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July 21, 2019

Biz Quizzard 799

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

1. Which company has acquired 51% stake in Finesse International Design, which runs bespoke apparel retail brand Shantanu & Nikhil, for Rs 60 crore?

2. Which MNC has reportedly filed a trademark application with the EU Intellectual Property Office for a new operating system called Harmony?

3. Which retailer has recently launched its own liquid detergent brand Voom?

4. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with her mother Vrinda K R, has invested Rs 1 crore in which Bengaluru-based environment startup?

5. Which MNC has acquired a majority stake in Ugam, a data and analytics company serving both business-to-business and business-to-consumer enterprises?

6. Which eye care solutions provider has launched its latest campaign, ‘#BlameTheFrame’, featuring actress Nargis Fakhri?

7. Which MNC has joined hands with Apollo Hospitals group to drive India’s health narrative through ‘#HealthierIndiaTogether’?

8. Which Bangalore-based agency is now a part of the Publicis Group under L&K Saatchi & Saatchi?

9. Which drug maker’s European unit has formed a joint venture with Shanghai-based Jiangsu Acebright to manufacture respiratory products in China?

10. Which is India’s most valuable brand, as per the 2019 study by UK-based Brand Finance?

11. Which company has signed a deal to bring iconic American jewellery brand Tiffany & Co to India?

12. Which country would be the first recipient of local currency financing by the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB)?

13. Which bank and Common Services Centres (CSCs) last week launched a co-branded ‘Small Business Money Back Credit Card’ for small traders and village-level entrepreneurs (VLEs)?

14. CSC Academy, part of Common Services Centres (CSCs), joined hands with which MNC to start ‘Digital Beti’ initiative to train women rural entrepreneurs?

15. Sandeep Sinha has resigned as the India MD of which MNC?

16. Future Consumer (FCL) has set a target to have five Rs 1000-crore plus food brands in its stable in the next five years. Name at least 3?

17. Which fitness brand has roped in actor and fitness enthusiast, Varun Dhawan, as its new brand ambassador in India?

18. Which multi-vitamin and mineral brand has launched its first television campaign in India, featuring Virat Kohli?

19. Which bank has launched the ‘#AlwaysYouFirst’ campaign?

20. Which US software services firm has agreed to acquire Yatra Online for $239 million (Rs 1,645 crore) in an all-stock deal?

21. Which Chinese digital accessory brand last week announced its entry into the India market with its entire range of accessories?

22. Which fast food chain has tied up with Mumbai-based The Souled Store to make its debut in the branded merchandise space?

23. Aishwaryaa R Dhanush, daughter of Rajinikanth, has become the latest celebrity to invest money in which yoga and wellness start-up?

24. Which online travel aggregator has launched ‘weekend getaways’ as a new category as it sees a business opportunity in last minute domestic travel?

25. Which company has acquired Lymbyc, a Bengaluru firm with capabilities in the advanced analytics space?

26. Cognizant’s Global Head of Digital Operations Vipul Khanna will be the new MD & CEO of which customised Business Process Management (BPM) services provider?

27. Which company has become the latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm to be valued at more than $1 billion, after it raised $115 million in fresh funding led by US-based VC firm Greycroft and Premji Invest?

28. Which Japanese apparel retailer last week announced plans to enter the Indian market and open three stores in the Delhi-NCR region?

29. Which bank has recently launched InstaBIZ, a comprehensive business banking app for all its current account holders, and has roped in Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

30. Who has overtaken Bill Gates to become world’s second-richest person?

31. Which hospitality chain last week announced its foray into co-working spaces with a new brand?

32. Which paint manufacturer has launched a campaign, ‘Har Rang Khoobsurat’ (HRK), underlining its vision to celebrate oneness and harmony across India?

33. Which MNC has appointed its Asia Pacific division's marketing vice-president Ram Raghavan as India managing director?

34. In a global first, Swedish furniture chain Ikea will launch online shopping services in which market (city) before opening physical stores?

35. Which air conditioning brand has teamed up with Barista Coffee Company to launch a special summer drink?

36. Which online gifting store has partnered with advertising agency The Womb to roll out its first multi-platform international campaign for the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan?

37. Which ice cream brand has launched the campaign “ICE CREAM KA SHORT FORM” for its newest offering?

38. A consortium led by Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to acquire the tower arm of which company?

39. Which company last week named Amit Burman as its new chairman?

40. Which business personality is undertaking one of the largest stock buybacks by an Indian entrepreneur, in a $2.2 billion transaction?

41. Which brewer is selling off its Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unit in Australia for 16 billion Australian dollars ($11.3 billion) following a failed IPO?

42. Which MNC has struck a deal to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Food Group for $1.7 billion?

43. ITC is entering the healthy snacks segment by launching a range of baked chips made of healthy products under which brand?

44. Which automobile MNC has named Oliver Zipse as its new chief executive?

45. Which car maker has launched a contest for the Indian market, ‘#InspiredByIndia’?

46. Which chocolate brand has launched MOOSHA Cocoa Crispies, packed with unique combinations of white and brown, crispy and creamy texture?

47. Which ceramic company has announced actor Salman Khan as its new brand ambassador?

48. Which steel pipes manufacturer has been announced as the principal sponsor of Haryana Steelers for the seventh season of the Pro Kabbadi League?

49. Pitchai Rajagopal died last week in Chennai. He was the founder of which restaurant chain?

50. Manjushree Khaitan has been redesignated as chairman of which company with immediate effect?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 799 as the subject.

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