked companies using the profit motive to help the planet and tackle social problems?

2. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘KahaanKaPiya?’?

3. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘ek rakhi aur’?

4. Which food delivery service has launched a new campaign ‘Purane prices, naya app’?

5. Which fintech lender has acquired personal finance management startup Walnut for $30 million in a cash-and-stock deal?

6. Which Hyderabad-based cloud communications provider will acquire Karix Mobile and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Unicel for Rs 340 crore in a combination of cash and stock?

7. Which MNC will buy carbonated drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion?

8. Which agro-chemical firm has announced the acquisition of four brands from American company FMC Corporation for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which Hyderabad-based digital media entertainment player has acquired a 51% stake in Chintala Sports Private Limited, which is the curator of Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL)?

10. Which company has made its debut in the Indian consumer brand space with an investment in men’s grooming firm Bombay Shaving Company?

11. Which company is planning to unveil a range of linen-blended fabrics under a new brand name, Mazury, complementing its offering of linen-blended apparels under the Cavallo brand?

12. Which actress has been roped in to endorse Vega - one of the biggest beauty accessory and appliances brand in India?

13. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign ‘#GharBanegaTohDeshBanega’?

14. Which fashion and lifestyle brand has signed a licensing agreement with Brandzstorm India to expand its offline and online presence in the country?

15. Which footwear brand has signed on cricketers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as brand ambassadors?

16. Which brand’s 'Post-Independence Day' campaign explores how the national flag often ends up discarded and disrespected?

17. Which company is acquiring 80% equity stake in Gujarat-based Avadh Snacks for Rs 148 crore through a combination of primary and secondary investments?

18. Which company has launched 2GUD, its own platform to sell refurbished goods?

19. Global private equity fund Advent International is all set to acquire a controlling stake in which Bengaluru-based packaging solutions company?

20. Who has been ranked seventh on the Forbes list of highest-earning women sportspersons in the world?

21. Which company last week launched its sub-brand Poco that will compete with high-end devices from the stables of OnePlus, Apple and Samsung?

22. Which company has acquired Liv.ai, an artificial intelligence- (AI-) led speech recognition startup?

23. Which company will acquire Czech-based engineering services firm Inter-Informatics for €5.4 million (around Rs 8 crore) through a wholly-owned subsidiary?

24. Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) has decided to launch a new Hindi movie channel, replacing its existing Zee Classic. What has it been branded as?

25. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the campaign ‘#SurakshaBandhan’?

26. Myntra will soon foray into multi-brand brick-and-mortar retailing of beauty and cosmetics products under which brand?

27. Reliance Retail has roped in which south Indian actress as the brand ambassador of Southern region for Trends, the apparel and accessories speciality chain of the group?

28. Which company has agreed to buy Noida-based SaaSFocus, a digital transformation company focused on the Salesforce platform, for an undisclosed amount?

29. Which company is to acquire the Pithampur (Madhya Pradesh) manufacturing plant of MAN Trucks, a Volkswagen group company, for an undisclosed amount?

30. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which market capitalisation mark?

31. Which company last week acquired a minority stake in Goa-based grocery chain Magsons Group?

32. Which direct selling beauty brand has appointed Frederic Widell as the Vice President and Head of South Asia & Managing Director of India?

33. Which brand has launched a make-up collection, co-created with the brand ambassador, Kareena Kapoor Khan?

34. Which fashion chain has launched its Raksha Bandhan campaign ‘#BrotherLikeNoOther’?

35. One of Maersk Line’s container vessels has set a ‘world record’ by achieving a load of 19,038 TEU. What is the vessel’s name?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 752 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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