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December 29, 2019

Biz Quizzard 822

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. ACK Media, known for its popular comic book brands Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, has come out with a commissioned illustrated comic book about which corporate house?

2. Which company last week announced the rollout of its AI-enabled safety feature, ‘Guardian’ in 16 Indian cities and Perth in Australia?

3. Which MNC last week ousted chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg?

4. Vistra ITCL has partly sold its stake in HDB Financial Services, the unlisted NBFC arm of HDFC Bank. It is the family trust of which business executive?

5. Which company has announced that it has emerged as the successful bidder to own the licence for electricity distribution and retail supply in five circles in Odisha?

6. Which automotive electricals manufacturer is selling its entire 30% stake in India Japan Lighting to its joint venture partner Koito Manufacturing for Rs 148.5 crore?

7. Which global steel giant will sell a 50% stake in its shipping arm Global Chartering Ltd to DryLog Ltd to form a joint venture and pare its debt?

8. In a first of its kind initiative, Coal India (CIL) has joined hands with which state government-owned coal company to buy the coal produced from a captive mining block?

9. Which water purification brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘#PurityKaGift’ for Christmas?

10. Who has taken over as the president of industry chamber Ficci for 2019-20?

11. Which brand has launched a campaign for its latest smart band offering, Reflex Beat?

12. Which smartphone brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#SwitchOff’?

13. Which Australian coffee brand is making a comeback to India with 100 new stores in the next five years?

14. Tim Clark will step down as president of which airline after 16 years in June 2020?

15. Which Chinese handset maker last week said it will foray into India PC market, with two laptops built on Windows platform, in the first quarter of 2020?

16. Which women's grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#UnType’?

17. Which human resource technology company has acquired Qilo, a software-as-a-service startup that focuses on performance management, for an undisclosed amount?

18. Which German shoe manufacturer, known for its iconic sandals with the famous footbed, has forayed into India and has opened its first mono-brand store in Delhi?

19. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Badey Iraadon ki Chhoti Sawaari', highlighting various features that can help working women to commute smoothly?

20. I liked this film. Which film exhibitor has launched a brand film with the positioning 'Every seat has a story'?

21. Which healthcare service provider has launched a new campaign ‘#ASelflessWish’, on the occasion of Christmas?

22. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based tech consulting firm MavenHive for an undisclosed sum?

23. Which brand has topped the best smart watch list of 2019 in India by IDC?

24. US-based Rockwell Automation last week launched its first automation centre in India. Which city?

25. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#QuitTheComfortZone’ for its Baby-G range of watches with actress and brand ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez?

26. Which company has launched its new health insurance plan, ‘Health Premia’?

27. Which steel company last week said its Netherlands-based subsidiary will offload 39% stake in joint venture firm Geo Steel LLC for $23.08 million?

28. Which airline has launched its festive special campaign - ‘Christmus-T Haves’?

29. Which airline has tied up with Nelco, a Tata group company, for in-flight WiFi?

30. Which company last week said it would acquire Snowman Logistics, with the latter’s promoter Gateway Distriparks exiting the cold-chain operator?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizard 822 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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