May 14, 2017

Biz Quizzard 685

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the world's biggest market for two wheelers last year?

2. Which online home rental platform has acquired Bengaluru-based home aggregator and rental management company Zenify for an all-stock deal?

3. Who is Britain’s richest, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2017?

4. PK Bezbaruah will take over as the chairman of which regulatory body?

5. Parle Products, the biscuits and confectionery company, has unveiled a new division to consolidate its premium brands. What is it called?

6. Marico last week announced the launch of a new sub-brand under its marquee brand Saffola. Name it?

7. Which engineering services company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escenda Engineering AB?

8. Which mobile technology company has bought business process outsourcing company Call2Connect from Arabi Holding Group for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which premium socks brand has joined hands with Turner International owned Cartoon Network to introduce the Justice League collection?

10. Apple’s market capitalization crossed which milestone mark last week for the first time ever?

11. Which ayurvedic hair care solution range has roped in actress Tapsee Pannu to endorse its shampoo and conditioner range?

12. Which hospitality company has bought new media marketing agency Brand Karma for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which US-based $490-million performance-improvement solutions provider has acquired Chennai-based Emantras for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which brand has bagged the title sponsorship rights of the Pro Kabaddi League for 5 years?

15. Which hair oil brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

16. Shahid Kapoor and Shruti Haasan have been appointed brand ambassadors for which footwear brand?

17. Discovery Communications last week announced its plan to roll out its first Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) in India. What will it be branded as?

18. Which German alternative lending startup will be entering India?

19. Which IT firm has acquired Cupola Technology, a specialised IoT (internet of things) services company?

20. Who is the new executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

21. Which company has sold a 50% stake in its Ulsan facility in South Korea to Kobe Steel for $315 million (Rs 2,033 crore)?

22. Which company has launched generic blood cancer drug under the brand name Pomalid in India?

23. Which brand has launched the campaign #MakeMostOfNow?

24. Which MNC has elevated Taranjeet Singh as the country director for India?

25. Which beverage brand has launched 'Moms Vs Internet' campaign for Mother’s Day?

26. How many new teams have been added to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)?

27. Mr PR Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha, 82, passed away last week. He was the chairman of which business group?

28. Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has opened its first offline store Mi Home in India. Which city?

29. Which MNC last week launched 'mu-X' premium full size 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV)?

30. Which celebrity has been roped in as brand ambassador for Jaquar Lighting?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 685 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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