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April 24, 2022

Biz Quizzard 943

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. N Sankar, 76, passed away in Chennai on April 17. He was the chairman of which business group?

2. Which regional airline will sell tickets with "9I" code and has shifted to its own cloud-based passenger service system (PSS) from April 15?

3. A community radio station (CRS) dedicated to animal husbandry was launched last week. What has it been branded as?

4. Which education lending fintech platform launched its new campaign 'Potential Hai Toh Possible Hai', featuring players of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG)?

5. Which luggage brand has launched the ‘Pyaar wahi par soch nai’ campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Vaani Kapoor?

6. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Pairon Ki Suno’ featuring brand ambassadors – former cricketer Sourav Ganguly, and actress Parineeti Chopra?

7. Which sports nutrition brand has launched a video featuring actor Arjun Kapoor?

8. Which pan masala brand has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as its newest brand ambassador?

9. Which skincare brand has launched the ‘#BeingEqual’ campaign as part of its association with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)?

10. TVS Motor Company’s bike exports in FY22 crossed which milestone mark for the first time?

11. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) last week provisionally attached assets worth Rs 757 crore belonging to which MNC, accusing the company of “running a pyramid fraud”?

12. Which drugmaker has appointed Rodolfo Hrosz as the new managing director of India unit with effect from June 1 2022, subject to regulatory approvals?

13. Which IT company has appointed Satya Easwaran as the Country Head for India?

14. Which company has signed an agreement with Mahindra First Choice Wheels (MFCW) to introduce an exclusive hybrid ecosystem for the former’s used commercial vehicle (CV) business?

15. Which pigments major has forayed into the pharmaceutical manufacturing space with the acquisition of Ahmedabad-based active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Atlas Life Sciences?

16. Which company has announced the acquisition of a 64.98% equity stake in Maharashtra Transmission Communication Infrastructure (MTCIL) from Sterlite Technologies?

17. Which business personality has launched a healthcare and diagnostics platform called Flebo in his personal capacity?

18. Which company has launched a new multimedia campaign 'Fan Nahin Fantastic' to unveil its technologically superior range of fans?

19. Which healthcare start-up has launched a new campaign featuring actors Anup Soni and Prakash Raj?

20. Which company has been ranked as India’s most sustainable company in the debut 2021 Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50 list?

21. Disney Star is geared to enter a new market – Odisha, with its new Odia general entertainment channel in the first week of June 2022. What has it been branded as?

22. Which brand has launched its new range, Bright Boost, for Indian consumers, to address the increasing problem of skin dullness?

23. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has floated its first IPL campaign ‘RuPay. Be On-The-Go’ featuring which cricketer?

24. Which wellness brand has launched the campaign “Home Pure, Aap Sure”, introducing its new Pure Homes Sanitizing Floor Cleaner?

25. Which skincare brand has launched ‘#CelebSquad’ campaign with actors Kajal Aggarwal, Pulkit Samrat, and Sanjana Sanghi?

26. Which healthy foods company has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as an investor and brand ambassador?

27. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan as its new brand ambassador?

28. Which edtech company has launched the campaign ‘Teacher Hona Asaan Nahi Hota’?

29. Which private general insurer has appointed Jasleen Kohli as the MD and CEO, effective from 20 April, 2022?

30. Which FMCG major last week announced the appointment of LV Vaidyanathan as the Chief Executive Officer of its India operations effective July 1, 2022?

31. Which footwear brand has announced the onboarding of cricketer Shardul Thakur as its new brand ambassador?

32. Which company signed a definitive agreement to take a controlling 51% stake in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (AJSK)?

33. Which company has acquired direct-to-consumer (D2C) Software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform ANS Commerce for an undisclosed sum?

34. Which US sportswear giant’s former India MD Tushar Goculdas has taken over its domestic operations?

35. Shriram Group is planning to introduce a super app for its financial products during the first quarter of next fiscal. What will it be called?

36. Which forging company has acquired 26% stake in Avaada MHVidarbha (AMHVPL) to purchase solar power on a single captive user basis?

37. Which FMCG major last week said it plans to induct a fleet of 100 electric vehicles (EVs) in its supply chain for last-mile product distribution in the next 12 months?

38. Which bike-taxi platform has launched the campaign ‘#EkdumAaramSe’ with actors Rajkummar Rao and Jiiva?

39. Which brand has signed actors Rashmika Mandanna and Varun Dhawan as brand ambassadors and has launched the 'Spread the Cheer’ campaign?

40. California-based start-up Biliti Electric Inc (Biliti) will soon set up arguably the largest electric three-wheeler manufacturing facility in the world in which Indian state?

41. Which beverage brand has unveiled a new campaign ‘Thand Rakh’?

42. Which brand has brought onboard actress Anita Hassanandani as brand ambassador for its range of new mom and baby products?

43. Which dating app has launched a new campaign ‘Real Dating App’?

44. Which digital healthcare marketplace launched its first pan-India advertising campaign ‘Laughter is the best medicine’?

45. Which electric and electronic equipment maker has launched a new digital campaign 'Helping Build Smart Infrastructure Systems' in India?

46. Which instant noodle brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Suresh Raina?

47. Which social eSports mobile cloud gaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Just Beat It’?

48. Which paints brand has launched the campaign ‘Feels Like Home’ featuring actors Mrunal Thakur and Ronit Roy?

49. Which personal care brand has unveiled a new brand film ‘Palak ke Pakaude’ to celebrate World Earth Day?

50. Which bank from India has entered the list of the top 50 banks in the Asia-Pacific by assets in 2021 for the first time, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence?

51. Which non-fiction television channel announced the launch of its one-of-its-kind initiative titled ‘One for Change’ on Earth Day?

52. Which beverage brand has roped in cartoon character Chhota Bheem as brand ambassador?

53. Which D2C home to baby brand has roped in actress Kalki Koechlin as brand ambassador and has launched the ‘Your Beautiful New World’ campaign?

54. US-based food technology startup Perfect Day Inc has emerged as the successful bidder to acquire which Gujarat-based company, following the latter’s liquidation process?

55. Which global fintech player last week said it has appointed Sheenam Ohrie as the managing director of India operations?

56. Royal Enfield has added three new colours - Supernova red, blue, and matt green – to which cruiser bike brand?

57. Which conversational commerce unicorn has acquired AskSid for an undisclosed amount?

58. Which rural technology start-up has announced the acquisition of GullyBuy, a digital marketing technology platform, based out of Pune?

59. Which learning app has launched the campaign ‘Jeet Pakki’ featuring cricketer Rohit Sharma?

60. Which beauty and wellness retailer has forayed into the salon business by partnering with Estee Lauder’s haircare brand Aveda?

61. Which basmati rice brand has launched its new digital campaign celebrating ‘#EmotionCalledBiryani’ this Ramadan?

62. Which food company has launched the ‘Tasty khana ready in Mmmm..Minutes!’ campaign for its Minute Range products?

63. Which air cooler brand has launched the film “Ek Samose ke kharche mein poore din ki Cooling” as part of its new campaign?

64. Which laptop brand has launched the campaign 'The Alisha & Garima Diaries' featuring social media celebrities, Yashaswini Dayama and Ahsaas Channa?

65. Which online bus ticketing platform has announced actor Allu Arjun as its brand ambassador?

66. Which online ticketing and entertainment platform has made a strategic investment for a majority stake in TribeVibe, a one-stop solution for college festival entertainment?

67. Which health food drink brand is foraying into the gummies segment with the launch of Nutri Gummies?

68. Which company has acquired women-focused social-commerce startup Glowroad in its attempt to get a foothold into this buzzy segment?

69. Business Process Management firm WNS has crossed which annual revenue milestone?

70. Which company will launch a new format called Swadesh that will sell handmade textiles, handicrafts, agriculture items and other products sourced directly from artisans?

71. Which conglomerate is set to acquire a 10% stake in Blupin Technologies, parent of direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand Mylo for around Rs 39 crore?

72. Which Hyderabad-based cloud-based no-code business process automation and application development platform has introduced a new ‘Snap2App’ feature?

73. Singapore-headquartered digital customer experience solutions provider, TDCX last week marked its India foray with the opening of its new 45,000 sq ft office. Which city?

74. Which internet commerce company launched its new campaign 'Apna Cricket Adda’ to celebrate small, hyperlocal businesses?

75. Which silver jewellery brand has launched an advertising campaign featuring brand ambassador and actress Anushka Sharma?

76. Which men’s grooming brand has released a new campaign ‘Doctor – Dancer’ for its deodorants?

77. Which web hosting provider has unveiled a campaign with the positioning "Website made Easy'?

78. Which professional network has launched a global integrated campaign ‘Flexibles’ which is running across India, UK, France, Germany and Australia?

79. Japanese auto major Nissan last week said it is discontinuing which brand in India, nine years after the company kicked off the marque's global relaunch in the country?

80. To mark the occasion of World Earth Day this year, which business group has released a book called 'The Last Cloud, Ray, Drop, Mangrove and Bee'?

81. Which omnichannel beauty retailer has made strategic investments in the brands Earth Rhythm, Nudge Wellness, and Kica?

82. Suman Bery, former director-general of the NCAER, will be the new vice-chairman of which entity?

83. Which company has said its pan-India inter-city electric mobility coach service will operate under the brand name NueGo?

84. Which IT firm said it would acquire a portion of Boston-based tech firm PTC’s product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation services business and create a new unit - DxP Services?

85. Which automobile MNC has officially launched the Black Badge Ghost for commissions by Indian customers?

86. In what could have a devastating impact on edible oil prices and supplies in India, which country has decided to ban export of palm oil from April 28 till further notice?

87. Which fashion brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador in India and has launched the campaign ‘enjoying the bloom’?

88. Which edtech brand has launched the campaign ‘#AbFuturePeSabkaHaq’ featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

89. Which country has launched the tourism campaign ‘A Girl & Her Magic Binoculars’ in India?

90. Which company is set to acquire the country’s largest marine services company Ocean Sparkle for Rs 1,530 crore?

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