September 26, 2021

Biz Quizzard 913

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Private equity group Advent International has agreed to buy which company from Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group for an enterprise value of Rs 4,400 crore?

2. Which jewellery retailer has tied up with ‘Augmont Gold For All’ platform, of Augmont Goldtech Private Ltd., to sell various gold products in a technology-enabled way to customers?

3. Which RPG Group company has signed a definitive agreement to buy 100 per cent equity in Spur Infrastructure for an enterprise value of Rs 62 crore?

4. Which streaming platform is foraying into the world of Telugu entertainment and has roped in actor Ram Charan for the launch campaign?

5. Which credit card bill payment platform has unveiled the first ad of its IPL 2021 campaign, featuring India's Olympic hero Neeraj Chopra?

6. Which bridal wear brand has launched a wedding campaign film 'Tradition wahi, soch nayi - #KanyaMaan', featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

7. Which surgery-focused healthcare brand has announced the first phase of its ‘Surgery Matlab Pristyn Care’ TV and digital campaign, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

8. Which digital ledger app has released a new ad film 'Dhande Ka Doctor', featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

9. Which online music education platform has released a brand film featuring its patron-in-chief Sonu Nigam, highlighting his journey as a singer over the years?

10. The number of registrations by unorganised workers on the e-Shram portal has crossed which milestone mark in less than a month of its launch?

11. Which home interiors company has launched the campaign “Takatak Chakachak” with brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni?

12. Which social commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘Sahi Sahi Lagaya Hain’ ahead of the festive season?

13. Which appliance brand has launched a new digital campaign titled ‘Zero% Effort, 100% Drying’ to highlight the benefits of automatic dryers?

14. Which online fresh fish and meat brand has launched the campaign "Totally Fresh"?

15. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Make every day special’ for its Bella Collection, featuring a song by celebrity singer and actress Manasi Scott?

16. Which edtech firm has unveiled its new campaign titled 'Fast Forward Your Career' to promote the online courses from the education portal?

17. Homegrown FMCG major Dabur last week announced its foray into the face wash category by extending which brand into the segment?

18. Which tyre brand has launched the ‘Smart Tyre – Tyre With a Brain’ campaign featuring India’s first formula one racer, Narain Karthikeyan?

19. Which beauty tech and wellness platform has announced actress Bhumi Pednekar as its brand ambassador?

20. Which company has picked up a 51 per cent stake in the health-tech start-up Sanskritech, the developer of point of care (POC) testing system, Swayam?

21. Which Thrasio-style venture has made its first acquisition, My NewBorn, an ecommerce business in the baby products category?

22. Which Chennai-based fintech startup has acquired credit card sourcing startup Wizi to strengthen its plug and play credit card platform?

23. Which social commerce platform has acquired Womaniya, a community that empowers women to be self-aware on wellness and selfcare?

24. Which tyre manufacturer has launched a new integrated marketing campaign featuring actor Aamir Khan to promote its premium SecuraDrive range of tyres?

25. Which app-based door-to-door fuel delivery start-up has launched its brand mascot named Diesel Dude?

26. Which Ayurvedic personal care brand has announced a new digital marketing campaign featuring actor Kunal Kapoor?

27. Which footwear brand featured in a post showing singer turned actor Diljit Dosanjh casually lounging around wearing red shoes while sipping on a can of Coca-Cola?

28. Which makeup brand has launched its new campaign ‘#ThisIsMe’?

29. Which consumer technology company focusing on Indian defence personnel and their dependents launched a digital campaign ‘#ForeverForHeroes’ on its 9th Foundation Day?

30. Which MNC last week said it had appointed former IAS officer Rajiv Aggarwal as its Director of Public Policy?

31. Which spirits brand has signed on actress and model Nidhhi Agerwal as brand influencer?

32. Which company has inked a share purchase pact to buy 156 MW wind power projects for about Rs 790 crore from Surya Vidyut, a CESC arm?

33. Adani Electricity has partnered with which e-mobility service provider for battery charging and battery swapping stations in Mumbai?

34. Which business-to-business edtech company has acquired ClassKlap for $19 million (Rs 139 crore) in an all-stock deal?

35. Which lifestyle brand has brought on board actress Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador for the smart wearable category?

36. Which cosmetics brand has brought actress Tapsee Pannu onboard as the face of its new campaign, ‘#BoldAndFree’?

37. Which beverage brand has launched a new ad film celebrating the grit and determination of the Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj?

38. Which payments tech major is joining the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner and has named Magnus Carlsen as global brand ambassador?

39. Which pharma company last week said its subsidiary has inked a pact with Integrace Pvt Ltd to sell two brands - Mifegest and Cytolog?

40. Which FMCG company last week forayed into the men’s grooming segment with the launch of its first pure-play men’s personal care brand - BIKER’S?

41. Which men’s fashion & lifestyle brand has roped in actor Sanjay Dutt for its latest campaign?

42. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer has launched the campaign ‘No to fuel adulteration’?

43. Which sampling and engagement platform for D2C brands has launched a month-long campaign ‘#TrySomethingNew’, featuring actress Adah Sharma?

44. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘Kam Se Kaam Banega’?

45. Which messaging platform has launched the 'Moving On' film to demonstrate its ‘View Once’ feature?

46. Which company will invest $68 million in Oxford Biomedica to help fund the development of a plant that manufactures Covid-19 shots?

47. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued show-cause notices to 141 employees of which Tata Group company alleging violation of insider trading rules?

48. Which IT solutions provider has acquired Blink UX, a user experience research, strategy, and design firm, for about $94 million in an all-cash deal?

49. Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) CEO Modan Saha has been designated as CEO, financial services, at which company?

50. Which company last week announced a surprise merger deal with Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India?

51. Which company has introduced its latest collection of shirting fabrics branded as ‘Vibez’?

52. Which packaged food company has forayed into the ready-to-eat western desserts category with the introduction of ready-to-eat custard?

53. Which company last week announced the launch of its drone business with its wholly-owned subsidiary NeoSky India Limited?

54. Which company last week unveiled Aerox 155 Maxi Sports Scooter?

55. Which company will acquire Future Mobility Solutions GmbH (FMS) for up to €15.6 million (about Rs 135 crore)?

56. Which brand has signed Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador for its range of premium baby and mom products?

57. Which nutrition supplement brand has launched its new television commercial ‘#PerformanceHiPechaan’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Ranveer Singh?

58. Which pain relief brand has launched its new campaign ‘Zindagi Ke Beech Dard Na Aaye’?

59. Flipkart is introducing a separate marketplace model to offer flexible earning opportunities to individuals, service agencies and technicians. What has it been branded as?

60. Which company last week became the first Indian software products company to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange?

61. Adani Wilmar has launched a new ad film 'Zyada Ka Vaada' for which cooking oil brand?

62. Which jewellery brand has launched a film with the positioning of ‘Gift Smart’ for the IPL season?

63. Which mutual fund has launched its first-ever brand campaign to promote its stress-tested investment framework called ‘HexaShield’?

64. Which deodorant brand has launched the campaign ‘Special Happens’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Rakul Preet Singh?

65. Which skincare brand has signed actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

66. Which fantasy sports platform has signed former Indian international cricketer, Suresh Raina as brand ambassador?

67. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘Snacker Cracker’ campaign featuring Bengali star Abir Chatterjee?

68. Which quick service restaurant chain (QSR) has launched a campaign called ‘The Greatest Hack’, in which consumers can hack moments of cricket matches to win exciting offers?

69. Tata Group will invest Rs 110 crore in which comprehensive oncology platform?

70. Which group has been voted as the most trusted corporate house in a poll conducted by Equitymaster to gauge the trustworthiness of various corporate groups of India?

71. Which conversational messaging startup has acquired New Jersey-based business messaging solutions provider Dotgo in a largely stock deal?

72. Which MNC last week launched its midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV) Taigun at a price range of Rs 10.50-17.50 lakh (ex-showroom)?

73. Which edtech company has announced the acquisition of Edureka, a Bengaluru-based edtech platform for a consideration of Rs 245 crore?

74. Which cement company has decided to meet its entire electricity requirement through renewables sources by 2050?

75. Radisson Hotels will soon launch which luxury brand in India?

76. Which business group has entered into a strategic partnership with Flemingo Travel Retail to operate duty free outlets at airports and seaports in the country?

77. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has named its Asia MD Sabir Sami as global division chief executive officer?

78. Which smartphone brand has elevated its Vice President and India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth to spearhead the company's business operations in the Latin America region?

79. Which edtech start-up has signed Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant as its national brand ambassador?

80. Ajay Banga, one of the topmost Indian-American corporate leaders, and a strong advocate of India-US relationship, would retire from which MNC at the end of the year?

81. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign ‘The WontWork+ Range’ to highlight importance of talking about PCOS?

82. Which integrated healthcare company has unveiled Rahul Dravid as its first brand ambassador with a ‘You are in safe hands’ campaign, marking its foray into secondary care services?

83. Which brand launched the film ‘The Honey Trail’ on the occasion of International Organic Day on 22nd September?

84. Which company has acquired Bangalore-based point of sale software service provider Rista in an all-cash deal?

85. Anurag Mehrotra has resigned as the president and MD of which automobile company?

86. Which French high-end fashion brand will stop using fur in its collections from next year?

87. Which Hyderabad-based company last week said it has entered the US and other global markets with a suite of digital health solutions for pharmacy businesses and patient care?

88. Zydus Cadila has entered into a definitive agreement with which company for production and supply of the ZyCoV-D vaccine drug substance?

89. Which air conditioning major has become the first company to acquire land for a new factory under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods?

90. Which group last week forayed into the personal care segment by launching products in skin and hair care under Naturali brand, and a campaign featuring actors Kriti Sanon and Shanaya Kapoor?

91. Amazon is finally set to launch its entertainment marketplace in India. What has it been branded as?

92. Which nutrition supplement brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as brand ambassador?

93. Which online insurance platform has onboarded actor Jitendra Kumar as brand ambassador for its latest campaign?

94. Jubilant Foodworks Ltd (JFL) has acquired 25 per cent stake in which Gurugram-based nutrition company?

95. Tupperware last week opened a new store in Chennai. Which milestone count did it touch in India with this launch?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 913 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

September 19, 2021

Biz Quizzard 912

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company and T-Series, India’s largest music label and film studio, have joined hands to co-produce more than 10 films over the next three years with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore?

2. Parle Products is entering the breakfast cereals segment with the launch of which brand?

3. International advertising group WPP is realigning the operation of which Ford-exclusive agency following the US carmaker’s decision to shut down its India units?

4. Which online food delivery firm has decided to shut down its nutraceutical business?

5. Which caffeinated personal care brand is collaborating with actors Radhika Apte, Shruti Hassan, and Vikrant Massey as its new-age ‘brand believers’ for its upcoming campaign?

6. Which streaming platform has released a new ad, featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan?

7. Which small finance bank has launched a festive campaign for Ganeshotsav, addressing the age-old custom of males of the household eating before the women?

8. Which FM radio network has launched its festive campaign ‘Dil Se Festive’ with exciting initiatives lined up for various festivals from September to December?

9. Which investment management company, the largest shareholder in Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), has called for the removal of managing director Punit Goenka?

10. Which company has claimed that its factory will be run entirely by women and will be the largest all-women factory in the world?

11. The international arm of National Payments Corporation of India has partnered with which group to enable QR-based UPI payments’ acceptance in 10 countries across north and southeast Asia?

12. Which financial services MNC last week announced the launch of its new campus in Hyderabad, its largest in the Asia Pacific region?

13. Which private bank in India recently launched initiatives to celebrate its centenary?

14. Which company last week launched its first multi-brand EV retail store AutoEVmart in Bengaluru?

15. Which cement brand has released its new television commercial titled ‘Deewar 2’ starring actors Boman Irani and Vinay Pathak?

16. Which payments bank has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador?

17. Which watch and lifestyle company has announced its partnership with actress Kriti Sanon as its newest celebrity ambassador in India?

18. Which group has announced Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Executive Officer of its food division?

19. Which edtech company has launched its campaign ‘Ambition #CannotBeLockedDown’?

20. Which company has announced its Rebegin project, one of its largest recruitment drives for hiring women?

21. Which electronics retailer has launched the campaign ‘#MyKindOfTech’?

22. Which luxury lifestyle platform launched its new campaign ‘#TheLuxeLife’, featuring actress Kalki Koechlin?

23. Which airline has elevated its chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2022?

24. Which company’s cofounder Gaurav Gupta has quit?

25. Which company, which develops software for large spas and salon chains, has acquired US-based SuperSalon, a salon management software solutions provider?

26. Which company has introduced Contino ETB 100 and Voltic 1.7 e-bikes at introductory prices of Rs 37,900 and Rs 29,995 respectively?

27. Kia India’s compact SUV Sonet has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in less than 12 months of its launch in India?

28. Which company has commissioned a 5 tonne-per-day carbon capture plant, making it the country’s first steel company to adopt the technology?

29. API Holdings, the parent company of PharmEasy, has acquired a majority stake in which healthcare supply chain startup for an initial investment of Rs 308 crore?

30. Sportswear brand adidas has unveiled its first flagship store in India. Which location?

31. Which professional network has launched a new brand campaign in India, ‘#FindTheBalance’?

32. Which feminine hygiene and intimate skincare brand has signed on actress Radhika Apte as brand ambassador?

33. Which sanitary pads brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

34. Which edtech brand has launched the campaign 'Aage Ka Kya Socha Hai?'?

35. Which FMCG major has launched ‘UShop’ digital store in what appears to be a bid to wrest control back from online marketplaces and reach its consumers directly?

36. Which laptop maker has unveiled 'Kuch Karne Ka', a creator-focused anthem featuring rapper Divine?

37. Which cosmetics brand has launched the Jacqueline Fernandez collection?

38. Which internet firm is entering the business-to-business space in India with the launch of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, SixthSense?

39. Which global healthcare blockchain platform company has launched its Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) network in India in association with Pune-based HealthLink Technologies?

40. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) touched which milestone market capitalization mark intraday on September 15?

41. Which mobility company has rolled out its Corporate Shuttle service in 7 cities?

42. Snacking major PepsiCo has set up its largest manufacturing plant in the country at which location?

43. Which brand has launched bamboo-less dhoop sticks or dhoop batti and unveiled a campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

44. Which electronics and appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Happy Little Things’?

45. Which dairy company has named Subhashis Basu as its new chief executive officer?

46. Which US-based company last week announced the launch of its social commerce marketplace in the Indian market?

47. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘India ke Bharose ka number’, featuring actor Boman Irani?

48. Which airport has launched the campaign 'Time To Reconnect'?

49. Which sports major has announced Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa as its new brand athlete?

50. Which lubricants company has appointed Debanjali Sengupta as Country Head for India?

51. Which skincare brand has launched a campaign ‘Shonar Chomok’ to celebrate Bengal’s beauty, featuring actors Gaurav Chakrabarty and Ritabhari Chakraborty?

52. Which mutual fund has launched the digital campaign ‘Investing Ke Aam Tarikey’?

53. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘India's first ever LCV truck with double guarantee’, featuring actor Ajay Devgn?

54. On Engineers’ Day, which steel rebar brand launched an ad showing the importance of sustainable solutions?

55. Which tuitions platform has released a brand campaign called ‘#MakeSuccessAHabit’ with the objective of igniting the passion for success in the heart of all its students?

56. Which group has acquired the vehicle financing loan portfolio of Volkswagen Finance Private Limited, the Indian captive financing arm of Volkswagen Group?

57. Abhay Bhutada has resigned as the managing director of which non-banking finance company?

58. Which company has acquired US-based coding platform Tynker in a stock-and-cash deal?

59. India crossed which country last week in terms of market captalisation?

60. Which company has acquired an 80% stake in Swiss e-bike maker EGO Movement for $17.9 million (Rs 132 crore), entering a market which is growing fast in Europe and globally?

61. The government last week announced the setting up of which entity, which will take over bad debt of nearly Rs 2 lakh crore from banks?

62. Which online travel platform has expanded its international footprint by incorporating wholly owned subsidiaries in the Philippines, Thailand, and the U.S. as part of its second phase of global expansion?

63. Which entity last week issued India’s first ever Euro-denominated green bonds?

64. Which financial services company last week announced its entry into the leasing and subscription business under the brand name Quiklyz?

65. Which company has introduced its new 125cc bike Raider, targeted at what the company calls “the aspirational young customers in India and globally”?

66. Which wellness brand has announced Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as a athlete-investor and new brand ambassador?

67. Which entertainment and production company has entered an omni-channel retail business with its own supermarket chains in Kolkata and has unveiled a grocery-cum-pharmacy combo services brand Daylis?

68. Which beauty and personal care brand has launched its national TVC around the message ‘All Natural #NoNasties’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shraddha Kapoor?

69. Which financial service digital platform has released a digital campaign featuring a pig called Million?

70. Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback Swift has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

71. Which steel manufacturer has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador for its TMT bars?

72. Which matrimony site has roped in actor Mahesh Babu for its '#WeMatchBetter’ campaign?

73. Which mobile accessories brand has roped in actress Disha Patani as its brand ambassador in India?

74. Britannia has launched the maiden campaign for which brand, featuring actors Rajkumar Rao and Saurabh Shukla?

75. Which innovative footwear brand that uses natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre, has launched 'ReLive Knits', a shoe made with 100% recycled PET Bottles?

76. Which online media company recently named dating app Tinder's boss Jim Lanzone as its chief executive officer?

77. Which dating app named Renate Nyborg as CEO, the first woman to take the job since its inception in 2012?

78. Rakesh Kumar Bhutoria has resigned as the CEO of which The Kolkata-based NBFC?

79. Which women fashion brand has signed actor Shraddha Kapoor as its first brand ambassador?

80. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign 'khud ko jaga, ek thanda lagaa' celebrating Bengali hooting tradition?

81. Which soap brand launched the ‘18 Herbs Idol’ campaign for Ganesh Utsav?

82. Which cybersecurity software company has launched a television commercial in Tamil, featuring actors Robo Shankar, Papri Ghosh and Imman Annachi?

83. Which esports company has acquired the gaming and adjacent IP business of OML Entertainment for Rs 73 crores?

84. Which digital entertainment company last week forayed into India’s lifestyle products segment with the launch of ‘HiLife’ products priced between Rs 2,199 and Rs 4,999?

85. This ad went viral. Which brand launched the campaign ‘#GoodLuckGirls’ with the message ‘Waqt Badla Hain, Zindagi Ka Swaad Nahin”?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 912 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

September 12, 2021

Biz Quizzard 911

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The value of Mukesh Ambani’s family’s stake in Reliance Industries recently crossed which milestone mark?

2. Two-wheeler rental company Vogo’s operations in which city have turned profitable?

3. Which pharma company has sold all rights to E7777 (an engineered IL-2-diphtheria toxin fusion protein) and certain related assets to Citius Pharmaceuticals Inc?

4. Which Aditya Birla Group firm has appointed Hari Krishna Agarwal as its Managing Director with effect from December 1, 2021?

5. Which digital solutions provider for dairy supply chain has diversified into milk procurement and has started sourcing milk for large brands such as ITC and CavinKare?

6. Which MNC, in partnership with United Way Delhi, has launched "Tidy Trails" - a special initiative to sustainably manage post-consumer plastic waste in Mathura-Vrindavan?

7. Which edtech company launched the film ‘Out of Syllabus’ for Teacher’s Day?

8. Which sweetener brand has launched a campaign ‘Fitness ka Pehla Kadam’, featuring actress Katrina Kaif?

9. Which personal care brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#GetSCENTY’?

10. Which company is set to launch a chain of stores under the brand name of Avantra to take on Tata Group’s Tanishq and Aditya Birla Fashion Retail (ABFRL) in the ethnic wear and saree space?

11. Which sportswear brand has brought in a subsidiary of apparel exporter Shahi Exports to operate stores in five top markets?

12. Which Kolkata-based power infrastructure firm said it is planning to invest $1 billion (about Rs 7,310 crore) in setting up data centres across key Indian cities?

13. Which FMCG major has partnered the Indian government for an academic-based research study which will help understand the factors impacting Covid-19 vulnerability and vaccine efficacy?

14. The government last week named Arun Kumar Singh as the next Chairman and Managing Director of which company?

15. Which bank, which holds 25 per cent stake in Dish TV, has proposed to oust the company’s entire board, including Jawahar Lal Goel, the promoter and Managing Director?

16. Which private lender last week filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities Exchange Board of India to raise funds through an initial public offering?

17. Mumbai-based venture capital company, Ventureland Asia Advisory Services, owned by ad man Sajan Raj Kurup, has acquired the controlling stake in which publisher?

18. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign ‘No bhoot kaal. Optima Secure hi hai sabse bada sach.’?

19. Elara Technologies, the operator of digital real estate portals Housing(dot)com, PropTiger(dot)com and Makaan(dot)com, has unveiled its new brand. Name it?

20. Amazon Pay has crossed which milestone subscriber count for its UPI platform?

21. Which men’s apparel brand has launched its festive collection with Hello Earth, a campaign that celebrates the journey of a man who is embracing his roots?

22. Which condom brand has launched the campaign ‘#EndBedroomDistancing’, featuring actors Prateik Babbar and Elnaaz Norouzi?

23. Santosh Padhi has resigned as the co-founder and chief creative officer of which advertising agency?

24. Which advertising group has announced the elevation of Vidyadhar Wabgaonkar as the CEO of its independent consulting arm Cogito?

25. Which content distribution and pay TV platform has launched the ‘Vera Level’ campaign in Tamil Nadu?

26. Which camphor brand has launched the campaign “Phool ya Fool?” for air fresheners, featuring actress Girija Oak?

27. Which company launched the ‘Progress Limitless’ digital campaign to celebrate more than 60 years in the education business?

28. Which mobile platform for coaching institutes, educators, and content creators to launch their online teaching apps, has launched a video campaign, ‘Guru Dakshina’?

29. Which career-success platform launched the Teacher’s Day campaign, ‘#MyTeacherMySuperHero’?

30. In a global first, which MNC will offer wealth management services in India, in partnership with homegrown investment advisory services startup Kuvera?

31. Which edtech company launched the digital film ‘#LearnUnlearnRelearn’ for Teacher’s Day?

32. Which edtech company has acquired online exam preparation platform Gradeup?

33. Which nonbank ATM operator last week filed its draft red herring prospectus with Sebi?

34. Which customer engagement and loyalty solutions provider has acquired US-based customer experience firm Persuade in an undisclosed cash and stock deal?

35. The government has appointed Harsha Bhupendra Bangari as the managing director (MD) of which bank?

36. Which fit-tech company has launched India’s first multiplayer fitness gaming version within Fitwarz app and has launched a campaign featuring actors Kiara Advani and Siddharth Malhotra?

37. Which online travel agency announced tennis ace Sania Mirza as its India Explorer for its new international campaign?

38. Which sleep solutions brand has launched its new campaign “Choice of Champions”, featuring brand ambassador and tennis ace Sania Mirza?

39. Which company selling various electronic products such as LED TV, mobile, and mobile accessories has roped in actress Raveena Tandon as brand ambassador?

40. Which state government has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as its economic advisor?

41. Which biscuit brand launched its latest campaign with 3 Indian cricketers – Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, and Deepak Chahar?

42. Which pregnancy detection brand has launched its new campaign ‘#MyChoiceToGoodNews’?

43. Which life insurance company has announced the signing of a multi-year brand partnership with Indian athlete and Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra as its brand ambassador?

44. San Francisco-based work collaboration company Notion has acquired which Hyderabad-based integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) firm in a cash and stock deal?

45. The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended UCO Bank CEO Atul Kumar Goel as the next managing director and CEO of which bank?

46. Mondelez India, the makers of Cadbury Dairy Milk, Bournvita, and Oreo, last week announced its entry into the snack bar category with the unveiling of which brand?

47. Germany’s building products maker Schueco International KG has acquired a majority stake in which facade maker for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which company has launched a new fertiliser GroShakti Plus targeting farmers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh?

49. Which company has launched the campaign 'Gustakhi maaf, Gustakhi saaf' to highlight the distinctive features of its HD Gloss and customised digital laminates?

50. Which MNC has appointed Prativa Mohapatra as VP and MD for its India operations?

51. Which asset backed digital lending firm has launched its first brand campaign 'Ghar Baithe Baithe Gold Loans', featuring actors Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani?

52. Jio-BP, the joint venture between Reliance Industries and UK’s energy giant BP, has tied up with which all electric ride-hailing platform to set up a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

53. Which financial services company has appointed Sanjeev Barnwal as its new chief executive officer?

54. Which edtech company has appointed Vivek Sunder, the former chief operating officer of food delivery app Swiggy, as CEO?

55. Which company has won a 10-year contract from the UK government’s Transport for London (TfL) to design, implement and operate a Cloud-based smart mobility system?

56. Which automobile company has rolled out a subscription-based car ownership model, in association with ORIX, a mobility solutions provider?

57. Which energy solutions company, launched under the aegis of state-owned EESL, will launch the country’s first grid scale battery storage program?

58. Which IT firm last week formally launched its 'Equinox' suite of solutions to help enterprises modernize and, upgrade digital commerce capabilities?

59. Which real estate company has roped in former cricketer Rahul Dravid as a brand ambassador for its portfolio of four residential projects and one commercial project?

60. Which automobile MNC last week announced the closure of local manufacturing in India and the curtailment of the Indian business?

61. Which personal care brand has launched a campaign for its Onion Black Seed Oil Hair Care Range, featuring actors Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Chaudhry?

62. Which dating app has launched a new film ‘Closure' dwelling on the importance of consent in modern dating?

63. Which social media platform has introduced ‘Communities’ to bring people closer to those who get them?

64. Which homegrown tech-driven lifestyle electronics brand has on-boarded cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador?

65. Which Bhojpuri general entertainment channel (GEC) has roped in Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav aka Nirahua to drive its grand brand campaign?

66. Which sleep solutions brand has launched it’s first-ever campaign ‘The Greatest Mattress Ever’, featuring actor Kunaal Roy Kapoor?

67. Which personal care brand has unveiled its latest campaign with the positioning 'Good for Nature & Great for Skin', featuring actress and brand ambassador Taapsee Pannu?

68. Which company has roped in actress Aamna Sharif to promote their personal care range, Botaniqa?

69. Which small finance bank has unveiled its new positioning ‘Beyond Banking’?

70. Which company has set up the “world's first water-from-air bottling water plant” with a capacity of generating 2.5 million litres and bottling 3.4 million bottles per annum in Hyderabad?

71. Which B2B ecommerce platform said one of its co-founders, Vaibhav Gupta, will be designated as the company chief executive?

72. Which social media company last week launched its first smart glasses?

73. The government last week extended the Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) for Specified Agriculture Products Scheme to which category?

74. Dabur India Ltd has expanded its Hajmola digestive portfolio with the launch of which variant?

75. Which digital transformation company headquartered in Canada and with a presence in Goa, will acquire Cycloides Technologies in Kerala, and Cycloides Inc. Canada?

76. Kabir Suri, Co-Founder & Director, Azure Hospitality, last week took over as the new President of which industry body?

77. Which stem cell bank and diagnostic solutions provider has released a digital campaign – ‘Hope is Life’, for its unique community stem cell banking program?

78. Which men’s fashion & lifestyle brand has launched its official soundtrack ‘#HeroNahiVillain’, featuring choreographer Tushar Kalia?

79. Which kitchenware brand has announced actress Kriti Sanon as its brand ambassador?

80. Maruti Ciaz has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 911 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

September 5, 2021

Biz Quizzard 910

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 30 - September 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC bank is set to appoint Sanjay Singh as the new chief executive officer of its Indian operations?

2. Which edtech startup has acquired online coding platform Coding Elements in an all-cash deal worth about $1 million (close to Rs 8 crore)?

3. Which battery storage and charger development firm will soon provide on-demand mobile charging solutions EzUrja (easy oorja) for electric vehicles at the locations chosen by consumers?

4. Former State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of which MNC bank?

5. Which airline in India has appointed Canadian budget airline Westjet’s former CEO Gregg Saretsky as a special advisor?

6. Which two-and-three-wheeler manufacturer last week unveiled its ‘Built To Order’ (BTO) platform that will empower customers to customise and personalise their machines?

7. Higher education startup Upgrad’s learners base has crossed which milestone mark?

8. Bank of Baroda’s executive director Shanti Lal Jain has been appointed as the managing director & chief executive of which bank?

9. Anand Bhadkamkar has stepped down as the India CEO of which advertising major?

10. Who will be the first Indian celebrity to roll out his NFT collection through BeyondLife(dot)club, a first-of-its-kind NFT platform in India?

11. Apple’s first company-owned-and-operated store will open in India on which date?

12. Which fresh meat and seafood brand has rolled out a campaign titled ‘#FasterChef’, featuring actor, director and podcaster Kunaal Roy Kapur?

13. Which crème biscuit brand has released two television commercials to highlight the new avatar of its product portfolio, which is now infused with Glucose?

14. Which specialty chemicals company has launched a new campaign called ‘#OldHabitsNewForm’?

15. Which ecommerce major last week announced the launch of Karigar Mela in partnership with Tribes India, featuring a dedicated storefront for traditional tribal and local Indian handicrafts?

16. The market valuation of Tata Consultancy Services last week breached which milestone mark?

17. Beverage and snacks maker PepsiCo has signed a brand association agreement with which streaming platform, one of the first and biggest such deals across OTT platforms in India?

18. Shoppers Stop has sold a controlling stake in which entity to owners of Agarwal Business House (ABH) at a valuation of Rs 41.6 crore as part of its wider strategy to exit non-core businesses?

19. A government affiliated testing agency has allowed the registration of how many models of Tesla cars in India?

20. Prosus Ventures, the global investment arm of South African multinational Naspers, said it would acquire which Indian payments gateway firm for $4.7 billion in an all-cash deal?

21. Which company last week said it has launched Chlordiazepoxide Hydrochloride and Clidinium Bromide Capsules USP, 5 mg/2.5 mg in the US?

22. Which company and U.S.-based 24M Technologies Inc. are setting up a Rs 2,500-crore factory near Chennai for making semi-solid lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cells?

23. Tata Motors last week announced the launch of the electric vehicle variant of which model, at starting price of Rs. 11.99 lakh?

24. Which California-based company has introduced its first mass-market product, the eZeeTM swappable battery for light mobility vehicles in India?

25. TVS Srichakra, a leading manufacturer of two and three-wheeler and off-highway tyres, last week announced its entry into which country with the Eurogrip range of tyres?

26. Which handwash brand has launched '#HaathDhokePeeche', a social awareness campaign that asks people to wear mask properly?

27. Which hospitality major has launched the campaign ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, inviting travellers to explore the undiscovered beauty of the country?

28. Which chocolate brand has launched its new campaign, featuring actor Vinay Pathak?

29. Which digital banking fintech company has collaborated with playback singer Benny Dayal to create a millennial money anthem?

30. Messaging platform Telegram has surpassed which milestone downloads mark globally?

31. Which group last week announced the acquisition of Mayur Fabrics and PV Suiting Global distribution network from RSWM?

32. Which B2B e-commerce platform has announced its association with actor Randeep Hooda as the brand ambassador?

33. Which online gaming company has roped in former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir as its brand ambassador?

34. Which e-cycle brand has launched a television commercial to showcase its latest proposition ‘Want it. Flaunt it.’?

35. Which online brokerage firm has got in-principle approval from markets regular Sebi to start an asset management company (AMC)?

36. Which IT consultancy has acquired Google Cloud Premier Partner g-company for €24 million?

37. Which tech-based brokerage-free real estate platform has launched an ad campaign that highlights the issue of information asymmetry faced by homebuyers in India?

38. Which general insurance company has launched its musical ID / logo, designed to succinctly convey and resonate it’s brand presence and underline the brand promise of ‘Suraksha Aur Bharosa Dono'?

39. Which professional cosmetics brand has named actress Bhumi Pednekar as its first brand ambassador in India?

40. ICICI Bank has become the second lender in the country to cross which milestone market capitalization mark?

41. Which media production company has launched its unique blueprint of clothing line - Adventures X Roadster Life Co, in collaboration with its licensing agent in India Black White Orange?

42. Which non-fiction television channel has teamed up with director Karan Johar to celebrate the incredible art of photography with the launch ‘Your Lens’?

43. Which online life insurance and general insurance aggregator has launched three TVCs, which are a part of the campaign ‘No Insurance Day’?

44. Which health food drink brand has launched a new campaign aimed to break stereotypes around girls and cricket, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador MS Dhoni?

45. Which online health and fitness brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#NoMoreExcuses’?

46. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a new campaign, featuring The Great Khali, showing him use a sewing machine and also mastering the art of embroidery?

47. Which agarbathi brand has announced its partnership with the Sri Lanka Premier League 2021, as the title sponsor partner for the tournament?

48. Which content and marketing company has acquired 101India brand, its content library, its digital and social platforms?

49. Which personal grooming brand has announced Shanaya Kapoor, Vir Das, Divyendu Sharmaa, and Rohit Saraf as brand ambassadors and has launched an integrated campaign ‘#NeverFitIn’?

50. Which MNC will host its first-ever Career Day in India on September 16, with over 8,000 direct jobs ready?

51. Which payments platform last week launched a digital payments market insight platform called Pulse?

52. Which real estate developer has bought out the entire equity stake of Actis TREIT Holdings No. 2 (Singapore) in its commercial project Intellion Square in Goregaon suburb of Mumbai?

53. Which MNC has increased its stake in its Indian insurance broking joint venture from 49% to 100%, acquiring the remaining share from N R Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures?

54. Which snacks and packaged foods brand has launched a new campaign 'Hum Se Behtar Bhujia Ko Jaane Kaun' to strengthen its position in the market as 'bhujia specialist'?

55. Which life insurance brand has launched a new television commercial ‘#TermInsuranceKaLevelUp’, highlighting the need to ‘level-up’ financial safeguards?

56. Which watch brand has unveiled Big Boss 13 runner up Asim Riaz as the new face of the brand?

57. Which men’s fashion brand has launched its first advertisement featuring dancing star, Salman Yusuf Khan?

58. Which roofing solution brand has launched the campaign ‘Tarakki ke pakke rang’ to announce its new range of coloured roofing sheets?

59. Which company has launched the ‘Kaamal ka LED’ campaign for its new range of LED lights?

60. Which ecommerce company has launched the Kisan (farmer) store that will make agri-inputs such as seeds, farm tools and accessories, available to buyers at competitive prices?

61. Which data centre firm has appointed Manoj Paul as the managing director of its India operations?

62. Which advertising agency has appointed Kedar Teny as its CEO?

63. Which global premium smartphone brand has launched its new brand slogan ‘Stop At Nothing’ in India?

64. Which confectionery brand has launched what it claims as India’s first ever dual colour, dual flavour lollipop?

65. Which diaper brand has launched a video featuring actress and model Mahhi Vij?

66. Which stationery brand has launched the campaign ‘#Teachersarethebest’ for Teacher’s Day?

67. Which mobile wallet has launched the campaign ‘Spend Now, Pay Later’ to promote its Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) product ‘Zip’?

68. Which glue stick brand has launched the campaign ‘Dil se Chipkaoge to Dimag me Chipkega’?

69. Which ed-tech firm has shut down Mastree, a year after acquiring a majority stake in the startup?

70. Which company last week announced the acquisition of Exide Life in a stock and cash deal that values the enterprise at Rs 6,687 crore?

71. Which quick commerce platform has launched an ad featuring Kannadiga actor Puneeth Raj Kumar, as part of its ongoing campaign?

72. Which food delivery company has closed its UK and Singapore subsidiaries, according to an exchange filing last week?

73. Which company’s subsidiary has acquired majority stake in genomic testing firm Strand Life Sciences Pvt Ltd for Rs 393 crore?

74. Which industry body has elected Partha Sinha, president-response at Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd, as president at its 67th annual general meeting last week?

75. Which company last week unveiled Springboard, a virtual platform to accelerate its digital reskilling initiatives and expand it to over 10 million students and professionals by 2025?

76. YouTube has crossed which milestone count of Music and Premium subscribers, including trailers?

77. World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) and which industry body have joined hand to develop a platform, called the ‘India Plastic Pact,’ to promote a circular system for plastics?

78. Which agrochemical firm has announced the acquisition of Best Crop Science Pvt Ltd in a Rs 101.6 crore deal?

79. Sun Pharma has decided to extend which health food supplement brand to the nutrition bars category, marking its entry into the healthy snacking segment?

80. In what would be one of the largest product recalls in the Indian passenger vehicle market, which company will recall more than 180,000 cars due to potential electrical defects?

81. National foods regulator FSSAI has directed e-commerce platforms to delist plant-based products as what?

82. Which MNC has released a special short film ‘Ladoo ki Khoj’ (translates into Laddu’s discovery) to celebrate India’s teachers?

83. Which women’s intimate wear brand has launched a television campaign with the positioning ‘Knows me’?

84. Which small finance bank has announced women hockey player Rani Rampal and cricketer Smriti Mandhana as the company’s brand ambassadors?

85. Reliance Industries’ market capitalization crossed which milestone value for the first time last week?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 910 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli