July 10, 2016

Biz Quizzard 641

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the July 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has topped the India's Best Companies to Work For study this year?

2. Which Indian whiskey brand is now the second largest spirits brand in the world, according to a July International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) report?

3. Which Ahmedabad-based paints company has acquired 50 per cent equity shares in Ethiopia-based Jelaram Pvt Ltd, to form a joint venture to set up a manufacturing unit at Ethiopia?

4. Bajaj Electricals has launched a new range of premium kitchen appliances under which brand?

5. Which edible oil brand has launched a television commercial, sharing the secret behind turning a ‘kacche papa’ into a ‘acche papa’?

6. Dabur is launching fruit-based carbonated drinks to cater to customers wanting fizzy beverages without feeling guilty about consuming them. What has the range been branded as?

7. Which online pharmacy has acquired Medd, a marketplace for booking diagnostic and imaging tests?

8. Former Torrent Pharma executive director Ruchir Modi has set up a wellness venture that aims to develop nutritional supplements which are meal replacements. What is the venture called?

9. Which leading Chinese mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is looking to shortly enter India?

10. Which ecommerce marketplace last week announced its entry into online services segment like flight and bus ticket bookings, hotel reservations and food ordering?

11. Which staffing company last week said it will acquire ASAP Info Systems for an enterprise value of Rs 67 crore?

12. Which superbike maker last week launched 'Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak' model in India?

13. Which Hyderabad-based IT services company has acquired digital education enterprise resource planning (ERP) product ­ QuickEdmin to boost its service offerings?

14. Which textile firm and France-based Lagardère Active Group have collaborated in a licensing agreement to launch an exclusive range of home textiles under French brand, Elle Decor, in India?

15. Which brand has launched Queen of Hearts - a high value diamond jewellery collection?

16. Which airline has launched an ad campaign with 4 television commercials, it’s first ever commercial?

17. Which Abu Dhabi-headquartered company has acquired New Delhi-based Rockland Hospitals?

18. Which personal lockers brand has launched the campaign ‘Keep it personal’?

19. Zee is coming up with a new Marathi youth channel to be launched in August. What has it been branded as?

20. Shailesh Rao has quit as the vice-president for Asia Pacific, Americas and emerging markets for which MNC?

21. Which digital content media company has acquired the youth Telugu YouTube channel Viva?

22. Which Danish luxury furniture maker has forayed into the Indian market by opening its first store in Delhi?

23. Ridesharing platform BlaBlaCar has introduced which feature in India as a measure to improve safety and security for its rides?

24. Which Hyderabad-based startup has acquired 91% stake in another Hyderabad-based food company Sukashree Agro Foods?

25. Which apex trade and industry body in south India is celebrating 100 years of existence?

26. NCR Corp has set up a pilot ATM machine at the Gurgaon branch of IndusInd Bank. What additional transaction can a customer carry out at this ATM?

27. Which luxury watchmaker will launch its own brand of sunglasses later this year as part of a partnership with Italian eyewear maker Marcolin Group?

28. Which fast food chain has launched its new campaign that has a new take on the bond of friendship with the message "Dost jitney alag hote hain, Friendship utni kamal ki hoti hai!"?

29. AETN TV18 last week launched a factual entertainment channel in the country. What has it been branded as?

30. Which MNC last week announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognise whatever they are aimed at?

31. Which MNC has agreed to buy US organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods for $12.5 billion with a view to creating a world leader for organic produce?

32. Which MNC has agreed to buy anti-virus rival AVG Technologies NV for $1.3 billion?

33. Which entity last week unveiled India’s first centre of excellence focused on Internet of Things (CoE- IoT), in Bengaluru?

34. Which brand of pumps and motors has launched a campaign with two films - Rukmi Bai and Jasmine Aunty – with the positioning 'Aapke Paani Ka Pressure Hum Lete Hai'?

35. Viacom18 is launching its second channel in Kannada market. What has it been branded as?

36. Kal Sundaram is set to step down as CEO of which pharmaceutical company and return to India in an executive position at the parent company's headquarters?

37. Houghton International Inc, subsidiary of which Hinduja Group company, has acquired Wallover Enterprises, a North American metalworking fluid and industrial lubricant manufacturer?

38. Godrej Security Solutions has launched an animated digital ad ‘Daya Ki Aakhri Laath’ to promote which brand?

39. Which Indian hospitality company said its subsidiary Caribia Service Oy, Finland has been liquidated from July 4, 2016?

40. Which state in India has just introduced a ‘fat tax’ on junk food items such as pizzas, burgers and tacos?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 641 as the subject. Answers are mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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