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

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