March 28, 2021

Biz Quizzard 887

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

1. In what is said to be the largest dividend till date from a listed company, which MNC will make a $75 billion payout for 2020 despite a slump in earnings and revenue?

2. Which company has bought out Sports Flashes’ radio business in an all-stock deal?

3. In what is possibly the first acquisition of an IT company by a real estate group, which company has acquired 14.78% in IT consulting and software company Majesco through a subsidiary?

4. According to reports last week, which well known MNC might close down its mobile phone business?

5. GV Ramakrishna, 91, passed away in Chennai on March 21. He was the former chairman of which regulatory body?

6. Zydus Wellness recently launched ghee and probiotic butterspread under which brand?

7. Which company last week announced that it has researched and developed a special toothpaste for people for diabetes?

8. Which MNC has launched "Books", its second television commercial of the second phase of its ongoing campaign, with the positioning 'Duniya tumhare saath hai'?

9. On World Sleep Day, which sleep solutions brand launched the ‘Sounds of Sleep’ campaign bringing popular lullabies across the country back into our consciousness?

10. In what is being termed as the largest known ransom to date, which well known MNC has been hit by a ransomware attack, with hackers demanding $50 million?

11. Jeh Wadia has stepped down as managing director of which airline?

12. Which company last week finalised the purchase of an additional 58.1% or the entire promoter’s stake in Gangavaram Port?

13. Anju Seth has resigned as the director of which business school?

14. Which company has agreed to acquire a 100% stake in an SPV holding a 50 MW operating solar project of the Toronto-headquartered SkyPower Global?

15. Which ride hailing company has launched the campaign 'Within Her Reach'?

16. Which mobile Accessories brand has announced the appointment of Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as its brand ambassador?

17. Which snack brand has launched a new campaign ‘Jitna Bada Zig, Utna Bada Zag’, featuring brand ambassador Ranbir Kapoor and actress Bipasha Basu?

18. Which talcum brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Stay Beautiful & Fresh, Naturally’?

19. Which company launched a digital stand-up comedy clip about sleep apnea in association with Atul Khatri on World Sleep Day?

20. Which business group has launched Berryllus Capital, a joint venture focussed on investment management, investment banking and real estate advisory for ultrahigh net worth families around the world?

21. Which automobile company last week launched its maiden electric offering in India at a starting price of Rs 1.06 crore (ex-showroom)?

22. Which healthy foods platform has announced cricketer Devdutt Padikkal as its brand ambassador?

23. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in cricketer Ajinkya Rahane as a brand ambassador?

24. Which pain relief brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Seedha dard pe kare vaar’, featuring actor Tiger Shroff?

25. Which company has released its very first TVC for the newly launched Optimus Air Cooler range with the positioning ‘Hottest day mein bhi jaldi cooling’?

26. Which online rummy platform has launched a campaign with the theme ‘Champions yahan bhi bante hain’, featuring Harbhajan Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi, Abhinav Bindra and Pankaj Advani?

27. Dipankar Das Purkayastha has decided to step down as the chief executive officer & managing director of which media group?

28. Which detergent brand has partnered with Dunzo to home-deliver personalised Holi hampers?

29. Which mustard oil brand has roped in actors Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi, the Gangs of Wasseypur fame trio, to endorse it?

30. Which company launched the film ‘Jal Jangal aur Jeevika’ to mark the World Water Day on March 22?

31. Which mattress brand has launched the second edition of ‘Sleeptime Stories' along with influencer and founder of Story Arts India, Deepa Kiran?

32. Which edtech company has launched its new ad film across all channels for its student-centric initiative V.O.T.E., with the tagline, “Yeh Sirf Exam Nahi, Comeback hai”?

33. Co-working operator BHIVE has ventured into fractional ownership of commercial offices under which platform?

34. Which company has emerged as the highest bidder to take over bankrupt Ariisto Developers’ stuck and only real estate project in Mulund suburb of Mumbai?

35. Which clinical research organization last week announced buying of a significant minority stake in Bioneeds, a Bengaluru-based preclinical CRO, for an undisclosed sum?

36. Which company has entered into an agreement with Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) to acquire its 100% stake in two special purpose vehicles (SPVs) that own 75 mw of operating solar projects in Telangana?

37. Which MNC has named India-born semiconductor industry veteran Randhir Thakur to lead its newly formed foundry business?

38. Which MNC has appointed Rishit Jhunjhunwala as managing director for its India operations?

39. Which fintech startup has acquired Biz Analyst, a SaaS business management application, in a deal worth $10 million as a mix of cash and equity?

40. Ralf Speth, the former CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, has been appointed to the board of which company in India and will become its chairman from January 2023?

41. Which food services company last week announced to introduce American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants 'Popeyes' to India?

42. Which cement manufacturer has announced the appointment of Kiran Patil as Managing Director?

43. I loved this ad. Which jewellery brand has launched a new campaign ‘When It Rings True’ to promote its exclusive range of engagement rings?

44. Which tech-enabled home services marketplace has launched a new campaign for salon at home for men with the message ‘Apne time ka karo sahi use’?

45. Which chocolate brand has launched a ad featuring brand ambassador and actress Samantha Akkineni to promote its new variant ‘Fruit O Nuts’?

46. Which single malt Scotch whisky brand has rolled out its new global brand campaign ‘It’s kind of delicious and wonderful’ in India?

47. Which CEO from India has reportedly leased a 25,000 square feet property in London's Mayfair from Polish billionaire Dominika Kulczyk for a record 50,000 pounds ($69,000) a week?

48. Which company has announced its entry into the copper business by incorporating a wholly-owned subsidiary, Kutch Copper Limited (KCL)?

49. Which IT services provider will acquire Munich based ESG Mobility, a digital automotive engineering R&D company that works in the autonomous and electric vehicles space?

50. Who last week won the EY Entrepreneur of the year award?

51. Which MNC is picking up 50% stake in Hintastica Pvt Ltd, the water heater business of Somany Home Innovation Ltd (SHIL), for Rs 68.3 crore?

52. Amway India has introduced Chyawanprash under which brand to broad base its product offering?

53. Which IT firm last week announced the launch of a new cloud security offering called ‘CLOUDEFENDER’?

54. Which air-cooling company has launched a new campaign to introduce Movicool, its new commercial range of coolers designed for large indoor and outdoor space?

55. Jaipur-based premium home furnishings brand Bella Casa has roped in which actress as brand ambassador?

56. Which e-commerce company for mangoes has roped in actor Arbaaz Khan as brand ambassador?

57. ACC Cement has tied up with which Hindi movies channel to highlight the benefits of ACC Gold Water Shield Cement?

58. Which private lender has become a Unicorn after it closed a $234-million round that values it as around $1.4 billion?

59. Which online fashion marketplace and British design house Blue Saint have partnered to launch an affordable activewear brand for the etailer?

60. Who has joined BetterUp Inc, San Francisco-based employee coaching and mental health firm, as Chief Impact Officer?

61. Which global consultancy firm’s FDI Confidence Index did not include India for the second year in a row?

62. The Tata Group has set Rs 12,000 crore as the limit to make acquisitions and investment through its newly set up ecommerce entity. What is it called?

63. Which beverage brand has launched its summer campaign for 2021, featuring 2 characters ‘scientist’ and ‘clumsy’ alongside brand ambassadors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Allu Arjun?

64. Which power company’s retail consumers in Mumbai as well as industrial and commercial establishments in the state will soon be able to choose to switch to 100% renewable energy?

65. The Supreme Court last week upheld the ouster of Cyrus Mistry as chairman of which holding company?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 887 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

March 21, 2021

Biz Quizzard 886

Exactly 17 years ago, the first edition of Biz Quizzard was posted on Quinkie (i had compiled it and Murali Duggineni had posted it on my behalf). Never imagined it would run so long. Thanking each and every person who has been associated with Biz Quizzard for being part of this journey. 

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

1. Which company will acquire a 70% stake in Dublin-based Perigord Asset Holdings for €21 million (Rs 182 crore)?

2. Which cable TV and broadband service provider has roped in actor Boman Irani as it’s first-ever brand ambassador?

3. Which automobile company launched the campaign ‘#NotJustForaDay’ for Women’s Day?

4. Which Bengaluru-based skill-based, real-money gaming startup that has been flying under the radar for the past two years, was formally launched on March 14?

5. Which generic drugmaker plans to launch its first green label Pheromone product for management of Pink Bollworm in cotton crop during Kharif season this year?

6. Which sports property has launched the campaign ‘#IndiaKaApnaMantra’?

7. Which personal care startup has launched its national television commercial featuring Shilpa Shetty Kundra, highlighting the goodness of natural ingredients in its face wash product?

8. Which brand has launched what is claims is a ‘Made for India’ innovation, bringing plain oats with two different flavours - Homestyle Masala and Tangy Tomato – in one pack?

9. Which skincare brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as brand ambassador?

10. Which business personality has acquired a stake in the publicly-listed Pritish Nandy Communications, widening his portfolio of investments?

11. Which dating app has collaborated with actress and screen writer Sainee Raj to talk about dating stereotypes we still follow in 2021?

12. Which broadcaster has signed an exclusive multi-year TV and digital broadcast deal with India’s first professional Kho Kho league - Ultimate Kho Kho?

13. Which e-commerce brand has launched a multi-film campaign featuring Bollywood icons Karan Johar and Twinkle Khanna?

14. Which life insurance company has launched a campaign for its ‘Guaranteed Income Pro’ product?

15. Which business process management firm will indirectly acquire 26% in IT services firm CSS Corp for $30 million and have the option to take a controlling stake later?

16. Which company has rolled out Apterra Cross tyres for the compact SUV (CSUV) segment?

17. Which luxury carmaker has launched its new luxury SUV Bentayga in India, the first vehicle launched under its new Beyond100 business strategy aimed at sustainable luxury mobility?

18. Which personal care brand has rolled out a new digital campaign ‘Choice is Yours’ with actor Yami Gautam?

19. Which beverage brand has launched ‘Jeetne ki Aag aur Thanda Dimaag’, it’s first-ever TV campaign in India?

20. SBI and which PSU have sealed India´s first Libor alternative rate deal?

21. Viacom18 Media is all set to launch a Hindi movies channel on April 1. What has it been branded as?

22. Which packaged drinking water brand has launched a television commercial with the positioning ‘Taste the Success’, featuring actor Sonu Sood?

23. Which esports and mobile gaming platform has launched the campaign ‘Maidan Naya, Khel Wohi’, featuring Leander Paes and Geeta Phogat?

24. Which paint brand has launched the campaign with the theme of ‘budget wala paint’?

25. Which salt brand is invoking the influence of the father of the nation with an AR driven campaign, to rally the nation in a fight for freedom from Covid 19?

26. Which company has introduced Brivasure, an affordable drug for the treatment of epilepsy, in India?

27. NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd, a lender to small businesses, has roped in which cricketer as its brand ambassador?

28. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘Flaunt Your Nights’, featuring actor Varun Dhawan?

29. Which neobank for salaried millennials has rolled out a consumer awareness campaign called ‘Chief Broke Officer’ on LinkedIn?

30. In a landmark move for its India operations, which OTT platform has announced its association with the upcoming Hindi movie Ram Setu as a co-producer?

31. Which edtech company for higher and professional education has launched its new logo which represents its core philosophy of ‘guided growth’ for its learners?

32. Which UK-based group's India unit on last week announced the acquisition of a majority stake in online food-tech startup SmartQ that provides services in the digital cafeteria segment?

33. Which company last week unveiled its new range of ‘Mass Premium’ split air conditioners which are 10% cheaper than the earlier models?

34. Which air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company has released an ad campaign ‘Happiness is a fast-cooling AC’, starring brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

35. Which company is promoting its range of powerful air coolers in the latest ad campaign revolving around the thought of ‘Summer Lage Winter Jaise’, featuring brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

36. Which downloadable streaming platform (DSP) last week launched Loud & Clear, a website that aims for transparency and data about the streaming economy?

37. Which streaming platform has launched a five-film campaign in India to promote its podcast offerings?

38. Which proptech platform has acquired PropVR, an artificial intelligence-based platform specialising in creating digital property experiences using 3D technologies, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR)?

39. Which IT services firm has announced the appointment of Kunal Nagarkatti as CEO, effective April 1, 2021?

40. Which ecommerce major has rolled out a digital campaign ‘Pledge To Reuse’ that encourages customers to collectively engage in reducing packaging waste?

41. Which hair removal cream brand has launched an influencer marketing campaign ‘#NeverHaveIEver’, featuring brand ambassador Sara Ali Khan and others?

42. Which nutrition, health and sustainable living company has launched a digital-led campaign ‘Boost your ImmuniD’ in India?

43. Which multipurpose topical antiseptic brand has launched the campaign ‘Skin ka first aid’?

44. Which life insurance company has released a digital campaign ‘Promotion After Retirement’ fuelling the dreams of people pursuing retirement?

45. Which fashion brand, along with its franchise partner, Myntra, has roped in actor Vaani Kapoor, as its first brand ambassador in the country?

46. Which entity has hired senior Amazon executive Manesh Mahatme to head its newly launched payment service in India?

47. Which paper manufacturer has appointed Vivek Chawla as the new chief executive officer (CEO)?

48. Which IT firm is set to roll out salary hikes for all of its over 469,000 employees from April 2021 - the second raise in six months?

49. Which footwear brand has launched a new TVC for the launch of its ‘Relaxed Workwear’ collection?

50. Which company last week said that its CEO-designate Marc Llistosella will not be taking up the job?

51. Which housing finance company has unveiled a new ad campaign – Ummeedon Ki Unnati – to showcase the benefits of its home loan solution Unnati Home Loans?

52. Which sleep solutions brand from the house of Nilkamal has launched a campaign to commemorate World Sleep Day?

53. Which hair care brand has launched its new campaign with actor Kiara Advani?

54. Which pop culture brand has launched a video campaign with actor Jim Sarbh to introduce its new Supima Cotton collection?

55. Tata Motors has forayed into the compact ambulance segment by unveiling a patient-transport ambulance in the economy category. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 886 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

March 14, 2021

Biz Quizzard 885

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

1. Which business personality has launched a digital networking platform for women called “Her Circle”?

2. Which business personality is launching US-based Terra chips in India?

3. Which MNC will launch its fully electric SUV e-tron and crossover e-tron Sportback in India in the next 2-3 months to kick off its EV journey in the country?

4. A UK high court has ruled in favour of Canadian aircraft manufacturer De Havilland in a contractual dispute with which airline from India and said it is entitled to recover $ 42.9 million in damages?

5. Which travel portal has rolled out a campaign ‘#SehNa' highlighting challenges faced by women while travelling in India?

6. Which appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘#GharSabkaZimmedariSabki’?

7. Which fashion brand has unveiled its new season of the ‘#IShapeMyWorld’ campaign that has now evolved into a year-long digital initiative?

8. Which eCommerce platform launched the campaign ‘#LeadLikeHer’ for Women’s Day?

9. Which youth channel has launched the campaign ‘There’s more to a girl’s life than Shaadi’?

10. Which chocolate brand has roped in actor Alia Bhatt as its brand ambassador and has launched the ad “Udd Gaye”?

11. Which online investment app has launched the campaign ‘#OneStepCloser’?

12. Which social networking app for women has launched the campaign ‘All our moves’?

13. Which grooming products company has launched the ‘#FlexYourAwesome’ campaign with actor Shriya Pilgaonkar?

14. Which dating app has launched the campaign ‘Ijazat Hai’?

15. Which matrimony portal has launched the campaign ‘Take The Pressure Off’?

16. Which caller identification app has launched the video ‘Shabd’ highlighting the age-old problem of stalking and harassment faced by women?

17. Which community-based platform for elder care has launched a campaign ‘Celebrating the High Spirits of Women’?

18. Which company has launched the campaign “It's not just a fan, it's a ‘Feeling Fan’?

19. Which MNC has picked up a strategic stake in Indian esports company Nodwin Gaming for Rs 164 crore?

20. Which crowdfunding platform has launched Women Angel Network, a dedicated platform for women angel investors?

21. Which MNC will buy US supply-chain software firm Blue Yonder for 700 billion yen ($6.45 billion)?

22. Which energy company has appointed Alois Virag as its new chief executive?

23. Which telecom gear maker has appointed Li Jian Jun as its new chief executive for the Indian market?

24. Which French billionaire died in a helicopter crash on February 27?

25. Which Kerala-based Ayurvedic eye care chain last week announced its foray into Hyderabad with a new branch?

26. Which public policy agency has appointed Gaurav Sabharwal as chief executive officer of India and South Asia, based in New Delhi?

27. Which global sportswear brand has joined hands with Mumbai-based NGO Parcham to empower it in its efforts to break gender stereotypes?

28. Which business group has released a new digital video campaign ‘#ChallengeBiasesWithin’?

29. Which company has forayed into the feminine intimate care category with the launch of 'i-feel Gentle Intimate Wash' and has roped in actress Yami Gautam as the brand ambassador?

30. Hindustan Unilever will eliminate which word from all beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising to demolish stereotypes?

31. Which skincare brand has announced the launch of its new campaign 'The Last Wash'?

32. Which ecommerce sleep solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘#PracticeSafeSleep’?

33. Which direct selling company has released a women empowerment campaign - ‘Sapno Ki Azadi’?

34. Which general insurance company has reiterated its commitment to diversity & inclusion in the workplace with the launch of its #BringingWomenBackToWork initiative?

35. Which social network has launched ‘#WeCanDoIt ‘, its first global integrated campaign for International Women’s Day 2021 with creators, content and community at its heart?

36. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘More than just cars’, saluting women who are driving many things in their own worlds?

37. Which consumer durables MNC has launched the campaign ‘#EqualLiving’ for Women’s Day?

38. Which tyre company has launched the campaign ‘#UthaoSawalBadloKhayal’?

39. Which food delivery company launched the ‘Desi masala’ campaign for Women’s Day?

40. Which MNC announced a commitment to support one million rural women entrepreneurs and a $500,000 grant to support 100,000 women agricultural workers with digital and financial literacy?

41. Which insurance portal launched the ‘#ClaimTheFuture’ campaign for Women’s Day?

42. Which studio launched the campaign ‘#ChooseToChallenge’ featuring actor Taapsee Pannu and cricketer Mithali Raj?

43. Which broadcaster launched the Women’s Day campaign ‘#WalaNahiWali’?

44. Which travel portal launched a digital film for Women’s Day, featuring actor Vidya Balan?

45. Which mobile-based solution for small business owners launched the campaign ‘#OutOfTheShadows’ for Women’s Day?

46. To mark International Women's Day this year, which MNC launched the online game FiftyFifty to help make our homes more gender-equal?

47. Which health insurance third-party administrator has fully acquired rival Vipul MedCorp Insurance TPA to become one of the top three TPAs in the health insurance segment?

48. Which asset reconstruction company has appointed Pallav Mohapatra as the new managing director and chief executive?

49. Which skincare and haircare brand has launched its maiden campaign ‘#HelloBeautiful’?

50. Tata Group´s market capitalization has crossed which milestone mark?

51. Which life insurance company has launched a new campaign, “#BaatonMeinMatAana”, featuring actor Anup Soni?

52. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#WorkPlayChill’ for its new Convertible 5-in-1 AC range?

53. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#StartAnywhere’ for its latest smart band offering?

54. Which online fantasy gaming platform has appointed Sunil Yadav as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

55. Which pregnancy detection kit has signed on Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee as the face of the brand in West Bengal?

56. Which food company has launched its latest campaign ‘#HandsOfAuthenticity’ to celebrate the women who add to their promise of authenticity?

57. Which fast food chain landed in controversy with its ‘Women belong in kitchen' tweet on International Women's Day?

58. Which private equity entity has acquired realty developer Prius Commercial Projects under the insolvency and bankruptcy code (IBC) for Rs 450 crore?

59. Bob Sternfels has been elected as the global managing partner of which consulting major?

60. Which company is set to unveil the country’s largest floating solar power plant of 100 mw capacity at Ramagundam in Telangana under non-PPA (power purchase agreement) mode?

61. Which plant-based nutrition brand last week announced the appointment of actor Deepika Padukone as its brand ambassador?

62. Nacho chip brand Doritos has signed on which actor as its first brand ambassador in India?

63. Which dhoop brand has launched a new campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Hrithik Roshan?

64. Which automobile company launched the campaign ‘#BrakeOnStereotypes’ for Women’s Day?

65. Which bank, in association with Tonic Worldwide, has launched a microsite silkmoneymatters(dot)com, a financial literacy platform for women?

66. Which short-video app is set to enter India after Nasdaq-listed Vinco Ventures and Zash Global Media recently acquired an 80% stake in the Singapore-based firm?

67. Which Indian IT company has appointed Pierre Bruno as chief executive of its European operations?

68. Swiss chemicals major Clariant AG has formed a 51:49 joint venture with which Indian firm to manufacture and market renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivative products?

69. RBI last week removed which bank from its enhanced regulatory supervision, or the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework, after almost four years, on improved financial performance?

70. Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett’s wealth has crossed which milestone mark, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

71. Which Chennai-based company has launched an end-to-end digital platform - OIC - for the optical industry?

72. Which company last week unveiled three models – T.6, T.7 and T.9 - in its newest range of intermediate and light commercial trucks (I&LCV), the Ultra Sleek T-Series?

73. Which brand has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as brand ambassador for its extensive range of flours, pulses and dry fruits?

74. Which protein supplement brand has announced the signing of cricketer Shreyas Iyer as the brand ambassador, ahead of the 14th season of the Indian Premiere League?

75. Which MNC has elevated its India head Sameer Aggarwal as the chief operating officer of the Sam’s Club unit’s US ecommerce vertical?

76. Which OTT platform has unveiled its latest integrated marketing campaign, ATM, acronym for ‘Any Time Manoranjan’?

77. Which insurance company has launched a new TVC campaign ‘Poochoge toh aapko milega sahi jawaab’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui?

78. Which water storage tanks brand has launched a television commercial titled ‘The Wedding’?

79. Sanjay Kaul, founder and chief executive officer of which marketing services company, has stepped down from his current position?

80. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

81. Ittira Davis has resigned as the MD and CEO of which financial services company?

82. Voot Select, Viacom18’s subscription video on demand (sVoD) streaming service, has touched which milestone active direct paying subscribers count in one year after its inception?

83. Which caller ID app has elevated chief product officer Rishit Jhunjhunwala to managing director, with immediate effect?

84. Which healthcare and nutrition company has roped in Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador to unveil its signature breakfast and snack box collection?

85. Which tycoon has added more billions to his wealth than anyone else in the world this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 885 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

March 7, 2021

Biz Quizzard 884

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

1. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) recently achieved which cumulative exports milestone?

2. This should be easy. Which detergent brand has launched the campaign ‘#RangAchheHain’ for Holi?

3. Which company has emerged as the first private sector player to join an Isro mission as the space agency successfully launched its PSLV C51 rocket on February 28?

4. Which bank will soon launch a co-branded credit card with LIC?

5. Which social media platform has launched a new experimental app called Bars for rappers?

6. Which two-wheeler brand launched a special Mudhal Kadhal (first love) edition in Tamil Nadu for Pongal?

7. Which milk brand has roped in actress Meena Sagar as its brand ambassador and has rolled out its launch ad in Tamil?

8. Which respiratory health brand from GSK Consumer Healthcare has further strengthened the launch of its Breathe Clean Daily Saline Wash with a new influencer campaign?

9. Which furniture brand has launched a new digital video campaign, ‘#WowWomaniya’, this International Women’s Day?

10. Which company has acquired a majority stake in skyTran Inc, a technology company that develops pod car transport systems?

11. Which business services provider has elevated Suraj Moraje, group CEO and executive director, to group CEO and MD with effect from April 1?

12. Which retailer has launched a campaign, ‘#WomenWearItBetter’ for Women’s Day?

13. Which consumer tech products brand has launched a music video ‘I'm A Rebel' with Universal Music India to celebrate Women's Day, featuring actress and endorser Kiara Advani?

14. IDBI Federal Life Insurance has unveiled its new name and launched a campaign featuring brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar. What is its new name?

15. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV have now been merged into one single channel. What is it called?

16. Which company has come on board for Mumbai Indians as a principal sponsor and the official logistics partner, it’s first-ever cricket sponsorship, globally?

17. Which life insurance company has launched a new campaign highlighting the key attributes of the ‘iSelect Star Term Plan’ with a message ‘Raho Life Ke Har Twist Ke Liye Tayyar’?

18. Which fast food chain has launched a limited edition campaign for those born on 29 February, also known as leap day?

19. Which telecom brand has unveiled a new campaign titled ‘#SpeedSeBadho’?

20. Which celebrity last week launched her production house Eternal Sunshine Productions?

21. Which digital healthcare platform has revealed its revamped corporate identity with a new logo and tagline ‘Your Health Buddy’?

22. The maker of Oreo biscuits has moved the Delhi High Court against which company, alleging that the design of the Indian firm’s Fabio biscuits is “deceptively similar” to that of Oreo?

23. Which city has the maximum number of billionaires in India, according to Hurun Global Rich List 2021?

24. Swedish automaker Volvo last week said it will make only electric vehicles by which year?

25. Which consumer electronics company has unveiled its ‘#MeetTheFuture’ campaign, featuring veteran actor Rakesh Bedi?

26. Which pharma company last week said it has launched Penicillamine tablets, used to treat Wilson´s disease, in the US market?

27. Which e-learning platform has rolled out a new film titled ‘The Greatest Lesson,’ with brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar?

28. Marico has unveiled a television commercial for the launch of which chyavanprash brand?

29. Which asset management company’s co-founder, Jiten Doshi has bought two luxury duplex apartments in a marquee project on South Mumbai’s Peddar Road by paying Rs 61 crore?

30. India raced ahead of which company to reemerge as the largest two-wheeler market for Honda Motor Company (HMC) in the first nine months of FY21?

31. Which company is acquiring the 31.5% stake held by Warburg Pincus affiliate Windy Lakeside Investment in Gangavaram Port (GPL)?

32. Adani Enterprises crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on March 3?

33. Caller identity app Truecaller has launched a safety app for women. What has it been branded as?

34. Which airline in India last week said it has tied-up with WheelTug Plc for reserving 400 production slots for the electric taxi system?

35. Which US sportswear giant is planning to appoint a local distributor to manage its India operations, instead of continuing with a fully owned subsidiary in the country?

36. Which condom brand has rolled out a new campaign titled ‘#DontMessAround’?

37. Which ayurveda brand has launched a new digital campaign ‘Maintaining Synergy between Mind and Body to Accomplish Perfect Health’, featuring fitness icon Milind Soman?

38. India has surpassed which milestone count of registrations of .in, a localised domain name, according to the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)?

39. Prashan Agarwal has stepped down as the CEO of which music streaming company?

40. According to a report last week, the number of domestic companies whose market value has exceeded a billion dollars has touched which all-time high count?

41. Which supply chain services provider has acquired Primaseller, a SaaS platform for omnichannel retailers?

42. Which general insurance company has launched a new campaign titled ‘Womentum’, with a special music video featuring Indie-pop, jazz, and playback singing legend, Usha Uthup?

43. Which pain-relief brand from GSK Consumer Healthcare has launched a new digital campaign 'Body Pain Expert' for its UltraGel offering?

44. Which brand has launched a video with standup comedian Mallika Dua highlighting lack of lingerie wear for women with curvy bust?

45. Which energy company has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘Great things happen when we move’?

46. Which city has been ranked first in the 2020 ‘Ease of Living’ index, for cities with population of over one million people, according to a Union housing and urban development ministry report?

47. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL)’s compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) Vitara Brezza has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

48. Dabur India last week said it is launching a premium range of shampoos under which brand?

49. Dalda Vanaspati has signed which celebrity as brand ambassador and is launching the campaign ‘#JaanchParakhLo’?

50. Which company is acquiring Capco, a British IT consultancy, for $1.45 billion?

51. Which sportswear company has launched ‘Watch Us Move’, a campaign to celebrate womanhood and their freedom of movement?

52. Which publication brand will launch “She Slays”, a month-long campaign showcasing the spirit and resolve of women from all walks of life?

53. Which broadcaster has launched a special documentary 'Dream On: Sapno ki Udaan’, which follows the journey of 6 individuals who not only dared to dream but were crazy enough to pursue it?

54. Which online gaming platform has signed on former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Dale Steyn as brand ambassador?

55. Which nutrition brand has announced the signing of actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra as its fitness brand ambassador?

56. Which digital insurance company has launched a new campaign titled ‘Time Nahi Lagega’ to highlight the company’s quick claim settlement process?

57. Which elevator company has announced the launch of its new global brand, TKE?

58. MG George, 71, passed away last week in his New Delhi home after a fall. He was the chairman of which NBFC?

59. Which MNC last week launched what is being claimed as the world’s most advanced self-driving car licenced for the road?

60. Which country was the top source of foreign direct investment into India in the first nine months of FY21 at $15.71 billion?

61. Chinese tech major Xiaomi will soon introduce smart TVs under which brand in India as it looks to further expand its position in the burgeoning smart TV segment in the country?

62. Which brand has tied up with Yono-SBI bank to launch a smart fitness band?

63. Which pharma company has signed cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador for its product Candid Powder?

64. Which beverage brand has unveiled its ‘Sabse Thick Sabse Tasty’ campaign?

65. Which company will open India’s first all women-managed luxury residences, in Chennai?

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