February 16, 2020

Biz Quizzard 829

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is acquiring Simplus, one of the fastest-growing Salesforce Platinum Partners in the US and Australia, in an up to $250 million deal?

2. Which pharma company has announced the acquisition of nutrition products portfolio from Wanbury Ltd?

3. The Indian subsidiary of which restaurant major has picked up minority stake in its largest franchise partner RJ Corp-owned Devyani International (DIL)?

4. Which online skill learning platform has launched the campaign 'Raho Ambitious'?

5. Vijayalakshmi Das, 67, passed away recently. She was the founder CEO of which microfinance organization?

6. Which toothpaste brand has launched the campaign ‘#ForTheLoveOf’?

7. Which company last week said it has achieved “concession commencement date” to design, build and operate a new airport at Crete, Greece?

8. Which wealth management company has appointed Nitin Singh as Managing Director and CEO, with effect from February 3, 2020?

9. Which 2 wheeler brand has launched its new campaign featuring Easy Wanderlings, a music band?

10. Which home-grown chocolate brand has rolled out it’s first-ever TVC campaign for the mass consumer chocolates business segment?

11. Pepsi has released its new anthem ‘Swag Se Solo’, featuring which celebrity?

12. Which confectionery manufacturer, in collaboration with music entertainment company Songfest, has announced a brand-new music series?

13. Which social media brand has launched an ‘Unlabel India’ campaign, to inspire conversations among youth all across India and initiate positive online dialogue?

14. Which digital broking firm has launched its new campaign ‘Aage Badhne ka Smart Sauda’?

15. Which company is venturing again into the carbonated drinks segment and has relaunched the brands Spyci and Limonata?

16. Which film entertainment company has announced the appointment of Pradeep Dwivedi as Chief Executive Officer of its majority-owned subsidiary?

17. Which confectionery brand has announced an introduction of a new flavour - ‘Fruity Mints’, a novel combination of fruit and mint flavours?

18. Which Bengaluru-headquartered real estate platform has announced the acquisition of Gurugram-based Society Connect in an all-cash deal?

19. Rajesh Magow will be the new group CEO of which company?

20. Which company has acquihired Hyderabad-based Hug Innovations?

21. The world's largest craft brewer is entering India with plans to open 35 pubs and launch nearly a dozen bottled beer brands over the next four years. Name the company?

22. Which MNC has won approval to set up a bank card clearing business in China, gaining access to a $27 trillion payments market as part of the nation’s financial opening?

23. Uber last week announced the setting up of its first Uber Money team for Asia-Pacific in India. Which city?

24. The investment firm of which Indian business personality has led a $126-million funding in Boston-based primary care provider Iora Health?

25. Which South Indian film actor has launched his apparel brand, Rowdy Wear, on fashion marketplace Myntra to increase its reach?

26. Ride-hailing platform Ola last week announced its official entry into which city outside India?

27. Which IIM has become the first IIM to offer full-time MBA in Liberal Studies And Management?

28. Which retailer last week crossed Rs 1.50 lakh crore in market capitalisation, surpassing Nestle and Bajaj Finserv to become India’s 18th most valuable company?

29. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘NOT working? Try NETworking!’?

30. Which Indian business personality last week announced crossing one million followers on Instagram?

31. Which retailer has launched the campaign 'Be everyday ready' for beauty products?

32. Which women’s ethnic wear brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as the new brand ambassador?

33. Which IPL team has announced a 3-year partnership with Muthoot Fincorp Ltd as title sponsor?

34. Which perfume brand has released a new digital short film, ‘It’s a date’?

35. Which audio solutions brand has unveiled its new brand film featuring actor Ranveer Singh, urging consumers to ‘Live it real and Live it raw’?

36. Which luxury motorcycle maker has announced Bipul Chandra as the new Managing Director of its India operations?

37. Which company has formed a 51:49 joint venture with New York Life Insurance, the largest mutual life insurance company in USA, to develop a commercial real estate project in Noida?

38. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked the board of which rating agency to sack chairman SB Mainak?

39. Which well known fashion designer passed away in Goa last week?

40. Which company has acquired a majority of Wockhardt’s domestic formulations business for Rs 1,850 crore?

41. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has crossed which milestone count of users?

42. Which mutual fund became the largest fund manager in the country as on January-end?

43. Which company will be investing Rs 207 crore to set up the country’s largest ice-cream facility in the Telangana’s Sangareddy district?

44. Hero MotoCorp has introduced a cloud based smart riding experience for its customers. What has it been branded as?

45. Which winery has become the first national wine brand to be listed with Tasmac or The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation?

46. Which packaged foods company has added tender coconut and fresh grated coconut to its product portfolio?

47. Which condom brand has launched the campaign ‘#YouAreNotAlone’?

48. Which cement manufacturer has announced the launch of a digital campaign ‘Har Raah Mein Wonder Hai’?

49. SpiceJet last week hosted the music launch of a song from a Tamil film Soorarai Pottru aboard its aircraft at Chennai airport. The film is a biopic based on which business personality?

50. Which corporate trust has appointed N Srinath to the newly-created CEO position?

51. The government last week appointed Rajiv Bansal as the new CMD of which company?

52. Which managed home rental network has acquired ApnaComplex, an apartment management and security solution startup, for an undisclosed amount?

53. Which private equity giant has obtained the approval of the National Company Law Tribunal to acquire Trident Hotel in Hyderabad, owned by Golden Jubilee Hotels and managed by EIH of Oberoi Group, for around Rs 585 crore?

54. Which US banking giant has invested Rs 610 crore in Gurugram-based realty developer Vatika Group in a part equity-part debt deal?

55. Which firm last week said it would no longer provide non-audit services to its audit clients in India?

56. Which US airline will launch its first direct US flight to Bengaluru from Seattle, a new route meant to meet corporate customers’ demand for travel to the centre of India’s high-tech industry?

57. Which internet names and registrations management major is acquiring Uniregistry’s leading domain registrar and marketplace businesses?

58. The deadly novel corona virus is hitting business hard. Which global industry meet, scheduled for February 24-27 in Barcelona, has been cancelled?

59. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has cleared Manoj Jain as the next chairman & MD of which public sector company?

60. Who is the new finance minister of Britain?

61. Which airline has appointed former Jet Airways chief Vinay Dube as its chief executive officer?

62. Which snack brand has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as its new brand ambassador?

63. Which used car marketplace has launched a nation-wide Walkathon 2.0 campaign stressing on the importance of physical exercise?

64. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Lock It To Rock It’ to communicate the exciting possibilities of a locked screen?

65. Which ride hailing company aims to start its own advertising and branding wing, so that it can better monetise users and show them ads?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 829 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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