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June 25, 2017

Biz Quizzard 691

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Lockheed Martin has tied up with which Indian business group to produce and export new generation F-16 fighter aircraft, subject to it winning an order from Indian Air Force?

2. Which company has announced the launch of Divastri, its first private label in the fashion category?

3. Which building has become the first in the country to get trademarked?

4. UAE Princess Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi has invested in which Indian startup, following the announcement of its intention to hire women from financially weak backgrounds?

5. Which detergent brand has launched a new campaign for Eid, carrying forward the brand philosophy of ‘#saaremaeldhodaalo’?

6. Which MNC has appointed Steffen Knapp as Director of India Cars Unit?

7. Which company has been named owner of the Johannesburg franchisee of Cricket South Africa's upcoming twenty-twenty over-format league ­ T20 Global league?

8. Which payments solution company has acquired FortunePay, a Bengaluru-based startup that offers payment switching infrastructure to banks?

9. Sandeep Dadlani, who resigned as president of Infosys recently, has joined which MNC as its chief digital officer?

10. Government has roped in which celebrity to promote GST?

11. Which cable broadband company has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Speed so high everything will fly’?

12. Which fashion brand has launched the film #MissIndiaWaliFeeling?

13. Sangeeta Pendurkar has quit as the managing director for India and South Asia of which MNC?

14. Which company has entered a strategic partnership with Serbia's state-run defence major Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India?

15. Which Kerala-based group, a global leader in value-added spices, is venturing into the personal care segment with a slew of innovative products which will hit the market next month?

16. Which company has acquired the construction equipment manufacturing facility of the joint venture between Ashok Leyland and John Deere for an undisclosed consideration?

17. Government headhunter, Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB), has selected Shashi Shanker to head which company from October 1?

18. Honda has launched a new 110cc scooter. What has it been branded as?

19. World’s biggest fish market will be moved to a new location. Which city is it located in?

20. Travis Kalanick last week stepped down as the CEO of which company?

21. Which home shopping company has launched the campaign 'Sapno ki Udaan' to help underprivileged kids?

22. The initial public offering (IPO) of which entity has got bids 170 times the number of shares on sale, making it the most subscribed IPO in the history of India's primary market?

23. Which Aurangabad-based auto electric components maker has agreed to acquire the entire stake in TFC Cables Assemblies, Scotland, for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which company will acquire Ahmedabad-based electric pump maker La-Gajjar Machineries for an undisclosed amount?

25. Which MNC has agreed to acquire fast-growing US tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion?

26. US sports shoe brand Saucony is partnering which company for its India entry to cash in on growing demand for global footwear and lifestyle brands?

27. Which company and French multinational Thales have announced their intent to form a joint venture in India to execute the offset obligations arising from the $8.8-billion Rafale deal?

28. Which startup has launched home delivery of diesel in Bengaluru?

29. Which company has acquired blue collar jobs marketplace Babajob in a largely share swap deal?

30. Which company last week said one of its subsidiaries will sell shares in LCC Pakistan to Talkpool AG, Switzerland, for USD 5.2 million (Rs 33.54 crore)?

31. Which US headquartered company, which has delivery centres in Hyderabad and Chennai, has acquired US-based IT consulting services and outsourcing player Ciber Inc for $93 million?

32. Which OTT service has launched its new campaign “Bachche ab no more atko’ing” for its Kids Content segment?

33. Which ecommerce company has launched a 3 minute video, featuring a customer, Novi from Mizoram, for the first time?

34. Sanjiv Khanna will be rejoining which company as CEO?

35. Which state has bagged the top spot as the country's most popular tourist destination among foreign and domestic tourists in 2016?

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June 18, 2017

Biz Quizzard 690

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which cricketer has renewed his bat sponsorship deal with MRF for eight years for more than Rs 100 crore?

2. Which company has bagged the Jamshedpur franchise of Indian Super League (ISL) and will be part of ISL from the next season?

3. Which MNC is tying up with Bengaluru-based smart-wearables startup Speculur to commercialise its recently launched bat-sensor technology?

4. John Flannery will be the new CEO of which MNC from August 1?

5. Which television channel has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as happiness ambassador?

6. Alternative accommodations company Airbnb has signed its first revenue-sharing agreement with a state government in India. Which state?

7. Which IT services firm will purchase Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) subsidiary TMG Health for an undisclosed amount?

8. Amazon India’s seller base has touched which milestone mark?

9. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India Pvt Ltd, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Gurgaon to which city?

10. Nokia has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador in India?

11. American DJs and production duo The Chainsmokers, comprising Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of the menswear line of which brand?

12. Which water purifier brand has launched a new campaign ‘Farak Dikhta Hai’?

13. Which automobile MNC last week launched its new small commercial vehicle (SCV) Porter 700, priced at Rs 3.18 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra)?

14. Which company is launching liquid dishwash brand Giffy?

15. Which company has signed an agreement with US-based Pinnacle Engines Inc to launch BS VI-compliant engine for three-wheelers in India?

16. Which company has inked a deal with Italian fashion house Valentino to launch its products in India?

17. Which automobile MNC has announced the appointment of Diego Graffi as the Chief Executive Officer of its Indian subsidiary?

18. Which private equity giant will buy a 43% stake in Tata Technologies (Tata Tech) for $360 million?

19. Which MNC last week launched the world's largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia as it looks to maintain high production levels until 2035?

20. Which MNC will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion?

21. Which automobile MNC last week unveiled a nail polish that can also be used to fix small paint flaws on cars?

22. Which MNC is partnering with the Indian industrial real estate specialist Firstspace Realty to set up logistics and industrial facilities across major warehousing and manufacturing hubs in India?

23. Which jewellery brand has launched a new collection Darsh that focuses on jewellery for men?

24. Connaught Place in the national capital is the ninth-most expensive office market in the world, according to property consultancy CBRE. Which is the most expensive?

25. Pallavi Kathuria has been appointed managing director of which global search firm's India operations?

26. Dhawal Gusain will be the new CEO of which digital content creation start-up?

27. Which company has acquired vehicle inspection firm CheckGaddi(dot)com in all-cash deal?

28. Sun TV Networks has launched a new digital content platform enabling customers to watch content in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. What has it been branded as?

29. Which government entity has received the in-principle approval for establishing an Information Utility (IU) in India - the first under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

30. Which country has been ranked the top exporter of information and communication technology services in a new UN report?

31. Which metro rail has entered the Limca Book of Records with the award of contracts for advertising and other contracts during the construction phase itself?

32. Which Dubai group has appointed Maryam Bahlooq as the first female Emirati CEO of its subsidiary?

33. Which company will launch a new luxury mall Chanakya in the national capital in September?

34. Which footwear retailer has launched the #WonderWoman campaign on the occasion of Father’s Day?

35. Popular app EazyDiner has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador and investor?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 690 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
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