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August 11, 2019

Biz Quizzard 802

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is buying a majority stake in Mumbai-based retail-focused startup Fynd?

2. Which digital payments startup has acquired Gurugram-based fraud analytics startup Thirdwatch in an all-cash deal?

3. India’s stock market capitalisation recently fell below which milestone mark for the first time in six months?

4. Which company has introduced a robotic locker ‘Autovault’?

5. Which MNC bank last week abruptly ousted its chief executive officer John Flint after just 18 months, citing an “increasingly complex” environment?

6. Which internet names and registrations management major has named Aman Bhutani as the company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective from September 4?

7. Which Hyderabad-based livestock technology company has announced the launch of its patented technology platform, Tropical Bovine Genetics (TBG)?

8. Which mouth freshener brand has launched the ‘Shauk badi cheez hai’ campaign, featuring Manoj Bajpai, Jameel Khan and Elli Avram?

9. Which home services provider has unveiled its Independence Day sale campaign ‘#AsliFreedom’?

10. Which online pharmacy startup has appointed former Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan as co-founder and CEO?

11. Which food company has launched the campaign ‘#ThankYouBhaiya' ad campaign?

12. Which audio streaming platform has launched a cross channel marketing campaign called ‘Made By’?

13. Which audio product has launched the ‘#KyaHaiIsme’ campaign?

14. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘#HeartTheHate’ for Friendship Day?

15. Which pharma company’s healthcare subsidiary has announced the appointment of Shivam S Puri as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

16. Which MNC has agreed to buy a payments platform owned by Denmark-based Nets for $3.19 billion, it’s biggest-ever acquisition to help extend a push into faster payments?

17. Which Indian broadcaster has stitched a deal with Canadian live-streaming service Tablet-Stream to offer its popular channels on the platform for South Asian viewers in the region?

18. Which steel company has agreed to divest 70% of its stake in its Thailand arm to Dubai-based Synergy Metals and Mining Fund?

19. Which Bengaluru-based real estate developer is venturing into the co-living and warehousing segments to expand its business?

20. The annual Brand Equity Agency Reckoner was published last week. Which agency has topped the list?

21. Which watch brand has launched the ‘Mission Mangal Ladies Collection’?

22. Which cooking oil brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Aapke Family ka Cholesterol Cutter’?

23. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘#SabKaTimeAaGaya’?

24. Online food delivery service Swiggy has tied up with which scooter-sharing startup for a bike taxi pilot in Indore and Ahmedabad?

25. Which Bengaluru-based digital mutual funds distribution startup has acquired Upwardly, another mutual funds distribution firm for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which small finance bank last week announced it has got the status of a Scheduled Bank from RBI?

27. Which footwear brand has launched a new campaign, featuring actors Kangana Ranaut and Farhan Akhtar?

28. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#DuaKaSona’?

29. Which  US-based enterprise software solutions provider last week announced the opening of its largest development centre in Asia at Hyderabad with a new facility spread over 2 lakh sq ft?

30. Which two companies last week expanded their relationship and announced a joint venture to open 5,500 petrol stations and sell jet fuel in India?

31. Which company has acquired Binge Digital, a Delhi based food tech platform that helps restaurants upsell and increase ticket size with the help of analytics and video menus?

32. Which MNC last week started selling Starbucks-branded coffee in mainland China?

33. Which food brand has announced the launch of its new ad campaign 'Iska Taste Mile, Toh Sab Milein’, featuring actress Dia Mirza?

34. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#GiftOfTime’ for Raksha Bandhan?

35. Which airline has announced its association with Diljit Dosanjh for a new brand campaign 'Har dil bole udippa'?

36. Which travel platform has tied up with upcoming multi-starrer movie, Mission Mangal, becoming their official brand partner in the travel segment?

37. Which airline and edutainment theme park, KidZania India have announced a partnership for the Kidzania Aviation Academy at their Indian theme parks in Mumbai and Delhi NCR?

38. Which spirits brand has launched ‘Born Colourless’, an India-first campaign featuring stories on discrimination?

39. Which MNC celebrated its 70th anniversary on August 9 by opening a new building resembling a football stadium and housing 2,000 employees?

40. Which sports brand has roped in athlete Dutee Chand as brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 802 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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