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January 10, 2021

Biz Quizzard 876

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Dabur India has entered the Mouthwash category with an ayurvedic mouthwash. What has it been branded as?

2. Which beer brand has released its debut music video ‘Always Summer’, featuring singer-songwriter and musician Prateek Kuhad?

3. Which cooking oil brand halted all advertisements featuring former cricketer and brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly?

4. Which hygiene and wellness brand has entered the female condoms category under the brand ‘DOMINA’?

5. Which financial services platform has launched the campaign ‘Har Ghar ka, Desh bhar ka’?

6. Which renewable energy company has named Srivatsan Iyer as its global chief executive officer?

7. Which luggage maker has appointed Anindya Dutta as its new MD?

8. Which MNC has acquired podcasting app Breaker for an undisclosed sum, a move that will cement its position in the booming sector?

9. Which business process outsourcing firm last week said it acquired Enquero, a firm that offers data engineering and data-led digital transformation services?

10. Which MNC will be globally premiering its B-SUV segment car Kiger in India on January 28?

11. Which Indian beer brand would be launched in the Japanese market before the Tokyo Olympics this year?

12. A group of employees of which MNC last week announced they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labor movement in the tech industry?

13. Which brand has launched a ‘Healthy New Year’ campaign that highlights the Neem Fresche technology and stresses on mattress hygiene?

14. Which MNC has selected Cristiano Amon to succeed Steve Mollenkopf as CEO, effective June 30, 2021?

15. Which automobile MNC last week revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan ‘Movement that inspires’?

16. Which company has become India's first urban co-operative bank (UCB) to transition to a Small Finance Bank (SFB)?

17. Which pharmaceutical giant has unveiled its most significant brand refresh in about 70 years, including a new logo - a double helix-inspired mark?

18. Which MNC will shut down its Minecraft Earth mobile game on June 30?

19. Which MNC last week announced it bought jets from a pair of airlines, bolstering its delivery network?

20. Which Indian conglomerate last week said it aims to completely meet its electrical energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 as a part of its sustainability goals?

21. Which environment management services provider last week unveiled south India’s largest plastic recycling facility at the JN Pharma City at Paravada of Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh?

22. Which Kerala-based soap manufacturer has launched ‘Elaria’ nano soaps packed in tablet strips for travellers to fight to COVID-19?

23. What will Tata Motors brand its upcoming seven-seater SUV, codenamed Gravitas, as?

24. Which company has roped in Milind Soman as brand ambassador for its newly launched product Amrit Kalash?

25. Which brand has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni and his five-year-old daughter Ziva Dhoni for its latest ad?

26. Which doors and windows brand has launched the campaign 'Akela Hi Kaafi Hai', featuring actor Gajraj Rao?

27. Which spirits company has announced the appointment of Ipsita Das as Managing Director, India?

28. For its return to Formula One six decades later, which luxury sports car maker has roped in technology services provider Cognizant as its title and technology partner this year?

29. Which debt arranger has started a mutual fund that would be launching a banking and PSU debt fund?

30. Who has overtaken Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the richest person on the planet?

31. Which iconic designer, known for giving the sari a contemporary look, passed away in Coimbatore at the age of 79 last week?

32. Which compressed biogas player last week said it has set up Telangana’s first poultry litter based compressed biogas (CBG) project at Udityal village, near Balanagar?

33. Which company has launched Formula DIN-Rail - a complete range of Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs), Residual Current Circuit Breakers (RCCBs) and Isolators for the electrical retail market?

34. Which company last week said it would launch its midsized SUV Kushaq in the second quarter of 2021?

35. Which Marathi news channel has unveiled a new look and brand positioning - “Kaalji Tumchi Hith Maharashtrache” (Viewer’s Concern and In the Interest of Maharashtra)?

36. Which mutual fund has launched its first investor awareness campaign of the year ‘#PaisonKoRokoMat’?

37. Which fast food chain has redesigned its brand including its logo, food packaging and restaurants in order to reflect improvements such as eliminating preservatives?

38. Tech Mahindra´s market capitalization crossed which milestone mark last week?

39. Rishi Vasudev has quit as the CEO of which retailer?

40. Which brokerage platform will commit $100 million over the next few years to fund climate entrepreneurs and support individuals and organisations working on solutions for climate change?

41. Which division of Emmbi Industries, a manufacturing company in the field of packaging, water conservation, human safety and crop protection, has roped in actor Sayaji Shinde as its brand ambassador?

42. Which streaming platform has launched a campaign ‘Play More Browse Less’, featuring actors Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday?

43. Hennes and Murtitz AB (H&M) launched its latest store in Bhubaneshwar last week. Which store count has it touched in India with this launch?

44. Which German personal care brand has launched its latest campaign in India ‘Filmstars kee nahi, science kee suno’?

45. Honda Activa has claimed to have become the only scooter brand in the history of Indian two-wheeler industry to achieve which milestone customer count mark?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 876 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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