May 5, 2019

Biz Quizzard 788

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 29 - May 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has bought Splash, a Philippines-based personal care company?

2. Corteva Agriscience has launched a new seed brand, Brevant seeds, in India. It is the agriculture division of which MNC?

3. Which business school has launched the Centre for Business Markets (CBM) in collaboration with the Institute for Study of Business Markets (ISBM), USA?

4. Which Chennai-based company and US-based $50-million Carr Lane Manufacturing have formed a 30:70 joint venture to make aerospace components (non-flying) for both domestic and export markets?

5. In its first investment in a digital startup, which automobile company has picked up 14.14% in California and Pune-based internet of things company Altizon Inc for $2.5 million?

6. Which denim wear brand has launched a digital-first campaign featuring brand ambassador Tiger Shroff?

7. Which poker site has launched its first-ever integrated brand campaign ‘#BanaoDimaagKoAmeer’, featuring brand ambassador Chris Gayle?

8. Which deodorant brand has launched a campaign for its latest offering, Magic Duo?

9. Which household insecticide brand has launched the campaign ‘#KhatarnaakEmojis’?

10. Which entity last week appointed its first independent woman director M Jayshree Vyas?

11. Brij Mohan Khaitan has stepped down as Chairman of which company?

12. Swiss fragrance and flavour company Firmenich has acquired a majority stake in which company from Indian private equity fund True North?

13. Which company has picked up a majority stake in internet-based corporate travel management company Quest2Travel (Q2T)?

14. Which cricket commentator has invested in Chqbook(dot)com, a marketplace for personalised financial services?

15. Which US-based alternative asset major is taking a 74% stake in Sterlite Investment Managers Ltd, which manages an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT)?

16. Indian Oil Corporation’s Research & Development centre has crossed which milestone in terms of number of patents filed?

17. The family office of Pirojsha Godrej has invested $1.2 million in which home-technology start-up in Pre-Series A round?

18. The Board of Directors of which dairy company last week appointed Sangram Chaudhary as the new Managing Director?

19. Which company last week launched a music application Wynk Tube – an extension of its existing Wynk Music app?

20. Amazon India sellers hit which cumulative global sales milestone recently?

21. Which hospital information management system (HIMS) solutions firm has acquired laboratory information management solutions firm MedPrecinct Solutions for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which facilities management services firm has acquired a 75% stake in Matrix Business Services, another Chennai-based firm which is operating in the business assurance and background verification services space?

23. Eric Schmidt will be leaving the board of which MNC in June?

24. Very interesting ad for a male talcum brand. Which brand has launched the ‘#GoodChoiceSister’ campaign?

25. Which brand has launched the ‘#ShavingStereotypes’ campaign, featuring the Barbershop Girls of India?

26. Which MNC has announced the formation of cross-industry Institute for Real Growth (IRG), the first program of its kind to help CMOs and other senior business leaders to drive more effective growth strategies?

27. Which child nutrition brand has unveiled its first-ever digital campaign ‘Confidence Inside, Active Outside’?

28. Asia Healthcare Holdings (AHH), a healthcare operating platform founded by TPG Growth and backed by Temasek Holdings, has acquired which network of infertility centres?

29. Which actress has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Ceriz, a stylish handbag brand that is designed to celebrate the woman of today?

30. Which company last week announced its acquisition of the 2.2-acre land in Mumbai’s Chembur, housing the iconic RK Studios?

31. JSW Group last week forayed into which new business segment in the country?

32. German sportswear and lifestyle brand Puma India has named which actress as its new face?

33. Which company has launched ‘Equals’ Day’ campaign to change the way we look at elections?

34. Mark Tutssel will retire as the executive chairman of which agency?

35. Bharti Airtel last week re-launched its customer rewards programme. What is it called?

36. Which company last week said it had completed the acquisition of 100% stake in Jajpur Cements Private Ltd (JCPL)?

37. Online fashion platform Myntra last week announced the launch of ‘Go Myntra-la-la’, starring Myntra’s first official brand ambassadors. Who?

38. Which money transfer services provider has announced a campaign that will help Indians across the world get closer to the “Men in Blue” during the upcoming Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019?

39. Which Chinese MNC outsold Apple’s iPhones in the first quarter of this year, seizing the second place spot in a market dominated by Samsung, according to preliminary data from the Chinese-owned International Data Corporation?

40. Warren Buffett last week said Berkshire Hathaway Inc has bought shares of which MNC for the first time, though he has not been the one doing the buying?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 788 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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