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September 19, 2021

Biz Quizzard 912

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company and T-Series, India’s largest music label and film studio, have joined hands to co-produce more than 10 films over the next three years with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore?

2. Parle Products is entering the breakfast cereals segment with the launch of which brand?

3. International advertising group WPP is realigning the operation of which Ford-exclusive agency following the US carmaker’s decision to shut down its India units?

4. Which online food delivery firm has decided to shut down its nutraceutical business?

5. Which caffeinated personal care brand is collaborating with actors Radhika Apte, Shruti Hassan, and Vikrant Massey as its new-age ‘brand believers’ for its upcoming campaign?

6. Which streaming platform has released a new ad, featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan?

7. Which small finance bank has launched a festive campaign for Ganeshotsav, addressing the age-old custom of males of the household eating before the women?

8. Which FM radio network has launched its festive campaign ‘Dil Se Festive’ with exciting initiatives lined up for various festivals from September to December?

9. Which investment management company, the largest shareholder in Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), has called for the removal of managing director Punit Goenka?

10. Which company has claimed that its factory will be run entirely by women and will be the largest all-women factory in the world?

11. The international arm of National Payments Corporation of India has partnered with which group to enable QR-based UPI payments’ acceptance in 10 countries across north and southeast Asia?

12. Which financial services MNC last week announced the launch of its new campus in Hyderabad, its largest in the Asia Pacific region?

13. Which private bank in India recently launched initiatives to celebrate its centenary?

14. Which company last week launched its first multi-brand EV retail store AutoEVmart in Bengaluru?

15. Which cement brand has released its new television commercial titled ‘Deewar 2’ starring actors Boman Irani and Vinay Pathak?

16. Which payments bank has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador?

17. Which watch and lifestyle company has announced its partnership with actress Kriti Sanon as its newest celebrity ambassador in India?

18. Which group has announced Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Executive Officer of its food division?

19. Which edtech company has launched its campaign ‘Ambition #CannotBeLockedDown’?

20. Which company has announced its Rebegin project, one of its largest recruitment drives for hiring women?

21. Which electronics retailer has launched the campaign ‘#MyKindOfTech’?

22. Which luxury lifestyle platform launched its new campaign ‘#TheLuxeLife’, featuring actress Kalki Koechlin?

23. Which airline has elevated its chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022?

24. Which company’s cofounder Gaurav Gupta has quit?

25. Which company, which develops software for large spas and salon chains, has acquired US-based SuperSalon, a salon management software solutions provider?

26. Which company has introduced Contino ETB 100 and Voltic 1.7 e-bikes at introductory prices of Rs 37,900 and Rs 29,995 respectively?

27. Kia India’s compact SUV Sonet has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in less than 12 months of its launch in India?

28. Which company has commissioned a 5 tonne-per-day carbon capture plant, making it the country’s first steel company to adopt the technology?

29. API Holdings, the parent company of PharmEasy, has acquired a majority stake in which healthcare supply chain startup for an initial investment of Rs 308 crore?

30. Sportswear brand adidas has unveiled its first flagship store in India. Which location?

31. Which professional network has launched a new brand campaign in India, ‘#FindTheBalance’?

32. Which feminine hygiene and intimate skincare brand has signed on actress Radhika Apte as brand ambassador?

33. Which sanitary pads brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

34. Which edtech brand has launched the campaign 'Aage Ka Kya Socha Hai?'?

35. Which FMCG major has launched ‘UShop’ digital store in what appears to be a bid to wrest control back from online marketplaces and reach its consumers directly?

36. Which laptop maker has unveiled 'Kuch Karne Ka', a creator-focused anthem featuring rapper Divine?

37. Which cosmetics brand has launched the Jacqueline Fernandez collection?

38. Which internet firm is entering the business-to-business space in India with the launch of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, SixthSense?

39. Which global healthcare blockchain platform company has launched its Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) network in India in association with Pune-based HealthLink Technologies?

40. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) touched which milestone market capitalization mark intraday on September 15?

41. Which mobility company has rolled out its Corporate Shuttle service in 7 cities?

42. Snacking major PepsiCo has set up its largest manufacturing plant in the country at which location?

43. Which brand has launched bamboo-less dhoop sticks or dhoop batti and unveiled a campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

44. Which electronics and appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Happy Little Things’?

45. Which dairy company has named Subhashis Basu as its new chief executive officer?

46. Which US-based company last week announced the launch of its social commerce marketplace in the Indian market?

47. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘India ke Bharose ka number’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

48. Which airport has launched the campaign 'Time To Reconnect'?

49. Which sports major has announced Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa as its new brand athlete?

50. Which lubricants company has appointed Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head for India?

51. Which skincare brand has launched a campaign ‘Shonar Chomok’ to celebrate Bengal’s beauty, featuring actors Gaurav Chakrabarty and Ritabhari Chakraborty?

52. Which mutual fund has launched the digital campaign ‘Investing Ke Aam Tarikey’?

53. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘India's first ever LCV truck with double guarantee’, featuring actor Ajay Devgn?

54. On Engineers’ Day, which steel rebar brand launched an ad showing the importance of sustainable solutions?

55. Which tuitions platform has released a brand campaign called ‘#MakeSuccessAHabit’ with the objective of igniting the passion for success in the heart of all its students?

56. Which group has acquired the vehicle financing loan portfolio of Volkswagen Finance Private Limited, the Indian captive financing arm of Volkswagen Group?

57. Abhay Bhutada has resigned as the managing director of which non-banking finance company?

58. Which company has acquired US-based coding platform Tynker in a stock-and-cash deal?

59. India crossed which country last week in terms of market captalisation?

60. Which company has acquired an 80% stake in Swiss e-bike maker EGO Movement for $17.9 million (Rs 132 crore), entering a market which is growing fast in Europe and globally?

61. The government last week announced the setting up of which entity, which will take over bad debt of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore from banks?

62. Which online travel platform has expanded its international footprint by incorporating wholly owned subsidiaries in the Philippines, Thailand, and the U.S. as part of its second phase of global expansion?

63. Which entity last week issued India’s first ever Euro-denominated green bonds?

64. Which financial services company last week announced its entry into the leasing and subscription business under the brand name Quiklyz?

65. Which company has introduced its new 125cc bike Raider, targeted at what the company calls “the aspirational young customers in India and globally”?

66. Which wellness brand has announced Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as a athlete-investor and new brand ambassador?

67. Which entertainment and production company has entered an omni-channel retail business with its own supermarket chains in Kolkata and has unveiled a grocery-cum-pharmacy combo services brand Daylis?

68. Which beauty and personal care brand has launched its national TVC around the message ‘All Natural #NoNasties’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shraddha Kapoor?

69. Which financial service digital platform has released a digital campaign featuring a pig called Million?

70. Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback Swift has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

71. Which steel manufacturer has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador for its TMT bars?

72. Which matrimony site has roped in actor Mahesh Babu for its '#WeMatchBetter’ campaign?

73. Which mobile accessories brand has roped in actress Disha Patani as its brand ambassador in India?

74. Britannia has launched the maiden campaign for which brand, featuring actors Rajkumar Rao and Saurabh Shukla?

75. Which innovative footwear brand that uses natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre, has launched 'ReLive Knits', a shoe made with 100% recycled PET Bottles?

76. Which online media company recently named dating app Tinder's boss Jim Lanzone as its chief executive officer?

77. Which dating app named Renate Nyborg as CEO, the first woman to take the job since its inception in 2012?

78. Rakesh Kumar Bhutoria has resigned as the CEO of which The Kolkata-based NBFC?

79. Which women fashion brand has signed actor Shraddha Kapoor as its first brand ambassador?

80. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign 'khud ko jaga, ek thanda lagaa' celebrating Bengali hooting tradition?

81. Which soap brand launched the ‘18 Herbs Idol’ campaign for Ganesh Utsav?

82. Which cybersecurity software company has launched a television commercial in Tamil, featuring actors Robo Shankar, Papri Ghosh and Imman Annachi?

83. Which esports company has acquired the gaming and adjacent IP business of OML Entertainment for Rs 73 crores?

84. Which digital entertainment company last week forayed into India’s lifestyle products segment with the launch of ‘HiLife’ products priced between Rs 2,199 and Rs 4,999?

85. This ad went viral. Which brand launched the campaign ‘#GoodLuckGirls’ with the message ‘Waqt Badla Hain, Zindagi Ka Swaad Nahin”?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 912 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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