February 26, 2017

Biz Quizzard 674

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first Indian sportsperson to sign an Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand?

2. Former Amul MD BM Vyas along with Shirish Upadhyay, an ex-senior vice-president of Parag Milk and nutritionist Dr Ravi Khimani has started a new venture. What is it called?

3. Which company has agreed to acquire the consumer durables business of Lloyd Electric & Engineering for Rs 1,600 crore?

4. Ultra-luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has appointed which company as its India franchisee?

5. Which consumer durable company has roped in Telugu actor Mahesh Babu as brand ambassador?

6. Which business group has partnered UK clothing and homeware retailer Laura Ashley for exclusive rights to make and sell merchandise as well as wholesale distribution in India?

7. Which country emerged as the world's largest crude producer in December 2016?

8. Reliance Jio has crossed which subscriber milestone?

9. Nestle last week launched which energy drink in a ready to drink format with less sugar?

10. Which company last week announced an Rs 16,000-crore share buyback, the biggest in the Indian capital market so far?

11. Which resort has become the first hospitality project in India to receive the IGBC Platinum certification?

12. Which company has launched India’s first Precision Inverter Split AC that allows temperature setting in decimals?

13. Two very nice campaigns. Which beverage brand has launched #ReleaseThePressure campaign to focus on the serious issue of exam pressure?

14. Which advertising agency has partnered with Haiyya, a New Delhi-based NGO, to launch the campaign #MyDaughterWill?

15. Which commodity has emerged as the largest-selling packaged food item in the country during 2016, according to Euromonitor International?

16. Govind Rajan has resigned as the chief executive of which digital payments platform?

17. Which company is entering offline retail space having bagged the rights to manage brick-and-mortar outlets of Spanish fashion label Mango in India along with exclusive online rights?

18. The health ministry has approved the country's first locally made bioresorbable cardiac scaffold, or naturally dissolving stent for clearing blockages in arteries that carry blood to the heart. Which company?

19. Which auto components manufacturer has inked a pact for creation of a joint venture with Japan-based Katolec Corporation to manufacture products including high-end electronics?

20. Which MNC last week forayed into the gaming devices market in India with the introduction of ‘Omen’ range of notebooks and desktop, priced between Rs 79,990 and Rs 1.40 lakh?

21. Which Danish player, which develops and manufactures pump solutions for various sectors, last week inaugurated its first manufacturing unit in India at Nadergul village, near Hyderabad?

22. Donald Paul Devlin will be the new Chairman and Managing Director of which paper and pulp manufacturer, effective April 28?

23. Land Rover last week teased images of the fourth Range Rover SUV, ahead of its world premiere on 1st March, 2017. What has it been branded as?

24. Which furniture and interior solutions brand has launched its healthcare range and the campaign #sleepAt10?

25. ITC has launched a range of basic and blended spices under which newly created umbrella brand?

26. Hiroto Saikawa will be the new CEO of which automobile MNC?

27. Why was Babulwadi, a small village in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, in news last week?

28. Which beverage brand has launched an ad film titled ‘Pyarelal Ka Bachpan Ka Pyar’?

29. Rasna, a brand best known for making fruit juice concentrate, has entered into baked snacks category under which brand?

30. Which company has acquired the Indian operations of Telenor?

31. Which company has partnered with a young UK designer to create what they claim to be the world's only `really blue' jeans?

32. Which company has got the nod for India´s first tetravalent flu vaccine?

33. Which company last week announced the launch of 'MyAgriGuru', an advisory platform for farmers that has been introduced as a mobile app?

34. European multi-sport company Scott Sports last week announced the launch of which German sports brand in India?

35. Vivek Chaand Sehgal has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award. He is the chairman of which company?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 674 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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