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January 30, 2022

Biz Quizzard 931

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. India crossed which milestone value mark of export of agricultural processed product, pickling cucumber, which is globally referred as gherkins or cornichons, in the last financial year?

2. Which group has acquired a majority stake in Organic Harvest, an organic beauty and personal care brand, in an all-cash deal?

3. Which logistics major has announced the start of electric vehicle (EV) trials in India as part of its global goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040?

4. On the occasion of the International Day of Education, which power company launched its 'Tree Mittra App' inviting citizens to be climate action champions?

5. Which beverage brand launched a commercial to unveil its new packaging, with the positioning ‘Josh Jagaye Har Roz’?

6. Which fintech app has launched 2 new films as part of its 'investment ki bhaasha' campaign?

7. Which men's wellness brand has launched the campaign ‘#BanoKhudseBehetar’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

8. Which MNC has acquired the entire recorded music catalog of Bob Dylan, including all his previous albums and “the rights to multiple future release”?

9. Which startup specialising in providing cloud-based HR management software for companies has emerged as the first player from Hyderabad to log into the unicorn club?

10. Private equity firm Advent International will acquire a controlling stake in which Hyderabad-based privately held pharmaceutical company for Rs 750 crore (about $100 million)?

11. Which company last week announced the launch of its first battery powered cruiser motorcycle Ranger, claimed to be India’s first electric cruiser bike?

12. Which company has decided to form an EV subsidiary, which will acquire a 70% stake in Cellestial E-Mobility, a Hyderabad-based start-up engaged in the design and manufacture of E-tractors?

13. Which watch brand has launched the campaign 'Given for Generations’ to celebrate its rich heritage?

14. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has unveiled its new brand promise of ‘Crafting Life’ with a new digital video commercial?

15. Which home-grown air-cooling company has launched a campaign to highlight its large space venti-cooling (LSV) category?

16. Which fashion brand has announced its partnership with Ritviz and Kayan for the India edition of its global music enablement project?

17. Which edtech company has launched a new ad-film ‘Lesson No. 7’ featuring cricketer and brand ambassador MS Dhoni?

18. Which digital health platform for men launched its latest campaign, featuring stand-up comedian Kumar Varun, under its initiative of '#LetsTalkMan'?

19. Which business-to-business (B2B) marketplace has acquired 100% stake in accounting software company Busy Infotech for Rs 500 crore?

20. Which company’s founder Deep Kalra is moving on from his role as group executive chairman to assume the position of chief mentor and group chairman?

21. German enterprise software maker SAP has picked up a minority stake in which Pune-based Software as a Service (SaaS) firm?

22. Which MNC has built an AI supercomputer that, it claims, will be the fastest in the world when it’s fully ready in mid-2022?

23. The government last week approved the plan for the amalgamation of which cooperative bank with Unity Small Finance Bank (USFBL)?

24. Global fintech firm MODIFI has acquired which company’s trade finance and SaaS business in India?

25. Which bank, in association with fitness technology company GOQii and powered by NPCI, last week introduced a fitness watch debit card, a wearable payment solution?

26. Which group has signed an agreement with the Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, a US-based joint venture between Cleveland Institute and Amwell, to offer second opinion services to patients?

27. The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, (BLR Airport) recorded its highest-ever cargo tonnage in 2021, crossing which milestone mark?

28. Which consumer goods MNC last week unveiled plans to cut about 1,500 management jobs in a restructuring?

29. Which smartphone brand launched the ‘geared for greatness’ campaign?

30. Which company has acquired the precision machining unit of the Mercedes Benz Truck Factory from Mannheim, Germany, for an undisclosed amount?

31. Tata Sky has been rebranded. What is the new name?

32. Which brand has launched its first campaign ‘Your Secret Sauce’ for its ready-to-cook gravies and sauces?

33. Which brand launched the film ‘Bharat Ka Apna Biscuit’ for Republic Day?

34. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘#IndiaKeFoodIcons’ to take all the food lovers on a culinary journey?

35. This should be easy. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Fridge Mei Meetha Toh Ghar Meetha?

36. Which electric pressure cooker brand has launched its first campaign in India, talking about reducing micromanaging in kitchen?

37. Which sports media brand revealed a new brand identity, highlighting its mission to ‘Unlock the Power of Sport’?

38. Which jewellery brand has launched an ad for Valentine’s Day, highlighting its #Besotted collection?

39. Which beverage brand unveiled its Republic Day initiative 'Desh Ka Jhanki' that tried to capture the innate spirit of different regions?

40. Pushp Kumar Joshi has been picked by government headhunter PESB to be the new chairman and managing director of which company?

41. On the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day, which business group unveiled the ‘The Bharat Hoga Kamyab Anthem’?

42. Which life insurance brand kicked off its digital campaign #GarvSeJeeyo ahead of Republic Day 2022?

43. Which company announced an acquisition of probiotic and reproductive health brands from Sanzyme for Rs 628 crore?

44. Which premium co-living and smart food court player has acquired Hyderabad-based software product engineering company Letsmobility for an undisclosed sum?

45. Which hospitality company has launched the brand film ‘Kalki Kal Dekhenge’ featuring Kalki Koechlin?

46. Which app-based health platform has launched a campaign featuring Pammi Aunty (aka Ssumier Pasricha)?

47. Which brand rolled out its latest TV advertising campaign ‘The new shape of style’ for its HexaStyle LED downlight?

48. Which short video app is all set to launch its first ever cooking competition, Kitchen Ministers of India, across 21 states in India?

49. Which brand retained the title of the world’s most valuable brand in Brand Finance World's most valuable brands list?

50. Which brand is the only Indian brand among the top 100 most valued brands globally, according to Brand Finance Global 500, 2022?

51. Which cream biscuit/cookie brand has launched its ‘Double Stuf’ variant in India?

52. Sanjeev Nimkar resigned as the managing director of which company with immediate effect citing personal reasons?

53. Which cloud kitchen startup has merged with rival Maverix?

54. Jamil Khatri has quit as the head of which KPMG affiliate firm?

55. Which online skill gaming platform has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as brand ambassador?

56. Which enterprise SaaS platform has appointed Raghunath Subramanian as its cofounder, global CEO and executive chairman?

57. Which insurance major last week said it was set to become the majority shareholder in its general and life insurance joint ventures (JVs) in India?

58. Which Indian EV maker said its global centre for advanced engineering and vehicle design would be based in Coventry, U.K, a global hub for automotive design and engineering talent in the world?

59. Which company has announced the introduction of its new electric 3-wheeler, the e Alfa Cargo at Rs 1.44 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi?

60. Which company acquired Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG) for about $100 million (Rs 752 crore) in a two-step transaction?

61. Which Indian company last week said its subsidiary has been inducted into the London Stock Exchanges (LSE) FTSE 100 index?

62. Which beauty and personal care brand has signed actress Mithila Palkar as its first-ever brand ambassador?

63. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘Not For Saint Hearted’?

64. Which electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy start-up has announced a partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to boost its e-mobility solutions?

65. Which company launched a campaign for its adhesive brand Bondtite with the theme ‘India Ke Alag-Alag Materials Ko Jode Ekdum Tight’?

66. Which motor racing team launched the campaign ‘#IndiaLovesAGoodRace’?

67. What has Ola renamed its express grocery delivery service as?

68. Which company has launched its electric motorcycle KRATOS, along with a variant KRATOS-R, priced at Rs 1.08 lakh and Rs 1.23 lakh (effective ex-showroom Pune post subsidy) respectively?

69. Which Malaysia-based business group last week said it has changed the name of its listed holding company to Capital A?

70. The government last week named V Anantha Nageswaran to which position?

71. Which food delivery and restaurant discovery platform will acquire 19.48% stake in ad-tech company AdOnMo Pvt Ltd and 5% stake in B2B software platform UrbanPiper Technology Pvt Ltd?

72. Which company has become the top player by volumes in the small commercial vehicle segment (which includes mini trucks and pick-ups) in the April-December 2021 period?

73. Which paints company rolled out the ‘Har rang mein hai desh ka rang’ campaign for Republic Day?

74. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘#SabkiJeetPakki’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Sanya Malhotra for its Super Bonanza Offer?

75. Which MNC will invest up to $1 billion in Bharti Airtel through a mix of equity and commercial partnerships in areas like affordable smartphones, networks, and cloud?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 931 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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