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January 20, 2019

Biz Quizzard 773

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

1. Which badminton player has signed a 4-year Rs 35 crore deal with premium Chinese sports brand Li-Ning?

2. Which inverter brand has launched the campaign ‘Faster Hai to Hai’, featuring MS Dhoni?

3. Which business personality has invested Rs 150 crore (about $21 million) in homegrown ride-hailing app Ola?

4. Amar Nagaram will be the new CEO of which fashion retailer?

5. Which company last week said it would buy smaller rival Goldcorp in a deal valued at $10 billion, creating the world’s biggest gold producer by output?

6. Which Singapore company is buying Ascendas-Singbridge, which has significant real estate assets in India, for about $8 billion to create one of the largest diversified real estate groups in Asia?

7. Which company will sell its entire equity share capital in its subsidiary Four Seasons Wines as well as associated brands to Grover Zampa Vineyards and Quintela Assets?

8. PE major Bain Capital will be acquiring a majority stake in which Bengaluru-based digital technology consulting and solutions company for an undisclosed sum?

9. Which MNC is re-entering the dairy market in India by leading a Rs 170-crore investment in homegrown premium yogurt maker Epigamia?

10. Which brand has announced a new international marketing platform and tagline, ‘For the Love of It’?

11. Which company has re-launched its flagship fairness brand Fairever to help in growth of its personal care portfolio?

12. McDonald's Corp has lost its rights to the trademark "Big Mac" in a European Union case ruling in favour of which Ireland-based fast-food chain, according to a decision by European regulators?

13. Which telecom brand has launched its new campaign ‘#StrongerEveryHour’?

14. This campaign is getting reactions of all sorts. Which international brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheBestMenCanBe’, in the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement?

15. Which newspaper brand has launched the campaign "Lost Votes"?

16. Reed Collins and Sonal Dabral will lead which agency's creative efforts throughout Asia Pacific?

17. Which FM radio brand has launched the ‘#IAmNotSorry’ campaign?

18. DS Group, the makers of Catch spices and Pulse candy, has appointed which celebrity as the new brand ambassador of its mouth freshener brand Rajnigandha Pearls?

19. Which sports property has launched the integrated campaign 'Inspire to be Better'?

20. Which brand has become the first ever scotch whisky brand in India to reach the 1 million cases (of 9 litres each) in annual sales milestone?

21. Which automobile brand has announced the launch of its social responsibility campaign ‘#HaveYouClickedToday’?

22. Which two-wheeler brand has launched a new commercial 'Bomb Phatega Ya Nahi?'?

23. Which premium intimate wear brand has launched “Stubborn Souls”- a campaign to explain how fashion and differently-abled can go hand in hand?

24. Which creative agency has announced the appointment of Vikas Mehta as its CEO?

25. Which company has acquired US-based learning platform Osmo for $120 million as part of an aggressive international expansion plan?

26. Rakesh Kapoor will retire as the CEO of which MNC by the end of 2019?

27. Which company has launched an IoT-enabled smart ceiling fan, Aeroslim?

28. The lottery and gaming conglomerate Sugal & Damani Group has announced the launch of a platform, aimed at becoming India’s largest online gaming platform. What is it called?

29. Which company has acquired seven marketed oncology injectable products from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals for about $300 million?

30. Reliance Industries has become the first Indian company to report a quarterly net profit higher than which milestone mark?

31. Which company has acquired CRM solutions provider Ruletronics for an enterprise value of $7.48 million (about Rs 53 crore)?

32. Chennai-based Cheeni Labs has acquired which mobile recharge plans discovery platform in an all cash deal?

33. Which MNC has agreed to acquire smartwatch technology and personnel from Fossil Group?

34. Which sanitary napkin brand has launched its Period Tracker app?

35. Which airline has launched ‘A World Like Never Before’, its biggest and most cinematic brand campaign to date?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 773 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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