March 29, 2020

Biz Quizzard 835

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which entrepreneur recently pledged donation of 1.8 million masks, 210,000 test kits, 36,000 protective suits and other equipment to countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives and others?

2. Which Bengaluru-based exporter of ventilators is drawing plans to locally assemble nearly one lakh ventilators in the country as India prepares to gear up for emergency situation?

3. Which company has become the first in the country to begin supply of BS-VI fuel across country?

4. Which automobile company has launched its latest campaign showcasing its innovations that can help enable such precious moments while strengthening the brand promise of ‘Feels Like Family’?

5. Which life insurance company has launched its new digital campaign ‘#HappyWaleVaade’ on International Day of Happiness?

6. Which pharmaceutical company has launched a film ‘#ThanksForBeingMyFamily’ to salute all the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff for their selfless service in this trying time?

7. Which video streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘It Can Wait’ to spread awareness around the importance of social distancing?

8. I liked this film. Which ice cream brand has launched the campaign ‘Goodness is Good’?

9. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Better Never Stops’?

10. Which automobile brand has celebrated its golden jubilee by creating a giant piece of sub-zero art at its cold weather test facility in Arjeplog, close to the Arctic circle in Sweden?

11. Which company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to acquire its intimate hygiene brand VWash?

12. Which IT company has entered into an agreement to acquire Lev, an Indianapolis-based, privately-held, digital marketing consultancy that employs 200 people?

13. Which company has launched a new campaign for sewing machines featuring brand ambassador and actress Keerthy Suresh?

14. Which company has announced the 100% business acquisition of online milk delivery app DailyNinja?

15. Which mutual fund has collaborated with Josh Talks for its Advice Zaroori Hai campaign?

16. Which entrepreneur last week said he sourced 1,255 ventilators from China and shipped them to Los Angeles as US worries about a shortage in the face of coronavirus?

17. Albert Uderzo died recently. He was the co-creator of which comics’ series?

18. The Brand Equity Most Trusted Brands 2020 was published last week. Which brand has topped the list?

19. Over-the-top platform, Eros Now last week announced its entry into English-language content market with the launch of which sub-brand?

20. Which company has set up India’s first dedicated COVID-19 hospital?

21. The wife of which global chief executive has announced a donation of Rs 2 crore to support the welfare initiatives of the Telangana government?

22. Which paint company announced the Coronavirus awareness campaign “India Mil Kar Fight Karo Na! – Together we will defeat Corona”?

23. Indian-born celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz died from complications following the Covid-19 infection in New Jersey last week. He was culinary director and partner at which restaurant in Mumbai that recently celebrated its 5th anniversary?

24. Which Indian handset company last week said it will release part salaries of its factory workers in advance?

25. Which Gurgaon-based company, in support with Huami Amazfit, a biometric and activity data-driven company, launched a dedicated Whatsapp helpline for doctors and hospitals?

26. Which mobile game has launched a new campaign called ‘#IndiaKaBattleRoyale’, starring actor Amol Parashar?

27. Which company has announced that it will donate one crore biscuit packets for the poor in every week of the current lockdown?

28. Which digital agency has launched the ‘#HumHongeKamyaab’ campaign?

29. Which insurance company has come up with a campaign, ‘#DooriHaiZaroori’ in the public interest?

30. Which automobile company will turn its domestic passenger vehicle division into a separate unit and seek a strategic partnership to “help secure its long-term viability”?

31. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan will be stepping down as CEO and director of which company with effect from April 5, 2020, for personal reasons?

32. Which IT company last week announced that it will pay a ‘gratitude’ allowance of 25% of basic pay to more than 1.35 lakh employees in India?

33. Which company, on March 17, filed a lawsuit against Freshworks for ‘Trade Secret Misappropriation’ in the US District Court Northern District of California?

34. Which OTT platform has launched its new initiative ‘#StuckWithYou’, which aims to add cheer through a series of curated content that inspires everyone to convert these tough times into fond memories?

35. Which confectionery brand from the Perfetti Van Melle stable is celebrating 25 years in India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 835 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

March 22, 2020

Biz Quizzard 834

Pleased to share that Biz Quizzard has completed 16 years and this edition marks the beginning of the 17th year. Also pleased to inform that have been once again featured in the Limca Book of Records (2020 edition). Thank you for being part of this journey.

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The co-founder of which MNC last week stepped down from its board to focus on philanthropic work related to global health, education and climate change?

2. Which MNC has announced to shut down its Augmented Reality (AR) face-filtering app called MSQRD?

3. Which fashion brand has unveiled its campaign ‘I am Awake – to fashion, to the future’?

4. Which company has acquired the assets of Australian on-demand beauty company Glamazon?

5. Which Bengaluru and Kolkata-based bootstrapped data visualisation solution provider has been acquired by US-based business software firm Idera for an undisclosed amount?

6. Which retailer has appointed former Flipkart top executive Rishi Vasudev as its chief executive officer, effective June?

7. Which factual entertainment company last week forayed into the video streaming landscape in India with the launch of a subscription based app?

8. Which IT services and solutions company has announced the appointment of Nachiket Sukhtankar as managing director of operations in India?

9. Which company has hired former Coverfox CEO Premanshu Singh as senior vice-president and the head of its insurance business?

10. Which luxury conglomerate is prepping its perfume and cosmetics production sites to manufacture hydroalcoholic gel in the midst of the corona virus pandemic?

11. The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) in an order passed on March 12 has ordered which FMCG company to pay up Rs 75.1 crore for not passing on benefits of GST rate reduction on to consumers?

12. Which defence company has named James Taiclet as the chief executive from June 15?

13. Which company has launched its BS-VI range of commercial vehicles across brands - RE, Maxima and Maxima Cargo?

14. Which TMT brand has launched a campaign to highlight its patented ‘Y’ Ribbed technology?

15. Guess Watches has welcomed back which celebrity as its #GUESSGirl and face of the brand?

16. Which life insurance company has announced the launch of SME Assist, a first of its kind digital tool for business owners?

17. Which stationery brand is set to release three new TVCs around its new brand tagline 'Think. Create'?

18. Which brand has launched its new ad film 'Mere Baal Meri Jaan' for woman embracing all hair types, featuring model and actor, Tamanna Sharma?

19. Lifestyle brand Lavie has launched a functional brand aimed at style-conscious millennial. Name it?

20. Which FMCG major has entered the hand sanitisers segment with the sub-brand ‘Sanitize’?

21. Which personal care brand has launched its new campaign 'Whats Your Repeat' featuring stories of women trailblazers who do what they love, chase their dreams and keep at it, on repeat?

22. Which company has signed a pact with Inox India for door-step delivery of liquified natural gas (LNG) from its terminal in Gujarat through road to customers who are not connected to pipelines?

23. Cricketer MS Dhoni has invested an undisclosed sum in which accounting services provider?

24. Microsoft’s Windows 10 is now running in over which milestone count of active devices across 200 countries globally?

25. Which country last week became the first globally to suspend all financial markets as corona virus spreads?

26. Which ethnic wear brand has rolled out a campaign ‘Be your own Beautiful’ featuring brand ambassador Disha Patani?

27. Which youth fashion brand has roped in South African batsman AB de Villiers as the face of its new active wear line?

28. Which brand has unveiled what it claims is India’s longest billboard, in Uttar Pradesh?

29. Which mutual fund has released a new campaign 'Kya Baat Hai!' as part of its investor education and awareness initiative?

30. Which MNC has hired former State Bank of India chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya to head its India operations?

31. Which renewable energy solutions provider has joined formed equal partnership joint venture, Shuchi Anant Virya, with commercial EV fleet operator Lithium Urban Technologies?

32. Which jewellery chain has launched its new digital campaign for its new Sankalp jewellery collection on the occasion of the festival of Gudi Padwa?

33. Google has appointed former IBM India head Karan Bajwa as the India managing director of which business?

34. As the corona virus pandemic goes rampant across India, which Gurgaon-based start-up has launched a new thermal camera under its video analytics platform, JARVIS?

35. Which well-known mobile technology company has unveiled a refreshed visual identity, including an updated logo, with an aim to make the brand more easily identifiable and versatile?

36. Which two-wheeler brand has launched its new campaign ‘Power of six’?

37. Which personal care brand has launched its latest video titled ‘A letter to my 15 year old self', featuring actress and poet Sriti Jha?

38. Which sports brand has launched “#FasterThan” campaign to celebrate the women in sports and inspire other women to participate and celebrate sports in their daily lives?

39. Which brand has launched a campaign for its batteries focusing on 'long-lasting' and featuring brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar?

40. Which brewer has named Rishi Pardal as the new CEO and managing director effective August, 2020?

41. Which personal hygiene brand has launched a new range of products under the brand name Raho Safe?

42. Bharti Airtel is preparing to offer post-paid mobile telephony, fixed broadband, DTH and landline services under a single ‘quad-play’ plan. What is it called?

43. Which food delivery and restaurant discovery app is jumping on to the grocery bandwagon as the category sees a major uptick amid the Covid-19 outbreak?

44. Which adult magazine has announced it is ceasing printing its magazine for the remainder of the year amid the corona virus outbreak?

45. Which global consulting and services company has announced the acquisition of ‘Hypercollective’, a cross-disciplinary innovations agency founded by KV Sridhar aka Pops?

46. Mahak Group has roped in which actress as brand ambassador for Mint ChocOn?

47. Which QSR brand has launched the campaign 'Quality Time Not Quarantine'?

48. Which bank has rolled out ‘Stay Safe..Bank Safe..’ initiative to encourage more customers to bank digitally?

49. Which bank has rolled out a new TVC campaign titled 'Khushiyon Ka Remote Control’ featuring its brand endorser PV Sindhu?

50. Which broadcaster has appointed veteran adman Piyush Pandey as an independent director with effect from March 24?

51. Japan’s Kubota Corporation will acquire 10% equity in which engineering firm and farm equipment maker for Rs 1,042 crore?

52. Which baby care brand owned by cricketer Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka Raina has opened its first retail touch point in Delhi?

53. Which MNC has agreed to acquire ad-supported streaming service Tubi for $440 million in cash?

54. Which footwear brand has launched a new ad campaign featuring Salman Khan?

55. Which business group last week committed full payments to temporary staff in India for March and April 2020?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 834 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

March 15, 2020

Biz Quizzard 833

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In what is perhaps a first, which telecom service provider has reportedly developed its own 5G and other technologies?

2. Which Dutch company, developing the world’s first commercial personal air land vehicle, is planning to soon start testing its flying car in India?

3. Who has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufactures’ Association (ATMA)?

4. Which water purifier brand has launched the campaign ‘#BinaPaaniHoliManani’?

5. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#BuraNaKhelo’ for Holi?

6. Which cement brand has launched a four-minute film ‘#PichliHoliKaRangBaaqiHai’?

7. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign, ‘Holi Apno Wali’?

8. Which beverage brand has rolled out the ‘#NoBahanaHoli’ campaign?

9. Partha Sinha has quit as the vice chairman and managing director of which advertising agency?

10. Which is the most desired internet brand in India, according to a TRA Research survey?

11. Which supermarket chain has agreed to sell its Asian businesses to Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont for more than $10 billion?

12. Sanjay Behl has decided to step down as the CEO of which company’s lifestyle business?

13. Which company will be kicking off the second phase of ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila Pao’ campaign in Goa, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Chennai?

14. Which mattress brand has launched ‘#YawnOffSleepOn’ campaign asking everyone to send them their yawns so they can send them good sleep?

15. Which digital financing company has launched its first ad campaign ‘Har Khushi Ke Liye Kaafi Hai’?

16. Which content distribution and pay TV platform has launched two ad films starring actor Ashutosh Rana for its newest service offering, Adbhut Kahaniyan?

17. Which public sector company rolled out a new digital topical film ‘RangAnekPehchaanEk’ on the occasion of Holi?

18. Which beauty brand has unveiled a new campaign titled #ColourMeFree for International Women's Day and Holi?

19. Which sanitary pad brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Radhika Apte?

20. Which social commerce platform is the only Indian company to be featured this year on Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) 2020 list?

21. Which MNC has launched the ‘#WithinHerReach’ campaign to sensitise consumers and bridge the gender commute gap by providing women riders with safe and reliable mobility solutions?

22. Tesla has crossed which milestone cumulative production mark?

23. Which MNC last week made its biggest bet in the energy drinks market with a $3.85 billion deal to buy Rockstar Energy Beverages?

24. Which organic food manufacturing startup has announced its association with cricketer Ajinkya Rahane?

25. Which public sector bank has decided to enter the microfinance market that has shown immunity to economic downturn?

26. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has barred which celebrity from disposing or transferring agricultural land in Karjat area, on the outskirts of Mumbai?

27. Which MNC has unveiled new lighting products that can help people maintain their circadian rhythm?

28. Which business personality has invested about $1 million in Ola Electric Mobility through his family trust?

29. Which soap brand recently made an entry into a new segment of soaps with the sub-brand RoseGlo?

30. Which bank has announced Amitabh Bachchan as its first ever brand ambassador?

31. IKEA last week started selling its products on which e-commerce platform, the first time the world's biggest furniture retailer has sold through a third party in its 77-year history?

32. Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired which technology-led global quantitative research and data collection company?

33. Which ecommerce marketplace has announced the launch of its new campaign for large appliances - ‘Milega Umeed Se Zyaada’?

34. Vijay Singh has stepped down as the CEO of which studio?

35. Which beauty and wellness brand has launched ‘#Unstereotype’, a digital campaign to recognise and showcase stories of real women and their experiences of breaking stereotypes?

36. Which toothpaste brand has rolled out the 'Mooh Swachh Toh Aap Healthy' (A pure mouth means a healthy you) campaign?

37. Which Canadian American content studio has set its eyes on capturing a piece of the lucrative Indian content consumption market?

38. Which telecom company has acquired a stake in digital content company Spectacom Global?

39. Which MNC is elevating Sameer Aggarwal as head of its India operations in April?

40. Which stock exchange has appointed Latika Kundu as its CEO effective March 12?

41. Yes Bank will be excluded from Bank Nifty from March 27 and replaced by which bank, as announced by Index Maintenance Sub-Committee of NSE indices?

42. Which audio brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as its newest brand ambassador?

43. Hakuhodo Inc, Japan’s second largest advertising company, has acquired which MarTech company in India for an undisclosed sum?

44. Which mobile accessory group has signed on actor Randeep Hooda as brand ambassador?

45. Which home-bred handset maker has launched what it claimed as the world’s first non-internet based digital payment solution?

46. Which skincare brand has been relaunched in West Bengal with the campaign ‘Rupe Ami, Gune Ami’?

47. Which MNC has launched a new campaign featuring content creators and influencers, including Bhuvan Bam, Zakir Khan, Gaurav Chaudhury and Kabita Singh?

48. Which automobile company last week announced the launch of ‘Mega Safety Campaign’, a nationwide free safety check-up camp for its customers at over 650 workshops?

49. Which airline last week announced signing of a pact with GMR Hyderabad Aviation SEZ Limited (GHASL) for setting up a warehousing, distribution and trading facility?

50. In a first for it, which country has figured on a list of global arms exporters, making a entry at number 23?

51. Which IT major last week said it had partnered with PLEXIS Healthcare Systems.?

52. Which company has launched a campaign to educate consumers about the widespread sale of adulterated camphor?

53. Which mattress brand has launched a music video ‘#AbToSoJao’ to promote sleep awareness?

54. Which OTT platform has launched its new campaign “Main Mera Dekh Lungi”?

55. Which quick service restaurant chain has suspended its latest ad in the UK after receiving corona virus related complaints?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 833 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

March 8, 2020

Biz Quizzard 832

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mr Jack Welch died recently at the age of 84. He was the former chairman and CEO of which MNC?

2. Which MNC has launched a new consumer marketing campaign called ‘More Together’ in India?

3. Which state government has unveiled a mascot named “chilli chacha” for better marketing of the famous spice?

4. Matthew Levatich has stepped down as the CEO of which automobile MNC?

5. Which pregnancy detection kit brand has launched its latest campaign’ #ImwithYellow’?

6. Which sports brand has launched a new, exploratory collection, aptly named Space Hippie, to highlight the NASA-inspired concept of in-situ resource utilization?

7. Pekka Lundmark will be the new CEO of which telecoms equipment maker?

8. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign “har wrong ko right bana de”?

9. Which automobile MNC has launched the ‘#FreedomStoriesIndia’ campaign in India?

10. I had covered this earlier. Who has become the first Indian to receive Saudi Arabia's premium residency, according to statement last week by his office?

11. Publicis Groupe India has appointed Unny Radhakrishnan as Chief Executive Officer of which agency?

12. Which edible oil brand has started the 'Milled in India' campaign?

13. Which international airline has launched a campaign to celebrate the milestone of having serviced 600 million customers in its 24 year journey?

14. Which real estate platform has launched a multicity campaign 'Buy Bina Brokerage', to highlight its strength in buy/sell category?

15. Former PayU India head Amrish Rau has been named the new chief executive of which point-of-sale (PoS) provider and merchant commerce platform?

16. Which online tax filing platform has acquired the goods and services tax (GST) filing business of financial services firm Karvy for an undisclosed amount?

17. Who has topped the list of the world’s best-selling music artists in 2019, according to recording industry group IFPI?

18. The government last week appointed revenue secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey to which position?

19. Which company has acquired a 500MW power plant from Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company for Rs 500 crore?

20. Which MNC last week elevated current India managing director, Abhishek Ganguly, to general manager-Southeast Asia & India?

21. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘#TurnUpYourDay’?

22. Which life insurance company has signed Indian sprinter and women’s 100m national champion Dutee Chand to feature in an inspirational video?

23. Which student housing firm has forayed into customised living spaces for working professionals, with an eye on the large number of young working individuals in top cities?

24. Which pharma and consumer healthcare MNC has appointed Sridhar Venkatesh as managing director and VP of India operations effective April 1?

25. Which payment and lending network has onboarded 11 Indian national level cricket players as its brand ambassadors?

26. Which social media giant will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization (WHO) as it seeks to ensure users are not misinformed about the corona virus, its risks and how to react to it?

27. Which mutual fund has launched its ELSS campaign ‘#TaxFever‘ for tax season?

28. Which mutual fund unveiled its latest outdoor campaign ‘Bachao’, as part of investor education initiatives to build awareness around the ‘Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) category?

29. Which payments technology firm has launched a new brand campaign featuring brand ambassador PV Sindhu to promote contactless everyday payments in India?

30. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week superseded the board of which bank and imposed a month-long moratorium?

31. State Bank of India’s digital service platform YONO (You Only Need One) has touched which milestone registered users mark?

32. Which personal care brand from ITC has signed actress Kriti Sanon as its brand ambassador?

33. Which company has ventured into the live events space by launching its first-ever stage musical ‘Disco Dancer… Live on Stage’, the stage adaptation of B Subhash’s classic film of the same name?

34. Which beverage brand has signed cricketer Shafali Verma as brand ambassador?

35. Anurag Mehrotra will take over as the CEO of which automobile joint venture from April 1?

36. Which media agency has acquired Sandtable, the data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations?

37. To commemorate International Women’s Day 2020, which bike taxi app has launched the ‘#MoveForward’ campaign?

38. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#WomenInspireWomen’ for Women’s Day?

39. Which hyper-local service provider has launched the campaign ‘#CelebrateHerEveryday’?

40. TikTok's parent company ByteDance last week launched which social music streaming app in India?

41. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#ChangeTheWord’ with a new take on patriarchy and stereotyping?

42. Which plus size fashion store has launched the campaign ‘#IAmBetterCurvy’?

43. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘#Pause to Celebrate’ to honour all women who strive hard to juggle multiple roles every day, everywhere, with hardly a pause moment for themselves?

44. Which statutory body has unveiled 'Faayde Ki Baat', a media and communication campaign aimed at educating and spreading awareness about non-life insurance?

45. Which life insurance company has launched a new brand campaign emanating from its new brand purpose “With you today, for a better tomorrow”?

46. Which technology services provider has acquired the design house Indi Design Private Limited?

47. Which sports brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

48. Which choco-bakery brand has launched the campaign ‘Meetha Chuppa Rustom’?

49. Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd last week said it has agreed to sell which popular gay dating app it acquired in 2016?

50. Which company has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Coimbatore-based Shri Kannan Departmental Store Private Ltd (SKDS) for Rs 152.5 crore?

51. PVR last week opened a 5-screen multiplex in Bengaluru. It crossed which milestone screens count in Karnataka with this launch?

52. Which location-based dating service major last week announced it is pledging up to $1 million in in-app advertising to support women and others who identify themselves as women entrepreneurs in India?

53. Which cosmetic brand has launched the campaign ‘#GlowUpNoMatterWhat’?

54. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) recently launched a 24-hour dedicated Bhojpuri movie channel primarily for the Bihar, Jharkhand and East UP markets. What has it been branded as?

55. Which apparel retailer has named Indian-American Sonia Syngal as its new CEO?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 832 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

March 1, 2020

Biz Quizzard 831

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has topped the list of '50 fastest-growing retailers globally between FY2013-2018' in the Deloitte's Global Powers of Retailing 2020 index?

2. Which business group’s automobile solutions division has acquired Mumbai-based automobile after-sales services startup CarCrew for an undisclosed amount?

3. Mr Nanoo Pamnani passed away on February 22. He was the chairman of which financial services company?

4. Which beverage brand has launched the digital campaign '#PowerHasNoGender'?

5. Which company has acquired Zen3 Infosolutions (America) for $44 million?

6. Which infrastructure company from RPG Group has acquired a transmission tower manufacturing facility with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes a year in Dubai for Rs 100 crore?

7. Global energy major Exxon Mobil and which PSU have signed an agreement to help deliver natural gas in containers to Indian cities outside the pipeline network?

8. Which hospital operator’s founder Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty resigned amid investor concern he faced a margin call and misrepresented his stake?

9. Which FMCG major has announced setting up of a 100% subsidiary for greenfield manufacturing, becoming the first large company to take advantage of the lower corporate tax?

10. Surf Excel crossed which milestone annual sales mark last year?

11. Piramal Enterprises’ Consumer Products Division has announced its association with which celebrity as the brand ambassador for ‘Polycrol’, its antacid brand?

12. Which MNC has launched Rekindle, a new program to bring more women back into the workplace in India?

13. Which chocolate brand has roped in actress Shraddha Kapoor as brand ambassador?

14. Which MNC has agreed to buy Chinese snack brand Be & Cheery from local jujube maker Haoxiangni Health Food Co Ltd for $705 million?

15. Which generic drugmaker has agreed to buy 15 consumer healthcare products from British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to further strengthen its prescription-free drugs business in Europe?

16. Which news anchor is launching her own news vehicle, currently named 'Beetroot'?

17. Traditional Indian sweet shops will be required to display the expiry dates of loose and non-packaged sweets on the display counter at their outlets from which date?

18. Which credit information bureau has appointed Rajesh Kumar of HDFC Bank as its new managing director and chief executive?

19. Which business personality has made his maiden investment in India’s food service sector by acquiring a stake in Sweetish House Mafia, a cookie speciality cafĂ©?

20. Ajay Banga will step down as the CEO of which MNC at the start of the next year?

21. Which men's grooming brand has signed Siddhant Chaturvedi of ‘Gully Boy’ fame as its brand ambassador?

22. Which plywood brand has launched the campaign ‘Sab Sahe Mast Rahe’?

23. Which confectionery brand has launched a new TV campaign 'Mouth Fresh, Mood Refresh'?

24. Which cement brand has launched a film ‘Families Forever’?

25. Which hospitality company has launched a film #ChangingLives #WeAlsoRunHotels on social inclusiveness and livelihood creation?

26. Which specialist skincare oil from Marico Limited has launched the campaign ‘#BigLittleSteps’?

27. Which online general insurance brand has launched its new digital campaign, continuing with its tagline “Ismein Dimaag Kya Lagana”?

28. Which cookie brand has launched the campaign ‘Disconnect to Connect’?

29. Which MNC has acquired Sanzaru Games, the developer behind the best VR game of 2019 titled ‘Asgard’s Wratha’ for an undisclosed sum?

30. Robert A. Iger, fondly known as Bob Iger, has stepped down as CEO of which MNC?

31. Which product engineering firm has acquired Indiez, an AI-powered tech talent community, in a bid to solidify its presence and boost its reach in the remote sphere sector?

32. Which customer engagement software company has acquired AnsweriQ, a provider of machine learning and artificial intelligence for large enterprises, for an undisclosed sum?

33. Which automobile company last week launched luxury minivan Vellfire in India at a starting price of Rs 79.5 lakh (ex-showroom)?

34. Which business group plans to foray into luxury body care segment under its Iris Celeste brand?

35. Which tyre brand has launched the Instagram campaign 'Never get tyred'?

36. Which feminine care brand has released a new campaign 'Keep Girls In School'?

37. Which global emerging market fund has acquired solar energy assets of 600 megawatt capacity from Acme Cleantech Solutions in a deal worth Rs 3,000 crore?

38. Which company entered into an agreement with Italy's Tenax SPA for acquiring a 70% stake in Tenax India Stone Products for cash consideration of about Rs 80 crore?

39. Which bank has named Sumant Kathpalia as its new CEO, with effect from March 24?

40. Which company has come up with the world´s largest cement kiln at Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE?

41. Which advertising agency has launched ‘#ReduceTheMargin’, an initiative tackling the cause of paper wastage and calling people out to be more responsible in their use of paper?

42. Former Indian ambassador to China, Gautam Bambawale has joined which company as senior adviser for corporate and international affairs?

43. Which Bangalore-based organic food brand has initiated the 'clean food movement' to raise awareness about the food around us and the way it is consumed?

44. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has crossed which milestone customer mark?

45. Which brand is India’s most desired brand in 2020, according to TRA’s Most Desired Brands 2020 report?

46. Which consumer intelligence company has acquired Spanish mobile advertising technology company Mediasmart for €5.1 million, or about Rs 40.6 crore, in an all cash deal?

47. Which company is winding up its auto retail business Concorde Motors as part of its strategy to move away from non-core businesses?

48. Which edible oil and food FMCG brand last week unveiled a new brand identity?

49. Which food FMCG brand has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador?

50. Which company plans to launch a cab aggregator for corporates called Alyte?

51. Which beverage brand has launched a new campaign, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu?

52. Which online wealth management app has launched India’s first tax rap ‘Tax Ka Bhoot’ campaign?

53. Tamara Ingram has stepped down as global chair of which advertising network?

54. Which noodles brand has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni as brand ambassador?

55. Which advertising body is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee year during 2020?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 831 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli