May 26, 2019

Biz Quizzard 791

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which aviation software provider has entered into an agreement with Massachusetts-based Kronos to acquire AD OPT, a market leader in aviation software that provides crew management solutions to global airlines?

2. Which cosmetics brand has appointed actress Tara Sutaria as its first-ever Indian brand ambassador?

3. Which cleaning brand has launched a campaign ‘Let Your Love Shine On’?

4. An affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus and which property developer have formed a $1-billion joint venture to create a retail mall platform?

5. Which group has partnered with Suresh Vaswani, who was previously the president of Dell Services and co-CEO of Wipro, to coinvest in the IT sector?

6. Which menswear brand has signed cricketer MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

7. Which bank is set to acquire a 9.9 per cent stake in India International Exchange (INX) for Rs. 30.5 crore?

8. Which real estate company has entered the furniture business with Metercube brand?

9. Which tyre brand will enter the passenger car tyre segment within four months?

10. Electronic and electric auto components player Flash Electronics India has filed a lawsuit against which company alleging patent infringement in the US?

11. US-based Enemetch Capital Inc has made an investment in which Pune-based company for a slice of blockchain action?

12. Coca-Cola has roped in actors Rana Daggubati and Radhika Apte as brand ambassadors for which brand?

13. ITC’s personal care and shower gel brand, Fiama, has announced the launch of Fiama Scents and has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

14. Which US-based women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years is closing all 650 of its stores?

15. Which South India based realtor has launched an ad campaign featuring their brand ambassador MS Dhoni as a part of the group’s upcoming brand campaign ‘#HomesYouDontWantToLeave’?

16. Which company has acquired Natero, a customer success management software company based out of San Francisco?

17. Which middle market and growth equity platform will sell its portfolio company Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI) to New York-based Varian Medical Systems for $283 million (Rs 1,972 crore)?

18. Which media company has appointed Prasanth Kumar as its CEO, South Asia, with immediate effect?

19. The Board of Directors of which hospitality company has appointed Ramesh Ramanathan as the Chairman of the company with effect from May 16?

20. Which fantasy cricket platform has taken on board former Indian cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly as the brand ambassador?

21. Which contemporary clothing brand has launched its new ad campaign “Summer or Nothing”, establishing a strong connect between the brand and millennials?

22. Which ad agency has announced the appointment of Suraja Kishore as CEO?

23. Which two-wheeler tyre brand has launched the campaign titled ‘#PaanchSaalBemisaal’?

24. TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment) Ltd. has roped in which actor as brand ambassador for Massey Ferguson tractors?

25. Which footwear company has announced appointment of Sumit Dhingra as the new General Manager for India, Sri Lanka and Nepal?

26. The Kotak Group and Ronnie Screwvala’s U Sports have bought Pune and Mumbai franchises in which sports league?

27. Which luggage brand has launched the campaign 'Born to travel'?

28. Which company is all set to exit the mutual fund business by selling its entire stake in its joint venture to its foreign partner Nippon Life Insurance?

29. Which company has acquired 76% stake in Kribhco Infrastructure Ltd. (KRIL), an integrated multi-modal logistics operator for an unspecified amount?

30. More than 30 years after it started business, Titan Company will shift gear and move up the value chain by making what in-house for the very first time?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 791 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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