October 13, 2019

Biz Quizzard 811

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will mark its foray into the fashion industry through a collaboration with homegrown ready-to-wear label HUEMN, launching at FDCI's upcoming Lotus India Fashion Week SS20?

2. Which home appliances brand has roped in actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

3. Which menswear brand is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the launch of its latest campaign, ‘The Spirit of Man’?

4. Which company has launched digital and video storytelling platform, MAKERS India?

5. Which telecom company has inked a pact with Kia Motors to provide Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in services such as navigation, safety and security, vehicle management and remote control?

6. CK Venkataraman is the new MD of which company?

7. Which company’s content hub for homecare, Cleanipedia, has launched #SaafDiwaliShubhDiwali, a month-long festive campaign to prepare users for the mammoth job of Pre-Diwali cleaning?

8. Which women’s beauty brand has announced a #BreastBreak campaign to help support early detection of breast cancer around the world?

9. Swiggy has now expanded its reach to how many cities in India?

10. Mercedes-Benz last week delivered over which milestone count of cars in a single day in India?

11. Which beverage giant is selling its first sustainable bonds?

12. How many Indian-origin persons have been named by American magazine Fortune in its annual list of 40 most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40?

13. Which automobile company has set up a premium bike division called ‘Big Wing’ to Take on Royal Enfield?

14. Which US studio, specialising in horror-themed digital content, is set to enter India in partnership with producer Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment?

15. Which auto component maker has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based automotive lamps firm Delvis Gmbh and its two subsidiaries for €21 million (about Rs 164 crore)?

16. Which automobile MNC has named Makoto Uchida, head of its Chinese business, as its next CEO?

17. Which modern Indian wear brand by fashion house High Street Essentials Pvt Ltd has launched its first brand campaign?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the roll-out of 'Ishq Bhi, Risk Bhi' - a fictional audio series in Hindi with investor education theme built inside the story?

19. Which Kinetic Group venture has launched three bikes under the MV Agusta Dragster Series, with price starting at Rs 18.73 lakh (ex-showroom)?

20. Which Indian company has acquired Eishtec, a 1,400-employee contact centre company in Ireland for an undisclosed amount?

21. Tata Motors last week launched which electric model with an extended range to cater to both fleet and personal segment customers?

22. Home services marketplace UrbanClap will be launching operations in which country next month?

23. Which travel portal has signed an agreement with travel platform major TripAdvisor to offer choices for local experiences at international destinations to outbound Indian travelers?

24. American financial services company C2FO has acquired which Noida-based dynamic discounting solution provider for an undisclosed sum to expand its presence in India?

25. Which airline’s digital cargo and logistics platform, Teleport has announced entry into India to cash in on the expanding ecommerce sector in one of the world’s fastest growing markets?

26. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the planned merger between Indiabulls Housing Finance and which bank?

27. BSH Home Appliances Group, one of Europe’s largest home appliances manufacturer, last week said it has sold which milestone count of washing machines in India?

28. Which sportswear brand has roped in Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador?

29. Which entity has launched ‘Boardroom Kitchen’, India’s first reality web series that portrays CEOs of famous companies in the kitchen?

30. German sportswear maker Puma has opened its first experience store in India, it’s second globally after New York. Which city?

31. Which British travel agent has agreed to buy all 555 UK stores from Thomas Cook after the holiday company's collapse?

32. Which company has sold a 20-acre holding in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai to Virtuous Retail South Asia (VRSA) for Rs 700 crore?

33. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign 'Singing Chef'?

34. Which paint brand has launched a new television titled ‘Double Protection’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

35. Which newly set up equity fund has launched a pan-India programme, Turbostart, to invest in early-stage startups?

36. The domestic subsidiary of  which Japanese financial services leader has received a non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI, and will begin operations by month-end?

37. Which Hyderabad-based sports startup last week announced its foray into sports retailing?

38. Which tile adhesive brand from the house of Pidilite Industries has unveiled its first television commercial?

39. Which provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, products, services and platforms has entered India in a tie up with omni channel retail and distribution company Staunch?

40. India has been ranked at which position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019?

41. Who has been appointed chairman of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) for 2019-2021?

42. Which retailer has launched the festive campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’?

43. Which automobile MNC has sacked its CEO Thierry Bollore just 10 months after he took charge?

44. Which former cricketer has invested in VAOO, a Mumbai-based cab aggregator that promises to offer free rides to passengers in return for viewing advertisements?

45. Which MNC has said it is working with Volkswagen's sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 811 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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