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December 14, 2014

Biz Quizzard 559

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. For the first time in 100 years of its history, Tata Steel has been forced to do what for its Jamshedpur plant?

2. I liked this ad, for its positioning and execution. Which luggage brand is being advertised with the positioning ‘The New Face of Business’?

3. Which media CEO has received the ‘The Impact Person of the Decade – 2014’ industry award?

4. Which property portal has released a new campaign titled ‘We get you home’?

5. Harshavardhan Madhav Chitale has resigned as the MD and CEO of which IT company?

6. Which AOL-owned news website last week launched its India edition in partnership with The Times of India Group?

7. Godrej Consumer’s former managing director A Mahendran will shortly launch a new range of beverages and confectionery under his solo venture. What is the company called?

8. Which MNC has agreed to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc for $ 8.4 billion in cash to add products to help fight the growing threat of drug resistant bacteria?

9. Infibeam has teamed up with which realty company to launch a new initiative that would help people book homes online by paying a token fee?

10. Reliance Industries has decided to hive off which business into a joint venture with China's Shandong Ruyi Science and Technology Group?

11. Which pharma company has launched the first biosimilar version of anti-inflammatory medicine adalimumab, the world’s top-selling drug, at a fifth of its U.S. price?

12. Which Indian bank has launched the first homegrown economic index?

13. Which two companies have joined hands to launch a first-of-its-kind airline co-branded corporate card for owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and their employees?

14. Which automobile MNC has chosen its production head Harald Krueger to take over as chief executive officer next year?

15. Honda Motor has hit which milestone in cumulative global motorcycle production?

16. Which premium Ayurvedic skin care brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘The Power of Purity’?

17. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire 100% shareholding in Ideal Energy Projects (IEPL), which owns a 540 megawatt coal-based thermal power project in Nagpur district?

18. HyunChil Hong will be the new managing director of the Indian operations of which MNC?

19. Which PE firm is buying the payroll processing business of Aon Hewitt for $60 million?

20. Which e-tailer has launched a digital campaign called #DressToPlay, to promote its in-house apparel brand Dressberry?

21. Who has been appointed chairman of financial inclusion start-up Vaya Finserv Private Limited?

22. Tamil actor Arya has been roped in as brand ambassador for which beverage brand?

23. Which online marketplace has acquired online gifting solution provider Wishpicker.com for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which media group has announced the setting up of a multi-faculty university in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh?

25. Which healthcare major has joined hands with the University of New South Wales, Australia, to offer its first medical e-learning course on infectious disease management in the country?

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December 7, 2014

Biz Quizzard 558

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week December 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. According to a report last week, which city is home to the largest number of organized beauty salons in the country?

2. French flavours and fragrances producer V.Mane Fils has bought a majority stake in which Mumbai-based food and beverage ingredients supplier?

3. Which company has received a certificate from Guinness World Records for conducting an event with the most people receiving a facial simultaneously?

4. Which brand recently released an interactive video ‘Keep Trippin'?

5. Cyanogen, the company that develops CyanogenMod, the popular, custom aftermarket version of Android, has announced an exclusive partnership in India with which phone brand?

6. Which media personality has launched Quintillion Media, a pure play digital media company?

7. Which web service / brand has launched an Indian school curriculum focused education channel called Edu India?

8. ITC last month launched which new brand in the mid-premium cookies segment under the Sunfeast umbrella branding?

9. Which banking group has appointed former Credit Suisse Group AG executive Sanjeev Bajaj as chief executive officer (CEO) for India?

10. India has become the largest international market outside the US for which restaurant and delivery chain?

11. High-end American luggage brand Hartmann last week opened its first store in the country. Which city?

12. Sukaran Singh has been appointed managing director and CEO of which Tata group company?

13. Which family office has invested Rs 70 crore in Bengaluru-based property developer Total Environment in its first bet in real estate?

14. Groom India Salon & Spa will be launching a new brand that will take on the largely unorganised neighbourhood salons. Name the brand?

15. Naturals hair and beauty salon chain has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador?

16. Which brand launched a new campaign 'Make love without fear' on the occasion World AIDS Day?

17. Which MNC has acquired Canadian IT security firm PasswordBox?

18. Which airport has unveiled the world’s tallest structure in chocolate?

19. Which automobile brand has launched a new campaign ‘Power when you need it’?

20. Which Indian company has roped in Tiger Woods as its global brand ambassador in a four-year deal?

21. Which MNC is claiming to be the first mobile brand to venture into a multi-brand loyalty programme, through a partnership with Payback, the multi-brand loyalty programme?

22. Harley-Davidson India has announced a strategic brand alliance with which hospitality group to offer a host of benefits to the Harley Owners Group (HOG) members in India?

23. Which 2-year-old startup is aiming to be the first Indian company to design and manufacture satellites as it gears up for a commercial launch within the next two years?

24. Which company is diversifying into a range of heat-and-eat dishes under a new brand Oyalo?

25. Which company has acquired Networkplay Media, the digital media unit of German firm Gruner + Jahr for `Rs 92 crore?

26. Which MNC has agreed to buy Friends Life Group (FLG) for about £ 5.6 billion ($8.8 billion) in stock?

27. Real estate company Unnati Fortune Group has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

28. Not sure if I have already covered this before. Global payment services company Western Union has roped in which celebrity as its brand ambassador?

29. Which handset brand from China has inked a strategic marketing and communication partnership with Viacom18, as part of its plans to enter the Indian market later this month?

30. Which Indian business personality has qualified to race at the Finali Mondiali, the world’s biggest event for Ferrari’s luxury car owners, and which will be held in Abu Dhabi from December 4-6?

31. Which company has launched a TVC to communicate the brand’s ideology ‘Tarakki Zindagibhar’?

32. Which MNC has named Patricia Barbizet as its first woman chief executive officer?

33. The online arm of which company has acquired Ishita Technologies and its three brands - Bookadda.com, Acadzone.com and Koolskool.com - in an all cash deal?

34. Google has launched a new application for the small and medium businesses (SMBs). What is it called?

35. Rishi Sunak was recently declared the Conservative party candidate for the Richmond, North Yorkshire seat for the UK general elections in May next year. How is he related to business in India?

36. Which MNC has acquired Acompli, the innovative mobile email apps provider for iOS and Android, which will give seamless email experience on mobile devices?

37. Amazon has just launched a line of premium products in USA that are only available to Prime subscription members. What has it been branded as?

38. The developer of which popular online and mobile game has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Mumbai-based Dream Theatre to sell its products here?

39. Disney India’s licensing arm has tied-up with which designer house to sell sarees, tunics and scarves?

40. Which online marketplace has launched the country’s first online Rehab and Support store to mark the International day for people with disability (on December 3)?

41. Which brand has launched a digital campaign urging people to #ChangeTheAir by renewing the PUC certificates of their smoke-spewing vehicles?

42. Which job portal has launched a new campaign, featuring a new mascot, a mouse called Mr. M, to promote the brand?

43. Which company has taken the top slot in the Indian air conditioner (AC) market for the month of September 2014, according to latest data from market research firm GfK Nielsen Retail Audit?

44. XOLO, the premium smart devices brand from Lava International, last week announced the launch of its new Omega smartphone variants. Why did this launch make news?

45. Which Indian bank as decided to sell its profit-making Russian subsidiary to Sovcombank?

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November 30, 2014

Biz Quizzard 557

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the week November 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is reportedly planning to introduce a new compact multi-utility vehicle, code-named YJC, being conceived especially for India?

2. Which Odisha-based company has acquired Sambalpur-based Westernland Dairy for about Rs 10 crore?

3. Which beverage brand is claiming to have generated the world’s longest tweet ever?

4. Which brand has launched a new campaign titled '700se7kadam', urging people to work towards creating better toilet facilities for women across the country?

5. Which brand has announced its collaboration with renowned celebrity jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, for an exclusive diamond jewellery collection line?

6. Which online marketplace is being advertised with the tagline 'Kaam Yahin Banta Hain'?

7. Which beverage brand has launched an outdoor campaign with the tagline 'My Chai, My Time'?

8. Which company has inked a deal with Electus Digital, the digital creative and distribution arm of Electus, for the latter’s websites to be monetized in India?

9. Which company has purchased Avantha Group's Korba West Power (KWPCL) for Rs 4,200 crore?

10. Which company has topped the first-ever Chestnut Global Partners Employee Health and Wellness Rankings of companies in India?

11. Which business school is rolling out a course on Aerospace and Aviation Management, in partnership with Toulouse Business School (TBS), France?

12. Which real estate portal has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to sell apartments of affordable housing company Tata Value Homes on its website?

13. Aditya Birla Group's fabric brand Grasim has announced a tie-up with which e-commerce firm to enhance its online retail presence?

14. Which two pizza chains are merging to form India’s third largest pizza chain?

15. Which hair care brand launched its latest campaign titled 'BandBajaBridesmaid' where it is targeting the bride's friend, sister or cousin instead of the brides?

16. Which housing finance company has roped in Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador?

17. Which hospital chain has announced the acquisition of Kolkata-based Westbank Hospital for Rs 150 crore?

18. Which UK-based company is picking up a substantial equity stake in Delhi- based Ozone Networks, one of India’s leading public Wi-Fi operators?

19. Which agri-biotech major has picked up a 60% stake in Zimbabwe-based Quton Seed Company for an undisclosed sum?

20. Which company has become the first bank to get the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) permission to set up a wholly-owned non-life insurance company?

21. Which MNC will launch its ‘Fairlife’ milk brand nationally in US?

22. Which company has recently launched the first-ever couture lingerie collection entitled The Boudior in India?

23. Which MNC has launched its first brand campaign in India, based on the idea “Good Things Happen when we get together”?

24. Which country has edged past the US to become the largest market for social messaging app Viber?

25. Swiss watchmaker De Witt will soon put on sale a limited series of some 500 watches. What will these watches contain?

26. Which brand has unveiled a seven-minute-long video titled ‘No. 1 Yaari Hain’, which captures the true value of friendship?

27. Which Seoul-based marketing solutions company has announced that it has signed a deal to acquire a significant initial investment in iris, the global creative innovation network?

28. Which cement brand has launched a campaign to promote its brand philosophy ‘Ek Perfect Shuruaat’?

29. Which automobile MNC has launched its corporate brand film ‘Life is Brilliant’?

30. Britannia has launched two TVCs titled ‘Confessions’ and ‘Announcer’ to promote which brand?

31. Japanese automobile major Honda has roped in which celebrity for a branded content campaign for its compact sedan Amaze?

32. Hidesign, the homegrown leather brand known for high-end handmade handbags, will foray into which new segment starting February next year?

33. Harriet Green has resigned as the chief executive of which travel firm?

34. Turkish firm Yildiz Holding has bought which UK-based biscuit maker in a $3.2 billion deal that would make it the world's third-biggest biscuit maker behind Oreo-maker Mondelez and Kellogg?

35. Which cement company has launched a new TV campaign "Banao Pyaar se"?

36. Which portal has launched its first multimedia campaign 'Bas Bajna Chahiye Gaana'?

37. Which property portal has unveiled its new TV commercial “Sab Dekh Lijiye, Phir Ghar Lijiye”?

38. Jaguar Land Rover in China has vowed to take action against which Chinese car brand for producing a sport-utility vehicle that bears an uncanny resemblance to its Range Rover Evoque?

39. Which fashion brand has rolled out a new global campaign in partnership with the United Nations Women, depicting a woman being "stoned" with flowers”?

40. The birth anniversary of which legendary personality was celebrated as National Milk Day on November 26?

41. Which television channel was last week ordered to go off air for 6 days by Delhi High court for airing objectionable content?

42. Which MNC has launched a 'smart spoon' that prevents food from spilling?

43. Pune-based Kutwal Foods has filed a civil suit against Bisleri in the Pune District and Sessions Court for infringement of which trademark?

44. Which company has launched its ‘Made By’ global campaign, highlighting the winemaking heritage of the brand?

45. Aston Martin-loving spy James Bond has swapped his beloved luxury car for which brand in the new 007 movie?

46. Nihon Nohyaku, a Japanese fine chemicals maker, has acquired around 74% stake in which Hyderabad-based agrochemical and pesticides manufacturer?

47. Which company has topped the 'India's Best Companies for CSR' list, compiled by ET Corporate Dossier along with Futurescape and IIM Udaipur?

48. Which online marketplace in India has joined hands with the Conde Nast Group to launch Fashion Files, an exclusive lifestyle content page on its platform?

49. Which company has acquired US-based SERJ Solutions to grow in the healthcare market in the US?

50. The book 'Salt of the Earth’, authored by Philip Chacko and Christabelle Noronha, was launched last week. It is about which company?

51. Which company has built the world's second tallest power transmission towers, in West Bengal?

52. Which steel company has become the country's largest pellet manufacturer with a capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa)?

53. Italian luxury furniture giant Chateau d' Ax has teamed up with local furniture firm Vanto to set up its first India flagship store in which city?

54. Which Indian company has acquired a 50 per cent stake in a Swedish tobacco company Winnington AB?

55. Maruti Suzuki’s Wagon R has crossed which milestone sales mark?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 557 as the subject.

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