August 22, 2021

Biz Quizzard 908

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled its latest SUV, priced from Rs 11.99 lakh. What has it been branded as?

2. Which cement brand launched its new digital ad film ‘#IndiaAbSoschBulandKaro’ to celebrate the country's 75 years of Independence with a unique insight on freedom?

3. Which homegrown social commerce platform has announced its new initiative ‘#AzaadHoAzaadRaho’?

4. Which mutual fund brand launched the campaign ‘#DeshKaNivesh’?

5. Which business group launched the campaign ‘#FreedomIs’ for Independence Day?

6. Which ride hailing major released a video featuring Esther Hnamte, a five-year-old singer from Mizoram, performing a rendition of “Maa Tujhe Salaam”?

7. Which shoe and sports apparel company has presented Mirabai Chanu branded shoe to celebrate her Tokyo Olympics Silver medal in Weightlifting?

8. Which curated network for cashless outpatient services launched the digital film 'Fight for Freedom' for Independence Day?

9. Which writing instruments brand launched the Independence Day campaign ‘#AzaadiJoKalamUthaKaiMile’?

10. South Korean video game developer Krafton last week announced that its battle game Battlegrounds Mobile India has clocked which milestone count of downloads on Play Store?

11. Which company launched the campaign ‘#SolarKeSainik’ to recognise and thank the fighters who understand the importance of and spreading awareness about solar energy?

12. Mahindra World City, Chennai, has entered into a partnership with which electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping solutions provider to enable EV-readiness of the township?

13. Which company and KKR & Co last week said they have entered into a strategic transaction to merge their non-banking finance companies (NBFC) in an all-stock transaction?

14. Which packaging company last week announced the acquisition of Classy Kontainers, India’s largest custom-molded rigid packaging supplier, for an undisclosed sum?

15. The private investment firm of which business family has set up a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Jupiter Acquisition Corporation, along with two partners?

16. Which homegrown company has introduced its range of military grade phones with a campaign?

17. Which chocolate gifting brand, in partnership with Social Hardware, launched a special campaign titled ‘#MyFirstRakhi’ for this year’s Raksha Bandhan?

18. Which brand celebrated lipstick day with the ‘#LeaveAMark’ campaign on social media?

19. Which fit-tech company has roped in actors Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra as brand ambassadors?

20. Which mortgage lender has announced the introduction of ‘Green & Sustainable Deposits’ to safeguard the environment from climate change?

21. Which deodorant and fragrance brand launched the film 'Elephant', based on the often used idiom 'Haathi toh nikal gaya, bus pooch baaki hai'?

22. Which direct-to-consumer daily essentials brand has released an anthem "Good Morning India” to mark the 75th Independence Day?

23. Which brand launched the campaign 'Savings Karo Without Compromise' for its new energy-efficient range - Energion ceiling fans?

24. Which agarbatti brand has launched the campaign ‘#prarthnahogisweekar’, featuring brand ambassador and cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

25. Which biscuit brand has launched its first TVC-led campaign ‘Ummeed Se Kahin Zyada’, featuring actress Rasika Dugal?

26. Which entertainment ticket booking service launched the video ‘Independence Through Sports’?

27. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maharashtra Border Check Post Network (MBCPNL) from Sadbhav Infrastructure Project for Rs 1,680 crore?

28. Which company has announced cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the face of its Covid-19 self-test kit, CoviFind, and has launched the campaign ‘Doubt Ko Karo Out'?

29. Which pharma company’s consumer products division has announced its association with actor Subodh Bhave for Naturolax-A?

30. Which bank, in association with the Karnataka government, has launched ‘Farmer Registration and Unified Beneficiary Information System’ (FRUITS) portal?

31. Which honey brand has roped in actor and model Milind Soman as brand ambassador?

32. Which company will buy resort company Apple Leisure Group from its private-equity owner KKR & Co and travel-and-leisure specialist KSL Capital Partners for $2.7 billion in cash?

33. Which company has launched the campaign 'Big Bull of Business Destinations' on its latest offering, Stratum, featuring film and theatre actor Pratik Gandhi?

34. Which cashback site launched the campaign ‘#HumIndianHain’?

35. Which insurance aggregator launched the video ‘#AapkaAsliSupportSystem’?

36. Which direct selling company has roped in Olympian Mirabai Chanu as its brand ambassador?

37. Which discount broker launched the film 'The First Step' for its campaign ‘#StartKarkeDekho’?

38. Which short videos platform joined hands with popular singer-actor Arjun Kanungo to bring audiences a new inspirational track, ‘Jaya Hey’?

39. RBI last week lifted an eight-month ban on which company from issuing new credit cards?

40. Tata Consultancy Services crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on August 17?

41. Which company has acquired the 50% stake in Schott Kaisha held by Kaisha Manufacturers from its former co-owners Kairus Dadachanji and Shapoor Mistry?

42. Which beauty and personal care start-up has announced the acquisition of BabyChakra, a parenting platform?

43. Which jewellery brand has launched its latest digital film ‘#SistersByChoice’ on Raksha Bandhan?

44. Which soap brand has launched the campaign ‘#BackToNormal’ with a song by singer and composer Shekhar Ravjiani?

45. Which detergent brand has launched the campaign ‘TeekaUmeedKa’ (‘Vaccine of Hope’)?

46. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign 'Unapologetically You' with the positioning 'Celebrate You'?

47. Which chip maker last week unveiled 'Arc', a new brand for its upcoming consumer high-performance graphics products?

48. Which sexual wellness brand has launched the ‘Cliteracy Drive’, a campaign to spread awareness about women’s orgasm?

49. Which diagnostics laboratory chain has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni as a brand ambassador for the next two years?

50. Which lender last week cut India’s first set of ‘swaption’ deals with HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank?

51. Which NCR-based healthtech player has acquired Hyderabad-based transition care player SuVitas Holistic Healthcare for an undisclosed amount?

52. MG Motor India last week unveiled its upcoming mid-size SUV that will come with a personal artificial intelligence (AI) assistant. What has it been branded as?

53. Pune-based boutique consultancy firm is launching the country’s largest agri-collective under an initiative called Lighthouse Accelerator Program (LAP)?

54. Which agri-tech start-up has forayed into unstructured agriculture equipment rental business by launching a tech-enabled platform rent4farm?

55. Tamil Nadu-based Kauvery Group of Hospitals has roped in which cricketer as its brand ambassador?

56. Honda Cars India (HCIL) has launched the ‘Jeete Hain Shaan Se’ to announce the launch of the second generation of which brand?

57. Siddhartha Lal’s reappointment as managing director of which company has been voted down by shareholders?

58. Nitin Chugh has resigned as the managing director and chief executive officer of which small finance bank?

59. Which MNC, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT-Bombay and more than 50 other organisations have joined hands to form Plugin Alliance?

60. Samsung has announced its partnership with which actress for its premium Galaxy Z Series foldable smartphones?

61. Fintech startup Cred will enable peer-to-peer (P2P) lending for its members. What has the product been branded as?

62. Which company has launched Metro Special Milk aimed at the tea vendors in West Bengal?

63. Which cement brand has launched a new digital social media campaign titled 'Yeh Yaarana Pucca Hai' in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of an inclusive society?

64. Angel Broking has been rebranded. What is the new name?

65. Which hospitality brand has launched the campaign ‘Jaana Kahaan Hai’, featuring celebrity couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu?

66. Which fashion retailer for kids has launched the campaign ‘#FussyisFantastic’?

67. Which furniture subscription service has released its first brand campaign titled ‘Live Limitless’?

68. Which lifestyle digital accessories brand has launched its new campaign, starring actress Pooja Hegde?

69. Which pharma company has launched a new campaign “Vaccinate my India” that spreads awareness about the importance of vaccination?

70. Which company’s three-dose vaccine last week received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the regulator Drug Controller General of India (DCGI)?

71. Which joint industry body of TV broadcasters, advertisers and ad agencies has appointed Nakul Chopra as its chief executive?

72. Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) will acquire which BPO from Swiss private equity firm Partners Group?

73. NK Singh, the chairman of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, has been elected as the president of which entity?

74. Which healthcare giant has named Joaquin Duato as its new CEO?

75. NPCI International Payments (NIPL) has partnered with which company to enable acceptance of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform in the UAE?

76. Which company will develop the Nagpur airport?

77. Which soap brand has launched its all-new baby care campaign 'Pratham Snan Se’?

78. Which company launched the ‘#ReplyDontReject’ campaign on World Senior Citizen’s Day, featuring actor Boman Irani?

79. Kia India has crossed which milestone cumulative sales mark of its flagship product – the Seltos?

80. Which company last week commissioned its first steel-recycling plant with a capacity of half a million tonnes at Rohtak in Haryana?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 908 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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