April 25, 2021

Biz Quizzard 891

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Amazon India has registered which milestone count of merchants through Amazon Pay - its payments unit?

2. Charles “Chuck” Geschke died at the age of 84 on April 16. He was the co-founder of which software company?

3. Which steel manufacturer has launched its new TVC campaign "Maksad Toh India Ko Banana Hai", featuring actor Sonu Sood?

4. Beetel Landline and FLiX has announced the appointment of which cricketer as its brand ambassador for its products across categories?

5. Which company last week said it successfully completed safety as well as pharmacokinetic, or absorption, studies using an oral formulation of remdesivir?

6. Which Bengaluru-based company has acquired Ubico Networks for about Rs 100 crore?

7. Which Indian-origin billionaire brothers have acquired a popular British fast-food chain, Leon, as part of what they described as their goal to grow their foodservice operations in Britain?

8. Which company last week handed over 100 Point of Sale (PoS) machines to BBMP to help the civic body collect fines from citizens violating Covid-19-related protocols in Bengaluru?

9. Which online marketplace has roped in celebrity couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza for its new campaign 'Brand Waali Quality, Bazaar Waali Deal'?

10. Which IT services firm has acquired DigitalOnUS, a hybrid cloud and DevOps services provider, for up to $120 million (about Rs 900 crore), including retention bonus and earnout?

11. Which energy exchange last week kicked off cross-border daily electricity trading on its platform?

12. Sivasubramanian Ramann has taken charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of which financial institution?

13. Which company last week said it has launched a new super long range ecycle, Roadlark, which has the capability to run up to 100 km in a single charge?

14. Which fantasy cricket app has launched a new IPL campaign featuring brand ambassador KL Rahul, which revolves around the thought, "Play Fantasy Cricket Hatke”?

15. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign for its ‘Muhurat’ wedding collection, featuring brand ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Jaya Bachchan and Prabhu Ganesan?

16. T.V. Scaria, 81, passed away last week in Kochi. He was the founder of which popular umbrella brand in Kerala?

17. Which former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) died last week at the age of 94?

18. Which esports and skill gaming platform has acquired New Delhi-based esports gaming platform GamingMonk?

19. India’s oldest credit assessment company TransUnion Cibil has launched an eligibility score for which category of customers?

20. Which company last week said it has completed 75 years of its construction and mining machinery business (CMB), which is one of its oldest businesses?

21. Which formal wear brand has roped in actress Jacqueline Fernandez as the face of its new sub-brand Denim Labs?

22. Which company last week announced incorporation of a wholly-owned arm 'Mundra Petrochem Ltd' (MPL)?

23. Which fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘#TeamHaiTohMazaaHai’?

24. Which global sports brand has signed a long-term partnership deal with cricketers Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal?

25. MMA, formerly known as the Mobile Marketing Association, has announced the appointment of Amit Jain as Chairperson of its India Board of Directors. He is the India MD of which MNC?

26. Adidas has brought back which global content initiative?

27. Which smart baby camera brand has launched a digital campaign featuring actress and new mom Kareena Kapoor Khan?

28. Apple last week unveiled which new colour for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini?

29. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) brand has launched the campaign ‘Just can’t get enough’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Rashmika Mandanna?

30. Procter & Gamble last week said it has commissioned its first in-house solar power plant in India at its manufacturing facility in which city?

31. Which snack brand has launched a new television commercial highlighting the launch of two limited-time innovations – Out of Control Chaat and Uncensored Tadka flavours?

32. Which group has announced the launch of its new ad film campaign ‘Khayal Apno Ka’?

33. Which Kerala-based food brand is set to launch India’s first cold water ice-cream mix, with which aficionados can prepare their favourite flavours at home without milk, and within five minutes?

34. Which lender from South Africa will exit India?

35. Which UK-based fintech unicorn has appointed Paroma Chatterjee as its CEO in India ahead of a planned expansion in the country this year?

36. Which tech-enabled, multi-brand car service company is planning to foray into servicing of Electric Vehicles (EVs), mainly two wheelers, three wheelers and delivery vans?

37. Roger Lias has stepped down as the chief executive officer of which Indian pharmaceutical firm?

38. Which Chinese electronics company has roped in cricketer Washington Sundar as its brand ambassador?

39. Which pipes brand has launched a campaign featuring former cricketer Virender Sehwag, with the positioning ‘Ek baar lagwayyie, aur hamara naam bhool jaayie’?

40. In a global first for the steel industry, which company has used a blockchain platform pioneered by HSBC to complete a trade finance transaction with a UAE-based company?

41. Which diversified technology company has announced the launch of the new Spatial Solutions Division as part of its strategic expansion for Smart Home Solutions?

42. Which FMCG brand has launched the digital video campaign ‘#SehatKaSaath’ during the month of Ramadan?

43. Which bicycle brand has launched a new campaign ‘Boys are Back’?

44. Warburg Pincus’ affiliate Baskin Lake Investment has acquired which company’s 24.48% stake along with a primary investment in on-campus student housing assets company Good Host Spaces?

45. Which stock broking company has appointed Narayan Gangadhar as its chief executive officer?

46. Which company last week announced its plan to setup a 100,000 strong network of EV chargers, which it is calling Hypercharger Network, across 400 cities in India over the next five years?

47. Which mail room management and logistics company said it had received an unspecified amount as investment from Ratan Tata?

48. Which company last week announced a partnership with Taiwan’s Gogoro Inc., a provider of battery swapping platforms, to accelerate the shift to sustainable electric mobility in India?

49. New York-based Tiger Global has made its first investment in an Indian cryptocurrency company. Name it?

50. Rekha M Menon has been appointed chairperson of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom). She is the India chairperson of which MNC?

51. Which media network will be venturing into the kids' space with the launch of Bal Bharat channel in 12 Indian languages on 27 April, 2021?

52. Which online medical and healthcare ordering app has launched a new campaign 'Sab uparwale ke haath mein hai’?

53. Which company last week issued an apology to the state government of Meghalaya for wrongly depicting Manipur's Keibul Lamjao national park on packs of its brand?

54. Which automobile MNC last week set what it called a challenging target for all of its sales to be electric vehicles by 2040?

55. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week barred which 2 MNCs from issuing new cards?

56. Which company will be foraying into the gum-care segment in India with the unveiling of its global toothpaste brand Parodontax?

57. Which company last week said its joint venture firm Kameda Seika has started exporting premium rice-based snack brand 'Kari Kari' to Australia and the UAE?

58. Which company last week unveiled its most expensive handset at a price of Rs 69,999 in India to compete in the premium segment?

59. K-pop BTS was announced as the new face of which fashion label?

60. Which company will acquire supply chain and AI software provider Blue Yonder, founded in 1985 and led by CEO Girish Rishi, in a $7.1 billion deal?

61. Which paints brand has launched its new marketing campaign 'Sachche Rang' featuring its brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana?

62. Which beverage brand has announced the launch of its new ad film led integrated marketing campaign 'Wish it never gets over'?

63. Which fantasy sports platform has entered into a partnership with the global sports brand, PUMA to launch its first athleisure collection in India?

64. Which women’s apparel brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘Hope is Trending’?

65. Which company has bought Stoke Park, an iconic sporting and leisure estate in the UK, for 57 million pounds (Rs 592 crore) from the International Group?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 891 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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April 18, 2021

Biz Quizzard 890

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which technology entrepreneur and his wife have committed Rs 340 crore for a palliative care unit at a cancer hospital in Odisha?

2. Which Indian business group has called off its proposed renewable power deal with Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas)?

3. Which company is discontinuing its line of Harmony universal remotes?

4. Tata Sons is building a marketplace for small and medium enterprises in India, offering digital tools and solutions to scale up their business. What has it been branded as?

5. Which company has launched a new campaign, featuring actor Boman Irani, to highlight the risk of formaldehyde emission from plywood and showcase its Zero Emission (E-0) product range?

6. Which agriculture finance and value chain startup last week said that it had completed the acquisition of logistics and agri-supply chain firm Kamatan in a share swap deal?

7. Which company has agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Pune-based SLK Global Solutions for Rs 918.32 crore?

8. Which business group has launched a new edtech startup, Vired, aimed at tapping students who have completed schooling and has launched the campaign ‘be made for Big things’?

9. In a first, which bank has said that it will offer depositors who vaccinate against Covid, 25 basis points higher return under a special scheme?

10. Which MNC will acquire artificial intelligence and cloud computing company Nuance for $19.7 billion, bolstering its healthcare offerings?

11. Which company and Adani Group will partner to set up one of India’s largest warehouses for online commerce along with a data centre?

12. Anil Kapoor, 73, passed away in Mumbai on April 12. He was the chairman emeritus at which advertising agency?

13. Which automobile company has emerged as the largest exporter of UVs from India in FY21?

14. Which multibrand fashion ecommerce platform last week said it has acquired online jewellery brand Pipa Bella?

15. Which life insurance company has elevated its COO Kalpana Sampat as the Managing Director and CEO?

16. Which processed food company has launched the campaign ‘Isme Pyaar Mila Hai’, featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

17. Local search company Just Dial has roped in which actor as brand ambassador for its newly launched b2b marketplace portal JD Mart?

18. Which paint company has launched a new campaign ‘Nayi Umeedon Ke Rang Gungunaye’ that reciprocates the idea of hope and better tomorrow?

19. Which fantasy gaming platform unveiled its rebranding, including a new logo and tagline, ‘India ka Naya Maidan’?

20. Which MNC has named Alessandra Galloni as its next editor-in-chief, the first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history?

21. Which company has acquired Kuala Lumpur-based payments and discovery platform Fave in an all cash deal worth $45 million?

22. Which fashion brand has entered into a strategic licensing deal with Timex India to introduce an exclusive line of watches in the Indian market?

23. Which company has acquired 17 solar rooftop assets of Sterling & Wilson totaling 7.2 megawatt (MW)?

24. Which ride hailing and food delivery giant is going public in the US through a merger with blankcheck company Altimeter Growth Corp in what is the largest ever deal of its kind?

25. Which investment platform has launched its Indian Premier League campaign ‘Start Karke Dekho’?

26. Which media giant has named K Madhavan as president with immediate effect?

27. Which digital-first insurance company has launched its latest campaign featuring actor Arshad Warsi as the face of the campaign along with players from the Mumbai Indians IPL team?

28. Which gaming platform has launched a new campaign and video song ‘Cricket Machao’ with the onset of the 14th season of IPL, featuring actor Divyenndu?

29. Which health supplement over-the-counter (OTC) brand has launched a new campaign for Ramadan that salutes the Farzdaar Rozedaar?

30. S&P Dow Jones Indices last week said it will remove which Indian company from its sustainability index following reports of its business ties with Myanmar's military?

31. Nobuaki Kurumatani resigned as the CEO of which MNC last week  as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company?

32. Which company has won a first-of-its-kind tender floated by Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL) to supply LED bulbs for homes in rural India?

33. Which personal care MNC launched its global initiative 'Stand Up Against Street Harassment' in India in November last year with NGO Breakthrough as its on-ground training partner?

34. Which lighting products company has rolled out its latest campaign for EcoLink lights and fans?

35. Mondelez India has set foot into the fast-growing and innovative sub-segment in the confectionery category, Lollipop. What has it been branded as?

36. Which antacid brand has launched a new television commercial, which marks the television debut of its digital campaign, ‘Gadbad Gadbad’?

37. Which skin and personal care brand has launched digital campaigns featuring actors Vaani Kapoor and Tara Sutaria?

38. Which confectionery brand has launched a new campaign for its limited edition ‘Say Hello’ packs across its entire rolls portfolio?

39. Which ed-tech company has unveiled its latest marketing campaign for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the form of a hijack of the commentary box?

40. Which Indian company last week announced its foray into the truck and bus tyre segment in the US and Canada, following the launch of its passenger vehicle range in the two markets?

41. Which MNC will shut its India retail banking business, as part of a global decision to exit 13 markets?

42. Which toys and school and office-stationery brand is planning to set up a toy lab in India to enhance play-and-learn value in children of different age groups?

43. Which social media giant has signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm´s wind power project, it´s first such deal in the country?

44. This is a great ad. Which 96-year-old Kerala-based jewellery brand has launched the film 'Pure as love'?

45. Which company has elevated Puneet Das as president - packaged beverages, India and south Asia?

46. Which smartphone maker has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its brand ambassador for the current calendar?

47. Britannia has relaunched which biscuit brand as ‘100% Atta Biscuits’ and unveiled an ad with the promise of “Doodh Roti ki Shakti”, featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

48. Which company has launched a series of TVCs featuring its brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar, for its latest range of designer energy efficient fans?

49. Which cement brand has launched a campaign, exclusively for the Kerala market, with a film titled "Naattil Evideya?"?

50. Which company will acquire 100% of online travel firm Cleartrip?

51. Which security solutions brand has unveiled its new fire safety prevention campaign ‘I am Fire Safe’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana?

52. Which chocolate brand has launched an innovative augmented reality-based 'Wonders of Ocean' campaign across millions of packs in April?

53. Which dietary supplement brand has roped in actress Shraddha Kapoor as brand ambassador and the face for its Hair and Nails Vitamin Gummies?

54. Which beauty brand has appointed actress Dia Mirza as the brand ambassador for its range of skincare and hair care products?

55. Which paints brand has roped in actress Preity G Zinta as its brand ambassador?

56. Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma is sporting a unique design on his cricket shoes in every match as part of which brand’s '#SuperstarsofChange’ campaign?

57. Which content distribution and pay TV platform has launched a new campaign aligned with its new brand purpose “making tomorrow better than today for family & home”, in Gujarat?

58. Which business services firm said it has acquired the remaining 30% stake in back-office provider Conneqt Business Solutions for Rs 208 crore, pursuant to the ‘put option’ notice by Tata Sons?

59. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) company has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

60. Which country’s central bank last week banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets to purchase goods and services?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 890 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition in the given time.

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April 11, 2021

Biz Quizzard 889

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality has committed Rs 200 crore to launch SKAN, a not-for-profit trust for medical research into ageing and neurological disorders?

2. Which homegrown private equity fund will invest about Rs 670 crore ($90 million) to acquire close to 30% stake in Ahmedabad-based drug manufacturer Corona Remedies?

3. Which company from south India has forayed into Mumbai and Pune with ‘Mirakle’ - a vitamin C drink that it claimed can boost the immunity levels of consumers?

4. Which footwear and performance apparel brand has forayed into the personal care segment by introducing a range of deodorants?

5. Which air-conditioning company recently introduced a new brand tagline ‘Innovating For Change’?

6. Which content and media platform has acquired poker-related news platform Pokershots?

7. On the 10th anniversary of India’s 2011 World Cup Victory, which lubricant brand has released a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni in a conversation with his younger self from 2005?

8. Which brand, known for its stabilizers, has unveiled a new TV campaign to support its expanding Air Cooler portfolio, with the positioning ‘long-lasting cooling’?

9. Which company has purchased an additional 25% stake in Krishnapatnam Port for Rs 2,800 crore, making it a fully-owned port?

10. In the biggest residential property transaction in the country, who has purchased a bungalow property at Narayan Dabholkar Road in south Mumbai for a record Rs 1,001 crore?

11. Which cryptocurrency exchange has launched one of the first marketplaces for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) in India?

12. Which stock exchange will be establishing its offshore office at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFTCity) in Gandhinagar, according to an official release last week?

13. Which imaging technologies major announced the appointment of Manabu Yamazaki as its new president and CEO for India operations, effective April 1, 2021?

14. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire Azure Power Global Ltd’s solar rooftop assets for Rs 36.5 crore?

15. Which company, that provides lending and transaction banking products to global financial leaders, has appointed Parag Bhise as the Chief Executive Officer?

16. Bharti Airtel has partnered with which health app in India to offer a wide range of e-healthcare services to its customers as part of their exclusive ‘Thanks’ benefits?

17. Hyundai last week said it has crossed which cumulative sales milestone of SUVs made in India?

18. Which Bengaluru-based social commerce platform became the latest startup to enter the unicorn club after raising $300 million in a fresh funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2?

19. Which MNC will wind down its loss making mobile division after failing to find a buyer, a move that is set to make it the first major smartphone brand to completely withdraw from the market?

20. The deal is finally done. Which company is acquiring tutorial chain Aakash Educational Services Ltd (AESL) in a cash and stock deal estimated at $950 million, sealing its largest buyout?

21. The market capitalization of Infosys crossed which milestone mark on April 5?

22. Which company has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as the new brand ambassador of Abzorb dusting powder?

23. Which short video app has launched a new brand campaign and has roped in actors Ananya Pandey and Vijay Deverakonda as brand ambassadors?

24. Which online gaming platform has announced associating with cricketer Chris Gayle as its brand ambassador?

25. Which credit card repayment platform has entered the Unicorn club with its latest funding round valuing it at $2.2 billion?

26. Which smartphone brand has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador?

27. Which OTT platform last week said it has acquired the digital broadcasting rights for the 2021 edition of the T20 cricket Indian Premier League in close to 100 countries?

28. Which IT company has appointed Sarah AdamGedge as managing director for its Australia and New Zealand operations?

29. Which ed-tech platform has announced actor Rajkummar Rao as the nationwide brand ambassador?

30. The market value of Adani Group companies crossed which milestone mark on April 6?

31. Which brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Ab Dil Ko Do Health ka Top-Up’ to raise awareness on preventing cholesterol?

32. Which company has roped in MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador prior to the launch of new range of artisanal chocolates and beverages under the brand Copter7?

33. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador?

34. Which personal care brand has announced actress Sara Ali Khan as the new face of the brand?

35. Which batteries brand has rolled out a new ad film ‘Humse Roshan Hindustan’ that positions the brand as one that spreads happiness by empowering people and brightening their lives?

36. Which auto tech-company has launched the campaign '‘E’ for Elderly', to promote a safe driving environment for senior citizens?

37. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer in India has decided to form two new subsidiaries as part of its plans to strengthen green transport solutions?

38. Which automobile company has tied up with its vehicle recycling arm Cero to offer the option of scrapping to its customers trading in their vehicles older than 15 years at its showrooms?

39. Which company and Bharti Enterprises have signed a pact to form a joint venture (JV) to manufacture telecom and networking products such as modems, routers, set top boxes and Internet of Things (IoT) devices?

40. Which broadcaster has become the first television channel and the fourth entity globally to cross 100 million subscribers on YouTube?

41. Which company last week unveiled the country’s first indigenously developed hydraulic rigs for the oil and gas sector?

42. The Centre has decided to take Covid-19 vaccination to the workplace – government and private – by allowing inoculations in any office with minimum how many recipients of age 45 and above?

43. Which MNC acquired Core Compete, a Cloud analytics services firm headquartered in North Carolina, with additional offices in the UK and India?

44. Which beauty brand has launched the campaign ‘#WearYourColor’, a new manoeuvre for women to make their own rules of beauty?

45. Which US-headquartered global medical technology giant last week inaugurated its engineering and innovation centre (MEIC) at Hyderabad, its largest global centre outside the US?

46. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign 'Khud pe vishwas hai sabse badi investment' (“Self-Belief is the Greatest Investment”)?

47. Which fantasy cricket platform has launched the campaign “Ab Poora India Khelega” for IPL?

48. Who has topped the Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s billionaires?

49. Which actor-producer is set to launch a video streaming service, Nine Rasa, which will showcase plays and other performing arts on the digital platform?

50. Which renewable energy power producer from India has committed to become a net zero emissions by 205?

51. Pankaj Razdan, a financial services industry veteran, is joining which wealth management company as its vice-chairman and managing director?

52. Which ed-tech company is making its biggest push to expand internationally with the launch of a new product - Future School - that will become available in the US, UK, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico from next month?

53. According to a recent specification by the Bureau of Indian Standards, what will food companies have to label packaged fruit juices as when the product has sugar or syrup as an ingredient?

54. Which Hyderabad-based gaming startup last week said it has developed the first `Made in India’ virtual reality game Speedy Gun Savage for PC and Playstation VR?

55. Which group last week said its security services venture RAXA Security Services Ltd has joined hands with four security solutions providers from UK, France and Israel?

56. Which company has unveiled a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Kuvan (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Powder for Oral Solution, 100 mg, USP, in the US?

57. Which lifestyle brand has announced the appointment of cricketer Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador for the smartwatch category?

58. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘think fresh’?

59. Which online fantasy sports platform has rolled out its IPL campaign ‘Asli Akhada’ with an aim to enhance sports engagement amongst fans this T20 season?

60. SBI Mutual Fund (MF) last week said its asset base has crossed which milestone mark in the March quarter, becoming the first fund house in the country to achieve such a feat?

61. Which smartphone brand has announced its partnership with Arjun Vajpai to support his quest to climb Mount Everest without any external oxygen support?

62. Which fantasy gaming platform has announced its association with cricketer Harbhajan Singh?

63. Which beverage brand has released a television commercial “Fursat Waali Chai”, featuring classical vocalist, Nirali Kartik?

64. Which glucose energy brand has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi for its latest advertising campaign?

65. Which company has signed an agreement to sell its 220-bed high-end hospital in Klang in Malaysia to local healthcare provider Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care of Malaysia?

66. Which brand has released the first ad film for its new campaign ‘Great for the Good’, featuring actor Jim Sarbh and former cricketer Rahul Dravid?

67. Which wedding jewellery brand has unveiled a new brand proposition ‘A Jewel for every Tradition’?

68. Which imaging technologies MNC organised a multi-city campaign ‘X Stories of India’ in association with India Film Project to explore India in frames like never before?

69. Which cement brand has launched a new campaign with the message ‘Aa Strength Dikha’?

70. According to reports last week, Tesla Inc is scouting for locations to open showrooms in which three Indian cities?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 889 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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April 4, 2021

Biz Quizzard 888

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 29 - April 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Public procurement of goods and services has crossed which milestone value mark from government buying portal GeM, since the platform was launched in 2016?

2. Which company has signed definitive agreements with Essel Infra Projects Ltd (EIL) for the acquisition of Warora-Kurnool Transmission Ltd. (WKTL) at an enterprise valuation of Rs 3,370 crore?

3. Which fast food chain launched the campaign ‘#ColorIsForHoliNotFood’ throwing light on the substantial change of doing away with synthetic colours in its food?

4. On the occasion of Holi, which private life insurance company released a digital campaign ‘#BuraNaMano’ featuring Ayushmann Khurrana, its brand ambassador?

5. Which Indian company has partnered with Brazil’s Libbs Farmaceutica to launch generic drugs in the South American nation?

6. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has acquired the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture LNG terminal from which group?

7. Which online marketplace launched a digital-led campaign ‘#KhushiyanDelivered’ to celebrate Holi and salute the spirit of delivery associates, sellers and customers across India?

8. Which tourism board has roped in professional tennis player Roger Federer as brand ambassador?

9. Which non-life insurance company has launched a ‘Ride To Safety’ anthem, adding to its long-standing endeavour of bringing about a behavioural change towards road safety in India?

10. In what is being touted as a world first, which state government will help its employees buy more than 100,000 electric two-wheelers by arranging for domestic as well as global financing at attractive rates?

11. Which MNC last week said it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network?

12. Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has entered into an agreement to buy an IT-SEZ spread over 1.1 million sq ft in Hyderabad’s Gachibowli locality from which group for Rs 1,050 crore?

13. Beverage maker PepsiCo has re-worked the formulation of which brand for the first time in India, with higher carbonation seeking to make the drink fizzier and less sweet?

14. Which sports brand has signed a three-year strategic partnership deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)?

15. Which MNC has bagged the €220 million (Rs 1,854 crore) contract from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the manufacturing of 234 metro cars for Line 4 and 4A?

16. Singapore-listed Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT) has bought which logistics firm from a unit of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) for Rs 455 crore?

17. Which broadcaster has launched a new network-wide television campaign (TVC), ‘Sirf dikhaane ke liye nahi, dekhne mein bhi real HD experience’?

18. Which paint brand has launched a film featuring Sima Taparia (of Matchmaker fame) as part of its existing campaign?

19. Which Hindi movies channel has roped in actor, talk show host and poet Atika Farooqui for its launch campaign?

20. Which company has unveiled a new brand statement, ‘Building on Belief’, to articulate its mission and relationship with customers as it embarks on its next decade of transformation-led growth?

21. Which watch brand has unveiled its new digital brand campaign, ‘We Don't Stop’, through a brand film featuring actor Sidharth Malhotra and global influencers?

22. Which media agency from India has exited its Sri Lanka business?

23. Which company has roped in actors Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh as brand ambassadors for ‘Health OK’, a multivitamin tablet, which is now under the OTC category as a food supplement?

24. Which OTT platform has rolled out a campaign ‘Entertainment Ka All-Rounder’ featuring actors Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia?

25. The contract development and manufacturing organisation of which pharma company will acquire Hemmo Pharmaceuticals for an upfront payment of Rs 775 crore?

26. Which FMCG major has appointed former Reserve Bank of India governor Dr Urjit Patel as additional director of the company for a period of five years with immediate effect?

27. Which MNC will pay $9.6 billion to acquire US digital engineering services firm GlobalLogic, which has more than half its 20,000 employees in India?

28. Which technology firm from India aims to float an initial public offer on Nasdaq by this December and will seek a valuation of over $15 billion?

29. Which bank in India has informed the exchanges that it has agreed to sell its UK subsidiary to OpenPayd Holdings?

30. TVS Motor Company Ltd (TVSM), a leading manufacturer of two-and three-wheelers, has achieved which milestone mark in two-wheeler exports in March?

31. Which company has acquired 66% ownership interest in healthcare services player AIOCD Pharmasofttech Awacs Pvt Ltd (AWACS)?

32. Which airline from India has signed an initial pact with New York-based global investment firm Avenue Capital Group for financing, acquisition and sales & lease-back of up to 50 new aircraft to be ordered by the former?

33. Which hospitality MNC plans to add 24 new hotels in India over the next 36 months?

34. Which general insurance company has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador?

35. Which science-based skincare brand has introduced actor Parineeti Chopra as the official face of the brand in India?

36. In an attempt to make its presence felt in the non-musical audio market, which audio streamer has acquired Betty Labs, the company behind sports-focused social audio app Locker Room?

37. Which MNC has acquired Bengaluru-based retail tech startup Perpule's cloud-based point-of-sale asset called Ultra POS?

38. Which company has released a new TVC campaign ‘Summers mein kare cold, winters mein ho jaaye fold’ to support the launch of Snowcrest i-Fold air cooler?

39. Which payment ecosystem has launched its first-ever television campaign "B dikhe toh bindass bill pay"?

40. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?

41. Which packaged sugar brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Taaki Mithaas Khilti Rahe’?

42. Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) has expanded its detergent portfolio by launching a liquid detergent + fabric conditioner for regular clothes. What has it been branded as?

43. PhonePe has crossed which milestone transactions mark on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) infrastructure in March, making it the first player in the country to reach this milestone?

44. Which company and New York-headquartered Cerberus Capital Management LP have formed a partnership to create a fund that will focus on high-yield opportunities in Indian residential real estate?

45. Which infrastructure company has sold its Mumbai headquarters to its lender, Yes Bank, for Rs 1,200 crore?

46. Jeh Wadia has stepped down as the MD of which textile company?

47. Which company will buy Australia-based cyber security, DevOps and quality engineering services company Ampion for $117 million in an all cash deal?

48. Which MNC has ended support for its visual assistant Cortana on Android and iOS devices?

49. Amit Chadha last week took over as the CEO and managing director of which IT company?

50. Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the flagship digital payment platform, crossed which milestone transactions mark in terms of value in March?

51. Two decades after it acquired the food services business in the US, which Indian company has decided to exit the venture?

52. US-based investment firm Interups Inc has picked up a 49% stake in which airline in India through the foreign direct investment (FDI) route?

53. Which MNC has introduced ‘TV Plus’ service in India, which will allow its smart televisions to access free content, with ad-supported select live channels and on-demand videos?

54. Which global provider of data storage infrastructure solutions has launched its new Lyve Data Transfer Services for businesses?

55. Pilot Industries has signed which actor as the face of its brand Leader Batteries?

56. Which fantasy sports platform has announced actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

57. Which homegrown short video platform has roped in actor Salman Khan as brand ambassador and investor?

58. Which telecom company last week commissioned a 14 MW captive solar power plant in Uttar Pradesh to meet the energy requirements of its core and edge data centres in the state?

59. Which ring noodles brand has launched a television commercial with the positioning ‘Shaam Bane Yummy, Cool Bane Mummy’?

60. Which property has become the first hotel in the world to achieve the LEED Zero Carbon Certification?

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