June 17, 2018

Biz Quizzard 742

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company and Amazon have co-developed a line of hair and male-grooming products that will be sold exclusively on the Web marketplace?

2. Which MNC has rolled out its new brand campaign “Badhte Chalein”, featuring Virat Kohli?

3. Which celebrity has been announced as brand ambassador for the male grooming product range for Philips India?

4. Which cement brand has launched a campaign featuring Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum?

5. Which biryani brand has launched its first campaign?

6. Which company will set up India’s first lithium ion cell production project by investing Rs 799 crore in three phases in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh?

7. Which company has bought a 75% stake in Tastetaria, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dhunseri Petrochem, for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which actress has been appointed as the newest Westin Well-Being Brand Advocate in Asia Pacific?

9. This should be easy. Which MNC has launched a new campaign with the focus on ‘naya note'?

10. Which MNC last week said Dhivya Suryadevara, currently vice president of corporate finance, will succeed Chuck Stevens on September 1 as chief financial officer?

11. Which celebrity has been announced as the brand ambassador of StayHappi Pharmacy?

12. Movie ‘Race 3’ has roped in which menswear brand as its official style partner?

13. Which financial services company has launched the campaign 'The joy of earning'?

14. Which Hyderabad-based tech startup has launched a voicebot - Darwin - that allows employees to share realtime feedback in a seamless manner?

15. Caller identification app Truecaller has acquired which payments startup to help it roll out credit and financial services to its Indian users?

16. Which MNC is launching the beverage brand ‘Rani Float’ in India?

17. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was last week named brand ambassador of which online fantasy sports platform?

18. Which Japanese company has acquired a majority stake in New Delhi-based creative advertising firm From Here On Communications (FHO)?

19. Pune-based decorative paint maker Indigo Paints has signed which celebrity as the company’s first brand ambassador for the next three years?

20. Which consumer durables firm last week bought non-stick cookware maker Nirlep Appliances for around Rs 80 crore, which includes equity and debt?

21. Which airline has become the first airline to implement zero fees for cancellation and ticket changes for a certain category of tickets, if done up to 72 hours before departure?

22. Which actress has been roped in as the brand ambassador of boat?

23. Which French BPO giant has announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intelenet from Blackstone for $1 billion?

24. Which brand has kick started its Father’s Day campaign with an interesting video chat between Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan?

25. Which railway station has become the first station in the country to be awarded the CII-IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Platinum rating?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 742 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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