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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 915 as the subject. Answers will be emailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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