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October 7, 2018

Biz Quizzard 758

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who was named as the new chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

2. Albert Bourla will take over as the new CEO of which pharma major in January?

3. Amazon has started a new programme in India to help emerging brands in the country get access to a suite of brand building tools and services. Name it?

4. The government last week sacked the 15-member board of which company and appointed a new board headed by billionaire banker Uday Kotak?

5. Which company has won the contract to develop, operate and manage the international airport at Nagpur in Maharashtra in public-private partnership (PPP) mode for 30 years?

6. Larry Culp will be the new CEO of which MNC?

7. Which health insurer has launched its latest digital campaign ‘#NeverGiveUp’?

8. Which beverage retail chain has announced Navin Gurnaney as its chief executive officer effective January 1, 2019?

9. Which 2-wheeler brand has launched the campaign, ‘Sau mein se sava sau’?

10. Who will take over as the Chairman and World President of the International Advertising Association (IAA)?

11. Which printer brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheBrightestInBusiness’?

12. Which apparel brand has launched its new campaign 'Circle of life'?

13. Which Paris-headquartered marketing communications company has appointed Rana Barua to the newly created role of group CEO for its India operations?

14. Which coronary stents manufacturer will be setting up Asia’s largest stent manufacturing facility at the Medical Devices Park at Sultanpur in Medak district, Telangana?

15. Which company has announced an acquihire deal with AuthMe ID Services, the Bengaluru-based start-up focused on artificial intelligence-based solutions?

16. Which pharmaceutical firm has announced the acquisition of 80% stake in American firm Bayshore Pharmaceuticals LLC by its subsidiary for $10.286 million (Rs 75.40 crore)?

17. Which company will acquire Teleena, a Netherlands-based company that specialises in Internet of Things (IoT) and is a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE)?

18. Japanese company Shinryo Corporation has acquired which New Delhi-based company for an undisclosed amount?

19. Which company last week launched adventure tourer motorcycle model V-Strom 650XT ABS priced at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)?

20. Sandeep Bakhshi will be the new CEO of which bank?

21. The government has named Rakesh Sharma as the managing director and chief executive of which bank for six months?

22. Tata Motors has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its new sedan 'Tigor'?

23. Which company has recently launched 'Flashback' - a film festival exclusively for its Senior Citizen customers?

24. Nissan has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for Datsun in India?

25. The government has recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) to which fruit?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 758 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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