June 13, 2021

Biz Quizzard 898

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

1. Which biscuit manufacturer is entering the packaged wheat flour (atta) market?

2. Which germ protection brand will replace its logo with photos and stories of unsung Covid-19 protectors for a limited period in a special promotion drive?

3. Which MNC has agreed to sell its Chinese baby-formula business to Primavera Capital Group for $2.2 billion as the company seeks to exit from the struggling sector?

4. Which Wadia Group company plans to exit the plantation sector in the country due to management issues and competition?

5. A consortium of private equity firms has reached a deal - reportedly worth about $34 billion - to acquire which US-based family-run medical supply and equipment company?

6. On World Environment Day, which company launched the campaign ‘Shuruvaat Ek Nayi Duniya Ki’, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

7. Which consumer durables brand has unveiled its latest digital campaign ‘#HumSabKaGhar’ (our one home) to mark the occasion of World Environment Day 2021?

8. Which MNC bank has promoted Hitendra Dave as India CEO, subject to regulatory approval?

9. Which multinational hospitality chain has temporarily shut down its property in Mumbai citing non-payment of dues from Indian owner Asian Hotels (West)?

10. Which company will invest $75 million in fitness startup Curefit and has roped in its CEO as president?

11. Which social media platform is set to launch ‘Super Follows’ feature that will enable users with at least 10,000 followers to charge for providing exclusive content?

12. A dedicated bankruptcy court in Mumbai last week allowed which company to take over debt-laden mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance (DHFL)?

13. Which French defence and technology group last week announced the appointment of Ashish Saraf as vice-president and country director for India with effect from June 1?

14. Which smartphone brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as its ‘Chief Style Icon’ to promote its upcoming Y-series smartphones?

15. Which company’s founder Keerti Melkote is retiring from the company he started after a two-decade innings at the helm?

16. Which financial services company for merchants last week announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with International Cricket Council (ICC) for all global events till end of 2023?

17. Dabur India Ltd last week launched ‘Germ Protection shampoo’ under which brand?

18. Which Indian platform for sports fans has announced a collaboration with Italian football expert Fabrizio Romano, ahead of an action-packed season for football fans across the globe?

19. On World Environment Day, which steel rebar brand launched the campaign ‘Home Safe Home’?

20. Markets regulator Sebi last week barred which company from launching new debt schemes for two years for mismanaging some of its fixed income funds?

21. Which online payments processing service has launched ‘Ummeed Ke Chehre’, a digital-led campaign to salute the unseen and unsung heroes of the ongoing pandemic?

22. Which bike taxi and delivery services company has launched the campaign ‘Zaroori Hai Kya’, urging consumers to re-think before stepping out?

23. Which gadget accessory and consumer electronics brand has roped in bodybuilder Sangram Chougule as its brand ambassador?

24. Which hospitality major has rolled out a 'Feel Good Menu' with a strong focus on artisanal local ingredients and season and healthy recipes?

25. Which bank has received RBI nod to reappoint Chandra Shekhar Ghosh as its MD and CEO for 3 years, lower than the 5-year tenure approved by the company’s board in November last year?

26. Which business personality has backed Ignite Life Science Foundation (Ignite LSF), a Bengaluru-based non-profit scientific research institute launched by Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan last year?

27. Which fintech startup, a full-stack digital solutions provider for MSMEs, has entered the e-commerce space?

28. Which e-commerce major said its wholesale entity in India has formed a joint venture with Ace Turtle to bring Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us to its platform?

29. Which company has launched the ‘#UdharAbhiBaakiHai’ digital campaign to help small and medium businesses recover from a severe cash crunch?

30. Which company will be the title sponsor of the London marathon - the fourth biggest in the world - from 2022 onwards for six years?

31. Which pizza chain has unveiled a new television brand campaign ‘The Standout Pizza’?

32. Ranveer Allahbadia has become the first ever independent creator from India to get an exclusive deal with which audio streaming platform?

33. Which diagnostics company last week announced model and actor Milind Soman as its brand ambassador?

34. Which company launched a social media campaign titled ‘#ThePeriodTalk’ on World Menstrual Hygiene Day, May 28?

35. Which inverter and inverter battery brand has extended its endorsement deal with cricketer Virat Kohli for another three years?

36. US-based real estate firm Hines has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with which realty developer to develop a large IT park in Pune’s Kharadi locality?

37. US firm One Medical will acquire which PremjiInvest-backed US-based primary healthcare startup?

38. Which food delivery platform has elevated long term executive Akriti Chopra to the position of cofounder, ahead of its $1.1 billion initial public offering (IPO?

39. Which business school from India has entered into a comprehensive five-year partnership with the University of Sydney Business School (USBS)?

40. Which is the strongest brand in India, according to the latest report on Indian brands by Brand Finance?

41. Which education startup has acquired Design Shift Academy, an institute that provides guidance on user interface and user experience design?

42. Which 2 former Indian cricketers have donned the entrepreneurial hat as they take the wave of online learning to cricket with the launch of their new platform Cricuru?

43. Which Abu Dhabi-based retail and F&B group, which has a presence in India, will rebrand its existing toy stores and unveil a proprietary toy retail brand in the country in the coming weeks?

44. Which commercial cold chain appliances player is partnering Dr Reddy´s Laboratories (DRL) to enable the storage of Sputnik V in India through its vaccine freezers?

45. Which edtech company for higher and professional education has launched its new brand campaign ‘#NayeZamaaneKiDegree’?

46. Which food company has expanded its product portfolio by entering the beverages category with ‘Cheers!’?

47. Which company has acquired 100% of Payback India, a multi-brand loyalty programme, from American Express and ICICI Investments Strategic Fund for an undisclosed amount?

48. Which fitness platform has acquired Bengaluru-based fitness startup Tread, in a bid to expand its home fitness hardware vertical?

49. Which neo-banking startup last week announced the acquisition of personal finance startup Index for an undisclosed fee?

50. Which company is acquiring a majority stake in epharmacy 1mg?

51. Technology-based hospitality and travel companies such as Oyo, Airbnb, Yatra and EaseMyTrip have joined hands to form a new industry association. What is it called?

52. Which country last week became the first in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender?

53. Which automobile MNC has named microchip expert Benedetto Vigna as its next CEO?

54. Which company last week launched a drug under the brand name Posaforce 100 to treat black fungus?

55. Which broadcast company has forayed into audio streaming with the ‘Go-Beyond Podcast’?

56. Which toxin-free personal care brand released its first national television commercial featuring mother-daughter and actress duo Sara Ali Khan and Amrita Singh?

57. Which digital strategy, digital engineering and IT services and solutions provider has announced the appointment of Santosh Thomas as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

58. Which contraceptive brand has launched Year 2 of the The Birds and Bees Talk programme, which is directed towards the adolescents in the six states of North-Eastern India?

59. Which commercial vehicle brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Kamyabi Kal, Aaj aur Kal’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

60. Which business group has retained the title of India's most valuable brand with a brand value of $21.3 billion, according to the latest report on Indian brands by Brand Finance?

61. Which home and kitchen appliances brand has roped in actor Arjun Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

62. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked which cryptocurrency exchange to explain transactions worth Rs 2,790.74 crore that the agency alleged were carried out in violation of foreign exchange rules?

63. Which company has announced creation of a new global design organisation for automotive and farm equipment sectors and named Pratap Bose to lead the initiative?

64. Buyout private equity fund Apax Partners has agreed to acquire which Silicon Valley-based digital engineering company from its existing shareholders including ChrysCapital?

65. Which bank as introduced a collateral-free offering called ‘Kavach Personal Loan’ for Covid treatment?

66. Mylab Discovery Solutions has announced which actor as its brand ambassador?

67. Bewakoof(dot)com has roped in which actor for a new campaign?

68. Which senior living community operator has launched a awareness and support campaign ‘#CallOutAbuse' on the side-lines of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, observed on June 15?

69. Which professional rehydration brand of Cipla Health Ltd has launched a television commercial with the positioning 'Asli ORS'?

70. Which IT firm will take over end-to-end operational management and digital transformation of Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 898 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli


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