February 10, 2019

Biz Quizzard 776

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. PV Bharathi has become the first woman managing director and chief executive officer of which bank?

2. Which healthcare provider has appointed Emmanuel Rupert as managing director and group CEO?

3. Which male grooming brand has announced the appointment of Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu as its brand ambassador?

4. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘Masala Nahi Toh Mazaa Nahi’?

5. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘‘India ka Live Network’?

6. Which company has acquihired Kint(dot)io, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup that applies deep learning and computer vision for object recognition in video, for an undisclosed sum?

7. Which non-banking finance company has signed a binding agreement to acquire the commercial vehicle finance business of India Infoline Finance, a subsidiary of IIFL Holdings Limited?

8. Which food company has inked a distribution partnership with Indo Nissin Foods?

9. Which automobile MNC has appointed Venkatram Mamillapalle as India MD?

10. Which brand has signed a whopping four-year sports sponsorship deal with PV Sindhu to the tune of Rs 50 crore?

11. Which US-based lingerie brand has entered India and plans to invest around $4 million in the first year of its operation in the country?

12. Which company has acquired BP’s stake in the pipeline and terminal assets connected to Stanlow Refinery to boost outbound logistics and enter new markets in the British Midlands?

13. Which company has acquired UAE-based iApps, as well as the Oracle business unit of Valforma, for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its Cloud and digital services practice?

14. Which British footwear brand will soon launch western wear and athleisure apparels for men and women in the country?

15. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘The Real Flavours of Life’?

16. Which hospital chain has announced Ashutosh Raghuvanshi as its new CEO?

17. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#EqualsInLove’?

18. Which airline released a new commercial, ‘The Journey’, during the Super Bowl LIII on 3 February?

19. Which bus aggregator has entered the hotly contested food delivery space by launching meals on buses for daily commuters?

20. Which Indian snack has maker entered into an exclusive master franchisee partnership with French bakery cafe Brioche Dorée?

21. Japan’s SoftBank is investing Rs 2,800 crore in OakNorth Bank, a UK-based specialised lender mainly for small and medium enterprises. Which Indian group holds the largest stake in it?

22. Which British clothing brand, which entered India in 2012 under a long-term distribution agreement with Reliance Brands, is now bringing its sports fashion range to India?

23. Marico has entered into a licensing arrangement with grooming chain Kaya to launch a new range of skin-care products under the eponymous brand. Name the sub-brand?

24. According to reports last week, hospitality company Oyo is all set to enter which country?

25. Which apparel brand last week unveiled a new identity, including a new brand logo ‘Tattva’?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 776 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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