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December 9, 2018

Biz Quizzard 767

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

1. Which MNC has agreed to acquire British healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline’s India consumer business, which includes the prized health food drinks brand Horlicks?

2. Which company has acquired branding rights of former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar-run Carnation Auto India, including some key assets, for an undisclosed sum?

3. Which cloud-telephony firm has appointed former Tata Teleservices executive Yatish Mehrotra as the CEO?

4. Which SUV brand will be the ‘Official Car of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019’?

5. Which US food major has appointed Simon George as its India President?

6. Which logistics major has unveiled its campaign ‘Where there is a will, we are the way’ for this year’s Hero Indian Super League (ISL), marking the fourth year of partnership with ISL?

7. Vivek Khanna has resigned from the position of CEO of which media group?

8. Which multi-sports app has picked up the global audio broadcast rights of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, scheduled to be played in England between May 30 - July 14, next year?

9. Foodpanda has reached which milestone in terms of number of cities covered in India?

10. An important campaign. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Share Joy, Not Rumours’?

11. Which tyre brand has released a television commercial, featuring actor Kunal Roy Kapoor?

12. Which home-grown private equity fund has acquired a controlling stake in US-based healthcare service provider GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, in a deal worth Rs 1,000 crore ($140 million)?

13. Seon Seob Kim has been appointed India MD and CEO of which automobile MNC?

14. Who is the richest Indian celebrity, according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list?

15. Which company has acquired drone start-up TechEagle Innovations?

16. Milan Paleja has decided to step down as the MD of which drug firm?

17. AION Capital Partners, the joint venture between global PE fund Apollo Global Management and domestic fund ICICI Venture, is acquiring which BPO firm for $230 million (Rs 1,600 crore)?

18. Which cryptocurrency exchange is foraying into blockchain solutions and is inaugurating a development centre in Bengaluru?

19. Which company has launched a cine-restaurant in Ahmedabad under the name of ‘Chhotu Maharaj’?

20. Who will be the new worldwide chief creative officer of the Ogilvy Group, one of the world’s oldest and largest advertising companies, effective January 1, 2019?

21. Which New York-based aviation start-up is set to start operations in India?

22. Which brand has released the campaign ‘#FreeToLove’, about the freedom to choose the person you want to be with regardless of caste, religion or gender?

23. How many Indian business personalities have been named among the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes?

24. IndiGo last week became the first Indian airline to have how many aircraft in its fleet?

25. Which leading women-first social networking platform has been launched in India?

26. Which company has started a new business called ‘Tour to Feast’ to promote food-related travel across India’s popular culinary destinations?

27. Which automobile company has appointed Biju Balendran as its MD and CEO?

28. Virat Kohli's athleisure brand One8 forayed into which segment last week?

29. Which brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘#DenimSideUp’ in collaboration with social media influencers from various walks of life?

30. This is reportedly a first. Which organisation has converted a diesel locomotive into an electric one?

31. Which company is acquiring seven software products from IBM for $1.8 billion?

32. Former Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy has joined which fund as its first venture partner?

33. How many Indian creators have crossed the 10-million subscriber mark on YouTube for the first time?

34. Which Indian SUV brand has been awarded a full 5-star adult occupant safety rating by Global NCAP, an internationally-renowned safety accreditation body?

35. Which Indian business personality has been bestowed with the ´Doctor Honoris Causa´ by ESCP Europe Business School, a leading global institution?

36. Which feminine hygiene brand has launched a web series ‘Girls Hostel’ in association with Girliyapa?

37. Which real estate platform has launched its new TV campaign “Ghar dhoondhna koi inse seekhe”, starring actors Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani?

38. Which MNC has acquired online retailer Art(dot)com for an undisclosed amount to boost its home decor business and expand its online offering?

39. Which cloud platform dedicated to small and independent ventures has launched its new campaign “Bijness Bhai”, starring MS Dhoni?

40. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, an associate professor of finance at the Indian School of Business, has been appointed to which position by the government for a three-year tenure?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 767 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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