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July 26, 2020

Biz Quizzard 852

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has finalized the design of a first-of-its kind recyclable toothpaste tube that sets a new standard for the industry?

2. Which automobile MNC has unveiled the B-segment Magnite SUV concept in India?

3. Who has emerged the highest paid banker among the top lenders for financial year 2019-20?

4. Barely weeks after the launch of Saffola Honey, which company has filed a case in the Delhi High Court alleging that it “imitated” the bottle, trade-dress, label and packaging of its brand?

5. Which oil major has agreed to buy Houston-based oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc in an all-stock deal for $5 billion?

6. Which MNC will buy a 10% stake in German biotech firm CureVac for $163.67 million?

7. Which tech-enabled used-car company has launched a campaign highlighting a unique way of selling cars directly to its customers, featuring brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni?

8. Which online rummy platform has unveiled a new positioning - 'Apna Game Dikhao'?

9. Which electrical consumer durables firm has launched a new campaign ‘#schoolofgrooming’?

10. Which celebrity couple has announced their new plant-based meat venture, Imagine Meats?

11. Which mobile gaming and e-sports platform has partnered with Cricket Ireland to co-sponsor the Irish Men's team jerseys for the upcoming One-Day International Series against England?

12. Which real estate aggregation and transaction platform has launched an online media sharing contest 'Meri Wali Home Story' to highlight that every home has a special tale to tell and inspire?

13. Which MNC has rolled out a new campaign 'India Ka Printer' to promote its multifunction inkjet printers across the country?

14. Which MNC has launched ‘#SanitiseWhatYouWear’ campaign that throws light on sanitising clothes and it shows how a washer with inbuilt heater helps in removing germs and allergens from the clothes?

15. Which personal care brand is releasing 3 ad-films with Bengali actresses Swastika Mukherjee, Priyanka Sarkar and Madhumita Sarcar for its ‘Pure and Safe’ personal hygiene product range?

16. Which packaged atta (wheat flour) brand has launched a new ad campaign 'Maa Tujhe Maan Gaye' that highlights the role of a mother in the family?

17. Which company has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of the balance 14.28% equity interest in ELEL Hotels and Investments (ELEL) from the Nanda family?

18. Who will step down as the chairman of Bajaj Finance at the end of the month?

19. Amazon will kick-start its Prime Day sale in India on which date?

20. Which Indian company last week said it has secured a telecom licence in Saudi Arabia to provide internet and related services to enterprises based in the kingdom?

21. Which company has acqui-hired the team and technology of the Bengaluru-based airline e-commerce technology company Travenues, a wholly-owned subsidiary of online travel platform ixigo?

22. Which auto-tech company has forayed into loan-against-car segment whereby car owners can avail loan against their cars?

23. Which private sector lender has appointed Ramesh Babu Boddu as the managing director and chief executive officer?

24. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Prakash Chandra Kandpal as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer?

25. Morgan Stanley has pegged the net asset value of Reliance Retail at about what amount, with increasing revenue contribution from the e-commerce venture JioMart over the next 3 years?

26. Which edtech company has launched its first television ad-campaign in Kannada, featuring actor Sudeep Sanjeev?

27. Which apparel brand has announced the launch of a new collection in association with wildlife channel Animal Planet?

28. Which fitness equipment company has brought the award winning trainer ‘Wattbike’ for all fitness aficionados in India?

29. Which MNC has launched a new ad campaign 'Be Always Ready' for its iconnect dailies range of contact lenses?

30. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s 56-year-old founder and the world’s richest person, got a bit richer on July 20. How much was added to his net worth on that day?

31. Which company has roped in EY India to handle its CFO functions in a display of transparency, possibly intended to dispel any doubts in the minds of potential buyers of its business?

32. Punit Goenka has stepped down as non-executive, non independent director of which company?

33. State Bank of India deputy managing director (DMD) Partha Pratim Sengupta has been appointed as MD & CEO of which bank?

34. Which advertising agency has promoted Marty O'Halloran to Global Chief Executive Officer?

35. Which semi-formal dressing brand has introduced a range of masks and launched a campaign titled 'Wear a mask, it is as easy as Wearing a Smile'?

36. Which entity has launched its maiden edutainment platform MoneyFlix with the positioning of world's first financial movies platform?

37. Amazon has entered the insurance distribution business in India partnering with which general insurance startup to sell motor insurance policies on its Pay platform?

38. Alok Misra will be taking over as the chief executive officer and director of which self regulatory organisation (SRO) from August 1?

39. Which company providing senior citizen living communities has launched 'Platform 2020', a 30-day virtual campaign, an inter-community competition where residents will showcase their talent?

40. In what is being claimed as world’s only such futures contract, which entity has announced the maiden delivery of ‘almonds in shell’ futures at its designated warehouse in Navi Mumbai?

41. Which company has become the first Indian company to enter the global top 50 most-valued companies’ club?

42. Which digital ledger platform has released a campaign named 'Thank You Dukandar'?

43. Which soap brand has launched the ‘#BeAyurvedaProtected’ campaign?

44. Which online poker portal has announced cricketer and former captain of Indian team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its new brand ambassador?

45. Which life insurance company has appointed Naveen Tahilyani as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, subject to regulatory approval from IRDAI?

46. Which business group has entered the insurance web aggregation space by acquiring a 100% stake in MyInsuranceClub?

47. Which well know business group last week said it has set up an university in Hyderabad to offer various graduate, post graduate and PhD courses?

48. Tony Elliott has died aged 73 after a long illness. He was the founder of which magazine?

49. The innovation and operations hub of which MNC bank has announced the Group’s name change to NatWest Group as the organisation builds a purpose-driven strategy focused on customers?

50. Which IT major will acquire Salesforce implementation partner 4C for 68 million euros?

51. Which company has announced an exclusive recording agreement with rapper Raftaar and partnership with Kalamkaar, the independent label founded by Raftaar and his business partner Ankit Khanna?

52. Which real estate portal has launched its new digital campaign, 'Sukoon se Sukoon ko Dhoondo' aiming to simplify the process of buying a house at these times?

53. Which consumer durables company has launched a radio campaign to connect with farmers for its SprayMax range of agricultural sprayers?

54. Which music streaming platform has launched a campaign ‘#ExpresswithHellotune’, to enable customers to share their current moods and feeling with friends and loved ones?

55. Which company’s wholesale unit will acquire parent Walmart’s loss-ridden cash-and-carry business in India, Best Price?

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July 19, 2020

Biz Quizzard 851

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC will invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years?

2. Which men’s wear brand has introduced ‘anti-viral’ shirts range under ‘Securo’ brand?

3. Which music streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Listening Together’ in the country?

4. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Apno Ki #Poorna Suraksha’?

5. Which MNC has agreed to acquire rival Maxim Integrated Products for $20.9 billion in stock, heralding what may develop into a new round of consolidation in the $400 billion semiconductor industry?

6. Who has taken over as chairman of the ecommerce committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry?

7. Which dairy company has launched its latest campaign ‘#RishtonKiImmunity’?

8. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#AskMoreFromYourDrink’ for its MixMe beverage powder?

9. Which edtech company has launched its digital brand campaign ‘Against All Odds’?

10. Reliance Industries crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on July 13?

11. Which auto component maker’s managing director has bought two apartments in Carmichael Residences in south Mumbai for Rs 100 crore, the largest residential transaction so far in 2020?

12. Which company has won a large deal from Vanguard to modernise its corporate retirement plan unit that will entail the Indian firm to take over 1,300 American employees of the US investment management firm on its rolls?

13. Which edtech company has acquired majority stake in online learning platform Mastree for $5 million as it looks to strengthen its position in the kindergarten to grade 12 education market in India?

14. The promoters of which company have picked up an 8.8% stake in battery maker Eveready Industries, increasing the family’s existing stake in the Kolkata-based company to 20%?

15. Which company has announced its partnership with USA´s Verizon to offer seamless videoconferencing solutions to businesses in India under the brand BlueJeans?

16. Which company has launched over-the-counter Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenges, 2 mg and 4 mg, the store brand version of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s Nicorette Lozenges in the US market?

17. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) last week touched which milestone production mark for its BS VI heavy duty trucks at its Oragadam unit?

18. The promoters of which group have increased their stake in Bengaluru-based property developer Sobha to 9.99% in the June quarter of this financial year, from 1.08% in the March quarter?

19. Which wellness brand has launched a film as part of its campaign ‘#LoveYourHands’ for its hand cream?

20. Diageo Plc will launch which brand in paper bottles in 2021?

21. Which mutual fund has launched a new TVC lead ad campaign - ‘Skin in the Game’?

22. Which online sports portal has announced the coming on board of Australian cricketer Brett Lee as its brand ambassador?

23. Which hygiene and wellness brand has roped in Jacqueline Fernandez as the brand ambassador for its Raho Safe range of products?

24. Which FMCG MNC and OYO have launched a partnership for enhanced hotel hygiene for the latter’s ‘Sanitised Stays’ initiative?

25. Which business group has acquired a 51% stake in news platform Editorji?

26. Which airline in India has approved a leave without pay (LWP) scheme for employees for six months to two years, which can be extended for up to five years?

27. Which realty developer and Indiabulls Real Estate will amalgamate their real estate assets under a deal that will see the Indiabulls Group’s exit from the realty business?

28. Reliance launched a mixed-reality headset that enables audio and holographic video calling. What has it been branded as?

29. Which MNC and Reliance Jio will jointly develop an operating system for an entry-level smartphone that will support 5G?

30. India's trade turned surplus for the first time in how many years as imports dropped by a steeper 47.6%?

31. Japan’s Honda Motor Company has firmed up plans to use India as an export base for which model?

32. Which confectionery brand has roped in social media influencers Aisha Ahmed and Vikrant Massey to create awareness about the campaign ‘Stay fresh behind the mask’?

33. Hamdard Laboratories (Medicine Division) has revived which tonic brand with the campaign ‘#Breathless’?

34. Which craft beer maker has appointed licensing agency Bradford License to diversify and enter the fashion and lifestyle retail segment of the country?

35. Which travel app has released a new public service announcement video inspired by the popular game 'Super Mario Run' from the 80s to educate travellers on the do’s and don'ts when it comes to flying?

36. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain celebrated Fried Chicken Day with a fan contest?

37. Which bank has launched a cybersecurity awareness campaign called ‘#RahoCyberSafe’?

38. Which video on demand platform has launched ‘Box Office’, a platform that gives cinema curators/producers an opportunity for their films by offering them access to digital avenues?

39. Which audiobook application has launched Select Marathi, which will offer listeners the option to opt for content in Marathi language only?

40. Taiwan-based Pegatron has registered a subsidiary in India. It is the second-largest contract manufacturer for which MNC?

41. Which entertainment ticketing platform has announced its new initiative, ‘Front & Centre’, which aims to bring the experience of theatre alive, online?

42. Which MNC has appointed Prabhjeet Singh as president of its India and South Asia business?

43. Which cards and payments services company has appointed Ashwini Kumar Tewari as MD & CEO with effect from August 1?

44. Which renewable power generation company last week announced its entry into manufacturing solar cells and modules?

45. Which sanitary pad brand has launched a new digital campaign ‘#StayHomeKeepMoving’, featuring brand ambassador and badminton champion PV Sindhu?

46. Which food delivery company has launched the campaign, 'Safety levels: Mom Approved'?

47. Which gaming platform has curated a video for its ongoing India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) which highlights certain personality traits of a winning poker player?

48. Which hygiene brand has launched a campaign ‘#IssuedInPubicInterest’ which focuses on vaginal health and highlights the importance of intimate hygiene?

49. Which consumer electrical product company has forayed into the hygiene products segment with the launch of a sanitisation box called the UV Sanitech?

50. Which state has emerged as the country’s top investment destination in the first quarter of this financial year, according to a survey by Projects Today?

51. Which hygiene brand from Godrej Consumer Products Ltd has introduced a complete personal and home hygiene range of 12 products?

52. Which tech giant has appointed Kulmeet Bawa as president and managing director for Indian subcontinent, with effect from July 2020?

53. Which women-first social networking platform has launched its new campaign ‘Love Will Find A Way’?

54. Which company has launched 'Immuno Bread'?

55. Who has taken over as the new chairperson of HCL Technologies?

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July 12, 2020

Biz Quizzard 850

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company, along with its founder, will acquire Raheja QBE General Insurance in a deal worth around $76 million, or Rs 570 crore?

2. FMCG major CavinKare recently announced the launch of a liquid hand soap free from all synthetic detergents under which flagship brand?

3. According to a survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci), along with the Indian Angel Network (IAN), what % of startups have shut down due to Covid-19?

4. Who has authored the book ‘Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver’, all set for a release this month?

5. Which hair care brand has launched the ‘#ScalpSwag’ online challenge based on findings of consumer behavior during the lockdown, with restrictions on various amenities?

6. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Noida-based electric three-wheeler company Bestway Agencies (BAPL), which sells e-rickshaws under the ELE brand?

7. The government has appointed former corporate affairs secretary Injeti Srinivas as chairman of which newly set-up entity?

8. Which MNC has agreed to acquire food delivery company Postmates Inc in a $2.65 billion all-stock takeover?

9. Which MNC has agreed to buy Dominion Energy Inc’s natural gas transmission and storage business for $4 billion in cash?

10. Which MNC has unveiled its ‘It’s Between You’ brand campaign in India, showcasing stories about how Indians are using the platform to communicate in a secure manner?

11. Which company has signed an agreement to buy a power transmission project for an enterprise value of Rs 1,286 crore from Kalpataru Power Transmission?

12. Which company has announced obtaining approval of the Drug Controller General of India to launch generic antiviral drug Remdesivir injection for restricted emergency use on hospitalised Covid-19 patients in July at a price of Rs 4,800?

13. Which face wash brand has launched the campaign ‘Pimple-free, healthy skin ka expert’?

14. Which beauty brand has forayed into home and travel care essentials with 'Veggie Safe’, a fruit and vegetable cleaner; and ‘Travel & Home Safe’ - disinfectant sprays for travel and home?

15. Which chain of pre-owned, multi-brand luxury car showrooms has signed singer Sukhbir Singh as its brand ambassador?

16. Which fashion brand has collaborated with ace dancers Shakti and Mukti Mohan and Melvin Louis to amplify the latest version of its global campaign?

17. Which financial services provider has launched its latest campaign called ‘PHYGITAL’ to promote its services?

18. Which company’s short-form video channel, FilterCopy, has launched a new Instagram-first format called ‘FilterCopy Mini’ that will focus on telling short, relatable stories in just under a minute?

19. Which bank’s former MD Romesh Sobti and his wife have jointly bought two sea-view apartments in Oberoi Realty’s super-luxury project in Worli, Mumbai, for over Rs 76.3 crore?

20. Kia Motors India last week said it has crossed which milestone mark in sales for connected cars within 10 months of its first product launch in the country?

21. Which education technology startup has acquired Chandigarh-based PrepLadder for $50 million in a cash and stock deal?

22. Which MNC has announced the re-launch of its popular children’s channel, CBeebies, in India after eight years?

23. Which cookies brand has launched a film with the positioning ‘some curves are better raised’?

24. Which state tourism board has launched the 'Intezaar Aapka' campaign?

25. The Delhi bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted an insolvency plea against retail chain V2 Retail. What was the chain called earlier?

26. Which ecommerce company, in a strategic partnership with Movado Group International, announced the launch of MVMT (pronounced as ’Movement’) watches on its platform?

27. Which music streaming platform has launched the short videos platform ‘HotShots’?

28. Which Hyderabad-based startup last week said it has rolled out the country’s first integrated marketplace for edtech solutions?

29. Which company, in collaboration with AI start-up Blackstraw, has introduced Health Risk Monitoring System (HRMS), an AI-based health risk monitoring system to facilitate safe reopening?

30. About a week after TikTok ban, which MNC said it would begin testing its Reels feature in the country, which works on similar lines as TikTok?

31. Which company has made an entry into a new category of ice cream-chocolates, and introduced brand Rocket with two exciting flavours of French Vanilla and Belgian Chocolate?

32. Which mutual fund has launched the second video under the ‘#DateyRaho' campaign, acknowledging investors for their tenacity to fight?

33. Which India-inspired lifestyle brand has made a substantial change to its logo as part of the larger shift in its positioning from a souvenir brand since its launch ten years ago?

34. Which company has launched a new digital platform, branded as ‘Blockchain-based Contracts and Rights Management System’ (bCRMS) for the global media and entertainment industry?

35. Which pipe and water storage solutions company has roped in actor-couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassadors?

36. Which airline has become the first in India to offer Covid-19 insurance for passengers?

37. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy has resigned as the India chairman of which IT company?

38. Tata Starbucks last week launched its first drive-through outlet in the country. Which location?

39. Which company has picked up about 27% stake in Arvind Fashions’ subsidiary Arvind Youth Brands for Rs 260 crore?

40. Which brand recently organized the world’s largest food drive as part of its ‘#UmeedHainHum’ initiative along with Michelin star Chef Vikas Khanna?

41. Which edible oil manufacturer has appointed Sanjeev Asthana its chief executive officer (CEO)?

42. Facebook-owned WhatsApp last week said that more than which milestone count of people in India was using the business version of its messaging app every month?

43. Which online financial services player’s founder Sandeep Tandon has allocated Rs 100 crore from his family office to invest in early-stage companies in the hardware, manufacturing and Internet of Things space?

44. Which MNC is reportedly considering selling smartphones without in-box chargers from as early as next year?

45. Who has been conferred the first Prof PC Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics for lifetime achievement?

46. Which Bangalore-based kids food and nutrition startup has introduced ‘Hearty’ – a range of immunity-based nutritious meals for those with medical needs across age groups?

47. Which company / brand has entered the edible oils business with the launch of Janmay brand?

48. Which pharma company has launched a ‘Thank you Doctor’ campaign to express gratitude towards doctors for their sacrifices and selfless service?

49. Rajiv Suri has quit as the MD and CEO of which retailer?

50. Which is the most chosen brand in India, as per the Brand Footprint 2020 report from Worldpanel Division of Kantar?

51. Which digital music distribution service provider has announced its entry in India and has appointed music industry veteran Heena Kriplani as the country manager?

52. Which life insurance company has signed actor Sonu Sood as the product ambassador for its latest product campaign?

53. Which hair care brand has launched its new campaign with the message ‘Duniya mein chaao all the time’?

54. Which watch brand has announced actress Disha Patani as its brand ambassador in India?

55. Which automobile company has launched the anthem ‘Haq Hai Humara’ as a tribute to the ‘Indomitable Spirit of India’?

56. Which advertising agency has released the short film ‘Kaano Par Zimmedari’ to highlight the importance of wearing masks?

57. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has adopted a new tagline- 'The Burger of India'?

58. Which pharma company has launched the anthem 'Hum se behtar hum, Bolo Vandemataram'?

59. Which brand has recently launched Panchamrit, a food traditionally served as ‘prasad’ after puja at temples?

60. Which MNC has decided to support nearly 48 public hospitals across eight states as part of the company’s commitment of Rs 100 crore towards COVID-19 relief initiatives in the country?

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July 5, 2020

Biz Quizzard 849

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 29 - July 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which ecommerce company has said it has successfully eliminated single-use plastics in the packaging of goods at its fulfilment centres across the country?

2. Which country’s low-cost carrier NokScoot said its board of directors decided to liquidate the company as the coronavirus pandemic dimmed prospects for its recovery?

3. Which FM radio company is set to venture into the online radio space with ‘BRO’?

4. Which financial services brand and gold loan NBFC has launched the ‘Sunheri Soch’ campaign with Red FM?

5. Which dating app has launched its digital campaign #AllyOfLove, in support of the community during this year’s International month of Pride?

6. Which asset management company has launched a campaign titled 'The Minimalist Investor' promoting index funds?

7. Coty Inc agreed to buy a 20% stake in which celebrity’s beauty business for $200 million to develop skin, hair and nail products under the reality TV star’s brand?

8. Which real estate consulting firm has announced a tie up with RoofandFloor, a technology driven online marketplace for homebuyers to smoothen home buying experience?

9. Which Indian company has got approval for its psoriasis drug Ilumya, which is a part of its specialty products portfolio, for the Japan market?

10. The government last week banned how many Chinese mobile applications?

11. India and which country last week signed a concession agreement for their hydroelectric joint venture project?

12. Which watch brand has launched a digital campaign ‘Proud to be Me’, which celebrates the spirit of self-expression and inclusivity in the society?

13. Which snack brand has launched the Filmy Flavours campaign pivoted on famous Bollywood dialogues?

14. Which sportswear brand has launched a sustainability film to celebrate its five-year partnership with Parley?

15. Which fantasy gaming platform has launched its new campaign ‘#DumHaiTohYahanKhel’ with brand ambassador Yuvraj Singh?

16. Which online streaming platform has launched ‘Multiplex’ to directly release Bollywood films?

17. Which company has accepted a binding offer from Templar Investments to divest its entire stake in its Oman asset?

18. Premji Invest has acquired a controlling stake in which speciality aroma chemical maker?

19. Amazon last week said its grocery delivery service Pantry has been expanded to cover how many cities in the country?

20. Which MNC has launched its second data centre in Hyderabad, quickly expanding in the country after its first such centre was unveiled in Mumbai last year?

21. Which MNC will sell its chemicals business to Ineos Group for $5 Billion?

22. Which Chennai-based information technology services company has acquired a 70% stake in Bengaluru-based RapidValue Solutions, which is into digital product engineering services and solutions?

23. Mondelez India last week announced its foray into which new category?

24. Carlyl Group will invest $235 million in which company’s Nxtra data centre business?

25. Which football club has reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros ($80.98 million)?

26. Which automotive connected technologies company has announced the elevation of Prathab Deivanayagham as the new country manager for its India operations?

27. Which newspaper brand is claiming that its campaign has become the longest-running print campaign of India?

28. Which online investment service provider has launched 'Let’s be Wealth Positive' digital campaign, in an effort to calm investors during this time of uncertainty?

29. Zomato last week said it has rechristened its membership programme Zomato Gold to include more discounts and privileges. What will it be known as?

30. Which PSU last week reported its first-ever quarterly loss?

31. Which ethnic apparel and artisan products retailer has appointed former Indigo Airline president Aditya Ghosh on its board of directors?

32. Which MNC last week became the highest-valued automaker in the world as its shares surged to record high?

33. Which entity last week announced a $750 million package for India’s medium and small enterprises, which have been severely impacted by Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown imposed to contain it?

34. Which company is acquiring the French giant De Dietrich Process System’s Hyderabad facility, which is into production of glass-lined equipment for €6.25 million (nearly Rs 53 crore)?

35. Which company has partnered with the Japanese pharma giant Fujifilm Toyama Chemical and Global Response Aid (GRA) for development, manufacture and sale of antiviral drug Avigan (favipiravir) tablets for potential treatment of Covid-19?

36. Which company last week reported a staggering Rs 73,878-crore loss in fiscal 2019-20, the highest ever by any Indian company?

37. OTT platform Zee5 last week said it will soon launch a short video platform and unveiled the brand. Name it?

38. Which general insurance company has launched its new corporate brand identity with a redesigned logo and the tagline ‘Suraksha and Bharosa, dono’?

39. Which American running shoe brand has been launched in India, imported by SCS Selection Centre Sports Private Limited?

40. Which company, along with an international partner Rhone Capital, has acquired US-based Lummus Technology at an enterprise value of $2.7 billion (about Rs 20,590 crore)?

41. Which hospitality company has launched the digital campaign 'Fir Badhega India!'?

42. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#FutureFearless’?

43. Which cement company has launched ‘#YehPuccaHai’ campaign to pay tribute to the construction workers?

44. Which digital healthcare company launched a campaign ‘#BeingADoctor’ on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day?

45. US private equity giant KKR has agreed to acquire about 54% stake in which Mumbai-based drug manufacturer, one of the oldest pharma companies in India, for Rs 3,100 crore?

46. Hindustan Unilever has rebranded Fair & Lovely. What is the new brand?

47. According to report last week, more than what percentage of leased passenger aircraft in the country belong to leasing firms owned or controlled by Chinese entities or those based in Hong Kong?

48. Which company has introduced India’s first generic version of sucroferric oxyhydroxide for the control of increased serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis?

49. Maruti Suzuki India last week launched its vehicle lease subscription service for individual customers under which brand?

50. Which business group has signed an agreement with Fortune Media Group, publishers of Fortune magazine, to publish the magazine in India?

51. Which hand and surface sanitiser brand has launched its maiden television campaign 'Ghar ka Pehredar'?

52. Which FMCG company has launched a brand new television campaign in support of '#Vocalforlocal’ with the key thought ‘Bharat se hai hum, Bharat jaise hum'?

53. Which jewellery company has elevated COO Sanjay Raghuraman as Chief Executive Officer?

54. Lavie, a handbag brand, has forayed into the functional fashion space with the launch of which sub-brand?

55. Which industry body has announced the appointment of Bharti Airtel’s chief operating officer for India and South Asia, Ajai Puri, as its new chairman for 2020-21?

56. Which general insurance company has launched the ‘#RestartRight’ campaign for its health insurance solutions?

57. Which music composer duo has inked an exclusive contract for creating their own fashion merchandise label with Styched; a production on demand fast fashion company?

58. Which eyewear brand has launched the ‘#NoCodesApply’ campaign?

59. Think and Learn, which owns and operates educational technology platform Byju’s, has made a $300 million all-cash offer to acquire which smaller peer?

60. A consortium of which business group and the UK government has won a bid to take over OneWeb, the British firm that went bankrupt while trying to build a constellation of satellites to deliver wireless broadband globally?

61. Which cosmetics maker has named former top executive of L'Oreal, Sue Nabi, as chief executive officer, its third CEO in this year?

62. Which hospitality brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#LoveIndiaSeeIndia’?

63. Which MNC collaborated with MensXP to launch a video titled ‘Fathers: Then vs Now’ for Father’s Day?

64. Which company has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador for its water tanks segment?

65. Which health insurance company has roped in actor Boman Irani for a multi media advertising blitz?

66. Which pain relief OTC brand has launched a campaign personifying headache as ‘Pain Man’?

67. Which cosmetics and skincare company has launched the campaign ‘Your Safe Space’?

68. Which snacking company, in partnership with Zee Network, has launched ‘#SayThankYou’ campaign?

69. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign “Good Choices can happen at home too”, with an aim to encourage people to start making good choices even within the confines of their homes?

70. Which automobile company has become the first in the country to introduce intelligent manual transmission (iMT) technology?

71. Which company has launched the “Pari Laayegi Parivartan” campaign that illustrates the importance of regular breast cancer screening and breast self-examination in India?

72. Which B2B marketplace for healthcare supplies has launched the awareness campaign ‘Unlock Rules’?

73. Which dating app has collaborated with electronic music producer Ritviz and production house Jugaad Motion Pictures to create Raahi, a Pride anthem and music video?

74. Which ready-to-cook fresh food brand has launched its highly-acclaimed ‘Trust Shop 2.0’ initiative to cater to customers in Mumbai, especially in the Covid-19 hit areas?

75. Which mattress brand has launched Cocoon Mattress, a first-of-its-kind Mattress in a Box (MIAB) offering that allows consumers to choose the comfort feel of the mattress on their side of the bed?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 849 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time. 

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