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 with Biz Quizzard 805 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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