January 30, 2022

Biz Quizzard 931

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

1. India crossed which milestone value mark of export of agricultural processed product, pickling cucumber, which is globally referred as gherkins or cornichons, in the last financial year?

2. Which group has acquired a majority stake in Organic Harvest, an organic beauty and personal care brand, in an all-cash deal?

3. Which logistics major has announced the start of electric vehicle (EV) trials in India as part of its global goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040?

4. On the occasion of the International Day of Education, which power company launched its 'Tree Mittra App' inviting citizens to be climate action champions?

5. Which beverage brand launched a commercial to unveil its new packaging, with the positioning ‘Josh Jagaye Har Roz’?

6. Which fintech app has launched 2 new films as part of its 'investment ki bhaasha' campaign?

7. Which men's wellness brand has launched the campaign ‘#BanoKhudseBehetar’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

8. Which MNC has acquired the entire recorded music catalog of Bob Dylan, including all his previous albums and “the rights to multiple future release”?

9. Which startup specialising in providing cloud-based HR management software for companies has emerged as the first player from Hyderabad to log into the unicorn club?

10. Private equity firm Advent International will acquire a controlling stake in which Hyderabad-based privately held pharmaceutical company for Rs 750 crore (about $100 million)?

11. Which company last week announced the launch of its first battery powered cruiser motorcycle Ranger, claimed to be India’s first electric cruiser bike?

12. Which company has decided to form an EV subsidiary, which will acquire a 70% stake in Cellestial E-Mobility, a Hyderabad-based start-up engaged in the design and manufacture of E-tractors?

13. Which watch brand has launched the campaign 'Given for Generations’ to celebrate its rich heritage?

14. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has unveiled its new brand promise of ‘Crafting Life’ with a new digital video commercial?

15. Which home-grown air-cooling company has launched a campaign to highlight its large space venti-cooling (LSV) category?

16. Which fashion brand has announced its partnership with Ritviz and Kayan for the India edition of its global music enablement project?

17. Which edtech company has launched a new ad-film ‘Lesson No. 7’ featuring cricketer and brand ambassador MS Dhoni?

18. Which digital health platform for men launched its latest campaign, featuring stand-up comedian Kumar Varun, under its initiative of '#LetsTalkMan'?

19. Which business-to-business (B2B) marketplace has acquired 100% stake in accounting software company Busy Infotech for Rs 500 crore?

20. Which company’s founder Deep Kalra is moving on from his role as group executive chairman to assume the position of chief mentor and group chairman?

21. German enterprise software maker SAP has picked up a minority stake in which Pune-based Software as a Service (SaaS) firm?

22. Which MNC has built an AI supercomputer that, it claims, will be the fastest in the world when it’s fully ready in mid-2022?

23. The government last week approved the plan for the amalgamation of which cooperative bank with Unity Small Finance Bank (USFBL)?

24. Global fintech firm MODIFI has acquired which company’s trade finance and SaaS business in India?

25. Which bank, in association with fitness technology company GOQii and powered by NPCI, last week introduced a fitness watch debit card, a wearable payment solution?

26. Which group has signed an agreement with the Clinic by Cleveland Clinic, a US-based joint venture between Cleveland Institute and Amwell, to offer second opinion services to patients?

27. The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, (BLR Airport) recorded its highest-ever cargo tonnage in 2021, crossing which milestone mark?

28. Which consumer goods MNC last week unveiled plans to cut about 1,500 management jobs in a restructuring?

29. Which smartphone brand launched the ‘geared for greatness’ campaign?

30. Which company has acquired the precision machining unit of the Mercedes Benz Truck Factory from Mannheim, Germany, for an undisclosed amount?

31. Tata Sky has been rebranded. What is the new name?

32. Which brand has launched its first campaign ‘Your Secret Sauce’ for its ready-to-cook gravies and sauces?

33. Which brand launched the film ‘Bharat Ka Apna Biscuit’ for Republic Day?

34. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘#IndiaKeFoodIcons’ to take all the food lovers on a culinary journey?

35. This should be easy. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Fridge Mei Meetha Toh Ghar Meetha?

36. Which electric pressure cooker brand has launched its first campaign in India, talking about reducing micromanaging in kitchen?

37. Which sports media brand revealed a new brand identity, highlighting its mission to ‘Unlock the Power of Sport’?

38. Which jewellery brand has launched an ad for Valentine’s Day, highlighting its #Besotted collection?

39. Which beverage brand unveiled its Republic Day initiative 'Desh Ka Jhanki' that tried to capture the innate spirit of different regions?

40. Pushp Kumar Joshi has been picked by government headhunter PESB to be the new chairman and managing director of which company?

41. On the occasion of India’s 73rd Republic Day, which business group unveiled the ‘The Bharat Hoga Kamyab Anthem’?

42. Which life insurance brand kicked off its digital campaign #GarvSeJeeyo ahead of Republic Day 2022?

43. Which company announced an acquisition of probiotic and reproductive health brands from Sanzyme for Rs 628 crore?

44. Which premium co-living and smart food court player has acquired Hyderabad-based software product engineering company Letsmobility for an undisclosed sum?

45. Which hospitality company has launched the brand film ‘Kalki Kal Dekhenge’ featuring Kalki Koechlin?

46. Which app-based health platform has launched a campaign featuring Pammi Aunty (aka Ssumier Pasricha)?

47. Which brand rolled out its latest TV advertising campaign ‘The new shape of style’ for its HexaStyle LED downlight?

48. Which short video app is all set to launch its first ever cooking competition, Kitchen Ministers of India, across 21 states in India?

49. Which brand retained the title of the world’s most valuable brand in Brand Finance World's most valuable brands list?

50. Which brand is the only Indian brand among the top 100 most valued brands globally, according to Brand Finance Global 500, 2022?

51. Which cream biscuit/cookie brand has launched its ‘Double Stuf’ variant in India?

52. Sanjeev Nimkar resigned as the managing director of which company with immediate effect citing personal reasons?

53. Which cloud kitchen startup has merged with rival Maverix?

54. Jamil Khatri has quit as the head of which KPMG affiliate firm?

55. Which online skill gaming platform has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as brand ambassador?

56. Which enterprise SaaS platform has appointed Raghunath Subramanian as its cofounder, global CEO and executive chairman?

57. Which insurance major last week said it was set to become the majority shareholder in its general and life insurance joint ventures (JVs) in India?

58. Which Indian EV maker said its global centre for advanced engineering and vehicle design would be based in Coventry, U.K, a global hub for automotive design and engineering talent in the world?

59. Which company has announced the introduction of its new electric 3-wheeler, the e Alfa Cargo at Rs 1.44 Lakh, ex-showroom Delhi?

60. Which company acquired Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG) for about $100 million (Rs 752 crore) in a two-step transaction?

61. Which Indian company last week said its subsidiary has been inducted into the London Stock Exchanges (LSE) FTSE 100 index?

62. Which beauty and personal care brand has signed actress Mithila Palkar as its first-ever brand ambassador?

63. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘Not For Saint Hearted’?

64. Which electric vehicle (EV) and clean energy start-up has announced a partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to boost its e-mobility solutions?

65. Which company launched a campaign for its adhesive brand Bondtite with the theme ‘India Ke Alag-Alag Materials Ko Jode Ekdum Tight’?

66. Which motor racing team launched the campaign ‘#IndiaLovesAGoodRace’?

67. What has Ola renamed its express grocery delivery service as?

68. Which company has launched its electric motorcycle KRATOS, along with a variant KRATOS-R, priced at Rs 1.08 lakh and Rs 1.23 lakh (effective ex-showroom Pune post subsidy) respectively?

69. Which Malaysia-based business group last week said it has changed the name of its listed holding company to Capital A?

70. The government last week named V Anantha Nageswaran to which position?

71. Which food delivery and restaurant discovery platform will acquire 19.48% stake in ad-tech company AdOnMo Pvt Ltd and 5% stake in B2B software platform UrbanPiper Technology Pvt Ltd?

72. Which company has become the top player by volumes in the small commercial vehicle segment (which includes mini trucks and pick-ups) in the April-December 2021 period?

73. Which paints company rolled out the ‘Har rang mein hai desh ka rang’ campaign for Republic Day?

74. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘#SabkiJeetPakki’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Sanya Malhotra for its Super Bonanza Offer?

75. Which MNC will invest up to $1 billion in Bharti Airtel through a mix of equity and commercial partnerships in areas like affordable smartphones, networks, and cloud?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 931 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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January 23, 2022

Biz Quizzard 930

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

1. Which group’s stake in Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) has increased to 68.7% after the conversion of debentures into equity?

2. Which Indian company has sold its entire stake in Niobrara Shale Asset for $25 million?

3. Aidrivers and which commercial vehicle manufacturer have signed a MoU for the development of clean, greener autonomous vehicles?

4. Which automobile brand has launched a new campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan and cricketers Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniyaa Bhatia and Shafali Verma?

5. Which agri startup has acquired B2B agri-input marketplace startup Helicrofter for an undisclosed sum?

6. Which Thrasio-style venture has taken a 90% stake in online fashion brand The Label Life, in a bid to enter the women’s fast fashion sector?

7. Antonio HortaOsorio has resigned as the CEO of which MNC bank over covid protocol violations?

8. Which company has extended the ‘Get More Mileage or Give Truck Back’ guarantee plan to its entire truck range?

9. Which company has acquired 98.4% stake in Visit Internet Services Pvt Ltd (VIS) for Rs 22.05 crore?

10. Which company has acquired European IT firm Com Tec Co IT (CTC) for € 310 million, including earnouts and synergy-linked payouts?

11. Which Gurgaon-based consumer-oriented and integrated farmer egg brand has launched a new campaign called 'Extra In The Ordinary'?

12. Which commercial vehicles retail channel has launched the ‘Tarakki Aapki, Saath Hamara’ campaign, featuring actors Aparshakti Khurana and Manav Kaul?

13. Which company will acquire a 33% stake in programmatic advertising and monetisation company Datawrkz for Rs 60 crore to expand its offering in the advertising technology space?

14. The government last week announced the appointment of Vikram Dev Dutt as the new chairman and managing director of which company?

15. Which digital transformation company is acquiring Gurgaon-based Number Theory, an AI/ML data science platform company?

16. Which company, which is into advanced braking systems, would be renamed as ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems India Ltd?

17. Which company last week announced a 50-50 joint venture with Dixon Technologies for the design and manufacture of wireless audio products in India?

18. Which startup that offers natural and organic products, all pioneered by women, has started an initiative “Badloge tabhi toh Badloge - The world changes when you change”?

19. Which direct indexing and model portfolio platform has launched its first campaign ‘Invest in Ideas’?

20. Which MNC last week said it is buying Activision Blizzard Inc. in a $68. 7 billion deal, uniting two of the biggest forces in video games?

21. Which is the world’s largest derivatives exchange for the third consecutive year in 2021 by the number of contracts traded?

22. Which realty major and US-based Blackstone Group’s joint venture, GreenBase, is planning to invest over Rs 3,000 crore to develop industrial, logistics and warehousing parks across key cities in India?

23. Which electric two-wheeler company and the Mahindra Group last week announced a strategic partnership covering joint development of vehicles and manufacturing?

24. Which designer and manufacturer of high-performance passive components and sub-systems has acquired a majority stake in Alcon Electronics for close to $100 million?

25. Mankind Pharma last week announced that its foraying into critical care with a launch of a dedicated division. What has it been branded as?

26. Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (JFL) last week opened the first restaurant of the US fried chicken brand Popeyes in India. Which city?

27. Tata Motors last week unveiled CNG-fuelled variants of how many brands?

28. Adani Green Energy crossed which milestone market capitalization mark last week?

29. Which homegrown interactive entertainment platform has roped in independent content creator Ajey Nagar, who goes by the alias CarryMinati, as its brand ambassador?

30. Which company has bagged the headline sponsorship of the Toronto Marathon from 2022 through 2026?

31. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#WearAnUncondom’ for its new offering ‘Nothing’?

32. Agro Tech Foods Ltd. recently announced its entry into the chocolate confectionery segment with the launch of a coconut centered product under which brand?

33. Which beverage brand has launched a new campaign ‘Toofan’ with cricketer Jasprit Bumrah?

34. Which hospitality brand has launched a new campaign ‘Assi Reach Gaye?’, featuring a little boy called Kukki, and actress Gul Panag?

35. Which company last week announced the launch of two new popcorn flavours – Tandoori and Tiramisu – on the occasion of World Popcorn Day 2022?

36. Which lifestyle brand has signed actress Mrunal Thakur as its first brand ambassador in India?

37. Which pharmaceutical company has acquired a 51% stake in Enaltec Labs?

38. Which Hyderabad-based company has acquired the on-site distributed solar generation portfolio of ReNew Power for Rs 650 crore?

39. Which premium beauty care products maker has acquired a 25% stake in direct-to-consumer (D2C) skincare brand Conscious Chemist for an undisclosed amount?

40. Which company has picked up a 54% stake in robotics company Addverb Technologies for $132 million?

41. Which business group has received trademark approval to use its name for vehicles operating on land and in water?

42. Which tyre manufacturer has picked up a 27.2% stake in CSE Deccan Solar to get a guaranteed supply of 40 million units of solar power per annum for its Oragadam plant?

43. Which company last week officially announced its maiden Lifestyle Utility Vehicle (LUV), Hilux, for the Indian markets?

44. Fluence Energy Inc and which renewable energy company have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to meet the needs of the fast-developing energy storage market in India?

45. Which craft beer brand has partnered with leading earwear brand boAt to launch ‘Boom’, an exclusive limited-edition collection of audio devices?

46. Which brand has released a new campaign for its 'Smart Soundbar', featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

47. Which investment company has announced the appointment of Anil Kumar Chaudhary as CEO for the metals & mining business?

48. Which at-home health test brand has roped in Punjabi singer and music producer Guru Randhawa as its brand ambassador?

49. Which diagnostics laboratory chain has launched a new TV campaign 'Doctor First', featuring brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni?

50. Which company has launched ‘People of Metal’, a series of six short films featuring people from local communities around the company’s operations?

Please mail your answers before 12 pm next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 930 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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January 16, 2022

Biz Quizzard 929

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

1. Which company will be paying $98.15 million to acquire 73.37% stake in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York?

2. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#BahaneChhodoTaxBachao’ to raise awareness on health insurance benefits, featuring anchor Rudraksh Singh?

3. Which community-first online health and fitness brand launched the digital campaign ‘#MyBestBeginsNow’ featuring actor Vidyut Jammwal?

4. Which smart devices brand collaborated with India's first tutting dance crew, Tuttix Crew for a campaign to promote launch of its latest products, Watch R & Buds Z Pro?

5. Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation Satya Nadella has joined which Bengaluru-based online trading platform as an investor and advisor?

6. Ashneer Grover, cofounder and MD of BharatPe, and his wife Madhuri Grover, had sent a legal notice to which bank on October 31 for failing to provide IPO financing in Nykaa’s IPO?

7. Which footwear manufacturer has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

8. Deposits in bank accounts opened under the Jan Dhan scheme, launched about seven and half years ago, have crossed which milestone mark?

9. Which learning company has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as its new brand ambassador?

10. Annual tractor production in India crossed which milestone mark for the first time in 2021?

11. Annual tractor exports from India crossed which milestone mark for the first time in 2021?

12. Which insurance aggregator unveiled its latest campaign, featuring actor and brand ambassador Akshay Kumar as Insurance Ka Superhero?

13. Which EV two-wheeler smart hub network has roped in actor Venkatesh Daggubati as a strategic investor and brand ambassador?

14. Which skincare brand has launched ‘#STEMTheGap’, a multi-year initiative to help close the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers in India?

15. Which beverage brand unveiled its all-new limited-edition festive packs for the auspicious harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu?

16. Video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc will acquire which mobile game maker in a cash-and-stock deal at an enterprise value of nearly $12.7 billion?

17. Which company now owns AP Gems and Jewellery Park Private Ltd, floated in 2001 in Hyderabad, which was later owned by absconding gems trader Mehul Choksi?

18. Agri-value chain Samunnati last week said its gross transactional value has crossed which milestone mark?

19. Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as a Vice President of which Beijing-based multilateral funding institution?

20. With the launch of the first in a series of battery powered electric boats, which city has become India’s first city to have a water metro project?

21. Which watchmaker last week said it has been granted manufacturing and distribution rights for Guess & Gc branded watches in the country?

22. Which education infrastructure startup has launched a campaign with the theme of a ‘Teacher vs Teacher’ battle?

23. Which paint manufacturer has launched a TVC to promote the recently launched Walltron Patrol Vehicle?

24. Which neobank has launched a new campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Rajkummar Rao, with the positioning 'Experience the new'?

25. Which honey brand has launched a regional ad in Telugu featuring actress Rashmika Mandanna?

26. Pooja Finlease has revealed its new corporate name. What will it be called?

27. Which mutual fund brand has launched the campaign ‘Sochna Kya Hai?' for the tax-saving mutual fund category, equity linked savings schemes (ELSS)?

28. Which two-wheeler brand has launched a new campaign with the positioning “Accha hai ladki chala rahi hai”, featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

29. Which e-commerce company has added three new brands - The Butternut company, Mush, and Strauss - to its portfolio?

30. A consortium led by South Korea’s Edison Motors will acquire a controlling stake in which automobile company?

31. The government is set to own 35.8% stake in which telecom company?

32. Which pay later platform, an arm of Prosus-backed fintech major PayU, has launched a buy now pay later (BNPL) card that can be used at offline stores?

33. In a first, India has agreed to allow import of pork and pork products from which country?

34. Which snack brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Akshay Kumar and Samantha Ruth Prabhu?

35. Which InsurTech company has launched a campaign with its brand proposition of “Smart Tech, Right Advice” featuring actor and brand ambassador Rajkummar Rao?

36. Former Ogilvy executive Samrat Bedi has joined which marketing company as Chief Executive Officer in India?

37. Which men’s ethnic wear brand has launched the campaign ‘Sada Mast Raho’?

38. Which beauty & personal care brand has launched a television commercial for its no-gas deodorant range with Smart Perfume Burst, featuring actress Deepti Sati?

39. Which company has launched the “Preserve Our Only Playground” campaign on social media to start a conversation on its environmental initiatives?

40. Which business group has replaced Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2022 and 2023 seasons?

41. Which spirits brand has roped in actress Alia Bhatt as its new brand ambassador?

42. Which digital-skills bootcamp has launched its new campaign ‘#JobGuaranteed’?

43. Which company has picked up 51% stake in natural skin and haircare brand ENN Beauty?

44. Which company has entered into a joint venture with Japan-based Rexxam Co Ltd for manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for air conditioners for domestic and international markets?

45. Which Hyderabad-based investment firm has appointed Avishek Gupta as the new MD & CEO?

46. Which Czech motorcycle brand last week returned to India with the launch of three models?

47. Which wine brand has roped in cricketer Mithali Raj as its new brand ambassador?

48. Which sleep solutions brand launched its new year campaign “No More Useless Kharcha” featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

49. Which home solutions brand has launched the campaign “Mano Ya Na Mano”?

50. The board of directors of which company has approved a proposal to buy back up to four crore equity shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 18,000 crore?

51. Which small finance bank has released a new video as part of its web series ‘Circle of Life’?

52. Which online community for older adults has launched an influencer engagement campaign ‘#WhatAboutElders’?

53. Which dating app has launched the campaign ‘First Dates’?

54. Which personal care brand has announced actress Vaani Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its hair oil range and has launched the campaign ‘#HairOnHigh’?

55. Which steel bars brand has launched the campaign ‘Asli Superhero’ with the positioning ‘Suraksha zyada, saath nibhane ka vaada’?

56. Which company has signed a MoU with BSE-owned India INX to launch India’s first Bitcoin and Ethereum Futures ETF and Metaverse US listed large cap discount certificates?

57. Which business group will be joining hands with Korean steelmaker Posco to establish an integrated steel mill at Mundra in Gujarat with a planned investment of $5 billion (about Rs 37,000 crore)?

58. Which automobile group has reportedly roped in Piyush Arora, the director of operations at Mercedes-Benz India, to head its India operations?

59. Which MNC has entered into an agreement to acquire the Israeli company CallHero that helps users verify and answer calls with the help of a digital assistant, a Smart Agent?

60. Which company has bought out Yaantra, an electronics refurbishment platform, to strengthen its recommerce, or reverse commerce, business and improve after sale offerings?

61. RBI has approved the appointment of Ittira Davis as the MD & CEO of which small finance bank for a one-year term effective January 14?

62. Which beverage brand has launched the ‘Shik Shik Shik’ campaign celebrating the unique sounds of Pongal in Tamil Nadu?

63. Which Ayurvedic D2C brand announced that it is foraying into the ingestible Skin Foods category with the launch of Glow Mix, a plant-based supplement?

64. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Singapore based KaHa Pte Ltd, an end-to-end smart IoT product development company?

65. Baidyanath has rolled out the campaign ‘Dard pe lagao full-stop’ for which pain management brand?

66. Which gaming peripherals team named esports player Ankit Panth aka ‘V3nom’ as its first Indian brand ambassador?

67. Mensa Brands has acquired majority stake in which aromatherapy and natural personal care brand for an undisclosed amount?

68. Which edible oil brand launched a new campaign ‘Ej Atut Bandhan’ in Gujarat, featuring mother-daughter actress duo Aarti and Aarohi Patel?

69. Which general insurance company has launched the ‘#DriveItRight’ for road safety week?

70. Which university has appointed Indian-origin academic Professor Soumitra Dutta as the new dean of its Saïd Business School?

71. Which digital payments company as decided to shut its app in Canada effective March 14?

72. Which food delivery company’s South Africa subsidiary has been shut down from January 3, 2022?

73. Which company will be further investing Rs 420 crore into electric mobility company Ather Energy?

74. Which company is set to buy 51% stake in House of Masaba Lifestyle for around Rs 90 crore?

75. Which state-owned entity has raised $1.175 billion from a consortium of seven banks, the single largest syndicated loan raised in the International Bank Loan market by any Indian NBFC?

76. Which tech-enabled logistics and fulfilment firm said it has acquired Rocketbox, a B2B logistics aggregator platform, for an undisclosed amount?

77. Which community grocery e-commerce (CGE) brand is now entering Tamil Nadu with an aim to cover all Southern States in the next three months?

78. Which brand, claiming to be India’s first branded spice infused ready-to-eat paneer snack, has launched a campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Mandira Bedi?

79. Which grooming brand has launched the ‘#JalnaManaHai’ campaign for its ‘Post-Shave Balm’?

80. Which country has accepted Indian BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd’s proposal worth $374.9 million to supply a Shore-based Anti-Ship Missile System Acquisition Project for its navy?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 929 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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January 9, 2022

Biz Quizzard 928

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

1. Apple last week became the first company to cross which milestone market capitalization mark?

2. Which company has emerged the leader in the sports utility vehicle segment for the second consecutive year in 2021?

3. Which business group’s group companies are now more valuable than all the listed central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) or companies in the country?

4. Greaves Cottons e-mobility arm Greaves Electric Mobility crossed which monthly sales milestone mark in December 2021?

5. Which skincare brand has launched the social campaign ‘#EkJhappiForMe’ featuring Shakti Mohan, a well-known dancer and choreographer?

6. Which business group launched the ‘#KalKeLiye’ campaign, reaffirming its commitment to work towards a greener, cleaner and sustainable tomorrow?

7. RBI has allowed all payment providers to facilitate small-ticket payments of up to what amount each digitally, without internet or telecom connectivity and without additional factor authentication?

8. Which brand, which believes in rewarding responsible financial behaviour, has launched an Out of Home (OOH) campaign ‘Don’t Drink and Swipe’?

9. Which music streaming app has launched an ad for its new feature AutoQueue, which claims to offer a superior and seamless music-listening experience to its users?

10. Alka Mittal has become the first woman to head which public sector entity?

11. Inflows through systematic investment plans into mutual fund schemes crossed which milestone mark in the first 11 months of 2021?

12. Which sports property has unveiled a new television commercial with the theme 'Boss Logon ka game', featuring brand ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan?

13. Which plant-based nutrition and wellness brand launched a social experiment film ‘#BeYourOwnMan’, delving on the plethora of issues that Indian men face with respect to their health?

14. Sanjay Bhargava has resigned as the India head of which MNC?

15. Beauty unicorn Good Glamm group is setting up a new influencer marketing and data analytics venture. What is it called?

16. Vikram Kothari died last week in Kanpur. He was the promoter of which writing instruments brand?

17. Which pharma company last week said it has appointed KVS Ram Rao as joint managing director & chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from January 5, 2022?

18. Which cloud kitchen company has acquired five D2C food brands - Juno’s Pizza, Cupcake Noggins, Iceberg, Nomad Pizzas, and White Kitchens?

19. E-commerce roll-up company Mensa Brands has acquired which Kolkata-based leather goods manufacturer and seller?

20. In a bid to push digital payments, SBI said that it has hiked the amount that customers can transfer through IMPS to what limit?

21. RBI last week said which banks continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), under the same bucketing structure as in the 2020 list of D-SIBs?

22. Which MNC has announced the acquisition of Masus railway friction business for $34 million?

23. Which wellness platform last week announced its rebrand to Shyft?

24. Which PSU launched its new year campaign “Nayi ummeed nayi umang”?

25. Which edtech brand has launched a new campaign ‘School Se Ghar Tak’?

26. Which automobile company has launched the campaign ‘#CommittedToServe’?

27. Which bank has announced signing of Indian cricketer Shafali Verma as its brand endorser?

28. Which beverage brand launched a Limited-Edition bottle for 2 Cal Cola for its partnership with Amazon Prime Video's football series on the legendary player, Diego Maradona?

29. US satellite operator Hughes and which company have formed a joint venture company, Hughes Communications India (HCIPL)?

30. Which company last week launched the largest-ever bond sale so far by an Indian company tapping overseas money?

31. Which Bengaluru-based firm plans to acquire Linear Squared, a Sri Lankan cloud-based technology company specialised in building demand planning and forecasting products?

32. Which company grabbed the 2021 US sales crown from General Motors, swiping an honour that the Detroit automaker has held since Herbert Hoover was president?

33. Which Chennai-based company has entered the e-cycle segment with the introduction of Tresor for office commute in urban cities?

34. The total registered electric vehicle sales in India crossed which milestone mark in 2021?

35. Which financial services company has launched the campaign 'India - Apne Mann Ki Karo'?

36. Which soap brand has roped in actress Tara Sutaria as brand ambassador?

37. Which healthy food platform has roped in actress Mithila Palkar as brand ambassador for its range of multigrain pizzas?

38. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘#InvestmentMeinNoEmotion’?

39. Which company has launched the digital campaign ‘#CarKaYaar’ to reinforce its brand positioning as the 'Friend in Need' for car insurance customers?

40. Tata Starbucks last week said it has forayed into six new markets in India undertaking its largest store expansion in a year. Which milestone store count has it crossed?

41. Which wall opening solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘The Surprise Visit’, featuring actors Gajraj Rao and Priyamani?

42. Which breakfast cereals brand has unveiled its new Masterbrand campaign ‘Har Subah Breakfast Se Badhkar’?

43. Which financial services brand has launched a commercial for gold loans with powerful portrayal of a woman protagonist, with the positioning 'Aapke sapno ka saathi'?

44. Which mobile payments and financial services platform has launched the film 'Give it back, by paying it back'?

45. Which monthly subscription-based employee health benefits platform has launched its first digital campaign focusing on the ‘#GiftOfSurity’ for SME work families?

46. Which digital health and wellness platform has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador and has launched its new campaign?

47. Which adult diapers brand has launched the campaign ‘urine leakage se azadi mubarak’, featuring Marathi theatre actors and real-life partners Anil and Swaroop Khopkar?

48. Which personal care brand launched its latest campaign ‘#AbNatureKiSuno’ featuring actress Disha Patani?

49. Which brand has rolled out a new digital campaign to promote its recently launched product - Roghan Badam Shirin capsule?

50. Which company has picked up 25.8% stake in the Bengaluru-based startup Dunzo, marking its entry into the ultra-fast commerce sector?

51. Which IT firm has won the mandate to set up the second phase of the ministry of external affairs’ Passport Seva Program?

52. Which NBFC last week elevated Deep Jaggi as its chief executive officer?

53. The district court in Delhi has restrained Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt Ltd from displaying its products or posts that allegedly disparages which mosquito repellent brand?

54. Which company has started piloting its security surveillance solution for homes under the X-Safe brand in the National Capital Region?

55. Gerson da Cunha, 92, passed away in Mumbai last week after a brief illness. He was the former chairman of which advertising agency?

56. Which logistics and fulfilment platform will acquire a 75% stake in Wigzo Tech, a customer data platform specifically catering to the needs of e-commerce and D2C brands?

57. Which fitness bike brand has launched the ‘Bhaskar Pushkar’ campaign featuring stand-up comedian, Aadar Malik, and actor, Ayush Mehra?

58. Which menswear brand has launched the television commercial 'Nambikkayin Pudhu Arambham' for the upcoming festival, Pongal?

59. Homegrown digital payments platform PhonePe last week announced that it has crossed which lifetime registered users milestone mark?

60. Publishing house HarperCollins last week said it will be publishing the authorised biography of which business personality this November?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 928 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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January 2, 2022

Biz Quizzard 927

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 27 - January 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC has surpassed Google as the most popular website of the year, according to a report by IT security company Cloudflare?

2. Mensa Brands has acquired which homegrown denim brand serving fashion-forward and digital-first consumers?

3. Which cigarette maker last week announced the appointment of Sharad Aggarwal as Chief Executive Officer?

4. Titan has unveiled its latest smartwatch. What has it been branded as?

5. Idam House Of Brands has announced the acquisition of which chocolate and coffee brand?

6. Which grooming solutions company has launched the campaign 'Shaves for Good'?

7. Which condom brand launched the campaign ‘#SafeFlirting’ featuring RJ Rahul Makin?

8. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Atul Kumar Goel as MD & CEO of which bank with effect from February 1 next year?

9. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Soma Sankara Prasad as MD & CEO of which bank?

10. Vishawvir Ahuja has stepped down as MD & CEO of which bank?

11. Which brand has launched its campaign ‘Dress It Your Way’ for the Autumn Wear Bags Collection?

12. Which consumer product brand has launched a new ad campaign with the tagline 'Performs Beautifully' for its Oven Toaster Griller range?

13. Which online insurer launched the campaign 'The Gifted Road' with the gift of better roads to Bengaluru residents?

14. Which automobile company is set to launch ‘Taal’ to promote indie musicians?

15. Which group last week said it has invested Euro 10 million in Norway-based EV tech and batteries maker InoBat Auto AS as part of efforts to get a foothold into the European EV market?

16. Which global technology company last week announced an increase in its holding in Rane TRW Steering Systems to become the majority shareholder?

17. Which hair care and styling brand has introduced a new 'Hot Shot' range and has roped in actor Jennifer Winget as face of this range?

18. Which online travel platform has roped in actors Vijay Raaz and Varun Sharma as brand ambassadors?

19. Which omni-channel home interior and renovation platform has announced a strategic investment in Singapore-based Qanvast?

20. Which company has announced an investment of Rs 300 crore ($40 million) and commenced work at a brand-new unit at Akurdi in Pune, Maharashtra, for manufacturing electric vehicles?

21. Dabur has forayed into the health food drink category with which brand?

22. Which company has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador for its cattle feed brands Nouriture Godhenu Gold, Milk-o-milk plus and Super 20 plus?

23. Which consumer durable maker last week said Satish N S will take over as President of the company?

24. Which smartphone maker has joined hands with SOS Children's Villages India for its 2021 Christmas campaign ‘#HopeForGood’?

25. Which travel platform launched its new campaign ‘Agla Station Mars’?

26. Which home and sleep solutions company has released its new qawwali ‘2021 Tune Pel Diya’ that sums up the emotions people went through in 2021?

27. Which edible oil brand has roped in Marathi film and theatre actor Bhau Kadam as brand ambassador?

28. Which male grooming and hairstyling brand launched the digital campaign, 2021 Unwrapped, for its Zyada Sexy range of products?

29. The government has appointed Vinay Kumar Tripathi as the new chairman and CEO of which board?

30. Which company has acquired Allyis India and Green Investments, the holding companies of Seattle-based Allyis Group, for $125 million in an all-cash deal?

31. Asian Paints has emerged as the second-most valuable paints company in the world. Which company has topped the list?

32. Which consumer durable company launched a new video campaign ‘Life is good when we care’ capturing the initiatives taken by the company to fight against COVID-19?

33. Airtel Payments Bank crossed which transactions count milestone in the September quarter (Q2)?

34. Which drugmaker from Bangladesh has become the first company to launch a generic version of Pfizer’s Covid-19 treatment Paxlovid?

35. Which company’s subsidiary will acquire British firm Faradion Ltd for an enterprise value of £100 million?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail,com with Biz Quizzard 927 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli