January 21, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1034

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who has introduced his new venture - 'deKoder', aiming to provide election analyses and insights via digital platforms?

2. Which education company announced that its subsidiary would acquire 50% of Tapasya Educational Institutions Pvt. Ltd. (TEIPL) for Rs 120 crore?

3. Which interiors brand, specialising in Kitchen Cabinets, Wardrobes and TV units, has launched its latest television commercial, featuring actor Naga Chaitanya?

4. Which detergent brand has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

5. Which electric vehicle (EV) company has announced the launch of its 'Bharat ka Super Auto' campaign?

6. Which marketing technology company has made its first global acquisition with the full buyout of Poland-based digital agency WebTalk through a mix of cash and equity?

7. Which company’s subsidiary has entered into a share purchase agreement with Norway’s Elkem ASA for the sale of its 100% equity stake in REC Solar Norway AS for $22 million?

8. The number of domestic flyers crossed which annual milestone mark in 2023?

9. Which company is strengthening its toddler nutrition range with the national launch of AptaGrow?

10. Khanij Bidesh India Ltd (KABIL), a joint venture of state-run miners, has inked India’s first overseas lithium exploration and mining deal involving five blocks. Which country?

11. Which brand has launched the “Nayi Nazar Se Dekh” campaign for its BioTrue contact lenses – a solution mirroring the natural eyes?

12. Which company and Reliance Retail have partnered to launch the "Bhool Na Jana, Plastic Bottle Lautana" sustainability initiative?

13. Which brand has introduced its new campaign, ‘My Hair Color, My Expression’, featuring four digital stars - Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo, Kirti Kulhari, and Bani J?

14. Which toothpaste brand specially formulated for individuals with sensitive teeth has launched the campaign ‘Pata Hai Kyun - Meet the Mangals’?

15. Which company has signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government to set up the state’s first green ammonia plant with a capacity of 500,000 mtpa at a cost of $3 billion?

16. Italian super luxury automaker Automobili Lamborghini last week said it crossed which milestone annual sales mark for the first time in India in 2023?

17. Which chip-design company has agreed to buy software developer Ansys for about $34 billion in cash and stock, marking one of the largest deals announced worldwide in the past year?

18. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Praveen Kutty as the CEO of which bank for a period of three years with effect from April 29?

19. Which smartphone brand has unveiled ‘#TheUltimatePredator’ campaign, featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

20. Foxconn has formed a partnership with which group for semiconductor assembly and testing, the second attempt by the Taiwanese company to enter the chipmaking space in India?

21. Which financial services company has acquired beleaguered buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) startup ZestMoney in a fire sale?

22. Which international brand has unveiled the limited-edition B.zero1 Kada Bracelet for India?

23. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign 'Glasses Badlo Vibe Badlo’ featuring celebrities Karan Johar and Kiara Advani?

24. The new edition of which automobile brand is being promoted through a film featuring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, with the positioning ‘Undisputed. Ultimate!’?

25. Which cookies brand has launched the ‘#SeektheHiddenPrizes’ campaign?

26. Orion India, a South Korean snack company, has announced actress Palak Tiwari as the brand ambassador for which salty product line in India?

27. Which real estate developer has introduced actor Tiger Shroff as official brand ambassador?

28. Which company has launched 'Kaam Hamara. Credit Aapka' campaign for beautiful homes painting service?

29. Which calculator brand has unveiled a new ad with the positioning ‘'Har Engineer Ki Khaas Cheez’?

30. Which is the only Indian brand among the top 100 most valued brands of Brand Finance 2024?

31. Which financial services company has launched the ‘Ab Kahani Badlegi’ campaign, featuring cricketer KL Rahul?

32. Which jewellery retailer has unveiled the “Made to Celebrate You” campaign, featuring actress Sobhita Dhulipala as the face of the brand’s diamond range?

33. Which beauty retailer recently launched Berlin-based brand ‘Allies of Skin’ in India?

34. Which cement brand has unveiled a new campaign “banega toh badhega India”, featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan?

35. Which company last week said it will acquire the remaining 21.52% stake in Israel-based Taro Pharmaceutical Industries for Rs 2,891.7 crore?

36. Which company has replaced Procter & Gamble as India’s biggest diaper company by sales after its revenue expanded 28% during FY23?

37. Which IIT has partnered with Altair, a US-based provider of solutions in simulation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence, to launch an e-mobility simulation lab?

38. Which Indian company is gearing up to launch its first international luxury hotel, which is coming up in Sri Lanka, within the next two months?

39. Which health drink brand has announced a new campaign featuring actresses Madhuri Dixit, and Sneha?

40. Which MNC has named Jagrut Kotecha as its new India CEO?

41. For the fifth consecutive year in 2023, which stock exchange retained its position as the world’s largest derivatives exchange group, based on the number of contracts traded?

42. Which financial services platform has unveiled a new brand film 'Aawaaz', featuring RJ Naved?

43. Which connected lifestyle brand released a new digital film, featuring content creator San Kalra, showcasing the fit and stability of its Pure Pods?

44. Google has released an ad, featuring actress Sobhita Dhulipala, for which offering, perhaps the first-ever ad communication for the Indian market?

45. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign “You Win When You Ride Safe” for national safety week?

46. Which home electrical company has launched the ‘#Dadtested’ ad featuring father-daughter actor duo Suniel Shetty and Athiya Shetty?

47. Which company has launched India's first artificial intelligence Precision Oncology Centre (POC) in Bengaluru to offer the fastest and best treatment options to doctors, patients, and caregivers?

48. Which electric vehicle manufacturer last week announced the upcoming launch of its new family-oriented electric scooter, ´Rizta´?

49. Which e-commerce marketplace has unveiled a campaign featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Rashmika Mandanna to introduce its curated collection ‘#Trendz’?

50. Which MNC launched its first electric vehicle, the Spectre, in India, priced at Rs 7.5 crore (ex-showroom Delhi)?

51. Which consumer lending app launched the ‘#BasBahane’ campaign?

52. Which home essentials company has announced its strategic partnership with cult(dot)fit, a fitness and wellness powerhouse, to introduce line of dynamic coloured bottles at cult(dot)fit gyms?

53. Which company last week announced that it has become the first Indian jewellery brand to join Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) Network?

54. Which feminine hygiene brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as its new brand ambassador?

55. Which entity has launched India’s first indigenously-developed Hepatitis A vaccine, Havisure?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1034 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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