December 25, 2016

Biz Quizzard 665

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which test preparation platform has acquihired photo-sharing application Plix in a cash-and-equity deal valued at about $1.5 million (Rs 10.2 crore)?

2. Which company’s subsidiary Network i2i has signed a pact to acquire Orascom’s entire equity stake in Middle East North Africa Company Submarine Cable Systems S.A.E (MENA-SCS)?

3. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring new brand ambassador Ranveer Singh?

4. Which footwear brand announced that Drew Barrymore, John Cena, YOONA and Henry Lau will serve as global ambassadors in its "Come As You Are" campaign?

5. Who has become the first Indian to become Pantene’s global brand ambassador?

6. Which sexual wellness brand will debut adult furniture in India?

7. Which noodle maker has announced its foray into the quick service restaurant space in India?

8. Dairy products maker Hatsun Agro Products Ltd recently inaugurated a Hatsun Daily outlet in Chennai. Which milestone did it touch with this outlet?

9. Which online news and entertainment network announced the acquisition of tech firm Touchfone Technologies, and with it their video streaming and ad targeting service, Strmeasy?

10. Titan Company Limited last week inaugurated a revamped store spread over 3,500 sft, the company's largest exclusive watch store in the country. Which city?

11. Which water heater brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Power of hot shower’?

12. Which writing instrument brand has launched a campaign with the message ‘Word badlega to Kahani badlegi’?

13. Which skincare brand has launched its new campaign #ConfidentInMySkin?

14. Which furniture rental startup has partnered with short-term home rental marketplace Airbnb to offer customised furniture packages on the latter's platform?

15. Which US company has agreed to buy Linde AG for about 33.9 billion Euros ($35.2 billion) to create the world's largest supplier of industrial gases?

16. Which MNC has agreed to buy InvenSense Inc in a deal that values the supplier of sensors to Apple Inc and other smartphone makers at about $1.3 billion?

17. Which chocolate maker has named chief operating officer Michele Buck as its new chief executive and president, effective March 1?

18. Which security software solutions firm has launched a campaign featuring Sasha Chettri, better known as the Airtel 4G girl?

19. Music app Gaana has crossed which milestone of app downloads?

20. American Tourister has signed on which celebrity as its first brand ambassador in India?

21. Which Japanese consumer electronic brand has re-entered the Indian market?

22. Which company has agreed to buy branded skin cancer drug Odomzo from Swiss major Novartis for an upfront payment of $175 million, or about Rs 1,180 crore, and milestone payments?

23. Which Hindi news website has launched its new campaign ‘Jano Khabron Se Zyada’, featuring a host of celebrities?

24. Which chocolate maker has announced the launch of its premium brand ‘Brookside’ in India?

25. Which crowd-funding platform has unveiled its electric bike called e-RideLite?

26. Google has rolled out a new variant of Android for Internet of Things (IoT) platform. What is it called?

27. India has crossed which country to become 6th largest economy of the world?

28. Which company has struck a deal to acquire 100% equity in Odisha-based Brahmani River Pellets (BRPL) at an enterprise value of Rs 900 crore?

29. Which brand has launched a digital campaign #Daagsekyadarna?

30. Who has become the top earning celebrity of 2016 in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List with an estimated income of Rs 270.33 crore?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 665 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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