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December 4, 2022

Biz Quizzard 975

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 28 - December 03. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which upskilling edtech platform has acquired US-based bootcamp education company Fullstack Academy, as it looks to scale up in the North America region?

2. A division of Mahansaria Group has announced the launch of its premium two-wheeler tyre brand in India. What has it been branded as?

3. Which marketplace for car sharing in emerging markets has announced the appointment of Naveen Gupta as its Vice-President and Country Head for India?

4. Which food services and facilities management company has appointed Sambit Kumar Sahu, its former Country Segment Director of Health and Care segment, as Managing Director?

5. Prasanth Kumar, CEO - South Asia of GroupM Media (India), has been elected as the President of which industry body for the year 2022-23?

6. Which network has launched a new Hindi movie channel – ‘Dhamaka Movies’?

7. S Subramanyeswar, aka Subbu, has been appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer of which advertising group, effective immediately?

8. Which quick commerce grocery service has launched a multi-platform brand campaign titled “Healthy Disses” featuring actors Simran and R Madhavan?

9. Which jewellery entity joined hands with Vogue India to bring the "Forces of Fashion" event to India for the very first time?

10. Which company, owned by the Bird Group, has won the bid to open the first airport hotel at Noida International Airport?

11. Which gifting brand has launched a new holiday season campaign featuring actress Mithila Palkar and former WWE superstar The Great Khali?

12. Which contact lens brand has announced actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador?

13. Which food brand has launched its first ever ad film for southern market, featuring actress Priyamani in a double role?

14. Celebrating the Indian wedding season, which jewellery brand has launched a new campaign titled ‘Marriage Conversations’?

15. Which smartphone brand has launched a new ad campaign featuring actor Vicky Kaushal and brother Sunny Kaushal to promote its new processing chip?

16. Which modern decorative interior and infrastructure company has released a campaign for its flagship brand ‘Vir Maxpro’, a category of MDF?

17. Which company has launched its campaign ‘#DontGetCaughtByHPV’ to spread awareness about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and protection from it?

18. Which Aditya Birla Group venture said it is investing Rs 290 crore to acquire eight digital-first lifestyle brands in an attempt to build a billion-dollar D2C portfolio in the next few years?

19. Which drugmaker’s wholly owned subsidiary in Brazil will acquire all rights to 9 medicines from BL Indústria Ótica, a subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc?

20. SEBI approved the name of Sundararaman R as the new MD and CEO of which entity?

21. Which group, known for its brands Baskin Robbins and Kwality Ice Cream, has announced the roll out of Plantaway, an all-new plant-based food brand?

22. Which Chennai-based food and agri-tech platform has expanded its Ready-To-Cook (RTC) portfolio with the launch of Freshey’s breads range?

23. Which company said it has acquired a majority stake in Upakarma Ayurveda, engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling ayurvedic and herbal products, for an undisclosed amount?

24. Which upGrad-backed edtech firm has launched its services in the US market and plans to scale up its operations there?

25. Which company has acquired the startup Coolberg, which offers malt-based flavoured non-alcoholic beverages?

26. Which Rajasthan-based furniture company has announced its new campaign ‘#FactorySeGharTak’?

27. Which cables and wires manufacturer has launched the campaign ‘Wires that Don’t Catch Fire’?

28. Which thermal wear brand has launched the campaign ‘Garam Bhi, Patla Bhi’, featuring actress Pooja Gor?

29. Which gourmet brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor as the new face of its healthy Peanut Butters and The Perfekt Gummies with the ‘Health Ko Rakho FIT-FIT-FITTIFY’ campaign?

30. Which startup successfully set up India´s first ever launch pad designed and operated by a private player, at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota?

31. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Teri Roshni Hun Main’ featuring actor Nakuul Mehta?

32. Which company has acquired CreditVidya - a SaaS company that offers a lending-as-a-service platform?

33. Which American premium brand celebrated the launch of its Tailored Collection in Chandigarh with music icon Guru Randhawa?

34. Which German electronic accessories manufacturer last week announced its foray into the Indian market?

35. Which company has appointed Romal Shetty, president of consulting, as its CEO for a four-year term starting April 1, 2023?

36. The procurement of goods and services from Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has crossed which milestone mark so far, this fiscal?

37. Which company has entered into a joint venture agreement with Bel SA of France to develop, manufacture and sell cheese products in India and some other markets?

38. Which pharma company has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of French contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) Cenexi Group?

39. Which tile and stone installation product segment company has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni as its national brand ambassador?

40. Which two airlines will merge to create India’s second-biggest carrier?

41. Which Chennai-based company has acquired UK-based Penn Globe Ltd in an all-cash consideration of £21 million?

42. Which lifestyle platform has partnered with Cecilia Morelli Parikh and Julie Leymarie to introduce Le Mill, a multi-brand luxury fashion house, in India?

43. Which lubricants company has released a new ad film as part of its 'Dumdaro ka Dumdaar' campaign, featuring brand ambassador MS Dhoni?

44. Which men’s premium innerwear and lifestyle brand launched the campaign ‘#MyComfortZone’ featuring cricketer and brand ambassador KL Rahul?

45. Which clothing brand has launched the campaign ‘YOU GOT THIS’ and roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as its first brand ambassador for India?

46. Which biscuit brand has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#GooglyTwister’?

47. Which dental health brand has launched the campaign "Mazedaar Nahi, Asardaar!" featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

48. What will IDFC Mutual Fund will be renamed as?

49. Which beer brand has released a docu-series titled “The Indian Football Story: The World is Yours To Take”, featuring footballer Bhaichung Bhutia?

50. Vikram Kirloskar, 64, died of cardiac arrest in Bengaluru on December 30. He was the vice chairman of which automobile company?

51. Which pain relief brand has launched its new campaign “Har Din Jeet Meri”?

52. Which Chennai-based verticalized payments infrastructure company has acquired the business of Roamsoft Technologies Pvt Ltd, a fintech-focused IT products and services company?

53. The industrial automation business of which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pune based industrial Internet of Things (IoT) product startup Linecraft(dot)ai?

54. Which company has emerged as the most valuable listed company in India, as per the '2022 Burgundy Private Hurun India 500 Top 10' list?

55. Which Swiss MNC will begin issuing certificates of authenticity to authorized dealers selling its pre-owned watches?

56. Which MNC has elevated Bala Purushothaman as its global chief human resource officer (CHRO), effective January 1, 2023?

57. Which British online fashion retailer is entering the Indian market through a deal to feature its brands on Myntra?

58. Which drugmaker is foraying into pharmaceutical packaging operation in the U.S. with a $12.5 million investment in a new facility at Prince William County, Virginia?

59. Which ecommerce company launched two wind-solar hybrid projects of 300 MW (megawatt) capacity in India, in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka on November 30?

60. Which company has become the first in the country to use the confidential pre-filing of documents option for its IPO before the market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)?

61. Which connected lifestyle tech brand has roped in Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador for its smartwatches?

62. Which company has launched its global video IP ‘Beauty Secrets’ in Hindi along with Tamil and Telugu, featuring actress Tamannaah Bhatia?

63. Which sleep solutions provider has launched ‘Wave Plus’ – a highly functional, adjustable smart bed that aims to enrich one’s sleep experience?

64. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#UpTimeHaiTohOnTimeHai’, celebrating its passion for Uptime, which is a commitment to put the truck back on the road on time?

65. Which malls chain has signed actor Amitabh Bachchan as 'Happyness Ambassador’?

66. Which direct selling company has repositioned its premium skin-care brand Artistry by entering the skin nutrition segment under the Artistry Skin Nutrition line?

67. Which used card dealer network has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Rajkumar Rao?

68. Which regional language social media startup has fired about 5% of its employees due to the closure of its fantasy gaming vertical Jeet11?

69. Which company has unveiled a new Gen3 range of smart elevators with round-the-clock real-time tracking of elevator performance?

70. Which company last week signed a MoU with the Telangana government to set up a research and manufacturing facility for lithiumion batteries in Mahbubnagar district?

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November 27, 2022

Biz Quizzard 974

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta passed away on November 19. He was the founder and chairman of which group?

2. Vienna company RHI Magnesita is in the process of acquiring the refractory business of which company in India for about Rs 1,708 crore?

3. Which chocobar brand from ITC has launched the campaign 'XL hai kya?'?

4. Which writing instrument brand from the house of Linc Limited is venturing into the stationery category with a gum stick and has launched the film ‘The Aviator’ to promote it?

5. Which bank has launched the film ‘#BeatTheCheats’ featuring actress Tabu?

6. For World Piles Day, which health-tech startup launched the ‘#Let’sTalkPiles’ campaign?

7. Which MNC last week announced that Robert A. Iger (Bob Iger) is returning as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately?

8. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Aseem Kaushik as Managing Director for India?

9. Which Chennai-based neo-banking and unified payment acquiring solution provider announced its entry into the Middle East market under the brand name SalisPay?

10. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a second infrastructure region in India. Which city?

11. Which actor launched the exclusive men’s jewellery brand, MetaMan, on International Men’s Day, along with its debut collection?

12. On the eve of International Men’s day, which property portal launched a film dedicated to the ‘invisible homemakers’?

13. Which edtech company has marked the start of the football season with the launch of a film titled ‘Someday’?

14. This International Men’s Day, which menswear brand has launched its new campaign to own the idea of ‘#TheMostComfotableMan’?

15. Which perfume brand commemorated the International Men’s Day with the ‘#MenWhoOwnTheirStory’ digital campaign?

16. Which personal care brand has onboarded actress Kalki Koechlin as the ambassador for its French Vinothérapie range?

17. Which brand has launched a new campaign “Kuch Mera, Kuch Tumhara” to promote its myriad range of laminates?

18. Which life insurance company has launched its latest campaign – ‘Dreams’ featuring its brand ambassador and former cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar?

19. Which IT firm has tied up with Envision AESC to help develop a cloud-based platform to digitise and automate manual processes at the latter’s electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plants?

20. Parle Products, which retails brands including Parle G, Monaco and Melody, crossed which milestone mark in annual revenues during FY22?

21. Which country’s Parliament last week gave its nod to the free trade agreement (FTA) with India?

22. Which company received approval from environment ministry’s expert panel for India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) and India-Asia Xpress (IAX) - the world’s largest submarine cable system?

23. In its first anywhere in the world, which global beauty brand has set up a plastic waste collection centre in Chennai with an aim to collect 2,000 tons of ocean-bound plastic wastes every year?

24. Which cloud-based SaaS technology provider for broadcast and connected TV has acquired Streamwise, an early-stage data aggregation and reporting platform for content distributors?

25. Which ecommerce company has launched the campaign ‘Export Ka Expert’?

26. Which electronics major has launched the campaign ‘#YouMakeItHappen’, celebrating the journey of its partners?

27. Which women's clothing brand has roped in actresses Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi and Srinidhi Shetty as brand ambassadors, and has launched the campaign “Fits Like Nothing Else”?

28. Which company last week announced the launch of its football-themed jewellery – Es Vida?

29. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘Are You Truing Truing?’?

30. Which firm has become the first Indian IT services company to allow its employees to unionise in Europe?

31. Which company has partnered with Jolle Hospitality Group for a new hotel in Belagavi?

32. Which company announced that it would be transforming into a full-fledged talent management platform as it rebrands itself as ‘foundit(dot)in’ in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions?

33. Which fresh meats & seafood brand has roped in actor NTR Jr. as brand ambassador?

34. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘CareWithJoy’?

35. Which mattress brand has launched a new campaign ‘Sleepables’ with brand ambassador Sania Mirza eyeing the wedding season?

36. Actress Kajal Aggarwal has invested in which D2C omnichannel ayurveda brand?

37. Which dairy agritech startup has signed actress Sonam Bajwa as brand ambassador to collaborate on their shared vision of making farmers profitable and women empowerment in India?

38. Which ethnic wear brand has launched the campaign ‘Saath Sajengey Toh Khoob Jachenge’?

39. Which MNC has announced that its India Managing Director, Parag Satpute, will be assuming a new global role in its Solutions Business and will be stationed in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

40. Which brand has become the country’s biggest brandy brand by volume in 2021?

41. Amazon will shut down which edtech business in a phased manner starting August 2023?

42. Which renewable wind and solar power generation and storage business has acquired a 404 mw operating pan-India solar portfolio from the Atha Group?

43. Which company is entering the artefacts business with artisan-centric stores called ‘Swadesh’?

44. Which lubricant major will acquire 7.09 per cent stake in automobile aftermarket player Ki Mobility Solutions for Rs 487.5 crore?

45. Which bank has entered into an agreement to buy 10% in the proposed joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL)?

46. Which tyres brand launched the campaign 'Have a Wonderful Day'?

47. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire up to 40% stake (fully diluted basis) in Mumbai-based Snapwork Technologies Pvt Ltd for an all-cash consideration of up to Rs 93 crore?

48. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#CommitToLove’ campaign in the midst of the wedding season?

49. Which Ayurvedic health supplement brand has launched a new campaign “Ghar Ghar bann gya Dawai ki Dukaan” with actor Akshay Kumar?

50. Which Mumbai-based company has become the first globally to commercially launch aviptadil, a over 50-year-old drug molecule, for treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 974 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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November 20, 2022

Biz Quizzard 973

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which oil firm will recycle 20 million discarded mineral water, cold drink and other PET bottles annually to make eco-friendly uniforms?

2. India’s bankruptcy court has approved US-based food technology startup Perfect Day’s acquisition of which company under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

3. Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries will acquire which independent renewable power producer for Rs 2,780 crore?

4. Which hospitality major has become debt-free six months ahead of the earlier announced target of April 2023?

5. On the occasion of Children’s Day, which business group introduced a new version of ABC song that’s contemporary, inspiring and more educational?

6. India Resurgence Fund, the India-focused investment platform promoted by Piramal Enterprises and Bain Capital, has acquired a majority stake in which food and beverage company?

7. Which company has rolled out a new Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) platform ‘Partner Super’?

8. Which high-speed, long-distance trucking aggregator has acquired Transin Logistics, a Hyderabad-based trucking aggregation platform for an undisclosed sum?

9. The L&T group last week announced the merger of L&T Infotech and which company with immediate effect?

10. L Ganesh was conferred with Japan’s prestigious Deming Award. He is the chairman of which business group?

11. Which eyecare chain has launched the campaign ‘Expert Who Cares’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana?

12. In the run up to this Children's day, which food brand launched the campaign ‘#PocketFullOfExcuses’?

13. Announcing the launch of its latest marvel in the EOS R line-up, ‘EOS R6 Mark II’, which company has launched a new digital film ‘MAKE IT DRAMAGIC’?

14. Which financial services company has signed Indian freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt as its brand ambassador to promote the company and all its group companies?

15. Which brand in the personalised nutrition category for children unveiled the digital film ‘#AcheRahoSadaBachheRaho’ on the occasion of Children's Day?

16. Which brand, which offers nicotine replacement therapy, launched the campaign ‘#BreakupwithSmokeBreaks’ urging smokers to give up tobacco consumption?

17. For Children’s Day, which life insurance brand launched the video ‘Bade Hokar Kya Banoge?’ under its digital property ‘#DilBacchaTohSabAcha’?

18. For Children’s Day, which nasal spray and wash brand launched the initiative ‘1000 Open Letters’?

19. Which D2C Ayurveda brand collaborated with veteran actress Sudha Chandran to launch a digital film on World Diabetes Day?

20. Which 3 Indian cities have emerged as three of the top data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region, as per a Knight Frank report?

21. Which home electrical equipment company has unveiled its new brand action slogan ‘Create Today. Enrich Tomorrow’?

22. Which listed wealth and asset management company has renamed itself 360 One?

23. Which company has acquired a significant minority stake in music e-learning startup Spardha in a bid to strengthen its digital transformation as a mobile-first entertainment brand?

24. Abhijit Bose has quit as the India head of which MNC?

25. Which private equity player last week said it was expanding its data centre business in India with the launch of Lumina CloudInfra?

26. Which mattress company has announced the appointment of Akshay Saraf as its new CEO?

27. Which hair oil brand has launched a special farmer edition packaging as part of a multi-pronged campaign ‘The one within us all’ to pay tribute to India's farming communities?

28. Which snack brand has collaborated with Call of Duty: Mobile to bring a bold new initiative for consumers and gaming enthusiasts in newly designed promo packs?

29. Which luxury brand has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as a new brand ambassador in India for watches?

30. The US department of transport has ordered which airline in India to pay $121.5 million as refunds and $1.4 million as penalties to passengers for flight cancellations and changes?

31. Dabur has forayed into the premium black tea market with the launch of which product?

32. Ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which brand launched the campaign ‘Family Reunion’, reuniting its global football family including Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema?

33. Harrish M Bhatia has stepped down as the president of which media company?

34. Which self-care brand has unveiled its inaugural campaign film ‘Feels like home’?

35. Which Mumbai-based athlete representation company has launched an OOH campaign showcasing its line-up of top Indian female athletes and the brand ambassador Esha Deol?

36. Which AI and data science education company has rebranded itself as AI Planet?

37. Which broking and investment company’s co-owner and joint managing director Amisha Vora has acquired the company?

38. Which MNC agreed to buy designer brand Tom Ford at a valuation of $2.8 billion, its largest-ever deal?

39. Which hospital chain has entered inro a long-term collaboration with Raipur-based Goel Group of Industries for setting up a 300-bed high-end tertiary care healthcare facility in Raipur?

40. Thierry Bollore will resign as the CEO of which luxury carmaker, just two years after he took on the role?

41. Which New Delhi-based multi-specialty hospital last week announced its foray into international markets with the acquisition of a hospital in Tashkent in Uzbekistan?

42. Which company last week said it has secured exclusive rights to market CanAssist Breast, an innovative and a highly advanced prognostic test for breast cancer patients in the early stages?

43. Which brand launched its latest campaign ‘#IssWinterGlowNaturally’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Shilpa Shetty Kundra, for its Honey Malai cold cream?

44. Which popcorn brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Love, Life & Popcorn’?

45. Which health insurance brand has launched the 'Fitness ka Ultimate Influencer' campaign featuring actor Ali Fazal?

46. Which company has entered into a strategic partnership with Paris-based Galeries Lafayette, Europe’s top store chain, to open luxury department stores and a dedicated e-commerce platform in India?

47. Which MNC has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as head and vice-president of India, effective January 1?

48. Which British supercar maker last week entered India?

49. Which global provider of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics solutions recently announced the launch of an AI solution, Asper(dot)ai?

50. Private equity firm Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in which IT firm for $359 million?

51. Jeep launched which SUV brand in India last week?

52. Which tyre company’s Chennai plant has bagged the Deming prize, one of the highest awards for Total Quality Management (TQM)?

53. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#Kismatwala’ featuring anchor, comedian, and podcaster Cyrus Broacha?

54. Which menswear brand launched its latest campaign "FitForTheBigDay", in celebration of its newest wedding collection?

55. Which sports and eSports website’s founder and CEO Porush Jain has quit the company?

56. Which germ protection brand has entered a new category with the launch of its multi-use Antiseptic Cream?

57. Which healthy food platform has roped in cricketer Mayank Agarwal as brand ambassador?

58. Mohit Gupta has quit as the cofounder of which food delivery major?

59. The Centre has extended the tenure of whole-time directors and managing directors of public sector banks to how many years?

60. Maruti Suzuki India has crossed which milestone of car sales outlets?

61. Which company will enter Sensex from December 19 replacing Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, according to a press release shared by BSE?

62. Anjan Dey, CMD of which general insurance company, has put in his papers by opting for the voluntary retirement scheme?

63. Which poker platform has roped in actor Jim Sarbh as its brand ambassador, and launched the campaign “Let’s Poker”?

64. Which online skill gaming platform launched two new ad films under the brand’s ‘Raho Ek Kadam Aage’ campaign, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

65. The Advertising Agencies Association of India last week announced that the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 will be conferred on which advertising veteran?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 973 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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November 13, 2022

Biz Quizzard 972

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has agreed to acquire Famy Life Sciences, the eyecare (ophthalmology) business of Taparia family, for a cash payout of about Rs 2,460 crore ($300 million)?

2. Which omnichannel home renovation platform launched a new campaign ‘#LoveTheWayYouLiv’ on the occasion of cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli's birthday?

3. Which vegan makeup brand has appointed actress Vaani Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its range of skin-friendly natural makeup products?

4. Which company has roped in actors Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam as brand ambassadors to promote its existing range of thermal wears?

5. Which global industry body has elected Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal as deputy chair for a two-year term, starting January 1, 2023?

6. Which DTH brand has announced its new brand positioning “Direct to Heart” with a new brand campaign featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant?

7. Which American performance and lifestyle footwear brand has announced actress Kriti Sanon as the new brand ambassador?

8. Which online travel agency has launched its first-ever digital ad campaign in India, featuring actress Rashmika Mandanna?

9. Which wearables brand has announced the appointment of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its new ambassador?

10. Tata Motors last week touched which milestone cumulative production mark of electric vehicles from its Pune facility?

11. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘50% Desi 50% Videsi’ featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri?

12. Which denim maker last week named current Kohl´s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michelle Gass as the next CEO?

13. Which MNC has appointed Bjorn Gulden, the CEO of rival Puma, as its new chief executive?

14. Which ecommerce fashion and lifestyle destination has announced the onboarding of actress Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

15. Which digital payments platform has unveiled the second leg of its digital campaign ‘#AbHarDinHuaAasan’?

16. Which adhesive brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab Furniture ka Jod Ekdum Tight’?

17. Which country last week announced the launch of Ceer, its first electric vehicle brand?

18. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oiltanking India GmbH’s 49.38% equity stake in Indian Oiltanking (IOT) for Rs 1,050 crore?

19. Which healthtech and consulting firm has acquired Wilco Source, a partner of Salesforce providing the latter’s CRM and cloud solutions to healthcare and life science companies?

20. Software as a Service firm Zoho has crossed which milestone mark in annual worldwide revenue?

21. Toyota Kirloskar Motor last week announced its foray into the CNG segment with the launch of CNG versions of which two models?

22. Which country’s tourism board has appointed Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra as the ‘Friendship Ambassador’?

23. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Palak jhapkao, loan paao!’ to promote its various loan offerings?

24. Which computing manufacturer in gaming, creator, and business laptops has collaborated with actress Ananya Panday for its ‘#StartOfMyPassion’ campaign?

25. Which brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan to endorse its newly launched exclusive range of India’s first official FIFA licensed luggage?

26. Which brand has launched the Fall/Winter 2022 Watches campaign with actor Shahid Kapoor?

27. Which health drink brand has launched the campaign ‘#FaithNotForce’?

28. Which men’s grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘Easy Skin Detox’ for its Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash?

29. On the occasion of International Men’s Day 2022, which men’s grooming brand has launched the video ‘Gentleman Banne Me Waqt Lagta hai’, featuring leading YouTube star Bhuvan Bam?

30. Which home healthcare services provider has acquired RPG Group-owned Seniority, touted to be India’s largest geriatric-centric digital platform, for an undisclosed sum?

31. Mutares SE & Co. KGaA from Munich has submitted an irrevocable binding offer to which company to acquire 50% of equity and an 80% controlling stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC)?

32. Which company has claimed to have become the first Indian fisheries start-up to get ISO 27001 certification?

33. Which financial services brand has launched ‘Loan apne hisaab se’, its first ad with cricketer and brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

34. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has partnered with Nestle to delight fans with the Popcorn Bowl made with Maggi?

35. Which company has bagged the contract to set up the country’s first multimodal logistics park (MMLP) in Chennai?

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November 6, 2022

Biz Quizzard 971

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 31 - November 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Punit Renjen has announced his retirement as global CEO of which MNC?

2. Which corporate trust announced the retirement of its first professional CEO, Srinath Narasimhan?

3. Which company has become the first jeweller in India to import gold under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and the UAE?

4. Which insurtech firm has announced its association with actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

5. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign ‘#MakesYourFoodSpecial’?

6. Which South Indian legacy Biryani brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Our Secret Recipes Served with Love’?

7. Which lifestyle brand and cult(dot)fit have joined hands to launch a first-of-a-kind at-home workout program ‘Fitness Xtended’?

8. Which cloud services provider has unveiled its new brand film ‘Hum Banayenge’?

9. Which sustainable skin & hair care brand launched its first brand film featuring actors Tara Sutaria and Ishaan, who are roped in as brand ambassadors?

10. Dr Jamshed J Irani passed away last week. He was the former MD of which company?

11. Which cement brand has launched the 'Shubh Shubh Banao' campaign?

12. Which private equity firm launched Cohance Lifesciences, a new brand identity for its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and contract development and manufacturing services (CDMO) platform?

13. Which cosmetics and beauty products maker has acquired a 20% stake in direct-to-consumer nutraceuticals and health supplement startup Yogic Secrets Healthcare?

14. Which company has launched the Bookit application with the aim of having its own online store for a range of merchants operating in rural and urban areas?

15. Which writing instruments manufacturer and distributor has launched a new range of its pen, Butterflow?

16. Which chocolate company launched its first-ever Halloween campaign in India?

17. Which paints company has launched the campaign ‘Joy is DIY’ for its range of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) paint and home repair solutions for multiple surfaces?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the launch of SAHYOG, an initiative to empower your support staff and their families?

19. Which IT services company has opened an Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Centre in Toronto, the third near shore global design centre launched over the last two quarters?

20. UPI transactions crossed which milestone value mark in October?

21. Which IT firm has launched financial services advisory capability in India through Capco, its subsidiary?

22. Which FMCG brand has launched its latest digital video campaign ‘#SkinHealthywithCocoHaldi’, featuring its founders?

23. Which sanitaryware brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘This is your space, Play it your way’, featuring actors and brand ambassadors Kiara Advani and Vijay Devarkonda?

24. Marico has expanded its plant-based protein portfolio with the launch of Soya Bhurji under which brand?

25. Ajit Mohan has stepped down as the India MD of which MNC?

26. Which Indian company will build Mongolia's first oil refinery?

27. Which company last week announced the installation of country’s largest Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) in Mundra, Gujarat?

28. Which spice brand has launched its new campaign “Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota”, featuring actors and brand ambassadors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar?

29. Which company has unveiled its digital campaign, ‘View Badal De’ to showcase its 3-in-1 LED panel light?

30. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has crossed which milestone cumulative production mark?

31. Which health insurance brand has launched the film ‘Health Ki Keemat’ starring actor and brand ambassador Manoj Bajpayee?

32. Which engine oil brand has launched the campaign ‘#CompromiseMehngaPadega’?

33. Which eyewear brand recently launched its virtual campaign ‘The Surrealist Edit’?

34. Which company announced football icon Lionel “Leo” Messi as the first global brand ambassador of its social impact arm, Education For All?

35. Which enterprise SaaS platform has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its new brand ambassador?

36. Which sandalwood and turmeric soap brand has been relaunched with the campaign “Young Soch”?

37. Which electric vehicle maker announced the elevation of Mahesh Babu as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO)?

38. Which women's fashion brand, along with Myntra, announced actress Sharvari as its first brand ambassador in the country?

39. Which company has roped in veteran banker K V Kamath as the chairman of its proposed NBFC venture?

40. EV manufacturer Ola Electric has achieved which production milestone from its all-women-run Futurefactory in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu?

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October 30, 2022

Biz Quizzard 970

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola’s lemon drink Sprite has crossed which annual sales milestone in India?

2. Dietrich Mateschitz died recently at the age of 78. He was the cofounder of which beverage brand?

3. John Shaw passed away last week at the age of 73. He was the former vice-chairman of which company?

4. Which steel company launched the ‘Hum Sabki Diwali’ digital campaign?

5. Which company launched the film ‘Connecting hearts, lighting paths’ for Diwali?

6. Which industry body launched its new TVCs, featuring cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni?

7. Which company launched the digital film ‘#JoBhiHoHumDekhLenge’ that focuses on the significance of health insurance?

8. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘sounds from a kitchen’ for Diwali?

9. Which healthcare services provider launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKiSalamati’?

10. Which solar glass manufacturer has acquired 86 per cent stake in Europe´s largest solar glass manufacturer Interfloat Group for an undisclosed sum of money?

11. Which company rolled out its Diwali campaign 'Sada Roshan Raho', featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

12. Which wires brand has launched the campaign ‘#AapkeSapnoKoRakheSafe’?

13. Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte has tied up with which group to jointly explore green ammonia and renewable energy opportunities in India, Singapore and the globe?

14. Which pet care brand launched the campaign "#TyohaarWithFurryvaar"?

15. Which electrical appliances company launched its Diwali campaign ‘Pyar Aur Lightwali Diwali’?

16. Which company has launched a campaign for its fragrances, featuring actor / model and brand ambassador Milind Soman?

17. Which company has launched cocktail mixes under the umbrella of the Magic Moments?

18. Which two-wheeler maker last week announced its plans to enter the Philippines, for which it has partnered with Terrafirma Motors Corporation for assembly and distribution?

19. Which company has inked an agreement with carmaker Ford to supply “zeremis green steel” from its Netherlands-based IJmuiden plant after the unit shifts to hydrogen-based steel making?

20. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in spices and seasonings maker Badshah Masala Pvt Ltd, for Rs 587.5 crore?

21. ZEE and Culver Max Entertainment (erstwhile Sony Pictures Networks India) have agreed to hive off which three Hindi channels to allay any anti-competitive concerns of the Competition Commission of India (CCI)?

22. Emami Ltd has signed which actor as the new brand ambassador for its BoroPlus ayurvedic antiseptic cream?

23. India's first private manufacturing facility for military aircraft will be set up by Tata Consortium of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Which location?

24. Which men's grooming brand has onboarded model and actor Milind Soman as brand ambassador?

25. Which B2B e-commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘#SabMilegaYahinMilega’, featuring actor Shaleen Malhotra?

26. Which airport released the’#KhusiyanHainAapse’ campaign to celebrate the joy of bonds and emotions that fills the air during Diwali?

27. Which men's fragrance brand unveiled its new digital campaign, featuring its brand ambassadors and actors, Sudeep Kiccha, Mahesh Babu, and Silambarasan?

28. Which company launched the campaign “PTE Kar, Befikar” for its English proficiency test?

29. Which online marketplace for loans and credit cards has launched its video campaign ‘Tarakki Ki Tayari’?

30. Which eye care chain said it has completed acquisitions of two eye care hospitals - Garg Ophthalmic Centre in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and Kapil Eye Hospital in Ambala, Haryana?

31. Which men's grooming brand has announced cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as its new brand ambassador?

32. Parag Agrawal was last week fired as CEO of which MNC?

33. Which company, which specialises in polymer pipes and fittings, has launched a product line of water tanks named ‘Marina’ in West Bengal, Odisha, Guwahati, Bihar, and Jharkhand?

34. Which smartphone maker has shut down its financial services business in India, four years after its launch?

35. Which MNC has forayed into the Indian-made whisky segment with the launch of “Legacy” brand?

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October 23, 2022

Biz Quizzard 969

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company recently launched the country’s first all-aluminium freight rail rakes which tend to carry more load and consumer less fuel given their lighter weight?

2. Which Dharwad-based manufacturer of earth-mover parts has collaborated with Miller UK to build IP-led products for the global market?

3. Which Indian company and Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems have signed a pact to explore opportunities to develop drone-based service applications?

4. Which automobile brand has kicked off its celebrations to commemorate 25 years in India?

5. Which real estate developer has launched the campaign ‘Gift Everything’, featuring actor Jim Sarbh?

6. Which soyabean oil brand has launched the ‘Dil Unka, Recipe Aapki’ campaign, featuring actress Sonali Bendre?

7. Which general insurance company launched the '#KnockToTalk’ campaign to eliminate the stigma associated with talking about mental health?

8. Which brand launched the ‘Incredible comes from within’ campaign for its OLED laptop range in India?

9. Which insurance aggregator has launched its new ad campaign introducing the new pay-as-you-go motor insurance?

10. Which consumer health MNC has sold its largest manufacturing plant in the country - at Penjerla in Telangana - to Hetero on a slump sale basis?

11. Which MNC bank elevated its local investment banking head, Kaustubh Kulkarni, as the chief of India operations?

12. Which infrastructure company has named Ericsson veteran Arun Bansal its new chief executive?

13. The board of which pharma company last week appointed Bhushan Akshikar as managing director of the company for a period of four years effective from December 1, 2022?

14. Which fashion retailer last week said it will acquire online marketplace LimeRoad, in a move which will help the company expand its presence in the omni-channel space?

15. Which smartphone brand has launched its new Diwali campaign, ‘TogetherWithJoy’?

16. Which D2C snacking brand has roped in actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani as brand ambassadors?

17. Which consumer finance provider has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Zindagi Hit’?

18. Which beauty destination has launched its social media campaign ‘Diva This Diwali’ featuring actress Gauahar Khan?

19. Which skincare start-up has launched the campaign ‘#CozYouKnowBetter’?

20. Which MNC has elevated Anil Viswanathan to the role of Managing Director, Vietnam and South East Asia?

21. Vikas Purohit has resigned as the CEO of which ecommerce company?

22. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Air Works for a total value of Rs 400 crore?

23. Which brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Gifts That Say Thank You’, featuring actor Vinay Pathak, showcasing massagers as the perfect gift?

24. Which mutual fund has launched its Diwali initiative and campaign ‘#ShareYourLight’?

25. Lenders to JBF Petrochemicals have issued a letter of intent to which PSU, paving the way for it to take over the debt-laden company through the insolvency process?

26. Which mobility solutions provider said it had been announced as a successful resolution applicant by the Committee of Creditors of Stone India Ltd., subject to necessary approvals?

27. Which consumer appliances company has unveiled its latest brand positioning ‘Built For Life’?

28. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Dekho Magar Pyaar Se’ for its contact lenses?

29. Which platform for offline retail discovery and savings has launched its festive campaign, "Badla Lo", featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

30. Tata Starbucks last week announced the launch of its first Reserve store in India. Which city?

31. Which ethnic wear brand launched its Diwali campaign, ‘#RedefiningCelebration’, featuring actress Sheeba Chaddha?

32. Which adhesive brand has launched the campaign “Sachi Mein”?

33. Who has topped the 2022 Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People with a net worth of $150 billion?

34. Gurugram-based agtech start-up Krishify has crossed which milestone app downloads mark?

35. Which company has released a new theme campaign featuring actor Sonu Sood for its range of electrical wires?

36. Which bicycle brand has launched the campaign ‘Ride All Roads’?

37. Which gifting brand has rolled out the digital film ‘#DiwaliRishtonWali’?

38. Which beverage brand has launched the “Pyar Wali Chai” campaign?

39. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘The Diamond Happiness’?

40. Which MNC has unveiled its first electric vehicle – the Spectre?

41. Which beauty and personal care brand has launched the campaign ‘Jab skin ho paper thin’ for its baby care portfolio?

42. Which cement brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Tohfa Suraksha Ka’?

43. Which health and wellness startup has rolled out a new campaign ‘gift the light of life’ on the occasion of Diwali?

44. Which mattress brand’s owner VFI Group has acquired 100 per cent stake in the Indian arm of US-based Serta Mattress from its licensee Emirates Sleep System?

45. Which MNC has launched the ‘Thodi si Jagah Bana Lo’ campaign and announced to host local artisans at its stores in 15 cities across India?

46. Which footwear retail chain has acquired Cravatex Brands to expand its presence in the sports and athleisure space in India?

47. Varun Berry has been appointed chairman of which airline?

48. Which company has acquired the rights to manufacture and market the Rubik’s Cube 3-D combination puzzle in India, particularly in general trade and e-commerce channels?

49. Ashok Leyland Ltd (ALL) last week touched which cumulative production milestone of the AVTR truck based on modular platform, from its Pantnagar plant?

50. Who has emerged as India's most generous person with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore, or Rs 3 crore per day, according to the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022?

51. Who has received the USISPF Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 for his contribution to the technology industry and philanthropic initiatives to transform lives through access to educational opportunities?

52. Sachin Tendulkar has made a strategic investment in which cricket NFT platform?

53. Which rural fintech has launched a new festive brand campaign ‘Suvidha wali Diwali’?

54. Which wearable and audio brand has announced the appointment of actor and film producer Vijay Deverakonda as its new brand ambassador?

55. Which superfood brand has announced its collaboration with cricketer Suryakumar Yadav to endorse its exclusive range of nut butter and rice cake across platforms?

56. Which mattress brand has launched the campaign ‘#HameshaChill’?

57. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Thanks A Dot’ campaign to normalise self-breast examination amongst Indian women?

58. Which brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador for its baby care range and launched the campaign ‘Parenting Ki Nayi Parampara’?

59. Which digital imaging and printing solutions company has launched its Diwali campaign, ‘#SharingWaliDiwali’?

60. Girish Kousgi will be the new managing director of which housing finance company?

61. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#GiftAHealthyTomorrow’?

62. Which mutual fund has launched the ‘Purani Feelings Wali Nayi Diwali’ campaign?

63. Which food brand has launched the ‘#SwaadBharePathaake’ campaign?

64. Which rice brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClassicRishta’?

65. AK Goel has been reelected as Chairman of Indian Banks´ Association for 2022-23. He is the managing director and chief executive of which bank?

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October 16, 2022

Biz Quizzard 968

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has crossed which quarterly profit milestone for the first time?

2. The cofounders of which payments platform have become investors in the Prime Volleyball League (PVL)?

3. Which pharma company has appointed Sagar Boke as country head?

4. Which global fast-food brand has unveiled its new brand positioning "You Rule"?

5. Actress Rakul Preet Singh has been signed on as brand ambassador for which fashion jewelry brand?

6. Vinay Maheshwari has stepped down as the Group CEO of which news network?

7. Which fashion brand has launched the second edition of the anthemic campaign with its brand ambassador and actress Ananya Panday for the festive season?

8. Which cement manufacturer has sold its entire stake in Springway Mining, which is building a cement plant in Madhya Pradesh, to JSW Cement for a total consideration of Rs 477 crore?

9. Which company has received approvals from courts in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad to acquire the remaining 58.1% stake in Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL)?

10. Which company has launched a plant-based meat brand called UnCrave?

11. Which company has bought three wind power assets in Gujarat from IPO-bound Inox Green Energy Services for an undisclosed sum?

12. Which global private equity firm will acquire a majority stake in Vistaar Finance through its funds for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which frozen foods brand has recently introduced the ‘Ab Koi Bhi Chef’ campaign?

14. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#CelebratingEveryIndian’ Diwali campaign?

15. Which homeware brand has launched new television commercials as part of its ‘Kuch Naya Sochte Hai’ campaign?

16. Which e-commerce furniture and home goods company has launched its Diwali Campaign starring brand ambassadors and celebrity couple, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan?

17. Which health insurance company has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador?

18. For World Mental Health Day, which digital healthcare platform launched an awareness video featuring actor and brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan?

19. Which company launched the campaign ‘Give yourself a chance’ on World Mental Health Day?

20. Which domestic premium beermaker has acquired India’s largest alcobev chain, The Beer Cafe, in an all-stock deal?

21. Which frozen foods company has appointed Piyush Patnaik as managing director?

22. Which company has entered into an agreement with Israeli drug maker Teva to buy its manufacturing site in Goa on a slump sale basis?

23. Which automobile MNC will hand over its business in Russia to a state-owned entity for 1 euro ($0.97), taking a loss of around $687 million?

24. Which MNC has received Sebi’s nod to acquire L&T Investment Managers?

25. Which Chinese electric vehicles producer last week unveiled first consumer electric car, Atto 3 electric SUV, in India?

26. Cricketer MS Dhoni has invested in which Bengaluru-based plant protein start-up?

27. Which MNC last week unveiled its flex fuel hybrid sedan in India, kicking off a pilot project in a market where the government is pushing automakers to switch to clean fuels?

28. Which dairy brand has launched its new digital campaign, ‘Live Better'?

29. Which brand has launched a television commercial, featuring actress Kajol, for its Gulab Jamun ice cream dessert?

30. Which agro-chemical firm has acquired UK-based Briar Chemicals for £73 million to expand its business globally?

31. Which mutual fund has launched its new investor awareness campaign ‘#HameshaTaiyaar’?

32. Which brand has unveiled the campaign ‘Life Se Maango More’ for its new range of towels and bedsheets, featuring actor Akshay Kumar as its new brand ambassador?

33. Which oral care brand unveiled a special musical video ‘Desh ka Lal x Eir Bir Phatte’ to celebrate the 80th birthday of actor Amitabh Bachchan?

34. Which chocolate gifting brand launched the film ‘#MakeDiwaliMomentsPerfect’ featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

35. Which B2B e-commerce firm has acquired the Indian arm of global distribution company ADI in an all-cash deal?

36. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘This is me’?

37. Which healthy ready-to-eat food products brand has launched the campaign ‘ProteinMadeTasty’ featuring celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor?

38. Which entity has launched a new look ‘You are gold’ campaign in partnership with Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)?

39. Which online education venture has acquired PrepOnline, an online learning platform for NEET, and Altis Vortex, a publisher of exam preparation books?

40. Which FMCG major last week said its Dapada factory has been recognised as a Sustainability Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

41. Which real estate company has named Pavitra Shankar as managing director (MD) and Nirupa Shankar as joint MD for five years, as part of its succession planning process?

42. National Securities Depository (NSDL) has acquired a 5.6% stake in which digital commerce platform?

43. Matrimony(dot)com has launched an exclusive matchmaking platform for IT professionals. What has it been branded as?

44. Meera, the flagship herbal hair care brand from CavinKare, has forayed into the skincare market with the launch of which product?

45. Which company has entered into a multi-year collaboration with NBA to sell the global sports organisations merchandise at its stores in India?

46. Which high-end homegrown consumer electronics player has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan and cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as its new brand ambassadors?

47. Which luxury mattress brand has launched its brand new TVC campaign ‘Don’t just sleep, sleep luxuriously’, with its brand ambassador and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

48. Which footwear brand has launched a television commercial featuring actor and brand ambassador Shahid Kapoor, encouraging viewers to ‘kass ke pakad, jam ke jakad’?

49. Which fashion retailer has launched its latest campaign ‘A Million Nakhras’ with actress ALAYA F?

50. PE firm KKR & Co has entered into an exclusive arrangement with the financial investors of which hospital chain to invest nearly $2.1 billion (around Rs 17,250 crore) to acquire up to 48% stake?

51. Which home appliances brand unveiled its latest brand film, in sync with its global positioning of 'Happiness Engineered'?

52. Direct-to-consumer (D2C) men's apparel brand, DaMENSCH has forayed into offline retail with the launch of its first brand outlet. Which city?

53. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘#SurprisignlyHuman’ for its smart lighting solutions?

54. Which diamond jewellery brand has launched its new brand film ‘Beyond- A Boundless Journey’?

55. Which MNC has launched its cross-app brand campaign, ‘Where can’t we go together’, in India?

56. Which American plant-based meat brand is entering the Indian market in partnership with Allana Consumer Products Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Allana Group?

57. Which beverage brand has rolled out a technological product innovation - ‘locked’ bottle, as part of its Diwali campaign?

58. Which healthcare services provider has launched the ‘#PioneersOfHealthcare’ campaign, celebrating its journey of 39 years?

59. Which bank has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador?

60. Which edtech company has acquired Deeksha, a test preparation platform for board and competitive exams, in a $40 million cash and stock deal?

61. Which online matrimony service has released its Karwa Chauth ad film ‘Let Feelings Shine’?

62. Which diagnostics company has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

63. Which menswear brand has launched the campaign 'Feel Selected' featuring actor Saif Ali Khan?

64. Which software company has released the digital film ‘Tarakki Khushiyon Ki’ to celebrate entrepreneurs?

65. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign 'Mere Style Ki Diwali'?

66. Which sweets and snacks company has launched the campaign ‘Iss baar Diwali pe Diwali manate hai’?

67. Which watch brand has launched the campaign ‘Show Your Style, Share The Compliments’?

68. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘India har pal dohraye achchi si chai hojaye’?

69. Which global communications platform has launched its new campaign 'Buri Neeyat Wale Tera Call Laal'?

70. Which edtech firm has agreed to buy pioneering CA test prep platform JK Shah Education?

71. Which food and beverage company has launched the campaign 'Stay Fruited' featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor?

72. Which company has forayed into the women’s handbag category with the launch of its latest brand IRTH?

73. Which MNC has decided to collaborate with homegrown footwear and jutti brand Fizzy Goblet to launch a capsule sneaker collection for women during the ongoing festive and wedding season?

74. Which car sharing platform has inked a merger agreement with Innovative International Acquisition Corp and subsequently become a publicly listed entity on Nasdaq?

75. Which fintech company has launched the campaign ‘My Shop, My Ad’, letting merchants create customised ads for their own shops with cricketers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul?

76. Which edtech company has launched the ‘Tech Ready, Job Ready’ campaign, with the first film in Tamil?

77. Which ethnic wear brand has launched the Diwali campaign ‘The Homecoming’?

78. Which fantasy sports platforms has onboarded cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara as its brand ambassador?

79. Which gold loan NBFC has launched its latest campaign ‘Put your Gold to Work’?

80. Thibault Cuny has quit as the MD and CEO, South Asia (including India), of which spirits major, due to medical reasons?

81. Which sports platform has launched its new campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Darren Sammy in three interesting avatars?

82. Which global smart device brand has launched its Diwali campaign in line with its motto ‘#InspirationAhead’?

83. Which brand has launched the campaign “#Saafhaathsekhaaiye" for Global Handwashing Day, featuring actor Piyush Mishra?

84. Which healthcare brand has launched the campaign “Apni Body Ki Suno” featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

85. Which men's Indian wear brand has launched ‘Ek Naya Nazariya’, its first ever multi-media platform campaign film, with actors and brand ambassadors Ranbir Kapoor and Ananya Panday?

86. Which fintech company has announced its ‘#YeDiwaliEMIWali’ campaign?

87. Which fintech platform has launched the ‘Khushiyon Ka Loan’ campaign?

88. Which consumer lending platform has launched the campaign 'Aapke Paise Wali Vibe' featuring its newly appointed brand ambassador, actor Tahir Raj Bhasin?

89. Which digital travel company has launched its campaign for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Suresh Raina?

90. Bajaj Auto has crossed which milestone quarterly profit mark for the first time?

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October 9, 2022

Biz Quizzard 967

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tulsi Tanti, 64, passed away on October 1 due to a cardiac arrest. He was the founder and chairman of which company?

2. Which homegrown telecom gear maker is in the process of setting up its own manufacturing facility in the US to cater to the global market?

3. Which realty company has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as brand ambassador and has also added him to its client roster?

4. Which music licensing platform has launched a new campaign called ‘#HarGharCreator’?

5. Prosus, the investment arm of South African multinational Naspers, has terminated the $4.7 billion acquisition of which online payments gateway firm by its Indian subsidiary PayU Payments?

6. Which homegrown wearable and audio brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador?

7. Who has become the first Indian celebrity to feature in Mandarin Oriental’s globally renowned advertising campaign, "I’m a Fan"?

8. Which technology brand has launched the campaign ‘You@YourCompany.com’?

9. Which ice-cream brand has launched an ad for Navratri with ‘#UpvasFriendly’ positioning?

10. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) created yet another record in September, crossing which milestone value mark for the first time?

11. Which brand has launched the campaign 'High on Fun', featuring actress and brand ambassador Ananya Panday, for its vegan body mists & perfumes?

12. Which spirits company has launched Srishti Premium Whisky, a disruptive innovation with the infusion of curcumin?

13. Which Indian company last week said that it has acquired a controlling stake in Kenya's Kenafric Biscuits Ltd?

14. Which foodtech platform has unveiled its first ever campaign 'Home Food Hai, Toh Soul Full Hai’?

15. Which animation company has named Megha Tata as its CEO?

16. Kia India last week said it is recalling 44,174 units of which model to inspect and fix any potential error in air bag control module software?

17. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#MilkeHiManegiDiwali’?

18. Which equity investment advisory brand has announced the launch of its educational campaign ‘#ShareBazaarKaRavan’?

19. Which lubricants company has roped in cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its new brand ambassador?

20. Which Indian brand has announced that it will be the regional sponsor of Argentina Football Team in FIFA World Cup 2022, starting November 20, in Qatar?

21. In probably the country's first such punitive regulatory action, the capital markets watchdog Sebi last week cancelled the licence of which credit rating agency?

22. Global investor Actis and which company have entered into an agreement to set up a joint platform for developing industrial and logistics real estate facilities across India?

23. Which omnichannel retailer’s parent entity has entered into a strategic alliance with the Middle Eastern Apparel Group to tap the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region?

24. Which healthy snacks brand has onboarded actor Amitabh Bachchan as a brand ambassador?

25. Which chocolate brand has launched its Diwali campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

26. Which womens' western apparel brand has roped in actress Pooja Hegde as brand ambassador and launched its new campaign ‘The Best Time Ever’?

27. Which denim brand has launched ‘Time to Shine’, what its claims as its first-ever TV commercial for the Indian market?

28. Which menswear brand has launched the ‘Don’t Hold Back 3.0’ campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

29. Which Ayurvedic FMCG brand has launched the ‘Dashapushpadi’ campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Kajal Agarwal?

30. Which company has announced the execution of definitive agreements to acquire a 60 per cent stake in AyurVAID, a leading classical Ayurveda hospital chain?

31. Which steel brand has launched the campaign ‘Naya Ghar Mubarak Ho’ featuring celebrity couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor?

32. Which makeup brand has launched its new campaign, a unique take on Karwa Chauth through the eyes of a transwoman?

33. Dabur India Ltd has forayed into the peanut butter market under which brand?

34. Which fashion retailer has launched a new film this year as part of its “Brighter Than Ever” festive campaign?

35. Which MNC has launched “It’s coming  home”, featuring badminton player HS Prannoy, the second film of its ongoing privacy campaign in India?

36. Which automobile company launched the ad ‘#DriveTheGoodInYou’ for Durga Puja, featuring actor Prosenjit Chatterjee?

37. Which media brand launched the film ‘Maa Aashcen. Tumi Kothaye?’ featuring actress Priyanka Sarkar and dancer/actress Sreenanda Shankar, under its campaign ‘Phirey Esho Kolkata’?

38. Which beverage brand launched ‘#BanglarPujoShilpoPujo’, a special edition packaging initiative made in collaboration with five renowned craftsmen from West Bengal?

39. Which paints company launched the ‘Sharad Shamman 2022’ campaign for Durga Puja?

40. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched an AWS Local Zone in India, the first international zone outside the United States. Which city?

41. Which QSR chain has launched the ‘Festivals Make Families’ campaign?

42. Which digital entertainment company has partnered with cookware major Aniket Metals to launch a kitchenware line designed for millennial audiences?

43. Which alternate investment firm, set up by former Blackstone India co-head Mathew Cyriac, has picked up an 80% stake in Accutest Research Laboratories for nearly Rs 100 crore?

44. The merger of Janakalyan Financial Services with which microfinance company will take effect from July 1 this year, subject to regulatory approvals?

45. A Balasubramanian, MD and CEO, Aditya Birla Sunlife MF, has been re-elected as the chairman of which industry body?

46. Which company has appointed chief operating officer Vinod Tanti as its chairman and MD with immediate effect?

47. WPP has purchased the remaining 26 per cent stake of the Balsara family in which media agency?

48. Tata Consumer Products (TCPL) is venturing into ready-to-cook category under which brand?

49. Which company has launched the ‘#Freshisintheair’ campaign to showcase its recently launched Front Load washing machines - XpertCare range?

50. Which company has completely acquired electric vehicle company Revolt Motors, set up by mobile handsets maker Micromax cofounder Rahul Sharma?

51. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its "Khushiyon ke Gheno se, #RishtonKoSajayein" Diwali campaign?

52. Which bank has launched its brand campaign ‘Live more, Bank less’?

53. Which on-demand convenience platform has launched the ‘Saddi city chakh lo’ campaign, featuring singer and actor Ammy Virk, to connect with foodies across Delhi & Punjab?

54. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘For the love of watches’?

55. Which company last week launched two electric scooters under the specially-crafted Vida brand, with an entry price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 967 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 2, 2022

Biz Quizzard 966

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 26 - October 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. HCL Technologies, India’s third largest IT services company by revenue, has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

2. Which women’s deodorant brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

3. Which consumer durables technology company launched the campaign ‘Khud Ki Pehchan’ for Daughters’ Day, featuring actresses Himani Shivpuri and Ismeet Kohli?

4. Which life insurance company launched the film ‘A real story of realization’, taking a look at term life insurance from the eyes of a survivor?

5. Which country’s tourism department has launched its new global campaign “If You Seek”?

6. Which hair oil brand has roped in actress Deepika Padukone as its new brand ambassador?

7. Which industry body, setup by Nasscom, promoted its senior vice president Vinayak Godse and appointed him as the CEO?

8. Which brand has signed on celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli as brand ambassadors to promote and encourage the adoption of new-age teeth straightening clear aligners?

9. Which actor has been named as the first "#PrimeBae" on Prime Video?

10. Which company last week announced the acquisition of the B2B express business of Gurugram-based logistics firm Rivigo Services?

11. Which MNC launched the festive campaign ‘#ApnaWalaFestival’ for its laptops?

12. Which homegrown everyday wear brand has launched its latest collection, Maati, in association with actress Chitrangda Singh?

13. Which cookie brand has launched the campaign ‘#BringBack2011’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

14. Which fine jewellery brand has launched its latest campaign ‘An Odyssey of Dreams’ featuring actress Tara Sutaria?

15. Which personal hygiene brand launched the campaign 'This Daughter’s Day, tell your sons it’s just a period'?

16. Which industry body has reelected Shashidhar Sinha, CEO (India), IPG Mediabrands, as chairman?

17. Reliance Retail last week announced the opening of its fashion and lifestyle department store, in Delhi's Vasant Kunj. What has it been branded as?

18. Which digital payments and financial services firm has acquired loyalty management platform PoshVine for an undisclosed sum?

19. Which company has launched Verquvo (vericiguat), a novel drug for patients with cardiac ailments, co-developed with Merck in India, at one-fifteenth of the global price at Rs 127 per pill?

20. Which company is acquiring dermatology company Curatio Healthcare Private Limited for Rs 2,000 crore?

21. Which online gaming platform has brought cricketer Dinesh Karthik on board as its brand ambassador to create awareness about ethical gaming in India and further drive brand recall?

22. Which home-grown electronics company has signed actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu as new brand ambassador?

23. Which omnichannel fine jewellery brand has launched its latest TVC campaign, 'Love is in the Little Things', featuring a range of innovative, exquisite watch jewellery?

24. Which omnichannel electronics retailer has launched the ‘Festival of Dreams’ campaign?

25. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘Pehli Diwali’?

26. Which company has launched GERBER® cereal in India with the campaign - ‘Bachchon se badhkar kuch nahi’?

27. Which company has entered the spices market with Hommade Tasty Masala?

28. Which all-in-one logistics app has launched the campaign ‘Har Delivery Ka Companion’?

29. Which job portal has launched its new campaign 'Hire Better', illustrating the pitfalls of informal hiring?

30. Which company is acquiring 100 per cent stake of Ichikoh Industries (a subsidiary of Valeo SE) at an enterprise value of Japanese Yen (JPY) 5.2 billion?

31. Which fashion destination has launched its new campaign “Glam up & Style up”?

32. Which B2B SaaS provider last week said that Sameer Garde, presently a board member and independent director, will become the CEO, effective from January 1st, 2023?

33. Insurance regulator Irdai has not renewed the licence of which Mumbai-based insurance TPA for not complying with minimum business requirements?

34. Which quick service restaurant chain has elevated Rajeev Ranjan as its managing director?

35. Tata Motors last week launched the electric version of which brand?

36. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as its new brand ambassador?

37. Which footwear company has roped in actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh as brand ambassadors for its athleisure brand Leap7X?

38. Which soyabean oil brand has launched a television commercial featuring actor Salman Khan?

39. Which nutrition supplements brand has launched the campaign 'Feel Great Everyday' featuring actress Radhika Madan?

40. Who is the only resident Indian to be named in the Time100 Next - the magazine’s list of world's rising stars?

41. Which direct-to-consumer group will take four of its acquired beauty brands - Sirona, The Moms Co, St Botanica and Organic Harvest - to international markets?

42. Which cab hailing app has rolled out its launch campaign ‘#AapKiMarziAapKiRide’ in India?

43. Which brand has launched a campaign for ‘Mahalaya’, a jewellery collection inspired by the royal heritage of Maharashtra?

44. Which brand has roped in actors Kiara Advani and Vijay Deverakonda as brand ambassadors to endorse its sanitaryware, faucets, wellness and tiles category?

45. Britannia Industries said that its health brand NutriChoice has surpassed which milestone revenue mark?

46. Which laptop brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Rahul Bose and Ishaan Khatter?

47. Which omni-channel retail chain has launched the campaign "Nayi Diwali Nayi Soch" with celebrities Yami Gautam and Dhairya Karwa?

48. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has roped in Ram Charan as its new brand ambassador?

49. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has launched the ‘Grand Indian Festival Of Trust (GIFT)’ campaign?

50. Which company last week said it will invest $60 million (about Rs 490 crore) in US-based Zero Motorcycles to jointly develop electric motorcycles?

51. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign 'Let Loose'?

52. Which brand last week unveiled its UltimateCare range of fully automatic front load washing machines and dryers in India?

53. Which footwear brand has launched a campaign for its Impressions Collection, featuring actor Kartik Aryan?

54. Which diagnostic service provider launched the "DilKiSuno" campaign for World Heart Day?

55. Which life insurance brand has launched an anthem featuring its employees, and brand ambassador and badminton ace PV Sindhu?

56. Which IT company has acquired a majority stake in vernacular edtech platform GUVI which offers technical courses?

57. On World Heart Day, which general insurance brand launched campaign ‘#LearnCPRSaveALife’ featuring actor Emraan Hashmi?

58. Which travel app has released a new campaign ‘#NikalLo’ featuring actors Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty?

59. Which youth and fashion accessory retail brand launched its new campaign ‘Quirks for Quirky Daters’?

60. Which company has launched its premium fashion and lifestyle store AZORTE, to compete directly with fast fashion brands Zara and H&M in India?

61. To commemorate the occasion of World Heart Day, which healthcare services provider launched its new campaign ‘Thoda Dil, Thoda Heart’?

62. Which consumer lending app has rebranded itself as Fibe?

63. Which fit-tech D2C brand has launched an influencer marketing campaign to promote its upcoming Bolt Massage Gun?

64. Which UK-based insurer last week said it has picked up an additional 25% stake from Dabur Invest Corp in its joint venture?

65. Which skincare brand has launched the ‘Chothe Meethe Pal Ka Glow’ campaign?

66. Which jewellery brand has launched a music video featuring actress and brand ambassador Madhumita Sarkar for its Everlite Durga collection?

67. Which grocery retail chain has launched the campaign ‘#TheSecondQuestion’ for Durga Pujo?

68. Which sports performance brand has launched the 'Choose to Move' campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Tiger Shroff?

69. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘India’s Truly Smart Washing Machines’ to promote its smart washing machines?

70. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘#ShopsForShopless’ campaign?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 966 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition.

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September 25, 2022

Biz Quizzard 965

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Canadian fund Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) announced it will acquire a 30% stake in which renewable energy platform for Rs 2,371 crore ($300 million)?

2. Which D2C seafood and meat brand has rolled out a new campaign "Fresh Matlab Live"?

3. Which smartphone maker has launched the campaign ‘#BeautyInEverything’ featuring actors Varun Dhawan, Maniesh Paul and Avneet Kaur?

4. Which pipes brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Allu Arjun for the southern markets?

5. Actor Kartik Aaryan has become the face of which chocolate brand?

6. Which teacher upskilling platform has launched a new campaign ‘#TeachersMatter’?

7. Which healthcare startup launched the ‘#HumApkaKhayalRakhteinHain’ (We take care of you) campaign on World Patient Safety Day?

8. GMR Infrastructure has changed its name. What is the new name?

9. Which smart accessories, fitness gear, and home audio brand has unveiled a new campaign for its smartwatches featuring cricketer Dinesh Karthik?

10. Which company will acquire an additional 17.41% stake in Swaraj Engines from Kirloskar Industries (KIL) for Rs 296 crore?

11. Girish Kousgi has resigned as the CEO of which housing finance company?

12. Which handwash brand has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador?

13. Which sports performance eyewear brand has released the next chapter of its campaign ‘Be Who You Are’ featuring cricketer Rohit Sharma?

14. Which company has launched the ‘Farak Padta Hai’ campaign for its calculator category?

15. Which biscuit brand has partnered with Redwolf, an indie clothing label, to introduce the Genius merchandise collection?

16. Which steel company launched its new digital campaign ‘Apna Ghar’ featuring Bhojpuri actors Pawan Singh and Harshika Poonacha?

17. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Smarter Generation ki smart lights’, featuring actress and  brand ambassador Sanya Malhotra?

18. Which beauty brand has launched the ‘Be Seen Be Heard’ movement to amplify more young voices in public life?

19. Which company has partnered with former cricketer Rahul Dravid for the ‘#MusclesMatter’ campaign?

20. Which company has acquired Bengaluru-based Femiint Hospitals?

21. Which logistics company has announced the launch of the ‘Celebration Aapka, Delivery Hamari’ campaign?

22. Which coworking space provider has launched the ‘Great Inspires Great’ campaign?

23. Which skincare brand has roped in actress Genelia Deshmukh as brand ambassador?

24. Which personal care brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Ileana D’Cruz for its Coffee Face Wash?

25. Which beer brand, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, launched an exclusive merchandise collection inspired by the newly released HBO Original series House of the Dragon?

26. Which beverage brand rolled out its latest ‘Dil Ki Suno’ campaign featuring mountaineer and Padma Shri awardee, Premlata Agarwal?

27. Former Indus Towers MD and CEO Bimal Dayal will take over as CEO of which private transmission company from October 1?

28. Which MNC last week kicked off its first utility-scale renewable energy project in India - three solar farms located in Rajasthan?

29. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to take which bank out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) restrictions subject to certain conditions and continuous monitoring?

30. At Rs 10.9 lakh crore (nearly $140 billion), who has become the richest man in India in ‘IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2022’?

31. Which online retailer has acquired milk delivery platform AM Needs for $2 million (Rs 15.95 crore) in cash and stock deal?

32. Which life insurance brand has roped in cricketer Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh as its new brand ambassadors under a two-year partnership agreement?

33. Which tyre brand has launched a new initiative ‘#NoPressureDelivery’, featuring actor Sonu Sood?

34. Which dessert brand has launched the campaign ‘#MoreSmilesPerBite’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Nora Fatehi?

35. Which cookies brand has launched a campaign featuring rapper Brodha V?

36. Which beverage brand has launched the ‘Stump Cam’ campaign, featuring cricketers Jasprit Bumrah, Umran Malik, Brett Lee, ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022?

37. Which health and lifestyle brand has collaborated with actress Shamita Shetty for hair fall issues?

38. Which recently launched multi-brand e-commerce platform last week announced its first acquisition, a fashion jewellery brand ‘AccessHer’?

39. Which brand has emerged as the most desired brand in India for the second consecutive year in TRA’s Most Desired Brands 2022 report?

40. Which company has become the first Indian life insurer to have 74% foreign shareholding?

41. Ola Electric last week announced plans of selling its electric scooters in which country by the end of this year?

42. The Reserve Bank of India last week cancelled the licence of which Solapur-based co-operative bank?

43. Tata Industries, which incubates new ventures for the Tata Group, is pulling the plug on the healthcare services business under which brand, more than seven years after its launch?

44. Which global fashion footwear and accessories brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor as brand ambassador for India to launch its festive collection - The Finer Things?

45. Which sports and athleisure footwear brand has unveiled the ‘Leave Your Mark’ campaign for the launch of Global Giri 3.0 range?

46. Which brand known for healing pain and managing injuries has launched the campaign “STOP. NEVER”?

47. Which confectionery brand has launched its latest digital film ‘Jadoo’?

48. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign ‘#PehnogeTohSamjhoge’?

49. Which travel brand has roped in Shanaya Kapoor as its APAC explorer in the second edition of the Explorers campaign?

50. IndiGo last week launched a new daily direct flight between Mumbai and Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Which milestone destination count has it touched with this launch?

51. Which makeup and skincare brand has roped in actress Yami Gautam as brand ambassador?

52. Which company has signed an agreement to acquire a 20% stake in California-based solar tech firm Caelux Corporation for Rs 97.31 crore ($12 million)?

53. Which steel company announced the merger of seven of its metal and mining companies into itself to simplify the group holding structure and minimise costs?

54. India has surpassed which country to emerge as the third largest market for Spanish porcelain brand Lladró?

55. TVS Motor Company last week unveiled the Jupiter Celebratory Classic edition for the domestic market to celebrate which cumulative sales milestone in the domestic market?

56. Which retailer has launched a campaign featuring actress Sanya Malhotra for its private brand ‘Kashish’?

57. Which innerwear brand has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as brand ambassador and has launched the ‘#PorleEMonKhushi’ campaign?

58. Which jewellery brand has launched its Durga Pujo campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Ritabhari Chakraborty?

59. Which online insurer has launched the campaign 'Welcome Change'?

60. Which FMCG major has appointed Rajneet Kohli as the company’s new chief executive officer and executive director?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmil.com with Biz Quizzard 965 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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September 18, 2022

Biz Quizzard 964

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has entered the health supplements segment with the launch of ‘GoFit’, a health supplement range for women?

2. Which UAE-based healthcare provider has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

3. Which Gujarat-based renewable energy company has roped in former team India bowler Munaf Patel as its brand ambassador?

4. Which company launched the campaign ‘Sahi paani ka sign, Alkaline’ in a bid to raise awareness of its range of Gracia alkaline water purifiers?

5. Which sports brand launched its Autumn-Winter campaign with Kareena Kapoor Khan and her #PropahLady Squad?

6. Which beauty and wellness brand has roped in actors Kartik Aaryan and Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassadors for its hair care range?

7. Which company launched the ‘Tech Ka Shubh Muhurat’ campaign?

8. Which industry body re-elected Partha Sinha, president, Response, at Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd, as its president for the current fiscal year?

9. Which general insurance company has launched the 'Once in a Blue Moon' campaign for health insurance?

10. Which payment card services MNC announced the appointment of Sanjay Khanna as the chief executive officer (CEO) and country manager for India?

11. Which company has launched a campaign to promote its new app, Research 360 - a first-of-its-kind financial market  research & analysis platform?

12. Which bicycle brand has announced triathlete & celebrity fitness trainer Nupur Shikhare as its newest brand ambassador?

13. Which edtech company has launched the campaign ‘#SaluteToParents’?

14. Which grooming and hair removal brand has roped in Rannvijay Singha as brand ambassador and has launched ‘Take It From The Experts' campaign?

15. Which personal hygiene brand has launched the campaign ‘#SamajGayeNa’?

16. Which pharma company launched the film ‘Listen to the Future’ to reiterate its ESG goals for 2030?

17. Which FemTech health startup launched the ‘#PressPlay’ campaign to encourage conversations around menopause?

18. Which eyewear brand launched the ‘Shape Up Your Fashion’ campaign featuring actress Alaya F?

19. Which  fast-moving electrical goods (FMEG) company launched its latest campaign featuring actors Manoj Pahwa and Ratna Pathak?

20. The market capitalisation of State Bank of India crossed which milestone mark for the first time last week?

21. Which spirits brand has announced the appointment of Vinay Golikeri as Managing Director, India & Neighboring Countries?

22. Which travel portal has roped in celebrity couple and actors Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif as brand ambassadors?

23. Which edtech company has acquired corporate training solutions leader Centum Learning in a share swap deal?

24. Ben van Beurden will step down as the CEO of which oil and gas MNC at the end of 2022?

25. Which MNC has agreed to buy software design startup Figma Inc. in a deal valued at about $20 billion to help it expand tools for creative professionals?

26. Which airline last week unveiled ‘Vihaan’, its transformation plan over the next five years?

27. Which outdoor apparel maker’s founder Yvon Chouinard and his family have transferred their ownership, valued at about $3 billion, to a specially designed trust and a nonprofit organization?

28. Which tyre maker last week unveiled Tramplr range of Enduro Off-road and Enduro Street tyres for Indian premium motorcycles (150-500 cc)?

29. Which cement company released a film ‘#KyunHaiItnaVishwas?’ on the occasion of Engineers Day?

30. Which company has become India’s most-valuable brand in 2022, according to Kantar BrandZ report on India’s most valuable brands?

31. Which homegrown wearable brand has launched the campaign ‘Zen Mode On’ featuring actor Tiger Shroff?

32. Which edtech brand launched the digital campaign ‘#BeLimitless’ on the occasion of Engineers Day?

33. Which sanitaryware major launched a commercial ‘Go Larger Than Life’ featuring actress Tamanna Bhatia and professional wrestler ‘The Great’ Khali’ for its tiles segment?

34. Which healthy food platform launched a television commercial featuring actors Varun Dhawan and Mithila Palkar?

35. Which diamonds brand launched the global campaign “To Treasure, Now and Forever” featuring newly appointed global brand ambassador and British actress, Lily James?

36. Which digital travel company has appointed Santosh Kumar as Country Manager for India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia?

37. Which diversified technology company has launched a digital PR campaign ‘#WelcomeToAdulthood’ in partnership with the storytelling platform, The Scribbled Stories?

38. Which spirits company has introduced MIX’R – the brand’s first-ever range of premium non-alcoholic mixers for the Indian market?

39. Which Italian confectionary and bakery major has launched the ‘Kya khaayein ka solution’ campaign?

40. Eicher Motors Ltd, parent of Royal Enfield, has become India's fifth auto firm to cross which milestone market capitalization mark?

41. Which imaging technologies and optical devices company has lunched the “If you can’t print it, it’s not worth it" campaign featuring model and actor Milind Soman?

42. Which bank last week said Pralay Mondal has been appointed as the regular managing director and CEO of the bank for three years following the RBI's nod?

43. Which pest control service provider launched the campaign ‘Celebrate Festivity, Not Pestivity’?

44. Which retailer has launched its Durga Puja campaign featuring Bengali actress Darshana Banik?

45. Which MNC has launched a new campaign ‘Highlight of India’, featuring India's first international skiing medalist Aanchal Thakur, for its Neo QLED 8K TV?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 964 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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September 11, 2022

Biz Quizzard 963

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality was killed in a road accident on September 4?

2. Actor Ranveer Singh has invested in which omni-channel beauty company?

3. Krishnan Sankarasubramaniam has taken over as the managing director and chief executive officer of which bank with immediate effect?

4. Which company launched the ‘#TrForTeachers’ campaign for Teacher’s Day?

5. Which edtech company launched the film ‘#SikhaoSukoonSe’ for Teacher’s Day?

6. Which edtech company launched the Teachers’ Day special digital film ‘Student Forever’?

7. Which edtech company has acquired Gate Academy for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which mosquito repellent brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#ButtonDabao Dengue Mitao’ to spread awareness about Dengue, featuring actor Piyush Mishra?

9. Which toothpaste brand has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

10. Which company has been selected as BCCI’s title sponsors for all international matches at home as well the domestic tournaments?

11. Which company has bought a controlling stake in makeup and personal care brand Insight Cosmetics?

12. Which Singapore utilities firm last week said it would divest its 100% stake in Indian thermal power unit to Tanweer Infrastructure Pte for Rs 11,734 crore ($1.47 billion)?

13. Which entity has acquired the stressed Jhabua thermal project (600Mw) of Gautam Thapar-owned Avantha Group, through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) process?

14. Which company last week launched the country’s first CNG truck in the medium and heavy commercial (M&HCV) vehicle segment in the 28 and 19 tonne nodes?

15. Binesh Kumar Tyagi has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of which public sector company?

16. Which superfood brand has announced its collaboration with football player Sunil Chhetri?

17. Which brand has achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ for creating the Longest Line of Chocolate Bars?

18. Which luxury lifestyle platform has forayed into the fitness category with the launch of a premium home fitness e-store, Workout Studio?

19. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, which business group launched a short film ‘Pralhad', paying tribute to its founder?

20. The country’s demat account tally topped which milestone mark for the first time, in August?

21. Which cold and flu solution brand has rolled out a new campaign featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Samantha Ruth Prabhu for its two-in-one roll-on inhaler?

22. Which company has agreed to acquire a 79.4% stake in US-based SenseHawk for Rs 255 crore ($32 million)?

23. Eros Investments has picked up a 90% stake in which digital rights management company?

24. Flipkart has forayed into the hospitality sector with the launch of a new hotel-booking feature on its platform. What has it been branded as?

25. Which company last week entered the electric vehicle segment with the launch of Montra Electric 3W Auto in Chennai?

26. Which payment gateway platform for small businesses in Tier-2 and -3 cities has acquired Chennai-based Tutelar, a full-stack AI-based risk management company?

27. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign for its Flavour Fun pizzas range, featuring brand ambassador Anuradha Menon, and the tagline ‘Shut Up and Take My Money’?

28. Which sports-inspired casual-wear brand has launched the campaign ‘#PlayTogether’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Arjun Rampal and his family?

29. Which dating app has unveiled its latest ad campaign, 'Dating Horrors’?

30. Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions will be bringing back which popular yester-year two-wheeler brand in an electric avatar?

31. Which US-based medical device maker last week launched its weight loss solution - a swallowable gastric balloon - in India?

32. Which drug maker and Swiss healthcare distributor DKSH have signed an exclusive licence and supply agreement to commercialise 5 of Alvotech’s proposed biosimilars in the Philippines?

33. Which brand has launched an ad featuring actor Arjun Kapoor for its anti-dandruff shampoo?

34. Which gaming app has roped in cricketer Ravi Bishnoi as brand ambassador?

35. Which sleep solutions brand has launched its new campaign, featuring cricketers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Harleen Deol?

36. Which cosmeceutical brand has launched the ‘#FootCareForAll’ campaign featuring actor Rushad Rana?

37. Which audio streaming service has launched the ‘Podcast Pe Suna’ campaign featuring actor Jitendra Kumar, aka ‘Jeetu Bhaiya’?

38. Which beauty brand has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as its new brand ambassador in India?

39. Sedan brand Honda Amaze has reached which cumulative sales milestone?

40. Which advertising agency has appointed Devika Bulchandani as Global Chief Executive Officer?

41. Which premium occasion wear line launched its first campaign ‘Sakhis for Life’?

42. Which herbal personal care brand has roped in actress Parineeti Chopra as brand ambassador?

43. Which omnichannel beauty company has launched a commercial featuring actors Ranveer Singh and Tamannaah Bhatia?

44. Which locks brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘#GoLiveFreely’?

45. Which free video streaming service launched the campaign ‘Young Janta Ko Yahi Mangta’?

46. Which airline launched the campaign ‘It’s Your Sky’?

47. Which retailer launched the campaign ‘Ghar Aa Jao’?

48. Which beer brand has partnered with global wellness brand, VAHDAM® India to launch the Chamomile Tea Lager, a one-of-a-kind tea-based beer?

49. Nirula’s has collaborated with which coffee brand to introduce a new coffee ice cream – “Silky Brew”?

50. Mahindra and Mahindra has unveiled its first electric SUV offering, which will go on sale from January 2023. What has it been branded as?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 963 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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