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April 10, 2022

Biz Quizzard 941

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In the biggest merger in Indian corporate history till date, which two companies last week announced their merger?

2. A Brookfield private real estate fund will purchase 51% stake in four properties of which company for an enterprise value of Rs 5,000 crore?

3. Which fashion brand from the house of Rupa & Company has announced actress Kiara Advani as brand ambassador?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Furniture Safe Toh Family Safe!’ featuring actress Dia Mirza to promote its latest range of E-0 (zero formaldehyde emission) plywood?

5. Which salt brand has launched a campaign with the message ‘Namak Badalne Ka Socho’ featuring actress Supriya Pathak?

6. Which health food drink brand has launched the campaign ‘The Stamina Stars’?

7. Which jewellery brand has launched a new film featuring cricketer KL Rahul?

8. Which water park has opened once again for the general public and to promote its reopening, it has launched a new campaign ‘Paani pe sabka haq hai’?

9. Which state-run company, construction major L&T, and renewable energy firm ReNew have formed a joint venture to develop green hydrogen?

10. Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur has received a donation of Rs 100 crore from which business personality to set up a school of medical sciences and technology?

11. Which business personality last week revealed a 9.2% stake in Twitter Inc, worth nearly $3 billion?

12. Which pharma company last week announced its foray into the agri-tech segment, with plans to invest up to Rs 200 crore in the first two to three years?

13. Volkswagen India last week said it has launched a special edition of which brand to mark 12 years of the model in the country?

14. Which hospitality player has appointed Vikram Lalvani as its new Managing Director and CEO with effect from April 1, 2022?

15. Mahindra Electric Mobility last week launched new passenger and cargo variants of which brand with price starting at Rs 2.57 lakh (ex-showroom Lucknow)?

16. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign ‘It's All That Matters’?

17. Which online jewellery store has unveiled its new television commercial with actress Shraddha Kapoor?

18. Which QSR chain has launched the campaign ‘#BeOneWithTheGame’ featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

19. Which meat and seafood etailer has launched a campaign for its ready-to-cook (RTC) range of products with the theme 'Be a great host'?

20. Which men’s innerwear and loungewear brand has got cricketer KL Rahul as its first ambassador as well as an investor in the company?

21. Which hiring platform has launched the campaign 'Main Bhi Ban Gaya, Tu Bhi Bada Ban Jayega'?

22. Which handbag brand has launched a campaign to announce its new brand positioning '#Forever Resilient'?

23. Which European influencer management platform has formed a joint venture with IMP Marketing Services to introduce its products and services in India and Southeast Asia?

24. Which online multi-gaming platform has launched its latest campaign ‘Winning Move’ featuring celebrities Bobby Deol, Sunil Grover, and Regina Cassandra?

25. Which company has acquired Tidilan, a leading women’s health brand, from Jagdale Industries?

26. Which integrated diagnostic service provider has acquired Hyderabad-based Medcis Pathlabs in deal worth Rs 100 crore?

27. Which diagnostic chain last week said it would deploy drones for transporting blood samples?

28. Which MNC last week said it has launched the INDovation Program to back healthcare innovation start-ups in India in the areas of oncology and digital health?

29. Which global advisory and investment firm last week said it acquired Crest Steel & Power out of bankruptcy for a total consideration of Rs 600 crore (around $80 million)?

30. Which steel company last week said that it has managed to achieve its highest ever production in India in FY22 at just over 19 million tonnes despite Covid-19related disruptions?

31. Which company and TVS Motor said they have agreed to explore the creation of a public EV charging infrastructure for electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the country?

32. Which conversational messaging platform has acquired Active(dot)Ai, a conversational AI firm, in an all-cash deal?

33. Which property consultant has acquired a 75% stake in flexible workspace platform myHQ in a cash and stock deal of Rs 125 crore?

34. Mukesh Ambani, promoter of India’s most valued company Reliance Industries, is the richest Asian, according to the latest billionaire list released by Forbes. Who is the world’s richest?

35. Which Hyderabad-based company will be acquiring Casper Pharma for a cash consideration of Rs 155 crore?

36. The Board of which company has approved its merger with Canopy Finance Ltd?

37. Private sector lender Karur Vysya Bank’s (KVB) total business for FY22 has crossed which milestone mark?

38. Which toy manufacturer last week announced acquisition of rights from the international brand Goliath to manufacture and distribute their popular board game ‘Sequence’ in India?

39. Which company’s fintech arm, TripMoney has acquired a majority stake in BookMyForex – an online foreign currency exchange services provider – for an undisclosed sum?

40. Which carbon black company, in joint venture with Nasdaq-listed The Metals Company Inc, plans to set up the world’s first commercial polymetallic nodule processing plant in India?

41. Sebi last said individual investors applying in public issues of equity shares and convertibles can use Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for application amount up to which limit?

42. Which film production company has appointed Srishti Behl Arya as its new CEO?

43. Which learning company has unveiled its first digital brand film on the core theme of ‘Preparation’, featuring actor Vicky Kaushal?

44. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Future of fragrance is here’ featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

45. Curefoods, India’s fastest-growing cloud kitchen company, has secured funding from which actor and inked a long-term association with him, making him the brand ambassador for EatFit?

46. Which payment service provider for online merchants has released the digital campaign ‘The Time Is Now’?

47. Which brand from Nestle, focused on diabetic people, has launched a campaign with the theme 'Start the day by taking care of yourself', featuring actress Jyoti Gauba?

48. Which company last week announced its return to the film exhibition business with the launch of nine theatres across Maharashtra under the MovieMax brand?

49. Which bathroom solutions brand has launched a new campaign ‘YouRooms’, to strengthen its positioning of ‘always in fashion’?

50. Which Noida-based company is setting up the world’s largest mobile robotics factory with a capacity to manufacture 0.5 million robots annually?

51. Which Bengaluru-based savings and investment app has released 2 ads featuring actors Nana Patekar and Prakash Raj respectively?

52. Which telecom company will offer a jobs and education platform for the youth in partnership with three homegrown startups - Apna, Enguru, and Pariksha?

53. Which company has acquired a 51% stake in Switzerland-based B2B accommodation wholesaler BookaBed AG?

54. Which airport has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a joint innovation centre that will drive the development and adoption of digital solutions in aviation?

55. Which Japanese trading and investment company has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the country’s first round-the-clock renewable energy project being developed by ReNew Power?

56. Which company last week showcased its Electric SUV Concept – Curvv – which is expected to be in the market within the next two years?

57. Which electric vehicle maker has inked an initial pact with the U.S.-based battery technology firm C4V to set up a Lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility in the country with an investment of $150 million?

58. Which bulk cargo operator last week stepped into the container cargo business by commissioning its first container terminal at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT)?

59. Which online community for older adults has launched a campaign ‘#WhatsYourHealthy’ for World Health Day?

60. In the largest deal to date in the Indian asset management space, a consortium led by which company won the bid to buy IDFC Asset Management Company in a deal valued at Rs 4,500 crore?

61. Which firm last week said it got a grant of Rs 60 crore from the government's Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council to manufacture Covid vaccine under Mission Covid Suraksha?

62. Which company last week announced a partnership with leading designer and couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee to launch limited edition lifestyle drinkware?

63. Which cloud kitchen company has acquired a majority stake in Bengaluru-based luxury chocolate brand Smoor?

64. Which state government last week inked a pact with Taiwan-based sports footwear major Hong Fu for setting up a manufacturing unit at an investment of around Rs 1,000 crore?

65. Which entity has launched two brand films featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Anil Kapoor under the ‘Pudhe Chala’ campaign?

66. Which brand has launched the campaign “Your Kind of Stunning” to promote its collection of sarees?

67. Which appliances brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana to showcase its air conditioning expertise with the theme 'Things made thoughtfully'?

68. Which beer company has launched its ‘Imagined in India’ portfolio with four limited release flavours?

69. Which FMCG brand has launched an ad featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan to promote its range of sauces?

70. Which US-based buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) firm shut down its India operations from April 9 as part of a restructuring exercise in line with its parent company?

71. APAR Industries has announced which actor as its brand ambassador?

72. Which online jewellery brand has launched a new campaign 'Taiyari Poori Hai' to promote its customisation feature during Akshaya Tritiya?

73. Which collaborative commerce platform has launched the ‘Khushiyan Multiplied’ campaign to promote its new offering in the BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later) category?

74. Which brand has launched a special toothpaste for diabetics and has launched a campaign featuring cricketer R Ashwin?

75. Which GST billing & accounting software has launched the campaign ‘Business ka achha time shuru’?

76. Arvind Krishnan has quit as the managing director of which advertising agency?

77. Which fintech platform last week announced the launch of its first brand campaign ‘Loans Anytime, Anywhere’?

78. Which fintech platform has unveiled its new brand identity, including a new logo and tagline 'Fast. Flexible. Friendly.'?

79. Sai Lakshmi Industries last week launched what it claimed as the “first luxury handbag brand from India” in New York. Name it?

80. International Holding Company (IHC) of Abu Dhabi will invest $2 billion (Rs 15,400 crore) in three companies owned by which business group?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 941 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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