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November 21, 2021

Biz Quizzard 921

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Advertising Agencies Association of India has announced that AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 will be conferred on which advertising veteran?

2. Asset Reconstruction Company of India (Arcil) has acquired 26% equity in which unlisted subsidiary of Jayaswal Neco Group?

3. Which honey brand has roped in actress Priya Mani as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Saccha Honey, Accha Honey’?

4. Which retail store chain has announced the appointment of Aakash Moondhra as chairman of the company?

5. Which milk brand has joined hands with Tetra Pak to launch ‘Cartons to Classroom’- a unique initiative to increase awareness about recycling in India?

6. Which celebration wear brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

7. Which kitchen and personal care brand has launched an ad ‘Vimla ka Humla’, featuring actress Dia Mirza, taking a dig at HUL’s Vim Dishwash products?

8. Which brand has launched NothingCoin, a new form of currency that gets mined while you do nothing?

9. Which smartphone maker is reportedly planning to launch its first foldable smartphone phone, which is codenamed ‘Peacock’, next month?

10. The stock of which pharma ingredients maker listed on November 15 at more than 3 times its IPO price, making it one of the biggest gainers on listing in the history of the Indian markets?

11. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and which retail mall developer have formed a new joint venture to build an office-led mixed-use property in Mumbai’s prime Lower Parel neighbourhood?

12. Which marketplace for expert services has forayed into the edtech space by launching a distinct English-learning platform – Capshine?

13. SC Srinivasan has quit as the Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of which auto component company?

14. Which men’s high street fashion brand launched a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni for its new line-up under its Sustainable Fashion collection?

15. Which chocolate brand has launched a campaign featuring actor and playback singer Shruti Haasan, with the positioning ‘Chocolate so smooth, pleasure lasts’?

16. Which notebook brand unveiled a 'Back to School' anthem, marking the start of a new and positive phase in the lives of students returning to their schools after a long time?

17. Which diagnostics chain has announced former cricketer Gautam Gambhir as its national brand ambassador?

18. Which entrepreneur has acquired Parfait Finance & Investment, a nonbanking finance company (NBFC), through his company Newtap Technologies Pvt Ltd?

19. US private equity firm Carlyle Asia Partners last week said it has set up a generic pharmaceutical platform in the country by partnering with which Hyderabad-based drug maker?

20. Which MNC last week opened its new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, its largest such facility in Asia?

21. Which electric mobility service provider last week launched battery charging and -swapping stations in Bengaluru to help users swap their batteries with zero downtime?

22. Which MNC has launched a special edition of 2 Series Gran Coupe in India, priced at Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom)?

23. Which mid-size IT services provider will list its shares in the United States through the American Depositary Shares (ADS) route?

24. Which company will partner with customer relationship software maker Salesforce to launch a skill development academy?

25. Which Indian company last week placed an order for 72 Boeing 737 Max planes at the Dubai air show?

26. Which Bengaluru-headquartered brands aggregator has been valued at over a billion dollars within six months of its launch, making it arguably the fastest Indian startup to bag the unicorn status?

27. Online fashion retailer Myntra has unveiled a dedicated store for all things luxury on its app. What has it been branded as?

28. Which sexual wellness brand has announced the launch of its new digital campaign ‘Get Naughtier’ to showcase its range of pleasure products?

29. Which chyawanprash brand has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘Sahi Vidhi, Behtar Immunity’?

30. Which company last week announced the launch of its maiden flight into India after a gap of 10 years, connecting New Delhi with New York from November 12, 2021?

31. Which grocery delivery app has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Groceries Delivered In 10 Minutes’?

32. Which beauty and nutrition brand has launched the campaign ‘#NutritionBFF’, featuring designer Masaba Gupta?

33. Which jewellery company has launched the second digital ad of the Muhurat campaign, featuring regional brand ambassador Wamiqa Gabbi as a Punjabi bride?

34. Which entity launched the campaign ‘From one Woman Entrepreneur to Another’, dedicated to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs in India?

35. Which cosmetics company last week named PepsiCo’s beverages head Vishal Kaul as its new chief executive officer?

36. Which financial services company last week launched its vehicle subscription programme called Quiklyz?

37. Which company has jumped onto the retail fixed income investment bandwagon with the proposed launch of Bondskart(dot)com?

38. Which India-born techpreneur has launched ShowReel, a social video platform that connects job seekers with potential employers?

39. Which fintech firm last week said it has gone global by setting up operations in UAE and would soon foray into Africa to service its clients in the region?

40. Which IT services provider has won a digital innovation deal for key properties of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp and Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp?

41. Renault announced that its entry-level car Kwid had crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

42. Which mutual fund will launch a Taiwan Equity Fund on November 22, claimed to be India’s first open-ended equity scheme following a Taiwan-focused theme?

43. Which gated community management app has partnered with EV infrastructure company REVOS to set up electric vehicle charging solutions in resident welfare associations and gated societies?

44. Ethnic wear retailer W, a woman's fashion brand from TCNS Clothing, has forayed into the cosmetics market with which brand?

45. Which brand from Nykaa Fashion has launched the 'Wear Your Vibe' campaign featuring actress Alaya F?

46. Which integrated healthcare company launched its Movember campaign 'The Bro Health Code,' ahead of International Men's Day (observed globally on 19 November)?

47. Which homegrown online community for older adults has started a fitness challenge trend in association with actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and his mother Usha Soman?

48. Which esports organization has announced its launch in India, and has acquired 7Sea Esports?

49. Which mutual fund has launched the digital campaign 'Investing ki kashti' to raise awareness about the Index Funds category?

50. Digital payments platform PhonePe crossed which milestone monthly transactions mark in October?

51. FieldFresh Foods, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific, has announced its new corporate identity. What will it be now called?

52. Which online ticketing platform has rolled out ‘#CinemaIsBack’, a six-month campaign to encourage audiences to relive the magic of the big screen experience all over again?

53. Skoda Auto last week unveiled a mid-sized sedan, the second product under its INDIA 2.0 project. What has it been branded as?

54. Which online travel platform has acquired hospitality management company Spree Hospitality?

55. The Maharashtra government has filed a police case against which general insurance company for defying orders to settle claims under the under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?

56. Which company is the winning bidder for the development and operation of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia?

57. Which MNC last week filed a patent infringement action against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter’s Vilor F medicine infringes its Indian patent for vilanterol, an active ingredient?

58. Which company has acquired Lodestone, a digital engineering quality assurance provider for new-age digital companies?

59. Uber last week announced the launch of its Auto and Car services in Warangal, Telangana. Which milestone city count did it touch with this launch?

60. Which company’s stock market debut last week set the record of the biggest drop on opening day for any newly listed company with an IPO of over Rs 1,000 crore?

61. Which company has announced acquisition of Bengaluru-based FIT 3PL Warehousing Pvt Ltd (FIT 3PL) for an undisclosed sum?

62. Which electric two-wheeler mobility platform has acquired the rights to manufacture leading Spanish automotive company Torrot's smart electric trike ‘Velocipedo’ in India?

63. At $87 billion, which country is the world’s largest recipient of remittances in 2021?

64. Which lubricant manufacturer has launched a new digital campaign 'Gensets ka 1-2-3'?

65. Which international music streaming app has launched its first brand campaign in India?

66. Which online marketplace for financial products has released its new brand film “The Sweet Sound of Wood”?

67. Which online men’s lifestyle brand has collaborated with content creator Bhuvan Bam to launch the ‘#DontManUp’ campaign for International Men's Day?

68. Which real estate developer has launched its digital brand campaign ‘Everyday Joys - Jahaan Khushiyan Badi Hoti Hai’?

69. Which smartphone brand has announced its association with Vikramaditya Motwane’s Andolan Production to produce a new feature film titled ‘2024’?

70. Japanese agriculture and heavy equipment firm Kubota Corp will invest Rs 9,400 crore and increase its stake in which Indian tractor manufacturer up to 53%, taking also its joint control?

71. Which MNC has elevated Ram Krishnan, who is currently serving as the Chief Commercial Officer, to the newly created role of CEO, International Beverages and Chief Commercial Officer?

72. Which fashion retailer has created an elevated sleepwear collection in collaboration with designer Masaba Gupta?

73. This is easy. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has introduced a special meal dedicated to actress Rashmika Mandanna to delight her fans?

74. Which MNC has agreed to sell its global tea business, ekaterra, to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion)?

75. Which Nashik-based company last week said it has received ‘breakthrough designation’ status from the US drug regulator for its blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer?

76. Which Hyderabad-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company will acquire 26.62% stake (fully diluted basis) in IIT Bombay-incubated Immunoadoptive Cell Therapy (ImmunoACT)?

77. ABB Power Products & Systems India Ltd. has changed its name. What is the new name?

78. Which e-commerce roll-up player has acquired three lawn and garden brands including Kraftseeds, Gate Garden and Kriti Kalash?

79. For World Toilet Day, which bathware brand launched the ‘Build a Toilet, Build her Future’ campaign, pledging to send lakhs of girls back to school by building toilets across India?

80. Which ecommerce major has forayed into the digital healthcare business by acquiring a majority stake in online pharmacy SastaSundar?

81. Which beauty and fashion retailer has launched the ‘Pink it up’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actress Janhvi Kapoor, to announce its annual shopping event?

82. Which grooming company launched the campaign ‘#AllGuysAreTheSame’ for International Men's Day?

83. Which digital native monthly employee health benefits subscription platform for SMEs, start-ups, and growing businesses launched the campaign ‘#ManItsOk’ for International Men’s Day?

84. Which digital health platform for men launched the campaign ‘#MenDontTalk’ featuring actor Divyenndu Sharma?

85. According to UK-based air consultancy firm OAG, which airline has emerged the largest in the Asia-Pacific region by seat volume?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 921 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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