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September 26, 2021

Biz Quizzard 913

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Private equity group Advent International has agreed to buy which company from Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group for an enterprise value of Rs 4,400 crore?

2. Which jewellery retailer has tied up with ‘Augmont Gold For All’ platform, of Augmont Goldtech Private Ltd., to sell various gold products in a technology-enabled way to customers?

3. Which RPG Group company has signed a definitive agreement to buy 100 per cent equity in Spur Infrastructure for an enterprise value of Rs 62 crore?

4. Which streaming platform is foraying into the world of Telugu entertainment and has roped in actor Ram Charan for the launch campaign?

5. Which credit card bill payment platform has unveiled the first ad of its IPL 2021 campaign, featuring India's Olympic hero Neeraj Chopra?

6. Which bridal wear brand has launched a wedding campaign film 'Tradition wahi, soch nayi - #KanyaMaan', featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

7. Which surgery-focused healthcare brand has announced the first phase of its ‘Surgery Matlab Pristyn Care’ TV and digital campaign, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

8. Which digital ledger app has released a new ad film 'Dhande Ka Doctor', featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

9. Which online music education platform has released a brand film featuring its patron-in-chief Sonu Nigam, highlighting his journey as a singer over the years?

10. The number of registrations by unorganised workers on the e-Shram portal has crossed which milestone mark in less than a month of its launch?

11. Which home interiors company has launched the campaign “Takatak Chakachak” with brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni?

12. Which social commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘Sahi Sahi Lagaya Hain’ ahead of the festive season?

13. Which appliance brand has launched a new digital campaign titled ‘Zero% Effort, 100% Drying’ to highlight the benefits of automatic dryers?

14. Which online fresh fish and meat brand has launched the campaign "Totally Fresh"?

15. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Make every day special’ for its Bella Collection, featuring a song by celebrity singer and actress Manasi Scott?

16. Which edtech firm has unveiled its new campaign titled 'Fast Forward Your Career' to promote the online courses from the education portal?

17. Homegrown FMCG major Dabur last week announced its foray into the face wash category by extending which brand into the segment?

18. Which tyre brand has launched the ‘Smart Tyre – Tyre With a Brain’ campaign featuring India’s first formula one racer, Narain Karthikeyan?

19. Which beauty tech and wellness platform has announced actress Bhumi Pednekar as its brand ambassador?

20. Which company has picked up a 51 per cent stake in the health-tech start-up Sanskritech, the developer of point of care (POC) testing system, Swayam?

21. Which Thrasio-style venture has made its first acquisition, My NewBorn, an ecommerce business in the baby products category?

22. Which Chennai-based fintech startup has acquired credit card sourcing startup Wizi to strengthen its plug and play credit card platform?

23. Which social commerce platform has acquired Womaniya, a community that empowers women to be self-aware on wellness and selfcare?

24. Which tyre manufacturer has launched a new integrated marketing campaign featuring actor Aamir Khan to promote its premium SecuraDrive range of tyres?

25. Which app-based door-to-door fuel delivery start-up has launched its brand mascot named Diesel Dude?

26. Which Ayurvedic personal care brand has announced a new digital marketing campaign featuring actor Kunal Kapoor?

27. Which footwear brand featured in a post showing singer turned actor Diljit Dosanjh casually lounging around wearing red shoes while sipping on a can of Coca-Cola?

28. Which makeup brand has launched its new campaign ‘#ThisIsMe’?

29. Which consumer technology company focusing on Indian defence personnel and their dependents launched a digital campaign ‘#ForeverForHeroes’ on its 9th Foundation Day?

30. Which MNC last week said it had appointed former IAS officer Rajiv Aggarwal as its Director of Public Policy?

31. Which spirits brand has signed on actress and model Nidhhi Agerwal as brand influencer?

32. Which company has inked a share purchase pact to buy 156 MW wind power projects for about Rs 790 crore from Surya Vidyut, a CESC arm?

33. Adani Electricity has partnered with which e-mobility service provider for battery charging and battery swapping stations in Mumbai?

34. Which business-to-business edtech company has acquired ClassKlap for $19 million (Rs 139 crore) in an all-stock deal?

35. Which lifestyle brand has brought on board actress Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador for the smart wearable category?

36. Which cosmetics brand has brought actress Tapsee Pannu onboard as the face of its new campaign, ‘#BoldAndFree’?

37. Which beverage brand has launched a new ad film celebrating the grit and determination of the Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj?

38. Which payments tech major is joining the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner and has named Magnus Carlsen as global brand ambassador?

39. Which pharma company last week said its subsidiary has inked a pact with Integrace Pvt Ltd to sell two brands - Mifegest and Cytolog?

40. Which FMCG company last week forayed into the men’s grooming segment with the launch of its first pure-play men’s personal care brand - BIKER’S?

41. Which men’s fashion & lifestyle brand has roped in actor Sanjay Dutt for its latest campaign?

42. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer has launched the campaign ‘No to fuel adulteration’?

43. Which sampling and engagement platform for D2C brands has launched a month-long campaign ‘#TrySomethingNew’, featuring actress Adah Sharma?

44. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘Kam Se Kaam Banega’?

45. Which messaging platform has launched the 'Moving On' film to demonstrate its ‘View Once’ feature?

46. Which company will invest $68 million in Oxford Biomedica to help fund the development of a plant that manufactures Covid-19 shots?

47. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued show-cause notices to 141 employees of which Tata Group company alleging violation of insider trading rules?

48. Which IT solutions provider has acquired Blink UX, a user experience research, strategy, and design firm, for about $94 million in an all-cash deal?

49. Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) CEO Modan Saha has been designated as CEO, financial services, at which company?

50. Which company last week announced a surprise merger deal with Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India?

51. Which company has introduced its latest collection of shirting fabrics branded as ‘Vibez’?

52. Which packaged food company has forayed into the ready-to-eat western desserts category with the introduction of ready-to-eat custard?

53. Which company last week announced the launch of its drone business with its wholly-owned subsidiary NeoSky India Limited?

54. Which company last week unveiled Aerox 155 Maxi Sports Scooter?

55. Which company will acquire Future Mobility Solutions GmbH (FMS) for up to €15.6 million (about Rs 135 crore)?

56. Which brand has signed Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador for its range of premium baby and mom products?

57. Which nutrition supplement brand has launched its new television commercial ‘#PerformanceHiPechaan’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Ranveer Singh?

58. Which pain relief brand has launched its new campaign ‘Zindagi Ke Beech Dard Na Aaye’?

59. Flipkart is introducing a separate marketplace model to offer flexible earning opportunities to individuals, service agencies and technicians. What has it been branded as?

60. Which company last week became the first Indian software products company to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange?

61. Adani Wilmar has launched a new ad film 'Zyada Ka Vaada' for which cooking oil brand?

62. Which jewellery brand has launched a film with the positioning of ‘Gift Smart’ for the IPL season?

63. Which mutual fund has launched its first-ever brand campaign to promote its stress-tested investment framework called ‘HexaShield’?

64. Which deodorant brand has launched the campaign ‘Special Happens’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Rakul Preet Singh?

65. Which skincare brand has signed actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

66. Which fantasy sports platform has signed former Indian international cricketer, Suresh Raina as brand ambassador?

67. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘Snacker Cracker’ campaign featuring Bengali star Abir Chatterjee?

68. Which quick service restaurant chain (QSR) has launched a campaign called ‘The Greatest Hack’, in which consumers can hack moments of cricket matches to win exciting offers?

69. Tata Group will invest Rs 110 crore in which comprehensive oncology platform?

70. Which group has been voted as the most trusted corporate house in a poll conducted by Equitymaster to gauge the trustworthiness of various corporate groups of India?

71. Which conversational messaging startup has acquired New Jersey-based business messaging solutions provider Dotgo in a largely stock deal?

72. Which MNC last week launched its midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV) Taigun at a price range of Rs 10.50-17.50 lakh (ex-showroom)?

73. Which edtech company has announced the acquisition of Edureka, a Bengaluru-based edtech platform for a consideration of Rs 245 crore?

74. Which cement company has decided to meet its entire electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050?

75. Radisson Hotels will soon launch which luxury brand in India?

76. Which business group has entered into a strategic partnership with Flemingo Travel Retail to operate duty free outlets at airports and seaports in the country?

77. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has named its Asia MD Sabir Sami as global division chief executive officer?

78. Which smartphone brand has elevated its Vice President and India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth to spearhead the company's business operations in the Latin America region?

79. Which edtech start-up has signed Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant as its national brand ambassador?

80. Ajay Banga, one of the topmost Indian-American corporate leaders, and a strong advocate of India-US relationship, would retire from which MNC at the end of the year?

81. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign ‘The WontWork+ Range’ to highlight importance of talking about PCOS?

82. Which integrated healthcare company has unveiled Rahul Dravid as its first brand ambassador with a ‘You are in safe hands’ campaign, marking its foray into secondary care services?

83. Which brand launched the film ‘The Honey Trail’ on the occasion of International Organic Day on 22nd September?

84. Which company has acquired Bangalore-based point of sale software service provider Rista in an all-cash deal?

85. Anurag Mehrotra has resigned as the president and MD of which automobile company?

86. Which French high-end fashion brand will stop using fur in its collections from next year?

87. Which Hyderabad-based company last week said it has entered the US and other global markets with a suite of digital health solutions for pharmacy businesses and patient care?

88. Zydus Cadila has entered into a definitive agreement with which company for production and supply of the ZyCoV-D vaccine drug substance?

89. Which air conditioning major has become the first company to acquire land for a new factory under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods?

90. Which group last week forayed into the personal care segment by launching products in skin and hair care under Naturali brand, and a campaign featuring actors Kriti Sanon and Shanaya Kapoor?

91. Amazon is finally set to launch its entertainment marketplace in India. What has it been branded as?

92. Which nutrition supplement brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as brand ambassador?

93. Which online insurance platform has onboarded actor Jitendra Kumar as brand ambassador for its latest campaign?

94. Jubilant Foodworks Ltd (JFL) has acquired 25 per cent stake in which Gurugram-based nutrition company?

95. Tupperware last week opened a new store in Chennai. Which milestone count did it touch in India with this launch?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 913 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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