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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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