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March 24, 2019

Biz Quizzard 782

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

1. Boeing recently unveiled its newest jetliner, the longest passenger jetliner in the world. What has it been branded as?

2. Which IIT-Madras-incubated start-up, that provides underwater robotic inspection solutions, has launched what it calls the most advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Mikros?

3. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of the Warburg Pincus Group to sell its stake in its education finance subsidiary, Avanse Financial Services Ltd (AFSL)?

4. Which snack brand has announced the rollout of ‘Caravan Talkies’, a mega consumer connect programme in Uttar Pradesh?

5. Which fashion retailer has launched the campaign ‘#BuraNaManoDiscountHai’?

6. Which company has launched a new digital film on the occasion of Holi titled ‘Holi Ke Mazelo’?

7. Which social networking app has launched the ‘#RangDeBluedSe’ campaign?

8. Which MNC has launched “Magical inspirations”, its first brand campaign for India?

9. Which tourism destination has featured Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja in its latest digital marketing campaign?

10. This is an interesting corporate battle. Which company has bought a 20.32% stake in Mindtree for Rs 3,269 crore from early investor VG Siddhartha?

11. Which company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for transfer of ISRO’s lithium-cell technology?

12. Canadian alternative asset management company Brookfield has agreed to buy which company’s assets comprising key hotels in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Udaipur and Chennai for Rs 3,950 crore?

13. Which business personality has set up the first office of his new investment firm Lupa Systems outside the US in Mumbai?

14. Which brand has launched its latest film 'The Exam Collection' that urges parents to #LookBeyondMarks'?

15. Which broadcaster has launched its latest campaign ‘#WhereIsMyChannel’, featuring film maker and producer Anurag Kashyap?

16. Which company has launched KaiGO, a business division specializing in waste-water management?

17. Which point of sales machine maker has said it is acquiring online gift card company Qwikcilver at an enterprise value of $110 million?

18. Which smartphone maker last week announced its foray into the digital payment segment in India?

19. Which company has announced its partnership with apartment management and security solution provider Apna Complex, to set up ‘Society Clinics’ in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai?

20. Which airline has joined global airlines' grouping IATA as a member, becoming the first Indian low-cost carrier to get the membership?

21. Which entity has launched a new fund in partnership with DivyaSree Developers to develop and acquire commercial office assets across India?

22. Which healthcare major has unveiled its “neutral” digital initiative that aims to provide services and information to consumers and doctors, bridge communication gaps between the two and eventually get e-pharmacies on board?

23. Which entertainment network has entered into a multiyear partnership with video content platform Dailyhunt?

24. This is interesting and naughty. Which MNC retailer has released a new manual based on the world-famous Kamasutra?

25. Which life insurance company has launched "Thanks A Dot" self-examination awareness campaign for breast cancer?

26. Which footwear maker has launched a new ad campaign for its 9 to 9 collection?

27. Which airline has launched a new cross-media brand campaign in India, ‘#LifeChangingPlaces’?

28. Specialist knowledge-based communication agency Saatchi & Saatchi Focus has been rechristened. What is the new name?

29. Which MNC has launched ‘#EatHardEatSmart’ campaign to promote and support the benefits of balanced nutritional intake for a healthy lifestyle?

30. This deserves a special mention. Which retailer last week released an ad saying over 140 of its stores are now wheelchair-friendly?

31. Which inverters & inverter batteries brand has launched its new campaign ‘Smart and Strong, Chale Life Long’?

32. Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will together invest USD 300 million in which cab aggregator?

33. Which automobile company has roped in in British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the brand ambassador in India?

34. Which digital wallet has appointed actor Aamir Khan as the face of its brand?

35. Which recently launched lifestyle consumer electronics brand has appointed actor Ayushman Khurrana as its first brand ambassador?

36. Which online eyewear platform has announced its association with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming T20 season?

37. Which life insurance company has announced a partnership with IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore?

38. Which television brand has announced its partnership with Delhi Capitals (previously Delhi Daredevils) as a team sponsor for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?

39. The Future Group has appointed Hardeep Singh as the chief executive for which chain in India?

40. Which well known MNC last week started trading on the public markets for the second time in its 165-year history?

41. Which MNC, along with southern developer Salarpuria Sattva, is set to acquire Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha’s real estate venture Tanglin Developments for about Rs 2,800 crore?

42. Serial entrepreneurs Mallesh Reddy and Vijay Krishnamurthy have announced the launch of their new venture, an insurance aggregator platform. What is it called?

43. Eicher Motors-owned mid-sized motorcycle maker Royal Enfield will be setting its first motorcycle assembly unit outside India. Which country?

44. Which company recently briefly dethroned PewDiePie as the world’s most watched Youtube channel?

45. Which company has sold its entire stake in subsidiary Benani Foods to Chennai-based food supply chain startup Waycool Foods for Rs 1.63 crore?

46. Pune-based AJP Group will locally assemble which iconic top-end car brand in its AJ Performance Studio?

47. Which fantasy sports company has roped in Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador?

48. Which sports and active nutrition brand has been announced as the official drink partner for Procam International running events in India?

49. Which FM radio has announced its association as the principal sponsor of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 7th year consecutively?

50. Which company is foraying into organic food space with Coco Soul?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 782 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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