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December 5, 2021

Biz Quizzard 923

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 29 - December 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. India-born Parag Agrawal took over as the chief executive officer of which MNC last week?

2. Parksons Packaging has acquired which Mumbai-based specialist in alcobev packaging?

3. French gaming company Gameloft has entered into a partnership deal with which Delhi-based social gaming platform?

4. Which Singapore-based virtual currency exchange has begun operations in India at a time when the government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies?

5. French hospitality group Accor has just introduced a new portfolio of luxury boutique hotels. What has it been branded as?

6. Which electric two-wheeler maker is setting up a second plant at Hosur, in Tamil Nadu, which will increase its manufacturing capacity to 400,000 units a year from 120,000 at present?

7. Which company has marked its return into sports broadcasting by signing a 10-year media rights deal with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for their upcoming UAE T20 League?

8. The government has approved strategic sale of which entity to Delhi-based Nandal Finance and Leasing Pvt Ltd for Rs 210 crore?

9. Which Silicon Valley-based fund, an early backer of Nasdaq-listed Coinbase, is entering India amid regulatory uncertainty around the future of blockchain technology and crypto trading?

10. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week sacked the board of directors of which financial services company and appointed an administrator to recover debt of about Rs 20,000 crore?

11. Which 128-year-old company, known for its pain management brand, has entered the Direct-To-Customer (D2C) channel with its first physical store in Chennai at Mylapore?

12. Which edtech company will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company, for $16 million?

13. Which German SaaS (software as a service) major last week said it will invest $100 million over the next two-three year to mark its India entry?

14. Which femtech startup has launched the ‘#BeTheChange’ campaign for its menstrual cups?

15. Which brand has launched an animated ad, featuring iconic comic book characters Chacha Chaudhary and Suppandi, to promote financial responsibility and independence?

16. Which mouth freshener brand has launched a new film ‘Achchai that warms your heart’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Anushka Sharma?

17. Which two-wheeler brand has launched the campaign ‘#FightForWhatsRight’ on the occasion of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women?

18. Which asset light healthcare startup has launched the digital campaign ‘Surgery ka Naya address’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Rajat Kapoor?

19. The United Kingdom’s antitrust watchdog has blocked which MNC’s acquisition of Giphy?

20. Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) last week opened its first Vivanta property in which state in North East India?

21. Marta Ortega, 37, will be the new chairwoman of which MNC next year?

22. Singapore-headquartered Xcelerate Pte Ltd. has acquired a controlling stake in which Madurai-based compliance services solutions provider?

23. Restaurant discovery and food delivery platform Zomato has announced a new programme to help restaurants secure funding. What has it been branded as?

24. Digital music company, Believe has announced the acquisition of which South India-based music label?

25. Which D2C fashion brand has announced the launch of its first ever streetwear collection - Seedhe Gully Se?

26. Which gifting solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Touch Nahi Karna Touch Karta Hai’ to break the stigma built around HIV?

27. Which company has agreed to acquire Happay, a corporate expense management platform, in a cash-and-stock deal to add to its suite of fintech offerings?

28. Which company is set to become the first Indian Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm to list on the local bourses on December 17?

29. US-based deep-impact fund TFCC International will invest $4.14 billion for a 46% stake in which Chennai-based company, making it the largest-ever clean energy-related investment in India?

30. Which industry body has elected Srinivasan Swamy as Chairman for a term of four years?

31. Which city is the world’s most expensive city to live in as soaring inflation has pushed up living costs globally, according to a survey published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?

32. The number of registrations on e-shram portal, launched by the labour ministry to create a national database of unorganised workers, crossed which milestone mark on December 1?

33. Which MNC has completed the purchase of 74.9% stake in Fullerton India Credit Company Limited (Fullerton India) from Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte Ltd (FFH)?

34. Which tech-enabled home services marketplace has launched free video consultation for consumers for all its appliance repair services?

35. PE firm Advent International has announced completion of merger of its portfolio companies Dixcy Textiles and Gokaldas Intimatewear. What is the merged entity called?

36. Which advertising agency has announced the appointment of Swapan Seth as executive director effective December 7, 2021?

37. Which hair care brand has appointed actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

38. Which motorcycle maker last week said it has joined hands with British brand Belstaff to market an exclusive range of apparel?

39. Which company has announced that its companies, including CareTech Solutions and Ciber Inc., are uniting under one name and one brand?

40. Which MNC has named Susan E Arnold as first woman chairperson in its 98-year history, effective December 31, 2021?

41. Which ceramic wall and floor tile manufacturing company has launched its new commercial as a part the ‘Zameen Se Judey’ campaign, featuring actors Salman Khan and Manoj Pahwa?

42. Which media network in India has signed a three-year deal with the American professional basketball league, the NBA (National Basketball Association)?

43. Which hospitality company has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as strategic group advisor?

44. Which company and ReNew Power last week signed an agreement to tap $2 billion green hydrogen business opportunities in two years in India and the neighbouring countries?

45. Which company is starting a Portfolio Management Scheme (PMS) in an alliance with PMS Bazaar, a Mumbai-based startup that would devise investment strategies?

46. Pradip Shah, founder of IndAsia Fund Advisors, has been appointed as chairman of which entity?

47. Sanjay Jain, MD of Aditya Birla Asset Reconstruction Company, will be the chief executive of which entity?

48. Which FMCG major last week said it has eliminated coal usage across its operations, replacing it with green alternatives such as biomass and biodiesel?

49. Which MNC and WhatsApp last week announced a partnership that will allow people in the country to book a ride via WhatsApp, a global-first initiative by the ride-hailing platform?

50. Monthly credit card spends crossed which milestone mark for the first time in October, as per the latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

51. Which automobile MNC has established a subsidiary in India to offer battery sharing service for small mobility, which will accelerate the penetration of electric vehicles (EVs)?

52. Which bank has signed a master agreement with Adani Capital for co-lending to farmers?

53. Which bike-taxi start-up has partnered with multi-modal transit application Tummoc to woo public transport users while offering a seamless transit solution to its existing users?

54. Which digital payments major has launched a health insurance plan, Health@999, for first-time health insurance buyers?

55. LinkedIn last week launched which language edition, the first Indian regional language on the professional network?

56. G Subramonia Iyer has resigned as the part-time chairman of which bank?

57. Which edtech company has announced a two-year partnership with Olympic medallists Neeraj Chopra and PV Sindhu as the brand ambassadors?

58. Which company has unveiled a series of TV commercials for its advanced pain relief body range, featuring Olympic medallists Mirabai Chanu and Bajrang Punia?

59. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the ‘stained screen’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actor Radhika Apte?

60. Which Indian entity last week said it has been ranked number one cooperative among the top 300 cooperatives in the world?

61. Which multiplex chain has elevated Vishal Sawhney, who makes a return to the company, to the rank of Chief Executive Officer?

62. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has roped in former athlete PT Usha to endorse its new 'Express Pick-up' service?

63. Which fashion e-tailer has launched European fashion brand DeFacto on its platform to strengthen its international brands’ portfolio?

64. Which homegrown athleisure brand for women has launched its winter campaign ‘Embrace’ to showcase its new range of products?

65. Which women’s grooming brand has launched the ‘#SmoothAFfection’ campaign to celebrate its first anniversary together with the birthday of its brand ambassador, Alaya F?

66. Which men’s grooming brand has launched its new campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Yash?

67. Which pay TV platform has roped in actors Shaheer Sheikh and Sana Makbul for the launch campaign of its Romance channel?

68. Which West Indies cricketer is venturing into fashion with the launch of his clothing line Djb47?

69. Which IT firm has acquired Florida-based work-at-home (WAH) customer experience management (CXM) solutions firm Activus Connect for $62 million?

70. Who has been promoted as the First Deputy Managing Director at IMF?

71. Which company has entered into a share purchase agreement with NV Pune Technology Park and has acquired 100 per cent of the equity and preference shares of the company?

72. Who has taken a 51% stake in Lupa India, an investment entity set up by media mogul James Murdoch through his family office?

73. The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA) has revoked a plant variety protection (PVP) certificate granted to which company on a potato variety (FL-2027)?

74. Which beverage brand has roped in actor Mahesh Babu as the brand ambassador?

75. On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which honey brand launched the campaign “Shuddhata Sabke Liye”?

76. Which dish wash brand has launched its latest campaign "Nazariya Badlo, Dekho Bartano Se Aage"?

77. Which edtech company has launched a special brand film, 'Celebrating A Decade Of Learning, Unlearning, Relearning'?

78. Which fintech company has signed cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassador on the occasion of its 10th anniversary?

79. Which end-to-end home construction company has onboarded cricketer Yuvraj Singh as brand ambassador?

80. The monthly electric vehicle sales in India crossed which milestone mark for the first time in November 2021?

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November 28, 2021

Biz Quizzard 922

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobility solution company is all set to launch its maiden consumer e-scooter, Infinity, on 2 December?

2. What has fitness bike brand Tread(dot)fit rebranded itself as?

3. Which lifestyle consumer tech brand has announced its association with singer AP Dhillon as the brand ambassador for a campaign ‘#LiveTheSound’?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Smell Ready For Anything’ for its Zero Gas Deodorants range?

5. Which fast moving electrical goods brand has launched a campaign, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, with the positioning 'Connection Zindagi Ka'?

6. Which consumer durable MNC has launched a digital campaign ‘#WEHEARYOU’, highlighting how it has been reinventing technology by understanding the need of the consumers?

7. Which company has erected ‘Bandra Focal’ billboard located near Bandra Rail Overbridge on Western Express Highway in Mumbai, claimed to be ‘Asia’s largest billboard’?

8. Which Brooklyn-based global design home retailer has entered the Indian market and has launched two stores here in partnership with Reliance Brands?

9. Which professional skincare brand has roped in actress Neha Dhupia as its first-ever brand ambassador?

10. Noel Tata has stepped down as the managing director of which company after turning 65, in line with the retirement policy for senior personnel in the group?

11. Which telecom equipment maker last week said it is acquiring US cloud-based communications provider Vonage?

12. Which Noida-based company has signed a 10-year deal with GEAE Technology of the US to locally manufacture certain components for its LM2500 gas turbine that powers many of the Indian Navy’s vessels?

13. ITC Ltd. has forayed into the Indian breakfast segment with a ready-to-cook and ready-to-mix range and staples under which brand?

14. Singapore’s Ascendas Property Fund Trustee has acquired which realty developer’s 16-storey fully-leased commercial tower spread over 6.2 lakh sq ft in Navi Mumbai’s Ghansoli locality?

15. Which Mumbai-based company will set up the world's largest greenfield vegetarian capsule factory at an investment of Rs 800 crore in Aurangabad, Maharashtra?

16. US President Joe Biden selected Jerome Powell for a second four-year term in which position?

17. Which microfinance institution has announced the appointment of Shalabh Saxena as its new Managing Director and CEO?

18. Which savings app has launched a new commercial ‘#SavingsBachhonKaKhelNahi’ featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

19. Which fintech platform has launched the campaign Smart Sauda 2.0 with the positioning 'Aage Badhne ka Smart Sauda' to encourage new-age investors to join the capital market bandwagon?

20. Which intimates specialty retailer has expanded its global presence with the launch of its first ever beauty e-commerce store in India?

21. Which wound care brand has launched a social first campaign, “The Invisible Wounds” to raise awareness about mental health issues and mobilise efforts in its support?

22. Which broadcaster has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘#TVIsFamily’ campaign to mark the occasion of World Television Day?

23. Which user engagement and retention company has appointed Sidharth Malik as global CEO?

24. Which company has announced its foray into the Chyawanprash segment with ‘#GoodnessInside’ campaign?

25. Which mosquito repellant brand has launched the television commercial ‘#MaccharoKaLockdown’?

26. Which health insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Zindagi Ko Claim Kar Le’?

27. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has announced the launch of its first café with the campaign ‘#CoffeeUncomplicated’?

28. Which Bengaluru-based startup last week said starting January, all its eligible employees will have their ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans) vested daily?

29. Which bank has unveiled Trade Emerge, an online platform to offer digital banking and value-added services to exporters and importers across India?

30. Which city has topped the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Urban India Index?

31. Ingka Group’s first mall in India will come up in which city?

32. Which joint venture company has opened its first government-approved end-of-life vehicle (ELV) scrapping and recycling unit in Noida in Uttar Pradesh?

33. Which glassware brand has announced its collaboration with celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi?

34. Which skincare brand has made a strategic entry into the body lotions segment and has launched the campaign 'Dry Skin Ko Do Nature Ka Pyaar'?

35. Which education infrastructure startup and teaching platform has launched the campaign ‘#NayeZamaaneKiNayiSchooling’ featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

36. Which Purplle-owned skincare brand has announced actress Yami Gautam as its brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#GlowKaMissingPiece’?

37. Which lubricant brand has launched the short film ‘Sonu Tey Pappa Di Gaddi’, celebrating the journey of a trucker?

38. Which topical cough suppressant brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Soha Ali Khan?

39. Which plant-based meat company launched its first campaign with the tagline ‘You can’t tell the difference, but the planet can’?

40. Shriram City Union Finance said it has crossed the milestone of financing how many two-wheelers?

41. Which food products company has released an ad for its ‘Dosa Maker’, a neat innovation that lets you shape your dosa into neat concentric circles?

42. Which shampoo brand has launched an ad with the positioning 'stop at nothing'?

43. Which online audiobook and podcast platform has launched a new campaign, featuring TV personalities Nakuul Mehta and Rithvik Dhanjani?

44. Which state-owned company will soon float a tender for a 20 MW electrolyser to build the country’s largest green hydrogen plant?

45. Which industrial and logistics real estate developer will invest Rs 1,000 crore to develop a portfolio of grade A warehousing and logistics parks across the country in a joint venture with KSH Infra?

46. Which B2B ecommerce firm is entering consumer-focussed grocery business through the group-buying or community model with a new platform called Price Company?

47. Which group has incorporated a company Dawntech Electronics, which will take over the entire consumer electronics business of Cloudtail, currently the largest seller on Amazon’s marketplace in India?

48. BigBasket will launch its express delivery service next month, offering 10-20-minute grocery delivery. What has it been branded as?

49. Which Indian company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board’s upcoming UAE T20 league?

50. Which company, through its Indian subsidiary, has shipped its first unit of electrolyser from India to the US?

51. Which online travel company has launched the campaign ‘Apna Rule Toh Full Vasool’?

52. Which e-commerce company has announced its foray into influencer-driven social commerce at scale with its 'M-Live' platform?

53. Which flour brand from Pune-based Parakh Group has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

54. Peter Buck, 90, died in  Connecticut, USA, on Nov 18. He was the co-founder of which restaurant chain?

55. Which tea estate has come up with a cold brew of Darjeeling tea for the first time under the brand name Dorje?

56. Which personal care brand has launched the campaign “Har Body Ko Pyaar Ka Haq” against social media body shaming?

57. Which brand has launched the campaign ”Khush Raho Khushal Raho” for its lip balm?

58. The Board of JSW Energy has approved a proposal to hive off its green energy business into a wholly-owned subsidiary. What will it be called?

59. Which company has tied up with CleanMax to become the first passenger car company to adopt wind-solar hybrid energy?

60. Which space technology startup has test-fired India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine?

61. Online discussion platform Reddit is shutting down which short-form video platform on February 22, 2022?

62. The JSW Group will be investing Rs 250 crore to commence its ecommerce store, which will sell steel, cement and paint products. What is it called?

63. Which company has sold its 52.3% stake in Terracis Technologies (TTL) to Philippines-based Falcon SG Holdings?

64. Which bicycle sharing service brand has launched the campaign 'Let's Unlock' with comedian Manan Desai?

65. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#MarriageConversations’?

66. Which consumer durables major has elevated its Chief Strategy Officer Cho Joo-wan as its new CEO, effective December 1?

67. Which company has launched a 100 per cent recycled plastic handle toothbrush ‘RecyClean’?

68. Which spirits brand has roped in international superstar Keira Knightley to be the face of its #SavourThePause campaign in India?

69. Which beer brand, in collaboration with non-alcoholic drinks brand Svami, has rolled out an exciting new beer on the block - a Cucumber flavoured Kölsch?

70. Which brand has topped the technology segment of “Most Purposeful Brands” in India, as per a BrandZ India report by insights and consulting firm Kantar?

71. Which mobile game has launched the campaign ‘Game Responsibly’?

72. Vipin Sondhi has resigned as the managing director and chief executive of which commercial vehicles maker citing personal and family commitments?

73. Which company is acquiring a 16% stake in Mother Sparsh Baby Care, a premium ayurvedic and natural personal care brand focused on mothers and children, for Rs 20 crore?

74. Which company has agreed to acquire a 51.25% equity stake in listed steel maker ISMT Ltd, according to disclosures made to the stock exchange?

75. Which MNC is launching its electric saloon Taycan in India, which has been priced upwards of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

76. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has inducted former SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar to its board?

77. Which confectionery brand has launched the film “Parda”?

78. Which cement brand has launched the campaign “#LBnW – Leave Behind No Waste” for the first India vs New Zealand test series match?

79. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign “Ghar Jaane ki Khwahish”?

80. Which company has agreed to buy popular topical anti-microbial brand Soframycin and other brands from French drugmaker Sanofi for India and Sri Lanka markets for Rs 125 crore?

81. Which dairy brand has launched the campaign 'Start Solid Everyday'?

82. Which hospitality brand has launched the campaign ‘Jaana Kahaan Hai’ featuring actor Siddharth Malhotra?

83. Which diamond brand has launched the global campaign 'I do'?

84. Which healthcare brand has launched a campaign for its products - heat belt, kneecap and lumbar sacro belt (L.S. Belt), featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

85. Which state has emerged as the poorest state in India with more than half the population classified as multidimensionally poor, as per Niti Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 922 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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November 21, 2021

Biz Quizzard 921

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Advertising Agencies Association of India has announced that AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 will be conferred on which advertising veteran?

2. Asset Reconstruction Company of India (Arcil) has acquired 26% equity in which unlisted subsidiary of Jayaswal Neco Group?

3. Which honey brand has roped in actress Priya Mani as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Saccha Honey, Accha Honey’?

4. Which retail store chain has announced the appointment of Aakash Moondhra as chairman of the company?

5. Which milk brand has joined hands with Tetra Pak to launch ‘Cartons to Classroom’- a unique initiative to increase awareness about recycling in India?

6. Which celebration wear brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

7. Which kitchen and personal care brand has launched an ad ‘Vimla ka Humla’, featuring actress Dia Mirza, taking a dig at HUL’s Vim Dishwash products?

8. Which brand has launched NothingCoin, a new form of currency that gets mined while you do nothing?

9. Which smartphone maker is reportedly planning to launch its first foldable smartphone phone, which is codenamed ‘Peacock’, next month?

10. The stock of which pharma ingredients maker listed on November 15 at more than 3 times its IPO price, making it one of the biggest gainers on listing in the history of the Indian markets?

11. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and which retail mall developer have formed a new joint venture to build an office-led mixed-use property in Mumbai’s prime Lower Parel neighbourhood?

12. Which marketplace for expert services has forayed into the edtech space by launching a distinct English-learning platform – Capshine?

13. SC Srinivasan has quit as the Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of which auto component company?

14. Which men’s high street fashion brand launched a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni for its new line-up under its Sustainable Fashion collection?

15. Which chocolate brand has launched a campaign featuring actor and playback singer Shruti Haasan, with the positioning ‘Chocolate so smooth, pleasure lasts’?

16. Which notebook brand unveiled a 'Back to School' anthem, marking the start of a new and positive phase in the lives of students returning to their schools after a long time?

17. Which diagnostics chain has announced former cricketer Gautam Gambhir as its national brand ambassador?

18. Which entrepreneur has acquired Parfait Finance & Investment, a nonbanking finance company (NBFC), through his company Newtap Technologies Pvt Ltd?

19. US private equity firm Carlyle Asia Partners last week said it has set up a generic pharmaceutical platform in the country by partnering with which Hyderabad-based drug maker?

20. Which MNC last week opened its new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, its largest such facility in Asia?

21. Which electric mobility service provider last week launched battery charging and -swapping stations in Bengaluru to help users swap their batteries with zero downtime?

22. Which MNC has launched a special edition of 2 Series Gran Coupe in India, priced at Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom)?

23. Which mid-size IT services provider will list its shares in the United States through the American Depositary Shares (ADS) route?

24. Which company will partner with customer relationship software maker Salesforce to launch a skill development academy?

25. Which Indian company last week placed an order for 72 Boeing 737 Max planes at the Dubai air show?

26. Which Bengaluru-headquartered brands aggregator has been valued at over a billion dollars within six months of its launch, making it arguably the fastest Indian startup to bag the unicorn status?

27. Online fashion retailer Myntra has unveiled a dedicated store for all things luxury on its app. What has it been branded as?

28. Which sexual wellness brand has announced the launch of its new digital campaign ‘Get Naughtier’ to showcase its range of pleasure products?

29. Which chyawanprash brand has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘Sahi Vidhi, Behtar Immunity’?

30. Which company last week announced the launch of its maiden flight into India after a gap of 10 years, connecting New Delhi with New York from November 12, 2021?

31. Which grocery delivery app has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Groceries Delivered In 10 Minutes’?

32. Which beauty and nutrition brand has launched the campaign ‘#NutritionBFF’, featuring designer Masaba Gupta?

33. Which jewellery company has launched the second digital ad of the Muhurat campaign, featuring regional brand ambassador Wamiqa Gabbi as a Punjabi bride?

34. Which entity launched the campaign ‘From one Woman Entrepreneur to Another’, dedicated to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs in India?

35. Which cosmetics company last week named PepsiCo’s beverages head Vishal Kaul as its new chief executive officer?

36. Which financial services company last week launched its vehicle subscription programme called Quiklyz?

37. Which company has jumped onto the retail fixed income investment bandwagon with the proposed launch of Bondskart(dot)com?

38. Which India-born techpreneur has launched ShowReel, a social video platform that connects job seekers with potential employers?

39. Which fintech firm last week said it has gone global by setting up operations in UAE and would soon foray into Africa to service its clients in the region?

40. Which IT services provider has won a digital innovation deal for key properties of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp and Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp?

41. Renault announced that its entry-level car Kwid had crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

42. Which mutual fund will launch a Taiwan Equity Fund on November 22, claimed to be India’s first open-ended equity scheme following a Taiwan-focused theme?

43. Which gated community management app has partnered with EV infrastructure company REVOS to set up electric vehicle charging solutions in resident welfare associations and gated societies?

44. Ethnic wear retailer W, a woman's fashion brand from TCNS Clothing, has forayed into the cosmetics market with which brand?

45. Which brand from Nykaa Fashion has launched the 'Wear Your Vibe' campaign featuring actress Alaya F?

46. Which integrated healthcare company launched its Movember campaign 'The Bro Health Code,' ahead of International Men's Day (observed globally on 19 November)?

47. Which homegrown online community for older adults has started a fitness challenge trend in association with actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and his mother Usha Soman?

48. Which esports organization has announced its launch in India, and has acquired 7Sea Esports?

49. Which mutual fund has launched the digital campaign 'Investing ki kashti' to raise awareness about the Index Funds category?

50. Digital payments platform PhonePe crossed which milestone monthly transactions mark in October?

51. FieldFresh Foods, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific, has announced its new corporate identity. What will it be now called?

52. Which online ticketing platform has rolled out ‘#CinemaIsBack’, a six-month campaign to encourage audiences to relive the magic of the big screen experience all over again?

53. Skoda Auto last week unveiled a mid-sized sedan, the second product under its INDIA 2.0 project. What has it been branded as?

54. Which online travel platform has acquired hospitality management company Spree Hospitality?

55. The Maharashtra government has filed a police case against which general insurance company for defying orders to settle claims under the under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?

56. Which company is the winning bidder for the development and operation of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia?

57. Which MNC last week filed a patent infringement action against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter’s Vilor F medicine infringes its Indian patent for vilanterol, an active ingredient?

58. Which company has acquired Lodestone, a digital engineering quality assurance provider for new-age digital companies?

59. Uber last week announced the launch of its Auto and Car services in Warangal, Telangana. Which milestone city count did it touch with this launch?

60. Which company’s stock market debut last week set the record of the biggest drop on opening day for any newly listed company with an IPO of over Rs 1,000 crore?

61. Which company has announced acquisition of Bengaluru-based FIT 3PL Warehousing Pvt Ltd (FIT 3PL) for an undisclosed sum?

62. Which electric two-wheeler mobility platform has acquired the rights to manufacture leading Spanish automotive company Torrot's smart electric trike ‘Velocipedo’ in India?

63. At $87 billion, which country is the world’s largest recipient of remittances in 2021?

64. Which lubricant manufacturer has launched a new digital campaign 'Gensets ka 1-2-3'?

65. Which international music streaming app has launched its first brand campaign in India?

66. Which online marketplace for financial products has released its new brand film “The Sweet Sound of Wood”?

67. Which online men’s lifestyle brand has collaborated with content creator Bhuvan Bam to launch the ‘#DontManUp’ campaign for International Men's Day?

68. Which real estate developer has launched its digital brand campaign ‘Everyday Joys - Jahaan Khushiyan Badi Hoti Hai’?

69. Which smartphone brand has announced its association with Vikramaditya Motwane’s Andolan Production to produce a new feature film titled ‘2024’?

70. Japanese agriculture and heavy equipment firm Kubota Corp will invest Rs 9,400 crore and increase its stake in which Indian tractor manufacturer up to 53%, taking also its joint control?

71. Which MNC has elevated Ram Krishnan, who is currently serving as the Chief Commercial Officer, to the newly created role of CEO, International Beverages and Chief Commercial Officer?

72. Which fashion retailer has created an elevated sleepwear collection in collaboration with designer Masaba Gupta?

73. This is easy. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has introduced a special meal dedicated to actress Rashmika Mandanna to delight her fans?

74. Which MNC has agreed to sell its global tea business, ekaterra, to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion)?

75. Which Nashik-based company last week said it has received ‘breakthrough designation’ status from the US drug regulator for its blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer?

76. Which Hyderabad-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company will acquire 26.62% stake (fully diluted basis) in IIT Bombay-incubated Immunoadoptive Cell Therapy (ImmunoACT)?

77. ABB Power Products & Systems India Ltd. has changed its name. What is the new name?

78. Which e-commerce roll-up player has acquired three lawn and garden brands including Kraftseeds, Gate Garden and Kriti Kalash?

79. For World Toilet Day, which bathware brand launched the ‘Build a Toilet, Build her Future’ campaign, pledging to send lakhs of girls back to school by building toilets across India?

80. Which ecommerce major has forayed into the digital healthcare business by acquiring a majority stake in online pharmacy SastaSundar?

81. Which beauty and fashion retailer has launched the ‘Pink it up’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actress Janhvi Kapoor, to announce its annual shopping event?

82. Which grooming company launched the campaign ‘#AllGuysAreTheSame’ for International Men's Day?

83. Which digital native monthly employee health benefits subscription platform for SMEs, start-ups, and growing businesses launched the campaign ‘#ManItsOk’ for International Men’s Day?

84. Which digital health platform for men launched the campaign ‘#MenDontTalk’ featuring actor Divyenndu Sharma?

85. According to UK-based air consultancy firm OAG, which airline has emerged the largest in the Asia-Pacific region by seat volume?

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November 14, 2021

Biz Quizzard 920

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Prabhakar Kamath passed away in Mangaluru on November 6. He was the founder of which ice cream brand?

2. Which Hindi cinema channel has launched the campaign ‘Rehna Hai Saath Saath’?

3. Amit Jain, former senior managing director at Blackstone India, has joined which PE firm as managing director based in Mumbai?

4. Which company has signed an agreement to sell off the last of its shale gas businesses, upstream assets in the Eagle Ford in Texas, to exit from shale gas play in North America?

5. Which state has once again topped a national index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain?

6. Which is the only state in the country which has won the Inspiring Regional Leadership award at the inaugural leadership awards of the Under2 Coalition held at the Stirling Castle in Scotland?

7. Which MNC has agreed to purchase Inmarsat Group Holdings for $4 billion, creating the world's biggest geostationary satellite company?

8. Which airline announced a tie-up with fintech company Capital Float to enable passengers to pay for their tickets in equated monthly instalments (EMIs)?

9. Indian bourses will implement the T+1 (trade plus one day) settlement cycle in a phased manner starting which date?

10. The world’s biggest chocolate maker, Mars Wrigley, has begun local production of which global billion-dollar brand in India?

11. Which company has received India's first BIS certification in the cooking oil segment for its coconut oil as per the Indian Standard Number 542:2018?

12. Which sanitary ware brand has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador for its entire range of products?

13. Which meat and seafood startup has launched its maiden campaign with the positioning ‘Cut the way you love it’?

14. Which beverage brand has collaborated with Champaran Talkies to launch a music video for Chhath puja?

15. Which footwear retailer has roped in actors Mrunal Thakur and Varun Sood to flaunt its new Autumn/Winter 2021 collection on the streets of Mumbai as part of its #LetThereBeBright campaign?

16. Which automobile company has launched its new brand campaign - ‘Beyond Mobility’, reinforcing its commitment towards the need of Indian Sustainable Socials?

17. Which mutual fund brand launched the campaign ‘#ItneSeKyaHoga’ for Diwali?

18. To celebrate 25 years of existence in India, which company has launched the #25ActsOfHappy campaign where it will launch 25 big and small activations to bring a smile to its customers’ faces?

19. Which skincare brand has launched a new campaign for its popular winter-care product Honey and Almonds Body Lotion, featuring brand ambassador and actress Kriti Sanon?

20. Which home-grown mobile phone company has become the first Indian brand to launch 5G smartphones for domestic consumers?

21. US-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals has acquired which Ahmedabad-based privately held injectable drugmaker for around Rs 700 crore?

22. Which company has appointed private equity and real estate industry veteran KG Krishnamurthy as the non-executive chairman of the company with effect from February 1, 2022?

23. Google parent Alphabet Inc. last week breached which milestone market capitalization mark for the first time?

24. Which MNC last week said it will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy?

25. Which century-old chemicals-to-celluloid group has split its business into two?

26. Which global investment firm has announced the appointment of KV Kamath as a senior advisor to its India unit effective immediately?

27. Which cybersecurity firm last week announced it will be sold to a group of investors for more than $14 billion, just over a year after going public?

28. Which company plans to discontinue the operations of its e-commerce enablement app MyStore from November 15?

29. Which at-home smile makeover service has rolled out its campaign on Clear Aligners, featuring actor Arjun Kapoor?

30. The Coca-Cola Company has named which MNC as its “Global Marketing Network Partner” for the entire company’s portfolio of brands across more than 200 countries and territories?

31. Which car marketplace for pre-owned automobiles has launched its latest campaign 'Price Nahin, surprise milega'?

32. Which company has evoked the spirit of playful childhood and compassion with the launch of its ‘#PlayForABetterWorld’ campaign marking this year’s Children’s Day?

33. Which digital payments service has launched the campaign ‘#AbHarDinHuaAasan’?

34. Which personal care brand has launched a Vitamin C face wash in its first-ever paper tube packaging under the initiative ‘#EkChotiSiShuruwaat’?

35. Which brand has rolled out the 'next to nothing' campaign for the launch of its new range ‘Ultrafeel Condoms’?

36. US-based TV streaming platform fuboTV has announced the acquisition of which Bengaluru-based AI-powered fan engagement and monetisation platform?

37. French glass and building materials maker Saint-Gobain has acquired a minority stake in which online interior company for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which Murugappa Group company plans to acquire 25% stake in Aerostrovilos Energy Pvt Ltd (AEPL), a four-year-old start-up engaged in the development of gas turbine technology?

39. Which live commerce video platform has announced the launch of home decor, home furnishing and wellness brand ‘Ek’ from Ekta Kapoor on its platform?

40. FSN E-commerce Ventures, the parent entity of India’s biggest cosmetics etailer Nykaa, crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on its debut on the bourses?

41. Which cloud telephony firm has acquired Cogno AI, an artificial intelligence-powered omnichannel cloud communication platform?

42. Which edtech company has launched its Children's Day special digital Campaign, ‘#CelebrateCuriosity’?

43. Which fashion brand has signed actors Sidharth Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and has launched the campaign “Never Change”?

44. Which healthcare company has roped in former cricketer Kapil Dev as brand ambassador to create awareness about better diabetes management and early insulin adoption?

45. Which cookie brand has launched the ‘#NoMoreMissedCallsFromMom’ initiative, urging everyone to not let their mothers’ calls go unanswered, featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

46. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#RetireOnYourTerms’?

47. Which life insurance brand announced its association with Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain, to launch a new digital campaign  “Agar taiyaari sahi ho, toh jeet pakki hai”?

48. Which e-bike brand has launched its new campaign ‘#BachatOnTheMove’?

49. Which debt asset platform has launched a new ad ‘#MisSellingKaTimeJayega’ to promote transparency in investment for all retail or new investors?

50. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) last week launched the all-new version of which brand, positioning it as the country’s most fuel-efficient petrol car?

51. Which lighting brand has launched a new campaign 'Lighting Up Lives', with the positioning 'Taaki zindagi ka har mood, nikhar ke aaye'?

52. Which men's grooming brand has launched the campaign 'Gentleman tumhi toh ho' for International Men's Day?

53. Which online travel portal has launched a new campaign, ‘JoHogaWOWHoga’, featuring brand ambassadors and actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt?

54. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Oosingo’ to tackle Tamil Nadu’s vaccine hesitancy?

55. Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan’s family office Pratithi Investment Trust has picked up a significant stake in which healthcare company?

56. Which company has launched a new campaign 'Shower That Saves Power' for its latest range of water heaters that is powered by induction-based heat transfer technology?

57. Which company’s IPO last week became the highest subscribed IPO ever till date in the history of the Indian capital markets?

58. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#MakersofAwesome’ for its latest Autumn/Winter collection?

59. Which home appliances brand has launched the ‘#JashnKarKhulKar’ campaign?

60. Which company has acquired retail lingerie businesses under the 'amante' umbrella brand from MAS Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings?

61. Which edtech company has launched a Children’s Day campaign, ‘#MeraFutureMeraHaq’?

62. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% equity shares of Tata SmartFoodz Limited (TSFL) from Tata Industries Limited, for Rs 395 crore?

63. Which company is piloting Trisbix, a flavoured cracker, in Delhi, making it its first savoury launch in the country?

64. Ashish Bhasin has quit which company as its India chairman and chief executive of Asia Pacific?

65. Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equity at which MNC’s investment management arm, is leaving the bank after a 25-year stint?

66. Which Japanese conglomerate has confirmed plans to split the company into three separate businesses - infrastructure, semiconductors and devices?

67. Which health-products MNC plans to split into two companies in the biggest shake-up in its 135-year history?

68. Amazon India last week announced that it has completed the integration of its grocery stores Fresh and Pantry into a single unified store. What is it called?

69. Which user engagement and retention cloud has completed the acquisition of Patch, a technology that enables businesses to brand and embed communication channels directly into consumer apps?

70. Nandita Sinha will be the new CEO of which ecommerce company from January 1, 2022?

71. Which kids entertainment franchise launched the campaign ‘#NoStressExpress’ for Children's Day?

72. Which health-tech platform, that seeks to prevent, manage, and reverse diabetes, has launched a campaign ‘#WeCan’ for World Diabetes Day, with a voiceover from actor Farhan Akhtar?

73. Which youth focused neobank has onboarded cricketer Hardik Pandya as its brand ambassador to propel its multi-channel marketing campaigns?

74. Which foot-health focused footwear brand for children has announced former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand Ambassador and mentor?

75. Which company last week reported a net profit Rs 18,347 crore in the July-September period, marking the highest quarterly profit made by an Indian company?

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November 7, 2021

Biz Quizzard 919

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Specialty footwear and accessories retailer Metro Brands recently opened a store in LuLu Global Mall in Bengaluru. Which milestone flagship store count did it touch with this launch?

2. Which company will invest Rs 25 crore to acquire 49% stake in Integrow Asset Management, a financial services company that offers investment management and advisory services?

3. Which cement brand has rung in the festivities with its Diwali campaign ‘Kare Har Raah Roshan’ #LightOfHappiness, by lighting up streets and chowks across eight states in India?

4. Which fashion brand for women has launched the campaign ‘An Evening at the Opera’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Diana Penty, for its latest Autumn Winter Collection?

5. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign ‘No Makeup Diwali’?

6. Which advertising agency has elevated Manas Lahiri as Managing Director?

7. Which spirits brand has unveiled the new ‘#InItToWinIt’ anthem for the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup?

8. Which plant-based milk brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Plan(e)t Power’, urging consumers to change to a plant-based diet?

9. Which company has sold a 20% stake in its cold chain business to Japanese company Mitsui & Co for Rs 63.5 crore?

10. Which handset maker has acquired Latin American handset brand China Bird Centro America S.A. for $50 million?

11. Amazon Pay and which company have announced a long-term partnership to offer travel services on Amazon(dot)in, including its mobile apps and websites?

12. Which MNC last week said it would buy the remaining stake in BodyArmor it did not already own, for $5.6 billion?

13. Which company last week announced the introduction of all-electric multi-purpose vehicle e6 for the Indian B2B segment?

14. Which company, in association with South Korea-based Daewon, is putting up a Rs 170 crore plant at Sriperumbudur to make advance seating systems, initially for the Railways?

15. Which online marketplace for furniture and home décor has launched the campaign 'Furniture Inspiring Connections’, featuring actors Aparshakti Khurana, Rajit Kapoor, and Lillete Dubey?

16. Which furniture brand has launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKeLiyeHameshaReady’ urging the audience to bring home more reasons to celebrate this festive season?

17. Which business group launched its latest campaign ‘#CookingGoodness’ together that celebrates the Diwali festive season by showcasing the power of cooking to bring families together?

18. Which laptop maker has launched the film ‘Diye Se Diya Jalao’?

19. Which MNC has launched its latest film ‘Cricket’ as part of its ongoing campaign, with the thought 'It takes a billion to make an eleven'?

20. CS Venkatakrishnan is the new CEO of which MNC bank?

21. Which energy storage solutions company has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Apno Ki Diwali Banana Hi Diwali Manana Hai’ celebrating its service engineers?

22. The country's first open air roof-top theatre, where people can drive in with their car to watch cinema, opened last week. Which city?

23. Which automobile company’s Indian business has turned profitable in its third year of operations?

24. Which space technology startup has signed an agreement with Italian space logistics company D-Orbit to jointly conduct a pilot mission involving the former’s Vikram launch vehicle and latter’s ION satellite carrier?

25. Which US-based cryptocurrency exchange has acquired Agara, an artificial intelligence powered support platform, to further its India push?

26. Which ride-hailing company posted the first operating profit in its mobility business since beginning operations a decade ago?

27. Which company has emerged the highest bidder for South East UP Power Transmission Company with a Rs 3,000-crore offer to buy the transmission firm under the insolvency process?

28. The rural development ministry has tied up with which company to sell products made by millions of artisans under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission  programme?

29. Which quick service restaurant (QDR) chain has appointed private equity firm Everstone Group as the master franchisee for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?

30. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone transaction value mark for the first time in October?

31. TVS Motor Company has announced the roll-out of the 125cc TVS Raider motorcycle for ‘aspirational young customers’ in which country?

32. Which company has planned to invest up to €2 million in its portfolio company Mind S.r.l., Italy, to augment working capital needs and for further growth?

33. Which edtech company has acquired Swiflearn, a start-up that provides live face-to-face online tuitions for CBSE and ICSE students from grades 1 to 10?

34. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign “Trusted naam, fantastic Kaam” featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor?

35. Which edtech company has launched its Diwali campaign 'New Beginning'?

36. Which well known snacks company from Maharashtra has announced its foray into the savoury snack segment with the launch of the brand Bingebar?

37. Which social content hub has launched the campaign ‘Yeh Diwali Kisson Wali’ urging viewers to shop local to help neighbourhood businesses?

38. Which professionals’ body has appointed Deeptie Sethi as its first CEO in its history of two decades?

39. Which preventive pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘#NoToNoise’ urging all to have a pet inclusive Diwali?

40. You can work this out. Which IT firm has joined British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner, ahead of 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship?

41. Which smart devices brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClichedDiwaliAds’?

42. Which telecom brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#LookUp’?

43. Microsoft has launched its own version of Google Wave. What has it been branded as?

44. Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chairman of which internet firm?

45. Padmaja G Reddy has resigned as the founder managing director of which microfinance lender?

46. Which company has acquired Ryker Base, wholly owned by Polycab India, for an enterprise value of Rs 323 crore?

47. The government has denotified which two entities as the state trading enterprises for import of urea?

48. Social audio app Clubhouse has added how many Indian languages to its app as part of its localisation efforts in the country?

49. Which oil retailer last week said it will set up 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country in three years?

50. The government last week allowed which country to sell its surplus electricity in India’s energy exchange market?

51. Emami has launched a non-sticky antiseptic cream and has roped in actress Nushrratt Bharuccha as brand ambassador. What has it been branded as?

52. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#PauseTheBargain’ to highlight the struggles of small and medium businesses?

53. Which industry body has launched the campaign 'Rishtey Nibhaana Sahi Hai'?

54. Which NBFC has launched the festive campaign ‘#SabkiTarakki’?

55. Which new-age investment platform has launched a new campaign, ‘Invest in India’, that allows users to invest in businesses building India in a whole new way?

56. Which NGO has launched the Diwali campaign ‘Andhero Se Roshini Tak’?

57. Which real estate developer has launched its brand campaign ‘#GharBantaHaiApnoSe’ for Diwali?

58. Which rummy platform launched the festive campaign ‘Rummy Utsav’ with the theme ‘Isse Bada Kuch Nahin’?

59. Which discount broker has launched the film ‘#YehMuhuratPerfectHai’?

60. UK’s Cairn Energy Plc will change its name from December 13. What is the new name?

61. Which poker platform launched its Diwali ad ‘Kissa Kaaju Katli Ka’?

62. Which food brand launched the ‘#SwaadBharePathaake’ campaign for Diwali?

63. Which bike-taxi app has launched its first celebrity campaign featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun?

64. Which PET bottle recycled fibre producing company has signed an agreement with Applied DNA Sciences to deploy “CertainT” platform to trace and certify that its fibres are from PET recycling?

65. Which ride-hailing company has launched grocery delivery service through a combination of hyperlocal pickup-and-drop model and dark stores?

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October 31, 2021

Biz Quizzard 918

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. A campaign making news for the right reasons. Which brand’s Diwali campaign allows local store owners to create an advertisement for their own shops for free with actor Shah Rukh Khan?

2. Home interior platform Livspace is expanding to the Middle East, starting with which country?

3. Which company has fully acquired Bestway Agencies Pvt Ltd (BAPL), which sells e-rickshaws under the ELE brand?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Own Your Shape’ for its women’s Denim range?

5. Which snack brand has launched the campaign “Apno Ko Laye Aur Bhi Paas” for Karwa Chauth?

6. Which dating app has launched a new show ‘Swipe Ride’ with social media influencer Kusha Kapila?

7. Which IT firm has acquired two companies - US-based Infostar LLC and London-based We Make Websites Limited (WMW) to strengthen its digital portfolio?

8. Which direct-to-consumer brand roll up has acquired homegrown millennial skincare brand Prolixr?

9. Reliance Jio’s upcoming affordable smartphone, JioPhone Next, will run on an Android operating system (OS) built specifically for India. What has the OS been branded as?

10. Which business group acquired the Lucknow franchise of IPL for Rs 7,090 crore in the bidding conducted by BCCI last week?

11. The unique registered investor count on NSE crossed which milestone mark on October 25?

12. Tata Power has crossed which milestone count of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the country?

13. Soundarya Rajinikanth along with serial entrepreneur Sunny Pokala launched a social audio platform last week. What has it been branded as?

14. Which company has announced the launch of a multimedia campaign 'Mood Jaisa, Lighting Vaisa' for its latest range of Star Lord three-in-one ceiling lights?

15. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘#SpeedSeBadho’?

16. Which streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘#ApnoWaliDiwali’, urging viewers to spend time with their family this festive season?

17. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign ‘Pudhumai Penn’ exclusively for Tamil Nadu, featuring brand ambassador and actress Nayanthara?

18. Which grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘Ebar Pujoy Kartiker Joy’ (Glorify Kartik this Pujo)?

19. Which lifestyle tech brand has roped in actors Kriti Kharbanda and Pulkit Samrat as its first celebrity brand ambassadors for the smart wearable category?

20. Which MNC has promoted Sanjeev Mohanty, its head of India and South Asia-Middle East and Africa, to head its commercial operations in its largest markets, the US and Canada?

21. Which fintech company has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador for its flagship product myBillBook, and has launched the campaign ‘Business Ko Le Seriously’?

22. Which cooking oil brand has launched a campaign with the message 'Iss Diwali apno ko apne haath ka khilayen', featuring actor Varun Badola?

23. Which gaming platform has launched the campaign ‘#LiveInEveryMove’?

24. Which consumer durables company has launched the “Air of Innovation” campaign for its Heleous range of ceiling fans?

25. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Mahaul Banaye Rakhna’ for its consumer lighting category?

26. Which watch brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan, to launch the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic?

27. Which brand has launched a TVC highlighting the SAS-Bottom technology used in its pressure cookers?

28. Which wealth-tech company has launched the campaign ‘Apne Investments Pe Behtar Control’?

29. Which antacid brand has launched a campaign targeting rural markets through the voice and medium of the iconic Chacha Choudhary Comics?

30. In the light of cement prices shooting up since March this year, which state government has decided to introduce a new cement brand, Valimai, at subsidised rate in the open market?

31. Idam Natural Wellness, the parent company of Bella Vita Organic, has acquired a majority stake in which brand providing ayurvedic health and grooming solutions for pets?

32. Which homegrown direct-to-consumer (D2C) Ayurvedic nutrition brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador and strategic investor?

33. Which public transport technology company has acquired Shuttl, a premium bus service for officegoers, for an undisclosed sum in an all-cash deal?

34. Which company has signed a deal to acquire the Russia and CIS businesses of Spain-based GBfoods?

35. Which company has acquired Suburban Diagnostics in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of Rs 925 crore?

36. Which health-tech firm has appointed Bhaskar Sambasivan as chief executive officer effective November 1?

37. Which Kolkata-based rail wagon manufacturer has signed a joint venture agreement with a Czech company, Dako-CZ for producing the brake system for passenger coaches?

38. Which online-to-offline retail platform for buying and selling used cars has roped in badminton player PV Sindhu as brand ambassador?

39. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘India’s Pride. My Pride.’ featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

40. Which MNC overtook Maruti Suzuki India as the largest consumer-facing multinational company in the country in 2020-21?

41. Which company will offer customized cleaning and disinfecting solutions for commercial and residential segments under its newly launched business vertical V-Pristine?

42. Which ad agency has launched ‘The Phyllis India Project’, a year-long mentorship programme to enable and encourage women to thrive in leadership roles and drive professional growth?

43. Which consumer electronics and fitness brand has rolled out a new digital-first campaign, “Sweetest Diwali gift isn’t a sweet”, featuring actress Neena Gupta?

44. Which airline has launched its Diwali campaign ‘The Best Gift’, aimed at last minute flyers?

45. Which Australian wine brand has announced former Australian international cricketer Brett Lee as its latest brand ambassador?

46. Dabur India last week said it will enter the diapers segment in India. What has it been branded as?

47. Which food services company has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 35% in Hashtag Loyalty for Rs 24.75 crore?

48. Which beauty and cosmetics company has forayed into the dermaceuticals segment through a 32% strategic stake buy in Fixderma India, owners of Fixderma and FCL brands?

49. Snap Inc, which runs messaging service Snapchat, has hit which milestone monthly users mark in India for the first time?

50. The Centre has appointed veteran banker KV Kamath as chairperson of which development financial institution (DFI) that’s being set up?

51. Which MNC is building a new app, codenamed “Project Mic”, that gives anyone the ability to make and distribute a live radio show complete with music?

52. Which new age insurer has become the 34th unicorn (valued at over $1 billion) this year following the close of its series-D round of $255 million, which values the company at $1.1 billion?

53. CLP India (formerly, China Light and Power), an independent power producer with presence in both thermal and renewable energy, has changed its name. What is the new name?

54. Reserve Bank has approved the appointment of Baldev Prakash as the next Managing Director and CEO of which bank from the next year?

55. Which writing instrument brand has been shown as a power accessory and a style statement in its latest campaign with the positioning 'It Shows' / 'Dikhta Hai'?

56. Volkswagen India has launched the campaign ‘Hustle Mode On’ for which SUV brand, featuring actors Ali Fazal and Kriti Kharbanda?

57. Amway India last week announced the appointment of which actor as its brand ambassador?

58. Which homegrown footwear brand, known for its sustainable and innovative products, has launched a digital campaign ‘#ChangeTheNorm’ in association with cricketer Jasprit Bumrah?

59. Which bicycle brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador?

60. Which company last week said that its joint venture company has acquired the India trademark rights for British brand Lee Cooper?

61. Viacom18 Consumer Products is set to introduce an exclusive range of which merchandise in India?

62. Which bank has roped in singer, actor and composer, Zubeen Garg as its brand ambassador in Assam?

63. Which company has launched a campaign for its collaboration with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for its designer home furnishings, under the brand ‘Nilaya’?

64. Which protein-packed chocolate snack bar has launched an ad with the positioning 'No overthinking needed'?

65. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a nation-wide campaign called ‘See A Six, Catch a Taco’ spreading joy to taco-lovers and cricket fans?

66. Which general insurance brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Bharose Ka Vaada’ highlighting its claim service?

67. Which edible oil brand has launched a new ad with the tagline ‘Khushbu Ka Yaadon Se Rishta’, featuring actors Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi?

68. Which edible oils brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador?

69. Which antacid brand has unveiled the second leg of its influencer campaign featuring television actors Yogesh Tripathi, Nirmal Soni and Punjabi singer and comedian Karamjit Anmol?

70. Tesla Inc. last week touched which milestone market capitalization mark?

71. Which company is piloting Guinness beer, an Irish dry stout, in a few Indian states?

72. Which smartphone maker has launched a campaign showing actor Alia Bhatt embarking on a journey with designer Masaba Gupta to create a unique sustainable dress?

73. Infosys and which MNC have come together to co-develop and pilot an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution to optimise utilisation of power and help businesses meet their emission reduction norms?

74. Which government-backed distressed real estate financing platform has made its first complete exit from a residential project?

75. Which small finance bank last week appointed former Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) chairman Subhash C Khuntia as part-time chairman?

76. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future, what he calls the “metaverse”. What is the new name?

77. Which automotive component manufacturer and Yamaha Motor Co. (Japan) have entered into an agreement to create a global E-Cycle drive unit company?

78. Which Hyderabad-based hospital will acquire a 51.07% equity stake in private equity firm InvAscent-backed Sunshine Hospitals for Rs 362.78 crore ($48 million)?

79. Which home-grown company focused on electric commercial vehicles has introduced its first electric cargo three-wheeler - HiLoad EV, at a price of Rs 3,49,999?

80. Which Indian business personality has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Simthsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, for a four-year term beginning September 23, this year?

81. Online grocery retailer BigBasket has opened its first brick-and-mortar store, marking its entry into the omni-channel space. Which city?

82. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) last week said it will transfer which tea cafe business to group firm IHCL, which operates Taj group of hotels?

83. Which food and beverage company has forayed into the health drink category for children with the launch of AptaGrow?

84. Which digital bookkeeping company has launched 2 films - ‘Vasooli Ke Paintre’ and ‘Diwali Ok Hai’, aimed at creating awareness of how its app simplifies the credit collection process?

85. Which fintech company has launched a campaign featuring comedian Rahul Subramanian to drive awareness and understanding about its BNPL and the all-digital offerings?

86. Which self-regulatory body has elected Subhash Kamath for a second consecutive term?

87. Which fantasy cricket platform has announced cricketer Mohammed Siraj as its new brand ambassador?

88. Which digital payments company has launched its latest campaign "Tension chhodo, Insurance lo", featuring brand ambassadors and actors Aamir Khan and Alia Bhat?

89. Which financial services company has launched its Diwali campaign 'EMI hai na'?

90. Anheuser-Busch In-Bev (ABI) has extended Budweiser into the energy drinks market in India, a first for the world's largest beer brand globally. What has it been branded as?

91. Which brand has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as the brand ambassador for its henna-based hair colour and has launched the campaign 'Rakho Apni Chamak Ka Khayal'?

92. Which real estate brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Le lijiye Smart Decision’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Vidya Balan?

93. Which crypto exchange has launched the ‘Do your Bit’ campaign, featuring celebrities Alok Nath, Anup Jalota, Shivaji Satam, Archana Puran Singh and Sreesanth?

94. Which consumer electronics retailer has launched its festive campaign ‘#RishtonKiBoli’?

95. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign to promote its exclusive festive collection ‘Sway with me’?

96. Which toothpaste brand has released a new set of films under its popular cricket-led content series “#Sabkochabajaayenge”, featuring comedian Cyrus Broacha as ‘Chaubey ji’?

97. Evenflow Brands Tech, a Thrasio-style e-commerce rollup, has acquired which Chennai-based online sustainable brand?

98. Which co-living operator has rolled out a new brand campaign, ‘Loved by you. Approved by Moms’?

99. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain is promoting its newest offering 'Momo Pizza' through an influencer campaign on Instagram?

100. With a donation of Rs 9,713 crore, who has once again topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021?

101. Senior partner Yezdi Nagporewalla is set to take over as chief executive at which professional services firm after his candidature was approved by the partners?

102. Which mutual fund distributor will buy out the mutual fund business of Karvy Stock Broking?

103. Which provider of business-critical digital payment solutions has introduced Tridentity, an out-of-band multi-factor authentication solution which integrates with mobile banking apps?

104. The Centre has appointed retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Bhushan as the Chairperson of which entity?

105. Which company will acquire the Light Duty Cable (LDC) business unit of Norway-based Kongsberg Automotive ASA for an enterprise value of $42 million (around Rs 315 crore)?

106. Which MNC has partnered with Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (LEAF) to launch LEAF Farmer Network (LFN), a digital platform to improve financial assess and inclusion among the farmers in the country?

107. Which business group has acquired a significant minority stake in Flipkart-owned travel app Cleartrip, giving it a foothold in the fast-growing online travel space?

108. The Centre has reappointed Shaktikanta Das to which position for another three-year term?

109. Which premium online clothing store & styling consultant service has roped in actress Gauahar Khan to unveil its latest Fall Collection 2021 with an Instagram Reels video?

110. Which airport has become the first in India to start a hydropower project?

111. Which luxury chocolate brand last week announced the launch of a unique Heart of Gold Collection?

112. Which fintech company has launched the campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’ to highlight and celebrate the significant strides rural India has made in the adoption of the digital payments ecosystem?

113. Which logistics aggregator has launched the festive campaign ‘Khushiyon Ki Tarakki’?

114. Which MNC bank has launched the campaign ‘restart safely’, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

115. Which edtech company has launched the 'create like a child' campaign in partnership with singer Asha Bhosle, to announce courses for music aspirants across all age groups?

116. Which digital banking platform has launched the ‘Mission Invite’ campaign, featuring actor Rajkummar Rao?

117. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClickKaroInsureKaro’ featuring actor Manjot Singh, that focuses on different life stages of an individual?

118. Which sports news company will be the principal sponsor for the ISL team, Hyderabad FC?

119. The Union Finance Ministry has approved the proposal by the Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to provide what rate of interest for 2020-21?

120. Mondelez India recently inaugurated a premium experience zone in Mumbai, housing India’s first 3D Cadbury chocolate printer. What has the experience zone been branded as?

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October 24, 2021

Biz Quizzard 917

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. TVS Motor Company has touched which cumulative production milestone for BMW Motorrad’s 310cc series motorcycles?

2. Which fragrance brand has launched Fragrance Finder, an artificial intelligence tool, to help consumers select products that suit them?

3. Which brand has launched a consumer-focused campaign ‘#Perfect360Review’, featuring chef Ranveer Brar, for its range of airfryers?

4. Which D2C beauty brand announced it has launched its first brick and mortar store in R-City Mall, Mumbai?

5. Which healthcare company has launched a campaign focused on the medical devices business, featuring actor Boman Irani?

6. Which customized Ayurvedic beauty brand has roped in actress Avika Gor to launch a digital campaign for promoting its haircare range?

7. Which company has launched the ‘Khayalkar’ campaign with actress Sonali Bendre for its medical devices?

8. Which fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘Game ke Deewane’ for the ICC T20 World Cup, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly?

9. Which music and entertainment company has launched the campaign 'Proudly Local' to nudge marketers to speak the language of India?

10. Which well-known Mumbai-bred calendar-cum-almanac has entered its 50th year?

11. Rajul Kulshreshtha has resigned as the CEO of which media agency?

12. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a gourmet range of burgers to celebrate its 25th anniversary in India?

13. Which food brand has claimed to have become the only Indian food brand to be globally recognised as both ‘Clean Label’ & ‘100 per cent Wholegrain’?

14. Which crypto exchange has appointed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its new brand ambassador and has unveiled the campaign ‘Future Yahi Hai’?

15. A Balasubramanian has been appointed as chairman of mutual fund industry body Amfi. He is the MD of which asset management company?

16. Which Delhi-based agri waste company is one among five winners of the first-ever Earthshot Prize, also called “Eco Oscar”, instituted by Prince William?

17. Which ethnic wear retailer’s new collection launched before Diwali, christened ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’, triggered a social media protest?

18. Which general insurance brand last week announced a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) insurance and distribution tie-up with drone marketplace TropoGo?

19. Which smartphone maker last week launched its Elevate Program in India through which it aims to mentor startups that have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry?

20. Which company last week launched ‘Empaone’, claimed to be the most affordable copies of Jardiance, the top-selling patented anti-diabetes pill sold by German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)?

21. Which retailer launched its ‘#DilSeDiwali’ campaign for the third year?

22. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign “PAPAsHealthAsliWealth”?

23. Rubeena Singh, the former iProspect CEO, has joined which short-video app as its country manager?

24. Which credit card payment app launched its latest ad featuring former cricketer Kapil Dev emulating actor Ranveer Singh?

25. Which bank has launched its cybersecurity campaign ‘Aise Sawaal Hum Nahi Poochte’ on social media?

26. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a mainstream platform for indigenous talent, which company announced the launch of a new record label – Maati?

27. Which company has launched two cookery video series with chefs Kunal Kapur and Pankaj Bhadouria for its kitchen appliances?

28. Which brand celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) this year by launching its first ever children’s alphabet book – H for Handwashing, written by author Ruskin Bond?

29. Bharti Airtel has launched its video-platform-as-a-service that will allow businesses to build world-class video streaming products for large and small screens. What has it been branded as?

30. Which company has acquired a 52% stake in fashion house Ritu Kumar for an undisclosed amount?

31. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank last week forayed into which state with the launch of its first branch there?

32. Which Bahrain-based restaurant chain, established in 1948, plans to enter India by mid-December?

33. Which country’s international business development agency has partnered Big Basket to expand its product offerings in India, and has launched the campaign ‘Made with Care’?

34. Diageo India has collaborated with master blender Louise Martin and music producer Sneha Khanwalkar for a Grain to Glass musical that pays an ode to new offerings of which brand?

35. Which online smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘Life Tested’?

36. Which luxury lifestyle platform has released its latest campaign ‘Soulmates’ with the positioning 'Thoughtful Gifting Begins Here'?

37. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#DoMoreWithCreditCards’?

38. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#BaateinTohHongiHi’?

39. Which laptop maker launched the ‘Gamerkind, Humankind needs you’ campaign highlighting the OMEN portfolio, featuring actor Boman Irani?

40. Which FMCG major has announced a Rs 500-crore fund, as part of its ‘vGROW’ programme’ to accelerate inclusive growth in the country’s rural market?

41. Which online gaming and sports betting platform has roped in actress Elli Avram as brand ambassador and has launched a video for Diwali?

42. Which home interior solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Make Space for New’?

43. Irish American fintech firm Stripe has acquired which Bengaluru-based provider of payments reconciliation software, marking its first acquisition in India?

44. Which content-to-commerce conglomerate has acquired ScoopWhoop, the digital media and lifestyle content platform with a male audience of over 60%?

45. Which company is acquiring cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids from Bayer in India?

46. Which wealth-tech company has launched stock broking services and has elevated Rakesh Singh as CEO of the broking business?

47. Mirae Asset Mutual Fund (MF) has crossed which assets under management (AUM) milestone mark?

48. Which asset-light healthcare startup operating in the field of elective surgeries has announced actor and filmmaker Rajat Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

49. Which bank has launched the campaign 'Diwali Hain Kya'?

50. IMF’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath will leave her job in January next year and return to which university’s Economics Department?

51. Which social audio app will soon roll out local language versions of its Indian app?

52. Which ecommerce marketplace has launched a new campaign starring TV celebrity Mohit Raina as part of its 'Toofani Sale' consumer campaign in this festive period?

53. Which consumer finance provider has launched its festive campaign ‘#UjjwalKaroFestival’?

54. Which youth watch and accessories brand has announced the launch of its new positioning, ‘You Do You’?

55. Which steel company has launched a new TVC featuring Olympic medallists Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet Singh, as part of its "Maksad Toh India Ko Banana Hai" campaign?

56. Which fashion brand has announced the launch of its new collection in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), inspired by the iconic Looney Tunes characters?

57. Which travel app has launched the campaign ‘#CancelBefikar’, targeted towards increasing the brand’s awareness while focusing on its free cancellation product?

58. Which bathroom, car and home fragrance brand has released a digital film series as part of ‘#PowerPocketZarooriHai’ campaign, featuring actor Riteish Deshmukh?

59. Which e-mobility (electric mobility) solutions provider has launched an ad campaign titled ‘Karle Raho Se Yaariyan’?

60. Which Indian business personality is set to invest in Zand, UAE’s first digital only independent bank?

61. Which beer brand launched its first ever 360-degree campaign - ‘Make Play with Flavors’?

62. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign 'be your own beautiful', featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt, for its Festive‘21 Collection?

63. Which fashion brand has launched the second iteration of its campaign ‘Brighter Than Ever’, featuring actors like Rajkumar Rao and Sanjana Sanghi?

64. Which wall putty brand has launched a new television commercial ‘#ArtManeScience’ with its brand protagonist, Chhutkau painter?

65. Which MNC has launched its Unnati Program, under which it will set up 100 Unnati Data-Centric Labs in emerging technologies across universities and engineering institutes in India?

66. Which advertising agency has appointed Shamsuddin Jasani as the incoming CEO, South Asia, effective November 1?

67. Which automation platform last week said it is making India its global innovation hub with Hyderabad to house its largest operations in the country?

68. Global energy supermajor BP last week said it was about to open its first Jio-bp branded petrol pump in partnership with Reliance Industries, near which city?

69. Which premium wrap and silicone-coated foil & sheet brand from Japan has designated prominent Indian Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar as its brand ambassador for India?

70. Valued at $408,251 million, which brand retained its first spot for the ninth consecutive year in Interbrand’s list of the best global brands for 2021?

71. Which smartphone brand has appointed cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

72. Which jacquard decorative fabrics company has launched a campaign with the positioning 'The Fabric of Home'?

73. Which jewellery brand rolled out a digital ad featuring Wamiqa Gabbi, its regional brand ambassador for Punjab, for its Sankalp collection for Karwa Chauth?

74. Which beverage brand has launched ‘#RangJa’, its anthem for the T20 World Cup?

75. Which fantasy sports platform unveiled its new brand campaign ‘#DreamBig’ ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021?

76. Amar Nagaram has resigned as the CEO of which online fashion retailer?

77. The Carlyle Group has set up a special purpose investment holding company CA Magnum Holdings with its affiliates to complete the acquisition of which Mumbai-based IT solutions provider?

78. Which  premium tiles brand from Brilloca Limited has launched the digital campaign ‘New Beginnings’ for festive season?

79. Which fine fragrance brand has released a digital film for its ‘#FeelYourBest’ campaign to celebrate the joy and fervor of the festive season?

80. Which fashion and beauty ecommerce platform has acquired direct-to-consumer (D2C) skincare brand Dot & Key?

81. Which audio equipment company has rolled out its latest digital campaign '#MuteTheWorld'?

82. Which fintech company announced the rollout of its TVC campaign ‘De Dena Aaram Se’ to promote its newly launched Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product - ‘postpe’?

83. Which smart device brand has launched its new Diwali campaign ‘Light Up New Beginnings’, urging people to spread joy, cheer and optimism this festive season?

84. Which company has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for Be One, an Ayurvedic energy supplement?

85. Which sportswear brand has roped in actress Deepika Padukone as a global brand ambassador?

86. Non-banking finance companies (NBFC) cannot lend more than what amount to investors seeking to buy stocks in initial share sales from April 1 next year?

87. Which lubricant brand has appointed actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#PerformanceThatSurprises’?

88. Which healthcare major, in association with several partners, has launched the campaign “Teeka lagwaya na?”?

89. Which company has launched the campaign “Ab Plans Nahin, Payments Push Kar”, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, for its OneFreedom card?

90. The price of matchboxes is being increased after 14 years. What will be the MRP of a matchbox from December 1, 2021?

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October 17, 2021

Biz Quizzard 916

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s subsidiary has acquired the REC Group, the largest solar panel manufacturer in Europe, from China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina)?

2. Which company has executed definitive agreements to acquire 40% stake post-money in Sterling and Wilson Solar through a series of transactions?

3. Which American apparel brand has launched a digital ad campaign ‘Spare Moments’ with actor Arjun Kapoor for its latest autumn-winter collection for men?

4. Which company has introduced the SLAVIA, its upcoming premium mid-size sedan, through a digital film?

5. Which fragrance brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Nature jaisi freshness, hamesha.', featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

6. Which home-grown beauty services chain has launched a video campaign, ‘#CelebratingYou’?

7. Which packaged rice brand from Subham Group of Industries has launched a digital film featuring actors and son-mother duo Arjun Chakrabarty and Mithu Chakrabarty?

8. Which personal care brand, in collaboration with The Minds Foundation, has launched its first Virtual Clinic to encourage proactive conversations and awareness on mental well-being?

9. Which airline last week said it has received the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the aviation ministry and that it plans to start operations by the middle of next year?

10. Why were economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens in news last week?

11. Actor Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his endorsement contract with which chewing tobacco brand?

12. Which private equity firm last week said it has elevated its co-presidents Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae to co-chief executive officers?

13. Which Hyderabad-based startup last week said it has launched a crypto exchange?

14. MG Motor India last week launched which mid-sized sports utility vehicle (SUV) at an introductory price of Rs. 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom)?

15. Which social media platform has launched its new campaign ‘We Are In The Making’?

16. On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, which Vedanta group company launched the video "Be Kind to Your Mind"?

17. Which beauty and fashion retailer has introduced actress Alaya F as a fresh face that celebrates the ‘Nakhrewali’?

18. Which jewellery brand has launched the second edition of its ‘Season of Hope’ campaign?

19. Which Italian bakery company has launched a television commercial to mark its entry into the savoury sector with ‘Savoriz’, a new food category?

20. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign 'Beautiful is You'?

21. Which home appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Sabko Mood Mein Le Aaye’, featuring singer and composer, Shankar Mahadevan?

22. Which sleep solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘The Curse of the Sonawalas’?

23. Which company has launched the television commercial ‘Perfect Cooling for a Healthier India’ for its refrigerators?

24. Which general insurance company launched facemasks of various designs (which is symbolic of the Covid-19 pandemic) ahead of World Mental Health Day?

25. Which higher edutech company has launched the campaign ‘Chinta Bhagao’?

26. Which DTH operator and Pay TV platform has rolled out its new Maharashtra-focused campaign featuring actor Nana Patekar?

27. Which cement brand has released its new Corporate Song – ‘Hum Banayein Kal’?

28. Which digital first, consumer durable brand has launched the campaign ‘Fight Lazy’, featuring model and actor Milind Soman?

29. Which ecommerce platform has appointed Bharati Balakrishnan as its India head?

30. RBI last week issued a small finance bank (SFB) licence to the consortium of Centrum Financial Services (Centrum) and Resilient Innovations (BharatPe). What has the SFB been incorporated as?

31. Which fintech firm has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as its chairman?

32. Which tractor major has introduced a mega nationwide tractor service campaign 'Massey Service Utsav' to ensure a hassle-free cultivation season for the farmers?

33. Which technology major plans to acquire BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bengaluru, with additional offices in the US and Australia?

34. Swiggy is entering the grocery-led group-buying category. What has it been branded as?

35. Brian D. Goldner, 58, died last week. He was the CEO and chairman of which toy and entertainment company?

36. Which steel company has launched a campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

37. Which life insurance company has unveiled the digital campaign, ‘#HarWaqtKeLiyeTaiyaar’, showcasing its brand ambassador and Olympic Gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra?

38. Which ice cream brand has launched a new social media short film in collaboration with badminton champion PV Sindhu?

39. Which Farming as a Service (FaaS) business has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador and has launched the video ‘#ChamatkarNahiYehHaiAvishkar’? 

40. Avenue Supermarts, the owner of hypermarkets chain D-Mart, crossed which market capitalization milestone on October 11?

41. Which online fashion brand has launched the “The Only Thing I Want is Everything' festive campaign?

42. Which footwear brand has launched its integrated marketing campaign, 'Walk More. Restless', featuring brand ambassador and actor Aamir Khan?

43. Which luxury brand has created a digital campaign starring actress Janhvi Kapoor to announce the launch of MK My Way, an exciting new pop-up store activation throughout India?

44. Which video sharing platform has unveiled ‘#CreateWithCare’, a campaign that seeks to educate and empower creators about building and nurturing an open, inclusive community?

45. Which online-first fashion jewellery brand has roped in actress Karisma Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

46. Which edtech company has unveiled ‘Mistake - The Greatest Teacher’, its IPL film for this year, featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

47. Which content platform has acquired edtech platform Spayee for $25 million?

48. Which craft beer brand has announced the launch of its new single ‘Abbe Chal’, created by the desi hip-hop and rap duo Seedhe Maut?

49. Which home care and surface hygiene brand has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

50. Private equity group TPG, along with ADQ of Abu Dhabi, has agreed to invest Rs 7,500 crore ($1 billion) in which automaker’s electric vehicle (EV) division?

51. Which Indian company will invest 25 million euros (Rs 217 crore) in Germany’s NexWafe?

52. Which Australian bottled wine brand is kicking-off its partnership with ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a host of cricket themed ‘Limited-Edition’ bottles and ‘Gift pack’?

53. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has unveiled its new brand platform ‘Dil Khol Ke Delivering’?

54. Which online travel company has appointed Ayyappan R as its new CEO?

55. Which mobile advertising platform has acquired Appsumer, a London based performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers?

56. Which company has announced the acquisition of the steering components business (SCB) of Yagachi Technologies (YTPL), a part of Hical Group, for an undisclosed sum?

57. Which country has overtaken China to account for the largest share of the world’s bitcoin mining, according to data published last week by Britain’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance?

58. Which company’s farm equipment division has announced the introduction of Yuvo Tech+ range of tractors?

59. Which pregnancy detection card brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as its regional brand ambassador?

60. Which hospitality company has appointed Deepa Malik, an Indian athlete and a silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, as an independent director?

61. Which furniture and home products marketplace has onboarded celebrity couple and actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan as its first-ever brand ambassadors?

62. Which multi beauty tech and wellness platform has launched its first brand campaign ‘I Am Many’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Bhumi Pednekar?

63. Which online investment platform has launched the campaign ‘#YehMarketSabkaHai’?

64. Which sustainable MDF board brand has launched the campaign 'Yeh Hai Jahan No Tension Wahan'?

65. Which steel products manufacturer has launched a new film ‘Narishakti-The Steel Within’?

66. Which pre-owned two-wheeler marketplace has launched its first brand campaign 'Bike Loan par sabka haqq hai'?

67. Which online fantasy sports platform has roped in former cricketer Zaheer Khan as brand ambassador?

68. Which edtech company has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador?

69. Which home appliances brand has introduced a new digital video commercial (DVC) drawing parallels between powerful mothers and the goddess on the occasion of Durga Puja?

70. Who has been elected as the new chairman of the World Steel Association for 2021-2022?

71. Which crypto exchange has launched ‘#PancchiAwaara’, its new song dedicated to the dreams of millions of crypto investors in India?

72. Atul Kumar Goel has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for 2021-22. He is the CEO of which bank?

73. Which payment and merchant commerce firm has launched its payment gateway platform Plural, marking its entry into India’s online payments market?

74. Ramesh Krishnamurthy has resigned as the CEO and CFO of which pharma company?

75. Which US-based digital-first provider of loans to small businesses is keen to bid for an Indian public sector bank as and when the government divests its stake in one of them?

76. Which company has forayed into ultra-premium grocery segment with the launch of brand 'Freshpik', offering an exquisite range of food products sourced from select local and international destinations?

77. Which paints company has introduced Taana Baana Wall Textures?

78. Which online bus ticketing platform has launched a campaign emphasising on ‘Natak’ or the dramatic battles travelers endure when trying to get a seat using traditional offline methods?

79. Which women’s grooming brand has roped in actress Alaya F as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘SmoothAF’?

80. Which company has topped Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes?

81. Which fashion brand for women, from Myntra, has launched a digital ad film with actress Chitrangda Singh?

82. Which athleisure brand has unveiled the official Team India Jersey Anthem - 'Show Your Game', a tribute to every cricket fan in the country?

83. Which multiplex chain has bagged the rights for the live screening of cricket matches during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021?

84. Which country’s new national carrier ITA Airways took its debut flight on October 15?

85. Which country has overtaken China as India’s largest trading partner, thanks to faster growth during the first nine months of 2021?

86. Which company has fully acquired Chennai-based Cafoma Autoparts Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 33 crore, including subordinated debt of Rs 5 crore?

87. Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in which country, nearly seven years after its launch?

88. Which bank has received approval from RBI to appoint Pradeep Kumar Panja as part-time non-executive Chairman with effect from November 14, for a period of three years?

89. Marking its entry into the high potential space of virtual learning, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced the launch of its new venture. What has it been branded as?

90. Which company has agreed to buy a 40% stake in an entity owned by fashion designer Manish Malhotra?

91. Which model has become the third from Tata Motors’ stable to receive 5-star adult safety rating for adult occupant protection in a crash test from Global NCAP?

92. Which instant camera brand has launched a digital ad for Diwali with the positioning ‘the perfect gift for every occasion’?

93. Which honey brand has launched a digital film for its CSR initiative ‘Sweetness of Giving Back’?

94. Which ecommerce company has launched its seller-driven marketing campaign ‘Sirf Local Nahi, International Seller’?

95. OTT service MX Player has crossed which milestone downloads mark on the Google Play Store?

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