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December 4, 2016

Biz Quizzard 662

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 28 - December 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Reliance Jio Infocomm has crossed which milestone subscriber mark as on November 26?

2. Which online marketplace that connects customers to service professionals has released a campaign ‘From Equals to Equals’ on gender equality?

3. Which tea brand has launched its new campaign #PehliMulakat?

4. Which luxury goods conglomerate has appointed St├ęphane de Meurville as managing director of India operations?

5. Gautam Kumra has been elected as new managing director for India of which professional services firm?

6. Which French multinational commercial catering and food service company has made its foray into Indian market with acquisitions of MegaBite Food Services and C Ramachandra Caterers?

7. Siddhartha Pahwa has resigned as the CEO of which taxi aggregator?

8. Bengaluru-based startup SafeHalo Private Ltd has launched a device called ‘Safe Fan’. What is its USP?

9. Which company has signed an agreement with global industrial and metals group Liberty House to sell its speciality steel business in the UK for £100 million (Rs. 850 crore)?

10. Which Indian city has been ranked 30th in Oxford Economics’ study of the top 50 metropolitan entities globally for the year 2015?

11. Which men's grooming brand recently launched its new campaign #CoveringUpFails?

12. Which celebrity fashion line has launched the campaign ‘Fashion your own world’?

13. Which automobile brand has launched its new campaign with the positioning ‘Push Your Limits’?

14. Which menswear brand has collaborated with handloom weavers from Mangalgiri in Andhra Pradesh to develop an 'India Handloom Brand' collection?

15. Rajiv Sodhi has resigned as the India & Australia MD & Vice President of which internet domain registrar and web hosting company?

16. Which company will acquire Dutch digital marketing and customer experience agency Mirabeau BV, to further expand its digital expertise in the Netherlands and Europe?

17. Fidel Technologies, an IT services company headquartered in Tokyo, has acquired which language localisation solutions provider for undisclosed sum?

18. Which business services provider is acquiring the facility management and catering businesses of Manipal Integrated Services, part of Ranjan Pai's Manipal Education and Medical Group?

19. Which company is all set to acquire Kolkata-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) Imperial Credit Pvt Ltd for a consideration of Rs 36 crore?

20. Which automobile brand has launched a new initiative titled ‘Invincible Indians: Stories that invoke pride every day.’?

21. Which celebrity has been signed on to be part of a digital marketing campaign by online marketplace for food delivery, Foodpanda?

22. Amazon India has launched its second in-house brand, an ethnic wear label for women. Name it?

23. Which company has agreed to sell its EcoEnergy division for $70 million as it sharpens its focus on its core IT business?

24. Which company / group has become the first non-banking company in the country to introduce Blockchain technology?

25. Which healthcare IT firm has acquired US-based Encima Group for $16 million (Rs 109.54 crore) to ramp up its analytics and omni-channel digital solutions capability for the pharma industry?

26. Which company has introduced two new-age digital platforms - SYOUV and With You Hamesha - to enhance the overall ownership experience of its automotive prospects and customers?

27. Bajaj has announced the name of its new bike, to be launched on 15th December 2016. What has the bike been branded as?

28. To create awareness for the cause of girl child education, which MNC has recreated the song, 'School Chale Hum', originally produced by Bharat Bala for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in 2006?

29. Which financial marketplace has unveiled the video #PlayYourPart as part of its latest digital campaign for the wedding season?

30. Which two iconic luxury chains from Asia have formed a strategic alliance to increase their reach and market share in the highly competitive hospitality industry?

31. Noomi Mehta has become the first Indian to join the board of international out of home association FEPE International. He is the chairman of which business group?

32. Which Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr?

33. Michael “Jim” Delligatti passed away last week. He was the inventor of which iconic food brand?

34. Which global container shipping carrier is to acquire German container shipping line Hamburg Sud, termed the seventh largest container shipping line and a leader in the North–South trades?

35. Which well known textile company in India has officially called quits to manufacturing and will now focus only on retail?

36. Which electrical goods company has tied up with UK-based Gooee to be the latter's launch partner in India?

37. The world’s largest trade fair is entering India. Name it?

38. Kevin Johnson will be the new CEO of which MNC from April 2017?

39. Which bank last week launched its own mobile wallet Cippy?

40. Chitra Ramkrishna has quit as the CEO of which entity?

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November 27, 2016

Biz Quizzard 661

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired home rental startup Grabhouse in an all-stock deal aimed at strengthening its realty vertical?

2. Which MNC bank has appointed Siby Sebastian as Chief Executive for its India operations?

3. Which 24-hour food and lifestyle television channel has rolled out the campaign ‘Obsessed with Food’ to commemorate its first anniversary?

4. Which MNC has launched its first accelerator programme for startups called DNA (discover, nurture and align) to gain a foothold in the country's booming startup market?

5. Uber has partnered with which wedding planning website to offer mobility solutions for wedding-related travel in 12 Indian cities?

6. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. last week achieved which production milestone at its Sriperumbudur facility, near Chennai?

7. Pankaj R Patel has been elected as president of Ficci for 2017.  He is the chairman and managing director of which company?

8. Celebrating the demonetisation move, which brand launched the campaign ‘Nahi rukega India. Cashless chalega India’?

9. Which global communications company has appointed Nirvik Singh as the CEO of the Middle East and Africa region?

10. Which location remains the costliest in the country to rent a shop, as per the 28th edition of the Cushman & Wakefield report, `Main Streets Across the World?

11. Pranab Kumar Choudhury, fondly known as PKC in the country's financial circle, passed away last week. He was credited with building which rating company from scratch?

12. Which pharmaceutical company has appointed Uday Baldota as its CEO?

13. Which US buyout firm is buying Nissan Motor-backed auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei Corp for up to 498.3 billion yen ($4.5 billion) in its biggest deal in Japan?

14. Which realty major has ventured into education with the launch of its first educational institute Next School?

15. Ola last week unveiled a new car entertainment platform that allows passengers to listen to the music of their choice. What has it been branded as?

16. Which innerwear brand has launched a new campaign with the tagline ‘raho garma-garam’?

17. Bharti Airtel last week launched its payments bank services as a pilot, becoming the first payments bank in the country to go live. Which state?

18. Which packaging firm has bought out mid-sized Delhi-based Varahi Polymers in a Rs 350-crore deal?

19. Which drug maker’s UK arm has sold the entire 16.7% stake it held in Chase Pharma, a US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, to Allergan, famous for its Botox brand?

20. Who is the only Indian among three persons of Indian origin to be featured in US magazine Fortune's top 50 business persons list for 2016?

21. Which international property consultant has elevated industry veteran Naveen Nandwani as managing director, Bengaluru and Kochi?

22. Which pharma company will acquire 85.1% in a Russian company, JSC Biosintez, in a deal valued at $60 million to focus on emerging markets?

23. TVS has announced that it will introduce the production ready motorcycle of its tie-up with BMW, by March 2017. What has the model been branded as?

24. Anand Halve passed away last week. He was the co-founder of which creative agency?

25. Which company and leading Japanese snack company Kameda Seika will jointly invest $10 million in a 51:49 joint venture to sell rice-based snacks in India?

26. Which company last week introduced four ecycles with electric pedal assisted technology under the Lectro brand, priced between Rs 42,000 and Rs 83,000?

27. Which health insurance company was launched in the country last week?

28. Which MNC has acquired the DNS provider called Dyn?

29. Revenues of the Indian unit of Unicharm Corp have crossed which milestone mark in the year to March?

30. The wholly-owned UK subsidiary of which Indian company has entered into an agreement with Sweden's Moberg Pharma to acquire its PediaCare brand for a total consideration of $5 million?

31. The French subsidiary of which Indian pharma company will be acquiring select commercial products from Teva in France?

32. Maruti Suzuki has launched a limited edition variant of WagonR. What has it been branded as?

33. Which US-based global entrepreneur network has appointed Govind Kavaturi as the new India President?

34. Which MNC last week launched two new single malts, "Ardmore" and "Bowmore 12 year old" in India?

35. Which realty developer has roped in Gauri Khan as its brand ambassador and to design signature interiors for its premium residential projects?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 661 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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