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May 15, 2022

Biz Quizzard 946

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has handed over India’s first semi high-speed regional train set to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)?

2. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign 'Neo Casuals for Neo Leaders'?

3. Which ethnic fashion brand launched its Mother’s Day campaign featuring six supermoms from Jaipur?

4. Which company launched the ‘#CookingHasNoGender’ campaign for Mother’s Day?

5. Which chocolate brand has signed up the third umpire as its brand ambassador and has launched its latest campaign for IPL season?

6. Which life insurance brand launched the film ‘#MaaHealthMyDuty’?

7. Which beverage chain launched the campaign “Relax kids, your mothers know you love them!”?

8. Which food brand launched its Mother’s Day film, an extension of its Khaana Khaaya campaign?

9. Which Indian wear brand launched the ‘Project Ghar’ campaign for Mother’s Day?

10. Which IT company has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Switzerland-based Confinale AG for CHF 53 million (Swiss Franc) (around Rs 415 crore)?

11. Which edtech company launched the campaign ‘#MeriPehliTeacher’ for Mother’s Day?

12. Which financial services company rolled out a social media campaign '#MOMent' for Mother’s Day?

13. Which healthy and toxin-free cookware brand launched the campaign ‘May my mother remain healthy’?

14. Which merchant commerce platform roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as brand ambassador and released the campaign ‘Shop now, #PayBaadMein’?

15. Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses. Which location?

16. Which company has signed up as the India franchisee of Tod’s Spa to sell footwear, bags and accessories of the Italian lifestyle brand?

17. US-based enterprise-level digital transformation solutions provider Grid Dynamics Holdings Inc is making its India foray with the setting up of its India operations in which city?

18. Which company last week announced the unveiling of the Prima G3 Series – a premium range of tractors targeted at the new-age farmer, in the 40-60 hp range?

19. Sunil Kantik Roy, 78, passed away in Kolkata. He was the Managing Director of which diversified conglomerate?

20. Which IT company will acquire Bengaluru-based Quest Informatics for Rs 15 crore in an all-cash deal?

21. Which group has become the fourth Indian group to acquire the rights to own and operate a franchise in the six-member UAE T20 League?

22. Which fashion and beauty retailer has roped in actress Sanya Malhotra as brand ambassador for select private brands?

23. Which company has launched its newest campaign ‘She Remains The Taj’ on Metaverse?

24. Which personal care brand has announced its new campaign “Skinfit Raho, Manmarziyaan Karo” with actress and brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

25. Which adult diapers brand has announced its partnership with TVF for the first edition of its latest show ‘DaduGiri’?

26. Which air cooler brand has roped in cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Shikhar Dhawan for an AI-led nationwide initiative?

27. Which bathroom fragrance brand unveiled a new TVC campaign, ‘if bathrooms could talk’?

28. Which premium biscuits brand has roped in actress Sonam Bajwa as brand ambassador?

29. Which consumer credit provider has forayed into wealth management with the acquisition of Gurgaon-based investment platform Sqrrl Fintech in an all-cash deal?

30. Which company is suspending operations of its subscription-based morning delivery service Supr Daily in 5 cities?

31. Which company has acquired Singapore’s executive education firm Northwest Executive Education in a stock and cash deal of around $100 million?

32. Apple last week said it would discontinue which brand, the last remnant of a product line that first went on sale in October 2001?

33. MG Motor India has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in the country since the unveiling of its first vehicle almost three years ago?

34. Which agarbatti and dhoop brand has roped in actress Raveena Tandon as its brand ambassador?

35. Which Ayurvedic femtech brand has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as its brand ambassador?

36. Which nasal decongestant spray brand has launched the campaign “Life’s a struggle”?

37. Which sports brand has launched a campaign for its Make Space Yoga collection, featuring actress Deepika Padukone?

38. Which fashion brand has onboarded actress Deepika Padukone as its latest House Ambassador and has launched a campaign its Dauphine bag?

39. Which femtech startup has launched #GoWithYourFlow campaign with brand ambassador and actress Deepika Padukone?

40. Sanjiv Bajaj, chairman and managing director of Bajaj Finserv, has taken charge as president of which industry body?

41. Google has added how many Indian languages including Sanskrit to Google Translate?

42. Which aluminium producer will invest $2.5 billion to build a new low-carbon aluminium recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama?

43. Alternative investment firm PAG, along with consortium partners have reached an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in which Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm for Rs 2000 crore?

44. Which firm has entered into an exclusive partnership with South Korean firm HK inno.N Corporation to commercialise the latter’s novel molecule Tegoprazan in India and select emerging markets?

45. Which company has unveiled a new logo representing its growth from a single flower store to a multi-category gifting company?

46. Which neobanking platform has rolled out its new campaign ‘#LiveBoundless’?

47. Which make-up brand has launched the campaign ‘Superstars Lipsticks’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Bhumi Pednekar?

48. Which company has launched ‘Rangon Ke Badshah’, a unique, pan India program to uplift, reward and recognize the garage painter community and identify India’s top car painters?

49. Which brand has roped in model Milind Soman as its brand ambassador to celebrate gender-neutral skincare?

50. Which company has announced the appointment of Campbell Wilson as CEO and MD, subject to requisite regulatory approvals?

51. Which company has launched a new campaign for San Francisco Style Pizza in India, featuring its magnetic ambassador Anuradha Menon (Lola Kutty)?

52. Which skincare brand has roped in actress Mouni Roy as its new brand ambassador to refresh its brand identity in India?

53. Which brand has launched a campaign for its fans and LED lights, featuring actor and brand ambassador Pankaj Tripathi?

54. Streaming platform Disney+Hotstar has crossed which milestone subscription mark?

55. Which MNC has made the breast cancer antibody cocktail drug PHESGO available in India, which will be priced 20% less and more convenient to administer than the existing therapy?

56. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#PutLoveFirst’?

57. Which cloud communications and mobile customer engagement company has announced Nitin Singhal as its new managing director in India?

58. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘More Taakat To You’?

59. Which beverage brand has launched the television commercial ‘Idhu Namma Tea(m)’ for its association with Chennai Super Kings?

60. In a first for a private company in India, which company last week announced its plan to invest Rs 250 crore to set up a helicopter gearbox manufacturing facility at Hyderabad?

61. Which home and sleep solutions brand has launched the ‘Do Se Dhai’ campaign?

62. Which digital healthcare platform has launched its new campaign ‘#LabsFromHome’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan?

63. Which bank posted a record profit of Rs 9,114 crore in the March quarter?

64. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with Times Internet to acquire restaurant tech and dining out platform Dineout?

65. India’s merchandise exports crossed which milestone mark in April?

66. Which MNC has decided not to go ahead with its plans of manufacturing electric vehicles in India just months after its application for Production Linked Incentive was approved by the government?

67. The world´s market capitalisation, or the value of all the companies listed globally, has slipped below which milestone mark for the first time since December 2020?

68. For the first time in India, which company has launched a new class of drug ´Bemdac´ to treat uncontrolled low density lipoprotein cholesterol ( LDLc)?

69. Which company has acquired the rights to operate a franchise at the UAE T20 League, becoming the fifth Indian firm to do so?

70. Which Indian company climbed two spots to No. 53 on Forbes’ latest Global 2000 list of public companies worldwide?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 946 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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