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December 29, 2019

Biz Quizzard 822

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. ACK Media, known for its popular comic book brands Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, has come out with a commissioned illustrated comic book about which corporate house?

2. Which company last week announced the rollout of its AI-enabled safety feature, ‘Guardian’ in 16 Indian cities and Perth in Australia?

3. Which MNC last week ousted chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg?

4. Vistra ITCL has partly sold its stake in HDB Financial Services, the unlisted NBFC arm of HDFC Bank. It is the family trust of which business executive?

5. Which company has announced that it has emerged as the successful bidder to own the licence for electricity distribution and retail supply in five circles in Odisha?

6. Which automotive electricals manufacturer is selling its entire 30% stake in India Japan Lighting to its joint venture partner Koito Manufacturing for Rs 148.5 crore?

7. Which global steel giant will sell a 50% stake in its shipping arm Global Chartering Ltd to DryLog Ltd to form a joint venture and pare its debt?

8. In a first of its kind initiative, Coal India (CIL) has joined hands with which state government-owned coal company to buy the coal produced from a captive mining block?

9. Which water purification brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘#PurityKaGift’ for Christmas?

10. Who has taken over as the president of industry chamber Ficci for 2019-20?

11. Which brand has launched a campaign for its latest smart band offering, Reflex Beat?

12. Which smartphone brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#SwitchOff’?

13. Which Australian coffee brand is making a comeback to India with 100 new stores in the next five years?

14. Tim Clark will step down as president of which airline after 16 years in June 2020?

15. Which Chinese handset maker last week said it will foray into India PC market, with two laptops built on Windows platform, in the first quarter of 2020?

16. Which women's grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#UnType’?

17. Which human resource technology company has acquired Qilo, a software-as-a-service startup that focuses on performance management, for an undisclosed amount?

18. Which German shoe manufacturer, known for its iconic sandals with the famous footbed, has forayed into India and has opened its first mono-brand store in Delhi?

19. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Badey Iraadon ki Chhoti Sawaari', highlighting various features that can help working women to commute smoothly?

20. I liked this film. Which film exhibitor has launched a brand film with the positioning 'Every seat has a story'?

21. Which healthcare service provider has launched a new campaign ‘#ASelflessWish’, on the occasion of Christmas?

22. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based tech consulting firm MavenHive for an undisclosed sum?

23. Which brand has topped the best smart watch list of 2019 in India by IDC?

24. US-based Rockwell Automation last week launched its first automation centre in India. Which city?

25. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#QuitTheComfortZone’ for its Baby-G range of watches with actress and brand ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez?

26. Which company has launched its new health insurance plan, ‘Health Premia’?

27. Which steel company last week said its Netherlands-based subsidiary will offload 39% stake in joint venture firm Geo Steel LLC for $23.08 million?

28. Which airline has launched its festive special campaign - ‘Christmus-T Haves’?

29. Which airline has tied up with Nelco, a Tata group company, for in-flight WiFi?

30. Which company last week said it would acquire Snowman Logistics, with the latter’s promoter Gateway Distriparks exiting the cold-chain operator?

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December 22, 2019

Biz Quizzard 821

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has topped the recently released Fortune India 500 list?

2. Which real estate developer has entered into a joint venture with Singapore-based Keppel Corporation’s property arm to develop an integrated township project, Urbania, spread over 127 acres in Thane near Mumbai?

3. Which MNC has launched Sole Fury Boost shoes in India?

4. Sanjiv Kapoor has resigned as the chief commercial officer of which airline?

5. Vishal Bhola will be the new India MD of which consumer durable MNC?

6. Hong Kong-headquartered PCCW Media’s which Asian video streaming service is shutting down operations in India?

7. Which brand has launched 'Disinfectant Spray' in India with ‘#CleanIsNotGermFree’ campaign?

8. Which food delivery company has announced the launch of a new On-Time or Free (OTOF) campaign?

9. Which mutual fund has announced the launch of its new investor awareness campaign, ‘#BeTheBestYou’?

10. Reliance Industries (RIL) will expand its fuel retail business in a joint venture with British energy major BP under which brand?

11. Which company has launched a campaign with the message “Asthma ke liye, Inhalers hain sahi”?

12. Which educational technology firm has acquired a 90.5% stake in e-learning products and services provider Funtoot for Rs 71.64 crore?

13. Which Singapore-based fashion supply chain enabler has acquired Sri Lanka-based software company nCinga Innovations for $15.5 million in a cash and stock deal?

14. US-headquartered co-working and space-as-a-service platform WeWork last week announced its entry into which Indian city with a total footprint of 4.5 lakh sq ft spread across two facilities?

15. Which smartphone player has forayed into the financial services sector in India with PaySa app?

16. The US subsidiary of which Coimbatore-headquartered air compressor manufacturing major has acquired Michigan Air Solutions, an independent distributor of air compressors in Michigan?

17. Which beverage brand is launching state-specific campaigns to establish itself as ‘Desh Ki Chai’?

18. India’s civil aviation authority has selected the applications of which 2 companies to test long-range and autonomous drone use?

19. Which communications network has picked up a majority stake in India’s first and leading experiential agency Shobiz Experiential Communications?

20. Budget carrier IndiGo has become the first domestic carrier to operate which milestone number of flights per day?

21. Which company has acquired Bowler, a UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars, parts and rally raid vehicles?

22. Which MNC last week made its foray into the electric vehicle segment in India with the launch of a three-wheeler model in the country?

23. Which data storage company has appointed former McAfee executive Anand Ramamoorthy as its managing director for India?

24. In the largest single commercial property transaction this year, which company has acquired nearly 2.5 million sq ft IT SEZ property Waverock in Hyderabad for about Rs 1,800 crore?

25. Which 2 MNCs last week signed a binding merger deal creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker?

26. The Supreme Court has directed the government to take over the management of which real estate developer after forensic auditors found diversion of funds at the company?

27. Which active nutrition brand has come out with Matcha Plus, a green tea packed with a healthy blend of organic Japanese matcha, licorice, activated charcoal and ginger root?

28. Which global leader in reusable healthcare textile industry has announced its launch in India?

29. Which spirits company has launched an India specific whisky, Oaksmith, created by chief blender Shinji Fukuyo using traditional Japanese craftsmanship?

30. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) last week reinstated the sacked executive chairman of which holding company?

31. Which fashion apparel brand has launched the ‘#SDMYWAY’ campaign?

32. Which movie theatre circuit is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in India?

33. US-based private equity major Blackstone Group has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with which realty developer to build, own and operate industrial, logistics and warehousing assets across India?

34. The government has appointed Devesh Srivastava as chairman and MD of which national reinsurer?

35. Which company last week unveiled its new sub-4 metre compact sedan, Aura, for the world?

36. Which advertising agency has appointed Hari Krishnan as CEO?

37. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#RakhoPooraKhayal’, featuring actress Vidya Balan?

38. Which Bengaluru-headquartered fashion chain has appointed Jaydeep Shetty as chief executive officer?

39. Which American aerospace manufacturer has appointed Ashmita Sethi the managing director of its India division?

40. Who has topped the latest Forbes Celeb 100 list for India?

41. Which non-alcoholic beverages company last week announced appointment of Sunil Alaric D'Souza as its managing director and CEO, effective April 4, 2020?

42. Which Indian company has bought out partner Andover Group’s 25% stake in its North American unit for $195 million (Rs 1,385 crore)?

43. Which company has launched its premium pet nutrition brand, IAMS, for dogs, in India?

44. Japanese automaker Honda has touched which milestone cumulative global production mark for motorcycles?

45. Which city has retained the tag as the highest paying city in the country, according to Randstad Insights Salary Trends Report 2019?

46. Dublin-based digital technology and consulting major Accenture Plc has surpassed which global headcount milestone?

47. Which consumer products company has appointed Jaideep Nandi its CEO, effective January next year?

48. Which Germany-based bus aggregator is looking to launch its operations in India?

49. Which industry body in India has entered its 100th year after incorporation?

50. Anish Shah will take over as the managing director and chief executive of which company from April 2, 2021?

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December 15, 2019

Biz Quizzard 820

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is aiming to corner more than 50% share of the market for premium bikes with the launch of Swedish motorcycle maker Husqvarna in India?

2. Which Italian luxury fashion house has introduced the world’s first fragranced handbags?

3. French multinational food products company, Danone has entered the biscuits market in India under which brand?

4. Which industry body has announced the launch of first joint awareness campaign titled “Sabse Pehle Life Insurance”?

5. Which Indian water treatment solution provider will foray into the South African market as part of its expansion programme?

6. Which beverage brand has roped in actor Salman Khan as brand ambassador?

7. Paul Volcker, 92, died last week. He was the former chairman of which entity?

8. Which French pharma giant has agreed to buy US biotech company Synthorx Inc for $2.5 billion?

9. Who has topped the Grohe Hurun India Real Estate Rich List 2019, released last week?

10. Which company has become the first Tata company to extend medical cover benefits to LGBT employees?

11. Which Hyderabad-based investment and speed-scaling platform for early stage startups and actor Rana Daggubati last week announced the launch of their new programme, ‘Urban-i’?

12. Which cement brand has announced the launch of a new campaign 'Ghar Baney Perfect'?

13. Which technology MNC has nominated Vishal Sikka, the former CEO of Infosys, to its board?

14. Which advertising group has appointed Anupriya Acharya as CEO for South Asia?

15. Which realty developer has sold 1.7 million-sq-ft retail mall portfolio in Nagpur and Amritsar to private equity firm Xander Group’s retail arm Virtuous Retail for about Rs 700 crore?

16. Which cloud-based ERP solutions provider last week launched a range of 'easy suite' products aimed at digitally transforming and modernising the traditional MSMEs?

17. Which company last week launched voice over Wi-Fi service in the country?

18. Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri last week signed a three-year deal with which sports giant?

19. Which footwear brand has launched a campaign ‘Khel Gaye Chief’ with brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

20. Which youth fashion brand has announced its entry into the perfumes category and has roped in actress Ananya Panday as brand ambassador?

21. Which business group and IIFL Wealth Management have floated a co-investment Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) platform to fund select advance-stage and last-mile real estate projects in India’s tier-1 cities?

22. Tara Sinha, 87, passed away last week. Which advertising agency did she start?

23. Which cement brand has launched the campaign ‘Tajurbe ki taaqat’?

24. Adani Transmission will sell 25.1% stake in its arm Adani Electricity Mumbai (AEML) to which sovereign wealth fund for around Rs 3,200 crore?

25. Which smartphone maker has unveiled the #GoMonster challenge in India?

26. Technology giant Amazon’s audiobook company Audible has launched a new app in India featuring original audio series. What is it called?

27. Which company’s wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired an 85% stake in Hyderabad-based SaaS solution provider NowFloats for Rs 141.6 crore?

28. Which bank from India has signed an agreement with Trinidad and Tobago-based Ansa Merchant Bank to sell off its business operations in the Caribbean country as part of rationalisation of its global operations?

29. Which MNC is selling its US ice cream business that includes brands like Haagen-Dazs and Drumstick to a joint venture with private equity firm PAI Partners for $4 billion?

30. Spain’s top division football league has roped in which celebrity as its first brand ambassador in India?

31. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya is slated to be the new chairman of which public sector company?

32. Which Gurugram-based risk management and corporate frauds investigations player has acquired Hyderabad-based online anti-piracy services and strategic consulting firm Anti Piracy Solutions (APS)?

33. Pittsburgh-based Wabtec Corporation has opened its largest ever engineering and digital electronics design and development centre in India. Which city?

34. Which company last week launched the country’s maiden corporate bond exchange traded fund though which it aims to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore?

35. On the occasion of National Jeans Day on 15th of December, which fashion brand is launching the ‘#SexyBackSundays’ campaign, featuring actress Mouni Roy?

36. Which plywood brand has launched its new campaign ‘#HardcoreHappySoul’?

37. Which online marketplace has launched ‘Pernia’s POP-UP SHOP’, the luxury fashion store for men and women offering exclusive designer merchandise from leading names in the world of fashion?

38. Which automobile company has appointed Vipin Sondhi as chief executive officer and managing director?

39. The additive manufacturing (AM) business of which company has developed the country's first industry grade metal additive 3D printing machine, jointly with Indian Institute of Science (IISc)?

40. Which company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired a controlling stake in Bengaluru-based drone startup Asteria Aerospace for Rs 23.12 crore?

41. Which edtech firm has acquired MockBank, an online test preparation startup for public sector job exams?

42. Which broadcaster has elevated K Madhavan as head of its TV business?

43. Which smartphone maker has acquired UK-based startup Spectral Edge for an undisclosed sum?

44. LaLiga last week announced which entity as the league’s official fantasy game in India?

45. Digital payments platform PhonePe has announced that it has crossed which milestone cumulative transactions mark on its app?

46. Which private radio network has launched a women safety campaign ‘#KABTAK’ to talk about abuse and educate listeners on different laws?

47. Which education technology company last week launched an anthem as part of the second phase of ‘Let’s Crack It’ campaign?

48. Which multi-sport aggregator platform for sports fans has entered into a multi-year exclusive streaming partnership deal for showcasing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in India?

49. Which celebrity beauty brand has announced the launch of #Kare Social Initiatives?

50. How many women from India are featured among the list of world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes?

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December 8, 2019

Biz Quizzard 819

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Maruti Suzuki India has crossed which cumulative sales milestone for passenger vehicles in the Indian market?

2. The government has appointed Soma Roy Burman, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service Officer, to which position?

3. Which multi-format app for kids has unveiled its launch brand campaign, ‘#MastiMeinAchhai’?

4. Which hair oil brand has launched its new campaign ‘#KhuleBaalBefikar’?

5. Which hospitality company has named Rohit Kapoor as its new CEO for India and South Asia, effective from January?

6. Which company, majority-owned by General Atlantic (GA), has rechristened itself as KFin Technologies?

7. Which rigid plastics packaging company has acquired National Plastics (NAPLA), a company which makes dispenser and spray systems?

8. Which windows and doors brand has rolled out its new campaign ‘#ShutTheShor’, which aims to raise awareness on noise pollution?

9. Which payments MNC has embedded its sonic brand melody into Android based point-of-sale (PoS) devices?

10. Ikea has crossed which sales milestone mark in India in 2018-19?

11. Which pharma company has launched the campaign ‘#SahiBaat’ for its new woman-care product, V-Bath?

12. Taco Bell has touched which milestone restaurant count in India?

13. Which pharma company has elevated Siddharth Mittal as the chief executive officer and joint managing director with effect from December 1?

14. Which Indian company has agreed to acquire South African personal care maker Canway Corp?

15. Chinese major Xiaomi last week formally launched its lending platform in India. What is it called?

16. Which company has acquired trademark Zomelis (for Vildagliptin-based formulations) and its associated trademarks in India from Novartis AG, Switzerland for USD 13 million?

17. Which Indian esports company has appointed Sidharth Kedia as its CEO?

18. Thomas Cook (India) has entered into a pact with Thomas Cook UK's appointed special managers to acquire the rights of the iconic brand for which markets?

19. Which company has announced its latest ‘#LoanFlexibleHai’ campaign?

20. Who will replace Larry Page as CEO of Alphabet Inc, parent company of Google?

21. A joint venture of which company and ICICI Bank has acquired real estate baron Manoj Gaur's biggest power plant at Prayagraj in UP by agreeing to takeover Rs 6,000 crore of debt of the company?

22. United Breweries (UB) has entered the niche and fast-growing craft beer segment. What has it been branded as?

23. Which home improvement solutions player, which is in the process of listing on the bourses following its demerger from HSIL, is foraying into the fast-emerging Internet of Things (IoT) segment in its appliances business?

24. Which company last week announced the commercial rollout of ROTAVAC 5D, which it claims is the world’s lowest dose volume rotavirus vaccine?

25. Which snack brand has launched its new campaign with the proposition “Kam Hawa, Wafers Zyaada and flavours wah wah”?

26. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the limits imposed on peer-to-peer lenders to which limit?

27. The promoters of which group have acquired majority stake in One Industrial Spaces, an integrated fund, development and asset management organisation focused on the warehousing sector in India?

28. Which airline has begun serving coffee in vanilla-flavoured edible cups in an attempt to eliminate waste generated by the eight million disposable cups the flag carrier uses each year?

29. US-based microphones and audio electronics major, Shure Incorporated, last week announced the setting up of its first engineering centre in India and it’s fifth globally. Which city?

30. Which company has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in express logistics company Gati?

31. The Indian Railways recorded its worst operating ratio in 10 years in 2017-18 at what percentage, according to a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in Parliament?

32. Which media agency has collaborated with Cosmic Information and Technology Ltd to launch a new voice-driven platform ‘Audio Conferencing Bridge’ called ‘mSamvaad’?

33. Which self-drive car rental brand has launched the campaign 'Don't Suffer in Safar'?

34. Which company has launched a strong craft beer called Spike, a first in the craft beer segment in the country?

35. Which Mumbai-based liquor distribution firm is bringing baijiu into the country with the launch of Jiangxiaobai, a value brand focused on youngsters?

36. Which entity last week said it has appointed public interest director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as the new chairman of its board following approval from the market regulator Sebi?

37. Which company last week launched a new “Dydrogesterone-containing drug” to treat infertility, claiming to have become the first Indian and second global firm to develop the drug?

38. The parent company of Burger Singh, Tipping Mr Pink Pvt. Ltd., has launched its first cloud kitchen QSR. What has it been branded as?

39. Which FMCG company has named industry veteran Rajnikant Sabnavis as the new Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1, 2020?

40. Which social media network is celebrating 10 years in India?

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December 1, 2019

Biz Quizzard 818

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has agreed to buy Tiffany & Co for more than $16.2 billion in the largest luxury-goods deal ever?

2. Delhi’s Khan Market has moved up one position to which rank on the world’s most expensive retail locations list, according to global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield?

3. Which Japanese financial services firm has launched its venture capital fund in India, a month after the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company’s subsidiary received a non-banking financial services licence from RBI?

4. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Cygnus Medicare, which operates a chain of super specialty hospitals, for around Rs 130 crore as part of its expansion plans in the healthcare segment?

5. Which company has bought Nokia’s defunct handset factory near Chennai for close to $30 million (Rs 215 crore)?

6. Who last week quit as the chairman of the media group he founded in 1992?

7. Which company has acquired video content platform Roposo, as it looks to ramp up curated content on its platform Glance in regional Indian languages?

8. Two prominent venture capitalists, Revant Bhate and Dhyanesh Shah, have come together to launch a consumer brands company, which has raised $10 million in its maiden funding round. What has it been named?

9. Which company has bought startup Quikmile, which focuses on building tech-enabled logistics platforms for India?

10. Which MNC is buying United States (US) biotechnology company The Medicines Co for about $9.7 billion?

11. Which company’s group firm, Dark Forest Furniture Company (Daffco), last week announced the closure of its business?

12. Which asset management company has launched a 360-degree digital campaign, ‘#KyaPlanHai’?

13. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as the brand ambassador?

14. Online marketplace Snapdeal has crossed which milestone count of app downloads on Google Play Store?

15. Which contraceptive brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Munna Kab Aayega’?

16. Which company has christened its upcoming flagship SUV as Gravitas?

17. Which startup has acquired peer fashion rental services startup Flyrobe to consolidate operations, ramp up its omnichannel footprint and tap the overseas market?

18. Which Japanese bio-venture company is aiming to create a startup hub in India to tackle local issues such as air and water pollution and waste management by partnering with homegrown Arc Ventures?

19. Which Indian stent-maker has acquired a majority stake in Brazil-based sales and marketing company Zarek Distribuidora De Produtos Hospitalares, for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which automobile company has invested $8 million (about Rs 56 crore) in bicycle and electric scooter rental startup Yulu?

21. Suresh Krishna was conferred the ‘Quality Ratna’ award by the CII Institute of Quality at its 27th Quality Summit held in Bengaluru recently. He is the chairman of which company?

22. Which water heater brand has announced the launch of its first ever TVC campaign titled ‘Perfect Hot Water’?

23. Which user-generated content platform has launched a video ‘#KahanGayaMummyKaSunday’ in collaboration with home appliances brand Voltas Beko?

24. Which ecommerce company has introduced its brand promise ‘Bada Aasaan Hai’?

25. Which cookies brand has launched the campaign “Khushiyon ki zidd karo”?

26. Which advertising agency has entered the world of content marketing with the launch of a short film titled ‘Parcel’ for HarperCollins India?

27. TVS Motor Co last week launched BS-VI compliant range of which bike brand?

28. Which robotic process automation (RPA) firm has elevated Manish Bharti as president for the India region?

29. Which MNC has announced it is acquiring Beat Games, the developer of popular Virtual Reality rhythm game called Beat Saber?

30. Which luxury car maker on November 27 marked 25 years of producing vehicles in India?

31. Which company is entering the education space by acquiring Oi Playschool?

32. Which MNC is bringing Moxy, the lifestyle hotel brand that targets young customers, to India?

33. Which microfinance company said that that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Madura Micro Finance Limited (MMFL) in full for an undisclosed sum, subject to regulatory approvals?

34. Which angel investor forum has appointed Chandran Krishnan as its new chief executive officer?

35. Which online gaming platform has launched a new campaign ‘#ShowYourSkills’ with its brand Ambassador Kajal Aggarwal?

36. Which automobile portal has acquired Philippines-based online car classified site Carmudi for an undisclosed amount?

37. Which company said it would sell its customer relationship management (CRM) business to Altruist Technologies in an all-cash, Rs 40-crore transaction?

38. Which Japanese MNC last week said it was exiting the semiconductor business, selling its loss-making subsidiary to a Taiwanese firm as it struggles with intense competition from China and South Korea?

39. Which Indian pharma company is acquiring certain R&D assets of US-based vaccine development company Profectus BioSciences Inc, for an upfront cash consideration of $11.29 million?

40. Reliance Industries last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone market cap mark?

41. Which ecommerce company has introduced a smart assistive interface feature called ‘Saathi’?

42. Which fitness app has roped in actress Mandira Bedi as the brand ambassador?

43. Which hospitality company has rolled out its television campaign ‘Raho Mast’?

44. Which MNC last week appointed Brian Kwon as its new CEO?

45. Which UK-based bank has launched its standalone digital bank Bó in a plan to fend off competition from fast-growing online start-ups including Monzo and Starling?

46. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#GreaterTogether’?

47. Which international lifestyle brand has announced actor Aditya Roy Kapur as its latest celebrity ambassador for watches?

48. Which FMCG major has announced that it has set up a Rs 200-crore ‘Environmental Sustainability Fund,’ to collaborate with external partners, offering environmentally sustainable business solutions?

49. HDFC Bank’s unsecured loan portfolio has crossed which milestone mark?

50. In a landmark deal for Indian football, which entity has acquired a majority 65% stake in Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC?

51. Which business personality was last week conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for translating excellence in corporate governance into reality?

52. Hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country from which date?

53. Peepul Capital top executive Arjun Ananth has taken over as the CEO of which diagnostics firm?

54. Levi’s has crossed which milestone annual revenue mark in India for the first time since entering the market 25 years ago?

55. Which Indian automobile company last week said it had opened a new flagship outlet in Guatemala city?

56. Which airline last week announced that it has appointed Jabr Al-Azeeby as the new vice-president of India and Nepal?

57. Xiaomi has touched which revenue milestone in India in 2018-19?

58. Samsung Electronics surpassed which milestone revenue mark in the Indian market in 2018-19?

59. Which millet-based snacking brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheGoodBites’ for its flagship product, Ragi Bites?

60. Which company has won a bid to build and operate the airport in Jewar, Greater Noida, which will be the second such facility in the Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) area?

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November 24, 2019

Biz Quizzard 817

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which news platform has claimed to have become the only digital-first original news brand to cross 10-million subscriber base on YouTube?

2. Which private outdoor gear firm has bagged an order from the Ministry of Defence to design, develop and deliver 1.8 lakh units of 90-litre rucksacks equipped to carry supplies for 30 days?

3. Which MNC last week said it would pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's make-up and skincare businesses, as it looks to tap into the reality TV star's huge social media reach?

4. US-based private equity fund Advent International has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in which biopharmaceutical company, valuing it at $500 million (Rs 3,500 crore)?

5. The bankruptcy court has ordered corporate insolvency resolution process for which grounded South Indian low-cost air carrier?

6. Which Bengaluru-based group has picked up 28.99% stake in commercial development of a DB Realty project in Mumbai’s Bandra locality?

7. Which automobile company has inked a pact with commercial EV fleet provider Lithium Urban Technologies to address mobility solutions across passenger, mass transit and freight segments?

8. Which sanitary pad brand has launched the campaign ‘1-2-3, I’m wetness free’?

9. Which food delivery platform has recently launched a concept of food gully on its platform along with a new marketing campaign, ‘#EatsNewEveryday’?

10. Which business personality has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for her achievement in healthcare and contribution to society at large?

11. Which hotel chain has engaged sarod duo Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayan Ali to create two albums titled 'New Delhi' and ‘Raga’ that bring the soul of the brand alive through mesmerising music?

12. Which Indian houseware products manufacturer has announced that it won the 'Brand of the Year' award at the World Branding Awards 2019?

13. Which hygiene and wellness brand has announced an awareness campaign '#cleanisnotsanitized' on World Toilet Day?

14. Which airline is entering into a partnership with health technology start-up Mfine to provide pollution masks to its passengers taking flights to Delhi from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata?

15. Which MNC has acquired US-based CloudSimple for an undisclosed amount, a move that will help the tech giant further strengthen its cloud business?

16. Which company last week announced installation of the first charging station at its flagship showroom in Gurugram ahead of the launch of its first electric vehicle (EV) SUV, ZS?

17. Which Indian pharma company has launched in the US, generic potassium chloride for oral solution used for treatment and prevention of hypokalemia?

18. Which Indian political personality has joined UK-based advisory firm CTD Advisors as strategic adviser?

19. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#Manenough’ for Men’s Day?

20. Airbnb has launched the campaign ‘#RoyaltyOnAirbnb’ for which property, as part of an initiative?

21. Which eyewear company has unveiled its first TVC with brand ambassador Bhuvan Bam to launch its one-of-a-kind range – AIR?

22. Which company has launched its first-ever digital campaign for its flooring solutions, featuring celebrity couple Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena?

23. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week superseded the board of which troubled mortgage lender, citing “governance concerns and defaults”?

24. Anil Nair has stepped down as CEO and MD of which advertising agency?

25. The youngest global advertising holding company, S4 Capital’s MediaMonks has merged which Delhi-based content and production company with itself?

26. Which Mumbai-headquartered logistics firm’s European subsidiary has acquired majority stakes in Hong Kong-based PAK DA (HK) Logistics and Singapore based Spechem Supply Chain Management (Asia)?

27. Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired which Mumbai-based bitcoin exchange?

28. Pramit Jhaveri has decided to seek early retirement from the position of India head of which bank?

29. Which fitness and lifestyle brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘She Got Ree’, featuring brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

30. Which tourism board last week announced the launch of a new campaign ‘A Story Takes Flight’, featuring leading Hollywood stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana?

31. Which menswear brand unveiled a new digital campaign ‘The Day Men Forgot’ on the occasion of International Men’s Day?

32. Which Chinese industrial gases maker is setting up an Indian subsidiary, NovaAir India, with an initial investment of $60 million?

33. Emami Ltd has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador of which fragrance brand?

34. This should be easy. Which of confectionery brand has rolled out a campaign, CompliMentos, in India?

35. Which digital ad verification agency has announced the acquisition of contextual intelligence solutions provider ADmantX?

36. International question. Which coffee chain has appointed former McDonald's UK Chief Executive Officer Jill McDonald as its new CEO from December 2?

37. International question. Which payment processor said it would buy privately held shopping and rewards platform Honey Science for about $4 billion?

38. Which education technology firm has launched it’s first-ever ATL campaign, to kick-off a 360-degree campaign named ‘Let’s Crack It’?

39. Which tech-enabled used car marketplace has announced the launch of its new social media campaign 'Mentenance' to create awareness on men’s health?

40. Which company last week claimed it had become the first private enterprise in the country to secure the ´Green Channel Status´ from the Defence Ministry?

41. Which DTH operator launched the ‘#TumseHumareTaarJudeHai’ video on the occasion of World Television Day?

42. Which company has entered into an agreement to buy IDBI Bank’s mutual funds business?

43. Which payments startup has acquired payroll and HR management software firm Opfin as it widens the bouquet of services for its merchant partners?

44. Which skin and intimate care brand has roped in actress Swara Bhaskar to endorse its range of products?

45. Which CEO has occupied the top spot in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019 list?

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November 17, 2019

Biz Quizzard 816

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has become the first financial company to be admitted into Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) proceedings?

2. Which brand has announced its entry into flavoured condom market and has launched a campaign, ‘#GoPlaces’?

3. Which wellness brand has announced the launch of Quista kidz, a super tasty, nutritional supplement formulated for children aged between three and 10 years?

4. Chinese technology giant Tencent has entered the India insurance market by acquiring a 10% stake in which online insurance aggregator?

5. Flipkart has entered into a strategic relationship with which smartphone brand that grants it the use of the iconic brand for smart TVs in India - a global first for the brand in the TV category?

6. Which Indian drug maker has sold its entire stake in its Japanese subsidiary Kyowa for $300 million to private equity firm Unison?

7. JK Cement has announced a brand refresh for its brand JK Wall Putty. What is the new brand?

8. Which life insurance brand has launched a new campaign titled ’#NoTermPlanLikeThis’ complete with a television commercial (TVC) starring its brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

9. Which MNC has announced the launch of a new campaign ‘#ImKiddinit’ from November 12 - November 24, on the occasion of Children's day?

10. Human performance company Under Armour has launched a digital film titled ‘Story of Will’, showcasing which sports team?

11. Which online marketplace will empower brands in India to directly remove a seller’s listings from its platform through a new programme called Project Zero?

12. Which company will sell its entire stake in Bangladesh-based Emirates Cement Bangladesh (ECBL) and Emirates Power Company (EPCL) to Germany’s HeidelbergCement?

13. Which company will sell its education business Schoolnet India to Career Point Publications?

14. Which bank has partnered with Masala Coffee, a Kochi-based music band, to launch a campaign ‘I Live the Metro Life’ that celebrates the essence of the deeply cultural yet modern Kochi life?

15. Which steel pipes manufacturer has launched the ‘Desh ki Andekhi Taqat’ corporate brand campaign with Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

16. Which Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup last week unveiled its first electric motorcycle, F77, which will hit the roads in the third quarter of 2020?

17. Which electric vehicles startup has recently appointed automobile industry veteran and former president of Hyundai India, BVR Subbu, to its board?

18. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, (The Times Group) has marked its entry into beauty services with the launch of first salon in Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

19. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), last week opened its India headquarters. Which city?

20. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has appointed which Indian as honorary trustee?

21. Which FMCG major will pick up a 33.42% stake in Bengaluru-based start-up Delectable Technologies Pvt Ltd, a vending machine maker?

22. Which business school in India has launched a new executive education programme in ‘Digital Disruptions and Emerging Technologies in Financial Services’ along with the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, in New York City (NYC)?

23. Which MNC has unveiled its super-light, built-for-business convertible laptop, the Elite Dragonfly, in India?

24. Which financial platform has introduced a modern stock simulator, Moneybhai?

25. Extending the festive cheer, which automobile company announced the launch of its new 'India ki Doosri Diwali' campaign, to celebrate the success of its SCV range?

26. Loyalty rewards programme Jet Privilege has been rebranded. What is the new name?

27. Ford Motor will use which iconic brand and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year?

28. Which company’s subsidiary Topcoder last week said it has launched Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS)?

29. Which company has sold its Dubai wealth management business to Anshu Jain-backed InCred Capital as it prunes non-core business activities to focus on lending activities?

30. Which innerwear brand last week released advertisements celebrating 25 years in India?

31. Which Naspers-backed consumer lending platform has acquired a non-banking finance company and sought RBI’s permission to begin lending on its own?

32. Which business personality has invested an additional Rs 888.5 crore into his latest venture, BAC Acquisitions, recently renamed Navi Technologies, according to filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs?

33. Which pharma company last week announced its entry into the nutrition segment with the launch of its diabetes nutrition drink ‘Celevida’ in India?

34. Which imaging technologies company has launched a brand campaign for its globally proclaimed ‘Never Stop’ in India?

35. Which brand has unveiled the #ShutThePhoneUp 3.0 campaign, asking people not to be silent victims of sex crimes?

36. GSK Consumer Healthcare has expanded the brand Horlicks, a leading health food drink (HFD), into the adult segment with the launch of which new variant?

37. Which QSR chain has launched its first ad campaign with popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam?

38. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘#ProudToBeMore’ campaign, celebrating the lives and works of those championing the LGBTQIA+ cause?

39. Which fragrance brand has announced the launch of its new range of fragrances through a new campaign that features its new brand ambassadors – actors Kartik Aaryan and Tara Sutaria?

40. Which MNC is teaming up with two banks, Citigroup and the Stanford Federal Credit Union, to begin offering a “smart checking” account next year?

41. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has launched a social media campaign ‘#ShowerKiSachchai’?

42. Which brand from Hamdard has launched a campaign with the message ‘Taste karoge hate, face banega great’?

43. Which athletic brand has said that it will no longer sell its sneakers and apparel on Amazon?

44. Which social media platform has teamed up with Gucci to roll out a new Portal Lens that transport you to a 3D world where you can interact with objects?

45. Which broadcaster has launched Children’s Day campaign – #Khulke Bolo – encouraging kids to be themselves and speak openly without any fear and filter?

46. Future Group has partnered which US agri-multinational to launch its products in India by year-end?

47. Which broadcaster has acquired the exclusive media rights for the world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league, X1 Racing League along with the media rights for X1 Racing eSports?

48. Which knowledge-sharing website has named Gurmit Singh as its India general manager?

49. The Supreme Court last week paved the way for which MNC to take over Essar Steel by upholding the primacy of financial creditors in the distribution of funds received under the corporate insolvency scheme?

50. Starbucks last week opened its world’s biggest store ever. Which city?

51. Which company has completed the acquisition of the Coimbatore-based electric scooter company Ampere Vehicles by acquiring the entire shareholding of Hemalatha Annamalai, founder of Ampere, through secondary purchase?

52. Former BMW purchasing chief and engineer Markus Duesmann will be the new chief of which automobile MNC from April?

53. Which Australian performance nutrition brand has forayed into the Indian market through its exclusive Indian partner Smart Brands?

54. Which tourism board has become the first US destination to open a tourism office in India?

55. Which Chinese smartphone manufacturer has patented a foldable phone concept that folds vertically just like recently launched Motorola Razr foldable smartphone?

56. Which watch brand has forayed into the smart wearables category with a range of hybrid smartwatches – Stride?

57. Advertising personality Ram Ray, 77, passed away in Kolkata last week. He was the founder and chairman of which agency?

58. International movie theatre circuit, Cinépolis has announced the relaunch of which iconic theatre brand in Delhi?

59. Which luxury automobile brand has launched its premium beverages in India?

60. Ending this edition on a sombre note, more so since I was once part of this company. Which company has posted a quarterly loss of Rs 50,921.9 crore, the worst in India’s corporate history?

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November 10, 2019

Biz Quizzard 815

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country last week approved the initial public offering of the world’s most profitable company?

2. Singapore’s Temasek is teaming up with which Swedish private equity group to launch a new renewable energy platform for India?

3. Which company last week said it will acquire 100% stake in Isagro (Asia) Agrochemicals for Rs 345 crore as part of its plans to expand manufacturing capacity?

4. Xerox Holdings Corp has agreed to sell its 25% stake in which joint venture to its Japanese partner?

5. Which company has announced a joint venture with Rockefeller Foundation to supply electricity at affordable tariffs to domestic and commercial clusters in rural areas through micro grids?

6. Which MNC last week fired Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee?

7. Which healthcare major has unveiled a new television ad as part of its integrated ‘#StrongerTogether’ campaign, capturing the concerns of people over 40 who are dealing with loss of muscle and strength?

8. Which hair colour brand has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as its new brand ambassador?

9. I am glad am too old to understand this. Which brand has forayed into the male grooming segment in India with the launch of men hair removal cream?

10. Which IT firm has acquired New York-based marketing and media solutions agency BORN Group for up to $95 million (Rs 672 crore) in cash?

11. Which advertising agency last week announced the launch of a new marketing solutions division Slingshot?

12. Which MNC last week launched the campaign ‘#LeaveYourCarBehind’?

13. Which latest offering from Coca-Cola’s global basket is now made in India with fruits sourced from Indian farms and available in two scrumptious flavours: Peach and Strawberry-Banana?

14. Which skincare brand has announced its association with actress Kriti Sanon as its brand endorser?

15. Which automobile MNC has announced a fashion collaboration with Giorgio Armani as part of its long-promised strategy to squeeze more value out of the storied company's allure?

16. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘#ChangeWhatYouCan’?

17. Which Indian snack and sweet brand has ventured into the US e-commerce market through Amazon's Global Selling Program?

18. Which Chinese conglomerate has finally unveiled its rumoured smartphone named Nut Pro 3 under the Smartisan brand in China?

19. Which MNC has launched its first television commercial in India, introducing its 'Grab and Go' gaming range?

20. Which Indian conglomerate recently celebrated its 50 years of operations in Thailand?

21. Which Chinese conglomerate has snapped up the Thomas Cook brand for 11 million pounds (USD 14.2 million), weeks after the renowned British travel group went bust?

22. Which company and Toyota Tsusho Group last week announced an equal joint venture for vehicle dismantling and recycling in India?

23. Which automobile company has launched a digital film titled ‘Maine to Sunah Hai’ (So I have heard) featuring actor Vijay Raaz as the protagonist Sharma Ji?

24. Which company seems to have expanded into the beauty and wellness vertical with ‘Orange Something’?

25. Which payment solutions provider has roped in actor-director Farhan Akhtar as its brand ambassador?

26. One word to describe this ad – bold. Which soup brand has launched a commercial titled 'One Night With Karan’?

27. Which pre-owned luxury car dealer has announced its venture into used premium motorcycles?

28. In the run-up to children’s day, which brand has launched a new campaign 'My Little Genius'?

29. Which homegrown western wear brand has launched the digital campaign, ‘#IMeanBusiness’?

30. Which Indian business personality received the ABLF Global Asian Award in Dubai last week?

31. Which well known sportswear brand last week announced that it will unify under one brand logo and wordmark, beginning next year?

32. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#DreamsInvited’?

33. Which 2 Indian cities were designated as Unesco’s creative cities on the occasion of World Cities Day recently?

34. Which mobile services company has come up with the sector’s first tariff plan based on faster data speeds?

35. Which company plans to invest Rs 500 Cr along with its Chinese partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co (Foton) for setting up an electric bus manufacturing plant at Pune in the next two to three years?

36. How many Indian-origin CEOs are among the world’s top 10 best-performing chief executives, featured in a list compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR)?

37. Which iconic Italian fashion house has teamed up with Adidas for a new sneaker collaboration?

38. Which MNC has appointed Sanjay Gupta, the former managing director of Star and Disney India, as country manager for India?

39. Which general insurance company has launched  a new digital campaign ‘#SochoMan’?

40. Multiplex chain operator PVR Cinemas last week expanded its presence beyond Indian shores into which country?

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November 3, 2019

Biz Quizzard 814

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 28 - November 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Domestic payments platform, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone transactions mark in October?

2. Which global money remittance startup has launched Nium, an open money platform where consumers can send, spend and receive money globally at their convenience?

3. Sohrab Sitaram, the hospitality entrepreneur who relaunched the Keventers milkshakes brand in 2015, has come up with a modern tea shop and dimsum parlour. What has it been branded as?

4. Which clothing line has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

5. Which trade body, as part of its ‘Real is Rare’ campaign, has collaborated with Wavemaker and video streaming platform Hotstar to create its first ever web series ‘Pyaar Actually’?

6. According to a report last week, top executives at which company, including group CEO, are likely to pool their individual angel investments into an entity named Raaga Partners LLP?

7. Which company last week became the first space-tourism business to go public as it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange with a market value of about $1 billion?

8. Senior IAS officer Sukhbir Singh Sandhu last week took over as the chairman of which public sector entity?

9. A rare 1950s timepiece is coming up for sale in a Christie's auction in Hong Kong that risks taking place against the backdrop of the political demonstrations that have hit sales of new watches. Which brand?

10. Which French production company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Endemol Shine Group for $2.2 billion?

11. Which business group will raise Rs 7,614 crore by selling 79.1 per cent stake in its airport business to three investors?

12. Which smartphone brand and radio network 93.5 Red FM carried out an India-wide experiential called ‘#ExploreTheNight’ using the phone's night mode feature?

13. Which business group is partnering with San Francisco-based Digital Realty to develop and operate data centre infrastructure across India?

14. Which sportswear brand for the streets has launched a product campaign ‘Home Of Classics’ that pays tribute to some of the brand’s most foundational silhouettes?

15. Which airline last week launched a flight between Mumbai and Stansted in UK via Amritsar to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy city on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak?

16. Which Indian automobile company has partnered with Cadisa Group for setting up sales outlets in Guatemala and El Salvador as part of its plans to strengthen presence in Central America?

17. Which MNC has acquired 37.5% stake in Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), one of India’s largest medical test preparation providers, for Rs 1,350 crore, valuing the company at Rs 3,600 crore?

18. Which business services provider has appointed McKinsey partner Krishna Suraj Moraje as its group chief executive officer designate effective from November 4?

19. Cisco Systems India’s operational revenue crossed which milestone mark for the first time on a standalone basis?

20. Which airline has placed an order for 300 Airbus aircraft, it’s largest so far, worth an estimated $33 billion to replace old planes in its fleet and operate nonstop flights to long-haul destinations such as London and Tokyo?

21. Which mortgage firm has acquired 9.89 % stake in Bandhan Bank as part of scheme of merger?

22. Which European fashion and lifestyle brand has launched ‘#MyRightToWear', its first-ever digital campaign themed around body positivity for the Indian market?

23. Which digital lending organization has launched a new campaign 'Banao Life #LOADFREE'?

24. Which global sports socks brand has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador for India?

25. Which online marketplace is being acquired by Singapore-based ecommerce platform Qoo10 in an all-stock deal?

26. Spotify has launched a dedicated app for children, which will allow kids above three to listen to their own music, both online and offline. What is it called?

27. Which business personality said he will donate money to plant one million trees after some of his followers encouraged him to join an environmental conservation initiative named Team Trees?

28. Which 2 Indian companies have buried a decade-old hatchet concerning engine technology patents that spawned litigations across courts in India, Sri Lanka and Mexico?

29. Which luxury watch brand has announced actor Ranveer Singh as ‘Brand Master’?

30. Which social media platform will stop accepting political advertising globally from November 22?

31. US-based chipmaker Xilinx Inc last week unveiled its largest research and development centre outside headquarters San Jose, in India. Which city?

32. Which couple has been ranked as the leading celebrity pair in the country, according to a study by Mumbai-based Indian Institute of Human Brands, promoted by adman Sandeep Goyal?

33. Which apparel and garment brand has roped in actress, producer and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra as brand ambassador for its new range of anti-bacterial thermal wear?

34. Hero MotoCorp’s Haridwar-based manufacturing plant has crossed which cumulative production milestone?

35. Initiating the celebration of World Sandwich Day 2019, which QSR chain last week invited guests to be a part of their global campaign ‘#GoodComesBack’?

36. Which footwear brand has announced actor, activist and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas as a global brand ambassador for the 2020 “Come As You Are” campaign?

37. Which MNC is acquiring Fitbit for about $2.1 billion, enabling it to step back into the hotly contested market for smartwatches and health and fitness trackers?

38. Which online automobile marketplace has acquired non-banking financial company Xeraphin Finvest in an all-cash deal?

39. The Indian subsidiary of which MNC last week received in US, the Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for sustainable operation by a multi-national?

40. Which business personality last week announced his debut on Instagram?

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October 27, 2019

Biz Quizzard 813

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is all set to relaunch the iconic Kelvinator brand in India?

2. Which Australian indoor trampoline theme park format will enter India later this year with its first centre in the western suburbs of Mumbai?

3. India became a net importer of which metal for the first time in 18 years in 2018-19?

4. Which company will collect used cooking oil from restaurants in northern India and supply it to BioD Energy for conversion into biodiesel?

5. VG Kannan has quit as the CEO of which industry body?

6. In what will be one of the largest investments in a local restaurant chain brand in India, PE firm CX Partners is picking up a 50.1% stake in which biryani chain for Rs 260 crore?

7. No comment on this one. Which company has appointed former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary to its board of directors?

8. Which snack brand has launched its global ‘Smile’ campaign in India?

9. Which home appliances and consumer electronics brand has launched the campaign ‘Silent Performers’?

10. Which company has announced the inauguration of India’s first all-women-run automobile service workshop?

11. Which actor has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Chelsea Football Club (FC) for India?

12. Which newspaper has launched the campaign, ‘Hey Mumbai, we have a Sunday for you’ for its revamped weekend read?

13. Which MNC has set up an Indian unit, 7 Rivers Brewing Co., to introduce two wheat beer variants – Machaa and Veere – in the first week of November?

14. Why was Amazon India’s transport of a consignment on October 21 in news?

15. Which company has officially launched its cloud kitchen services, beginning with Khichdi Experiment in Bengaluru?

16. Which actress has launched her beauty label - Kay Beauty?

17. Which actor has invested an undisclosed amount in Helios Lifestyle, the parent entity of The Man Company, a men’s grooming brand?

18. Which bank has launched ‘FD Health’, a fixed deposit (FD) offering the dual-benefit of investment growth via FD and protection through a critical illness coverage?

19. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘A Quiet Revolution’?

20. In an India-first innovation, which MNC has launched ‘Storyboxes’, a packaging initiative that aims at showcasing inspiring stories of its sellers?

21. Which company last week launched its new campaign and unveiled its mission to encourage every individual to ‘keep learning’?

22. Which kitchen appliances company has appointed Rajiv Mehta as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

23. Which company’s cofounder Rajiv Srivatsa is stepping down from his active leadership role as chief technology and product officer?

24. No comment on this one too. Which industry’s trade body has issued advisory to avoid import from Malaysia?

25. Which Software as a Service (SaaS) company has appointed Harmeet Singh, a former executive partner at US-based private equity firm MDP Partners, as its new CEO?

26. US-based talent evaluation leader SHL has acquired which Gurugram and San Jose-based AI-powered test and assessment venture in a largely all cash deal?

27. Which MNC last week launched public transport services on its app through a partnership with the Delhi metro?

28. Which global leader in blue pigments has announced a joint venture agreement with Tennants Textile Colours (TTC) of the UK to set up a state-of-the-art red and yellow pigments plant in Gujarat?

29. Which joint industry body for TV viewership measurement has appointed Sunil Lulla as its CEO?

30. Days before the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras when Indian women buy gold, which Dutch MNC, specializing in nutrition, launched a new campaign, urging them to invest in iron?

31. Which company is forming a joint venture in India with Germany-based Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen for manufacturing and selling composite hollow core insulators (CHCI)?

32. Which online services marketplace will focus on two categories - beauty and home - and shut down other non-core businesses, including wedding services and photography?

33. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned the use of which channel to source retail loans and carry out physical verification of documents of borrowers?

34. Which hospitality major is scouting for opportunities in Mumbai for bringing its iconic luxury brand Waldorf Astoria to India?

35. Which Indian city has got it’s first cat café, the ‘Catsville Le Café’?

36. Which wedding company has rolled out its first digital and OOH campaign “Venue Sahi Toh Stress Nahi”?

37. Which members-only credit card payments platform has unveiled its launch campaign?

38. Which fashion ingredient brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#LiveYourFlow’, featuring actress Kangana Ranaut?

39. Which MNC has launched ‘Har Saans Mein Zindagi’, a CSR campaign to increase awareness around childhood pneumonia in India?

40. This brand has made it a habit of rolling out awesome social topical ads. Which brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#DiwaliKaSafar’?

41. The government last week revised the norms for fuel retailing in the country. What is the new minimum net worth requirement?

42. Nissan Motor Co is likely to axe which brand as part of its efforts to boost profitability?

43. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is working towards acceptance of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in which 2 countries within the next 6 months?

44. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last week agreed to merge which 2 public sector entities?

45. Which MNC said it had achieved a breakthrough in computer research, by solving a complex problem in minutes with a so-called quantum computer that would take today’s most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack?

46. Which Hyderabad-based hospitality player last week announced its diversification into the healthcare sector with Sri Lakshmi Gayatri (SLG) Hospitals Private Ltd?

47. Which Indian airline has announced plans to launch a new airline with the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as its base, as well as set up its first overseas hub in the UAE emirate?

48. Which Varanasi-based high end fashion brand and design studio has announced the launch of its global digital campaign ‘Revisit Your Roots’?

49. Mark Parker will step down as the CEO of which MNC in January?

50. Microsoft’s revenue in India has crossed which milestone mark?

51. International question. Which MNC has bought healthcare start-up Health Navigator, its second purchase in the healthcare services industry?

52. Which Indian IT firm launched a blockchain-based multi-brand customer loyalty platform using enterprise blockchain company R3’s platform – Corda?

53. Which automobile MNC has joined hands with Lenovo for the design of its superbikes?

54. Which home décor brand has launched its new campaign 'Rugnovate'?

55. Which pulses brand has launched the campaign ‘#LautAayiDiwali’?

56. Which social networking platform is partnering with Safetipin in efforts to make urban spaces safer for women?

57. This should be easy to crack. Which chocolate brand has unveiled its ‘#GiftAGoldenDiwali’ campaign?

58. Which online leather accessory brand has roped in cricketer Harbhajan Singh as brand ambassador?

59. Which company has announced a strategic partnership with PVR Cinemas wherein Munchilicious, a granola cereal brand will become the ‘Binge-Mate’ of all PVR Luxe patrons during this festive season?

60. The World Bank will now include which 2 Indian cities, besides Delhi and Mumbai, for preparing ease of doing business report to provide a holistic picture of business environment of the country?

61. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its first ever Diwali brand campaign, featuring actor Shishir Sharma?

62. Which plywood and decoratives manufacturer has announced the ‘Pink Pledge’ campaign to raise awareness on the prevention of breast cancer at an early stage?

63. Which engineering and technology solutions provider has partnered with UK-based Clear Horizon, a technology company providing specialized solutions for quality asset data management?

64. Which PR, digital marketing and brand strategy firm has launched its ‘#ALivingPlanet’ Diwali campaign?

65. Which chocolate brand has launched the Diwali campaign ‘#KhaoKheloKhushRaho’?

66. This is pawsome. Which kids channel has announced the 3rd edition of its campaign – Pawsome Diwali?

67. Which integrated healthcare centre has launched an initiative ‘#ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk’, encouraging people to gift a talk therapy session with its experts?

68. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign encouraging people to share ‘#YourWordsNotForwards’ this Diwali with a personalised greeting to their loved ones?

69. Which Gurgaon-based startup in the technology space has announced its campaign ‘#AzadiCrackersSe’ to spread awareness about celebrating Diwali in an eco-friendly manner?

70. Which over 150-year-old US headquartered nonprofit healthcare giant announced its entry into the Indian market last week?

71. Which company last week unveiled its new brand positioning as ‘India’s Biggest Amazement Park’?

72. Ahead of its India launch, which automobile MNC has unveiled a mobile-led, augmented reality (AR) campaign inspired by the festival of lights, Diwali?

73. Which optical retail brand has introduced smart eyewear in its current portfolio comprising frames, lenses and sunglasses to keep up with the maturing market?

74. Which textile brand has launched a campaign to introduce its limited-edition festive range ‘Rangana Collection’?

75. Which brand has launched its first ever hand cream range in India with a new digital film called ‘Busy Hands’ focusing on the importance of hand care this Diwali?

76. Which chocolate brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#BadiFamilyBadiDiwali’?

77. Which smartphone brand has launched the “#BrightSideOfNight” campaign for the ongoing festive season?

78. Which FM radio has launched its ‘#MumbaiKiJalegi’ campaign to light up every nook and corner of Mumbai city by installing solar LED streetlights?

79. Indian has been ranked at which position in the 2020 edition of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking?

80. Confectionery conglomerate Lotte India last week announced the relaunch of which yesteryear brand?

81. Which company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the remaining 49% stake in France-based Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC) for an undisclosed amount?

82. Which company will acquire an 8.82% stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup Vahan as a part of its Startup Accelerator Program?

83. Which Ahmedabad architecture and urban design firm has been picked to prepare the massive revamp of Central Vista (Rajpath), and construction of a new Parliament and central Secretariat?

84. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Wear What you Are’?

85. Which real estate player has launched the campaign ‘Sirf Ghar Aalishaan Nahi, Dil Bhi Aalishaan Banaye’, giving a new meaning to the acronym BHK?

86. Which electronics chain has unveiled the campaign “My Asli Connection”?

87. Seven mining and metals companies, including which Indian company, have partnered with the World Economic Forum to accelerate responsible sourcing of raw materials?

88. Which state government would be declaring 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to promote its use in various sectors including Agriculture and Healthcare?

89. Vikas Mehta has resigned a CEO of which advertising agency after working for nearly 15 years with the global network?

90. Who has overtaken Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person?

91. Which company has exited the GST Network, the company facilitating collection of the indirect tax, by selling its entire 10 per cent stake to 13 states?

92. Which company has launched the ‘NetworkOfCare’ campaign?

93. Which Gurgaon-based creative agency has acquired ContentNinja, an inbound-marketing firm that specialises in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US?

94. Which packaged snacks brand has brought Ayushmann Khurrana on board as its brand ambassador for its wafers, nachos and extruded snacks products?

95. Which business group has launched the campaign ‘#BlurTheBoundaries’ for Diwali to celebrate inclusivity?

96. The market capitalisation of which company crossed the Rs 3 trillion mark for the first time on Friday, October 25?

97. Which online insurance policy provider has launched a Diwali Anthem with a new digital campaign ‘#LetsReverse’?

98. Which airports operator has launched the campaign ‘#LightALamp’ to help millions of people connect across the globe for the festive season?

99. Which airline from India is likely to commence operations to Eastern Europe early next year, with a flight to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of its plans to connect Europe?

100. Ending this record-breaking edition on a sweet but very expensive note. Which company last week launched the world’s most expensive chocolate?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 813 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 20, 2019

Biz Quizzard 812

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, won the 2019 economics Nobel for their work on finding new ways to tackle poverty?

2. Which company has pulled ahead of Hero MotoCorp in driving volume share in India’s scooter market, emerging as the country’s third largest in the segment?

3. Which silver jewellery brand celebrated its first anniversary with a digital campaign?

4. Which NBFC has launched its first campaign ‘Rishta Sammaan Ka’, based on real-life experiences of its customers?

5. Which online payments company has launched its second marketing campaign themed – ‘Ab Diwali 365 days wali’?

6. Which ecommerce company has acquired 100% of CombineSell, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which milk delivery startup has halted operations and is redirecting customers to FreshToHome?

8. Which five-year-old firm, founded by Charlie Lee, has received its non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI?

9. Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, invested an undisclosed sum in which Pune-based electric motorcycle maker?

10. Which MNC will buy 37.4% stake in Adani Gas, marking another big-ticket entry of a global major in India’s energy market?

11. Which Hyderabad-based pharma company will be exiting its 50:50 Chinese joint venture by divesting its entire stake to its JV partner Hubei Biocause Heilen Pharmaceutical Co Ltd?

12. Which pharma company has launched ophthalmic solution Cequa, used for the treatment of dry eye disease, in the US market?

13. Which company has introduced a new series of tyres called Sincera SN832i, catering to the car segment in India?

14. Which Indian wear brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

15. Which denim brand has launched a new campaign to introduce its new product, the F-Lite denim?

16. Which company has been voted as the overall most outstanding company in India and the most outstanding company in India's IT services sector in Asiamoney's 2019 Asia's outstanding companies poll?

17. Which gaming firm has acquired 51% stake in Mumbai-based Paper Boat Apps, an independent studio, for Rs 83.5 crore?

18. Which paint company will acquire 95.53 % of STP Ltd (STPL), which is primarily into waterproofing and protective coatings, at a cash consideration of Rs 167.5 crore?

19. Which brand has set a Guinness World Record with ‘Largest Immunity Lesson’ for school kids?

20. Which airline last week became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A320 aircraft with passengers on-board?

21. Which home appliances company will be taking the conversation around responsible e-waste disposal ahead with a pre-Diwali social media campaign ‘#DiwaliKiSafai’?

22. Titan’s eyewear business has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

23. Which shampoo brand has launched the campaign ‘Freedom Hair’?

24. Which sports brand has announced a new campaign called 'Propah Lady'?

25. Which business process management company is buying US-based digital consultancy Rightpoint for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which Chinese handset maker will foray into India’s smart TV market in the first quarter of 2020 and will launch competitive products to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo-Motorola and TCL?

27. Which Australian fashion brand has announced the appointment of first celebrity endorser Diana Penty?

28. Which state-owned bank has signed up with real estate portal Magicbricks for the e-auction of over 500 re-possessed properties worth more than Rs 800 crore?

29. Which company has emerged the first Indian cybersecurity firm to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)?

30. Bajaj Auto last week unveiled its electric scooter. What has it been branded as?

31. The Indian arm of which insurance broking group has agreed to buy JLT Independent Insurance Brokers, a joint venture between Jardine Lloyd Thompson of UK and Sunidhi Group in India?

32. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Shanai Ghosh as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

33. Which consumer durable brand has unveiled a new digital campaign, ‘#CookSweatFree’, for its innovative kitchen fan Air Buddy?

34. Which Hindi daily has launched a film titled ‘Aathwa Phera’, focusing on the importance of an equal status that both husband and wife should enjoy in a marriage?

35. Which home décor brand and English daily The Times of India have joined hands to launch a unique cause called ‘#TakeBackSleep’?

36. Which bath fittings, kitchen sinks and sanitary ware brand has launched its first television commercial; with actress and model, Karishma Sharma as brand ambassador?

37. Which shampoo brand has launched the ‘#MeriBetiStrong’ campaign?

38. Which designer false ceiling brand has launched the campaign ‘Ceiling nahi feeling hai’?

39. Which fintech startup has announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based audio streaming platform Dose FM for an undisclosed amount?

40. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone mark of market capitalization?

41. Ola last week launched a self-drive car-sharing service. What has it been branded as?

42. Which hair colour brand has brought actress Vaani Kapoor on board as the brand ambassador?

43. Health-tech company Medlife, which owns and operates the eponymous online pharmacy platform, has hit which milestone revenue mark for September?

44. Which tax and audit firm last week announced its entry in India?

45. IL&FS board has transferred the group’s 51% stake in IL&FS Wind Energy to which joint venture partner?

46. Which air conditioner manufacturer has roped in Virat Kohli has brand ambassador?

47. Which IT firm has entered into an agreement to acquire Contino, a privately-held technology consulting firm based in London, for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which storage battery-maker last week announced the launch of e-rickshaws in select markets?

49. International question. Which hospitality major’s new ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ guestroom concept will let guests use more than eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options in their hotel rooms?

50. Which company is entering food retail in India through the newly registered ‘FarmerMart’?

51. Which company has agreed to sell the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas to Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion and will continue to operate the property under a lease arrangement?

52. Which general insurance company has decided exit crop insurance under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana, citing high rates quoted by reinsurance companies?

53. Mark Hurd, 62, passed away on October 18. He was the co-CEO of which IT major?

54. Which Indian two-wheeler manufacturer last week forayed into selling branded gear for two-wheeler riders?

55. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?

56. Which consumer durable company announced the launch of a new ad campaign starring Kriti Sannon and also unveiled a new baseline – ‘Every day, care’?

57. Which social media company has appointed Nikhil Gandhi as India head?

58. Which kitchen appliances brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#CookMagic’?

59. Which company will acquire a stake in solar power firm AMPSolar Evolution Private Limited for around Rs 17 crore?

60. Which airline last week operated the first test flight of ‘Project Sunrise’, the longest non-stop flight?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 812 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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Rajeev Kondapalli

October 13, 2019

Biz Quizzard 811

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will mark its foray into the fashion industry through a collaboration with homegrown ready-to-wear label HUEMN, launching at FDCI's upcoming Lotus India Fashion Week SS20?

2. Which home appliances brand has roped in actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

3. Which menswear brand is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the launch of its latest campaign, ‘The Spirit of Man’?

4. Which company has launched digital and video storytelling platform, MAKERS India?

5. Which telecom company has inked a pact with Kia Motors to provide Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in services such as navigation, safety and security, vehicle management and remote control?

6. CK Venkataraman is the new MD of which company?

7. Which company’s content hub for homecare, Cleanipedia, has launched #SaafDiwaliShubhDiwali, a month-long festive campaign to prepare users for the mammoth job of Pre-Diwali cleaning?

8. Which women’s beauty brand has announced a #BreastBreak campaign to help support early detection of breast cancer around the world?

9. Swiggy has now expanded its reach to how many cities in India?

10. Mercedes-Benz last week delivered over which milestone count of cars in a single day in India?

11. Which beverage giant is selling its first sustainable bonds?

12. How many Indian-origin persons have been named by American magazine Fortune in its annual list of 40 most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40?

13. Which automobile company has set up a premium bike division called ‘Big Wing’ to Take on Royal Enfield?

14. Which US studio, specialising in horror-themed digital content, is set to enter India in partnership with producer Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment?

15. Which auto component maker has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based automotive lamps firm Delvis Gmbh and its two subsidiaries for €21 million (about Rs 164 crore)?

16. Which automobile MNC has named Makoto Uchida, head of its Chinese business, as its next CEO?

17. Which modern Indian wear brand by fashion house High Street Essentials Pvt Ltd has launched its first brand campaign?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the roll-out of 'Ishq Bhi, Risk Bhi' - a fictional audio series in Hindi with investor education theme built inside the story?

19. Which Kinetic Group venture has launched three bikes under the MV Agusta Dragster Series, with price starting at Rs 18.73 lakh (ex-showroom)?

20. Which Indian company has acquired Eishtec, a 1,400-employee contact centre company in Ireland for an undisclosed amount?

21. Tata Motors last week launched which electric model with an extended range to cater to both fleet and personal segment customers?

22. Home services marketplace UrbanClap will be launching operations in which country next month?

23. Which travel portal has signed an agreement with travel platform major TripAdvisor to offer choices for local experiences at international destinations to outbound Indian travelers?

24. American financial services company C2FO has acquired which Noida-based dynamic discounting solution provider for an undisclosed sum to expand its presence in India?

25. Which airline’s digital cargo and logistics platform, Teleport has announced entry into India to cash in on the expanding ecommerce sector in one of the world’s fastest growing markets?

26. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the planned merger between Indiabulls Housing Finance and which bank?

27. BSH Home Appliances Group, one of Europe’s largest home appliances manufacturer, last week said it has sold which milestone count of washing machines in India?

28. Which sportswear brand has roped in Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador?

29. Which entity has launched ‘Boardroom Kitchen’, India’s first reality web series that portrays CEOs of famous companies in the kitchen?

30. German sportswear maker Puma has opened its first experience store in India, it’s second globally after New York. Which city?

31. Which British travel agent has agreed to buy all 555 UK stores from Thomas Cook after the holiday company's collapse?

32. Which company has sold a 20-acre holding in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai to Virtuous Retail South Asia (VRSA) for Rs 700 crore?

33. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign 'Singing Chef'?

34. Which paint brand has launched a new television titled ‘Double Protection’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

35. Which newly set up equity fund has launched a pan-India programme, Turbostart, to invest in early-stage startups?

36. The domestic subsidiary of  which Japanese financial services leader has received a non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI, and will begin operations by month-end?

37. Which Hyderabad-based sports startup last week announced its foray into sports retailing?

38. Which tile adhesive brand from the house of Pidilite Industries has unveiled its first television commercial?

39. Which provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, products, services and platforms has entered India in a tie up with omni channel retail and distribution company Staunch?

40. India has been ranked at which position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019?

41. Who has been appointed chairman of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) for 2019-2021?

42. Which retailer has launched the festive campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’?

43. Which automobile MNC has sacked its CEO Thierry Bollore just 10 months after he took charge?

44. Which former cricketer has invested in VAOO, a Mumbai-based cab aggregator that promises to offer free rides to passengers in return for viewing advertisements?

45. Which MNC has said it is working with Volkswagen's sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 811 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 6, 2019

Biz Quizzard 810

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 30 - October 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which lifestyle brand and Coca-Cola have joined forces to create The (Re)Collection, a beautifully crafted and edgy capsule collection partially made of recycled materials, available online, worldwide from October 7?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence for this year were announced last week. Which firm is the Company of the Year?

3. Which American entrepreneur has announced plans to invest an undisclosed amount in Sieve, a Kochi-based start-up founded by Sanjay Nediyara, a hearing-impaired entrepreneur?

4. Ankur Warikoo will quit as the CEO of which deal discovery platform in November?

5. Which personal care brand has entered the room freshener category and has launched the first video campaign, featuring actress Tisca Chopra?

6. Which premium membership program of dining out has launched a new campaign with the theme of ‘The Pursuit of Great Taste’?

7. Which fashion retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its business?

8. Amit Jain, the former head of Uber Technologies’ Asia-Pacific region, has joined which marquee venture capital firm as a managing director?

9. KN Neelkant has resigned as managing director and CEO of which power company?

10. Suresh Chitturi has become the first Indian and Asian to be elected Chairman of the International Egg Commission (IEC). He is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of which company?

11. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched its new entry-level car priced in the range of Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh. What has it been branded as?

12. Which private equity firm and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies have jointly committed Rs 5.5 crore to set up two new centres at the Bengaluru-based research institution, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)?

13. Which fashion brand has launched one-of-its-kind Instagram web series, ‘#PujoPerfect Love Story’, to engage with the youth during this Pujo season?

14. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘Bad roads go to good places’?

15. Which MNC is commemorating ten years of its flagship 'Healthy Kids Programme'?

16. Which mustard oil brand is all set to launch new set of advertisements with actor Boman Irani?

17. Which jewellery retail chain has signed 2018 Asian Games Gold Medalist & 2019 Arjun Awardee Swapna Barman as its new brand ambassador?

18. Which premium European Menswear brand has announced actor Saif Ali Khan as its brand ambassador in India?

19. A joint venture of which two companies will take control of Ford India’s auto business?

20. Which IT MNC last week said women now comprise over 34% (one lakh employees) of its 2.88-lakh workforce?

21. SS Mallikarjuna Rao has been appointed as new MD and chief executive of which public sector bank?

22. Which 2 realty developers have entered into a joint venture to develop a hospitality-led mixed use project spread over a 7.7 acre land parcel in Delhi’s Aerocity?

23. Which company is collaborating with renowned innovator and education reformist, Sonam Wangchuk, for a pilot project in Ladakh to build a solar powered house roofed with its product ATUM for Indian Army?

24. Which automobile MNC last week announced the commencement of e-commerce business in India?

25. Global private-equity fund Advent International is all set to acquire which women’s innerwear maker for an enterprise value of around Rs 900-1,000 crore?

26. Which MNC has chosen Mumbai’s Maker Maxity mall, co-owned by Reliance Industries, to open its first company-owned iconic outlet in India?

27. Which French high-fashion brand, with Sara Ali Khan as its brand ambassador, has opened its first Mumbai store in Atria Mall in Worli?

28. Which automobile MNC has launched the campaign ‘Best enjoyed young’?

29. Which MNC last week said it has finalised the sale of its skincare business to a group led by Swedish private equity firm EQT and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority?

30. Which MNC last week unveiled its new luxury smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs 1,64,999?

31. Which company has announced the launch of a new campaign ‘#GandhiSurance’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti?

32. Which skincare brand has launched a film titled ‘Navratri’ across all digital platforms in continuation of its global campaign ‘#SeeWhatHappens’?

33. Which well known card game has introduced its first official Braille deck?

34. Which Japanese fashion brand last week rolled out its first store in India?

35. Which telecom company has appointed Amur S Lakshminarayanan as its managing director and group chief executive officer- designate?

36. Adani Wilmar has forayed into ready-to-cook segment with the launch of which product?

37. Which ethnic packaged foods company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

38. Which smartphone brand has launched its Pujo video, ‘Pujor Gaan’, in partnership with Rock Band Fossil and singer Rupam Islam in Kolkata?

39. Which Italian luxury fashion brand has announced its entry into the Indian market?

40. Maruti Suzuki India has achieved which cumulative sales milestone from its Nexa premium retail network?

41. Anheuser-Busch In-Bev and which Indian hospitality company are coming together to open microbreweries inside the latter’s hotel properties?

42. Which Mumbai-based premium beauty player opened its largest exclusive outlet till date in Hyderabad last week?

43. Which MNC last week said it has ended mobile telephone production in China, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market?

44. Sandeep Gulati has been named as the new Managing Director of the Indian operations of which staffing firm?

45. Which bus aggregator expanded its operations by entering Chennai city last week?

46. Which snack brand has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as brand ambassadors?

47. UAE-based Al Madina Group launched its India operations last week by opening its hypermarket in which city?

48. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its unique and ultra- modern festive collection, Electrify?

49. Which edible oil brand launched a digital campaign ‘Adhura Gyan’ on World Heart Day?

50. Ending this edition on a sweet note. Which chocolate brand has roped in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 810 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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