November 27, 2016

Biz Quizzard 661

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired home rental startup Grabhouse in an all-stock deal aimed at strengthening its realty vertical?

2. Which MNC bank has appointed Siby Sebastian as Chief Executive for its India operations?

3. Which 24-hour food and lifestyle television channel has rolled out the campaign ‘Obsessed with Food’ to commemorate its first anniversary?

4. Which MNC has launched its first accelerator programme for startups called DNA (discover, nurture and align) to gain a foothold in the country's booming startup market?

5. Uber has partnered with which wedding planning website to offer mobility solutions for wedding-related travel in 12 Indian cities?

6. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. last week achieved which production milestone at its Sriperumbudur facility, near Chennai?

7. Pankaj R Patel has been elected as president of Ficci for 2017.  He is the chairman and managing director of which company?

8. Celebrating the demonetisation move, which brand launched the campaign ‘Nahi rukega India. Cashless chalega India’?

9. Which global communications company has appointed Nirvik Singh as the CEO of the Middle East and Africa region?

10. Which location remains the costliest in the country to rent a shop, as per the 28th edition of the Cushman & Wakefield report, `Main Streets Across the World?

11. Pranab Kumar Choudhury, fondly known as PKC in the country's financial circle, passed away last week. He was credited with building which rating company from scratch?

12. Which pharmaceutical company has appointed Uday Baldota as its CEO?

13. Which US buyout firm is buying Nissan Motor-backed auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp for up to 498.3 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in its biggest deal in Japan?

14. Which realty major has ventured into education with the launch of its first educational institute Next School?

15. Ola last week unveiled a new car entertainment platform that allows passengers to listen to the music of their choice. What has it been branded as?

16. Which innerwear brand has launched a new campaign with the tagline ‘raho garma-garam’?

17. Bharti Airtel last week launched its payments bank services as a pilot, becoming the first payments bank in the country to go live. Which state?

18. Which packaging firm has bought out mid-sized Delhi-based Varahi Polymers in a Rs 350-crore deal?

19. Which drug maker’s UK arm has sold the entire 16.7% stake it held in Chase Pharma, a US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, to Allergan, famous for its Botox brand?

20. Who is the only Indian among three persons of Indian origin to be featured in US magazine Fortune's top 50 business persons list for 2016?

21. Which international property consultant has elevated industry veteran Naveen Nandwani as managing director, Bengaluru and Kochi?

22. Which pharma company will acquire 85.1% in a Russian company, JSC Biosintez, in a deal valued at $60 million to focus on emerging markets?

23. TVS has announced that it will introduce the production ready motorcycle of its tie-up with BMW, by March 2017. What has the model been branded as?

24. Anand Halve passed away last week. He was the co-founder of which creative agency?

25. Which company and leading Japanese snack company Kameda Seika will jointly invest $10 million in a 51:49 joint venture to sell rice-based snacks in India?

26. Which company last week introduced four ecycles with electric pedal assisted technology under the Lectro brand, priced between Rs 42,000 and Rs 83,000?

27. Which health insurance company was launched in the country last week?

28. Which MNC has acquired the DNS provider called Dyn?

29. Revenues of the Indian unit of Unicharm Corp have crossed which milestone mark in the year to March?

30. The wholly-owned UK subsidiary of which Indian company has entered into an agreement with Sweden's Moberg Pharma to acquire its PediaCare brand for a total consideration of $5 million?

31. The French subsidiary of which Indian pharma company will be acquiring select commercial products from Teva in France?

32. Maruti Suzuki has launched a limited edition variant of WagonR. What has it been branded as?

33. Which US-based global entrepreneur network has appointed Govind Kavaturi as the new India President?

34. Which MNC last week launched two new single malts, "Ardmore" and "Bowmore 12 year old" in India?

35. Which realty developer has roped in Gauri Khan as its brand ambassador and to design signature interiors for its premium residential projects?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 661 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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