September 24, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1017

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 18 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which drugmaker last week said its board has approved the appointment of Peter Bains as the group’s chief executive officer with immediate effect?

2. Which clothing brand has announced the launch of the second part of the comfort trilogy titled 'Be Comfortable with Uncomfortable’?

3. Which brand has launched 'Swaad Bihar Ka,' an exclusive range of spices?

4. Which Japanese company is launching its first makeup brand in India in almost a decade, bringing popular line NARS Cosmetics to local beauty shops?

5. Which tech-first insurer has launched the "Health Insurance ki Subah ho Gayi Mamu" campaign, featuring actors Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in their iconic Munna Bhai and Circuit roles?

6. Which fragrance brand has launched a video featuring actress Sonam Bajwa for its "Romance" perfume?

7. Which eyewear brand has launched the 'Dhaakad Hai' campaign, featuring cricketer Suryakumar Yadav?

8. Which beverage brand has introduced Mango Lassi with 'Rush Nahi, Sip Karo' campaign starring actress Ananya Panday?

9. Which direct-to-consumer menswear brand has launched the ‘#SoSoft’ campaign for innerwear?

10. Which company has set up India’s first facility for producing and supplying pipes, tubes, and premium connections to the Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) market?

11. Which nutrition supplements company has launched the 'Nourish Your Beauty From Within' campaign?

12. Which Pune-based sweets and snacks brand has launched a campaign featuring celebrities like Jackie Shroff, Amey Wagh, Priya Bapat, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Harsha Bhogle?

13. Which housing finance company has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Zindagi jiyein apne sharto par’ (Live life on your own terms)?

14. Which wires and cables manufacturer has unveiled a new brand identity, "Ideas. Connected."?

15. Which smart accessories brand has announced its association with actress Mrunal Thakur?

16. Which pharma company has revealed a campaign film in honour of World Pharmacist's Day on September 25, 2023?

17. Which biscuit brand has roped in actress Jyotika as its new brand ambassador, and has unveiled a TVC for its relaunch in Tamil Nadu?

18. Which company last week became the first company to debut on Dalal Street within two days of issue closing?

19. Reliance Jio last week launched its fixed wireless access (FWA) device in eight cities. What has it been branded as?

20. Nihar Malaviya has been named as permanent CEO of which publishing company, nine months after he was appointed the interim chief executive?

21. Which brand announced a joint venture with Il Jin Electronics, a subsidiary of Amber Enterprises India, for manufacturing, assembling, and designing of wearables and other smart electronics products in India?

22. Which cricketer has launched his own sports line, ‘Dnine’ Sports?

23. Which sports gaming platform announced that it is changing its name to SportsBaazi, and launched the “LIVE Mein Hai VIBE” campaign?

24. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#DhoondengeTohMilega’ to further solidify its position as the go-to source for knowledge?

25. Which digital real estate company has announced the launch of its latest campaign targeting the upcoming festive season, continuing its ‘Parr.. se Perfect’ campaign?

26. The Delhi High Court last week restrained 16 entities from misusing which celebrity’s image, name, voice, his dialogues, or other elements of his persona for monetary gains without his consent?

27. Which US-based insurer, and insurance analytics provider Agam Capital have entered into a joint venture with Fintech Blue Solutions to make a foray into India’s life insurance market?

28. Japanese conglomerate SoftBank has partnered with which hospitality company to open the first hotel under the ‘Sunday’ brand, in Jaipur?

29. Which edtech company has appointed Arjun Mohan as its India chief executive?

30. Which hospital chain hospital has acquired an 84% stake in AMRI Hospitals from Kolkata-based Emami Group at an enterprise value of Rs 2,400 crore?

31. Which airline has recently received the Civil Aviation Ministry’s nod to operate international flights?

32. E-commerce marketplace Meesho has officially unveiled its strategic expansion into the branded products segment. What has the initiative been branded as?

33. Which brand last week entered the Indian motorcycle market by unveiling the RS 457, a 457cc sport bike?

34. Which company is relaunching its dermatological beauty division in the country with the introduction of its skincare brand, CeraVe?

35. Which automobile sales channel is celebrating six years with the campaign ‘Find Your Match’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan?

36. Which sports brand has launched the '3 Ka Dream’ campaign for ICC Men’s World Cup 2023?

37. Actress Shehnaaz Gill is the new face of which soap brand?

38. Which watch brand has launched the campaign 'Rise Above the Shocks' with cricketer and brand ambassador Shubman Gill?

39. Which company has launched 2 ads showcasing the exceptional performance of its CPVC and SWR pipes, with the positioning 'Peedhiyan Badlengi Pipe Nahin'?

40. Which healthcare delivery platform has acquired a majority stake in Asian Institute of Nephrology and Urology (AINU), India’s largest single specialty hospital network of urology and nephrology care?

41. Which sleep solutions company has launched the ‘#ScienceOfPeacefulSleep’ campaign, featuring actor and brand ambassador Anil Kapoor?

42. Which electric 2-wheeler brand has launched its brand anthem “Safar”, performed by popular Dharavi Hip-Hop group 7Bantaiz, in a digital TVC?

43. Which gifting solutions company has launched its Daughters Day campaign, ‘#BeThereForHer’?

44. Which company has announced the launch of India’s first-ever electric two-wheeler racing championship in which eight riders will take part?

45. Which company has announced the limited market release and laser vision correction surgeries performed using the new SILK (Smooth Incisions Lenticule Keratomileusis) procedure?

46. Which Bengaluru-based fintech company last week announced that it has ‘acquihired’ Chennai-based open finance platform Fego(dot)ai for an undisclosed amount?

47. Actor Jim Sarbh has stepped into a new role as the 'Mane Man' for which hair expert brand?

48. Which spices brand has launched a television commercial featuring actors Akshay Kumar and Kriti Kharbanda for its Hing?

49. Which beverage brand has announced its association with the tennis player Sumit Nagal for three years?

50. Which company will acquire 75% of Glenmark Life Sciences (GLS) in a deal valued at Rs 5,651.5 crore?

51. Which smart and sustainable mobility solutions provider has unveiled its first brand campaign, ‘Taking India Places’?

52. Which online bus ticketing platform has launched a campaign featuring actor Silambarasan TR (Simbu) in Tamil Nadu?

53. Which consumer technology brand has roped in cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as the brand ambassador for its smartwatch category?

54. Which menswear brand has appointed Anand Aiyer as its new chief executive officer (CEO)?

55. Which fashion brand has launched its campaign “For Now, For A Lifetime”, featuring actress and brand ambassador Deepika Padukone?

56. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘Noobie Mistakes’ campaign for the upcoming cricket season?

57. Which cement company has set up a company to own and lease private aircraft, according to an exchange filing?

58. Which drug maker has agreed to acquire five legacy brands of Italy’s Menarini along with their associated trademark rights for the Indian market in a Rs 101-crore all-cash deal?

59. Bhargav Dasgupta has resigned as the managing director and CEO of which general insurance company?

60. Banmali Agrawala has been appointed as the new chairman of which aerospace and defence solutions company?

61. JSW Group has announced which athlete as its official brand ambassador?

62. Which furniture retailer has launched its latest campaign "We Feel New"?

63. Which cooking oil brand has launched the campaign ‘Dhyaan Se Lijiye’, featuring actors and brand ambassadors Yash & Radhika?

64. Apparel Group India has announced actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Janhvi Kapoor as brand ambassadors for the upcoming collection of which brand?

65. India is set to be included in which US financial services firm’s Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) global index suite?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1017 as the subject. Answers will me mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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