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April 3, 2022

Biz Quizzard 940

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 28 - April 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which two companies will merge to create the country’s largest film exhibition company - with 1,546 screens in 341 properties across 109 cities?

2. Reliance has reportedly begun the pilot of instant grocery delivery in Navi Mumbai. What has the service been branded as?

3. Founders and senior executives of several startups, including unicorns, have come together to launch a fund, which will invest in pre-seed-stage companies. What has it been branded as?

4. Amid heightened geopolitical tensions and inflation concerns, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) outflows have crossed which milestone mark in 2022?

5. Which city gas distribution player has announced its foray into the electric mobility business as it launched its first electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) in Ahmedabad?

6. Which telecom company has entered into an agreement to acquire over 7 per cent in Avaada KNShorapur for Rs 1.74 crore as cash consideration?

7. The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has imposed fine of Rs 1 lakh each on which two e-commerce firms for selling non-standard pressure cookers?

8. Which food brand has launched a television commercial for its Desi Szechwan, under its 'Life ko Spicy Banao' campaign?

9. Which media company has appointed Vinay Maheshwari as its Group Chief Executive Officer?

10. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2021 were announced last week. Who is the Business Leader of the Year?

11. Which internet commerce firm has launched its latest campaign 'Arrey Waah!'?

12. QSR chain Lassi N Shakes recently entered which state and launched its first outlet there, its 145th outlet till date?

13. Viacom18 launched which new movie channel on April 1, 2022, with a brand promise of ‘Superrr Hai’?

14. Which company, that owns a mobile app that helps users track buses across cities and book tickets online, has acquired two-wheeler shared-mobility startup Vogo, in a consolidation move?

15. Which drug maker last week said it has acquired the domestic formulations business of Veritaz for Rs 171 crore on debt and cash-free basis?

16. Which jewellery company has announced board approval for the appointment of Vinod Rai as Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director on the board?

17. Leo Puri, a financial sector veteran, and chairman of JP Morgan India, South and Southeast Asia, has been inducted on the board of which holding company?

18. ReNew Powers founder chairman and CEO Sumant Sinha has taken over as the president of which industry body?

19. Which appliances brand has onboarded actor Ayushmann Khurrana as brand ambassador?

20. Which Tata Group company last week approved the appointment of Noel Naval Tata as an additional director and designated him as vice chairman?

21. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘Thaalam’ campaign featuring actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu across all Southern markets?

22. Which cough and cold brand has launched a new campaign film starring brand ambassador and actor Ranveer Singh and actor Ronit Roy?

23. Which bridal wear brand has launched a new commercial under its ‘#DulhanWaaliFeeling’ campaign featuring actress Alia Bhatt? 

24. Which life insurance company has launched its new digital brand campaign ‘#KaroLifeKiSearchShuru’?

25. Which bathroom solutions and bathroom fittings brand has released two ads on its lighting range?

26. Which brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Naresh Gosain (the lovable 'Swiggy Uncle', who craves sweets and treats) to promote its new gourmet range of ice creams?

27. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Look to Speak’?

28. Which pet care company has appointed Salil Murthy as managing director, India?

29. Which fintech brand has released an ad featuring actress Karishma Kapoor, resembling the vintage ad of Nirma that featured Ramayan fame actor Deepika Chikhlia?

30. Which ecommerce firm from Singapore has decided to shut its operations in India just about six months after entering the country?

31. Which paints company has launched the campaign ‘Sawalia’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt?

32. Which fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘Khel Tumhara Akhada Humara’ featuring cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle and actor Ali Fazal?

33. Which food and nutrition brand has launched “India’s first ready-to-serve prebiotic milkshake - Prebiotic Break Shake”?

34. Which MNC will buy audio and video products maker Poly for $1.7 billion in cash, a move that would help it take advantage of the electronic products boom sparked by hybrid working?

35. Which online fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘Cricket ka bhoot’ featuring cricketer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and comedian Kiku Sharda?

36. Which consumer neo-banking platform has launched a new campaign ‘Aapki Salary Kitna Kamati Hai’?

37. Which US-based conversational artificial intelligence platform for HR and IT issues, founded by Bhavin Shah, is entering the Indian market?

38. Which pharma company last week said its founder-promoter Arun Kumar will be assuming executive role as executive chairperson and managing director effective April 7, 2022?

39. Which TV ratings and marketing data company is being acquired by a group of private equity investors led by Brookfield Business Partners $16 billion, including debt?

40. Which logistics major last week named Raj Subramaniam as its new chief executive officer?

41. Uday Kotak will step down as the Chairman of the board of which company after his term ends on April 2?

42. The board of directors of which bank approved sale of the bank’s entire 25% stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Limited (AFLI) to Ageas Insurance International NV (Ageas)?

43. Which pharma company has acquired the balance 40% stake in Aleor Dermaceuticals from its joint venture partner Orbicular Pharma for an undisclosed sum?

44. In its second major restructuring of its foods and beverages play in recent years, the Tata Group will merge which company with Tata Consumer Products?

45. Which fitness technology company has launched health metaverse in partnership with Animoca Brands?

46. Which gaming laptop brand has launched the ‘#PlayLikeAPro’ campaign in association with Indian Hockey Team players Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh?

47. Which sunflower oil brand has launched the campaign ‘Very Very Light’ featuring actress Samantha Prabhu?

48. Which IPL team has launched the film ‘One Dream’ as part of its ‘Khelenge Dil Kholke’ campaign?

49. Which dating app has released a limited edition, capsule collection of 10 sneakers with FILA, hand illustrated by artists from across India?

50. Who has retained the top position of India’s most valuable celebrity for the fifth consecutive year with a brand value of $185.7 million, as per Kroll’s latest report on Celebrity Brand Valuation?

51. Which electrical manufacturing company has roped in actors Saif Ali Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez as brand ambassadors?

52. Which beverage brand has launched its latest summer campaign ‘#bebold’ positioning itself as a drink for the brave, featuring brand ambassador and actor Arjun Kapoor?

53. Which water tank brand has launched the campaign ‘India ka sabse thanda water tank #SochAageKi’ featuring the Great Khali and actors Govinda and Rajpal Yadav?

54. Which company has entered into an exclusive patent licensing agreement with Danish drugmaker Lundbeck to market and distribute its own version of antidepressant medication Vortioxetine in India under brand name Vortidiftm?

55. Which company will acquire ferro alloys producing assets of Odisha-based Stork Ferro and Mineral Industries (SFML) for Rs 155 crore in an all-cash deal?

56. The world’s largest electric cruise ship has made its maiden voyage. Which country?

57. Which company’s Dapada factory has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Global Lighthouse Network’?

58. Which generators and water pumps manufacturer last week announced its foray into the marine outboard business?

59. Which matrimonial platform has announced filmmaker Karan Johar as its brand ambassador?

60. Citibank has agreed to sell its entire retail business in India - including credit cards, savings accounts and wealth management - to which company for $1.6 billion?

61. Which perfumes manufacturer has launched the campaign "One Day Wala Deo" featuring brand ambassador and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan?

62. Which kids’ entertainment channel has revealed a new brand positioning and tagline - ‘Redraw Your World’?

63. Which QSR chain has launched its IPL campaign ‘#MemePremierLeague’?

64. On the World Idly Day, which consumer brand launched a trust-based campaign ‘TransparenSee’?

65. Which brand has partnered with Mumbai Cricket Association to celebrate and support the often-unnoticed heroes of the league, the ground staff?

66. Which investment platform has launched its IPL 2022 campaign ‘Own Your Future’?

67. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign to celebrate the 600-restaurant landmark in India?

68. Which customised Ayurveda beauty brand has entered the body care segment and has also launched international operations in the US, UK, Canada and Australia?

69. Bain Capital has agreed to acquire a 24.98% equity stake in which wealth management firm from General Atlantic and Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Holdings for around Rs 3,679.95 crore?

70. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone monthly transactions count for the first time in March 2022, two days ahead of the month end?

71. The Centre last week invited expression of interest for the privatisation of which state-run company, a 100% subsidiary of MSTC Ltd?

72. Which agri-inputs platform has acquired Mumbai-based INI Farms Pvt Ltd, an exporter of fruits and vegetables from India?

73. Targeting the decorative and feature rich premium fans, which company has unveiled its new dust repellent Romanza Art fan in the market?

74. Which company has acquired the ferro-alloy business of Stork Ferro and Mineral Industries for Rs 155 crore?

75. Which company last week launched the Destini 125 XTEC scooter with price starting at Rs 69,900 (ex-show room Delhi)?

76. Which life insurance brand launched its latest campaign ‘#CakeForThought’?

77. Which edtech company last week announced the launch of a special initiative titled “LeadHER” for its employees?

78. Which paint manufacturer has launched a new ad 'Yellow is the new hello' in line with its 5th year of partnership with Chennai Super Kings?

79. Which imaging technologies company has launched the ‘Aao Padhai Karein’ CSR campaign?

80. Which FMCG major last week said it has become ‘plastic waste neutral’ in the past year - April 2021–March 2022?

81. Which western wear fashion brand has signed up actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

82. Which skincare brand has unveiled a new campaign 'Beauty in Safety', with the aim to raise awareness about transgender rights?

83. Which online insurer has launched its new campaign, featuring The Great Khali?

84. Which diagnostic services provider has launched a new campaign ‘Aap Jahan Test Wahan’ for IPL?

85. Which consumer appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Cools like ice, looks so nice’ for its air coolers range?

86. Consumer goods company Marico has launched mayonnaise and peanut butter under which brand?

87. Which MNC has acquired a 14% stake in Zeliot Connected Services, a Bengaluru-based startup that offers connected mobility solutions for enterprises and automobile manufacturers?

88. Which managed accommodation provider has acquired enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform company Singularity Automation for an undisclosed amount?

89. Which company has entered into an agreement with Swiss major Novartis to acquire its cardiovascular brand Cidmus in India?

90. Which Indian IT firm is reportedly moving services from Russia to its other global delivery centres?

91. Which paints company last week announced that it is acquiring majority stake in two companies - White Teak and Weatherseal Fenestration?

92. Which steel company has launched the campaign 'Apna Ghar’ to promote its app?

93. Which internet commerce company has partnered with Nukkad By Stage for a new show - Digital Didi Ki Online Bazaari?

94. Which on-demand convenience platform has launched its IPL campaign “Aap Kiske Saath Dekhoge?”?

95. Which consumer healthcare ‘super app’ has launched its latest campaign ‘#GharBaitheBaitheTakeItEasy’ starring actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 940 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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