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April 22, 2018

Biz Quizzard 734

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Sir Martin Sorrell has resigned as the CEO of which MNC?

2. Which online retailer has acquired Bengaluru-based Witworks, as it looks to launch smart wearable products for its in-house brands?

3. Which American casual fashion brand has launched a new line just for Indian buyers?

4. Which luggage brand has launched its new campaign ‘Unpack Your Dreams’, featuring cricketer Rohit Sharma?

5. Which automobile brand has launched the ‘#OneWithTheRoad’ campaign to celebrate its first birthday?

6. Which publication brand, in collaboration with Asian Heart Institute, has launched the ‘#HappyHeartIndia’ campaign?

7. Which wholly-owned global unit of Mumbai-listed Allcargo Logistics Ltd has named Rene Wernli as the regional CEO for the India, Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region?

8. Which company has announced the appointment of Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan as chief executive and a member of the company’s board, effective August 31?

9. Which company has launched a digital first campaign for its denim wear brand Forca, starring Tiger Shroff?

10. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) touched which market capitalization milestone mark on April 17?

11. Which brand has launched the campaign '#IshqKeLakhonRang' to promote its new flavours Meetha Pan, Kaala Khatta, Silky Chocolate and Juicy Strawberry?

12. Which television broadcaster has signed a multiyear licencing deal with Mumbai-based brand licensing company Black White Orange Brands to exploit the portfolio of its kids’ channel?

13. Which Indian hospitality company has announced its entry into Saudi Arabia with a 340-keys property in Makkah?

14. Which brand is the most trusted brand in India, according to The Brand Trust Report 2018?

15. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘#MMMbhiAAHbhi’?

16. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Khushiyon ka Ghar’, featuring its first brand anthem, sung by Sonu Nigam?

17. Which MNC has silently launched a web browser for Android devices in India called ‘Internet’?

18. Which MNC will acquire 51.80 % stake in Merck Ltd. (India) for Rs 1,290 crore?

19. Centuary Mattresses has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

20. This is amazing but not surprising. Tata Trusts, India's oldest and largest philanthropy initiative, will cross which milestone mark in disbursals in 2017-18?

21. Which online beauty products retailer has expanded its private label with the addition of a line of fragrances, starting with two fragrances, Raison d´etre and Joie de vivre?

22. Which menswear brand has unveiled a new brand vision and identity, including a new tagline 'Keep Rising'?

23. Lifestyle has roped in which actress as the brand ambassador for its contemporary ethnic wear brand – Melange by Lifestyle?

24. Which US-based insurance software service provider has entered India’s e-learning market by acquiring majority stake in e-Smartclass Educational Services Private Ltd for $8 million?

25. Consumer durables company Usha International Limited has launched its sustainable fashion label in consultation with IMG Reliance. Name it?

26. Which real estate firm is foraying into the warehousing space with a 150-acre facility in Mumbai suburb Palava?

27. What has the government renamed jowar, bajra, ragi and other millets as, dispensing with the nomenclature “coarse cereals”?

28. Which Indian business personality been named by Fortune magazine in the list of the World's Greatest Leaders of 2018?

29. Which company will acquire French food giant Danone’s Indian manufacturing facility for Rs 30 crore?

30. Tata Group has become the first private business group in the country to enter which milestone market capitalisation league?

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April 15, 2018

Biz Quizzard 733

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has signed a pact with Allied Silica to acquire its precipitated silica business for Rs 123 crore on a slump sale basis?

2. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘Chak Chak Chabao’?

3. Which Kerala-based food products company has diversified into a totally unrelated segment of manufacture of hand crafted luxury pens?

4. Bolla Brahma Naidu, cofounder of south India’s second largest dairy firm Tirumala Milk Products, is back in the milk business with a new company. What is it called?

5. Four-year-old home services start-up UrbanClap is venturing into the international market. Which city?

6. Coca-Cola India last week launched a no-sugar variant of which brand?

7. Yashaswini Samat is the new chairman and MD of which advertising agency?

8. Which eight-year-old Indian independent ad agency will become a part of London-based advertising agency network, M&C Saatchi?

9. Which Paris-headquartered content powerhouse is setting up its office for India and South East Asia in partnership with Deepak Dhar, former Endemol India managing director?

10. Who has been appointed as the chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) for 2018-19?

11. Which sports drink brand has launched a new television commercial ‘Win from Within’?

12. Bharti Enterprises vice-chairman Rakesh Bharti Mittal last week became president of which industry body for 2018-19 year?

13. Which Hyderabad-based biotech player has unveiled its new corporate logo and new tag line ‘Lead Innovation’?

14. Which international auction house will conduct its inaugural art auction in India in December?

15. French media agency network Publicis Groupe has acquired 100% stake in which Mumbai-based digital out-of-home agency for an undisclosed amount?

16. VT Bharadwaj has quit as the India MD of which venture capital fund?

17. Which Hollywood-focused video on demand service has appointed former Eros Now business head Zulfiqar Khan as the managing director for its Indian operations?

18. Which MNC has launched its voice-activated speakers 'Home' in the Indian market as it looks to take on rival's devices like Amazon Echo?

19. Which celebrity has launched her own fashion label ‘Just F’ with Mojostar?

20. Which MNC will buy a 50% stake in a $44-billion refinery planned by a consortium of Indian state run oil companies?

21. Which health and wellness FMCG brand has launched a campaign with its new brand tagline ‘Shuddhta Ka Naam’?

22. Which company has acquired Greeblu Enterprises, a startup that runs infotainment app TOOTL, which offers personalised content to readers using predictive analysis modeling?

23. Which company has signed a joint venture agreement with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems to offer field-proven UAV systems to Indian defence, paramilitary, security and police forces?

24. Which cricketer announced the launch of Gully, a ´cult streetwear brand´, in association with retail partner Zeko Online?

25. Disney & Me stores have forayed into India with the launch of 2 stores by DLF Brands. Which cities?

26. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘My Health My Way’, featuring brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

27. Harish Manwani will retire as the Non-Executive Chairman of which company?

28. Which VJ-turned-actor has launched his fashion label Disrupt – Defy Ordinary?

29. Which automobile MNC has chosen Herbert Diess as its new chief executive?

30. India has pipped which country to become the fourth-largest passenger vehicle (PV) market globally for the first time ever, in January and February 2018?

31. Which company has entered into agreements to acquire close to 73 per cent stake in education technology provider Indiavidual Learning Private Ltd (Embibe)?

32. Which company has set up a joint venture with private equity company Sumer Equity Partners to acquire US hybrid cloud services firm Actian for $330 million in cash?

33. Which company has announced a definitive agreement to acquire WONGDOODY, a US-based, full-service creative and consumer insights agency?

34. Sudhin Mathur has quit as the India head of the mobile business of which group?

35. Which refrigerator brand has launched a campaign with the theme ‘India, Ab Seedhe Ki Aadat Daal Lo’?

36. Which Danish sportswear major is rolling out its high-performance, stylish and durable product range in India?

37. Which company last week announced the launch of its electric luxury car brand Automobili Pininfarina?

38. Germany's Norma Group has signed an agreement to acquire which Nashik-based equipment manufacturer for the micro-irrigation and auto industries?

39. Hyderabad-headquartered Pitti Laminations Limited has announced that its shareholders have approved the change in name of the company. What is the new name?

40. Tata Motors has crossed which sales milestone mark for the first time in the year ended March 2018?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 733 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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