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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 861 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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