May 7, 2017

Biz Quizzard 684

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has become the first female president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?

2. Which crowd-funding platform is entering the Indian market through a strategic partnership with Mumbai's Impact Guru?

3. In a first of its kind learning and talent development initiative, PepsiCo India has entered into a `career joint venture' with which company?

4. Which company has decided to acquire Kuoni’s global network of destination management specialists, covering 17 countries?

5. Which Ahmedabad-based company has acquired US-based Inflamax Research?

6. Which German company, which deals in fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, has formed a joint venture with exotic fruits importer IG International to enter India?

7. Which agency has launched a film titled ‘Save the boy child’?

8. In the largest private equity buyout so far in India's real estate sector, which PE major has agreed to acquire 100% interest in Shriram's Gateway SEZ in Chennai for $190 million (Rs 1,220 crore)?

9. Which city has got its own font, the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city?

10. I liked this ad. Which over-the-counter (OTC) brand has launched the campaign #YourSecondHome?

11. Which automobile brand has set a new Guinness World Record by towing an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft?

12. PepsiCo India is in the process of rolling out which brand to counter Coke Zero?

13. Uber has finally launched its food delivery service UberEATS in India. Which city?

14. Which tea bar chain operator has applied to the government for a food-only retailing venture to conduct food products business through physical stores as well through ecommerce?

15. Which private equity major’s retail arm Virtuous Retail South Asia has acquired North Country Mall, a 2-million sqft mall in Mohali for Rs 700 crore?

16. Maruti Suzuki’s market capitalization crossed which milestone last week?

17. Which state has become the first state to switch to the January-December financial year from the existing April-March cycle?

18. Which well known Indian company last week unveiled a new logo after two decades?

19. Which brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Jodey Dilon Ke Taar’, featuring brand ambassador Irrfan Khan?

20. Which organization recently launched a new film titled 'Ek Ladki Hun Main'?

21. Which ice cream brand has launched the campaign 'Thoda Cheating Toh Banta Hai'?

22. Which company has taken a controlling stake in Bangalore based Consultancy and PR agency, Integrated brand-comm Pvt Ltd?

23. Which MNC has started regional language labelling on its packaging in a bid to attract local consumers and take on fiercely competitive regional rivals?

24. Which on-demand driver aggregator has acquired competitor DriversKart in an all-equity deal?

25. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, which has been re-writing revenue-collection records, has taken a whopping Rs. 200-crore insurance cover. Which insurance company?

26. Which IT company has offered a ‘voluntary separation incentive’ to its top-rung staff?

27. Which online home rental company has launched a campaign called 'Jobless Job'?

28. Which company has launched a new campaign #TravelMeinTwist for its online travel business?

29. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Discover the London you don’t know’?

30. Which company has introduced ‘Slurp’, a mango drink, in a bid to take on multinationals in fruit juice segment?

31. Viacom18 last week announced the upcoming launch of its seventh regional general entertainment channel. Which language?

32. Celebrity and fitness evangelist Milind Soman has invested an undisclosed amount in which health food brand?

33. Which IT services firm has acquired insurance claims service provider BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor to bolster its insurance claims management expertise?

34. Which company wants to woo the music-loving but tech-challenged consumers with its newest offering, Carvaan?

35. Which company has appointed Rahul Mammen Mappillai as its new managing director?

36. Which company has announced the acquisition of Zimmber, an on-demand household services provider, to further scale its hyperlocal household services business?

37. Which company will acquire the radio-pharmacy business of US-based Triad Isotopes for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which automobile classifieds firm has acquired vehicle inspection and valuation company Adroit Inspection for an undisclosed sum?

39. Which textile showroom brand has launched a new ad featuring Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan (of Baahubali fame)?

40. PepsiCo India and which celebrity have joined hands to produce a range of nutrition-focused food products and beverages?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 684 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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