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September 30, 2018

Biz Quizzard 757

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Why was Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in news last week?

2. Which baby care brand has launched its new campaign, ‘Choose Gentle’?

3. Which online pharmacy has acquired telemedicine portal JustDoc in a cash-and-stock deal?

4. Online fashion platform Myntra has launched a loyalty program in a bid to increase the traffic and engagement on its website and mobile app. What has it been branded as?

5. Which MNC has completed the acquisition of the music recognition and discovery app, Shazam?

6. Which Bengaluru-based, enterprise-focused fintech company has acquired consumer technology firm, Mubble?

7. Which Chinese software player last week announced the launch of its global IT centre in Hyderabad with 25 people?

8. Which social media company’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are resigning from the company?

9. Which sanitary napkin maker has announced the appointment of Richa Singh as Chief Executive Officer?

10. Which MNC has appointed Ajit Mohan, currently the chief executive officer at Star India’s video streaming service Hotstar, as managing director for India and vice-president?

11. This is a nice ad. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#DaughtersOfToday’?

12. Which state has topped the chart in the 'Ease of Living Index' rankings under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)?

13. Careem, Middle East-based technology platform, has announced acquiring which Hyderabad-based mass transportation app?

14. Which cement company has announced the appointment of Jayakumar Krishnaswamy as its managing director with immediate effect?

15. Mercedes Benz’s US subsidiary will be importing which model from India?

16. The world’s “most expensive” pair of shoes was launched last week. Which country?

17. Which startup last week became the latest unicorn in the Indian startup ecosystem?

18. Which company has acquired Israel-based startup Upstream Commerce that will help its sellers in enhancing selection and pricing capabilities?

19. Nestle India is introducing a yogurt-based dip under which brand?

20. Easy one. Who has topped the ‘Barclays Hurun India Rich List 2018’ for the seventh consecutive year, with total net worth of Rs 371,000 crore?

21. Which Vietnamese smartphone brand has launched its first campaign in India, with the positioning 'Ab chaud se lo chaudi si selfie'?

22. Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled its new branding at its Global Franchisee Convention. What will it be known as?

23. Which footwear company has announced its foray into lifestyle retail and has introduced its first range of perfumes?

24. Which olive oil brand has launched its campaign ‘Battle of Minds’?

25. Welspun India has launched the campaign ‘Thoughtful Living’ for which brand?

26. Kohler, a global bath and kitchen design brand, has launched its campaign ‘Colours by Kohler’, in collaboration with which celebrity?

27. Actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Kartik Aaryan have been signed on to endorse which spirits brand?

28. Which company has launched its newest brand True Roots, that delays hair greying from the roots?

29. Nestle is all set to launch its smart compact coffee machine in the country. What has it been branded as?

30. Which Indian-origin tycoon has been awarded the title of 21st Century Icon at an awards ceremony in London?

31. Which health insurer last week launched a comprehensive Cancer plan called ‘iCan’?

32. Which MNC has launched an ad for Bixby Voice Assistant?

33. Which eyewear brand has launched a campaign with the theme ‘vision meets fashion’?

34. Bajaj Corp has unveiled a new packaging for which flagship brand?

35. Which brand has launched the campaign 'Don't be a loser' for Reflex 2.0, the latest version of its popular wearable activity tracker?

36. Which Indian celebrity has unveiled a new special edition Tissot watch, representing his jersey number?

37. Rajesh Sud has resigned as the MD of which insurance company?

38. Svatantra Holding, promoted by Kumar Mangalam Birla’s daughter Ananya Birla, has acquired which housing micro finance company for about Rs 300 crore?

39. RBI has barred which bank from opening new branches and put a freeze on the remuneration of its MD & CEO?

40. Which Indian company has forayed into building marine engines with its Seahawk Series to take on Chinese companies that have a majority share in this sector?

41. Which textile major has announced an association with the film, ‘Sui Dhaaga - Made In India’, which aims to promote skill development and entrepreneurship in rural and semi-urban India?

42. WPP has announced the creation of a new agency uniting two leading brands to deliver a contemporary, fully integrated digital and creative offering to clients on a global scale. Name it?

43. Amazon last week opened a new retail store in New York selling a range of products that get top ratings from customers of the online colossus. What is it called?

44. Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), part of the Tata Group, has won an e-auction by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), which lets it retain control of which property in Delhi?

45. This is a brilliant campaign. Which brand has launched the initiative ‘#KeralaIsOpen’?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 757 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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