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

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