July 29, 2018

Biz Quizzard 748

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Rooftop solar installations in India have crossed which milestone mark, according to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s SPIN portal?

2. Mike Manley will take over as CEO of which automobile MNC?

3. Which Hindi general entertainment channel launched the campaign ‘#ChunoApneRang’ to celebrate 10 years?

4. Which spirits brand launched its maiden campaign in India, 'It's Pure Up Here'?

5. Which life insurance company has appointed Rishi Srivastava as the new chief executive officer and managing director starting August 1, 2018, subject to regulatory approval from IRDAI?

6. Which brand has launched its new digital campaign 'Let's End Darkness'?

7. Which education technology platform has acquired Bengaluru-based math learning startup Math Adventures for an undisclosed amount?

8. Which Hyderabad based IT player has launched GOLDPILLAR, a real estate application that will bring real estate customers and service providers on a single platform?

9. Which French IT services company is boosting its North American operations with a $3.4 billion cash deal to buy Michigan-based IT services provider Syntel Inc?

10. Which MNC has become the first quick service restaurant player in the country to use biodiesel, produced from used cooking oil, to power its trucks?

11. Which company unveiled its Furio range of trucks that compete in the category of intermediate commercial vehicles (ICVs) that are deployed to carry fruits, vegetables, parcels and other goods?

12. Shrinivas G Shirgurkar will be the new chairman of which abrasives maker?

13. ABP News Network (ANN) has launched its Punjabi news channel ‘ABP Sanjha’ in which country?

14. Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador for its toothbrush brand Colgate Neo?

15. Which brand has launched a marketing campaign for its innovative new range of Zer0Fat Dressings, with brand ambassador Sonali Bendre and upcoming star Amyra Dastur?

16. Which brand has launched a campaign for Friendship Day, featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Raghu Ram?

17. Which diagnostic chain has launched Fever Fighters, a patient care initiative that promises to fight fever 24x7?

18. Which truck maker has launched its new marketing philosophy, 'Nayi Soch'?

19. Which company is acquiring US digital marketing firm Indigo Slate for an upfront payment of $18 million, or about Rs 124 crore?

20. Which company’s US subsidiary has agreed to buy rival aluminium products company Aleris in a deal valued at $2.58 billion?

21. Which US based marketplace for unique and creative goods has announced its entry into the Indian market?

22. Which Chennai-based company, in collaboration with US-based Zero Mass Water, has launched Source, a water solar panel that will provide pure drinking water using sunlight and air?

23. N Srinivasan has expressed his desire to step down as a director and managing director of which financial services company by August 18?

24. Which private sector lender has reported its first ever loss amounting to Rs 119.55 crore for the quarter ended June 30, due to higher provisions for bad loans?

25. Who has been elected as the President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) for the year 2018-2019?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 748 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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