November 1, 2020

Biz Quizzard 866

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 26 - 31. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Motors’ passenger vehicle vertical has recently crossed which cumulative production milestone?

2. Which Pune-based IT services firm has appointed Sandeep Kalra as the chief executive?

3. Kamal Gianchandani has been appointed president of which industry body?

4. Which biscuit brand has launched a campaign celebrating its association with Royal Challengers Bangalore?

5. Which jewellery brand has launched its festive campaign ‘The Art of 24x7 fashion’, featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor?

6. Which financial services company has launched a new social media campaign ‘#MoneyInAction’?

7. Which telecom brand has launched its campaign featuring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh?

8. Which digital payments platform has launched a Dussehra-themed fraud awareness campaign 'Faces of Fraud'?

9. Which retail brand has launched a festive campaign titled ‘Dil Se Diwali’, inspired by the joyful feelings that the festival of light ushers in?

10. Lee Kun-hee passed away on October 25. He was the chairman of which MNC?

11. Which Indian generic drug firm has reached a definitive agreement to sell its US wholly-owned stepdown subsidiary Natrol to New Mountain Capital and its affiliate Jarrow Formulas?

12. Bharti Airtel has rolled out a cloud-based platform for enterprises and small & medium enterprises in the country. What has it been branded as?

13. Which MNC has agreed to acquire US biotech company Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc for as much as $4 billion, bolstering its pharma division with experimental gene therapies before patents expire on some key drugs?

14. Which country’s head last week set a 2050 deadline for it to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country’s climate change commitments?

15. Maruti Suzuki India’s premium hatchback Baleno has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since its launch in 2015?

16. Which IT firm has launched ‘Get the future you want’, a new brand platform for its clients and communities?

17. Which online higher education company has launched the campaign ‘#KaamKiDegree’ to promote its MBA offerings for working professionals?

18. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign ‘Where Beauty Rises’ for its festive collection ‘Utkala’, an ode to Odisha's art and architectural history?

19. Which online gaming platform has signed on cricketer Suresh Raina as brand ambassador?

20. Which MNC has set terms for a dual listing aimed at raising up to $34.4 billion from the world’s largest stock market debut, with investors scrambling for a piece of the fast-growing company?

21. Which company has released a new festive film 'Iss Baar Ghar Par Tyohaar', featuring brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar?

22. Which insurance company has recently announced the launch of ‘#HealthInsideOut’ campaign to create awareness on mental health?

23. Which mutual fund has launched a new TVC, ‘Market conditions Dekh Kar Badhao bhi, Bachao bhi’?

24. Which automobile company has launched ‘India Rebounds’, featuring its anthem, re-composed and re-imagined by AR Rahman?

25. Who was voted as India’s most trusted celebrity in the TIARA Research Report on Celebrities as Human Brands, released by the Indian Institute of Human Brands (IIHB)?

26. Which omnichannel lifestyle retailer last week said actress Alia Bhatt has made a personal investment in it through a secondary transaction for an undisclosed amount?

27. Which MNC has agreed to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in stock, taking the chipmaker into more diverse and profitable markets and adding to its data center offerings?

28. Which state last week announced the floor price for 16 varieties of vegetables, becoming the first in the country to fix a floor price for vegetables?

29. Which IT firm has announced the acquisition of Australia-based Momenton and New Zealand-based Tenzing Ltd for a combined $39.7 million?

30. American bike maker Harley-Davidson has decided to partner which company to run its business in India?

31. Which business group is investing Rs 5,000 crore to set up a phone component manufacturing plant at the industrial complex in Hosur, Tamil Nadu?

32. Which company, in association with Microsoft Research India, has developed a smartphone-based technology for testing applicants seeking drivers license?

33. Which iconic toy company has announced its foray into the India market with its first campaign in India titled “The Little Red Brick”?

34. Which jewellery and fine-crafts brand from Baripada, Odisha, has launched the ‘Back to Being Beautiful’ campaign and will run it for 75 days?

35. Which hair colour brand has launched its new campaign featuring Bengali actress and MP Nusrat Jahan to promote its new fashion range?

36. Bharti Airtel’s board last week cleared the sale of its joint venture in which African country to the government there?

37. Which personal care brand has launched a new digital campaign, ‘Ageless Expression’, featuring actress Kalki Koechlin, to announce the launch of its new Natural Age Control Range?

38. Which home appliances brand has rolled out a new TVC and digital campaign, ‘Khushiyon Ka Homemaker’?

39. Which matrimony portal has launched a new campaign ‘#PerfectSathi’, featuring actors Debina Bonnerjee and Gurmeet Choudhary?

40. Which airport has become the first in the country to unveil end-to-end paperless e-boarding for international flights?

41. Which meat products and seafood company has rolled out a new ‘Ready To Game’ campaign, featuring actor Aparshakti Khurana and comedian Naveen Richard?

42. Which IT firm will acquire Encore Theme Technologies, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud solutions provider for the financial services sector, for up to Rs 95 crore?

43. Which MNC has forayed into automotive lubricants segment in India and has collaborated with Assurance International, a part of Satya Group?

44. Which IT firm has announced that Rajesh Nambiar has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of India and a member of executive committee effective November 9, 2020?

45. Which IT firm is doubling down on its Cloud services business, streamlining the practice into five strategic units to generate more revenue?

46. Which industry body last week launched meetha(dot)org, a portal that will be a source for right information and knowledge to be shared with consumers about sugar?

47. Which company last week operated its first seaplane between Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad and Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat?

48. Which MNC has unveiled two new smartphones – Wing and Velvet – in India?

49. Which ticketing and discovery platform for live events and livestreams has been launched across India, offering exclusive livestreams from local and international artists?

50. Which Indian company last week said that it had turned carbon neutral, 30 years ahead of the timeline (2050) set by the Paris Agreement?

51. Which brand from the J.G. Hosiery group has launched the campaign ‘#MenBeFlexi’?

52. Which brand has come up with a new video campaign, #ProtectChildhood, to curb a rise in child pornography?

53. Which brand has launched a campaign with the message ‘Can a world that thinks large, ever be small?’?

54. Which automobile brand has launched a new campaign with the theme 'Meet the other side of you'?

55. Which brand from Hamdard Laboratories (Medicine Division) has launched a new commercial with the positioning 'Sardi Ka The End'?

56. Which cookies brand has launched a new campaign to encourage individuals to pat themselves on the back and give some ‘#CookieCredit’?

57. Which fitness startup has released the ‘We Are Cult’ anthem, aiming to celebrate the very spirit of being better every day, as its centers open across cities?

58. Which health and wellness supplements brand has launched the campaign ‘#StopTheSearch’?

59. Which cryptocurrency investment platform has launched a digital campaign titled ‘#HarNukkadPeKuber’, to raise awareness around cryptocurrency investments in India?

60. Which MNC last week announced its electric bicycle ‘Serial 1’?

61. Which broadcaster has launched a new campaign film ‘Aaj Koi Nahi Soyega’ ahead of the UEFA Champions League?

62. Which company has signed a definitive agreement with Huntsman Group (USA) for acquiring a 100% stake in one of its subsidiaries in India - Huntsman Advanced Materials Solutions Pvt Ltd (HAMSPL) for Rs 2,100 crore?

63. Which global investment firm has launched Virescent Infrastructure, a new platform to acquire renewable energy assets in India?

64. Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has invested an undisclosed sum in which customised nutrition company?

65. Which group has entered into a collaboration with India Medtronic Private Limited for integrating the latter’s USFDA approved artificial intelligence (AI) platform for advanced stroke management at its hospitals?

66. Which company has unveiled electric 3-wheeler cargo model, TreoZor, in 3 variants – Pickup, Delivery Van and Flatbed?

67. Which FMEG company has roped in actor Rajkumar Rao as the new face of the brand?

68. Which chocolate brand is being launched with a campaign ‘#MakeTheMomentPerfect’?

69. Which power company has launched a series of nine short videos called ‘#StriPower' for Navratri?

70. Which Australian company has entered into a binding agreement to acquire controlling interest in Elara Technologies, which owns and runs Housing(dot)com, PropTiger(dot)com and Makaan(dot)com?

71. Which chip supplier has agreed to buy peer Inphi Corp in a $10 billion cash-and-stock deal aimed at broadening Marvell's footprint in data centers and 5G network infrastructure?

72. Which bank has announced the launch of a new campaign, ‘Har Indian ka comeback’, to celebrate the indomitable spirit of every Indian?

73. Which homeware brand has launched its global campaign ‘Always with You’ in India?

74. Which automobile brand has unveiled its launch campaign ‘The Selfless Car’?

75. Which company has released a new digital campaign ‘make WFH work’ for its furniture, appliances and home security solutions?

76. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with Lubrizol Advanced Materials to set up India’s ‘largest’ chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin plant?

77. Which state has banned online gaming, online betting and gambling, and has urged the Centre to ban 132 apps?

78. Which MNC will buy Dunkin' Brands Group Inc for $8.76 billion?

79. Which technology brand has released a new film titled ‘Stop at Nothing’, featuring actor Kalki Koechlin?

80. Which Indian company has ranked among the Top 5 Global Biotech Employers for 2020 on the US-based Science magazine’s annual ‘Science Careers Top 20 Employers’ list?

81. Which plant-based nutrition brand has roped in actress Samantha Prabhu Akkineni to represent the brand in South India?

82. Which fashion etailer has launched a festive campaign featuring celebrity couple Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni?

83. Which electric scooters company has launched its latest campaign, ‘Unlock Life’?

84. Which brand has launched the campaign “Don’t Face Wash, Milk Wash!”, featuring brand ambassador and actress Taapsee Pannu?

85. Harpreet A De Singh will be the new CEO of which airline, becoming the first woman to head a desi airline?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 866 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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