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October 25, 2020

Biz Quizzard 865

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has topped the world's best employer rankings for 2020, released by U.S. business magazine Forbes?

2. Parle Agro has roped in which celebrity as the national brand ambassador for the newly-launched ‘B-Fizz’?

3. Which jewellery brand has launched a new campaign as a toast to the light inside every woman, featuring its new brand ambassador, actress Mithila Palkar?

4. Which company unveiled its latest collection of celebration wear jewellery Ameya, through the launch of a new digital video campaign, ‘Tradition of Togetherness’?

5. Which smart wearables and acoustic accessories brand has announced the signing of actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador?

6. Which hygiene and wellness brands have signed on Bhutanese actor Tandin Bidha as their regional brand ambassador?

7. Which tyre brand has announced a digital and social media campaign The Specialist League?

8. Which sports and lifestyle brand has launched a new campaign featuring actor Ananya Panday, who will represent both lifestyle and fashion collections?

9. Which company has launched a digital campaign 'Wake Up Call', aligned with its focus of creating awareness on sleep-health?

10. Which smartphone maker’s co-founder Carl Pei is leaving the company after nearly 7 years?

11. Which mattress brand has launched the campaign ‘#GiftOfGoodSleep' for Diwali?

12. Which industry body has announced the appointment of Sushil Matey as its CEO?

13. Which retailer has appointed Venu Nair as the managing director & chief executive officer of the company, effective November 6, 2020?

14. Not a coveted ranking. Which was the most imitated brand by hackers in Q3, as per a new report by researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point?

15. SAIF Partners, one of the most successful venture capital investors in India, has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

16. Which Hyderabad-based startup has launched MIHIC, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to help predict maternal and infant health risks?

17. Which MNC has been selected by Nasa to build the first cellular network on the moon?

18. Which MNC has decided to discontinue its emergency location sharing app Trusted Contacts from December?

19. Which state has joined hands with the Bombay Stock Exchange and Mumbai-based networking firm GlobalLinker to help MSMEs digitise, network and get listed on the bourse?

20. Tata group has released a typeface inspired by JRD Tata’s handwriting, as a tribute to the leader’s handwritten letters. What has it been branded as?

21. The New Delhi arm of the National Company Law Tribunal last week approved which company’s Rs 1,550-crore offer for the debt-ridden Asian Colour Coated Ispat?

22. ITC has rebranded its confectionery brand Jelimals. What is the new brand?

23. Which online reseller platform has launched its first television commercial with the tagline 'My Store. My Story.'?

24. Which bank has launched its festive campaign ‘Khushiyon ki karein Zimmedari se Tayyari’?

25. Which platform has launched ‘Do Your Thing’, its first consumer marketing campaign in India for its newest video format?

26. Which hospitality major has rolled out the first video commercial for its loyalty program, featuring players from the Mumbai Indians?

27. Which menswear brand has launched a campaign with the theme “Beginning of good things with the perfect festive look”, featuring brand ambassador and actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

28. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Ab Nahi Kharidoge Toh Kab?’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Boman Irani?

29. Which bank has rolled out a three-part digital campaign, introducing Vignesh Pande or ‘Viggy’ and his puppet ‘Victor’?

30. Which brand has launched Tru Seltzer, a blend of milk, real fruit juice and fizz?

31. Which brand has launched a film for its foot massagers, featuring actor Vinay Pathak?

32. Which logistics brand has launched the campaign ‘We Move So Your World Can Move’?

33. Which MNC has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix?

34. The government has banned producers of which two gasses from buying their own produce in the newly notified gas marketing freedom guidelines?

35. Which FMCG company has entered into the Chyawanprash category with the launch of Arogyam Chyawan Amrut Awaleha?

36. Which brand has launched a new campaign ‘#MainFarkNahiKarta’ centered around the theme of ‘Naye India Ki Nayi Battery’?

37. Which smart device brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Be The Light To Spread The Light'?

38. Which QSR chain has launched a digital campaign called ‘Ultimate Pan Satisfaction’ to promote its new range of pan pizzas?

39. Which auto tech company has announced its latest campaign under the theme ‘Karo India Forward, Karo Gaadi Forward’ with brand ambassadors Rahul Dravid and Mahesh Babu?

40. Which brand has topped Interbrand’s Best Global Brands annual rankings for 2020?

41. Which ed-tech platform has launched a new brand campaign ‘BeCurious’, encouraging young brains to learn coding?

42. WPP has sacked Nick Emery as the global CEO of which media agency?

43. Which hospitality company has launched its integrated campaign - SBYE - ‘Sanitised Before Your Eyes’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Sonu Sood?

44. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Ltd (ŠAVWIPL) has announced that it had achieved which export milestone of cars manufactured in India?

45. Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways last week said it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut which regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic?

46. Which MNC and Reliance Jio announced they have aligned efforts on 5G in order to fast-track development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India?

47. Reliance Jio has launched a new web browser, which uses the Chromium Blink engine. What is it called?

48. Which oil company has announced the appointment of Stein Ivar Bye as chief executive officer (CEO)?

49. Which social media platform is expanding its ‘fan badges’ feature to 11 countries, including the US?

50. Which MNC bank will soon have its largest global campus in Chennai?

51. Which MNC is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space?

52. Former BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri has joined which company as president, business, South Asia?

53. A newly formed employee trust of which public sector entity spent about Rs 15 billion to purchase treasury stock of the state-run company in a block deal?

54. Which auto tech company has launched a new campaign ‘Duniya Boli Lagayegi’ to empower sellers with a wide network of buyers and complete support?

55. Which advertising network has named Philippe Krakowsky as its chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021?

56. Which company has launched the initiative ‘Hausla Program’, to provide resources and empower the dhobi community in overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic?

57. Fortune has announced its foray into personal care with which soap brand and has launched an ad featuring actress Bhumi Pednekar?

58. Which digital lifestyle and audio accessories brand has released a new ad featuring actor Aparshakti Khurana?

59. Which realty company has launched the campaign ‘Let your kids stumble, fumble and grow’ ('Ab Shararat Karne Do') for its Joyville project?

60. Which cloud technology company, founded by former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan, has become the latest startup to jump on the unicorn bandwagon after raising its Series C financing round of $150 million?

61. Which Murugappa Group firm has named C Srikanth as CEO-designate with effect from November?

62. Which MNC will acquire US-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) firm Bright Wolf?

63. Which company last week introduced two new trucks - BOSS LE and LX - to strengthen its presence in the Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) segment?

64. Which automobile MNC has appointed Ashish Gupta its brand director for the Indian operations with effect from November 1?

65. Which spirits brand has launched its new global advertising campaign ‘Where Next?’ in India?

66. Which apple juice-based jeera masala drink from Xotik Fruju has got a new packaging and branding?

67. Which salt brand has launched its latest integrated marketing campaign, ‘Sawaal Desh Ki Sehat Ka’?

68. Which oral hygiene brand has launched Mouth Protect Spray to control germ build-up in mouth?

69. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘India’s Thinnest Condom’?

70. Tata Starbucks last week launched its first store in Amritsar. Which milestone store count has it achieved with this launch?

71. Which Chennai-based startup has developed a non-alcohol-based disinfectant – Corban – that it claims can kill the Covid-19 virus on any surface?

72. Which automotive cable supplier last week announced the acquisition of UK based Magal Cables, a part of Arlington Group Engineering systems?

73. India’s first women-led manure cooperative society in Anand district has been granted which trademark by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)?

74. Which group has announced the launch of its Queen’s Prime range through a film focusing on the range of faucets?

75. Which edible oil brand has signed actress Dia Mirza and chef Ranveer Brar for the digital campaign of its new cooking oil ‘Smart Balance’?

76. Which MNC has launched the film ‘Diwali ko Happy bana ke rahenge’ for its full range of products in India?

77. Which nutrition supplement brand has launched its latest television commercial, featuring actors Gajaraj Rao and Madhoo?

78. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Khushiyon Ki Ladi’ with the message that it’s only when you celebrate this festive season, that others will too?

79. Which ticketing and events platform has released its latest campaign film, themed ‘Unlocking Life’?

80. Which company will acquire 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) for Rs 1,500 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 865 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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