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November 7, 2021

Biz Quizzard 919

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Specialty footwear and accessories retailer Metro Brands recently opened a store in LuLu Global Mall in Bengaluru. Which milestone flagship store count did it touch with this launch?

2. Which company will invest Rs 25 crore to acquire 49% stake in Integrow Asset Management, a financial services company that offers investment management and advisory services?

3. Which cement brand has rung in the festivities with its Diwali campaign ‘Kare Har Raah Roshan’ #LightOfHappiness, by lighting up streets and chowks across eight states in India?

4. Which fashion brand for women has launched the campaign ‘An Evening at the Opera’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Diana Penty, for its latest Autumn Winter Collection?

5. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign ‘No Makeup Diwali’?

6. Which advertising agency has elevated Manas Lahiri as Managing Director?

7. Which spirits brand has unveiled the new ‘#InItToWinIt’ anthem for the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup?

8. Which plant-based milk brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Plan(e)t Power’, urging consumers to change to a plant-based diet?

9. Which company has sold a 20% stake in its cold chain business to Japanese company Mitsui & Co for Rs 63.5 crore?

10. Which handset maker has acquired Latin American handset brand China Bird Centro America S.A. for $50 million?

11. Amazon Pay and which company have announced a long-term partnership to offer travel services on Amazon(dot)in, including its mobile apps and websites?

12. Which MNC last week said it would buy the remaining stake in BodyArmor it did not already own, for $5.6 billion?

13. Which company last week announced the introduction of all-electric multi-purpose vehicle e6 for the Indian B2B segment?

14. Which company, in association with South Korea-based Daewon, is putting up a Rs 170 crore plant at Sriperumbudur to make advance seating systems, initially for the Railways?

15. Which online marketplace for furniture and home d√©cor has launched the campaign 'Furniture Inspiring Connections’, featuring actors Aparshakti Khurana, Rajit Kapoor, and Lillete Dubey?

16. Which furniture brand has launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKeLiyeHameshaReady’ urging the audience to bring home more reasons to celebrate this festive season?

17. Which business group launched its latest campaign ‘#CookingGoodness’ together that celebrates the Diwali festive season by showcasing the power of cooking to bring families together?

18. Which laptop maker has launched the film ‘Diye Se Diya Jalao’?

19. Which MNC has launched its latest film ‘Cricket’ as part of its ongoing campaign, with the thought 'It takes a billion to make an eleven'?

20. CS Venkatakrishnan is the new CEO of which MNC bank?

21. Which energy storage solutions company has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Apno Ki Diwali Banana Hi Diwali Manana Hai’ celebrating its service engineers?

22. The country's first open air roof-top theatre, where people can drive in with their car to watch cinema, opened last week. Which city?

23. Which automobile company’s Indian business has turned profitable in its third year of operations?

24. Which space technology startup has signed an agreement with Italian space logistics company D-Orbit to jointly conduct a pilot mission involving the former’s Vikram launch vehicle and latter’s ION satellite carrier?

25. Which US-based cryptocurrency exchange has acquired Agara, an artificial intelligence powered support platform, to further its India push?

26. Which ride-hailing company posted the first operating profit in its mobility business since beginning operations a decade ago?

27. Which company has emerged the highest bidder for South East UP Power Transmission Company with a Rs 3,000-crore offer to buy the transmission firm under the insolvency process?

28. The rural development ministry has tied up with which company to sell products made by millions of artisans under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission  programme?

29. Which quick service restaurant (QDR) chain has appointed private equity firm Everstone Group as the master franchisee for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?

30. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone transaction value mark for the first time in October?

31. TVS Motor Company has announced the roll-out of the 125cc TVS Raider motorcycle for ‘aspirational young customers’ in which country?

32. Which company has planned to invest up to €2 million in its portfolio company Mind S.r.l., Italy, to augment working capital needs and for further growth?

33. Which edtech company has acquired Swiflearn, a start-up that provides live face-to-face online tuitions for CBSE and ICSE students from grades 1 to 10?

34. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign “Trusted naam, fantastic Kaam” featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor?

35. Which edtech company has launched its Diwali campaign 'New Beginning'?

36. Which well known snacks company from Maharashtra has announced its foray into the savoury snack segment with the launch of the brand Bingebar?

37. Which social content hub has launched the campaign ‘Yeh Diwali Kisson Wali’ urging viewers to shop local to help neighbourhood businesses?

38. Which professionals’ body has appointed Deeptie Sethi as its first CEO in its history of two decades?

39. Which preventive pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘#NoToNoise’ urging all to have a pet inclusive Diwali?

40. You can work this out. Which IT firm has joined British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner, ahead of 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship?

41. Which smart devices brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClichedDiwaliAds’?

42. Which telecom brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#LookUp’?

43. Microsoft has launched its own version of Google Wave. What has it been branded as?

44. Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chairman of which internet firm?

45. Padmaja G Reddy has resigned as the founder managing director of which microfinance lender?

46. Which company has acquired Ryker Base, wholly owned by Polycab India, for an enterprise value of Rs 323 crore?

47. The government has denotified which two entities as the state trading enterprises for import of urea?

48. Social audio app Clubhouse has added how many Indian languages to its app as part of its localisation efforts in the country?

49. Which oil retailer last week said it will set up 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country in three years?

50. The government last week allowed which country to sell its surplus electricity in India’s energy exchange market?

51. Emami has launched a non-sticky antiseptic cream and has roped in actress Nushrratt Bharuccha as brand ambassador. What has it been branded as?

52. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#PauseTheBargain’ to highlight the struggles of small and medium businesses?

53. Which industry body has launched the campaign 'Rishtey Nibhaana Sahi Hai'?

54. Which NBFC has launched the festive campaign ‘#SabkiTarakki’?

55. Which new-age investment platform has launched a new campaign, ‘Invest in India’, that allows users to invest in businesses building India in a whole new way?

56. Which NGO has launched the Diwali campaign ‘Andhero Se Roshini Tak’?

57. Which real estate developer has launched its brand campaign ‘#GharBantaHaiApnoSe’ for Diwali?

58. Which rummy platform launched the festive campaign ‘Rummy Utsav’ with the theme ‘Isse Bada Kuch Nahin’?

59. Which discount broker has launched the film ‘#YehMuhuratPerfectHai’?

60. UK’s Cairn Energy Plc will change its name from December 13. What is the new name?

61. Which poker platform launched its Diwali ad ‘Kissa Kaaju Katli Ka’?

62. Which food brand launched the ‘#SwaadBharePathaake’ campaign for Diwali?

63. Which bike-taxi app has launched its first celebrity campaign featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun?

64. Which PET bottle recycled fibre producing company has signed an agreement with Applied DNA Sciences to deploy “CertainT” platform to trace and certify that its fibres are from PET recycling?

65. Which ride-hailing company has launched grocery delivery service through a combination of hyperlocal pickup-and-drop model and dark stores?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 919 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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