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

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