November 8, 2020

Biz Quizzard 867

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 02 -07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has crossed which milestone transactions mark in October, the first time it has done so?

2. The BCCI has announced which brand as the title sponsor of the Women’s T20 Challenge?

3. Which retailer has become India's largest clothing brand by revenues in FY20, according to its latest filing sourced from Altinfo, a data insights firm?

4. Which product R&D and engineering major has acquired the India offshore delivery centre of Sweden-headquartered Semcon?

5. Which confectionery brand has launched the campaign ‘#KeepItFresh’?

6. Which market research firm will sell its consumer goods data unit for $2.7 billion to private equity firm Advent International?

7. Which MNC has hired Aditya Puri, former CEO of HDFC Bank, as a senior advisor in Asia?

8. Which company plans to foray into electric scooter manufacturing, switching gears from being a taxi aggregator to a vehicle manufacturer?

9. Which grooming solutions brand has launched ‘Defender for Her Women’s Razor’?

10. Which pharma company’s Rs 6,000 crore initial public offer (IPO) is set to hit the market on November 9, 2020?

11. Which business group is foraying into gifting solution space through a new venture, named The Gift Studio?

12. Which home-bred gear vendor will acquire Italy’s Optotec S.p.A., a company specializing in optical interconnect products, for 29 million euros?

13. Flipkart-owned fintech platform PhonePe last week said it has crossed which registered user milestone?

14. Which pharma company has launched the third chapter of its ‘#BerokZindagi’ campaign, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

15. Which water heating solutions brand has launched a new digital campaign, ‘Don’t Be A Heater Hitesh’?

16. Which pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘Bring Home Curiosity’, promoting cat adoption?

17. Which Mexican-inspired restaurant brand has launched a campaign for its new ‘Best of Bell’ menu offering consumers signature items at affordable prices?

18. Which MNC has elevated its former India consumer banking chief Anand Selvakesari as CEO global consumer banking?

19. Which company has acquired Columbia Asia Hospitals for Rs 2,100 crore in an all-cash deal?

20. Which company is launching a new brand, Nature Protect, under which it will sell more than a half-dozen products in the hygiene segment as part of its strategy to launch plant-based?

21. India’s apex direct taxes body has granted income tax exemption for four years to which sovereign wealth fund, the first such sovereign wealth fund to be given such a benefit?

22. Which company last week said it has strengthened its gaming strategy through the acquisition of Intellectual Property from Mech Mocha for an undisclosed amount?

23. Which company has partnered with Denmark's Tuco Marine Group to build advanced patrol boats in India?

24. Dilip Rath has been unanimously elected to the board of global dairy body International Dairy Federation (IDF). He is the chairman of which entity?

25. Which skincare and wellness brand has roped in actor Bhumi Pednekar as brand ambassador for its range of skincare products?

26. Which networking platform has launched its new campaign with the positioning ‘#InItTogether’?

27. Which bank has launched a new campaign, ‘Kona Kona Cricket’?

28. Which packaged sugar brand has launched a campaign with the promise of ‘5S guarantee’?

29. China last week halted which MNC’s IPO?

30. Titan Company last week announced the launch of its first international Tanishq store. Which location?

31. Which pharma company has launched the campaign ‘#SpreadingKindness’?

32. OnePlus last week unveiled its largest global experience store, in India. Which city?

33. Which PSU and Amazon(dot)in last week entered into a partnership to provide customers the option to book and pay for their gas cylinder refill?

34. Which company that establishes and operates global capability centres (GCCs) for large enterprises has announced the acquisition of AI-driven tech company FastNext in an all-stock deal?

35. Which company last week said it has launched credit cards in partnership with Paytm?

36. Which plywoods and veneers company has joined hands with CNBC TV18 and claimed to have developed India’s first virus-free news studio?

37. Which biscuit brand is now expanding its footprint in the cakes category with the launch of a new sub-brand ‘Caker’?

38. Which company, known for water purifiers, has ventured into the sleep and wellness segment with premium memory foam mattresses – Vital, Ortho-X, Regal and Naturale?

39. Which retailer has launched the campaign ‘#StopTheBias’ to break stereotypical beauty standards?

40. Which MNC has launched the ‘Iss Diwali Aap #KiseKhushKarenge?’ campaign, claimed to be India’s first hyper-personalized and ‘most generous ad’, promoting local retailers?

41. Which lifestyle gadgets brand has launched a digital ad film 'Unstoppable Every Day' for its new set of air buds?

42. Which brand has launched a new ad film 'Bhoolna Naamumkin' for its Cold Cream?

43. Which integrated travel services company and its group company have launched ‘Freedom Month’ to encourage travel?

44. Which dish washing brand has launched the campaign ‘What A Player’, featuring former cricketer Virender Sehwag?

45. Which snack brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Jitendra Kumar (Jeetu Bhaiya) and Manurishi Chadhha?

46. Which state last week inked a pact with Tata Technologies to upgrade 150 of the government-run industrial training institutes (ITIs) with the latest technological equipment and tools?

47. Which company has made a strategic investment in fashion brand Universal Sportsbiz (USPL) as part of USPL’s Series-F round?

48. Which eyewear brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘You’re On’, celebrating living life authentically in moments of uninhibited joy?

49. Which discount broking brand has launched a new digital video film, on the premise of ‘Paise Ped Pe Nahi Ugte’?

50. After facing regulatory hurdles and courtroom battles for months, which company has received approval in India to go live with a payment feature on its messaging platform using UPI?

51. FMCG brand Priyagold last week announced the appointment of which actress as its brand ambassador and celebrity endorser across its varied range of products?

52. Which high-end French baker and sweet maker is making its India debut and plans to open its first outlet in New Delhi next year?

53. Which beauty accessory and personal care appliances brand has announced actress Ananya Panday as the brand ambassador to endorse its range of products?

54. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Deewarein Sajengi Tabhi toh Tyohaar Ki Rangat Badhegi’ in support of painter community this Diwali?

55. Which Italian company last week announced multiple green energy partnerships with the Adani group, Indian Oil Corporation and Greenko, paving the way for its entry into the Indian market?

56. Which company is restructuring its operations by transferring the B2B (business-to-business) operations to a 100% subsidiary Rohini Industrial Electricals on a slump sale basis?

57. Which company last week unveiled its all-new cruiser bike Meteor 350 with prices starting at Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai)?

58. Which company has announced that its newly launched HERO9 Black camera has gone on sale in India from November 6?

59. Which PETA certified cruelty-free vegan beauty brand has launched the campaign 'Talk Clean to Me’?

60. Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud services major, will invest Rs 20,761 crore to set up an AWS Region with three Availability Zones (AZs) in which city?

61. Which real estate developer has tied up with celebrity and fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani for its new ‘Icon In The Sky’ campaign?

62. Which footwear and accessories brand has launched the campaign ‘Awesome Never Stops’ to introduce its new festive collection?

63. Which social media app, has announced a unique partnership with actor Kareena Kapoor Khan to engage with her thriving community in order to support small businesses in the country?

64. Which retailer has launched the campaign ‘Umeed Ka Jashn’?

65. Which online grocery retailer has launched the "Ek Diye Se Do Ghar Roshan" initiative to support local artisans and potters?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 867 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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