October 18, 2020

Biz Quizzard 864

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Srikant Datar has been named as the new Dean of which business school?

2. Private equity group PAG-led investment platform Gamot has made its first investment by acquiring a 70% stake in which Chennai-based pharma company?

3. Coca-Cola has appointed Neeraj Garg, president of its Africa business, as the new CEO of which company?

4. To incentivise cyber security researchers with additional rewards and benefits, which MNC has launched an industry-first loyalty programme called Hacker Plus?

5. Which skincare brand has launched its latest digital campaign '#WFHFace'?

6. Keeping in view the growing demand for anti-viral products, which company recently launched Anti Virus Plywood?

7. After selling its stationery business to France´s BIC five years ago, which group is reentering the category and plans to launch products in the domestic market?

8. Which home pregnancy test kit brand has rolled a digital campaign ‘#JustTalk’ to create awareness about prenatal depression in women on account of World Mental Health day?

9. Which company, in association with the MindPeers (a mental health tech service platform), has launched a special campaign ‘Stop the Endless Accident’ for World Mental Health day?

10. Which state government recently waived road tax for electric vehicles?

11. Which Hindi movie channel has unveiled a new brand identity, with the tagline ‘On nahi. Full on’?

12. I liked this ad. Which mobile-first investment platform has launched its new ad campaign targeting first-time investors and millennials with the message ‘Tu bhi invest kar na bro!’?

13. Reliance Jio Infocomm has become the first mobile phone operator to cross which milestone subscribers count in India?

14. Alex Cruz has stepped down as the CEO of which airline with immediate effect?

15. Brookside dark chocolate has been rebranded in India. What is the new brand?

16. Which premium whiskey brand is being relaunched globally with a new brand communication platform ‘Make it Count’?

17. Which United Arab Emirates-based logistics company has launched an ad featuring RCB cricketers Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Dale Steyn?

18. Which footwear and accessories brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#KickOut2020’?

19. Celebrating its association with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which skincare and hygiene brand has launched an anthem 'Washbo Lorbo Jeetbore'?

20. Why were Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson in news last week?

21. Which entertainment ticketing portal has rolled out ‘My Safety First’ feature - safety shield tag - across its web and app platforms, in collaboration with cinema partners all over India?

22. Which cement company has launched a new campaign ‘#RisersWithBulandSoch’, to engage with the fans and drive the message of its association with SunRisers Hyderabad?

23. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘Season of Hope’?

24. Which MNC has announced the launch of a programme called nari shakti, which it said was aimed at women entrepreneurship and facilitating ownership and operation of their own businesses?

25. Which company has concluded acquisition of Royal Care Dialysis Centres Inc (RCDC) of The Philippines through a virtual due diligence process, marking its first cross-border acquisition amid the pandemic?

26. Apple Inc last week launched a new iPhone series with faster 5G connectivity. What has it been branded as?

27. Which MNC has made a £1 million ($1.3 million) donation to support Britain’s Bletchley Park, the base of codebreakers during World War II?

28. Which paint company has unveiled a+, a collaborative platform providing concept-to-creation solutions for architects, designers and consumers?

29. Which household products manufacturer has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

30. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) last week said its entry-level model Alto has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch 20 years ago?

31. Monthly tractor sales, including exports, crossed which milestone mark for the first time in 2020 during September?

32. Which hosiery brand for women has launched its new campaign, featuring actress Chitrangada Singh?

33. Which hosiery brand for men has launched its new campaign, featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

34. Which learning app for kids has launched the campaign ‘Learning ka new tareeka’?

35. This was really sad and unfortunate. Which jewellery brand last week pulled down its latest ad after a controversy on social media and its employees and stores being threatened?

36. Which celebrity commerce platform and Green Gold Animation, known for animation character Chhota Bheem, have announced their partnership to bring animation to personal video messaging?

37. Which company said its National Qualifier Test (NQT) will now be a common gateway test for several participating corporates for fresher recruitment programmes?

38. Which consumer durables startup has launched its first brand campaign with a new brand identity called '#WhyNot'?

39. Which brand has launched the ‘Apna Style’ campaign that introduces consumers to a new style in which to consume their bowl of instant noodles?

40. TVS Motor Co. Ltd last week crossed which milestone cumulative production mark for TVS Apache from its Mysuru factory?

41. Which fintech start-up and consumer lending platform EarlySalary has launch a zero-touch digital card, called Salary Card, in partnership with RuPay?

42. Which automobile brand has announced its anniversary edition through a new campaign featuring actor Tiger Shroff?

43. Which tea company has launched its digital campaign ‘Chumukei Paan, Shohorer Praan’ (Taste your city in every sip), celebrating the love for Kolkata and the nostalgia revolving around it?

44. Which company has launched a new TVC campaign, featuring actress Onima Kashyap, for SWAD Mango Pulp?

45. Sanjeev Krishan was last week elected the India chairman and chief executive of which MNC?

46. Which realty group and Blackstone Group’s joint venture Green-Base has entered into an agreement with Tamil Nadu government to develop an industrial and logistics park in Chennai?

47. Which hospital network has announced ramping up infrastructure to administer Covid-19 vaccine to one million persons a day?

48. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds four crore shares of which automobile company, translating into a 1.3% stake worth Rs 508 crore in the company?

49. Which oil & gas company has appointed Santosh Chandra, a veteran in global upstream industry, as CEO?

50. India last week prohibited the imports of which product with refrigerants?

51. Which IT company will acquire Palo Alto, US-based CAPIOT, including its subsidiaries in Australia, India and Singapore, for an undisclosed amount?

52. Parle Agro has launched a new drink, a malt flavoured carbonated drink with apple juice. What has it been branded as?

53. Which brand has released an ad film featuring Swapna Augustine, a foot artist, highlighting the benefits and importance of hand-washing, as part of its ‘#NoHandUnwashed’ initiative?

54. WarnerMedia International has announced the cessation of which movie channels in India?

55. Which general insurance company has unveiled its new brand campaign Tech + Heart with its new brand mascot 'BroBot'?

56. Which company marked the International e-waste day with the launch of an awareness campaign, ‘#DiwaliWaliSafai’ on responsible disposal of e-waste?

57. Which diamond brand has launched a new campaign for its Tribute Collection?

58. Yes Bank has put up for auction a sprawling bungalow in New Delhi’s tony Lutyens area, following a default by the property owner, RPW Projects Pvt Ltd. Which group is the promoter?

59. Which mattress and home comfort brand has appointed Jyothi Pradhan as chief executive officer?

60. Which former cricketer has invested in Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd, which has developed energy-efficient solutions based on the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things technology?

61. Which renewable energy solutions provider has appointed Ashwani Kumar its group chief executive officer (CEO)?

62. Which beauty accessories brand has announced the signing of cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador?

63. Which company has launched the campaign ‘DeliciouslyEverywhere’ for its dessert brand ‘Sweet Truth’?

64. Music streaming app, Gaana, has kicked off a new program to bring emerging indie artists in India into the spotlight. What is it called?

65. Which company has launched new sub brand - ‘in’, as part of its smartphone comeback strategy in India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 864 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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