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July 26, 2020

Biz Quizzard 852

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has finalized the design of a first-of-its kind recyclable toothpaste tube that sets a new standard for the industry?

2. Which automobile MNC has unveiled the B-segment Magnite SUV concept in India?

3. Who has emerged the highest paid banker among the top lenders for financial year 2019-20?

4. Barely weeks after the launch of Saffola Honey, which company has filed a case in the Delhi High Court alleging that it “imitated” the bottle, trade-dress, label and packaging of its brand?

5. Which oil major has agreed to buy Houston-based oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc in an all-stock deal for $5 billion?

6. Which MNC will buy a 10% stake in German biotech firm CureVac for $163.67 million?

7. Which tech-enabled used-car company has launched a campaign highlighting a unique way of selling cars directly to its customers, featuring brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni?

8. Which online rummy platform has unveiled a new positioning - 'Apna Game Dikhao'?

9. Which electrical consumer durables firm has launched a new campaign ‘#schoolofgrooming’?

10. Which celebrity couple has announced their new plant-based meat venture, Imagine Meats?

11. Which mobile gaming and e-sports platform has partnered with Cricket Ireland to co-sponsor the Irish Men's team jerseys for the upcoming One-Day International Series against England?

12. Which real estate aggregation and transaction platform has launched an online media sharing contest 'Meri Wali Home Story' to highlight that every home has a special tale to tell and inspire?

13. Which MNC has rolled out a new campaign 'India Ka Printer' to promote its multifunction inkjet printers across the country?

14. Which MNC has launched ‘#SanitiseWhatYouWear’ campaign that throws light on sanitising clothes and it shows how a washer with inbuilt heater helps in removing germs and allergens from the clothes?

15. Which personal care brand is releasing 3 ad-films with Bengali actresses Swastika Mukherjee, Priyanka Sarkar and Madhumita Sarcar for its ‘Pure and Safe’ personal hygiene product range?

16. Which packaged atta (wheat flour) brand has launched a new ad campaign 'Maa Tujhe Maan Gaye' that highlights the role of a mother in the family?

17. Which company has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of the balance 14.28% equity interest in ELEL Hotels and Investments (ELEL) from the Nanda family?

18. Who will step down as the chairman of Bajaj Finance at the end of the month?

19. Amazon will kick-start its Prime Day sale in India on which date?

20. Which Indian company last week said it has secured a telecom licence in Saudi Arabia to provide internet and related services to enterprises based in the kingdom?

21. Which company has acqui-hired the team and technology of the Bengaluru-based airline e-commerce technology company Travenues, a wholly-owned subsidiary of online travel platform ixigo?

22. Which auto-tech company has forayed into loan-against-car segment whereby car owners can avail loan against their cars?

23. Which private sector lender has appointed Ramesh Babu Boddu as the managing director and chief executive officer?

24. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Prakash Chandra Kandpal as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer?

25. Morgan Stanley has pegged the net asset value of Reliance Retail at about what amount, with increasing revenue contribution from the e-commerce venture JioMart over the next 3 years?

26. Which edtech company has launched its first television ad-campaign in Kannada, featuring actor Sudeep Sanjeev?

27. Which apparel brand has announced the launch of a new collection in association with wildlife channel Animal Planet?

28. Which fitness equipment company has brought the award winning trainer ‘Wattbike’ for all fitness aficionados in India?

29. Which MNC has launched a new ad campaign 'Be Always Ready' for its iconnect dailies range of contact lenses?

30. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s 56-year-old founder and the world’s richest person, got a bit richer on July 20. How much was added to his net worth on that day?

31. Which company has roped in EY India to handle its CFO functions in a display of transparency, possibly intended to dispel any doubts in the minds of potential buyers of its business?

32. Punit Goenka has stepped down as non-executive, non independent director of which company?

33. State Bank of India deputy managing director (DMD) Partha Pratim Sengupta has been appointed as MD & CEO of which bank?

34. Which advertising agency has promoted Marty O'Halloran to Global Chief Executive Officer?

35. Which semi-formal dressing brand has introduced a range of masks and launched a campaign titled 'Wear a mask, it is as easy as Wearing a Smile'?

36. Which entity has launched its maiden edutainment platform MoneyFlix with the positioning of world's first financial movies platform?

37. Amazon has entered the insurance distribution business in India partnering with which general insurance startup to sell motor insurance policies on its Pay platform?

38. Alok Misra will be taking over as the chief executive officer and director of which self regulatory organisation (SRO) from August 1?

39. Which company providing senior citizen living communities has launched 'Platform 2020', a 30-day virtual campaign, an inter-community competition where residents will showcase their talent?

40. In what is being claimed as world’s only such futures contract, which entity has announced the maiden delivery of ‘almonds in shell’ futures at its designated warehouse in Navi Mumbai?

41. Which company has become the first Indian company to enter the global top 50 most-valued companies’ club?

42. Which digital ledger platform has released a campaign named 'Thank You Dukandar'?

43. Which soap brand has launched the ‘#BeAyurvedaProtected’ campaign?

44. Which online poker portal has announced cricketer and former captain of Indian team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its new brand ambassador?

45. Which life insurance company has appointed Naveen Tahilyani as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, subject to regulatory approval from IRDAI?

46. Which business group has entered the insurance web aggregation space by acquiring a 100% stake in MyInsuranceClub?

47. Which well know business group last week said it has set up an university in Hyderabad to offer various graduate, post graduate and PhD courses?

48. Tony Elliott has died aged 73 after a long illness. He was the founder of which magazine?

49. The innovation and operations hub of which MNC bank has announced the Group’s name change to NatWest Group as the organisation builds a purpose-driven strategy focused on customers?

50. Which IT major will acquire Salesforce implementation partner 4C for 68 million euros?

51. Which company has announced an exclusive recording agreement with rapper Raftaar and partnership with Kalamkaar, the independent label founded by Raftaar and his business partner Ankit Khanna?

52. Which real estate portal has launched its new digital campaign, 'Sukoon se Sukoon ko Dhoondo' aiming to simplify the process of buying a house at these times?

53. Which consumer durables company has launched a radio campaign to connect with farmers for its SprayMax range of agricultural sprayers?

54. Which music streaming platform has launched a campaign ‘#ExpresswithHellotune’, to enable customers to share their current moods and feeling with friends and loved ones?

55. Which company’s wholesale unit will acquire parent Walmart’s loss-ridden cash-and-carry business in India, Best Price?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 852 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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