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March 31, 2019

Biz Quizzard 783

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The founder-chairman of which company has stepped down from its board, handing over the reins to government-run banks?

2. Which e-pharmacy has acqui-hired the staff of health tech startup KiViHealth in a cash-and-stock deal?

3. JSW Group is entering the steel furniture business under which brand?

4. Perfetti Van Melle India has entered the tangy fruit candy segment with which brand?

5. Hardik and Krunal Pandya have been signed up as brand ambassadors for which fantasy sports startup?

6. Which company has launched the campaign “Reveal your best skin” for its neem pack?

7. Which is the most consumer-focused brand in the country, according to a study by TRA?

8. Which engineering and construction company will acquire 85% stake in Swedish power solutions and systems company Linjemontage i Grastorp for an enterprise value of $24 million (Rs 165 crore)?

9. Coastal Gujarat Power Limited will sell its 100% equity stake in Energy Eastern Pte Ltd to Trust Energy Resources Pte Ltd. All 3 are wholly-owned subsidiaries of which company?

10. Which company has acquired mid-segment menswear brand John Players from ITC?

11. Which Israeli EduTech firm, present in 30 countries, is setting up shop in India?

12. Which third-party logistics (3PL) company, part of Redington Group, has acquired 90% stake in Auroma Logistics Pvt. Ltd. for a cash consideration of Rs 45.67 crore?

13. Which beverage brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its brand ambassador?

14. Which WPP Plc owned marketing agency has announced that it has appointed Anil Nair as chief executive of its India business effective immediately?

15. Which online classifieds platform has rebranded itself, with a new tagline ‘SET HAI’?

16. Apple last week announced a new streaming service, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. What is it called?

17. Hyundai last week announced the name of its all-new connected sports utility vehicle (SUV) to be launched soon. Name it?

18. Which hospitality company last week unveiled a new brand identity and added a tag line ‘Heart. Felt.’?

19. Which grocery and milk delivery startup has acquired Noida-based grocery delivery platform Veggie India for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which company has launched ‘Ghar Jao Vote Karo’ campaign, offering discounts to home bound voters?

21. Which ecommerce solutions provider has merged with retail management platform Octopus in a bid to offer their customers across Asia Pacific, Middle East and the United States a combined offline and online digital ecosystem?

22. Private equity fund Samara Capital has acquired majority stake in which New Delhi-based cosmetics brand in a deal worth Rs 200 crore?

23. Uber Technologies will buy which Middle Eastern ride-hailing competitor for $3.1 billion?

24. Which brand has launched a multi-purpose masala with a new campaign ‘Just like homemade, with your mother’s touch’?

25. Tata Motors has become the first Indian automaker to cross which milestone annual sales mark, beating Chinese giants Changan and SAIC, to be the world’s 16th largest light vehicles company?

26. Which British electric bike maker last week entered the Indian market with two products priced Rs 29,999 onwards?

27. Which financial services company has launched its new ‘#EMINetworkPowerplay’ campaign amidst the twelfth Indian Premier League (IPL) season?

28. Raja Rajamannar was last week named president of World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). He is the chief marketing and communications officer of which MNC?

29. Which brand has entered the packaged food juices segment by launching ‘Tru’?

30. Which conglomerate is foraying into airports, investing Rs 3,555 crore for a 20% stake in GMR Airports?

31. Which company has launched the ‘#GharGharGaadi’ campaign for its car subscription festival?

32. Which online insurance web aggregator has roped in Virender Sehwag as its brand ambassador?

33. Which company has launched a new multi-media campaign titled ‘#HoSaktaHai’, with the aim of reaching out to aspiring home owners with a slew of innovative solutions?

34. Which sports gaming platform has launched an integrated marketing campaign ‘Ye Game hai Mahaan’, celebrating Indian cricket fans’ love for their favourite sport?

35. Which MNC has reportedly acquired the patents of Lighthouse AI, a maker of AI-powered home security cameras?

36. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire up to 100% stake in Innovative B2B Logistics Solution, an entity controlled by PE firm True North for Rs 331.5 crore?

37. Which actor has launched a fashion label, Single, in partnership with youth-oriented fashion retailer Universal Sportsbiz (USPL)?

38. Which brand has unveiled the latest innovative range of fashion forward trousers through its campaign “Future of Bottomwear”?

39. Which eyewear retailer has signed YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

40. Which company is buying a 75% stake in Stater, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABN Amro Bank, for $143 million (about Rs 1,000 crore)?

41. Which nutrition company has elevated Himanshu Bakshi as Managing Director of its India operations effective 1st April 2019?

42. Which nutrition brand has announced the signing of Indian test cricketer Mayank Agarwal as brand ambassador?

43. Coca-Cola India is set to introduce an apple juice-based sparkling beverage. What has it been branded as?

44. Which business personality has given debt ($3-4 million each) to rival bike rental startups Bounce and Vogo?

45. Which Brazilian slipper brand has launched its operations in India?

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March 24, 2019

Biz Quizzard 782

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

1. Boeing recently unveiled its newest jetliner, the longest passenger jetliner in the world. What has it been branded as?

2. Which IIT-Madras-incubated start-up, that provides underwater robotic inspection solutions, has launched what it calls the most advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Mikros?

3. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of the Warburg Pincus Group to sell its stake in its education finance subsidiary, Avanse Financial Services Ltd (AFSL)?

4. Which snack brand has announced the rollout of ‘Caravan Talkies’, a mega consumer connect programme in Uttar Pradesh?

5. Which fashion retailer has launched the campaign ‘#BuraNaManoDiscountHai’?

6. Which company has launched a new digital film on the occasion of Holi titled ‘Holi Ke Mazelo’?

7. Which social networking app has launched the ‘#RangDeBluedSe’ campaign?

8. Which MNC has launched “Magical inspirations”, its first brand campaign for India?

9. Which tourism destination has featured Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja in its latest digital marketing campaign?

10. This is an interesting corporate battle. Which company has bought a 20.32% stake in Mindtree for Rs 3,269 crore from early investor VG Siddhartha?

11. Which company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for transfer of ISRO’s lithium-cell technology?

12. Canadian alternative asset management company Brookfield has agreed to buy which company’s assets comprising key hotels in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Udaipur and Chennai for Rs 3,950 crore?

13. Which business personality has set up the first office of his new investment firm Lupa Systems outside the US in Mumbai?

14. Which brand has launched its latest film 'The Exam Collection' that urges parents to #LookBeyondMarks'?

15. Which broadcaster has launched its latest campaign ‘#WhereIsMyChannel’, featuring film maker and producer Anurag Kashyap?

16. Which company has launched KaiGO, a business division specializing in waste-water management?

17. Which point of sales machine maker has said it is acquiring online gift card company Qwikcilver at an enterprise value of $110 million?

18. Which smartphone maker last week announced its foray into the digital payment segment in India?

19. Which company has announced its partnership with apartment management and security solution provider Apna Complex, to set up ‘Society Clinics’ in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai?

20. Which airline has joined global airlines' grouping IATA as a member, becoming the first Indian low-cost carrier to get the membership?

21. Which entity has launched a new fund in partnership with DivyaSree Developers to develop and acquire commercial office assets across India?

22. Which healthcare major has unveiled its “neutral” digital initiative that aims to provide services and information to consumers and doctors, bridge communication gaps between the two and eventually get e-pharmacies on board?

23. Which entertainment network has entered into a multiyear partnership with video content platform Dailyhunt?

24. This is interesting and naughty. Which MNC retailer has released a new manual based on the world-famous Kamasutra?

25. Which life insurance company has launched "Thanks A Dot" self-examination awareness campaign for breast cancer?

26. Which footwear maker has launched a new ad campaign for its 9 to 9 collection?

27. Which airline has launched a new cross-media brand campaign in India, ‘#LifeChangingPlaces’?

28. Specialist knowledge-based communication agency Saatchi & Saatchi Focus has been rechristened. What is the new name?

29. Which MNC has launched ‘#EatHardEatSmart’ campaign to promote and support the benefits of balanced nutritional intake for a healthy lifestyle?

30. This deserves a special mention. Which retailer last week released an ad saying over 140 of its stores are now wheelchair-friendly?

31. Which inverters & inverter batteries brand has launched its new campaign ‘Smart and Strong, Chale Life Long’?

32. Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation will together invest USD 300 million in which cab aggregator?

33. Which automobile company has roped in in British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the brand ambassador in India?

34. Which digital wallet has appointed actor Aamir Khan as the face of its brand?

35. Which recently launched lifestyle consumer electronics brand has appointed actor Ayushman Khurrana as its first brand ambassador?

36. Which online eyewear platform has announced its association with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming T20 season?

37. Which life insurance company has announced a partnership with IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore?

38. Which television brand has announced its partnership with Delhi Capitals (previously Delhi Daredevils) as a team sponsor for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?

39. The Future Group has appointed Hardeep Singh as the chief executive for which chain in India?

40. Which well known MNC last week started trading on the public markets for the second time in its 165-year history?

41. Which MNC, along with southern developer Salarpuria Sattva, is set to acquire Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha’s real estate venture Tanglin Developments for about Rs 2,800 crore?

42. Serial entrepreneurs Mallesh Reddy and Vijay Krishnamurthy have announced the launch of their new venture, an insurance aggregator platform. What is it called?

43. Eicher Motors-owned mid-sized motorcycle maker Royal Enfield will be setting its first motorcycle assembly unit outside India. Which country?

44. Which company recently briefly dethroned PewDiePie as the world’s most watched Youtube channel?

45. Which company has sold its entire stake in subsidiary Benani Foods to Chennai-based food supply chain startup Waycool Foods for Rs 1.63 crore?

46. Pune-based AJP Group will locally assemble which iconic top-end car brand in its AJ Performance Studio?

47. Which fantasy sports company has roped in Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador?

48. Which sports and active nutrition brand has been announced as the official drink partner for Procam International running events in India?

49. Which FM radio has announced its association as the principal sponsor of Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 7th year consecutively?

50. Which company is foraying into organic food space with Coco Soul?

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March 17, 2019

Biz Quizzard 781


Biz Quizzard has completed 15 years with this edition. The first edition was posted on March 21, 2004 and not a single week has been missed till date. Thank you for being part of this journey.

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

1. Brand Equity’s Most Trusted Brands survey for the year was published last week. Which brand has topped the list this year?

2. Which toothpaste brand has launched a new TVC featuring cricketer MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi Dhoni?

3. Which company has made it into Limca Book of National Records and Asia Book of Records for completing a power sub-station in a record time of 7 months?

4. Which job portal has launched an integrated communications campaign as the Official Supporter of ‘#WorkLifeBalance’?

5. Which beverage brand has launched a new packaging and a campaign with the positioning 'Dil jhoome'?

6. Ahead of the World Shoe Day, which company has launched its ‘#Sole4Soul’ drive to enable the underprivileged walk comfortably?

7. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire refurbished goods marketplace Zefo for Rs 200 crore (about $28.5 million) in an all-stock deal?

8. Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching which global brand in India?

9. Which dairy major last week launched a new range of health drinks - Lassi with goodness of Ragi and Sabja?

10. Which MNC has elevated its India head Dave Thomas as the managing director for emerging markets as part of its top-level reshuffle?

11. Which ceramic and vitrified tiles manufacturer has launched a marketing campaign called ‘Chote bathrooms ke bade solutions’?

12. Which travel booking and rewards company has launched its first televised commercial, "Just Like What"?

13. Which hospitality chain has launched the ‘Collection O’ brand targeted at millennial travelers?

14. YouTube last week debuted which service in India?

15. The board of which auto component firm has approved to buy Aurangabad Electricals (AEL) for Rs 875.6 crore?

16. Communication agency Cohn & Wolfe Six Degrees has been rebranded. What is the new name?

17. Which IPL team has announced its partnership with Indian sportswear brand Alcis Sports as the official multi-year Kitting & Merchandise partner?

18. Which industrial real estate and warehousing developer has bought a 70-acre logistics park from Orris Infrastructure in the outskirts of Gurugram?

19. Which website hosting company has announced its partnership with International Cricket Council (ICC) as official sponsor for the upcoming men's cricket World Cup?

20. Which brand has become the only Indian brand to be featured in the latest study of the top 100 global megabrands by Euromonitor International?

21. Which oral care brand has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as its brand ambassador?

22. Which Indian company will be assisting the US-based FTS to make quartz watches?

23. Barcelona-based fashion and fragrance company Puig has picked up a minority stake in which Ayurveda retailer?

24. Which company has announced the acquisition of Strong-Bridge Envision (SBE), a US headquartered digital transformation consulting firm, in a $45 million deal?

25. Which Hyderabad-based construction and building materials player has joined hands with Hong Kong-based construction solutions provider Craft Holding Ltd to set up a 74:26 joint venture?

26. Which company last week announced the launch of its first own restaurant brand Hong’s Kitchen?

27. Baring Private Equity Partners Asia is set to acquire which Chennai and Newark-based medical revenue cycle management (RCM) company, in a deal valued at $320 million?

28. Who has resigned as the chairman and non-executive director of Bajaj Finserv?

29. Which personal care brand has launched a new TVC campaign, featuring Mithila Palkar and Divyendu Sharma?

30. A big salute. Which business personality last week committed to philanthropy an additional 34 per cent stake in his company, valued at Rs. 52,750 crore ($7.5 billion)?

31. HDFC Bank last week became the third listed entity to achieve which market cap milestone?

32. Which company has signed a non-binding term sheet with Berggruen Hotels to acquire its loss-making Keys Hotels?

33. Canadian asset manager Brookfield will buy the loss-making East West Pipeline from which company for an enterprise value of Rs 13,000 crore, marking its first purchase in the energy sector?

34. Which company has acquired co-working space firm Innov8?

35. Which company will acquire Japan-based mobile network solution firm K-Vision for $1.5 million in an all-cash deal to support 4G and 5G telecom network roll-out in Japan?

36. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Her Key’ to encourage more women get behind the wheel?

37. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Paresh Rawal?

38. Which confectionery brand is celebrating 25 years of Fresh Breath Confidence?

39. Which brand has topped Interbrand’s latest ranking of India’s Top 40 brands by value?

40. Which MNC has elevated Nitin Paranjpe as global COO?

41. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#BehenKuchBhiPehen’?

42. Which MNC last week launched the Forty-Eight Special motorcycle at Rs 10.98 lakh (ex-showroom)?

43. Tesla last week unveiled a new model. What has it been branded as?

44. Pankaj Kumar has been named the new CEO of which copper manufacturing company?

45. E-commerce companies such as Snapdeal, ShopClues, UrbanClap, Shop101, Flyrobe, Fynd and scores of others have come together to establish a trade association. What is it called?

46. Which company last week launched its MT series of naked bikes with the MT-15?

47. Which superbike maker is set to take on Royal Enfield with its next offering Imperiale?

48. Which mattress brand has launched the campaign ‘Sleep@10’ on World Sleep Day (March 15)?

49. Which packaged food brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Taste the Love’?

50. Which consumer durables brand has roped in Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as brand ambassadors?

51. Who has topped the Forbes richest women list, released recently?

52. Which Indian media company has signed a two-year exclusive partnership deal with Taboola, launching Taboola Feed and Taboola Newsroom?

53. Which kitchen appliance and cookware brand has launched the campaign ‘#WomenEverywhere’?

54. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced which fantasy sports company as the official partner for the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL)?

55. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘#FeelTheFizz’?

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March 10, 2019

Biz Quizzard 780

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

1. Tata Group holding company Tata Sons has restructured the $104-billion conglomerate into how many verticals?

2. Which Mumbai-based company, which digitises business payments for enterprises, is set to begin operations in the Middle East, Africa, and central and eastern Europe in collaboration with Visa?

3. Which sportswear brand, which had partnered with Amazon and Flipkart-owned Myntra to sell some of its products in the India, is set to open retail stores in the country?

4. Which Finnish premium beverage brand is all set to extend its product portfolio and enter retail marketing in India?

5. Once again a nice campaign by this brand. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#RangLaayeSang’ for Holi?

6. Ray Kelvin, the founder of which British fashion brand, has resigned as its chief executive?

7. Mobile payments major Paytm is set to start its own subscription programme. What has it been branded as?

8. Which gaming startup has roped in Virat Kohli as brand ambassador for one year in a deal worth around Rs 12 crore?

9. Which company has sold its UAE delivery business to Berlin-based Delivery Hero for $172 million (Rs 1,220 crore)?

10. Which company will buy an 83% stake in Mumbai-based hyper-local logistics startup Grab a Grub Services for Rs 146 crore?

11. Which American burger chain is re-entering India through a franchise agreement with FranGlobal?

12. Which MNC has said it will introduce a 180 km/h speed limiter on all new vehicles as it seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to eliminate passenger fatalities by 2020?

13. Japanese HR firm en-Japan is set to acquire a majority stake in which Chennai-based IT staffing firm for about Rs 81 crore?

14. Which international sportswear label has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

15. Which food products company has launched the campaign ‘#EverydayIsWomensDay’?

16. Which company has partnered with RiskLens to deliver quantitative cyber risk assessments to enterprise customers and government organisations?

17. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Naya Bathroom Mubarak Ho’, featuring brand ambassador Akshay Kumar?

18. Which SUV brand has been announced as the official partner for the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League?

19. Which IT company has acquired Meritsoft, a privately held financial software firm based in Dublin?

20. This should be easy to crack. Which workers’ union in India has entered the 100-year club?

21. Luxury electric vehicles brand Automobili Pininfarina, a part of the Mahindra Group, last week unveiled its luxury electric vehicle in Geneva. What has it been branded as?

22. Which company has appointed Shailesh Haribhakti as chairman?

23. Apparel brand Donear NXG, a lifestyle menswear brand from the House of Donear Industries Ltd., has roped in which actor as the brand ambassador?

24. Van Heusen, the power dressing brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., has roped in which actress as the face of Van Heusen’s ‘Women’s Handbags’ segment?

25. Which beverage brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Namumkin Mein Hi Naam Chupa Hai’?

26. Which well known Wall Street firm last week said that it is relaxing the dress code for all its employees?

27. Which airline last week said it won’t make its flight attendants wear makeup and skirts?

28. Which company has agreed to buy the local unit of Turkey-based Soktas Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret for an enterprise value of Rs 165 crore?

29. NIVEA has announced its entry into the facewash segment under which brand?

30. Which MNC last week unveiled a new app ‘Bolo’ that aims to help children in primary school learn to read in Hindi and English?

31. Which consumer intelligence company has acquired Singapore-based online-to-offline (O2O) platform Shoffr in a cash-and-stock deal?

32. Star Sports has unveiled its ‘#GameBanayegaName’ campaign for which sports property?

33. Parle Agro has announced which actor as the new face for its flagship brand Frooti?

34. UrbanClap has roped in which actor as the face of the brand?

35. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#FaceAnything’ for Women’s Day?

36. Fabindia has rolled out its first-ever loyalty programme. What has it been branded as?

37. Which Chennai-based software products firm has acquired hiring automation startup ePoise Systems as it looks to expand its suite of 40-odd applications for customers?

38. Which FMCG firm last week launched perfume in sachets?

39. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Celebrating Womanity - #EkZindagiKhudKeNaam’?

40. Vaitheeswaran K and Sundeep Thakran, co-founders of India’s first ecommerce company Fabmart(dot)com, last week entered the dairy market under which brand?

41. Which global media & marketing communications conglomerate has promoted Ashish Bhasin to CEO of expanded cluster Greater South?

42. Which pizza brand has rolled out the digital campaign ‘Next-level cheese’?

43. Which biopharmaceutical company has entered into a “stalking-horse” asset purchase agreement to buy the assets of US-based Aceto Corporation’s Rising Pharmaceuticals and Rising subsidiaries?

44. Which celebrity has acquired 50% stake in hotelier Ranjeet Bindra-owned Bastian Hospitality (earlier Aallia Hospitality)?

45. Which beauty brand has launched the campaign ‘Looks Like Freedom’?

46. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#MyLifeMyTag’?

47. This was interesting. Which company has launched a film ‘#Womencan’ featuring its women employees?

48. Which broadcaster has launched Marathi feed of its kids’ channel, making it the only kids’ channel with seven languages?

49. UK-based automobile and aerospace major Rolls-Royce has selected which Indian company as a strategic long-term partner to deliver engineering and digital services?

50. Which MNC bank has appointed Ashu Khullar as its India CEO from April 1?

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March 3, 2019

Biz Quizzard 779

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 25 - March 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobile handset maker has inked a deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians as the lead sponsor for the team for a period of three years?

2. Which company will acquire 51% stake in Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI) at an enterprise value of $41 million or Rs 289 crore?

3. Which business group has emerged the winner in the privatisation of six airports put up by the government?

4. Which company has decided to enter the shared mobility space with the Glyd App that delivers personalised transportation needs through electric vehicles?

5. Hospitality company Oyo announced the rebranding of its long-term fully-managed housing rental solution Oyo Living. What is the new name?

6. Which auto components maker has acquired a controlling 60% stake in German peer Linde-Wiemann for $100 million, or about Rs 710 crore?

7. Thermax has inked a pact with Mutares Holding-24 and Balcke-Duerr to acquire their stake in which joint venture?

8. In the largest warehousing asset transaction so far, which company has bought 2.2 m sq ft of warehousing assets in Chennai from Casagrand Distripark (CGD) in a deal valued at Rs 700 crore?

9. Which MNC is selling its biopharma business to Danaher Corp for $21.4 billion?

10. Which MNC last week appointed former PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director?

11. Which MNC has reached a deal worth $4.3 billion (€3.7 billion) to buy US group Spark Therapeutics, which specialises in the development of gene therapy drugs?

12. Which company is aiming to boost its kitty of quality teas through a proposed purchase of the African tea estates of Mcleod Russel India Ltd. (MRIL) for about Rs 149 crore?

13. Which company has launched new 5G labs to help enterprises imagine and create new business models besides helping Communication Service Providers accelerate and monetise their 5G network deployment?

14. Which company will replace HPCL on Nifty50 in stock reshuffle?

15. French automotive group PSA announced that it will re-enter the Indian market with which brand?

16. Which cloud communication services provider last week announced the launch of blockchain enabled commercial communication stack for the telecom sector, Trubloq?

17. Which MNC may introduce the high-end MPVs Hiace and Alphard over the next 12-18 months as it seeks to benefit from a change in rule regarding local certification of imported vehicles?

18. Which music streaming major has started rolling out its service in India in a phased manner after a court injunction, filed by Warner Music Company, was denied?

19. Which over-the-top content firm has partnered with Vindicia, an Amdocs company, to help accelerate its customer growth through Vindicia CashBox?

20. Who has been ranked 10th on The Hurun Global Rich List 2019 globally with a net worth of $54 billion?

21. Which MNC has nominated Nikki Haley, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, to join its board of directors at the company's annual shareholders meeting on April 29?

22. Which company has won the bid for the proposed Bhogapuram airport project in Andhra Pradesh?

23. Which fragrance brand has recently signed Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

24. Which mutual fund has launched a video campaign called ‘Dramayana’?

25. The global merger between J Walter Thompson and Wunderman has come into effect in India under a new entity. What is it called?

26. Which company is selling its Workday and Cornerstone OnDemand practices to Illinois-based HR and payroll solutions company Alight Solutions for $110 million?

27. Which startup, which was conceived as a crypto exchange, has launched operations as a platform that allows crypto investors to automate their trades?

28. Hyundai India’s SUV Creta has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch in July 2015?

29. Water purifier maker Kent is roping in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for its soon to be launched automotive security product?

30. Which Indian company has been recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for 2019, according to a company release last week?

31. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a new film 'Everyone's Gonna Want A Slice'?

32. Which international cycle brand launched its first store in Mumbai last week?

33. 7-Eleven, the world's largest convenience store chain, has signed a master franchise agreement with which group that will open and manage the eponymous brand stores in India?

34. Which face wash brand has launched the campaign ‘Unbottle Apna Swag’?

35. Which engine oil brand for two-wheelers has launched of its new marketing campaign titled, ‘#NonStopDemocracy’?

36. Which airline last week announced the launch of daily direct flights to the newly built Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda in Odisha from Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata?

37. Which company, with Israel-based BI Science, has unveiled Digital AdEx, a tool to monitor and provide information on advertisements across more than 3,000 digital publishers?

38. Which company is experimenting with digital technology such as augmented reality (AR) to scale up the market reach for its premium furniture and accessories brand, Script?

39. Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd. has unveiled a retail concept under its U&Us (You and Us) brand to further strengthen its presence in the home solutions space. What is it called?

40. Which retail company has rolled out a range of Braille packaging for its FMCG products?

41. Afaqs last week announced the ‘Buzziest Brands 2019’ list. Which brand has topped the list this year?

42. The government last week appointed former Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia as chairman of which bank?

43. PokerStars India has signed which actor as brand ambassador?

44. Which startup has given its chief operating officer (COO) Gaurav Gupta the title of co-founder?

45. American skincare brand Clinique has introduced which actress as its first brand ambassador for India?

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