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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 rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com 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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