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September 27, 2020

Biz Quizzard 861

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business group recently unveiled Feluda, the ‘World’s first diagnostic test to deploy a specially adapted Cas9 protein to successfully detect the virus causing COVID-19’?

2. Which business personality is setting up a $1-billion US-based private equity fund called ‘Recognize’, along with others?

3. Which motorcycle brand has launched the ‘Two chalk lines’ campaign?

4. Which digital insurance provider has launched the campaign ‘Car insurance ke tedhe games’, featuring actor Javed Jaffrey?

5. Which brand has created the Guinness record for ‘Most photos of people eating noodles uploaded on Facebook in one hour'?

6. Which auto tech company has roped in former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand ambassador and has also launched its new campaign ‘The everyday hero’?

7. Which brand has partnered with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as the licensed coffee partners?

8. Which agricultural university has introduced Jeevani, a health drink, in the market?

9. Which digital platform for credit card users has launched the campaign ‘Not Everyone Gets It’, with 3 ad films, featuring actor Anil Kapoor in the first one?

10. Which gaming and entertainment centres operator in India is shutting shop amid financial crisis?

11. Which group’s refractory manufacturing arm  has announced opening a 1.08 lakh tonne brownfield facility in Odisha to make magnesia carbon refractory bricks?

12. Which MNC last week announced it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, marking a major expansion into video gaming that will give it ownership of several best-selling franchises?

13. Trevor Milton has resigned as the chairman of which Phoenix-based zero-emission truck maker?

14. Enterr10 Television has launched a Bhojpuri general entertainment channel, its second offering in the Bhojpuri region after Bhojpuri Cinema. What has it been branded as?

15. Which streaming service has launched a campaign featuring artist Nucleya aka Udyan Sagar to promote its paid service offering?

16. Which skincare brand has launched a campaign for its Charcoal Face Wash, featuring actor and brand ambassador Kriti Sanon?

17. Which digital entertainment company has launched a new branding for its talent management division, labelling it 'Clout'?

18. Which watch brand has unveiled a new campaign ‘#AreYouSolarPowered’ with actor and brand ambassador Jaqueline Fernandez?

19. Which integrated communication group has announced the launch of Mandate, an end-to-end political consulting, and election communication company?

20. Which company will acquire Australian IT services firm DWS Ltd for $115.8 million?

21. Which digital ledger account platform has unveiled its anthem ‘TaiyaarHainHum’ dedicated to local businesses of India?

22. Which insurance company has unveiled its latest ad campaign with Royal Challengers Bangalore, with the positioning ‘#ProtectionFrontFootPe’?

23. Which lubricant company has launched a new video film marking 10 years of partnership with IPL team Chennai Super Kings this season?

24. Which biscuit brand has announced a collaboration with Royal Challengers Bangalore, to engage with audiences and take forward it’s thought of ‘#ALotCanHappenInside’?

25. Which brand has teamed up with the Royal Challengers Bangalore as its official nutrition partner for the 2020 season of the Indian Premiere League?

26. Which company has launched a campaign for its range of surface disinfectants, with the positioning ‘Spray It Safe’?

27. Which smart TV brand has launched the campaign ‘Kiska Hai’?

28. Which social networking platform has unveiled the ad film ‘Jersey’ as part of the next phase of its ongoing campaign?

29. Amazon India has introduced how many more new regional languages on its platform?

30. Anupriya Acharya has been elected the new President of which industry association for the year 2020-21?

31. SBI has plans to carve out which platform from the bank and position it as a provider of platform banking services?

32. Which company last week said it has closed the sale of its FarakkaRaiganj Highway project to Cube Highways at an enterprise value of Rs 1,508 crore?

33. Which personal hygiene and wellness brand has launched the campaign ‘#MenBuyPads’?

34. Which ad agency has conceived an initiative called, ‘Rupaiyyah Hai Pahiya’ (Wheels of the Economy) that encourages consumers to start spending and to create liquidity in the market?

35. Which brand has roped in actress Dia Mirza as the brand ambassador for its range of eco-friendly home care products?

36. Which gaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Make the Right Choice’ for fantasy cricket?

37. Which rental solution company has announced the launch of its latest digital campaign called ‘Badalti Soch’?

38. Which personal care brand has signed cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador?

39. Which cricket news website has launched the film 'Ab Cricket Buzzega'?

40. Which MNC has joined hands with Lucknow-based Sial Manufacturers for the manufacturing of arms from its new unit in UP’s Sandila (Hardoi), barely 30 km from Lucknow, from November?

41. Which mattress brand has announced the launch of a new campaign titled ‘#NotInMyBed’?

42. Which MNC has unveiled a new campaign ‘#SelfMade’ for its Signature Series Trimmers, limited Virat Kohli edition?

43. Which company has entered into a partnership with warehousing real estate developer IndoSpace to develop temperature-controlled warehouses across the country?

44. Which company has sold its entire stake in US-based Altiostar Networks to Rakuten for $45 million, making the Japanese company a majority shareholder?

45. Which company has picked up a 10% stake in tech startup Waybeo under the Startup Accelerator Program to scale up its cloud offerings?

46. Which space technology startup has signed a deal with Silicon Valley-based in-space satellite transportation company Momentus Inc to launch its second satellite into space?

47. SBICAP Trustee Company has acquired 56.17% stake in which stainless steel maker after the latter's promoters had pledged shares as collateral to secure a term loan of Rs 400 crore from IndusInd Bank?

48. Which SUV brand has launched the campaign 'Fits All'?

49. Mars Inc has unveiled a new name for its 70-year-old rice brand Uncle Ben's. Name it?

50. The centre has extended Uday Kotak’s tenure as chairman of which company by one more year?

51. Acer India, the personal computer brand, has announced which actor as its new brand ambassador?

52. Which vodka brand has launched a new digital film called ‘ISMs’, with an aim to address the biases that exist in the world and in continuation of the Born Colourless campaign?

53. Which smartphone brand has launched a global marketing campaign for its latest offering featuring British actress, Lashana Lynch, who plays 00 agent Nomi in the upcoming Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’?

54. Which watch brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Once a Fan, Always a Fan’?

55. Which online travel portal has rolled out a new integrated campaign called ‘Life Ka Karo Game On’ aiming to inspire people to revive and reclaim the joys of life, safely?

56. Which jobs portal and Radio Mirchi have launched the season 3 of hiring focussed CSR campaign ‘Baat Baat Pe Jobs’?

57. Which bike taxi brand has launched the campaign 'Captains Of Tomorrow'?

58. Which skincare brand has launched an entire line of personal and healthcare products after acquiring the rights for ‘Justice League’ by Warner Bros Media?

59. Zydus Wellness has launched the campaign ‘Main Bhi’ for which brand, positioning it as a tasty energy bite that boosts immunity?

60. In a surprise announcement, which country last week said it plans to go carbon neutral by 2060?

61. Which well known kitchenware company has forayed into the Rs 1,000-crore organised dining tableware market in the country?

62. Which aerospace precision engineering and manufacturing company has launched AQovent, a medical-grade, low-cost and mass-produced mechanical resuscitator?

63. CEAT Tyres has roped in which actor as brand ambassador for 2 years?

64. Which education technology company has acquired test preparation startup Coursavy for an undisclosed sum?

65. Consumer electrical goods maker Havells last week announced its foray into the refrigerator segment refrigerator and dishwasher segments under which brand?

66. Which company’s wholly-owned subsidiary will sell its entire 51% stake in Kakinada SEZ Limited (KSEZ) to Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure Private Limited (ARIPL)?

67. Which company will launch its iconic SUV Defender in India on October 15?

68. Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), which provides comprehensive test preparatory services, has roped in which cricketer as its brand ambassador?

69. Which chocolate brand has launched 2 limited edition bars ‘Hint O’Mint’ and ‘Paanjeer’?

70. Which MNC last week announced it will stop making and selling its bikes in India as part of a global restructuring plan?

71. Which digital financing system recently launched it’s first-ever ad campaign ‘Har khushi ke liye kaafi hai’?

72. Star and Disney India’s Managing Director K Madhavan has been elected the President of which industry body for the year 2020-21?

73. Which MNC has unveiled its Cottontouch range for new borns, which is blended with natural cotton?

74. Which jewellery chain has launched an ode titled '#DaughtersAreDreamers' for the launch of its Alora Collection, inspired by dream catchers?

75. Which e- commerce platform has announced actress Disha Patani as its brand ambassador to further consolidate its strong position in the beauty and personal care (BPC) market in India?

76. Which casual wear brand has launched a clothing range for children titled the ‘Virtual Class Collection’?

77. Which online audiobook and podcast platform has released a new ad campaign that talks about “books, stories, life lessons and more”?

78. Which company last week unveiled its premium sport utility vehicle (SUV) Gloster with first level autonomous driving features, including adaptive cruise?

79. The Vu Group, which is known for its Vu Televisions, has launched a new video conferencing solution for enterprise and business owners. What has it been branded as?

80. Which MNC will make India the exclusive production hub for a five-door variant of the Jimny sports utility vehicle (SUV)?

81. Which MNC last week won a decade-long battle against the Indian tax department’s demand of Rs 20,000 crore, stemming from its entry into the country in 2007?

82. Insurance regulator Irdai has identified how many companies as domestic systemically important insurers (D-SIIs) and said that these companies will now be subject to higher standards of regulatory supervision?

83. Which e-commerce company has partnered with Gurgaon-based 1MG for its foray into the e-pharmacy space?

84. Which bank last week launched a warehouse commodity finance app?

85. Which telecom company has partnered with AeroMobile to launch India’s first in-flight services for its post-paid users, currently available when they travel abroad?

86. Which fashion brand has launched ‘Everything Below 599’ campaign, featuring actor Varun Dhawan?

87. Cipla Health has launched a new television commercial for which multivitamin brand with the positioning ‘Immunity Ka Daily Dose’?

88. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in cricketers Kumar Sangakkara, Keiron Pollard, and Irfan Pathan as the official brand ambassadors?

89. Which food delivery platform has launched 3 new commercials, featuring bollywood directors Tigmanshu Dhulia and Hansal Mehta, and voice overs from commentators Harsha Bhogle and Aakash Chopra?

90. Anheuser-Busch Inbev (AB Inbev) and which hospitality company have jointly opened their first microbrewery, 7Rivers Brewing Co, in Bengaluru?

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September 20, 2020

Biz Quizzard 860

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has agreed to buy SoftBank Group Corp’s chip division Arm Ltd for $40 billion, in the semiconductor industry’s largest-ever deal?

2. Langhard, a film investment, production and distribution company based in the UK, has formed a joint venture with which content company to enter the Indian market?

3. Which iPhone manufacturer has started its business operations in India with the appointment of statutory auditors and remittance of Rs 99 lakh towards initial subscription of equity shares?

4. Which chocolate brand has collaborated with singer Jasleen Royal for its Heart Pop ‘I Missed You’ campaign?

5. Which inverter and battery brand has unveiled its new digital film with Virat Kohli against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic?

6. Marking the National Nutrition Month 2020, which company has launched its second project Streedhan campaign, underlining the need to build immunity through proper nutrition?

7. Which health beverage brand has launched its new television commercial titled ‘When did you?’?

8. Which company has launched its latest digital campaign titled 'IntelligentHAI' for its all-new range of AI (artificial intelligence) enabled refrigerators?

9. Which gaming platform has signed Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador, ahead of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League?

10. Which platform is launching its short-video app ‘Shorts’ starting in India, with an early beta version in the next few days?

11. Which Indian company said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire GuideVision, an enterprise service management consultancy for up to €30 million including earn-out and bonuses?

12. Former Wipro CEO and managing director Abidali Neemuchwala has joined which venture fund as partner?

13. TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has picked which MNC as its “trusted technology provider” in the US?

14. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer has rolled out ‘Bada Dost’, a light truck, in two versions?

15. Which FMCG major has forayed into the edible oil segment with the launch of its cold pressed mustard oil?

16. Amazon has signed up which celebrity in India for its Alexa voice assistant, stealing a march over rivals Siri and Google Assistant?

17. Which edtech company for professional and higher education has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador?

18. Which general insurance company marked ‘World First Aid Day’ with the campaign ‘#MentalHealthCareKit’?

19. Emmbros Overseas, an Indian company in the beauty and HPC (health and personal care) segment, has roped in actor and entrepreneur Preity G Zinta as the brand ambassador for which brand?

20. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) last week became the second Indian firm to attain which milestone market valuation mark?

21. Which online rummy platform has unveiled a campaign with new positioning ‘Rummy. Well Played.’?

22. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Seedhi baat’, featuring cricketer Rohit Sharma?

23. Which fantasy sports platform has launched a new campaign named “India Ki Apni Fantasy App” around the 2020 season of the Indian Premiere League?

24. Which disinfectant brand has launched the campaign titled ‘Saaf Nahi Swachh’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

25. Which telecom brand has announced the launch of 4G network, GIGAnet, and has also launched a new campaign for the same?

26. Which MNC is re-launching The Enthusiast as a print and digital magazine designed to showcase motorcycle culture and the riding lifestyle?

27. Adani Green Energy last week crossed which milestone market capitilisation mark?

28. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign fund of Russia, has entered into a distribution tie-up with which company for the sale of its Covid-19 vaccine in India?

29. Which Indian social media platform has acquired HPF Films, a video production company specialised in digital content?

30. Which 2 companies have joined hands to launch what they claim are the first contactless payment watches in the country?

31. Which bank has set up a new vertical called Emerging Entrepreneurs Business (EEB) to support the emerging needs of the unbanked and underbanked segment of customers?

32. Which MNC last week announced the launch of its Smart Plug that can help customers enable voice control for select home appliances in India?

33. FMCG firm Marico last week announced its foray into the traditional ayurveda products through which brand?

34. Apple and which country have partnered on a 2 year health initiative dubbed LumiHealth, which is built around tracking and rewarding user behavior through the Apple Watch gadget and an iPhone app?

35. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has roped in which celebrity as the brand ambassador for the upcoming Urban Cruiser compact SUV?

36. Which beauty company has launched a new brand campaign, ‘Watch Me Now’ calling on people to reconsider their views of the company?

37. Which digital financial services platform has released a new video - 'Phone par kaun tha?' - in order to educate its customers about cyber frauds?

38. Which company has launched the digital campaign ‘#AskYourMask ‘ to reach out to the community to reinstate the importance of wearing an effective mask?

39. Which entity has announced the launch of it’s first-ever celebrity global campaign 'For Moments Like No Other' featuring Hollywood actor Ana De Armas?

40. Which company has emerged the lowest bidder to build a new Parliament building as a part of the government’s Central Vista redevelopment project?

41. Which donut chain has unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo and tagline ‘Bite Into Happiness’?

42. Which company has acquired LabInApp, a startup that offers lab-like simulations for science students on a mobile app?

43. India last week opened its first exclusive terminal for private airplanes. Which airport?

44. Which MNC retailer last week announced opening of global operations centre in India, in Bengaluru?

45. Which foundation has announced two new grants amounting $4.5 million for this year to help India’s smallholder farmers?

46. Which cement brand has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador?

47. Which antiseptic brand has launched the campaign ‘Mask Hai Mazak Nahin’?

48. Which global smart device brand has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#BeTheInfinite’?

49. Which paints brand has roped in actors Alia Bhatt and Ayushmann Khurrana as brand ambassadors for its launch campaign?

50. Which MNC will launch its own online shop on September 23, becoming the first foreign company to open its webstore in the country prior to rolling out any company-owned physical outlet?

51. Kia Motors last week launched which compact SUV in India?

52. Which brand is the number 1 brand in India, as per the latest BrandZ study, conducted by WPP and Kantar?

53. This is a never ending legal battle. The Calcutta High Court last week restrained Harsh Vardhan Lodha from holding any position in which business group companies with immediate effect?

54. Which MNC has agreed to buy US-based wireless networking company Cradlepoint in a $1.1 billion deal?

55. Which Indian online sports radio channel has launched fantasy game Sporty Jackpot, which will allow users to play fantasy cricket, football and other sports for as low as Re 1?

56. Which sports platform has released a new campaign 'Play with Champions', featuring former Indian cricket captain and brand ambassador Sourav Ganguly?

57. Which e-sports and mobile gaming platform has released its Rs 99 Ticket ad campaign ahead of the IPL, featuring actors Manoj Bajpai and Prakash Raj?

58. Which biscuit brand has launched a campaign to celebrate the bond and friendship it shares with Tamil Nadu, for over 40 years?

59. Who has been conferred with the lifetime achievement award by Euromoney Awards of Excellence 2020?

60. For the first time, the outstanding debt of the central government crossed which milestone mark at the end of June?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 860 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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September 13, 2020

Biz Quizzard 859

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which state has topped in the ease of doing annual business ranking of states and Union Territories (UTs) by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)?

2. Creamline Dairy Products Limited (CDPL) has rebranded Jersey. What is the new name?

3. Which confectionery brand has announced its extension into the fruit candy segment with the launch of JuiCyfills and has launched the campaign ‘shararat ka phal meetha bhi hota hai’?

4. Which actor recently announced that she’s all set to turn entrepreneur, turning her love for fashion into a business idea under the brand name Saaki?

5. Which cricket commentator has picked up a stake in fantasy sports platform Fantasy Akhada and will be the face of the brand for the next 2 years?

6. Royal Enfield has inked a deal with which MNC and has unveiled a new apparel range?

7. Which hair care brand has launched #ThankYouTeachers campaign in order to celebrate and salute India’s teachers for their relentless commitment?

8. Which MNC is all set to launch a new rotating smartphone called ‘Wing’ on September 14, which is expected cost around $840?

9. Which company is set to enter the business of online insurance broking through a soon-to-be-launched portal called PayBima?

10. Two years after Vodafone and Idea Cellular merged operations to form Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), the operator has rebranded its services. What is the new brand?

11. Which pharma company last week said it has launched breast cancer drug Fulvestrant injection in US?

12. Which men’s wear brand has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador to kick start its new campaign ‘On Top of the World’?

13. Which smartphone brand has released the official trailer of its upcoming documentary titled “United by Hope”?

14. In what will probably be the largest real estate transaction in the country, Brookfield Private Capital will buy projects worth Rs 12,500 from which Bengaluru-based company?

15. Which billionaire investor has picked up a stake in the National Stock Exchange (NSE), becoming its biggest non-institutional shareholder?

16. Sebi has rejected the reappointment of 2 long-time shareholder directors, Abhay Havaldar and Prakash Parthasarathy, on the board of which company?

17. How many Indian-Americans have figured in the latest Forbes’ list of 400 richest Americans?

18. Which forging firm plans to re-enter the defence sector soon and is setting up an Rs 500-crore greenfield unit at Oragadam to also cater to sector?

19. Ram J Shahaney (89) passed away in Chennai last week. He was the chairman emeritus of which automobile company?

20. Who has become the first woman member on the Board of Directors of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India?

21. Which global data and measurement-driven media agency, part of GroupM, has announced the appointment of T Gangadhar (“Gangs”) as the company’s CEO for APAC?

22. Which antacid brand has launched the third phase of the ‘#WhatARelief’ campaign?

23. Which menswear brand has launched a campaign for its new range, the Neem Tulsi Collection?

24. Which cricket updates app recently launched ‘The Ever-Changing Game’ campaign showcasing the ever-evolving nature of the sport?

25. Which fantasy sports gaming platform has announced the signing of cricketers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassadors?

26. Endemol Shine has signed a new brand licensing partnership in India with Black White Orange Brands for which long-running intellectual property?

27. Which FMCG major last week announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs through its kiosk business model?

28. Which multinational financial services company has brought its ‘Shop Small’ Campaign to the Indian market in a bid to support small businesses?

29. Which local language content discovery platform last week officially jumped onto the short-video app bandwagon and announced the launch of its app 'Josh’?

30. Which bike-manufacturer last week said it would commence assembly of motorcycles in Argentina thereby becoming the first such facility to be set up outside Chennai?

31. Which company has marked its foray into the home solutions space with the launch of the campaign ‘Babloo Artist’, featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

32. Which online dating app will make its Swipe Night event available in India?

33. Which beauty brand has relaunched its product line with its latest campaign titled 'Chand Sa Roshan Chehra', starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan?

34. Emmbros Overseas has signed actress Vaani Kapoor as brand ambassador for which brand?

35. Hamdard Laboratories has launched a new campaign ‘Sachai Andar. Achchai Bahar’ for which brand?

36. Which country’s state-run oil and gas company has acquired about 100 MW solar assets owned by Acme Solar?

37. Subhash Kamath, chief executive officer at BBH & Publicis Worldwide, India, has been unanimously elected as the chairman of the board of governors of which industry body?

38. Which automobile company has announced the launch of its ‘Never been to EVergreen’ campaign that highlights the need to create an ‘EVergreen Bharat’?

39. Which beer brand has announced a long-term partnership with football icon Lionel Messi?

40. Which MNC has picked Jane Fraser as its next chief executive officer, placing the first woman atop any major global bank?

41. Which paint manufacturer has announced its association with actor Akshay Kumar for its waterproofing range of products under HomeShield brand?

42. Which MNC has launched a new campaign 'Unlock’, aiming at reviving consumer interest and bringing back the experience of luxury motoring?

43. Devendra V Darda has been elected as the chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2020-2021. He is the managing director of which media group?

44. Which NYSE-listed Japanese conglomerate has agreed to invest $980 million for a roughly 18-20% stake in Greenko Energy Holdings, its largest overseas investment till date?

45. Which state has topped the second edition of startup ranking of states?

46. Which company last week announced that its subsidiary had acquired a majority stake in PLR Systems, a defence equipment maker?

47. FMCG major Emami has roped in actress Juhi Chawla as brand ambassador for which brand’s newly launched hygiene range?

48. Which engine oil brand for two-wheelers has launched the campaign ‘#ProtectIndiasEngine’?

49. Which streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Just a Story Away,’ highlighting the power of storytelling?

50. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first Indian company to cross which milestone market capitalisation mark?

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September 6, 2020

Biz Quizzard 858

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 31 - September 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has agreed to buy Future Group's retail business across apparel, lifestyle and grocery segment with an investment of about Rs 27,513 crore?

2. Which 2 companies have emerged winners in a tender to supply 250 electric passenger vehicles to the government floated by Energy Efficiency Services?

3. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘#BoreNoMore’ for its Signature Wraps?

4. This is interesting. Which tyre brand has released a short film on account of International Dog’s Day?

5. Which bank has launched its ‘#ZimmedariSeTayyari’ campaign, where it emphasises the need for individual and collective responsibility?

6. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#PaneerPackedHaiTohSafeHai’, featuring actress Neena Gupta?

7. Which insurance company has launched the campaign 'Caringly Paws' for pet insurance?

8. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone monthly transactions count for the first time in August?

9. Which engineering and digital technology solutions provider will acquire Australian consulting firm IG Partners to strengthen its digital capabilities in the energy and mining industry?

10. Which group is set to become India’s biggest airport operator by number of projects after bagging control of the Mumbai airport and the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport from the GVK Group?

11. Which premium cosmetics maker has acquired organic skin-care and make-up company Vedicare Ayurveda, owner of the SoulTree brand, for an undisclosed amount?

12. Which MNC has agreed to buy Aimmune Therapeutics Inc for $2.6 billion, adding a promising peanut allergy treatment to its portfolio of coffee, snacks and water?

13. Which MNC last week announced it is ending its oldest major sporting sponsorship deal in the world when it ends its contract with Australian rugby league team Canberra Raiders after 9 years?

14. Which life insurer has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador?

15. 361 Degree Entertainment and Media is set to launch India’s First Integrated OTT Exchange in October 2020. What has it been branded as?

16. Which company has inked a co-branding pact with Bharti Airtel under which prepaid users of the telco will get upto 2GB of free 4G data on purchase of its snack packs from September 1?

17. Which eye care solutions provider has launched the digital campaign ‘Live Better, Live Now’?

18. Which audio accessories brand has roped in actor Aparshakti Khurana for its campaign of its new product range?

19. Which company has launched its latest campaign, ‘#KapdoKiImmunity’, showcasing a set of videos that promote the sanitising feature of its washing machines?

20. Which company has been ranked the world’s No.1 solar energy company by capacity, by energy research firm Mercom Capital Group?

21. Which company will acquire Chicago-based 10th Magnitude, a Cloud specialist focused exclusively on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform, for an undisclosed amount?

22. Which health insurer has rechristened itself as Care Health Insurance?

23. Which e-commerce company has roped in actor Samantha Akkineni as its brand ambassador in the South?

24. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) has announced the launch of India’s 1st ‘Cinema2Home’ (C2H) service on television and digital platforms. What has it been branded as?

25. Which company has released a film as a part of its digital campaign series ‘#CoverTheDistance’ for its health insurance plan?

26. Which e-commerce platform has rolled out its seller-driven campaign ‘Export Apnao, Business Badhao’?

27. According to a report, Kishore Biyani and his family members are barred from re-entering the retail space for how many years, under a non-compete clause?

28. Which early-stage $300-million fund, managed by Falcon Edge cofounder Navroz Udwadia, plans to set up an India investment and operating team for its newly formed corpus?

29. Tata Motors last week launched a new variant ‘XM(S)’ of which model, with premium features, at a starting price of Rs 8.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)?

30. The Australian government has appointed which former cricketer as trade envoy for advancing business ties with India?

31. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has rejected which brand’s plea for the removal of trademark registered in the name of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited?

32. Which Bengaluru-based early-stage venture capital firm has launched a Rs 750-crore ($100 million) early-growth opportunities fund to invest in tech start-ups in India?

33. Which pharma company has forayed into digital platform and will market DrOnA, or an app to bring doctors closer to their patients?

34. Which company has rolled out two digital films to launch its brand new offering, ‘Beautiful Homes Service’?

35. Which company, in its centenary year, has unveiled a new positioning statement and a refreshed brand outlook which says “Colours that Care”?

36. Which disinfectant brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘Safe To Touch’, focusing on the need to clean and disinfect surfaces to keep yourself safe and break the chain of infection?

37. Which audio streaming platform has roped in actor Nagarjuna for its new campaign?

38. Which sports property has unveiled the campaign - ‘Ek Saath Waali Baat’?

39. Which sports brand has launched the film ‘You Can’t Stop Sisters’, featuring the Williams sisters?

40. India last week banned how many additional Chinese-owned apps?

41. Which premium digital learning platform has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

42. Srija Chatterjee has resigned as the managing director of which advertising agency?

43. Former ICICI executive Murali Ramakrishnan will take over as the CEO of which bank from October 1 for a three year term, after the RBI approved his appointment?

44. Which MNC has released its first 11th Gen ‘Tiger Lake’ processors for laptops, which will feature new integrated Xe graphics?

45. Which company will acquire US-based product design and development firm Kaleidoscope Innovation for $42 million?

46. The KV Kamath committee has identified how many problem sectors in its report on loan restructuring to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

47. Which MNC has announced the debut of Mo-B, a mascot that represents all things ‘monster’ synonymous with its smartphones series?

48. Which tyre brand has launched a social media campaign #LockdownSpecialist, celebrating the insight that many people have acquired new skills and hobbies during the lockdown period?

49. N Ravi has been elected chairman of which media holding company?

50. Which MNC last week named company veteran Sanket Ray as its new India head?

51. Which MNC has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Kochi-based Eastern Condiments through its wholly-owned subsidiary?

52. Which private lender last week said its part-time non-executive chairman Rajiv Lall has tendered his resignation with immediate effect?

53. Barely 24 hours after Chinese gaming app PUBG was banned along with many others, which company announced a local alternative of the game, called FAU-G?

54. Janne Einola has resigned as the India country manager at which fashion retail major, citing personal reasons?

55. Which soap brand has released its latest television commercial, 'Apno ki Suraksha'?

56. Which brand has launched a campaign ‘Not just for pros’ for its new ‘Move’ range, marking the brand’s foray into everyday performance wear?

57. Which health insurance company has launched a new digital campaign ‘Baat Kijiye’?

58. Which audio solutions company has roped in actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh as its new brand ambassador?

59. Which honey brand has announced its partnership with Rajasthan Royals as the leading headgear partner?

60. Which business scions are among the Indians who have debuted on Fortune´s ´40 Under 40´ list of influential people around the globe?

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