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November 28, 2021

Biz Quizzard 922

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobility solution company is all set to launch its maiden consumer e-scooter, Infinity, on 2 December?

2. What has fitness bike brand Tread(dot)fit rebranded itself as?

3. Which lifestyle consumer tech brand has announced its association with singer AP Dhillon as the brand ambassador for a campaign ‘#LiveTheSound’?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Smell Ready For Anything’ for its Zero Gas Deodorants range?

5. Which fast moving electrical goods brand has launched a campaign, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, with the positioning 'Connection Zindagi Ka'?

6. Which consumer durable MNC has launched a digital campaign ‘#WEHEARYOU’, highlighting how it has been reinventing technology by understanding the need of the consumers?

7. Which company has erected ‘Bandra Focal’ billboard located near Bandra Rail Overbridge on Western Express Highway in Mumbai, claimed to be ‘Asia’s largest billboard’?

8. Which Brooklyn-based global design home retailer has entered the Indian market and has launched two stores here in partnership with Reliance Brands?

9. Which professional skincare brand has roped in actress Neha Dhupia as its first-ever brand ambassador?

10. Noel Tata has stepped down as the managing director of which company after turning 65, in line with the retirement policy for senior personnel in the group?

11. Which telecom equipment maker last week said it is acquiring US cloud-based communications provider Vonage?

12. Which Noida-based company has signed a 10-year deal with GEAE Technology of the US to locally manufacture certain components for its LM2500 gas turbine that powers many of the Indian Navy’s vessels?

13. ITC Ltd. has forayed into the Indian breakfast segment with a ready-to-cook and ready-to-mix range and staples under which brand?

14. Singapore’s Ascendas Property Fund Trustee has acquired which realty developer’s 16-storey fully-leased commercial tower spread over 6.2 lakh sq ft in Navi Mumbai’s Ghansoli locality?

15. Which Mumbai-based company will set up the world's largest greenfield vegetarian capsule factory at an investment of Rs 800 crore in Aurangabad, Maharashtra?

16. US President Joe Biden selected Jerome Powell for a second four-year term in which position?

17. Which microfinance institution has announced the appointment of Shalabh Saxena as its new Managing Director and CEO?

18. Which savings app has launched a new commercial ‘#SavingsBachhonKaKhelNahi’ featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

19. Which fintech platform has launched the campaign Smart Sauda 2.0 with the positioning 'Aage Badhne ka Smart Sauda' to encourage new-age investors to join the capital market bandwagon?

20. Which intimates specialty retailer has expanded its global presence with the launch of its first ever beauty e-commerce store in India?

21. Which wound care brand has launched a social first campaign, “The Invisible Wounds” to raise awareness about mental health issues and mobilise efforts in its support?

22. Which broadcaster has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘#TVIsFamily’ campaign to mark the occasion of World Television Day?

23. Which user engagement and retention company has appointed Sidharth Malik as global CEO?

24. Which company has announced its foray into the Chyawanprash segment with ‘#GoodnessInside’ campaign?

25. Which mosquito repellant brand has launched the television commercial ‘#MaccharoKaLockdown’?

26. Which health insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Zindagi Ko Claim Kar Le’?

27. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has announced the launch of its first café with the campaign ‘#CoffeeUncomplicated’?

28. Which Bengaluru-based startup last week said starting January, all its eligible employees will have their ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans) vested daily?

29. Which bank has unveiled Trade Emerge, an online platform to offer digital banking and value-added services to exporters and importers across India?

30. Which city has topped the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Urban India Index?

31. Ingka Group’s first mall in India will come up in which city?

32. Which joint venture company has opened its first government-approved end-of-life vehicle (ELV) scrapping and recycling unit in Noida in Uttar Pradesh?

33. Which glassware brand has announced its collaboration with celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi?

34. Which skincare brand has made a strategic entry into the body lotions segment and has launched the campaign 'Dry Skin Ko Do Nature Ka Pyaar'?

35. Which education infrastructure startup and teaching platform has launched the campaign ‘#NayeZamaaneKiNayiSchooling’ featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

36. Which Purplle-owned skincare brand has announced actress Yami Gautam as its brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#GlowKaMissingPiece’?

37. Which lubricant brand has launched the short film ‘Sonu Tey Pappa Di Gaddi’, celebrating the journey of a trucker?

38. Which topical cough suppressant brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Soha Ali Khan?

39. Which plant-based meat company launched its first campaign with the tagline ‘You can’t tell the difference, but the planet can’?

40. Shriram City Union Finance said it has crossed the milestone of financing how many two-wheelers?

41. Which food products company has released an ad for its ‘Dosa Maker’, a neat innovation that lets you shape your dosa into neat concentric circles?

42. Which shampoo brand has launched an ad with the positioning 'stop at nothing'?

43. Which online audiobook and podcast platform has launched a new campaign, featuring TV personalities Nakuul Mehta and Rithvik Dhanjani?

44. Which state-owned company will soon float a tender for a 20 MW electrolyser to build the country’s largest green hydrogen plant?

45. Which industrial and logistics real estate developer will invest Rs 1,000 crore to develop a portfolio of grade A warehousing and logistics parks across the country in a joint venture with KSH Infra?

46. Which B2B ecommerce firm is entering consumer-focussed grocery business through the group-buying or community model with a new platform called Price Company?

47. Which group has incorporated a company Dawntech Electronics, which will take over the entire consumer electronics business of Cloudtail, currently the largest seller on Amazon’s marketplace in India?

48. BigBasket will launch its express delivery service next month, offering 10-20-minute grocery delivery. What has it been branded as?

49. Which Indian company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board’s upcoming UAE T20 league?

50. Which company, through its Indian subsidiary, has shipped its first unit of electrolyser from India to the US?

51. Which online travel company has launched the campaign ‘Apna Rule Toh Full Vasool’?

52. Which e-commerce company has announced its foray into influencer-driven social commerce at scale with its 'M-Live' platform?

53. Which flour brand from Pune-based Parakh Group has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

54. Peter Buck, 90, died in  Connecticut, USA, on Nov 18. He was the co-founder of which restaurant chain?

55. Which tea estate has come up with a cold brew of Darjeeling tea for the first time under the brand name Dorje?

56. Which personal care brand has launched the campaign “Har Body Ko Pyaar Ka Haq” against social media body shaming?

57. Which brand has launched the campaign ”Khush Raho Khushal Raho” for its lip balm?

58. The Board of JSW Energy has approved a proposal to hive off its green energy business into a wholly-owned subsidiary. What will it be called?

59. Which company has tied up with CleanMax to become the first passenger car company to adopt wind-solar hybrid energy?

60. Which space technology startup has test-fired India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine?

61. Online discussion platform Reddit is shutting down which short-form video platform on February 22, 2022?

62. The JSW Group will be investing Rs 250 crore to commence its ecommerce store, which will sell steel, cement and paint products. What is it called?

63. Which company has sold its 52.3% stake in Terracis Technologies (TTL) to Philippines-based Falcon SG Holdings?

64. Which bicycle sharing service brand has launched the campaign 'Let's Unlock' with comedian Manan Desai?

65. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#MarriageConversations’?

66. Which consumer durables major has elevated its Chief Strategy Officer Cho Joo-wan as its new CEO, effective December 1?

67. Which company has launched a 100 per cent recycled plastic handle toothbrush ‘RecyClean’?

68. Which spirits brand has roped in international superstar Keira Knightley to be the face of its #SavourThePause campaign in India?

69. Which beer brand, in collaboration with non-alcoholic drinks brand Svami, has rolled out an exciting new beer on the block - a Cucumber flavoured Kölsch?

70. Which brand has topped the technology segment of “Most Purposeful Brands” in India, as per a BrandZ India report by insights and consulting firm Kantar?

71. Which mobile game has launched the campaign ‘Game Responsibly’?

72. Vipin Sondhi has resigned as the managing director and chief executive of which commercial vehicles maker citing personal and family commitments?

73. Which company is acquiring a 16% stake in Mother Sparsh Baby Care, a premium ayurvedic and natural personal care brand focused on mothers and children, for Rs 20 crore?

74. Which company has agreed to acquire a 51.25% equity stake in listed steel maker ISMT Ltd, according to disclosures made to the stock exchange?

75. Which MNC is launching its electric saloon Taycan in India, which has been priced upwards of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

76. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has inducted former SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar to its board?

77. Which confectionery brand has launched the film “Parda”?

78. Which cement brand has launched the campaign “#LBnW – Leave Behind No Waste” for the first India vs New Zealand test series match?

79. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign “Ghar Jaane ki Khwahish”?

80. Which company has agreed to buy popular topical anti-microbial brand Soframycin and other brands from French drugmaker Sanofi for India and Sri Lanka markets for Rs 125 crore?

81. Which dairy brand has launched the campaign 'Start Solid Everyday'?

82. Which hospitality brand has launched the campaign ‘Jaana Kahaan Hai’ featuring actor Siddharth Malhotra?

83. Which diamond brand has launched the global campaign 'I do'?

84. Which healthcare brand has launched a campaign for its products - heat belt, kneecap and lumbar sacro belt (L.S. Belt), featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

85. Which state has emerged as the poorest state in India with more than half the population classified as multidimensionally poor, as per Niti Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 922 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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