July 25, 2021

Biz Quizzard 904

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

1. Which company has signed an agreement with HPCL to provide end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL’s petrol pumps in multiple cities and at major highways across the country?

2. Which business group has appointed Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) chief Rajeev Jain as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its airports business?

3. Renault will soon pull the plug on the current generation of which SUV model in India?

4. Which speciality chemicals company has acquired Tristar Intermediates for an enterprise value of Rs 120 crore?

5. Which jewellery retailer has launched the campaign ‘Little Big Moments’?

6. Which MNC announced a $14.7 billion all-stock deal to buy cloud-based call center operator Five9 Inc in it’s largest-ever acquisition?

7. Which stationery brand has launched a campaign 'Get Well Soon India' where kids are seen creating a ‘Get Well Soon’ card for the country?

8. Which sleep solutions brand has roped in actress Alia Bhatt as it’s first-ever brand ambassador?

9. Blackstone has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in which edtech startup for $250 million (about Rs 1,870 crore)?

10. Shiv Nadar has stepped down as managing director of which company he founded along with seven others in 1976?

11. Which Chinese social media and gaming giant has agreed to buy the rest of Sumo Group it doesn’t already own?

12. Which company has appointed ex-UB MD Shekhar Ramamurthy as executive deputy chairman of the company?

13. Which financial services startup has acquired Bengaluru-based TERA Finlabs, an AI-based risk tech SaaS platform, for an undisclosed amount?

14. Which healthcare firm has launched a campaign 'Know your Body Inside out, then workout', featuring celebrities Milind Soman and Gul Panag, for its body composition monitors?

15. Which soya brand has announced the launch of its very own e-cookbook, specially curated by celebrity chef Kunal Kapur?

16. Which MNC has acquired video-based social commerce app simsim?

17. Tower Infrastructure Trust (Tower InvIT) has acquired which shared telecom infrastructure solutions provider for Rs 900 crore and other milestone-based consideration?

18. Which wealth management entity has filed a draft prospectus for an Rs 800-900 crore initial public offering?

19. Godrej Appliances has forayed into the Indian dishwasher market under which brand?

20. Which company last week announced setting up a 1.3-Gw solar PV module manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu, making it the largest such firm in India?

21. Reliance Retail plans to open around 5,000 all-in-one outlets across the country under which brand?

22. Which analytics company has appointed Amish Mehta, Chief Operating Officer since 2017, as the new CEO and MD for five years from October 1, 2021?

23. Which IT firm’s strategic investment arm has sold off around 20% stake in IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd for $19.17 million?

24. Nachiket Pantvaidya has returned to which company as the Group Chief Executive Officer?

25. Which personal hygiene brand has launched its first-ever digital campaign for its toilet seat disinfectant spray, featuring actress Delnaz Irani?

26. Which group has launched a new version of its campaign titled 'RuknaNahiHai' to celebrate the undying spirit of the Indian contingent to Olympics?

27. Which telecom brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Vinay Pathak for its 'Hero unlimited plan'?

28. Which startup, cofounded by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, has acquired Indian food tech firm Zelish for an undisclosed sum?

29. How many India-based companies are in the world’s top 10 business process management (BPM) providers, as per a ranking by research firm Everest of the top 50 BPM firms?

30. Which company has acquired US-based kids learning platform Epic in a $500 million cash-and-stock deal?

31. Which professional services and investment management company has appointed former JLL India chief Ramesh Nair as its CEO for India and MD, Market Development for Asia?

32. Which offline-to-online commerce platform has announced a ‘free-delivery’ initiative for businesses?

33. Which automobile company has announced the implementation of new brand design and logo across all its 150 dealerships in India?

34. Which bike taxi platform has announced the launch of its new digital marketing campaign ‘#NoStressSawari’?

35. Which oral contraceptive brand has launched a campaign titled ‘#UnwantedGyaanSeSavdhaan’?

36. Which eyewear brand has launched its new ad film 'be who you are'?

37. Which paint company has launched an advertising campaign for Weatherbond PRO, an exterior emulsion for extreme weather conditions?

38. Which logistics major has launched a global brand campaign ‘keep up with the clicks’?

39. Which company has launched its Olympics campaign ‘Jeet Ka Padak’?

40. Which company has signed an eight-year contract with the New York Road Runners (NYRR) to extend its title and technology sponsorship of the New York City Marathon through 2029?

41. Which advertising agency has announced Debarpita Banerjee as CEO?

42. Asia-focused PE firm PAG has acquired a controlling stake in which contract development and manufacturing outsourcing (CDMO) company with a focus on complex pharmaceutical products?

43. Which online trucking platform has become the 16th Indian startup to enter the coveted unicorn club after its latest funding round?

44. Which luxury carmaker last week drove in its first set of green cars in India under the e-tron badging, costing Rs 1 crore and above (ex-showroom)?

45. Which broadband technology company will acquire Clearcomm Group, a leading Network Integration company in the UK, at an enterprise valuation of around Rs 160 crore?

46. Which value fashion retailer has signed definitive agreements to acquire assets of Unlimited retail business from Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd (ALBL) for a cash consideration?

47. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched its nationwide campaign, ‘#HaathBadhaoIndia #VaccineLagaoIndia’?

48. Dabur India last week announced its foray into the syrups and spreads category with the launch of which brand?

49. Which intimate wear brand announced the launch of its new brand campaign ‘#DekhoMaineKyaKiya’, encouraging women to give shape to their inner desires?

50. Maruti Suzuki India last week said it has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in rural markets of India?

51. Which electric vehicle manufacturer has launched the ad ‘Many Colours. All Green.’?

52. Which US solar equipment maker has earmarked at least $350 million for investment in a manufacturing facility in India, drawn by the government’s incentive schemes for local production?

53. Which matrimony portal has roped in Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa for its ‘#FixYourMatchYourWay’ social and digital media campaign?

54. Which company has rolled out its latest digital film 'Dates or Best Rates Film' that aims to create awareness for benefits of organised car buying and selling?

55. Which brand has directly named rival Reckitt’s Harpic in a new campaign, claiming superiority on the specific aspect of tackling malodour?

56. Max Bupa Health Insurance has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

57. Which sports apparel and accessories brand has partnered Indian mixed martial arts athlete Ritu Phogat, furthering its mission of engaging, empowering, and inspiring athletes everywhere?

58. Which sports brand has launched ‘celebration of sports’ campaign, featuring actor Tiger Shroff and brand athletes?

59. Which MNC’s secretive research unit last week said it will launch Intrinsic, its new robotics software and artificial intelligence project?

60. Zomato made a stellar debut on the bourses last week with its market capitalisation briefly crossing which milestone value on the first day?

61. The ministry of foreign affairs of which country last week launched the video game ‘Land of Wonders’ in India?

62. Which company has announced the acquisition of an 8.9-MW distributed solar portfolio from Statkraft India, marking its first acquisition this fiscal?

63. Which group has launched the campaign ‘Together, we are limitless’ to communicate and take further its new vision "limitless", inspired by the teachings of its founders?

64. Which navigation app has launched the ad ‘Baraat In A Funeral’ with the positioning ‘Finding Address Made Simple’?

65. Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL) last week announced which delivery milestone for the fuselage it has fabricated for the AH-64 Apache combat helicopter?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 904 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 18, 2021

Biz Quizzard 903

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

1. Amazon India recently launched its first Digital Kendra, a brick and mortar resource centre that will assist kiranas and small enterprises to go digital. Which city?

2. Which luxury watch brand has collaborated with Nintendo to launch a limited edition Super Mario Watch?

3. Which Kolkata-based group has bought a 108-year-old prime commercial building owned by HSBC at Horniman Circle in South Mumbai’s Fort locality for over Rs 83 crore?

4. Which company has acquired a majority stake in The Real Kashmir News and consolidated its presence in the Kashmir Valley?

5. Which advertising agency has elevated Kulvinder Ahluwalia as CEO?

6. The number of SIP account registrations in June crossed which milestone mark?

7. Amul recently won its first trademark violation case outside India. Which country?

8. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has shifted the production of which model from the Manesar facility to Suzuki Motor Gujarat´s (SMG´s) plant in Ahmedabad?

9. Which digital broker has become the first in the country to launch a feature that allows users to apply for initial public offerings (IPOs) before the actual IPO opening in the markets?

10. Which MNC has appointed Daisy Chittilapilly as its new president of India and SAARC region?

11. The market capitalisation of Adani Group’s listed entities crossed which milestone mark in the first week of FY22?

12. Which MNC has agreed to acquire Risk-IQ, a security software maker?

13. Which food delivery platform has elevated Phani Kishan, the company’s vice president of strategy and investments, to the position of cofounder?

14. Which global sportswear major has signed 15 Indian athletes and three para-athletes, who will represent the country in national and international events at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics?

15. Which jewellery retailer has launched its latest campaign 'Fair Price Promise', outlining the benefits of standardised pricing?

16. Which homegrown caffeinated personal care brand has launched the ‘#GetTheGoodDose’ initiative to encourage millennials to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

17. Which electrical appliances manufacturer has roped in actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador?

18. Which oil and gas logistics company and Dutch tank storage provider Royal Vopak have formed a new joint venture in the LPG, chemicals storage and handling business?

19. Thailand-based utility Global Power Synergy Public Company (GPSC) has acquired a 41.6% stake in which Indian green energy company for 14.82 billion Thai baht (Rs 3,388 crore)?

20. Which country will become the first to adopt UPI standards for its QR deployment?

21. How many private-sector lenders have agreed to pick up 9.9% each in a company that will manage and eventually resolve stressed assets owned by a state-initiated bad bank?

22. Which FMCG company has announced the appointment of Naveen Pandey as its Chief Executive Officer?

23. Which entity last week announced its ‘Public Sector Startup Ramp’ in India with an aim to help early-stage public sector-focused technology start-ups build solutions on its platform?

24. State-run power giant NTPC last week said its arm, NTPC REL, will set up the country’s first green Hydrogen Mobility project in which region?

25. Which dating app is partnering with Netflix as its official casting partner for the Indian dating reality show titled IRL: In Real Love?

26. Which direct-to-consumer (D2C) firm is entering into beauty products market under the Cosmos brand?

27. Which snack brand has introduced special ‘@ Home’ packs and has launched a campaign featuring actor Ishaan Khatter?

28. Which Ayurvedic antacid brand has roped in actors Rakesh Bedi and Guddi Maruti in its new campaign?

29. Which laptop brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning 'Bilkul Dost Jaisa'?

30. Which cooperative has launched a new product – ‘Jackfruit Eclairs’ – in the market?

31. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week barred which MNC from signing on new debit, credit, or prepaid customers to its card network in the country from July 22?

32. Which NYSE-listed real estate investment trust and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners are planning to jointly invest more than $2 billion in institutional data centres across India?

33. Which FMCG major has acquired a 60% stake in Apcos Naturals, which owns the ‘Just Herbs’ brand of Ayurvedic hair & skin products, for an undisclosed consideration?

34. Which company last week unveiled ‘XPRES,’ an exclusive brand for the fleet segment?

35. Which direct-to-consumer women’s wellness brand has forayed into nutraceuticals segment by announcing the introduction of ‘Uplift’, a nutrition drink mix?

36. Which company is diversifying its tobacco business as it gets into the manufacture and export of nicotine and nicotine derivatives (like nicotine salts) to the European Union and the US markets?

37. Which entity has acquired a majority stake in cloud services start-up cloudxchange(dot)io?

38. Which Unani blood purifier brand has unveiled the second phase of ‘Sachai Andar. Achchai Bahar’ campaign?

39. Which beverage company has announced its diversification into the dairy category with the launch of a range of flavoured milk products named Smoodh?

40. Which conglomerate has said it will enter the boutique lifestyle hotels segment with brand ‘Storii’?

41. Which social content hub from Zee has rolled out a front runner game on web, ‘Happu Ki Nikali Savaari’ for Zee’s show ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’ airing on &TV and streaming on Zee5?

42. Which eyewear brand has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as its new face in India?

43. Which Finnish smartwatch maker has roped in former HMD Global executive, Ajey Mehta’s venture Gamsa as a go-to-market partner to re-enter India’s wearable market?

44. Which company last week announced the launch of the 'Spotlight North East' storefront on its marketplace?

45. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a new ad campaign for its ‘Stunner Menu’?

46. Which networking platform for professionals has launched a digital campaign with the positioning 'Grow like you are meant to'?

47. Which lifestyle consumer electronics products manufacturer has roped in actress Jacqueline Fernandez as brand ambassador?

48. Which edtech startup has acquired a majority stake in AI-enabled personalised learning platform Pedagogy?

49. Which carmaker last week launched the Huracan STO model in India priced at Rs 4.99 crore (ex-showroom)?

50. Which packaged water company has announced its foray into the personal hygiene segment with the launch of hand purifiers and has launched the campaign ‘#ForTheLoveOfHands’?

51. Which online furniture rental start-up has launched what it claims to be the world’s first furniture subscription service, named UNLMTD?

52. LT Foods has expanded its product portfolio in the health segment with fortified everyday basmati rice with the positioning ‘Poshan Waala Chawal’. What has it been branded as?

53. Which bicycle brand has launched the ‘#FunTurns25’ campaign to celebrate its 25 years?

54. Which business group has unveiled the ‘Aayega India’ campaign to support and cheer Team India at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

55. Which audio accessories brand has signed a one-year endorsement deal with actress Pooja Hegde?

56. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘#DateyRaho’ saluting the resilience of investors?

57. Which audio-only social networking app has launched its new direct messaging feature, Backchannel?

58. Private equity firm Mandala Capital has bought out which cold chain solutions firm, increasing its stake from 30% to more than 99%?

59. Which social media platform last week announced that it is rolling out emojis with sound, called “Soundmojis”?

60. Which company last week filed its draft prospectus with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to raise Rs 16,600 crore ($2.2 billion) through a public issue?

61. Which MNC has become the world’s second biggest smartphone maker over the past quarter following an 83% jump in shipments, according to preliminary estimates by Canalys?

62. Which tech major said it is working closely with the Malaysian government to help that country develop a digital economy by offering training for the creation of more digital jobs?

63. Which company has acquired a controlling 50.1% stake in Bengaluru-based Bioneeds India Private Limited, after acquiring a significant minority stake earlier in March?

64. Which gift and greeting cards major last week announced its foray into the beauty and personal care products segment as part of business expansion plans?

65. Which company will be buying as much as 67% in homegrown search provider Justdial for about $700 million or Rs 5,222.8 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 903 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 11, 2021

Biz Quizzard 902

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

1. Which beverage brand has inked sponsorship deals with wrestler Bajrang Punia, boxer Vikas Yadav and ace archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das, and will feature at the Olympic Games for the first time?

2. Which broadcaster in India has picked up exclusive media rights for Spain’s globally followed football league, LaLiga?

3. Which ecommerce giant has launched the intellectual property (IP) accelerator programme in India?

4. Which cookie brand has roped in Tollywood director Gautham Menon, Karan Johar, Udit Narayan, Baba Sehgal and south Indian entertainer RJ Balaji for its new campaign?

5. Which PE firm has sold its stake in Varsity Education back to the company’s promoters for Rs 1,100 crore?

6. Which digital entertainment firm said that its cofounder Aditi Shrivastava would be elevated to the position of chief executive office?

7. Which MNC will acquire Highway Concessions One (HC1), the road platform of seven highway assets with a total length of 487 kilometres owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)?

8. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘Sar Utha Kadam Bada’?

9. Mumbai-based Beginnen Media has announced the launch of a Hindi General Entertainment Channel, positioned as India’s first ‘rural entertainment channel’. What has it been branded as?

10. Which broadcaster has acquired the rights for the Indian adaptation of the globally successful business reality format – Shark Tank?

11. Which clothing brand has roped in LinkedIn influencers for its ‘#SemiPresentable’ campaign?

12. Which online learning platform has launched the film ‘Struggles of a UPSC Aspirant'?

13. Which laundry and fabric care brand has launched its new campaign asking the question ‘Are we spending our time on what’s really important?’?

14. Which global residential real estate brokerage franchise network has forayed into Indian property market by forming an alliance with brokerage firm Orenda?

15. Which Singapore-based company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fraud-hit Wirecard’s foreign exchange unit in India, as part of the latter’s insolvency process?

16. Which bank last week said it has launched its flagship ‘Business Mentoring Programme’ - MSME Prerana - in Telangana?

17. Which company has introduced COVID-19 RT-PCR test in India at Rs 299, which it expects to lead to a price correction within the diagnostic industry?

18. Which company has started producing the test batch of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine at an exclusive facility in Himachal Pradesh?

19. ICICI Bank and Amazon Pay last week announced that the lender has crossed which milestone mark for issuing ‘Amazon Pay ICICI Bank’ credit cards?

20. Which MNC last week entered the country’s retail financing industry by acquiring 74.9% in Fullerton India Credit Company?

21. Bajaj Group last week joined the list of family-promoted business houses that have hit which milestone market cap mark - the fourth to do so?

22. Which brand has released a digital video to promote its latest fragrance collection, ‘Tales’ – a collection of four happy scents that will uplift your spirits with just a spray?

23. Which beverage brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Yaadon Bhari Pyaali’?

24. Which imaging technologies MNC has announced the appointment of Koji Wada as the new Managing Director for India?

25. Which lubricants brand has launched its new TVC, 'Baccho Jaisa Junoon' to celebrate its 150-year-old legacy?

26. Which textile and apparels firm last week said CEO of its lifestyle business Joe Kuruvilla has decided to step down?

27. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has entered into a strategic partnership with which OTT streaming platform to help create a business model enabled by digital technologies?

28. Bewakoof(dot)com has roped in which actress for its new campaign?

29. Which company has consolidated its farm equipment business in Turkey by acquiring the entire stake of its subsidiary Hisarlar while relinquishing its stake in other businesses of the latter?

30. Which ecommerce major said it has eliminated all single-use plastic packaging used across its fulfillment centres in the country?

31. Which company has acquired enterprise payments startup yBANQ in a cash and stock deal?

32. Which company has acquired Vendaxo, an ecommerce platform for buying and selling of used machinery?

33. Travel channel Travelxp had launched its own OTT. What has it been branded as?

34. Which start-up providing AI infrastructure for marketing has announced the appointment of Neel Pandya as the new chief executive officer of its APAC business?

35. Which doors brand has launched a new campaign called ‘#AloneButTogether’ to empower people for making wise choices in the face of the pandemic?

36. Which bank has launched an anthem ‘Hum Saath Hai’?

37. Which mobile game has unveiled its launch campaign with the positioning of ‘India ka Game’?

38. What will the position of chairman of LIC now be designated as?

39. Demat accounts at Central Depository Services (CDSL) crossed which milestone mark in June?

40. TCS has crossed which milestone employee count?

41. Which telecom MNC last week said it is selling its subsidiary in Myanmar, where it is one of the major operators, as a result of the military coup there?

42. The government has brought Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) under which ministry in a bid facilitate its ambitious disinvestment programme?

43. Which German consumer electronics brand is re-entering the Indian market through an exclusive licensing agreement with homegrown contract manufacturer Super Plastronics?

44. Which Unani brand has launched a digital marketing campaign ‘Sehat Hai to Watan Hai’, to help people rejuvenate, restore and revitalise the lost energy?

45. Which technology company that empowers buyers of advertising has announced the launch of its new trading platform – Solimar?

46. Which steel wire manufacturer has launched ‘#RozaanaKiDhun’, an ode to a stronger India and its resilience?

47. Which sports platform has announced the signing of cricketer Daren Sammy as its brand ambassador?

48. Which global sportswear brand announced the launch of its app in a continued bid to accelerate its digital transformation in Southeast Asia and India (SEA&I)?

49. Which bakery food brand has unveiled its fresh visual identity with a new logo and packaging to strengthen its brand positioning?

50. Which company unveiled its initial public offer (IPO) plan to raise as much as Rs 9,375 crore, the first such share sale by a major consumer internet startup in India?

51. Which paint brand has roped in music composer A R Rahman as its brand ambassador?

52. Which consumer tech brand last week named Abhilash Panda as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson for India?

53. Which company has become the first Indian electric vehicle maker to export to Africa as deliveries of its flagship Kridn motorcycle begin in Kenya?

54. The Reserve Bank of India has approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the MD & CEO of which bank for a period of three years?

55. Rahul Joshi has been re-appointed as the managing director of which media company for a period of three years?

56. Which homegrown fashion footwear retailer has announced the appointment of Nissan Joseph as its chief executive officer, effective 1 July?

57. Which company had acquired Cipla Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiary Meditab Specialities Ltd.’s oral liquid dosage and nasal product manufacturing facility located in Satara, Maharashtra?

58. Which platform for fashion and textile businesses has entered into a collaboration with U.S.-based fashion tech firm Tukatech Inc for 3D solutions?

59. Which FMCG major has launched its first 'Smart Fill' machine, an in-store vending model for its home care products to reuse, reduce and recycle plastic?

60. Iraq, Saudi Arabia and UAE were the 3 largest suppliers of crude oil to India in 2020, according to BP’s latest report. Which country was the fourth largest supplier?

61. LafargeHolcim, the parent company of building materials companies – ACC and Ambuja Cements has been officially rebranded. What is the new name?

62. Which group has rolled out a new campaign ‘#ForABetterKal’ through its flagship project, Nand Ghar, focused on key areas of health, education, nutrition, women empowerment and hygiene?

63. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘Girl Power is Gold Power’ with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (Gopichand Academy)?

64. Which marketplace for longtail products has launched the campaign 'Chhote Paise, Badi Shopping!' targeting consumers from small towns and cities?

65. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘Toofan wahi jo sab palat de’?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 902 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 4, 2021

Biz Quizzard 901

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 28 - July 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company, through its arm, is buying the Washington manufacturing facility of Boeing supplier TECT Aerospace Group Holdings for $31 million?

2. Which business scion is set to launch a members-only private club called ‘Jolie’s’ in Mumbai?

3. Hong Kong-based private equity firm NewQuest Capital Partner has acquired a controlling interest in which Indian animation production company?

4. Which snacks major has announced a grant to Hasiru Dala, an NGO, to recycle multi-layered plastic (MLP) waste and create furniture boards?

5. Which company has strengthened its position in the small appliances segment with its flagship product ‘Candy’ juicer mixer grinder?

6. Which company last week launched its mid-size SUV Kushaq in India?

7. KPFO Ventures and which real estate private equity fund have entered into a joint venture to foray into the fractional ownership space with an initial portfolio of $100 million?

8. Which company last week announced plans to bring 10 battery-powered vehicles to the Indian market by 2025?

9. Which company last week announced the commercial launch of Covid-19 treatment drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), developed in collaboration with DRDO?

10. Which philanthropist will retire as chairman of Arghyam Foundation, the Bengaluru-headquartered nonprofit, on September 30?

11. Which cloud telephony company and contact centre software provider Ameyo have entered into a definitive agreement for a merger?

12. Nightlife doyen Ricardo D’Souza last week claimed in a social media post that he had sold which iconic hospitality business in Goa?

13. Which Hyderabad-based EV startup last week announced the rollout of its debut bike that is equipped with a 3KW motor, which has been developed in-house?

14. Which brand has launched “All Rounder”, a ‘chatpata masala’ flavored ‘thin potato biscuits’?

15. Which MNC has launched its Sound Up initiative in India to help the country’s growing audio community?

16. Which payments tech major has picked up an equity stake in Instamojo, a digital platform catering to small businesses and self-employed workers, for an undisclosed amount?

17. Which learning company has announced the appointment of Siddharth Banerjee as the new Managing Director for India and Asia?

18. Which company has unveiled ‘Clear’, an umbrella name under which all of its offerings across taxes, invoices, wealth management and credit for businesses will reside?

19. Which lifestyle consumer tech brand recognized for being the leader in the earwear & wearable segment has announced its entry into the personal grooming category with MISFIT?

20. Which company and the UAE’s state-run oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) have announced a new petrochemical joint venture?

21. Which MNC distiller last week said it will launch a venture fund in India that will invest in and mentor smaller companies, startups and adjacent businesses such as restaurants?

22. Which social media company has tied up with venture capital fund Stellaris Venture Partners to scale young businesses by providing them with timely digital skilling support?

23. Which company has acquired an 8.4% stake in Ansal Housing after invoking shares pledged with the corporation for recovery of loans?

24. The technology services arm of which bank is expanding into geographies like Europe, South East Asia and Japan to provide services like digital regulatory compliance?

25. Which UK headquartered entertainment marketing company has launched its operation in India in a strategic partnership with El Sol Strategic Consultants (ESSC)?

26. Which communications technology MNC has appointed Ricky Kapur as the Head of APAC?

27. Which oats brand has unveiled a special film ‘#SalutingOurHeroes’ to thank the healthcare community?

28. Which beverage brand has launched the initiative ‘Aam nahi khaas ho tum’ as a tribute to India’s unsung Covid heroes?

29. Which automobile company has launched an general awareness and safety campaign with cricketer Kapil Dev that aims to educate & empower India against COVID-19 through Cricket?

30. Which Indian pharma major will “facilitate” the import of Covid vaccines donated by US biotech major Moderna, under licence for restricted use by India’s drug regulator DCGI?

31. Which enterprise resource planning software provider has launched a digital campaign ‘Heroes Hamesha’, on the occasion of International MSME day?

32. Which gaming and e-sports mobile advertising company has launched its latest product - Social Ads?

33. Which dating app will open its first café in New York this month?

34. A group of top executives from which fintech startup have set up an investment fund, MarsShot Ventures, focused on early-stage startups in India?

35. Which company has announced the formation of a new subsidiary Ki Mobility Solutions, an online-to-offline digital platform?

36. Brazil will suspend a $324-million contract with which company for Covid-19 vaccine?

37. Dairy firm Hatsun Agro Product Ltd has expanded its products portfolio by introducing paneer under which brand?

38. On the occasion of MSME Day (June 27), which company has launched the digital campaign called ‘#PaasHaiToKhaasHai’ to support neighbourhood shops?

39. Facebook last week crossed which milestone market capitalization mark for the first time?

40. Hyundai Motor India last week achieved which milestone production mark?

41. US insurance broking firm Arthur J Gallagher & Co is likely to take full control of which Indian joint venture?

42. Which ecommerce major has launched a new platform - Shopsy - for individuals and small businesses to become resellers of goods in their networks through platforms such as WhatsApp?

43. Which merchant-focused payments firm has appointed former Cashe chief executive Ketan Patel as its new CEO?

44. Which managed infrastructure services business last week announced the appointment of Lingraju Sawkar as its president for India?

45. Which MNC port operator has acquired American logistics firm Syncreon Holdings in a $1.2 billion deal?

46. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions count hit a record high in June. How many?

47. Which business school last week said Madan Pillutla has taken over as its new dean?

48. Which budget hotel company has announced the acquisition of 35 new properties to its portfolio across 22 destinations in India by buying a majority stake in hospitality company 1589 Hotels?

49. Which Swiss firm has acquired Belgian leather-goods label Delvaux, adding a niche handbag maker to a lineup of luxury brands that includes Cartier and Dunhill?

50. Which Chennai-based publishing house, known for its children’s books, is celebrating its silver jubilee?

51. Which ethnic wear brand has roped in actress Alia Bhatt to promote its range?

52. Which cough and cold brand has launched the third edition of its ‘#TouchOfCare’ campaign series on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day 2021?

53. Which fashion e-commerce platform has launched a campaign for its flagship sale property, featuring actress Sonam Kapoor and others?

54. Which company has named actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as the new face for its Organic Apple Cider Vinegar?

55. Which company has released its latest ‘#DilSeLocal’ campaign to honour and express support for the MSME community in India?

56. Which Swedish app has launched the outdoor campaign ‘#HelloIndia’?

57. Which cryptocurrency exchange has announced that it is the official overseas sponsor of Team Sri Lanka during India's tour of Sri Lanka?

58. Which e-sports and gaming platform has announced the official launch of its app in the United States of America?

59. Which one-stop medical and healthtech procurement platform launched the mask awareness campaign ‘#DontShowMeYourFace’?

60. Which global snacking company has announced the appointment of Geetika Mehta as Managing Director, India, effective July 1?

61. Which grooming brand has roped in cricketer R Ashwin as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘Shave to Shine’?

62. Which company has sold six ships to ArcelorMittal in a deal valued at $80 million?

63. Swedish gaming company Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired which Bengaluru-based word games developer for $360 million (about Rs 2,686 crore) in a cash and stock deal?

64. Anand Kripalu, former managing director of spirits maker Diageo India, will join which packaging major as managing director and global chief executive?

65. Which billionaire entrepreneur will travel to the edge of space on a test flight on July 11?

66. Bharti Airtel last week launched an all-in-one solution for homes – whether it is mobile, broadband or DTH that can be bundled. What has it been branded as?

67. Which hair colour brand has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

68. Which digital pinboard site is banning all ads with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealize or denigrate certain body types?

69. Which broadcaster has unveiled the ‘Hum Honge Kamyab’ campaign for Tokyo Olympics 2020?

70. Poonam Gupta has taken over as the director general (DG) of which economic think tank?

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