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March 15, 2020

Biz Quizzard 833

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

1. In what is perhaps a first, which telecom service provider has reportedly developed its own 5G and other technologies?

2. Which Dutch company, developing the world’s first commercial personal air land vehicle, is planning to soon start testing its flying car in India?

3. Who has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufactures’ Association (ATMA)?

4. Which water purifier brand has launched the campaign ‘#BinaPaaniHoliManani’?

5. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#BuraNaKhelo’ for Holi?

6. Which cement brand has launched a four-minute film ‘#PichliHoliKaRangBaaqiHai’?

7. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign, ‘Holi Apno Wali’?

8. Which beverage brand has rolled out the ‘#NoBahanaHoli’ campaign?

9. Partha Sinha has quit as the vice chairman and managing director of which advertising agency?

10. Which is the most desired internet brand in India, according to a TRA Research survey?

11. Which supermarket chain has agreed to sell its Asian businesses to Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont for more than $10 billion?

12. Sanjay Behl has decided to step down as the CEO of which company’s lifestyle business?

13. Which company will be kicking off the second phase of ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila Pao’ campaign in Goa, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Chennai?

14. Which mattress brand has launched ‘#YawnOffSleepOn’ campaign asking everyone to send them their yawns so they can send them good sleep?

15. Which digital financing company has launched its first ad campaign ‘Har Khushi Ke Liye Kaafi Hai’?

16. Which content distribution and pay TV platform has launched two ad films starring actor Ashutosh Rana for its newest service offering, Adbhut Kahaniyan?

17. Which public sector company rolled out a new digital topical film ‘RangAnekPehchaanEk’ on the occasion of Holi?

18. Which beauty brand has unveiled a new campaign titled #ColourMeFree for International Women's Day and Holi?

19. Which sanitary pad brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Radhika Apte?

20. Which social commerce platform is the only Indian company to be featured this year on Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) 2020 list?

21. Which MNC has launched the ‘#WithinHerReach’ campaign to sensitise consumers and bridge the gender commute gap by providing women riders with safe and reliable mobility solutions?

22. Tesla has crossed which milestone cumulative production mark?

23. Which MNC last week made its biggest bet in the energy drinks market with a $3.85 billion deal to buy Rockstar Energy Beverages?

24. Which organic food manufacturing startup has announced its association with cricketer Ajinkya Rahane?

25. Which public sector bank has decided to enter the microfinance market that has shown immunity to economic downturn?

26. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has barred which celebrity from disposing or transferring agricultural land in Karjat area, on the outskirts of Mumbai?

27. Which MNC has unveiled new lighting products that can help people maintain their circadian rhythm?

28. Which business personality has invested about $1 million in Ola Electric Mobility through his family trust?

29. Which soap brand recently made an entry into a new segment of soaps with the sub-brand RoseGlo?

30. Which bank has announced Amitabh Bachchan as its first ever brand ambassador?

31. IKEA last week started selling its products on which e-commerce platform, the first time the world's biggest furniture retailer has sold through a third party in its 77-year history?

32. Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired which technology-led global quantitative research and data collection company?

33. Which ecommerce marketplace has announced the launch of its new campaign for large appliances - ‘Milega Umeed Se Zyaada’?

34. Vijay Singh has stepped down as the CEO of which studio?

35. Which beauty and wellness brand has launched ‘#Unstereotype’, a digital campaign to recognise and showcase stories of real women and their experiences of breaking stereotypes?

36. Which toothpaste brand has rolled out the 'Mooh Swachh Toh Aap Healthy' (A pure mouth means a healthy you) campaign?

37. Which Canadian American content studio has set its eyes on capturing a piece of the lucrative Indian content consumption market?

38. Which telecom company has acquired a stake in digital content company Spectacom Global?

39. Which MNC is elevating Sameer Aggarwal as head of its India operations in April?

40. Which stock exchange has appointed Latika Kundu as its CEO effective March 12?

41. Yes Bank will be excluded from Bank Nifty from March 27 and replaced by which bank, as announced by Index Maintenance Sub-Committee of NSE indices?

42. Which audio brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as its newest brand ambassador?

43. Hakuhodo Inc, Japan’s second largest advertising company, has acquired which MarTech company in India for an undisclosed sum?

44. Which mobile accessory group has signed on actor Randeep Hooda as brand ambassador?

45. Which home-bred handset maker has launched what it claimed as the world’s first non-internet based digital payment solution?

46. Which skincare brand has been relaunched in West Bengal with the campaign ‘Rupe Ami, Gune Ami’?

47. Which MNC has launched a new campaign featuring content creators and influencers, including Bhuvan Bam, Zakir Khan, Gaurav Chaudhury and Kabita Singh?

48. Which automobile company last week announced the launch of ‘Mega Safety Campaign’, a nationwide free safety check-up camp for its customers at over 650 workshops?

49. Which airline last week announced signing of a pact with GMR Hyderabad Aviation SEZ Limited (GHASL) for setting up a warehousing, distribution and trading facility?

50. In a first for it, which country has figured on a list of global arms exporters, making a entry at number 23?

51. Which IT major last week said it had partnered with PLEXIS Healthcare Systems.?

52. Which company has launched a campaign to educate consumers about the widespread sale of adulterated camphor?

53. Which mattress brand has launched a music video ‘#AbToSoJao’ to promote sleep awareness?

54. Which OTT platform has launched its new campaign “Main Mera Dekh Lungi”?

55. Which quick service restaurant chain has suspended its latest ad in the UK after receiving corona virus related complaints?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 833 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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