February 27, 2022

Biz Quizzard 935

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which firm’s UK subsidiary has won a 211-million-pound (Rs 2,100 crore) contract from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to provide critical customer support to the country’s citizens?

2. Which digital insurance marketplace has acquired Bengaluru-based fintech startup Artivatic(dot)AI?

3. Which Hyderabad-based sanitation solutions provider will be acquiring Chennai-based water treatment and recycling solutions company Enzotech Solutions Pvt Ltd for around Rs 4 crore?

4. Which confectionery brand has launched its new commercial 'Dil Ki Baat Zubaan Pe'?

5. Which paints company has announced the appointment of Anuj Jain as the managing director, effective from 1 April?

6. Which neobanking platform has released a new brand video introducing its all-in-one card that promises to meet all the needs of its customers?

7. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘#BubbledUpWithFun’ to promote its new bubblegum flavour?

8. Which dating app has created ‘The Singles’ Pond’ where aspiring singles from across India pitch their dating profiles to a panel of single investors?

9. Which MNC has roped in director and producer Karan Johar to promote its ‘tap and go’ feature?

10. Which company has acquired the enterprise business unit of deep-tech company Agrima Infotech in a bid to revolutionise offline retail?

11. Which men’s grooming and fragrance brand has signed Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar (STR), fondly known as Simbu, as its brand ambassador?

12. Which homegrown femtech start-up has decided to acquire pepper-spray brand ‘IMPOWER’ from Donna FMCG Pvt Ltd in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount?

13. Online travel marketplace Wego has signed an agreement with the Flipkart Group to acquire which company’s Middle East business?

14. Which IT services provider has appointed Vishal Dixit as Senior Vice President and Country Head for India operations?

15. Which business executive has gifted 9 lakh shares worth Rs 3.9 crore to his support staff to help them out in purchasing houses?

16. Which company last week said it is selling its anti-bacterial medicine brands Ciprolet and Levolet to Russian pharma player Binnopharm group for the Russia, Uzbekistan and Belarus markets?

17. Which non-deposit-taking and systemically important NBFC (NBFC-ND-SI) has announced plans to enter the gold loan business?

18. Which payments and merchant solutions platform has announced the strategic acquisition of Cashless Technologies that runs Benow, a payments and EMI technology platform?

19. Which Bengaluru-based company has acquired geospatial and AI-powered farming solutions provider, Neurafarms(dot)ai?

20. Which Indian company announced the launch of its Sydney Digital Garage to help customers in Australia and New Zealand leverage co-innovation and accelerate digital transformation?

21. Which consumer healthcare brand launched a TV commercial for its Cool Pack, featuring brand partner and actor Hrithik Roshan?

22. Which electric vehicle company has rolled out the digital campaign 'Kali Ini Electric' to celebrate its partnership with Kerala Blaster FC for the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL)?

23. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'India Ka Favourite Antacid', featuring Bollywood comedians, Johnny Lever and Rajpal Yadav?

24. Which automobile company has launched Deccan Beats, a musical talent platform for the southern market?

25. Which FMCG company has entered into the paneer and lassi segment under its Metro brand?

26. Which company is acquiring video commerce platform Bulbul in a cash-and-stock deal?

27. Which MNC bank has reported its highest-ever profit from its India operation in 2021?

28. Which company has announced the launch of Gracia, an insecticide that helps control chewing and sucking pests in a variety of pulses and vegetable crops?

29. Which company has ventured into the wealth management business with the launch of Torus Private Wealth?

30. Kia India has crossed which milestone mark in terms of dispatch across domestic and export markets from its Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh?

31. Which company has signed a MoU with Haryana-based Maharana Pratap Horticultural University to jointly conduct research in crop protection chemicals and to promote modern technology in the agriculture sector?

32. Which MNC has announced that the proposed demerger of its consumer healthcare unit will result in a new company – Haleon?

33. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched the campaign ‘Burrraaahh!’ for its new range of burgers?

34. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire up to 55% stake of Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances at Rs 1,403 per equity share, aggregating up to Rs 1,379.68 crore?

35. Which wall putty brand has launched a new campaign called ‘Andar se Sundar’?

36. Which personal care brand has reconstructed its brand identity with a new logo, colour gradient and a new tagline 'ayurveda for a youthful you'?

37. This should be easy. Which QSR chain has launched the campaign ‘#NothingSatisfiesLikeAFootlong’?

38. Which homegrown edtech startup has reportedly shut shop?

39. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘Khud Ko Jaga, Ek Thanda Laga’ featuring actors Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter?

40. Which beverage brand has signed actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

41. OnwardMobility has announced to shut operations and abandon the dream to revive which iconic brand?

42. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has put together a cricket programme with which edtech platform to offer high quality cricket education to the masses?

43. Which company will help deliver Dabur India’s consumer products to the homes of around 140 million cooking gas customers?

44. Which MNC has acquired a 26% stake in Autozilla Solutions to streamline and expand digital B2B marketplace for independent aftermarket (IAM) services in India?

45. Which agrochemical firm has launched post-emergent herbicide Hola to help farmers protect sugarcane crops from weeds and increase their incomes?

46. TVS Motor Company’s two-wheeler exports clocked which milestone mark (including sales from TVS Motor Company and PT TVS, Indonesia) in FY21-22?

47. Which hearing aid player has launched Brilliant Sound Galaxy (BSG), the first store of its kind in India, and has roped in singer Sudesh Bhosle as brand ambassador?

48. Which men's grooming brand has announced the launch of a sub-brand MINS marking its foray into the men’s wellness category?

49. Which matrimony platform is encouraging girls to choose education over marriage through “Pehle Padhai Phir Shaadi” social campaign?

50. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Susanne Pulverer as its new and first woman CEO and CSO (chief sustainability officer) for its India business?

51. Which hair oil brand has launched the 'Hair karenge dare' campaign featuring brand ambassador and actress Parineeti Chopra?

52. Which gifting company has launched a new vertical - Babybless that celebrates motherhood by making every moment special?

53. Which internet commerce platform has launched its ‘India bhar pe chayega’ campaign to encourage MSMEs to digitise their business?

54. Which B2B e-commerce platform will acquire 26% stake in industrial e-commerce firm IB Monotaro for Rs 104.2 crore?

55. Disney Kids Network is set to launch a new kids’ channel on 1 March. What has it been branded as?

56. Which auto components maker will acquire JS Autocast Foundry India to expand its portfolio in the industrial sector and its manufacturing footprint in southern India?

57. Which Indian company has acquired a 10% stake in Singapore-based blockchain-as-a-service startup, Aqilliz, for an undisclosed sum?

58. Which subscription management platform has acquired collections management platform ‘numberz’?

59. The/Nudge Foundation, Government of India, and which company have announced a clean water challenge for start-ups and innovators?

60. Which company has appointed Nitin Paranjpe, currently COO of parent company, as its nonexecutive chairman, splitting the roles of chairman and CEO/managing director?

61. Which diversified non-banking finance company (NBFC) focussed on under-served households and businesses will acquire Chennai-based SMILE Microfinance Limited through a slump sale?

62. Which bank’s board of directors has approved the re-appointment of Rakesh Sharma as MD and CEO for a period of three years with effect from March 19, 2022?

63. Which kitchen appliances brand last week announced its foray into the homeware category with the launch of a wide range of products?

64. Which company, led by Kripa Ananthan, the former chief of design at Mahindra & Mahindra, has unveiled a concept two-seater car powered by an electric powertrain called Two2?

65. Which automobile MNC will expand its model line-up in India with the launch of the Meridian and the Grand Cherokee later this year?

66. Which video streaming platform has unveiled its new brand campaign ‘See Where It Takes You’ in India?

67. Which cloud kitchen company last week announced acquisition of the South India franchise rights for US-based pizza chain Sbarro?

68. Which direct-to-home (DTH) brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as its new brand ambassador?

69. Which snack and packaged food manufacturer has launched a campaign ‘Hum Se Behtar Bhujia Ko Jaane Kaun’?

70. Cadila Healthcare is being renamed. What will it be known as?

71. Which company has launched a new campaign featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni to raise awareness about the need for '6 in 1' vaccination?

72. Which online rummy platform has launched a campaign ‘Chalo Saath Khelein’ with its new brand ambassador and actor Shah Rukh Khan?

73. Which global attribution and marketing analytics company has announced the appointment of Ritu Sharma as the country manager in India?

74. Which omnichannel travel services company and its group company have launched a new campaign called ‘Risk-free Holidays’?

75. Which MNC will be launching its new global sedan Virtus in India?

76. Which agritech startup has acquired the IP of GramworkX and will invest $1 million in the company and a further $1 million in the following years?

77. Which brand has announced the launch of its next-generation wearable, a new smartwatch - Blaze - in India?
78. Which women's ethnic wear brand has announced the appointment of Ambuj Narayan as chief executive officer?

79. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#ShaadiWalaGlowEveryday’ for its Ubtan Face Wash, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra?

80. The 15th edition of the Tata Indian Premier League 2022 will start on which date?

81. Which healthcare and imaging solutions MNC has launched its ‘NEVER STOP 2021’ campaign, highlighting its commitment towards resolving social challenges-at-large with innovation?

82. Which detergent brand has launched its Holi campaign with the message “Jo rang bachpan lautaye, woh rang achhe hain”?

83. Which edtech firm has acquired its peer firm Getmyuni for about Rs 50 crore in a mix of cash and equity deal?

84. Which health supplements brand has roped in actor Nagarjuna as the new brand ambassador for the south Indian market?

85. Which channel has crossed 50 million subscribers mark on YouTube and become the world’s first news channel entitled to get a Ruby Play button?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 935 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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