October 25, 2020

Biz Quizzard 865

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has topped the world's best employer rankings for 2020, released by U.S. business magazine Forbes?

2. Parle Agro has roped in which celebrity as the national brand ambassador for the newly-launched ‘B-Fizz’?

3. Which jewellery brand has launched a new campaign as a toast to the light inside every woman, featuring its new brand ambassador, actress Mithila Palkar?

4. Which company unveiled its latest collection of celebration wear jewellery Ameya, through the launch of a new digital video campaign, ‘Tradition of Togetherness’?

5. Which smart wearables and acoustic accessories brand has announced the signing of actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador?

6. Which hygiene and wellness brands have signed on Bhutanese actor Tandin Bidha as their regional brand ambassador?

7. Which tyre brand has announced a digital and social media campaign The Specialist League?

8. Which sports and lifestyle brand has launched a new campaign featuring actor Ananya Panday, who will represent both lifestyle and fashion collections?

9. Which company has launched a digital campaign 'Wake Up Call', aligned with its focus of creating awareness on sleep-health?

10. Which smartphone maker’s co-founder Carl Pei is leaving the company after nearly 7 years?

11. Which mattress brand has launched the campaign ‘#GiftOfGoodSleep' for Diwali?

12. Which industry body has announced the appointment of Sushil Matey as its CEO?

13. Which retailer has appointed Venu Nair as the managing director & chief executive officer of the company, effective November 6, 2020?

14. Not a coveted ranking. Which was the most imitated brand by hackers in Q3, as per a new report by researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point?

15. SAIF Partners, one of the most successful venture capital investors in India, has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

16. Which Hyderabad-based startup has launched MIHIC, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to help predict maternal and infant health risks?

17. Which MNC has been selected by Nasa to build the first cellular network on the moon?

18. Which MNC has decided to discontinue its emergency location sharing app Trusted Contacts from December?

19. Which state has joined hands with the Bombay Stock Exchange and Mumbai-based networking firm GlobalLinker to help MSMEs digitise, network and get listed on the bourse?

20. Tata group has released a typeface inspired by JRD Tata’s handwriting, as a tribute to the leader’s handwritten letters. What has it been branded as?

21. The New Delhi arm of the National Company Law Tribunal last week approved which company’s Rs 1,550-crore offer for the debt-ridden Asian Colour Coated Ispat?

22. ITC has rebranded its confectionery brand Jelimals. What is the new brand?

23. Which online reseller platform has launched its first television commercial with the tagline 'My Store. My Story.'?

24. Which bank has launched its festive campaign ‘Khushiyon ki karein Zimmedari se Tayyari’?

25. Which platform has launched ‘Do Your Thing’, its first consumer marketing campaign in India for its newest video format?

26. Which hospitality major has rolled out the first video commercial for its loyalty program, featuring players from the Mumbai Indians?

27. Which menswear brand has launched a campaign with the theme “Beginning of good things with the perfect festive look”, featuring brand ambassador and actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

28. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Ab Nahi Kharidoge Toh Kab?’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Boman Irani?

29. Which bank has rolled out a three-part digital campaign, introducing Vignesh Pande or ‘Viggy’ and his puppet ‘Victor’?

30. Which brand has launched Tru Seltzer, a blend of milk, real fruit juice and fizz?

31. Which brand has launched a film for its foot massagers, featuring actor Vinay Pathak?

32. Which logistics brand has launched the campaign ‘We Move So Your World Can Move’?

33. Which MNC has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix?

34. The government has banned producers of which two gasses from buying their own produce in the newly notified gas marketing freedom guidelines?

35. Which FMCG company has entered into the Chyawanprash category with the launch of Arogyam Chyawan Amrut Awaleha?

36. Which brand has launched a new campaign ‘#MainFarkNahiKarta’ centered around the theme of ‘Naye India Ki Nayi Battery’?

37. Which smart device brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Be The Light To Spread The Light'?

38. Which QSR chain has launched a digital campaign called ‘Ultimate Pan Satisfaction’ to promote its new range of pan pizzas?

39. Which auto tech company has announced its latest campaign under the theme ‘Karo India Forward, Karo Gaadi Forward’ with brand ambassadors Rahul Dravid and Mahesh Babu?

40. Which brand has topped Interbrand’s Best Global Brands annual rankings for 2020?

41. Which ed-tech platform has launched a new brand campaign ‘BeCurious’, encouraging young brains to learn coding?

42. WPP has sacked Nick Emery as the global CEO of which media agency?

43. Which hospitality company has launched its integrated campaign - SBYE - ‘Sanitised Before Your Eyes’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Sonu Sood?

44. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Ltd (ŠAVWIPL) has announced that it had achieved which export milestone of cars manufactured in India?

45. Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways last week said it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut which regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic?

46. Which MNC and Reliance Jio announced they have aligned efforts on 5G in order to fast-track development and roll-out of indigenous 5G network infrastructure and services in India?

47. Reliance Jio has launched a new web browser, which uses the Chromium Blink engine. What is it called?

48. Which oil company has announced the appointment of Stein Ivar Bye as chief executive officer (CEO)?

49. Which social media platform is expanding its ‘fan badges’ feature to 11 countries, including the US?

50. Which MNC bank will soon have its largest global campus in Chennai?

51. Which MNC is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space?

52. Former BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri has joined which company as president, business, South Asia?

53. A newly formed employee trust of which public sector entity spent about Rs 15 billion to purchase treasury stock of the state-run company in a block deal?

54. Which auto tech company has launched a new campaign ‘Duniya Boli Lagayegi’ to empower sellers with a wide network of buyers and complete support?

55. Which advertising network has named Philippe Krakowsky as its chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2021?

56. Which company has launched the initiative ‘Hausla Program’, to provide resources and empower the dhobi community in overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic?

57. Fortune has announced its foray into personal care with which soap brand and has launched an ad featuring actress Bhumi Pednekar?

58. Which digital lifestyle and audio accessories brand has released a new ad featuring actor Aparshakti Khurana?

59. Which realty company has launched the campaign ‘Let your kids stumble, fumble and grow’ ('Ab Shararat Karne Do') for its Joyville project?

60. Which cloud technology company, founded by former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan, has become the latest startup to jump on the unicorn bandwagon after raising its Series C financing round of $150 million?

61. Which Murugappa Group firm has named C Srikanth as CEO-designate with effect from November?

62. Which MNC will acquire US-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) firm Bright Wolf?

63. Which company last week introduced two new trucks - BOSS LE and LX - to strengthen its presence in the Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) segment?

64. Which automobile MNC has appointed Ashish Gupta its brand director for the Indian operations with effect from November 1?

65. Which spirits brand has launched its new global advertising campaign ‘Where Next?’ in India?

66. Which apple juice-based jeera masala drink from Xotik Fruju has got a new packaging and branding?

67. Which salt brand has launched its latest integrated marketing campaign, ‘Sawaal Desh Ki Sehat Ka’?

68. Which oral hygiene brand has launched Mouth Protect Spray to control germ build-up in mouth?

69. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘India’s Thinnest Condom’?

70. Tata Starbucks last week launched its first store in Amritsar. Which milestone store count has it achieved with this launch?

71. Which Chennai-based startup has developed a non-alcohol-based disinfectant – Corban – that it claims can kill the Covid-19 virus on any surface?

72. Which automotive cable supplier last week announced the acquisition of UK based Magal Cables, a part of Arlington Group Engineering systems?

73. India’s first women-led manure cooperative society in Anand district has been granted which trademark by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)?

74. Which group has announced the launch of its Queen’s Prime range through a film focusing on the range of faucets?

75. Which edible oil brand has signed actress Dia Mirza and chef Ranveer Brar for the digital campaign of its new cooking oil ‘Smart Balance’?

76. Which MNC has launched the film ‘Diwali ko Happy bana ke rahenge’ for its full range of products in India?

77. Which nutrition supplement brand has launched its latest television commercial, featuring actors Gajaraj Rao and Madhoo?

78. Which MNC has launched the campaign ‘Khushiyon Ki Ladi’ with the message that it’s only when you celebrate this festive season, that others will too?

79. Which ticketing and events platform has released its latest campaign film, themed ‘Unlocking Life’?

80. Which company will acquire 7.8% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) for Rs 1,500 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 865 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 18, 2020

Biz Quizzard 864

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Srikant Datar has been named as the new Dean of which business school?

2. Private equity group PAG-led investment platform Gamot has made its first investment by acquiring a 70% stake in which Chennai-based pharma company?

3. Coca-Cola has appointed Neeraj Garg, president of its Africa business, as the new CEO of which company?

4. To incentivise cyber security researchers with additional rewards and benefits, which MNC has launched an industry-first loyalty programme called Hacker Plus?

5. Which skincare brand has launched its latest digital campaign '#WFHFace'?

6. Keeping in view the growing demand for anti-viral products, which company recently launched Anti Virus Plywood?

7. After selling its stationery business to France´s BIC five years ago, which group is reentering the category and plans to launch products in the domestic market?

8. Which home pregnancy test kit brand has rolled a digital campaign ‘#JustTalk’ to create awareness about prenatal depression in women on account of World Mental Health day?

9. Which company, in association with the MindPeers (a mental health tech service platform), has launched a special campaign ‘Stop the Endless Accident’ for World Mental Health day?

10. Which state government recently waived road tax for electric vehicles?

11. Which Hindi movie channel has unveiled a new brand identity, with the tagline ‘On nahi. Full on’?

12. I liked this ad. Which mobile-first investment platform has launched its new ad campaign targeting first-time investors and millennials with the message ‘Tu bhi invest kar na bro!’?

13. Reliance Jio Infocomm has become the first mobile phone operator to cross which milestone subscribers count in India?

14. Alex Cruz has stepped down as the CEO of which airline with immediate effect?

15. Brookside dark chocolate has been rebranded in India. What is the new brand?

16. Which premium whiskey brand is being relaunched globally with a new brand communication platform ‘Make it Count’?

17. Which United Arab Emirates-based logistics company has launched an ad featuring RCB cricketers Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Dale Steyn?

18. Which footwear and accessories brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#KickOut2020’?

19. Celebrating its association with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which skincare and hygiene brand has launched an anthem 'Washbo Lorbo Jeetbore'?

20. Why were Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson in news last week?

21. Which entertainment ticketing portal has rolled out ‘My Safety First’ feature - safety shield tag - across its web and app platforms, in collaboration with cinema partners all over India?

22. Which cement company has launched a new campaign ‘#RisersWithBulandSoch’, to engage with the fans and drive the message of its association with SunRisers Hyderabad?

23. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘Season of Hope’?

24. Which MNC has announced the launch of a programme called nari shakti, which it said was aimed at women entrepreneurship and facilitating ownership and operation of their own businesses?

25. Which company has concluded acquisition of Royal Care Dialysis Centres Inc (RCDC) of The Philippines through a virtual due diligence process, marking its first cross-border acquisition amid the pandemic?

26. Apple Inc last week launched a new iPhone series with faster 5G connectivity. What has it been branded as?

27. Which MNC has made a £1 million ($1.3 million) donation to support Britain’s Bletchley Park, the base of codebreakers during World War II?

28. Which paint company has unveiled a+, a collaborative platform providing concept-to-creation solutions for architects, designers and consumers?

29. Which household products manufacturer has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

30. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) last week said its entry-level model Alto has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch 20 years ago?

31. Monthly tractor sales, including exports, crossed which milestone mark for the first time in 2020 during September?

32. Which hosiery brand for women has launched its new campaign, featuring actress Chitrangada Singh?

33. Which hosiery brand for men has launched its new campaign, featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

34. Which learning app for kids has launched the campaign ‘Learning ka new tareeka’?

35. This was really sad and unfortunate. Which jewellery brand last week pulled down its latest ad after a controversy on social media and its employees and stores being threatened?

36. Which celebrity commerce platform and Green Gold Animation, known for animation character Chhota Bheem, have announced their partnership to bring animation to personal video messaging?

37. Which company said its National Qualifier Test (NQT) will now be a common gateway test for several participating corporates for fresher recruitment programmes?

38. Which consumer durables startup has launched its first brand campaign with a new brand identity called '#WhyNot'?

39. Which brand has launched the ‘Apna Style’ campaign that introduces consumers to a new style in which to consume their bowl of instant noodles?

40. TVS Motor Co. Ltd last week crossed which milestone cumulative production mark for TVS Apache from its Mysuru factory?

41. Which fintech start-up and consumer lending platform EarlySalary has launch a zero-touch digital card, called Salary Card, in partnership with RuPay?

42. Which automobile brand has announced its anniversary edition through a new campaign featuring actor Tiger Shroff?

43. Which tea company has launched its digital campaign ‘Chumukei Paan, Shohorer Praan’ (Taste your city in every sip), celebrating the love for Kolkata and the nostalgia revolving around it?

44. Which company has launched a new TVC campaign, featuring actress Onima Kashyap, for SWAD Mango Pulp?

45. Sanjeev Krishan was last week elected the India chairman and chief executive of which MNC?

46. Which realty group and Blackstone Group’s joint venture Green-Base has entered into an agreement with Tamil Nadu government to develop an industrial and logistics park in Chennai?

47. Which hospital network has announced ramping up infrastructure to administer Covid-19 vaccine to one million persons a day?

48. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala holds four crore shares of which automobile company, translating into a 1.3% stake worth Rs 508 crore in the company?

49. Which oil & gas company has appointed Santosh Chandra, a veteran in global upstream industry, as CEO?

50. India last week prohibited the imports of which product with refrigerants?

51. Which IT company will acquire Palo Alto, US-based CAPIOT, including its subsidiaries in Australia, India and Singapore, for an undisclosed amount?

52. Parle Agro has launched a new drink, a malt flavoured carbonated drink with apple juice. What has it been branded as?

53. Which brand has released an ad film featuring Swapna Augustine, a foot artist, highlighting the benefits and importance of hand-washing, as part of its ‘#NoHandUnwashed’ initiative?

54. WarnerMedia International has announced the cessation of which movie channels in India?

55. Which general insurance company has unveiled its new brand campaign Tech + Heart with its new brand mascot 'BroBot'?

56. Which company marked the International e-waste day with the launch of an awareness campaign, ‘#DiwaliWaliSafai’ on responsible disposal of e-waste?

57. Which diamond brand has launched a new campaign for its Tribute Collection?

58. Yes Bank has put up for auction a sprawling bungalow in New Delhi’s tony Lutyens area, following a default by the property owner, RPW Projects Pvt Ltd. Which group is the promoter?

59. Which mattress and home comfort brand has appointed Jyothi Pradhan as chief executive officer?

60. Which former cricketer has invested in Harmonizer India Pvt. Ltd, which has developed energy-efficient solutions based on the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things technology?

61. Which renewable energy solutions provider has appointed Ashwani Kumar its group chief executive officer (CEO)?

62. Which beauty accessories brand has announced the signing of cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador?

63. Which company has launched the campaign ‘DeliciouslyEverywhere’ for its dessert brand ‘Sweet Truth’?

64. Music streaming app, Gaana, has kicked off a new program to bring emerging indie artists in India into the spotlight. What is it called?

65. Which company has launched new sub brand - ‘in’, as part of its smartphone comeback strategy in India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 864 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 11, 2020

BIz Quizzard 863

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) last week became the second Indian company to touch which milestone market capitalization mark?

2. Which beverage brand has launched a digital campaign ‘Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan’ to salute the unsung heroes of the nation, the Indian farmer?

3. Which company has launched generic anti diabetic dapagliflozin tablets across the country under the brand name ´Dapaglyn´, at an affordable price, to increase patient access?

4. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited has launched its first lifestyle channel, with the positioning ‘unlimit life’. What has it been branded as?

5. Which lifestyle brand has announced YouTube content creator Carry Minati aka Ajey Nagar as the new brand ambassador?

6. Five Indian fintech lenders have created a grouping to engage with regulators and government on policy matters, while also promoting responsible lending practices. What is it called?

7. Which iconic Franco-Japanese fashion designer, famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channelled global travel, has died at the age of 81?

8. Which HR investment platform has announced 100% acquisition of CBSI India Pvt. Ltd., an IT staffing business, for a total investment of Rs 120 million?

9. Which jewellery brand has launched a new campaign ‘Ekotai Shundor, Ekotai Shokti’ this Durga Pujo?

10. Which celebrity’s long-awaited book debut, 'Unfinished', will be launched on January 19, 2021, published by Penguin Random House India?

11. Which MNC has appointed Sunil Kumar as the Country President of its India businesses?

12. Which realty group has unveiled its campaign ‘Jeena Isi Ko Kehte hai’ with its brand ambassador, Akshay Kumar?

13. Which cricketer has been appointed as the brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle, a Delhi-based sports tech & events startup?

14. Which laminates brand has launched an anti-virus campaign based on the idea ‘Choone se Darr Lagta hai’?

15. Which sleep solutions brand has launched a new campaign titled, ‘Meet Kumbakaran’ - The Sleep Enthusiast?

16. Which cybersecurity pioneer was recently arrested in Spain for tax evasion in the US?

17. Which MNC last week said it would sell its remaining 6.6% stake in Japanese probiotic yogurt maker Yakult Honsha?

18. Google has renamed the G Suite brand. What is the new name?

19. Which hand hygiene brand has launched the campaign’ Har Haath Ke Saath’ to emphasise the importance of hand and surface hygiene?

20. The government last week appointed Dinesh Khara as chairman of which bank for three years?

21. Which eye care brand has launched its campaign ‘Nazar Ghati, Durghatna Ghati’?

22. Which social networking service has launched ‘Stories’ in India?

23. Which MNC has approached the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) against Kishore Biyani’s Future Coupons, claiming breach of contract over first right of refusal?

24. Which company last week said it would buy back shares of Rs 16,000 crore?

25. Kalrock Capital, a London-based asset management company said it, along with UAE investor Murari Lal Jalan, has been chosen as the new owners of which bamkrupt company?

26. Which Hyderabad-based healthtech player has rolled out Blood(dot)live, a blood matching, donation app?

27. Which e-commerce major last week launched online reserved train ticket bookings with zero fees?

28. Which bank and Apollo Hospitals have launched a healthcare solution that will be accessible from anywhere, besides being affordable, on Apollo’s digital platform?

29. Allcargo Logistics has announced the appointment of Adarsh Hegde as the managing director (MD) of which company?

30. Uday Shankar will step down as chairman of which company, effective December 31, 2020?

31. Nilesh Shah, managing director (MD) of Kotak Mutual Fund (MF), has been reelected chairman of which industry body?

32. Which global data and measurement-driven media agency, which is part of GroupM, has announced the appointment of Monica Bhatia as the company’s Managing Director for Singapore?

33. This has been running for a while now. Which digital payments platform has launched a campaign featuring actors Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt?

34. Which fast food restaurant chain has unveiled a new series of ad films for its ‘Aaj ka Special’ campaign, capturing relatable moments from everyday life?

35. Which gadget accessory and consumer electronics brand has roped in actor Rana Daggubati as its brand ambassador to tap the Southern market?

36. Which stain removal brand has launched a campaign highlighting ‘dry clean like results at home’, featuring actors Aparshakti Khurana and Aakanksha Singh?

37. Which sports personality has set up a grooming company, 23 Yards, in partnership with Mumbai-based Ador Multiproducts, a manufacturer of personal care and skincare products?

38. Which MNC has launched ‘Love Runs Deep challenge’, its first campaign in India aimed at marketers and advertisers?

39. Which company last week said it would acquire US-based Blue Acorn iCi for up to $125 million?

40. Which IT services provider last week became the most valued company in its sector globally, surpassing Accenture?

41. Which mobile application for personalised learning has rolled out the campaign ‘Better Learning. Better Results’?

42. Which e-commerce company has announced YouTuber Bhuvan Bam as its first digital brand ambassador to further engage with the brand’s tech-savvy customers?

43. Expo 2020 Dubai has launched a campaign featuring Gaurav Kapoor alongside which celebrity, playing the role of a cricket commentator?

44. Which mutual fund has announced the launch of its digital campaign ‘#SapnoPeKoiLockdownNahiHota’?

45. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘Sapno ki #ShuruaatSIPse’?

46. Which retail brand has announced the launch of its new consumer connect campaign titled ‘#GetMatchReady’, featuring sports journalist and TV host Jatin Sapru?

47. Which plant-based nourisher has launched a campaign 'My Unlock Story' to create an awareness about the importance of building strong immunity and holistic living?

48. Which company has released a new ad which talks about safety and security with the launch of its new range of sensor faucets – Kubix Prime and Opal Prime?

49. Which MNC last week launched the EQC electric car at Rs 99.3 lakh (ex-showroom)?

50. Which Indian company has decided to end its five-year-old joint venture partnership with German luxury pen brand Montblanc to focus on its primary business and proprietary brands?

51. Which company last week launched an online buying platform, EVOLVE, for non-ferrous metals?

52. Which television channel has launched a new social media campaign, '#BanTheBargain', hoping to spread awareness about the repercussions of public bargaining practices?

53. Media and social marketing veteran Dwipal Kumar Bose passed away last week at the age of 75. He was the founder of which social marketing agency?

54. Short video app Roposo last week said it had crossed which milestone user base count on Google Play Store?

55. Which Dubai-based firm is making an entry into India for managing municipal and farm waste in the northern city of Amritsar to offer a solution to the deadly smog caused by stubble burning?

56. Which brand has launched a new animated video, featuring actor Ranveer Singh, to promote the launch of its new sneaker, with the positioning 'Feel the ZXience'?

57. Which edible oil brand has roped in leading women sports persons as brand advocates for its latest digital campaign ‘#RestartIndia’?

58. Which men’s innerwear and apparel brand has launched a new influencers marketing campaign ‘#BreakDaNorm’, in the desire to evolve the face of ‘masculinity’?

59. Which windows and doors brand has launched a new brand film ‘Sirf Do Din Ke Liye’ for its campaign ‘Keep The Outside Outside Forever’?

60. The government recently unveiled a brand and a logo for Indian cotton. Name the brand?

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October 4, 2020

Biz Quizzard 862

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 28 - October 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Irate shareholders voted out seven board members, including the CEO, of which bank on September 25?

2. State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) has been forced to pay for which defaulting partner after it had relied on a rarely used model to acquire stake in five oil blocks in Brazil?

3. Which company is in discussions with Indian device makers to manufacture up to $1 billion (Rs 7,400 crore) worth of mobile phones, as it seeks to shift a portion of its capacity out of China?

4. Anil Kumar Hirjee passed away at the age of 82 on September 27. He was a director with which group?

5. Which bank has launched a campaign for its ‘Full Power Digital Account’?

6. Which digital business transformation company has elevated Kameshwari Rao as Global Chief People Officer?

7. Dentsu Group Inc has announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. (“DAN”) has changed its name. What is the new name?

8. Which hospitality brand marked the World Tourism Day with a new digital campaign called 'True Colours of Tourism'?

9. Which motorcycle brand has launched an anthem for cricketer and former Indian Cricket Team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

10. California-based transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop and which airport in India have announced a study to explore building a hyperloop between the airport and the city centre?

11. Which credit card brand has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, “Contactless Connections”?

12. Which snack brand has launched a campaign for IPL with 4 ads – ‘Fan’, ‘Dentist’, ‘Proposal’ and ‘Dog’?

13. Which lifestyle-video app, in association with the Chennai Super Kings, has launched an IPL campaign – ‘#CSKMillionAnthem’?

14. As part of the first leg to its ‘Complete Confidence’ campaign, which foreign tourism board has released a series of videos showcasing precautionary measures employed by the destination?

15. Which pharma company has launched a campaign observing World Pharmacists Day, reflecting on the work pharmacists do?

16. TVS has launched a new graphic-novel inspired campaign to showcase the race edition portfolio of which brand?

17. Which company has launched a new brand campaign titled ‘Smart Cars for Smart India’?

18. Which fresh foods company has launched the campaign ‘Made With Love’?

19. PD Vaghela, currently secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed the next chairman of which regulatory body?

20. Which edtech company has roped in actor and director Aamir Khan for its new ad campaign?

21. Which Hyderabad-based startup has unveiled an AI & ML (artificial intelligence & machine learning) and IoT-based oxygen generator, Urb(dot)Ox, which has been developed using NASA technology?

22. Which pharma company has tied up with Germany’s CytoTools and is readying to launch a New Chemical Entity (NCE) for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers?

23. Which edtech company last week announced the appointment of former Amazon executive Saranjit Sangar as chief executive officer (CEO) for the UK, Europe and West Asia?

24. Which Adani Group company is entering into manufacturing of hand wash and sanitizers as part of its strategy to expand the portfolio under non food category?

25. Cleveland-Cliffs will buy the US operations of which MNC for $1.4 billion in cash and shares, to become the biggest flat rolled steel maker in North America?

26. Megha Tata, Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Communications India, was unanimously elected President of the India Chapter of which entity?

27. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has roped in which actor for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters?

28. Which kitchen appliance brand has introduced its design innovation with the new TVC for Adonia Hob with MaxX safe Technology?

29. Which beer brand has launched the campaign 'Kya Plan Hai'?

30. Which hospitality company launched the campaign 'Travel For India’ on account of World Tourism Day?

31. Which group’s founder and MD Mahendra Agarwal has resigned from the boards of 3 group companies?

32. Which telecom company and cybersecurity company Radware entered into a partnership under which the former will offer Radware’s cloud security services to enterprise customers?

33. Switzerland-based robotic hygiene and cleaning solutions firm Cleanfix Reinigungssysteme last week announced its manufacturing-led joint venture with which Mysuru-based company?

34. Which MNC has said it will spend 4.25 trillion yen ($40 billion) to take its wireless carrier business private, in a deal that opens the path to lower prices as the government calls for cuts?

35. Which firm has shortlisted 5 new startups - Clean Slate, Peer Robotics, Vicara, Hyper Reality and URJA - as part of its 3rd cohort of MAIL (Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab) programme?

36. Which hotel chain has opened its premium in-house dry cleaning and laundry service, Lavanderia, to public?

37. Flipkart has partnered which insurance company to offer insurance against financial losses caused as a result of cyberattacks, cyber frauds, or other malicious activities across online platforms?

38. Enterr10 Television Network has made its foray into the south with a Kannada channel. What has it been branded as?

39. Which insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Restart Right’ for World Heart Day?

40. Who has topped the Hurun India Rich list 2020 with Rs 6,58,400 crore of personal wealth?

41. Which life insurance company has come with its new digital campaign around IPL - 'Depend on Insurance', featuring former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar?

42. Which watch brand has launched a campaign for its new Ruffles collection?

43. Former Uber India top executive Bhavik Rathod has started a global educational technology platform focused on extracurricular activities for children aged between 5 and 15. What is it called?

44. Companies with turnover of more than Rs 500 crore now have time till which date to implement dynamic quick response (QR) code on their invoices issued to customers?

45. Shareholders of which bank have rejected the appointment of chief executive Sunil Gurbaxani at the bank’s annual general meeting?

46. Which fashion brand is breaking away from its India franchise partner Arvind Fashions?

47. Which MNC last week announced the launch of a booster vaccine, Tetraxim (DTaP-IPV), in India for preschoolers?

48. Which online medical and healthcare ordering app has launched a new campaign with 3 ads titled 'WFH', 'Dishwashing' and 'Do It Yourself’?

49. Which MNC last week unveiled a new biometric payment system using palm recognition, to be made available to rival retailers and also promoted as a replacement for badge entry at stadiums or workplaces?

50. Hong Kong-based Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and which Indian luxury chain have formed a long-term global alliance that will work to create “unique culinary and wellness experiences”?

51. Which skincare brand has launched the campaign with the positioning, 'Natural protection for your hands', marking its foray into the handwash category with the launch Ayurvedic handwash?

52. Which brand has launched its ‘Classic Leather Legacy’ shoe, with ‘#WriteYourLegacy’ campaign, in a nationwide callout to creative artists?

53. Which brand has launched a campaign this World Heart Day titled ‘#CareForHerHeart’ that raises awareness for the cause of women’s heart health?

54. Which CSR and sustainability platform’s cofounder, Richa Bajpai has launched Campus Fund, a new firm that will invest in student-led startups?

55. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and which company have developed purified antisera, raised in animals for prophylaxis and treatment of Covid-19?

56. Which state-owned company has signed a Rs 7,796 crore deal with the defence ministry for deployment of a strategic and secured communication network for the Army across the country?

57. Which MNC will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their content, its latest effort to defuse tensions over its dominance of the news industry?

58. State Bank of India (SBI) and which company have unveiled a joint pilot project in Mumbai and Bengaluru to provide digital payment and financing solutions to small retailers?

59. Which online marketplace for automobiles last week announced the acquisition of Delhi-based augmented reality start-up Visiolab Ideas for an undisclosed amount?

60. With a subscription of 157 times, the IPO for which company became the most successful PSU divestment opportunity in terms of oversubscription when it closed last week?

61. Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) last week announced the general availability of a new time-series database for IoT and operational applications. What has it been branded as?

62. Which US-based and London Stock Exchange-listed biotechnology company has announced the appointment of Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran MazumdarShaw on its board of directors?

63. Shareholders of United Arab Emirates-based Arabtec Holding have voted to dissolve the debt-laden firm. It was involved in the construction of which landmark building?

64. Which antiseptic and disinfectant brand has entered the clothes disinfectant space and launched Clothes Disinfectant & Refreshing Spray?

65. Which footwear company last week announced the appointment of actor Siddhant Chaturvedi as its first brand ambassador?

66. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘Andar Ka Baccha Bahar Lao’?

67. The British billionaire Issa brothers and private equity group TDR Capital have agreed to buy which British supermarket chain from Walmart for $8.8 billion?

68. Which bank has appointed Charanjit Attra, a consultant with EY, as its chief financial officer (CFO), the first time it is hiring laterally for the position?

69. Which company has launched a video for its ‘Mooch Anthem’, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan among others?

70. Which social media company is aiming to strike a gender balance in its global workforce by having at least half of its workforce to be women by 2025?

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