November 22, 2015

Biz Quizzard 608

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will buy Sheraton owner Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc in a $ 12.2 billion deal to create the world’s largest hotel chain?

2. Which company has won the broadcast rights of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) for five years until 2019?

3. Chivas Regal has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador and has launched its new, India-specific brand campaign called 'Win The Right Way'?

4. Which retailer in India has launched Magic Mirror, an innovative augmented reality-based dressing room?

5. Which company last week launched its own brand of instant noodles with the tagline `jhatpat banao, befikar khao'?

6. US private equity firm KKR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire over 70% stake in which Mumbai-based investment bank?

7. Which company has acquired German tyre distribution major Reifencom for 45.6 million euro (around Rs 301 crore)?

8. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Taskbucks - a mobile-only tasks marketplace, which matches consumers with brands and enterprises on its unique platform?

9. Which company has acquired a 51% stake in Chennai-based fitness chain, Inshape Health and Fitnez Pvt Ltd through an all cash-deal?

10. Who has been ranked 'most valuable star’ by editors at culture and entertainment website Vulture[dot]com?

11. Which pizza chain has tied up with PepsiCo's snack brand Kurkure to sell Kurkure pizzas at its stores?

12. Which domestic handset-maker has launched an Android-based smartphone especially designed for kids up to 15 years of age?

13. Which company plans to sell 49% of its power generation, transmission and distribution businesses related to its Mumbai operations to Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments), one of the largest pension fund managers in Canada?

14. Which company is all set to launch its first integrated brand campaign titled `Har Zaroorat Poori Ho Chutki Mein, Bank Aapki Muthi Mein'?

15. Which Chinese company last week inked a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government to set up a Rs 2,800-crore solar cell plant at Atchutapuram in Visakhapatnam district?

16. Which advertising agency has elevated its India CEO Saurabh Varma as CEO for South Asia?

17. Which company has roped in Lisa Haydon as brand ambassador for Lacelle color contact lenses?

18. Which travel search marketplace has announced the launch of ‘Super Value Hotels’, a new meta-search across curated budget hotels on its website?

19. Which is India’s most meaningful brand, according to a study by Havas?

20. Which MNC bank has appointed has appointed Zarin Daruwala as India CEO?

21. Which healthy dining chain has acquired food delivery startup Call A Meal for an undisclosed amount?

22. Apple crossed which milestone sales mark in Indian operations for the first time in the year ended March, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC)?

23. Which company has signed a five-year deal with the Association of Tennis Professionals for exclusive broadcast rights for all major ATP World Tour events for India and the rest of SAARC countries?

24. Which MNC last week announced the launch of 'Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur', an initiative aimed at working with the government to create the blueprint for the digitisation of rural India?

25. Which company has tied up with German cheese maker Hochland to import and market latter's cream cheese brand Almette in India?

26. Which beverage brand has launched a 'Facebook only' campaign talking about the various challenges of 'Mehmaan Nawaazi'?

27. Which health insurance company has announced the appointment of Ashish Mehrotra as its managing director and chief executive officer (MD & CEO)?

28. The cabinet has given its approval to Air India to sell four residential flats in Mumbai for Rs 90 crore. Who is the buyer?

29. Which automobile brand has launched a new brand campaign titled ‘Aaj ke zamaney ki leap’?

30. Which MNC has appointed V Raja as its new vice-chairman and managing director for India from December?

31. Which payment gateway firm has launched 'Magic Retry', a feature that will allow consumers to retry a failed transaction by simply picking up from the point where the last error message appeared?

32. Which American institutional investment firm has sold its boutique luxury property Devigarh Palace in Udaipur to former polo player and kin of Jodhpur royal family, Nikhilendra Singh?

33. Buoyed by the success of its sugar-free fizzy drink Coke Zero, Coca-Cola India is planning to test-market the zero-calorie option of which beverage brand?

34. Which online travel and hotel services provider has appointed Deepak Tuli, former co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Goibibo as its Senior Vice-President-Growth Business?

35. US-based assets management major Invesco is buying out the 51% stake of which Indian company in their mutual fund joint venture?

36. Which on-demand transportation app has tied up with MapmyIndia for a multiyear licence?

37. Which media company has entered into a strategic alliance with Shah Rukh Khan-owned Red Chillies Entertainment to explore opportunities in co-produced television, digital and film content?

38. Which online marketplace will bring the popular ‘Black Friday’ sale to India?

39. Which Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider has appointed Arun Kumar Kapoor as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from November 23?

40. Which company has launched anti-diabetic drug teneligliptin under the brand ‘Tenglyn’ at an aggressive price of Rs 7 per day?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 608 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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