June 25, 2017

Biz Quizzard 691

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

1. Lockheed Martin has tied up with which Indian business group to produce and export new generation F-16 fighter aircraft, subject to it winning an order from Indian Air Force?

2. Which company has announced the launch of Divastri, its first private label in the fashion category?

3. Which building has become the first in the country to get trademarked?

4. UAE Princess Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi has invested in which Indian startup, following the announcement of its intention to hire women from financially weak backgrounds?

5. Which detergent brand has launched a new campaign for Eid, carrying forward the brand philosophy of ‘#saaremaeldhodaalo’?

6. Which MNC has appointed Steffen Knapp as Director of India Cars Unit?

7. Which company has been named owner of the Johannesburg franchisee of Cricket South Africa's upcoming twenty-twenty over-format league ­ T20 Global league?

8. Which payments solution company has acquired FortunePay, a Bengaluru-based startup that offers payment switching infrastructure to banks?

9. Sandeep Dadlani, who resigned as president of Infosys recently, has joined which MNC as its chief digital officer?

10. Government has roped in which celebrity to promote GST?

11. Which cable broadband company has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Speed so high everything will fly’?

12. Which fashion brand has launched the film #MissIndiaWaliFeeling?

13. Sangeeta Pendurkar has quit as the managing director for India and South Asia of which MNC?

14. Which company has entered a strategic partnership with Serbia's state-run defence major Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India?

15. Which Kerala-based group, a global leader in value-added spices, is venturing into the personal care segment with a slew of innovative products which will hit the market next month?

16. Which company has acquired the construction equipment manufacturing facility of the joint venture between Ashok Leyland and John Deere for an undisclosed consideration?

17. Government headhunter, Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB), has selected Shashi Shanker to head which company from October 1?

18. Honda has launched a new 110cc scooter. What has it been branded as?

19. World’s biggest fish market will be moved to a new location. Which city is it located in?

20. Travis Kalanick last week stepped down as the CEO of which company?

21. Which home shopping company has launched the campaign 'Sapno ki Udaan' to help underprivileged kids?

22. The initial public offering (IPO) of which entity has got bids 170 times the number of shares on sale, making it the most subscribed IPO in the history of India's primary market?

23. Which Aurangabad-based auto electric components maker has agreed to acquire the entire stake in TFC Cables Assemblies, Scotland, for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which company will acquire Ahmedabad-based electric pump maker La-Gajjar Machineries for an undisclosed amount?

25. Which MNC has agreed to acquire fast-growing US tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion?

26. US sports shoe brand Saucony is partnering which company for its India entry to cash in on growing demand for global footwear and lifestyle brands?

27. Which company and French multinational Thales have announced their intent to form a joint venture in India to execute the offset obligations arising from the $8.8-billion Rafale deal?

28. Which startup has launched home delivery of diesel in Bengaluru?

29. Which company has acquired blue collar jobs marketplace Babajob in a largely share swap deal?

30. Which company last week said one of its subsidiaries will sell shares in LCC Pakistan to Talkpool AG, Switzerland, for USD 5.2 million (Rs 33.54 crore)?

31. Which US headquartered company, which has delivery centres in Hyderabad and Chennai, has acquired US-based IT consulting services and outsourcing player Ciber Inc for $93 million?

32. Which OTT service has launched its new campaign “Bachche ab no more atko’ing” for its Kids Content segment?

33. Which ecommerce company has launched a 3 minute video, featuring a customer, Novi from Mizoram, for the first time?

34. Sanjiv Khanna will be rejoining which company as CEO?

35. Which state has bagged the top spot as the country's most popular tourist destination among foreign and domestic tourists in 2016?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 691 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 18, 2017

Biz Quizzard 690

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which cricketer has renewed his bat sponsorship deal with MRF for eight years for more than Rs 100 crore?

2. Which company has bagged the Jamshedpur franchise of Indian Super League (ISL) and will be part of ISL from the next season?

3. Which MNC is tying up with Bengaluru-based smart-wearables startup Speculur to commercialise its recently launched bat-sensor technology?

4. John Flannery will be the new CEO of which MNC from August 1?

5. Which television channel has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as happiness ambassador?

6. Alternative accommodations company Airbnb has signed its first revenue-sharing agreement with a state government in India. Which state?

7. Which IT services firm will purchase Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) subsidiary TMG Health for an undisclosed amount?

8. Amazon India’s seller base has touched which milestone mark?

9. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Gurgaon to which city?

10. Nokia has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador in India?

11. American DJs and production duo The Chainsmokers, comprising Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of the menswear line of which brand?

12. Which water purifier brand has launched a new campaign ‘Farak Dikhta Hai’?

13. Which automobile MNC last week launched its new small commercial vehicle (SCV) Porter 700, priced at Rs 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra)?

14. Which company is launching liquid dishwash brand Giffy?

15. Which company has signed an agreement with US-based Pinnacle Engines Inc to launch BS VI-compliant engine for three-wheelers in India?

16. Which company has inked a deal with Italian fashion house Valentino to launch its products in India?

17. Which automobile MNC has announced the appointment of Diego Graffi as the Chief Executive Officer of its Indian subsidiary?

18. Which private equity giant will buy a 43% stake in Tata Technologies (Tata Tech) for $360 million?

19. Which MNC last week launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia as it looks to maintain high production levels until 2035?

20. Which MNC will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion?

21. Which automobile MNC last week unveiled a nail polish that can also be used to fix small paint flaws on cars?

22. Which MNC is partnering with the Indian industrial real estate specialist Firstspace Realty to set up logistics and industrial facilities across major warehousing and manufacturing hubs in India?

23. Which jewellery brand has launched a new collection Darsh that focuses on jewellery for men?

24. Connaught Place in the national capital is the ninth-most expensive office market in the world, according to property consultancy CBRE. Which is the most expensive?

25. Pallavi Kathuria has been appointed managing director of which global search firm's India operations?

26. Dhawal Gusain will be the new CEO of which digital content creation start-up?

27. Which company has acquired vehicle inspection firm CheckGaddi(dot)com in all-cash deal?

28. Sun TV Networks has launched a new digital content platform enabling customers to watch content in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. What has it been branded as?

29. Which government entity has received the in-principle approval for establishing an Information Utility (IU) in India - the first under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

30. Which country has been ranked the top exporter of information and communication technology services in a new UN report?

31. Which metro rail has entered the Limca Book of Records with the award of contracts for advertising and other contracts during the construction phase itself?

32. Which Dubai group has appointed Maryam Bahlooq as the first female Emirati CEO of its subsidiary?

33. Which company will launch a new luxury mall Chanakya in the national capital in September?

34. Which footwear retailer has launched the #WonderWoman campaign on the occasion of Father’s Day?

35. Popular app EazyDiner has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador and investor?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 690 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 11, 2017

Biz Quizzard 689

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will soon become the first private sector general insurance company to list on stock exchanges?

2. The world's fastest elevator is set to be installed in a skyscraper complex building in China. Which MNC is the manufacturer?

3. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign 'Phir ho ja shuru'?

4. Cable TV distributor DEN Networks and which company are selling their entire stake in their joint venture, TV merchandise channel Macro Commerce, to a Noida-based Pimex Broadcast?

5. Which leading business group will list its financial services unit on the bourses in August?

6. Which MNC has invested over Rs 120 crore to acquire a substantial majority stake in Chennai-based Orbgen Technologies Private Limited that runs the online-ticketing website TicketNew?

7. Which company has entered the frozen foods business and has started selling frozen prawns under the Masterchef brand?

8. Which bank has become the first to introduce biodegradable cards in the country?

9. Which brand last week launched a new category of products under the e-cycles brand and unveiled two variants, BH27 and BH12?

10. Which company last week launched its qualified institutional placement (QIP) offer to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore (about $2.3 billion)?

11. Which handset maker has roped in Bahubali actor Prabhas as its brand ambassador?

12. Enterprise software maker Freshdesk has created a new umbrella brand that brings together the company's growing suite of business software. What is it called?

13. Which leading Indian-American hotelier has partnered with a company of President Donald Trump's sons to launch a new midscale hotel chain under the name “American IDEA” in the US?

14. Which Mumbai-based online recruitment marketplace has acquired mHire, a Noida-based recruitment platform focussed on skilled and semi-skilled, blue and grey collar (entry-level) jobs?

15. Apple last week entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home, taking on early leaders Amazon and Google. What is the speaker called?

16. Which brand has rolled out a campaign for its newly launched Fuelsmarrt tyres?

17. Which company has partnered with mobile payment provider AdPay to launch what it claims is India’s first virtual telecom firm Aerovoyce?

18. Which consumer electronics company has roped in Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

19. Richfeel, a trichology centre, hair and scalp clinic has appointed which television actor as a brand ambassador?

20. Which tea brand has roped in Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

21. Which company has been selected to develop, operate and manage the new Kastelli international airport project in Heraklion, Greece, in partnership with local infrastructure major Terna SA?

22. Yellow Tie Hospitality, a food and beverage franchise management company, is investing $3 million in bringing which UAE-based street food brand to India?

23. The world's first hybrid "aeroboat" capable of travelling on land, water, snow and sand that has been built a joint venture between a Russian entity and which Indian firm?

24. Which commercial vehicle brand is launching an international campaign ‘Drive their own life’ for the Philippines and Vietnam markets?

25. Finland-based elevator and escalator major Kone Corporation will set up its second manufacturing plant in India in which state?

26. Which deodorant brand has launched the #WheresYourFace campaign for its personalised limited range of deodorant packs where one can have his picture on it?

27. Which MNC has taken Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis to court for using its trademarked product name as a moniker in advertisements for tennis clothing?

28. Which brand has appointed actress Disha Patani as its sportstyle and fitness expert for India?

29. Media agency Dentsu Media has been relaunched as an integrated agency. What is it called now?

30. Which company in India has decided to do away with the system of designations for its 10,000-plus employees?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 689 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 4, 2017

Biz Quizzard 688

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 29 - June 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country emerged as the top source of foreign direct investment into India in 2016-17?

2. Which early-stage impact-focused venture fund has roped in Milind Shah, the India managing director of global healthcare company Medtronic, as its healthcare venture partner?

3. Honda Cars India has tied up with which company for `Honda Connect', its connected car platform?

4. Which newspaper brand has launched the campaign #SundayIsForReading?

5. Which startup, that delivers nutritious meals to school children, has acquired Delhi-based cold-pressed juice manufacturer and delivery startup RawKing in an all-cash deal?

6. Which Canadian startup, an audio-syncing app, plans to enter the Indian market between June and July?

7. Which wellness services and personal care company has acquired the direct selling business of Gurugram-based company Wellscience for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which company has launched the country´s first Tamil sports channel?

9. Which online food takeaway firm has agreed to buy Middle East food delivery platform Carriage?

10. Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store last week. Which location?

11. Parineeti Chopra will endorse which legging brand?

12. AV Girija Kumar was last week appointed as chairman-cum-managing director of which insurance company?

13. Which airline has appointed Vinay Dube as chief executive officer?

14. Which company has launched a campaign with the proposition of ‘India ka travel planner’?

15. Which agarbatti brand has roped in MS Dhoni as brand ambassador?

16. Which advertising agency is launching a new agency, Baaash Digital?

17. Which MNC has acquired the brand Neksium in India from Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca for Rs 75 crore?

18. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has crossed which export milestone in less than four years after starting overseas shipments?

19. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign "Sehat hai toh zindagi behad hai"?

20. Which company is entering a new category – pulses – with the launch of a new brand, Fresh Harvest, which will be sold across retail outlets in the country?

21. Which MNC has launched a campaign featuring actors John Abraham and Sushant Singh Rajput for Champions Trophy?

22. Which smartphone brand announced its agreement with International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to sponsor the FIFA World Cup for six years, covering two tournament cycles?

23. Which ride-hailing app last week launched “Driver Compliments” feature in India, empowering riders to acknowledge and encourage good behaviour of the drivers?

24. Which MNC has appointed Shinjini Kumar to head its consumer banking business in India?

25. Which company last week unveiled intelligent, environment-friendly and energy-efficient solar pump ‘Smart Solarz’?

26. Which MNC has filed a patent application in India for a technology which might ensure that drones do not hit humans or animals while delivering packages?

27. Which automobile company has launched the campaign #VoteForChange?

28. Which online marketplace has launched the campaign #New&Now?

29. Which online marketplace for education has roped in cricketer Chris Gayle as brand ambassador?

30. Which well known brand has launched a campaign titled ‘Me. And comfortable with it’?

31. Which English business news channel in India will go off air from June 5?

32. Which IT firm has acquired OSSCube, a Texas-based digital transformation company for an undisclosed sum?

33. Which company has sold its residual 10 per cent stake in Bengaluru Airport to Fairfax India for Rs 1,290 crore?

34. Which business group has launched a campaign with the idea of ‘Reverse Chain of Smiles’?

35. Which talc brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Skincare Simplified'?

36. Honda Cars, in partnership with which FM brand, has started a new campaign ‘Honda Amaze….Isme Feeeel Hai’?

37. Which company has become India's first wine producer to enter the Russian market?

38. Telangana government has partnered with financial technology startup Transaction Analysts to launch the state’s official wallet. What has it been branded as?

39. Which pre-owned vehicle seller last week opened its first outlet for used premium motorcycles of 250 cc and above?

40. Which MNC has launched a film titled, 'We care for the girl child'?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 688 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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