June 9, 2019

Biz Quizzard 793

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has regained the crown of being the country’s most profitable public sector company?

2. Which company has signed up with Pooja Sawant in Maharashtra, Kinjal Rajpriya in Gujarat, Wamiqa Gabbi in Punjab and Ritabhari Charkraborty in West Bengal as brand ambassadors?

3. American investor KKR & Co is acquiring a majority stake in which Mumbai-based non-banking finance company (NBFC)?

4. Industrialist Brij Mohan Khaitan, 92, passed away on June 1st morning at his residence due to old-age ailments. He was the patriarch of which business group?

5. Which luggage brand has launched an anthem for the World Cup, featuring Mithali Raj?

6. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#LetsWalkTogether’ for Ramadan?

7. Which detergent brand has unveiled a new campaign for Eid taking forward the ‘#SaareMaelDhoDaalo’ brand idea?

8. This should be easy. Which brand launched the campaign ‘Alag kahan hai. Meetha toh meetha hota hai’ for Eid?

9. Which MNC is expanding its ‘packaging-free shipment’ (PFS) programme, an India-first initiative, to nine cities?

10. Which company last week said it would give its employees paid paternity leave on a par with the national legal provision for maternity leave?

11. Which company is increasing its stake to 51% in the health insurance joint venture with American insurance giant Cigna?

12. Which app last week announced the launch of its homestyle meal subscription app 'Daily' in Gurugram with the aim of tapping a large and unorganised segment?

13. Which company has entered into a partnership with Mitsui & Co. Ltd, of Japan to jointly develop and operate distributed solar power generation projects in India?

14. Which company has completed the acquisition of Madhur Pashu Aahar, a cattle feed plant in Solapur in Maharashtra?

15. Storia Food and Beverages last week announced the launch of its first ad film led integrated marketing campaign for which beverage brand?

16. Which auto components major last week announced additional investment in Pune-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Tork Motors, taking its equity holding in the company up to 48.86%?

17. This was very surprising. Which brand has emerged as the most trusted brand in the country, according to TRA's Brand Trust Report 2019?

18. Paytm last week said it had hit which milestone gross transaction value (GTV) through 5.5 billion transactions in the previous financial year?

19. Which business group last week announced its foray into the automotive space with its electric vehicle (EV) sub-brand ‘Evols’?

20. IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) will be laying the world’s longest LPG pipeline between which 2 locations?

21. Which business group has bought back nonconvertible debentures (NCDs) worth an estimated Rs 3,000 crore from the country’s largest insurer, Life Insurance Corp. of India (LIC)?

22. Which RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company has acquired a stake in Herbolab India Pvt. Ltd., that makes Ayurvedic medicines and products?

23. Which Chennai-based food tech enterprise has acquired the supply chain business of Bengaluru-based B2B fresh produce e-retailer Farm Taaza for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which consumer audio brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani for its campaign ‘Glamour of the Stars’?

25. Which MNC has teamed up with US startup Ori for the development of a robotic piece of furniture aimed at helping people make more efficient use of tiny living spaces?

26. Which IT services company will acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions firm, for $45 million?

27. Shearwater Ventures, a National Capital Region-based investment advisory and asset management firm, is diversifying into shared living space segment under which brand?

28. Which MNC and Germany’s BMW have teamed up to develop electric car technologies?

29. Which male grooming brand has roped in Ranbir Kapoor as their brand ambassador?

30. Who has become the first expat to get the UAE's first gold card permanent residency?

31. Which company has entered into 50:50 joint venture with South Korea’s SECO Seojin Automotive to design, develop and manufacture clutch systems in India?

32. Which group is set to exit the real estate business with the sale of cofounder and chairman Sameer Gehlaut’s 39.5% stake to US-based PE firm Blackstone and its local partner Embassy Group?

33. Which MNC will buy Looker, a privately-held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash?

34. Casio India has roped in which actor as brand ambassador for its popular range of G-Shock watches?

35. Which Indian IT firm has made a strategic corporate venture investment in Israeli rail cybersecurity startup Cylus, which has developed a cybersecurity solution that detects cyber threats in rail networks?

36. Which Chinese bank has started India operations with a maiden branch in Mumbai?

37. SaffronStays, a private vacation homes provider, has launched a new luxury property. What milestone did it touch with this launch?

38. Which community-driven hospitality company has launched its first India specific integrated campaign?

39. You can work this out. Which fashion retailer has come up with its campaign ‘Trend Your Luck’?

40. Who will be the new executive chairman of Wipro?

41. Which consultancy and audit firm has acquired artificial intelligence-led decision-science services company Recommender Labs?

42. Which automotive component maker last week announced an investment of €11.35 million (Rs 88.9 crore) into a new 50-50 joint venture with Germany’s Refu Electronik GmbH?

43. Which auto components manufacturer has announced the formation of a tri-party joint venture agreement to merge the two joint ventures of Joyson Safety Systems (JSS) in India?

44. Which motorcycle manufacturer will exit the mass market in India to focus on the premium segment?

45. Which company last week launched its next-gen range of Ultra business utility vehicles (BUVs) in Vietnam?

46. Fincare Small Finance Bank (SFB) and which South Korean bank have been included in the second schedule of the Reserve Bank of India Act, according to the central bank’s notifications?

47. Which clothing firm has roped in West Indian cricketer Andre Russell as the brand ambassador for its sportswear brand Rock It?

48. As part of its 'Har Ghar Surakshit' initiative, which company launched a digital campaign to raise awareness about child safety, the risks faced by children at homes and how that can be prevented, during the Child Safety Week (3rd to 9th June)?

49. Which professional franchise-based motorsport league last week announced the appointment of Ravi Krishnan as the chairman (non-executive) effective May 2019?

50. How many Indian-origin women have been named by Forbes among America’s 80 richest self-made women?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 793 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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