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February 20, 2022

Biz Quizzard 934

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which well-known industrialist passed away in Pune on February 12?

2. Which renewable energy products maker is forming a joint venture with Kerala state-owned Kerala Automobiles Ltd to expand its electric vehicle business and foray into EV infrastructure?

3. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has invested $170 million (Rs 1,280 crore) to acquire a minority stake in which single-specialty hospitals platform?

4. The Tata Sons board has approved decoupling of which two key positions?

5. Sandeep Bakhshi is the Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21. He is the MD and CEO of which bank?

6. Which lifestyle and mobile accessories brand launched its latest brand campaign 'Tale of Two - Trilogy' ahead of Valentine's Day?

7. Which fine fragrance brand released a digital film featuring actors Sanya Malhotra and Suhail Nayyar for Valentine’s Day?

8. Which D2C preventive pet care brand launched ‘#LoveIsInTheCare’, a digital marketing campaign dedicated to feline love ahead of Valentine’s Day?

9. Which grooming brand launched the campaign ‘Made with Love, For Your Love’ featuring actors Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dube?

10. Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), the country’s largest insurer, filed papers with markets regulator Sebi for going public through an initial public offer. How much stake will be sold?

11. Which brand has launched the film ‘#SeeEqual’ urging women to refuse to accept inequality in marriages?

12. Which eyewear brand has launched the ‘Got an eye for love?’ campaign for Valentine’s Day?

13. Which ecommerce platform has unveiled a new campaign ‘#YourStyleOfLove’, which revisits the traditional codes of a ‘valentine’?

14. Which hospitality brand has launched its global campaign ‘#LetLoveIn’?

15. Which cooking oils brand has launched a new video featuring leading Marathi film and theatre actor Bhau Kadam and actress and Chef Tara Deshpande under its ‘Sahi Shuruaat’ campaign?

16. Which company and Luxembourg’s SES, a global satellite communications company, have formed a 51:49 joint venture to deliver broadband services in India through satellites?

17. Which business group and Hon Hai Technology Group, or Foxconn, have entered into a pact to form a joint venture company that will manufacture semiconductors in India?

18. Which fitness centre chain has picked up a majority stake in F2 Fun & Fitness, thereby becoming the master franchise partner for Gold’s Gym in India?

19. Which direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup has acquired BBlunt from Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

20. Ilker Ayci, former chairman of Turkish Airlines, was last week named chief executive and managing director of which airline?

21. Which realty company has entered the technology-led consumer services business through a new venture, Tez Platforms?

22. Which group and Ayana Renewable Power (Ayana) have entered into an arrangement to provide standalone storage capacity to develop firm and dispatchable RE solutions?

23. Which MNC last week said it has finalised the purchase of Xilinx in a record chip industry deal valued at about $50 billion?

24. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has received a private donation of Rs 425 crore from the founders of which IT services firm?

25. Which life insurer has launched Fortune Maximiser, a limited pay participating endowment plan, which can be tailored to the customer’s requirement to help plan for a better future?

26. Which logistics services aggregator has acquired majority stake in supply chain management company Glaucus Supply Chain Solutions?

27. Blackstone last week announced that it has acquired a majority stake in which nearly three-decade old asset and wealth management company managing over $10.6 billion in assets?

28. Which cooking oils brand has launched its campaign ‘#ChunoSahi’ urging voters to ‘choose right’ this election season?

29. Which pioneer in diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare facilities has launched a brand campaign under its ‘NEVER STOP’ campaign’s TB Drive?

30. Which home grown FMCG major last week claimed to be the first Indian consumer goods company to become a 100% ‘Plastic Waste Neutral company’ in India?

31. Which debt marketplace has acquired a 75.1% stake in Spocto, the global leader in digital collections?

32. Which video streaming platform launched the campaign ‘Humare Zamane Ka Valentine’s’ featuring actors Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao?

33. Home-grown QSR Chain Wow! Momo Foods has announced the launch of its third QSR brand. Name it?

34. Which e-commerce platform launched its Valentine’s Day campaign 'Pyaar Ki Koi Keemat Nahi Hoti'?

35. Which electrical appliances manufacturer launched the film ‘Celebrating eternal true love’ for its wires?

36. Which snack brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign 'Take Love Lightly' featuring brand ambassadors and actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Alia Bhatt?

37. Viacom18, in association with which chocolate brand, released a light-hearted celebratory song ‘Single Single’ for Valentine’s Day?

38. Which matrimony platform has taken on board Punjabi actress, singer and model Himanshi Khurana for its next phase of ‘#FixYourMatchYourWay’ digital media campaign?

39. Which tourism board last week launched its ‘More & More’ campaign in India?

40. SEBI Board last week decided that its earlier requirement of listed companies to have which post mandatorily separated from April 1, 2022 would now only be a “voluntary” provision?

41. Which fruit drink brand from Coca-Cola India’s portfolio has reported total sales of Rs 2,826 crore in FY21 in the domestic market?

42. Which mutual fund has launched its new campaign ‘Mutual Fund Ka Chota Bhai’?

43. Which cloud-based voice service has launched a film celebrating its fourth anniversary in India?

44. Which protein water brand has onboarded actor Suniel Shetty as its investor and brand ambassador?

45. Which plant-based hair and skincare brand has roped in Tamil and Telugu movie actress Raashii Khanna as its brand ambassador?

46. Pressman Advertising and which digital out-of-home (DOOH) enterprise are set to merge operations?

47. Which online gaming company has announced Youtuber Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

48. Piramal Pharma has expanded which skincare brand into oil control lotions, sunscreen, face wash, and facial wipes, and has roped in actress Amyra Dastur as the brand ambassador?

49. Which foods company last week announced the appointment of S Raghunandan as the chief executive officer, with effect from February 7?

50. Renault has phased out which model in India?

51. MG Motor India last week launched its digital car exploration platform that offers customers product discovery and assisted purchase experience online. What has it been named?

52. Which Chennai-based application programming interface (API) infrastructure company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BSG ITSOFT, a leading provider of core banking solutions?

53. Which LED products, electronic and telecommunication equipment manufacturer has appointed Srinivasan Arunachalam as CEO?

54. Which online multi-gaming platform has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

55. Which beauty brand has launched one-of-its-kind Madness PH stick in collaboration with actresses Mouni Roy and Keerthy Suresh?

56. Which mutual fund has rolled out its latest digital campaign ‘#SaveTaxCreateWealth’ to drive investor awareness and the adoption of ELSS Mutual Fund amongst Indian millennials?

57. Which wine brand has launched an online and on-ground campaign announcing ’12 pm to 5 pm’ as ‘Ros√©-O-Clock’?

58. Confectionery brand Tic Tac last week announced the launch of which new product in two variations - Saunf and Ginger Elaichi flavor?

59. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its maiden digital campaign ‘Be Compliment Ready’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt?

60. Which company has inked a pact with Dr Reddy's Laboratories to acquire two brands - Combihale and Daffy?

61. Which mobile commerce and engagement brand has announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as its chief executive officer in India?

62. Which chyawanprash brand has launched a film paying tribute to Pampore’s saffron heroes?

63. Vikas Khanchandani has quit as the Group CEO of which media company?

64. Flipkart has started delivering groceries in 45 minutes in parts of Bengaluru. What has the service been branded as?

65. Which company will be transferring some of its assets pertaining to the manufacturing of commodity grade steel to a new wholly-owned subsidiary Mivaan Steels Limited?

66. Which company has set up what it calls ‘India’s first EV fast-charging corridor’ on Chennai-Tiruchi-Madurai highway?

67. Honasa Consumer, the parent company of Mamaearth and The Derma Co, has launched an Ayurvedic skincare brand. Name it?

68. Which sportswear brand has brought table tennis player Manika Batra on board as a part of its initiative to celebrate and boost women in the world of sports?

69. Which company has launched the ‘AC for Healthier Homes’ campaign to promote safe and healthy indoor spaces using smart and intelligent air conditioners?

70. Which will be the first country outside of India to adopt Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payments platform?

71. Which facewash brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant, with the positioning “Ladkon ke pimples ka sahi solution”?

72. Which energy drink brand has unveiled a new ad campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

73. Which global creator company has announced the advancement of its popular Creator Programme in India?

74. Which dairy products maker announced it was discontinuing its ready-to-eat (RTE) business, sold under the Oyalo brand, with immediate effect?

75. French carmaker Renault’s seven-seater Multi-Purpose Vehicle Triber has achieved which cumulative sale milestone in India?

76. Which buy now-pay later payments platform for retailers has launched the campaign 'Tarakkee Ke Pankh'?

77. Which IT major last week announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, “Let’s create”, its most significant brand initiative in more than a decade?

78. Which hair care brand from CavinKare has announced the digital launch of its music property, which aims to bring the younger generations closer to traditional music through Carnatic Fusion?

79. Which two cement companies have introduced their first-ever rap song titled ‘Bubble Rap’ to reinforce their first joint sustainability campaign ‘#ChangeTheStory’?

80. Which company’s co-founder Rakesh Gangwal has stepped down from the board and will sell his holdings over about five years?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 934 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt it within the current edition.

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