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December 2, 2018

Biz Quizzard 766

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 26 - December 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has launched the Alturas G4 at a starting price of Rs 26.95 lakh to enter the luxury SUV segment, a first for any homegrown automotive major in that category?

2. FreeCharge founder Kunal Shah has launched his new venture, a financial services platform targeting consumers with high creditworthiness. What is it called?

3. Devadas Mallya Mangalore passed away recently. He was the chairman of which aviation company?

4. Which paint company has launched ‘KIDZ’, a child-friendly product?

5. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#ChaloKhelne’?

6. WPP merged two of its agencies - Wunderman and J. Walter Thompson - to form a creative, data and technology agency. What has it been named?

7. Bobby Pawar has joined which advertising and media group as chairman and chief creative officer?

8. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Japanese company Pola Pharma?

9. Which company has unveiled its brand new TVC ‘DeshKeTruck’?

10. Which Indian business personality will be conferred Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) - the highest French civilian distinction - later this month?

11. Which bread and bakery brand has launched the campaign 'Har Ghar Modern Hona Chahiye'?

12. Which brand has announced its latest TV advertising campaign ‘Singh Saab’ for its Ceiling Secure downlighter?

13. Which e-commerce major has launched 'Brand Shield', an anti-counterfeiting programme to help brands report counterfeit products being sold on its platform?

14. Which life insurance company was recognized for a new Guinness World Records title for its Plankathon initiative conducted for promoting good health?

15. Which bank has announced the launch of a digital campaign #BeTheChamp?

16. Tokyo-based IT services provider NTT Data plans to acquire a majority stake in which Mumbai-based payment solutions firm?

17. Amway has entered the rapidly growing herbal skincare market under which brand, its first such foray into the category?

18. Which dining out platform has acquired Pune-based Torqus, a leading SaaS-based restaurant management software provider?

19. Neeraj Arora has quit as the chief business officer of which MNC?

20. Maruti Suzuki’s Swift has crossed which cumulative sale milestone?

21. Which retail software company has acquired Pune-based Roxfortech Infosolutions’ ERP product Zwing for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which agri-chemcial firm has bought Swiss-based Syngenta’s three brands - Proclaim, Tilt and Blue Copper, in India?

23. Which global health non-profit organisation has appointed Care Hospitals co-founder and cardiologist Dr Krishna Reddy as the new country director for India?

24. Tube Investments of India Ltd. (TII), a Murugappa Group firm, has rolled out TMT bars under which brand?

25. Which brand has launched a new campaign ‘Andar se Strong’, featuring Deepika Padukone in one of the 2 commercials?

26. Which mosquito repellant brand has rolled out a television commercial for its Fabric Roll-On?

27. Which food delivery platform has launched its fourth delivery partner-focused digital video – ‘#WhatsInAName’?

28. Which brand has announced a partnership between Simon Fuller’s new project, global pop group Now United, and Badshah, one of India’s favorite rappers?

29. Danish Ahmed, cofounder of companies such as Yebhi and Shopsity, and a former VP at Paytm, has launched his next venture in the medical tourism space in India. What is it called?

30. Which MNC is celebrating its 70th anniversary in the country with a limited edition vintage tin pack of its flagship brand?

31. Which company’s arm has acquired substantial stake in media startup New Emerging World of Journalism (NEWJ) with an initial investment of Rs 1.3 crore?

32. Which firm has become India’s biggest audit practice in the country by nearly doubling fees to touch Rs 216.4 crore in the FY18, as per Prime Database report?

33. Which company has acquired the retirement services business of US-based consulting firm BridgePoint?

34. Tata Trusts and which chocolate maker have launched their first nutritional product as a result of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in 2016?

35. Yi Wang has quit as the India managing director (MD) of which Chinese handset maker?

36. Which watch brand has launched its new campaign ‘Khudse Naya Rishta’?

37. Italy's small appliance maker, De'Longhi Group has entered into a strategic partnership with which company to bring its international premium range of small appliances to the Indian market?

38. Anil Arya, who cofounded mosquito repellent brand AllOut and sold it in 2005, is set to acquire which dairy tech startup?

39. Which firm’s subsidiary Drug Discovery and Development Solutions (DDDSL) Singapore has entered into an agreement to acquire 10% stake in Inipharm USA for around $28.5 million?

40. Paul Polman is “retiring” as the chairman of which MNC?

41. Auction house Sotheby held its inaugural India auction last week. Which city?

42. Which café chain is giving a fillip to its food business by opening restaurants under the same brand?

43. Which MNC is looking at pilot testing its `Enteligen’ app, which is already being used by poultry industry in Brazil, in India?

44. Which tractor manufacturer has joined hands with ISEKI & Co., Ltd. of Japan to make compact tractors?

45. Rasna has launched a new range of health products under its brand 'Rasna Native Haat' and has appointed which celebrity as brand ambassador?

46. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#SparkingTheFuture’, featuring Sachin Tendulkar, that gives children an opportunity to play to their hearts' content?

47. Which brand has launched India's first Michelin-star chef curated frozen food range?

48. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘Always Hatke’ campaign, starring Varun Dhawan?

49. Which wood adhesive brand has launched the campaign "Kahani Zidd Ki"?

50. This is a nice film. On World AIDS Day, which brand launched the film ‘The Positive Move’?

51. Which portal has launched the campaign ‘#MannHaiTohDoneHai’?

52. Ajay Bhushan Pandey last week took over which position in the finance ministry?

53. Seon Seob Kim will be the new India MD and CEO of which automobile MNC?

54. Which automobile MNC has appointed has named Masakazu Yoshimura as managing director?

55. Which company has bagged India’s first large-scale floating solar project?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 766 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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