July 23, 2017

Biz Quizzard 695

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Reliance Industries crossed which milestone mark in market value for the first time on July 17?

2. Intel has unveiled its new range of scalable processors. What has it been branded as?

3. Which sports nutrition brand has launched its new digital film 'Tum Kya Samjhoge'?

4. Which newspaper has rolled out its new campaign #FortheLoveOfPrint?

5. Joseph George has resigned as the group chairman, India and regional president - South & Southeast Asia of which advertising group?

6. BMR Advisors' tax team will be merging with which company?

7. Which private equity investor has signed a definitive agreement to invest $200 million for a 49% stake in Radiant Life Care?

8. Who has become the youngest president of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at the age of 27?

9. Reliance Jio has signed up which company as a vendor for its much-touted 4G feature phone, which will debut in August?

10. Which broadcaster has roped in Sachin Tendulkar to promote its rebranded sports channels?

11. Which automobile company has formed a strategic alliance with Chetan Maini-promoted SUN Mobility to develop electric mobility solutions?

12. Which US-based private equity firm has bought the commercial property of Mumbai-based multiplex operator Carnival Group in Chandigarh for Rs 2,200 crore?

13. Which food brand has launched its #FuelForTheRealFit ad campaign?

14. Which brand has launched 'Ghar mein saaf shauchalay zaroori', a first-of-its kind ‘Matrimonial’ campaign focused towards curbing open defecation?

15. Which channel has acquired long term India broadcast rights of ‘The Open’, Golf’s oldest and most prestigious tournament?

16. Arto Nummela has resigned as the CEO of which phone maker?

17. Which MNC has entered into an agreement to sell its food business, including the French's, Frank's RedHot and Cattlemen's brands, to McCormick & Company Inc for $4.2 billion?

18. Which online marketplace has announced the launch of an exclusive label - Home Berry - on its platform in the home d├ęcor and furnishing space?

19. Which innerwear, sportswear and leisure-wear brand has launched a new digital campaign, 'Live Open'?

20. Which company has launched the campaign 'India's No. 1 Bank'?

21. Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) is foraying into the professional hair colour segment targeted at salons. Which brand?

22. Which healthcare and wellness startup has acquired Bengaluru-based yoga brand ‘a1000yoga’ for an undisclosed sum?

23. Which media company will launch its market forecasting unit Magna in India next month?

24. Which MNC has acquired BMR Advisory's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and risk teams?

25. Which airline will launch `Joon', a low-cost airline aimed at restoring some routes to profitability and attracting new and younger customers to the carrier?

26. Which cloud-based business software provider has acquired Joe Hukum, a platform that enables businesses to build their own chatbots?

27. Which business group has exited pharmaceutical contract research business by selling Advinus Therapeutics to Eurofins Scientific for an undisclosed amount?

28. Tata Sky has roped in which actress as brand ambassador for its Southern market?

29. Which business group has bought the trade and assets of Amtek Aluminium Castings (Witham) Limited and King Automotive Systems Limited (Amtek UK) from administrators PwC?

30. How many Indian companies feature in the latest edition of the Fortune Global 500 list, which ranks companies by their revenues in 2016?

31. George V Nereaparambil, founder of Dubai-based Geo Group of Companies, has put his nearly 12 per cent stake in which Indian airport on the block?

32. Which MNC has opened a scooter boutique, claimed to be the first-of-its-kind, in Chennai as part of its marketing initiative to increase sales volume?

33. For the first time in the history of government securities (G-Secs) market in India, a gilt maturing on a particular day will have outstanding more than which milestone amount?

34. Which IT MNC has appointed Shanmugh Natarajan as the Managing Director of India operations?

35. Ending with an easy one. Which chocolate brand has launched ‘My Travel Break’ – a campaign that promises to bring immersive travel break experiences to life?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 695 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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