July 9, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1006

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

1. Deepak Parekh resigned as the chairman of which company?

2. Which smartwatch brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador, and launched the campaign 'Follow Yourself'?

3. Which health-tech startup launched the ‘#DoctorsDeserveBetter’ campaign on National Doctors Day?

4. The Delhi High Court last week in an interim order restrained which generic drug maker from manufacturing, selling, or advertising its asthma drug under the mark Indamet?

5. Which MNC has reportedly elevated chief operating officer Irina Ghose as managing director of India?

6. The Bombay Stock Exchange last week breached which milestone market capitalisation mark?

7. The government has scrapped the privatisation of which company and disqualified the winning consortium led by Star9 Mobility due to several legal cases?

8. In a move to ensure drivers get proper accommodation and rest, which state government has taken a lead, making it mandatory for hotels and lodges to provide dormitories?

9. Which Chennai-based software company last week announced the appointment of Subramanian Sundaresan as its Chief Executive Officer?

10. Vistara, full-service carrier and a joint venture of the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has achieved the milestone of flying how many customers in just eight years of operations?

11. Which cloud kitchen operator has made its entry into Saudi Arabia by inaugurating its initial two cloud kitchens in Riyadh?

12. Which Bengaluru-based manufacturer of medium and heavy trucks has unveiled its first electric truck, the Model V0.1, built on its Axial Flux Motor Platform: FLUX350?

13. Which intimate wear brand has launched the ‘Har Pal Ko Own Karo’ campaign for its True Curv range?

14. Which electric car brand has launched a social media campaign ‘Cut the Crap’, featuring celebrities Janhvi Kapoor, and Ishan Kishan?

15. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘Your Vada, Your Way Da!’ to promote the launch of its new product packaging?

16. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has roped in 'GujjuBen' aka 'Baa' of MasterChef India fame to promote its Jain friendly menu?

17. Which audio & wearable brand has announced cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues as its newest brand ambassador?

18. Which D2C ethnic wear brand has announced the launch of its latest campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Vidya Balan?

19. Which brand has launched a campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Deepika Padukone for its all-new Sportswear label, the ZERO.NEGATIVE.ENERGY.(Z.N.E.) collection?

20. Which two companies have introduced their co-developed premium motorcycle - X440 in India at price starting Rs 2,29,000?

21. Which QSR chain has launched the innovative NEW RAGI SUPER CRUST Pizza in Gujarat?

22. Which smartphone brand has roped in actress Kriti Sanon as its ambassador, and has launched the campaign ‘#FlipTheScript’?

23. Which fintech company has launched a fraud awareness campaign ‘#JagrukTejaBhai’?

24. Which Murugappa Group company has entered an agreement with Jayem Automotives Pvt Ltd to pick up 50 per cent equity share capital in the latter for a consideration of Rs 206 crore?

25. Shashank Singh has quit as the head of India office of which private equity firm?

26. Which company has entered into a binding agreement to sell biologics Unit-3 manufacturing facility of its associate company Stelis Biopharma (SBL) to Syngene International?

27. Which MNC has relaunched its private banking business in India?

28. Which cybersecurity solutions provider has appointed Vishal Salvi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

29. Which sports performance brand has roped in actress Shraddha Kapoor as the new brand ambassador for India?

30. Which state last week became the first in the country to announce a policy for generating green hydrogen?

31. Which MNC has signed an initial pact with Gurugram-headquartered VVDN Technologies, under which they plan to produce high-end servers worth $1 billion in 4-5 years?

32. Which online food delivery platform has unveiled a new feature, WhatToEat, to help customers discover food they would like to eat without having to waste time in searching?

33. Which company will buy an 81 per cent stake in Honda Motor’s component maker subsidiary Yachiyo Industry Co. for Rs 1,059 crore?

34. GIC, Singapore, has joined hands with which metering company to launch a new platform in India to fund smart metering projects in the country?

35. Which sleep and home solutions company has unveiled its new identity, including a new logo ‘The Infinity Home’?

36. Which e-commerce marketplace has unveiled its new campaign ‘Sahi Quality with Sahi Price’, featuring actors Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ram Charan, and Trisha?

37. Which men’s grooming brand has unveiled a new television commercial ‘#ApniHairstyleHiApniVibeHai’?

38. Which spirits company has announced the launch of ‘Happiness in a Bottle: A Happily Crafted Gin’?

39. Which D2C House of Brands company has launched home decor label Folkulture in the Indian market?

40. Which homegrown advertising agency completed 50 years on July 2?

41. Which mutual fund brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#3in1TohInvestmentDone’ for its multi asset allocation fund?

42. Which sustainable handbag label has launched retail operations in India, with actress Katrina Kaif as an investor?

43. Billionaire Ranjan Pai’s family office is pumping Rs 1,000 crore for about an 18% stake in API Holdings, the parent entity of which online pharmacy?

44. Which British motorcycle maker, in collaboration with Bajaj Auto, has unveiled Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in the India market?

45. Which travel services provider has elevated Mahesh Iyer as managing director and chief executive officer?

46. Which MNC last week announced the launch of brand Lykli for its mixed-use retail centres (malls) in India?

47. Which dermatological over-the-counter (OTC) pharma brand for skincare has roped in actor Boman Irani as brand ambassador?

48. Which TMT rebar brand has released a new campaign ‘Samajhdar Banein. Behtar Chunein.’?

49. Which QSR chain has collaborated with Coca-Cola India to introduce new refreshing beverages - ‘Masala Pop X Coke’ and ‘Chilli Guava X Sprite’?

50. Ecommerce major Amazon is set to surpass which milestone mark in cumulative exports from India by the end of 2023?

51. Which quick grocery delivery brand has unveiled a new campaign 'Instapur', featuring actor and VJ Cyrus Sahukar?

52. Havas has announced the acquisition of which Mumbai-based digital marketing agency?

53. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign "Sleepless Star" featuring actor Dulquer Salmaan?

54. Meta has unveiled an app to rival Twitter. What has it been branded as?

55. Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has picked up a minority stake in which food delivery startup for an undisclosed amount and will also be undertaking endorsement for the brand?

56. Which company has entered into the child nutrition segment with the launch of immunobooster gummies under brand name CeleHealth Kidz Immuno Plus Gummies?

57. Prashant Jhaveri has quit as the CEO off which online pharmacy?

58. Which dairy company has approved the sale of its windmill division to V.K.A. Polymers Pvt. Ltd. at a consideration of Rs 135 crore on a slump sale basis?

59. Which bags and accessories brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador?

60. Tata Motors has achieved which cumulative sales milestone for its hatchback Tiago?

61. Which educational publishing house has launched the campaign ‘Kyunki Achi Cheezein Kabhi Nahi Badalti’ with actor and brand ambassador Jitendra Kumar?

62. Which snack brand has announced the launch of its new, wild mascot, ‘Corny-the uncooperative Chimp’ through a new campaign?

63. Which diagnostics chain of pathology labs has launched the ‘Trust What You See’ campaign?

64. Which cosmetics company has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar for its VIVA GLAM charitable initiative, which supports healthy futures and equal rights for all?

65. Which company collaborated with Zakir Khan, a comedian, poet and actor, for a mushaira to promote its latest product, "Damp Proof," a waterproofing solution?

66. Which conglomerate will acquire 100 per cent stake in semiconductor and display units from sister concern Twin Star Technologies?

67. Which energy major has appointed G K Satish, a former Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) director, as the first Indian on its board?

68. Former METRO Cash & Carry MD and CEO Arvind Mediratta has joined as CEO of which Dalmia Bharat group firm?

69. Which Delhi-based homegrown full-stack footwear brand has recently signed cricketer MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

70. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent stake in Rollon Hydraulics (Rollon) for around Rs 103 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1006 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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