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October 31, 2021

Biz Quizzard 918

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. A campaign making news for the right reasons. Which brand’s Diwali campaign allows local store owners to create an advertisement for their own shops for free with actor Shah Rukh Khan?

2. Home interior platform Livspace is expanding to the Middle East, starting with which country?

3. Which company has fully acquired Bestway Agencies Pvt Ltd (BAPL), which sells e-rickshaws under the ELE brand?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Own Your Shape’ for its women’s Denim range?

5. Which snack brand has launched the campaign “Apno Ko Laye Aur Bhi Paas” for Karwa Chauth?

6. Which dating app has launched a new show ‘Swipe Ride’ with social media influencer Kusha Kapila?

7. Which IT firm has acquired two companies - US-based Infostar LLC and London-based We Make Websites Limited (WMW) to strengthen its digital portfolio?

8. Which direct-to-consumer brand roll up has acquired homegrown millennial skincare brand Prolixr?

9. Reliance Jio’s upcoming affordable smartphone, JioPhone Next, will run on an Android operating system (OS) built specifically for India. What has the OS been branded as?

10. Which business group acquired the Lucknow franchise of IPL for Rs 7,090 crore in the bidding conducted by BCCI last week?

11. The unique registered investor count on NSE crossed which milestone mark on October 25?

12. Tata Power has crossed which milestone count of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the country?

13. Soundarya Rajinikanth along with serial entrepreneur Sunny Pokala launched a social audio platform last week. What has it been branded as?

14. Which company has announced the launch of a multimedia campaign 'Mood Jaisa, Lighting Vaisa' for its latest range of Star Lord three-in-one ceiling lights?

15. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘#SpeedSeBadho’?

16. Which streaming platform has launched the campaign ‘#ApnoWaliDiwali’, urging viewers to spend time with their family this festive season?

17. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign ‘Pudhumai Penn’ exclusively for Tamil Nadu, featuring brand ambassador and actress Nayanthara?

18. Which grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘Ebar Pujoy Kartiker Joy’ (Glorify Kartik this Pujo)?

19. Which lifestyle tech brand has roped in actors Kriti Kharbanda and Pulkit Samrat as its first celebrity brand ambassadors for the smart wearable category?

20. Which MNC has promoted Sanjeev Mohanty, its head of India and South Asia-Middle East and Africa, to head its commercial operations in its largest markets, the US and Canada?

21. Which fintech company has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador for its flagship product myBillBook, and has launched the campaign ‘Business Ko Le Seriously’?

22. Which cooking oil brand has launched a campaign with the message 'Iss Diwali apno ko apne haath ka khilayen', featuring actor Varun Badola?

23. Which gaming platform has launched the campaign ‘#LiveInEveryMove’?

24. Which consumer durables company has launched the “Air of Innovation” campaign for its Heleous range of ceiling fans?

25. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Mahaul Banaye Rakhna’ for its consumer lighting category?

26. Which watch brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan, to launch the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic?

27. Which brand has launched a TVC highlighting the SAS-Bottom technology used in its pressure cookers?

28. Which wealth-tech company has launched the campaign ‘Apne Investments Pe Behtar Control’?

29. Which antacid brand has launched a campaign targeting rural markets through the voice and medium of the iconic Chacha Choudhary Comics?

30. In the light of cement prices shooting up since March this year, which state government has decided to introduce a new cement brand, Valimai, at subsidised rate in the open market?

31. Idam Natural Wellness, the parent company of Bella Vita Organic, has acquired a majority stake in which brand providing ayurvedic health and grooming solutions for pets?

32. Which homegrown direct-to-consumer (D2C) Ayurvedic nutrition brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador and strategic investor?

33. Which public transport technology company has acquired Shuttl, a premium bus service for officegoers, for an undisclosed sum in an all-cash deal?

34. Which company has signed a deal to acquire the Russia and CIS businesses of Spain-based GBfoods?

35. Which company has acquired Suburban Diagnostics in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of Rs 925 crore?

36. Which health-tech firm has appointed Bhaskar Sambasivan as chief executive officer effective November 1?

37. Which Kolkata-based rail wagon manufacturer has signed a joint venture agreement with a Czech company, Dako-CZ for producing the brake system for passenger coaches?

38. Which online-to-offline retail platform for buying and selling used cars has roped in badminton player PV Sindhu as brand ambassador?

39. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘India’s Pride. My Pride.’ featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

40. Which MNC overtook Maruti Suzuki India as the largest consumer-facing multinational company in the country in 2020-21?

41. Which company will offer customized cleaning and disinfecting solutions for commercial and residential segments under its newly launched business vertical V-Pristine?

42. Which ad agency has launched ‘The Phyllis India Project’, a year-long mentorship programme to enable and encourage women to thrive in leadership roles and drive professional growth?

43. Which consumer electronics and fitness brand has rolled out a new digital-first campaign, “Sweetest Diwali gift isn’t a sweet”, featuring actress Neena Gupta?

44. Which airline has launched its Diwali campaign ‘The Best Gift’, aimed at last minute flyers?

45. Which Australian wine brand has announced former Australian international cricketer Brett Lee as its latest brand ambassador?

46. Dabur India last week said it will enter the diapers segment in India. What has it been branded as?

47. Which food services company has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire 35% in Hashtag Loyalty for Rs 24.75 crore?

48. Which beauty and cosmetics company has forayed into the dermaceuticals segment through a 32% strategic stake buy in Fixderma India, owners of Fixderma and FCL brands?

49. Snap Inc, which runs messaging service Snapchat, has hit which milestone monthly users mark in India for the first time?

50. The Centre has appointed veteran banker KV Kamath as chairperson of which development financial institution (DFI) that’s being set up?

51. Which MNC is building a new app, codenamed “Project Mic”, that gives anyone the ability to make and distribute a live radio show complete with music?

52. Which new age insurer has become the 34th unicorn (valued at over $1 billion) this year following the close of its series-D round of $255 million, which values the company at $1.1 billion?

53. CLP India (formerly, China Light and Power), an independent power producer with presence in both thermal and renewable energy, has changed its name. What is the new name?

54. Reserve Bank has approved the appointment of Baldev Prakash as the next Managing Director and CEO of which bank from the next year?

55. Which writing instrument brand has been shown as a power accessory and a style statement in its latest campaign with the positioning 'It Shows' / 'Dikhta Hai'?

56. Volkswagen India has launched the campaign ‘Hustle Mode On’ for which SUV brand, featuring actors Ali Fazal and Kriti Kharbanda?

57. Amway India last week announced the appointment of which actor as its brand ambassador?

58. Which homegrown footwear brand, known for its sustainable and innovative products, has launched a digital campaign ‘#ChangeTheNorm’ in association with cricketer Jasprit Bumrah?

59. Which bicycle brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as its brand ambassador?

60. Which company last week said that its joint venture company has acquired the India trademark rights for British brand Lee Cooper?

61. Viacom18 Consumer Products is set to introduce an exclusive range of which merchandise in India?

62. Which bank has roped in singer, actor and composer, Zubeen Garg as its brand ambassador in Assam?

63. Which company has launched a campaign for its collaboration with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for its designer home furnishings, under the brand ‘Nilaya’?

64. Which protein-packed chocolate snack bar has launched an ad with the positioning 'No overthinking needed'?

65. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a nation-wide campaign called ‘See A Six, Catch a Taco’ spreading joy to taco-lovers and cricket fans?

66. Which general insurance brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Bharose Ka Vaada’ highlighting its claim service?

67. Which edible oil brand has launched a new ad with the tagline ‘Khushbu Ka Yaadon Se Rishta’, featuring actors Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi?

68. Which edible oils brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador?

69. Which antacid brand has unveiled the second leg of its influencer campaign featuring television actors Yogesh Tripathi, Nirmal Soni and Punjabi singer and comedian Karamjit Anmol?

70. Tesla Inc. last week touched which milestone market capitalization mark?

71. Which company is piloting Guinness beer, an Irish dry stout, in a few Indian states?

72. Which smartphone maker has launched a campaign showing actor Alia Bhatt embarking on a journey with designer Masaba Gupta to create a unique sustainable dress?

73. Infosys and which MNC have come together to co-develop and pilot an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution to optimise utilisation of power and help businesses meet their emission reduction norms?

74. Which government-backed distressed real estate financing platform has made its first complete exit from a residential project?

75. Which small finance bank last week appointed former Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) chairman Subhash C Khuntia as part-time chairman?

76. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future, what he calls the “metaverse”. What is the new name?

77. Which automotive component manufacturer and Yamaha Motor Co. (Japan) have entered into an agreement to create a global E-Cycle drive unit company?

78. Which Hyderabad-based hospital will acquire a 51.07% equity stake in private equity firm InvAscent-backed Sunshine Hospitals for Rs 362.78 crore ($48 million)?

79. Which home-grown company focused on electric commercial vehicles has introduced its first electric cargo three-wheeler - HiLoad EV, at a price of Rs 3,49,999?

80. Which Indian business personality has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Simthsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, for a four-year term beginning September 23, this year?

81. Online grocery retailer BigBasket has opened its first brick-and-mortar store, marking its entry into the omni-channel space. Which city?

82. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) last week said it will transfer which tea cafe business to group firm IHCL, which operates Taj group of hotels?

83. Which food and beverage company has forayed into the health drink category for children with the launch of AptaGrow?

84. Which digital bookkeeping company has launched 2 films - ‘Vasooli Ke Paintre’ and ‘Diwali Ok Hai’, aimed at creating awareness of how its app simplifies the credit collection process?

85. Which fintech company has launched a campaign featuring comedian Rahul Subramanian to drive awareness and understanding about its BNPL and the all-digital offerings?

86. Which self-regulatory body has elected Subhash Kamath for a second consecutive term?

87. Which fantasy cricket platform has announced cricketer Mohammed Siraj as its new brand ambassador?

88. Which digital payments company has launched its latest campaign "Tension chhodo, Insurance lo", featuring brand ambassadors and actors Aamir Khan and Alia Bhat?

89. Which financial services company has launched its Diwali campaign 'EMI hai na'?

90. Anheuser-Busch In-Bev (ABI) has extended Budweiser into the energy drinks market in India, a first for the world's largest beer brand globally. What has it been branded as?

91. Which brand has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as the brand ambassador for its henna-based hair colour and has launched the campaign 'Rakho Apni Chamak Ka Khayal'?

92. Which real estate brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Le lijiye Smart Decision’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Vidya Balan?

93. Which crypto exchange has launched the ‘Do your Bit’ campaign, featuring celebrities Alok Nath, Anup Jalota, Shivaji Satam, Archana Puran Singh and Sreesanth?

94. Which consumer electronics retailer has launched its festive campaign ‘#RishtonKiBoli’?

95. Which jewellery brand has launched a campaign to promote its exclusive festive collection ‘Sway with me’?

96. Which toothpaste brand has released a new set of films under its popular cricket-led content series “#Sabkochabajaayenge”, featuring comedian Cyrus Broacha as ‘Chaubey ji’?

97. Evenflow Brands Tech, a Thrasio-style e-commerce rollup, has acquired which Chennai-based online sustainable brand?

98. Which co-living operator has rolled out a new brand campaign, ‘Loved by you. Approved by Moms’?

99. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain is promoting its newest offering 'Momo Pizza' through an influencer campaign on Instagram?

100. With a donation of Rs 9,713 crore, who has once again topped the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2021?

101. Senior partner Yezdi Nagporewalla is set to take over as chief executive at which professional services firm after his candidature was approved by the partners?

102. Which mutual fund distributor will buy out the mutual fund business of Karvy Stock Broking?

103. Which provider of business-critical digital payment solutions has introduced Tridentity, an out-of-band multi-factor authentication solution which integrates with mobile banking apps?

104. The Centre has appointed retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Bhushan as the Chairperson of which entity?

105. Which company will acquire the Light Duty Cable (LDC) business unit of Norway-based Kongsberg Automotive ASA for an enterprise value of $42 million (around Rs 315 crore)?

106. Which MNC has partnered with Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (LEAF) to launch LEAF Farmer Network (LFN), a digital platform to improve financial assess and inclusion among the farmers in the country?

107. Which business group has acquired a significant minority stake in Flipkart-owned travel app Cleartrip, giving it a foothold in the fast-growing online travel space?

108. The Centre has reappointed Shaktikanta Das to which position for another three-year term?

109. Which premium online clothing store & styling consultant service has roped in actress Gauahar Khan to unveil its latest Fall Collection 2021 with an Instagram Reels video?

110. Which airport has become the first in India to start a hydropower project?

111. Which luxury chocolate brand last week announced the launch of a unique Heart of Gold Collection?

112. Which fintech company has launched the campaign ‘Dil Se Diwali’ to highlight and celebrate the significant strides rural India has made in the adoption of the digital payments ecosystem?

113. Which logistics aggregator has launched the festive campaign ‘Khushiyon Ki Tarakki’?

114. Which MNC bank has launched the campaign ‘restart safely’, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

115. Which edtech company has launched the 'create like a child' campaign in partnership with singer Asha Bhosle, to announce courses for music aspirants across all age groups?

116. Which digital banking platform has launched the ‘Mission Invite’ campaign, featuring actor Rajkummar Rao?

117. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClickKaroInsureKaro’ featuring actor Manjot Singh, that focuses on different life stages of an individual?

118. Which sports news company will be the principal sponsor for the ISL team, Hyderabad FC?

119. The Union Finance Ministry has approved the proposal by the Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to provide what rate of interest for 2020-21?

120. Mondelez India recently inaugurated a premium experience zone in Mumbai, housing India’s first 3D Cadbury chocolate printer. What has the experience zone been branded as?

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October 24, 2021

Biz Quizzard 917

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. TVS Motor Company has touched which cumulative production milestone for BMW Motorrad’s 310cc series motorcycles?

2. Which fragrance brand has launched Fragrance Finder, an artificial intelligence tool, to help consumers select products that suit them?

3. Which brand has launched a consumer-focused campaign ‘#Perfect360Review’, featuring chef Ranveer Brar, for its range of airfryers?

4. Which D2C beauty brand announced it has launched its first brick and mortar store in R-City Mall, Mumbai?

5. Which healthcare company has launched a campaign focused on the medical devices business, featuring actor Boman Irani?

6. Which customized Ayurvedic beauty brand has roped in actress Avika Gor to launch a digital campaign for promoting its haircare range?

7. Which company has launched the ‘Khayalkar’ campaign with actress Sonali Bendre for its medical devices?

8. Which fantasy sports platform has launched the campaign ‘Game ke Deewane’ for the ICC T20 World Cup, featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sourav Ganguly?

9. Which music and entertainment company has launched the campaign 'Proudly Local' to nudge marketers to speak the language of India?

10. Which well-known Mumbai-bred calendar-cum-almanac has entered its 50th year?

11. Rajul Kulshreshtha has resigned as the CEO of which media agency?

12. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a gourmet range of burgers to celebrate its 25th anniversary in India?

13. Which food brand has claimed to have become the only Indian food brand to be globally recognised as both ‘Clean Label’ & ‘100 per cent Wholegrain’?

14. Which crypto exchange has appointed actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its new brand ambassador and has unveiled the campaign ‘Future Yahi Hai’?

15. A Balasubramanian has been appointed as chairman of mutual fund industry body Amfi. He is the MD of which asset management company?

16. Which Delhi-based agri waste company is one among five winners of the first-ever Earthshot Prize, also called “Eco Oscar”, instituted by Prince William?

17. Which ethnic wear retailer’s new collection launched before Diwali, christened ‘Jashn-e-Riwaaz’, triggered a social media protest?

18. Which general insurance brand last week announced a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) insurance and distribution tie-up with drone marketplace TropoGo?

19. Which smartphone maker last week launched its Elevate Program in India through which it aims to mentor startups that have the potential to bring the next big technological change in the industry?

20. Which company last week launched ‘Empaone’, claimed to be the most affordable copies of Jardiance, the top-selling patented anti-diabetes pill sold by German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim (BI)?

21. Which retailer launched its ‘#DilSeDiwali’ campaign for the third year?

22. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign “PAPAsHealthAsliWealth”?

23. Rubeena Singh, the former iProspect CEO, has joined which short-video app as its country manager?

24. Which credit card payment app launched its latest ad featuring former cricketer Kapil Dev emulating actor Ranveer Singh?

25. Which bank has launched its cybersecurity campaign ‘Aise Sawaal Hum Nahi Poochte’ on social media?

26. As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a mainstream platform for indigenous talent, which company announced the launch of a new record label – Maati?

27. Which company has launched two cookery video series with chefs Kunal Kapur and Pankaj Bhadouria for its kitchen appliances?

28. Which brand celebrated Global Handwashing Day (GHD) this year by launching its first ever children’s alphabet book – H for Handwashing, written by author Ruskin Bond?

29. Bharti Airtel has launched its video-platform-as-a-service that will allow businesses to build world-class video streaming products for large and small screens. What has it been branded as?

30. Which company has acquired a 52% stake in fashion house Ritu Kumar for an undisclosed amount?

31. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank last week forayed into which state with the launch of its first branch there?

32. Which Bahrain-based restaurant chain, established in 1948, plans to enter India by mid-December?

33. Which country’s international business development agency has partnered Big Basket to expand its product offerings in India, and has launched the campaign ‘Made with Care’?

34. Diageo India has collaborated with master blender Louise Martin and music producer Sneha Khanwalkar for a Grain to Glass musical that pays an ode to new offerings of which brand?

35. Which online smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘Life Tested’?

36. Which luxury lifestyle platform has released its latest campaign ‘Soulmates’ with the positioning 'Thoughtful Gifting Begins Here'?

37. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#DoMoreWithCreditCards’?

38. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#BaateinTohHongiHi’?

39. Which laptop maker launched the ‘Gamerkind, Humankind needs you’ campaign highlighting the OMEN portfolio, featuring actor Boman Irani?

40. Which FMCG major has announced a Rs 500-crore fund, as part of its ‘vGROW’ programme’ to accelerate inclusive growth in the country’s rural market?

41. Which online gaming and sports betting platform has roped in actress Elli Avram as brand ambassador and has launched a video for Diwali?

42. Which home interior solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Make Space for New’?

43. Irish American fintech firm Stripe has acquired which Bengaluru-based provider of payments reconciliation software, marking its first acquisition in India?

44. Which content-to-commerce conglomerate has acquired ScoopWhoop, the digital media and lifestyle content platform with a male audience of over 60%?

45. Which company is acquiring cotton, mustard, pearl millet and grain sorghum hybrids from Bayer in India?

46. Which wealth-tech company has launched stock broking services and has elevated Rakesh Singh as CEO of the broking business?

47. Mirae Asset Mutual Fund (MF) has crossed which assets under management (AUM) milestone mark?

48. Which asset-light healthcare startup operating in the field of elective surgeries has announced actor and filmmaker Rajat Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

49. Which bank has launched the campaign 'Diwali Hain Kya'?

50. IMF’s Chief Economist Gita Gopinath will leave her job in January next year and return to which university’s Economics Department?

51. Which social audio app will soon roll out local language versions of its Indian app?

52. Which ecommerce marketplace has launched a new campaign starring TV celebrity Mohit Raina as part of its 'Toofani Sale' consumer campaign in this festive period?

53. Which consumer finance provider has launched its festive campaign ‘#UjjwalKaroFestival’?

54. Which youth watch and accessories brand has announced the launch of its new positioning, ‘You Do You’?

55. Which steel company has launched a new TVC featuring Olympic medallists Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet Singh, as part of its "Maksad Toh India Ko Banana Hai" campaign?

56. Which fashion brand has announced the launch of its new collection in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), inspired by the iconic Looney Tunes characters?

57. Which travel app has launched the campaign ‘#CancelBefikar’, targeted towards increasing the brand’s awareness while focusing on its free cancellation product?

58. Which bathroom, car and home fragrance brand has released a digital film series as part of ‘#PowerPocketZarooriHai’ campaign, featuring actor Riteish Deshmukh?

59. Which e-mobility (electric mobility) solutions provider has launched an ad campaign titled ‘Karle Raho Se Yaariyan’?

60. Which Indian business personality is set to invest in Zand, UAE’s first digital only independent bank?

61. Which beer brand launched its first ever 360-degree campaign - ‘Make Play with Flavors’?

62. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign 'be your own beautiful', featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt, for its Festive‘21 Collection?

63. Which fashion brand has launched the second iteration of its campaign ‘Brighter Than Ever’, featuring actors like Rajkumar Rao and Sanjana Sanghi?

64. Which wall putty brand has launched a new television commercial ‘#ArtManeScience’ with its brand protagonist, Chhutkau painter?

65. Which MNC has launched its Unnati Program, under which it will set up 100 Unnati Data-Centric Labs in emerging technologies across universities and engineering institutes in India?

66. Which advertising agency has appointed Shamsuddin Jasani as the incoming CEO, South Asia, effective November 1?

67. Which automation platform last week said it is making India its global innovation hub with Hyderabad to house its largest operations in the country?

68. Global energy supermajor BP last week said it was about to open its first Jio-bp branded petrol pump in partnership with Reliance Industries, near which city?

69. Which premium wrap and silicone-coated foil & sheet brand from Japan has designated prominent Indian Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar as its brand ambassador for India?

70. Valued at $408,251 million, which brand retained its first spot for the ninth consecutive year in Interbrand’s list of the best global brands for 2021?

71. Which smartphone brand has appointed cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

72. Which jacquard decorative fabrics company has launched a campaign with the positioning 'The Fabric of Home'?

73. Which jewellery brand rolled out a digital ad featuring Wamiqa Gabbi, its regional brand ambassador for Punjab, for its Sankalp collection for Karwa Chauth?

74. Which beverage brand has launched ‘#RangJa’, its anthem for the T20 World Cup?

75. Which fantasy sports platform unveiled its new brand campaign ‘#DreamBig’ ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021?

76. Amar Nagaram has resigned as the CEO of which online fashion retailer?

77. The Carlyle Group has set up a special purpose investment holding company CA Magnum Holdings with its affiliates to complete the acquisition of which Mumbai-based IT solutions provider?

78. Which  premium tiles brand from Brilloca Limited has launched the digital campaign ‘New Beginnings’ for festive season?

79. Which fine fragrance brand has released a digital film for its ‘#FeelYourBest’ campaign to celebrate the joy and fervor of the festive season?

80. Which fashion and beauty ecommerce platform has acquired direct-to-consumer (D2C) skincare brand Dot & Key?

81. Which audio equipment company has rolled out its latest digital campaign '#MuteTheWorld'?

82. Which fintech company announced the rollout of its TVC campaign ‘De Dena Aaram Se’ to promote its newly launched Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product - ‘postpe’?

83. Which smart device brand has launched its new Diwali campaign ‘Light Up New Beginnings’, urging people to spread joy, cheer and optimism this festive season?

84. Which company has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as the brand ambassador for Be One, an Ayurvedic energy supplement?

85. Which sportswear brand has roped in actress Deepika Padukone as a global brand ambassador?

86. Non-banking finance companies (NBFC) cannot lend more than what amount to investors seeking to buy stocks in initial share sales from April 1 next year?

87. Which lubricant brand has appointed actor Tiger Shroff as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#PerformanceThatSurprises’?

88. Which healthcare major, in association with several partners, has launched the campaign “Teeka lagwaya na?”?

89. Which company has launched the campaign “Ab Plans Nahin, Payments Push Kar”, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, for its OneFreedom card?

90. The price of matchboxes is being increased after 14 years. What will be the MRP of a matchbox from December 1, 2021?

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October 17, 2021

Biz Quizzard 916

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s subsidiary has acquired the REC Group, the largest solar panel manufacturer in Europe, from China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina)?

2. Which company has executed definitive agreements to acquire 40% stake post-money in Sterling and Wilson Solar through a series of transactions?

3. Which American apparel brand has launched a digital ad campaign ‘Spare Moments’ with actor Arjun Kapoor for its latest autumn-winter collection for men?

4. Which company has introduced the SLAVIA, its upcoming premium mid-size sedan, through a digital film?

5. Which fragrance brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Nature jaisi freshness, hamesha.', featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

6. Which home-grown beauty services chain has launched a video campaign, ‘#CelebratingYou’?

7. Which packaged rice brand from Subham Group of Industries has launched a digital film featuring actors and son-mother duo Arjun Chakrabarty and Mithu Chakrabarty?

8. Which personal care brand, in collaboration with The Minds Foundation, has launched its first Virtual Clinic to encourage proactive conversations and awareness on mental well-being?

9. Which airline last week said it has received the no-objection certificate (NOC) from the aviation ministry and that it plans to start operations by the middle of next year?

10. Why were economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens in news last week?

11. Actor Amitabh Bachchan has terminated his endorsement contract with which chewing tobacco brand?

12. Which private equity firm last week said it has elevated its co-presidents Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae to co-chief executive officers?

13. Which Hyderabad-based startup last week said it has launched a crypto exchange?

14. MG Motor India last week launched which mid-sized sports utility vehicle (SUV) at an introductory price of Rs. 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom)?

15. Which social media platform has launched its new campaign ‘We Are In The Making’?

16. On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, which Vedanta group company launched the video "Be Kind to Your Mind"?

17. Which beauty and fashion retailer has introduced actress Alaya F as a fresh face that celebrates the ‘Nakhrewali’?

18. Which jewellery brand has launched the second edition of its ‘Season of Hope’ campaign?

19. Which Italian bakery company has launched a television commercial to mark its entry into the savoury sector with ‘Savoriz’, a new food category?

20. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign 'Beautiful is You'?

21. Which home appliances brand has launched the campaign ‘Sabko Mood Mein Le Aaye’, featuring singer and composer, Shankar Mahadevan?

22. Which sleep solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘The Curse of the Sonawalas’?

23. Which company has launched the television commercial ‘Perfect Cooling for a Healthier India’ for its refrigerators?

24. Which general insurance company launched facemasks of various designs (which is symbolic of the Covid-19 pandemic) ahead of World Mental Health Day?

25. Which higher edutech company has launched the campaign ‘Chinta Bhagao’?

26. Which DTH operator and Pay TV platform has rolled out its new Maharashtra-focused campaign featuring actor Nana Patekar?

27. Which cement brand has released its new Corporate Song – ‘Hum Banayein Kal’?

28. Which digital first, consumer durable brand has launched the campaign ‘Fight Lazy’, featuring model and actor Milind Soman?

29. Which ecommerce platform has appointed Bharati Balakrishnan as its India head?

30. RBI last week issued a small finance bank (SFB) licence to the consortium of Centrum Financial Services (Centrum) and Resilient Innovations (BharatPe). What has the SFB been incorporated as?

31. Which fintech firm has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as its chairman?

32. Which tractor major has introduced a mega nationwide tractor service campaign 'Massey Service Utsav' to ensure a hassle-free cultivation season for the farmers?

33. Which technology major plans to acquire BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bengaluru, with additional offices in the US and Australia?

34. Swiggy is entering the grocery-led group-buying category. What has it been branded as?

35. Brian D. Goldner, 58, died last week. He was the CEO and chairman of which toy and entertainment company?

36. Which steel company has launched a campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

37. Which life insurance company has unveiled the digital campaign, ‘#HarWaqtKeLiyeTaiyaar’, showcasing its brand ambassador and Olympic Gold medalist, Neeraj Chopra?

38. Which ice cream brand has launched a new social media short film in collaboration with badminton champion PV Sindhu?

39. Which Farming as a Service (FaaS) business has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador and has launched the video ‘#ChamatkarNahiYehHaiAvishkar’? 

40. Avenue Supermarts, the owner of hypermarkets chain D-Mart, crossed which market capitalization milestone on October 11?

41. Which online fashion brand has launched the “The Only Thing I Want is Everything' festive campaign?

42. Which footwear brand has launched its integrated marketing campaign, 'Walk More. Restless', featuring brand ambassador and actor Aamir Khan?

43. Which luxury brand has created a digital campaign starring actress Janhvi Kapoor to announce the launch of MK My Way, an exciting new pop-up store activation throughout India?

44. Which video sharing platform has unveiled ‘#CreateWithCare’, a campaign that seeks to educate and empower creators about building and nurturing an open, inclusive community?

45. Which online-first fashion jewellery brand has roped in actress Karisma Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

46. Which edtech company has unveiled ‘Mistake - The Greatest Teacher’, its IPL film for this year, featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

47. Which content platform has acquired edtech platform Spayee for $25 million?

48. Which craft beer brand has announced the launch of its new single ‘Abbe Chal’, created by the desi hip-hop and rap duo Seedhe Maut?

49. Which home care and surface hygiene brand has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

50. Private equity group TPG, along with ADQ of Abu Dhabi, has agreed to invest Rs 7,500 crore ($1 billion) in which automaker’s electric vehicle (EV) division?

51. Which Indian company will invest 25 million euros (Rs 217 crore) in Germany’s NexWafe?

52. Which Australian bottled wine brand is kicking-off its partnership with ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a host of cricket themed ‘Limited-Edition’ bottles and ‘Gift pack’?

53. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has unveiled its new brand platform ‘Dil Khol Ke Delivering’?

54. Which online travel company has appointed Ayyappan R as its new CEO?

55. Which mobile advertising platform has acquired Appsumer, a London based performance insights platform for mobile app advertisers?

56. Which company has announced the acquisition of the steering components business (SCB) of Yagachi Technologies (YTPL), a part of Hical Group, for an undisclosed sum?

57. Which country has overtaken China to account for the largest share of the world’s bitcoin mining, according to data published last week by Britain’s Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance?

58. Which company’s farm equipment division has announced the introduction of Yuvo Tech+ range of tractors?

59. Which pregnancy detection card brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as its regional brand ambassador?

60. Which hospitality company has appointed Deepa Malik, an Indian athlete and a silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, as an independent director?

61. Which furniture and home products marketplace has onboarded celebrity couple and actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan as its first-ever brand ambassadors?

62. Which multi beauty tech and wellness platform has launched its first brand campaign ‘I Am Many’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Bhumi Pednekar?

63. Which online investment platform has launched the campaign ‘#YehMarketSabkaHai’?

64. Which sustainable MDF board brand has launched the campaign 'Yeh Hai Jahan No Tension Wahan'?

65. Which steel products manufacturer has launched a new film ‘Narishakti-The Steel Within’?

66. Which pre-owned two-wheeler marketplace has launched its first brand campaign 'Bike Loan par sabka haqq hai'?

67. Which online fantasy sports platform has roped in former cricketer Zaheer Khan as brand ambassador?

68. Which edtech company has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma as brand ambassador?

69. Which home appliances brand has introduced a new digital video commercial (DVC) drawing parallels between powerful mothers and the goddess on the occasion of Durga Puja?

70. Who has been elected as the new chairman of the World Steel Association for 2021-2022?

71. Which crypto exchange has launched ‘#PancchiAwaara’, its new song dedicated to the dreams of millions of crypto investors in India?

72. Atul Kumar Goel has been appointed as chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for 2021-22. He is the CEO of which bank?

73. Which payment and merchant commerce firm has launched its payment gateway platform Plural, marking its entry into India’s online payments market?

74. Ramesh Krishnamurthy has resigned as the CEO and CFO of which pharma company?

75. Which US-based digital-first provider of loans to small businesses is keen to bid for an Indian public sector bank as and when the government divests its stake in one of them?

76. Which company has forayed into ultra-premium grocery segment with the launch of brand 'Freshpik', offering an exquisite range of food products sourced from select local and international destinations?

77. Which paints company has introduced Taana Baana Wall Textures?

78. Which online bus ticketing platform has launched a campaign emphasising on ‘Natak’ or the dramatic battles travelers endure when trying to get a seat using traditional offline methods?

79. Which women’s grooming brand has roped in actress Alaya F as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘SmoothAF’?

80. Which company has topped Indian corporates in the World’s Best Employers rankings 2021 published by Forbes?

81. Which fashion brand for women, from Myntra, has launched a digital ad film with actress Chitrangda Singh?

82. Which athleisure brand has unveiled the official Team India Jersey Anthem - 'Show Your Game', a tribute to every cricket fan in the country?

83. Which multiplex chain has bagged the rights for the live screening of cricket matches during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021?

84. Which country’s new national carrier ITA Airways took its debut flight on October 15?

85. Which country has overtaken China as India’s largest trading partner, thanks to faster growth during the first nine months of 2021?

86. Which company has fully acquired Chennai-based Cafoma Autoparts Pvt. Ltd. for Rs 33 crore, including subordinated debt of Rs 5 crore?

87. Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in which country, nearly seven years after its launch?

88. Which bank has received approval from RBI to appoint Pradeep Kumar Panja as part-time non-executive Chairman with effect from November 14, for a period of three years?

89. Marking its entry into the high potential space of virtual learning, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has announced the launch of its new venture. What has it been branded as?

90. Which company has agreed to buy a 40% stake in an entity owned by fashion designer Manish Malhotra?

91. Which model has become the third from Tata Motors’ stable to receive 5-star adult safety rating for adult occupant protection in a crash test from Global NCAP?

92. Which instant camera brand has launched a digital ad for Diwali with the positioning ‘the perfect gift for every occasion’?

93. Which honey brand has launched a digital film for its CSR initiative ‘Sweetness of Giving Back’?

94. Which ecommerce company has launched its seller-driven marketing campaign ‘Sirf Local Nahi, International Seller’?

95. OTT service MX Player has crossed which milestone downloads mark on the Google Play Store?

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October 10, 2021

Biz Quizzard 915

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Motors last week introduced its smallest SUV till date. What has it been branded as?

2. Which sanitaryware provider will ‘uberise’ the plumbing sector with an app that will provide them with access to plumbers in their area?

3. Which Indian company has incorporated a new subsidiary in the UAE for trading in crude oil, petroleum products and agricultural commodities?

4. Which specialised agri value chain enabling start-up has launched an insurance initiative Annadata Suraksha Abhiyaan (ASA) to cover farmers from daily farming risks?

5. Which home appliances and consumer electronics major has launched a series of new TVCs 'Perform Big, Silently' featuring notable women achievers who pushed boundaries to make a mark?

6. Which jewellery retailer has launched a campaign to promote its collection ‘Kaasyam’?

7. Which Indian dating app has launched a campaign ‘Chuno Usse Jo Tumhe Chune’ to celebrate the milestone of 14 million users?

8. Dabur India Ltd has signed actress Disha Patani as the new face of which skincare brand?

9. Which smartphone brand has launched an ad featuring actors Bobby Deol and Mouni Roy, and music director Himmesh Reshammiya?

10. Which cryptocurrency exchange has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as its first brand ambassador?

11. Which direct-to-consumer brand roll up firm has acquired andMe, a women’s menstrual health, hormonal health, beauty and fitness products maker, for an undisclosed amount?

12. Which home textiles major has partnered with DuPont Biomaterials to launch a home textile range, including bath towels and bedsheets, made with bio-based materials?

13. Which knitwear major last week said the company will merge its wholly-owned premium brand subsidiary Oban Fashions with itself?

14. Which foods company has promoted Mahesh Kanchan as its Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2021?

15. Which jewellery brand has unveiled a Diwali campaign, Utsaah, with the onset of the festive season?

16. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Shuichi Ito as its Managing Director for India energy and social infrastructure businesses, effective from October 1, 2021?

17. NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), ISRO's new commercial wing, has just announced its first 'demand-driven' communication satellite mission. For which client?

18. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in Italy-based TikTok influencer Khaby Lame for its IPL campaign?

19. Which automobile brand has launched a music web series, featuring singer, composer, and lyricist Amit Trivedi?

20. Which FMCG company has forayed into the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) space with the launch of its first digital-native brand ‘Buds and Berries'?

21. Which cosmetics and beauty products brand has launched a film wanting every woman out there to evoke her inner “naayika” and forge her path?

22. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#ShineBrighter’, featuring actress Vaani Kapoor?

23. Which innerwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#SunoTohApneDeshKi’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan, spread awareness on water conservation?

24. Which automobile e-commerce platform has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to buy a used vehicle online, without ‘Test Drive’?

25. Which credit card issuer has launched the campaign ‘Dumdaar Dus’ featuring actor Jaaved Jaaferi?

26. Which smart devices brand has partnered with Tamil-Canadian artist, Shan Vincent de Paul to launch a film promoting its latest Enco range of earbuds?

27. Which company has roped in Olympic medal winners Mirabai Chanu and Bajrang Punia as brand ambassadors to endorse its portfolio of advanced body pain management products?

28. Which two-wheeler brand has launched the campaign “India ke 2 Pahiye”?

29. Which women’s innerwear, activewear, loungewear, and personal care brand has launched the ‘Nothing But Real’ campaign, featuring its employees and leadership team?

30. Which meat e-tailer has become India’s 29th unicorn this year, also claiming to be the first unicorn in the growing D2C segment?

31. In time for the World Animal Day, which cosmetics brand from India has agreed to join PETA US' 'Global Beauty Without Bunnies' programme?

32. Which company has acquired geospatial services provider GeoSpoc?

33. Which German financial and tax software firm last week launched Imprezz, an app-based and downloadable point of sale solution product?

34. Which beauty and personal care brand has unveiled the ‘#100shadesoflit’ campaign with brand ambassador and actress Shraddha Kapoor?

35. Which pharmaceutical company has announced its association with Vijay Sethupathi, an actor, producer and a known name in the Tamil cinema?

36. Which international bodywear brand has forayed into the Indian market and plans to expand its retail presence through franchise partner Solar Group?

37. Which US-based dairy services provider has acquired Mr.Milkman, India's leading last-mile dairy supply chain SaaS platform?

38. Which South Korean confectionary major has entered into Direct-to-Consumer space in India, with an aim to further strengthen its presence in the country?

39. Which homegrown wearable brand has brought on board cricketer Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador ahead of its global debut?

40. Which developmental lender last week announced the appointment of Wendy Werner as the new country head for India?

41. Which tiles brand released a digital film ‘#DesignADream’ on the occasion of World Architecture Day?

42. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain celebrated International Day of Sign Languages with a new film ‘Action Over Words’, highlighting its Kshamata program?

43. Which global supply chain management (SCM) company will launch an eco-friendly energy solution brand, 'ECOH', to promote hydrogen and electric vehicle (EV) battery-related businesses?

44. Which paints company has launched the Pujo campaign ‘Baarir Lok’?

45. Which company last week said it has terminated a franchise agreement with 7-Eleven Inc to develop and operate the U.S. company's convenience stores in India?

46. Which group has acquired direct-to-consumer (D2C) mother and baby care brand The Moms Co, signalling the first big consolidation move in the beauty and personal care segment?

47. Which brand has launched an ad for its new product offering, the Foaming Handwash, introduced in 2 variants (fragrances) - Aloe Coconut and Strawberry?

48. Saudi Arabia’s oil company Aramco reached which milestone market capitalization mark last week?

49. Which Danish pharmaceutical company is exiting India as part of the company's global strategy?

50. Which firm has forayed into baby care category with the introduction of 'goodnessme', a premium range of products made from ‘organic ingredients and zero toxins’ for sensitive baby skin?

51. Which internet commerce platform has launched its latest campaign ahead of its flagship festive sale event - the Maha Indian Shopping League?

52. Which company has launched the ‘Floor Makeover In a Day’ campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

53. Which kitchen and personal care brand has roped in Dia Mirza as its new brand ambassador?

54. Which smart devices brand has launched the campaign ‘#SimplyDiwali’?

55. Which luxury gaming and entertainment brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Rajeev Khandelwal?

56. Fintech and investments platform ETMONEY has crossed which monthly mutual fund sales milestone?

57. Which company has launched a virtual travel platform with the digital campaign ‘Open the Door to the World’, with the aim to promote the spirit of outdoor travelling?

58. Which MNC last week said it has made a deal to sell app advertising specialty firm MoPub to Silicon Valley-based AppLovin Corporation for a little more than a billion dollars in cash?

59. Ride-hailing company Ola has launched its vehicle commerce platform. What has it been branded as?

60. Which MNC has elevated Sundar Raman as the global chief executive of its fabric and home care division?

61. Which company last week said it has entered into a franchise agreement with 7-Eleven (SEI) to open and manage the global eponymous brand stores as a master franchisee in India?

62. Which hospitality major has announced the opening of its first standalone ‘Meetha’ store of India in Mumbai to strengthen its food and beverages business?

63. Which electronic manufacturing services (EMS) player has tied up with Acer for contract manufacturing of laptops, initially for the domestic market and then possibly for exports?

64. Which IIT Kanpur-backed D2C wellness company has announced that actress Alia Bhatt is now an investor in the company?

65. Which batteries company has roped in actor Ajay Devgn for new campaign?

66. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘Be A Pujo Champion’ for Durga Puja?

67. Reliance Industries' premium retail unit last week announced the opening of its first commercial centre in Bandra Kurla Complex area of Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

68. Which jewellery retail chain has signed actress Kiara Advani as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘Now is the time’?

69. Which securities broker has launched its new tagline, 'Choice of the Wize.'?

70. Which private equity major has announced the acquisition of VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing specialist, from its existing private equity owners for an undisclosed amount?

71. Which plywood brand has launched the campaign 'Beauty Is What Beauty Does' acknowledging the value of organ donation?

72. Which online travel portal has roped in actor Anil Kapoor for its latest campaign that celebrates the travellers who are ready to experience the joy of flying again?

73. Which online insurance portal has launched its Dussehra campaign 'Protect the Good'?

74. Which furniture brand has launched a campaign for its festive season sale, the ‘Great Indian Furniture Fest’?

75. Which sports performance eyewear has released its latest film ‘Be Who You Are’?

76. Which peanut butter brand has launched a digital campaign featuring Krishna Shroff?

77. Which footwear brand has launched a campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar to unveil its new positioning ‘#ItsInMe’?

78. Which streaming platform has launched the video '6 Days Of Period' featuring actress Yashaswini Dayama?

79. Cadbury is all set to launch a vegan Dairy Milk in the UK and Ireland this November. What will it be branded as?

80. Titan Company’s market value crossed which milestone mark on October 7?

81. Which multi-interest business group from Rajkot, Gujarat, has launched a new online furniture company, InnoDesigns, by investing about Rs 75 crores into the venture?

82. Which watch and accessories brand last week said it has collaborated with beverage major Coca-Cola to launch a range of watches targeted at the Gen-Z?

83. Which crypto platform has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as its first-ever brand ambassador?

84. Which online test preparation platform has launched a new campaign ‘#JeetKeSahiMaayane’?

85. Which smart devices brand has roped in celebrity couple Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput Kapoor as brand ambassadors for its smart TVs category?

86. Which jewellery retailer last week forayed into Chennai and inaugurated its new retail store?

87. Which jewellery brand has unveiled its festive campaign with the positioning ‘Everyday Fine Jewellery delivered, everywhere.’?

88. Which sleep and home solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘#ApprovedByKumbhkaran’?

89. Which personal care brand has launched its latest digital campaign 'Beautiful InDeed'?

90. The Reserve Bank of India last week increased the limit on Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) to which level?

91. Which health drink brand has rolled out ‘Get The Message’, a digital first campaign aimed at raising awareness around kids’ mental and emotional well-being?

92. Which skincare brand launched the music video ‘Nijer Kache Phire Phire Ashi Tai’ featuring actress Mimi Chakraborty?

93. Which packaged atta brand has launched the campaign 'Onek Roop - Onek Shakti’ for Durga Puja?

94. Which energy drink has launched a new Purple Edition with a refreshing and unique taste of A├žai Berry?

95. Which business group has won the bid to acquire Air India for Rs 18,000 crore?

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October 3, 2021

Biz Quizzard 914

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 27 - October 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Flipkart and which sportswear retailer have launched ‘1DER’, an affordable range of athleisure clothing designed in collaboration with cricketer K L Rahul?

2. Liverpool midfielder James Milner and his former teammate Adam Lallana have invested an undisclosed amount in which Gurgaon-based golf performance improvement platform?

3. Which electric vehicles manufacturer has joined hands with EV startup Massive Mobility to set up 10,000 charging stations across the country in next one year?

4. Which online banking platform has launched its latest campaign during the IPL season - a set of PowerPoint (PPT) presentations that air as ads that break the clutter?

5. Which innerwear brand has launched its campaign with a commitment to legitimise the female gaze, featuring actors Rashmika Mandanna and Vicky Kaushal?

6. Which jewellery brand has launched its Pujo campaign, ‘Utshob Amader, Shaaj’o Amader’?

7. Which content distribution and Pay TV platform has introduced a new platform service - ‘Videshi Kahaniyan’ and has launched a campaign featuring actress Rupali Ganguly?

8. Three months after exiting Grofers, co-founder Saurabh Kumar has launched his new venture, a full-fledged online marketplace. What is it called?

9. Which company has inked a pact to acquire an additional 38% stake in Elica PB India for $57 million (around Rs 420 crore)?

10. Toyota Kirloskar Motor last week officially discontinued the production of which model in India?

11. Which business group has invested an undisclosed amount to acquire a 10% equity stake in the government’s rural ecommerce venture CSC Grameen eStore through its financial services arm?

12. Which company will acquire a majority stake in April Moon Retail for a strategic partnership to operate duty free outlets at airports?

13. Adani Wilmar has opened 12 physical stores on franchisee model across six states, which will exclusively sell its brand products. What has it been branded as?

14. Which sleep solutions brand has launched a campaign ‘Change your sleep, Change your life’ for Diwali, featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

15. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘It's Just A Period’ for Daughter’s Day, urging fathers to be involved in period conversations with their daughters?

16. Which automobile brand has launched the campaign ‘Choose What Really Matters’?

17. Which cement brand has unveiled its newest campaign 'Mazboot Ghar Mazboot Rishtey', featuring actor Adil Hussain?

18. Which fashion brand has announced actress Neha Dhupia as its brand ambassador to launch its latest range of maternity-cum-nursing wear collection?

19. Which brand has launched the Packet Roller, a ketchup bottle-shaped gadget that allows users to squeeze the most out of a condiment packet?

20. Which Indian company has joined Sea Cargo Charter as part of its sustainability objectives and initiatives on reduction of ‘Scope 3’ greenhouse gas emission in ocean trade?

21. Brown-Forman Worldwide LLC has announced the introduction of which whiskey brand’s new flavour Tennessee Apple in India?

22. Which Japanese shipping giant has opened a wholly-owned subsidiary in India and started operations with two ships?

23. According to a report last week, which pharmaceutical major is foraying into diagnostics to leverage its ‘doctorconnect’?

24. Which menswear brand has launched the Super Biker collection and has entered into a consumer promotion led association with Bajaj Avenger?

25. Which detergent brand has launched its new initiative to support Bengal’s local handloom weavers and will launch its first exclusive collection with the fashion designer Parama Ghosh?

26. Which footwear brand has launched its Street Ready Collection, and the campaign ‘My style is my pehchaan’ featuring actor Siddhant Chaturvedi?

27. Which smart devices brand has announced the launch of its Special Editions as part of its festive campaign ‘Light up New Beginnings’?

28. Which social media platform has launched its global campaign ‘Yours to Make’?

29. Which beverage brand is celebrating Tamil Nadu with new packaging and a sand art installation?

30. TikTok has hit which milestone monthly active users mark globally this summer?

31. The local arm of which South Korean lender has entered the home loan segment and is offering home loans at 6.5% onwards per year for salaried and self-employed professionals?

32. Which small finance bank has decided to close down its 26 automated teller machines, becoming the first domestic lender to completely do away with such machines?

33. Which company has spun off its subscription-based service, Supr Daily, into a separate unit within its parent company Bundl Technologies?

34. Which payment bank has forged a tie-up with Ria Money Transfer to help its 333 million customers receive money from their relatives abroad?

35. Which company has introduced what it claims is the first prescription cough syrup in India that gave relief for up to 12 hours?

36. What has the Tata Group’s super app been branded as?

37. Which company has entered into a pact with the U.K.-based Econic Technologies for introducing a more environment-friendly CO2 containing polyols on a trial basis?

38. Prof Bala V Balachandran, 84, passed away last week at Chicago after a brief illness. He had founded which business school in Chennai?

39. Which financial corporation has joined hands with Senseforth(dot)ai, a leader in Conversational AI technology to launch ‘Mattu’, an AI-powered virtual assistant?

40. Which healthcare group has launched the Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score, an artificial intelligence-based Web tool to predict and prevent heart disease?

41. On World Heart Day, which general insurance company has introduced a new campaign to unveil its new feature ‘Cal Scan’ on its signature health and wellness app?

42. Which brand has launched the campaign “Don’t wipe-wipe-wipe, Just Swipe!” for its Sponge Wipe?

43. Which brand launched the ad ‘'Dil Ka Khayal' on World Heart Day for its Refined Ricebran Oil?

44. Which grooming brand has launched a campaign with the core message revolving around ‘some things are best left to experts’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Ayushmaan Khurrana?

45. Which company’s consumer products division has announced its association with Kareena Kapoor Khan for its brand Little’s - Baby Wipes and Little’s Comfy Baby Pants?

46. Which online doctor consultation app has launched the ‘#StepsForYourHeart’ campaign?

47. Warner Music Group (WMG) and which digital entertainment and technology firm have signed a strategic partnership under which the latter becomes WMG’s official India partner?

48. Sanjay Bhargava will be the country director (India) for which satellite broadband venture, effective October 1?

49. Which enterprise debt marketplace has raised $90 million in what is being claimed as the largest ever Series-A round in India so far?

50. Which central securities depository has appointed Padmaja Chunduru as its new managing director and chief executive officer?

51. Which edtech startup last week entered the unicorn club with $100 million Series E funding?

52. The government has picked Captain Alok Mishra as the Managing Director of which state-owned entity tasked with developing and running the strategically important and India-funded Chabahar port in Iran?

53. Which US-based consumer electronics brand has forayed into the Indian market and has launched a range of its TV sets in collaboration with its Indian licensing partner Super Plastronics Pvt Ltd?

54. Which cotton yarn manufacturer is foraying into the technical textiles sector and is setting up a 4,375 MT per annum green-field facility at Jhalawar, Rajasthan?

55. Which music streaming platform has rolled out its new ad films featuring actress Deepika Padukone?

56. Which smartphone brand has launched its new campaign ‘What’s up with Varun?’, featuring actor Varun Dhawan?

57. Which mutual fund has announced the launch of its latest TV commercial (TVC) for its pan-India investor awareness campaign ‘#PaisonKoRokoMat’?

58. Which cement brand has launched a new TVC titled 'Jab Dil Mein Ho Jazbaat Toh Hoti Hai #EkPerfectShuruaat’?

59. Which company has launched the first phase of a new multimedia campaign for Optimus iPro, its IoT, voice and gesture-enabled range of chimneys?

60. Which German packaged food brand has acquired Noida-based start-up Kuppies, marking its foray into the ready-to-eat cakes and desserts segment?

61. Which DTH company has launched a ‘Women’s Active’ service in partnership with FTC Talent Media and Entertainment?

62. Which diagnostics chain has roped in actress Samantha as brand ambassador?

63. Which bank and its brokerage arm have invested $1 million (or about Rs 7.4 crore) in Stockal, that helps Indian investors put funds in global markets?

64. Which automobile company last week introduced an artificial intelligence-based 24x7 virtual car assistant app ‘S-Assist’ to help in post-purchase experience?

65. TVS Motor Company last week announced that the sales of TVS HLX bike crossed which cumulative milestone globally?

66. Which luxury carmaker will produce only electric cars by 2030?

67. Tae-Jin Park will be the new Managing Director and CEO of which automobile company, effective October 4, 2021?

68. The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) has signed hotel Raajkutir in Kolkata, West Bengal, its seventh property in the State across brands. What will it be rebranded as?

69. Which energy giant has made its first direct investment in India, investing $13 million (about Rs 97 crore) in integrated EV ride-hailing and charging company BluSmart?

70. The number of entrants in IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List crossed which milestone mark for the first time, according to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021?

71. Which company has divested its entire stake in NatSteel Holdings Pte. Ltd. Singapore for an equity value of $172 million (Rs 1,275 crore) to a company in the island state?

72. Which company has inked pact with Essel Green Energy to acquire a 40 Mw operating solar project in Odisha?

73. Which media company has appointed Jyoti Deshpande as CEO with immediate effect?

74. Which digital payments company has rolled out silver investments on its platform that will allow users to invest in silver coins and bars of high certified purity on the app?

75. Which confectionery brand has launched a new TV campaign 'Gentle Refreshment'?

76. Which beverage brand has roped in actor Arjun Kapoor as brand ambassador?

77. Which audio brand has launched a new campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Kartik Aaryan to celebrate Creator Day?

78. Which sport, leisure footwear and apparel brand has roped in actor Diljit Dosanjh as brand ambassador?

79. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named which actor as the NBA brand ambassador for India?

80. Which brand has unveiled a new global brand philosophy and platform called Real Magic, which invites everyone to celebrate the real magic of humanity?

81. Which skincare brand has launched the campaign ‘Glow All Day Long’ for its PowerDuo, featuring brand ambassador and actress Tara Sutaria?

82. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Karo Bade Sapno Ki Tayyari’, featuring brand ambassador and badminton ace PV Sindhu?

83. Which real estate developer has roped in actress Twinkle Khanna as brand ambassador?

84. Which FMCG company has acquired a majority stake in Brillare Sciences for an undisclosed sum?

85. Which ed-tech firm has released a new ad film- 'Bapu Ki Awaz' that celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts and ideas?

86. N Govindarajan has resigned as the managing director of which pharma company?

87. Which cloud-based business telephone system startup has acquired cloud communications firm, Ziffy to serve Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in tier-2 and tier-3 cities in India?

88. Which home appliances and consumer electronics company has launched the campaign ‘Perform Big, Silently’?

89. Which dairy company launched the film ‘#Swachhtagrah’, featuring actress Tisca Chopra, for Gandhi Jayanti?

90. Which hospitality company is set to launch a destination-led luxury brand called Mementos?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 914 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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