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July 19, 2020

Biz Quizzard 851

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

1. Which MNC will invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years?

2. Which men’s wear brand has introduced ‘anti-viral’ shirts range under ‘Securo’ brand?

3. Which music streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Listening Together’ in the country?

4. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Apno Ki #Poorna Suraksha’?

5. Which MNC has agreed to acquire rival Maxim Integrated Products for $20.9 billion in stock, heralding what may develop into a new round of consolidation in the $400 billion semiconductor industry?

6. Who has taken over as chairman of the ecommerce committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry?

7. Which dairy company has launched its latest campaign ‘#RishtonKiImmunity’?

8. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#AskMoreFromYourDrink’ for its MixMe beverage powder?

9. Which edtech company has launched its digital brand campaign ‘Against All Odds’?

10. Reliance Industries crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on July 13?

11. Which auto component maker’s managing director has bought two apartments in Carmichael Residences in south Mumbai for Rs 100 crore, the largest residential transaction so far in 2020?

12. Which company has won a large deal from Vanguard to modernise its corporate retirement plan unit that will entail the Indian firm to take over 1,300 American employees of the US investment management firm on its rolls?

13. Which edtech company has acquired majority stake in online learning platform Mastree for $5 million as it looks to strengthen its position in the kindergarten to grade 12 education market in India?

14. The promoters of which company have picked up an 8.8% stake in battery maker Eveready Industries, increasing the family’s existing stake in the Kolkata-based company to 20%?

15. Which company has announced its partnership with USA´s Verizon to offer seamless videoconferencing solutions to businesses in India under the brand BlueJeans?

16. Which company has launched over-the-counter Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenges, 2 mg and 4 mg, the store brand version of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s Nicorette Lozenges in the US market?

17. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) last week touched which milestone production mark for its BS VI heavy duty trucks at its Oragadam unit?

18. The promoters of which group have increased their stake in Bengaluru-based property developer Sobha to 9.99% in the June quarter of this financial year, from 1.08% in the March quarter?

19. Which wellness brand has launched a film as part of its campaign ‘#LoveYourHands’ for its hand cream?

20. Diageo Plc will launch which brand in paper bottles in 2021?

21. Which mutual fund has launched a new TVC lead ad campaign - ‘Skin in the Game’?

22. Which online sports portal has announced the coming on board of Australian cricketer Brett Lee as its brand ambassador?

23. Which hygiene and wellness brand has roped in Jacqueline Fernandez as the brand ambassador for its Raho Safe range of products?

24. Which FMCG MNC and OYO have launched a partnership for enhanced hotel hygiene for the latter’s ‘Sanitised Stays’ initiative?

25. Which business group has acquired a 51% stake in news platform Editorji?

26. Which airline in India has approved a leave without pay (LWP) scheme for employees for six months to two years, which can be extended for up to five years?

27. Which realty developer and Indiabulls Real Estate will amalgamate their real estate assets under a deal that will see the Indiabulls Group’s exit from the realty business?

28. Reliance launched a mixed-reality headset that enables audio and holographic video calling. What has it been branded as?

29. Which MNC and Reliance Jio will jointly develop an operating system for an entry-level smartphone that will support 5G?

30. India's trade turned surplus for the first time in how many years as imports dropped by a steeper 47.6%?

31. Japan’s Honda Motor Company has firmed up plans to use India as an export base for which model?

32. Which confectionery brand has roped in social media influencers Aisha Ahmed and Vikrant Massey to create awareness about the campaign ‘Stay fresh behind the mask’?

33. Hamdard Laboratories (Medicine Division) has revived which tonic brand with the campaign ‘#Breathless’?

34. Which craft beer maker has appointed licensing agency Bradford License to diversify and enter the fashion and lifestyle retail segment of the country?

35. Which travel app has released a new public service announcement video inspired by the popular game 'Super Mario Run' from the 80s to educate travellers on the do’s and don'ts when it comes to flying?

36. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain celebrated Fried Chicken Day with a fan contest?

37. Which bank has launched a cybersecurity awareness campaign called ‘#RahoCyberSafe’?

38. Which video on demand platform has launched ‘Box Office’, a platform that gives cinema curators/producers an opportunity for their films by offering them access to digital avenues?

39. Which audiobook application has launched Select Marathi, which will offer listeners the option to opt for content in Marathi language only?

40. Taiwan-based Pegatron has registered a subsidiary in India. It is the second-largest contract manufacturer for which MNC?

41. Which entertainment ticketing platform has announced its new initiative, ‘Front & Centre’, which aims to bring the experience of theatre alive, online?

42. Which MNC has appointed Prabhjeet Singh as president of its India and South Asia business?

43. Which cards and payments services company has appointed Ashwini Kumar Tewari as MD & CEO with effect from August 1?

44. Which renewable power generation company last week announced its entry into manufacturing solar cells and modules?

45. Which sanitary pad brand has launched a new digital campaign ‘#StayHomeKeepMoving’, featuring brand ambassador and badminton champion PV Sindhu?

46. Which food delivery company has launched the campaign, 'Safety levels: Mom Approved'?

47. Which gaming platform has curated a video for its ongoing India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) which highlights certain personality traits of a winning poker player?

48. Which hygiene brand has launched a campaign ‘#IssuedInPubicInterest’ which focuses on vaginal health and highlights the importance of intimate hygiene?

49. Which consumer electrical product company has forayed into the hygiene products segment with the launch of a sanitisation box called the UV Sanitech?

50. Which state has emerged as the country’s top investment destination in the first quarter of this financial year, according to a survey by Projects Today?

51. Which hygiene brand from Godrej Consumer Products Ltd has introduced a complete personal and home hygiene range of 12 products?

52. Which tech giant has appointed Kulmeet Bawa as president and managing director for Indian subcontinent, with effect from July 2020?

53. Which women-first social networking platform has launched its new campaign ‘Love Will Find A Way’?

54. Which company has launched 'Immuno Bread'?

55. Who has taken over as the new chairperson of HCL Technologies?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 851 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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