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December 12, 2021

Biz Quizzard 924

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which IT company has decided to do away with the role of COO after the retirement of incumbent Pravin Rao?

2. Which shopping destination has launched the ‘Back to Work, Back to the World’ campaign to announce the launch of Autumn Winter collection across brands?

3. Which bank has sold its loan exposure in Chenani Nashri Tunnelway (CNTL) to an Ares SSG Capital-backed asset reconstruction company at a discount of 25%?

4. Which firm has acquired education infrastructure including K12 Schools and Student Housing assets in South for around Rs 350 crore to further strengthen its leadership position in the market?

5. Which online higher education company is set to acquire Talentedge, India's fourth largest online higher education company, for around Rs 350-400 crore?

6. Which realty company has released the film ‘Kitaab’ highlighting trust and relationships?

7. Which company released its latest film ‘Fashion for All’ to celebrate the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’, in collaboration with Atypical Advantage?

8. Which automobile company, in collaboration with Universal Music India (UMI), has launched a platform for budding artists across India to showcase their talent to the nation?

9. Which personal care brand has launched the campaign ‘#NoConditionsApply’ for its hair care portfolio?

10. Which state has named industrialist and philanthropist Ratan Tata for its highest civilian award?

11. Which company last week announced the acquisition of the home textiles business of GHCL for Rs 576 crore?

12. London-based private equity fund Greater Pacific Capital (GPC) has picked up around 14% stake in which microfinance company for $50 million (Rs 375 crore)?

13. Which retail company last week announced the launch of its new retail chain in the toys segment called House of Toys?

14. Mensa Brands, a Bengaluru-based e-commerce roll-up company, has acquired which home décor label, which caters mainly to the US and UK markets?

15. Which IT company will acquire ‘farm-to-store’ retail chain Polimeraas valued at Rs 250 crore in a cash and stock deal?

16. Which Indian IT firm last week announced its entry into blockchain and crypto ecosystem through print ads?

17. Which mortgage lender in the US was in news last week for its CEO firing around 900 employees over a Zoom meeting?

18. Which faucets & sanitaryware brand has launched a new television ad campaign 'Freedom 3.0' featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma?

19. Which influencer marketing platform has announced the launch of India’s first Meta-influencer ‘Kyra’?

20. How many Indian entities figure in the list of the top 100 arms-producing companies around the globe, released by Swedish think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI?

21. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) recently launched India's first indigenous server. What has it been branded as?

22. Which menswear brand has launched the campaign ‘Honestly Made’ for its latest wedding range for the Autumn-Winter 2021 season, featuring brand ambassador and actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

23. Which PC and smart devices brand has launched the campaign We’ve Got Your Back” to showcase the impact that the brand has on different aspects of India?

24. Which company and Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Co have announced plans to set up a $2-billion joint venture to produce industrial chemicals at the latter’s industrial chemicals zone in Ruwais, UAE?

25. Which automobile company will invest Rs 4,000 crore to launch half a dozen electric vehicles (EV) by 2028?

26. Sharon Bowen was last week named chair of which stock exchange?

27. Which private sector lender, in collaboration with NPCI and manufacturing partner Seshaasai, has unveiled ‘On-the-Go’ contactless wearable keychains for debit cards?

28. Furlenco’s parent, House of Kieraya has launched a luxury furniture and lifestyle brand. Name it?

29. Which company has acquired MediaMint, which offers digital consulting and operations services, for Rs 566 crore?

30. Which company has set up a 50:50 joint venture with Belgium’s John Cockerill for setting up a giga factory for electrolysers as part of its green hydrogen and ammonia manufacturing plans?

31. Which beverage brand has launched its 'Safaltaa Ka Kadak Swaad' hyper-local campaign to connect at a deeper level with its discerning customers in Saurashtra?

32. Which pet food brand has launched ‘#BeIndieProud’ its all-new stray adoption campaign?

33. Which confectionery brand has launched the campaign ‘#WhatsYourKidsWay’?

34. Which company has acquired Austria-headquartered GeoGebra that runs an interactive mathematics learning tool with a community of over 100 million learners spread across some 195 countries?

35. Which Indian IT firm and German’s apoBank will buy IT consulting company Gesellschaft für Banksysteme GmbH (gbs)?

36. Jio-BP and which automobile company last week announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop electric vehicles-related products and services, including charging solutions?

37. Which MNC has acquired Quill, a messaging app for collaboration and communication with teams, for an undisclosed amount?

38. Ikea has opened its first small format outlet in the country at Worli, Mumbai. What is the format called?

39. Which state has retained top position in the list of states with most employable talent, according to the India Skills Report 2022?

40. Which new age logistics services provider has acquired California-based Transition Robotics Inc, which develops Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) platforms?

41. IndiGo has been ranked at which position in the world in terms of number of flights scheduled in the month of December, according to global travel data provider OAG’s monthly report?

42. Which FMCG company has acquired Third Umpire brand partnership for all home matches of the Indian cricket team in the 2021-22 season?

43. Which communications group has launched its global employee-first programme - 'Work Your World'?

44. Which realty company has roped in actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar as its new brand ambassador?

45. US Polo Assn has announced which actor as the India brand ambassador for its new 'Play Together' campaign?

46. Which men’s grooming brand has launched the ‘Hall of Gentlemen' campaign celebrating extraordinary deeds of ordinary men?

47. Which creator driven, live, entertainment commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘Own It Now’?

48. Which couple has topped the Power Couples survey released by the Indian Institute of Human Brands (IIHB)?

49. Which Indian financial services group has turned down its Japanese partner Tokio Marine’s bid to gain controlling stake in their decade-old life insurance joint venture?

50. This should be easy. Which company is the country’s most valuable company according to the Burgundy Private Hurun India 500 companies list?

51. Prakash Manjanath Telang died last week at the age of 74 from cancer in Pune. He was the former MD of which automobile company?

52. Meta, formerly Facebook, last week opened one of its largest offices in Asia in India. Which city?

53. Which community management app has acquired Bengaluru-based community commerce platform MyCommunity Genie in a cash and equity deal?

54. Maruti Suzuki India’s premium hatchback Baleno has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

55. Which footwear brand has launched a new ad campaign with the tagline 'Feet Hai Confuse, Kise Kare Choose.'?

56. Which general insurance company has launched the ‘#Care4Hockey’ campaign that focuses on supporting the game of Hockey in the country?

57. Which DTH operator and Pay TV platform has launched the campaign ‘Ki Darun’ for West Bengal?

58. Which brand has launched a video for its recently introduced little millet noodles, featuring actor Rannvijay and his 5-year-old daughter Kainaat?

59. Which company has shuttered its plants following a directive from the Haryana Pollution Control Board, triggering concerns of a possible shortage of syringes and needles in India?

60. Which company last week launched its diagnostics business in India, as part of its diversification effort?

61. Which Indian company has made a strategic investment in RIGImmune, a biopharmaceutical research company co-founded by two prominent Yale University professors?

62. Which law firm from India has announced the opening of its first overseas office in Singapore as a licensed foreign law practice offering Indian law expertise, including international arbitration?

63. Which remote healthcare services provider said it has become the first ever organisation in the world to attain the certification of ISO 13131:2021 presented by the British Standards Institution?

64. Which digital transformation services provider has acquired U.K.-based software solutions firm SLR Dynamics for an undisclosed sum?

65. Which company last week announced that it will market its electric vehicles under ‘Montra’ brand across three segments - last-mile commute, last-mile delivery and personal mobility?

66. Which auto components maker has entered into a joint venture agreement with FRIWO AG Germany to manufacture and supply various electric vehicle components in the Indian subcontinent?

67. Which bank has launched an integrated campaign, Saath Mein Baat Hai, to drive mass awareness of its family banking proposition?

68. Which energy drink brand has roped in actor Akshay Kumar its first-ever brand ambassador in India?

69. Which baby care brand has launched a campaign for its new Milk + Rice lotion?

70. Which company is setting up the country’s biggest electric bus factory with a capacity of 10,000 units on the outskirts of Hyderabad?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 924 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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