February 5, 2017

Biz Quizzard 671

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 30 - February 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. State-owned India Post Payments Bank last week launched its operations by introducing pilot services in which two locations?

2. Which on-demand cleaning services provider has acquired peer TimeMyTask in an all-stock deal?

3. Which data analytics firm has launched an artificial intelligence-powered conversational analytics application, Maya, as its new offering within the range of analytics capabilities?

4. Which MNC launched the digital campaign #NazariyaBadlo on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, which is celebrated on January 24 in India?

5. Which company, through its UK-based critical care company, will acquire specialty products of US drug maker Mallinkrodt for $170 million in an all-cash deal?

6. Which MNC was the world's best-selling automaker in 2016?

7. Maruti Suzuki India Limited last week inaugurated a NEXA showroom at LB Nagar in Hyderabad. Which milestone did it touch with this launch?

8. Which company has launched its new campaign 'Cash Ki Aadat Badlo'?

9. Delhi-based Optiemus Infracom has bagged exclusive rights to design, manufacture and sell which smartphone brand in India and some neighbouring countries?

10. Tata Motors is creating a new sub-brand to house performance cars that are on its ambitious list of future products. Name it?

11. Pirojsha Godrej will be the executive chairman of which company?

12. Which diagnostics chain has acquired Rajkot-based Sanjivani Pathology Labs in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount?

13. Madhu Kannan, former group executive council member at Tata Sons, will join which MNC as its chief business officer, India and Emerging Markets?

14. Which Hyderabad-based start-up has picked up an undisclosed equity position in Volta Motors, another Hyderabad-based start-up engaged in creating electric mobility solutions for masses?

15. Which bathroom products manufacturer has appointed K.E. Ranganathan as Managing Director (MD) for its India Business?

16. Adidas India has announced its collaboration with ‘Mirzya’ girl Saiyami Kher to endorse which brand?

17. Which company has launched the campaign 'Bank Hai Par Alag Hai'?

18. Which brand has launched its new campaign 'My Bathroom'?

19. Which omni-channel jeweler has launched the campaign #EveryDayLove for Valentine’s Day?

20. Culture Machine's digital channel Blush, in association with which MNC and Nanhi Kali has launched the video ‘Dhusra: Winds of Change’ on girl child education?

21. Which delivery and logistics service company has launched the campaign ‘Going Beyond the Parcels’, featuring former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly?

22. Which brand has launched its digital film 'Real Cosmetics for Real People'?

23. Ashok Mansukhani will be the new MD and CEO of which media group?

24. Which online house rental company has launched the campaign #HomesThatDontDiscriminate?

25. Which luxury diamond jeweller has appointed Priyanka Chopra as its global ambassador?

26. Which US-based gaming firm has acquired Nextbit, the startup that launched the "Cloud first" Android device Robin last year in India?

27. Which LED light maker has forayed into the FMCG segment by launching its range of personal care products?

28. Stefan Larsson will be stepping down as the CEO of which fashion brand?

29. Which MNC will sell its satellite imaging business, Terra Bella, to Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based private satellite operator founded by former NASA scientists?

30. Sanjeev Sanyal, former global strategist and managing director of Deutsche Bank, has been appointed to which position in the finance ministry?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 671 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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