May 14, 2023

Biz Quizzard 998

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Global private equity firm Blackstone has signed a binding agreement to acquire a controlling stake in which hospital chain from TPG?

2. Which snack brand has entered India's ethnic snacks market with the launch of its ‘Namkeen’ sub-brand, and has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador?

3. Which homegrown private equity fund is diversifying into public market investing through a dedicated alternative investment fund (AIF) called Clarus?

4. Which Norwegian preschool chain will open 100 schools in India in next three years at an investment of Rs 100 crore?

5. Which motorcycle brand has launched a video featuring the rock band Girish and the Chronicles, and the Sufi band Kabir Café?

6. Which health-tech company has launched the ‘#WorryNot’ campaign, a multi-platform initiative to support people living with type 2 diabetes?

7. Which curated premium platform for mother and baby products has announced Masoom Minawala – first-time mom, influencer, entrepreneur - as its digital brand ambassador?

8. Which footwear brand has joined hands with rapper, King, to unveil its new collection?

9. Japanese financial services firm Daiwa Securities Group has agreed to pick up a little over 15% stake in which Ashok Wadhwa-led financial services firm?

10. Air conditioner maker Daikin Airconditioning India has crossed which turnover milestone in FY23?

11. Manan Khurma, the founder and chairman of which online math class startup, has returned as its CEO?

12. Travel portal MakeMyTrip has collaborated with which MNC to use generative AI to make travel planning accessible, by introducing voice-assisted booking in Indian languages?

13. Which company’s Crop Protection Business has announced the introduction of PYNA, an umbrella brand for sustainable cotton production?

14. Which company has announced the launch of Pump’d, a direct-to-consumer fashion wear brand for athletes?

15. Which cosmetics major has announced actress and former Miss World, Manushi Chhillar, as its newest global brand ambassador?

16. Which lubricants brand has announced the launch of Gulf Fan Academy, an interactive gaming platform that will host various engagements with the aim to gratify cricketing enthusiasts?

17. Which brand has launched a DVC campaign for its newly launched Summerwala Sharbat, with ‘Swad Jo Dilaye Bachhpan Ki Yaad’ tagline?

18. Which kids wear manufacturer has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as brand ambassador?

19. In line with the core purpose of ‘Help India Eat Better’, ITC Foods launched its first millet cookies as part of which brand?

20. Tata Motors’ Tiago electric vehicle has crossed which deliveries milestone in less than four months?

21. Which Warburg Pincus-backed and US-based fintech software company modernising mortgage servicing for banks and lenders has opened its non-US headquarters in Chennai?

22. Which brand has launched the “For Every Mom, Through Every Change” campaign for its mother & baby care range, featuring actress Sonam A. Kapoor?

23. Which sports brand has launched the ‘Propah Lady’ campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Anushka Sharma?

24. Which marketplace for cars on rent has unveiled its new campaign ‘#ApniHiSamjho’?

25. Which D2C ethnic wear brand has appointed former Microsoft Cloud & Amazon executive Raghu Sethuraman as Chairman and CEO?

26. Which diversified group has signed former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its new brand ambassador, to primarily focus on agricultural technologies, EVs, and education?

27. Which social networking firm last week announced that it will close down its last service available in China, citing “fierce competition and a challenging macroeconomic climate”?

28. Which edtech brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘double advantage’?

29. Which edible oil brand has launched the 'Achaar ka perfect jodidaar' campaign to promote its special pickle pack?

30. The Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) has recommended the name of Parminder Chopra to succeed as the next CMD of which PSU?

31. Which beverage brand has revealed its new global brand platform, 'There's no flavour like your flavour', alongside a new visual identity system?

32. Which company has launched a new appliance brand named Nex?

33. Which French drugmaker’s India unit said its board has approved demerger of consumer health business into its proposed wholly-owned subsidiary, subject to approvals?

34. Which MNC said it has made an equity investment in Gurgaon, Haryana-based software development platform Builder(dot)ai?

35. Karthik Balagopalan will be the new India MD for which sportswear MNC?

36. Which confectionery brand has roped in cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, and digital influencer RJ Sukriti as key protagonists for its ‘Mood Ting Tong League’ campaign?

37. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new campaign “Jo banaye, special ban jaaye”?

38. Which hair nourishment brand has released an ad featuring Rubal Shekhawat, Femina Miss India 2022 first runner up, with the positioning 'Hair Damage ko karo 100% tak Repair'?

39. Which QSR chain has released a new campaign, ‘#ItStartsWithYourName’, with a renewed lens on personal connections and relationships?

40. SN Subrahmanyan will take over as the chairman of which company with effect from October 1, 2023?

41. Which electric bike brand has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the positioning "The 22nd Century Motorbike"?

42. Which company is launching a subscription service called Avolve that promises to cut down the tyre costs of truck fleets by 10%-15% through more efficient tyre management?

43. Which smartphone company has signed a deal with the Argentine Football Association to sponsor the country’s national soccer team?

44. Mutual fund assets under management (AUM) crossed which milestone mark for the first time ever in April?

45. Which company will set up a new subsidiary ‘Nippo Green Energy Pvt Ltd’ as a joint venture with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises?

46. Which new food delivery application has roped in actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty as brand ambassador and investor?

47. Which smartphone brand has launched its newest model with the ‘Return of the King’ campaign?

48. Which furniture and lifestyle brand has unveiled its ‘The Home Sapiens’ campaign?

49. Which mother and child care brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#ComebackYourWay’, featuring sports celebrity Sania Mirza?

50. Who has been announced as Gucci's first Indian global brand ambassador?

51. Which manufacturer of E-Rickshaws and E-Cargo has announced the onboarding of actor Aman Yatan Verma as its brand ambassador?

52. Which airline has released a short film ‘It's A Mom Thing’ to celebrate Mother’s Day with an artistic tribute to mothers around the world, and the things they do for their loved ones?

53. Which lingerie and athleisure brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Everybody Is Fab’, featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh?

54. Which beverage brand has unveiled its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MyTurnToCare’, where it will be creating unique, specially curated, personalized packs for consumers?

55. Which watch brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MOMentsTogether’?

56. Which paints company has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#GiftingMadeEzy’?

57. Which online bus ticketing platform has released a film, titled ‘Give maa a break’, to mark Mother’s Day?

58. Which e-commerce company has launched the ‘#DeliverTheLove’ Mother’s Day campaign?

59. Which electronics company launched the Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MaaMakesItBetter’?

60. Which Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) in the Indian power sector has taken over Virescent Renewable Energy Trust, also floated by the same fund, KKR?

61. Which salt and spices brand has launched the campaign ‘#MaaKaEhsaas’?

62. Which premium western women’s wear brand is celebrating the unconventional paths of mothers from different walks of life, in its digital campaign, ‘#DearMaa’?

63. Which business group is celebrating Mother’s Day in an unconventional style, with ‘#PerfectforMomRecipes’?

64. Which company has launched ‘#MakeYourBreak’ campaign to help mothers re-enter the workforce after a career break?

65. Which brand has launched the ‘Furniture that is Built To Last’ campaign, using sumo wrestlers to demonstrate the strength of its sofas and beds?

66. Which mutual fund has launched the ‘#RideTheMomentum’ campaign to help people invest in stock markets?

67. Which Indian lifestyle brand has launched the film ‘A day of joy, a celebration of a lifetime’ for Mother’s Day?

68. Which musical instruments company has launched its latest campaign, ‘No Screen Summer’?

69. Rajkot-based investment firm Plutus Investments and Holding Private Limited has acquired which apparel company for under Rs 100 crore, as a going concern in accordance with an NCLT order?

70. Which state has ranked first in the Indian Manufacturing Innovation Index (IMII) 2021-22?

71. Advertising executive Linda Yaccarino will be the new CEO of which social media company?

72. Macquarie Capital has acquired a majority stake in which Network as a Service (NaaS) provider in India for $100 million?

73. Which matrimony brand has roped in Punjabi actress and singer Nimrat Khaira for its latest regional marketing campaign ‘#SwagNaalSwagat’?

74. Which life insurance brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#ZindagiUnlimited’?

75. Which airport in India has emerged as the most punctual airport in the world with an on-time performance of 90.43%, in March 2023, as per aviation analytical firm Cirium?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 998 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy leaning!
rajeev kondapalli

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