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June 23, 2019

Biz Quizzard 795

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola India has roped in Mahendra Singh Dhoni to endorse which brand?

2. Which company is rebranding its gaming platform Gamepind as First-Games?

3. Which oral care brand has launched the campaign ‘#SabkoChabaJaayenge’?

4. Which Noida-based travel tech company has acquired Chicago-based hospitality sector-focused digital marketing services provider BCV for Rs 175-200 crore?

5. Which company last week sold its entire stake in Shriram Transport Finance Company for about Rs 2,305 crore to institutional investors in a block deal, 6 years after it had bought the shares?

6. Patrick Drahi, the billionaire behind telecom and media group Altice, has agreed to buy which historic art auction house in a deal worth $3.7 billion on an enterprise value basis?

7. Which company has launched a new chemical Aqua K-Othrine, which can be mixed with water instead of diesel and used for fogging?

8. Which company will acquire Canada-based Objectwise Consulting Group Inc for 2.75 million Canadian dollars (about Rs 14.33 crore)?

9. Which refiner and manufacturer of precious metal products and services has announced the purchase of ABB’s Humacao electrical contacts manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico?

10. Which company is the country´s most attractive employer brand, according to the findings of the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) 2019?

11. Which company has won a multi-year contract to manage Cricket Australia’s (CA) digital properties?

12. Which MNC has announced the appointment of ex-Royal Enfield global president Rudratej Singh as president and chief executive officer of its Indian operations?

13. Which business personality last week joined Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates in the world’s most exclusive wealth club with a fortune of at least $100 billion?

14. Facebook is set to launch its own virtual currency next year, enabling users to transact through a digital wallet on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. What is it called?

15. Which tech major has agreed to acquire Ireland-based Zenith Technologies to strengthen its IoT capabilities and gain life sciences domain expertise?

16. Which well known company has hired Emami’s COO Angelo George as its first professional CEO?

17. Which entity’s stake in Maharashtra Scooters Ltd. (MSL) has increased to 51%?

18. Which electric two-wheeler start up last week unveiled its first electric motorcycle - the RV400?

19. In the year’s largest commercial real estate deal so far, which MNC has reportedly acquired a marquee office building in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) for Rs 2,500 crore?

20. Which company will acquire 51.2% of Apollo Munich Health Insurance for Rs 1,347 crore in cash?

21. Which footwear brand has signed actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

22. Which brand has launched its latest TV advertisement campaign, ‘Light your home smarter’?

23. Which online grocery company has forayed into the milk business with the launch of its milk brand - G-Fresh Milk?

24. Which skincare brand has launched a film ‘The Boxer’ as part of its ‘#SeeWhatHappens’ campaign?

25. Which famous leather chappal has got a Geographical Indication tag?

26. Which fashion retailer is joining a unique and pioneering industry-led platform, 'Circular Apparel Innovation Factory' (CAIF) in collaboration with Intellecap?

27. Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited has launched its first ever autographed range of toothbrushes. Which celebrity?

28. Which company has test launched an instant coffee brand, Sunbean Beaten Caffe, which will directly compete with HUL’s Bru and Nestle’s Nescafe in the Rs 1,500-crore market?

29. Which Pune- and California-based data protection firm has become the newest Unicorn in India’s technology startup space?

30. According to Kantar’s Brand Footprint 2018 report, which brand has become the first Indian FMCG brand to top 5 billion choices?

31. Which NBFC has reached agreements with its partner BNP Paribas for acquiring stakes held by the latter in their 2 joint venture companies for around Rs 1,000 crore?

32. India’s civil aviation regulator has certified drones from how many startups?

33. Which technology-enabled logistics company last week launched a national freight index in a bid to transform the sector and usher in transparency?

34. Which MNC last week unveiled Seltos SUV, its first car for India?

35. Which news and local language content discovery application has announced acquisition of hyperlocal content platform Local Play for an undisclosed sum?

36. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Say it, See it’ for its LED TVs?

37. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign for its Facets collection?

38. Which MNC celebrated Father’s Day through its ‘#MemoriesRecaptured’ campaign?

39. Which MNC last week announced the launch of JUICY FRUIT chewing gum in India?

40. This is a clever campaign. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘#ParksNotParking’, urging people to convert parking areas into parks?

41. Toronto-headquartered Manulife has picked up 49% stake in which asset management company for $35 million, marking its entry into the 43-member strong Indian mutual fund industry?

42. Which company last week said it has completed the acquisition of a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare from South Africa-based Life Healthcare?

43. Which Chinese handset maker has appointed Fisher Yuan as its new India chief executing officer?

44. Which MNC has announced ‘#YehMeraIndia’, the India edition of its global in-app travel campaign?

45. Which snacks brand has announced the release of 'Come on India, Dikhado!' song, using the iconic cheer from the classic cricket anthem from the late 90’s?

46. Which company has launched the digital campaign ‘Stop Flu!’ featuring Chhota Bheem to drive awareness and action on flu?

47. Which MNC last week announced the sale of The Farm Group, which provides post-production services, to Los Angeles-based Picture Shop?

48. Which ride-hailing company has unveiled its latest campaign for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 titled, 'The Anti Anthem'?

49. Burger King recently launched a new restaurant, situated at Chakala Metro station in Andheri in Mumbai. Which milestone store count did it touch in India with this launch?

50. Oyo Hotels & Homes last week said it has opened a new Oyo Townhouse hotel, in Pune. Which milestone count did it touch for Oyo Townhouse with this launch?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 795 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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