August 7, 2016

Biz Quizzard 645

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the August 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will launch an India-focused ayurvedic toothpaste under the Cibaca brand?

2. Chinese conglomerate Jiangsu Longzhe will invest close to Rs 840 crore, or $125 million, to acquire majority stake in which Indian power transmission equipment manufacturer?

3. The Capital Partnership (TCP), a London-based independent asset manager of the uber rich, has acquired which Indian real estate investment fund from Religare Enterprises?

4. Christian Dior Fragrances and Beauty boutique has made its way to the Indian market with the launch of its first outlet here. Which city?

5. Nestle India has launched a television commercial featuring Nimrat Kaur to promote which product?

6. Nakul Chopra was elected as the president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2016-2017. He is the CEO of which ad agency?

7. Which brand has launched what it calls as India’s first ‘Smelfie’ Challenge?

8. Kevin Roberts has quit as chairman of which advertising agency over a sexist comment?

9. Which MNC has roped in Deepak Iyer as managing director of its India unit and part of the Asia-Pacific leadership team?

10. Which MNC has named Anant Maheshwari, president at Honeywell India, as its next India head?

11. Restaurant discovery platform Zomato said its food ordering business crossed which milestone mark in July?

12. Which company has agreed to buy HR Givon, an Israel-headquartered aerospace equipment manufacturer, as it looks to expand in the defence offset space?

13. Ashish Vohra will be the new CEO of which life insurance company?

14. Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIMB) is offering a certificate programme in general management for healthcare professionals in partnership with which company?

15. Which company has acquired 60.3% shares in Nashik-based Klasspack, a glass packaging firm, for an undisclosed amount?

16. Which company has reached an agreement to buy SolarCity Corp for $2.6 billion?

17. Which company said it will buy GPS vehicle tracking company Fleetmatics Group Plc for about $2.4 billion in cash to expand into the connected vehicle and fleet management market?

18. Which pharma company is forming a joint venture with Google parent Alphabet Inc's life-sciences business to explore using electrical signals to treat diseases?

19. Which Indian bank and America's Apollo Global Management have come together to set up a firm that aims to make money by recovering from bad loans purchased from banks?

20. Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service in China, said it will acquire which MNC’s operations in the country?

21. Which automobile company claims to have become the only company in the world to supply engines to Mercedes-Benz and BMW, two of the world’s biggest luxury car makers?

22. Mondelez India has launched the `marvellous collection' from its global portfolio under which brand?

23. Which Indian company has acquired two newly set up hair care firms in Zambia and Senegal to ramp up presence in African market?

24. Mumbai-based brand licensing startup Black White Orange Brands has signed a three-year exclusive licensing and merchandising agreement with HBO for which popular show?

25. Bengaluru-based job portal Babajob was in news last week for announcing which position with a monthly starting salary of Rs 25,000?

26. Which drug maker has said its Japanese subsidiary Kyowa has agreed to pay about $150 million to acquire a set of 21 products from Japanese drug maker Shionogi?

27. The end of an era. Nimesh Kampani is stepping down as the chairman and managing director of which company?

28. Which Nepalese noodle brand is rolling out its first advertisement campaign in India?

29. Which MNC has acquired privately held gene therapy developer Bamboo Therapeutics in a deal worth up to $ 645 million to boost its presence in the treatment of rare diseases?

30. Which country has pipped India to become the optimistic country in the world, according to market researcher Nielsen?

31. Which retailer has launched its new campaign ‘Khane Ka Samay’?

32. Which job portal has launched its new campaign 'India's Most Loved CEO'?

33. Which gaming company has roped in popular movie stars Prakash Raj and Rana Daggubati as the brand ambassadors for its flagship game, an online Rummy website?

34. Which private equity firm has invested $125 million (Rs 837 crore) to own a majority stake in newly formed logistics company Stellar Value Chain Solutions?

35. Which company last week said that its arm Pt Engineering has sold its entire stake in UK-based Simon Carves Engineering to Engineers and Constructors International for $2 million?

36. Which business group has rolled out its brand campaign titled 'Rukna Nahi Hai' for Rio Olympics?

37. Which company has announced the national foray of the shampoo variant of the herbal hair care brand, Karthika?

38. Which MNC has unveiled MobileFirst for iOS Garage in Bengaluru, its first such facility that will deliver full service capabilities to clients from a single place?

39. US-based PE firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has sold its entire stake in the India arm of which business process outsourcing company to Altruist, an Indian mobile social networking company?

40. Which city has ranked as the most budget-friendly city in India for a three-day break, according to a survey conducted by travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor?

41. Which ready-to-cook packaged food company has partnered with Nilgiri Dairy Farm to produce dairy products such as paneer and curd?

42. RBI has launched a website from which anyone can obtain information regarding entities that are allowed to accept deposits, lodge complaints and share information. What has it been named?

43. Which brand has launched a television commercial featuring a new character, a bad guy called Mr Sardi Zukaam?

44. Which home service provider has launched a digital film #ByeBai for its laundry category?

45. Which private sector non-life insurer has overtaken state-owned Oriental Insurance to become the third-largest in terms of gross written premium?

46. Global hospitality company Wyndham Hotel Group is set to launch which new brand in India?

47. Which airline has roped in Jacqueline Fernandez as brand ambassador?

48. Instagram has announced the roll-out of a new Snapchat-like feature. What has it been branded as?

49. Amazon last week unveiled its first branded cargo plane. What has it been branded as?

50. Which bank has become the first institution to incorporate the unified payments interface (UPI) in its banking app?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 645 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to all those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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