February 24, 2019

Biz Quizzard 778

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company last week announced its entry into the homestay market with a new brand Ama Trails & Stays?

2. Which MNC has acquired Hyderabad-based startup Ineda Systems, a low-key fabless semiconductor product company, for an undisclosed amount?

3. Which personal care brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as its new brand ambassador and launched a new campaign, ‘#PullItOff’?

4. Which brand has released a video series titled 'fearless songs', focusing on exam tension, and featuring AR Rahman?

5. Which snack brand has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as its brand ambassador?

6. Which insurance company has recently renewed its ‘Main se Hum’ brand campaign with a new ad featuring cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara?

7. Which sportswear giant has roped in six-time world women boxing champion MC Mary Kom as a brand ambassador?

8. Former Tata Steel UK chief executive Bimlendra Jha has been appointed as the new managing director and CEO of which cement company, effective March 1, 2019?

9. Which broadcaster has appointed Megha Tata as managing director, South Asia, from April 1?

10. Which fragrance brand has introduced Mikkel Verde, a new evening wear fragrance for men?

11. Which drug major has inked a pact to acquire 11.71% stake in Wellthy Therapeutics?

12. Which restaurant chain has acquired four brands from Bellona Hospitality, the food and beverages arm of Phoenix Mills Group, for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which premium Swiss watch manufacturer has forayed into the Indian market exclusively with Ethos Watch Boutiques?

14. German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld recently died at the age of 85. He was the creative director at which well-known fashion brand for more than 35 years?

15. Which fintech major has appointed Anirban Mukherjee as its new CEO?

16. Which life insurance company has launched two TV commercials, bringing the company’s motto of ‘exceeding customer expectations’ to life through the concept of ‘Thoda aur khayaal’?

17. Which alcobev major has banked upon content to launch its first major global corporate campaign, except in France, titled ‘Be A Convivialist!’?

18. Which MNC has acquired Pullstring, a company that helps companies publish voice apps for platforms like Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant?

19. Which Hyderabad-based blockchain startup has acquired Bengaluru-based blockchain startup Element42 for an undisclosed sum?

20. Which beverage brand has roped in Tollywood actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Jr, popularly known as Jr NTR, as brand ambassador?

21. Which mosquito repellant brand has launched its latest campaign #IDidntKnow / #MujheSabNahiPata, celebrating mothers who are tough enough to acknowledge that they don’t know everything?

22. Parle Agro plans to relaunch which hard-boiled candy with Cola flavor?

23. Which beverage company is all set to fully transition itself to use only compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in the country from next June?

24. Which portal has launched the campaign ‘Chalao Apni’ in a renewed positioning, focusing on the car-buying experience of the customer?

25. Which MNC is launching the Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system that provides speed recommendations to help you avoid red lights?

26. Xiaomi India has signed up which actor to promote its upcoming smartphone Redmi Note 7?

27. Which cement brand has launched its new communication campaign ‘Karein Kuch Kamaal’?

28. Which broadcaster has launched the ‘#BabySitting’ campaign ahead of the Australia’s Tour of India?

29. Dilip G Shah, 77, passed away in Mumbai last week. He was the founder of which industry association?

30. Which hospitality major has formed a joint venture (JV) with Yahoo in Japan to enter the country’s house rental market?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 778 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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