January 9, 2022

Biz Quizzard 928

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Apple last week became the first company to cross which milestone market capitalization mark?

2. Which company has emerged the leader in the sports utility vehicle segment for the second consecutive year in 2021?

3. Which business group’s group companies are now more valuable than all the listed central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) or companies in the country?

4. Greaves Cottons e-mobility arm Greaves Electric Mobility crossed which monthly sales milestone mark in December 2021?

5. Which skincare brand has launched the social campaign ‘#EkJhappiForMe’ featuring Shakti Mohan, a well-known dancer and choreographer?

6. Which business group launched the ‘#KalKeLiye’ campaign, reaffirming its commitment to work towards a greener, cleaner and sustainable tomorrow?

7. RBI has allowed all payment providers to facilitate small-ticket payments of up to what amount each digitally, without internet or telecom connectivity and without additional factor authentication?

8. Which brand, which believes in rewarding responsible financial behaviour, has launched an Out of Home (OOH) campaign ‘Don’t Drink and Swipe’?

9. Which music streaming app has launched an ad for its new feature AutoQueue, which claims to offer a superior and seamless music-listening experience to its users?

10. Alka Mittal has become the first woman to head which public sector entity?

11. Inflows through systematic investment plans into mutual fund schemes crossed which milestone mark in the first 11 months of 2021?

12. Which sports property has unveiled a new television commercial with the theme 'Boss Logon ka game', featuring brand ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan?

13. Which plant-based nutrition and wellness brand launched a social experiment film ‘#BeYourOwnMan’, delving on the plethora of issues that Indian men face with respect to their health?

14. Sanjay Bhargava has resigned as the India head of which MNC?

15. Beauty unicorn Good Glamm group is setting up a new influencer marketing and data analytics venture. What is it called?

16. Vikram Kothari died last week in Kanpur. He was the promoter of which writing instruments brand?

17. Which pharma company last week said it has appointed KVS Ram Rao as joint managing director & chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from January 5, 2022?

18. Which cloud kitchen company has acquired five D2C food brands - Juno’s Pizza, Cupcake Noggins, Iceberg, Nomad Pizzas, and White Kitchens?

19. E-commerce roll-up company Mensa Brands has acquired which Kolkata-based leather goods manufacturer and seller?

20. In a bid to push digital payments, SBI said that it has hiked the amount that customers can transfer through IMPS to what limit?

21. RBI last week said which banks continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), under the same bucketing structure as in the 2020 list of D-SIBs?

22. Which MNC has announced the acquisition of Masus railway friction business for $34 million?

23. Which wellness platform last week announced its rebrand to Shyft?

24. Which PSU launched its new year campaign “Nayi ummeed nayi umang”?

25. Which edtech brand has launched a new campaign ‘School Se Ghar Tak’?

26. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘#CommittedToServe’?

27. Which bank has announced signing of Indian cricketer Shafali Verma as its brand endorser?

28. Which beverage brand launched a Limited-Edition bottle for 2 Cal Cola for its partnership with Amazon Prime Video's football series on the legendary player, Diego Maradona?

29. US satellite operator Hughes and which company have formed a joint venture company, Hughes Communications India (HCIPL)?

30. Which company last week launched the largest-ever bond sale so far by an Indian company tapping overseas money?

31. Which Bengaluru-based firm plans to acquire Linear Squared, a Sri Lankan cloud-based technology company specialised in building demand planning and forecasting products?

32. Which company grabbed the 2021 US sales crown from General Motors, swiping an honour that the Detroit automaker has held since Herbert Hoover was president?

33. Which Chennai-based company has entered the e-cycle segment with the introduction of Tresor for office commute in urban cities?

34. The total registered electric vehicle sales in India crossed which milestone mark in 2021?

35. Which financial services company has launched the campaign 'India - Apne Mann Ki Karo'?

36. Which soap brand has roped in actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

37. Which healthy food platform has roped in actress Mithila Palkar as brand ambassador for its range of multigrain pizzas?

38. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘#InvestmentMeinNoEmotion’?

39. Which company has launched the digital campaign ‘#CarKaYaar’ to reinforce its brand positioning as the 'Friend in Need' for car insurance customers?

40. Tata Starbucks last week said it has forayed into six new markets in India undertaking its largest store expansion in a year. Which milestone store count has it crossed?

41. Which wall opening solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘The Surprise Visit’, featuring actors Gajraj Rao and Priyamani?

42. Which breakfast cereals brand has unveiled its new Masterbrand campaign ‘Har Subah Breakfast Se Badhkar’?

43. Which financial services brand has launched a commercial for gold loans with powerful portrayal of a woman protagonist, with the positioning 'Aapke sapno ka saathi'?

44. Which mobile payments and financial services platform has launched the film 'Give it back, by paying it back'?

45. Which monthly subscription-based employee health benefits platform has launched its first digital campaign focusing on the ‘#GiftOfSurity’ for SME work families?

46. Which digital health and wellness platform has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador and has launched its new campaign?

47. Which adult diapers brand has launched the campaign ‘urine leakage se azadi mubarak’, featuring Marathi theatre actors and real-life partners Anil and Swaroop Khopkar?

48. Which personal care brand launched its latest campaign ‘#AbNatureKiSuno’ featuring actress Disha Patani?

49. Which brand has rolled out a new digital campaign to promote its recently launched product - Roghan Badam Shirin capsule?

50. Which company has picked up 25.8% stake in the Bengaluru-based startup Dunzo, marking its entry into the ultra-fast commerce sector?

51. Which IT firm has won the mandate to set up the second phase of the ministry of external affairs’ Passport Seva Program?

52. Which NBFC last week elevated Deep Jaggi as its chief executive officer?

53. The district court in Delhi has restrained Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt Ltd from displaying its products or posts that allegedly disparages which mosquito repellent brand?

54. Which company has started piloting its security surveillance solution for homes under the X-Safe brand in the National Capital Region?

55. Gerson da Cunha, 92, passed away in Mumbai last week after a brief illness. He was the former chairman of which advertising agency?

56. Which logistics and fulfilment platform will acquire a 75% stake in Wigzo Tech, a customer data platform specifically catering to the needs of e-commerce and D2C brands?

57. Which fitness bike brand has launched the ‘Bhaskar Pushkar’ campaign featuring stand-up comedian, Aadar Malik, and actor, Ayush Mehra?

58. Which menswear brand has launched the television commercial 'Nambikkayin Pudhu Arambham' for the upcoming festival, Pongal?

59. Homegrown digital payments platform PhonePe last week announced that it has crossed which lifetime registered users milestone mark?

60. Publishing house HarperCollins last week said it will be publishing the authorised biography of which business personality this November?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 928 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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