August 19, 2018

Biz Quizzard 751

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which private equity giant has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 60% stake in Hyderabad-based Ramky Enviro Engineers for $530 million, or Rs 3,660 crore?

2. Which edible oil brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'har nivala, andar se tough banane wala'?

3. Which company has acquired 71.7% stake in SPI Cinemas, owners of Sathyam Cinemas, one of the largest screen exhibitors in south India, in a cash-plus-stock deal?

4. The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) has tied up with Hayre Group to open Vivanta hotel in London. Which location?

5. Which hospital brand has launched the ‘#GetSecondLife’ campaign for organ donation?

6. Which food delivery app recently celebrated its four-year anniversary by launching a new campaign that is an ode to its delivery partners?

7. Which company has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese lifestyle brand YOYOSO to bring it stores to India?

8. Fair trade regulator Competition Commission (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Ruchi Soya by which company?

9. Which electrical appliances brand, that was closed down more than a decade ago, is restarting its operations from Thrissur?

10. Who is the richest Indian woman, according to the Kotak Wealth Hurun - Leading Wealthy Women 2018 report?

11. Which company has appointed Ben Legg as the managing director for its UK operations, soon after it announced its plans to enter the market?

12. Which former American professional boxer will soon be coming to India to promote a new mixed martial arts league, Kumite 1 League?

13. Which healthcare major last week announced acquisition of 51 per cent stake in Dehradun-based Windlas Healthcare Private Ltd (WHPL) for Rs. 155.55 crore?

14. Most of you must have seen the video ‘The half day rant', which went viral. Which company is behind it?

15. Which fast food brand has collaborated music celebrities Darshan Raval, Bianca Gomesto and Clinton Cerejo to curate a theme song on its brand philosophy – ‘Make It What You Want’?

16. Google's Ignition Labs and which advertising agency have come together in what they've termed a Creative Intelligence Partnership (CiP)?

17. Dangal star, Fatima Sana Shaikh is the new brand ambassador of which watch brand?

18. Which newspaper brand has launched a short film ‘Perspective’?

19. Which mobile handset brand has launched the ‘#ProudlyIndian’ campaign?

20. Which is the most patriotic brand in India, according to a YouGov survey?

21. Which women-centric food and beverage brand has raised seed funding from venture capital firm Matrix Partners India?

22. Which company has made its first move towards offline gaming with a minority investment in InstaSportz Consultancy which builds virtual reality (VR) gaming lounges across the country?

23. Which company is putting in place a team to sell its internal learning platform Lex to clients after rebranding the product?

24. Which MNC has acquired media rights for the Indian subcontinent of Spanish football league, La Liga, one of the most watched football leagues?

25. Isuzu Motors India has signed on which sports celebrity to promote the brand and V-Cross in India?

26. Which company has acquired PowerDrift Studios Private Limited which operates content platform PowerDrift?

27. Which company last week launched its fashion portal thevoiceoffashion(dot)com, targeted at the changing Indian consumers?

28. Which Indian jewellery design and manufacturing firm has agreed to acquire US-based Jay Gems for about Rs 200 crore?

29. Which MNC has appointed Anand E Stanley, a veteran leader in the global aerospace and defence industry, as president and managing director of Indian operations?

30. Which is India’s most valuable brand this year as per the latest findings by Brand Finance, a U.K.-based independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy?

31. Which mobile phone retail chain has roped in South Indian film actor Akkineni Samantha as its brand ambassador as it unveiled a new brand identity?

32. Safecrop Holdings, a consortium comprising WestBridge Capital, billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjunwala and Madison Capital has agreed to acquire which health insurer?

33. Which salon brand has launched its new campaign, featuring Dia Mirza, Aahana Kumra and Saiyami Kher?

34. Which company has announced the One Million Handshake movement to spread the world of Health by way of #UmbrellaHandshake?

35. Which company has launched the country’s first 150T electric drive rear dump truck?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 751 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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