March 27, 2022

Biz Quizzard 939


18 years without missing a single week in between. Biz Quizzard begins its 19th year with this edition. Thank you for being part of journey. 

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

1. Which MNC has announced fresh investments of Rs 10,440 crore to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries in Gujarat?

2. Wockhardt has entered into collaboration with a subsidiary of which company to set up a new fill-finish facility to rollout multiple vaccines in the UK?

3. Which airline has banned local agents from booking tickets in the Canada sector to penalise those profiteering from the now surging demand after two years of travel curbs?

4. Lenders to the debt-ridden textile company Sintex Industries have approved which company’s over Rs 3,650 crore bid for the Gujarat-based company?

5. NoBroker, a proptech firm, has partnered with which charging platform to set up 1,00,000 electric charging points at residential communities across the country this year?

6. Which direct selling nutrition firm expects India to become its top market globally going forward, superseding the United States, according to its global CEO John O Agwunobi?

7. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign ‘Go Automatic with Balanced Advantage Funds’?

8. Which company has acquired Karnataka-based Sri Krishna Milks Pvt Ltd for Rs 50 crore to expand its business?

9. Which gadget accessory & consumer electronics brand released a Holi Anthem featuring dance sensation, Awez Darbar and members from his content creation studio “Atrangz”?

10. Which company has acquired 89% stake in direct-to-consumer lingerie brand Clovia for Rs 950 crore?

11. In an attempt to engage the consumer in the age of Web 3.0, which packaged tea brand hosted its first Holi party in the metaverse world on March 18 and 19?

12. Which men’s premium essential wear brand launched its campaign ‘#TrueShades’?

13. Which electric vehicle (EV) maker from India has made a strategic investment in Israel-based battery technology company StoreDot?

14. The Indian advertising sector is expected to reach which milestone revenue mark by 2024, as per a joint report by industry body Ficci and consultancy firm EY?

15. Which drug maker’s biologics arm has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation to manufacture and sell Sputnik Light with restricted emergency use in India?

16. Zomato will soon launch its 10-minute food delivery service. What will it be branded as?

17. Which retail online commerce management platform has become the 12th Indian startup to join the unicorn club this year?

18. A wholly-owned subsidiary of which fintech firm has launched ‘Payment Analytics’, a data analysis feature for online and offline merchants?

19. Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, which company has signed a five-year deal to import 0.6-0.65 million tonnes of muriate of potash per year from Israel Chemicals?

20. Which digital payments firm has acquired GigIndia, a marketplace for gig workers?

21. Which company last week struck an agreement to buy insurance company Alleghany for $11.6 billion?

22. Which bathroom solutions company has announced a new brand identity and has roped in actress Tamanna Bhatia as brand endorser?

23. Which life insurance company has launched it new campaign ‘Future Fearless’, targeted towards parents?

24. Which snack brand variant has unveiled its launch campaign ‘Too hot to stop’, featuring brand ambassadors and actors Ranbir Kapoor and Radhika Madan?

25. Which poultry major last week announced the appointment of Vignesh Soundararajan as its new managing director effective from April 1st, 2022?

26. Which intimate wear brand has announced the launch of its show - ‘Unhooked’, featuring 8 beautiful women, their unique body types and their one-of-a-kind inspiring stories?

27. Which automobile company, in collaboration with PHD Media and Liquid India, has partnered with Flipkart for setting up a stand-alone, high-visibility brand store on the e-commerce app?

28. Which health food drink brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Sonu Sood?

29. Which online travel platform has launched a campaign for its Big Travel Sale, featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri and actors Shruti Haasan, Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal?

30. Which company is buying human pharma division of TTK Healthcare for Rs 805 crore on slump sales basis?

31. Which company has launched a new campaign for its ‘Salon At Home’ service, featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

32. Which caffeinated personal care brand has announced actress Alia Bhatt as the face of the brand for its body wash and body scrub?

33. Cricketer Virat Kohli has invested an undisclosed amount in which Delhi-based FMCG company that manufactures, markets and distributes packaged coffee products?

34. BigBasket is set to unveil its one-hour delivery service, with 7,500-8,000 products on offer. What has it been branded as?

35. Which company has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to launch an M.Tech program in Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) for working professionals?

36. Adani Ports & SEZ crossed which milestone mark in cargo handling at its ports on March 20 for the first time in its 22-year history?

37. US biopharmaceutical company HDT Bio Corp has filed a $950-million suit against which Pune-based company in a Washington federal court, accusing the latter of “stealing” trade secrets for a new Covid vaccine?

38. Nissan India has touched which production milestone of its Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Magnite from the Chennai plant of Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) alliance?

39. Which cement company has launched one of its kind thermal insulating climate control concrete system ‘Airium’?

40. Which company has acquired Oddity, a Germany-based digital marketing agency, for €50 million?

41. Which integrated grain commerce platform has launched Insta-Release, a one-click loan repayment and commodity discharge service?

42. Which Tata-group company’s board has approved the re-appointment of Chacko Purackal Thomas as MD and CEO for a term of three years starting from April 1?

43. Which fantasy platform has launched the campaign “India ka Sabse Bada 1st Prize”, featuring cricketers such as Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad?

44. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘#MadeOfMad’?

45. Which Indian wavy and curly hair care brand dedicated to helping people embrace their natural hair texture has recently signed playback singer Palak Muchhal as its brand ambassador?

46. Which grooming and hair removal brand has signed on as the 'Official Grooming Partner' of Mumbai Indians for this season's IPL?

47. Which fintech platform has announced its partnership with the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group-owned Lucknow Super Giants team as its associate sponsor?

48. Which company has rolled out a campaign called ‘#InvisibleActsForVisibleChange’ to drive its water stewardship ahead at an unprecedented pace, leveraging the power of social media?

49. Which Pune-based startup launched its new brand film ‘Plants Grow People’ on World Forestry Day?

50. Which MNC steelmaker has tied up with Greenko to use cleaner energy alternatives instead of fossil fuels like coal or natural gas to fire its critical infrastructure like blast furnace and smelters?

51. Which motorcycle brand has launched the television commercial ‘#StarWaaliBaat’?

52. Which consumer data intelligence company has launched a new digital campaign 'Mission India'?

53. Varun Kohli has quit as the CEO of which media company after an 8-year-long stint?

54. Which MNC will acquire Canadian game development outfit Haven Entertainment Studios?

55. Which MNC has partnered KRAFTON, the makers of the popular game, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI), to bring limited edition grooming products to the country?

56. Which digital parenting platform, part of D2C beauty brand The Good Glamm Group, has acquired regional parenting platform Tinystep for an undisclosed sum?

57. Which company has acquired the India franchisee rights and the existing network of stores of Sunglass Hut from DLF Brands?

58. Which digital lending startup, co-founded by Ruchi Kalra, last week became the 13th startup this year to become a unicorn?

59. Which medical technology and diagnostics company has announced the formation of a new Intercontinental Region?

60. India’s annual merchandise exports topped which milestone for the first time ever?

61. Airtel Payments Bank has tied up with which insurance company to offer Smartphone Insurance in India?

62. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has surpassed which cumulative exports milestone mark in its 21st year of operations?

63. The total registered electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country have surpassed which milestone mark in FY22?

64. Which drone manufacturer has launched an end-to-end drone operations platform – SkyDeck?

65. Which ride hailing company has launched a National Driver Advisory Council to facilitate dialogue with drivers to address critical issues and improve drivers’ platform experience?

66. Which company has re-launched its marketing campaign – ‘Hawa Badlegi’ focusing on its latest energy-efficient Stealth BLDC Fan range?

67. Which bubblegum brand has introduced its new Blueberry flavour and launched a digital campaign starring actress Radhika Madan?

68. Which beauty care company has roped in actress Jacqueline Fernandez as the brand ambassador for its Safe Sun brand of advanced sun protection products?

69. Which social interactive gaming company is launching the campaign “Game Badal Do”, featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

70. The country’s largest mortgage company HDFC has crossed which milestone of approved individual home loans in FY22 as of March 21, the highest ever in a financial year?

71. Which innerwear brand has launched its latest campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Akshay Kumar?

72. Which perfume brand has launched the campaign ‘YE TOH MEHFIL HAI’ with the positioning ‘FOR THOSE WHO LIVE FRAGRANCES’?

73. Which company has rolled out a new digital campaign – Nutrifit Your Family – especially for its dairy-based probiotic portfolio ‘Nutrifit’?

74. Which brand has launched campaigns for its personal care and baby care range of products, featuring brand ambassador and actress Sushmita Sen?

75. Which celebration wear brand has launched a new campaign ‘Taiyaar Hokar Aaiye’, featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

76. Actress Athiya Shetty has invested in which community-powered social commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle?

77. Which edtech brand has launched a digital film featuring brand ambassador and actor Amitabh Bachchan to promote its recently launched sub-brand ‘Abroad’?

78. Which consumer appliances company has announced the extension of its trademark agreement with the UK-based Morphy Richards for a further 15 years with effect from July 1, 2022?

79. Which mobile esports and skill gaming platform has launched a new campaign to promote the Great Indian Gaming League (GIGL), commencing on March 24?

80. India has crossed which cumulative milestone for electric vehicles registrations, as per a written reply in the Rajya Sabha last week?

81. Stephen Wilhite, 74, died of Covid on March 14. He was the inventor of  which popular short-video format?

82. Which bank agreed to sell Rs 247 crore of loan assets in Future Retail and Asian Hotels (North) to Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company for Rs 195 crore?

83. Which company is going to take over the fashion, apparel and accessories business of Amazon’s largest seller Cloudtail, which is going to shut down in about a month’s time?

84. Which Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company has bought a majority stake in San Mateo, California-based Unbxd for $100 million?

85. RBI governor Shaktikanta Das last week inaugurated the RBI Innovation Hub. Which city?

86. How many companies have been selected for receiving benefits under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for advanced chemistry cell (ACC) battery storage?

87. Which leisure and entertainment destination has launched a campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh, targeting consumers from India?

88. Which mobility major has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Avail Finance, a neo bank that provides financial services to the blue-collared workforce?

89. Which edtech company has been announced as an official sponsor of the FIFAWorld Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar?

90. Which automobile company’s board has approved the appointment of Hisashi Takeuchi as managing director and chief executive officer for a period of three years with effect from April 1?

91. Which US-based aquaculture company will invest Rs 1,000 crore in Telangana to establish a fully integrated freshwater fish culture ecosystem?

92. Which company has launched Godawan, its artisanal Single Malt Whisky?

93. Which company has launched a new brand campaign, ‘Bas Socho Aur Chal Pado’ to drive awareness about its affordable hailable categories?

94. Which online multi-gaming platform last week announced the promotion of its Responsible Gaming Campaign during the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League 2022?

95. Which fantasy sports platform has roped in actors Kartik Aaryan and Samantha Prabhu as its newest endorsers?

96. Greenply Industries Limited last week announced its association with which IPL franchise as Associate Partner?

97. Which spices brand has launched the campaign ‘Roz ka khana Kamaal bane, Apno ke Liye’?

98. Which airline has launched the campaign ‘#TheSoundtrackOfTravel’?

99. Which women-first social app has launched the music video “You've Got This” featuring actor Ishaan Khatter?

100. More than 2,000 Alphonso mango growers in the Konkan region have partnered with which Swiss-Indian food and tech platform company to launch their brand Ekyaam?

101. Which auto-tech company has launched the campaign ‘Bharosa Kar Ke Dekho’ featuring brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

102. Which home renovation platform has launched its 2022 brand campaign featuring celebrity couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma?

103. Which performance wear D2C brand has launched a new video ‘Back to Discipline’ to encourage consumers to get out of lockdown blues and start living a healthy lifestyle again?

104. Which company’s consumer internet arm Glance has acquired Gambit Sports for an undisclosed sum?

105. Which B2B commerce startup has sought the Competition Commission of India’s approval to acquire a majority stake in SMW Ispat, a thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT) steel manufacturer?

106. Which enterprise SaaS platform has announced the launch of its first-ever ad campaign featuring former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar?

107. Which home linen brand has announced its foray into the mattress category with Yours’n’Mine Mattress range by launching a quirky multipronged campaign ‘#HappilyParated’?

108. On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which company announced the launch of a youth-focused, digital-first initiative ‘#BeTheChangeForTB’, featuring actress Vaani Kapoor?

109. Which online meat and seafood player has launched a customer awareness campaign called ‘Fresh or Free’, featuring actor Jimmy Sheirgill?

110. Which state has been named India’s top state in terms of export preparedness for the second year in a row as per an index released by the NITI Aayog?

111. Which financial services company has launched a new campaign ‘Live Life with No Fikr’ to promote its mobile app?

112. Which insurance platform has launched the campaign 'Sukoon' featuring brand ambassador and actor Farhan Akhtar?

113. Which acidity relief brand has roped in actor Biswanath Basu as its regional brand ambassador for the eastern market?

114. Which B2B e-commerce company last week said it plans to acquire 51% stake in software-as-a-service firm Livekeeping for Rs 45.98 crore in an all-cash deal?

115. Using immersive video technologies, which brand recreated the in-stadia experience of Kapil Dev’s famous 175 not out vs Zimbabwe, during the 1983 Cricket World Cup?

116. Which lubricant brand has launched its new campaign ‘Non-Stop Protection Dance’ illustrating its protection that reduces engine wear out?

117. Which MNC has announced the launch of ‘Yeh Hai Padhai 2.0’ campaign to further advocate the importance of PC in education?

118. Which company will purchase assets and acquire the procurement & sales network from the Coimbatore-based Suguna Dairy Product (India) for a cash consideration of Rs 2.81 crore?

119. Which company has acquired prickly heat powder brand Dermicool from Reckitt Benckiser Group for Rs 432 crore?

120. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) last week initiated insolvency proceedings against which real estate developer, which is engaged in more than 30 projects across north India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 939 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

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