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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 863 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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