September 13, 2020

Biz Quizzard 859

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which state has topped in the ease of doing annual business ranking of states and Union Territories (UTs) by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)?

2. Creamline Dairy Products Limited (CDPL) has rebranded Jersey. What is the new name?

3. Which confectionery brand has announced its extension into the fruit candy segment with the launch of JuiCyfills and has launched the campaign ‘shararat ka phal meetha bhi hota hai’?

4. Which actor recently announced that she’s all set to turn entrepreneur, turning her love for fashion into a business idea under the brand name Saaki?

5. Which cricket commentator has picked up a stake in fantasy sports platform Fantasy Akhada and will be the face of the brand for the next 2 years?

6. Royal Enfield has inked a deal with which MNC and has unveiled a new apparel range?

7. Which hair care brand has launched #ThankYouTeachers campaign in order to celebrate and salute India’s teachers for their relentless commitment?

8. Which MNC is all set to launch a new rotating smartphone called ‘Wing’ on September 14, which is expected cost around $840?

9. Which company is set to enter the business of online insurance broking through a soon-to-be-launched portal called PayBima?

10. Two years after Vodafone and Idea Cellular merged operations to form Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), the operator has rebranded its services. What is the new brand?

11. Which pharma company last week said it has launched breast cancer drug Fulvestrant injection in US?

12. Which men’s wear brand has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador to kick start its new campaign ‘On Top of the World’?

13. Which smartphone brand has released the official trailer of its upcoming documentary titled “United by Hope”?

14. In what will probably be the largest real estate transaction in the country, Brookfield Private Capital will buy projects worth Rs 12,500 from which Bengaluru-based company?

15. Which billionaire investor has picked up a stake in the National Stock Exchange (NSE), becoming its biggest non-institutional shareholder?

16. Sebi has rejected the reappointment of 2 long-time shareholder directors, Abhay Havaldar and Prakash Parthasarathy, on the board of which company?

17. How many Indian-Americans have figured in the latest Forbes’ list of 400 richest Americans?

18. Which forging firm plans to re-enter the defence sector soon and is setting up an Rs 500-crore greenfield unit at Oragadam to also cater to sector?

19. Ram J Shahaney (89) passed away in Chennai last week. He was the chairman emeritus of which automobile company?

20. Who has become the first woman member on the Board of Directors of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India?

21. Which global data and measurement-driven media agency, part of GroupM, has announced the appointment of T Gangadhar (“Gangs”) as the company’s CEO for APAC?

22. Which antacid brand has launched the third phase of the ‘#WhatARelief’ campaign?

23. Which menswear brand has launched a campaign for its new range, the Neem Tulsi Collection?

24. Which cricket updates app recently launched ‘The Ever-Changing Game’ campaign showcasing the ever-evolving nature of the sport?

25. Which fantasy sports gaming platform has announced the signing of cricketers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassadors?

26. Endemol Shine has signed a new brand licensing partnership in India with Black White Orange Brands for which long-running intellectual property?

27. Which FMCG major last week announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs through its kiosk business model?

28. Which multinational financial services company has brought its ‘Shop Small’ Campaign to the Indian market in a bid to support small businesses?

29. Which local language content discovery platform last week officially jumped onto the short-video app bandwagon and announced the launch of its app 'Josh’?

30. Which bike-manufacturer last week said it would commence assembly of motorcycles in Argentina thereby becoming the first such facility to be set up outside Chennai?

31. Which company has marked its foray into the home solutions space with the launch of the campaign ‘Babloo Artist’, featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

32. Which online dating app will make its Swipe Night event available in India?

33. Which beauty brand has relaunched its product line with its latest campaign titled 'Chand Sa Roshan Chehra', starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan?

34. Emmbros Overseas has signed actress Vaani Kapoor as brand ambassador for which brand?

35. Hamdard Laboratories has launched a new campaign ‘Sachai Andar. Achchai Bahar’ for which brand?

36. Which country’s state-run oil and gas company has acquired about 100 MW solar assets owned by Acme Solar?

37. Subhash Kamath, chief executive officer at BBH & Publicis Worldwide, India, has been unanimously elected as the chairman of the board of governors of which industry body?

38. Which automobile company has announced the launch of its ‘Never been to EVergreen’ campaign that highlights the need to create an ‘EVergreen Bharat’?

39. Which beer brand has announced a long-term partnership with football icon Lionel Messi?

40. Which MNC has picked Jane Fraser as its next chief executive officer, placing the first woman atop any major global bank?

41. Which paint manufacturer has announced its association with actor Akshay Kumar for its waterproofing range of products under HomeShield brand?

42. Which MNC has launched a new campaign 'Unlock’, aiming at reviving consumer interest and bringing back the experience of luxury motoring?

43. Devendra V Darda has been elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2020-2021. He is the managing director of which media group?

44. Which NYSE-listed Japanese conglomerate has agreed to invest $980 million for a roughly 18-20% stake in Greenko Energy Holdings, its largest overseas investment till date?

45. Which state has topped the second edition of startup ranking of states?

46. Which company last week announced that its subsidiary had acquired a majority stake in PLR Systems, a defence equipment maker?

47. FMCG major Emami has roped in actress Juhi Chawla as brand ambassador for which brand’s newly launched hygiene range?

48. Which engine oil brand for two-wheelers has launched the campaign ‘#ProtectIndiasEngine’?

49. Which streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Just a Story Away,’ highlighting the power of storytelling?

50. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone market capitalisation mark?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 859 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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