December 15, 2019

Biz Quizzard 820

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

1. Which company is aiming to corner more than 50% share of the market for premium bikes with the launch of Swedish motorcycle maker Husqvarna in India?

2. Which Italian luxury fashion house has introduced the world’s first fragranced handbags?

3. French multinational food products company, Danone has entered the biscuits market in India under which brand?

4. Which industry body has announced the launch of first joint awareness campaign titled “Sabse Pehle Life Insurance”?

5. Which Indian water treatment solution provider will foray into the South African market as part of its expansion programme?

6. Which beverage brand has roped in actor Salman Khan as brand ambassador?

7. Paul Volcker, 92, died last week. He was the former chairman of which entity?

8. Which French pharma giant has agreed to buy US biotech company Synthorx Inc for $2.5 billion?

9. Who has topped the Grohe Hurun India Real Estate Rich List 2019, released last week?

10. Which company has become the first Tata company to extend medical cover benefits to LGBT employees?

11. Which Hyderabad-based investment and speed-scaling platform for early stage startups and actor Rana Daggubati last week announced the launch of their new programme, ‘Urban-i’?

12. Which cement brand has announced the launch of a new campaign 'Ghar Baney Perfect'?

13. Which technology MNC has nominated Vishal Sikka, the former CEO of Infosys, to its board?

14. Which advertising group has appointed Anupriya Acharya as CEO for South Asia?

15. Which realty developer has sold 1.7 million-sq-ft retail mall portfolio in Nagpur and Amritsar to private equity firm Xander Group’s retail arm Virtuous Retail for about Rs 700 crore?

16. Which cloud-based ERP solutions provider last week launched a range of 'easy suite' products aimed at digitally transforming and modernising the traditional MSMEs?

17. Which company last week launched voice over Wi-Fi service in the country?

18. Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri last week signed a three-year deal with which sports giant?

19. Which footwear brand has launched a campaign ‘Khel Gaye Chief’ with brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

20. Which youth fashion brand has announced its entry into the perfumes category and has roped in actress Ananya Panday as brand ambassador?

21. Which business group and IIFL Wealth Management have floated a co-investment Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) platform to fund select advance-stage and last-mile real estate projects in India’s tier-1 cities?

22. Tara Sinha, 87, passed away last week. Which advertising agency did she start?

23. Which cement brand has launched the campaign ‘Tajurbe ki taaqat’?

24. Adani Transmission will sell 25.1% stake in its arm Adani Electricity Mumbai (AEML) to which sovereign wealth fund for around Rs 3,200 crore?

25. Which smartphone maker has unveiled the #GoMonster challenge in India?

26. Technology giant Amazon’s audiobook company Audible has launched a new app in India featuring original audio series. What is it called?

27. Which company’s wholly-owned subsidiary has acquired an 85% stake in Hyderabad-based SaaS solution provider NowFloats for Rs 141.6 crore?

28. Which bank from India has signed an agreement with Trinidad and Tobago-based Ansa Merchant Bank to sell off its business operations in the Caribbean country as part of rationalisation of its global operations?

29. Which MNC is selling its US ice cream business that includes brands like Haagen-Dazs and Drumstick to a joint venture with private equity firm PAI Partners for $4 billion?

30. Spain’s top division football league has roped in which celebrity as its first brand ambassador in India?

31. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya is slated to be the new chairman of which public sector company?

32. Which Gurugram-based risk management and corporate frauds investigations player has acquired Hyderabad-based online anti-piracy services and strategic consulting firm Anti Piracy Solutions (APS)?

33. Pittsburgh-based Wabtec Corporation has opened its largest ever engineering and digital electronics design and development centre in India. Which city?

34. Which company last week launched the country’s maiden corporate bond exchange traded fund though which it aims to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore?

35. On the occasion of National Jeans Day on 15th of December, which fashion brand is launching the ‘#SexyBackSundays’ campaign, featuring actress Mouni Roy?

36. Which plywood brand has launched its new campaign ‘#HardcoreHappySoul’?

37. Which online marketplace has launched ‘Pernia’s POP-UP SHOP’, the luxury fashion store for men and women offering exclusive designer merchandise from leading names in the world of fashion?

38. Which automobile company has appointed Vipin Sondhi as chief executive officer and managing director?

39. The additive manufacturing (AM) business of which company has developed the country's first industry grade metal additive 3D printing machine, jointly with Indian Institute of Science (IISc)?

40. Which company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired a controlling stake in Bengaluru-based drone startup Asteria Aerospace for Rs 23.12 crore?

41. Which edtech firm has acquired MockBank, an online test preparation startup for public sector job exams?

42. Which broadcaster has elevated K Madhavan as head of its TV business?

43. Which smartphone maker has acquired UK-based startup Spectral Edge for an undisclosed sum?

44. LaLiga last week announced which entity as the league’s official fantasy game in India?

45. Digital payments platform PhonePe has announced that it has crossed which milestone cumulative transactions mark on its app?

46. Which private radio network has launched a women safety campaign ‘#KABTAK’ to talk about abuse and educate listeners on different laws?

47. Which education technology company last week launched an anthem as part of the second phase of ‘Let’s Crack It’ campaign?

48. Which multi-sport aggregator platform for sports fans has entered into a multi-year exclusive streaming partnership deal for showcasing the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in India?

49. Which celebrity beauty brand has announced the launch of #Kare Social Initiatives?

50. How many women from India are featured among the list of world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 820 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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