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May 9, 2021

Biz Quizzard 893

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Integrated marketing and communications investment company Mogae has acquired a controlling stake in which advertising agency?

2. Which MNC has filed a complaint over Kanye West’s proposed trademark for his Yeezy brand, saying it looks too similar to the former’s sun-like symbol?

3. Which MNC last week announced it was selling faded internet stars Yahoo and AOL to a private equity firm for $5 billion?

4. Which food delivery app has implemented a four day work week for this month?

5. Which Hyderabad-based startup, an EV charging aggregator platform, said it has launched its services in the country?

6. Which MNC’s Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed the founder as CEO?

7. Which global pharma major is sending its medicines worth $70 million (over Rs 510 crore), from its distribution centres in the U.S., Europe and Asia, to India?

8. Which mustard oil brand has launched the campaign 'Safar' with the positioning 'Naam hi pehchaan hai'?

9. Which company’s US-based subsidiary has signed an agreement with Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) to convert carbon steel slabs into hot rolled coils?

10. Which billionaire couple filed for divorce last week after 27 years of marriage?

11. Netherlands-based conglomerate SHV Energy has acquired a majority stake in which Noida-headquartered solar solutions provider, marking its foray into India’s solar energy space?

12. Which digital banking fintech has launched two ad communications – ‘#JustCantWait’ and ‘#WantMore’, promoting its recently-launched two-in-one savings and wealth account?

13. Which omni channel grocery shopping app and website has launched its first brand campaign showcasing its proposition of #AasaanGrocery in a click?

14. Which media company has announced the appointment of Nachiket Pantvaidya as Managing Director?

15. Dabur India Ltd has signed which actress as the new brand ambassador for its brand Dabur Pudin Hara, the ayurvedic medicine for gas, indigestion and stomach ache?

16. Which sanitaryware brand has launched an integrated marketing campaign #TapToPOT’?

17. Which agency has announced the launch of its specialised consumer research and analysis wing called Red Lab?

18. Which MNC has bought news technology company Scroll, which it will use as part of an upcoming subscription offering?

19. Which Mumbai-based fintech start-up has announced its expansion in the European continent by launching its services in the United Kingdom?

20. Which detergent brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#MakeItPossible’, featuring Kerala’s first transgender doctor?

21. Sameer Garde has quit as the president (India and Saarc) of which MNC?

22. Which financial services company has unveiled a corporate film based on its brand promise ‘Count on Us’?

23. Which food brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Sadharan Chodo, Nutrition Chuno’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shilpa Shetty?

24. Which networking platform has released a new ad film, ‘Let’s step forward, together’?

25. US-based ThoughtSpot has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire which Hyderabad-based data integration solutions provider?

26. On the occasion of World Dance Day on April 29, which hair care brand launched an Instagram campaign with actress Mithila Palkar?

27. Which cement brand has launched a new TVC, ‘Kal Ki Mazboot Tayari Ke Liye’, with a jingle score titled ‘Yaariyaan’, composed by AR Rahman, as a musical track?

28. Sajan Raj Kurup, chairman and founder of Creativeland Asia has made close to a million USD investment in which gaming company?

29. Russia has approved a single-dose version of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine after it showed almost 80% efficacy. What it been branded as?

30. Which popular game will be relaunched in India in a new avatar called Battlegrounds Mobile India?

31. Which Mumbai-based information and communication technology (ICT) firm has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Bengaluru’s Inflow Technologies?

32. Which IT firm is offering a Rs 30-lakh insurance cover and an additional Rs 7-lakh employee deposit insurance cover to employees for Covid?

33. Which company has launched its public awareness campaign, ‘Savdhan Rahein. Safe Rahein’ to educate customers and the public at large on financial fraud risks and how to stay protected?

34. Which company has launched the ‘Your Salon at Home' campaign, a musical by its employees, for its beard trimmers?

35. Which mutual fund has launched an investor education film ‘#TheInvisibleVoice’ for Mother’s Day?

36. Which global consulting and change management organization has launched a new multimedia brand campaign - 'Humanizing Technology’?

37. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘Tyres For a Country full of Turns’?

38. Which digital healthcare platform unveiled its new campaign ‘#EverySingleBreath’ to commemorate World Asthma Day on 4th May?

39. Which community-first online health and fitness brand has launched its digital campaign – “Ab Nahi Toh Kab”?

40. How many Indian-American CEOs last week joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 893 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within teh given time.

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