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August 4, 2019

Biz Quizzard 801

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 29 - August 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Flipkart recently announced its foray into the offline space with its decision to set up its first Furniture Experience Centre. Which city?

2. Which premium beauty brand has launched ‘Mettle’, a premium range of lipsticks along with a digital ad campaign titled ‘All That Matters Is Mettle’?

3. Who has been re-elected as President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2019-20?

4. Which automobile MNC has set up a new technical centre in the country ahead of its brand rollout?

5. Amazon’s seller base has crossed which milestone mark in India?

6. Which Indian pharma company has entered into a joint venture with China's Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group?

7. According to a report last week, sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures has signed a long-term deal with which Indian pacer?

8. Which MNC has announced its foray in the non-alcohol beer segment in India with the launch of its first non-alcohol beer?

9. Which bath fittings, kitchen sinks and sanitaryware brand has roped in actress Karishma Sharma as its brand ambassador?

10. RuPay reported which milestone number of transactions through both online and offline merchant payment modes in financial year 2019, according to data sourced from the NPCI and RBI?

11. Royal Philips has launched its latest product in male grooming technology, which combines capabilities for styling, trimming and shaving in one hybrid tool. What has it been branded as?

12. Which business personality, who sold IT services company Hexaware to private equity firm Barings in 2013, has started a new educational technology company, Azent Overseas Education?

13. Which former RBI deputy governor passed away last week?

14. Which company has launched ‘Grow Right’ campaign to support parents in the healthy growth of their kids?

15. Which food company has unveiled three new digital films under its ‘Great Khana, No Drama’ campaign?

16. Which actor last week revealed that he is all set to launch his clothing brand called Humbl on August 7?

17. The promoters of which media company will sell an 11% stake to US-based financial investor Invesco Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund for Rs 4,224 crore?

18. Debashis Chatterjee has taken over as the chief executive of which IT firm?

19. What will DHFL Pramerica be renamed as?

20. Food delivery platform Zomato is now serving users in how many cities across India?

21. Which MNC has agreed to buy GrandVision NV in a deal that values the smaller Dutch eyecare retailer at as much as 7.3 billion Euros ($8.1 billion)?

22. Which Kerala based jewellery retailer has appointed actor Anil Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

23. Which marketplace has launched ‘Samarth, an initiative aimed at bringing India’s artisans, weavers, and handicrafts producers onto e-commerce?

24. Which company has launched the AYURVEDA Clear Skin Soap, with the goodness of Kanakataila?

25. Which company has launched the ‘I Can’ initiative for climate change?

26. Which omni-channel platform for buying and selling of pre-owned cars has launched ‘#RescueAssamChallenge’ campaign to help flood-affected people?

27. In a first-of-its-kind deal, which hospitality company will house 500 students of a blue chip higher education institute, IIT Delhi?

28. Which private equity real estate entity has acquired 100% interest in Weikfield IT Citi Info Park in Pune’s Viman Nagar for $130 million, or Rs 900 crore?

29. Dilipkumar Khandelwal has quit as the India MD of which IT MNC?

30. Apple last week opened its largest India store. Which city?

31. Which billionaire is hitting the Street for the first time with an Rs 3,125-crore initial public issuance of solar unit, Sterling & Wilson?

32. Which MNC has joined hands with Apollo Hospitals Group to set up a National Clinical Coordination Committee (NCCC) for the AI-powered Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score API?

33. Which protein supplement brand has launched its new integrated campaign, ‘#DontMissOut’?

34. Which protein supplement brand has launched the initiative ‘#RiseUpChallenge’?

35. This year’s Advertising Agencies Association of India’s AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to which ad personality?

36. Which manufacturer of elevators and escalators has announced the launch of its new brand campaign ‘We Elevate’?

37. Which job site has launched a campaign for recruitment solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India, featuring actress Radhika Apte?

38. Which organic personal care brand, on the occasion of completing its 6 years, has announced the start of its campaign ‘#fixwithsix’?

39. Which automobile MNC has launched the new pan India brand campaign ‘The Call of the Blue 2.0’?

40. India has been ranked at which place in the global GDP rankings in 2018, as per the data compiled by the World Bank?

41. Which MNC last week announced its largest battery product, ‘Megapack’?

42. Which airline in India last week announced it had entered into a partnership with Skyscanner, a global travel aggregator?

43. Which jewellery retail chain last week rolled out a new brand campaign 'Shine On', featuring former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly?

44. A Euromonitor study has ranked which company on top of India’s retail companies?

45. Reliance Brands last week opened a Hamleys store in MGF Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon. Which milestone store count did it touch for Hamleys in India with this launch?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 801 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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