July 16, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1007

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC and Vedanta terminated their joint venture to make semiconductors in India by “mutual agreement” to “explore more diverse development opportunities”?

2. Which advertising firm is looking to create a multi-million-pound content fund in partnership with global investors, and has recently acquired a 62% stake in London-based Creators Inc for over Rs 30 crore?

3. Which media agency has announced the appointment of Sanchayeeta Verma as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

4. The Ministry of Railways has received an exemption from the Make in India public procurement policy for which product?

5. Actress Parineeti Chopra has joined which direct-to-consumer personal care company as an investor, partner, and brand ambassador?

6. Which company will, through its Singapore-based subsidiary, acquire the remaining 41.9% equity in embedded-SIM (eSIM) technology provider Oasis Smart SIM Europe SAS (Oasis)?

7. Which cement company will acquire 1,420.72 acres of Prism Johnson Ltd.’s limestone bearing lands located in Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which agrochemical firm has unveiled a new insecticide called Mission, effective for control of different lepidopteran pests in crops such as paddy, sugarcane, soybean, and vegetables?

9. How many Indian-origin women have been named in Forbes’ latest list of America´s 100 richest self-made women, with a combined net worth of $4.06 billion?

10. The Threads app launched by Instagram has crossed which milestone users mark within 5 days of launch?

11. Which small finance bank has launched its TVC Campaign ‘The Great Indian FD Fest’, featuring Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand?

12. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a campaign featuring Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand for its ‘Hotsellers' offering?

13. Which eye wear brand has roped in actor Vikrant Massey as the face of its new collection, Matte Essentials?

14. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council last week decided to impose which slab (%) on online gaming, horse racing, and casinos?

15. Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), India’s table tennis league, has onboarded which PSU as its title sponsor for Season 4?

16. Which credit card issuer has appointed Abhijit Chakravorty as MD & CEO?

17. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the ‘2023 LEED Project of the Year’ to which company for its ‘The Crest’, a residential development designed for urban living in Gurugram?

18. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘AdvisorsForLife’ campaign to honour the frontline team?

19. Which online gaming platform has onboarded actor Ali Fazal for the 8th edition of ‘Poker Night with Stars’?

20. Which Mumbai-based used cars platform has acquired the entire India business of classifieds platform OLX for Rs 537.43 crore?

21. Which life insurance brand has collaborated with cricketer Rishabh Pant to create a campaign aimed at driving the need for term insurance?

22. Which brand has emerged as PepsiCo India’s fastest growing beverage brand?

23. Which telecom company has bought an additional 20.6% stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup Lavelle Networks, taking its holding to 45.6%?

24. Which paints brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Manoj Pahwa for its PU Polish range?

25. Which company last week announced the expansion of its Odopic portfolio with the launch of ‘Odopic Cr√®me’, a new innovative dish-washing product?

26. Which brand has tied up with fashion designer, Manish Malhotra to launch a range of laminates, which truly in letter and spirit ushers in “Fashion for your Furniture"?

27. Which food delivery company has acquired fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution firm Lynk for an undisclosed amount?

28. Which D2C player in the meat delivery industry has announced the acquisition of Dr. Meat, a brand operated by Sukos Foods, based in Bengaluru?

29. Which spend management platform has introduced Olympus that automates business payables and receivables?

30. Sales of passenger vehicles in the local market in first six months crossed which half-yearly milestone mark for the first time?

31. Which mobile and electronics manufacturer has acquired Touch Mobiles, an electronics retail chain with 42 outlets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, for an undisclosed consideration?

32. Which pipes manufacturer unveiled a new ad film ‘Peedhiyan Badlengi, Pipe Nahin’ to express its gratitude to millions of plumbers who have played a pivotal role in its brand journey?

33. Which men’s grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#ManEnoughToCare’, challenging stereotypes of masculinity?

34. Which Pune-based realty company has signed actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

35. Which company has launched ‘Breaking Bread', a chat show series hosted by its founder and CEO?

36. Which brand has announced its lead sponsor partnership with Reliance Retail for the latter’s ongoing Maha Millet Mela?

37. Which brand has launched a campaign to unveil Naivedya Cup Sambrani, claimed to be the world's first easy-to-use cup sambrani?

38. Which online stockbroker has launched the campaign "Andekha Sach"?

39. Which personal and home hygiene brand recently unveiled a unique ready-to-mix floor cleaner, and has roped in actor Anil Kapoor as brand ambassador?

40. Which IT firm will acquire the entire equity in German automotive engineering services provider ASAP Group for 251 million euros?

41. Which South Africa-based restaurant chain, known for its flamed grilled chicken and peri peri sauces, is set to re-enter India?

42. The Maharashtra government has finally moved the government resolution to award the project for redeveloping Asia’s largest slum in Dharavi to which business group?

43. Which furniture solutions brand has launched its “Welcome to the Family” campaign?

44. Which beauty and skincare company has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia as brand ambassador for its facial kits?

45. Kia India last week said it has crossed which cumulative production milestone since making its debut in the market in 2019?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1007 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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