March 8, 2020

Biz Quizzard 832

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

1. Mr Jack Welch died recently at the age of 84. He was the former chairman and CEO of which MNC?

2. Which MNC has launched a new consumer marketing campaign called ‘More Together’ in India?

3. Which state government has unveiled a mascot named “chilli chacha” for better marketing of the famous spice?

4. Matthew Levatich has stepped down as the CEO of which automobile MNC?

5. Which pregnancy detection kit brand has launched its latest campaign’ #ImwithYellow’?

6. Which sports brand has launched a new, exploratory collection, aptly named Space Hippie, to highlight the NASA-inspired concept of in-situ resource utilization?

7. Pekka Lundmark will be the new CEO of which telecoms equipment maker?

8. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign “har wrong ko right bana de”?

9. Which automobile MNC has launched the ‘#FreedomStoriesIndia’ campaign in India?

10. I had covered this earlier. Who has become the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia's premium residency, according to statement last week by his office?

11. Publicis Groupe India has appointed Unny Radhakrishnan as Chief Executive Officer of which agency?

12. Which edible oil brand has started the 'Milled in India' campaign?

13. Which international airline has launched a campaign to celebrate the milestone of having serviced 600 million customers in its 24 year journey?

14. Which real estate platform has launched a multicity campaign 'Buy Bina Brokerage', to highlight its strength in buy/sell category?

15. Former PayU India head Amrish Rau has been named the new chief executive of which point-of-sale (PoS) provider and merchant commerce platform?

16. Which online tax filing platform has acquired the goods and services tax (GST) filing business of financial services firm Karvy for an undisclosed amount?

17. Who has topped the list of the world’s best-selling music artists in 2019, according to recording industry group IFPI?

18. The government last week appointed revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey to which position?

19. Which company has acquired a 500MW power plant from Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company for Rs 500 crore?

20. Which MNC last week elevated current India managing director, Abhishek Ganguly, to general manager-Southeast Asia & India?

21. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘#TurnUpYourDay’?

22. Which life insurance company has signed Indian sprinter and women’s 100m national champion Dutee Chand to feature in an inspirational video?

23. Which student housing firm has forayed into customised living spaces for working professionals, with an eye on the large number of young working individuals in top cities?

24. Which pharma and consumer healthcare MNC has appointed Sridhar Venkatesh as managing director and VP of India operations effective April 1?

25. Which payment and lending network has onboarded 11 Indian national level cricket players as its brand ambassadors?

26. Which social media giant will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization (WHO) as it seeks to ensure users are not misinformed about the corona virus, its risks and how to react to it?

27. Which mutual fund has launched its ELSS campaign ‘#TaxFever‘ for tax season?

28. Which mutual fund unveiled its latest outdoor campaign ‘Bachao’, as part of investor education initiatives to build awareness around the ‘Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) category?

29. Which payments technology firm has launched a new brand campaign featuring brand ambassador PV Sindhu to promote contactless everyday payments in India?

30. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week superseded the board of which bank and imposed a month-long moratorium?

31. State Bank of India’s digital service platform YONO (You Only Need One) has touched which milestone registered users mark?

32. Which personal care brand from ITC has signed actress Kriti Sanon as its brand ambassador?

33. Which company has ventured into the live events space by launching its first-ever stage musical ‘Disco Dancer… Live on Stage’, the stage adaptation of B Subhash’s classic film of the same name?

34. Which beverage brand has signed cricketer Shafali Verma as brand ambassador?

35. Anurag Mehrotra will take over as the CEO of which automobile joint venture from April 1?

36. Which media agency has acquired Sandtable, the data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations?

37. To commemorate International Women’s Day 2020, which bike taxi app has launched the ‘#MoveForward’ campaign?

38. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#WomenInspireWomen’ for Women’s Day?

39. Which hyper-local service provider has launched the campaign ‘#CelebrateHerEveryday’?

40. TikTok's parent company ByteDance last week launched which social music streaming app in India?

41. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#ChangeTheWord’ with a new take on patriarchy and stereotyping?

42. Which plus size fashion store has launched the campaign ‘#IAmBetterCurvy’?

43. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘#Pause to Celebrate’ to honour all women who strive hard to juggle multiple roles every day, everywhere, with hardly a pause moment for themselves?

44. Which statutory body has unveiled 'Faayde Ki Baat', a media and communication campaign aimed at educating and spreading awareness about non-life insurance?

45. Which life insurance company has launched a new brand campaign emanating from its new brand purpose “With you today, for a better tomorrow”?

46. Which technology services provider has acquired the design house Indi Design Private Limited?

47. Which sports brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

48. Which choco-bakery brand has launched the campaign ‘Meetha Chuppa Rustom’?

49. Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd last week said it has agreed to sell which popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016?

50. Which company has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Coimbatore-based Shri Kannan Departmental Store Private Ltd (SKDS) for Rs 152.5 crore?

51. PVR last week opened a 5-screen multiplex in Bengaluru. It crossed which milestone screens count in Karnataka with this launch?

52. Which location-based dating service major last week announced it is pledging up to $1 million in in-app advertising to support women and others who identify themselves as women entrepreneurs in India?

53. Which cosmetic brand has launched the campaign ‘#GlowUpNoMatterWhat’?

54. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) recently launched a 24-hour dedicated Bhojpuri movie channel primarily for the Bihar, Jharkhand and East UP markets. What has it been branded as?

55. Which apparel retailer has named Indian-American Sonia Syngal as its new CEO?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 832 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy leearning!
rajeev kondapalli

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