May 3, 2015

Biz Quizzard 579

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week April 27 - May 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first Indian investor in the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, the world's most valued technology startup?

2. Which online travel company has adopted a new brand positioning, including a new logo and tagline `Dil Toh Roaming Hai'?

3. Which portal has launched TalentBin to identify “unfindable” talent using a stock of information and web-based recruiting tools?

4. Which insurance company has promoted its Chief Operating Officer MS Sreedhar to the post of Managing Director?

5. Which Hindi movie channel has unveiled its new positioning 'Woh Zamaana, Kare Deewana'?

6. Which online marketplace has launched Sunday delivery to residential addresses across 100 cities in India?

7. Which airline last week launched its #TravelLightSaveMore sale, customized strictly for passengers who travel light?

8. Which company has launched a campaign on social media to promote its ‘#referALL’ referral programme?

9. Which website has entered into an agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG unit AwesomenessTV to release feature films over the next two years?

10. Which company has said it will buy Nasdaq-listed IGate for $4.04 billion (Rs`25,000 crore) in cash?

11. Himanshu Chakrawarti has quit as chief executive officer of which retail chain?

12. Actor Siddharth has been roped in as the brand ambassador of which newly launched chocolate brand?

13. Which fast Indian food chain last week announced the acquisition of Paratha Post, a player in the desi food delivery space?

14. Which automobile brand has launched its ‘Worth Everything’ campaign?

15. Which company has announced the acquisition of Appiterate, a mobile engagement and marketing automation company based out of Delhi?

16. Which company has acquired Makaan[dot]com, one of the first online marketplaces for property transactions and listings in India?

17. Which event solutions platform has acquired events ticketing company IndianStage [dot] in?

18. Which automobile MNC has launched 'Safe Roads', a campaign to emphasise awareness on road safety in India?

19. Which company has acquired online shopping and price comparison portal BuyingIQ Online Services for an undisclosed sum?

20. Which company has entered the personal computing segment with hybrid Canvas LapTab -a tablet that can function as a laptop when attached to a portable keypad?

21. Turbo Aviation is all set to enter the commercial aviation segment with a regional airline based in Hyderabad. What has it been branded as?

22. Consumer durable major Lloyd has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador in India?

23. Food Krafters & Services LLP (FKS) has acquired which Hyderabad-based brand known for its Biryani and Deccan delicacies?

24. Microsoft last week unveiled its new web browser. What has it been branded as?

25. Which company has agreed to sell its entire stake in Singapore-based healthcare services unit RadLink-Asia Pte Ltd and subsidiaries for about Rs 530 crore to Fullerton Healthcare Group?

26. Which company is claiming to be the first cement company in the country to tie up with an e-commerce firm for selling products online?

27. Which company has entered the premium hair care category with B:blunt, it’s most expensive brand till date?

28. Which Danish fashion company will soon bring in its premium brand Selected to expand its India portfolio?

29. Bajaj Auto recently launched a new range under its Pulsar brand. What has it been branded as?

30. Which Chennai-based 100-year-old pharma company will soon launch its online pharmacy, Netmeds?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 579 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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