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August 28, 2022

Biz Quizzard 961

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which British luxury carmaker last week said it is set to enter Indian market this year with the opening of its first dealership in Mumbai in October?

2. To celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, which life insurance brand launched the ‘#PlayForOurHeroes’ campaign?

3. In order to highlight the role of 5G technology and its use-cases across various industries, which MNC has rolled out a new brand campaign titled ‘Imagine Possible’ in India?

4. Which beverage brand has launched the ‘#RukkMat’ campaign featuring athlete Neeraj Chopra?

5. Which smartphone company has launched its new campaign ‘#ScreenSahiTohSceneSahi’ with director Anurag Kashyap and actress Vaani Kapoor?

6. Which company has launched the ‘#LiveYourDream’ campaign, featuring "Taare Zameen Par" star Darsheel Safary, for its range of beginner music keyboards?

7. Which tourism board has roped in social media influencer Bhuvan Bam for a digital campaign to promote summer tourism?

8. Which D2C Ayurvedic FMCG brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as brand ambassador for its baby care range?

9. Which sports brand has entered into a partnership with popular Indian singer Harrdy Sandhu?

10. Which ecommerce platform, backed by Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani, has shut down and filed for bankruptcy?

11. Which fitness product brand launched the campaign “MOVE” to promote its 'smart' range of apparel, cycles and home equipment?

12. Which FMEG brand has unveiled its latest campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Rajkummar Rao to introduce its new brushless direct current (BLDC) fans range?

13. Which pet care destination has roped in actress Kriti Sanon as brand ambassador?

14. Which senior living communities operator launched the campaign ‘#ChiefExperienceOfficer’ for World Senior Citizens Day, featuring actress Shabana Azmi?

15. Which business group has acquired 29.18% in Radhika and Prannoy Roy-promoted New Delhi Television (NDTV) after converting warrants in a promoter group firm?

16. Which company has introduced Winenergy X3-R tyres for electric buses which are being progressively rolled out on urban roads?

17. Which company will acquire the business and IP rights of GTID Solutions Development Pvt Ltd for 2.25 crore to enter into the mobile POS software solutions and authentication space?

18. Which brand has announced its partnership with actor Tiger Shroff for its upcoming campaign to promote smartwatches?

19. Which matrimony site launched the campaign "I am not a slave" to remind people about the struggles India and its people went through to achieve Independence?

20. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) last week unveiled its second BharatBenz Regional Training Centre. Which city?

21. Which digital pet-care platform has collaborated with celebrity influencers, Karishma Tanna and Shrishti Dixit to kick off its campaign ‘The Swag Sale 2022’?

22. The board of which finance company has approved the appointment of Mahendra Shah as the MD with effect from October 1, 2022 till September 30, 2023, subject to approval of the shareholders?

23. Which company is set to acquire Chennai-based Curatio Healthcare, a manufacturer of skincare products?

24. Which Chinese electric vehicle maker plans to enter India’s mainstream electric passenger vehicle market with an SUV in the upcoming festive season?

25. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week lifted its 16-month-old ban on which global credit cards major from taking on new customers?

26. Which linen brand launched its Onam campaign ‘Homecoming’?

27. Which snack brand has launched a new campaign for its Bhujia with the positioning ‘Bas Mauka Chahiye Ji’, featuring actor and band ambassador Shah Rukh Khan?

28. Which coffee brand has launched the campaign ‘Your Loss’?

29. Which sleep solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Raat ke 2 Baje, Neend ke 12 Baj gaye?’ featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

30. Which company and its promoters are together acquiring a controlling 51% stake in former Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan’s used-motorcycles company DriveX?

31. Which bank has entered into an indicative and non-binding term sheet to invest Rs 120 crore in two tranches to acquire up to 9.94% equity stake in Go Digit Life Insurance Ltd?

32. The Centre has directed all fertiliser companies in the country to sell their products under which brand name?

33. Japanese e-tailer Rakuten last week launched its largest office outside Japan, in India. Which city?

34. India’s former Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian has been appointed to the post of Executive Director (India) at which entity, with effect from November 1, 2022?

35. Flipkart’s social commerce app Shopsy has crossed which milestone users mark?

36. Which celebrity’s hair care brand Anomaly has partnered Nykaa to foray into the Indian market?

37. Which premium sports experiences and travel platform has signed former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its first brand ambassador?

38. Which platform has announced its new campaign ‘#KhelJaao’, welcoming all Indians to play poker?

39. Which hair-nourishment brand has launched the campaign “‘En Mudi En Adaiyalam’ (My Hair, My Identity)” celebrating the women of Tamil Nadu?

40. Which public sector enterprise last week unveiled a Rs 2-lakh-crore road map to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emission from its operations by 2046?

41. Which life insurance brand has launched the digital campaign “Term Plan for Homemakers” featuring actor Boman Irani?

42. Which neobank has launched the campaign ‘Mutual Fund Matchmaking’ featuring Sima Aunty of Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking fame?

43. Which cryptocurrency exchange has diversified into Decentralised Finance (DeFi) through the Okto app?

44. Nestle is launching a plant-based version of KitKat across 15 European countries including the UK. What has it been sub-branded as?

45. Which edible oil brand has launched the campaign ‘#AajKyaBannaChahtiHo’?

46. Which online real estate company has launched the digital campaign ‘Parr...se Perfect’?

47. Which QSR chain has launched a new regional campaign, celebrating the love that Kolkatans have for it, featuring RJs and influencers - Somak Ghosh and Agnijit Sen?

48. Which brand has launched its new campaign highlighting the legacy of the four iconic sneakers that have created an indelible mark on street culture, featuring brand ambassador Ranveer Singh?

49. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#MeriMarziKaPlan’, featuring cricketer Mithali Raj?

50. Which company will acquire a clutch of infrastructure assets including three ports, two power plants and a power transmission line from Essar Group for $2.4 billion, or about Rs 19,158 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 961 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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