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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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