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October 17, 2021

Biz Quizzard 916

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s subsidiary has acquired the REC Group, the largest solar panel manufacturer in Europe, from China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina)?

2. Which company has executed definitive agreements to acquire 40% stake post-money in Sterling and Wilson Solar through a series of transactions?

3. Which American apparel brand has launched a digital ad campaign ‘Spare Moments’ with actor Arjun Kapoor for its latest autumn-winter collection for men?

4. Which company has introduced the SLAVIA, its upcoming premium mid-size sedan, through a digital film?

5. Which fragrance brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Nature jaisi freshness, hamesha.', featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

6. Which home-grown beauty services chain has launched a video campaign, ‘#CelebratingYou’?

7. Which packaged rice brand from Subham Group of Industries has launched a digital film featuring actors and son-mother duo Arjun Chakrabarty and Mithu Chakrabarty?

8. Which personal care brand, in collaboration with The Minds Foundation, has launched its first Virtual Clinic to encourage proactive conversations and awareness on mental well-being?

9. Which airline last week said it has received the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the aviation ministry and that it plans to start operations by the middle of next year?

10. Why were economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens in news last week?

11. Actor Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his endorsement contract with which chewing tobacco brand?

12. Which private equity firm last week said it has elevated its co-presidents Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae to co-chief executive officers?

13. Which Hyderabad-based startup last week said it has launched a crypto exchange?

14. MG Motor India last week launched which mid-sized sports utility vehicle (SUV) at an introductory price of Rs. 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom)?

15. Which social media platform has launched its new campaign ‘We Are In The Making’?

16. On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, which Vedanta group company launched the video "Be Kind to Your Mind"?

17. Which beauty and fashion retailer has introduced actress Alaya F as a fresh face that celebrates the ‘Nakhrewali’?

18. Which jewellery brand has launched the second edition of its ‘Season of Hope’ campaign?

19. Which Italian bakery company has launched a television commercial to mark its entry into the savoury sector with ‘Savoriz’, a new food category?

20. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign 'Beautiful is You'?

21. Which home appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Sabko Mood Mein Le Aaye’, featuring singer and composer, Shankar Mahadevan?

22. Which sleep solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘The Curse of the Sonawalas’?

23. Which company has launched the television commercial ‘Perfect Cooling for a Healthier India’ for its refrigerators?

24. Which general insurance company launched facemasks of various designs (which is symbolic of the Covid-19 pandemic) ahead of World Mental Health Day?

25. Which higher edutech company has launched the campaign ‘Chinta Bhagao’?

26. Which DTH operator and Pay TV platform has rolled out its new Maharashtra-focused campaign featuring actor Nana Patekar?

27. Which cement brand has released its new Corporate Song – ‘Hum Banayein Kal’?

28. Which digital first, consumer durable brand has launched the campaign ‘Fight Lazy’, featuring model and actor Milind Soman?

29. Which ecommerce platform has appointed Bharati Balakrishnan as its India head?

30. RBI last week issued a small finance bank (SFB) licence to the consortium of Centrum Financial Services (Centrum) and Resilient Innovations (BharatPe). What has the SFB been incorporated as?

31. Which fintech firm has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as its chairman?

32. Which tractor major has introduced a mega nationwide tractor service campaign 'Massey Service Utsav' to ensure a hassle-free cultivation season for the farmers?

33. Which technology major plans to acquire BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bengaluru, with additional offices in the US and Australia?

34. Swiggy is entering the grocery-led group-buying category. What has it been branded as?

35. Brian D. Goldner, 58, died last week. He was the CEO and chairman of which toy and entertainment company?

36. Which steel company has launched a campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

37. Which life insurance company has unveiled the digital campaign, ‘#HarWaqtKeLiyeTaiyaar’, showcasing its brand ambassador and Olympic Gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra?

38. Which ice cream brand has launched a new social media short film in collaboration with badminton champion PV Sindhu?

39. Which Farming as a Service (FaaS) business has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador and has launched the video ‘#ChamatkarNahiYehHaiAvishkar’? 

40. Avenue Supermarts, the owner of hypermarkets chain D-Mart, crossed which market capitalization milestone on October 11?

41. Which online fashion brand has launched the “The Only Thing I Want is Everything' festive campaign?

42. Which footwear brand has launched its integrated marketing campaign, 'Walk More. Restless', featuring brand ambassador and actor Aamir Khan?

43. Which luxury brand has created a digital campaign starring actress Janhvi Kapoor to announce the launch of MK My Way, an exciting new pop-up store activation throughout India?

44. Which video sharing platform has unveiled ‘#CreateWithCare’, a campaign that seeks to educate and empower creators about building and nurturing an open, inclusive community?

45. Which online-first fashion jewellery brand has roped in actress Karisma Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

46. Which edtech company has unveiled ‘Mistake - The Greatest Teacher’, its IPL film for this year, featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

47. Which content platform has acquired edtech platform Spayee for $25 million?

48. Which craft beer brand has announced the launch of its new single ‘Abbe Chal’, created by the desi hip-hop and rap duo Seedhe Maut?

49. Which home care and surface hygiene brand has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

50. Private equity group TPG, along with ADQ of Abu Dhabi, has agreed to invest Rs 7,500 crore ($1 billion) in which automaker’s electric vehicle (EV) division?

51. Which Indian company will invest 25 million euros (Rs 217 crore) in Germany’s NexWafe?

52. Which Australian bottled wine brand is kicking-off its partnership with ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a host of cricket themed ‘Limited-Edition’ bottles and ‘Gift pack’?

53. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has unveiled its new brand platform ‘Dil Khol Ke Delivering’?

54. Which online travel company has appointed Ayyappan R as its new CEO?

55. Which mobile advertising platform has acquired Appsumer, a London based performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers?

56. Which company has announced the acquisition of the steering components business (SCB) of Yagachi Technologies (YTPL), a part of Hical Group, for an undisclosed sum?

57. Which country has overtaken China to account for the largest share of the world’s bitcoin mining, according to data published last week by Britain’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance?

58. Which company’s farm equipment division has announced the introduction of Yuvo Tech+ range of tractors?

59. Which pregnancy detection card brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as its regional brand ambassador?

60. Which hospitality company has appointed Deepa Malik, an Indian athlete and a silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, as an independent director?

61. Which furniture and home products marketplace has onboarded celebrity couple and actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan as its first-ever brand ambassadors?

62. Which multi beauty tech and wellness platform has launched its first brand campaign ‘I Am Many’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Bhumi Pednekar?

63. Which online investment platform has launched the campaign ‘#YehMarketSabkaHai’?

64. Which sustainable MDF board brand has launched the campaign 'Yeh Hai Jahan No Tension Wahan'?

65. Which steel products manufacturer has launched a new film ‘Narishakti-The Steel Within’?

66. Which pre-owned two-wheeler marketplace has launched its first brand campaign 'Bike Loan par sabka haqq hai'?

67. Which online fantasy sports platform has roped in former cricketer Zaheer Khan as brand ambassador?

68. Which edtech company has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador?

69. Which home appliances brand has introduced a new digital video commercial (DVC) drawing parallels between powerful mothers and the goddess on the occasion of Durga Puja?

70. Who has been elected as the new chairman of the World Steel Association for 2021-2022?

71. Which crypto exchange has launched ‘#PancchiAwaara’, its new song dedicated to the dreams of millions of crypto investors in India?

72. Atul Kumar Goel has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for 2021-22. He is the CEO of which bank?

73. Which payment and merchant commerce firm has launched its payment gateway platform Plural, marking its entry into India’s online payments market?

74. Ramesh Krishnamurthy has resigned as the CEO and CFO of which pharma company?

75. Which US-based digital-first provider of loans to small businesses is keen to bid for an Indian public sector bank as and when the government divests its stake in one of them?

76. Which company has forayed into ultra-premium grocery segment with the launch of brand 'Freshpik', offering an exquisite range of food products sourced from select local and international destinations?

77. Which paints company has introduced Taana Baana Wall Textures?

78. Which online bus ticketing platform has launched a campaign emphasising on ‘Natak’ or the dramatic battles travelers endure when trying to get a seat using traditional offline methods?

79. Which women’s grooming brand has roped in actress Alaya F as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘SmoothAF’?

80. Which company has topped Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes?

81. Which fashion brand for women, from Myntra, has launched a digital ad film with actress Chitrangda Singh?

82. Which athleisure brand has unveiled the official Team India Jersey Anthem - 'Show Your Game', a tribute to every cricket fan in the country?

83. Which multiplex chain has bagged the rights for the live screening of cricket matches during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021?

84. Which country’s new national carrier ITA Airways took its debut flight on October 15?

85. Which country has overtaken China as India’s largest trading partner, thanks to faster growth during the first nine months of 2021?

86. Which company has fully acquired Chennai-based Cafoma Autoparts Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 33 crore, including subordinated debt of Rs 5 crore?

87. Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in which country, nearly seven years after its launch?

88. Which bank has received approval from RBI to appoint Pradeep Kumar Panja as part-time non-executive Chairman with effect from November 14, for a period of three years?

89. Marking its entry into the high potential space of virtual learning, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced the launch of its new venture. What has it been branded as?

90. Which company has agreed to buy a 40% stake in an entity owned by fashion designer Manish Malhotra?

91. Which model has become the third from Tata Motors’ stable to receive 5-star adult safety rating for adult occupant protection in a crash test from Global NCAP?

92. Which instant camera brand has launched a digital ad for Diwali with the positioning ‘the perfect gift for every occasion’?

93. Which honey brand has launched a digital film for its CSR initiative ‘Sweetness of Giving Back’?

94. Which ecommerce company has launched its seller-driven marketing campaign ‘Sirf Local Nahi, International Seller’?

95. OTT service MX Player has crossed which milestone downloads mark on the Google Play Store?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 916 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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