April 19, 2020

Biz Quizzard 838

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Pune-based firm is the first to get financially backing from the government for coronavirus vaccine efforts?

2. After the initial uncertainty over export of hydroxychloroquine from India, which company shipped India’s first consignment of the drug to the US?

3. Which life insurance company has announced the appointment of Parag Raja as MD and CEO, subject to requisite IRDAI approval?

4. Which smartphone brand launched the “HyperTaskers” campaign for the launch of its new series?

5. Which life insurance company has unveiled ‘We Can, We Will !’ anthem campaign that reiterates the power of collective unity and solidarity to fight the spread of Covid-19?

6. Andhra Pradesh has awarded the contract to build a greenfield international airport at Bhogapuram to which company?

7. Which online higher education company and Big Bang Music have come together to create the anthem ‘#AageKiSoch’?

8. Sudhanshu Vats has quit as the group chief executive and managing director of which media company after eight years at the helm?

9. Which Dubai-based group, which set up its first home furnishings outlet in India at Hyderabad in 2018, said it will not be laying off a single employee on account of the Covid-19 pandemic?

10. After recently invoking force majeure, which automobile company last week said it has decided to make full payments to its suppliers from the next cycle to ease liquidity woes?

11. Which denim retailer in the US last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming another corporate casualty of the coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged the retail sector?

12. Which ecommerce firm last week named Walmart executive Jamie Iannone as its top boss?

13. Which lubricant company has launched the consumer awareness campaign ‘#HangUpYourKeys’?

14. Which credit card rewards platform is all set to launch digital lending options beyond allowing users to earn points and rewards from credit card payments?

15. Which health insurance company has launched an integrated campaign ‘#IgnoreNahiInsureKaro’?

16. Which packaging company has appointed Sudhanshu Vats as MD and CEO effective April 16?

17. Which MNC’s experimental app group team has launched a messaging app called Kit for Apple Watch?

18. Which staffing body has urged the labour and finance ministries to take immediate steps to protect the livelihood of 3.3 million temporary workers?

19. How many Indian-American corporate leaders have been chosen to be on Donald Trump’s list of economic advisers?

20. Which MNC last week committed to donate 71 tonnes of biscuits and chocolates for distribution in 12 major cities in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic?

21. Which bank has launched a Safety Grid campaign to encourage social distancing?

22. This is bizarre. Which sports property has resumed live broadcasting of bouts after gaining “essential services” status in Florida?

23. Which paint company has released a new digital film titled ‘Planet Home’?

24. Which ecommerce company and actor Varun Dhawan recently announced the launch of ‘Entertainer No. 1’, a unique stay-at-home reality show?

25. Which direct-selling beauty brand has launched the ‘#FitFamilyChallenge’ to inspire families to exercise together and stay fit during the lockdown?

26. Which beverage brand has launched the social initiative, ‘Iss baar #BadonKeLiye’ towards spreading awareness and facilitating change for the cause of the elderly?

27. Which Indian cricketer has become brand ambassador of 'CricKingdom', a Dubai-based cricket academy, which will also facilitate coaching through its online platform?

28. Which fitness brand has launched ‘#WorkOUTfromHome’, a series of home workouts to harness the power of fitness?

29. Which health insurance company has launched a new digital brand campaign “Health ke saath, Health Insurance Zaroori Hai”?

30. A lot of firms are diversifying into making sanitisers. IndianOil has come up with an ethyl alcohol-based hand-rub solution to sanitise hands. What has it been branded as?

31. FMCG major Marico Ltd last week announced its foray into the hand sanitizer category under which brand?

32. Emami has forayed into the hand sanitiser space under which brand?

33. If not sanitisers, then it is delivering groceries. Which fitness and health startup has started grocery delivery service in Bengaluru, NCR, Hyderabad, and Chennai?

34. Which home appliances maker has launched the film ‘#HumSabHomeMakers’?

35. Which company has acquired UK’s iconic sporting motorcycle brand Norton in an all-cash deal for a sum of 16 million British pounds (about Rs 153 crore)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 838 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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