November 24, 2019

Biz Quizzard 817

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which news platform has claimed to have become the only digital-first original news brand to cross 10-million subscriber base on YouTube?

2. Which private outdoor gear firm has bagged an order from the Ministry of Defence to design, develop and deliver 1.8 lakh units of 90-litre rucksacks equipped to carry supplies for 30 days?

3. Which MNC last week said it would pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's make-up and skincare businesses, as it looks to tap into the reality TV star's huge social media reach?

4. US-based private equity fund Advent International has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in which biopharmaceutical company, valuing it at $500 million (Rs 3,500 crore)?

5. The bankruptcy court has ordered corporate insolvency resolution process for which grounded South Indian low-cost air carrier?

6. Which Bengaluru-based group has picked up 28.99% stake in commercial development of a DB Realty project in Mumbai’s Bandra locality?

7. Which automobile company has inked a pact with commercial EV fleet provider Lithium Urban Technologies to address mobility solutions across passenger, mass transit and freight segments?

8. Which sanitary pad brand has launched the campaign ‘1-2-3, I’m wetness free’?

9. Which food delivery platform has recently launched a concept of food gully on its platform along with a new marketing campaign, ‘#EatsNewEveryday’?

10. Which business personality has been conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for her achievement in healthcare and contribution to society at large?

11. Which hotel chain has engaged sarod duo Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayan Ali to create two albums titled 'New Delhi' and ‘Raga’ that bring the soul of the brand alive through mesmerising music?

12. Which Indian houseware products manufacturer has announced that it won the 'Brand of the Year' award at the World Branding Awards 2019?

13. Which hygiene and wellness brand has announced an awareness campaign '#cleanisnotsanitized' on World Toilet Day?

14. Which airline is entering into a partnership with health technology start-up Mfine to provide pollution masks to its passengers taking flights to Delhi from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata?

15. Which MNC has acquired US-based CloudSimple for an undisclosed amount, a move that will help the tech giant further strengthen its cloud business?

16. Which company last week announced installation of the first charging station at its flagship showroom in Gurugram ahead of the launch of its first electric vehicle (EV) SUV, ZS?

17. Which Indian pharma company has launched in the US, generic potassium chloride for oral solution used for treatment and prevention of hypokalemia?

18. Which Indian political personality has joined UK-based advisory firm CTD Advisors as strategic adviser?

19. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#Manenough’ for Men’s Day?

20. Airbnb has launched the campaign ‘#RoyaltyOnAirbnb’ for which property, as part of an initiative?

21. Which eyewear company has unveiled its first TVC with brand ambassador Bhuvan Bam to launch its one-of-a-kind range – AIR?

22. Which company has launched its first-ever digital campaign for its flooring solutions, featuring celebrity couple Shakti Arora and Neha Saxena?

23. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week superseded the board of which troubled mortgage lender, citing “governance concerns and defaults”?

24. Anil Nair has stepped down as CEO and MD of which advertising agency?

25. The youngest global advertising holding company, S4 Capital’s MediaMonks has merged which Delhi-based content and production company with itself?

26. Which Mumbai-headquartered logistics firm’s European subsidiary has acquired majority stakes in Hong Kong-based PAK DA (HK) Logistics and Singapore based Spechem Supply Chain Management (Asia)?

27. Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired which Mumbai-based bitcoin exchange?

28. Pramit Jhaveri has decided to seek early retirement from the position of India head of which bank?

29. Which fitness and lifestyle brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘She Got Ree’, featuring brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

30. Which tourism board last week announced the launch of a new campaign ‘A Story Takes Flight’, featuring leading Hollywood stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana?

31. Which menswear brand unveiled a new digital campaign ‘The Day Men Forgot’ on the occasion of International Men’s Day?

32. Which Chinese industrial gases maker is setting up an Indian subsidiary, NovaAir India, with an initial investment of $60 million?

33. Emami Ltd has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador of which fragrance brand?

34. This should be easy. Which of confectionery brand has rolled out a campaign, CompliMentos, in India?

35. Which digital ad verification agency has announced the acquisition of contextual intelligence solutions provider ADmantX?

36. International question. Which coffee chain has appointed former McDonald's UK Chief Executive Officer Jill McDonald as its new CEO from December 2?

37. International question. Which payment processor said it would buy privately held shopping and rewards platform Honey Science for about $4 billion?

38. Which education technology firm has launched it’s first-ever ATL campaign, to kick-off a 360-degree campaign named ‘Let’s Crack It’?

39. Which tech-enabled used car marketplace has announced the launch of its new social media campaign 'Mentenance' to create awareness on men’s health?

40. Which company last week claimed it had become the first private enterprise in the country to secure the ´Green Channel Status´ from the Defence Ministry?

41. Which DTH operator launched the ‘#TumseHumareTaarJudeHai’ video on the occasion of World Television Day?

42. Which company has entered into an agreement to buy IDBI Bank’s mutual funds business?

43. Which payments startup has acquired payroll and HR management software firm Opfin as it widens the bouquet of services for its merchant partners?

44. Which skin and intimate care brand has roped in actress Swara Bhaskar to endorse its range of products?

45. Which CEO has occupied the top spot in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019 list?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 817 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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