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March 3, 2019

Biz Quizzard 779

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 25 - March 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobile handset maker has inked a deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians as the lead sponsor for the team for a period of three years?

2. Which company will acquire 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) at an enterprise value of $41 million or Rs 289 crore?

3. Which business group has emerged the winner in the privatisation of six airports put up by the government?

4. Which company has decided to enter the shared mobility space with the Glyd App that delivers personalised transportation needs through electric vehicles?

5. Hospitality company Oyo announced the rebranding of its long-term fully-managed housing rental solution Oyo Living. What is the new name?

6. Which auto components maker has acquired a controlling 60% stake in German peer Linde-Wiemann for $100 million, or about Rs 710 crore?

7. Thermax has inked a pact with Mutares Holding-24 and Balcke-Duerr to acquire their stake in which joint venture?

8. In the largest warehousing asset transaction so far, which company has bought 2.2 m sq ft of warehousing assets in Chennai from Casagrand Distripark (CGD) in a deal valued at Rs 700 crore?

9. Which MNC is selling its biopharma business to Danaher Corp for $21.4 billion?

10. Which MNC last week appointed former PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director?

11. Which MNC has reached a deal worth $4.3 billion (€3.7 billion) to buy US group Spark Therapeutics, which specialises in the development of gene therapy drugs?

12. Which company is aiming to boost its kitty of quality teas through a proposed purchase of the African tea estates of Mcleod Russel India Ltd. (MRIL) for about Rs 149 crore?

13. Which company has launched new 5G labs to help enterprises imagine and create new business models besides helping Communication Service Providers accelerate and monetise their 5G network deployment?

14. Which company will replace HPCL on Nifty50 in stock reshuffle?

15. French automotive group PSA announced that it will re-enter the Indian market with which brand?

16. Which cloud communication services provider last week announced the launch of blockchain enabled commercial communication stack for the telecom sector, Trubloq?

17. Which MNC may introduce the high-end MPVs Hiace and Alphard over the next 12-18 months as it seeks to benefit from a change in rule regarding local certification of imported vehicles?

18. Which music streaming major has started rolling out its service in India in a phased manner after a court injunction, filed by Warner Music Company, was denied?

19. Which over-the-top content firm has partnered with Vindicia, an Amdocs company, to help accelerate its customer growth through Vindicia CashBox?

20. Who has been ranked 10th on The Hurun Global Rich List 2019 globally with a net worth of $54 billion?

21. Which MNC has nominated Nikki Haley, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, to join its board of directors at the company's annual shareholders meeting on April 29?

22. Which company has won the bid for the proposed Bhogapuram airport project in Andhra Pradesh?

23. Which fragrance brand has recently signed Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

24. Which mutual fund has launched a video campaign called ‘Dramayana’?

25. The global merger between J Walter Thompson and Wunderman has come into effect in India under a new entity. What is it called?

26. Which company is selling its Workday and Cornerstone OnDemand practices to Illinois-based HR and payroll solutions company Alight Solutions for $110 million?

27. Which startup, which was conceived as a crypto exchange, has launched operations as a platform that allows crypto investors to automate their trades?

28. Hyundai India’s SUV Creta has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch in July 2015?

29. Water purifier maker Kent is roping in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its soon to be launched automotive security product?

30. Which Indian company has been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 2019, according to a company release last week?

31. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a new film 'Everyone's Gonna Want A Slice'?

32. Which international cycle brand launched its first store in Mumbai last week?

33. 7-Eleven, the world's largest convenience store chain, has signed a master franchise agreement with which group that will open and manage the eponymous brand stores in India?

34. Which face wash brand has launched the campaign ‘Unbottle Apna Swag’?

35. Which engine oil brand for two-wheelers has launched of its new marketing campaign titled, ‘#NonStopDemocracy’?

36. Which airline last week announced the launch of daily direct flights to the newly built Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda in Odisha from Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata?

37. Which company, with Israel-based BI Science, has unveiled Digital AdEx, a tool to monitor and provide information on advertisements across more than 3,000 digital publishers?

38. Which company is experimenting with digital technology such as augmented reality (AR) to scale up the market reach for its premium furniture and accessories brand, Script?

39. Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd. has unveiled a retail concept under its U&Us (You and Us) brand to further strengthen its presence in the home solutions space. What is it called?

40. Which retail company has rolled out a range of Braille packaging for its FMCG products?

41. Afaqs last week announced the ‘Buzziest Brands 2019’ list. Which brand has topped the list this year?

42. The government last week appointed former Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia as chairman of which bank?

43. PokerStars India has signed which actor as brand ambassador?

44. Which startup has given its chief operating officer (COO) Gaurav Gupta the title of co-founder?

45. American skincare brand Clinique has introduced which actress as its first brand ambassador for India?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 779 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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