January 4, 2015

Biz Quizzard 562

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 29 - January 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC plans to launch a compact sport-utility vehicle, codenamed GS, in India in the second half of 2015?

2. Which bank has launched a campaign to introduce 2 new digital services – ‘Instant Pin’ and ‘Mail Money’?

3. Which company has launched ‘My Lakshya’ – a campaign that redefines the value of living your dream?

4. Which MNC has launched a film #SpecialDelivery to thank the delivery boys – unsung heroes of online shopping?

5. Which company has collaborated with Eureka Forbes, a major player in offering water purification products, to launch a range of water coolers with in-built Aquaguard water purifiers?

6. Which car portal has launched a new campaign, featuring a new character ‘Mr I Know’?

7. You can easily work this out. Which brand has launched a campaign ‘Jagaiye Apne Andar Ka Officer’?

8. Which footwear brand has launched a new campaign 'Isme Hai Style'?

9. Pakistan’s QMobile has roped in which celebrity to promote LINQ Smartphones?

10. Which MNC is reportedly working on a brand new web browser, code-named “Spartan”?

11. Which location in India has become the world’s sixth-most costliest office destination, according to property consultant CBRE?

12. Which organization has launched a customised low-cost combination phone and tablet computer called ‘GreenPHABLET powered by the GreenSIM’?

13. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has been renamed. What is the new name?

14. Which company has sold its erstwhile headquarters in South Mumbai to its current tenant, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), for around Rs`300 crore?

15. Which business personality from India has been ranked as one of the most powerful leaders globally in the chemicals business, according to ICIS?

16. Which company has acquired 51 per cent equity shares of Colombo-based Asia Asset Finance PLC (AAF)?

17. Which Chandigarh-based company has launched what it calls the country’s first online hardware store to cater to multi-brand hardware and sanitary product needs of customers?

18. Which Coimbatore-based start-up airline is aiming at a launch by March-April 2015?

19. A technology company founded by an Indian-American Azim Makanojiya has emerged as the largest online seller of which product in the US?

20. Which company plans to launch a premium dining brand American Tandoor in USA?

21. Which company has announced the acquisition of Global DuPont Dymel, the pharmaceutical propellant business of American chemical giant DuPont?

22. Which Chennai-based company has acquired a 51% stake in ThreeSixty Logica Testing Services, a privately-held independent software testing service company?

23. Hyundai Motor India has crossed which milestone on Facebook?

24. Which MNC has launched a digital campaign #Enjoynowsharelater - urging people to live the moment instead of sharing it online as is the habit with the net-savvy generation?

25. Which bank has logged Rs 3,540 crore at the end of October via its mobile application to clinch the top position in mobile banking transactions, according to RBI data?

26. Kishore Kumar Sansi is the new managing director and chief executive officer of which bank?

27. The founder and former head designer of which American upscale clothing brand has launched a new fashion label titled Georges Marciano Since 1978?

28. Which structure has broken the Guinness World Record of the ‘Largest LED-Illuminated Facade’?

29. Which automobile company in India, in partnership with Polaris Industries, the US maker of all-terrain vehicles, is reportedly building a vehicle with a 600cc diesel engine?

30. Mercedes-Benz India has crossed which milestone annual sales mark for 2014?

31. Which Hyderabad-based company has agreed to acquire a 74% stake in Rangsons Electronics, a Mysore-based electronics system design and manufacturing services company?

32. Which auto component maker, through its German subsidiary, has acquired France-based Mecanique Generale Langroise for €11.8 million (around Rs 90 crore)?

33. Which company is set to take over the day care and short stay surgeries division of Nova Medical Centres, a Bangalore-based chain of hospitals for an undisclosed sum?

34. According to a report last week, which online marketplace has roped in Jacqueline Fernandez as brand ambassador?

35. Which telecom company has acquired IdeaObject, an Indian startup that builds software?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 562 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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