October 27, 2019

Biz Quizzard 813

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is all set to relaunch the iconic Kelvinator brand in India?

2. Which Australian indoor trampoline theme park format will enter India later this year with its first centre in the western suburbs of Mumbai?

3. India became a net importer of which metal for the first time in 18 years in 2018-19?

4. Which company will collect used cooking oil from restaurants in northern India and supply it to BioD Energy for conversion into biodiesel?

5. VG Kannan has quit as the CEO of which industry body?

6. In what will be one of the largest investments in a local restaurant chain brand in India, PE firm CX Partners is picking up a 50.1% stake in which biryani chain for Rs 260 crore?

7. No comment on this one. Which company has appointed former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdary to its board of directors?

8. Which snack brand has launched its global ‘Smile’ campaign in India?

9. Which home appliances and consumer electronics brand has launched the campaign ‘Silent Performers’?

10. Which company has announced the inauguration of India’s first all-women-run automobile service workshop?

11. Which actor has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Chelsea Football Club (FC) for India?

12. Which newspaper has launched the campaign, ‘Hey Mumbai, we have a Sunday for you’ for its revamped weekend read?

13. Which MNC has set up an Indian unit, 7 Rivers Brewing Co., to introduce two wheat beer variants – Machaa and Veere – in the first week of November?

14. Why was Amazon India’s transport of a consignment on October 21 in news?

15. Which company has officially launched its cloud kitchen services, beginning with Khichdi Experiment in Bengaluru?

16. Which actress has launched her beauty label - Kay Beauty?

17. Which actor has invested an undisclosed amount in Helios Lifestyle, the parent entity of The Man Company, a men’s grooming brand?

18. Which bank has launched ‘FD Health’, a fixed deposit (FD) offering the dual-benefit of investment growth via FD and protection through a critical illness coverage?

19. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘A Quiet Revolution’?

20. In an India-first innovation, which MNC has launched ‘Storyboxes’, a packaging initiative that aims at showcasing inspiring stories of its sellers?

21. Which company last week launched its new campaign and unveiled its mission to encourage every individual to ‘keep learning’?

22. Which kitchen appliances company has appointed Rajiv Mehta as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

23. Which company’s cofounder Rajiv Srivatsa is stepping down from his active leadership role as chief technology and product officer?

24. No comment on this one too. Which industry’s trade body has issued advisory to avoid import from Malaysia?

25. Which Software as a Service (SaaS) company has appointed Harmeet Singh, a former executive partner at US-based private equity firm MDP Partners, as its new CEO?

26. US-based talent evaluation leader SHL has acquired which Gurugram and San Jose-based AI-powered test and assessment venture in a largely all cash deal?

27. Which MNC last week launched public transport services on its app through a partnership with the Delhi metro?

28. Which global leader in blue pigments has announced a joint venture agreement with Tennants Textile Colours (TTC) of the UK to set up a state-of-the-art red and yellow pigments plant in Gujarat?

29. Which joint industry body for TV viewership measurement has appointed Sunil Lulla as its CEO?

30. Days before the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras when Indian women buy gold, which Dutch MNC, specializing in nutrition, launched a new campaign, urging them to invest in iron?

31. Which company is forming a joint venture in India with Germany-based Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen for manufacturing and selling composite hollow core insulators (CHCI)?

32. Which online services marketplace will focus on two categories - beauty and home - and shut down other non-core businesses, including wedding services and photography?

33. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned the use of which channel to source retail loans and carry out physical verification of documents of borrowers?

34. Which hospitality major is scouting for opportunities in Mumbai for bringing its iconic luxury brand Waldorf Astoria to India?

35. Which Indian city has got it’s first cat café, the ‘Catsville Le Café’?

36. Which wedding company has rolled out its first digital and OOH campaign “Venue Sahi Toh Stress Nahi”?

37. Which members-only credit card payments platform has unveiled its launch campaign?

38. Which fashion ingredient brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#LiveYourFlow’, featuring actress Kangana Ranaut?

39. Which MNC has launched ‘Har Saans Mein Zindagi’, a CSR campaign to increase awareness around childhood pneumonia in India?

40. This brand has made it a habit of rolling out awesome social topical ads. Which brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#DiwaliKaSafar’?

41. The government last week revised the norms for fuel retailing in the country. What is the new minimum net worth requirement?

42. Nissan Motor Co is likely to axe which brand as part of its efforts to boost profitability?

43. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is working towards acceptance of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in which 2 countries within the next 6 months?

44. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) last week agreed to merge which 2 public sector entities?

45. Which MNC said it had achieved a breakthrough in computer research, by solving a complex problem in minutes with a so-called quantum computer that would take today’s most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to crack?

46. Which Hyderabad-based hospitality player last week announced its diversification into the healthcare sector with Sri Lakshmi Gayatri (SLG) Hospitals Private Ltd?

47. Which Indian airline has announced plans to launch a new airline with the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport as its base, as well as set up its first overseas hub in the UAE emirate?

48. Which Varanasi-based high end fashion brand and design studio has announced the launch of its global digital campaign ‘Revisit Your Roots’?

49. Mark Parker will step down as the CEO of which MNC in January?

50. Microsoft’s revenue in India has crossed which milestone mark?

51. International question. Which MNC has bought healthcare start-up Health Navigator, its second purchase in the healthcare services industry?

52. Which Indian IT firm launched a blockchain-based multi-brand customer loyalty platform using enterprise blockchain company R3’s platform – Corda?

53. Which automobile MNC has joined hands with Lenovo for the design of its superbikes?

54. Which home décor brand has launched its new campaign 'Rugnovate'?

55. Which pulses brand has launched the campaign ‘#LautAayiDiwali’?

56. Which social networking platform is partnering with Safetipin in efforts to make urban spaces safer for women?

57. This should be easy to crack. Which chocolate brand has unveiled its ‘#GiftAGoldenDiwali’ campaign?

58. Which online leather accessory brand has roped in cricketer Harbhajan Singh as brand ambassador?

59. Which company has announced a strategic partnership with PVR Cinemas wherein Munchilicious, a granola cereal brand will become the ‘Binge-Mate’ of all PVR Luxe patrons during this festive season?

60. The World Bank will now include which 2 Indian cities, besides Delhi and Mumbai, for preparing ease of doing business report to provide a holistic picture of business environment of the country?

61. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its first ever Diwali brand campaign, featuring actor Shishir Sharma?

62. Which plywood and decoratives manufacturer has announced the ‘Pink Pledge’ campaign to raise awareness on the prevention of breast cancer at an early stage?

63. Which engineering and technology solutions provider has partnered with UK-based Clear Horizon, a technology company providing specialized solutions for quality asset data management?

64. Which PR, digital marketing and brand strategy firm has launched its ‘#ALivingPlanet’ Diwali campaign?

65. Which chocolate brand has launched the Diwali campaign ‘#KhaoKheloKhushRaho’?

66. This is pawsome. Which kids channel has announced the 3rd edition of its campaign – Pawsome Diwali?

67. Which integrated healthcare centre has launched an initiative ‘#ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk’, encouraging people to gift a talk therapy session with its experts?

68. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign encouraging people to share ‘#YourWordsNotForwards’ this Diwali with a personalised greeting to their loved ones?

69. Which Gurgaon-based startup in the technology space has announced its campaign ‘#AzadiCrackersSe’ to spread awareness about celebrating Diwali in an eco-friendly manner?

70. Which over 150-year-old US headquartered nonprofit healthcare giant announced its entry into the Indian market last week?

71. Which company last week unveiled its new brand positioning as ‘India’s Biggest Amazement Park’?

72. Ahead of its India launch, which automobile MNC has unveiled a mobile-led, augmented reality (AR) campaign inspired by the festival of lights, Diwali?

73. Which optical retail brand has introduced smart eyewear in its current portfolio comprising frames, lenses and sunglasses to keep up with the maturing market?

74. Which textile brand has launched a campaign to introduce its limited-edition festive range ‘Rangana Collection’?

75. Which brand has launched its first ever hand cream range in India with a new digital film called ‘Busy Hands’ focusing on the importance of hand care this Diwali?

76. Which chocolate brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#BadiFamilyBadiDiwali’?

77. Which smartphone brand has launched the “#BrightSideOfNight” campaign for the ongoing festive season?

78. Which FM radio has launched its ‘#MumbaiKiJalegi’ campaign to light up every nook and corner of Mumbai city by installing solar LED streetlights?

79. Indian has been ranked at which position in the 2020 edition of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking?

80. Confectionery conglomerate Lotte India last week announced the relaunch of which yesteryear brand?

81. Which company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the remaining 49% stake in France-based Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC) for an undisclosed amount?

82. Which company will acquire an 8.82% stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup Vahan as a part of its Startup Accelerator Program?

83. Which Ahmedabad architecture and urban design firm has been picked to prepare the massive revamp of Central Vista (Rajpath), and construction of a new Parliament and central Secretariat?

84. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Wear What you Are’?

85. Which real estate player has launched the campaign ‘Sirf Ghar Aalishaan Nahi, Dil Bhi Aalishaan Banaye’, giving a new meaning to the acronym BHK?

86. Which electronics chain has unveiled the campaign “My Asli Connection”?

87. Seven mining and metals companies, including which Indian company, have partnered with the World Economic Forum to accelerate responsible sourcing of raw materials?

88. Which state government would be declaring 2020 as the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to promote its use in various sectors including Agriculture and Healthcare?

89. Vikas Mehta has resigned a CEO of which advertising agency after working for nearly 15 years with the global network?

90. Who has overtaken Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person?

91. Which company has exited the GST Network, the company facilitating collection of the indirect tax, by selling its entire 10 per cent stake to 13 states?

92. Which company has launched the ‘NetworkOfCare’ campaign?

93. Which Gurgaon-based creative agency has acquired ContentNinja, an inbound-marketing firm that specialises in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US?

94. Which packaged snacks brand has brought Ayushmann Khurrana on board as its brand ambassador for its wafers, nachos and extruded snacks products?

95. Which business group has launched the campaign ‘#BlurTheBoundaries’ for Diwali to celebrate inclusivity?

96. The market capitalisation of which company crossed the Rs 3 trillion mark for the first time on Friday, October 25?

97. Which online insurance policy provider has launched a Diwali Anthem with a new digital campaign ‘#LetsReverse’?

98. Which airports operator has launched the campaign ‘#LightALamp’ to help millions of people connect across the globe for the festive season?

99. Which airline from India is likely to commence operations to Eastern Europe early next year, with a flight to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of its plans to connect Europe?

100. Ending this record-breaking edition on a sweet but very expensive note. Which company last week launched the world’s most expensive chocolate?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 813 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 20, 2019

Biz Quizzard 812

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Who, along with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, won the 2019 economics Nobel for their work on finding new ways to tackle poverty?

2. Which company has pulled ahead of Hero MotoCorp in driving volume share in India’s scooter market, emerging as the country’s third largest in the segment?

3. Which silver jewellery brand celebrated its first anniversary with a digital campaign?

4. Which NBFC has launched its first campaign ‘Rishta Sammaan Ka’, based on real-life experiences of its customers?

5. Which online payments company has launched its second marketing campaign themed – ‘Ab Diwali 365 days wali’?

6. Which ecommerce company has acquired 100% of CombineSell, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for an undisclosed amount?

7. Which milk delivery startup has halted operations and is redirecting customers to FreshToHome?

8. Which five-year-old firm, founded by Charlie Lee, has received its non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI?

9. Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, invested an undisclosed sum in which Pune-based electric motorcycle maker?

10. Which MNC will buy 37.4% stake in Adani Gas, marking another big-ticket entry of a global major in India’s energy market?

11. Which Hyderabad-based pharma company will be exiting its 50:50 Chinese joint venture by divesting its entire stake to its JV partner Hubei Biocause Heilen Pharmaceutical Co Ltd?

12. Which pharma company has launched ophthalmic solution Cequa, used for the treatment of dry eye disease, in the US market?

13. Which company has introduced a new series of tyres called Sincera SN832i, catering to the car segment in India?

14. Which Indian wear brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

15. Which denim brand has launched a new campaign to introduce its new product, the F-Lite denim?

16. Which company has been voted as the overall most outstanding company in India and the most outstanding company in India's IT services sector in Asiamoney's 2019 Asia's outstanding companies poll?

17. Which gaming firm has acquired 51% stake in Mumbai-based Paper Boat Apps, an independent studio, for Rs 83.5 crore?

18. Which paint company will acquire 95.53 % of STP Ltd (STPL), which is primarily into waterproofing and protective coatings, at a cash consideration of Rs 167.5 crore?

19. Which brand has set a Guinness World Record with ‘Largest Immunity Lesson’ for school kids?

20. Which airline last week became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a A320 aircraft with passengers on-board?

21. Which home appliances company will be taking the conversation around responsible e-waste disposal ahead with a pre-Diwali social media campaign ‘#DiwaliKiSafai’?

22. Titan’s eyewear business has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

23. Which shampoo brand has launched the campaign ‘Freedom Hair’?

24. Which sports brand has announced a new campaign called 'Propah Lady'?

25. Which business process management company is buying US-based digital consultancy Rightpoint for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which Chinese handset maker will foray into India’s smart TV market in the first quarter of 2020 and will launch competitive products to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo-Motorola and TCL?

27. Which Australian fashion brand has announced the appointment of first celebrity endorser Diana Penty?

28. Which state-owned bank has signed up with real estate portal Magicbricks for the e-auction of over 500 re-possessed properties worth more than Rs 800 crore?

29. Which company has emerged the first Indian cybersecurity firm to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)?

30. Bajaj Auto last week unveiled its electric scooter. What has it been branded as?

31. The Indian arm of which insurance broking group has agreed to buy JLT Independent Insurance Brokers, a joint venture between Jardine Lloyd Thompson of UK and Sunidhi Group in India?

32. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Shanai Ghosh as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

33. Which consumer durable brand has unveiled a new digital campaign, ‘#CookSweatFree’, for its innovative kitchen fan Air Buddy?

34. Which Hindi daily has launched a film titled ‘Aathwa Phera’, focusing on the importance of an equal status that both husband and wife should enjoy in a marriage?

35. Which home décor brand and English daily The Times of India have joined hands to launch a unique cause called ‘#TakeBackSleep’?

36. Which bath fittings, kitchen sinks and sanitary ware brand has launched its first television commercial; with actress and model, Karishma Sharma as brand ambassador?

37. Which shampoo brand has launched the ‘#MeriBetiStrong’ campaign?

38. Which designer false ceiling brand has launched the campaign ‘Ceiling nahi feeling hai’?

39. Which fintech startup has announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based audio streaming platform Dose FM for an undisclosed amount?

40. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone mark of market capitalization?

41. Ola last week launched a self-drive car-sharing service. What has it been branded as?

42. Which hair colour brand has brought actress Vaani Kapoor on board as the brand ambassador?

43. Health-tech company Medlife, which owns and operates the eponymous online pharmacy platform, has hit which milestone revenue mark for September?

44. Which tax and audit firm last week announced its entry in India?

45. IL&FS board has transferred the group’s 51% stake in IL&FS Wind Energy to which joint venture partner?

46. Which air conditioner manufacturer has roped in Virat Kohli has brand ambassador?

47. Which IT firm has entered into an agreement to acquire Contino, a privately-held technology consulting firm based in London, for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which storage battery-maker last week announced the launch of e-rickshaws in select markets?

49. International question. Which hospitality major’s new ‘Five Feet to Fitness’ guestroom concept will let guests use more than eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options in their hotel rooms?

50. Which company is entering food retail in India through the newly registered ‘FarmerMart’?

51. Which company has agreed to sell the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas to Blackstone Group for $4.25 billion and will continue to operate the property under a lease arrangement?

52. Which general insurance company has decided exit crop insurance under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana, citing high rates quoted by reinsurance companies?

53. Mark Hurd, 62, passed away on October 18. He was the co-CEO of which IT major?

54. Which Indian two-wheeler manufacturer last week forayed into selling branded gear for two-wheeler riders?

55. Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)?

56. Which consumer durable company announced the launch of a new ad campaign starring Kriti Sannon and also unveiled a new baseline – ‘Every day, care’?

57. Which social media company has appointed Nikhil Gandhi as India head?

58. Which kitchen appliances brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#CookMagic’?

59. Which company will acquire a stake in solar power firm AMPSolar Evolution Private Limited for around Rs 17 crore?

60. Which airline last week operated the first test flight of ‘Project Sunrise’, the longest non-stop flight?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 812 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Rajeev Kondapalli

October 13, 2019

Biz Quizzard 811

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will mark its foray into the fashion industry through a collaboration with homegrown ready-to-wear label HUEMN, launching at FDCI's upcoming Lotus India Fashion Week SS20?

2. Which home appliances brand has roped in actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

3. Which menswear brand is all set to mark its 20th anniversary with brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the launch of its latest campaign, ‘The Spirit of Man’?

4. Which company has launched digital and video storytelling platform, MAKERS India?

5. Which telecom company has inked a pact with Kia Motors to provide Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in services such as navigation, safety and security, vehicle management and remote control?

6. CK Venkataraman is the new MD of which company?

7. Which company’s content hub for homecare, Cleanipedia, has launched #SaafDiwaliShubhDiwali, a month-long festive campaign to prepare users for the mammoth job of Pre-Diwali cleaning?

8. Which women’s beauty brand has announced a #BreastBreak campaign to help support early detection of breast cancer around the world?

9. Swiggy has now expanded its reach to how many cities in India?

10. Mercedes-Benz last week delivered over which milestone count of cars in a single day in India?

11. Which beverage giant is selling its first sustainable bonds?

12. How many Indian-origin persons have been named by American magazine Fortune in its annual list of 40 most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40?

13. Which automobile company has set up a premium bike division called ‘Big Wing’ to Take on Royal Enfield?

14. Which US studio, specialising in horror-themed digital content, is set to enter India in partnership with producer Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment?

15. Which auto component maker has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based automotive lamps firm Delvis Gmbh and its two subsidiaries for €21 million (about Rs 164 crore)?

16. Which automobile MNC has named Makoto Uchida, head of its Chinese business, as its next CEO?

17. Which modern Indian wear brand by fashion house High Street Essentials Pvt Ltd has launched its first brand campaign?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the roll-out of 'Ishq Bhi, Risk Bhi' - a fictional audio series in Hindi with investor education theme built inside the story?

19. Which Kinetic Group venture has launched three bikes under the MV Agusta Dragster Series, with price starting at Rs 18.73 lakh (ex-showroom)?

20. Which Indian company has acquired Eishtec, a 1,400-employee contact centre company in Ireland for an undisclosed amount?

21. Tata Motors last week launched which electric model with an extended range to cater to both fleet and personal segment customers?

22. Home services marketplace UrbanClap will be launching operations in which country next month?

23. Which travel portal has signed an agreement with travel platform major TripAdvisor to offer choices for local experiences at international destinations to outbound Indian travelers?

24. American financial services company C2FO has acquired which Noida-based dynamic discounting solution provider for an undisclosed sum to expand its presence in India?

25. Which airline’s digital cargo and logistics platform, Teleport has announced entry into India to cash in on the expanding ecommerce sector in one of the world’s fastest growing markets?

26. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the planned merger between Indiabulls Housing Finance and which bank?

27. BSH Home Appliances Group, one of Europe’s largest home appliances manufacturer, last week said it has sold which milestone count of washing machines in India?

28. Which sportswear brand has roped in Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador?

29. Which entity has launched ‘Boardroom Kitchen’, India’s first reality web series that portrays CEOs of famous companies in the kitchen?

30. German sportswear maker Puma has opened its first experience store in India, it’s second globally after New York. Which city?

31. Which British travel agent has agreed to buy all 555 UK stores from Thomas Cook after the holiday company's collapse?

32. Which company has sold a 20-acre holding in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai to Virtuous Retail South Asia (VRSA) for Rs 700 crore?

33. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign 'Singing Chef'?

34. Which paint brand has launched a new television titled ‘Double Protection’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

35. Which newly set up equity fund has launched a pan-India programme, Turbostart, to invest in early-stage startups?

36. The domestic subsidiary of  which Japanese financial services leader has received a non-banking financial company (NBFC) licence from RBI, and will begin operations by month-end?

37. Which Hyderabad-based sports startup last week announced its foray into sports retailing?

38. Which tile adhesive brand from the house of Pidilite Industries has unveiled its first television commercial?

39. Which provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, products, services and platforms has entered India in a tie up with omni channel retail and distribution company Staunch?

40. India has been ranked at which position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019?

41. Who has been appointed chairman of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) for 2019-2021?

42. Which retailer has launched the festive campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’?

43. Which automobile MNC has sacked its CEO Thierry Bollore just 10 months after he took charge?

44. Which former cricketer has invested in VAOO, a Mumbai-based cab aggregator that promises to offer free rides to passengers in return for viewing advertisements?

45. Which MNC has said it is working with Volkswagen's sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 811 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 6, 2019

Biz Quizzard 810

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 30 - October 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which lifestyle brand and Coca-Cola have joined forces to create The (Re)Collection, a beautifully crafted and edgy capsule collection partially made of recycled materials, available online, worldwide from October 7?

2. The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence for this year were announced last week. Which firm is the Company of the Year?

3. Which American entrepreneur has announced plans to invest an undisclosed amount in Sieve, a Kochi-based start-up founded by Sanjay Nediyara, a hearing-impaired entrepreneur?

4. Ankur Warikoo will quit as the CEO of which deal discovery platform in November?

5. Which personal care brand has entered the room freshener category and has launched the first video campaign, featuring actress Tisca Chopra?

6. Which premium membership program of dining out has launched a new campaign with the theme of ‘The Pursuit of Great Taste’?

7. Which fashion retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its business?

8. Amit Jain, the former head of Uber Technologies’ Asia-Pacific region, has joined which marquee venture capital firm as a managing director?

9. KN Neelkant has resigned as managing director and CEO of which power company?

10. Suresh Chitturi has become the first Indian and Asian to be elected Chairman of the International Egg Commission (IEC). He is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of which company?

11. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched its new entry-level car priced in the range of Rs 3.69 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh. What has it been branded as?

12. Which private equity firm and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies have jointly committed Rs 5.5 crore to set up two new centres at the Bengaluru-based research institution, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)?

13. Which fashion brand has launched one-of-its-kind Instagram web series, ‘#PujoPerfect Love Story’, to engage with the youth during this Pujo season?

14. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘Bad roads go to good places’?

15. Which MNC is commemorating ten years of its flagship 'Healthy Kids Programme'?

16. Which mustard oil brand is all set to launch new set of advertisements with actor Boman Irani?

17. Which jewellery retail chain has signed 2018 Asian Games Gold Medalist & 2019 Arjun Awardee Swapna Barman as its new brand ambassador?

18. Which premium European Menswear brand has announced actor Saif Ali Khan as its brand ambassador in India?

19. A joint venture of which two companies will take control of Ford India’s auto business?

20. Which IT MNC last week said women now comprise over 34% (one lakh employees) of its 2.88-lakh workforce?

21. SS Mallikarjuna Rao has been appointed as new MD and chief executive of which public sector bank?

22. Which 2 realty developers have entered into a joint venture to develop a hospitality-led mixed use project spread over a 7.7 acre land parcel in Delhi’s Aerocity?

23. Which company is collaborating with renowned innovator and education reformist, Sonam Wangchuk, for a pilot project in Ladakh to build a solar powered house roofed with its product ATUM for Indian Army?

24. Which automobile MNC last week announced the commencement of e-commerce business in India?

25. Global private-equity fund Advent International is all set to acquire which women’s innerwear maker for an enterprise value of around Rs 900-1,000 crore?

26. Which MNC has chosen Mumbai’s Maker Maxity mall, co-owned by Reliance Industries, to open its first company-owned iconic outlet in India?

27. Which French high-fashion brand, with Sara Ali Khan as its brand ambassador, has opened its first Mumbai store in Atria Mall in Worli?

28. Which automobile MNC has launched the campaign ‘Best enjoyed young’?

29. Which MNC last week said it has finalised the sale of its skincare business to a group led by Swedish private equity firm EQT and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority?

30. Which MNC last week unveiled its new luxury smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs 1,64,999?

31. Which company has announced the launch of a new campaign ‘#GandhiSurance’ on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti?

32. Which skincare brand has launched a film titled ‘Navratri’ across all digital platforms in continuation of its global campaign ‘#SeeWhatHappens’?

33. Which well known card game has introduced its first official Braille deck?

34. Which Japanese fashion brand last week rolled out its first store in India?

35. Which telecom company has appointed Amur S Lakshminarayanan as its managing director and group chief executive officer- designate?

36. Adani Wilmar has forayed into ready-to-cook segment with the launch of which product?

37. Which ethnic packaged foods company has roped in Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

38. Which smartphone brand has launched its Pujo video, ‘Pujor Gaan’, in partnership with Rock Band Fossil and singer Rupam Islam in Kolkata?

39. Which Italian luxury fashion brand has announced its entry into the Indian market?

40. Maruti Suzuki India has achieved which cumulative sales milestone from its Nexa premium retail network?

41. Anheuser-Busch In-Bev and which Indian hospitality company are coming together to open microbreweries inside the latter’s hotel properties?

42. Which Mumbai-based premium beauty player opened its largest exclusive outlet till date in Hyderabad last week?

43. Which MNC last week said it has ended mobile telephone production in China, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market?

44. Sandeep Gulati has been named as the new Managing Director of the Indian operations of which staffing firm?

45. Which bus aggregator expanded its operations by entering Chennai city last week?

46. Which snack brand has roped in actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as brand ambassadors?

47. UAE-based Al Madina Group launched its India operations last week by opening its hypermarket in which city?

48. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its unique and ultra- modern festive collection, Electrify?

49. Which edible oil brand launched a digital campaign ‘Adhura Gyan’ on World Heart Day?

50. Ending this edition on a sweet note. Which chocolate brand has roped in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 810 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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