August 25, 2019

Biz Quizzard 804

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Amazon last week opened its largest campus building in world. Which location?

2. Which Shapoorji Pallonji-backed fintech player is seeking to enter an unprecedented ecommerce segment – exclusive clearance sales?

3. Which software major has announced the divestment of 73.38% stake in its subsidiary FixStream Networks to US-based Resolve Systems for $2 million (approx Rs 14.22 crore)?

4. Which international dating app has launched its first 360-degree campaign in India titled ‘Find My Kind’?

5. Emami’s 7 Oils in One Non Sticky Hair Oil has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

6. Which Bengaluru-headquartered coworking space provider has acquired Gurugram-headquartered The UnCube for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which lifestyle brand has launched its denim campaign “tough jeans for a tough day at work”?

8. JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has launched a brand shop in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Which milestone count has it reached with this launch?

9. Which paint brand has rolled out a new digital campaign titled ‘#NayiSochNayaRang’?

10. Swedish home furnishings retailer Ikea last week announced the rollout of its e-commerce operations in India with the launch of online sales in which market?

11. Balesh Sharma has resigned as the CEO of which telecom company with immediate effect?

12. Which company has announced the launch of its new electric scooters, Optima ER priced at Rs 68,721 and Nyx ER at Rs 69,754?

13. Which shampoo brand has launched the campaign ‘#AapkeBaalAapkiMarzi’?

14. Which automobile brand has launched a branded content film ‘Chase the Sun’?

15. Which contemporary line of fusion wear for the modern women of today from Surat has recently signed actor Bhumi Pednekar as its brand ambassador?

16. Which veteran journalist has invested in product review startup Mishry?

17. Which company has announced the launch of Bengaluru’s "first" restaurant where food service is done by robots?

18. Which film exhibition company has introduced a new sub-brand ‘Utsav’ for tier II and III cities in India?

19. Which omni-channel distributor has announced that it has expanded into IoT products and has recently launched a global brand YI Technologies in India?

20. Which well known brand in India is celebrating its 60 years and has launched a 90-second commercial, it’s longest till date?

21. Which telecom company and STARZPLAY, the international premium subscription platform from STARZ, have joined hands to launch Lionsgate’s premium service Lionsgate Play in India?

22. Which agency recently announced the restructuring of its rural marketing under its shopper marketing agency, Hyperspace?

23. Which water heating solutions provider has announced the appointment of Mohit Narula as the new managing director?

24. Which smartphone brand recently did a collaboration video with Mumbai-based visually challenged photographer Bhavesh Patel?

25. Which non-resident Indian businessman is set to buy Andromeda Sales and Distribution from Wadhawan Global Capital, which owns cash-strapped Dewan Housing Finance Limited?

26. Which MNC has clinched the purchase of Bayer AG’s animal-health unit in a deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating one of the biggest stand alone veterinary medicine companies in the world?

27. Which integrated container logistics firm has roped in BlackBuck, an online marketplace, for trucking?

28. Which two- and three-wheeler tyre manufacturer last week announced the launch of ‘Eurogrip’, a brand targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer?

29. Which company has announced the launch of a digital marketing campaign ‘More to healthcare’?

30. Which company will stay the title sponsor of the domestic and international matches organised by the Indian cricket board for another four years?

31. Mumbai-based mobile gaming startup Nazara Technologies has invested Rs 44 crore for a 67% stake in which sports content website?

32. Which FM radio network has launched Scribbled, an exclusive platform for poetry, spoken word and storytelling?

33. Online pharmacy Netmeds last week said it has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Karnataka. Which location?

34. Cartoon Network has partnered with which lingerie and sleepwear brand to unveil a unique collection inspired by The Powerpuff Girls?

35. Which FM radio has launched a new brand jingle, in tune with the brand’s philosophy of 'Aaj Kuch Accha Sunte Hai'?

36. Which realty portal has signed up actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon as its brand ambassadors?

37. Which company will acquire 58.2% stake in Ideal Finance Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of leading Sri Lankan conglomerate, Ideal Group?

38. Which toothpaste brand has launched a song called ‘Brush Them Well’?

39. Which home furnishings brand has unveiled its new campaign - ‘Beautiful Homes tell Beautiful Stories’?

40. Which MNC last week launched its latest processor, its first using artificial intelligence (AI), designed for large computing centres?

41. Which notebook brand last week announced the launch of its latest innovation, ‘pulse 3D notebooks’?

42. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has rebranded its over-the-top (OTT) platform Airtel TV. What will it be now known as?

43. Which Japan-based electric motor maker will buy out its Indian partner and chief executive Mukund Padmanabhan?

44. Which company has bought The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf India franchise from private equity fund Everstone Capital?

45. Which MNC has agreed to acquire an indirect minority stake in Future Retail, ahead of an option to buy all or part of the promoters’ shareholding in the company after three years?

46. Amazon has brought which online grocery store to India, and it will deliver fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and other packaged food to customers in two hours?

47. Which dairy brand recently launched a commercial, ‘#YourHappyBalance’, on digital platforms?

48. Celebrating its 30 years partnership with Indian farmers, which MNC has launched ‘#AwaazMittiKi’ programme?

49. Which confectionery brand is celebrating its 25th anniversary in India this year and has launched a new product and has roped in south actress Samantha Akkineni as brand ambassador?

50. Which payments service has launched its latest film - 'Celebrating India's Biggest Payments'?

51. Garnier has roped in which actress as the new face of the brand to promote its latest product?

52. Which watch and accessories brand has recently launched a new brand campaign called #DWMoments, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte?

53. Which bank has teamed up with Standard Chartered Bank to launch a cobranded credit card that would be the first in India for the UK bank?

54. Which US toymaker is acquiring studio Entertainment One, which owns popular cartoon series Peppa Pig among other children’s content, for approximately $4 billion?

55. Which MNC has teamed up with the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, to create an Artificial Intelligence Digital Lab for research using AI and machine learning?

56. Which smartphone major is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks?

57. Which media agency last week unveiled Datask, its proprietary consumer-based targeted marketing and insights platform?

58. What has Google officially named the next Android version as?

59. Which baby care brand has launched its first India campaign with two TVC series ‘Wherever there’s a baby’ and ‘Everyday Moments of Care’?

60. Which hospitality company has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 804 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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