July 1, 2018

Biz Quizzard 744

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Group is set for a re-entry into the Rs 35,000-crore white goods market in August launching refrigerators, washing machines, microwave ovens and dish washers under which brand?

2. Which company has launched the '#IndiaInvited' campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

3. Which apparel brand has undergone a logo change, while retaining the tagline ‘It's the way you make me feel’?

4. Realty firm Sumadhura group has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

5. Which clothing brand has launched the campaign ‘#ComeOutandPlay’, featuring Virat Kohli?

6. Britannia has announced the rebranding of Britannia Rusk. What is the new name?

7. Which steel brand has announced Commonwealth Games weighlifting gold medalist Sathish Kumar Sivalingam as its brand ambassador?

8. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign titled ‘Rishton Ka Hi Fever’?

9. Which company has invested Rs 1,000 crore to acquire a majority stake in MX Player, the world’s largest local video platform?

10. Which country has recorded the highest number of IPOs globally in first half of 2018, according to a survey?

11. Food ordering app Zomato last week said it has launched its restaurant reviews and ratings platform across how many new cities in India?

12. Which company has acquired Wolfsburg-based IT and engineering services provider H&D International Group for €30 million?

13. Which company has bought 100% stake in private reinsurance company ITI Reinsurance from Fortune Financial Services of Sudhir Valia for about Rs 500 crore?

14. Which Chinese smartphone brand is changing hands in India with its India minority shareholder Arvind R Vohra and promoters of handset maker Karbonn Mobile buying out the Indian arm?

15. Which company is setting up the world’s largest underground pump house at Kaleshwaram large irrigation project coming up at an outlay of Rs 85,000 crore in Telangana?

16. Hyderabad-based restaurant chain, Paradise last week announced the launch of a loyalty programme for its customers. What is it called?

17. Italian luxury group Ermenegildo Zegna and which company have collectively picked up an equity stake in homegrown fashion designer Raghavendra Rathore?

18. Which health insurance company has announced the appointment of Prasun Sikdar as its new MD and CEO following regulatory approval from the IRDAI?

19. Which diapers brand has announced an online Mommy Community, #SheCaresSheShares aimed at celebrating the spirit of motherhood?

20. Which Indian chief executive has been elected as a full-term member of the U.S.-based MIT Corporation, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts?

21. Which MNC last week said it would buy online pharmacy PillPack for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a digital film, featuring comedian Tanmay Bhat, to promote its new offering Crispy Potaco?

23. Which ecommerce logistics company plans to hit the capital market with a $350-million (Rs 2,500 crore) initial public offer in the next few months?

24. Which airline in India last week announced the induction of its first Boeing 737 Max plane?

25. Which MNC has acquired Chargemaster, UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company?

26. Which company has formed a joint venture with Swiss energy storage firm Leclanché SA to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems?

27. Which company last week acquired 97% stake in Marine Infrastructure for Rs 19.50 billion?

28. Which company is entering the seaport business and will be developing a greenfield commercial port 30 km north of Kakinada city in Andhra Pradesh?

29. Which MNC has launched the ‘Brilliant Moments’ campaign to celebrate 20 years of sales and production in the Indian market?

30. Which MNC has appointed it's India operations MD & CEO Kanwaljeet Jawa into the board of the parent company?

31. Which MNC has named fourth-generation heir Koo Kwang-mo as new CEO?

32. Nestle has roped in which actress to promote NESCAFE Ready-to-Drink?

33. Which e-commerce major has launched its new campaign, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in its ads?

34. Which American lifestyle and personal care brand has made its debut in India through a franchising agreement with Major Brands?

35. Irdai board has approved Life Insurance Corporation´s investment in which lender?

36. Which airline is diversifying into air cargo business, the first among Indian carriers to start a dedicated freighter plane service?

37. Which company has named retired bureaucrat Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as non-executive chairman with effect from July 1 for three years?

38. Which company has entered into definitive agreement to acquire Nasdaq-listed Radisys Corporation, a global leader of open telecom solutions?

39. Iron ore mining major NMDC Ltd and which company have established a 50:50 joint venture company for undertaking exploration and development of mineral properties in South Africa?

40. Which automobile MNC last week said it is establishing its first global centre for digital operations in India and will hire around 500 people for the same by the end of this fiscal?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 744 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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