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May 3, 2020

Biz Quizzard 840

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 27 - May 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) has recently announced the appointment of Rakesh Sharma as its President. He is a Executive Director at which company?

2. Which foodtech platform has entered the 'quick recipe' segment with the launch of InstaChef, for quick meals, along with recipes and videos?

3. Which DTH brand has launched the campaign ‘#DeshRechargeHoRahaHai’?

4. Which dairy company has associated with the writer, presenter, actor, and stand-up comedian Zakir Khan for its ongoing campaign ‘Rishton Ka Swad Badhaaye’?

5. Which watch brand has launched a new digital campaign ‘Make Every Moment Count’ to spread hope and positivity in these times of uncertainty?

6. Which Gurugram-based technology brand has unveiled its new visual identity and has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma and actress Nora Fatehi as brand ambassadors?

7. Which smart device brand has launched a campaign ‘#ExpertForAnExpert’, that comprises two digital films featuring actor Vicky Kaushal and photographer Dabboo Ratnani?

8. Which chocolate brand has released a digital video, which covers stories of different people staying at home and celebrating, with the music of its well known jingle as background music?

9. Which business group has launched the campaign ‘#GoodnessNeverStops’ saluting the workforce and the front line warriors for their unwavering support?

10. Which Indian company, in association with an Oxford University-led consortium, plans to roll out Covid-19 vaccine shots by September–October?

11. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week opened a flexible liquidity window of how much amount to help mutual funds cope with redemption pressure?

12. US private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy five solar assets totaling 317 megawatt from which business group for Rs 1,554 crore, or about $204 million?

13. Which indigenously developed social media platform has acquired Kae Capital backed meme sharing app Memer?

14. Which mutual fund has launched audio-drama podcast series ‘Ishq Bhi Risk Bhi' Season 2?

15. Which watch and fashion accessory brand has launched a video series ‘#StayTheFIn’, featuring brand ambassador Ananya Panday?

16. Which watch brand has launched the ‘#StayHomeStayTough’ challenge, featuring brand ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez?

17. Which international tourism board has launched the campaign ‘Dream Now Travel Later’?

18. Which sports management group has announced the launch of its digital wing 'Influrate' to cater to a growing demand for social influencers in the market?

19. Which men’s apparel brand has launched ‘#RiseFromHome’ digital campaign?

20. Which Indian business personality has been ranked for the 6th consecutive year as one of the world's top 20 inspirational leaders in the field of biopharmaceuticals in The Medicine Maker Power List 2020?

21. Which cookies brand has hosted a virtual musical concert under ‘#StayStrongMoms’ campaign to pay tribute to mothers, who are keeping their families cheerful and safe during such challenging times?

22. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 29% stake in Max Life Insurance Company Ltd for Rs 1,600 Cr?

23. The Cabinet’s appointments panel last week cleared Shrikant Madhav Vaidya as the next chairman of which PSU?

24. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), Daimler’s commercial vehicle subsidiary in India, has crossed which milestone sales mark for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in India?

25. Which beverage major has committed an initial support of Rs 100 crore towards helping the healthcare system and communities in India to combat the COVID-19 crisis?

26. Which telecom company and Nokia last week announced a $1 billion multi-year agreement to deploy Nokia’s SRAN solution across nine circles in India?

27. Which company last week said its experimental antiviral drug remdesivir helped improve outcomes for patients with Covid-19 in a clinical trial?

28. Which country last week launched its first drone delivery service, taking vitamins to a ship?

29. Which MNC has made its Meet app free for all users, with up to 100 people being able to connect simultaneously?

30. Which advertising agency’s global CEO-Chairman John Seifert has announced his plans of departure from the agency, after 41 years of service?

31. Which consumer products company has provided medical insurance cover for over 4,000 ‘extended’ people who are a part of its supply and distribution chain in India?

32. Which Indian end-to-end global supply chain management services provider for automotive, beverage, defence, industrial and utilities markets, has forayed into health and essential services sector and agriculture supply chain?

33. Which automobile company has kicked off an initiative called ‘Red Talks’ as part of its efforts to keep employees constantly engaged during the lockdown?

34. Which biscuit brand has launched a digital film with the message ‘Aap hai toh hum hai’?

35. Which digital marketplace for financial products has announced the launch of its new brand film, ‘We will come out stronger’?

36. The founders of which digital agency have announced the launch of Yellophant Digital to provide digital marketing solutions to startups and SMEs in India?

37. Which technology services company has elevated its India chief executive Kiran Bhagwanani as senior vice president of its newly formed Go-to-Market business in the Asia Pacific?

38. Which digital payments platform has named ex-Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma as an adviser?

39. Which Bengaluru-based contract research and manufacturing firm has developed an Elisa test kit to detect antibodies that fight Covid-19 infections?

40. Which chocolate brand has launched limited edition packs with its logo replaced with the words ‘Thank You’?

41. Which interstate perishable food delivery service has forayed into delivery of fresh vegetarian and non-vegetarian produce in Mumbai, especially for the senior citizens?

42. Which private sector lender has extended the tenure of present managing director and CEO (interim) S Sundar till May 31?

43. Which FMCG major last week announced its foray into the vegetable and fruit hygiene category, with the launch of ‘Veggie Clean’, a vegetable cleaner?

44. Which footwear major has committed to donate one million pairs of shoes to healthcare workers, volunteers and their families, the front liners workers fighting Covid-19?

45. Which life insurance company has launched a digital campaign ‘#GoalsNeverLockDown’, to encourage people to continue pursuing their life goals remotely?

46. Which hospitality company has named former Starbucks chief operating officer Troy Alstead as an independent board member?

47. Shares of which US company tumbled 9% on May 1 after its CEO tweeted that its high-flying stock was overly expensive?

48. The ministry of defence has, through a Presidential order, appointed Dr Sanjay Kumar Jha as chairman and managing director of which defence PSU with effect from May 1, 2020?

49. Atsushi Ogata has been appointed president, chief executive officer, and managing director of which automobile company in India with immediate effect?

50. Which company last week announced India’s biggest rights issue?

51. Which arm of the Ministry of Science and Technology will invest about Rs 1 crore in one of three startups working to build indigenous kits that will test for Covid-19 infections?

52. Which company last week released a collaborative song titled #HumHaarNahiMaanenge (We will not lose)?

53. Which traders’ body has launched an ecommerce marketplace for all retail traders across India?

54. Which company last week announced that it will start making hand and surface sanitisers under the Viroprotek brand?

55. Which wood panels manufacturer has launched the digital campaign ‘#InvisibleNoMore’ on the occasion of Labour Day?

56. Which video streaming service, a joint venture among Singtel, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros Entertainment, has shut down?

57. Which credit card brand announced the launch of its new brand campaign, “Ghar mein Khushiyaan” that inspires people to stay positive by finding new joy at home?

58. Which vanaspati brand has launched the campaign ‘#GharKiChampionKoSalaam’ for Mother's Day?

59. Which Indian Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturing company has released a digital video titled ‘COVID-19 Warriors’ on the occasion of International Labour Day?

60. Which confectionery brand has undergone its first major rebranding in 50 years for its flagship bars, which includes a redrawn wordmark, new iconography and typography?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 840 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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