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September 15, 2019

Biz Quizzard 807

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which advertising agency has elevated Nirvik Singh as chief operating officer (COO), a new global position?

2. Which general insurance company has appointed Anup Rau as CEO and MD?

3. Volkswagen has announced the merger of its three Indian subsidiaries in the passenger car space. What will be the new entity called?

4. Which company has acquired Sankalp Semiconductor, a technology design services firm, for Rs 180 crore for 100% stake in an all-cash deal?

5. Private equity major Advent International is buying a 68% stake in which company, which makes corn rings and puff snacks under ‘Crax’ brand, for Rs 852 crore?

6. The Niti Aayog has roped in which entity to set up India’s first digital capability centre (DCC)?

7. Hiroto Saikaw will be resigning as the CEO of which automobile MNC?

8. Which furniture and interior solutions brand has launched a new campaign ‘Make Space for Life’?

9. Actor Ranveer Singh is the newest brand ambassador of which audio products brand globally?

10. Which company has acquired Fortune Select Metropolitan Jaipur, currently managed by ITC Hotels, as part of its plans to enter the four-star segment?

11. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘You Are The Difference’?

12. Which microbrand watches startup has unveiled a limited edition 21-piece collection of watches whose components are made from the fuselage of the MiG-21 jet fighter?

13. Which adhesive brand has launched its new campaign 'Phenko Nahi Jodo'?

14. Which multinational direct sales company has launched the brand campaign ‘More Time Living’ in India?

15. Which company has launched a digital campaign called #CelebratingConnections for Ganesh Chaturthi in association with Bhartiya Digital Party, the Marathi YouTube Channel?

16. Which fashion retailer has come up with a first-of-its-kind digital fashion reality show, Fashion Superstar?

17. Which education company has announced the launch of a 'Say no to stress' campaign across India on the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day?

18. Which sports entity has appointed Rajesh Sethi as managing director of its India business?

19. Which MNC last week effectively created Europe’s largest consumer tech company, called Prosus, with a stunning Amsterdam stock debut driven by interest in its stake in China’s Tencent?

20. Which MNC is launching its first new brand for more than 30 years - a line of body creams specially for tattooed skin?

21. Which pharma company has acquired 70% stake in Switzerland-based Fairmed Healthcare AG for CHF 2.2 million (over Rs 15.50 crore)?

22. Which pharma major has decided to sell its facility in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, to Zentiva India?

23. Which smartphone maker has appointed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador?

24. Which app has announced a new awareness campaign ‘Taking the Right Calls’ in collaboration with Balaji Motion Pictures’ latest production, 'Dream Girl'?

25. Which influencer marketing company has announced the launch of Funbox, a creative and scalable influencer gifting solution, in time for the festive season?

26. Beauty care brand Lotus Herbals has appointed which actress as the brand ambassador for its Lotus White Glow range of skincare products?

27. Which health supplement brand has launched the #TryKar campaign across its primary social media platforms?

28. Which company and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are jointly working on a driverless car project and building the country’s first home-grown metal 3D printing machine?

29. Which company last week announced a tie up with self-drive car rental company Revv to offer its passenger vehicles on a subscription model?

30. Which sports drink brand has roped in Hima Das as the brand ambassador?

31. Which online insurance website and comparison portal has launched a brand film '#LiveOnYourTerms', celebrating the multitasking mothers of today?

32. Which mobility platform has launched the campaign 'Ab Khulenge Naye Raaste'?

33. Which beauty brand has introduced actress Shraddha Kapoor as its new face in India?

34. Which company has launched the campaign 'Live like a Racer' featuring Narain Karthikeyan?

35. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#DulhanWaliFeeling’?

36. This is an amazing campaign. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘Donate your words’ in the UK focusing on old aged people?

37. Royal Stag has roped in which cricketer as its newest brand ambassador?

38. Which Japan-based footwear brand has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador?

39. Which food delivery platform is all set to launch 18 original shows over the course of the next three months?

40. Which country will run the world’s largest current account surplus in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Ifo economic institute?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 807 as subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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