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September 9, 2018

Biz Quizzard 754

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Indian IT firm has signed it’s largest-ever contract, a $1.6-billion deal with Illinois-based Alight Solutions?

2. Which brand has roped in Dangal actors Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra to feature in its latest advertisement?

3. Sin Denim has roped in which cricketer as brand ambassador?

4. Which mobile phone is readying to launch its first sub-brand Innelo in India?

5. Which country remained the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India in 2017-18?

6. ITC is all set to launch ready-to-drink, milk-based beverages under which brand?

7. Which denim company has announced the promotion of Sanjay Vakharia to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

8. Which writing instruments brand has launched the campaign ‘Life’s Best Teachers’?

9. Arun Iyer has stepped down as the Chairman and CCO of which advertising agency?

10. Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to hit which market captilisation mark?

11. Which instant adhesives brand has launched the campaign 'Sirf chipkao nahi, jodo', featuring Varun Dhawan?

12. BSNL has roped in which sports personality as its brand ambassador for two years?

13. Taranjeet Singh has stepped down as the Country Director of which MNC?

14. Actress Disha Patani has been roped in as brand ambassador for which ethnic-wear brand?

15. Which company has launched Mr. Magic, the first-ever powder to liquid handwash?

16. Which MNC has appointed Mark Read as Chief Executive Officer?

17. Lavie, a brand catering to independent and spontaneous women celebrating their impulsiveness, has signed up which actress as its brand ambassador?

18. Emami Limited has rejuvenated which brand and has roped in Shilpa Shetty as brand ambassador?

19. Which car sales portal has undergone a brand repositioning exercise and has launched 4 films, 2 of which feature Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mandira Bedi?

20. Which company has associated with Elsys Intelligent Devices to provide their safety device called Raksha Safe Drive along with the tyre products?

21. Singapore-based active leisure brand Actimaxx has signed on which actor as brand ambassador?

22. Which country’s tourism has launched the campaign #BulaHappiness, featuring actress Ileana D'Cruz?

23. Which brand has rolled out its new paid service 'Originals' in India and has teamed up with music maestro AR Rahman for its first such show in the country?

24. Which group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire L&T Finance’s supply chain lending business that has an outstanding loan book of Rs 800 crore?

25. Which company has acquired NBFC Finmax Credit and Finance which is the small and medium enterprise (SME) financing business of fintech firm Finmax?

26. Which company has acquired TongueStun Food, a Bengaluru-based startup that aggregates caterers and restaurants for office canteens?

27. Which company will acquire 4 companies, California-based Gigacom Semiconductor, Gigacom Semiconductor, FirstPass Semiconductors and Institute of Silicon Systems?

28. Which Hyderabad-based company has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with two US-based companies, Selltis Technologies LLC and Infodat International Inc?

29. Which company has launched the ‘#SleepyUncle’ film, as part of its ‘#DontSleepOnIt’ campaign?

30. Cox & Kings has roped in which celebrity as the company’s brand ambassador?

31. Which paint company has roped in Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

32. Which is 2018’s most valuable Indian brand, as per a Kantar Millward Brown report?

33. TPG Capital has acquired a significant minority stake in which building wires and low-voltage cables manufacturer?

34. Which Indian company will acquire the commercial operations and three manufacturing facilities in the US from Sandoz for $900 million?

35. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo India’s revenue for the financial year ended March 2018 crossed which milestone mark?

36. Akshay Kothari has quit as the India head and VP of international products for which MNC?

37. Iconic Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel’s Mithril Capital has led a $140-million (Rs 1,000-crore) funding round in which warehouse automation company?

38. Which company has executed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% stake in Bengaluru-based Graphene Semiconductor Services?

39. Indian mutual funds’ assets under management (AUM) reached which milestone mark in August?

40. Which business personality from Asia will retire on September 10, his 54th birthday, as the chairman of the company he co-founded?

41. Richard DeVos, 92, died last week in Detroit. He was the co-founder of which MNC?

42. Vistara flew its 22nd aircraft from Delhi to Mumbai on September 5. What is special about this aircraft?

43. Which apparel brand has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor as brand ambassadors?

44. Sikkim would join the aviation map of the country on October 4 with the launch of the first flight between Pakyong and Kolkata.  Which airline?

45. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence were announced last week. Who is the Business leader of the year?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 754 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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