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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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