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December 23, 2018

Biz Quizzard 769

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Chennai-based India Property, a full-stack real estate platform?

2. A private equity consortium of Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) and InvAscent acquired about 70% in which active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and formulation maker for $100 million?

3. Which MNC will acquire 80.1% of ABB’s power grid division for about $6.4 billion?

4. Sanitary ware firm HSIL's CMD Sandip Somany has been elected as the new President of which industry body?

5. Which portal has launched a TV commercial “Find Your Equal”, starring MS Dhoni?

6. Which broadcaster has unleashed an awareness campaign, ‘Sach Mein’, across its networks to educate the consumers about new packs?

7. Which sportswear brand will replace Nike as the official kit sponsor of the Indian football team starting with the 2019 AFC Asian Cup?

8. Which healthcare provider has launched its latest film 'Live after you leave'?

9. Which MNC has, for the first time, set up an advisory board for India led by former HP India head Neelam Dhawan to work with its current local head?

10. UAE-based Small Ventures and former president of the Oberoi Group Kapil Chopra have partnered to launch a new experiential luxury hospitality brand. Name it?

11. IDFC Bank and Capital First last week announced the completion of their merger following all requisite approvals to form a combined entity. What is it called?

12. Which MNC has picked up 49% stake in Cleantech Solar, a Southeast Asia and India-focused solar energy systems developer, for $100 million?

13. Which hospitality group has appointed Zubin Saxena as CEO for South Asia?

14. Mahindra & Mahindra is launching a compact SUV in early February 2019 to compete with segment leader Maruti Suzuki’s Brezza and Tata Motors’ Nexon. What has it been named?

15. Which IT MNC has appointed Ashwin Yardi as India CEO?

16. Which serial entrepreneur has unveiled his project to provide luxury smart homes at an affordable price under the brand UTOO Home?

17. Which firm has announced its foray into the branded dermatology segment in the United States?

18. Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI), in collaboration with Central Cottage Industries Corporation Ltd (CCIC), has launched an outlet for Indian silks. What has it been branded as?

19. Which low-cost airline last week launched four-times-a-week operations between Delhi and Bangkok?

20. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed the India ambassador of which Italian luxury sports watchmaker?

21. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign ‘Move together in Style’?

22. Which general insurance company (excluding crop insurance) has launched its first campaign ‘Milega Milega’?

23. Arjan Lulla, 85, passed away last week. He was the founder of which company?

24. Which airline has launched the campaign ‘Fly Higher’?

25. Which MNC has acquired Fortune Cookie UX Design, a Pune-headquartered digital consulting and user experience (UX) design firm?

26. Which MNC has appointed Mahesh Narayanan as its new country manager for India?

27. Which digital-only insurance platform has launched a bicycle insurance product that covers the cycle and the rider?

28. Mother Dairy has forayed into the organic food segment under which brand?

29. Honda Motorcycle has crossed which cumulative sales milestone across global markets in a span of 18 years?

30. The world’s third-biggest manufacturer of television panels, TCL Corp, last week commenced construction of its first overseas manufacturing facility for TV and mobile screens and smart TVs in India. Which location?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 769 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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