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February 13, 2022

Biz Quizzard 933

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which B2B ecommerce company announced that it was moving to a weekly salary pay disbursement regime, claiming to be the “first Indian organisation” to do so?

2. Which Mumbai-based company’s London-headquartered subsidiary, DNEG will soon list on the Nasdaq after merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp, a SPAC or blank cheque company?

3. Which Mumbai-based fitness-tech start-up has acquired race registration platform “India Running” (IR) for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which port has unveiled a slew of green initiatives under the Maritime India Vision 2030, aimed at shifting its operations completely to solar power by 2030?

5. Which footwear company has roped in actress Disha Patani as the new face of the brand?

6. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#AdhuraNahiPuraInsurance’ featuring actor Pratik Gandhi?

7. Which digital healthcare platform has signed on actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador in a two-year deal?

8. Which health-tech startup last week said it had developed India’s first Universal Infectious Disease (ID) genomic test?

9. Which British fintech company has invested Rs 340 crore ($45.5 m) as part of its first tranche of investments into its Indian arm?

10. Sukla Mistry last week took over as the first woman functional director on the board of which public sector company?

11. Which med-tech player has developed AutoMaid, a smart in-patient room automation system that will act as a one-stop solution for all in-patient needs via mobile app and voice commands?

12. Which company last week announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro India for distribution of a range of B2B laptops and accessories?

13. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Rajesh Rege as the country president for India?

14. Which company’s non-executive director Ralf Dieter Speth will be taking charge as the chairman from April 1, 2022?

15. Which chocolate brand has come up with the ‘Love Break’ campaign urging youth to share a special break with their loved ones?

16. Which quick commerce platform has roped in actor Shivaji Satam, known for playing the role of ACP Pradyuman in the popular crime TV series CID, as the face of its campaign in Pune?

17. Which life insurance brand has launched the “Ye Bhi Sahi Hai” campaign?

18. Which insurance management platform has launched a new campaign ‘Second to None’?

19. Which insurance adviser network has launched the campaign ‘health ke sath sath, ab health insurance mein bhi #ActiveHoJaao’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

20. Which social commerce platform has adopted a “boundaryless workplace” model that allows employees to decide which location they want to work from?

21. Which digital payments platform for businesses has picked up a majority stake in Malaysian fintech firm Curlec?

22. Which Pune-based real estate developer has entered the US property market with four premium residential-led mixed-use projects in San Francisco?

23. Which company last week announced that it will be demerging its power transmission and power distribution businesses into a new company called Bajel Projects?

24. Which digital payments and financial services provider has acquired online payments startup Qfix Infocomm for an undisclosed sum?

25. Which company is betting on making a deeper play in the travel fintech space through TripMoney Fintech Solutions?

26. Which airline has finally got the nod to operate its first international flight this month, nearly eight years after it started operations?

27. Which company promoted by financial services industry veteran Sam Ghosh has joined hands with Oro Wealth to start a mutual fund business?

28. French carmaker Renault’s India arm has achieved which cumulative sales milestone in the country?

29. Ahead of the upcoming summer season, Coca-Cola has introduced which variant in India to strengthen its portfolio in the country?

30. Which brand has emerged at the top in customer satisfaction in India, according to the X Index 2022 report released by Havas CX, Havas Group’s global customer experience network?

31. Which FMCG brand has roped in actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu as its brand ambassador to endorse its skincare products?

32. Which expert investing platform has come up with its first campaign ‘#youdezervbetter’?

33. Which packaged drinking water brand has unveiled its ‘Boond Boond Mein Vishwas’ campaign featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

34. Which denim retailer has promoted Manish Kapoor as managing director, in continuation of his current role of chief executive officer, India?

35. Which dating app released a new track ‘Swipe Right Material’ that celebrates self-love?

36. Which company has appointed Prashant Peres as Managing Director for India and South Asia markets?

37. Which cosmeceutic brand providing skincare solutions has launched the campaign ‘#ByeByeDarkPatches’ featuring actor Boman Irani?

38. Which housing brand has announced former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador?

39. Which re-commerce marketplace has launched its new campaign featuring its latest brand ambassador Rashmika Mandanna?

40. Which city will house what is being claimed ‘India’s first 47 storey luxury co-living space’ and ‘world’s tallest co-living space’?

41. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched a digital campaign called ‘Love it or Hate it’?

42. Which MNC has launched the ‘Chhota SMS’ campaign, featuring the Jordindians playing Aman and Chaman?

43. Which plant-based meat brand has launched its nation-wide ad campaign that promotes the message of ‘Do Good’, featuring brand ambassador and athlete Neeraj Chopra?

44. Which plant-based meat brand has launched a video unveiling celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli as its investors and brand ambassadors?

45. Which sports apparel and footwear brand has launched its global campaign ‘Life is Not a Spectator Sport’?

46. Which investor and issuer servicing platform has acquired Bengaluru-based Hexagram Fintech, an IT product player that specialises in fund accounting and reconciliation product development?

47. Which venture capital firm’s India managing director, Amit Jain is stepping down to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities?

48. Which company last week said that its IZO cloud platform is helping the government ramp up its digital health infrastructure in 26 states?

49. Amazon's cumulative product shipments from India have touched which milestone mark?

50. Homegrown private equity fund Samara Capital has taken control of which Hyderabad-based iconic restaurant-chain?

51. Which chocolate brand has launched a new campaign ‘#HowFarWillYouGoToMakeThemBlush’ for Valentine's Day by introducing a real time personalisation of augmented reality?

52. Which snack brand’s brand ambassador and actor Kartik Aaryan launched its ‘BoldLine’ number to help transform bold dreams into reality?

53. Coca-Cola has unveiled the “Coke Tables” campaign in Punjab featuring which brand ambassador?

54. Which used car retailing platform has acquired AI-powered connected car startup Scouto for an undisclosed sum?

55. Which company and four venture capital funds are investing Rs 300 crore in electric commercial vehicle maker Altigreen?

56. Ruchir Sharma, former head of emerging markets equity at Morgan Stanley’s investment management arm, will join which US-based financial advisory firm as its MD and chairman?

57. Which company has entered into an agreement with Blue Daimond Properties and Balrampur Chini Mills to acquire Visual Percept Solar Projects for about Rs 163 crore?

58. Which business services provider has appointed Guruprasad Srinivasan as executive director and Group Chief Executive of the company for a period of three years?

59. Which supply chain solutions company has elevated Ravi Viswanathan as managing director with immediate effect?

60. Which platform and Moj will merge to create India’s largest short video platform?

61. Which IT company expanded its portfolio of sustainability solutions, adding Clever Energy, Intelligent Power Plant (IP2) and Envirozone?

62. Which edtech company has launched an ad film showcasing the journey of its “Education For All” initiative, which completed one-year last week?

63. Which mobile-first SaaS platform for jewellery retailers has launched the campaign ‘Galli galli mein store hai’?

64. Which life insurer has launched the ‘BounceBack Batch’ campaign to highlight the importance of financial planning along with the support of loved ones in overcoming challenges?

65. Which watch brand has launched a new campaign 'Redefine Time' featuring brand ambassador and actress Ananya Panday?

66. Which personal care brand has introduced its advanced curl care range and has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as the brand ambassador to promote it?

67. Which Blockchain-as-a-Service company has set up a curated music and entertainment NFT marketplace, “WishWorld”?

68. Which FMCG brand has launched the campaign ‘#TrulyBeautifulME’ in collaboration with dating app TrulyMadly for Valentine’s Day?

69. Which chocolate brand has launched a campaign, asking people who tend to take offence quickly, to ‘take it light’?

70. Which Pune-based mid-tier IT firm last week said it would acquire transformative consulting services and business solutions provider Data Glove Inc for $90.5 million?

71. Which messaging platform has launched a week-long online safety campaign ‘#TakeCharge’ in partnership with Yuvaa?

72. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in Kabaddi player Ajay Thakur as its newest brand ambassador?

73. Which lubricant brand has launched the campaign ‘#LambaChalega’ featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

74. Which hospitality company has announced the launch of the wellness-focused “Let’s Rise” campaign featuring brand ambassador and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

75. Which lifestyle social commerce platform has launched a campaign to promote its #TrendsWithBenefits Sale?

76. Indian content company Terribly Tiny Tales (TTT) has launched Season 3 of its web show, Butterflies, in collaboration with which chocolate brand?

77. Which edtech company has launched its first campaign ‘#CreateImpact’?

78. Which fresh fish, meat and poultry e-commerce brand has launched a new campaign ‘#FreshValentines’?

79. Which brand has rolled out the ‘#DateAWrap' campaign for its limited-edition signature wraps for the Valentine season?

80. Which brand from Coca-Cola’s India portfolio became a billion-dollar brand in 2021?

81. Which agri startup has roped in  actor Pankaj Tripathi as a brand ambassador and investor?

82. The ministry of defence has signed up a design and development contract with which Bengaluru-based company to develop a High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite?

83. Which company has acquired 26% stake in Delhi-based Eqova Healthcare for about Rs 47 crore?

84. Which company has entered into an exclusive agreement with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for sales and distribution of its established brands in India?

85. In what is being billed as the largest-ever transaction for any retail asset in India, which entity has acquired Viviana Mall in Thane for over Rs 1,900 crore?

86. The board of which NBFC has re-instated Abhay Bhutada as its Managing Director with effect from February 12?

87. Which Noida-based ed-tech company that provides digital and digitally-led education services to schools and students has acqui-hired Hyderabad-based deep-tech start-up NextSteps AI?

88. Which diagnostics solutions provider has forayed into vaccines and biological therapeutics by entering into a tie-up with Shilpa Biologicals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shilpa Medicare Ltd?

89. Which fintech company has announced the strategic acquisition of international money transfer company Arvog Forex as part of its multi-million-dollar investment into the country?

90. Air India and which airline last week entered into an 'interline considerations on irregular operations' agreement for two years?

91. Which Bengaluru-based super specialty mother and baby care chain has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for its Rs 1,200 crore initial public offering (IPO)?

92. Which e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles launched its latest campaign ‘MRL Pass Toh Gaadi First Class’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

93. Which D2C home d√©cor brand launched the campaign “No Love Language Like Comfort” for Valentine’s Day?

94. Which online platform for shopping at local stores has launched a new campaign ‘Magic Bahar Hai Bro’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Vijay Raaz?

95. Which online poker platform is celebrating the season of love with its campaign “Don’t be single, be the Golden single”?

96. Which eyecare chain has launched the ‘The Golden Years’ campaign featuring actors SV Shekhar and Ratna Pathak Shah?

97. Which beverage brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Dildaar Bana De’ featuring actors Amitabh Bachchan and Pooja Hegde?

98. Which company launched “The Anything Restaurant” on its app for Valentine’s Day to solve the food ordering woes of couples in Bangalore?

99. Who has been inducted as a trustee on the board of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, thus making him a board member of the two main Tata Trusts controlling the Tata Sons?

100. N Chandrasekaran has been reappointed as chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the software-to-aviation Tata Group, for a second term of how many years?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 933 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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