April 17, 2022

Biz Quizzard 942

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In one of the biggest brand changes for an iconic Indian hotel, which company will take over the management of Goa’s Leela Hotel on October 6, 2022?

2. India has recently got market access for exporting fresh banana and baby corn to which country?

3. Which cleaning tools brand has launched the campaign ‘Safai Ka Saathi’?

4. US private equity firm KKR & Co has agreed to buy a 9.9% stake in which general insurance company for around Rs 1,800 crore?

5. 3 months after teaming up, which group and Belgium’s John Cockerill have finalised the terms of a 50:50 joint venture to set up two alkaline electrolyser factories of a gigawatt each in India?

6. Which state has topped the NITI Aayog's first State Energy and Climate Index (SECI) among larger states?

7. Which company has acquired Convergence Acceleration Solutions (CAS Group), a US-based consulting and programme management company?

8. Godrej Industries has set up a financial services subsidiary company, which will be the holding entity of Godrej Housing Finance and Godrej Finance. What has it been branded as?

9. FMCG major CavinKare has strengthened its dairy portfolio by offering ‘protein-rich’ cheese under which brand?

10. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has crossed which milestone quarterly revenue mark?

11. Indore-based Ruchi Soya will be rebranded. What will be the new name?

12. Manisha Kapoor has been elevated to the post of CEO at which advertising body?

13. Which specialty chemicals maker last week announced the acquisition of Ahmedabad-based Khyati Chemicals as part of its diversification strategy?

14. Which company will transfer two of its commercial assets - Intellion Park Chennai, and Intellion Edge Gurgaon, to a joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP)?

15. The board of which payments bank has approved a minority strategic investment in fintech Paysprint?

16. Which auto-tech company has appointed Sharad Saxena as CEO of the used car business?

17. Which ice cream company has launched the ‘#seizetheyay’ campaign to unveil its new logo?

18. Which natural food brand has launched the campaign ‘Strength is in Nature’?

19. Which online astrology platform has launched a digital campaign featuring actress Mouni Roy?

20. Which company’s research and development arm Makes Lab announced the launch of ‘Meta Village’, a digital twin of Pargaon in Maharashtra to gamify learning on the Roblox platform?

21. Which company has launched the “India ka Forex Specialist” campaign?

22. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign “Whistle Through Every Turn” featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

23. Which dairy company is rolling out its first-ever vernacular campaign focusing on its Mishti Doi, featuring actor Abir Chatterjee?

24. Which music streaming service has launched the campaign ‘Find Your Dhun’, led by a music video with singer Shankar Mahadevan?

25. Which innerwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Play Your Way’, featuring cricketer KL Rahul?

26. Which platform-first mar-tech start-up has acquired data-driven influencer marketing platform Opportune?

27. Which direct-to-customer (D2C) online casual sneakers brand has on boarded actor and cricket presenter Gaurav Kapur as its brand ambassador?

28. Which financial services company has launched a new cricket themed campaign ‘Play the flexi game’ to promote its Flexi Plus Loan offerings?

29. Which lubricants company has launched a campaign targeted specifically at the southern markets, featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

30. Who has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021?

31. Which digital payments and financial services provider has picked up a majority stake in payments solution provider Mosambee?

32. Which edtech company has acquired 100% stake in YouTube influencer Hitesh Chaudhary's learning platform Learn Code Online (LCO) in an all-stock deal?

33. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has allowed WhatsApp to increase its user limit for digital payments through UPI (Unified Payments Interface) to what count?

34. Which copper wire & cable maker has agreed to acquire the Luminous brand of lighting & fans from French major Schneider Electric?

35. India’s services exports touched which milestone mark for the first time for the just concluded financial year?

36. Who is the richest healthcare sector billionaire in the world, according to Hurun Global Healthcare Rich List 2022?

37. Which condom brand has launched the ‘#Intensegasm’ campaign?

38. Which grooming brand has come up with a new ad film in collaboration with actor Shakti Kapoor to promote back and chest shaver - Back Pro?

39. Which education company has launched the campaign ‘#JeetegaSparkHi’ featuring Lucknow Super Giants players?

40. Digital payments platform PhonePe last week announced that it has recorded which milestone transactions count in a single day?

41. Shemaroo Entertainment has announced the launch of a new free-to-air Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC). What has it been branded as?

42. Which dating app has launched a campaign to promote its new feature 'All New Explore' allowing members to choose from users based on shared interests?

43. Which consumer durables brand has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador for Eastern Indian markets?

44. Which business personality last week offered to take Twitter Inc private in a deal valued at $43 billion?

45. Which real estate developer is setting up a Mumbai-focussed development fund named Mt. K Kapital?

46. Which audio brand has roped in actress Mrunal Thakur as its official brand ambassador?

47. Which jewellery company has launched two brand films celebrating Poila Boisakh and Bohag Bihu featuring actress Madhumita Sarcar, and actress and dancer, Sunita Kaushik respectively?

48. Britannia Industries has launched a campaign featuring Bengali celebrities Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Anirban Bhattacharya to promote which West Bengal exclusive cracker brand?

49. Which jewellery company has launched a campaign for its collection “Rannkaar”?

50. The road transport and highways ministry has approved two hydrogen-powered buses manufactured by which company for roadworthiness trials?

51. Which cloud kitchen brand has launched a national film on Kolkata style Biryani, as part of a broader multi-series campaign - ‘BanglarBaireo Bangaliana’?

52. Which mother and child care brand has launched the ‘#ParentYourWay’ campaign?

53. Which paint manufacturer last week released a TVC ‘Inspired by You’ to celebrate another year of association with the Royal Challengers Bangalore?

54. Which out-of-hospital healthcare brand has unveiled its brand mascot ‘Chiron’, an angel who assures keeping all the health woes at bay for the users?

55. Which broadcaster has launched its ‘Bundesliga – Football ka blueprint’ campaign, featuring siblings Athiya and Ahan Shetty?

56. Viacom18 has launched the campaign ‘#MusicKaMadhouse’ for which artist-first label and platform?

57. Which company has appointed Vimal Sumbly, the former head of Triumph India and APAC region head of Royal Enfield, as head of premium two-wheeler business?

58. Which company has informed the bourses of its plan to make a strategic investment in UAE-based RAK White Cement Co, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi and Kuwait stock exchanges?

59. Which realtor has entered into an equal joint venture with Hyderabad-based Vishwa Samudra Group (VSR Group) to float a residential development firm, Akhinta Enterprises?

60. Which company’s subsidiary Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG) has acquired 100% stake in Alexand’Ro Edouard’O Passion Velo Sarl (PV) for 2.79 million Swiss francs ($3 million)?

61. Which Hyderabad-based EV player last week said it has commenced trials of a heavy-duty electric tipper that can run up to 220 km on a single charge?

62. Viacom18 last week announced the launch of its dedicated sports broadcasting channel. What has it been branded as?

63. Ahead of World Earth Day, which cosmetics major announced its manufacturing facility in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, has reached 100% carbon neutrality?

64. Which jewellery company has installed what is being claimed as India’s first immersive 3D anamorphic installation, for its season of bloom collection - Live a Dream?

65. VR Rajesh will be elevated to Group President, India, at which advertising agency, effective June 1, 2022?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 942 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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