May 10, 2020

Biz Quizzard 841

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s CEO and MD TV Narendran has decided to step down as president of the Indian Steel Association (ISA)?

2. Which bike taxi aggregator is set to expand its footprint in the logistics segment with the launch of hyperlocal delivery services to take on the likes of Dunzo and Swiggy Genie?

3. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of which Mumbai-based cooperative bank, with effect from the close of business on April 30, 2020?

4. Which tyre company has launched a new digital campaign 'Kuch makaan chalte hain', expressing gratitude to truck drivers for supplying essentials amid lockdown?

5. Raghuvir Srinivasan will be the new editor of which business daily from September 1, 2020?

6. Which FMCG major has announced the launch of the Bacto-V brand of disinfectant products?

7. Which company said it has terminated the deal with CLP India to sell its transmission project ALP for not fulfilling certain conditions?

8. Which beverage brand launched the campaign 'Fruits of Labour' on International Labour Day thanking farmers for their tireless efforts?

9. Which hair care brand has launched ‘#lockdownhairstyles’ video series for each day of the week?

10. International campaign. Which iconic brand has released a digital film ‘To The Human Race’ to thank the soldiers of humanity?

11. Which instant noodles brand has released a video, featuring brand ambassador MS Dhoni, on social media to reassure the consumers of its availability amidst the extended lockdown?

12. On the occasion of Earth Week, which company has launched 'The Washout', a digital film to convey the message of washing hands while saving water?

13. Which skincare brand has launched the campaign ‘Best Face Mask This Season’ to encourage a positive attitude towards wearing masks?

14. Which US private equity firm will invest Rs 5,655.75 crore ($747 million) in Jio Platforms for a 1.15% stake?

15. Which Hyderabad-based on-demand cloud communication/ telephony solutions player has rolled out a new virtual work from home mobile solution, CloudAgent, that will enable call center agents to work remotely on their mobile phones?

16. Which MNC has bought Israeli public transit app maker Moovit for about $900 million to help it develop self-driving "robotaxis" that could take to the streets in early 2022?

17. Which payment solutions MNC has launched the campaign ‘#ThankYouVyapaariyo’ celebrating the contribution of merchant community amid lockdown, featuring brand ambassador MS Dhoni?

18. Which financial services company has launched its new social media campaign ‘#WeCountOnYou’?

19. Department of Agriculture Kashmir has been granted Certificate of Registration by Registrar of Geographical Indication, Chennai, for which produce?

20. Which brand has once again ranked as the world’s most valuable global retail brand in the third annual BrandZ ranking unveiled by WPP and Kantar?

21. Which antacid brand has launched a contextual digital campaign around staying at home?

22. Which English daily has launched the #MaskIndia movement, a country-wide call to all Indians, to make and wear their own masks?

23. IN10 Media Network has announced the launch of its first regional movie channel, a 24/7 linear broadcast channel for Bhojpuri cinema fans across the country. What has it been branded as?

24. Which holding company has entered into a deal with CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology to develop a Covid-19 rapid testing kit using the latter’s knowhow?

25. Which health insurer has appointed former CEO of Apollo Munich Health insurance, Krishnan Ramachandran, as its new CEO?

26. Which automobile company has developed the Wellness Mitra App, an in-house app that helps maintain the health log sheet of personnel working across all of its locations in the country?

27. Which automobile company has developed HOPE, an in-house app to monitor staff welfare real-time and ensuring health and occupational safety at the workplace?

28. India’s jobless rate shot up to an all-time high of what percentage in the week ended May 3, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, an independent think tank?

29. Which IT firm will acquire Collaborative Solutions, a privately-held US-based global consultancy specialising in Workday enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources?

30. Which company has decided to convert one of its offices in Pune to a 450-bed intermediary care hospital to treat Covid-19 infected individuals?

31. Which pain relief brand has launched ‘#LockdownWaaliLife’, a social media campaign to promote its OTC variant for headache relief?

32. Which hair care brand has announced ‘Padhai Par Lockdown Nahi, a campaign initiative with an aim to ensure students can keep learning English even at home through the ‘Phone Uthao India ko Padhao’ program that was launched last year?

33. Which hygiene brand has released a film ‘Chain of Protection’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Boman Irani?

34. Which company has released a film with the tagline ‘Maana Mushqil ki Ghadi Hai, Par Ummeed Uss Se Badi Hai’, an adaptation of its international campaign?

35. Which home appliances brand has launched a video campaign ‘#IAmEnough’ on the occasion of Mother’s Day as a tribute to the single mothers?

36. Which company has won the bid to produce rolling stock for the country’s first regional rapid rail corridor, the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)?

37. ELSA Corp (English Language Speech Assistant Corporation) India, a global edu-tech company, has roped in which cricketer as its brand ambassador for India, Middle East, ANZ and SAARC?

38. Which wellness company has launched the digital film ‘#ThePurestGreeting’ as an ode to Namaste?

39. Which hair care brand has launched the film ‘Saluting Brave Women’ to highlight the role played by women during the current pandemic period?

40. Which business personality has picked up a minority stake in 'Generic Aadhar', a unique pharmacy retail chain promoted by 18-year old Arjun Deshpande from Mumbai?

41. Which sportswear giant has launched its latest brand film ‘Ready for Sport’?

42. Which startup’s co-founder and CTO Rahul Jaimini is moving away from his active role to pursue another entrepreneurial venture later this month?

43. Which entrepreneur has named his new born child 'X AE A-12’?

44. Which MNC last week sold its entire 5.7 per cent stake in Hindustan Unilever (HUL) for more than Rs 25,000 crore?

45. Which US-based private equity fund has agreed to acquire about 36% in HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG) through a preferential allotment of shares?

46. Which private equity firm will invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for a 2.32% stake?

47. Which air conditioner brand has launched the campaign ‘Maha-Adjustable’?

48. FMCG company Bajaj Consumer Care has marked its entry in the personal hygiene segment by launching a hand sanitiser under which brand?

49. Which bank has launched the digital film 'Zindagi rahe open'?

50. US-based private equity firm Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire 74% in which pure-play animal healthcare company for $210 million (Rs 1,587 crore)?

51. Which lifestyle brand has appointed Vasant Nangia as CEO?

52. Which men's grooming products company has launched a new campaign celebrating the quarantine beard?

53. Which home furnishing brand has launched a new integrated campaign in India, 'Home is full of possibilities'?

54. Which Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) is claiming to be the first Indian TV channel to stream live on Facebook?

55. Which country was the biggest market for Zoom in terms of the number of mobile application downloads in April?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 841 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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