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November 15, 2020

Biz Quizzard 868

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Retail holding in NSE-listed companies crossed which milestone value mark as on September 30, 2020, as per primeinfobase(dot)com data?

2. Companies will soon have to conduct free annual health checkups for all employees above which age, according to the new labour rules being prepared by the Union government?

3. Which energy company is planning to engage with 2530 startups every year from 2022, through its E4 Programme, to help them scale their business?

4. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) director pipelines Akshay Kumar Singh will be the new managing director and chief executive of which company?

5. Which online grocer has allegedly suffered a massive data breach in which details of over 20 million users have been leaked?

6. Which premium gaming destinations and casinos brand has launched a social media campaign named ‘Best Assured’, featuring actor Rajeev Khandelwal?

7. Streaming service Netflix has announced its foray into real-time, scheduled programming with its first linear content TV channel in which country?

8. Which footwear brand has launched the ‘Best Foot Forward’ campaign to showcase its Indo-fusion footwear collection?

9. Which beauty destination has launched a festive campaign titled ‘#TohKyaHua’?

10. India has surpassed the US to become which messaging app’s top market for new users?

11. Which company has sold a penthouse at London’s prestigious No. 1 Grosvenor Square for 140 million pounds (around Rs 1,400 crore), making it the world’s most expensive real estate sale in 2020?

12. Actor Kajal Aggarwal has picked up 15% stake in which online gaming platform for an undisclosed amount?

13. A consortium of private equity funds Investcorp, Norwest Venture Partners and Gaja Capital have invested about Rs 800 crore to acquire about 31% stake in which ecommerce-focused logistics company?

14. Which company has sold its Karnataka wind farms to UK government-backed Ayana Renewables for Rs 1,600 crore?

15. Which streaming platform has won the exclusive rights to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) matches, which had been with Star and Disney India since the 2017 rights cycle?

16. Which actor has ventured into content creation and has launched his newest platform South Bay - a channel featuring exciting and quirky content for the audiences?

17. Which auto tech company has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador and has launched its new television commercial?

18. Which cryptocurrency investment platform has launched the campaign ‘Smart Investing’, aired during the IPL final?

19. Which company has launched the second-leg of its marketing campaign, ‘Safer For Each Other 2.0,’ to reassure riders of various safety measures it is undertaking for rider and driver safety?

20. Which company has agreed to acquire Postbank Systems AG, the technology services unit of Deutsche Bank, for one euro?

21. Which financial services company has launched an Dream11 IPL 2020-focused integrated digital campaign to celebrate its 25 years?

22. Which smartphone brand has launched the ‘#SmileWalaDiya’ campaign?

23. Which business group has ventured into the financial services business through its newly-formed housing finance subsidiary and will commence operations in Mumbai, Bengaluru, NCR and Pune?

24. Fast food giant McDonald’s last week announced it was launching a new plant-based burger to cater to the growing number of people who do not eat meat. What has it been named?

25. Which company last week unveiled its 19.8-MW waste-to-energy project in Hyderabad?

26. Which company has announced its exit from Australian aerospace subsidiary Gippsland Aerospace as part of its evaluation process to reduce exposure to loss-making global subsidiaries?

27. French smart mobility giant Alstom last week achieved which metro rail car production milestone from its Sri City factory in Andhra Pradesh?

28. Which MNC will acquire Workfront, a leading work management platform for marketers, for $1.5 billion?

29. Which company will start providing telecom services, both wireless and fixed line, in Mumbai and Delhi from January 1 on a pilot basis for five to six months?

30. With a donation of Rs 7,904 crore, which business personality and family have topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2020?

31. Which MNC last week said it would not take new projects for supply to coal-fired power stations in India?

32. Which union territory has invited bids to privatise its power distribution business, becoming the first UT to do so under the Centre´s Atmanirbhar Bharat plan announced in May?

33. Which skincare and grooming brand has announced Indian YouTuber and social media influencer, Sejal Kumar as its brand ambassador?

34. Which pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘#FeedtheStrays’, promoting the health and care of stray dogs?

35. Which dairy brand has rolled out a new campaign ‘#KhushbooApnepanKi’ for its ghee?

36. Which online marketplace for financial products has released its latest brand film, ‘My Father’s Dream’ in line with its brand philosophy ‘Paison Se Badhkar’?

37. Which Hindi movies channel has launched the campaign ‘Dekh Ke Chalo’ to increase public awareness on the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask?

38. Which brand has introduced a laundry product called PODs, sold in single-use tablets?

39. Global index services provider MSCI has included how many Indian stocks to its standard index as part of its semiannual review?

40. The market value of all Nifty companies topped which milestone mark for the first time on November 11 as stocks closed at an all-time high?

41. The chairman of which business group last week stepped down from leadership roles at three group companies to “pursue philanthropy and other interests”?

42. Which company has acquired the ATM business of Logicash Solutions (Logicash) in India?

43. The government has made it mandatory for companies with annual turnover of which value or more to go for GST einvoicing from January?

44. Which model from Maruti Suzuki India got zero star for adult occupant protection in a safety test conducted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP)?

45. Which cement brand has launched a digital campaign titled ‘Apni Personal Space’, which focuses on consumers’ lives during the pandemic induced lockdown?

46. Which US-based social media startup that helps professionals to connect within their companies and industries is launching in India to tap professionals from consulting and IT sector?

47. Which automobile company rolled out the ‘Silent Diwali Film’, encouraging viewers to celebrate a silent, safe and pollution-free Diwali with their loved ones?

48. Which technology-powered platform enabling elders to age with grace and relevance has launched its ‘#EldersFirstDiwali’ campaign?

49. Which fitness application has launched its festive campaign’ #SSGKeSaathChal’?

50. The number of FASTag users in the country has reached which milestone mark?

51. Which condensed milk brand has launched a campaign with the message “Apney haathon kee mithaas se banaye Diwali khaas”?

52. Which textiles brand has launched the campaign ‘#DonoTarafKhushiyan’?

53. Which cement brand has launched the campaign ‘#IssDiwaliApneGhar’?

54. Which cement brand has paid a tribute to doctors through its campaign ‘#YehPuccaHai’?

55. Which two automobile companies last week unveiled the logo of Stellantis - the company resulting from their planned merger?

56. Which math learning edtech platform has roped in actress Vidya Balan as its brand ambassador?

57. Which flowers and gifts retailer has launched its new digital campaign ‘Deepawali Apni Si’, with the narration by actor Naseeruddin Shah?

58. Which pest control brand has launched the campaign ‘Super HIT Diwali’?

59. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Faida Fix Hai’?

60. Which company’s mortgage loan portfolio has surpassed Rs 2 trillion, making it the first private sector bank in the country to achieve the milestone?

61. Which Australia-based global major in Conversational AI launched its India operations on Diwali day through a joint venture partnership with Mogaé?

62. Which IT MNC has launched the campaign ‘YeDiwaliDilWali’ with the film ‘Umeed Ke Paon’?

63. Which company is divesting its fertiliser business by way of a slump sale to Indorama Corporation for a cash consideration of Rs 2,649 crore?

64. Which Coimbatore-based SaaS (Software as a Service) company recently acquired Cerebrata, a privately-held SaaS company based out of Udaipur in Rajasthan in a 100 per cent cash deal?

65. Which kids’ channel launched the campaign ‘#UnmutetheKids’ for Children’s Day?

66. Which fashion retailer is elevating Shailesh Chaturvedi to the position of chief executive?

67. Which immunity booster brand recently celebrated Karwa Chauth with the ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) jawans and their families through its ‘Majboot Rishto ki Buniyaad’ campaign?

68. Which tractor brand has launched a new campaign with the theme ‘Josh’?

69. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Always On! It's the LED for you’?

70. Which company will acquire certain assets and employees of Pramerica Systems Ireland from insurance firm Prudential Financial Inc (PFI)?

71. Craft beer entrepreneur Ishan Grover and former ad executive Jaideep Mahajan have teamed up to launch a range of hand sanitizers under which brand?

72. Which health and nutrition essentials brand has launched the campaign ‘#SehatKaJashn’ for Diwali?

73. Which consulting firm has acquired Spotmentor Technologies, an artificial intelligence (AI)-backed human resource technology startup founded by four IIT-Kharagpur alumni?

74. Which Indian company has invested $50 million in Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a climate change company owned by Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates?

75. Strengthening its broadcast business, IN10 Media has forayed into kids’ space and has launched a new kids channel on the eve of Children’s Day. What has it branded as?

76. Which paints company has launched a new digital film as part of its brand campaign ‘Aaj Careful toh Kal Colourful’?

77. Which online travel platform has launched its latest campaign ‘#TravelManao’ urging people to do something different and celebrate the festivities by embarking on a journey?

78. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKaReturnGift’?

79. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘Iss Diwali Kuch Alag Karte Hain’, nudging audiences to do something new this Diwali?

80. Ending this edition with this beautiful ad film. Which company has launched the film ‘Pooja Didi’ as part of its ongoing campaign?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 868 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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