August 9, 2015

Biz Quizzard 593

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week August 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Hidesign has launched a new collection of bags and wallets inspired by which Sicilian town, known for its majestic red wines and scenic architecture?

2. Which company has acquired Goa-based beer brand Kings Beer from Impala Distillery and Brewery for Rs 90 crore?

3. Which business group has hired Jaspreet Bindra, an angel investor and former CEO of Askme[dot]com, to lead its digital and ecommerce strategy?

4. Which company has bought financial products company YTS Solutions?

5. Which entity has opened a demat account (1601010000384828) with the Stock Holding Corporation of India, marking a first in the country?

6. Roland S Folger will take over as the new managing director and chief executive of the India operations of which automobile MNC from October 1?

7. Which company last week launched its biosimilar Rituximab under the brand name Maball in Indian market?

8. Which city bagged has been ranked the best value destination among nine key Indian cities for a city break, according to a survey by TripAdvisor, a travel portal?

9. Which hair oil brand has launched its latest campaign with the positioning ‘Ek mazboot rishta’?

10. Which MNC’s hospitality arm will soon launch the Japanese national beverages Shochu as well as rice wine Sake in India?

11. Which online marketplace has launched a campaign titled ‘Rainovation’ inviting online shoppers to get drenched in deals?

12. Which MNC last week launched the sports brand Abarth in India with the debut of the 595 Competizione hatchback?

13. Honda last week unveiled a 160 cc motorcycle in India. What has it been branded as?

14. Parkway Hospital, owned by Malaysia's biggest healthcare group IHH, has acquired 74% stake in which Hyderabad-based hospital chain for an equity value of Rs 1,800 crore?

15. Which facility management services provider has acquired UK's Office and General (O&G) Group for Rs 65 crore?

16. Which Paris-headquartered consumer electronic brand last week announced its re-entry into the Indian market after a decade?

17. Which MNC has launched ‘Bade Sapno ki Sahi Shuruat’ campaign to encourage people to achieve their dreams by making the right start with a balanced breakfast?

18. Shoppers Stop and Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (BCCL), one of India's leading multimedia groups, have tied up to extend which BCCL brand into the consumer products space?

19. HR services company Ma Foi founders and husband-wife team, K. Pandia Rajan and Latha Rajan last week launched a new analytics driven company. What has it been branded as?

20. Visa Inc, the global payments technology solution firm, will make India the global test hub to pilot an app-based mobile payments service. What will it be called?

21. Which company has set up an in-house advertising company called Goldilocks India to take care of all the creative mandates of its various business verticals?

22. Which fairness cream for men has launched a commercial featuring actor Emran Hashmi?

23. Quikr has roped in which celebrity as its national brand ambassador?

24. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s company YouWeCan Ventures has invested in which US burger chain?

25. Italian super car maker Ferrari is set for an India debut on August 26. Which will be the first model?

26. Which company has acquired Swiss tourism major Kuoni's travel business in India and Hong Kong for Rs 535 crore?

27. Japan's Suzuki Motor will unveil its premium hatchback at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. What has it been branded as?

28. Which MNC will buy medical image company Merge Healthcare Inc. in a $1 billion deal?

29. Which company has become the first Indian private firm to license technology of a full-scale system from DRDO for Lakshya, the pilotless target system that will be sold to the armed forces?

30. How many Indian actors feature in the top 10 of the ‘World’s Highest-Paid Actors’ 2015 list of Forbes?

31. Which paints brand has roped in Shraddha Kapoor as its new brand ambassador?

32. Which company has launched its new national campaign Ayushmaan Bhava, featuring brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?

33. Which celebrity has launched her own production house ‘Isidro’?

34. Shoppers Stop has inked a deal to launch its own store on which online marketplace?

35. Which MNC has named Rekha Menon as its new India chairman?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 593 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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