October 9, 2022

Biz Quizzard 967

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tulsi Tanti, 64, passed away on October 1 due to a cardiac arrest. He was the founder and chairman of which company?

2. Which homegrown telecom gear maker is in the process of setting up its own manufacturing facility in the US to cater to the global market?

3. Which realty company has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as brand ambassador and has also added him to its client roster?

4. Which music licensing platform has launched a new campaign called ‘#HarGharCreator’?

5. Prosus, the investment arm of South African multinational Naspers, has terminated the $4.7 billion acquisition of which online payments gateway firm by its Indian subsidiary PayU Payments?

6. Which homegrown wearable and audio brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador?

7. Who has become the first Indian celebrity to feature in Mandarin Oriental’s globally renowned advertising campaign, "I’m a Fan"?

8. Which technology brand has launched the campaign ‘You@YourCompany.com’?

9. Which ice-cream brand has launched an ad for Navratri with ‘#UpvasFriendly’ positioning?

10. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) created yet another record in September, crossing which milestone value mark for the first time?

11. Which brand has launched the campaign 'High on Fun', featuring actress and brand ambassador Ananya Panday, for its vegan body mists & perfumes?

12. Which spirits company has launched Srishti Premium Whisky, a disruptive innovation with the infusion of curcumin?

13. Which Indian company last week said that it has acquired a controlling stake in Kenya's Kenafric Biscuits Ltd?

14. Which foodtech platform has unveiled its first ever campaign 'Home Food Hai, Toh Soul Full Hai’?

15. Which animation company has named Megha Tata as its CEO?

16. Kia India last week said it is recalling 44,174 units of which model to inspect and fix any potential error in air bag control module software?

17. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#MilkeHiManegiDiwali’?

18. Which equity investment advisory brand has announced the launch of its educational campaign ‘#ShareBazaarKaRavan’?

19. Which lubricants company has roped in cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its new brand ambassador?

20. Which Indian brand has announced that it will be the regional sponsor of Argentina Football Team in FIFA World Cup 2022, starting November 20, in Qatar?

21. In probably the country's first such punitive regulatory action, the capital markets watchdog Sebi last week cancelled the licence of which credit rating agency?

22. Global investor Actis and which company have entered into an agreement to set up a joint platform for developing industrial and logistics real estate facilities across India?

23. Which omnichannel retailer’s parent entity has entered into a strategic alliance with the Middle Eastern Apparel Group to tap the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region?

24. Which healthy snacks brand has onboarded actor Amitabh Bachchan as a brand ambassador?

25. Which chocolate brand has launched its Diwali campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

26. Which womens' western apparel brand has roped in actress Pooja Hegde as brand ambassador and launched its new campaign ‘The Best Time Ever’?

27. Which denim brand has launched ‘Time to Shine’, what its claims as its first-ever TV commercial for the Indian market?

28. Which menswear brand has launched the ‘Don’t Hold Back 3.0’ campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

29. Which Ayurvedic FMCG brand has launched the ‘Dashapushpadi’ campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Kajal Agarwal?

30. Which company has announced the execution of definitive agreements to acquire a 60 per cent stake in AyurVAID, a leading classical Ayurveda hospital chain?

31. Which steel brand has launched the campaign ‘Naya Ghar Mubarak Ho’ featuring celebrity couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor?

32. Which makeup brand has launched its new campaign, a unique take on Karwa Chauth through the eyes of a transwoman?

33. Dabur India Ltd has forayed into the peanut butter market under which brand?

34. Which fashion retailer has launched a new film this year as part of its “Brighter Than Ever” festive campaign?

35. Which MNC has launched “It’s coming  home”, featuring badminton player HS Prannoy, the second film of its ongoing privacy campaign in India?

36. Which automobile company launched the ad ‘#DriveTheGoodInYou’ for Durga Puja, featuring actor Prosenjit Chatterjee?

37. Which media brand launched the film ‘Maa Aashcen. Tumi Kothaye?’ featuring actress Priyanka Sarkar and dancer/actress Sreenanda Shankar, under its campaign ‘Phirey Esho Kolkata’?

38. Which beverage brand launched ‘#BanglarPujoShilpoPujo’, a special edition packaging initiative made in collaboration with five renowned craftsmen from West Bengal?

39. Which paints company launched the ‘Sharad Shamman 2022’ campaign for Durga Puja?

40. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched an AWS Local Zone in India, the first international zone outside the United States. Which city?

41. Which QSR chain has launched the ‘Festivals Make Families’ campaign?

42. Which digital entertainment company has partnered with cookware major Aniket Metals to launch a kitchenware line designed for millennial audiences?

43. Which alternate investment firm, set up by former Blackstone India co-head Mathew Cyriac, has picked up an 80% stake in Accutest Research Laboratories for nearly Rs 100 crore?

44. The merger of Janakalyan Financial Services with which microfinance company will take effect from July 1 this year, subject to regulatory approvals?

45. A Balasubramanian, MD and CEO, Aditya Birla Sunlife MF, has been re-elected as the chairman of which industry body?

46. Which company has appointed chief operating officer Vinod Tanti as its chairman and MD with immediate effect?

47. WPP has purchased the remaining 26 per cent stake of the Balsara family in which media agency?

48. Tata Consumer Products (TCPL) is venturing into ready-to-cook category under which brand?

49. Which company has launched the ‘#Freshisintheair’ campaign to showcase its recently launched Front Load washing machines - XpertCare range?

50. Which company has completely acquired electric vehicle company Revolt Motors, set up by mobile handsets maker Micromax cofounder Rahul Sharma?

51. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its "Khushiyon ke Gheno se, #RishtonKoSajayein" Diwali campaign?

52. Which bank has launched its brand campaign ‘Live more, Bank less’?

53. Which on-demand convenience platform has launched the ‘Saddi city chakh lo’ campaign, featuring singer and actor Ammy Virk, to connect with foodies across Delhi & Punjab?

54. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘For the love of watches’?

55. Which company last week launched two electric scooters under the specially-crafted Vida brand, with an entry price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 967 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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