January 27, 2019

Biz Quizzard 774

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which port has become India´s only port to get listed among the top 30 global container ports, as per the latest Lloyds Report?

2. Which MNC has entered into a strategic alliance with realty developer Rustomjee Group to provide furnished apartments in the latter’s residential project?

3. Which MNC has signed a definitive agreement to buy the milk-processing business of Maharashtra-based Prabhat Dairy for about Rs 1,700 crore through a slump sale?

4. Women-only community platform SHEROES has acquired which Bengaluru-based women’s health app in an all-stock deal?

5. Who has announced start of her microfinance venture, Svamaan Financial Services, with 10 crore “personal family money” as seed capital?

6. Which German insurer has set up a reinsurance arm in India with the primary objective of underwriting speciality risks such as cyber and financial lines of business?

7. Which company has touched 8.47 lakh clients, becoming India’s top brokerage firm?

8. Paytm has crossed which milestone of flight, train and bus tickets sale within three years?

9. Which pain relief brand has launched the campaign ‘Strong pain ko do strong jawab’?

10. Which company has released its new identity “The World’s Favourite Indian”?

11. Which online pharmacy platform has launched a new campaign ‘Har Ghar Mein Mahi’ with brand ambassador and cricketing icon MS Dhoni?

12. Philip Hampton will step down as chairman of which MNC after more than three and a half years in the role?

13. Which health insurance company has launched a TVC ‘Game of Choice’?

14. Which MNC will begin manufacturing the Kona electric SUV at its Chennai factory by the second half of the current calendar year?

15. Which online marketplace for buying and selling used cars has applied to the Reserve Bank of India for an NBFC (non-banking finance company) licence?

16. Which MNC last week launched Kicks SUV, one of its most ambitious models, to take on the formidable Hyundai Creta?

17. Which company last week rolled out its new SUV Harrier?

18. Which life insurance company has launched its new brand philosophy ‘#RakshaKaranKiReet’?

19. Which celebrity has roped in as the face of sustainable fabric brand 'Livaeco'?

20. Which Indian retailer has been ranked 94th on Deloitte´s Global Powers of Retailing 2019 index?

21. National Payments Corporation of India’s RuPay has signed up as the title sponsor of which sports property?

22. Ravneet Singh Gill will take over as CEO of which private sector lender on March 1?

23. Aviation veteran Ronojoy Dutta has been appointed CEO of which company?

24. Which global realty investment, development and management firm is paying Rs 900 crore to DLF for 49% stake in a proposed commercial project in Gurgaon’s Udyog Vihar?

25. Which MNC has elevated its India CEO Pramit Jhaveri as the vice-chairman of banking, capital markets and advisory business across Asia Pacific?

26. Which MNC may introduce its EQ-branded electric SUV, the EQC, in the country by the end of 2019?

27. Which Indian company last week announced the US launch of its Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP?

28. Which company is ready to launch its newest e-scooter, the i-Praise?

29. Which MNC has appointed Michelin boss Jean-Dominique Senard as its new chairman?

30. Which MNC last week began putting cooler-sized robots to work delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood outside Seattle?

31. A sitter. Which airline will launch a non-stop service between Tokyo and Bengaluru in the summer of 2020?

32. Which Hungarian company has forayed into India’s energy drink market with an affordable offering?

33. Which restaurant franchise management company has acquired casual dining brand Bombay Blue from Everstone Equity-owned Blue Foods for an undisclosed amount?

34. Which South Korean company has forayed into the Indian market with a range of consumer durables?

35. Which Indian automobile company has announced a tie-up with car sharing and subscription player, Myles as part of its next-generation mobility solutions strategy?

36. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#TailorYourStyle’?

37. Which online marketplace has announced 'Satte Pe Satta Sale' to celebrate its 7th anniversary?

38. Which logistics services provider has named Balfour Manuel as CEO to chart the company’s next chapter of growth?

39. Which company last week announced the acquisition of German personal care brand Creme 21 to expand its focus on international markets?

40. Which MNC last week launched a grape juice based sparkling beverage ‘Colour’ in Tamil Nadu?

41. Which digital news platform launched its print edition on January 26, 2019?

42. Which channel has become the world's first news channel to be awarded YouTube's 'Diamond Play Button'?

43. Tata Motors will stop the production and sales of which vehicle from April 2020?

44. Which company has forayed into the mass market with its ‘QUIK DRY ’towels?

45. Which state has become the first in India to adopt the newly launched advanced drone operators’ toolkit, which is an open source guide for governments wanting to scale drone delivery?

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January 20, 2019

Biz Quizzard 773

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which badminton player has signed a 4-year Rs 35 crore deal with premium Chinese sports brand Li-Ning?

2. Which inverter brand has launched the campaign ‘Faster Hai to Hai’, featuring MS Dhoni?

3. Which business personality has invested Rs 150 crore (about $21 million) in homegrown ride-hailing app Ola?

4. Amar Nagaram will be the new CEO of which fashion retailer?

5. Which company last week said it would buy smaller rival Goldcorp in a deal valued at $10 billion, creating the world’s biggest gold producer by output?

6. Which Singapore company is buying Ascendas-Singbridge, which has significant real estate assets in India, for about $8 billion to create one of the largest diversified real estate groups in Asia?

7. Which company will sell its entire equity share capital in its subsidiary Four Seasons Wines as well as associated brands to Grover Zampa Vineyards and Quintela Assets?

8. PE major Bain Capital will be acquiring a majority stake in which Bengaluru-based digital technology consulting and solutions company for an undisclosed sum?

9. Which MNC is re-entering the dairy market in India by leading a Rs 170-crore investment in homegrown premium yogurt maker Epigamia?

10. Which brand has announced a new international marketing platform and tagline, ‘For the Love of It’?

11. Which company has re-launched its flagship fairness brand Fairever to help in growth of its personal care portfolio?

12. McDonald's Corp has lost its rights to the trademark "Big Mac" in a European Union case ruling in favour of which Ireland-based fast-food chain, according to a decision by European regulators?

13. Which telecom brand has launched its new campaign ‘#StrongerEveryHour’?

14. This campaign is getting reactions of all sorts. Which international brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheBestMenCanBe’, in the wake of the ongoing #MeToo movement?

15. Which newspaper brand has launched the campaign "Lost Votes"?

16. Reed Collins and Sonal Dabral will lead which agency's creative efforts throughout Asia Pacific?

17. Which FM radio brand has launched the ‘#IAmNotSorry’ campaign?

18. DS Group, the makers of Catch spices and Pulse candy, has appointed which celebrity as the new brand ambassador of its mouth freshener brand Rajnigandha Pearls?

19. Which sports property has launched the integrated campaign 'Inspire to be Better'?

20. Which brand has become the first ever scotch whisky brand in India to reach the 1 million cases (of 9 litres each) in annual sales milestone?

21. Which automobile brand has announced the launch of its social responsibility campaign ‘#HaveYouClickedToday’?

22. Which two-wheeler brand has launched a new commercial 'Bomb Phatega Ya Nahi?'?

23. Which premium intimate wear brand has launched “Stubborn Souls”- a campaign to explain how fashion and differently-abled can go hand in hand?

24. Which creative agency has announced the appointment of Vikas Mehta as its CEO?

25. Which company has acquired US-based learning platform Osmo for $120 million as part of an aggressive international expansion plan?

26. Rakesh Kapoor will retire as the CEO of which MNC by the end of 2019?

27. Which company has launched an IoT-enabled smart ceiling fan, Aeroslim?

28. The lottery and gaming conglomerate Sugal & Damani Group has announced the launch of a platform, aimed at becoming India’s largest online gaming platform. What is it called?

29. Which company has acquired seven marketed oncology injectable products from Spectrum Pharmaceuticals for about $300 million?

30. Reliance Industries has become the first Indian company to report a quarterly net profit higher than which milestone mark?

31. Which company has acquired CRM solutions provider Ruletronics for an enterprise value of $7.48 million (about Rs 53 crore)?

32. Chennai-based Cheeni Labs has acquired which mobile recharge plans discovery platform in an all cash deal?

33. Which MNC has agreed to acquire smartwatch technology and personnel from Fossil Group?

34. Which sanitary napkin brand has launched its Period Tracker app?

35. Which airline has launched ‘A World Like Never Before’, its biggest and most cinematic brand campaign to date?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 773 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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January 13, 2019

Biz Quizzard 772

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired Aasaanjobs for an undisclosed amount?

2. Which celebrity has entered the entertainment business with a long-term partnership deal with production house Banijay Asia?

3. Which nutritional supplement brand has launched the campaign ‘#MakeItAHabit’?

4. Which company will absorb Gruh Finance in a stock-swap deal, creating a merged entity that would offer the full suite of financial services ranging from small-business loans to mortgages?

5. Which company has created a second standalone software brand, Jile, for its agile software development platform, on the heels of its first AI-product Ignio?

6. Which dairy company has appointed Ishmeet Singh as its CEO, effective January 7, 2019?

7. Rudratej Singh has resigned as the global president of which automobile company?

8. The Reserve Bank of India has set up a committee to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion. Who will head it?

9. Global private equity firm ADV Partners has acquired which steel company from the Brazilian conglomerate Gerdau SA for about $120 million?

10. Mastercard is revamping its logo. What is the major change?

11. Which nasal spray brand has launched a digital ad titled 'Naak ka Lagaan'?

12. Which brand has launched the campaign 'Shaadi Ka Naya Gift'?

13. Which company has announced the launch of its latest innovation - ‘Glister Herbals Toothpaste’, to mark its entry into the herbal oral care market?

14. Which life insurance company has announced the launch of the ‘#KeepMoving’ movement which aims to redefine the idea of fitness for India, featuring brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar?

15. Which company has launched ‘SF Rush’ a smart band under its brand SF Watches?

16. Which dating app has launched its first digital campaign titled ‘#SubstanceOverSelfies’, which celebrates your story and not just a reflection of your phone’s front camera?

17. Tablez India has announced a partnership with which U.S.-based, customized stuffed-animal retail-entertainment brand?

18. Which independent league for amateur cricketers has unveiled the campaign ‘Bade Ziddi’ to promote the launch of their new venture?

19. Ms Meera Sanyal died last week after a brief illness. She was the former India head of which bank?

20. Which state government has entered into a MoU with Adani Group to set up World’s first 100% renewables powered data centre park?

21. The Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh last week created 2 Guinness world records for “pouring the highest amount of concrete” and “largest continuous concrete pour in 24 hours”. Which company?

22. Which automobile company’s Igatpuri plant has become India's first carbon neutral manufacturing facility and has been certified by Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd?

23. Which celebrity has announced the launch of 'The StyleCracker Box Club', which makes the concept of personal styling accessible to all via a membership programme?

24. Which beverage brand has launched a new television commercial ‘Dil Ko Na Kahoge To Pachtaoge’?

25. Indonesia’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will set up will set up a greenfield pulp and paper manufacturing unit in India with a total investment of USD 3.5 Billion. Which state?

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January 6, 2019

Biz Quizzard 771

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 31 - January 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Transactions via the unified payments interface (UPI), the country´s flagship payments platform, crossed which milestone value mark in December?

2. Which German industrial giant has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as the managing director and chief executive officer of India operations, effective from January 1?

3. Which chain has launched a campaign ‘#SettleTheConfusion’ for its unique offering - the Crispy Veg Burger that can be eaten from both sides?

4. Which company has acquired 27.25% additional stake in Ashley Aviation (AAL), raising its shareholding in the firm to 76.25%?

5. Which company’s European subsidiary, Amarox, has acquired Tarbis Farma SLU, a virtual company operating in Spain as part of Grupo Ferrer Internacional of Spain SA?

6. Which liquor brand has emerged fastest to claim the ‘millionaire’ (one million cases sales) brand tag in India?

7. Which life insurance company has rolled out a campaign ‘Promise kiya! Ab plan karo’?

8. Which company has rolled out a social media campaign titled ‘#WedEqual’, starring stand-up comedian Mallika Dua?

9. Which news media company has elevated Avinash Pandey as chief executive officer?

10. Which broadcaster has launched the ‘#RishtaPakkaSamjho’ campaign, featuring Amitabh Bachchan?

11. Which group has announced the launch of its agency LiquidIndia Advertising & Digital Communications to manage the communication needs of start-ups?

12. Which European farm products company is entering India in partnership with the publicly listed Prabhat Dairy as part of its strategy to expand in the fast-growing animal feed market?

13. Which apparel brand is celebrating the onset of wedding season with a TVC featuring the maestros of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)?

14. Which retailer has launched the digital ad film ‘#NayiShuruaat’, featuring yesteryear actor Asrani?

15. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘Be Remembered for Good’, featuring actor Rahul Khanna?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 771 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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