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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?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 808 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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