November 28, 2021

Biz Quizzard 922

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which mobility solution company is all set to launch its maiden consumer e-scooter, Infinity, on 2 December?

2. What has fitness bike brand Tread(dot)fit rebranded itself as?

3. Which lifestyle consumer tech brand has announced its association with singer AP Dhillon as the brand ambassador for a campaign ‘#LiveTheSound’?

4. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Smell Ready For Anything’ for its Zero Gas Deodorants range?

5. Which fast moving electrical goods brand has launched a campaign, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, with the positioning 'Connection Zindagi Ka'?

6. Which consumer durable MNC has launched a digital campaign ‘#WEHEARYOU’, highlighting how it has been reinventing technology by understanding the need of the consumers?

7. Which company has erected ‘Bandra Focal’ billboard located near Bandra Rail Overbridge on Western Express Highway in Mumbai, claimed to be ‘Asia’s largest billboard’?

8. Which Brooklyn-based global design home retailer has entered the Indian market and has launched two stores here in partnership with Reliance Brands?

9. Which professional skincare brand has roped in actress Neha Dhupia as its first-ever brand ambassador?

10. Noel Tata has stepped down as the managing director of which company after turning 65, in line with the retirement policy for senior personnel in the group?

11. Which telecom equipment maker last week said it is acquiring US cloud-based communications provider Vonage?

12. Which Noida-based company has signed a 10-year deal with GEAE Technology of the US to locally manufacture certain components for its LM2500 gas turbine that powers many of the Indian Navy’s vessels?

13. ITC Ltd. has forayed into the Indian breakfast segment with a ready-to-cook and ready-to-mix range and staples under which brand?

14. Singapore’s Ascendas Property Fund Trustee has acquired which realty developer’s 16-storey fully-leased commercial tower spread over 6.2 lakh sq ft in Navi Mumbai’s Ghansoli locality?

15. Which Mumbai-based company will set up the world's largest greenfield vegetarian capsule factory at an investment of Rs 800 crore in Aurangabad, Maharashtra?

16. US President Joe Biden selected Jerome Powell for a second four-year term in which position?

17. Which microfinance institution has announced the appointment of Shalabh Saxena as its new Managing Director and CEO?

18. Which savings app has launched a new commercial ‘#SavingsBachhonKaKhelNahi’ featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

19. Which fintech platform has launched the campaign Smart Sauda 2.0 with the positioning 'Aage Badhne ka Smart Sauda' to encourage new-age investors to join the capital market bandwagon?

20. Which intimates specialty retailer has expanded its global presence with the launch of its first ever beauty e-commerce store in India?

21. Which wound care brand has launched a social first campaign, “The Invisible Wounds” to raise awareness about mental health issues and mobilise efforts in its support?

22. Which broadcaster has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘#TVIsFamily’ campaign to mark the occasion of World Television Day?

23. Which user engagement and retention company has appointed Sidharth Malik as global CEO?

24. Which company has announced its foray into the Chyawanprash segment with ‘#GoodnessInside’ campaign?

25. Which mosquito repellant brand has launched the television commercial ‘#MaccharoKaLockdown’?

26. Which health insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Zindagi Ko Claim Kar Le’?

27. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has announced the launch of its first café with the campaign ‘#CoffeeUncomplicated’?

28. Which Bengaluru-based startup last week said starting January, all its eligible employees will have their ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans) vested daily?

29. Which bank has unveiled Trade Emerge, an online platform to offer digital banking and value-added services to exporters and importers across India?

30. Which city has topped the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Urban India Index?

31. Ingka Group’s first mall in India will come up in which city?

32. Which joint venture company has opened its first government-approved end-of-life vehicle (ELV) scrapping and recycling unit in Noida in Uttar Pradesh?

33. Which glassware brand has announced its collaboration with celebrity chef Harpal Singh Sokhi?

34. Which skincare brand has made a strategic entry into the body lotions segment and has launched the campaign 'Dry Skin Ko Do Nature Ka Pyaar'?

35. Which education infrastructure startup and teaching platform has launched the campaign ‘#NayeZamaaneKiNayiSchooling’ featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

36. Which Purplle-owned skincare brand has announced actress Yami Gautam as its brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#GlowKaMissingPiece’?

37. Which lubricant brand has launched the short film ‘Sonu Tey Pappa Di Gaddi’, celebrating the journey of a trucker?

38. Which topical cough suppressant brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Soha Ali Khan?

39. Which plant-based meat company launched its first campaign with the tagline ‘You can’t tell the difference, but the planet can’?

40. Shriram City Union Finance said it has crossed the milestone of financing how many two-wheelers?

41. Which food products company has released an ad for its ‘Dosa Maker’, a neat innovation that lets you shape your dosa into neat concentric circles?

42. Which shampoo brand has launched an ad with the positioning 'stop at nothing'?

43. Which online audiobook and podcast platform has launched a new campaign, featuring TV personalities Nakuul Mehta and Rithvik Dhanjani?

44. Which state-owned company will soon float a tender for a 20 MW electrolyser to build the country’s largest green hydrogen plant?

45. Which industrial and logistics real estate developer will invest Rs 1,000 crore to develop a portfolio of grade A warehousing and logistics parks across the country in a joint venture with KSH Infra?

46. Which B2B ecommerce firm is entering consumer-focussed grocery business through the group-buying or community model with a new platform called Price Company?

47. Which group has incorporated a company Dawntech Electronics, which will take over the entire consumer electronics business of Cloudtail, currently the largest seller on Amazon’s marketplace in India?

48. BigBasket will launch its express delivery service next month, offering 10-20-minute grocery delivery. What has it been branded as?

49. Which Indian company, through its subsidiary, will acquire the rights to own and operate a new franchise cricket team in the Emirates Cricket Board’s upcoming UAE T20 league?

50. Which company, through its Indian subsidiary, has shipped its first unit of electrolyser from India to the US?

51. Which online travel company has launched the campaign ‘Apna Rule Toh Full Vasool’?

52. Which e-commerce company has announced its foray into influencer-driven social commerce at scale with its 'M-Live' platform?

53. Which flour brand from Pune-based Parakh Group has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador?

54. Peter Buck, 90, died in  Connecticut, USA, on Nov 18. He was the co-founder of which restaurant chain?

55. Which tea estate has come up with a cold brew of Darjeeling tea for the first time under the brand name Dorje?

56. Which personal care brand has launched the campaign “Har Body Ko Pyaar Ka Haq” against social media body shaming?

57. Which brand has launched the campaign ”Khush Raho Khushal Raho” for its lip balm?

58. The Board of JSW Energy has approved a proposal to hive off its green energy business into a wholly-owned subsidiary. What will it be called?

59. Which company has tied up with CleanMax to become the first passenger car company to adopt wind-solar hybrid energy?

60. Which space technology startup has test-fired India’s first privately developed fully cryogenic rocket engine?

61. Online discussion platform Reddit is shutting down which short-form video platform on February 22, 2022?

62. The JSW Group will be investing Rs 250 crore to commence its ecommerce store, which will sell steel, cement and paint products. What is it called?

63. Which company has sold its 52.3% stake in Terracis Technologies (TTL) to Philippines-based Falcon SG Holdings?

64. Which bicycle sharing service brand has launched the campaign 'Let's Unlock' with comedian Manan Desai?

65. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#MarriageConversations’?

66. Which consumer durables major has elevated its Chief Strategy Officer Cho Joo-wan as its new CEO, effective December 1?

67. Which company has launched a 100 per cent recycled plastic handle toothbrush ‘RecyClean’?

68. Which spirits brand has roped in international superstar Keira Knightley to be the face of its #SavourThePause campaign in India?

69. Which beer brand, in collaboration with non-alcoholic drinks brand Svami, has rolled out an exciting new beer on the block - a Cucumber flavoured Kölsch?

70. Which brand has topped the technology segment of “Most Purposeful Brands” in India, as per a BrandZ India report by insights and consulting firm Kantar?

71. Which mobile game has launched the campaign ‘Game Responsibly’?

72. Vipin Sondhi has resigned as the managing director and chief executive of which commercial vehicles maker citing personal and family commitments?

73. Which company is acquiring a 16% stake in Mother Sparsh Baby Care, a premium ayurvedic and natural personal care brand focused on mothers and children, for Rs 20 crore?

74. Which company has agreed to acquire a 51.25% equity stake in listed steel maker ISMT Ltd, according to disclosures made to the stock exchange?

75. Which MNC is launching its electric saloon Taycan in India, which has been priced upwards of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

76. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has inducted former SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar to its board?

77. Which confectionery brand has launched the film “Parda”?

78. Which cement brand has launched the campaign “#LBnW – Leave Behind No Waste” for the first India vs New Zealand test series match?

79. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign “Ghar Jaane ki Khwahish”?

80. Which company has agreed to buy popular topical anti-microbial brand Soframycin and other brands from French drugmaker Sanofi for India and Sri Lanka markets for Rs 125 crore?

81. Which dairy brand has launched the campaign 'Start Solid Everyday'?

82. Which hospitality brand has launched the campaign ‘Jaana Kahaan Hai’ featuring actor Siddharth Malhotra?

83. Which diamond brand has launched the global campaign 'I do'?

84. Which healthcare brand has launched a campaign for its products - heat belt, kneecap and lumbar sacro belt (L.S. Belt), featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

85. Which state has emerged as the poorest state in India with more than half the population classified as multidimensionally poor, as per Niti Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 922 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

November 21, 2021

Biz Quizzard 921

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The Advertising Agencies Association of India has announced that AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 will be conferred on which advertising veteran?

2. Asset Reconstruction Company of India (Arcil) has acquired 26% equity in which unlisted subsidiary of Jayaswal Neco Group?

3. Which honey brand has roped in actress Priya Mani as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Saccha Honey, Accha Honey’?

4. Which retail store chain has announced the appointment of Aakash Moondhra as chairman of the company?

5. Which milk brand has joined hands with Tetra Pak to launch ‘Cartons to Classroom’- a unique initiative to increase awareness about recycling in India?

6. Which celebration wear brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

7. Which kitchen and personal care brand has launched an ad ‘Vimla ka Humla’, featuring actress Dia Mirza, taking a dig at HUL’s Vim Dishwash products?

8. Which brand has launched NothingCoin, a new form of currency that gets mined while you do nothing?

9. Which smartphone maker is reportedly planning to launch its first foldable smartphone phone, which is codenamed ‘Peacock’, next month?

10. The stock of which pharma ingredients maker listed on November 15 at more than 3 times its IPO price, making it one of the biggest gainers on listing in the history of the Indian markets?

11. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and which retail mall developer have formed a new joint venture to build an office-led mixed-use property in Mumbai’s prime Lower Parel neighbourhood?

12. Which marketplace for expert services has forayed into the edtech space by launching a distinct English-learning platform – Capshine?

13. SC Srinivasan has quit as the Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of which auto component company?

14. Which men’s high street fashion brand launched a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni for its new line-up under its Sustainable Fashion collection?

15. Which chocolate brand has launched a campaign featuring actor and playback singer Shruti Haasan, with the positioning ‘Chocolate so smooth, pleasure lasts’?

16. Which notebook brand unveiled a 'Back to School' anthem, marking the start of a new and positive phase in the lives of students returning to their schools after a long time?

17. Which diagnostics chain has announced former cricketer Gautam Gambhir as its national brand ambassador?

18. Which entrepreneur has acquired Parfait Finance & Investment, a nonbanking finance company (NBFC), through his company Newtap Technologies Pvt Ltd?

19. US private equity firm Carlyle Asia Partners last week said it has set up a generic pharmaceutical platform in the country by partnering with which Hyderabad-based drug maker?

20. Which MNC last week opened its new components manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, its largest such facility in Asia?

21. Which electric mobility service provider last week launched battery charging and -swapping stations in Bengaluru to help users swap their batteries with zero downtime?

22. Which MNC has launched a special edition of 2 Series Gran Coupe in India, priced at Rs 43.5 lakh (ex-showroom)?

23. Which mid-size IT services provider will list its shares in the United States through the American Depositary Shares (ADS) route?

24. Which company will partner with customer relationship software maker Salesforce to launch a skill development academy?

25. Which Indian company last week placed an order for 72 Boeing 737 Max planes at the Dubai air show?

26. Which Bengaluru-headquartered brands aggregator has been valued at over a billion dollars within six months of its launch, making it arguably the fastest Indian startup to bag the unicorn status?

27. Online fashion retailer Myntra has unveiled a dedicated store for all things luxury on its app. What has it been branded as?

28. Which sexual wellness brand has announced the launch of its new digital campaign ‘Get Naughtier’ to showcase its range of pleasure products?

29. Which chyawanprash brand has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘Sahi Vidhi, Behtar Immunity’?

30. Which company last week announced the launch of its maiden flight into India after a gap of 10 years, connecting New Delhi with New York from November 12, 2021?

31. Which grocery delivery app has launched a campaign with the positioning ‘Groceries Delivered In 10 Minutes’?

32. Which beauty and nutrition brand has launched the campaign ‘#NutritionBFF’, featuring designer Masaba Gupta?

33. Which jewellery company has launched the second digital ad of the Muhurat campaign, featuring regional brand ambassador Wamiqa Gabbi as a Punjabi bride?

34. Which entity launched the campaign ‘From one Woman Entrepreneur to Another’, dedicated to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs in India?

35. Which cosmetics company last week named PepsiCo’s beverages head Vishal Kaul as its new chief executive officer?

36. Which financial services company last week launched its vehicle subscription programme called Quiklyz?

37. Which company has jumped onto the retail fixed income investment bandwagon with the proposed launch of Bondskart(dot)com?

38. Which India-born techpreneur has launched ShowReel, a social video platform that connects job seekers with potential employers?

39. Which fintech firm last week said it has gone global by setting up operations in UAE and would soon foray into Africa to service its clients in the region?

40. Which IT services provider has won a digital innovation deal for key properties of Madison Square Garden Sports Corp and Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp?

41. Renault announced that its entry-level car Kwid had crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

42. Which mutual fund will launch a Taiwan Equity Fund on November 22, claimed to be India’s first open-ended equity scheme following a Taiwan-focused theme?

43. Which gated community management app has partnered with EV infrastructure company REVOS to set up electric vehicle charging solutions in resident welfare associations and gated societies?

44. Ethnic wear retailer W, a woman's fashion brand from TCNS Clothing, has forayed into the cosmetics market with which brand?

45. Which brand from Nykaa Fashion has launched the 'Wear Your Vibe' campaign featuring actress Alaya F?

46. Which integrated healthcare company launched its Movember campaign 'The Bro Health Code,' ahead of International Men's Day (observed globally on 19 November)?

47. Which homegrown online community for older adults has started a fitness challenge trend in association with actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and his mother Usha Soman?

48. Which esports organization has announced its launch in India, and has acquired 7Sea Esports?

49. Which mutual fund has launched the digital campaign 'Investing ki kashti' to raise awareness about the Index Funds category?

50. Digital payments platform PhonePe crossed which milestone monthly transactions mark in October?

51. FieldFresh Foods, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific, has announced its new corporate identity. What will it be now called?

52. Which online ticketing platform has rolled out ‘#CinemaIsBack’, a six-month campaign to encourage audiences to relive the magic of the big screen experience all over again?

53. Skoda Auto last week unveiled a mid-sized sedan, the second product under its INDIA 2.0 project. What has it been branded as?

54. Which online travel platform has acquired hospitality management company Spree Hospitality?

55. The Maharashtra government has filed a police case against which general insurance company for defying orders to settle claims under the under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana?

56. Which company is the winning bidder for the development and operation of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, Indonesia?

57. Which MNC last week filed a patent infringement action against Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, alleging that the latter’s Vilor F medicine infringes its Indian patent for vilanterol, an active ingredient?

58. Which company has acquired Lodestone, a digital engineering quality assurance provider for new-age digital companies?

59. Uber last week announced the launch of its Auto and Car services in Warangal, Telangana. Which milestone city count did it touch with this launch?

60. Which company’s stock market debut last week set the record of the biggest drop on opening day for any newly listed company with an IPO of over Rs 1,000 crore?

61. Which company has announced acquisition of Bengaluru-based FIT 3PL Warehousing Pvt Ltd (FIT 3PL) for an undisclosed sum?

62. Which electric two-wheeler mobility platform has acquired the rights to manufacture leading Spanish automotive company Torrot's smart electric trike ‘Velocipedo’ in India?

63. At $87 billion, which country is the world’s largest recipient of remittances in 2021?

64. Which lubricant manufacturer has launched a new digital campaign 'Gensets ka 1-2-3'?

65. Which international music streaming app has launched its first brand campaign in India?

66. Which online marketplace for financial products has released its new brand film “The Sweet Sound of Wood”?

67. Which online men’s lifestyle brand has collaborated with content creator Bhuvan Bam to launch the ‘#DontManUp’ campaign for International Men's Day?

68. Which real estate developer has launched its digital brand campaign ‘Everyday Joys - Jahaan Khushiyan Badi Hoti Hai’?

69. Which smartphone brand has announced its association with Vikramaditya Motwane’s Andolan Production to produce a new feature film titled ‘2024’?

70. Japanese agriculture and heavy equipment firm Kubota Corp will invest Rs 9,400 crore and increase its stake in which Indian tractor manufacturer up to 53%, taking also its joint control?

71. Which MNC has elevated Ram Krishnan, who is currently serving as the Chief Commercial Officer, to the newly created role of CEO, International Beverages and Chief Commercial Officer?

72. Which fashion retailer has created an elevated sleepwear collection in collaboration with designer Masaba Gupta?

73. This is easy. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has introduced a special meal dedicated to actress Rashmika Mandanna to delight her fans?

74. Which MNC has agreed to sell its global tea business, ekaterra, to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion)?

75. Which Nashik-based company last week said it has received ‘breakthrough designation’ status from the US drug regulator for its blood test to detect early-stage breast cancer?

76. Which Hyderabad-based pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company will acquire 26.62% stake (fully diluted basis) in IIT Bombay-incubated Immunoadoptive Cell Therapy (ImmunoACT)?

77. ABB Power Products & Systems India Ltd. has changed its name. What is the new name?

78. Which e-commerce roll-up player has acquired three lawn and garden brands including Kraftseeds, Gate Garden and Kriti Kalash?

79. For World Toilet Day, which bathware brand launched the ‘Build a Toilet, Build her Future’ campaign, pledging to send lakhs of girls back to school by building toilets across India?

80. Which ecommerce major has forayed into the digital healthcare business by acquiring a majority stake in online pharmacy SastaSundar?

81. Which beauty and fashion retailer has launched the ‘Pink it up’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actress Janhvi Kapoor, to announce its annual shopping event?

82. Which grooming company launched the campaign ‘#AllGuysAreTheSame’ for International Men's Day?

83. Which digital native monthly employee health benefits subscription platform for SMEs, start-ups, and growing businesses launched the campaign ‘#ManItsOk’ for International Men’s Day?

84. Which digital health platform for men launched the campaign ‘#MenDontTalk’ featuring actor Divyenndu Sharma?

85. According to UK-based air consultancy firm OAG, which airline has emerged the largest in the Asia-Pacific region by seat volume?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 921 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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November 14, 2021

Biz Quizzard 920

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Prabhakar Kamath passed away in Mangaluru on November 6. He was the founder of which ice cream brand?

2. Which Hindi cinema channel has launched the campaign ‘Rehna Hai Saath Saath’?

3. Amit Jain, former senior managing director at Blackstone India, has joined which PE firm as managing director based in Mumbai?

4. Which company has signed an agreement to sell off the last of its shale gas businesses, upstream assets in the Eagle Ford in Texas, to exit from shale gas play in North America?

5. Which state has once again topped a national index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain?

6. Which is the only state in the country which has won the Inspiring Regional Leadership award at the inaugural leadership awards of the Under2 Coalition held at the Stirling Castle in Scotland?

7. Which MNC has agreed to purchase Inmarsat Group Holdings for $4 billion, creating the world's biggest geostationary satellite company?

8. Which airline announced a tie-up with fintech company Capital Float to enable passengers to pay for their tickets in equated monthly instalments (EMIs)?

9. Indian bourses will implement the T+1 (trade plus one day) settlement cycle in a phased manner starting which date?

10. The world’s biggest chocolate maker, Mars Wrigley, has begun local production of which global billion-dollar brand in India?

11. Which company has received India's first BIS certification in the cooking oil segment for its coconut oil as per the Indian Standard Number 542:2018?

12. Which sanitary ware brand has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador for its entire range of products?

13. Which meat and seafood startup has launched its maiden campaign with the positioning ‘Cut the way you love it’?

14. Which beverage brand has collaborated with Champaran Talkies to launch a music video for Chhath puja?

15. Which footwear retailer has roped in actors Mrunal Thakur and Varun Sood to flaunt its new Autumn/Winter 2021 collection on the streets of Mumbai as part of its #LetThereBeBright campaign?

16. Which automobile company has launched its new brand campaign - ‘Beyond Mobility’, reinforcing its commitment towards the need of Indian Sustainable Socials?

17. Which mutual fund brand launched the campaign ‘#ItneSeKyaHoga’ for Diwali?

18. To celebrate 25 years of existence in India, which company has launched the #25ActsOfHappy campaign where it will launch 25 big and small activations to bring a smile to its customers’ faces?

19. Which skincare brand has launched a new campaign for its popular winter-care product Honey and Almonds Body Lotion, featuring brand ambassador and actress Kriti Sanon?

20. Which home-grown mobile phone company has become the first Indian brand to launch 5G smartphones for domestic consumers?

21. US-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals has acquired which Ahmedabad-based privately held injectable drugmaker for around Rs 700 crore?

22. Which company has appointed private equity and real estate industry veteran KG Krishnamurthy as the non-executive chairman of the company with effect from February 1, 2022?

23. Google parent Alphabet Inc. last week breached which milestone market capitalization mark for the first time?

24. Which MNC last week said it will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy?

25. Which century-old chemicals-to-celluloid group has split its business into two?

26. Which global investment firm has announced the appointment of KV Kamath as a senior advisor to its India unit effective immediately?

27. Which cybersecurity firm last week announced it will be sold to a group of investors for more than $14 billion, just over a year after going public?

28. Which company plans to discontinue the operations of its e-commerce enablement app MyStore from November 15?

29. Which at-home smile makeover service has rolled out its campaign on Clear Aligners, featuring actor Arjun Kapoor?

30. The Coca-Cola Company has named which MNC as its “Global Marketing Network Partner” for the entire company’s portfolio of brands across more than 200 countries and territories?

31. Which car marketplace for pre-owned automobiles has launched its latest campaign 'Price Nahin, surprise milega'?

32. Which company has evoked the spirit of playful childhood and compassion with the launch of its ‘#PlayForABetterWorld’ campaign marking this year’s Children’s Day?

33. Which digital payments service has launched the campaign ‘#AbHarDinHuaAasan’?

34. Which personal care brand has launched a Vitamin C face wash in its first-ever paper tube packaging under the initiative ‘#EkChotiSiShuruwaat’?

35. Which brand has rolled out the 'next to nothing' campaign for the launch of its new range ‘Ultrafeel Condoms’?

36. US-based TV streaming platform fuboTV has announced the acquisition of which Bengaluru-based AI-powered fan engagement and monetisation platform?

37. French glass and building materials maker Saint-Gobain has acquired a minority stake in which online interior company for an undisclosed sum?

38. Which Murugappa Group company plans to acquire 25% stake in Aerostrovilos Energy Pvt Ltd (AEPL), a four-year-old start-up engaged in the development of gas turbine technology?

39. Which live commerce video platform has announced the launch of home decor, home furnishing and wellness brand ‘Ek’ from Ekta Kapoor on its platform?

40. FSN E-commerce Ventures, the parent entity of India’s biggest cosmetics etailer Nykaa, crossed which milestone market capitalization mark on its debut on the bourses?

41. Which cloud telephony firm has acquired Cogno AI, an artificial intelligence-powered omnichannel cloud communication platform?

42. Which edtech company has launched its Children's Day special digital Campaign, ‘#CelebrateCuriosity’?

43. Which fashion brand has signed actors Sidharth Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and has launched the campaign “Never Change”?

44. Which healthcare company has roped in former cricketer Kapil Dev as brand ambassador to create awareness about better diabetes management and early insulin adoption?

45. Which cookie brand has launched the ‘#NoMoreMissedCallsFromMom’ initiative, urging everyone to not let their mothers’ calls go unanswered, featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

46. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#RetireOnYourTerms’?

47. Which life insurance brand announced its association with Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain, to launch a new digital campaign  “Agar taiyaari sahi ho, toh jeet pakki hai”?

48. Which e-bike brand has launched its new campaign ‘#BachatOnTheMove’?

49. Which debt asset platform has launched a new ad ‘#MisSellingKaTimeJayega’ to promote transparency in investment for all retail or new investors?

50. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) last week launched the all-new version of which brand, positioning it as the country’s most fuel-efficient petrol car?

51. Which lighting brand has launched a new campaign 'Lighting Up Lives', with the positioning 'Taaki zindagi ka har mood, nikhar ke aaye'?

52. Which men's grooming brand has launched the campaign 'Gentleman tumhi toh ho' for International Men's Day?

53. Which online travel portal has launched a new campaign, ‘JoHogaWOWHoga’, featuring brand ambassadors and actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt?

54. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Oosingo’ to tackle Tamil Nadu’s vaccine hesitancy?

55. Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan’s family office Pratithi Investment Trust has picked up a significant stake in which healthcare company?

56. Which company has launched a new campaign 'Shower That Saves Power' for its latest range of water heaters that is powered by induction-based heat transfer technology?

57. Which company’s IPO last week became the highest subscribed IPO ever till date in the history of the Indian capital markets?

58. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#MakersofAwesome’ for its latest Autumn/Winter collection?

59. Which home appliances brand has launched the ‘#JashnKarKhulKar’ campaign?

60. Which company has acquired retail lingerie businesses under the 'amante' umbrella brand from MAS Brands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings?

61. Which edtech company has launched a Children’s Day campaign, ‘#MeraFutureMeraHaq’?

62. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% equity shares of Tata SmartFoodz Limited (TSFL) from Tata Industries Limited, for Rs 395 crore?

63. Which company is piloting Trisbix, a flavoured cracker, in Delhi, making it its first savoury launch in the country?

64. Ashish Bhasin has quit which company as its India chairman and chief executive of Asia Pacific?

65. Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equity at which MNC’s investment management arm, is leaving the bank after a 25-year stint?

66. Which Japanese conglomerate has confirmed plans to split the company into three separate businesses - infrastructure, semiconductors and devices?

67. Which health-products MNC plans to split into two companies in the biggest shake-up in its 135-year history?

68. Amazon India last week announced that it has completed the integration of its grocery stores Fresh and Pantry into a single unified store. What is it called?

69. Which user engagement and retention cloud has completed the acquisition of Patch, a technology that enables businesses to brand and embed communication channels directly into consumer apps?

70. Nandita Sinha will be the new CEO of which ecommerce company from January 1, 2022?

71. Which kids entertainment franchise launched the campaign ‘#NoStressExpress’ for Children's Day?

72. Which health-tech platform, that seeks to prevent, manage, and reverse diabetes, has launched a campaign ‘#WeCan’ for World Diabetes Day, with a voiceover from actor Farhan Akhtar?

73. Which youth focused neobank has onboarded cricketer Hardik Pandya as its brand ambassador to propel its multi-channel marketing campaigns?

74. Which foot-health focused footwear brand for children has announced former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand Ambassador and mentor?

75. Which company last week reported a net profit Rs 18,347 crore in the July-September period, marking the highest quarterly profit made by an Indian company?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 920 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

November 7, 2021

Biz Quizzard 919

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Specialty footwear and accessories retailer Metro Brands recently opened a store in LuLu Global Mall in Bengaluru. Which milestone flagship store count did it touch with this launch?

2. Which company will invest Rs 25 crore to acquire 49% stake in Integrow Asset Management, a financial services company that offers investment management and advisory services?

3. Which cement brand has rung in the festivities with its Diwali campaign ‘Kare Har Raah Roshan’ #LightOfHappiness, by lighting up streets and chowks across eight states in India?

4. Which fashion brand for women has launched the campaign ‘An Evening at the Opera’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Diana Penty, for its latest Autumn Winter Collection?

5. Which skin and hair clinic chain has launched the campaign ‘No Makeup Diwali’?

6. Which advertising agency has elevated Manas Lahiri as Managing Director?

7. Which spirits brand has unveiled the new ‘#InItToWinIt’ anthem for the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup?

8. Which plant-based milk brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Plan(e)t Power’, urging consumers to change to a plant-based diet?

9. Which company has sold a 20% stake in its cold chain business to Japanese company Mitsui & Co for Rs 63.5 crore?

10. Which handset maker has acquired Latin American handset brand China Bird Centro America S.A. for $50 million?

11. Amazon Pay and which company have announced a long-term partnership to offer travel services on Amazon(dot)in, including its mobile apps and websites?

12. Which MNC last week said it would buy the remaining stake in BodyArmor it did not already own, for $5.6 billion?

13. Which company last week announced the introduction of all-electric multi-purpose vehicle e6 for the Indian B2B segment?

14. Which company, in association with South Korea-based Daewon, is putting up a Rs 170 crore plant at Sriperumbudur to make advance seating systems, initially for the Railways?

15. Which online marketplace for furniture and home décor has launched the campaign 'Furniture Inspiring Connections’, featuring actors Aparshakti Khurana, Rajit Kapoor, and Lillete Dubey?

16. Which furniture brand has launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKeLiyeHameshaReady’ urging the audience to bring home more reasons to celebrate this festive season?

17. Which business group launched its latest campaign ‘#CookingGoodness’ together that celebrates the Diwali festive season by showcasing the power of cooking to bring families together?

18. Which laptop maker has launched the film ‘Diye Se Diya Jalao’?

19. Which MNC has launched its latest film ‘Cricket’ as part of its ongoing campaign, with the thought 'It takes a billion to make an eleven'?

20. CS Venkatakrishnan is the new CEO of which MNC bank?

21. Which energy storage solutions company has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Apno Ki Diwali Banana Hi Diwali Manana Hai’ celebrating its service engineers?

22. The country's first open air roof-top theatre, where people can drive in with their car to watch cinema, opened last week. Which city?

23. Which automobile company’s Indian business has turned profitable in its third year of operations?

24. Which space technology startup has signed an agreement with Italian space logistics company D-Orbit to jointly conduct a pilot mission involving the former’s Vikram launch vehicle and latter’s ION satellite carrier?

25. Which US-based cryptocurrency exchange has acquired Agara, an artificial intelligence powered support platform, to further its India push?

26. Which ride-hailing company posted the first operating profit in its mobility business since beginning operations a decade ago?

27. Which company has emerged the highest bidder for South East UP Power Transmission Company with a Rs 3,000-crore offer to buy the transmission firm under the insolvency process?

28. The rural development ministry has tied up with which company to sell products made by millions of artisans under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission  programme?

29. Which quick service restaurant (QDR) chain has appointed private equity firm Everstone Group as the master franchisee for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh?

30. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone transaction value mark for the first time in October?

31. TVS Motor Company has announced the roll-out of the 125cc TVS Raider motorcycle for ‘aspirational young customers’ in which country?

32. Which company has planned to invest up to €2 million in its portfolio company Mind S.r.l., Italy, to augment working capital needs and for further growth?

33. Which edtech company has acquired Swiflearn, a start-up that provides live face-to-face online tuitions for CBSE and ICSE students from grades 1 to 10?

34. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign “Trusted naam, fantastic Kaam” featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor?

35. Which edtech company has launched its Diwali campaign 'New Beginning'?

36. Which well known snacks company from Maharashtra has announced its foray into the savoury snack segment with the launch of the brand Bingebar?

37. Which social content hub has launched the campaign ‘Yeh Diwali Kisson Wali’ urging viewers to shop local to help neighbourhood businesses?

38. Which professionals’ body has appointed Deeptie Sethi as its first CEO in its history of two decades?

39. Which preventive pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘#NoToNoise’ urging all to have a pet inclusive Diwali?

40. You can work this out. Which IT firm has joined British racing team Jaguar Racing as title partner, ahead of 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship?

41. Which smart devices brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClichedDiwaliAds’?

42. Which telecom brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘#LookUp’?

43. Microsoft has launched its own version of Google Wave. What has it been branded as?

44. Zhang Yiming has stepped down as chairman of which internet firm?

45. Padmaja G Reddy has resigned as the founder managing director of which microfinance lender?

46. Which company has acquired Ryker Base, wholly owned by Polycab India, for an enterprise value of Rs 323 crore?

47. The government has denotified which two entities as the state trading enterprises for import of urea?

48. Social audio app Clubhouse has added how many Indian languages to its app as part of its localisation efforts in the country?

49. Which oil retailer last week said it will set up 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country in three years?

50. The government last week allowed which country to sell its surplus electricity in India’s energy exchange market?

51. Emami has launched a non-sticky antiseptic cream and has roped in actress Nushrratt Bharuccha as brand ambassador. What has it been branded as?

52. Which bank has launched the campaign ‘#PauseTheBargain’ to highlight the struggles of small and medium businesses?

53. Which industry body has launched the campaign 'Rishtey Nibhaana Sahi Hai'?

54. Which NBFC has launched the festive campaign ‘#SabkiTarakki’?

55. Which new-age investment platform has launched a new campaign, ‘Invest in India’, that allows users to invest in businesses building India in a whole new way?

56. Which NGO has launched the Diwali campaign ‘Andhero Se Roshini Tak’?

57. Which real estate developer has launched its brand campaign ‘#GharBantaHaiApnoSe’ for Diwali?

58. Which rummy platform launched the festive campaign ‘Rummy Utsav’ with the theme ‘Isse Bada Kuch Nahin’?

59. Which discount broker has launched the film ‘#YehMuhuratPerfectHai’?

60. UK’s Cairn Energy Plc will change its name from December 13. What is the new name?

61. Which poker platform launched its Diwali ad ‘Kissa Kaaju Katli Ka’?

62. Which food brand launched the ‘#SwaadBharePathaake’ campaign for Diwali?

63. Which bike-taxi app has launched its first celebrity campaign featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun?

64. Which PET bottle recycled fibre producing company has signed an agreement with Applied DNA Sciences to deploy “CertainT” platform to trace and certify that its fibres are from PET recycling?

65. Which ride-hailing company has launched grocery delivery service through a combination of hyperlocal pickup-and-drop model and dark stores?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 919 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli