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November 18, 2018

Biz Quizzard 764

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which comic book writer, editor and publisher died last week at the age of 95?

2. Which MNC has launched the campaign #GoSafeOutside, bringing moms together to ensure safety of children anywhere, any time?

3. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign 'Zero Cost Diwali'?

4. Former Aegis BPO chief executive Sandip Sen has taken over as the head of which loyalty startup?

5. Which alternative financing firm has secured Sebi approval to raise Rs 1,000 crore for its second and largest fund yet?

6. Which packaged drinking water brand has launched its new campaign, featuring camels?

7. Amrita Raichand, the famed celebrity chef, has been appointed as the brand ambassador of which modular kitchen company?

8. The National Basketball Association has entered into a partnership with which chain to introduce NBA-themed promotions and interactive NBA Experience Zones in 39 cities across India?

9. Which online matrimony brand has roped in Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

10. Which bank celebrated its 100th Foundation Day on November 11?

11. Which Japanese designer retail brand has stepped into the personal hygiene segment in India?

12. Which water heater brand announced the launch of its first ever TVC Campaign for the Ondeo Series, ‘Fresh Hot Water Saalon Saal’?

13. Binny Bansal has resigned as the CEO of which company?

14. Which software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider has acquired Dipper Technologies, an internet-of-things (IoT) platform that provides visibility and predictability in freight movement?

15. Vinod Dasari has resigned as the MD of which automobile company?

16. Which company has acquired rights for intravenous Tramadol, a pain drug analgesic, from Avenue Therapeutics?

17. Which company has launched Beddy, a branded baby mattress?

18. Which Singapore-based entity has acquired SKS Power Generation (Chattisgarh) in a one-time settlement of Rs 21.70 billion with its lenders?

19. Which electronics and white goods retail chain has launched the campaign ‘Brighter Tomorrow Begins Today!'?

20. Which MNC has appointed Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks, as its India operation head?

21. Which MNC will buy Qualtrics International Inc, whose software gathers and analyses data, for $8 billion?

22. Which FMCG major has started a returns programme for its flagship product wherein consumers can exchange 10 empty packs for one fresh packet at retail shops?

23. Which company will acquire 75.01% stake in Prayagraj Power Generation Company?

24. Who has become the first Indian woman chef to bag a Michelin star?

25. Diversified conglomerate ITC said its instant noodle brand YiPPee crossed which milestone sales mark in the twelve months ended September 2018?

26. Which Paris-headquartered independent out-of-home media agency is set to enter the Indian market, with its 15th global office in Mumbai?

27. Which hospitality firm has appointed former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh as the chief executive officer for India and South Asia, effective from December 1?

28. Which apparel company has appointed Grey Group's Nirvik Singh as non-executive chairman?

29. Which MNC has launched its ‘Better Air Now’ initiative as part of which it wants to turn rice straw into a new renewable material source for its products?

30. Which iconic Czech motorcycle brand was relaunched in India last week under a new ownership?

31. Which water pipes brand has launched a campaign based on the oft-used statement ‘Naam badal denge'?

32. Chinese contract manufacturer TPV will launch which television brand in India?

33. Visa Inc has acquired a minority stake in which Indian payment gateway firm?

34. Which new eyewear brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador?

35. Which integrated marketing company has acquired the Mumbai-based real-time marketing agency HAT Media recently?

36. Which MNC is selling 19 lower-end spirits brands to U.S.-based Sazerac for $550 million?

37. Hershey India last week forayed into the premium biscuit segment under which brand?

38. Which incense stick brand has launched the campaign ‘Conversation with God’, featuring actress Bhumika Chawla?

39. Which brand has launched the nation's first-ever marketing campaign to promote ethylene ripened Bananas?

40. Anju Seth has become the first female director of which business school?

41. Which MNC has introduced Les Recettes De L’Atelier – a premium collection of uneven chocolate tablets in India?

42. Which mattress and sleep-related product company has launched a video campaign with stand-up comic Rahul Dua?

43. Which spirits brand has launched its global campaign “Challengers Welcome”?

44. Jan Singer has resigned as the CEO of which American clothing and lingerie brand?

45. Which wellness company has launched its first brand campaign, ‘Khush Raho, Khushaal Raho’?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 764 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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