February 27, 2022

Biz Quizzard 935

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

1. Which firm’s UK subsidiary has won a 211-million-pound (Rs 2,100 crore) contract from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to provide critical customer support to the country’s citizens?

2. Which digital insurance marketplace has acquired Bengaluru-based fintech startup Artivatic(dot)AI?

3. Which Hyderabad-based sanitation solutions provider will be acquiring Chennai-based water treatment and recycling solutions company Enzotech Solutions Pvt Ltd for around Rs 4 crore?

4. Which confectionery brand has launched its new commercial 'Dil Ki Baat Zubaan Pe'?

5. Which paints company has announced the appointment of Anuj Jain as the managing director, effective from 1 April?

6. Which neobanking platform has released a new brand video introducing its all-in-one card that promises to meet all the needs of its customers?

7. Which chocolate brand has launched the campaign ‘#BubbledUpWithFun’ to promote its new bubblegum flavour?

8. Which dating app has created ‘The Singles’ Pond’ where aspiring singles from across India pitch their dating profiles to a panel of single investors?

9. Which MNC has roped in director and producer Karan Johar to promote its ‘tap and go’ feature?

10. Which company has acquired the enterprise business unit of deep-tech company Agrima Infotech in a bid to revolutionise offline retail?

11. Which men’s grooming and fragrance brand has signed Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar (STR), fondly known as Simbu, as its brand ambassador?

12. Which homegrown femtech start-up has decided to acquire pepper-spray brand ‘IMPOWER’ from Donna FMCG Pvt Ltd in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount?

13. Online travel marketplace Wego has signed an agreement with the Flipkart Group to acquire which company’s Middle East business?

14. Which IT services provider has appointed Vishal Dixit as Senior Vice President and Country Head for India operations?

15. Which business executive has gifted 9 lakh shares worth Rs 3.9 crore to his support staff to help them out in purchasing houses?

16. Which company last week said it is selling its anti-bacterial medicine brands Ciprolet and Levolet to Russian pharma player Binnopharm group for the Russia, Uzbekistan and Belarus markets?

17. Which non-deposit-taking and systemically important NBFC (NBFC-ND-SI) has announced plans to enter the gold loan business?

18. Which payments and merchant solutions platform has announced the strategic acquisition of Cashless Technologies that runs Benow, a payments and EMI technology platform?

19. Which Bengaluru-based company has acquired geospatial and AI-powered farming solutions provider, Neurafarms(dot)ai?

20. Which Indian company announced the launch of its Sydney Digital Garage to help customers in Australia and New Zealand leverage co-innovation and accelerate digital transformation?

21. Which consumer healthcare brand launched a TV commercial for its Cool Pack, featuring brand partner and actor Hrithik Roshan?

22. Which electric vehicle company has rolled out the digital campaign 'Kali Ini Electric' to celebrate its partnership with Kerala Blaster FC for the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL)?

23. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'India Ka Favourite Antacid', featuring Bollywood comedians, Johnny Lever and Rajpal Yadav?

24. Which automobile company has launched Deccan Beats, a musical talent platform for the southern market?

25. Which FMCG company has entered into the paneer and lassi segment under its Metro brand?

26. Which company is acquiring video commerce platform Bulbul in a cash-and-stock deal?

27. Which MNC bank has reported its highest-ever profit from its India operation in 2021?

28. Which company has announced the launch of Gracia, an insecticide that helps control chewing and sucking pests in a variety of pulses and vegetable crops?

29. Which company has ventured into the wealth management business with the launch of Torus Private Wealth?

30. Kia India has crossed which milestone mark in terms of dispatch across domestic and export markets from its Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh?

31. Which company has signed a MoU with Haryana-based Maharana Pratap Horticultural University to jointly conduct research in crop protection chemicals and to promote modern technology in the agriculture sector?

32. Which MNC has announced that the proposed demerger of its consumer healthcare unit will result in a new company – Haleon?

33. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched the campaign ‘Burrraaahh!’ for its new range of burgers?

34. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire up to 55% stake of Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances at Rs 1,403 per equity share, aggregating up to Rs 1,379.68 crore?

35. Which wall putty brand has launched a new campaign called ‘Andar se Sundar’?

36. Which personal care brand has reconstructed its brand identity with a new logo, colour gradient and a new tagline 'ayurveda for a youthful you'?

37. This should be easy. Which QSR chain has launched the campaign ‘#NothingSatisfiesLikeAFootlong’?

38. Which homegrown edtech startup has reportedly shut shop?

39. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘Khud Ko Jaga, Ek Thanda Laga’ featuring actors Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter?

40. Which beverage brand has signed actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

41. OnwardMobility has announced to shut operations and abandon the dream to revive which iconic brand?

42. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has put together a cricket programme with which edtech platform to offer high quality cricket education to the masses?

43. Which company will help deliver Dabur India’s consumer products to the homes of around 140 million cooking gas customers?

44. Which MNC has acquired a 26% stake in Autozilla Solutions to streamline and expand digital B2B marketplace for independent aftermarket (IAM) services in India?

45. Which agrochemical firm has launched post-emergent herbicide Hola to help farmers protect sugarcane crops from weeds and increase their incomes?

46. TVS Motor Company’s two-wheeler exports clocked which milestone mark (including sales from TVS Motor Company and PT TVS, Indonesia) in FY21-22?

47. Which hearing aid player has launched Brilliant Sound Galaxy (BSG), the first store of its kind in India, and has roped in singer Sudesh Bhosle as brand ambassador?

48. Which men's grooming brand has announced the launch of a sub-brand MINS marking its foray into the men’s wellness category?

49. Which matrimony platform is encouraging girls to choose education over marriage through “Pehle Padhai Phir Shaadi” social campaign?

50. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Susanne Pulverer as its new and first woman CEO and CSO (chief sustainability officer) for its India business?

51. Which hair oil brand has launched the 'Hair karenge dare' campaign featuring brand ambassador and actress Parineeti Chopra?

52. Which gifting company has launched a new vertical - Babybless that celebrates motherhood by making every moment special?

53. Which internet commerce platform has launched its ‘India bhar pe chayega’ campaign to encourage MSMEs to digitise their business?

54. Which B2B e-commerce platform will acquire 26% stake in industrial e-commerce firm IB Monotaro for Rs 104.2 crore?

55. Disney Kids Network is set to launch a new kids’ channel on 1 March. What has it been branded as?

56. Which auto components maker will acquire JS Autocast Foundry India to expand its portfolio in the industrial sector and its manufacturing footprint in southern India?

57. Which Indian company has acquired a 10% stake in Singapore-based blockchain-as-a-service startup, Aqilliz, for an undisclosed sum?

58. Which subscription management platform has acquired collections management platform ‘numberz’?

59. The/Nudge Foundation, Government of India, and which company have announced a clean water challenge for start-ups and innovators?

60. Which company has appointed Nitin Paranjpe, currently COO of parent company, as its nonexecutive chairman, splitting the roles of chairman and CEO/managing director?

61. Which diversified non-banking finance company (NBFC) focussed on under-served households and businesses will acquire Chennai-based SMILE Microfinance Limited through a slump sale?

62. Which bank’s board of directors has approved the re-appointment of Rakesh Sharma as MD and CEO for a period of three years with effect from March 19, 2022?

63. Which kitchen appliances brand last week announced its foray into the homeware category with the launch of a wide range of products?

64. Which company, led by Kripa Ananthan, the former chief of design at Mahindra & Mahindra, has unveiled a concept two-seater car powered by an electric powertrain called Two2?

65. Which automobile MNC will expand its model line-up in India with the launch of the Meridian and the Grand Cherokee later this year?

66. Which video streaming platform has unveiled its new brand campaign ‘See Where It Takes You’ in India?

67. Which cloud kitchen company last week announced acquisition of the South India franchise rights for US-based pizza chain Sbarro?

68. Which direct-to-home (DTH) brand has roped in cricketer Rishabh Pant as its new brand ambassador?

69. Which snack and packaged food manufacturer has launched a campaign ‘Hum Se Behtar Bhujia Ko Jaane Kaun’?

70. Cadila Healthcare is being renamed. What will it be known as?

71. Which company has launched a new campaign featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni to raise awareness about the need for '6 in 1' vaccination?

72. Which online rummy platform has launched a campaign ‘Chalo Saath Khelein’ with its new brand ambassador and actor Shah Rukh Khan?

73. Which global attribution and marketing analytics company has announced the appointment of Ritu Sharma as the country manager in India?

74. Which omnichannel travel services company and its group company have launched a new campaign called ‘Risk-free Holidays’?

75. Which MNC will be launching its new global sedan Virtus in India?

76. Which agritech startup has acquired the IP of GramworkX and will invest $1 million in the company and a further $1 million in the following years?

77. Which brand has announced the launch of its next-generation wearable, a new smartwatch - Blaze - in India?
78. Which women's ethnic wear brand has announced the appointment of Ambuj Narayan as chief executive officer?

79. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#ShaadiWalaGlowEveryday’ for its Ubtan Face Wash, featuring brand ambassador and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra?

80. The 15th edition of the Tata Indian Premier League 2022 will start on which date?

81. Which healthcare and imaging solutions MNC has launched its ‘NEVER STOP 2021’ campaign, highlighting its commitment towards resolving social challenges-at-large with innovation?

82. Which detergent brand has launched its Holi campaign with the message “Jo rang bachpan lautaye, woh rang achhe hain”?

83. Which edtech firm has acquired its peer firm Getmyuni for about Rs 50 crore in a mix of cash and equity deal?

84. Which health supplements brand has roped in actor Nagarjuna as the new brand ambassador for the south Indian market?

85. Which channel has crossed 50 million subscribers mark on YouTube and become the world’s first news channel entitled to get a Ruby Play button?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 935 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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February 20, 2022

Biz Quizzard 934

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

1. Which well-known industrialist passed away in Pune on February 12?

2. Which renewable energy products maker is forming a joint venture with Kerala state-owned Kerala Automobiles Ltd to expand its electric vehicle business and foray into EV infrastructure?

3. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC has invested $170 million (Rs 1,280 crore) to acquire a minority stake in which single-specialty hospitals platform?

4. The Tata Sons board has approved decoupling of which two key positions?

5. Sandeep Bakhshi is the Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21. He is the MD and CEO of which bank?

6. Which lifestyle and mobile accessories brand launched its latest brand campaign 'Tale of Two - Trilogy' ahead of Valentine's Day?

7. Which fine fragrance brand released a digital film featuring actors Sanya Malhotra and Suhail Nayyar for Valentine’s Day?

8. Which D2C preventive pet care brand launched ‘#LoveIsInTheCare’, a digital marketing campaign dedicated to feline love ahead of Valentine’s Day?

9. Which grooming brand launched the campaign ‘Made with Love, For Your Love’ featuring actors Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dube?

10. Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), the country’s largest insurer, filed papers with markets regulator Sebi for going public through an initial public offer. How much stake will be sold?

11. Which brand has launched the film ‘#SeeEqual’ urging women to refuse to accept inequality in marriages?

12. Which eyewear brand has launched the ‘Got an eye for love?’ campaign for Valentine’s Day?

13. Which ecommerce platform has unveiled a new campaign ‘#YourStyleOfLove’, which revisits the traditional codes of a ‘valentine’?

14. Which hospitality brand has launched its global campaign ‘#LetLoveIn’?

15. Which cooking oils brand has launched a new video featuring leading Marathi film and theatre actor Bhau Kadam and actress and Chef Tara Deshpande under its ‘Sahi Shuruaat’ campaign?

16. Which company and Luxembourg’s SES, a global satellite communications company, have formed a 51:49 joint venture to deliver broadband services in India through satellites?

17. Which business group and Hon Hai Technology Group, or Foxconn, have entered into a pact to form a joint venture company that will manufacture semiconductors in India?

18. Which fitness centre chain has picked up a majority stake in F2 Fun & Fitness, thereby becoming the master franchise partner for Gold’s Gym in India?

19. Which direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup has acquired BBlunt from Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL)?

20. Ilker Ayci, former chairman of Turkish Airlines, was last week named chief executive and managing director of which airline?

21. Which realty company has entered the technology-led consumer services business through a new venture, Tez Platforms?

22. Which group and Ayana Renewable Power (Ayana) have entered into an arrangement to provide standalone storage capacity to develop firm and dispatchable RE solutions?

23. Which MNC last week said it has finalised the purchase of Xilinx in a record chip industry deal valued at about $50 billion?

24. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has received a private donation of Rs 425 crore from the founders of which IT services firm?

25. Which life insurer has launched Fortune Maximiser, a limited pay participating endowment plan, which can be tailored to the customer’s requirement to help plan for a better future?

26. Which logistics services aggregator has acquired majority stake in supply chain management company Glaucus Supply Chain Solutions?

27. Blackstone last week announced that it has acquired a majority stake in which nearly three-decade old asset and wealth management company managing over $10.6 billion in assets?

28. Which cooking oils brand has launched its campaign ‘#ChunoSahi’ urging voters to ‘choose right’ this election season?

29. Which pioneer in diagnostic imaging and information systems for healthcare facilities has launched a brand campaign under its ‘NEVER STOP’ campaign’s TB Drive?

30. Which home grown FMCG major last week claimed to be the first Indian consumer goods company to become a 100% ‘Plastic Waste Neutral company’ in India?

31. Which debt marketplace has acquired a 75.1% stake in Spocto, the global leader in digital collections?

32. Which video streaming platform launched the campaign ‘Humare Zamane Ka Valentine’s’ featuring actors Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao?

33. Home-grown QSR Chain Wow! Momo Foods has announced the launch of its third QSR brand. Name it?

34. Which e-commerce platform launched its Valentine’s Day campaign 'Pyaar Ki Koi Keemat Nahi Hoti'?

35. Which electrical appliances manufacturer launched the film ‘Celebrating eternal true love’ for its wires?

36. Which snack brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign 'Take Love Lightly' featuring brand ambassadors and actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Alia Bhatt?

37. Viacom18, in association with which chocolate brand, released a light-hearted celebratory song ‘Single Single’ for Valentine’s Day?

38. Which matrimony platform has taken on board Punjabi actress, singer and model Himanshi Khurana for its next phase of ‘#FixYourMatchYourWay’ digital media campaign?

39. Which tourism board last week launched its ‘More & More’ campaign in India?

40. SEBI Board last week decided that its earlier requirement of listed companies to have which post mandatorily separated from April 1, 2022 would now only be a “voluntary” provision?

41. Which fruit drink brand from Coca-Cola India’s portfolio has reported total sales of Rs 2,826 crore in FY21 in the domestic market?

42. Which mutual fund has launched its new campaign ‘Mutual Fund Ka Chota Bhai’?

43. Which cloud-based voice service has launched a film celebrating its fourth anniversary in India?

44. Which protein water brand has onboarded actor Suniel Shetty as its investor and brand ambassador?

45. Which plant-based hair and skincare brand has roped in Tamil and Telugu movie actress Raashii Khanna as its brand ambassador?

46. Pressman Advertising and which digital out-of-home (DOOH) enterprise are set to merge operations?

47. Which online gaming company has announced Youtuber Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

48. Piramal Pharma has expanded which skincare brand into oil control lotions, sunscreen, face wash, and facial wipes, and has roped in actress Amyra Dastur as the brand ambassador?

49. Which foods company last week announced the appointment of S Raghunandan as the chief executive officer, with effect from February 7?

50. Renault has phased out which model in India?

51. MG Motor India last week launched its digital car exploration platform that offers customers product discovery and assisted purchase experience online. What has it been named?

52. Which Chennai-based application programming interface (API) infrastructure company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BSG ITSOFT, a leading provider of core banking solutions?

53. Which LED products, electronic and telecommunication equipment manufacturer has appointed Srinivasan Arunachalam as CEO?

54. Which online multi-gaming platform has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

55. Which beauty brand has launched one-of-its-kind Madness PH stick in collaboration with actresses Mouni Roy and Keerthy Suresh?

56. Which mutual fund has rolled out its latest digital campaign ‘#SaveTaxCreateWealth’ to drive investor awareness and the adoption of ELSS Mutual Fund amongst Indian millennials?

57. Which wine brand has launched an online and on-ground campaign announcing ’12 pm to 5 pm’ as ‘Rosé-O-Clock’?

58. Confectionery brand Tic Tac last week announced the launch of which new product in two variations - Saunf and Ginger Elaichi flavor?

59. Which ethnic wear brand has launched its maiden digital campaign ‘Be Compliment Ready’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Alia Bhatt?

60. Which company has inked a pact with Dr Reddy's Laboratories to acquire two brands - Combihale and Daffy?

61. Which mobile commerce and engagement brand has announced the appointment of Sunder Madakshira as its chief executive officer in India?

62. Which chyawanprash brand has launched a film paying tribute to Pampore’s saffron heroes?

63. Vikas Khanchandani has quit as the Group CEO of which media company?

64. Flipkart has started delivering groceries in 45 minutes in parts of Bengaluru. What has the service been branded as?

65. Which company will be transferring some of its assets pertaining to the manufacturing of commodity grade steel to a new wholly-owned subsidiary Mivaan Steels Limited?

66. Which company has set up what it calls ‘India’s first EV fast-charging corridor’ on Chennai-Tiruchi-Madurai highway?

67. Honasa Consumer, the parent company of Mamaearth and The Derma Co, has launched an Ayurvedic skincare brand. Name it?

68. Which sportswear brand has brought table tennis player Manika Batra on board as a part of its initiative to celebrate and boost women in the world of sports?

69. Which company has launched the ‘AC for Healthier Homes’ campaign to promote safe and healthy indoor spaces using smart and intelligent air conditioners?

70. Which will be the first country outside of India to adopt Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as a payments platform?

71. Which facewash brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant, with the positioning “Ladkon ke pimples ka sahi solution”?

72. Which energy drink brand has unveiled a new ad campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

73. Which global creator company has announced the advancement of its popular Creator Programme in India?

74. Which dairy products maker announced it was discontinuing its ready-to-eat (RTE) business, sold under the Oyalo brand, with immediate effect?

75. French carmaker Renault’s seven-seater Multi-Purpose Vehicle Triber has achieved which cumulative sale milestone in India?

76. Which buy now-pay later payments platform for retailers has launched the campaign 'Tarakkee Ke Pankh'?

77. Which IT major last week announced the launch of its new integrated global platform, “Let’s create”, its most significant brand initiative in more than a decade?

78. Which hair care brand from CavinKare has announced the digital launch of its music property, which aims to bring the younger generations closer to traditional music through Carnatic Fusion?

79. Which two cement companies have introduced their first-ever rap song titled ‘Bubble Rap’ to reinforce their first joint sustainability campaign ‘#ChangeTheStory’?

80. Which company’s co-founder Rakesh Gangwal has stepped down from the board and will sell his holdings over about five years?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 934 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt it within the current edition.

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February 13, 2022

Biz Quizzard 933

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

1. Which B2B ecommerce company announced that it was moving to a weekly salary pay disbursement regime, claiming to be the “first Indian organisation” to do so?

2. Which Mumbai-based company’s London-headquartered subsidiary, DNEG will soon list on the Nasdaq after merging with Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp, a SPAC or blank cheque company?

3. Which Mumbai-based fitness-tech start-up has acquired race registration platform “India Running” (IR) for an undisclosed amount?

4. Which port has unveiled a slew of green initiatives under the Maritime India Vision 2030, aimed at shifting its operations completely to solar power by 2030?

5. Which footwear company has roped in actress Disha Patani as the new face of the brand?

6. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#AdhuraNahiPuraInsurance’ featuring actor Pratik Gandhi?

7. Which digital healthcare platform has signed on actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador in a two-year deal?

8. Which health-tech startup last week said it had developed India’s first Universal Infectious Disease (ID) genomic test?

9. Which British fintech company has invested Rs 340 crore ($45.5 m) as part of its first tranche of investments into its Indian arm?

10. Sukla Mistry last week took over as the first woman functional director on the board of which public sector company?

11. Which med-tech player has developed AutoMaid, a smart in-patient room automation system that will act as a one-stop solution for all in-patient needs via mobile app and voice commands?

12. Which company last week announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro India for distribution of a range of B2B laptops and accessories?

13. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Rajesh Rege as the country president for India?

14. Which company’s non-executive director Ralf Dieter Speth will be taking charge as the chairman from April 1, 2022?

15. Which chocolate brand has come up with the ‘Love Break’ campaign urging youth to share a special break with their loved ones?

16. Which quick commerce platform has roped in actor Shivaji Satam, known for playing the role of ACP Pradyuman in the popular crime TV series CID, as the face of its campaign in Pune?

17. Which life insurance brand has launched the “Ye Bhi Sahi Hai” campaign?

18. Which insurance management platform has launched a new campaign ‘Second to None’?

19. Which insurance adviser network has launched the campaign ‘health ke sath sath, ab health insurance mein bhi #ActiveHoJaao’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

20. Which social commerce platform has adopted a “boundaryless workplace” model that allows employees to decide which location they want to work from?

21. Which digital payments platform for businesses has picked up a majority stake in Malaysian fintech firm Curlec?

22. Which Pune-based real estate developer has entered the US property market with four premium residential-led mixed-use projects in San Francisco?

23. Which company last week announced that it will be demerging its power transmission and power distribution businesses into a new company called Bajel Projects?

24. Which digital payments and financial services provider has acquired online payments startup Qfix Infocomm for an undisclosed sum?

25. Which company is betting on making a deeper play in the travel fintech space through TripMoney Fintech Solutions?

26. Which airline has finally got the nod to operate its first international flight this month, nearly eight years after it started operations?

27. Which company promoted by financial services industry veteran Sam Ghosh has joined hands with Oro Wealth to start a mutual fund business?

28. French carmaker Renault’s India arm has achieved which cumulative sales milestone in the country?

29. Ahead of the upcoming summer season, Coca-Cola has introduced which variant in India to strengthen its portfolio in the country?

30. Which brand has emerged at the top in customer satisfaction in India, according to the X Index 2022 report released by Havas CX, Havas Group’s global customer experience network?

31. Which FMCG brand has roped in actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu as its brand ambassador to endorse its skincare products?

32. Which expert investing platform has come up with its first campaign ‘#youdezervbetter’?

33. Which packaged drinking water brand has unveiled its ‘Boond Boond Mein Vishwas’ campaign featuring cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

34. Which denim retailer has promoted Manish Kapoor as managing director, in continuation of his current role of chief executive officer, India?

35. Which dating app released a new track ‘Swipe Right Material’ that celebrates self-love?

36. Which company has appointed Prashant Peres as Managing Director for India and South Asia markets?

37. Which cosmeceutic brand providing skincare solutions has launched the campaign ‘#ByeByeDarkPatches’ featuring actor Boman Irani?

38. Which housing brand has announced former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador?

39. Which re-commerce marketplace has launched its new campaign featuring its latest brand ambassador Rashmika Mandanna?

40. Which city will house what is being claimed ‘India’s first 47 storey luxury co-living space’ and ‘world’s tallest co-living space’?

41. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched a digital campaign called ‘Love it or Hate it’?

42. Which MNC has launched the ‘Chhota SMS’ campaign, featuring the Jordindians playing Aman and Chaman?

43. Which plant-based meat brand has launched its nation-wide ad campaign that promotes the message of ‘Do Good’, featuring brand ambassador and athlete Neeraj Chopra?

44. Which plant-based meat brand has launched a video unveiling celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli as its investors and brand ambassadors?

45. Which sports apparel and footwear brand has launched its global campaign ‘Life is Not a Spectator Sport’?

46. Which investor and issuer servicing platform has acquired Bengaluru-based Hexagram Fintech, an IT product player that specialises in fund accounting and reconciliation product development?

47. Which venture capital firm’s India managing director, Amit Jain is stepping down to pursue entrepreneurship opportunities?

48. Which company last week said that its IZO cloud platform is helping the government ramp up its digital health infrastructure in 26 states?

49. Amazon's cumulative product shipments from India have touched which milestone mark?

50. Homegrown private equity fund Samara Capital has taken control of which Hyderabad-based iconic restaurant-chain?

51. Which chocolate brand has launched a new campaign ‘#HowFarWillYouGoToMakeThemBlush’ for Valentine's Day by introducing a real time personalisation of augmented reality?

52. Which snack brand’s brand ambassador and actor Kartik Aaryan launched its ‘BoldLine’ number to help transform bold dreams into reality?

53. Coca-Cola has unveiled the “Coke Tables” campaign in Punjab featuring which brand ambassador?

54. Which used car retailing platform has acquired AI-powered connected car startup Scouto for an undisclosed sum?

55. Which company and four venture capital funds are investing Rs 300 crore in electric commercial vehicle maker Altigreen?

56. Ruchir Sharma, former head of emerging markets equity at Morgan Stanley’s investment management arm, will join which US-based financial advisory firm as its MD and chairman?

57. Which company has entered into an agreement with Blue Daimond Properties and Balrampur Chini Mills to acquire Visual Percept Solar Projects for about Rs 163 crore?

58. Which business services provider has appointed Guruprasad Srinivasan as executive director and Group Chief Executive of the company for a period of three years?

59. Which supply chain solutions company has elevated Ravi Viswanathan as managing director with immediate effect?

60. Which platform and Moj will merge to create India’s largest short video platform?

61. Which IT company expanded its portfolio of sustainability solutions, adding Clever Energy, Intelligent Power Plant (IP2) and Envirozone?

62. Which edtech company has launched an ad film showcasing the journey of its “Education For All” initiative, which completed one-year last week?

63. Which mobile-first SaaS platform for jewellery retailers has launched the campaign ‘Galli galli mein store hai’?

64. Which life insurer has launched the ‘BounceBack Batch’ campaign to highlight the importance of financial planning along with the support of loved ones in overcoming challenges?

65. Which watch brand has launched a new campaign 'Redefine Time' featuring brand ambassador and actress Ananya Panday?

66. Which personal care brand has introduced its advanced curl care range and has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as the brand ambassador to promote it?

67. Which Blockchain-as-a-Service company has set up a curated music and entertainment NFT marketplace, “WishWorld”?

68. Which FMCG brand has launched the campaign ‘#TrulyBeautifulME’ in collaboration with dating app TrulyMadly for Valentine’s Day?

69. Which chocolate brand has launched a campaign, asking people who tend to take offence quickly, to ‘take it light’?

70. Which Pune-based mid-tier IT firm last week said it would acquire transformative consulting services and business solutions provider Data Glove Inc for $90.5 million?

71. Which messaging platform has launched a week-long online safety campaign ‘#TakeCharge’ in partnership with Yuvaa?

72. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in Kabaddi player Ajay Thakur as its newest brand ambassador?

73. Which lubricant brand has launched the campaign ‘#LambaChalega’ featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

74. Which hospitality company has announced the launch of the wellness-focused “Let’s Rise” campaign featuring brand ambassador and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

75. Which lifestyle social commerce platform has launched a campaign to promote its #TrendsWithBenefits Sale?

76. Indian content company Terribly Tiny Tales (TTT) has launched Season 3 of its web show, Butterflies, in collaboration with which chocolate brand?

77. Which edtech company has launched its first campaign ‘#CreateImpact’?

78. Which fresh fish, meat and poultry e-commerce brand has launched a new campaign ‘#FreshValentines’?

79. Which brand has rolled out the ‘#DateAWrap' campaign for its limited-edition signature wraps for the Valentine season?

80. Which brand from Coca-Cola’s India portfolio became a billion-dollar brand in 2021?

81. Which agri startup has roped in  actor Pankaj Tripathi as a brand ambassador and investor?

82. The ministry of defence has signed up a design and development contract with which Bengaluru-based company to develop a High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite?

83. Which company has acquired 26% stake in Delhi-based Eqova Healthcare for about Rs 47 crore?

84. Which company has entered into an exclusive agreement with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for sales and distribution of its established brands in India?

85. In what is being billed as the largest-ever transaction for any retail asset in India, which entity has acquired Viviana Mall in Thane for over Rs 1,900 crore?

86. The board of which NBFC has re-instated Abhay Bhutada as its Managing Director with effect from February 12?

87. Which Noida-based ed-tech company that provides digital and digitally-led education services to schools and students has acqui-hired Hyderabad-based deep-tech start-up NextSteps AI?

88. Which diagnostics solutions provider has forayed into vaccines and biological therapeutics by entering into a tie-up with Shilpa Biologicals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shilpa Medicare Ltd?

89. Which fintech company has announced the strategic acquisition of international money transfer company Arvog Forex as part of its multi-million-dollar investment into the country?

90. Air India and which airline last week entered into an 'interline considerations on irregular operations' agreement for two years?

91. Which Bengaluru-based super specialty mother and baby care chain has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) for its Rs 1,200 crore initial public offering (IPO)?

92. Which e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles launched its latest campaign ‘MRL Pass Toh Gaadi First Class’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

93. Which D2C home décor brand launched the campaign “No Love Language Like Comfort” for Valentine’s Day?

94. Which online platform for shopping at local stores has launched a new campaign ‘Magic Bahar Hai Bro’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Vijay Raaz?

95. Which online poker platform is celebrating the season of love with its campaign “Don’t be single, be the Golden single”?

96. Which eyecare chain has launched the ‘The Golden Years’ campaign featuring actors SV Shekhar and Ratna Pathak Shah?

97. Which beverage brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Dildaar Bana De’ featuring actors Amitabh Bachchan and Pooja Hegde?

98. Which company launched “The Anything Restaurant” on its app for Valentine’s Day to solve the food ordering woes of couples in Bangalore?

99. Who has been inducted as a trustee on the board of Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, thus making him a board member of the two main Tata Trusts controlling the Tata Sons?

100. N Chandrasekaran has been reappointed as chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the software-to-aviation Tata Group, for a second term of how many years?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 933 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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February 6, 2022

Biz Quizzard 932

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 31 - February 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company’s subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity stake in Diversify Offshore Staffing Solutions Pty Ltd (Diversify), Australia?

2. Industrialist Gautam Adani is set to consolidate all rail assets under a single entity. What will it be called?

3. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘Nature Pays Nothing’ campaign to promote its new fall winter collection?

4. Which masala brand has launched a campaign for its wide range of Paneer Mixes?

5. Which automobile has launched a campaign with the brand promise of ‘Explore the Impossible’?

6. Which brand has roped in actor Rohit Saraf as brand ambassador for the launch campaign of its smartwatch Reflex VOX?

7. Which hospitality company has launched the film ‘Looks Good On You’ featuring actors Chitrangada Singh and Kunal Kapoor?

8. Which DTH and Pay TV platform has roped in actor-couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan and actors R Madhavan and Priyamani for its campaign?

9. Which paint manufacturer has launched a campaign for its product Spotless Nxt?

10. Which company has formed a 60:40 joint venture with designer Rahul Mishra for a fashion and lifestyle business?

11. Which essential staples brand from agri-commerce company WayCool Foods and Products has roped in actress Sneha Prasanna as its brand ambassador?

12. Which detergent brand has launched its new campaign, featuring actor and brand ambassador Akshay Kumar?

13. Which company has acquired a 25% stake in Bengaluru-based tech startup Lavelle Networks as part of a plan to address emerging connectivity needs of enterprises going digital?

14. Which oil and gas rigs manufacturer from Italy will be investing $200 million (approx. Rs 1,500 crore) in setting up a global manufacturing hub on the outskirts of Hyderabad?

15. Roll-up e-commerce company UpScalio has acquired which NCR-based home and gardening brand for an undisclosed amount?

16. Which city replaced Bengaluru as the start-up capital of the country as 5,000 recognised start-ups were added in the city between April 2019 and December 2021?

17. Which country plans to introduce a federal tax on corporate earnings for the first time next year?

18. Which men's grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#ScentOfAGentleman’ for Valentine’s Day?

19. Which beverage brand has roped in actor Vijay Deverakonda as brand ambassador?

20. The government has approved the bid of which company to purchase Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd. (NINL) for Rs 12,100 crore?

21. Which oats brand has launched the campaign ‘Fuel For The Real Fit’?

22. Which e-cycles brand has unveiled its brand film for its cargo variant with the tagline 'Badhao Tarakki Ki Raftar'?

23. Which cement brand launched the digital film titled “#IndiaSalutesSaidpur” on Republic Day?

24. Which coffee candy brand has roped in actors Alia Bhat and Dulquer Salmaan as brand ambassadors?

25. Which internet commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘Loon Ya Na Loon’?

26. Foxconn, the maker of the iPhone in India for Apple, is set to manufacture electric cars in the country for which NYSE-listed company in the next couple of years?

27. Which company and its two cement companies have launched their first call to action campaign ‘#ChangeTheStory’?

28. Which chocolate brand has released a new ad ‘Valentine’s day Alibi’?

29. Which company last week said it has entered into an agreement to sell its formulation business in India and Nepal to Mankind Pharma for Rs 1,908 crore?

30. Amazon is shutting which publishing company in India?

31. Which pet food brand has roped in actress Ananya Panday as its new brand ambassador and has launched a campaign?

32. Which life insurance brand unveiled its reimagined brand identity, including a new positioning ‘Apne Liye, Apno Ke Liye’?

33. Which airline has launched the ‘Wings of Change’ campaign?

34. Which edtech brand has launched the ‘pick it up’ campaign featuring actors Hrithik Roshan and Srishti Shrivastava?

35. Which financial services brand has launched the 'Haathi Pe Bharosa Karogey toh Pakka Jeetogey' campaign featuring brand ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan?

36. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has released a campaign to mark its 1500th physical outlet in India?

37. Which social network has released a new campaign ‘#IAmProfessional’ with the aim to redefine what the word professional means?

38. Which aluminium formwork company has released its brand anthem – ‘Desh Mein Bana Desh Ka Apna’?

39. Which conversational messaging platform has acquired Knowlarity Communications for an undisclosed amount?

40. New York Times last week announced it is buying which word game, devised by British software engineer Josh Wardle for his partner Palak Shah, for a price “in the low seven figures”?

41. Which Indian company will face a criminal probe in the Netherlands over pollutants?

42. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment have formed a new joint venture in India to create investment opportunities for celebrities. What has it been named?

43. Founder of WazirX Nischal Shetty announced his new venture, a blockchain that will compete with other layer one blockchains including Ethereum and Solana. What has it been branded as?

44. Which tiles brand has launched the ‘#TechNoTension’ campaign, promising to make everything easier and convenient for the customer to build their desirable home?

45. Which chocolate brand has introduced its 'MoodBreaks' range with two new flavours – mixed fruit and Mango?

46. Which health and fitness app launched its first ever digital campaign '#BeBetterThanYesterday' featuring cricketer and co-founder Zaheer Khan to promote its 21-day fitness challenge?

47. Which food processing and packaging solutions company has launched the “Go nature. Go Carton.” campaign?

48. Which general insurance brand has recently launched the ‘Trust’ campaign ‘#BharosaPapaJaisa’?

49. Indian footballer Sandesh Jhingan has signed a multi-year deal with which sportswear giant?

50. Which celebrity has sold ‘Sopaan’, his Gulmohar Park property in South Delhi, for around Rs 23 crore?

51. Which lubricant brand launched the campaign 'Gaadi Ke Doctors' to honour the mechanics of the country?

52. Dabur has entered the snacking category by extending its fruit juice brand Real. What is the sub-brand?

53. Which consumer goods maker’s founders RS Agarwal and RS Goenka have stepped down from their executive roles and appointed second generation family members at the top?

54. Former oil secretary Tarun Kapoor was last week selected to head which regulator?

55. Which insurer has allowed health policies to be offered as a gift to support staff, domestic help, friends, extended family, or even members of a non-governmental orgainsations (NGOs)?

56. Which company entered into a share purchase agreement with RHODIUS Abrasives, Germany (RHODIUS) to buy 100% stake for an enterprise value of Rs 464 crore to enhance technology and geographical access?

57. Which Murugappa group company has acquired the main assets of AWUKO Abrasives Wandmacher Gmbh & Co. KG (AWUKO), for €8 million?

58. Mobility start-up Bounce has registered more than which milestone count of battery swaps on its energy infrastructure network, Bounce Infinity?

59. Which company last week said it has commenced marketing and selling of grooming appliances brand Braun in India?

60. Which company has said it will acquire Nimbus Health GmbH, a privately-owned wholesaler focusing on medical cannabis in Germany?

61. Which company and Apollo Tyres Ltd last week announced a strategic partnership to deploy public electric vehicle charging stations to strengthen their green mobility commitments?

62. Which digital transformation solutions company has acquired Accrete Hitech Solutions?

63. Which beverage brand has launched the “Badal life ki raftaar” (change the pace of life) campaign urging India’s youth to fuel up their dreams?

64. Which online grocery retailer has launched the ‘Aapki Pasand pe Super bachat’ campaign?

65. Which fintech company has launched the ‘#BudgetKaMatlab’ campaign to simplify the Union Budget 2022-23 for investors, who are mostly GenZ and Millennials?

66. Which cloud Kitchen brand has launched its first campaign ‘#HitHaiBoss’?

67. Which denim brand has launched the campaign ‘#YoungAndRestless’?

68. Which edtech company has announced a strategic partnership with Arsenal Football Club to become its exclusive official learning partner in India, South Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East?

69. Which company has invested $15 million in US tech firm Two Platforms Inc for a 25% equity stake on a fully diluted basis?

70. Which MNC has promoted Manish Sharma as its global chief operating officer effective March 1, 2022?

71. In what is believed to be one of the most expensive car purchases ever in the country, which company has bought an ultra-luxury Rolls Royce hatchback costing Rs 13.14 crore?

72. PVR last month opened its first property under the asset-light model. Which location?

73. Which US-based technology firm with presence in Hyderabad has acquired New Jersey-based NCS Technologies?

74. Which electric scooter manufacturer has signed an MoU with Escomss (Electric Supply Companies) of Karnataka to jointly establish 1,000 fast charging stations for two-wheelers?

75. Which IIT last week said it has entered into an agreement with Suzuki Motor Corporation to start Suzuki Innovation Centre (SIC) at its campus?

76. Which Indian company’s South Africa subsidiary has set a new record for monthly sales in January since it first started selling its range of automotive vehicles in the country 18 years ago?

77. Which fast-moving electrical goods (FMEG) company has launched the campaign ‘#StopMeriGroomingPeAssuming’ featuring actors Vicky Kaushal and Shraddha Kapoor?

78. Which jewellery brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Heera Ho Tum’?

79. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, which mutual fund launched the ‘#10yrsOfCare’ campaign?

80. Which company’s cofounder Rahul Bhatia has assumed the position of its managing director?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 932 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli