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

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