February 21, 2016

Biz Quizzard 621

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the February 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Billionaire Anil Agarwal will invest $10 billion to set up India’s first and one of world’s largest liquid crystal display (LCD) panel manufacturing units, known as Panel FAB. Which state?

2. Ratan Tata has invested in which retail-tech startup?

3. Which Indian telecom company has teamed up with eight global carriers, including British Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, to put in place a knowledge-sharing alliance?

4. Which on-demand home services platform has acquired its smaller Gurgaon-based competitor FindYahan for an undisclosed sum, in a cash and stock deal?

5. 23 years after he exited the soft drinks business, Ramesh Chauhan of Bisleri will step back into the category. What will be it branded as?

6. Which online rickshaw aggregator has roped in TV and film actress Saumya Tandon as brand ambassador?

7. Which doctor discovery portal recently launched a digital campaign #HealthyBreakups on the occasion of Valentine’s Day?

8. Which multiplex operator has entered the North East with the launch of a property in Jorhat, Assam?

9. Which MNC will acquire online payment service provider Emvantage Payments for an undisclosed amount?

10. What first did India's 4G smartphone shipments achieve in the final quarter of year 2015?

11. Which US media and entertainment major’s consumer products division has signed a deal with Mumbai-based Black White Orange Brands to bring its brands to South Asia?

12. Which Indian company has formed a new joint venture with Spanish security services giant Prosegur to offer alarm monitoring and response solutions for homes and small businesses?

13. Thomas Cook India has piloted a partnership with which accommodation website for outbound travellers from India?

14. Which business group will buy Bengaluru-based BSS Microfinance Private Ltd (BMPL) in an Rs 90- crore deal?

15. Nissan will launch a new hatchback in the country in May under the Datsun badge. What has it been branded as?

16. Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd last week unveiled a smartphone. What is its claim to fame?

17. Amazon last week announced the launch of an initiative that enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to go online and sell products on Amazon. What has it been branded as?

18. Swiss luxury watchmaker Tissot has roped in which celebrity as its Indian male brand ambassador?

19. Which online travel company has signed up Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt as its new brand ambassadors?

20. Coca-Cola India is celebrating 40 years of which beverage brand?

21. Which cosmetics and beauty products MNC has elevated Rahul Shanker as its new India managing director?

22. Which company and Leo Burnett have created #MemoriesForLife, a digital platform for customers that allow them to leave behind more than just money?

23. Which company last week launched eight split AC models under the 'Aryabot' range, claiming to be the world's first satellite controlled AC, for Indian market?

24. Which mutual fund has launched a digital campaign ‘Dil Ke Ameer’?

25. Bollant Industries Ltd, which makes paper-based plates and products, was in the news recently for receiving an investment from which business personality?

26. Which company has signed up as the title sponsor for the upcoming Asia Cup T20 for Rs 10-12 crore?

27. Which computer networking and software distributor has agreed to be acquired by China’s Tianjin Tianhai Investment for an equity value of $ 6 billion?

28. Which MNC last week said it would buy Truven Health Analytics, a provider of cloud-based healthcare data, for $2.6 billion?

29. Which business group has launched its corporate campaign with the theme ‘Together, let’s prosper’?

30. Which dairy major is running the campaign #HeroNextDoor, launched on Republic Day?

31. Which online certification training provider has launched its first television campaign (TVC) 'Get Certified, Get Ahead', featuring actor Irrfan Khan?

32. Rhiti Sports Management, a sports marketing and celebrity management firm that represents Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has launched an active lifestyle brand. What is it called?

33. Which sports personality has launched a new brand 'Zeven' to cash in on the burgeoning sports apparel and accessories market in the country?

34. Which IT major has appointed Michael Pesch as chief executive officer (CEO) of its consulting arm?

35. Which company has become the first Indian app to cross the 50 million installs landmark on Google Android Play Store?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 621 as the subject.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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