September 23, 2018

Biz Quizzard 756

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The government last week proposed the merger of which 3 public sector banks to create India’s third-largest bank?

2. Scientist RA Mashelkar’s Gharda Medical & Advanced Technologies Foundation will sell its 57.5% stake in which agrochemicals maker?

3. Food-delivery firm UberEats has partnered with which general insurance provider to offer comprehensive insurance covers for its delivery executives in India?

4. Mastercard has roped in which celebrity as its new brand ambassador in India?

5. Which PSU has entered the packaged drinking water segment through a technological partnership with CSIR-IICT?

6. Which hospital in Southern India last week marked its 35th anniversary?

7. TVS Motor Company’s new scooter Ntorq 125 has crossed which sales milestone?

8. Which company has acquired Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa for Rs 541 core?

9. Which consulting firm has named Alpesh Shah as the firm’s new managing director?

10. Witzig Advisory Services, owned by Samara Alternative Investment Fund, is buying which supermarket chain?

11. South Africa-based hospital group Life Healthcare has sold its entire 49.7% stake in which company to Mumbai-headquartered Radiant Hospital backed by PE player KKR for $293 million?

12. Footwear maker Lakhani Vardaan group has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

13. Which Indian automobile company has announced its foray into the Mexican market, in partnership with Torino Motors, a leading distributor in the Mexican region?

14. In a bid to strengthen its presence in the traditional salty-snacks space, PepsiCo India is set to launch a new sub-brand under the Kurkure umbrella. Name it?

15. Which Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) has completed 3 years and has launched a new brand campaign called ‘Hai Khaas Har Andaz’?

16. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign titled #MeriRealLife, encouraging people to drop the pressure of chasing and sharing perfection on social media?

17. Which pharmaceutical company has launched its new TV campaign, #BerokZindagi with the aim to raise awareness about asthma and its treatment?

18. Which news channel has launched a new brand campaign titled ‘Saare Jahaan Se Sachcha’, highlighting fearlessness, truth and the no-compromise attitude of the channel?

19. Which audio solutions brand has launched its first ever television campaign ‘#DareToDisconnect’ especially for the Indian market?

20. Marc Benioff, the billionaire co-founder of software maker Inc, has agreed to purchase which iconic publication brand for $190 million?

21. Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) has launched eight new products in the Rs 1,200-crore men’s grooming category through which brand?

22. Which beverage brand has launched ‘#ShreeGaneshApnepanKa’, a campaign to celebrate the spirit of togetherness?

23. Which learning platform has launched its ‘#TakeCharge’ campaign, to spread greater awareness about the urgent need to acquire new-age skills amongst the country’s workforce?

24. Which media group has launched an online real estate platform, findhome(dot)com, for global Malayalees to access home anywhere, anytime?

25. Which company has launched its new corporate TVC, ‘#PeopleAddColour’?

26. Bhuvan Bam, popularly known for his YouTube channel ‘BB Ki Vines’, has become the first Indian YouTuber to reach which subscriber milestone?

27. Which Indian automotive content creator has hit one million subscribers on YouTube, becoming India’s first automotive YouTube show to achieve this feat?

28. Which insurance company has unveiled a uniquely engaging #36SecPlankChallenge initiative?

29. Which diamond brand has launched its new campaign ‘The Better Half Within’?

30. Which Indian company last week celebrated the 100th anniversary of its operations in the Netherlands?

31. Siyaram Silk Mills has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador of Siyaram’s?

32. Premium leggings brand Softline Leggings has roped in which actress as its ambassador?

33. Which state will set up India’s first biotechnology university?

34. Which company has launched ‘JFarm Service APP’ - a tractor aggregation platform that aims to help farmers achieve optimal utilisation of their tractors?

35. Which company has agreed to invest Rs 42.2 crore for a 51% stake in White Data Systems India, a Cholamandalam Investment & Finance unit that makes software for freight data solutions?

36. Greece has issued a letter of award to the consortium led by which Indian company for the development, operations and management of a new international airport of Heraklion at Crete?

37. Which bank has appointed J Packirisamy as its new CEO and managing director?

38. Tanishq will sell branded silver jewellery under which existing brand?

39. Which brand has released a series of ad films with a new tagline "Sau saal jiyega"?

40. Which hair colour brand has roped in actresses Taapsee Pannu, Angira Dhar, and Neha Sharma as its new brand ambassadors?

41. Which spectacle lenses brand has launched its new campaign titled ‘Clearly the Best’, featuring Shruti Haasan and Arjun Kapoor?

42. Mondelez India last week announced its foray into the growing adult health MFD (malt food drinks) segment?

43. Which brand is celebrating the power of women and their determination to inspire change with the fourth edition of its successful #IShapeMyWorld campaign?

44. Which tyre company has tied up with Torino FC, one of the lclubs in the Italian Serie A, in a bid to expand presence in the European markets?

45. Ending this edition with a brand i grew up with. Which publication brand celebrated 140 years on September 20?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 756 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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