December 27, 2020

Biz Quizzard 874

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will build what it claims to be the world’s largest zoo?

2. Which Indian firm has taken Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier’s Singapore unit to court over what it alleged are serious technical glitches in a retrofitted component in its business jet?

3. Which company has bought out partner Sudhakar Shetty-led Sahana Group’s entire 50% stake in an upcoming five-star luxury hotel property in Mumbai’s plush Worli locality for Rs 1,040 crore?

4. Which company has acquired the air-handling business of Ahmedabad-based Citizen Industries, a move which will enhance its product positioning into the commercial air-conditioning market?

5. Amazon now works with more than which milestone count of small and medium businesses in India across its marketplace, logistics, ecommerce enablement, digital publishing and cloud computing operations?

6. Which automobile MNC last week shut down its last factory in India, the fallout of raging tension between India and China?

7. Which Italy-based global confectionery major has announced that it will acquire Eat Natural, the maker of high-quality cereal bars, toasted muesli and granola?

8. Which cooking oil brand has roped in actor Yash, famously known for K.G.F Chapter 1 & 2, and his wife Radhika as brand ambassadors?

9. Which investment company has made chief executive Sanjay Nayar the chairman of the firm, effective from December 31, 2020?

10. Which Indian company’s South Korean subsidiary last week filed for court receivership after defaulting on loans worth 90 billion won (Rs 602 crore) due to Korea Development Bank (KDB)?

11. Which connected lifestyle brand has announced its first offline presence by tying up with Vijay Sales, an electronics retail store chain, to retail its products?

12. Which company has unveiled a new rebranding exercise, including a new vision statement ‘A healthy world. A protected you. A happy us, revisited for the changing times’?

13. Which commercial vehicles company has launched a global competition, ´Startup Sparks´, for early stage startups?

14. Which foods company has named Navin Tewari as its new managing director and chief executive officer?

15. Which digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform last week announced its foray into film distribution?

16. Which hair-care brand has launched the campaign ‘#DearWinter’?

17. Which smart devices brand has launched air conditioners in India marking the company’s entry into the home appliances segment in the country?

18. Which brand has rolled out an ad for its ‘Royal Biryani’?

19. Which general insurance company has launched the television commercial ‘Bharose Ka Vaada’?

20. Which IT firm has won a multi-year technology transformation deal with a revenue potential of over $1 billion from German wholesaler Metro AG?

21. Which nasal hygiene brand has launched the campaign ‘Naak wash kiya kya?’?

22. Which tile manufacturing company has launched a new campaign titled ‘#ByeBye2020’?

23. Which healthy food platform has undergone a 360-degree brand transformation, including new logo, mascot and tagline ‘Honestly Indian’?

24. Which global smart devices brand has set up its first 5G innovation lab at the company’s Hyderabad research and development centre?

25. Which sovereign fund and logistics firm ESR Cayman have entered into an 80:20 strategic partnership to set up a $750-million joint venture to develop and acquire industrial and logistics assets in India?

26. Which telecom company has inked a pact with story publishing platform Firework, which will give access to the telco’s subscribers to content in form of short video stories?

27. Which bank has launched ‘Infinite India’, an online platform for foreign companies that plan to set up business in the country?

28. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab Laga Masala’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

29. Which skincare brand has launched its own shopping website in India, keeping in mind the changing shopping behavior of the customers in the times of pandemic?

30. Which company has launched India's first plant protein-based product called 'The Unthinkable Pizza'?

31. Which salon chain has appointed Vivek Bali of Sephora-fame as its CEO?

32. This should be easy. Which chocolate brand, in partnership with Google and conceptualised by Ogilvy, is introducing the ‘Do Nothing Assistant’, the first-ever AI that helps you do nothing?

33. Which notebook brand has released an ad film for its origami notebooks?

34. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration and, on the occasion of Farmer’s Day/Kisaan Diwas on Dec 23, which steel brand released the digital film ‘#ThankYouKisaan’?

35. Which paints company has launched the campaign ‘Desh ke Kone Kone Mein Rang Gungunaye’?

36. Which company has acquired a majority stake (58.1%) in France-based embedded-SIM (eSIM) firm Oasis Smart SIM Europe (Oasis)?

37. Japanese carmaker Honda will discontinue sales of which models with the closure of production operations at its Greater Noida facility?

38. Which instant messenger last week announced a major update bringing a new Voice Chats feature?

39. Which infrastructure financier will sell its Chinese JV Road Asset - Chongqing Yuhe Expressway Co Ltd (CYEC) - to PingAn Insurance (Group) Company of China?

40. An arbitration tribunal has asked India to pay which MNC damages of $1.2 billion plus interest and costs in a six-year-old retrospective tax dispute?

41. Which celebrity has sold most of her stake in the OWN cable channel to its majority owner, Discovery, for more than $36 million in stock?

42. Which contract manufacturer for consumer electronics is foraying into information & communications technology (ICT) hardware, including laptops, desktops, tablets and servers?

43. Which company last week said it has launched Ultra T. 7, a light commercial vehicle designed specifically for urban transportation?

44. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi’s market value crossed which milestone value last week?

45. Which MNC has released its maiden holiday ad film, ‘Hum Rukna Nahi Jaante’, celebrating the resilience of the human spirit?

46. Which face care brand has roped in actress Sanjana Sanghi as the brand ambassador?

47. Which single malt Scotch whisky brand has launched a new digital campaign, featuring Boman Irani and Manish Mehrotra?

48. Which beer brand has released a short film titled ‘Kings aren’t made overnight’ featuring the limited-edition Lionel Messi bottle, to mark the moment?

49. Which water-proofing brand has launched a new campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

50. Which Indian company is developing the cold storage solution for vaccines that require ultra-low temperatures for safe storage and transportation?

51. Which life insurance company last week acquired an 8.99% stake in non-deposit taking NBFC Paisalo Digital for Rs 186.20 crore?

52. A US regulator ruled that which company’s new design for its Roxor off-road utility vehicle did not infringe the intellectual property rights of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Jeep brand?

53. Which company last week said the agreement to acquire 49% stake in Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) from the affiliates of the AES Corporation is formally junked?

54. Which airline has signed an MoU with GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC), a GMR group company, for providing a seamless service to all vaccine manufacturers in the region?

55. Finland’s Salcomp has acquired which U.S.-based electronics maker which had been defunct for over a decade, within the Nokia Telecom SEZ in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai?

56. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, former Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant (India), will join which university in January as its first Pro Vice-Chancellor, responsible for professional learning?

57. Which company has become the first manufacturer to commercially launch a field-ready electric tractor for the domestic market with an introductory price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom)?

58. Which confectionary brand has rolled out its new digital campaign ‘Fun Ka Booster’ which is rooted in its philosophy of ‘Fun is for life, and not just for kids’?

59. Which company last week said it has successfully 3D printed a ground plus one building, claiming it to be the first in India?

60. All lanes of National Highways toll plazas will accept only electronic payments through FASTag from which date?

61. Which company last week launched its ‘Trusme’ series of feature phones in India, comprising T1, T57, T75, R300, and R75?

62. Which e-learning app has unveiled its first brand campaign around the theme - ‘Bring Learning Alive’?

63. Which vernacular social-gaming platform has unveiled its new campaign with the tagline ‘Jeetne mein Kick hai’?

64. Which realty major last week said its rental arm has entered into an agreement to acquire the stake of US-based Hines in a premium commercial project in Gurugram for Rs 780 crore?

65. Which company has agreed to buy out IMG Worldwide LLC from their sports management joint venture?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 874 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

December 20, 2020

Biz Quizzard 873

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 14 -19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is planning to build the world’s largest scooter factory in Tamil Nadu?

2. Which company is liquidating Pininfarina Engineering, a unit of its Italian subsidiary Pininfarina, citing strategic irrelevance of the business and poor market visibility?

3. Which IT firm has named Ajay Bhutoria as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director?

4. Global insurance giant Aon has acquired a 49% stake in which insurance broker in India?

5. Dirk Van den Berghe has quit as the Asia region CEO of which retailer?

6. Which brand has partnered with Cricket Australia and Big Bash League (BBL 2020) in a unique sponsorship deal that focuses on the umpire’s underarm?

7. Which MNC has launched a new campaign ‘Nayi shuruaat’ highlighting stories of small business owners?

8. According to an exchange filing last week, the Reserve Bank of India has approved the reappointment of current managing director and chief executive officer of which bank?

9. Bosch Power Tools India has achieved which cumulative production milestone at its Oragadam plant?

10. Which MNC has agreed to buy U.S. drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals for $39 billion in cash and shares to bolster its positions in immunology and rare diseases?

11. Syska Group, which has presence in segments ranging from LED-based lighting solutions to personal care products, last week announced its entry into which segment?

12. Which online matchmaking service has launched its latest campaign with the theme ‘Pressure Hatao’?

13. Which skincare, haircare and wellness brand has launched a short video film starring brand ambassador and actor Disha Patani for its haircare line?

14. Which life insurance company has launched ‘#Decision2Protect’, a customer testimonial-based campaign?

15. Which laundry and fabric care brand has launched two new ad films featuring actor and brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana for its new offering?

16. Which company will launch its own microwave popcorn brand ‘Popmagic’, marking its foray into the F&B business?

17. Which company, which provides software services to insurers globally, last week said it would pay an interim dividend of Rs 974 per share, a record 19,480% on its face value of Rs 5?

18. Which Hyderabad and Seattle-based company, which makes software for large spas and salon chains, has become a unicorn (a privately held firm valued at $1 billion or more)?

19. Which firm has signed a pact with the Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) in Tanzania, in continuation of its ´Mission 10 cents´, an affordable insulins programme for low and middle income countries?

20. Food major Mondelez is extending its Bournvita brand, best known for health food drinks, into the cookie space. What has it been branded as?

21. Amazon India last week announced the launch of a peer mentorship programme that will help sellers to exchange knowledge and best practices. What has it been branded as?

22. Which handbag and accessories brand has launched an ad campaign titled ‘Buy Indian Build India’?

23. Which entrepreneur has launched a new venture, Slow Products, which the company said will connect products created by farmers, honey keepers and artisans directly with consumers?

24. Which bank has launched its ‘Here For Good’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actor Anushka Sharma?

25. Which brand has launched an ad film for its Smart Spray, a newly launched one-stop solution which gives instant and 8-hour protection against mosquitoes?

26. Which brand has released an ad film 'LOVE. EVERY. INCH', featuring their new range of products like body mists, lotions, scrubs, oils and butters?

27. Which platform for teachers and coaching centers to go digital has announced former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador and nationwide celebrity endorser?

28. Which toothpaste brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as the brand ambassador?

29. Which lingerie brand has collaborated with Aishwarya Mohanraj for a humorous quirky campaign on T-shirt bras?

30. Which technology services provider has named Abhijit Dubey as its next global CEO?

31. Which MNC has acquired the bankrupt 0.25 million tonne SBQ Steels, culminating a three-year process in which the company was put into liquidation after initial efforts to sell it failed?

32. Which MNC is developing a global technology hub in Hyderabad by investing $150 million, or about Rs 1,100 crore, to develop proprietary technology for its vehicles?

33. Which company has launched its second company-owned food services brand ‘Ekdum!’, marking its debut in the Indian cuisine space?

34. In what is said to be a first, SBI has sought attachment of nostro accounts held by which state-owned foreign lender in India, citing an order from a debt recovery tribunal issued earlier this month?

35. As per the ‘Fairwork India Ratings 2020: Labour Standards in the Platform Economy’ report, what have Swiggy, Zomato and Uber scored (out of 10) for the working conditions for their gig workers?

36. Which MNC has signed a pact to acquire payments processor Poynt in a $365 million deal?

37. US-based Vanguard Group equity fund has become the first of its kind to eclipse which milestone value of assets, a testament to the rise of index-based investing over the past three decades?

38. Reliance’s ecommerce venture JioMart has hit which milestone average daily orders mark?

39. Which company has introduced Otrivin Breathe Clean, a clinically-verified saline spray formulation for daily nasal wash to prevent respiratory diseases?

40. Bitcoin surpassed which milestone value for the first time last week, another milestone in what’s been an eye-popping rally for the controversial digital asset this year?

41. Australia-based Truventor(dot)ai, a deep tech-led manufacturing company, has acquired which India-based B2B cloud manufacturing platform?

42. Which company has acquired 100% stake in Rekrut India, a recruitment and staffing solutions company for an unspecified amount?

43. Which blockchain start-up has launched ChitInsure, an insurance product designed to protect the subscribers of registered chit fund companies?

44. Which antacid brand has launched its new digital campaign ‘Gadbad Gadbad’?

45. Which Italian babycare brand has rolled out a new TVC series to build the awareness and reach of its baby moments range?

46. Which fabric brand has launched a new campaign ‘Thoughtfully Fashionable’ aimed towards influencing fashion enthusiasts and consumers towards conscious and thoughtful fashion choices?

47. Which toothpaste brand has launched the campaign ‘Desh ka Lal’?

48. Which company has emerged India’s largest manufacturer of cables for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity with a capacity of 600,000 kilometres a year, after the opening of its Hyderabad facility?

49. Which MNC has acquired Neverware, a firm that turns old PCs into Chromebooks, for an undisclosed sum?

50. Divi’s Laboratories last week crossed which milestone market capitalization mark?

51. Which mining major last week named Chief Financial Officer Jakob Stausholm as its next chief executive?

52. Brazilian bus and coach body builder Marcopolo is exiting India by selling its 49% stake in local joint venture to which partner for around Rs 100 crore?

53. Which country has put India on ‘currency manipulators’ monitoring list?

54. Which 2 wheeler brand has launched a campaign for its 20th anniversary limited edition model with the theme 'Precious As Gold'?

55. Which water purification technology company has launched the ‘Water Saviours’ digital campaign for its new Smart RO water purifier?

56. GSK Consumer Healthcare has launched the ‘Eat, Speak and Smile with Confidence’ campaign for which brand?

57. Which salon chain has launched the 5th edition of ‘Happy New You’ campaign?

58. Which news network launched its refreshed identity with a nationwide campaign ‘being limitless’?

59. Which MNC is buying US remote cardiac monitoring firm BioTelemetry for $2.8 billion?

60. Which Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator launched 36 satellites last week from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia?

61. Which car manufacturer is shutting its Greater Noida factory this month and is transferring entire production to its larger facility at Tapukara in Rajasthan?

62. Which 2 companies last week announced their first gas finding from Asia´s deepest project?

63. Which MNC is expected to launch its smart clothing care solution called AirDresser in India?

64. Which company has launched the country’s first bottled mulled wine also blended with Indian kadha spices to woo millennials and young revellers this festive season?

65. Which designer label has launched a new campaign titled 'Equally Beautiful' celebrating India's diverse faiths, beliefs and practices?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 873 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

December 13, 2020

Biz Quizzard 872

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 07 -12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The total value of all the listed stocks in the world crossed which milestone value for the first time ever on December 5, 2020?

2. Singapore-headquartered Everstone Capital will acquire about 51% stake in which Mumbai-based specialty ingredients player focused on the pharmaceutical, nutritional and personal care segments?

3. Which company’s Australia-based step-down subsidiary is selling the MAP Coffee Business to Buccheri Group for A$1.25 million (Rs 6.74 crore)?

4. The Times Group has decided to shut which publication in Pune?

5. Which commercial vehicles brand has launched the campaign ‘Respect Comes Naturally’?

6. Which company last week appointed Malavika Hegde as chief executive officer?

7. Which global investor has agreed to acquire Everstone’s Singapore-based ITeS firm Everise for $425-450 million?

8. Which metal firm will invest Rs 730 crore to set up a 34,000-tonne extrusion plant in Silvassa?

9. Which education technology company has acquired student assessment and practice platform QuizNext for an undisclosed sum?

10. Swedish furniture giant Ikea last week said it is ending which seven-decade tradition as customers moved to digital alternatives?

11. Which MNC has topped the list of the 25 largest arms companies in the world, as per annual sales, released by leading conflict thinktank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)?

12. Which Hyderabad-based tech player last week announced the launch of its smart e-bike, tbike One Pro, which will cater to the B2B e-bike segment in India?

13. Who will offer scholarship to two Indian students every year to pursue research at the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute (LMSAI) at Harvard University?

14. Which edtech firm has acquired Chennai Race, a coaching institute for Banking, SSC, and PSC exams?

15. The CSR arm of which company, in partnership with Nokia, has deployed a smart agriculture solution to enhance farming practices and improve productivity of farmers in India?

16. Which small finance bank has introduced Money Mitra, a new channel to make banking services accessible to customers in their neighbourhood?

17. Which confectionery brand has launched a campaign with stick figure animation, with 2 films ‘The Husband-Wife’ and ‘Recycle Bin’?

18. Which face wash brand has launched the campaign ‘#ThankYouHaters’?

19. Which beverage brand has rolled out a film celebrating the ‘chai chai’ phraseology employed by the ubiquitous chaiwalas at the station?

20. Foreign direct investment (FDI) equity inflows into India crossed which milestone mark during April 2000 to September 2020 period?

21. Which lingerie brand has launched the campaign ‘Feels So Fine’?

22. Which cake brand has launched its maiden pan-India TVC campaign titled ‘Paet Ko Do Kuch Great’?

23. Which healthcare company has announced its continued association with actor Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for its flagship brand Flamingo?

24. Which esports and mobile gaming platform has roped in YouTube star Amit Bhadana as its brand ambassador to drive engagement on YouTube?

25. US fund Carlyle Group has sold its 55% stake in which Chennai-based outsourcing firm to company promoter Prabhakar Ram for about $40 million?

26. Which company is scaling down operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary Favre Leuba AG (FLAG) with immediate effect?

27. Which diagnostics company has released a film titled ‘One more step’ to acknowledge the work of phlebotomists during the pandemic?

28. UNCTAD has declared which government investment promotion agency as winner of the 2020 United Nations Investment Promotion Award?

29. US-based Kontoor Brands has signed up e-commerce enabler firm Ace Turtle as its India licence partner for which denim brands?

30. Who has been ranked 55th in the Forbes 2020 list of 100 most powerful women in the world?

31. Which kitchen appliances firm last week said its UK subsidiary will sell 51% stake in Horwood Life Ltd and exit the joint venture (JV)?

32. Which MNC is inching closer to becoming the first Wall Street bank with 100% ownership of its securities joint venture in China?

33. Which jewellery brand for men has launched the campaign ‘Moments of Truth’?

34. Which platform-first martech company has announced its first acquisition with What’s Your Problem (WYP), a media-agnostic, problem-solution, truly integrated creative agency?

35. Which tech-enabled home services marketplace has unveiled ‘#WearASmile’ - an initiative wherein all service professionals will be issued face masks with a smile on it?

36. Which international dating app has launched a digital campaign titled ‘Love is…’ that reclaims love for Indian millennials?

37. Which electric vehicle manufacturer has launched a new TVC campaign ‘Break Through’?

38. Which Luxembourg-based vaccine refrigeration systems provider plans to set up a facility in India by March 2021?

39. In what is being reported as the largest land deal in the country in 2020, which company has spent Rs 800 crore to buy 25 acres with a tag-along joint development agreement in Hyderabad?

40. Which company last week launched “Smart Finance”, an online end-to-end realtime car finance service facility?

41. Which MNC has opened its open source operation system Fuchsia, in the works for nearly four years, to the contributors from the public?

42. YouTube Gaming has hit which watch-time hours milestone in 2020?

43. Which child rights organisation has announced Peppa Pig as their child ambassador to promote the right to play as fundamental to the health and well-being of children?

44. Which life insurance company has launched its new digital campaign ‘heroes of my city’, featuring actress Bhumi Pednekar?

45. Which bike taxi platform has launched a new 360-degree campaign, ‘Love The Chase’, to create awareness about the benefits of riding a bike taxi?

46. Which MNC has agreed to buy US anime streaming giant Crunchyroll, which has more than three million paying subscribers, in a deal worth $1.17 billion?

47. Which company will acquire Pune-based Precision Automation and Robotics India (PARI), which builds solutions for global clients such as Daimler, Ford and Fiat?

48. Which company last week said that it had won a $100 million five-year contract from a global oil and gas company, the largest such deal in the plant engineering space for an Indian company?

49. Which MNC will sell off its air transport unit to flying taxi maker Joby Aviation?

50. Which MNC is acquiring Piramal Glass for $1 billion?

51. Which company, in partnership with Skylotech India (Skylo), last week launched what it claimed as the world’s largest narrow band-Internet of things (NB-IoT) to benefit traditional sectors?

52. Which Singapore-based investment management company has announced an investment of $19 million in four waste management and recycling-focused companies in India?

53. Aisha de Sequeira, 50, passed away in New York last week. She was the co-head of which global financial major’s India arm?

54. Which 109-year-old Indian business group has decided to restructure its family holdings in the group companies?

55. Which detergent brand has launched the campaign “Bachaav Mein Hi Samajhdaari Hain” (It makes sense to save yourself) to remind everyone to wear a mask?

56. Which US-based cloud computing company has appointed VMware veteran Rajiv Ramaswami as President and CEO?

57. Tanishq has opened its 10th outlet in Chennai. With this launch, it has reached which milestone store count in the southern region?

58. Which food company’s Rs 541 crore initial public offer (IPO) is set to open on December 15?

59. Which steel manufacturer has roped in actor Sonu Sood as their ‘Build India Ambassador’?

60. Which company has appointed Hina Nagarajan as its first woman CEO with effect from July 1, 2021?

61. Which fragrance brand has released a digital campaign for its latest collection, Escapade for men?

62. Which online medicine and healthcare ordering app has launched a new 3-film campaign called ‘DanceEasy’?

63. Which incense stick brand has launched a new TVC campaign titled ‘The Tradition of Sandal’, featuring actress Bhumika Chawla?

64. Which health supplements brand has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador?

65. The Department of Telecommunications extended BSNL’s unified licence by how many years after the state-run telco submitted a bank guarantee for Rs 250 crore?

66. Which MNC and its chairman have agreed to buy a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group Corp in a deal that values the US based robot maker at $1.1 billion?

67. Which bank has launched a campaign titled ‘#KhushiyanOnEMI’ to promote its EMI through debit card facility?

68. Which beverage brand has launched a West Bengal exclusive campaign, a celebration of the uniquely Bengali cultural code, ‘khutkhute-ness’ that is evident in everyday situations?

69. Which health insurance company has unveiled a new digital campaign ‘Savdhani Ke Saath, Health Insurance Zaroori Hai’?

70. P Subramanian, 78, passed away last week. He was the founder of which gear manufacturing company?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 872 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

December 6, 2020

Biz Quizzard 871

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 30 - December 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has appointed its India chief executive officer Sandeep Kataria as its global CEO?

2. Which Indian company has entered into a definitive agreement with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to acquire select anti-allergy brands in some CIS countries, including Russia?

3. Which beverage brand has introduced a new ‘Odisha -specific’ communication campaign with the proposition ‘Kadak Iraadon vale Odisha ke liye Kadak Assam Chai’?

4. Which aerospace firm will set up a joint venture with US satellite operator Saturn Satellites to build two communication satellites initially and launch them using ISRO’s PSLV rocket?

5. Which state has barred PricewaterhouseCoopers from participating in any state government information technology project for two years?

6. The head of which stock exchange has stepped down after accepting responsibility for an unprecedented daylong shutdown in October?

7. Which Singapore-based company last week announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Vibrant Energy Holdings, marking its entry into the Indian solar market?

8. Which company has agreed to buy IHS Markit for about $39 billion in stock, a deal that accelerates the wave of consolidation among the finance industry’s biggest data provider?

9. Which British lender has named Charlie Nunn, currently head of wealth and personal banking at rival HSBC, as its next chief executive?

10. Which company last week said it had signed a three-hotel deal with Ambuja Neotia Group as it seeks to make deeper inroads into eastern India?

11. Which milk brand has launched the campaign ‘Doodher Report Card’ in Kolkata, featuring actress and brand ambassador Rachana Banerjee?

12. Which home pregnancy test kit brand has announced actor Anushka Sharma as its brand ambassador?

13. Which pharmaceutical company has announced its association with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal as its corporate brand ambassador?

14. Which spices brand recently launched the festive campaign 'Hou Dya Gharcha' in Marathi?

15. Which ed-tech company has launched a new campaign for its application, ‘Dosti Ki Paathshaala’?

16. Which quick service restaurant chain has struck a deal with cloud kitchen business Rebel Foods, which runs Faasos, Behrouz Biryani, Mandarin Oak, to launch 250 cloud kitchens across India?

17. Which group last week announced its foray into the e-mobility space with the launch of Motovolt Mobility?

18. Which online travel company has launched Special Bubble Holidays, a new travel concept to give 'safe and all-inclusive' options to travellers to hit the holiday destinations?

19. Which MNC last week said it planned to acquire Kustomer, a customer relationship management startup, to help it build its e-commerce business?

20. Which Tata Group company has invested about Rs 10 crore for an undisclosed stake in Grameen e-Store, the government's rural ecommerce venture?

21. Which IPL team has picked up a stake in Major League Cricket in the United States?

22. PHL Sports India-owned Premier Handball League (PHL) is set to kick off on which date in Jaipur?

23. Which smart city enabler, which has operations in US and Hyderabad, has picked up a strategic, minority stake in Singapore-based cognitive multimedia analytics player Graymatics?

24. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based Intellicar Telematics Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 15 crore?

25. Which writing-instrument brand has forayed into home and hygiene segment by introducing a range of nanotechnology-based products to protect home, skin and gadgets against bacteria and viruses?

26. Which brand introduced a new purchase plan, RivaahAashirwaad, to help customers buy jewellery ahead of the wedding season?

27. Which software as a service (Saas) digital ledger app has rolled out Pagarkhata, a solution to manage staff and their payments?

28. Which group has forayed into edtech space by launching Veranda Learning Solutions with an initial investment of around Rs 50 crore?

29. Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has roped in actor Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador of which adult nutrition brand?

30. Which company has topped the Fortune India 500 list for the fiscal year 2019-2020?

31. Which cookies brand has launched a new campaign with the tagline ‘Paanch rupaye ka Chocolatey Punch’?

32. Which confectionery brand from Nestle has launched 3 new packs, including ‘Extra Strong’ and ‘Paan’?

33. Velnik India has roped in which actress to endorse its Kaveri Mehndi Cone brand?

34. Which brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘#StandTogether’ on World AIDS Day?

35. Which advertising network has launched ‘Women who Inspire’, an initiative to foster gender diversity and women leadership?

36. Which consumer durable brand has launched its new campaign 'Life’s Good when we better it’, featuring actor Kunal Kapoor?

37. Which ed-tech brand has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan for its latest campaign?

38. Which brand has achieved top spot as India's most trusted brand, for the second year in a row, in TRA's Brand Trust Report (BTR) 2020?

39. Which 109-year-old cocoa powder brand is being launched in India?

40. Sri Dharampal Gulati passed away last week at the age of 98. He was the owner and brand mascot of which company?

41. Which full-service digital insurance platform has launched a new brand campaign with the theme 'Khushiyon Ke Advisor'?

42. RBI last week asked which lender to halt launches of digital banking products and onboarding customers for the credit card business following repeated glitches on its technology platform over the last three years?

43. Which MNC is going to shut down Poly, its 3D platform, next year?

44. Frank Carney died last week at the age of 82. He was the co-founder of which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain?

45. Which company has signed a pact to sell its UK-based integrated marine automation solutions unit Servowatch Systems to Rolls-Royce?

46. Which country has become the first to approve sale of lab-grown meat?

47. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) last week said which IT firm is not ‘fit and proper’ to provide software services to market intermediaries?

48. In a first, the Department of Space (DoS) last week signed an agreement with which startup, allowing the latter to access Isro facilities to build a small launch vehicle?

49. Which retail company last week said it is appointing Kabir Lumba as chairman of its board effective April 1, 2021?

50. Which MNC last week said it will invest $3.6 billion over the next five years to fight climate change?

51. Which MNC last week announced a $27.7 billion deal to buy online collaboration firm Slack?

52. Which MNC last week stepped into the B-Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of Magnite at an introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh until December 31?

53. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#LoveLeadsUs’?

54. Radio Mirchi, the FM radio brand, has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

55. Home furnishings retailer IKEA will open its second store in the country at which location on December 18?

56. Which Mumbai-based luxury fashion house will acquire the late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks resort wear label for an undisclosed amount?

57. Which life insurance company has launched a new campaign with the message '#SirfSafeNahiSmartBhiBano'?

58. Which confectionery brand has launched the campaign ‘Dikha Battissi Kar Baat Achhi Si’?

59. Marico Ltd has forayed into the plant protein category with the introduction of a ‘differentiated product in the soya chunks segment.’ What has it been branded as?

60. With a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore, who has topped the Kotak Wealth Hurun list of India’s wealthiest women?

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