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

September 17, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1016

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which PSU last week said it has developed its own SMAASH brand laptop and micro-PC of global quality standards and has won many orders for the same competing against MNC brands?

2. Which intercity food delivery startup has acquired The State Plate (TSP), which operates in the non-perishable packaged food segment?

3. Which home & lifestyle brand has recently launched its latest collection, "Pixel Paisley Home" – an interesting take on the retro pixel era combined with timeless vintage motifs?

4. Businesses with aggregate annual turnover of over Rs 100 crore will not be allowed to report e-invoices older than how many days on the date of reporting under the GST from November 1?

5. Which plywood manufacturer has released a campaign featuring actor Jr. NTR for its Zero Emission product range?

6. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘#SochaSamjhaRisk’?

7. Which fintech company has launched the 'Maan-na mushkil, bharna aasaan - pay Health Insurance premium Monthly!' campaign to promote its health insurance marketplace?

8. Which sports drink brand has announced its association with cricketer Hardik Pandya?

9. Which life insurance brand has launched the "Bharosa" campaign with cricketer Rohit Sharma, and his wife and entrepreneur Ritika Sajdeh?

10. Which merchant services provider has acquired digital invoicing startup BillMe?

11. Which hospitality brand has released a new film 'Happy Holidays, Happy Families!', exploring vacations through a child’s lens?

12. Which personal care brand has released a campaign featuring film maker Karan Johar for its baby care portfolio?

13. Which consumer lending app has launched the “Freedom from Fraud” campaign?

14. Which beverage brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador, and has launched a campaign to promote its latest variant?

15. Which nutrition brand has announced the launch of its campaign, “Sacchai inside out”, in collaboration with its brand ambassador and actor, Sonu Sood?

16. Which fitness and wellness platform has launched the campaign 'Empowering Personalized Fitness in an Evolving World'?

17. Actress Katrina Kaif has rejoined which MNC airline as a brand ambassador?

18. Aviation sector veteran Sanjiv Kapoor has assumed charge as chief executive officer of which Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier?

19. Which mutual fund has unveiled ‘SIP Hai #FaydeWaliAadat’ campaign that highlights the transformative power of SIPs in achieving long-term financial goals?

20. Which India-focused investment platform has invested Rs 525 crore to acquire a majority stake in Punjab-based hospital Ivy Health and Life Sciences (Ivy)?

21. What has Blue Dart Express renamed its Dart Plus service as?

22. Which real estate portal has launched the ‘#AndarKiBaat’ campaign featuring actor Jackie Shroff?

23. Which diamond boutique has unveiled a film featuring actress Sonam Kapoor to launch its new autograph collection – ‘My Embrace’?

24. Which digital travel platform has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its new brand ambassador in India?

25. Which tyre manufacturer has signed cricketer Shafali Verma as its latest brand ambassador?

26. Which smartphone brand has launched a film with the positioning 'Introducing the Fastest Smartphone*'?

27. Which biscuit brand has launched a campaign with the idea "Sweet and Salty saath jab aaye, baat ban jaaye"?

28. Which business group has set up a new business arm Taabi Mobility to tap the growing demand for innovative fleet and logistics solutions?

29. Which beer brand and NAO Spirits, the Indian craft gin company with its London Dry Gin – Greater Than, have joined forces to launch a limited release gin-inspired beer – Greater IPA?

30. Which company will invest about Rs 2,000 crore in a project that involves an alliance with Italian company Metra SpA for its tech expertise in making coaches for Vande Bharat and other trains?

31. Which lubricants brand has launched the campaign ‘Rakhe Saaf, Dil Se’?

32. Which healthcare services provider has unveiled a new logo, incorporating three beating hearts seamlessly and reinforcing ‘healthcare with a heart’ into the group's visual identity?

33. Which MNC has launched a limited-edition soda, Y3000, that has been created using AI technology?

34. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘Growth Needs Both’ campaign featuring cricketer R. Ashwin, his wife, and daughters?

35. Which bread brand has roped in former Badminton World Champion, Saina Nehwal as the ‘Race Ambassador’?

36. Which agarbathi manufacturer has unveiled its Sampoorna Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Kit ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival this year?

37. Which brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘India’s First Family e-scooter’, featuring actress Neena Gupta?

38. Which white cement brand has launched a campaign featuring actor and new brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

39. Which online travel agency has announced cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign?

40. Sindhu Gangadharan, senior vice president and managing director of SAP Labs India, has been appointed vice chairperson of which industry body?

41. Which sportswear and athleisure company has acquired B2B sports footwear manufacturer Mochiko Shoes Pvt Ltd?

42. Which tech company, known for its PCs and accessories, unveiled its e-bike MUVI 125 4G in India?

43. Which holding company last week announced the appointment of former gold mining executive Chris Griffithas as its CEO for base metals and the president of its international businesses?

44. Which toy retailer has launched its first exclusive retail store in Italy with franchisee Giochi Preziosi SPA (GP), a prominent player in Italy’s toy manufacturing and distribution industry?

45. The RBI last week announced the names of how many non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) placed under the upper layer as per scale-based regulation (SBR) for 2023-24?

46. Which market research company has named company insider Karthik Rao as its chief executive officer, effective immediately?

47. India has become the 13th country in the world that can issue what kind of certificates regarding weighing and measuring instruments?

48. Which Hyderabad-based market intelligence player has picked up 51% stake in Pune-based Global Market Insights (GMI) Group for an undisclosed amount?

49. Which digital banking platform has launched the 'Wait kyu karna?' campaign featuring actor Manoj Bajpaye?

50. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Rajnish Kumar, former Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI), as India Chairman?

51. Which grooming brand has launched the ‘Move Fearlessly’ campaign?

52. Which pharma company is foraying into the Indonesian market with the acquisition of 15 formulations brands from Viatris Inc and Pfizer Inc for US$48 million (approx. Rs 398 crore)?

53. Which snack brand variant unveiled its launch campaign “Maal Andar Hai”, featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

54. Which brand has launched a campaign for its AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks?

55. Which Singapore-based waste-to-value added product company will set up its first global engineering plant in India?

56. ITC is foraying into porridge mixes for infants under which brand?

57. Which company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, will acquire 100 per cent share capital of Canada-based Professional Mixing Equipment Inc (MixPro)?

58. Srinivasan K Swamy, Executive Chairman of R K Swamy Hansa Group, has been elected as the Chairman of which auditing organisation for the year 2023-2024?

59. Which diversified non-banking financial company has launched the ‘Farz Nibhaatey Hain’ campaign to reaffirm its commitment to credit inclusion?

60. Grasim Industries will house its paints business under which brand?

61. Which hair oil brand has launched the ‘Ban Ja Toofani’ activation campaign across 100 villages in UP?

62. Which health brand unveiled a digital film featuring actress Lara Dutta Bhupati?

63. Which tyre manufacturer launched the digital film "Engineers: The Driving Force” to celebrate Engineers' Day?

64. Which ecommerce marketplace has launched its latest campaign, ‘Khushiyan Apno Ki, Aur Apni Bhi’?

65. Which footwear brand has launched the ‘Every Walk is a Ramp Walk’ campaign to introduce its City Casual Collection?

66. Which watch brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Made For This’, featuring actors Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon?

67. Which watch brand has unveiled its Fall/Holiday 2023 Collection with actor Kartik Aaryan?

68. Which medical technology and healthcare solutions company has launched the “Let’s find It early. Fight it early” campaign for detection of breast cancer, featuring actress Sonali Bendre?

69. Which MNC last week said it will replace the well-known signature script it has used since 1887 with a modern look that reflects its sharpened focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices?

70. Which is the only Indian company to find a place in the top 100 list of the World's Best Companies of 2023, compiled by TIME Magazine and online data platform Statista?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1016 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli