February 17, 2019

Biz Quizzard 777

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Starting on a sweet note. Mondelez India has announced its foray into the fast-growing spreads category with the launch of a made-in-India innovation. What has it been branded as?

2. Which wiring harness maker has acquired San Electromec, a wire harness and control panel player that specialises in railways, defence, construction and speciality vehicle segment?

3. Which MNC will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drug maker to heed a call by U.S. President to do so?

4. Which provider of tax compliance automation software for businesses has acquired Chennai-based AI firm Indix?

5. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘#vegnonvegtension’?

6. Which millets-based snacking brand has unveiled its digital campaign ‘#ShakeYourHungerAway’ for the launch of Smoothix, an instant drink mix for today’s health conscious consumers?

7. Which smartphone brand has announced a “Catch the #GoPop” marketing initiative to build curiosity around soon to be launched model?

8. Tata group firm Voltas will invest over Rs 500 crore to set up a manufacturing facility in which state?

9. Which company will acquire the staffing business of Hyderabad-based eCentric Solutions through a business transfer agreement, as it looks to tap a bigger pie of organised staffing for technology sector?

10. Japanese carmaker Honda has stopped production of which model in India, cutting short the vehicle's over 7-year long stint in the country?

11. Which company has completed the acquisition of Canadian generic pharma firm Apotex’s commercial operations and certain supporting infrastructure in five European countries?

12. Which steel manufacturer has launched the campaign ‘Ghar Se Ho Jeet ki Shuruwat’, featuring ace cricketer MS Dhoni?

13. Which luggage company has approved the appointment of Sudip Ghose as the new Managing Director with effect from April 1?

14. Publicis Groupe has elevated Nigel Vaz as the global Chief Executive Officer of which agency with immediate effect?

15. Which men’s grooming start-up has launched its first brand campaign ‘#GentlemanInYou’?

16. Which diagnostics has launched the ‘#LoveWithPride’ campaign for valentine’s week?

17. Which business group has exited its joint venture with US lifestyle and footwear brand Skechers, which will now run the Indian operations independently?

18. Which company has acqui-hired Gabbar-Deals, an omnichannel mobile phone retail brand?

19. Which online food ordering and delivery service has forayed into on-demand product deliveries from local stores, in a bid to diversify its delivery services beyond food?

20. Really nice ad. Which jewellery boutique has launched the campaign ‘#OneForLove’ for Valentine’s Day?

21. Which aviation major has named Salil Gupte as its India head, effective March 18?

22. Siddhartha Lal was last week named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018. He is the MD & CEO of which automobile company?

23. Which pharma company has launched a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Adcirca (Tadalafil) tablets in the US market?

24. Which group has acquired an Israeli company, Light and Strong, specialising in aerospace and military carbon fibre and glass fibre composite components production?

25. Which online marketplace for financial products has launched its maiden brand film ‘The Wedding Speech’?

26. Which Whey Protein brand has launched the campaign ‘Start Strong’?

27. Honda will be relaunching which model in India next month?

28. Bimlendra Jha has resigned as the UK CEO of which steel company?

29. The government has brought back Ashwani Lohani as new CMD of which company?

30. National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), a leading UAE-based international cooling provider, has entered into a 30-year agreement to offer district cooling solution to which greenfield city in India?

31. Cornelis Vrieswijk has resigned as CEO of which airline, less than a year after joining?

32. Which on-demand software and e-commerce services provider has acquired an 80% stake in Indian on-demand SaaS travel technology solution provider Zillious Solutions Private Limited?

33. Which Chennai-based Life Sciences service provider has acquired North America-based DataCeutics in a deal worth Rs 318 crore?

34. Skoda Auto India has announced plans to reintroduce its sports car brand in India?

35. Which general insurance company recently set a new Guinness World Record under its recently concluded ‘Ride to Safety’ initiative?

36. Which benefits and rewards services MNC has appointed Anish Sarkar as its chief executive officer?

37. Which MNC has hired former journalist Natasha Jog as its election integrity lead for India?

38. Which automobile brand has launched its new automobile brand ‘#SafetyFirst’?

39. Which company has acquired Madhya Pradesh-based Commercial Engineers and Body Builders Co (Cebbco) via a stressed assets auction?

40. Europe’s Airbus is scrapping production of which model, with lacklustre sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner?

41. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing has picked up majority stake in a special purpose vehicle owned by which Pune-based warehousing and industrial logistics park developer for Rs 350 crore?

42. M&M last week launched its sub-4-meter SUV, at an ex-showroom entry price of Rs 7.9 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 8.49 lakh for the diesel variant. What has it been branded as?

43. Which customer experience and contact centre solutions provider has appointed Raja Lakshmipathy as its India MD?

44. Which general insurance company has unveiled its new brand identity, ‘Caringly Yours’?

45. Which chocolate brand has launched an almond variant and launched a campaign with the tagline ‘No Bhook. No Bhoolna’?

46. Which premium leather brand is soon going to enter European retail space with the opening of their exclusive store this year?

47. Harshil Mehta has resigned as the CEO of which housing finance company with immediate effect?

48. Which logistics startup has acquired the Indian business of Dubai-based logistics firm Aramex, driving consolidation in the ecommerce logistics space?

49. Which beverage brand launched a Valentine’s Day campaign on Instagram featuring Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff?

50. Which company has acquired Chiron Behring Vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline Asia for an undisclosed sum in an all-cash deal?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 777 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

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