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July 27, 2014

Biz Quizzard 539

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Claiming to be a first of its kind in India, which company has launched 'e-Will' writing service?

2. Which Finnish handset maker is entering into the highly competitive Indian smartphone market with a tie-up with online marketplace Snapdeal.com?

3. Financial Technologies (India), or FTIL has entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) to sell its 15% stake in MCX to which bank for Rs 459 crore?

4. Which automobile brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘feels that good’?

5. Reliance Industries (RIL) has become the first company in the private sector in India to touch which milestone mark for quarterly net profit?

6. Which MNC retailer has announced the appointment of Unilever executive and turnaround specialist Dave Lewis as its new CEO?

7. Which MNC has launched its much awaited compact SUV Macan in India?

8. Which lubricant manufacturer has signed an agreement with Japan's JX Nippon Oil & Energy for a joint venture in India?

9. LG Electronics has launched which premium smartphone in India, roping in Amitabh Bachchan to endorse the brand?

10. In what could be the highest-ever dividend payout by an Indian company, which company will shell out about Rs 12,750 crore to its 600,000 shareholders?

11. Which drug firm has taken a majority stake in the Indian branded generics business of Bafna Pharmaceuticals for Rs 48.1 crore?

12. Two years after deciding to “scale down sales effort in the Indian market”, which Danish wind power major has returned to India?

13. California-based Qliktag Software, a mobile technology company, has acquired which social media and digital agency based in Pune?

14. Who is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com?

15. Alok Sharma, ex-Air Sahara chief, has been given a no objection certificate (NOC) by the aviation ministry to start a regional airline. What will it be branded as?

16. Which online fashion brand has launched its latest television ad campaign featuring Esha Gupta?

17. Volkswagen Pune plant has reached which milestone recently?

18. Which automobile MNC has launched its latest corporate campaign in India, using its logo as the symbol and metaphor for its commitment to enable people to achieve their goals?

19. Mercedes Benz last week launched its much-awaited compact sedan in India. Name the brand?

20. Which international airline has launched its first television campaign for the Indian market with ‘Non Stop You’ positioning?

21. Which MNC drug maker has announced the appointment of Jitendra Tyagi as its India head?

22. Which South Indian actor-turned-politician has tied up with Universal Sportsbiz, which sells celebrity memorabilia, to launch her own line of ethnic and fusion apparel?

23. Which MNC has announced its collaboration with ecommerce giant Amazon India to launch imaginative LED lightings for kids in association with Disney?

24. Which public sector bank has announced the appointment of Santanu Mukherjee as its new managing director?

25. TCS has become the first Indian company to cross which market capitalization milestone?

26. Which MNC is spending $175 million to buy Bizo, a provider of advertising technology and measurement services aimed at professionals?

27. PVR Cinemas, the largest cinema exhibition company in India, has surpassed which milestone, in terms of number of properties?

28. Which brand from The Hindu stable, a supplement till now, is being launched as a separate offering?

29. What is being claimed as a first by Tata Sky with a recent launch in education category?

30. Which company has launched a television commercial for its pain killer brand Nise gel, as part of a movie promotion tie-up with Salman Khan’s Kick??

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July 20, 2014

Biz Quizzard 538

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will pay a record 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion) to supply Manchester United with shirts and kit?

2. Which UK-based restaurant group with over 60 outlets in Europe, India and the Middle East, has been sold to a Chinese private equity firm for £900 million ($1.53 billion)?

3. Which actress has been signed on as the brand ambassador for Hero Motocorp?

4. Which MNC has launched ‘Ah My God’, its first India-specific television commercial?

5. Myntra.com has signed on which celebrity as its brand ambassador and the face for its fast fashion in-house brand DressBerry?

6. Which company has launched 'Sapne Huye Apne', a campaign to be run in movie theaters, to promote its sanitary ware products?

7. Which German media company plans to roll out an edutainment channel in India later this year?

8. Which online marketplace in India has roped in renowned watch designer and connoisseur Michael Foley to curate the portal’s watch store based on the latest trends and styles?

9. Which Indian healthcare provider has teamed up with Dubai-based Emirates airline to connect international patients seeking healthcare in India?

10. Which company had acquired US-based Pharmalucence Inc, which has sterile injectable capacity and research capabilities?

11. Which cigarettes maker will buy rival Lorillard in a cash-and stock deal valued at $27.4 billion?

12. Which company has sold its wholly-owned French subsidiary Voxmobili to U.S.-headquartered cloud solutions firm Synchronoss Technologies?

13. Jones Lang LaSalle, the professional services firm specializing in real estate, has unveiled a modified name and a new logo. What will it be now called?

14. Which MNC has acquired news alert provider Newsle, a San Francisco-based start-up that that allows users to get real-time alerts on social media platforms about connections?

15. Bata India has begun selling which new product under the name ‘Bata & I’ in its stores?

16. Which non-profit organization has launched a video campaign named ‘Check the Label’?

17. Which television channel has launched the campaign ‘Step Up. Discover’?

18. A Chennai-based startup has unveiled a website which connects its users with friends online who can give recommendations and feedback on products the person wants to buy. What is it called?

19. Which company, a joint venture between Greenwich Equity Partners and Jagran Infra Projects, has decided to foray into Indian cable television market in tie-up with Bhima Riddhi Digital Services?

20. Which MNC last week inked a marketing deal with long time rival Apple, which will see its sales force recommend Apple's devices to customers?

21. Which company has unveiled a new brand, ‘Clinogent’, in the clinical development industry to offer integrated clinical trial outsourcing solutions to customers across the world?

22. Philadelphia-headquartered West Pharmaceutical Services last week inaugurated its first India factory. Which state?

23. B Ashok has taken over as full time chairman of which public sector giant?

24. Which media company has appointed former Star India CEO Sameer Nair as the Group CEO?

25. Premier League champion Manchester City has signed on which automobile MNC as the first global sponsor of its portfolio of clubs?

26. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘It’s good to be alive’?

27. Nikesh Arora has quit as Chief Business Officer of which MNC?

28. Which Indian mutual fund will launch a World Brand Fund?

29. Which well known international business magazine's publisher has agreed to sell a majority stake of its media business to Integrated Whale Media Investments?

30. Which company has acquired the technology and services arm of Canada's ATCO group I-Tek for $195 million (Rs 1,170 crore)?

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July 13, 2014

Biz Quizzard 537

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week July 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which city has unveiled plans to build the world's largest shopping mall?

2. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group recently crossed which market capitalisation milestone?

3. Hindustan Unilever has launched a toothpaste to counter Colgate’s Visible White, a whitening toothpaste that claims to make teeth a few shades lighter. What has it been branded as?

4. Which media agency has rebranded its public relations audit arm, Eikona?

5. Which company is acquiring 18.8% stake in Holiday Club Resorts Oy, a Finland-headquartered vacation ownership company, for €13 million?

6. Which infrastructure company has appointed MS Mehta, a former group chief executive officer of Vedanta Resources, as CEO?

7. Which MNC last week launched its Cyber Forensics Centre in Hyderabad to undertake complex cyber forensic and compliance-related investigations?

8. A mobile wallet service from US telecom companies AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon is abandoning its name. Which name and why?

9. It is finally official. Which retail MNC has decided to exit India, less than four years after it opened its first store in the country?

10. Which well known international publication has shut its India Ink blog, "the first ever country-specific" news site after a nearly three-year run?

11. Which brand has launched its new campaign, featuring Akshay Kumar and showcasing its new product line (portable Smartphone chargers, LED lights and home lights)?

12. Which Indian business school has tied up with Harvard Business School (HBS) to train taxmen to become more citizen friendly and responsive?

13. Philips India has roped in which actor as the brand ambassador for the company’s Male Grooming range?

14. The promoter family of which company has become a strategic investor in Businessworld (BW) magazine?

15. Which Indian company is ranked at the 96th position in the latest Fortune Global 500 list of world's biggest firms?

16. Which company has made a strategic investment in Bangalore-based startup ArrayStorm Lighting, which is innovating in the LED lighting space for commercial segments?

17. Which Argentinean luxury brand, a polo lifestyle company known for its apparels, technical equipment and accessories, has started it operations in India with a maiden store in Delhi?

18. Finland-headquartered packaging MNC Huhtamaki will be acquiring which Indian company for Rs 818 crore in a bid to increase its footprint in Indian, West Asia and Africa markets?

19. Which airline is all set to become the first carrier in the country that will allow passengers to directly go to the airport security gates if they have an electronic boarding pass or e-pass?

20. Which city has topped Bangkok and Paris as the world's most popular destination, according to the Mastercard Global Cities Index report?

21. Which celebrity has been signed on as the face of HEROINE, a premium brand from the house of Jinaam Dress Pvt Ltd?

22. The managing director of which company has been appointed as the national president of the Employers' Federation of India (EFI)?

23. Which digital agency has made its second acquisition in India by taking over technology firm iThink InfoTech?

24. Which company will sell its BPO business in the US, the Philippines and Costa Rica to Paris-based outsourcing firm Teleperformance for $610 million (about Rs 3,638 crore)?

25. Which MNC has sold its Slim-Fast brand to Kainos Capital, a U.S.-based private equity firm focused on the food and consumer sector?

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