June 20, 2021

Biz Quizzard 899

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of HR Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup Zwayam Digital for around Rs 61 crore?

2. Which automobile MNC recently launched a new era as a lifestyles brand?

3. The assets under management (AUM) of funds linked to the systematic investment plans (SIP) reached which record level at the end of May 2021?

4. Which lock screen content platform has acquired Mumbai-based social commerce startup Shop101 for an undisclosed sum?

5. Which renewable energy company has announced the appointment of Amit Jain as Global CEO?

6. Which regional language-based social network last week said it has successfully built and helped creators monetise a live audio product called Chatrooms?

7. Which Sajjan Jindal-led cement company has entered the construction chemical sector with the launch of a green product range?

8. Which contraceptive brand launched the campaign ‘Better Endings’ for Father’s Day?

9. Which beauty and skincare brand has roped in actress Nora Fatehi as global brand ambassador?

10. Which company’s subsidiary, Switch Mobility Ltd. of U.K., has acquired the entire shareholding in EV maker Switch Mobility Automotive Ltd. India (SMAL)?

11. Which edtech company has launched the campaign VIP, featuring brand ambassador and actor Aamir Khan?

12. Which MNC has filed a trademark violation case against Parle Agro over the use of ‘For the Bold’ tagline for its newly launched beverage B Fizz?

13. US-based flexible coworking booking platform Upflex Inc has entered into an agreement with which real estate services firm to deploy its services across tier 1, 2 and 3 cities in India?

14. Which multivitamin and minerals brand has launched an emotional campaign titled ‘#ExpressTheToughlove’, focusing on the father-son relationship?

15. Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has launched a series of campaign films for the launch of which new regional language channel, featuring actor Rana Daggubati?

16. Which beverage brand has unveiled a new tune, composed by composer and celebrated internet personality, Yashraj Mukhate?

17. Which social media platform last week launched 'Report it, don't share it', a new initiative that encourages people to report child abuse content on its platforms and not to share it?

18. Which bank last week launched its musical logo (MOGO), a versatile sound signature to greet and connect with customers across platforms and geographies?

19. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cuelogic Technologies, a digital engineering and outsourced product development company, headquartered in Pune?

20. Which company’s founder and Chairman Emeritus Kochouseph Chittilappilly has offloaded 50 lakh shares valued at Rs 132 crore in the company to fund philanthropic activities?

21. Which short-video app is the number one app in Asia, according to the data from mobile app marketing intelligence firm Sensor Tower?

22. A 100-bed Covid-care hospital, supported by which aviation major and Selco Foundation, opened in Yelahanka, Bengaluru, last week?

23. Which MNC has said its new Spatial Audio feature will be coming to India soon?

24. Which MNC said it would collaborate with Tokyo Century Corp on its data centre business in India?

25. Which company has introduced Accula SARS-CoV-2 test in India?

26. Which company has launched ‘KyaTrade’, an instant trading idea and recommendation App that live streams actionable and high-conviction equity trading and investment ideas?

27. Which franchise-based Esports league has signed actor Tiger Shroff as its brand ambassador?

28. Which group has announced the acquisition of the digital agency, Stratton Communications?

29. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign 'Simple Hai'?

30. With an aim to create better products, which global smartphone brand last week announced that it has decided to further integrate with its sister smartphone brand OPPO?

31. Which OTT platform launched its new campaign ‘Dekhtey Reh Jaogey’, featuring actors Sara Ali Khan and Amol Parashar?

32. Which former cricketer has become the face of PUMA Motorsport in India?

33. Which French luxury eyewear brand has announced actor Athiya Shetty and cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassadors?

34. Which meat products and seafood company has launched a new campaign with the positioning ‘Apne aap se, Ya app se?’?

35. Which MNC bank has pledged Rs 15-crore financial assistance to support dabbawalas in Mumbai, in association with NGO United Way Mumbai?

36. Which fashion retailer posted its first-ever loss in India after sales shrunk 28% due to Covid-related lockdowns and strict restrictions?

37. Which company will acquire a majority stake in Arrakis Tanitim Organizasyon Pazarlama (Publishme), the largest mobile game publishing agency in the Middle East and Turkey?

38. Which international trade body for decentralised finance has announced its India chapter?

39. Which connected healthcare platform has claimed to have become the first such platform to go live with CoWin-approved vaccination slot booking?

40. Who was last week unanimously elected as executive chairman of Microsoft?

41. TVS Motor Company last week unveiled its electric scooter ‘TVS iQube’ in which city?

42. Which beauty and personal care brand last week announced the appointment of actress Shraddha Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

43. A Gururaj has been appointed as the managing director of which telecom manufacturing company?

44. Surf Excel launched a single-use soluble liquid detergent capsule with a unique three chamber design, specially designed for fully automatic washing machines. What has it been branded as?

45. Which men’s grooming brand has unveiled a campaign "Cheer in Whites” to solicit support for Test Cricket?

46. Which lingerie giant has signed a new roster of female brand representatives that includes actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas?

47. Which online grocery startup’s co-founder Saurabh Kumar is leaving the company?

48. Which UK-based OneWeb Group company is set to acquire up to 74% stake in OneWeb India Communications?

49. Hyundai Motor India last week launched which premium SUV in the country priced between Rs 16.3 lakh and Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)?

50. Which 2 brands were in the spotlight, in what is being called ´Bottlegate´, last week in Euro 2020, the European football championship?

51. Which premium homeware brand has announced its foray into the glass category and also strengthened its steel portfolio with the launch of steel containers for the first time in India?

52. Which social media platform last week said it is launching advertisements on its short video format across the world?

53. Which company has forayed into B2C segment through its 100% subsidiary Speciality Chemicals, with the introduction of Fabritizer, a clothes sanitiser, through the digital channel?

54. Which company has announced its foray into e-commerce and is first launching its U.K. cookware brand Judge online?

55. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire 100% stake in home-automation firm Silvan Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 18.2 crore?

56. Krishna's Herbal and Ayurveda has roped in which actor as brand ambassador?

57. Which online travel company has launched its new campaign ‘#WeWillTakeOffAgain’, featuring actor Anupam Kher?

58. Which edtech company has released a new film “Believe”, which expresses gratitude to its learners, educators and users - who the company terms as its ‘Believers’?

59. Which smartphone brand has roped in cricketer Jasprit Bumrah as the brand ambassador for its wearables category?

60. Paving the way for takeover of crisis-ridden Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC), RBI last week granted in-principle approval to which company to set up a small finance bank?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 899 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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