October 24, 2021

Biz Quizzard 917

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. TVS Motor Company has touched which cumulative production milestone for BMW Motorrad’s 310cc series motorcycles?

2. Which fragrance brand has launched Fragrance Finder, an artificial intelligence tool, to help consumers select products that suit them?

3. Which brand has launched a consumer-focused campaign ‘#Perfect360Review’, featuring chef Ranveer Brar, for its range of airfryers?

4. Which D2C beauty brand announced it has launched its first brick and mortar store in R-City Mall, Mumbai?

5. Which healthcare company has launched a campaign focused on the medical devices business, featuring actor Boman Irani?

6. Which customized Ayurvedic beauty brand has roped in actress Avika Gor to launch a digital campaign for promoting its haircare range?

7. Which company has launched the ‘Khayalkar’ campaign with actress Sonali Bendre for its medical devices?

8. Which fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘Game ke Deewane’ for the ICC T20 World Cup, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly?

9. Which music and entertainment company has launched the campaign 'Proudly Local' to nudge marketers to speak the language of India?

10. Which well-known Mumbai-bred calendar-cum-almanac has entered its 50th year?

11. Rajul Kulshreshtha has resigned as the CEO of which media agency?

12. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a gourmet range of burgers to celebrate its 25th anniversary in India?

13. Which food brand has claimed to have become the only Indian food brand to be globally recognised as both ‘Clean Label’ & ‘100 per cent Wholegrain’?

14. Which crypto exchange has appointed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its new brand ambassador and has unveiled the campaign ‘Future Yahi Hai’?

15. A Balasubramanian has been appointed as chairman of mutual fund industry body Amfi. He is the MD of which asset management company?

16. Which Delhi-based agri waste company is one among five winners of the first-ever Earthshot Prize, also called “Eco Oscar”, instituted by Prince William?

17. Which ethnic wear retailer’s new collection launched before Diwali, christened ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’, triggered a social media protest?

18. Which general insurance brand last week announced a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) insurance and distribution tie-up with drone marketplace TropoGo?

19. Which smartphone maker last week launched its Elevate Program in India through which it aims to mentor startups that have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry?

20. Which company last week launched ‘Empaone’, claimed to be the most affordable copies of Jardiance, the top-selling patented anti-diabetes pill sold by German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)?

21. Which retailer launched its ‘#DilSeDiwali’ campaign for the third year?

22. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign “PAPAsHealthAsliWealth”?

23. Rubeena Singh, the former iProspect CEO, has joined which short-video app as its country manager?

24. Which credit card payment app launched its latest ad featuring former cricketer Kapil Dev emulating actor Ranveer Singh?

25. Which bank has launched its cybersecurity campaign ‘Aise Sawaal Hum Nahi Poochte’ on social media?

26. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a mainstream platform for indigenous talent, which company announced the launch of a new record label – Maati?

27. Which company has launched two cookery video series with chefs Kunal Kapur and Pankaj Bhadouria for its kitchen appliances?

28. Which brand celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) this year by launching its first ever children’s alphabet book – H for Handwashing, written by author Ruskin Bond?

29. Bharti Airtel has launched its video-platform-as-a-service that will allow businesses to build world-class video streaming products for large and small screens. What has it been branded as?

30. Which company has acquired a 52% stake in fashion house Ritu Kumar for an undisclosed amount?

31. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank last week forayed into which state with the launch of its first branch there?

32. Which Bahrain-based restaurant chain, established in 1948, plans to enter India by mid-December?

33. Which country’s international business development agency has partnered Big Basket to expand its product offerings in India, and has launched the campaign ‘Made with Care’?

34. Diageo India has collaborated with master blender Louise Martin and music producer Sneha Khanwalkar for a Grain to Glass musical that pays an ode to new offerings of which brand?

35. Which online smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘Life Tested’?

36. Which luxury lifestyle platform has released its latest campaign ‘Soulmates’ with the positioning 'Thoughtful Gifting Begins Here'?

37. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#DoMoreWithCreditCards’?

38. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#BaateinTohHongiHi’?

39. Which laptop maker launched the ‘Gamerkind, Humankind needs you’ campaign highlighting the OMEN portfolio, featuring actor Boman Irani?

40. Which FMCG major has announced a Rs 500-crore fund, as part of its ‘vGROW’ programme’ to accelerate inclusive growth in the country’s rural market?

41. Which online gaming and sports betting platform has roped in actress Elli Avram as brand ambassador and has launched a video for Diwali?

42. Which home interior solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Make Space for New’?

43. Irish American fintech firm Stripe has acquired which Bengaluru-based provider of payments reconciliation software, marking its first acquisition in India?

44. Which content-to-commerce conglomerate has acquired ScoopWhoop, the digital media and lifestyle content platform with a male audience of over 60%?

45. Which company is acquiring cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids from Bayer in India?

46. Which wealth-tech company has launched stock broking services and has elevated Rakesh Singh as CEO of the broking business?

47. Mirae Asset Mutual Fund (MF) has crossed which assets under management (AUM) milestone mark?

48. Which asset-light healthcare startup operating in the field of elective surgeries has announced actor and filmmaker Rajat Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

49. Which bank has launched the campaign 'Diwali Hain Kya'?

50. IMF’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath will leave her job in January next year and return to which university’s Economics Department?

51. Which social audio app will soon roll out local language versions of its Indian app?

52. Which ecommerce marketplace has launched a new campaign starring TV celebrity Mohit Raina as part of its 'Toofani Sale' consumer campaign in this festive period?

53. Which consumer finance provider has launched its festive campaign ‘#UjjwalKaroFestival’?

54. Which youth watch and accessories brand has announced the launch of its new positioning, ‘You Do You’?

55. Which steel company has launched a new TVC featuring Olympic medallists Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet Singh, as part of its "Maksad Toh India Ko Banana Hai" campaign?

56. Which fashion brand has announced the launch of its new collection in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), inspired by the iconic Looney Tunes characters?

57. Which travel app has launched the campaign ‘#CancelBefikar’, targeted towards increasing the brand’s awareness while focusing on its free cancellation product?

58. Which bathroom, car and home fragrance brand has released a digital film series as part of ‘#PowerPocketZarooriHai’ campaign, featuring actor Riteish Deshmukh?

59. Which e-mobility (electric mobility) solutions provider has launched an ad campaign titled ‘Karle Raho Se Yaariyan’?

60. Which Indian business personality is set to invest in Zand, UAE’s first digital only independent bank?

61. Which beer brand launched its first ever 360-degree campaign - ‘Make Play with Flavors’?

62. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign 'be your own beautiful', featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt, for its Festive‘21 Collection?

63. Which fashion brand has launched the second iteration of its campaign ‘Brighter Than Ever’, featuring actors like Rajkumar Rao and Sanjana Sanghi?

64. Which wall putty brand has launched a new television commercial ‘#ArtManeScience’ with its brand protagonist, Chhutkau painter?

65. Which MNC has launched its Unnati Program, under which it will set up 100 Unnati Data-Centric Labs in emerging technologies across universities and engineering institutes in India?

66. Which advertising agency has appointed Shamsuddin Jasani as the incoming CEO, South Asia, effective November 1?

67. Which automation platform last week said it is making India its global innovation hub with Hyderabad to house its largest operations in the country?

68. Global energy supermajor BP last week said it was about to open its first Jio-bp branded petrol pump in partnership with Reliance Industries, near which city?

69. Which premium wrap and silicone-coated foil & sheet brand from Japan has designated prominent Indian Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar as its brand ambassador for India?

70. Valued at $408,251 million, which brand retained its first spot for the ninth consecutive year in Interbrand’s list of the best global brands for 2021?

71. Which smartphone brand has appointed cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

72. Which jacquard decorative fabrics company has launched a campaign with the positioning 'The Fabric of Home'?

73. Which jewellery brand rolled out a digital ad featuring Wamiqa Gabbi, its regional brand ambassador for Punjab, for its Sankalp collection for Karwa Chauth?

74. Which beverage brand has launched ‘#RangJa’, its anthem for the T20 World Cup?

75. Which fantasy sports platform unveiled its new brand campaign ‘#DreamBig’ ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021?

76. Amar Nagaram has resigned as the CEO of which online fashion retailer?

77. The Carlyle Group has set up a special purpose investment holding company CA Magnum Holdings with its affiliates to complete the acquisition of which Mumbai-based IT solutions provider?

78. Which  premium tiles brand from Brilloca Limited has launched the digital campaign ‘New Beginnings’ for festive season?

79. Which fine fragrance brand has released a digital film for its ‘#FeelYourBest’ campaign to celebrate the joy and fervor of the festive season?

80. Which fashion and beauty ecommerce platform has acquired direct-to-consumer (D2C) skincare brand Dot & Key?

81. Which audio equipment company has rolled out its latest digital campaign '#MuteTheWorld'?

82. Which fintech company announced the rollout of its TVC campaign ‘De Dena Aaram Se’ to promote its newly launched Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product - ‘postpe’?

83. Which smart device brand has launched its new Diwali campaign ‘Light Up New Beginnings’, urging people to spread joy, cheer and optimism this festive season?

84. Which company has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for Be One, an Ayurvedic energy supplement?

85. Which sportswear brand has roped in actress Deepika Padukone as a global brand ambassador?

86. Non-banking finance companies (NBFC) cannot lend more than what amount to investors seeking to buy stocks in initial share sales from April 1 next year?

87. Which lubricant brand has appointed actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#PerformanceThatSurprises’?

88. Which healthcare major, in association with several partners, has launched the campaign “Teeka lagwaya na?”?

89. Which company has launched the campaign “Ab Plans Nahin, Payments Push Kar”, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, for its OneFreedom card?

90. The price of matchboxes is being increased after 14 years. What will be the MRP of a matchbox from December 1, 2021?

Please mail your answers to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 917 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

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