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July 7, 2019

Biz Quizzard 797

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which airline last week launched what it claimed as currently the world’s shortest flight?

2. Jitendra Gupta has resigned as the managing director of which digital payments company?

3. Which company is selling nine operational road projects to IndInfravit Trust, an infrastructure investment fund sponsored by Larsen & Toubro, for Rs 6,611 crore?

4. Which networking systems and software company has appointed former IBMer Rajesh Nambiar as chairman and president for India?

5. Which company has acquired Eveready’s packet tea business and its brands, including Tez Red, Premium Gold and Jaago, for Rs. 6 crore?

6. Which brand has unveiled two new films for its ‘Made Differently’ campaign, featuring celebrity brand ambassadors Rana Daggubati and Radhika Apte?

7. Which digital marketing agency has acquired SocialGIZ, a boutique social media and website development agency?

8. Which laptop maker has launched a campaign ‘#PlayAtFullSpeed’, featuring Virender Sehwag?

9. Which bank has launched the song ‘Nayi Zindagi' to promote its ‘Recycle more, Waste less' initiative?

10. Which MNC has partnered with ESPN to launch ‘Office Sports Quiz'?

11. Which audio streaming subscription service has launched a television commercial, featuring actors Anil Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar?

12. Harish Shriyan has decided to step down from his role as CEO of which media agency by the end of 2019?

13. Vinod Kumar has resigned as the managing director and group chief executive officer of which telecom company?

14. The Landmark Group, the largest retail conglomerate in the Middle East, is shutting outlets of which fast fashion brand in India?

15. Which spirits major has named Thibault Cuny as its new CEO for India?

16. Who has been nominated to be the new president of European Central Bank (ECB)?

17. Which MNC has appointed Ashok Ramachandran as President of India and South Asia operations with effect from July 1, 2019?

18. Which communications consultant has launched his first book ‘Be Social: Building Brand You Online’?

19. Which OTT platform has launched the campaign ‘#SoWhatAreYouWatching’?

20. Which MNC and ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (ASEAN NTOs) have joined forces to promote Southeast Asia through the campaign 'Feel the Warmth'?

21. Which well known industrialist passed away in Mumbai on July 5th at the age of 98?

22. Lee Iacocca, 94, passed away in Bel Air, California last week. He was the ex-CEO of which company?

23. Kuwait-based Markab Capital has bought a stake of about 21% in which Chennai-based interiors and building solutions company in a deal valued at about Rs. 321 crore?

24. Which company has partnered with Facebook Inc to launch a countrywide digital literacy drive, christened, Digital Udaan?

25. Which fitness brand last week announced actor and wellness enthusiast Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India?

26. Which consumer electronics major last week forayed into the ceiling fan segment in the Indian market?

27. Which media group has roped in Salman Khan to be the face of its circulation expansion initiative with the theme ‘Life Badal Jayegi, Boss’?

28. Which business group last week launched the ‘#NurtureYourCuriosity’ campaign centered around innovation?

29. Which dating app launched its ‘#LoveAtFirstPride’ campaign on the occasion of 'Pride Month 2019'?

30. According to reports last week, the Indian Rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in which international destination?

31. Which beverage brand has signed vuvuzela-blowing octogenarian Indian cricket fan Charulata Patel as the latest face of its campaign?

32. Which Hyderabad-based traditional sweets maker last week announced its foray into the fine dining space with its Masala Republic chain of contemporary cuisine restaurants?

33. Walmart India last week opened its second cash-n-carry store in Indore. Which store count did it touch in India with this launch?

34. Which company has signed a definitive share purchase agreement with GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (GIL) to buy its 47.62% stake in GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Ltd. (GCEL)?

35. Which beverage chain has launched the campaign ‘#MentalAboutChai’?

36. Coca-Cola India has introduced Fanta Juicy+, a new variant of its orange flavoured sparkling beverage, and has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

37. Which jewellery retail chain launched a special ‘PRIDE Collection’ as a gesture of support for the LGBTQ community?

38. Which dairy company has appointed Venkat Shankar as Chief Executive Officer?

39. Which MNC has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest?

40. Ola last week got a licence to operate in which new city in UK?

41. Which long-running international satirical magazine will be leaving newsstands after its August issue?

42. Which snack brand has rolled out a new challenge called, ‘Wavez4India’ on Chinese video sharing app – TikTok?

43. Which Mumbai-based advertising and marketing agency and Dubai based entertainment channel, Imagine Movies have announced their merger?

44. Which MNC has launched what it claimed as India's first ever programmatic OOH weather banners?

45. Rostow Ravanan has quit as the CEO of which IT firm?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 797 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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