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March 6, 2022

Biz Quizzard 936

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 28 - March 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The government last week appointed financial industry veteran Madhabi Puri Buch to which position?

2. Which online taxation and fintech software provider has entered into lending and has launched its invoice-discounting product for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)?

3. Which company has launched its national campaign 'Sehat Hai To Watan Hai' to salute India's armed forces and police for their selfless service round the clock?

4. Which mediation and mindfulness brand launched its first ever digital campaign in India ‘Be Kind To Your Mind’?

5. Which company will acquire Panacea Biotec Pharma’s formulations brands for India and Nepal markets for Rs 1,872 crore?

6. Which company has acquired 60 per cent stake for Rs 71.73 crore in ZipZap Logistics, a last-mile logistics service provider operating under its brand Whizzard?

7. Which multiplex chain and Esports Federation of India (ESFI) have entered into a partnership to popularise and grow esports in the country?

8. Tech Mahindra has launched its metaverse practice, which will allow its customers to create immersive experiences and transact in the metaverse. What has it been branded as?

9. Which automobile brand has launched its Slavia premium sedan with an entry price of Rs 10.7 lakh?

10. In one of the largest acquisitions by an Indian pharma company, which company’s subsidiary has agreed to acquire the biosimilar assets of US-based Viatris for $3.34 billion (Rs 25,160 crore)?

11. Which EV startup has acquired Bengaluru-based staff management and business intelligence platform Munim App in a cash-and-stock based strategic acquisition deal?

12. Which finance company approved the appointment of SN Subrahmanyan as the Director and Chairperson of the Board, effective February 28?

13. Which commercial vehicle manufacturer has rolled out AVTR 2825, a tipper with 9-speed Automated Manual Transmission?

14. Which MNC last week announced the launch of ‘Play Pass’ subscription service in India?

15. Which mobile e-sports and skill gaming platform has acquired GameDuell in line with its strategy to expand operations across key global markets?

16. Which alternative investment firm last week announced the appointment of emerging markets investor Mark Mobius as an advisor for its India business?

17. Which MNC has given its India country head Amit Agarwal additional charge of emerging markets?

18. Which D2C brand specialising in affordable and invisible teeth aligners has launched its digital campaign on Clear Aligners featuring South Indian actor Nivetha Pethuraj?

19. Which edtech company has announced signing of actor Amitabh Bachchan as its official brand ambassador?

20. The promoters of which company last week made an open offer for acquiring an additional 26% in dry cell battery maker Eveready Industries India Ltd, a flagship of the BM Khaitan group?

21. On the occasion of World Tailor's Day on 28 February, which company has unveiled a new campaign 'Kahani Karigar Ki' celebrating the hard work that tailors do?

22. Ahead of Women's Day, which chocolate company has amplified the ‘#HerShe’ campaign to recognise, honour and uplift women through activations in India and around the world?

23. Which non-fiction television channel has joined hands with Sequoia India to spotlight the inspiring journeys of Indian women entrepreneurs with its new digital series – ‘She Builds’?

24. Which group health insurance provider has announced its rebranding to reflect its new corporate vision, and has signed entrepreneur and actor Kunal Kapoor as the face of its new campaign?

25. Which FMCG major recently announced the launch of 'Virgin Coconut Oil’, further strengthening its presence in the coconut oil market?

26. On National Protein Day, February 27,  which cheese brand launched the campaign ‘Start Protein Strong’?

27. Which automobile company said that Christian Schenk will take over as its chairperson while incumbent Christian Cahn von Seelen will assume an executive role as director for sales and marketing?

28. Which company has acquired majority stake in designer wear brand Abraham & Thakore for an undisclosed amount?

29. Which performance marketing agency has appointed Lalatendu Das as CEO?

30. Ashneer Grover has resigned as the managing director of which company?

31. Which global investor has acquired realty developer Prestige Group’s stake in a commercial project, the latter jointly owned with RMZ, in a deal valued over Rs 1,800 crore?

32. Which company has announced the voluntary resignation of founder promoter Sunder Genomal from the post of Managing Director with effect from May 31, 2022?

33. Which business group is taking a minority stake in local digital business news platform Quintillion, marking its foray into media business?

34. Which company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has acquired 90% equity stake in Ceramat Pvt Ltd, a company focused on advanced ceramics with healthcare?

35. Which mutual fund has appointed TS Ramakrishnan as its Managing Director and CEO from March 1?

36. Which company has released a new campaign called '#WhoWatchesTV' to showcase its latest innovation of portable TV viewing experience?

37. Which beverage brand has unveiled its launch campaign in India, featuring actress Kriti Sanon, urging people to ‘#TryItFirst’?

38. Which B2B wholesale e-commerce portal has launched a brand ad film featuring actor Randeep Hooda?

39. Which life insurance brand has roped in actress Vidya Balan as its brand ambassador?

40. Ilker Ayci last week announced that he had declined the post of CEO of which company?

41. Russell Weiner will be the new global CEO of which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain?

42. Which medical devices maker has acquired US-based The Kennedy Company, a manufacturer of radiation protection X-ray shielding material and acoustic barrier products?

43. Which company has acquired 100% stake in Brazil-based Nourrie Saúde e Nutrição Animal for $5 million (Rs 36.2 crore), via wholly-owned arm Alivira Animal Health?

44. Which telecom infrastructure provider has appointed Sandeep Girotra as its chief executive officer?

45. Which edtech firm has acquired online learning platform Applied Roots for $50 million in a cash and stock deal?

46. Which cloud kitchen company has merged with Kitchens Centre, making it one of the biggest players in the space with 1,000 kitchens in around 100 locations across 20 cities?

47. Which Hyderabad-based EdTech player has acquired Bengaluru-based cloud-based ERP solutions provider Fedena (Foradian Technologies) for an undisclosed amount?

48. Which Hyderabad-based elderly care platform last week said it has rolled out a personalised dementia care plan to serve elderly suffering from Dementia?

49. Which film production and distribution company has announced Akshaye Widhani as chief executive officer?

50. Deepak Parekh has stepped down as the non-executive Chairman of which general insurance company?

51. Which social commerce platform has rolled out its latest campaign, featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

52. Which sportswear brand has brought in para-badminton player Palak Kohli into its athlete roster?

53. Which broadcaster has unveiled a new campaign called ‘#HamaraBlueBandhan’ to rally the nation behind the Indian Women's cricket team?

54. Which advertising group has announced the appointment of Pooja Jauhari as CEO?

55. Travelxp, the travel channel and OTT platform, has announced the launch of its food channel in India. What is it called?

56. Which beverage brand variant has been launched with the claim of being the first-ever nitrogen-infused cola?

57. Which personal care brand has unveiled a special Women’s Day film ‘#SheMakesUs’ as a tribute to all its women workforce?

58. Which plywood brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador and has launched the campaign 'Ply ka Punchnama'?

59. Which brand has launched a new campaign ‘Styles you as you’ to promote its wide variety of personal care and grooming appliances?

60. Which online home services platform last week announced an industry-first Rs 150 crore partner stock ownership plan (PSOP) for its service providers?

61. Which home and sleep solutions company has announced the onboarding of actress Rashmika Mandanna as its first brand ambassador?

62. Which online gaming company has onboarded cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

63. Which non-alcoholic beer brand has announced the launch of its new campaign ‘Made Over Nights’, starring actor Siddhant Chaturvedi?

64. Which general insurance brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Oh My Dog!’ with the aim to create awareness around the importance of purchasing dog health insurance cover?

65. Usha International has announced which cricketer as its brand ambassador across all product categories?

66. Which cookie brand has released a limited-edition Dark Knight pack as part of its association with the latest Batman movie?

67. Which food company, through its subsidiary, has acquired a 51 per cent stake in Golden Star Trading Inc. along with its brand Golden Star?

68. MG Motor India last week announced a new venture to build charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. What has it been branded as?

69. Amritanshu Khaitan last week resigned as the CMD of which company?

70. Which company will form an electronics manufacturing JV with US-based Sanmina Corp, which will mainly produce 4G and 5G telecom network equipment for local and overseas markets?

71. Which men’s grooming brand has launched a new campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Ranveer Singh?

72. Which online platform for comparing and finding online universities has rolled out its marketing campaign, ‘#ChunoWahiJoHaiSahi’?

73. Which quick commerce brand has roped in playback singer and actress Sivaangi Krishnakumar as the face of the campaign to announce its launch in Chennai?

74. Which brand has roped in actress Sanya Malhotra as brand ambassador for its lighting range and has launched the campaign ‘Beauty that moves you’?

75. Which jewellery brand launched the ‘#IAmMoreThanEnough’ digital campaign ahead of International Women’s Day?

76. Which online community for older adults has launched its Women’s Day campaign ‘#LadyActYourAge’?

77. Which women’s clean health solutions brand has launched ‘#NoMoreCompromises’ campaign on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022?

78. Which pest control brand has announced the relaunch of Louie, in its new avatar as 'Louie the mosquito'?

79. Which sleep solutions brand has unveiled a new campaign 'Good sleep is your superpower'?

80. Which MNC announced the appointment of Punjab-born Kumar Galhotra as its global president of nonelectric automobile business, which clocks annual revenues in excess of over $100 billion?

81. Which artisanal technology services company has announced the launch of its brand campaign 'inspiring brilliance'?

82. Which integrated digital health and wellness brand has released a new campaign ‘Being Prepared’ to raise awareness about how to handle medical emergencies?

83. Which candy brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Ghuley toh dil milein'?

84. Which surfacing solutions brand has launched a film aiming to create awareness around gender equality and the unconscious bias or metaphorical ‘glass ceiling’ that women have to face at work?

85. Which sanitary pads brand has launched a campaign ‘The Missing Chapter’ to raise awareness about the lack of period education in Indian schools?

86. Which health insurer has approved the appointment of V Jagannathan as its chairman with immediate effect?

87. Which company has signed a pact with Campervan Factory, an IIT Madras-incubated research-based caravan manufacturing company, to launch campers in India?

88. Which beverage brand has signed on actor Ram Charan as a brand ambassador?

89. Which beverage brand has launched an apple variant and has appointed actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

90. Hero MotoCorp last week unveiled a new brand for its emerging mobility solutions. Name it?

91. Which product discovery & trial app has launched the digital campaign ‘#TheIconicLady’?

92. Which FMCG major has launched the public awareness campaign ‘The Bin Boy’?

93. Which beauty brand has launched the campaign ‘#WhenIAmReady’ for this year’s International Women’s Day?

94. Which chocolate brand from Mars Wrigley has launched a Kesar Pista variant?

95. Which automobile company is celebrating International Women's Day with the rollout of its unique ‘#LicenseToDrive’ initiative?

96. Which automobile company launched ‘#TheDriveWithin’ campaign to celebrate the spirit of sports and showcase the inspiring real-life stories of 4 Indian women cricketers?

97. Which protein supplement brand launched a new campaign with actor Vidyut Jammwal?

98. Which smartphone brand has announced the launch of its new digital campaign "Joy of Equality" for International Women’s Day?

99. Which edtech company has launched an anthem ‘#HallaMachaDe’ to cheer for the India Women's National Cricket Team as they represent the country at The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup?

100. Which airline has chosen former SpiceJet and Vistara executive Sanjiv Kapoor as its chief executive?

101. German luxury carmaker BMW last week announced the achievement of which cumulative production milestone at its Chennai Plant?

102. Which omnichannel meat and seafood brand last week announced opening its first all-women store in Chennai?

103. Which off-highway tyre manufacturer has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

104. Which sports property is being promoted with a campaign with the tagline 'Yeh Ab Normal Hai'?

105. Which company last week announced the opening of India's largest convention centre in Mumbai?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 936 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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