July 30, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1009

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Bain Capital has entered into a definitive agreement with which business group to acquire 90% of its NBFC and its wholly owned subsidiary?

2. Which homegrown, luxury skincare brand has launched Shun the Sun sunscreen?

3. Which sports betting platform has announced the appointment of former cricketer Robin Uthappa as its brand ambassador?

4. The board of ITC has accorded its in-principle approval to spin off which business into a new entity?

5. Which company has entered into an agreement to invest alongside Brookfield Infrastructure and Digital Realty in their Indian platform set up for developing data centres across the country?

6. The government last week said that all industrial licences issued under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act will now be valid for how many years?

7. TV Narendran has been appointed again as which steel maker’s chief executive officer and managing director for a period of five years?

8. The labour ministry has approved what % interest rate for nearly 70 million Employees´ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) subscribers for the financial year 2022-2023?

9. Which auto components maker has signed an agreement to acquire Germany-based Dr Schneider Group for Rs 1,073.5 crore as part of its diversification strategy?

10. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire stake of Aegon and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) in Aegon Life Insurance?

11. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘#IssLoanMeinLoadNahi’?

12. Which brand has launched the television commercial ‘Kya Baat Hai’ to promote its Emergency LED bulb, INSTACHARGE?

13. Which mattress brand has launched the 'Great Sleep Means Great Health' campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

14. After ending its four-decade-long collaboration with Luxor last month, which company is all set to enter the Indian premium pen market as an individual entity?

15. Which diamond boutique has roped in actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as brand ambassador?

16. Which wellness company has unveiled its new campaign "The OG Pimple Solution"?

17. Which brand has roped in actress Keerthy Suresh as brand ambassador and launched a campaign for its range of Home Lockers and Electronic Home Security?

18. Which electric commercial vehicle maker has appointed Aanchal Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

19. Which Non-Banking Financial Company-Micro Finance Institution (NBFC-MFI) has elevated Ganesh Narayanan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2023?

20. Which engineering company will buy back shares worth Rs 10,000 crore?

21. Which baby care brand has launched the 'Promise, pehle pal se' campaign?

22. Which airline has launched its new inflight magazine, Namaste(dot)ai?

23. Which small finance bank has launched the campaign 'Ek Doosre Pe Bharosa, Ek Doosre Ki Tarakki' (‘#TrustEachOtherToGrowTogether’)?

24. Which premium menswear brand’s ambassador and actor Hrithik Roshan has directed its latest campaign?

25. Which brand has announced the launch of Colorisma Semi-Permanent Hair Colors?

26. Which global media trading company has announced the official launch of its independent office in India, and has announced Sparsh Ganguli as India head?

27. Which US-based investment giant is creating a 50:50 joint venture with Jio Financial Services to create an asset management business, marking a return to the country after exiting in 2018?

28. Which business group is set to expand its footprint into formal banking, having decided to buy nearly 10% of private-sector lender RBL Bank?

29. Which company has become the largest PSU refinery (single location) in India for 2022-23?

30. Which company is acquiring a majority stake of up to 58% in Satiya Nutraceuticals that owns online-first plant-based nutrition brand Plix for Rs 369 crore?

31. Which company has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary called Tivolt Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. to broaden its product and business portfolio in the productive end of electric vehicles?

32. Food delivery platform Swiggy has partnered with which bank to launch a co-branded credit card?

33. Which women-first dating and social networking app has launched the campaign ‘Kindness is Sexy’ featuring actor Aditya Roy Kapoor?

34. Which pop singer, in collaboration with fragrance company Aesir Perfumes LLP, has launched his bespoke fragrance brand ‘SOL’ – a unisex perfume line born from the Stories of Life?

35. Which brand has unveiled its latest campaign in India for its watches, featuring actress Disha Patani?

36. Following up on its success in developing India’s premium ice-pops, which company has forayed into new FMCG range with the launch of Cornsticks?

37. Which career portal has unveiled its new campaign ‘Make Your Career Happen’?

38. Which payment solutions provider has entered into an agreement to acquire the cash management business of Writer Corporation, a multi-business enterprise, for an unspecified amount?

39. Which non-deposit taking NBFC has transferred controlling stake in its housing finance subsidiary to Perseus SG Pte. Ltd., an entity affiliated to TPG Global LLC, for Rs 3,004 crore?

40. Which brand continues to be India’s top FMCG brand, according to the latest edition of Brand Footprint, Kantar Worldpanel’s annual ranking of the most chosen consumer brands in India?

41. AirAsia India has received approval from Indian civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to operate its flights under which brand?

42. Which modern artisanal spice brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as brand ambassador, and has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Ghar Mein Gourmet'?

43. Which platform for sports and fitness equipment, apparel, and supplements has launched the campaign ‘The Maidan called India’

44. Which fashion platform has onboarded actors Khushi Kapoor and Vedang Raina as the new brand ambassadors for FWD, its immersive fashion experience tailored for Gen-Z?

45. Which smartphone brand has released a digital campaign ‘#CurveIntoTheNext’, featuring actors Vaani Kapoor and Rohit Saraf?

46. Which direct-to-consumer insurer has launched a campaign featuring actors Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan for its motor insurance?

47. Which personal care brand has launched Sandalwood Oil and Patchouli Gel Bar, with actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

48. Which actress last week launched her premium skincare brand - Hyphen - in association with PEP Technologies, the parent company of mCaffeine?

49. Ian Meakins, who is chairman of catering company Compass Group Plc and French electrical-supply maker Rexel SA, will be the new chairman of which MNC?

50. Asia-focused private equity fund Baring PE Asia EQT (BPEA EQT) will acquire 60-65% of which fertility chain for $650-700 million?

51. Chip maker AMD has announced an investment of $400 million in India, which will include building its biggest campus. Which city?

52. Which basmati rice brand has launched the ‘Khushboo Kuchh Khaas’ campaign?

53. The Maharashtra government has decided to confer the first ´Udyog Ratna´ award on which veteran industrialist?

54. Which company has launched the film ‘Go with the Flo’ for its newly released TWS lifestyle earbuds range, ‘Flobuds’?

55. Renault Nissan Automotive Pvt. Ltd. (RNAIPL) has crossed which cumulative production milestone at its Oragadam plant?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1009 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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