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

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