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September 2, 2018

Biz Quizzard 753

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 27 - September 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company last week operated India’s first test flight powered by biojet fuel?

2. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Thirst For Gold’ for Asian Games?

3. A 1962 model vehicle was recently sold for $48.4 million in California, the most ever paid for a classic car at auction. Which brand?

4. Which company is setting up a joint venture with Japan’s Tadano to manufacture rough terrain and truck mounted cranes in the country?

5. Which global investment bank has appointed Prachi Mishra as managing director and chief India economist with immediate effect?

6. Which company has launched a new independent content division called Studio NXT to create quality content and new IPs?

7. Which company has completed the acquisition of German flooring solutions player Parador Holdings GmbH that it acquired for a cash consideration of Euro 82.8 million?

8. Which company has launched ‘Hotties’ hard candy to appeal to the hot and spicy Indian palate?

9. Residential and commercial projects developer Incredible India Projects Pvt Ltd (IIPPL) has acquired which hotel in Hyderabad for Rs 42 crore?

10. Which retail channel has launched its new campaign, #CreateInspire, which celebrates the relentless spirit of creators who never stop?

11. Which online marketplace has kicked off its ‘Dil-Dimaag’ campaign, preparing customers for the festive season?

12. Which breakfast cereals brand has launched its first television campaign 'Kadak Naashta'?

13. Which company has acquired a majority stake in FluidEdge Consulting, a healthcare management consulting company headquartered in Philadelphia?

14. Which entity has acquired personal assistant platform Tapzo, its first such deal in India?

15. Which company will replace domestic pharma major Lupin among the 50 constituents of the NSE’s nifty index from September 28?

16. Amazon(dot)in will be rebranding its assisted online services in India. What will these service points now be known as?

17. Readying its digital payment service for India, Tez, for a global roll out, Google has renamed the app. What is the new name?

18. Dabur has roped in which actress as the new brand ambassador for its health supplement brand Dabur Honey?

19. Sun Pharma Industries has signed which celebrity as the brand ambassador of its pain reliever Volini?

20. Which company has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in electric vehicles (EV) maker Ampere Vehicles?

21. Which company, through its Singapore-based joint venture, has won the bid for Prayagraj Power Generation company, which runs a 1,980MW coal-fired electricity producing unit in Allahabad?

22. Which Hyderabad-based company has launched a 7-meter luxury electric bus - eBuzz K6 LuXe - at Bus World 2018 at Bengaluru?

23. Gurmit Singh has resigned as the vice president and managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC?

24. Which Indian electronic gadgets brand has roped in YouTube personality Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

25. Which company last week announced its foray into the upscale hotels category, starting with a range of resorts, christened as Palette Resort?

26. Which celebrity has signed a Rs 15 crore, 3-year brand endorsement deal with German cybersecurity company, WardWiz?

27. Which MNC has acquired Akonia Holographics, a startup focused on making lenses for augmented reality glasses?

28. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai has been renamed. What is the new name?

29. Former AngloGold Ashanti chief Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan is the new CEO of which company?

30. Which MNC has acquired Whitbread Plc-owned UK café chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion?

31. Which revenue cycle management company has acquired Noida-based Pacific BPO in a deal valued around $17 million?

32. Which company has divested its entire stake in its UK business to JZ International, a leading pan-European private investment business based in London?

33. Which business group has forayed into the cruise line business through its entity Zen Cruises Pvt. Ltd., which will operate under the Jalesh (Lord of the waters) brand?

34. Which premier Italian fashion brand has roped in actress Nargis Fakhri as brand ambassador?

35. From next year, what will be sold in the Disneyland Park, said to be one of the happiest places on earth, for the first time in its 63-year history?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 753 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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