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April 21, 2019

Biz Quizzard 786

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Reliance Jio has crossed which milestone customer mark in two-and-a-half years of its operations?

2. Which Indian company last week announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of 42 approved, non-marketed abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) in the US?

3. Which advertising group has agreed to buy digital marketing firm Epsilon from Alliance Data Systems for $4.4 billion in cash?

4. Which business personality has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Hyderabad?

5. Which online lingerie brand has announced the launch of its new television campaign ‘#PairItRight’?

6. Which menswear brand has announced the launch of a Mint collection, a range of formal shirts in refreshing shades of green through its campaign ‘Fresh Mints’?

7. RA Sankara Narayanan has been appointed MD & CEO of which bank until January 2020?

8. Karnam Sekar will take over as MD and CEO of which bank from July 1 until June next year?

9. Japanese material handling systems player Daifuku Co Ltd has acquired 100% stake in which Hyderabad-based manufacturer of conveying, material handling and automation systems?

10. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#Just25’ to commemorate the completion of the bank’s journey of 25 years?

11. redBus has roped in which cricketer as brand ambassador?

12. Tanishq has roped in which actress as the new brand ambassador for South India?

13. Which MNC consumer electronics retailer has named chief financial officer Corie Barry as the next CEO?

14. Which online grocery delivery platform has launched its new campaign with the tagline "SuperMrs ka SuperMarket"?

15. Which general insurance company has launched its first campaign ‘#TheUnusualGift’ for health insurance?

16. Scentials Beautycare and Wellness Pvt. Ltd. has announced the launch of a skin care range crafted by former Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta. What has it been branded as?

17. Which oil and gas company has appointed Ajay Dixit as its chief executive officer?

18. Which company’s South Africa-based subsidiary will acquire 30% stake in the connected healthcare firm Brandmed for an upfront cash consideration of ZAR 65 million (Rs 32 crore)?

19. Which company has acquired Spring Air, one of the top 10 manufacturers of bedding products in the world, for an undisclosed amount to expand its presence across India, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Pakistan?

20. Which 3 Indian companies have entered the list of top 20 fastest growing luxury brands globally, according to a study by Deloitte?

21. Which brand has launched a new product in its innerwear category by presenting India’s first scented vest range?

22. Which domain registration and web hosting company has launched a new digital advertising campaign for the .CO domain name?

23. Which smartphone brand has launched the ‘#BeBrilliant’ campaign starring actor Vicky Kaushal?

24. Which brand has launched the ‘EkDinKiChutti’ campaign for elections?

25. Which health drink brand has appointed cricketers Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer as its brand ambassadors?

26. Which personal care brand has launched a campaign for Hello Sun, its sunscreen range of products with natural extracts?

27. Which glass manufacturer has released its ad campaign, ‘Subway Baby’?

28. Which company is acquiring majority stake in Chennai-headquartered business solutions provider and listed enterprise Allsec Technologies in a transaction worth around Rs 270 crore?

29. Which company’s Singapore-based subsidiary has entered into a pact to sell stake in its fleet of six very large ethane carriers (VLECs) to Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines?

30. Which Indian business personality has been named by TIME magazine in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world?

31. Reliance Retail has become the first Indian retail company to clock more than which annual revenues milestone?

32. Reliance Retail has become the first Indian retailer to cross which stores count milestone?

33. Which company last week posted the highest quarterly net profit by any Indian private sector firm?

34. Which spirits company has launched the video 'Born Colourless'?

35. Which company has signed an agreement to sell a 49% stake in its airports business to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)?

36. The Times Group has forayed into beauty segment and will be launching salons across India under which brand?

37. Hyundai last week unveiled its new SUV ‘Venue’ at 2 venues across the world. One was on-board a cruise ship sailing the waters between Mumbai and Goa. Which was the other?

38. Which alcohol brand has launched a new campaign, ‘Be A King’, a narrative that bolsters individuals to seize their opportunity to shine?

39. Which Indian automobile company last week said it has forayed into the South Korean market?

40. Mondelez India and HUL have partnered to launch two new premium frozen desserts. Which 2 brands of Mondelez?

41. Tata Sponge Iron Ltd., a subsidiary of Tata Steel, is planning to change its name. What will be the new name?

42. Which Indian business personality has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society, U.K. for his service to the cause of science?

43. Which engineering and geospatial solutions company has launched MedTechConnect platform to bring medtech stakeholders together to address the country’s last-mile challenge in healthcare?

44. Which hotel chain last week launched the OPEN initiative for stronger interaction and engagement among the asset owner community in India?

45. Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. last week touched which milestone production mark from its Pune assembly line?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 786 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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