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November 17, 2019

Biz Quizzard 816

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has become the first financial company to be admitted into Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) proceedings?

2. Which brand has announced its entry into flavoured condom market and has launched a campaign, ‘#GoPlaces’?

3. Which wellness brand has announced the launch of Quista kidz, a super tasty, nutritional supplement formulated for children aged between three and 10 years?

4. Chinese technology giant Tencent has entered the India insurance market by acquiring a 10% stake in which online insurance aggregator?

5. Flipkart has entered into a strategic relationship with which smartphone brand that grants it the use of the iconic brand for smart TVs in India - a global first for the brand in the TV category?

6. Which Indian drug maker has sold its entire stake in its Japanese subsidiary Kyowa for $300 million to private equity firm Unison?

7. JK Cement has announced a brand refresh for its brand JK Wall Putty. What is the new brand?

8. Which life insurance brand has launched a new campaign titled ’#NoTermPlanLikeThis’ complete with a television commercial (TVC) starring its brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

9. Which MNC has announced the launch of a new campaign ‘#ImKiddinit’ from November 12 - November 24, on the occasion of Children's day?

10. Human performance company Under Armour has launched a digital film titled ‘Story of Will’, showcasing which sports team?

11. Which online marketplace will empower brands in India to directly remove a seller’s listings from its platform through a new programme called Project Zero?

12. Which company will sell its entire stake in Bangladesh-based Emirates Cement Bangladesh (ECBL) and Emirates Power Company (EPCL) to Germany’s HeidelbergCement?

13. Which company will sell its education business Schoolnet India to Career Point Publications?

14. Which bank has partnered with Masala Coffee, a Kochi-based music band, to launch a campaign ‘I Live the Metro Life’ that celebrates the essence of the deeply cultural yet modern Kochi life?

15. Which steel pipes manufacturer has launched the ‘Desh ki Andekhi Taqat’ corporate brand campaign with Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

16. Which Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup last week unveiled its first electric motorcycle, F77, which will hit the roads in the third quarter of 2020?

17. Which electric vehicles startup has recently appointed automobile industry veteran and former president of Hyundai India, BVR Subbu, to its board?

18. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, (The Times Group) has marked its entry into beauty services with the launch of first salon in Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

19. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), last week opened its India headquarters. Which city?

20. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has appointed which Indian as honorary trustee?

21. Which FMCG major will pick up a 33.42% stake in Bengaluru-based start-up Delectable Technologies Pvt Ltd, a vending machine maker?

22. Which business school in India has launched a new executive education programme in ‘Digital Disruptions and Emerging Technologies in Financial Services’ along with the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, in New York City (NYC)?

23. Which MNC has unveiled its super-light, built-for-business convertible laptop, the Elite Dragonfly, in India?

24. Which financial platform has introduced a modern stock simulator, Moneybhai?

25. Extending the festive cheer, which automobile company announced the launch of its new 'India ki Doosri Diwali' campaign, to celebrate the success of its SCV range?

26. Loyalty rewards programme Jet Privilege has been rebranded. What is the new name?

27. Ford Motor will use which iconic brand and insignia on an electric crossover utility vehicle coming next year?

28. Which company’s subsidiary Topcoder last week said it has launched Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS)?

29. Which company has sold its Dubai wealth management business to Anshu Jain-backed InCred Capital as it prunes non-core business activities to focus on lending activities?

30. Which innerwear brand last week released advertisements celebrating 25 years in India?

31. Which Naspers-backed consumer lending platform has acquired a non-banking finance company and sought RBI’s permission to begin lending on its own?

32. Which business personality has invested an additional Rs 888.5 crore into his latest venture, BAC Acquisitions, recently renamed Navi Technologies, according to filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs?

33. Which pharma company last week announced its entry into the nutrition segment with the launch of its diabetes nutrition drink ‘Celevida’ in India?

34. Which imaging technologies company has launched a brand campaign for its globally proclaimed ‘Never Stop’ in India?

35. Which brand has unveiled the #ShutThePhoneUp 3.0 campaign, asking people not to be silent victims of sex crimes?

36. GSK Consumer Healthcare has expanded the brand Horlicks, a leading health food drink (HFD), into the adult segment with the launch of which new variant?

37. Which QSR chain has launched its first ad campaign with popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam?

38. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘#ProudToBeMore’ campaign, celebrating the lives and works of those championing the LGBTQIA+ cause?

39. Which fragrance brand has announced the launch of its new range of fragrances through a new campaign that features its new brand ambassadors – actors Kartik Aaryan and Tara Sutaria?

40. Which MNC is teaming up with two banks, Citigroup and the Stanford Federal Credit Union, to begin offering a “smart checking” account next year?

41. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has launched a social media campaign ‘#ShowerKiSachchai’?

42. Which brand from Hamdard has launched a campaign with the message ‘Taste karoge hate, face banega great’?

43. Which athletic brand has said that it will no longer sell its sneakers and apparel on Amazon?

44. Which social media platform has teamed up with Gucci to roll out a new Portal Lens that transport you to a 3D world where you can interact with objects?

45. Which broadcaster has launched Children’s Day campaign – #Khulke Bolo – encouraging kids to be themselves and speak openly without any fear and filter?

46. Future Group has partnered which US agri-multinational to launch its products in India by year-end?

47. Which broadcaster has acquired the exclusive media rights for the world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league, X1 Racing League along with the media rights for X1 Racing eSports?

48. Which knowledge-sharing website has named Gurmit Singh as its India general manager?

49. The Supreme Court last week paved the way for which MNC to take over Essar Steel by upholding the primacy of financial creditors in the distribution of funds received under the corporate insolvency scheme?

50. Starbucks last week opened its world’s biggest store ever. Which city?

51. Which company has completed the acquisition of the Coimbatore-based electric scooter company Ampere Vehicles by acquiring the entire shareholding of Hemalatha Annamalai, founder of Ampere, through secondary purchase?

52. Former BMW purchasing chief and engineer Markus Duesmann will be the new chief of which automobile MNC from April?

53. Which Australian performance nutrition brand has forayed into the Indian market through its exclusive Indian partner Smart Brands?

54. Which tourism board has become the first US destination to open a tourism office in India?

55. Which Chinese smartphone manufacturer has patented a foldable phone concept that folds vertically just like recently launched Motorola Razr foldable smartphone?

56. Which watch brand has forayed into the smart wearables category with a range of hybrid smartwatches – Stride?

57. Advertising personality Ram Ray, 77, passed away in Kolkata last week. He was the founder and chairman of which agency?

58. International movie theatre circuit, Cinépolis has announced the relaunch of which iconic theatre brand in Delhi?

59. Which luxury automobile brand has launched its premium beverages in India?

60. Ending this edition on a sombre note, more so since I was once part of this company. Which company has posted a quarterly loss of Rs 50,921.9 crore, the worst in India’s corporate history?

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November 10, 2019

Biz Quizzard 815

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country last week approved the initial public offering of the world’s most profitable company?

2. Singapore’s Temasek is teaming up with which Swedish private equity group to launch a new renewable energy platform for India?

3. Which company last week said it will acquire 100% stake in Isagro (Asia) Agrochemicals for Rs 345 crore as part of its plans to expand manufacturing capacity?

4. Xerox Holdings Corp has agreed to sell its 25% stake in which joint venture to its Japanese partner?

5. Which company has announced a joint venture with Rockefeller Foundation to supply electricity at affordable tariffs to domestic and commercial clusters in rural areas through micro grids?

6. Which MNC last week fired Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee?

7. Which healthcare major has unveiled a new television ad as part of its integrated ‘#StrongerTogether’ campaign, capturing the concerns of people over 40 who are dealing with loss of muscle and strength?

8. Which hair colour brand has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as its new brand ambassador?

9. I am glad am too old to understand this. Which brand has forayed into the male grooming segment in India with the launch of men hair removal cream?

10. Which IT firm has acquired New York-based marketing and media solutions agency BORN Group for up to $95 million (Rs 672 crore) in cash?

11. Which advertising agency last week announced the launch of a new marketing solutions division Slingshot?

12. Which MNC last week launched the campaign ‘#LeaveYourCarBehind’?

13. Which latest offering from Coca-Cola’s global basket is now made in India with fruits sourced from Indian farms and available in two scrumptious flavours: Peach and Strawberry-Banana?

14. Which skincare brand has announced its association with actress Kriti Sanon as its brand endorser?

15. Which automobile MNC has announced a fashion collaboration with Giorgio Armani as part of its long-promised strategy to squeeze more value out of the storied company's allure?

16. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘#ChangeWhatYouCan’?

17. Which Indian snack and sweet brand has ventured into the US e-commerce market through Amazon's Global Selling Program?

18. Which Chinese conglomerate has finally unveiled its rumoured smartphone named Nut Pro 3 under the Smartisan brand in China?

19. Which MNC has launched its first television commercial in India, introducing its 'Grab and Go' gaming range?

20. Which Indian conglomerate recently celebrated its 50 years of operations in Thailand?

21. Which Chinese conglomerate has snapped up the Thomas Cook brand for 11 million pounds (USD 14.2 million), weeks after the renowned British travel group went bust?

22. Which company and Toyota Tsusho Group last week announced an equal joint venture for vehicle dismantling and recycling in India?

23. Which automobile company has launched a digital film titled ‘Maine to Sunah Hai’ (So I have heard) featuring actor Vijay Raaz as the protagonist Sharma Ji?

24. Which company seems to have expanded into the beauty and wellness vertical with ‘Orange Something’?

25. Which payment solutions provider has roped in actor-director Farhan Akhtar as its brand ambassador?

26. One word to describe this ad – bold. Which soup brand has launched a commercial titled 'One Night With Karan’?

27. Which pre-owned luxury car dealer has announced its venture into used premium motorcycles?

28. In the run-up to children’s day, which brand has launched a new campaign 'My Little Genius'?

29. Which homegrown western wear brand has launched the digital campaign, ‘#IMeanBusiness’?

30. Which Indian business personality received the ABLF Global Asian Award in Dubai last week?

31. Which well known sportswear brand last week announced that it will unify under one brand logo and wordmark, beginning next year?

32. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#DreamsInvited’?

33. Which 2 Indian cities were designated as Unesco’s creative cities on the occasion of World Cities Day recently?

34. Which mobile services company has come up with the sector’s first tariff plan based on faster data speeds?

35. Which company plans to invest Rs 500 Cr along with its Chinese partner Beiqi Foton Motor Co (Foton) for setting up an electric bus manufacturing plant at Pune in the next two to three years?

36. How many Indian-origin CEOs are among the world’s top 10 best-performing chief executives, featured in a list compiled by the Harvard Business Review (HBR)?

37. Which iconic Italian fashion house has teamed up with Adidas for a new sneaker collaboration?

38. Which MNC has appointed Sanjay Gupta, the former managing director of Star and Disney India, as country manager for India?

39. Which general insurance company has launched  a new digital campaign ‘#SochoMan’?

40. Multiplex chain operator PVR Cinemas last week expanded its presence beyond Indian shores into which country?

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November 3, 2019

Biz Quizzard 814

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 28 - November 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Domestic payments platform, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone transactions mark in October?

2. Which global money remittance startup has launched Nium, an open money platform where consumers can send, spend and receive money globally at their convenience?

3. Sohrab Sitaram, the hospitality entrepreneur who relaunched the Keventers milkshakes brand in 2015, has come up with a modern tea shop and dimsum parlour. What has it been branded as?

4. Which clothing line has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

5. Which trade body, as part of its ‘Real is Rare’ campaign, has collaborated with Wavemaker and video streaming platform Hotstar to create its first ever web series ‘Pyaar Actually’?

6. According to a report last week, top executives at which company, including group CEO, are likely to pool their individual angel investments into an entity named Raaga Partners LLP?

7. Which company last week became the first space-tourism business to go public as it began trading on the New York Stock Exchange with a market value of about $1 billion?

8. Senior IAS officer Sukhbir Singh Sandhu last week took over as the chairman of which public sector entity?

9. A rare 1950s timepiece is coming up for sale in a Christie's auction in Hong Kong that risks taking place against the backdrop of the political demonstrations that have hit sales of new watches. Which brand?

10. Which French production company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Endemol Shine Group for $2.2 billion?

11. Which business group will raise Rs 7,614 crore by selling 79.1 per cent stake in its airport business to three investors?

12. Which smartphone brand and radio network 93.5 Red FM carried out an India-wide experiential called ‘#ExploreTheNight’ using the phone's night mode feature?

13. Which business group is partnering with San Francisco-based Digital Realty to develop and operate data centre infrastructure across India?

14. Which sportswear brand for the streets has launched a product campaign ‘Home Of Classics’ that pays tribute to some of the brand’s most foundational silhouettes?

15. Which airline last week launched a flight between Mumbai and Stansted in UK via Amritsar to facilitate Sikh pilgrims to visit the holy city on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak?

16. Which Indian automobile company has partnered with Cadisa Group for setting up sales outlets in Guatemala and El Salvador as part of its plans to strengthen presence in Central America?

17. Which MNC has acquired 37.5% stake in Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), one of India’s largest medical test preparation providers, for Rs 1,350 crore, valuing the company at Rs 3,600 crore?

18. Which business services provider has appointed McKinsey partner Krishna Suraj Moraje as its group chief executive officer designate effective from November 4?

19. Cisco Systems India’s operational revenue crossed which milestone mark for the first time on a standalone basis?

20. Which airline has placed an order for 300 Airbus aircraft, it’s largest so far, worth an estimated $33 billion to replace old planes in its fleet and operate nonstop flights to long-haul destinations such as London and Tokyo?

21. Which mortgage firm has acquired 9.89 % stake in Bandhan Bank as part of scheme of merger?

22. Which European fashion and lifestyle brand has launched ‘#MyRightToWear', its first-ever digital campaign themed around body positivity for the Indian market?

23. Which digital lending organization has launched a new campaign 'Banao Life #LOADFREE'?

24. Which global sports socks brand has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador for India?

25. Which online marketplace is being acquired by Singapore-based ecommerce platform Qoo10 in an all-stock deal?

26. Spotify has launched a dedicated app for children, which will allow kids above three to listen to their own music, both online and offline. What is it called?

27. Which business personality said he will donate money to plant one million trees after some of his followers encouraged him to join an environmental conservation initiative named Team Trees?

28. Which 2 Indian companies have buried a decade-old hatchet concerning engine technology patents that spawned litigations across courts in India, Sri Lanka and Mexico?

29. Which luxury watch brand has announced actor Ranveer Singh as ‘Brand Master’?

30. Which social media platform will stop accepting political advertising globally from November 22?

31. US-based chipmaker Xilinx Inc last week unveiled its largest research and development centre outside headquarters San Jose, in India. Which city?

32. Which couple has been ranked as the leading celebrity pair in the country, according to a study by Mumbai-based Indian Institute of Human Brands, promoted by adman Sandeep Goyal?

33. Which apparel and garment brand has roped in actress, producer and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra as brand ambassador for its new range of anti-bacterial thermal wear?

34. Hero MotoCorp’s Haridwar-based manufacturing plant has crossed which cumulative production milestone?

35. Initiating the celebration of World Sandwich Day 2019, which QSR chain last week invited guests to be a part of their global campaign ‘#GoodComesBack’?

36. Which footwear brand has announced actor, activist and entrepreneur Priyanka Chopra Jonas as a global brand ambassador for the 2020 “Come As You Are” campaign?

37. Which MNC is acquiring Fitbit for about $2.1 billion, enabling it to step back into the hotly contested market for smartwatches and health and fitness trackers?

38. Which online automobile marketplace has acquired non-banking financial company Xeraphin Finvest in an all-cash deal?

39. The Indian subsidiary of which MNC last week received in US, the Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for sustainable operation by a multi-national?

40. Which business personality last week announced his debut on Instagram?

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October 27, 2019

Biz Quizzard 813

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

1. Which company is all set to relaunch the iconic Kelvinator brand in India?

2. Which Australian indoor trampoline theme park format will enter India later this year with its first centre in the western suburbs of Mumbai?

3. India became a net importer of which metal for the first time in 18 years in 2018-19?

4. Which company will collect used cooking oil from restaurants in northern India and supply it to BioD Energy for conversion into biodiesel?

5. VG Kannan has quit as the CEO of which industry body?

6. In what will be one of the largest investments in a local restaurant chain brand in India, PE firm CX Partners is picking up a 50.1% stake in which biryani chain for Rs 260 crore?

7. No comment on this one. Which company has appointed former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary to its board of directors?

8. Which snack brand has launched its global ‘Smile’ campaign in India?

9. Which home appliances and consumer electronics brand has launched the campaign ‘Silent Performers’?

10. Which company has announced the inauguration of India’s first all-women-run automobile service workshop?

11. Which actor has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Chelsea Football Club (FC) for India?

12. Which newspaper has launched the campaign, ‘Hey Mumbai, we have a Sunday for you’ for its revamped weekend read?

13. Which MNC has set up an Indian unit, 7 Rivers Brewing Co., to introduce two wheat beer variants – Machaa and Veere – in the first week of November?

14. Why was Amazon India’s transport of a consignment on October 21 in news?

15. Which company has officially launched its cloud kitchen services, beginning with Khichdi Experiment in Bengaluru?

16. Which actress has launched her beauty label - Kay Beauty?

17. Which actor has invested an undisclosed amount in Helios Lifestyle, the parent entity of The Man Company, a men’s grooming brand?

18. Which bank has launched ‘FD Health’, a fixed deposit (FD) offering the dual-benefit of investment growth via FD and protection through a critical illness coverage?

19. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘A Quiet Revolution’?

20. In an India-first innovation, which MNC has launched ‘Storyboxes’, a packaging initiative that aims at showcasing inspiring stories of its sellers?

21. Which company last week launched its new campaign and unveiled its mission to encourage every individual to ‘keep learning’?

22. Which kitchen appliances company has appointed Rajiv Mehta as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

23. Which company’s cofounder Rajiv Srivatsa is stepping down from his active leadership role as chief technology and product officer?

24. No comment on this one too. Which industry’s trade body has issued advisory to avoid import from Malaysia?

25. Which Software as a Service (SaaS) company has appointed Harmeet Singh, a former executive partner at US-based private equity firm MDP Partners, as its new CEO?

26. US-based talent evaluation leader SHL has acquired which Gurugram and San Jose-based AI-powered test and assessment venture in a largely all cash deal?

27. Which MNC last week launched public transport services on its app through a partnership with the Delhi metro?

28. Which global leader in blue pigments has announced a joint venture agreement with Tennants Textile Colours (TTC) of the UK to set up a state-of-the-art red and yellow pigments plant in Gujarat?

29. Which joint industry body for TV viewership measurement has appointed Sunil Lulla as its CEO?

30. Days before the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras when Indian women buy gold, which Dutch MNC, specializing in nutrition, launched a new campaign, urging them to invest in iron?

31. Which company is forming a joint venture in India with Germany-based Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen for manufacturing and selling composite hollow core insulators (CHCI)?

32. Which online services marketplace will focus on two categories - beauty and home - and shut down other non-core businesses, including wedding services and photography?

33. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned the use of which channel to source retail loans and carry out physical verification of documents of borrowers?

34. Which hospitality major is scouting for opportunities in Mumbai for bringing its iconic luxury brand Waldorf Astoria to India?

35. Which Indian city has got it’s first cat café, the ‘Catsville Le Café’?

36. Which wedding company has rolled out its first digital and OOH campaign “Venue Sahi Toh Stress Nahi”?

37. Which members-only credit card payments platform has unveiled its launch campaign?

38. Which fashion ingredient brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#LiveYourFlow’, featuring actress Kangana Ranaut?

39. Which MNC has launched ‘Har Saans Mein Zindagi’, a CSR campaign to increase awareness around childhood pneumonia in India?

40. This brand has made it a habit of rolling out awesome social topical ads. Which brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#DiwaliKaSafar’?

41. The government last week revised the norms for fuel retailing in the country. What is the new minimum net worth requirement?

42. Nissan Motor Co is likely to axe which brand as part of its efforts to boost profitability?

43. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is working towards acceptance of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in which 2 countries within the next 6 months?

44. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last week agreed to merge which 2 public sector entities?

45. Which MNC said it had achieved a breakthrough in computer research, by solving a complex problem in minutes with a so-called quantum computer that would take today’s most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack?

46. Which Hyderabad-based hospitality player last week announced its diversification into the healthcare sector with Sri Lakshmi Gayatri (SLG) Hospitals Private Ltd?

47. Which Indian airline has announced plans to launch a new airline with the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as its base, as well as set up its first overseas hub in the UAE emirate?

48. Which Varanasi-based high end fashion brand and design studio has announced the launch of its global digital campaign ‘Revisit Your Roots’?

49. Mark Parker will step down as the CEO of which MNC in January?

50. Microsoft’s revenue in India has crossed which milestone mark?

51. International question. Which MNC has bought healthcare start-up Health Navigator, its second purchase in the healthcare services industry?

52. Which Indian IT firm launched a blockchain-based multi-brand customer loyalty platform using enterprise blockchain company R3’s platform – Corda?

53. Which automobile MNC has joined hands with Lenovo for the design of its superbikes?

54. Which home décor brand has launched its new campaign 'Rugnovate'?

55. Which pulses brand has launched the campaign ‘#LautAayiDiwali’?

56. Which social networking platform is partnering with Safetipin in efforts to make urban spaces safer for women?

57. This should be easy to crack. Which chocolate brand has unveiled its ‘#GiftAGoldenDiwali’ campaign?

58. Which online leather accessory brand has roped in cricketer Harbhajan Singh as brand ambassador?

59. Which company has announced a strategic partnership with PVR Cinemas wherein Munchilicious, a granola cereal brand will become the ‘Binge-Mate’ of all PVR Luxe patrons during this festive season?

60. The World Bank will now include which 2 Indian cities, besides Delhi and Mumbai, for preparing ease of doing business report to provide a holistic picture of business environment of the country?

61. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its first ever Diwali brand campaign, featuring actor Shishir Sharma?

62. Which plywood and decoratives manufacturer has announced the ‘Pink Pledge’ campaign to raise awareness on the prevention of breast cancer at an early stage?

63. Which engineering and technology solutions provider has partnered with UK-based Clear Horizon, a technology company providing specialized solutions for quality asset data management?

64. Which PR, digital marketing and brand strategy firm has launched its ‘#ALivingPlanet’ Diwali campaign?

65. Which chocolate brand has launched the Diwali campaign ‘#KhaoKheloKhushRaho’?

66. This is pawsome. Which kids channel has announced the 3rd edition of its campaign – Pawsome Diwali?

67. Which integrated healthcare centre has launched an initiative ‘#ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk’, encouraging people to gift a talk therapy session with its experts?

68. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign encouraging people to share ‘#YourWordsNotForwards’ this Diwali with a personalised greeting to their loved ones?

69. Which Gurgaon-based startup in the technology space has announced its campaign ‘#AzadiCrackersSe’ to spread awareness about celebrating Diwali in an eco-friendly manner?

70. Which over 150-year-old US headquartered nonprofit healthcare giant announced its entry into the Indian market last week?

71. Which company last week unveiled its new brand positioning as ‘India’s Biggest Amazement Park’?

72. Ahead of its India launch, which automobile MNC has unveiled a mobile-led, augmented reality (AR) campaign inspired by the festival of lights, Diwali?

73. Which optical retail brand has introduced smart eyewear in its current portfolio comprising frames, lenses and sunglasses to keep up with the maturing market?

74. Which textile brand has launched a campaign to introduce its limited-edition festive range ‘Rangana Collection’?

75. Which brand has launched its first ever hand cream range in India with a new digital film called ‘Busy Hands’ focusing on the importance of hand care this Diwali?

76. Which chocolate brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#BadiFamilyBadiDiwali’?

77. Which smartphone brand has launched the “#BrightSideOfNight” campaign for the ongoing festive season?

78. Which FM radio has launched its ‘#MumbaiKiJalegi’ campaign to light up every nook and corner of Mumbai city by installing solar LED streetlights?

79. Indian has been ranked at which position in the 2020 edition of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking?

80. Confectionery conglomerate Lotte India last week announced the relaunch of which yesteryear brand?

81. Which company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the remaining 49% stake in France-based Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC) for an undisclosed amount?

82. Which company will acquire an 8.82% stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup Vahan as a part of its Startup Accelerator Program?

83. Which Ahmedabad architecture and urban design firm has been picked to prepare the massive revamp of Central Vista (Rajpath), and construction of a new Parliament and central Secretariat?

84. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Wear What you Are’?

85. Which real estate player has launched the campaign ‘Sirf Ghar Aalishaan Nahi, Dil Bhi Aalishaan Banaye’, giving a new meaning to the acronym BHK?

86. Which electronics chain has unveiled the campaign “My Asli Connection”?

87. Seven mining and metals companies, including which Indian company, have partnered with the World Economic Forum to accelerate responsible sourcing of raw materials?

88. Which state government would be declaring 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to promote its use in various sectors including Agriculture and Healthcare?

89. Vikas Mehta has resigned a CEO of which advertising agency after working for nearly 15 years with the global network?

90. Who has overtaken Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person?

91. Which company has exited the GST Network, the company facilitating collection of the indirect tax, by selling its entire 10 per cent stake to 13 states?

92. Which company has launched the ‘NetworkOfCare’ campaign?

93. Which Gurgaon-based creative agency has acquired ContentNinja, an inbound-marketing firm that specialises in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US?

94. Which packaged snacks brand has brought Ayushmann Khurrana on board as its brand ambassador for its wafers, nachos and extruded snacks products?

95. Which business group has launched the campaign ‘#BlurTheBoundaries’ for Diwali to celebrate inclusivity?

96. The market capitalisation of which company crossed the Rs 3 trillion mark for the first time on Friday, October 25?

97. Which online insurance policy provider has launched a Diwali Anthem with a new digital campaign ‘#LetsReverse’?

98. Which airports operator has launched the campaign ‘#LightALamp’ to help millions of people connect across the globe for the festive season?

99. Which airline from India is likely to commence operations to Eastern Europe early next year, with a flight to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of its plans to connect Europe?

100. Ending this record-breaking edition on a sweet but very expensive note. Which company last week launched the world’s most expensive chocolate?

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October 20, 2019

Biz Quizzard 812

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, won the 2019 economics Nobel for their work on finding new ways to tackle poverty?

2. Which company has pulled ahead of Hero MotoCorp in driving volume share in India’s scooter market, emerging as the country’s third largest in the segment?

3. Which silver jewellery brand celebrated its first anniversary with a digital campaign?

4. Which NBFC has launched its first campaign ‘Rishta Sammaan Ka’, based on real-life experiences of its customers?

5. Which online payments company has launched its second marketing campaign themed – ‘Ab Diwali 365 days wali’?

6. Which ecommerce company has acquired 100% of CombineSell, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which milk delivery startup has halted operations and is redirecting customers to FreshToHome?

8. Which five-year-old firm, founded by Charlie Lee, has received its non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI?

9. Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, invested an undisclosed sum in which Pune-based electric motorcycle maker?

10. Which MNC will buy 37.4% stake in Adani Gas, marking another big-ticket entry of a global major in India’s energy market?

11. Which Hyderabad-based pharma company will be exiting its 50:50 Chinese joint venture by divesting its entire stake to its JV partner Hubei Biocause Heilen Pharmaceutical Co Ltd?

12. Which pharma company has launched ophthalmic solution Cequa, used for the treatment of dry eye disease, in the US market?

13. Which company has introduced a new series of tyres called Sincera SN832i, catering to the car segment in India?

14. Which Indian wear brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

15. Which denim brand has launched a new campaign to introduce its new product, the F-Lite denim?

16. Which company has been voted as the overall most outstanding company in India and the most outstanding company in India's IT services sector in Asiamoney's 2019 Asia's outstanding companies poll?

17. Which gaming firm has acquired 51% stake in Mumbai-based Paper Boat Apps, an independent studio, for Rs 83.5 crore?

18. Which paint company will acquire 95.53 % of STP Ltd (STPL), which is primarily into waterproofing and protective coatings, at a cash consideration of Rs 167.5 crore?

19. Which brand has set a Guinness World Record with ‘Largest Immunity Lesson’ for school kids?

20. Which airline last week became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A320 aircraft with passengers on-board?

21. Which home appliances company will be taking the conversation around responsible e-waste disposal ahead with a pre-Diwali social media campaign ‘#DiwaliKiSafai’?

22. Titan’s eyewear business has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

23. Which shampoo brand has launched the campaign ‘Freedom Hair’?

24. Which sports brand has announced a new campaign called 'Propah Lady'?

25. Which business process management company is buying US-based digital consultancy Rightpoint for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which Chinese handset maker will foray into India’s smart TV market in the first quarter of 2020 and will launch competitive products to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo-Motorola and TCL?

27. Which Australian fashion brand has announced the appointment of first celebrity endorser Diana Penty?

28. Which state-owned bank has signed up with real estate portal Magicbricks for the e-auction of over 500 re-possessed properties worth more than Rs 800 crore?

29. Which company has emerged the first Indian cybersecurity firm to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)?

30. Bajaj Auto last week unveiled its electric scooter. What has it been branded as?

31. The Indian arm of which insurance broking group has agreed to buy JLT Independent Insurance Brokers, a joint venture between Jardine Lloyd Thompson of UK and Sunidhi Group in India?

32. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Shanai Ghosh as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

33. Which consumer durable brand has unveiled a new digital campaign, ‘#CookSweatFree’, for its innovative kitchen fan Air Buddy?

34. Which Hindi daily has launched a film titled ‘Aathwa Phera’, focusing on the importance of an equal status that both husband and wife should enjoy in a marriage?

35. Which home décor brand and English daily The Times of India have joined hands to launch a unique cause called ‘#TakeBackSleep’?

36. Which bath fittings, kitchen sinks and sanitary ware brand has launched its first television commercial; with actress and model, Karishma Sharma as brand ambassador?

37. Which shampoo brand has launched the ‘#MeriBetiStrong’ campaign?

38. Which designer false ceiling brand has launched the campaign ‘Ceiling nahi feeling hai’?

39. Which fintech startup has announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based audio streaming platform Dose FM for an undisclosed amount?

40. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone mark of market capitalization?

41. Ola last week launched a self-drive car-sharing service. What has it been branded as?

42. Which hair colour brand has brought actress Vaani Kapoor on board as the brand ambassador?

43. Health-tech company Medlife, which owns and operates the eponymous online pharmacy platform, has hit which milestone revenue mark for September?

44. Which tax and audit firm last week announced its entry in India?

45. IL&FS board has transferred the group’s 51% stake in IL&FS Wind Energy to which joint venture partner?

46. Which air conditioner manufacturer has roped in Virat Kohli has brand ambassador?

47. Which IT firm has entered into an agreement to acquire Contino, a privately-held technology consulting firm based in London, for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which storage battery-maker last week announced the launch of e-rickshaws in select markets?

49. International question. Which hospitality major’s new ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ guestroom concept will let guests use more than eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options in their hotel rooms?

50. Which company is entering food retail in India through the newly registered ‘FarmerMart’?

51. Which company has agreed to sell the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas to Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion and will continue to operate the property under a lease arrangement?

52. Which general insurance company has decided exit crop insurance under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana, citing high rates quoted by reinsurance companies?

53. Mark Hurd, 62, passed away on October 18. He was the co-CEO of which IT major?

54. Which Indian two-wheeler manufacturer last week forayed into selling branded gear for two-wheeler riders?

55. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?

56. Which consumer durable company announced the launch of a new ad campaign starring Kriti Sannon and also unveiled a new baseline – ‘Every day, care’?

57. Which social media company has appointed Nikhil Gandhi as India head?

58. Which kitchen appliances brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#CookMagic’?

59. Which company will acquire a stake in solar power firm AMPSolar Evolution Private Limited for around Rs 17 crore?

60. Which airline last week operated the first test flight of ‘Project Sunrise’, the longest non-stop flight?

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October 13, 2019

Biz Quizzard 811

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will mark its foray into the fashion industry through a collaboration with homegrown ready-to-wear label HUEMN, launching at FDCI's upcoming Lotus India Fashion Week SS20?

2. Which home appliances brand has roped in actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

3. Which menswear brand is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the launch of its latest campaign, ‘The Spirit of Man’?

4. Which company has launched digital and video storytelling platform, MAKERS India?

5. Which telecom company has inked a pact with Kia Motors to provide Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in services such as navigation, safety and security, vehicle management and remote control?

6. CK Venkataraman is the new MD of which company?

7. Which company’s content hub for homecare, Cleanipedia, has launched #SaafDiwaliShubhDiwali, a month-long festive campaign to prepare users for the mammoth job of Pre-Diwali cleaning?

8. Which women’s beauty brand has announced a #BreastBreak campaign to help support early detection of breast cancer around the world?

9. Swiggy has now expanded its reach to how many cities in India?

10. Mercedes-Benz last week delivered over which milestone count of cars in a single day in India?

11. Which beverage giant is selling its first sustainable bonds?

12. How many Indian-origin persons have been named by American magazine Fortune in its annual list of 40 most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40?

13. Which automobile company has set up a premium bike division called ‘Big Wing’ to Take on Royal Enfield?

14. Which US studio, specialising in horror-themed digital content, is set to enter India in partnership with producer Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment?

15. Which auto component maker has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based automotive lamps firm Delvis Gmbh and its two subsidiaries for €21 million (about Rs 164 crore)?

16. Which automobile MNC has named Makoto Uchida, head of its Chinese business, as its next CEO?

17. Which modern Indian wear brand by fashion house High Street Essentials Pvt Ltd has launched its first brand campaign?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the roll-out of 'Ishq Bhi, Risk Bhi' - a fictional audio series in Hindi with investor education theme built inside the story?

19. Which Kinetic Group venture has launched three bikes under the MV Agusta Dragster Series, with price starting at Rs 18.73 lakh (ex-showroom)?

20. Which Indian company has acquired Eishtec, a 1,400-employee contact centre company in Ireland for an undisclosed amount?

21. Tata Motors last week launched which electric model with an extended range to cater to both fleet and personal segment customers?

22. Home services marketplace UrbanClap will be launching operations in which country next month?

23. Which travel portal has signed an agreement with travel platform major TripAdvisor to offer choices for local experiences at international destinations to outbound Indian travelers?

24. American financial services company C2FO has acquired which Noida-based dynamic discounting solution provider for an undisclosed sum to expand its presence in India?

25. Which airline’s digital cargo and logistics platform, Teleport has announced entry into India to cash in on the expanding ecommerce sector in one of the world’s fastest growing markets?

26. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the planned merger between Indiabulls Housing Finance and which bank?

27. BSH Home Appliances Group, one of Europe’s largest home appliances manufacturer, last week said it has sold which milestone count of washing machines in India?

28. Which sportswear brand has roped in Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador?

29. Which entity has launched ‘Boardroom Kitchen’, India’s first reality web series that portrays CEOs of famous companies in the kitchen?

30. German sportswear maker Puma has opened its first experience store in India, it’s second globally after New York. Which city?

31. Which British travel agent has agreed to buy all 555 UK stores from Thomas Cook after the holiday company's collapse?

32. Which company has sold a 20-acre holding in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai to Virtuous Retail South Asia (VRSA) for Rs 700 crore?

33. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign 'Singing Chef'?

34. Which paint brand has launched a new television titled ‘Double Protection’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

35. Which newly set up equity fund has launched a pan-India programme, Turbostart, to invest in early-stage startups?

36. The domestic subsidiary of  which Japanese financial services leader has received a non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI, and will begin operations by month-end?

37. Which Hyderabad-based sports startup last week announced its foray into sports retailing?

38. Which tile adhesive brand from the house of Pidilite Industries has unveiled its first television commercial?

39. Which provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, products, services and platforms has entered India in a tie up with omni channel retail and distribution company Staunch?

40. India has been ranked at which position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019?

41. Who has been appointed chairman of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) for 2019-2021?

42. Which retailer has launched the festive campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’?

43. Which automobile MNC has sacked its CEO Thierry Bollore just 10 months after he took charge?

44. Which former cricketer has invested in VAOO, a Mumbai-based cab aggregator that promises to offer free rides to passengers in return for viewing advertisements?

45. Which MNC has said it is working with Volkswagen's sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings?

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October 6, 2019

Biz Quizzard 810

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 30 - October 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which lifestyle brand and Coca-Cola have joined forces to create The (Re)Collection, a beautifully crafted and edgy capsule collection partially made of recycled materials, available online, worldwide from October 7?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence for this year were announced last week. Which firm is the Company of the Year?

3. Which American entrepreneur has announced plans to invest an undisclosed amount in Sieve, a Kochi-based start-up founded by Sanjay Nediyara, a hearing-impaired entrepreneur?

4. Ankur Warikoo will quit as the CEO of which deal discovery platform in November?

5. Which personal care brand has entered the room freshener category and has launched the first video campaign, featuring actress Tisca Chopra?

6. Which premium membership program of dining out has launched a new campaign with the theme of ‘The Pursuit of Great Taste’?

7. Which fashion retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its business?

8. Amit Jain, the former head of Uber Technologies’ Asia-Pacific region, has joined which marquee venture capital firm as a managing director?

9. KN Neelkant has resigned as managing director and CEO of which power company?

10. Suresh Chitturi has become the first Indian and Asian to be elected Chairman of the International Egg Commission (IEC). He is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of which company?

11. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched its new entry-level car priced in the range of Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh. What has it been branded as?

12. Which private equity firm and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies have jointly committed Rs 5.5 crore to set up two new centres at the Bengaluru-based research institution, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)?

13. Which fashion brand has launched one-of-its-kind Instagram web series, ‘#PujoPerfect Love Story’, to engage with the youth during this Pujo season?

14. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘Bad roads go to good places’?

15. Which MNC is commemorating ten years of its flagship 'Healthy Kids Programme'?

16. Which mustard oil brand is all set to launch new set of advertisements with actor Boman Irani?

17. Which jewellery retail chain has signed 2018 Asian Games Gold Medalist & 2019 Arjun Awardee Swapna Barman as its new brand ambassador?

18. Which premium European Menswear brand has announced actor Saif Ali Khan as its brand ambassador in India?

19. A joint venture of which two companies will take control of Ford India’s auto business?

20. Which IT MNC last week said women now comprise over 34% (one lakh employees) of its 2.88-lakh workforce?

21. SS Mallikarjuna Rao has been appointed as new MD and chief executive of which public sector bank?

22. Which 2 realty developers have entered into a joint venture to develop a hospitality-led mixed use project spread over a 7.7 acre land parcel in Delhi’s Aerocity?

23. Which company is collaborating with renowned innovator and education reformist, Sonam Wangchuk, for a pilot project in Ladakh to build a solar powered house roofed with its product ATUM for Indian Army?

24. Which automobile MNC last week announced the commencement of e-commerce business in India?

25. Global private-equity fund Advent International is all set to acquire which women’s innerwear maker for an enterprise value of around Rs 900-1,000 crore?

26. Which MNC has chosen Mumbai’s Maker Maxity mall, co-owned by Reliance Industries, to open its first company-owned iconic outlet in India?

27. Which French high-fashion brand, with Sara Ali Khan as its brand ambassador, has opened its first Mumbai store in Atria Mall in Worli?

28. Which automobile MNC has launched the campaign ‘Best enjoyed young’?

29. Which MNC last week said it has finalised the sale of its skincare business to a group led by Swedish private equity firm EQT and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority?

30. Which MNC last week unveiled its new luxury smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs 1,64,999?

31. Which company has announced the launch of a new campaign ‘#GandhiSurance’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti?

32. Which skincare brand has launched a film titled ‘Navratri’ across all digital platforms in continuation of its global campaign ‘#SeeWhatHappens’?

33. Which well known card game has introduced its first official Braille deck?

34. Which Japanese fashion brand last week rolled out its first store in India?

35. Which telecom company has appointed Amur S Lakshminarayanan as its managing director and group chief executive officer- designate?

36. Adani Wilmar has forayed into ready-to-cook segment with the launch of which product?

37. Which ethnic packaged foods company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

38. Which smartphone brand has launched its Pujo video, ‘Pujor Gaan’, in partnership with Rock Band Fossil and singer Rupam Islam in Kolkata?

39. Which Italian luxury fashion brand has announced its entry into the Indian market?

40. Maruti Suzuki India has achieved which cumulative sales milestone from its Nexa premium retail network?

41. Anheuser-Busch In-Bev and which Indian hospitality company are coming together to open microbreweries inside the latter’s hotel properties?

42. Which Mumbai-based premium beauty player opened its largest exclusive outlet till date in Hyderabad last week?

43. Which MNC last week said it has ended mobile telephone production in China, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market?

44. Sandeep Gulati has been named as the new Managing Director of the Indian operations of which staffing firm?

45. Which bus aggregator expanded its operations by entering Chennai city last week?

46. Which snack brand has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as brand ambassadors?

47. UAE-based Al Madina Group launched its India operations last week by opening its hypermarket in which city?

48. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its unique and ultra- modern festive collection, Electrify?

49. Which edible oil brand launched a digital campaign ‘Adhura Gyan’ on World Heart Day?

50. Ending this edition on a sweet note. Which chocolate brand has roped in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

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September 29, 2019

Biz Quizzard 809

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which British travel firm collapsed into bankruptcy last week?

2. Which airline in India recently announced the appointment of Pallavi Shardul Shroff as its independent woman director?

3. Which Indian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) importer has decided to invest $2.5 billion in American company Tellurian Inc?

4. Which telecom brand has launched a new campaign with Shankar Mahadevan, famous Indi-pop singer and composer, for its ‘Play’ app?

5. Which contemporary ethnic wear brand has launched a TVC starring Disha Patani, marking its first TV advertising in the past 10 years?

6. Which fashion e-commerce company has announced the launch of United States' children’s clothing brand, OshKosh B’Gosh, in India?

7. Which sports and nutrition brand from UK has marked the entry into India, with a strategic partnership with MSM Retail Pvt Ltd?

8. Which MNC is rolling out Play Pass, a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases?

9. Which multi-brand loyalty programme has roped in cricketer Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador and has launched its consumer campaign?

10. According to reports last week, which well known entrepreneur has invested in Rebel Foods, India's largest shared-kitchen company?

11. Which business group has launched a new environmental campaign, '#CutTheCrap’ that builds a case for waste management?

12. Which movie theatre chain has launched ‘Xperience The Future’, a campaign that highlights the brand’s technological expertise and fort?

13. Which celebrity has invested in electric taxi start-up Blu Smart as part of an angel round of $3 million, through her family office Ka Enterprises?

14. The Reserve Bank of India has ordered which cooperative bank not to do any business for six months and capped depositor withdrawals at Rs 10,000?

15. Which company has set up two joint ventures (JV) in India - Mountainia Developers and Hospitality and MyPreferred Transformation and Hospitality – with SB Topaz?

16. Haptik, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired which Mumbai-based conversational commerce startup for an undisclosed amount?

17. Which MNC has brought in 7 top Indian lenders to its blockchain platform that enables payments to reach beneficiaries faster with fewer steps in cross-border payments?

18. Which startup’s co-founder, Adam Neumann, has stepped down as chief executive?

19. Which weekly marketing, branding and advertising magazine is celebrating three decades?

20. Which Indian company has been ranked third in the list of World's Best Regarded Companies by Forbes?

21. Who has been announced as the first Indian to join Team Visa for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020?

22. Brandzstorm India Marketing has signed which actress as brand ambassador for Giordano handbags in India?

23. Which automobile brand launched a video titled '#LanguageOfHumanity’ marking the International Day of Sign Languages?

24. Which women legging brand has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as its brand ambassador?

25. Which online insurance marketplace has started a new brand under its parent entity named Zphin to offer digital business and technology solutions and services to financial institutions globally?

26. Which entrepreneur has picked up a majority stake in Bengaluru-based microfinance company Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services (CRIDS)?

27. I should stop asking this question. Who has topped the list of richest Indians for the eighth consecutive year, according to the latest IIFL Wealth-Hurun India Rich List?

28. Which mobility platform has launched a two-month campaign ‘Safety Never Stops’ in five different languages across India?

29. Which retail chain will acquire 51% stake in Booker India Pvt Ltd (BIPL) in a cash deal of around Rs 22 crore?

30. Which company is the most valued brand in India, according to the BrandZ 2019 Most Valuable Indian Brands, a report by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown?

31. Which entrepreneur in India has been recognised as distinguished alumni by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)?

32. Which bank has announced the launch of the new ‘Digismart’ credit card with Anushka Sharma as the face of its campaign?

33. Which apparel and accessories retail chain has roped in actors Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor as brand ambassadors?

34. Which diagnostic company has launched its new campaign 'Health is the new currency'?

35. Which MNC turned 21 on September 27?

36. Which home appliances company has launched a new TV commercial around the theme of ‘#TheOneForYou’, featuring its range of frost free refrigerators?

37. In conjunction with the inaugural New York Times Food Festival on October 5 - 6, which MNC has introduced two bespoke macaron flavours, Passion and Optimism?

38. Which watch brand has announced an all-new limited-edition watch designed in partnership with actor Varun Dhawan?

39. Which hygiene brand has introduced ‘Swachchata Ka Gullak’, a community initiative led by school children?

40. Kristalina Georgieva was last week confirmed as Managing Director of which global lender?

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September 22, 2019

Biz Quizzard 808

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will venture into India’s entry-level job search market with ‘Kormo’?

2. Which MNC has acquired the workforce of Niche AI for its Bengaluru-based artificial intelligence centre?

3. Which home security solutions provider has launched the ‘#BilkulSafeHai’ campaign with Ayushmann Khurrana?

4. Which womenwear brand has launched a campaign to promote India’s ‘First Comfort Fit Pocket Leggings’?

5. Which English entertainment channel has unveiled a refreshed brand identity with a ‘Happy in Life’ quotient?

6. Which cement brand launched the film ‘#DuniyaKisneBanayi’ for Engineer’s Day, celebrated in India on September 15?

7. Which New Delhi-based fine jewellery brand has signed actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

8. Which automobile brand has launched the ‘Be Limitless’ campaign celebrating real life heroes?

9. Which smartphone maker has released a music video in collaboration with the music industry’s popular duo, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike?

10. AgriTech platform DeHaat announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with which MNC to work with over 50,000 litchi growers in east India?

11. Which jewellery brand has launched a television commercial for its 'Aishani' collection this Durga Pujo?

12. Which MNC released a new campaign promoting its range of gourmet Italian offerings - Olive oil, Dried Pasta and Pasta Sauces, Table Olives - with the tagline ‘Can’t Get More Italian’?

13. Which automobile company has announced the launch of its new campaign, 'Tomorrow Can’t Wait'?

14. Which brand has announced a collaboration with actor Kartik Aaryan for its Fall 2019 watch campaign?

15. Which IT firm has elevated Ramkumar Ramamoorthy as chairman and managing director of India operations?

16. Which company has partnered with Japan’s Yamaha Motor Co to launch Lectro e-cycle series in India?

17. Which group has announced the acquisition of the full-service independent digital agency Langoor?

18. Havells India Limited has roped in which actor as the brand ambassador for its male grooming products?

19. Which Indian broadcaster completed 60 years on September 15, 2019?

20. Which public sector company / brand has launched the campaign 'Unsung Heroes' as part of its 60 years celebrations?

21. Which textile brand has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Badal Dalo’?

22. Which payments bank has announced the launch of its latest innovation - the Bharosa Savings Account?

23. Which cement company last week unveiled a new brand identity and positioning ‘Future Today’?

24. Which digital payments platform has claimed to have become the first non-banking app to launch IPO applications with UPI?

25. Which company will be the first manufacturer in India to bring what3words addressing system in its cars?

26. Which global sportswear major has launched a new athletics franchisee, the VRCT jacket, a canvas of self-expression and individuality?

27. Which power company last week said its arm Khopoli Investments will divest its entire 50% stake in South African joint venture Cennergi for $106 million (around Rs 761 crore)?

28. Which Hyderabad-based company is acquiring 100% shares of Phekolong Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacare Limited t/a Aspen Pharmacare, South Africa, for a cash consideration of ZAR 75,000?

29. Toronto-based commercial real estate services and investment management consultancy, Colliers International, has acquired a controlling stake in which project management firm in Bengaluru?

30. Cognizant has touched which milestone staff count in India?

31. Which confectionary brand has rolled out a new campaign rooted in the philosophy ‘Fun is for life, and not just for kids’?

32. Fashion startup Estrolo has announced which cricketer as brand ambassador for the Estrolo denim range of jeans and shirts?

33. Viacom18 will be launching which content proposition as a digital entity to be housed on its OTT platform VOOT, rather than a linear television channel?

34. Technology and artist services company Believe has acquired which Indian live music production company?

35. A two-judge division bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in Mumbai has ordered the liquidation of which readymade garment maker after lenders did not agree on the offers on the table for the company?

36. Which online men's lifestyle brand has entered the men's grooming products sector with its clean premium men’s beauty sub-brand ‘Mud’?

37. Which German skin and hair care brand has launched its first ever campaign in India 'pH 5.5 = perfectly Healthy skin'?

38. Which brand has launched a campaign to promote its almond milk, featuring Jacqueline Fernandez among others?

39. Which sleep solutions startup has unveiled its campaign, ‘#KnowMoreSleepBetter’?

40. Which company last week unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) technology brand Ziptron?

41. Rohit Gupta has been elected the chairman of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). He is the president of which broadcasting company?

42. Which company has set up a subsidiary - The Hello World - to enter the co-living segment which will cater to both students and professionals?

43. Which Japanese company is buying a 22% stake in Future Group's listed logistics arm Future Supply Chain Solutions (FSC) for Rs 646 crore?

44. Which automobile company launched its digital campaign ‘Under the Hood’ with Indian hip-hop music, highlighting the features of the car?

45. Which company has promoted Alison Rose to chief executive officer, making her the first woman to run one of Britain´s big four lenders?

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September 15, 2019

Biz Quizzard 807

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which advertising agency has elevated Nirvik Singh as chief operating officer (COO), a new global position?

2. Which general insurance company has appointed Anup Rau as CEO and MD?

3. Volkswagen has announced the merger of its three Indian subsidiaries in the passenger car space. What will be the new entity called?

4. Which company has acquired Sankalp Semiconductor, a technology design services firm, for Rs 180 crore for 100% stake in an all-cash deal?

5. Private equity major Advent International is buying a 68% stake in which company, which makes corn rings and puff snacks under ‘Crax’ brand, for Rs 852 crore?

6. The Niti Aayog has roped in which entity to set up India’s first digital capability centre (DCC)?

7. Hiroto Saikaw will be resigning as the CEO of which automobile MNC?

8. Which furniture and interior solutions brand has launched a new campaign ‘Make Space for Life’?

9. Actor Ranveer Singh is the newest brand ambassador of which audio products brand globally?

10. Which company has acquired Fortune Select Metropolitan Jaipur, currently managed by ITC Hotels, as part of its plans to enter the four-star segment?

11. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘You Are The Difference’?

12. Which microbrand watches startup has unveiled a limited edition 21-piece collection of watches whose components are made from the fuselage of the MiG-21 jet fighter?

13. Which adhesive brand has launched its new campaign 'Phenko Nahi Jodo'?

14. Which multinational direct sales company has launched the brand campaign ‘More Time Living’ in India?

15. Which company has launched a digital campaign called #CelebratingConnections for Ganesh Chaturthi in association with Bhartiya Digital Party, the Marathi YouTube Channel?

16. Which fashion retailer has come up with a first-of-its-kind digital fashion reality show, Fashion Superstar?

17. Which education company has announced the launch of a 'Say no to stress' campaign across India on the eve of the World Suicide Prevention Day?

18. Which sports entity has appointed Rajesh Sethi as managing director of its India business?

19. Which MNC last week effectively created Europe’s largest consumer tech company, called Prosus, with a stunning Amsterdam stock debut driven by interest in its stake in China’s Tencent?

20. Which MNC is launching its first new brand for more than 30 years - a line of body creams specially for tattooed skin?

21. Which pharma company has acquired 70% stake in Switzerland-based Fairmed Healthcare AG for CHF 2.2 million (over Rs 15.50 crore)?

22. Which pharma major has decided to sell its facility in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, to Zentiva India?

23. Which smartphone maker has appointed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador?

24. Which app has announced a new awareness campaign ‘Taking the Right Calls’ in collaboration with Balaji Motion Pictures’ latest production, 'Dream Girl'?

25. Which influencer marketing company has announced the launch of Funbox, a creative and scalable influencer gifting solution, in time for the festive season?

26. Beauty care brand Lotus Herbals has appointed which actress as the brand ambassador for its Lotus White Glow range of skincare products?

27. Which health supplement brand has launched the #TryKar campaign across its primary social media platforms?

28. Which company and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are jointly working on a driverless car project and building the country’s first home-grown metal 3D printing machine?

29. Which company last week announced a tie up with self-drive car rental company Revv to offer its passenger vehicles on a subscription model?

30. Which sports drink brand has roped in Hima Das as the brand ambassador?

31. Which online insurance website and comparison portal has launched a brand film '#LiveOnYourTerms', celebrating the multitasking mothers of today?

32. Which mobility platform has launched the campaign 'Ab Khulenge Naye Raaste'?

33. Which beauty brand has introduced actress Shraddha Kapoor as its new face in India?

34. Which company has launched the campaign 'Live like a Racer' featuring Narain Karthikeyan?

35. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#DulhanWaliFeeling’?

36. This is an amazing campaign. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘Donate your words’ in the UK focusing on old aged people?

37. Royal Stag has roped in which cricketer as its newest brand ambassador?

38. Which Japan-based footwear brand has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador?

39. Which food delivery platform is all set to launch 18 original shows over the course of the next three months?

40. Which country will run the world’s largest current account surplus in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Ifo economic institute?

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September 8, 2019

Biz Quizzard 806

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is picking up 55% stake in radio taxi service Meru Cabs for a cash consideration of Rs 201 crore?

2. Which Indian handset maker has received a three-year multi-crore order from US conglomerate General Electric to manufacture hand-held devices meant specifically for medical use?

3. Which company has recruited 10 women officers - including mining, electrical, mechanical and mineral processing engineers - who have been deployed at the Noamundi Ore, Mines and Quarries (OMQ) division?

4. Which Anil Ambani-owned business news channel shut down operations on August 31?

5. Which casual work wear brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd has unveiled its fresh range of dresses for women in different sizes with a new campaign, ‘Own your shape’?

6. Which automobile company has launched the video ‘Aasmaan' as part of its social content series?

7. Which hospitality company has acquired Copenhagen-based data science venture Danamica for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which company has signed a deal with Japanese steel giant JFE Shoji Trade Corporation for selling its subsidiary Cogent Power Inc (CPI)?

9. The joint venture partners of which US casual dining restaurant chain in India have sold their stakes to Singapore-based Universal Success Enterprises?

10. Which company last week unveiled its new marketing strategy, ‘Sab Saath Bade’?

11. Which Swiss luxury watch manufacturer recently entered the Indian market through a retail partnership with luxury watch stores chain Ethos Watch Boutiques?

12. Which fashion retail chain has launched its digital IP, Brand Stock Exchange (BSE) announcing discounts in a bidding format?

13. Which mens grooming company has come up with Sacred Games themed kits, which comes with quirky captions inspired by dialogues from the show?

14. Which media professional has launched his new venture ‘House of Cheer’?

15. The founders of which ecommerce company have set up an investment vehicle, Titan Capital?

16. Which sanitary ware and bath solutions brand has launched a brand campaign, featuring actress Anushka Sharma?

17. Which automobile MNC has appointed Rakesh Srivastava as India managing director?

18. Which company has signed a two-year deal with T10 Sports Management to live stream the Abu Dhabi T10 League to its subscribers in India?

19. Which Indian buyout firm has acquired majority stake in Mumbai-based marketing firm Digital Refresh Networks for $6 million or about Rs 40 crore?

20. Maruti Suzuki India has achieved which cumulative sales milestone of utility vehicles (UVs)?

21. Which company has signed a pact to induct Japanese utility JERA as a partner for the 750 MW gas-based combined cycle power project it is setting up in Bangladesh?

22. Which company last week claimed it has became the first Indian commercial vehicle maker to get BS VI certification for its entire heavy trucks range (gross vehicle weight of 16.2. tonne and above)?

23. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign titled ‘#IMadeItBig’?

24. Which consumer healthcare company has unveiled ‘Sabse Pehle Aap’, a new initiative at educating and connecting registered medical practitioners (RMPs) and chemists in remote rural areas via the digital medium?

25. Which data management company will acquire software-defined storage company Hedvig for Rs 1,621 crore ($225 million)?

26. Which company has launched a concierge service, Go, which will help users send or receive packages within Bangalore, in a move that directly competes with Google-backed concierge startup Dunzo?

27. Which pharma company has signed an agreement with Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim to develop and commercialise a new drug for certain cancer patients who currently have limited treatment options available?

28. India has pipped which country to move into the list of top ten countries in terms of total gold reserves?

29. Which German consumer electronics brand will make a foray into the Indian market by this month as it introduces its range of LED TVs?

30. Which automobile MNC last week chose India to unveil a three-seater hybrid car for its global launch?

31. Which automobile brand last week chose Niagara Falls, a Chinese wind farm and a solar site in Germany to unveil its first all-electric sports car?

32. Which ayurvedic hair and scalp care brand has roped in actress and Yoga fitness icon, Shilpa Shetty, as its new brand ambassador for its shampoo?

33. Which soya bean oil brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Ghar ka khana, ghar ka khana hota hai'?

34. Which protein supplement brand has launched a Kesar Badam variant for the Indian consumer?

35. Which mosquito repellant brand has launched the communication 'Kids Vs Mosquito Rap Battle' for its spray format?

36. Which smartphone brand has roped in has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, along with popular musician and rapper Badshah to endorse its newest launch?

37. Which media and digital marketing communications agency has elevated Ashish Bhasin, currently CEO Greater South, and chairman and CEO – India, to the position of Asia Pacific CEO?

38. Which life insurance company has launched its new campaign ‘#EarlyRetirement’?

39. Royal Enfield recently launched a campaign with the introduction of six new colours of which iconic motorcycle?

40. Xiaomi India has crossed which cumulative sales milestone mark in the country, within 5 years of India launch?

41. Which two-wheeler brand has launched its new campaign ‘#RideToReboot’?

42. Which life insurance company has launched its new ad campaign 'Bounce back to life', featuring real survivor stories of Amrita Raichand (chef) and Boria Majumdar (sports journalist)?

43. Which pre-owned cars selling platform has announced the launch of its #CoolGannu campaign on this Ganesh Chaturthi?

44. According to a report last week, hospitality firm OYO has entered which market as part of its expansion plans in Latin American markets?

45. Global investment firm KKR & Co has acquired majority stake in which education services provider from the existing investor consortium led by Gaja Capital for an undisclosed sum?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 806 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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September 1, 2019

Biz Quizzard 805

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 26 - 31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Reserve Bank of India will transfer how much reserve capital to the government for the current fiscal year?

2. Hindustan Unilever has launched which fabric care brand and has roped in Manish Malhotra as brand ambassador?

3. Which online travel aggregator recently introduced its couple-friendly rooms with a post titled 'India, get a room.'?

4. The RuPay card, the Indian system of electronic payment, was launched in which country recently?

5. Who is the world's highest paid actress for the second year in a row, according to Forbes's annual ranking?

6. Actor Kartik Aaryan has been roped in as the new brand ambassador for which chocolate brand?

7. Google last week launched which smart display device in India with a price tag of Rs 9,999?

8. Which real estate major last week announced its foray into co-living space under EPDPL CoLiving brand and said it would operate more than 100,000 beds in the next five years?

9. Which tractor manufacturer has appointed former Cummins India managing director Sandeep Sinha as the chief executive officer?

10. Which smartphone player last week unveiled what will be its largest global R&D facility in Hyderabad?

11. Which automobile brand has rolled out its launch campaign ‘#FeelsJustRight’?

12. On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, which mother & child care brand launched the film ‘#DropsOfLove’?

13. Which acidity brand has launched a digital film on the 'quick relief from stomach ailments' in the form of a love story shot at the annual fair held on the Nauchandi Ground in Meerut?

14. Which cooking oil brand has launched the campaign ‘Life aapki, recipe aapki’?

15. On Women's Equality Day, which personal care brand launched a video featuring host, model and actor Kubbra Sait?

16. Which company has launched the digital campaign, ‘Jab chahe hot, Jab chahe cold’ for new range of washing machines?

17. Which ceramic company has announced the launch of its new TVC campaign 'Zameen se Judey', featuring brand ambassador Salman Khan?

18. Which company has rolled out a digital campaign titled ‘#MyIndiaMyTrips’ to inspire and assist Indian travellers to plan their travel and explore the best of India?

19. Which matrimonial site has launched its new TVC campaign, ‘Ladka Achha hai/Ladki Achhi Hai’?

20. Swedish caller identification app Truecaller has crossed which milestone count of paying subscribers globally?

21. Which company has announced its association with wrestling champion Bajrang Punia as the new brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle lubricants’ segment?

22. Which hospitality company has announced the global launch of its ‘Sticker Book’ contest?

23. Which learning platform has announced the appointment of former LendingTree executive Gabriel Dalporto as its new chief executive officer?

24. Sidharth Rao has launched his book ‘How I almost blew it’. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of which digital agency?

25. Parthasarathi Mukherjee has quit as the CEO of which bank?

26. Which company will replace Indiabulls Housing Finance on the Nifty index from September 27?

27. Which two automakers last week entered into a capital alliance agreement for equity investment in each other?

28. Which audio products maker has introduced lifestyle audio brand Infinity in India?

29. Which Japanese brand has announced its debut in Indian kitchens with 3 offerings, premium wrap, frying pan foil and cooking sheet?

30. Which MNC has entered India's niche but potentially high-volume non-alcoholic malt drinks market in a big way with its global brand Barbican?

31. Which group has signed an exclusive master franchise agreement (MFA) with Tapas Club to roll out a series of stylish Spanish restaurants across its extensive portfolio of hotels in India?

32. PVR Cinemas has crossed which milestone screens count?

33. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign ‘#ChooseTogetherChooseRight’?

34. Which rating agency last week sacked its chief executive, Naresh Takkar?

35. Essel Group has reached an agreement to sell 205 megawatt operating solar assets of Essel Green Energy and Essel Infraprojects at an enterprise value of Rs 1,300 crore to which group?

36. Which newly formed healthcare business has announced the appointment of Pirojshaw Sarkari as its CEO effective October 1, 2019?

37. Gautam Thapar has been ousted as chairman of which company?

38. Which private equity firm has completed acquiring 33% stake in Sona BLW and is set to merge the auto parts company with Comstar Automotive Technology, its other subsidiary in India?

39. Which pharma company will be divesting its entire equity shareholding in its joint venture to its SA Ajinomoto Omnichem NV (now doing business as Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services)?

40. Amazon India last week announced the launch of its largest delivery station in India. Which city?

41. Samsonite International, in a strategic partnership with which electronics major, has developed a range of IoT-enabled travel suitcases that come with tracking and tracing capability?

42. Leveraging the irrefutable love that Bengalis have for food and especially fish, which cooking oil brand has launched a ad film around the Ilish Utsab or Ilish Festival?

43. Which health startup has announced the launch of ‘#YehHaiMeriLife’ digital campaign to focus on the importance of complete nutrition for girls in sports?

44. After seeing loads of companies/brands/people latch onto PV Sindhu’s victory, finally saw an ad from a brand she actually endorses. Which brand launched an ad celebrating her gold medal in line with its philosophy of ‘Sweat More’?

45. Which premium international documentary SVOD streaming service by IN10 Media has officially announced the launch of operations worldwide?

46. Which business professional last week launched his first book ‘The Tech Whisperer’?

47. Which business group last week announced the recruitment of JCB India MD and CEO Vipin Sondhi to its global leadership team?

48. Which construction equipment manufacturer has elevated Subir Chowdhury as its India MD and CEO?

49. Which television channel, in association with Rupa Publications, has announced a first of its kind, long-term collaboration of adapting its TV shows into books?

50. Which Indian advertising personality was recognised with Korea’s highest honour for his significant contribution to the advertising industry at the recently concluded 12th edition of Ad Stars held in Busan, South Korea?

51. Which automobile brand has unveiled a new digital campaign ‘Dhaakad’?

52. After Singapore, Dentsu Aegis Network in partnership with iProspect is launching which female start-up initiative in India?

53. Which Hyderabad-based cloud communication player will acquire 100% share capital of marketing automation services provider Gamooga Softtech for Rs 48.45 crore?

54. Which newly launched automobile brand has launched a television commercial featuring music directors Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani?

55. The government last week announced an extensive consolidation of state-owned banks that will see 10 of them being merged to form how many lenders?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 805 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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August 25, 2019

Biz Quizzard 804

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

1. Amazon last week opened its largest campus building in world. Which location?

2. Which Shapoorji Pallonji-backed fintech player is seeking to enter an unprecedented ecommerce segment – exclusive clearance sales?

3. Which software major has announced the divestment of 73.38% stake in its subsidiary FixStream Networks to US-based Resolve Systems for $2 million (approx Rs 14.22 crore)?

4. Which international dating app has launched its first 360-degree campaign in India titled ‘Find My Kind’?

5. Emami’s 7 Oils in One Non Sticky Hair Oil has roped in which celebrity as brand ambassador?

6. Which Bengaluru-headquartered coworking space provider has acquired Gurugram-headquartered The UnCube for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which lifestyle brand has launched its denim campaign “tough jeans for a tough day at work”?

8. JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has launched a brand shop in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Which milestone count has it reached with this launch?

9. Which paint brand has rolled out a new digital campaign titled ‘#NayiSochNayaRang’?

10. Swedish home furnishings retailer Ikea last week announced the rollout of its e-commerce operations in India with the launch of online sales in which market?

11. Balesh Sharma has resigned as the CEO of which telecom company with immediate effect?

12. Which company has announced the launch of its new electric scooters, Optima ER priced at Rs 68,721 and Nyx ER at Rs 69,754?

13. Which shampoo brand has launched the campaign ‘#AapkeBaalAapkiMarzi’?

14. Which automobile brand has launched a branded content film ‘Chase the Sun’?

15. Which contemporary line of fusion wear for the modern women of today from Surat has recently signed actor Bhumi Pednekar as its brand ambassador?

16. Which veteran journalist has invested in product review startup Mishry?

17. Which company has announced the launch of Bengaluru’s "first" restaurant where food service is done by robots?

18. Which film exhibition company has introduced a new sub-brand ‘Utsav’ for tier II and III cities in India?

19. Which omni-channel distributor has announced that it has expanded into IoT products and has recently launched a global brand YI Technologies in India?

20. Which well known brand in India is celebrating its 60 years and has launched a 90-second commercial, it’s longest till date?

21. Which telecom company and STARZPLAY, the international premium subscription platform from STARZ, have joined hands to launch Lionsgate’s premium service Lionsgate Play in India?

22. Which agency recently announced the restructuring of its rural marketing under its shopper marketing agency, Hyperspace?

23. Which water heating solutions provider has announced the appointment of Mohit Narula as the new managing director?

24. Which smartphone brand recently did a collaboration video with Mumbai-based visually challenged photographer Bhavesh Patel?

25. Which non-resident Indian businessman is set to buy Andromeda Sales and Distribution from Wadhawan Global Capital, which owns cash-strapped Dewan Housing Finance Limited?

26. Which MNC has clinched the purchase of Bayer AG’s animal-health unit in a deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating one of the biggest stand alone veterinary medicine companies in the world?

27. Which integrated container logistics firm has roped in BlackBuck, an online marketplace, for trucking?

28. Which two- and three-wheeler tyre manufacturer last week announced the launch of ‘Eurogrip’, a brand targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer?

29. Which company has announced the launch of a digital marketing campaign ‘More to healthcare’?

30. Which company will stay the title sponsor of the domestic and international matches organised by the Indian cricket board for another four years?

31. Mumbai-based mobile gaming startup Nazara Technologies has invested Rs 44 crore for a 67% stake in which sports content website?

32. Which FM radio network has launched Scribbled, an exclusive platform for poetry, spoken word and storytelling?

33. Online pharmacy Netmeds last week said it has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Karnataka. Which location?

34. Cartoon Network has partnered with which lingerie and sleepwear brand to unveil a unique collection inspired by The Powerpuff Girls?

35. Which FM radio has launched a new brand jingle, in tune with the brand’s philosophy of 'Aaj Kuch Accha Sunte Hai'?

36. Which realty portal has signed up actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon as its brand ambassadors?

37. Which company will acquire 58.2% stake in Ideal Finance Ltd., a fully-owned subsidiary of leading Sri Lankan conglomerate, Ideal Group?

38. Which toothpaste brand has launched a song called ‘Brush Them Well’?

39. Which home furnishings brand has unveiled its new campaign - ‘Beautiful Homes tell Beautiful Stories’?

40. Which MNC last week launched its latest processor, its first using artificial intelligence (AI), designed for large computing centres?

41. Which notebook brand last week announced the launch of its latest innovation, ‘pulse 3D notebooks’?

42. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has rebranded its over-the-top (OTT) platform Airtel TV. What will it be now known as?

43. Which Japan-based electric motor maker will buy out its Indian partner and chief executive Mukund Padmanabhan?

44. Which company has bought The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf India franchise from private equity fund Everstone Capital?

45. Which MNC has agreed to acquire an indirect minority stake in Future Retail, ahead of an option to buy all or part of the promoters’ shareholding in the company after three years?

46. Amazon has brought which online grocery store to India, and it will deliver fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and other packaged food to customers in two hours?

47. Which dairy brand recently launched a commercial, ‘#YourHappyBalance’, on digital platforms?

48. Celebrating its 30 years partnership with Indian farmers, which MNC has launched ‘#AwaazMittiKi’ programme?

49. Which confectionery brand is celebrating its 25th anniversary in India this year and has launched a new product and has roped in south actress Samantha Akkineni as brand ambassador?

50. Which payments service has launched its latest film - 'Celebrating India's Biggest Payments'?

51. Garnier has roped in which actress as the new face of the brand to promote its latest product?

52. Which watch and accessories brand has recently launched a new brand campaign called #DWMoments, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte?

53. Which bank has teamed up with Standard Chartered Bank to launch a cobranded credit card that would be the first in India for the UK bank?

54. Which US toymaker is acquiring studio Entertainment One, which owns popular cartoon series Peppa Pig among other children’s content, for approximately $4 billion?

55. Which MNC has teamed up with the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, to create an Artificial Intelligence Digital Lab for research using AI and machine learning?

56. Which smartphone major is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks?

57. Which media agency last week unveiled Datask, its proprietary consumer-based targeted marketing and insights platform?

58. What has Google officially named the next Android version as?

59. Which baby care brand has launched its first India campaign with two TVC series ‘Wherever there’s a baby’ and ‘Everyday Moments of Care’?

60. Which hospitality company has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 804 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those attempt the current edition within the given time.

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