November 22, 2020

Biz Quizzard 869

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has acquired a 96% share in online furniture retailer Urban Ladder through an all-cash transaction for Rs 182 crore ($24 million)?

2. Which newly setup digital payments venture, set up by industry veterans ItzCash founder Naveen Surya, and Infibeam Avenues’ executive director Vishwas Patel, is taking shape as the first prospective New Umbrella Entity (NUE)?

3. Global private equity investor TA Associates is all set to acquire a controlling stake in which Mumbai-based nutraceutical ingredients company?

4. Which brand has launched Anti-Bacterial Toothbrush and signed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as brand ambassador?

5. Which MNC sold most of its stake in Japan's Seiyu to investment firm KKR and e-commerce company Rakuten in a deal valuing the supermarket chain at 172.5 billion yen ($1.65 billion)?

6. Which pet care solutions brand launched the campaign ‘True Burst Of Happiness’ for Diwali?

7. Which food company launched the ‘Chashni Wali Diwali’ festive campaign?

8. Which chocolate brand launched the campaign ‘Precious Like The People We Love’ for Diwali?

9. Which security solutions company launched the campaign ‘#SafeToCelebrate’?

10. Internet connections in India breached which milestone mark as of August 31, 25 years after public service was launched on August 15, 1995, as per latest Trai data?

11. Which battery on-road service brand launched the ‘The Diwali Invite’ ad film?

12. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has launched the campaign ‘Ghar ko bolo Happy Diwali’?

13. Which Andhra Pradesh-based company has agreed to acquire Punjab-based Modern Steel for Rs 125 crore?

14. Navneet Munot, the chief investment officer of SBI Mutual Fund, will be the new managing director and chief executive officer of which mutual fund?

15. Which company last week it said will buy out its smaller, troubled rival Asiana Airlines in a $1.6 billion deal?

16. Which Spain-based company will sell its US business to PNC Financial Services Group for $11.6 billion in cash, in one of the biggest global banking deals this year?

17. Which Indian company last week said it may become the world’s first company that operates in the carbon markets space to go in for an initial public offering (IPO)?

18. Which state-owned company last week announced appointment of Mahua Acharya as the head of its new subsidiary Convergence?

19. AM Arun died in Chennai last week at the age of 52. He was the founder of which eye care chain?

20. Maruti Suzuki India has sold over which milestone count of cars through the online channel since April 2019?

21. Which bank has announced the launch of ‘Mooh Band Rakho’, a campaign to increase awareness on cyber frauds and preventing them?

22. Which small finance bank has announced cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its new brand ambassador?

23. Which personal hygiene and sanitation brand has appointed cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador?

24. Which MNC has sold its Honor budget phone line to a domestic consortium in a move it said was necessary to keep the brand alive amid "tremendous" supply chain pressures caused by US sanctions?

25. Which company has acquired Scapic, an augmented reality (AR) company, for an undisclosed sum?

26. Which company has acquired majority stake in TalentSprint, a tech-enabled education platform for working professionals?

27. Which MNC is all set to join S&P 500 as largest ever new member?

28. Which toothpaste brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab Daant Hamesha 10/10’?

29. Which company has launched a campaign for the launch of its range of specialised sanding paper brand ‘TruStar’?

30. Which company will take over ailing Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) in a bailout proposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

31. Which brand recently launched a television commercial for its Code range of body perfumes with the tagline 'Enjoy The Start'?

32. Which digital financial services platform has launched three new ads on social media, as part of its new ‘#MoneyTransferHuaEasy’ campaign?

33. Which fintech company has launched its online shop and has released the first campaign for it, 'Chanderi ki Diwali'?

34. Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine was recently transported into India for clinical trials. Which logistics company was involved?

35. Tarun Katial has quit as the CEO of which video streaming service?

36. Which company last week said has completed the Rs 1,000-crore acquisition of Chennai-based Chettinad Group’s port business?

37. Microsoft has unveiled a new security chip that has been designed to protect the future Windows PCs. What is it called?

38. Which MNC last week unveiled its compact SUV Kiger?

39. Jawa Motorcycles has been relaunched in which country?

40. YM Deosthalee, 74, died in Mumbai last week after prolonged illness. He was the first chairman and managing director of which financial services company?

41. Which digital payments firm last week claimed it emerged the largest platform for buying ´Digital Gold´´ with over 35 per cent market share?

42. Which Singapore-based food products company has entered India and has launched its first campaign with the positioning 'Too Good to Gift'?

43. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘India ki Doosri Diwali’?

44. Which gifting portal has forayed into the digital video content segment with the launch of FNP Media?

45. Which company last week announced its entry into the home hygiene and home care space under a new brand Emasol?

46. Which food delivery startup has announced actor Ravi Kishan as the brand ambassador to reach out to its target audience across the country?

47. Advertising executive Vishwajeet Singh Rana has launched an exclusive designer menswear fashion label. What is it called?

48. Which plant-based nutrition brand, has launched a new brand campaign to establish its core proposition of ‘a better you in every way’?

49. Which footwear brand has launched its new brand campaign ‘Comfort Dikhta Hai’ promoting its range of PU, EVA and printed slippers?

50. Deposits in small savings schemes in the country for the first six months of the fiscal year (2020-21, or FY21) crossed which milestone mark?

51. Which technology services provider will complete the integration of its three Indian business entities in January and has appointed Sharad Sanghi as the leader of the combined entity?

52. Which MNC is making a global entry into airport retail through a tie-up with Airbuy, an Indian ecommerce startup that will provide services in six Indian airports?

53. Which shipping and logistics major has announced the rolling out of an array of solutions, to help its customers lighten their environmental footprint and make their cargo carbon neutral?

54. Which IT firm has acquired UK-based next-gen data engineering and consultancy company Datalytyx for up to 13.3 million pounds (about Rs 130.4 crore)?

55. Which skincare brand has announced a new campaign for its winter-care product, Honey & Almonds Body Lotion, featuring Bengali actor, Mimi Chakraborty?

56. Which hair oil brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab Har Day New Hair Day’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Parineeti Chopra?

57. Which brand released a ‘Paani' anthem as part of its Mission Paani on World Toilet Day?

58. Which personal and home hygiene brand has unveiled new TVCs for Health Soap and Air and Surface Disinfectant Spray?

59. The Tata Group’s healthcare venture Tata Medical and Diagnostics is teaming up with which healthcare group to offer testing for Covid-19 across India?

60. Who has been appointed executive chairman of OneWeb, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company that has now emerged from bankruptcy?

61. Which video streaming service will offer free access to non-subscribers in India on December 5 and 6 in another attempt to ramp up its user base?

62. Which group has exited its fledgling cruise business and sold the cruise line brand Jalesh Cruises to Waterways Leisure for an undisclosed sum?

63. Which company will sell 85.53% stake in its subsidiary Way2Wealth Securities to Shriram Credit Company at an enterprise valuation of Rs 65.07 crore?

64. Hamdard Laboratories India last week forayed into which food product business and will invest up to Rs 15 crore on branding and marketing?

65. Which MNC bank has rolled out a festive campaign with the thought ‘We Deserve to Celebrate’?

66. Which cooking oil brand has rolled out a campaign to champion the cause of women’s heart health and further its message of 'Rakhe Heart Ka Khayal'?

67. Which hair care brand has launched a film 'Good Men' on account of International Men’s Day?

68. Which automobile company has rolled out a film titled '#WeLoveYou4Million'?

69. Which camphor manufacturer has launched a freshener in a cone format under the brand CamPure and has released a new campaign called ‘Calm Kare’?

70. Which advertising agency has announced the appointment of Devika Bulchandani as the Chief Executive Officer of North America and global chairwoman of advertising?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 869 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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