February 3, 2019

Biz Quizzard 775

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 28 - February 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business daily completed 25 years on January 27?

2. Which retailer has roped in Devendra Chawla as the managing director and CEO?

3. Sudip Singh, former global head of Infosys for the energy, utilities, resources & services vertical, will be the new CEO of which company effective February 1?

4. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#SilvateinMitayePyaarSe’ for its garment steamers?

5. Which handset brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘#MakeAnEffort’ as part of its ongoing 'Proudly Indian' campaign?

6. Which Indian steel company will divest majority stake in its South East Asia business to state-owned HBIS Group of China in a $327-million deal?

7. Which business school has emerged as the only Indian B-School to figure in the top 25 of FT Global MBA Rankings?

8. Domino's Pizza celebrated the Republic Day this year by delivering 4000 pizzas to the Indian Army soldiers. Which location?

9. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘#Unstereotype’?

10. Which Indian brand has entered the list of top 100 most valuable brands, according to the Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report released at the World Economic Forum in Davos?

11. Condé Nast International has announced the launch of a new business media title offering a truly global perspective on the fashion, beauty and luxury industries. What has it been branded as?

12. Which German manufacturing company has appointed VG Sakthikumar as India MD?

13. Which company last week launched hotel bookings on its platform and acquired NightStay, which offers deals on last-minute bookings at luxury hotels?

14. South Korea’s Kia Motors last week started trial production of a made-in-India car. Which location?

15. Which online discount brokerage firm will soon launch its learning module, Varsity, as a mobile application?

16. The Department of Personal & Training, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) last week selected Pravin Kumar Purwar for the post of Chairman and Managing Director of which PSU?

17. Which company, in association with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, has initiated the campaign ‘Rang Badlav Ke – Paint the Change!’?

18. Oyo Hotels and Homes last week announced it has launched operations in which country?

19. Which company has launched a 2-minute-long video, featuring Konkona Sen Sharma at an open mic night, as part of its ‘#FundYourOwnWorth campaign’?

20. Which MNC will pilot its on-demand water-taxi service in India, starting in Mumbai, and take the learnings to other markets?

21. Which cricket app has launched a campaign starring Anil Kumble?

22. Which company has announced its JV with Turkish laminated composite panel maker Polser AS for manufacturing corrugated and plain fiberglass sheets for the construction industry?

23. Which company last week named Mohit Malhotra, currently chief executive of the India business, as its new group chief executive?

24. Which MNC last week made interim Chief Executive Officer Robert Swan´s role permanent?

25. Which company has rebranded its merged companies Soho Square and Bates CHI & Partners as 82.5 Communications?

26. Which online pharmacy company has acquired Medlabz, a digital healthcare platform and ‘diagnostics at home’ provider?

27. Which UK-based global talent investor announced its launch in India; and the appointment of Esha Tiwary as General Manager?

28. Which brand has launched its new campaign “Bottle of Love”, before the onset of the exam season?

29. Which online education venture, focused on building careers of working professionals, unveiled its first ad-campaign, featuring actor Vicky Kaushal?

30. Which company has entered into a partnership to become exclusive non-alcoholic beverage partners of the International Cricket Council (ICC) until 2023?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 775 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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