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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rajeev kondapalli

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