July 10, 2022

Biz Quizzard 954

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

1. Which company has acquired Indore-based CHL Hospitals, the first corporate hospital established in Madhya Pradesh, which has a strong clinical expertise in cardiology and neurosciences?

2. Choice Hotels Asia Pacific, an NYSE-listed hospitality firm, has signed a 15-year master franchise agreement with which hospitality company in India?

3. Which power distribution company has unveiled its new brand philosophy ‘Towards a Greener Tomorrow’?

4. Which food delivery company has used deepfake technology and AI in personalised ads starring actor Hrithik Roshan?

5. Which bike brand launched a teaser campaign to unveil 2 new variants - P250 Brooklyn Black and N160 Brooklyn Black?

6. Which company will soon launch Adidas Originals watches and products of German luxury fashion house Philipp Plein in India?

7. Which platform has launched its new brand campaign ‘You Hold the Cards’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Shahid Kapoor?

8. Which celebrity recently launched the homeware brand 'Sona Home'?

9. Which Swiss wealth management group has appointed Umang Papneja as the new chief executive for its India operations, effective August 1?

10. The government last week said that the privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam (NINL) is completed with its handover to which Tata group firm?

11. Which life insurance company has appointed Asit Rath as its chief executive officer with effect from July 11?

12. Which 3 states have emerged as the best performer states in developing startup ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs, as per the third edition of the States’ Startup Ranking 2021?

13. Which MNC has launched a global non-profit brand Impact® to make 30 of its treatments, including insulin, available on a not-for-profit basis in 40 lower income countries?

14. Which passenger reservation services provider last week said that the Tata group had selected it to transform Air India’s customer experience and operational effectiveness?

15. Which crop protection firm has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as its brand ambassador?

16. Which two-wheeler company last week launched the KATANA in India?

17. Which chocolate brand launched its new ad featuring WWE champion The Great Khali to support its newest ‘bhaari’ proposition?

18. Which global location technology brand launched its first campaign in India, featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

19. Which telecom equipment maker last week said it has acquired 62.6% stake in Saankhya Labs for Rs 276.2 crore?

20. A subsidiary of which Indian engineering company will develop an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi jointly with Texas-based aerospace company, Jaunt Air Mobility?

21. Which online tax filing service provider has acquired compliance automation provider CimplyFive for an undisclosed sum in an all cash-deal?

22. Which business family has become promoter of Eveready Industries, according to a regulatory filing by the Kolkata-based flashlight and battery maker?

23. Which general insurance company has launched the ‘Cyber VaultEdge’ cover against cyber risks?

24. Which spices brand has roped in Chef Ranveer Brar as its brand ambassador?

25. Which personal care brand has launched “Face Wash Nahi Treat Karo” campaign for its acne care portfolio?

26. Which homegrown advertising agency and international advertising network BBDO have parted ways after 37 years of association?

27. Which youth fashion and tech brand has launched its new campaign ‘#PrideinOurPronouns’?

28. Which design-driven global lifestyle D2C brand has launched the ‘#FromTheDesk’ social media campaign?

29. Which eye care company has roped in actors Sheeba Chaddha and Shishir Sharma as its new brand ambassadors?

30. Which company has entered into a long-term partnership with Gap Inc. to bring the American fashion brand to India?

31. Which financial infrastructure provider will acquire Bengaluru-based cloud-lending platform Finflux for an undisclosed sum?

32. The country’s third power exchange commenced operations last week after receiving approval from Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. What is it called?

33. Which company has signed Indian triathlete Kaustubh Radkar as the brand ambassador of its fitness segment?

34. Which watch maker has announced the launch of its Waterbury Ocean collection, an upcycled watch made of ocean-bound plastic to tackle pollution?

35. Which D2C baby product brand has launched a digital ad featuring actress Soha Ali Khan, highlighting the features and benefits of using a lightweight Feather Diaper?

36. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign ‘#AllEyesOnMe’ featuring actor Kartik Aaryan?

37. Which automotive batteries brand has launched its brand mascot ‘Ron’?

38. Which pharma company has launched the consumer awareness campaign ‘#HPVsearchkiyakya’ featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

39. Which gifting solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Emotions Gift Wrapped’ with actors Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor?

40. Which aerospace engine manufacturer will set up a 200-million-euro maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) in Hyderabad?

41. Which company last week said it will acquire the 1,200-MW Athena Chhattisgarh Power for Rs 565 crore?

42. Paritosh Tripathi has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of which general insurance company with effect from July 5?

43. GE Healthcare has announced the unveiling of its 5G Innovation Lab in India, the first for GE Healthcare across the globe. Which location?

44. Which company has launched a new 225-cc motorcycle Ronin, marking its entry into a new high-end bike segment?

45. Which general insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#SalaamMSME’?

46. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#AdvanceApology’ campaign for Forgiveness Day?

47. Which company has launched the campaign 'Super Brands. Super Price. Super Fast.' featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt as the ‘superhero’ protagonist?

48. Which digital insurer has roped in stand-up comic Raunaq Rajani for its ‘#SwitchToSave’ campaign?

49. Which snacking company launched the ‘Chocolate Crazy’ campaign for World Chocolate Day?

50. Which bank has acquired the Agri and Healthcare Equipment financing portfolio of De Lage Landen Financial Services India, a subsidiary of Rabobank-owned De Lage Landen International?

51. Which industry body has elected Manish Makhijani, Global Insights Director of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), as President for 2022-2024?

52. Which company said it has completed the acquisition of Equitas Technologies Private Ltd. (ETPL), popularly known as WowTruck, by acquiring 100% of the existing equity capital of ETPL?

53. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched its very own rap anthem ‘#YehHaiApnaTime’ on YouTube, starring the employees in their natural element?

54. Which male grooming brand has signed actor Vicky Kaushal as an ambassador for its range of fragrances?

55. Which grooming brand has launched a new digital film of the 'Hairy Masculinity' campaign featuring cricketer Ravindra Jadeja?

56. Which quick commerce platform has launched the animation film ‘Make room for more pride’ with a message on how Pride isn’t just a color of a month on the calendar?

57. Which company has launched a campaign for its Roll-on waxing service, featuring actress Yami Gautam?

58. Which electric two-wheeler brand launched the campaign ‘#BharatkaJoy’ with the anthem ‘Saath Chalein’?

59. Which career-tech startup has launched a new digital campaign 'Ab Job Aapko Dhundegi, Aapke Apne Sheher Mein' targeting job seekers in Uttar Pradesh?

60. Which company and British International Investment (BII)-backed EV Co will co-develop a portfolio of five electric SUVs through the former’s wholly-owned subsidiary?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 954 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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