February 25, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1039

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. How many companies from India have joined the global rank of top-100 luxury brands?

2. Which electric vehicle platform launched the film ‘When in love’ for Valentine’s Day?

3. Which luxury real estate developer has announced its latest residential real estate project Kailasa in Patel Road, New Delhi with a ticket size of over Rs 9 crore to Rs 12 crore per apartment?

4. Which Nagpur-based LPG player and Norway’s BW LPG have set up a 50:50 joint venture to develop LPG infrastructure across India?

5. Which industrial chemicals and fertilisers company has entered into a long-term supply agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) with Norway-based energy company Equinor?

6. Which higher education institute has appointed Ramesh Kumar as the chief executive of its Center of Excellence in Sports Science and Analytics (CESSA)?

7. Japanese automotive giant Mitsubishi has invested Rs 300 crore for 32% stake in which multi-brand automotive dealer?

8. Which business group officially entered the Indian paints market last week?

9. Which cement brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador, and has unveiled the campaign “RCF Strong toh Ghar Strong”?

10. Which integrated sugar mill company last week announced a Rs 2000 crore forward integration project which will be the first-ever "industrial bioplastic" plant in India?

11. Which brand has introduced four gourmet-style flavours - Nutty Chocolate, Apple ‘n’ Almonds, Spicy Mexicana, and Cheesy Italia - in its flavoured Oats range?

12. Which brand has unveiled a new campaign with its brand ambassador and actress Jacqueline Fernandez for its White Glow Vitamin C Gold Radiance Serum?

13. Which health insurance brand has roped in actor Vikrant Massey for Activ One product campaign?

14. Which MNC telecom company has named Tarun Chhabra as its new India country manager from April 1?

15. US drone major Skydio has tied up with which Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company for joint manufacturing here for the Indo-Pacific region?

16. Which company has announced the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Daiichi of Turkey to manufacture and supply automotive electronics to auto companies in India?

17. Which drugmaker has decided to acquire 16.33% stake in Illinois-headquartered firm Surgimatix Inc. for about $3.05 million? 

18. Which IT company has acquired Orchid Cybertech Services Inc (OCSI), a business process outsourcing firm in Philippines that is a service provider to Australia’s TPG Telecom?

19. Which mobile and wearables manufacturer has roped in actress Mouni Roy as brand ambassador for feature phones and smartwatches categories?

20. Amazon is launching a new vertical featuring low-priced, unbranded fashion and lifestyle products. What will it be branded as?

21. Which snack brand has unveiled the 'Too Nahi Toh Kuch Nahi' campaign?

22. Which Turkey-based diamond jewelry brand has announced its plans to set up chain stores in top metros in India, along with establishing an online presence in the initial phase?

23. The Market Research Society of India has rolled out a new socio-economic classification framework to replace the New Consumer Classification System introduced in 2011. What is it called?

24. Which consumer tech brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador for smartphones?

25. Which grooming brand has ventured into a new segment of super premium category of razors with sub-brand ‘Labs’?

26. Which health insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Game of Life’, reenacting popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto?

27. Which online matchmaking company has expanded its offerings with the launch of MeraLuv - a dating app specifically designed for Indo-Americans?

28. Which pet food brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador, and unveiled its latest campaign, ‘Back of the Pack’?

29. Which audio streaming platform has launched Aux, a new in-house music advisory agency for brands?

30. Which homegrown telecom gear maker last week said it has expanded its operations in Europe by setting up a new optical fibre cable (OFC) manufacturing plant in Poland?

31. Atul Asthana is stepping down as the MD and CEO of which tea company, ending a nearly 40-year relationship?

32. Which diaper brand has launched Extra Absorb Pants with the campaign ‘#PowerofDeepSleep’?

33. US-headquartered consulting and IT services firm Xoriant has acquired 100% stake in which Bengaluru-based specialised product engineering firm?

34. Which Business Process Management company has acquired a majority stake in ITCube Solutions, an IT and BPM/KPO services company, for an undisclosed amount?

35. Which grooming brand has launched the ‘#BarberKeBaraber’ campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

36. Which smart lock screen platform has launched the ‘#YehSmartHaiBoss’ campaign, featuring actor Babil Khan and his mother?

37. Which wholesome and nutritious food products brand has launched the campaign ‘#TuJaantaNaiMeraBreadwalaKaunHai’ with actor and food connoisseur Kunal Vijaykar?

38. Vellayan Subbiah has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award 2023 (EOY). He is the chairman of which company?

39. Which furniture brand has launched the campaign 'HumsePoocho'?

40. Ashok Leyland has achieved which milestone commercial vehicle production mark at its Pantnagar manufacturing facility, Uttarakhand?

41. Which poker platform has launched the campaign 'Apne type ke log', featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

42. Which financial services brand has launched the campaign ‘Har Jazbe Ke Liye’?

43. Which apparel brand has announced His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur, India, as its new global brand ambassador?

44. Which stock broker, in partnership with RedFM, has launched the campaign 'We Love Wonga!' to encourage financial literacy among the youth?

45. Zurich Insurance Company will buy 70% stake in which general insurance company for Rs 5,560 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1039 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

February 18, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1038

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which online travel aggregator proposes to open a 5-star hotel in Ayodhya, looking to cash in on the rush of tourists and pilgrims?

2. The bankruptcy court has approved a proposal from a consortium comprising Shri Dutt India and Shri Dutt Biofuels to acquire which sugar manufacturing company?

3. Which digital lending player last week unveiled ‘Olyv’ as its new brand name, and has roped in Naveen Kasturia of 'TVF Aspirant' fame as brand ambassador?

4. Which mutual fund said Anand Radhakrishnan has been appointed as the chief executive of the asset management company?

5. Which MNC tyre maker last week announced the appointment of Hiroshi Yoshizane as its new managing director for India?

6. Which aggregator platform launched the UI-based film ‘Table for 2’ for Valentine’s Day?

7. Which mutual fund has launched the film 'Seekh’?

8. Which coffee brand has partnered with Royal Enfield, a motorcycle brand, to introduce a unique coffee blend- the Royal Enfield Cruise Blend?

9. Which cooking oil brand has launched the 'Roz Ka Healthy Step' campaign?

10. Which company has announced the acquisition of Faridabad-based multi-specialty Asian Fidelis Hospital for Rs 116-crore in an all-cash deal?

11. Which sports brand has launched its latest campaign 'You Got This'?

12. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#LoveLike_’ campaign for Valentine’s Day?

13. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Tax ki tension’ campaign featuring actor Rajkummar Rao?

14. Which automobile company has unveiled its 'Unbelievable Delight' campaign for 2024 models?

15. Which steel company has announced the appointment of actor, politician, and film producer Ravi Kishan as its brand ambassador?

16. Which multivitamin brand has unveiled its new campaign, featuring actress Tamannaah Bhatia?

17. Which appliance brand has launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#MakeNotBuy’?

18. Which sexual health & wellness brand has launched a campaign featuring its co-founder and actor Ranveer Singh?

19. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first listed company in India to hit which milestone market valuation mark?

20. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire controlling stake in injectable maker Swiss Parenterals (SPL) for Rs 637.5 crore?

21. Mizuho Bank, Japan’s third-largest bank by assets, has invested Rs 1,200 crore, or about $145 million, for a 15% stake in which Bengaluru-based nonbanking finance company (NBFC)?

22. A joint venture company of which company and Japan’s JFE Steel Corp. plans to invest Rs 5,500 crore to build a factory in Ballari, Karnataka, to produce grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES)?

23. Which IT firm will acquire 60% equity in U.S.-based Aggne Global for $66 million in an all-cash deal to strengthen its consulting and services capabilities for the insurance sector?

24. Which homegrown D2C charging solution brand has announced actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador?

25. Which online bus ticketing platform launched the film 'Three Se Ho Jao Free' for Valentine’s Day?

26. Which railway PSU last week announced the appointment of Sanjay Kumar Jain as its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) with immediate effect?

27. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire Ninja Global FZCO, a UAE- and Turkey-based company with assets in esports and gaming production?

28. Which online travel agency has launched the campaign ‘#BindaasBookKar’?

29. Which online grocery retailer launched the silent film 'Saadgi’ for Valentine’s Day?

30. Which company has entered into a joint venture agreement with Renesas Electronics America Inc. (Renesas) and Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd. (Stars) for setting up an outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing (OSAT) facility in India?

31. Which women fashion brand has announced signing up actress Shanaya Kapoor as face of the brand for its fashion business?

32. Which hospitality company has announced a global ambassador partnership with actress Deepika Padukone?

33. Pocket Aces’ short-form content channel FilterCopy and which e-commerce marketplace have collaborated for a special Valentine’s Day music video 'Love by Chance'?

34. Which life insurance brand has unveiled a campaign featuring comedians Atul Khatri and Kenny Sebastian?

35. Which honey brand unveiled its new packaging on the occasion of Sundarbans Day, February 14, through a CGI ad?

36. Which stock broker company launched the ‘#DateYourStock’ campaign?

37. Which company is partnering with Ingenuity to support the launch of its artisanal lifestyle brand Jaypore in the US market through the digital route?

38. Which French apparel brand has inked pact with Myntra to enter the India market?

39. Which sleep solutions brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#CelebratingHealthyRelationships’?

40. Which hospitality and travel-tech firm last week announced its foray into sports hospitality business shortlisting 100 hotels across 12 key cities to cater to large sports events?

41. Which multiplex chain has launched its latest brand campaign “Bada Dekho. Saath Dekho”, featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

42. Which global technology brand announced the launch of its new audio brand campaign “We Don’t Settle”?

43. Murali S has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of which spice and masala brand?

44. Which confectionery brand has unveiled the ‘#VibeHai’ campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

45. Which brand has launched the 'Mere Choice ka Health Insurance' campaign?

46. Which personal care appliances company launched its Valentine's campaign with the theme ‘You are enough’?

47. Which financial services brand launched the campaign ‘Ab Kahani Badlegi’, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador KL Rahul?

48. Which beauty and skincare brand has elevated its group chief executive officer Vikas Gupta to the role of managing director and group CEO, effective immediately?

49. Which airline in India will start international operations with four flights a week to Doha beginning on March 28?

50. Which automobile company in India has signed an agreement to source components for its electric vehicles (EVs) from the Volkswagen Group?

51. Quess Corp will split into how many independent entities in what the business services provider said is a move aimed at unlocking shareholder value?

52. Which legendary chef, the man behind Dum Pukht and Bukhara, died at the age of 93 last week in Delhi?

53. Which two-wheeler-maker has announced its entry into the Turkish market through a distribution partnership with K-Rides Motosiklet ve Bisiklet San. ve Tic. A.S., a subsidiary of Kibar Holding?

54. Which dish wash brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#OwnYourOwnDishes’, a vodcast featuring poetess Priya Malik?

55. Which mosquito repellant brand launched the film ‘Raksha Jyoti’ as part of its ongoing campaign?

56. Which beverage brand has unveiled a campaign with brand ambassadors Rashmika Mandanna and Anirudh Ravichander, aimed at spicy food enthusiasts across South India?

57. Which investment banking entity has announced the appointment of Virendra Bansal as the new managing director and chief executive officer?

58. Which luggage maker has re-designated Neetu Kashiramka as the managing director of the company, effective from February 14, 2024?

59. Which company last week said it has received a letter of intent (LoI) from REC Power Development and Consultancy to acquire the Jalpura Khurja Power Transmission project?

60. TVS Motor last week became the sixth Indian automobile company to touch which milestone market capitalisation mark?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1038 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli