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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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