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November 14, 2021

Biz Quizzard 920

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Prabhakar Kamath passed away in Mangaluru on November 6. He was the founder of which ice cream brand?

2. Which Hindi cinema channel has launched the campaign ‘Rehna Hai Saath Saath’?

3. Amit Jain, former senior managing director at Blackstone India, has joined which PE firm as managing director based in Mumbai?

4. Which company has signed an agreement to sell off the last of its shale gas businesses, upstream assets in the Eagle Ford in Texas, to exit from shale gas play in North America?

5. Which state has once again topped a national index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain?

6. Which is the only state in the country which has won the Inspiring Regional Leadership award at the inaugural leadership awards of the Under2 Coalition held at the Stirling Castle in Scotland?

7. Which MNC has agreed to purchase Inmarsat Group Holdings for $4 billion, creating the world's biggest geostationary satellite company?

8. Which airline announced a tie-up with fintech company Capital Float to enable passengers to pay for their tickets in equated monthly instalments (EMIs)?

9. Indian bourses will implement the T+1 (trade plus one day) settlement cycle in a phased manner starting which date?

10. The world’s biggest chocolate maker, Mars Wrigley, has begun local production of which global billion-dollar brand in India?

11. Which company has received India's first BIS certification in the cooking oil segment for its coconut oil as per the Indian Standard Number 542:2018?

12. Which sanitary ware brand has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador for its entire range of products?

13. Which meat and seafood startup has launched its maiden campaign with the positioning ‘Cut the way you love it’?

14. Which beverage brand has collaborated with Champaran Talkies to launch a music video for Chhath puja?

15. Which footwear retailer has roped in actors Mrunal Thakur and Varun Sood to flaunt its new Autumn/Winter 2021 collection on the streets of Mumbai as part of its #LetThereBeBright campaign?

16. Which automobile company has launched its new brand campaign - ‘Beyond Mobility’, reinforcing its commitment towards the need of Indian Sustainable Socials?

17. Which mutual fund brand launched the campaign ‘#ItneSeKyaHoga’ for Diwali?

18. To celebrate 25 years of existence in India, which company has launched the #25ActsOfHappy campaign where it will launch 25 big and small activations to bring a smile to its customers’ faces?

19. Which skincare brand has launched a new campaign for its popular winter-care product Honey and Almonds Body Lotion, featuring brand ambassador and actress Kriti Sanon?

20. Which home-grown mobile phone company has become the first Indian brand to launch 5G smartphones for domestic consumers?

21. US-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals has acquired which Ahmedabad-based privately held injectable drugmaker for around Rs 700 crore?

22. Which company has appointed private equity and real estate industry veteran KG Krishnamurthy as the non-executive chairman of the company with effect from February 1, 2022?

23. Google parent Alphabet Inc. last week breached which milestone market capitalization mark for the first time?

24. Which MNC last week said it will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy?

25. Which century-old chemicals-to-celluloid group has split its business into two?

26. Which global investment firm has announced the appointment of KV Kamath as a senior advisor to its India unit effective immediately?

27. Which cybersecurity firm last week announced it will be sold to a group of investors for more than $14 billion, just over a year after going public?

28. Which company plans to discontinue the operations of its e-commerce enablement app MyStore from November 15?

29. Which at-home smile makeover service has rolled out its campaign on Clear Aligners, featuring actor Arjun Kapoor?

30. The Coca-Cola Company has named which MNC as its “Global Marketing Network Partner” for the entire company’s portfolio of brands across more than 200 countries and territories?

31. Which car marketplace for pre-owned automobiles has launched its latest campaign 'Price Nahin, surprise milega'?

32. Which company has evoked the spirit of playful childhood and compassion with the launch of its ‘#PlayForABetterWorld’ campaign marking this year’s Children’s Day?

33. Which digital payments service has launched the campaign ‘#AbHarDinHuaAasan’?

34. Which personal care brand has launched a Vitamin C face wash in its first-ever paper tube packaging under the initiative ‘#EkChotiSiShuruwaat’?

35. Which brand has rolled out the 'next to nothing' campaign for the launch of its new range ‘Ultrafeel Condoms’?

36. US-based TV streaming platform fuboTV has announced the acquisition of which Bengaluru-based AI-powered fan engagement and monetisation platform?

37. French glass and building materials maker Saint-Gobain has acquired a minority stake in which online interior company for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which Murugappa Group company plans to acquire 25% stake in Aerostrovilos Energy Pvt Ltd (AEPL), a four-year-old start-up engaged in the development of gas turbine technology?

39. Which live commerce video platform has announced the launch of home decor, home furnishing and wellness brand ‘Ek’ from Ekta Kapoor on its platform?

40. FSN E-commerce Ventures, the parent entity of India’s biggest cosmetics etailer Nykaa, crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on its debut on the bourses?

41. Which cloud telephony firm has acquired Cogno AI, an artificial intelligence-powered omnichannel cloud communication platform?

42. Which edtech company has launched its Children's Day special digital Campaign, ‘#CelebrateCuriosity’?

43. Which fashion brand has signed actors Sidharth Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and has launched the campaign “Never Change”?

44. Which healthcare company has roped in former cricketer Kapil Dev as brand ambassador to create awareness about better diabetes management and early insulin adoption?

45. Which cookie brand has launched the ‘#NoMoreMissedCallsFromMom’ initiative, urging everyone to not let their mothers’ calls go unanswered, featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

46. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#RetireOnYourTerms’?

47. Which life insurance brand announced its association with Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain, to launch a new digital campaign  “Agar taiyaari sahi ho, toh jeet pakki hai”?

48. Which e-bike brand has launched its new campaign ‘#BachatOnTheMove’?

49. Which debt asset platform has launched a new ad ‘#MisSellingKaTimeJayega’ to promote transparency in investment for all retail or new investors?

50. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) last week launched the all-new version of which brand, positioning it as the country’s most fuel-efficient petrol car?

51. Which lighting brand has launched a new campaign 'Lighting Up Lives', with the positioning 'Taaki zindagi ka har mood, nikhar ke aaye'?

52. Which men's grooming brand has launched the campaign 'Gentleman tumhi toh ho' for International Men's Day?

53. Which online travel portal has launched a new campaign, ‘JoHogaWOWHoga’, featuring brand ambassadors and actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt?

54. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Oosingo’ to tackle Tamil Nadu’s vaccine hesitancy?

55. Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan’s family office Pratithi Investment Trust has picked up a significant stake in which healthcare company?

56. Which company has launched a new campaign 'Shower That Saves Power' for its latest range of water heaters that is powered by induction-based heat transfer technology?

57. Which company’s IPO last week became the highest subscribed IPO ever till date in the history of the Indian capital markets?

58. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#MakersofAwesome’ for its latest Autumn/Winter collection?

59. Which home appliances brand has launched the ‘#JashnKarKhulKar’ campaign?

60. Which company has acquired retail lingerie businesses under the 'amante' umbrella brand from MAS Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings?

61. Which edtech company has launched a Children’s Day campaign, ‘#MeraFutureMeraHaq’?

62. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% equity shares of Tata SmartFoodz Limited (TSFL) from Tata Industries Limited, for Rs 395 crore?

63. Which company is piloting Trisbix, a flavoured cracker, in Delhi, making it its first savoury launch in the country?

64. Ashish Bhasin has quit which company as its India chairman and chief executive of Asia Pacific?

65. Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equity at which MNC’s investment management arm, is leaving the bank after a 25-year stint?

66. Which Japanese conglomerate has confirmed plans to split the company into three separate businesses - infrastructure, semiconductors and devices?

67. Which health-products MNC plans to split into two companies in the biggest shake-up in its 135-year history?

68. Amazon India last week announced that it has completed the integration of its grocery stores Fresh and Pantry into a single unified store. What is it called?

69. Which user engagement and retention cloud has completed the acquisition of Patch, a technology that enables businesses to brand and embed communication channels directly into consumer apps?

70. Nandita Sinha will be the new CEO of which ecommerce company from January 1, 2022?

71. Which kids entertainment franchise launched the campaign ‘#NoStressExpress’ for Children's Day?

72. Which health-tech platform, that seeks to prevent, manage, and reverse diabetes, has launched a campaign ‘#WeCan’ for World Diabetes Day, with a voiceover from actor Farhan Akhtar?

73. Which youth focused neobank has onboarded cricketer Hardik Pandya as its brand ambassador to propel its multi-channel marketing campaigns?

74. Which foot-health focused footwear brand for children has announced former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand Ambassador and mentor?

75. Which company last week reported a net profit Rs 18,347 crore in the July-September period, marking the highest quarterly profit made by an Indian company?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 920 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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