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August 7, 2022

Biz Quizzard 958

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

1. Which hospital chain has acquired a majority stake in Aurangabad-based United CIIGMA Hospitals for Rs 300-400 crore?

2. Which celebration wear brand has launched the ‘#RakhiKaBroCode’ campaign?

3. Which edible oil brand has roped in actress Sandipta Sen as brand ambassador?

4. Which gifting platform has launched the campaign ‘#celebrateunsungheroes’ for Raksha Bandhan?

5. Which multilateral funding agency has appointed Auguste Tano Kouame as country director for India?

6. Zomato is restructuring its business to have multiple CEOs. What has the company been rebranded as?

7. Which tyre manufacturer has rolled out the Amperion brand for electric passenger vehicles and two-wheelers in India?

8. Which IT major has announced the opening of its Sydney Living Lab?

9. Which nutrition supplement brand has launched the anthem ‘Tu hai Taaqat' for its ‘#ProteinPledge’ campaign?

10. The introduction of which hospitality brand was announced in India with the signing of a management agreement for Bhopal’s Noor-Us-Sabah Palace?

11. Which paints brand has launched an ad for its ‘SmartCare Hydroloc’ featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor and badminton ace PV Sindhu?

12. Which charging solutions brand has roped in pace sensation Umran Malik as brand ambassador and has launched the ‘#FasterThanFast’ digital campaign?

13. Which makeup brand launched a music video on International Lipstick Day featuring actress Mouni Roy?

14. Which connected lifestyle brand has roped in actress Vaani Kapoor as the face of its X-Fit series smartwatch in India?

15. Which health drink brand has launched the film 'THE BOY WHO FAILED'?

16. Which fund has acquired 100% stake in the Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s SP Jammu Udhampur Highway?

17. Which power sector infrastructure investment trust has signed a share purchase agreement for acquisition of 100% stake in Raichur Sholapur Transmission Company (RSTCPL)?

18. Which global leader in animal nutrition and aquaculture has acquired a majority stake in Eruvaka, a tech solution developer for aquaculture ponds?

19. Which edtech company has announced a 100 per cent merger of Noida-based test-prep company Exampur for an undisclosed amount?

20. Which bank’s CSR arm has signed an MoU with Indian Institute of Science pledging Rs 107.76 crore to support three wings of the Bagchi-Parthasarathy Hospital coming up on the campus?

21. Gaurav Pandey will be the new MD and CEO of which realty firm from January 1?

22. Which gift and greeting cards major has launched the ‘Harr Rishtey Mei Dosti’ campaign for Friendship Day?

23. Which men's grooming brand has announced what it claims as the launch of India's first painless hair removal spray for men?

24. Which eyecare chain has launched the ‘Expert Who Cares’ campaign featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

25. Which bath & body brand has signed actress Ananya Panday as its brand ambassador?

26. Which Ayurvedic hair and scalp care brand has roped in actor Ali Fazal for its anti-dandruff shampoo variant?

27. Which skincare brand has signed on actress Sonakshi Sinha as the brand ambassador for its skincare segment?

28. Consumer fresh food brand iD Fresh Food last week announced its foray into which new product segment?

29. Which biscuit brand has partnered with new-age mithai shop, Bombay Sweet Shop to create the Geniusly Sweet Collection?

30. Which recently-listed Indian company has broken into the latest Fortune Global 500 list and has been ranked 98th?

31. Which smartphone brand has unveiled the ‘#ProudtobeOP’ campaign for the launch of its latest variant?

32. Which company has signed a franchise agreement with global luxury brand Balenciaga to bring the brand to the Indian market?

33. Which company has acquired 4 toll road assets from Macquarie Asia Infrastructure at an enterprise value of Rs 3,110 crore?

34. Which digital engineering services company is elevating COO Nitesh Banga as the president and CEO, effective October 1?

35. Which Uttar Pradesh-based jeweller has rolled out a new campaign "Main Pratha Bhi Hoon, Main Pragati Bhi," featuring actress Yami Gautam?

36. Which spices brand has roped in actress Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador?

37. Which digital payments platform launched the digital film ‘#FirstDigitalPaymentExperience’?

38. Which tech-enabled bus travel start-up has launched a campaign dedicated to the essence of friendship?

39. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has unveiled the ‘#TheLastSlice’ campaign for Friendship Day celebration?

40. Which MNC will acquire the maker of Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, iRobot Corp in an all-cash deal for about $1.7 billion?

41. Which beauty company has announced actress and former Miss World, Manushi Chhillar, as the new face of Advanced Night Repair, its #1 serum?

42. Which steel company has launched a new digital campaign featuring Olympic medallists, Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet Singh?

43. Which D2C beauty & personal care brand has collaborated with premium frozen yogurt brand MyFroyoLand for the former’s latest campaign?

44. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘sangharsh ka saath’ featuring actor Pratik Gandhi?

45. Which confectionery brand has unveiled a new campaign featuring Rohit Saraf and Alaya F to commemorate fresh breath day?

46. Which early-stage investment platform has launched two new products – Scalix and Compass ?

47. Which livelihood education company has launched a multi-film ad campaign “dignified ffreedom”?

48. Which luxury carpet maker has launched ‘The Didi’ campaign for Raksha Bandhan?

49. Which diagnostic services provider from India has announced plans to enter into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bangladesh to foray into international markets?

50. Which beauty, fashion, and lifestyle destination will acquire LBB (Iluminar Media Pvt Ltd), a millennial-focussed lifestyle discovery platform?

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July 31, 2022

Biz Quizzard 957

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

1. Which Kolkata-based company’s third-generation promoters - Siddhant Agarwal and Aparesh Agarwal - have started a new seller business called RetailEZ on Amazon India?

2. Which insurtech company has launched its new digital campaign ‘Aapka Saathi, Aapka Saarathi’?

3. Which international education services provider has unveiled its brand film 'My #SuperHero'?

4. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign 'Home Loan Lo Sar dard Nahi’?

5. Which fintech company has launched a campaign featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Ravindra Jadeja?

6. Which company has announced the launch of an exclusive awards programme - Outgrow Kisan Pragati awards - to recognise natural and regenerative farming initiatives and farming innovations?

7. Which mobility fintech firm said it was launching in India as part of its global expansion?

8. Which entity has launched MRIDA Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary company that will work in manure management initiatives across the country?

9. Which invest-tech company has launched its second campaign ‘#youdezervbetter’?

10. As part of its strategic global expansion, which Indian company plans to set up an assembly plant in Brazil, the sixth largest tractor market in the world?

11. Which brand, committed to offering wholesome, quality food ingredients, has announced the launch of its latest campaign ‘#JaiseNatureNeBanaya’, featuring actor Manoj Bajpayee?

12. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘#HarHaathToofan’ commemorating 75 years of India’s independence?

13. Which sleep solutions brand has launched a new campaign for its flagship Ultima Mattress, featuring sports personalities Nikhat Zareen and Srikanth Kidambi?

14. Which company and Eutelsat Communications have inked a pact to combine their respective global satellite operations in an all-stock deal?

15. Which ecommerce marketplace and Pocket FM, a personalised audio streaming service, will collaborate to make available the latter’s audiobook library on the former?

16. Which company has launched some of its classic board games in Tamil as it steps up focus on local sourcing and manufacturing its products in India?

17. Actress Nora Fatehi has invested an undisclosed sum in which cloud kitchen operator?

18. Which company’s Kochi refinery has dispatched the first indigenous superabsorbent polymer from its Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Complex?

19. Which life insurance company has launched the campaign ‘Har Sapne Ka Aadha Hissa’?

20. Who is the most recognised celebrity in India, as per Hansa Research’s Brand Endorser report?

21. Which QSR chain has launched its campaign ‘Meals Make Families’?

22. Which company has announced the launch of BeverageCart, India’s first mobile app-based platform for beverages?

23. Which logistics startup has acquired intra-city logistics firm Porter's FMCG business?

24. Which cancer research and information app has roped in former cricketer Yuvraj Singh as its brand ambassador?

25. General Atlantic and Kedaara Capital have invested Rs 1,500 crore for 46% stake in which eye care hospital chain?

26. Which company last week announced the launch of its Uptune programme in India to support early-stage companies?

27. Neerja Kapur is set to become the new CMD of which PSU non-life insurer?

28. Girija Subramanian is set to head which PSU non-life insurer?

29. With assets of over Rs 84,330 crore, who has retained her position as the wealthiest Indian woman in the ‘Kotak Private Banking Hurun Leading Wealthy Women List’?

30. Athlete Neeraj Chopra has been roped in as the brand ambassador of which new beverage variant?

31. Arun Nanda has retired from the position of chairman of which realty company?

32. Which digital financial services platform has launched the campaign ‘Take Charge’?

33. Which paints company has launched its new campaign ‘Har Ghar Muskuraye, Jab Rang Gungunaye’?

34. Which lifestyle and mobile accessories brand has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as brand ambassador?

35. Which chocolate gifting brand has launched the campaign ‘#ConnectedRakhi’?

36. Which digital healthcare platform has launched an ad featuring brand ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan to announce the launch of Surgery Care services?

37. Bimal Dayal has resigned as the MD and CEO of which telecom infrastructure company?

38. Which toothpaste brand has launched a new campaign featuring actor Ajay Devgn?

39. Which company last week announced the launch of its global child nutrition brand Gerber in India?

40. Which brand is India's most chosen FMCG brand, as per Kantar India's 2022 Brand Footprint report?

41. Global private equity firms Carlyle and Advent International will pick up 10% stake each in which bank?

42. Which e-commerce furniture and home goods company has announced the introduction of 24 hours furniture delivery service in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru?

43. Which digital payments company has announced acquisition of 100% stake in OSLabs, which built the Indus App Bazaar, the Indian alternative to big tech-controlled app stores?

44. Which baby and kids products brand has roped in actress Ameesha Patel as brand ambassador?

45. Nissan Motor India has reached which cumulative exports milestone?

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July 24, 2022

Biz Quizzard 956

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

1. Dabur India's revenue from operations crossed which milestone mark in 2021-22?

2. Minda Industries (MIL) has announced its new name. Name it?

3. Which ceramic tiles and allied products manufacturer unveiled its brand anthem ‘Zameen Se Judey Hum’?

4. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has approved the appointment of Ashish Kumar Chauhan as managing director and chief executive officer of which stock exchange?

5. Which manufacturer of vitrified tiles has announced actor Ajay Devgn as its brand ambassador?

6. Which luxury Ayurvedic beauty brand has roped in actress Patralekhaa as the face of its Natural Makeup range?

7. Which fresh meats & seafood brand has forayed into the meal category with launch of Ready-To-Cook Biryani Meat and Masala Mix?

8. Which D2C furniture brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as its first-ever brand ambassador?

9. Which digital sports destination launched a new campaign for the India tour of West Indies, featuring cricketer Ravi Shastri and digital content creator, Ashish Chanchlani?

10. Which company said it has been ranked number one by revenue among the top 30 suppliers of software and IT services to the UK market by industry analyst firm, ‘TechMarketView’?

11. Which mutual fund has launched an investor education campaign – ‘Pro Portfolio’?

12. Which multi-brand e-commerce fashion company has launched its first underwear and athleisure brand for men, GLOOT?

13. Which company has signed a MOU with Israel’s metal-air battery technology pioneer Phinergy to develop and pilot the production of aluminium plates for aluminium-air batteries in India?

14. Which Indian tech solutions provider has entered into a partnership with Honeywell to manufacture what is being touted as the aviation industry’s first cloud-connected cockpit system?

15. Which sportswear brand has roped in athlete Neeraj Chopra as its brand ambassador?

16. Which face wash brand has launched the campaign ‘‘Pimple ke liye soap ki nahi, science ki maano’?

17. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign 'Trusted for Twenty' to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its index funds tracking the NIFTY 50 and S&P BSE SENSEX Index?

18. Which marble brand has launched the campaign ‘Khoobsurat Imaandaari’ featuring actress Anushka Sharma?

19. Which beauty and luxury intimate wear brand is planning to open its first offline store at Palladium mall, Mumbai in August this year?

20. Which country has emerged as the top source country for remittances to India in 2020-21, as per a research by central bank economists?

21. Which company and Estee Lauder Companies (ELC) have launched Beauty&You India, an incubation programme for upcoming beauty brands in India?

22. Which cricket non-fungible token (NFT) platform will launch its marketplace in August, after abruptly halting trading in March amid regulatory uncertainty surrounding virtual digital assets?

23. The market rally in July has made HDFC MF’s Prashant Jain the first fund manager in India to oversee equity assets worth which milestone amount?

24. Australia’s BHP and which Indian company have paired up to explore low-carbon iron and steel-making technology?

25. Which MNC forayed into the mass passenger vehicle market in India with the launch of the C3?

26. Which business group has announced its foray into the Rs 30,000 crore branded powdered spices market with Mantra Spices?

27. Which online western wear brand has announced its transition from a single brand into a house of brands under the umbrella of 'FS Life'?

28. Which company has inked a long-term distribution agreement with Maison Valentino to launch the famous Italian fashion house in India?

29. Which company will acquire 76% equity stake in Noida-based Moshine Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (MEPL) for a total consideration of up to Rs 8.64 crore?

30. Which company has rolled out ready-to-cook mock meat products under the brand name Simply Better?

31. Which logistics aggregator has acquired Omuni, the omni-channel technology business of apparel manufacturer and retailer Arvind, in a Rs 200 crore cash-and-stock deal?

32. Which financial infrastructure provider has acquired identity verification services provider Syntizen for an undisclosed sum?

33. Family philanthropists last week announced a network, aiming to raise $1 billion for social causes annually by 2030. What is it called?

34. Which group has announced the launch of UK-based creative agency, Cake, in India?

35. Which nutrition brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its new brand ambassador?

36. Which skincare brand has announced the launch of its latest TVC ‘#BindaasTryKar’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Taapsee Pannu for its deo roll-on range?

37. Which gifting company has launched a campaign featuring actress Adah Sharma for its Sneh Rakhi?

38. Which beauty & personal care brand has launched a new campaign ‘#PimpleCareUpdated’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Rashmika Mandanna?

39. Which cosmetics brand has collaborated with actress Akshara Singh for her latest song as the beauty partner?

40. Maruti Suzuki has brought back which brand for the new SUV that it has jointly developed in partnership with fellow Japanese Toyota?

41. Which state retained its top position among major states in the India Innovation Index 2021?

42. Composer and Singer Jasleen Royal has invested in which QSR chain?

43. Which Korean beauty brand has teamed up with long-running comic strip Peanuts to launch a limited-edition skincare range?

44. Which brand has entered the drain cleaning category with the launch of Drain Xpert?

45. Which personal care and healthcare group has acquired 30% stake in pet-care start-up Cannis Lupus Services India?

46. Which lifestyle electronics brand has roped actor Milind Soman as brand ambassador?

47. Which beauty brand is launching a new campaign titled 'I Know My Worth'?

48. Which wall opening solutions brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘Raahi’ advocating the importance of inclusive workplaces?

49. Akshaya Moondra will be the next CEO of which telecom company?

50. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air will take to the skies from which date?

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July 17, 2022

Biz Quizzard 955

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

1. Which MNC beverage chain is launching masala chai and filter coffee in India?

2. In what is perhaps for the first time for a government agency, which state’s Markfed has exported tobacco to the US?

3. Brijendra Kumar Syngal, also called ‘Father of internet in India’, passed away recently. He was the former chairman of which public sector entity?

4. Which company has launched a campaign featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan for its newly launched ready-to-mix body wash?

5. Amazon last week announced the launch of an exclusive selection of fresh songs by four independent artists from India. What has it been branded as?

6. Which private equity firm Advent International-backed consumer goods company last week named Pratik Pota as its chief executive and managing director?

7. Which beverage chain has launched its new campaign ‘#ItStartsWithYourName’?

8. Which automobile brand has unveiled its launch campaign ‘Hello Goosebumps’?

9. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘#SamajhdaarKoIshaaraKaafiHai’ featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

10. Which industrial automation company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Freilassing-based automation technology and assembly systems supplier Hochrainer GmbH?

11. Which youth-centred brand has launched the campaign ‘#BackToCool’ for its backpack collection?

12. Which cosmetics brand has been relaunched with the brand idea ‘#NodoubtNoLimits’?

13. Packaging films manufacturer Cosmo Films has been rebranded. What is the new name?

14. Cricketer Smriti Mandhana has invested an undisclosed amount in which Gurugram-based ayurvedic brand for haircare and skincare?

15. Which MNC consumer durable company last week announced its re-entry into the Indian market with the launch of an exclusive retail and experience store in Saket, Delhi?

16. Which industry body has launched the ‘Karein Shuru’ campaign?

17. Which brand from Parle Agro has launched a new campaign to announce the introduction of new variant - Hazelnut Chocolate - to its flavoured milk portfolio?

18. Which fantasy cricket app has launched the campaign 'Lalkaar Ladkiyon Ki'?

19. Which soap brand has launched the campaign ‘Tum Hi Ho No. 1’ featuring actor Shaheer Sheikh?

20. Which business group last week unveiled ‘The Museum of Living History’ in Mumbai to showcase the group's past?

21. Which textile, apparel, retail and real estate conglomerate last week announced the appointment of Atul Singh to lead the Group?

22. Which Bengaluru-based premium interior design company has signed interior designer Gauri Khan and couturier Manish Malhotra to curate bespoke homes for its customers?

23. Which tyre manufacturer has launched its ultra-high-performance tyre range - SportDrive and SportDrive SUV for the luxury segment in India?

24. Former Union Bank of India CEO Rajkiran Rai G has been appointed as the first managing director of which development financial institution?

25. Which entertainment content and production company has appointed Abhishek Kumar as the group chief executive with immediate effect?

26. Which company, through its subsidiaries, has acquired the entire stake in Bangladesh-based Asian Consumer Care from its joint venture partner Advanced Chemical Industries?

27. Which digital healthcare platform has acquired Clinix, an online doctor consultation platform focused on rural India?

28. The number of people employed by the Indian tech industry in the US has crossed which milestone mark in 2021, as per a report by industry body Nasscom and S&P Global?

29. Which real estate developer has set up a net zero urban accelerator at its township on the outskirts of Mumbai, with the technical support of RMI?

30. Which IT firm will acquire Denmark-based life sciences consulting and tech firm BASE life science for up to € 110 million in an all-cash deal?

31. Which fresh fish and meat e-commerce firm has launched a campaign for its clean label Ready-To-Fry (RTF) meat snacks, featuring actress Nauheed Cyrusi?

32. Which aftermarket automotive service and maintenance platform has roped in actor Sharman Joshi for its latest digital marketing campaign ‘#ShaantSharmanShaant’?

33. Which grooming brand has announced Bhuvan Bam as the face of its fragrance range?

34. Which beverage brand has launched an ad for its revamped packaging featuring actress Jacqueline Fernandez?

35. Which alternate asset management firm has acquired 72% stake in Bengaluru-based Avasarala Technologies (ATL) in a mix of primary and secondary investment?

36. Serial entrepreneur Ashok Soota has launched his latest venture, a global health and wellness knowledge enterprise. What has it been branded as?

37. Which company, which provides maintenance services to thermal power plants in India, has appointed Takehiko Matsushita as its new Managing Director?

38. Which company has acquired the licence from Green Gold Licensing & Merchandising India Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture and distribute action figures of Chhota Bheem and friends, domestically?

39. Which company and Israel’s chemicals and logistics group Gadot have emerged winning bidders to buy the Haifa Port in Israel for $1.2 billion?

40. Which brand from India will ship 120 tonnes of french-fries to Philippines next month?

41. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Endura Mass, a nutritional supplement brand in the category of weight gain from Medinnbelle Herbalcare?

42. Which FMCG firm last week announced its foray into packaged food business?

43. The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at the Hyderabad campus of BITS Pilani said it is incubating which startup that is working on India’s first reusable rocket?

44. Which fashion brand has partnered with actor Vikrant Massey for the launch of its new 500-day warranty collection?

45. Which skincare brand of South Asian social media influencer and entrepreneur Diipa Büller-Khosla will launch in India, exclusively on Nykaa?

46. Which smartphone maker has elevated Muralikrishnan B as the president of India operations, effective August 1?

47. BigBasket has crossed which revenue milestone in 2021-22?

48. Which bank has sealed a deal with JC Flowers to set up an asset construction company (ARC), to which the former will sell Rs 48,000 crore of legacy bad loans?

49. Which company has completed a successful trial of the country’s first 5G private network at Bosch Automotive Electronics’ facility at Bengaluru?

50. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) last week announced its entry into the honey and preserves category under which brand?

51. Which QSR brand has announced the elevation of Moksh Chopra as the General Manager for India BMU (Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives)?

52. Which diagnostics chain has launched the campaign 'Yeh Sudha kya karti hai'?

53. DS Spiceco has launched the campaign ‘Same2Same’ for which sprinklers brand?

54. Which pregnancy detection kit brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#JustTakeTheTest’?

55. Which advertising agency has hired Ayesha Ghosh as Managing Director for India?

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July 10, 2022

Biz Quizzard 954

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

1. Which company has acquired Indore-based CHL Hospitals, the first corporate hospital established in Madhya Pradesh, which has a strong clinical expertise in cardiology and neurosciences?

2. Choice Hotels Asia Pacific, an NYSE-listed hospitality firm, has signed a 15-year master franchise agreement with which hospitality company in India?

3. Which power distribution company has unveiled its new brand philosophy ‘Towards a Greener Tomorrow’?

4. Which food delivery company has used deepfake technology and AI in personalised ads starring actor Hrithik Roshan?

5. Which bike brand launched a teaser campaign to unveil 2 new variants - P250 Brooklyn Black and N160 Brooklyn Black?

6. Which company will soon launch Adidas Originals watches and products of German luxury fashion house Philipp Plein in India?

7. Which platform has launched its new brand campaign ‘You Hold the Cards’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Shahid Kapoor?

8. Which celebrity recently launched the homeware brand 'Sona Home'?

9. Which Swiss wealth management group has appointed Umang Papneja as the new chief executive for its India operations, effective August 1?

10. The government last week said that the privatisation of Neelachal Ispat Nigam (NINL) is completed with its handover to which Tata group firm?

11. Which life insurance company has appointed Asit Rath as its chief executive officer with effect from July 11?

12. Which 3 states have emerged as the best performer states in developing startup ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs, as per the third edition of the States’ Startup Ranking 2021?

13. Which MNC has launched a global non-profit brand Impact® to make 30 of its treatments, including insulin, available on a not-for-profit basis in 40 lower income countries?

14. Which passenger reservation services provider last week said that the Tata group had selected it to transform Air India’s customer experience and operational effectiveness?

15. Which crop protection firm has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as its brand ambassador?

16. Which two-wheeler company last week launched the KATANA in India?

17. Which chocolate brand launched its new ad featuring WWE champion The Great Khali to support its newest ‘bhaari’ proposition?

18. Which global location technology brand launched its first campaign in India, featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

19. Which telecom equipment maker last week said it has acquired 62.6% stake in Saankhya Labs for Rs 276.2 crore?

20. A subsidiary of which Indian engineering company will develop an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi jointly with Texas-based aerospace company, Jaunt Air Mobility?

21. Which online tax filing service provider has acquired compliance automation provider CimplyFive for an undisclosed sum in an all cash-deal?

22. Which business family has become promoter of Eveready Industries, according to a regulatory filing by the Kolkata-based flashlight and battery maker?

23. Which general insurance company has launched the ‘Cyber VaultEdge’ cover against cyber risks?

24. Which spices brand has roped in Chef Ranveer Brar as its brand ambassador?

25. Which personal care brand has launched “Face Wash Nahi Treat Karo” campaign for its acne care portfolio?

26. Which homegrown advertising agency and international advertising network BBDO have parted ways after 37 years of association?

27. Which youth fashion and tech brand has launched its new campaign ‘#PrideinOurPronouns’?

28. Which design-driven global lifestyle D2C brand has launched the ‘#FromTheDesk’ social media campaign?

29. Which eye care company has roped in actors Sheeba Chaddha and Shishir Sharma as its new brand ambassadors?

30. Which company has entered into a long-term partnership with Gap Inc. to bring the American fashion brand to India?

31. Which financial infrastructure provider will acquire Bengaluru-based cloud-lending platform Finflux for an undisclosed sum?

32. The country’s third power exchange commenced operations last week after receiving approval from Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. What is it called?

33. Which company has signed Indian triathlete Kaustubh Radkar as the brand ambassador of its fitness segment?

34. Which watch maker has announced the launch of its Waterbury Ocean collection, an upcycled watch made of ocean-bound plastic to tackle pollution?

35. Which D2C baby product brand has launched a digital ad featuring actress Soha Ali Khan, highlighting the features and benefits of using a lightweight Feather Diaper?

36. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign ‘#AllEyesOnMe’ featuring actor Kartik Aaryan?

37. Which automotive batteries brand has launched its brand mascot ‘Ron’?

38. Which pharma company has launched the consumer awareness campaign ‘#HPVsearchkiyakya’ featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

39. Which gifting solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘Emotions Gift Wrapped’ with actors Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor?

40. Which aerospace engine manufacturer will set up a 200-million-euro maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) in Hyderabad?

41. Which company last week said it will acquire the 1,200-MW Athena Chhattisgarh Power for Rs 565 crore?

42. Paritosh Tripathi has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of which general insurance company with effect from July 5?

43. GE Healthcare has announced the unveiling of its 5G Innovation Lab in India, the first for GE Healthcare across the globe. Which location?

44. Which company has launched a new 225-cc motorcycle Ronin, marking its entry into a new high-end bike segment?

45. Which general insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#SalaamMSME’?

46. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#AdvanceApology’ campaign for Forgiveness Day?

47. Which company has launched the campaign 'Super Brands. Super Price. Super Fast.' featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt as the ‘superhero’ protagonist?

48. Which digital insurer has roped in stand-up comic Raunaq Rajani for its ‘#SwitchToSave’ campaign?

49. Which snacking company launched the ‘Chocolate Crazy’ campaign for World Chocolate Day?

50. Which bank has acquired the Agri and Healthcare Equipment financing portfolio of De Lage Landen Financial Services India, a subsidiary of Rabobank-owned De Lage Landen International?

51. Which industry body has elected Manish Makhijani, Global Insights Director of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), as President for 2022-2024?

52. Which company said it has completed the acquisition of Equitas Technologies Private Ltd. (ETPL), popularly known as WowTruck, by acquiring 100% of the existing equity capital of ETPL?

53. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched its very own rap anthem ‘#YehHaiApnaTime’ on YouTube, starring the employees in their natural element?

54. Which male grooming brand has signed actor Vicky Kaushal as an ambassador for its range of fragrances?

55. Which grooming brand has launched a new digital film of the 'Hairy Masculinity' campaign featuring cricketer Ravindra Jadeja?

56. Which quick commerce platform has launched the animation film ‘Make room for more pride’ with a message on how Pride isn’t just a color of a month on the calendar?

57. Which company has launched a campaign for its Roll-on waxing service, featuring actress Yami Gautam?

58. Which electric two-wheeler brand launched the campaign ‘#BharatkaJoy’ with the anthem ‘Saath Chalein’?

59. Which career-tech startup has launched a new digital campaign 'Ab Job Aapko Dhundegi, Aapke Apne Sheher Mein' targeting job seekers in Uttar Pradesh?

60. Which company and British International Investment (BII)-backed EV Co will co-develop a portfolio of five electric SUVs through the former’s wholly-owned subsidiary?

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July 3, 2022

Biz Quizzard 953

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 27 - July 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company said it has commissioned India's largest floating solar power project of 101.6 Megawatt Peak (MWp) in Kerala backwaters?

2. V Krishnamurthy passed away at the age of 97 on June 26. He was the former chairman of which automobile PSU, among other PSUs he helmed?

3. Which game streaming and e-sports platform is set to launch India’s first eSports NFT platform?

4. Which male grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#HairyMasculinity’, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

5. Which online skill gaming platform has launched 2 new commercials featuring brand ambassador and actor Hrithik Roshan as part of its "Raho Ek Kadam Aage" campaign?

6. Which small finance bank has rolled out a digital-only campaign for its recently launched LIT (Live It Today) Credit Card?

7. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has partnered with which Indian rap icon to curate a song to promote the UPI AUTOPAY feature?

8. Which feminine hygiene brand has launched India’s first Period Tracker on WhatsApp, which will help menstruators track their periods?

9. Which brand will soon launch Mount Everest sundae, claimed as India’s tallest sundae?

10. Who has been ranked 9 among the top ten of Forbes’ world’s most influential CMOs (chief marketing officers) of 2022?

11. Which women-first social networking app has brought back its ‘Stand for Safety’ initiative, after a successful launch of its first edition last year?

12. Which company unveiled its latest campaign ‘Naam Hi Kafi Hai’, celebrating the goodwill of small businesses on the international MSME day?

13. Which biscuit brand has launched two new offerings - Oats & Berries, and Kismi Cinnamon?

14. Abhishek Rege has quit as the chief executive of which production house, after being at the helm for five years?

15. Nitin Gupta, a 1986 batch Indian Revenue Services officer, has been appointed as the new chairman of which body?

16. Which drugmaker will invest Rs 25.90 crore to acquire additional stake in digital tech company GoApptiv, increasing its total stake in the startup to 22.02% on a fully diluted basis?

17. Italian entrepreneur Leonardo Del Vecchio has died at the age of 87. He was the owner of which well-known eyewear brand?

18. Credit card spends in the country hit a new high in May, crossing which milestone mark?

19. Which grooming brand has launched a new campaign ‘#EngineeringChange’, featuring social entrepreneur Prashant Gade?

20. Which kitchen appliances company last week said it will acquire a majority 51 per cent stake in Ultrafresh Modular Solutions?

21. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign “Do the Digit Digit”, featuring brand ambassador and cricketer Virat Kohli?

22. As part of PRIDE celebrations, which online career and recruitment resource has launched a campaign called ‘#ComeOutAsAlly’?

23. Anish Mehta has stepped down as the CEO of which animation studio?

24. Which haircare brand has launched a new series “Uncut” for Pride month?

25. Which contraceptive brand has announced the launch of its direct-to-consumer (D2C) online venture ‘Love Depot’ for selling passion products?

26. TheCarlyle Group has agreed to acquire a significant minority stake in which Ahmedabad-based tile and bathware company?

27. Which celebrity and film producer-businessman Punit Balan have jointly acquired the Mumbai franchise of the upcoming Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK) league for an undisclosed amount?

28. Which online poker platform has announced the onboarding of actor Shahid Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

29. Following its market re-entry last year, which lighter brand has launched its first campaign in India?

30. Who is the new chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm?

31. Which brand has launched its digital-first campaign to reiterate its position as the No.1 Wall Putty brand in India?

32. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#WearYourPride’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and athlete Dutee Chand?

33. Which MNC recently announced that it has brought back the world’s leading luxury beauty brand, Lancôme, to India?

34. Which wealth and investment management firm has unveiled its new corporate identity, centering on ‘What Matters Most’?

35. Which fintech company’s cofounder Shashank Kumar will become its managing director?

36. Music and entertainment company Mirchi has launched its over-the-top (OTT) mobile app in a bid to augment its digital play. What has it been branded as?

37. Which company last week announced a strategic franchise partnership with global fresh food and organic coffee chain Pret A Manger to launch and build the brand in India?

38. Online payroll and accounting software provider Intuit will shut down which financial management suite in India?

39. Which B2B e-commerce agriculture platform announced its association with actor Manoj Pahwa to promote its app among the agri-retailer community?

40. Which business tycoon passed away at the age of 93 in Mumbai last week?

41. Which MNC said it has started a used oil management service to organise India’s waste oil disposal system and to increase the rate of re-refining?

42. Which company has announced the launch of its first all-women drive-thru restaurant in Ekta Nagar, Gujarat?

43. Which digital manufacturing company has acquired Pinaka Aerospace Solutions for an undisclosed amount?

44. Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Director for Finance at Indian Oil Corporation, will be the next chairman of which PSU?

45. Which hosiery brand has signed actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

46. Which online insurance marketplace has unveiled its new brand campaign featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

47. Which PC maker has announced the launch of its ‘Back to College’ campaign under its ongoing outreach, ‘Yeh hai Padhai 2.0’?

48. Which life insurance brand launched ‘Life Sessions’ on National Insurance Awareness Day?

49. Which sports performance brand has signed up cricketer Prasidh Krishna?

50. Which omnichannel eyewear retailer has picked up a majority stake in Japanese direct-to-consumer eyewear brand Owndays?

51. Which snacking brand has launched its first ever digital campaign ‘#CarryOn’ to compliment the launch of its ‘Ready-to-eat’ sweet corn?

52. Which steel brand has launched its new TVC campaign featuring Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma?

53. Britannia Good Day has launched the ‘#GoNuts’ campaign for which variant?

54. Confectionery brand Kinder Joy has joined hands with which television channel for the launch of ‘Natoons’ collection, emphasising on the purpose of ‘Learning about Animals’ for kids?

55. Which food company has launched the ‘Sanskari Bacon Ad’?

56. On the occasion of World MSME Month, which small finance bank has launched the ‘Circle Of Life’ series?

57. Which digital sports destination has roped in former cricketer Ravi Shastri as its new brand ambassador?

58. Which clothing brand has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign for its intimate wear range?

59. Which pet care brand has launched the campaign ‘#MyPetMyPride’ for Pride Month?

60. Who will be appointed the president commissioner (non-executive chairman) of Unilever Indonesia?

61. Which baby care brand has launched the campaign ‘Pakda Pakdi’ with brand ambassadors and actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan?

62. Which entity has announced the launch of a special campaign 'Chalo, School Chale' to provide school kits to less privileged students to fulfil the basic educational needs?

63. Which D2C lifestyle brand, which sells cruelty-free and vegan products entirely made in India, has forayed into the footwear category?

64. How many states have scored more than 90% in the central government’s latest ranking of states on ease of doing business?

65. State Bank of India's gold loan portfolio has crossed which milestone mark for the first time?

66. After two and half years of waiting to get the government’s clearance, which Chinese automobile company has pulled the plug on its $1-billion proposed investment to enter the Indian market?

67. Which business process management company has acquired Chennai-based enterprise automation services company Vuram for $165 million?

68. Which German company has won the contract to operate and maintain the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rapid rail transit corridor for 12 years?

69. Which Pune-based auto parts maker last week said it, along with subsidiary, had completed the acquisition of Coimbatore-based JS Autocast Foundry India?

70. Singapore-based IGSS Ventures, one of the three applicants for central government incentives to set up semiconductor fabrication units, has chosen which state as its factory location?

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June 26, 2022

Biz Quizzard 952

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which luxury real estate consultancy firm has acquired the architectural and design practice of Delhi-based architect Arjun Sodhi to make a beachhead into the emerging metaverse landscape?

2. Which snack brand has launched its ‘videsi mein desi chatpatapan’ campaign?

3. Which cement company released the campaign ‘#WohJoHumeBanateHai’ on Father’s Day?

4. Which bank has acquired a 9.9% stake in Svakarma Finance, a non-deposit taking, non-banking finance company?

5. Which sleep solutions brand has onboarded actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

6. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the campaign ‘#StretchBeyondStains’ on Yoga Day, featuring actresses Vaishali Thaniga and Sapna Malik?

7. Which skincare brand has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘Uncomplicate Skincare’?

8. Which eyecare brand has launched the PRIDE’22 #SeeTheLove campaign?

9. Which company has launched the campaign “Experts Use It. Families Trust It.” for its all-new Experto Anti-Mosquito Racquet?

10. Which company has rolled out ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck in 11.44 T gross vehicle weight category?

11. Which MNC’s workers in Maryland voted on June 18 to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the company to unionise in the United States?

12. Which D2C beauty brand has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar as the face of its Vitamin C face wash campaign?

13. Which energy solutions provider has appointed Preeti Bajaj to take over as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for its operations?

14. Which wellness brand has launched its first-ever brand campaign, ‘#BiteMe’ with actress Kriti Sanon?

15. Which firm said it will acquire Bengaluru-based Venerate Solutions Private Limited, a salesforce consulting firm?

16. Which global food conglomerate last week said it will split into three independent companies?

17. Which company will merge its international business with Rivulis, part of Singapore-based investment fund Temasek, to create the world’s second largest irrigation player with revenues of $750 million (Rs 5,860 crore)?

18. Which caffeinated personal care brand has unveiled its latest campaign for Coffee Body Scrub and Coffee Body Washes, featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

19. Which PSU has launched the ‘Air Pollution Ka Alarm” campaign?

20. Hindustan Motors (HM) has agreed to transfer which brand and its related trademarks to SG Corporate Mobility?

21. Which bank has launched the digital campaign ‘Karo har khwaish poori’?

22. Which women grooming brand has rolled out the digital campaign ‘Razorlution’ for the launch of its Pretty Face Razor?

23. Which spirits brand has launched the “Taste the Thrill” campaign?

24. Which imaging and optical devices company has roped in model and actor Milind Soman as its healthcare, wellness, and lifestyle brand ambassador?

25. Which aggregator of third-party online sellers has acquired Trendy Home - a home furnishing brand that sells exclusively on Amazon in the US?

26. Which antacid brand is celebrating 50 years in India with the film 'A walk down memory lane', and a stand-up comedy show on Metaverse?

27. Which personal care brand has launched the ‘Pop This’ campaign for its facewash?

28. Chennai-based Allsec Technologies, a human resources outsourcing (HRO) firm, has merged with which Bengaluru-based business services provider?

29. Which Chennai-based debt marketplace has rebranded itself as ‘Yubi’?

30. Which state government has taken ownership of a team in the soon-to-be-launched professional league, the Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK)?

31. Which homegrown lifestyle tech brand has launched its first pair of smart eyewear 'i1' at Rs 5,999?

32. Which news channels network has approved the appointment of Barun Das as Managing Director and CEO with effect from June 22, 2022?

33. Which financial services company has launched an audio campaign ‘Ajab Selling ki Gajab Kahani Series’ to promote its mobile app?

34. Which rural fintech, in association with Religare Broking Ltd. (RBL), has launched the campaign ‘Demat Zaroori Hai’?

35. On the occasion of World Music Day, which bank launched a symphony of sounds from its branches connecting its musical logo (MOGO)?

36. Which beer brand launched the campaign ‘Home Team. Home Beer.’ to further strengthen its position as the “Official Cheer Partner of the Delhi Capitals”?

37. Which content distribution platform last week announced its entry into home security solutions with the launch of Secure and Secure+, in partnership with Google?

38. IKEA India last week opened a store in which city?

39. Which beauty and personal care brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as an investor and brand ambassador?

40. Which airport has claimed to have become the first in India to run entirely on hydro and solar power?

41. Which digital payments service provider has acquired application programming interface (API)-based infrastructure company Setu in a cash-and-stock deal worth $70-75 million?

42. Which business family has pledged Rs 60,000 crore towards charity to mark the 60th birthday of group founder and chairman?

43. Which electric two-wheeler maker last week said it will set up a mega factory in Karoli, Rajasthan with an investment of Rs 500 crore?

44. Mahindra Tractors has achieved which production milestone from the its manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana?

45. Which realty major said it will acquire 100 per cent equity of G Corp Homes to make foray into the Bengaluru market?

46. Which enterprise resource planning software provider has launched the campaign 'Always AweSME’ on the occasion of International MSME day?

47. Jawahar Goel has stepped down as the managing director of which company after the resolution of his reappointment failed at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of its shareholders?

48. Which company has acquired a portfolio of branded and generic injectable products from Deer Park, Illinois-based Eton Pharmaceuticals?

49. The government has named Parameswaran Iyer as the next chief executive of which policy body?

50. Which company’s board approved the acquisition of instant grocery startup Blinkit, formerly known as Grofers, for Rs 4,447 crore in an all-stock deal?

51. Which shared mobility major has shut its used car division within eight months of its commencement?

52. Which online travel company last week announced becoming a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)?

53. Which automobile MNC last week launched its first green casting built by Brakes India that will go into building its engines?

54. Which pharmaceutical and consumer products exporter last week announced its foray into the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) wellness and beauty e-commerce space with the launch of a new brand ‘The Co Being’?

55. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign for its Popcorn Nachos with the positioning “Yeh snack nahi drama hai!”, featuring filmmaker Karan Johar, and actress Srinidhi Shetty?

56. Ahead of the release of the new Illumination film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, which QSR chain has introduced new Minion-themed banana desserts and milkshake?

57. Suzuki and Toyota have announced a new hybrid SUV model for India and global markets. What has Toyota branded it as?

58. Which company has rolled out an integrated campaign ‘Sahi Investing Ki Baat’ for investor awareness?

59. Which creator-led live entertainment commerce platform is celebrating Pride Month through various collaborations with its LGBTQIA+ creators, as part of its ‘Own the Troll’ campaign?

60. Which agency has won the Agency of the Year title at Cannes Lions 2022, the first ever Indian agency to do so?

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June 19, 2022

Biz Quizzard 951

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has bought stake worth $264 million (about Rs 2,060 crore) in which Singapore-headquartered ecommerce firm through its European subsidiary?

2. The former restaurants in Russia of which QSR chain have been renamed “Vkusno i tochka”?

3. Nyrika Holkar is being groomed to succeed current CMD at which company?

4. Which company has become the 13th industrial facility in corporate India to be brought under the security mandate of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

5. Which company is setting up a greenfield tractor plant in Mohali, its first expansion in a decade?

6. Which insurance marketplace has unveiled its new tagline – ‘Har Family Hogi Insured’?

7. Which stationery brand has launched the “Happy hoke chale school hum” campaign?

8. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

9. Which confectionery brand has launched its second TV commercial featuring actors and brand ambassadors Alia Bhatt and Dulquer Salmaan?

10. Which Bengaluru-based company is all set to invest Rs 24,000 crore through its subsidiary in setting up India’s first fab for manufacturing advanced AMOLED displays in Telangana?

11. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel last week said that its video streaming service, Airtel Xstream, has hit which milestone paid subscriber mark?

12. Which internet browser was rendered inoperable from June 15?

13. Which London-based consumer electronics company last week announced that it will produce its first smartphone called phone (1) in India?

14. RBI had approved the appointment of R Subramaniakumar as MD & CEO of which bank?

15. Which Secunderabad-based solar products and solutions provider has entered into a strategic alliance with NYSE-listed independent renewable energy producer Azure Power Global Ltd?

16. Which steel manufacturer has launched a new TVC campaign featuring actor Sonu Sood?

17. Which houseware brand has released a new TVC for its Leak Lock lunch boxes from the Back to School range?

18. Which automotive wellness company has signed archer Deepika Kumari as brand ambassador?

19. Which e-learning brand has launched the ‘#ShuruaatYahinSe’ campaign?

20. Which MNC has named Ikdeep Singh as its new global president for the Pet Nutrition business?

21. Which fashion and beauty retailer has launched its digital campaign ‘#CoolDads’ for Father’s Day?

22. Which life insurance brand has launched ‘Trust Campaign 2.0’?

23. Which MNC has launched a campaign featuring Manabu Yamazaki, its President & CEO, and Anshu Mor, stand-up comedian?

24. Which MNC will acquire a 25% stake for an undisclosed sum in billionaire Gautam Adani's new clean energy services company Adani New Industries Ltd (ANIL)?

25. The government has nominated Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra, TVS Motor chairman Venu Srinivasan, and 2 others as part-time non-official directors on the central board of which entity?

26. Which logistics aggregator has acquired a majority stake in rival Pickrr through a cash-and-stock deal valuing it at around $200 million?

27. Which company has acquired 49% stake in Continuum Green Energy’s 148.5 megawatt Morjar onshore wind project in Gujarat for an undisclosed sum?

28. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last week approved acquisition of entire shareholding in AirAsia India by which company?

29. Which realty developer has bought BR House, the family house of renowned filmmaker, the late BR Chopra, for Rs 183 crore?

30. Which company emerged as the winner of linear TV rights for the Indian subcontinent for IPL for the 2023-27 period?

31. Tata-owned electronics retailer Infiniti Retail, which runs the Croma chain of stores, crossed which milestone sales mark in 2021-22?

32. Which company will be setting up a green hydrogen fuelling station, the first such in the country, in Leh, Ladakh, for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)?

33. Mensa Brands, a roll up e-commerce startup, has entered the smart wearable segment by acquiring which wearable brand?

34. Which company last week launched a new generation of its AI-powered Spectre laptops - Spectre 13.5 x360 and Spectre 16, in India.?

35. Which United Arab Emirates-based group will be setting up an Electric Vehicles manufacturing plant with an investment of Rs 250 crore in Zaheerabad, Telangana?

36. Which industry body last week named Pramod K Mittal, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, as the new Chairperson for 202-223?

37. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Unexpected Wonders’ featuring actress Priyanka Chopra?

38. Which company has unveiled Biscafe, a coffee flavoured cracker, through a campaign with the positioning ‘Perfect Partner to Your Coffee’, featuring producer and director Karan Johar?

39. Which MNC has named Amisha Jain as its new senior vice president and managing director of South Asia-Middle East and Africa (SAMEA)?

40. Which brand has been rated the world´s strongest hotel brand, according to the latest report from the leading brand valuation consultancy, Brand Finance?

41. Which orthopedic healthcare institution has roped in actor Anurag Sharma as its brand ambassador?

42. Which company has unveiled a new campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Nawazuddin Siddiqui to promote its farming app?

43. Which diaper brand has launched another leg of its ‘It takes two’ campaign?

44. Which American hospitality chain is shutting down its India office?

45. Which jewellery retailer has rolled out its new Bangle Utsav 2022 campaign ‘#KalaiyonKeLiyeKalakari’?

46. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Promises Re-imagined’?

47. Which life insurance brand has launched the third campaign ‘#SkipNahiInsureKaro’ in its Buy Online series, featuring actor Manjot Singh?

48. Which beauty brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandana as brand ambassador?

49. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-owned Akasa Air has received the delivery of its first aircraft. Which model?

50. How many Indian companies feature among the top global 100 in the Kantar Brandz, 2022 Most Valuable Global Brands report?

51. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week lifted business curbs imposed on which cards issuer?

52. Andhra Pradesh government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which edtech company to impart education to government school students?

53. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘#RacingHeartsSince1909’ in India?

54. Which online community for older adults has launched the ‘#TheInvisibleAbuse’ campaign on the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?

55. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Papa Ki Nayi Kahaani’?

56. Which instant noodles brand variant has launched a campaign featuring actress Konkona Sen Sharma?

57. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘#OneManManyRoles’ for Father’s Day?

58. Which B2B marketplace has launched its Father’s Day campaign 'Hum Hai Na'?

59. Which fintech SaaS firm has launched a multi-film ad campaign to showcase the ease and convenience of filing income tax returns, featuring actor Pranay Manchanda?

60. Which 90-year-old multinational beauty company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, weighed down by debt load, disruptions to its supply chain network and surging costs?

61. Which company has appointed Doug Hanson as CEO for its subsidiary Topcoder, a crowdsourced tech solutions platform for developers, designers and data scientists?

62. Which industry body has elected HP Singh, chairman of Satin Creditcare Network, as its chairman for the next two years?

63. Which location has emerged as the top family summer holiday destinations for Indians this year, as per a survey by travel and hospitality technology platform OYO?

64. Which omnichannel meat and seafood D2C brand has rolled out the ‘#madebydad’ campaign for Father's Day with cricketer Dinesh Karthik and chef Sanjay Thumma?

65. Which company has announced India's first multiplex in the metaverse?

66. Which biryani and kebab delivery chain launched the ‘#HandiKhushiyonKi’ campaign as an ode to the spirit of fatherhood?

67. Which D2C beauty and wellness brand launched the ad ‘Birthday’ to celebrate the spirit of ever ‘Active’ fathers?

68. Which hospitality company has launched the campaign, ‘Don’t let their summer break, break you!’?

69. Which kids’ entertainment channel has launched its ‘Redrawing India’ initiative?

70. Which Bengaluru-based agtech firm will next month launch what it claims as the world’s first agriculture intelligence cloud (Agcloud)?

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June 12, 2022

Biz Quizzard 950

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which upcoming franchise-format league has secured Adani Group and GMR as two of its six team owners?

2. Which anatacid brand recently announced the launch of two delicious new flavours- Jaljeera and Nimbu Masala?

3. Which livelihood education platform has rebranded itself as ‘ffreedom’?

4. Star Sports has launched the campaign ‘#UmeedSeYakeenTak’ for which property?

5. Which tyre manufacturer celebrated World Environment Day 2022 with the “Seed Ball Making” activity to raise awareness about the importance of conserving nature?

6. Which battery-swapping network for electric two and three-wheelers launched a digital campaign 'Charge Up the environment'?

7. Which matrimony platform is celebrating 7 million success stories with a film featuring its founder?

8. Which antifungal brand from Bayer has launched its first campaign in India?

9. Which fintech company has launched its new campaign ‘Hai Yakeen’, with voiceover from actor Naseeruddin Shah?

10. Which technology solutions firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Celfinet, a Portugal-based wireless engineering services firm for €41 million?

11. Which smartphone brand has named Himanshu Tandon as India head?

12. Which company has emerged as the highest bidder for distressed steel company Mittal Corp that is undergoing insolvency proceedings?

13. Which company, through its real estate arm, will acquire 100% of the equity in Accord Hotels and Resorts and a 10-acre land parcel in Sector 128, Noida, for Rs 306 crore?

14. Which company last week became the first auto original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in India, and one of the very few brands across industries, to launch a metaverse platform?

15. In a first for the QSR industry in India, which brand launched a sustainable restaurant in Chennai’s T’ Nagar?

16. Which Jaipur-based electric two-wheeler maker last week unveiled its new escooter model Stor:ie priced at Rs 89,600?

17. Which D2C skincare brand has collaborated with millennial poet Priya Malik to launch the digital video 'Woh waqt'?

18. Which oats brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring 3 female path-breakers - Tejaswini Manogna, Dipika Pallikal, and Bhavna Balakrishnan?

19. Which streaming platform has launched the 'Membership ek, Khushiyan anek' campaign?

20. Cricketer MS Dhoni has invested an undisclosed sum in which Chennai-based drone-as-a-service (DaaS) provider?

21. Which MarTech network has acquired Neon – the performance marketing agency?

22. Which eyewear brand has launched its summer campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Taapsee Pannu?

23. Which menstrual hygiene brand has launched the campaign ‘#ThePowerToBeYou’ featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor?

24. Which integrated farm to fork nuts & dried fruits company has roped in former actress, nutritionist, and celebrity chef, Amrita Raichand as a brand ambassador?

25. To observe World Environment Day, which bank announced the launch of four films that highlight its social and environmental initiatives under its flagship programme Parivartan?

26. Which steel brand launched the film ‘#ItsOurNature’ for World Environment Day?

27. Which mobile video game has launched a campaign featuring actor Rajkumar Rao?

28. Which paint brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Parul aur Painter – Ek Love Story!’?

29. Which broadcaster launched the ad film ‘The Lung Test’ to illustrate the impact of air pollution on children’s lungs?

30. Which coffee chain has inked a pact with plant-based food company Imagine Meats to sell vegan food in India?

31. Which kids’ entertainment franchise has joined forces with the United Nations in India for a flagship campaign ‘Yeh Planet Hum Sabka Ghar Hai’?

32. Which instant noodles brand launched the campaign ‘2 Min Safai Ke Naam’, featuring actor Rajkumar Rao, to raise awareness on proper waste disposal?

33. On World Environment Day, which power company launched an ad campaign ‘#OnePlanetEarth’, urging all to keep AC temperatures higher?

34. Which virtual private network (VPN) provider has become the second such company after ExpressVPN to pull out its servers from the country after the CERT-In directive?

35. Which company has acquired online physician consultation platform Lybrate for an undisclosed amount?

36. Nobuyuki Idei died at the age of 84 on June 2. He was the former CEO of which MNC?

37. Which performing arts academy has acquired Verb Studio, another online dance academy, for an unspecified amount?

38. Which toxin-free & natural personal care D2C brand has roped in soon-to-be mother and actress Sonam A. Kapoor as brand ambassador for its skincare & baby care range?

39. Which plant-based health and nutrition brand unveiled a new logo and brand tagline ‘Take Care, Have fun’?

40. Which sportswear brand has launched its shopping app in India, the first market globally where it will sell merchandise through its own app?

41. Which Hindi cinema channel has unveiled fresh content lineup with 'Taaza Hai Toh Mazza Hai' campaign?

42. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘#MaaApproved’ for its pickles range?

43. Which hair colour brand has launched a television commercial featuring actress and brand ambassador Anushka Sharma to promote its mini pack?

44. Which actor last week launched a new social media app, ‘Explurger’ that will reward users for their time spent on the platform?

45. JSW Sports said it will launch sportswear under which brand?

46. Brookfield Renewable India last week announced the successful commissioning of its first greenfield project in India, a 445 MW solar plant. Which location?

47. Hollywood-headquartered entertainment marketing and content production group, Trailer Park Group has acquired which Mumbai-based creative boutique to log into the Indian market?

48. Which company has acquired business correspondent Zero Mass (ZMPL) in an all-cash deal of Rs 120 crore?

49. The RBI has increased the limit for allowing recurring payments through credit card e-mandates to what amount per transaction?

50. The RBI last week increased the repo rate by what %?

51. Which company has acquired rights from international company Asmodee to manufacture and distribute its popular board game Abalone in India?

52. Which sports luxury car manufacturer last week said it has forayed into preowned car segment in India?

53. Which footwear brand has rolled out the campaign ‘#GoodVibesOnly’ to connect with millennial customers?

54. Which grooming brand launched the ‘#GiftYourDadAHug’ campaign to celebrate Father's Day, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Piyush Mishra?

55. Sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will buy a 20% stake in which home finance company for Rs 2,200 crore?

56. Which grooming brand launched its Father’s Day campaign featuring actor Rajat Kapoor?

57. Indian economist Krishna Srinivasan has been appointed as the Director of the Asia and Pacific Department (APD) by which entity?

58. Which MNC last week launched its mid-sized sedan ‘Virtus’, at an entry price of Rs 11.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

59. Which wellness brand has launched an equity campaign to bring to life its vision of “Wellness in Every Home, Happiness in Every Heart”?

60. Which company and Apollo Global Management have made a binding bid to acquire UK-based chemist and drugstore chain Boots?

61. Which pipes brand has launched the ‘Dadho Sutho’ campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

62. Which media and entertainment MNC has named Arjun Nohwar as the new GM for India?

63. Which financial services company has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador?

64. Which digital pet care startup has launched a new campaign ‘The Super-Store that comes to your door’?

65. Which Bangalore-based healthy and sustainable grocery store has announced a month-long campaign ‘Beyond the Cloth Bag’ on the occasion of World Environment Day?

66. Which D2C kitchenware brand has launched its new campaign with fitness enthusiast and actress, Mandira Bedi?

67. Which luxury bath & body care brand has roped in actress Mouni Roy as brand ambassador?

68. Which steel company has launched its corporate campaign 'Always Around'?

69. Which omni-channel pharmacy retail chain for branded affordable medicines has launched the campaign ‘#SeizeDiabetes’ to raise awareness around diabetes, and its management in India?

70. Which pension money manager has agreed to buy a portfolio of Indian road assets from Brookfield in a deal valued at around Rs 9,300 crore ($1.2 billion)?

71. Which Canada-based skincare brand is entering the Indian market by forging a partnership with Nykaa?

72. Which company last week said that it has forayed into iron ore mining operations overseas through its arm Western Cluster Limited, Liberia?

73. Satyam Nathani, one of the founding members of which fintech firm, is leaving the company?

74. Which healthy food platform has announced badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa as the face of its campaign to promote healthy eating?

75. Which spirits brand has launched its new campaign “Come Alive!”?

76. Which FMCG brand has launched its latest national television advertisement for the Onion range, featuring actors Sara Ali Khan and Vihaan Samat?

77. Which company has announced its breakthrough range in Solar through a campaign featuring former cricketer and brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar?

78. Which EV manufacturer has launched a new ad, featuring Shreyas Seethapathy, one of its mechanical engineers, involved in designing the batteries?

79. Who has emerged as the highest-paid CEO in the Indian IT industry for FY22?

80. Mercedes-Benz last week said it has delivered the first-ever unit of which series in India?

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June 5, 2022

Biz Quizzard 949

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 30 - June 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country has become India's top trading partner in 2021-22?

2. Which fashion brand has launched its ‘#ImperfectlyPerfectRules’ campaign?

3. Which brand has roped in cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as the brand ambassador for its Smart Wearables in India?

4. Movie studio Fox Star Studios has been rebranded. What is the new name?

5. Which watch brand has roped in actress Alia Bhatt as brand ambassador and has launched the “Boldly Beautiful” campaign?

6. Myntra has introduced an express delivery feature, allowing shoppers to receive their orders within 24-48 hours of purchase. What has it been branded as?

7. Which company has launched a new brand of beer, Seven Rivers, for the Indian market?

8. Which broadcaster has launched a campaign ‘Chase the record’, featuring actor Aamir Khan?

9. Which building materials manufacturer has roped in actor Allu Arjun as its brand ambassador for the pipes and water tank businesses?

10. Amul recently announced its entry into organic food market with the launch of which product?

11. Which sportswear company has partnered with Maldives-based sports and lifestyle marketplace Sonee Sports to launch the brand in the island nation?

12. Which food services company has announced the appointment of Sameer Khetarpal as CEO and MD, with effect from September 5, 2022, for a period of 5 years?

13. Which PC-maker is set to enter the consumer lifestyle market with the launch of water purifiers, vacuum cleaners and ozonisers, post the successful test run of air purifiers?

14. Lakmé Academy powered by Aptech has signed which actress as the brand ambassador?

15. Which toothpaste brand has launched a film featuring Kiran Kanojia, India’s first female Blade Runner, as part of its ongoing campaign?

16. On the occasion of World Milk Day (June 1), which dairy brand launched an apple flavoured energizing drink under its brand Recharge?

17. Which brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#SayYesToTheCup’ to drive awareness for Menstrual Cup?

18. Which smartphone launched its new campaign ‘#DeshkeSmartphone’ featuring former World Heavy Weight champion, wrestler Dalip Singh Rana a.k.a The Great Khali?

19. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#FizoolKharchTaalo’ for its Mobile Trader App?

20. Which company’s subsidiary has signed an agreement with the Gujarat government for the potential acquisition of Ford India’s vehicle manufacturing facility at Sanand, Gujarat?

21. Which airline has launched the ‘#JoinTheFamily’ campaign?

22. India recorded its highest-ever textiles and apparel exports in FY22 at $44.4 billion. Which country was the top export destination for the country's textiles and apparel shipments?

23. Which ethnic wear brand has undertaken the initiative, ‘#ExtractTheExtraOrdinary’ to reduce its overall textile wastage?

24. Which business group last week announced the formal launch of its new ‘House of Brands’ entity – TMRW, and appointed Prashanth Aluru as CEO & Co-Founder?

25. Which healthcare group launched a campaign on the occasion of International Nurses Day with the theme ‘Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya-From darkness to light'?

26. Britannia Industries’ dairy beverages brand Winkin' Cow crossed which milestone revenue mark in FY22?

27. Which apparel brand has signed actress Esha Deol as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#OwnYourGame’?

28. Which social investment and stock trading platform has launched a campaign with the theme ‘Stock market mein no jugaad’?

29. Which video-streaming platform has decided to allow its users to opt for the premium ad-free service for which they can pay later?

30. Which brand has retained its position as the most valuable Indian brand, according to UK-based Brand Finance (BF), the world’s leading sectoral valuation consultancy?

31. Which brand has emerged as the strongest brand in India, according to UK-based Brand Finance (BF)?

32. Which company and Plastic Legno SPA have signed a joint venture arrangement under which the former will acquire a 40% stake in the Italian company’s toy manufacturing business in India?

33. Which health food brand has acquired nutrition-based food company, SuperHealthy for an undisclosed amount?

34. US-based Redbird Capital Partners has agreed to buy which football team for $1.3 billion?

35. Which healthcare service provider in the diagnostic segment has unveiled its new brand identity, including a new tagline “Tests you can trust”?

36. Which pre-owned automobile segment player has launched the ad “Boombastic Car” featuring director Rohit Shetty and actor Sharman Joshi?

37. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Superstar After Retirement' music video featuring retired senior citizens?

38. Which ecommerce company has launched three new ad films under its ongoing campaign ‘#BachonKaKhel’?

39. Which messaging service for workplaces was officially launched in India last week?

40. Who has become the only Indian origin chef to have been ranked amongst the top 10 global chefs in the world by Gazette Review?

41. Which brand has rolled out its new digital campaign ‘Milkshake Pe Baat Hogi Toh Baat Achchi Hogi’?

42. Which omnichannel platform and multi-platform tech company has launched the ad 'Retail ka Naya address!'?

43. Which company has launched the campaign 'Kiraye Se Azaadi' to target first time home buyers?

44. Which virtual private network provider has shut down its physical servers in India, rejecting the data storage demands made in the new cyber security directives issued in April?

45. Kotak Investment Advisors, a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, last week announced the launch of a super app for investment. What has it been branded as?

46. Which UK-based affordable housing and advanced proptech solutions major, which is developing projects in Pune and Bengaluru, has entered into an agreement to acquire Politecna Europa?

47. Which beverage brand has become Coca-Cola India’s fastest growing brand?

48. Which conversational engagement firm has acquired OneDirect, an omnichannel, Artificial Intelligence-enabled, customer service platform, in an all-cash deal?

49. Which tech-enabled managed accommodation company has forayed into fully-managed apartment space across six cities in the country?

50. Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as the COO of which MNC?

51. Which crypto investing app last week unveiled Crypto Rupee Index (CRE8), the country’s first benchmark index to measure the performance of the Indian Rupee-based crypto market?

52. Which grain commerce platform has acquired agriculture data science company Prakshep?

53. IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), in collaboration with which agri-land marketplace, has announced the launch of ISALPI, the first-of-its-kind land price index?

54. Which company has launched what it calls an “industry-first” eight-wheel truck - AVTR 2620?

55. The value of transactions on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone in May?

56. Which financial services company has launched its public awareness initiative ‘Har Time EMI On Time’?

57. Which online matrimony service has launched its new campaign ‘#BeChoosy’?

58. Which nerve care brand has announced the launch of its new ‘Feel Life’ campaign commemorating Nerve Health Awareness Week?

59. Which company launched the digital film ‘#NewBreedOfParents’ on the occasion of Global Day of Parents?

60. Canara Bank ED A Manimekhalai has been appointed as the MD of which bank?

61. Swarup Kumar Saha has been appointed MD of which bank?

62. Ajay Kumar Srivastava will be the new MD and CEO of which bank?

63. Which digital agency is going to exit the Havas Group?

64. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Shahid Kapoor as brand ambassador?

65. Which smartphone company has named Alvin Tse general manager to head its India operations?

66. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL) to sell one of its two transmission lines for Rs 1,913 crore?

67. On the occasion of World Environment Day, which air cooler brand has launched the digital campaign 'Sustainable Cooling for all!'?

68. Which wine brand has announced the launch of Unvined, a non-alcoholic wine with less than 0.5% alcohol, available in two varietals - Riesling and Shiraz?

69. On the occasion of World Environment Day, which personal care brand launched the ad ‘Palak ka Potluck’?

70. Which company has won the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the upcoming Noida International Airport?

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May 29, 2022

Biz Quizzard 948

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has entered the home services business through Jeeves, an after-sales services company it had acquired several years back?

2. Which company has acquired 55% stake in petrochemicals and petroleum products manufacturing company Veritas (India) for Rs 172.52 crore?

3. Which company said its chief executive Salil Parekh has been reappointed for a further term of five years, subject to shareholder approval?

4. Nachiket Pantvaidya has resigned as group chief executive officer of which entertainment content and production company?

5. Which sleep solutions brand has launched its campaign for the Ultima Mattress with stand-up comedian & actor, Vir Das?

6. Which actress has turned an entrepreneur with the launch of The Tribe, a fitness community?

7. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign 'Make Now Yours’ with actress Tara Sutaria?

8. Which community of creditworthy individuals, merchants, and institutions has launched its new ad film, featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri?

9. Which automobile company said it will acquire an equity stake of 12.09% in Sociograph Solutions (SSPL) for about Rs 2 crore?

10. Which global investor in sustainable infrastructure has bought Rx Propellant, a platform that helps tenants in the life sciences and related industries in India find real estate solutions?

11. Which real estate platform has acquired Forbes Facility Services from the Shapoorji Pallonji Group for Rs 42 crore in an all-cash deal?

12. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has taken down temporarily the services of which 2 insurance companies from its platform after noticing data privacy issues?

13. Credit card spends crossed which milestone mark in March 2022?

14. Which Aurangabad-based auto ancillary company has acquired Maxwell Energy?

15. Which global crypto tax compliance and portfolio tracking firm last week announced its India foray?

16. Which wealth management company has announced the launch of its new digital campaign- ‘Don’t waste. Invest.’ (Fizool kharch taalo. Invest kar daalo.)?

17. Celebrating its ongoing 25th anniversary, which IT peripheral and consumer electronics brand has launched its new campaign "Unleash the Champion" featuring ace cricketers?

18. Which beverage brand has launched the “Thoda Aur Machaa” campaign?

19. Which brand has launched its new campaign for its half-n-half pizza offering?

20. Which company has picked up a 54% stake in HW Wellness Solutions, which owns healthy breakfast and snacks brand True Elements?

21. Which youth entertainment channel has unveiled its new avatar comprising a new logo, channel packaging, actor Siddhant Chaturvedi as brand ambassador, and a brand campaign?

22. Which company has announced the launch of Docflix – an OTT platform only for doctors?

23. Which luggage brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Chase the world’, featuring actor Varun Dhawan?

24. Which saree brand has launched the campaign ‘#freetobe’ featuring actress Deepika Padukone?

25. Which managed offices and co-working spaces provider has launched the ‘#OwnYourDreamOffice’ campaign?

26. Which snack and packaged food manufacturing company has launched the campaign ‘Maa ka Pyar, Maa ka Dulaar’ for its frozen foods range?

27. Which company has launched its latest offering, Paratha Pizza?

28. Sidharth Rao has quit as the group CEO of which advertising group?

29. Which stabiliser and transformer manufacturing company has signed actor Saif Ali Khan as its brand ambassador?

30. Which Swiss railway rolling stock manufacturer has entered into a joint venture with Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd for setting up a railway coach manufacturing facility in Telangana?

31. Which diapers brand has launched a TVC film as part of a new campaign starring singer and new mom Shreya Ghoshal?

32. Which stock market analytics and research app launched its first commercial 'Apna Stock Expert Khud Bano' featuring actor Karan Veer Mehra?

33. Which edtech company launched its latest film ‘Focus | First Law of Learning’, highlighting another life learning from the cricket pitch of the Indian Premier League (IPL)?

34. Which UK-headquartered insurance broker will increase its stake in its Indian arm from 49% to 100%?

35. Which company has commenced bookings for EV6, its first electric model in the country?

36. Which company has introduced its electric mid-size sedan i4 in India at an introductory ex-showroom price of Rs 69.90 lakh?

37. Which e-learning platform that focuses on different verticals of design has announced its partnership with celebrity Gauri Khan for a foundational course in interior design?

38. Which company announced appointment of Prakash Apte as an independent director, who will succeed the current Chairman of the company S Sivaram after his retirement later this year?

39. Which company has acquired 60% stake in drone company Throttle Aerospace Systems (TAS)?

40. Which MNC named Anil Wadhwani as its next chief executive officer (CEO), underscoring the insurer’s ambitions in Asia?

41. Which company has acquired Nestaway’s co-living subsidiary, HelloWorld Technologies India, and real estate data analytics company CareerSocially for over Rs 61 crore?

42. Which company has entered into an agreement with Dr Reddy’s to acquire four of its brands - Styptovit-E, Finast, Finance, and Dynapress?

43. Which Israel-based company, which makes water from air, is shifting its four manufacturing facilities in the US and China (two each) to start a plant in India?

44. Which MNC has bought a majority stake in Numocity, a Bengaluru-based startup that makes software for electric vehicle chargers?

45. Which early-stage venture capital firm last week announced its rebranding as Athera Venture Partners?

46. InterGlobe Enterprises and which MNC last week announced a joint venture MOVIN to cater to B2B logistics services in various segments in the Indian market?

47. Which wearables brand has launched the campaign ‘#MoreInEveryday’?

48. Which hand bag brand has launched its new campaign ‘#ForeverResilient’ that celebrates ordinary women doing extra ordinary things?

49. Which female hygiene brand has announced its relaunch in India with ‘I own the night, I am the Change’ campaign?

50. The Centre has called off the privatisation process of which company for now after 2 of the 3 firms that had shown interest in acquiring the PSU withdrew their bids?

51. Which company has entered into definitive agreements for acquiring 50% equity stake in agricultural drone startup General Aeronautics for an undisclosed amount?

52. Which pharma company last week said its subsidiary has acquired the Uractiv portfolio from Fiterman Pharma in Romania?

53. Which MNC last week said it will acquire cloud computing company VMware Inc in a $61 billion cash-and stock deal?

54. Which startup has acquired the Philadelphia-based Old City Innovations (formerly Geospoc LLC, USA) in a cash plus stock deal?

55. Which brand launched the film ‘#ItsJustAPeriod’, encouraging fathers to talk about periods to their daughters?

56. On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, which brand launched a campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Radhika Apte?

57. Which ed-fintech startup has launched the ad campaign ‘#NotSafeToSave’?

58. Which company unveiled the digital campaign – “Learn Like You’re Here” for the launch of five new online Master’s programs in partnership with San Francisco’s Golden Gate University?

59. Which company said it will sell about 32 mass-priced brands to Singapore headquartered Inbrew for a total cash consideration of Rs 820 crore?

60. Which automobile company last week said it filed record 125 patents related to powertrain technologies in the last financial year?

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May 22, 2022

Biz Quizzard 947

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which family has entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of Switzerland-based Holcim Limited’s entire stake in Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited for $10.5 billion?

2. Which beauty e-commerce platform has launched its new campaign with the positioning "Har Indian Ka Beauty Destination", featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

3. Which luggage brand has launched the ‘#UndeniableLeave’ digital campaign featuring cricketer Virat Kohli?

4. Which fantasy sports platform has won the title sponsorship rights for the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022?

5. Which brand has launched the film ‘#AWarmWelcomeBack’ for new mothers who have taken career break after motherhood?

6. Which brand has announced the launch of its Gentleman range of Face & Body wash with activated charcoal, indicating its foray into body wash category?

7. Which paints brand has launched the campaign ‘#PaintKaGKBadhao’, featuring actress Alia Bhatt, for its Halo Aquaglo range?

8. Which poker destination has launched the new digital ad campaign ‘Khud Khelo, Khud Jeeto’, featuring actor Jatin Sarna?

9. Which multiplex chain has partnered with online retailer Macmerise to launch its merchandise range?

10. Which company is set to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Quintillion Business Media Limited (QBML)?

11. Ashni Biyani resigns as MD of which company?

12. Which company has acquired Dr Sheth’s, a dermatologist-formulated premium skincare brand designed exclusively for Indian skin?

13. Which company’s proposed deal to acquire a 100% stake in Raheja QBE General Insurance is off, nearly two years after the former first announced its plan for the acquisition?

14. The Centre will not proceed with the privatisation of which company for now as the financial arm of the winning consortium got an adverse order from the NCLT recently?

15. Which crypto trading and exchange platform has announced a new brand identity with the tagline ‘Crypto Ka Super App’?

16. Which fintech company has announced the rollout of its latest campaign ‘De Dena Aaram Se’ to promote its Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product?

17. Which short video app has forayed into the social audio space with the launch of Audio Room?

18. Which broadcaster has launched the ‘Non-Stop cricket’ campaign featuring cricketer Smriti Mandhana and actor Pankaj Tripathi?

19. Which health supplement brand has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as a brand ambassador?

20. Hyundai Motor India has discontinued production of which brand, yet again?

21. Which company has revived its iconic ‘Aur Dikhao’ campaign with a new film building on the proposition of an extremely wide variety of options available on the marketplace?

22. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Daant strong toh main strong’ featuring actors Shahid Kapoor and Rana Daggubati?

23. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched its latest digital campaign ‘First Salary'?

24. Which building materials company has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan as brand ambassador?

25. According to a report last week, which Indian business personality has received an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen?

26. Which stock exchange last week said its board has appointed SS Mundra, a public interest director, as the chairman?

27. Which automobile company last week said it has joined hands with Tata Power to set up fast charging electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across its select dealerships in the country?

28. Which company last week said it will commission the world’s largest solar park in Rajasthan with a 3000 MWp capacity?

29. Which electric cables and appliances brand has announced actors Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani as its brand ambassadors along with a brand refresh and the launch of a campaign?

30. Which company has set the ball rolling for the construction of the world’s largest and first-of-its-kind single location, integrated renewable energy storage project (IRESP)?

31. Which fem-tech startup has launched its new campaign ‘#PeriodsHiTohHai’?

32. Which accessories, fitness gear, and home audio brand has appointed cricketer Dinesh Karthik as its brand ambassador?

33. Which omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform has launched the ‘#BacktoOffice’ campaign?

34. Which salt brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Ravi Kishan?

35. Which seasonings brand has launched the ‘#TurnUpTheTaste’ campaign?

36. Which facewash brand has launched the campaign ‘#WashKaroSquashKaro’?

37. Which company is acquiring two investment technology platforms - WealthDesk and OpenQ - for a total enterprise value of $75 million?

38. Which Hyderabad-based company has acquired an online resume writing company yourcvwriter(dot)com, that helps job seekers create modern, infographic resumes?

39. Which infrastructure firm last week announced the appointment of Vinayak Pai as its CEO and managing director designate?

40. Which airline has announced the appointment of Pieter Elbers, the former chief executive of KLM, as its new chief executive officer?

41. Which retention cloud has signed definitive agreements to fully acquire Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform?

42. Which neo-bank has launched the campaign '3 Clicks, Payroll fixed'?

43. Which digital marketing agency has acquired DeepFlux, a MarTech consultancy, for an undisclosed amount?

44. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched the “Scream and win” campaign?

45. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#MakeItEpic’ for its new condom range?

46. Which watchmaker has announced the appointment of Deepak Chhabra as managing director for India operations?

47. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign “Its in me” for its sandal range?

48. Which small finance bank’s founder PN Vasudevan has stepped down from the post of managing director and chief executive officer?

49. Which fintech platform has launched a campaign for its business loans for MSMEs, featuring actor Rajkumar Rao?

50. Which company last week said it has successfully completed full duration test firing of the third stage of its flagship orbital vehicle Vikram-1?

51. Which cosmetics brand has partnered with internet sensation Khaby Lame for a campaign to promote its 5-in-1 lipstick range?

52. Disney Star, the television network, has announced the launch of a dedicated Odia general entertainment channel, which will premiere on June 6. What has it been branded as?

53. Which dating app is celebrating 17 million users with the campaign ‘Match to Hoga Hi!’?

54. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘#Mylifeisamovie’ with actress Aditi Rao Hydari at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival?

55. Which edtech brand has launched its IPL campaign ‘#GuarateeKaSeason’?

56. Which clothing brand is celebrating 35 years with the film ‘It’s My Nature’, with the voiceover of actor Rahul Khanna?

57. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd will launch a new version of Scorpio on June 27. What has it been branded as?

58. Which bank has entered into a pact with Ageas Insurance International NV to sell its entire stake in the joint venture Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Ltd for more than Rs 580 crore?

59. Which online travel platform has launched a campaign for its ‘Tatkaal’ feature with the theme ‘Ab Isse Achhi Kya Good News’?

60. Which airline last week said it has received its revalidated air operator certificate (AOC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)?

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