May 1, 2022

Biz Quizzard 944

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. TVS Motor Company last week announced a partnership agreement with which global energy group to be the title partner of TVS Racing, India’s first factory racing team?

2. Which pharmaceutical company has launched a novel fixed-dose combination (FDC) under the brand Zita Plus Pio for Type 2 diabetes?

3. Switzerland-headquartered Ferring Pharmaceuticals has set up a state-of-the-art facility in India with an investment of about 30 million. Which city?

4. Which company has entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire Sunshakti Solar Power Projects Private Ltd - a special purpose vehicle?

5. Vishakha Mulye has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer of which financial services company?

6. Which edtech company has signed an agreement to acquire test-preparation institute chain, TIME, for Rs 287 crore?

7. Which automobile company last week said it has inked a partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, an EV-based urban transportation service provider?

8. Which pharma company has acquired Dubai-based marketing and promotion company Access Healthcare for Medical Products for Rs 27.1 crore in an all-cash deal?

9. Which lifestyle membership platform has launched the campaign ‘More Every Moment’ featuring actress Mithila Palkar?

10. Which technology solutions company has signed definitive agreements to acquire Finland-based international plant and product engineering services company Citec for about Rs 800 crore?

11. Which entertainment company has completed the sale of its subsidiary STX Entertainment to Najafi Companies for $173 million?

12. Which ed-tech start-up has launched its new TVC “Score Karo, Hero Bano” with cricketer Rishabh Pant?

13. Which pre-owned automobile segment player has launched the campaign “Shetty Ke Car-Naame” featuring director Rohit Shetty and actor Sharman Joshi?

14. Which company launched the ‘#RentalHealthDay’ campaign featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

15. Which company has launched the ‘Ghar le aao, pahadon wali saaf hawa’ campaign for its new range of PureAir ACs?

16. Which sunflower oil brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Samantha Prabhu?

17. Which fantasy gaming platform released an anthem on the 49th birthday of former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

18. Which consumer electronics company has launched the campaign ‘#FarakPadtaHai’ for its calculator category?

19. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched an ad celebrating the magic of a familial Ramzan meal?

20. Who has clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc for $44 billion?

21. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched an ad featuring veteran actress Rohini Hattangadi?

22. Which quick grocery delivery service brand has launched an ad featuring singer Shankar Mahadevan?

23. Which digital payments platform has roped in actors Dulquer Salmaan and Samantha Prabhu as brand ambassadors for south India markets?

24. Which digital payments platform has launched a campaign featuring actors Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Samantha Prabhu for two-wheeler insurance?

25. Which brand has unveiled ‘Shuddh Se Shubh’ campaign to celebrate Akshay Tritiya?

26. Which Gurgaon based startup has released a film which emphasises the importance of having a ‘chaka chak’ car?

27. Which jobs and professional networking platform has launched the campaign ‘#ApnaKaamAyega’?

28. Which online customization company has launched the ad campaign ‘Mera Naam, Meri Shaan’?

29. Which MI financing and Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) network has launched the campaign ‘#GameNeverOver’?

30. Which company plans to acquire no-frills carrier AirAsia India and has sought approval from the Competition Commission for the proposed deal?

31. Which group has acquired 100% stake in Hyderabad-based Thumbay Hospital New Life for Rs 40 crore?

32. Which music company has appointed entertainment industry veteran Sahas Malhotra as its new CEO?

33. Which probiotic food company has announced the appointment of Hiroshi Hamada as managing director effective 4 April?

34. Adani Enterprises has forayed into media business with incorporation of which company?

35. Which instant noodles brand has roped in influencers and twins Surabhi and Samriddhi Mehra, known as “Chinky Minky” for its ‘Kya Twinning Hai’ campaign?

36. Which IT Peripherals, consumer electronics and wearables brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor as the brand ambassador for smartwatches and audio products?

37. Which student housing brand has announced a new brand identity which embraces the universal transition and showcases the 4 foundation pillars of the brand- Comfort, Health, Safety and Community?

38. Which auto-tech company has unveiled a new campaign “Sapna re” with brand ambassador and actor Akshay Kumar?

39. Which spirits brand has announced the roping in of actor Hrithik Roshan as its new brand ambassador with the launch of 'Made of Great Character' campaign?

40. Krishnan Ramanujam has been appointed as Chairperson of which industry body for 2022-23?

41. Which debt marketplace has acquired a majority stake in Corpository, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based credit underwriting company, at a valuation of Rs 100 crore?

42. Which IT services provider is set to acquire SAP consulting firm Rizing Intermediate Holdings Inc for $540 million in an all-cash deal?

43. Which full stack agritech platform has acquired a majority stake in Y-Cook India in an all-cash deal?

44. Which automobile company has appointed Wataru Nakano as President and Managing Director of India operations?

45. Which company last week said it will bring its global all-electric crossover SUV ‘IONIQ 5’ to India in the second half of 2022?

46. Which general insurance company has appointed Bruce de Broize as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer?

47. Which company has entered into an exclusive tie up with Oma Cinema, the premium auditorium concept created by noted French architect Pierre Chican, to roll out opera house-inspired cinemas in India?

48. Which auto component maker has signed an agreement to sell the operations of its four-wheeler lighting business in the Americas and Europe to France’s Compagnie Plastic Omnium SE for €600 million?

49. Which company last week unveiled Avinya, an electric concept car built from the scratch on a new EV-only platform?

50. Shell Overseas Investment BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell Plc, has signed an agreement to acquire which renewable energy platform for $1.55 billion (about Rs 11,900 crore)?

51. Which technology solutions company said it will acquire Grit Consulting, a Singapore-based firm, for about Rs. 283 crore ($37 million)?

52. Which collaboration brand between PUMA and cricketer KL Rahul has launched a TVC for its new collection SS22 that spotlights all kinds of chill?

53. Hamdard Laboratories (Medicine Division) has rolled out ‘Zindagi Ka Josh Har Dum’ and a special Ramadan special campaign for which iconic brand?

54. Which Gurgaon-based personal care homegrown manufacturing company has roped in actress Mouni Roy as brand ambassador of its flagship brands ‘Astaberry’ and ‘Ikin’?

55. Which sporty-fashion brand has been launched with the campaign ‘You Are You’ featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

56. Which depilatory products brand launched its new campaign with brand ambassador and actress Katrina Kaif?

57. Which femtech brand has announced actor Deepika Padukone as the face of the brand for its menstrual wellness products?

58. Which airline became the first in the country to land aircraft using the indigenous navigation system GAGAN, according to a statement issued on April 28?

59. Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has become the first pure-play FMCG company to touch which annual revenue milestone?

60. The government has approved the sale of its 51% stake as well as management control in which company to Star9 Mobility Private Ltd?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 944 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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