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August 29, 2021

Biz Quizzard 909

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. India’s largest floating solar power project became commercially operational on August 21. Which location?

2. Two senior executives of Reliance Industries (RIL) have joined the board of which subscription-based hyperlocal grocery delivery platform?

3. Which smartphone major is bringing in offerings like gold loans, credit line cards and insurance products as it looks to provide the full spectrum of financial in India?

4. Star Sports has launched the ‘#AsliPictureAbhiBaakiHai’ campaign for which sports property?

5. Which fragrance brand has released a digital video for Raksha Bandhan, featuring pageant winner and upcoming actor Manushi Chhillar and her sister?

6. Which rice brand has launched its new campaign ‘Banega Toh Farq Dikhega’, featuring actor Paresh Rawal?

7. Which pest control service provider has launched its brand campaign series “Cherish”?

8. Which company has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, “Khushiyon ka Credit Card”?

9. Which health insurance brand has launched a new digital campaign ‘Saath Dijiye - Fark Padta Hai’?

10. Media veteran Pradeep Guha passed away on August 21. He was the managing director of which company?

11. Which life insurance company launched the digital campaign ‘#HumKarkeRahenge’, featuring actress Mona Singh?

12. Which hyperlocal delivery service launched its new campaign featuring actor Sunny Deol?

13. Which food brand has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign “Aapka Taste Partner” for its pickle and papad product range?

14. Which mutual fund launched the film ‘Someone at the door’ for Raksha Bandhan?

15. Which cement brand launched the film ‘Bhuj ki Bhujayein' for Independence Day?

16. Which mutual fund has launched the investor education campaign '#BarniSeAzadi'?

17. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘#SwaadKiAazadi’ for Independence Day?

18. Which healthcare company has elevated chief operating officer Vaibhav Tewari as CEO, while founder Meena Ganesh will move to the Chairperson’s role?

19. Parle Agro has unveiled the launch campaign of which brand and has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as national brand ambassador?

20. Which oral care leader is launching recyclable toothpaste tubes in India?

21. Which company has launched the campaign ‘The Right Heat’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt, to promote its ThermoProtect Hair Straightener?

22. Which fashion marketplace has on-boarded London-based online clothing brand Urbanic, expanding its range of apparel offerings targeted towards younger shoppers?

23. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘phirse #Jeetkahalla’ to celebrate the achievements of para-athletes?

24. Which sleep solutions brand launched its first brand campaign ‘#GoSmartGRID With AK!’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Anil Kapoor?

25. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign 'Gifted on a special day, made special every day'?

26. Which sleep solutions brand has launched a new nationwide cross-platform digital campaign, ‘#OwnYourComfort’?

27. Which beverage brand has announced its partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and has launched the campaign ‘#TaanePalatDe’?

28. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#YoungAndResponsible’?

29. Which Voice AI company has changed its name to Skit?

30. Tata Motors last week unveiled its first SUV built on ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture), developed under Impact 2.0 design language. What has it been branded as?

31. Which advertising conglomerate has acquired Satalia, a technology company offering artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for clients?

32. Which non-profit organization related to eSports has announced its launch in India?

33. India Inc’s corporate social responsibility cumulative spending crossed which milestone mark, just seven years after it was made mandatory, according to a CRISIL report released last week?

34. The 1st batch of multi-mode hand grenades - the country’s first ever fully indigenous ammunition made by a private company - was handed over to the Army last week. Which company?

35. Taiwanese global contract supplier Wistron has announced a strategic manufacturing partnership with which homegrown company?

36. The Indian subsidiary of which Warren Buffett-backed EV maker is planning to unveil an electric MPV (multipurpose vehicle) for the B2B segment from Q4 of 2021?

37. Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA last week said it is going to open it’s first-ever city store in India in which city?

38. Which US-based renewable energy company, through its Indian subsidiary, has started India’s first green hydrogen electrolyzer manufacturing unit at Bengaluru?

39. Which steel company last week announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) to develop and deploy an environment friendly bulk carrier?

40. Which company last week became the fourth Indian company to touch the $100 billion market capitalization mark?

41. Which homegrown assisted payments fintech company last week announced the appointment of Nipun Jain as chief executive officer?

42. Which performance marketing solutions provider has elevated deputy managing director Shaan Raza to the position of CEO of the company?

43. Which biscuit brand has launched its new campaign ‘Din khatam, fantasy shuru’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt?

44. Which bathware brand has launched the second leg of its campaign - ‘Thoughtful is Beautiful’, featuring its newly launched touch free products?

45. Which edible oil brand has launched the campaign ‘#EkRishtaShudhtaKa!’, featuring its newly appointed brand ambassador and actor Sonu Sood?

46. Which general insurance company has launched the health super saver campaign, featuring rapper Slow Cheetah and actor Anil Kapoor?

47. Which digital health platform has launched its TVC and film ‘#SochMatPoochLe’?

48. Which technology firm plans to shut down its news websites in India due the new FDI regulations that prohibit foreign funding of more than 26% in digital news media outlets?

49. Sadashiv Nayak has been appointed as chief executive officer of which retail company, effective August 25?

50. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) last week said it has launched which brand in the UK market?

51. Which sportswear brand has announced Olympic silver medallist in women’s weightlifting Mirabai Chanu as the face of ‘Stay In Play’ campaign for its TechFit Period Proof tights?

52. Which earbuds brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Pop it. Fit it. Groove it’?

53. Which producer and manufacturer of TMT Bars has appointed Olympic medallists Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet Singh as their brand ambassadors?

54. Which consumer durables brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Keerthy Suresh for its range of kitchen appliances?

55. Which re-commerce marketplace has launched its first TVC ‘Old Phone Means Cash’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Rajkummar Rao?

56. Which social media platform plans to launch a digital wallet called Novi this year that would let users store cryptocurrencies?

57. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement for acquiring a controlling stake in PLUSS Advanced Technologies, a specialty materials research and manufacturing company?

58. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation last week cleared the decks for operating which airplanes upon satisfactory compliance to applicable requirements for return of service?

59. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘Har Ghar Chahta Hai Ek Strong Team’?

60. Which logistics and supply chain startup has acquired Spoton Logistics to strengthen its business-to-business (B2B) capabilities?

61. Which personal care brand from ITC has launched the campaign ‘#RespectWorkForHome’ on Women’s Equality Day?

62. Which eye care brand has launched the campaign ‘#AankhonKaInsurance’?

63. Diamond jewellery brand Forevermark has been renamed. What is the new name?

64. Which chocolate brand partnered with Chhota Bheem and YouTube kids’ sensation ‘Aayu and Pihu’ to host a one-of-its-kind virtual birthday party, inviting parents with their kids?

65. Which real estate company launched its new campaign ‘#ReserveMemories’?

66. Which ecommerce major has launched the campaign ‘Bachon ka khel hai’ aimed at sellers?

67. Which smartphone maker has launched three digital films capturing the chronicles of ‘Sharma-Verma’ to highlight its after-sales services?

68. Which one-stop solution for pet food and supplies has released a video campaign ‘The language of love’ for International Dog Day?

69. Which fitness platform has launched the campaign ‘Fitness is not an option’?

70. Which company has acquired the licence to manufacture and market consumer durable products under BPL and Kelvinator brands?

71. Which dairy brand has launched a film ‘Right Teeka, not the rumours’ to tackle vaccine hesitancy?

72. Which cashback site launched the digital campaign, ‘#DabbaMatDo’ to celebrate Raksha Bandhan?

73. Which lubricant company has launched a digital film ‘Vachan Suraksha Ka’ to appreciate the role of truck drivers in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of essentials and medical supplies?

74. Which company will offer elevators on equated monthly instalments to housing societies and apartment owners’ associations?

75. Which electric vehicle manufacturer has announced Bhuvan Bam as one of its celebrity brand ambassadors?

76. Which men’s lifestyle brand has unveiled its new campaign for Whisky Smoke EDP fragrance, featuring actors Chitrangada Singh and Kunal Kapoor?

77. Which company has delivered its new campaign ‘Har Customer Hai Star’, featuring actors Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif?

78. Which women’s innerwear, loungewear, and personal care brand has launched a video for its ‘The Fashion Bralette Collection’, featuring actress Chetna Pande?

79. Which edu-tech company has launched its campaign with the tagline ‘Aapka Next, Aapka Right’?

80. Who has quit the boards of Britannia Industries and Bombay Burmah Trading Corp., withdrawing from all listed businesses of the $15-billion Wadia Group?

81. Which gaming and sports media platform has acquired Hyderabad-based skill-based gaming company Open-Play for about Rs 186 crore?

82. Which platform has launched the campaign “Smart Generation Ki Smarter Ride” to highlight the new convenient and hassle-free way of buying pre-owned bikes?

83. Which business group has rolled out a video featuring Meera Shenoy, change maker and founder of Youth4Jobs, as part of its digital campaign ‘Bravehearts’?

84. Which realty brand has launched a brand first campaign ‘#WhatAreYouWaitingFor’?

85. Which company has roped in para-athlete and Arjuna Awardee Deepa Malik as the voice of the personal AI assistant in its next SUV?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 909 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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