December 11, 2016

Biz Quizzard 663

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which entity has launched a health insurance scheme, Swastha Kutumbam, for the marginalised communities in Vijayawada?

2. Sports marketing firms Baseline Ventures and Republic of Sports have secured long term rights to launch which sports property in India and Asia?

3. Which MNC has sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia's Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan to move away from direct ownership in Asia?

4. Which fashion brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Doubt is out’?

5. The Army will reportedly replace its iconic Maruti Gypsy fleet with which brand?

6. Which automobile MNC last week launched a new digital business division, to be called MOIA, to take on services such as Uber?

7. Which MNC last week launched its latest Android flagship smartphone V20 in India?

8. Which company has acquired 60 per cent stake in the Netherlands-based global fruit distribution company OFD Holding BV for about Rs 36 crore (€5 million)?

9. Which online marketplace is set to launch its first umbrella private label `Smartbuy', which will retail electronic accessories and home plastic products?

10. Which Indian bike maker has opened its first exclusive brand store in Melbourne as part of its growth strategy in Australia?

11. Which MNC has unveiled Project Field, a device that connects to real-world objects so they can be used for controlling games on smartphones and tablets?

12. Which company has picked up a majority stake in Kolkata-based Chhaya Prakashani, one of the largest publishers in terms of reach in eastern India?

13. Which fabric and apparel major has partnered Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to introduce a new line of clothing?

14. Uber has launched an app for vehicle fleet owners aimed at helping owners manage their drivers and reduce downtime. What has it been branded as?

15. Bali Padda will be the new CEO of which toymaker from January 1?

16. Which company’s subsidiary has sold its tug services firm to Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) for Rs 106 crore in an all-cash deal?

17. Which bank has partnered cab aggregator Ola to set up mobile ATMs across 10 cities in the country that will allow people to withdraw up to Rs 2,000 per card?

18. Which business personality has scooped up a major strategic stake in Soothe Healthcare, a feminine hygiene startup that manufactures sanitary napkins and diapers under the brand Paree?

19. Which MNC has agreed to sell its private banking operations in Asia and the Middle East to LGT, a business run by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein?

20. Andhra Pradesh government last week launched a mobile app for cashless transactions. What has it been branded as?

21. Which Hyderabad-based company has acquired Pune-based Zazen Spa for an undisclosed amount?

22. French car-maker Renault has launched a new edition of its Multi-Purpose Vehicle - the Lodgy. What has it been sub-branded as?

23. Which Indian company has elevated Raghunath Mandava as MD & CEO of its Africa operations with effect from January 1?

24. Which English news channel was launched formally last week with the positioning ‘Be One With the World’?

25. Which fast food brand has launched a new campaign featuring food critiques Rocky & Mayur to promote its new offerings?

26. Which watch brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Different by Design’?

27. Which Bengaluru-based pharmaceutical firm has struck a deal to acquire Perrigo API India for Rs 100 crore?

28. Titan has launched a women's safety watch under which brand?

29. Sunil Taldar has been appointed as CEO and Director of which DTH company?

30. James Quincey will be the new CEO of which MNC from May 1, 2017?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 663 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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