March 31, 2019

Biz Quizzard 783

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

1. The founder-chairman of which company has stepped down from its board, handing over the reins to government-run banks?

2. Which e-pharmacy has acqui-hired the staff of health tech startup KiViHealth in a cash-and-stock deal?

3. JSW Group is entering the steel furniture business under which brand?

4. Perfetti Van Melle India has entered the tangy fruit candy segment with which brand?

5. Hardik and Krunal Pandya have been signed up as brand ambassadors for which fantasy sports startup?

6. Which company has launched the campaign “Reveal your best skin” for its neem pack?

7. Which is the most consumer-focused brand in the country, according to a study by TRA?

8. Which engineering and construction company will acquire 85% stake in Swedish power solutions and systems company Linjemontage i Grastorp for an enterprise value of $24 million (Rs 165 crore)?

9. Coastal Gujarat Power Limited will sell its 100% equity stake in Energy Eastern Pte Ltd to Trust Energy Resources Pte Ltd. All 3 are wholly-owned subsidiaries of which company?

10. Which company has acquired mid-segment menswear brand John Players from ITC?

11. Which Israeli EduTech firm, present in 30 countries, is setting up shop in India?

12. Which third-party logistics (3PL) company, part of Redington Group, has acquired 90% stake in Auroma Logistics Pvt. Ltd. for a cash consideration of Rs 45.67 crore?

13. Which beverage brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its brand ambassador?

14. Which WPP Plc owned marketing agency has announced that it has appointed Anil Nair as chief executive of its India business effective immediately?

15. Which online classifieds platform has rebranded itself, with a new tagline ‘SET HAI’?

16. Apple last week announced a new streaming service, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. What is it called?

17. Hyundai last week announced the name of its all-new connected sports utility vehicle (SUV) to be launched soon. Name it?

18. Which hospitality company last week unveiled a new brand identity and added a tag line ‘Heart. Felt.’?

19. Which grocery and milk delivery startup has acquired Noida-based grocery delivery platform Veggie India for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which company has launched ‘Ghar Jao Vote Karo’ campaign, offering discounts to home bound voters?

21. Which ecommerce solutions provider has merged with retail management platform Octopus in a bid to offer their customers across Asia Pacific, Middle East and the United States a combined offline and online digital ecosystem?

22. Private equity fund Samara Capital has acquired majority stake in which New Delhi-based cosmetics brand in a deal worth Rs 200 crore?

23. Uber Technologies will buy which Middle Eastern ride-hailing competitor for $3.1 billion?

24. Which brand has launched a multi-purpose masala with a new campaign ‘Just like homemade, with your mother’s touch’?

25. Tata Motors has become the first Indian automaker to cross which milestone annual sales mark, beating Chinese giants Changan and SAIC, to be the world’s 16th largest light vehicles company?

26. Which British electric bike maker last week entered the Indian market with two products priced Rs 29,999 onwards?

27. Which financial services company has launched its new ‘#EMINetworkPowerplay’ campaign amidst the twelfth Indian Premier League (IPL) season?

28. Raja Rajamannar was last week named president of World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). He is the chief marketing and communications officer of which MNC?

29. Which brand has entered the packaged food juices segment by launching ‘Tru’?

30. Which conglomerate is foraying into airports, investing Rs 3,555 crore for a 20% stake in GMR Airports?

31. Which company has launched the ‘#GharGharGaadi’ campaign for its car subscription festival?

32. Which online insurance web aggregator has roped in Virender Sehwag as its brand ambassador?

33. Which company has launched a new multi-media campaign titled ‘#HoSaktaHai’, with the aim of reaching out to aspiring home owners with a slew of innovative solutions?

34. Which sports gaming platform has launched an integrated marketing campaign ‘Ye Game hai Mahaan’, celebrating Indian cricket fans’ love for their favourite sport?

35. Which MNC has reportedly acquired the patents of Lighthouse AI, a maker of AI-powered home security cameras?

36. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire up to 100% stake in Innovative B2B Logistics Solution, an entity controlled by PE firm True North for Rs 331.5 crore?

37. Which actor has launched a fashion label, Single, in partnership with youth-oriented fashion retailer Universal Sportsbiz (USPL)?

38. Which brand has unveiled the latest innovative range of fashion forward trousers through its campaign “Future of Bottomwear”?

39. Which eyewear retailer has signed YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

40. Which company is buying a 75% stake in Stater, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABN Amro Bank, for $143 million (about Rs 1,000 crore)?

41. Which nutrition company has elevated Himanshu Bakshi as Managing Director of its India operations effective 1st April 2019?

42. Which nutrition brand has announced the signing of Indian test cricketer Mayank Agarwal as brand ambassador?

43. Coca-Cola India is set to introduce an apple juice-based sparkling beverage. What has it been branded as?

44. Which business personality has given debt ($3-4 million each) to rival bike rental startups Bounce and Vogo?

45. Which Brazilian slipper brand has launched its operations in India?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 783 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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