December 1, 2019

Biz Quizzard 818

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

1. Which MNC has agreed to buy Tiffany & Co for more than $16.2 billion in the largest luxury-goods deal ever?

2. Delhi’s Khan Market has moved up one position to which rank on the world’s most expensive retail locations list, according to global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield?

3. Which Japanese financial services firm has launched its venture capital fund in India, a month after the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company’s subsidiary received a non-banking financial services licence from RBI?

4. Which company has acquired a majority stake in Cygnus Medicare, which operates a chain of super specialty hospitals, for around Rs 130 crore as part of its expansion plans in the healthcare segment?

5. Which company has bought Nokia’s defunct handset factory near Chennai for close to $30 million (Rs 215 crore)?

6. Who last week quit as the chairman of the media group he founded in 1992?

7. Which company has acquired video content platform Roposo, as it looks to ramp up curated content on its platform Glance in regional Indian languages?

8. Two prominent venture capitalists, Revant Bhate and Dhyanesh Shah, have come together to launch a consumer brands company, which has raised $10 million in its maiden funding round. What has it been named?

9. Which company has bought startup Quikmile, which focuses on building tech-enabled logistics platforms for India?

10. Which MNC is buying United States (US) biotechnology company The Medicines Co for about $9.7 billion?

11. Which company’s group firm, Dark Forest Furniture Company (Daffco), last week announced the closure of its business?

12. Which asset management company has launched a 360-degree digital campaign, ‘#KyaPlanHai’?

13. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as the brand ambassador?

14. Online marketplace Snapdeal has crossed which milestone count of app downloads on Google Play Store?

15. Which contraceptive brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Munna Kab Aayega’?

16. Which company has christened its upcoming flagship SUV as Gravitas?

17. Which startup has acquired peer fashion rental services startup Flyrobe to consolidate operations, ramp up its omnichannel footprint and tap the overseas market?

18. Which Japanese bio-venture company is aiming to create a startup hub in India to tackle local issues such as air and water pollution and waste management by partnering with homegrown Arc Ventures?

19. Which Indian stent-maker has acquired a majority stake in Brazil-based sales and marketing company Zarek Distribuidora De Produtos Hospitalares, for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which automobile company has invested $8 million (about Rs 56 crore) in bicycle and electric scooter rental startup Yulu?

21. Suresh Krishna was conferred the ‘Quality Ratna’ award by the CII Institute of Quality at its 27th Quality Summit held in Bengaluru recently. He is the chairman of which company?

22. Which water heater brand has announced the launch of its first ever TVC campaign titled ‘Perfect Hot Water’?

23. Which user-generated content platform has launched a video ‘#KahanGayaMummyKaSunday’ in collaboration with home appliances brand Voltas Beko?

24. Which ecommerce company has introduced its brand promise ‘Bada Aasaan Hai’?

25. Which cookies brand has launched the campaign “Khushiyon ki zidd karo”?

26. Which advertising agency has entered the world of content marketing with the launch of a short film titled ‘Parcel’ for HarperCollins India?

27. TVS Motor Co last week launched BS-VI compliant range of which bike brand?

28. Which robotic process automation (RPA) firm has elevated Manish Bharti as president for the India region?

29. Which MNC has announced it is acquiring Beat Games, the developer of popular Virtual Reality rhythm game called Beat Saber?

30. Which luxury car maker on November 27 marked 25 years of producing vehicles in India?

31. Which company is entering the education space by acquiring Oi Playschool?

32. Which MNC is bringing Moxy, the lifestyle hotel brand that targets young customers, to India?

33. Which microfinance company said that that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Madura Micro Finance Limited (MMFL) in full for an undisclosed sum, subject to regulatory approvals?

34. Which angel investor forum has appointed Chandran Krishnan as its new chief executive officer?

35. Which online gaming platform has launched a new campaign ‘#ShowYourSkills’ with its brand Ambassador Kajal Aggarwal?

36. Which automobile portal has acquired Philippines-based online car classified site Carmudi for an undisclosed amount?

37. Which company said it would sell its customer relationship management (CRM) business to Altruist Technologies in an all-cash, Rs 40-crore transaction?

38. Which Japanese MNC last week said it was exiting the semiconductor business, selling its loss-making subsidiary to a Taiwanese firm as it struggles with intense competition from China and South Korea?

39. Which Indian pharma company is acquiring certain R&D assets of US-based vaccine development company Profectus BioSciences Inc, for an upfront cash consideration of $11.29 million?

40. Reliance Industries last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone market cap mark?

41. Which ecommerce company has introduced a smart assistive interface feature called ‘Saathi’?

42. Which fitness app has roped in actress Mandira Bedi as the brand ambassador?

43. Which hospitality company has rolled out its television campaign ‘Raho Mast’?

44. Which MNC last week appointed Brian Kwon as its new CEO?

45. Which UK-based bank has launched its standalone digital bank Bó in a plan to fend off competition from fast-growing online start-ups including Monzo and Starling?

46. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#GreaterTogether’?

47. Which international lifestyle brand has announced actor Aditya Roy Kapur as its latest celebrity ambassador for watches?

48. Which FMCG major has announced that it has set up a Rs 200-crore ‘Environmental Sustainability Fund,’ to collaborate with external partners, offering environmentally sustainable business solutions?

49. HDFC Bank’s unsecured loan portfolio has crossed which milestone mark?

50. In a landmark deal for Indian football, which entity has acquired a majority 65% stake in Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC?

51. Which business personality was last week conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for translating excellence in corporate governance into reality?

52. Hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country from which date?

53. Peepul Capital top executive Arjun Ananth has taken over as the CEO of which diagnostics firm?

54. Levi’s has crossed which milestone annual revenue mark in India for the first time since entering the market 25 years ago?

55. Which Indian automobile company last week said it had opened a new flagship outlet in Guatemala city?

56. Which airline last week announced that it has appointed Jabr Al-Azeeby as the new vice-president of India and Nepal?

57. Xiaomi has touched which revenue milestone in India in 2018-19?

58. Samsung Electronics surpassed which milestone revenue mark in the Indian market in 2018-19?

59. Which millet-based snacking brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheGoodBites’ for its flagship product, Ragi Bites?

60. Which company has won a bid to build and operate the airport in Jewar, Greater Noida, which will be the second such facility in the Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) area?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 818 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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