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August 8, 2021

Biz Quizzard 906

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. India’s monthly exports crossed which milestone mark in July as higher oil prices and improved demand for gems and jewellery and textiles helped boost shipments from the country?

2. Which French electric vehicle company will foray into India’s electric two-wheeler market with three e-scooters later this month?

3. Which snack major has taken the license for one of India's most popular kids-show characters, Chhota Bheem for the launch of its extruded products range under the sub-brand 'Fatax'?

4. ABP Network has announced its entry into the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana markets with the launch of its new digital platform. What has it been branded as?

5. Which streaming platform has launched its global brand campaign “Welcome to South Asia: Stories from our world”, capturing the intriguing reality conundrum that is South Asia?

6. Which brand has launched the ‘#TeamBreastfeeding’ campaign to celebrate world breastfeeding week?

7. The owners of which IPL franchise last week announced that they have acquired a majority stake in the Barbados Tridents, Caribbean Premier League (CPL) side?

8. Which entertainment company has finalised the acquisition of the video streaming technology platform FoundationTV?

9. Which tyre maker has acquired marketing rights of Dunlop brand in India?

10. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which transaction value milestone in July?

11. Which food company has launched its ‘#SimpleYetAdipoli’ campaign on digital media to connect with Keralites?

12. Which MNC last week unveiled a record $29 billion deal to snap up Australia’s fast-growing buy-now, pay-later firm Afterpay?

13. Which Hyderabad-based health tech startup last week announced the launch of its ambulance aggregator app, which has tie ups with local service providers?

14. Renault India has commenced exports of which model to South Africa?

15. Canadian biotech firm SaNOtize Research & Development Corp has inked a pact with which company to produce and market Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) in India?

16. Which home interiors brand has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as an equity partner and brand ambassador?

17. Which beauty and personal care brand has launched its first-ever national TVC, featuring newly appointed brand ambassador and investor Shraddha Kapoor?

18. Which ad agency has released an ad featuring ad agency Mullen Lowe Lintas India’s Group CEO Virat Tandon?

19. Which Gujarat-based university has announced cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassador?

20. The government last week launched a purpose-specific digital payment solution. What has it been branded as?

21. Which Roman high jewellery house has roped in actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas as global brand ambassador?

22. Which tyre brand and Royal Enfield celebrated their long-standing association with the ‘#FriendsOntheRoad’ campaign?

23. Which soap brand has launched the campaign 'Chand sa Roshan Chehra', featuring celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli?

24. Which e-commerce startup for beauty products has filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with Sebi to raise funds via an initial public offering (IPO)?

25. Which tech major last week said it will begin exporting India-made smartphones to Nepal in the third quarter of 2021?

26. International e-commerce enabler, Shopmatic has successfully on boarded which milestone count of merchants on its platform?

27. Which electronics major has elevated its India business CEO Manish Sharma to the position of chairman?

28. PepsiCo is to sell Tropicana, Naked and other juice brands in the US, Canada and Europe to which French private equity firm for about $3.3 billion?

29. Which telecom company has inked a partnership with carmaker MG Motor India to power the latter’s next mid-sized SUV with it’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions?

30. Infosys surpassed which milestone mark in market capitalisation on August 7, the fourth Indian firm, after Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services and HDFC Bank, to do so?

31. Which edtech company has acquired KnowledgeHut, which provides short-duration upskilling and reskilling courses to professionals?

32. Months after being rolled out, which MNC has shut down its Instagram Stories-like ‘Fleets’ feature?

33. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based computer vision and AR startup Whodat Tech?

34. Emami Ltd has roped in actor Sonu Sood as a brand ambassador for which brand and has launched the campaign ‘Chale chalo’?

35. Which sleep solutions company has roped in actor Anil Kapoor as its first-ever official brand ambassador?

36. Which glassware brand has launched the campaign 'Life Ke Har Din Ke Liye'?

37. Which fashion e-commerce brand has signed up Hrithik Roshan, Vijay Deverakonda and Dulquer Salmaan as its newest brand ambassadors?

38. Which socio-commerce app is celebrating its first anniversary with a campaign, and an anthem ending with voice over from actor Salman Khan?

39. Which musical instruments company has roped in popular singers and musicians including Shaan, Salim Merchant and Benny Dayal for a campaign to celebrate its 25 years in India?

40. Ola Electric will launch its first scooter on which date?

41. Which 2-wheeler brand has rolled out a new digital film 'Home' capturing the joy of returning home after a long journey alone?

42. Which lubricant brand has launched the campaign ‘#3XProtectionKeepsEngineFit’?

43. Which Punjab-based company last week announced to make a foray into the laundry business through its 'Tri-Safe' washing powder?

44. Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej will step down from the board of which group company with effect from September 30?

45. Karan Bajaj is leaving which company he had founded?

46. Which Hyderabad-based digital healthcare startup last week announced the rollout of its virtual clinic called Health ATM?

47. Which company has entered into a agreement with BioDelivery Sciences International Inc (BDSI) for the sale of its US and Canada territory rights for ELYXYB celecoxib oral solution 25mg/mL?

48. Which bank has reported its highest quarterly net profit of Rs 6,504 crore for the three months ended June 2021?

49. Which company has opened a network of over 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Hyderabad, making it one of the largest free public Wi-Fi networks in the country?

50. Kumar Mangalam Birla has resigned as non executive chairman and director of which company?

51. Which online payments startup has elevated Suhail Sameer as CEO?

52. Abhinay Choudhari has exited which company he had co-founded?

53. Which brand has launched the television commercial ‘What's the Mattress?’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt?

54. Which nutrition supplements company has roped in fashion designer and actor Masaba Gupta as its first ever brand ambassador?

55. Which company will acquire a 26.23% stake in Agillos E-commerce for Rs 26 crore in an all-cash deal to boost its software as a service portfolio, according to a regulatory filing?

56. Which jewellery retailer has launched the ‘Rishton Ka Dhaga’ campaign for its Aabhar collection?

57. Which company has agreed to acquire Firescore Interactive, the hyper-casual game development studio based in Mumbai?

58. Which over-the-counter (OTC) brand has launched the campaign ‘Sar Dard Chupao Nahi, Mitao’, positioning itself as the first line of defense for relieving headaches?

59. Which alternative credit platform and the former India-team of US-based realty investment adviser Walton Street Capital have joined hands to acquire Walton Street India’s real estate debt business?

60. Which company has forayed into the electric vehicle (EV) space with its fuel retailing joint venture signing an agreement with Swiggy to deploy electric vehicles for the latter?

61. Which pharma company’s subsidiaries have entered into agreements with subsidiaries of Endo International plc (Endo) to acquire its manufacturing facility at Chestnut Ridge, New York?

62. Which Indian company will now make fan cowls for the Boeing 737 aircraft, strengthening its association with the US aerospace major?

63. Which global agrochemical major is expanding its footprint in the Indian agriservices market with Nurture(dot)Farm digital platform?

64. An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a US-based alternative investment firm, will acquire 75% stake in which wholly owned subsidiary of the Chennai-based TAKE Solutions for $101.63 million?

65. Which state last week said it has bagged the AI Gamechanger Award in the Xperience-AI Summit organised by Nasscom?

66. Which celebrity last week launched Travel Union, a rural business to business (B2B) travel tech platform, to democratise travel services?

67. Which MNC will buy apparel maker Beyond Yoga as it looks to expand its presence in the lucrative leggings category that boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

68. Which food and beverage major has signed an agreement with Disney to be the national licensee for Disney foods?

69. Which mom and baby care D2C brand has launched a new nationwide cross-platform digital campaign, ‘#MakeBreastfeedingEasier’, to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

70. Which travel app has bought the business and operations of the Hyderabad-based bus ticketing and aggregation platform, AbhiBus, as a going concern on a slump sale basis?

71. Eurosport India and discovery+ strengthened their foothold into their motorsports programming by onboarding which actor as the India ambassador for their flagship Motorsport property – MotoGP?

72. Which atta brand has launched its new campaign ‘Bachhon Jaisi Bhookh Jaga De’?

73. Which brand has launched a new campaign promoting its 3-in-1 hair styler, featuring brand ambassador and actress Ananya Panday?

74. Which 65-year-old Kolkata based footwear brand has launched the campaign 'Ready to step out' for the 2021 Royalz Collection?

75. Which agarbatti brand has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit Nene as its brand ambassador?

76. Which all-in-one platform that helps entrepreneurs take their business online has roped in actor Vinay Pathak as its digital brand ambassador?

77. Which messaging platform has launched the India edition of its global consumer marketing campaign - ‘Message Privately’?

78. Asian Paints has launched a campaign for which brand with the positioning 'Ultra Sheen pain that steals your spotlight' and featuring brand ambassador and actress Deepika Padukone?

79. Which company has partnered with celebrity chef Sarah Todd to curate a range of microwave popcorn under the theme ‘World of Flavours' for its PopMagic brand?

80. Which watch brand last week launched its new sub-brand ‘Epic', a value-fashion range of watches, in partnership with Flipkart?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 906 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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