May 8, 2022

Biz Quizzard 945

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. International semiconductor consortium (ISMC) said on May 1 that it would invest $3 billion in a semiconductor chip-making plant in which state?

2. Which venture capital firm, founded by former Tiger Global executive Nazar Yasin, has set up shop in India and has hired Anuj Mehta as its India head?

3. Which edtech platform has acquired the International School of Engineering (INSOFE), one of the top data science institutes in India, in a $33 million share-swap deal?

4. The promoters of which payments bank have voted against a resolution to re-appoint chairman and independent director Mahendra Kumar Chouhan?

5. Which company is set to acquire a 79% stake in Hyderabad-based TruJet (Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd)?

6. Which kitchen hardware brand has launched the campaign 'Hum Sab Sambhal Lenge'?

7. Which community management application has launched the campaign - Knock Knock Stories?

8. Which pregnancy detection kit brand has launched a new campaign '#SheIsImperfectlyPerfect' on the occasion of Mother’s Day?

9. Which jewellery brand launched the collections ‘The Greek Goddess’, ‘Lace Up’, ‘Volume’ and ‘Sunny’ for Akshaya Tritiya?

10. Which airline last week said it will launch the world's longest non-stop commercial flight, with passengers set to spend 19 hours in the air traveling from Sydney to London by the end of 2025?

11. Which  professional network launched ‘Space For You’, a new brand campaign running across India and the UK?

12. Which beverage brand launched its new summer anthem featuring singer Badshah and actress Jacqueline Fernandez?

13. Which cloud kitchen brand has launched the campaign ‘#BoreHoTohBoldo’ featuring actor Vihaan Samat?

14. Which skill-based online gaming start-up has announced the launch of its campaign “Saara India Khelega”?

15. Which active lifestyle brand launched the ‘Engineered for More’ campaign for its cycles?

16. Which PVC pipes and plastic products maker said it will acquire a majority 51 per cent stake in Gem Paints for Rs 194 crore?

17. Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has set up its first liquid detergent manufacturing facility in India on the outskirts of which city at an investment of Rs 200 crore?

18. Which tech player has joined hands with IIT Hyderabad and its incubated startup WiSig Networks to enable volume production of India’s first architected and designed chip?

19. Which women's wellness, nutrition and beauty brand has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra as its brand ambassador?

20. Which IT firm has achieved net zero emissions across its Asia Pacific locations, ahead of its 2030 target?

21. Which company last week announced the acquisition of several brands, including the renowned 'Kohinoor' rice brand, from McCormick Switzerland GMBH?

22. New York and London-based strategic and creative consultancy BeenThereDoneThat (BTDT) has partnered with which ad agency to roll out services in India?

23. Which firm emerged as the most profitable entity of the Tata Group in FY22?

24. PRS Oberoi has stepped down as chairman and director of which company?

25. Which electric vehicle manufacturer last week said it would get into manufacturing of e-trucks in 1.5, 3.5 and 6.5-tonne capacities, e-drones and e-tractors to broaden its product offerings?

26. Which Vedanta subsidiary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sandvik AB to introduce battery-powered loaders and trucks in underground mining?

27. IIFL Finance and which SME focused neo-banking platform last week announced a JV to launch India’s first neobank that would cater to banking and credit requirements of MSMEs?

28. Which travel channel and travel content provider has announced season 2 of ‘The Gypsies’ in association with Maharashtra Tourism?

29. Which youth fashion and tech brand has launched ‘Unwind’- a mental health pitstop?

30. Which airport in India emerged as the second busiest airport in the world in March, according to OAG, a global travel data provider?

31. Which lubricant brand has launched ‘The Ultimate Biker's Anthem' featuring Benny Dayal?

32. Which agency is marking its 40th year with the launch of a global short film competition- ‘Differently Does It’?

33. On the eve of Labor Day, which chat-based direct hiring platform has launched the film “Mai Sapne Liye Chalta Hu”, celebrating the journey and life of a manager?

34. Which one-stop platform for young parents has launched the “Motherhood is a Full Time Job” celebrating “Mom CEOs” on the occasion of Mother’s Day?

35. Which online meat and seafood retailer has launched its Mother’s Day campaign through it newly launched brand property- Khaane Ke Bahane?

36. Which millet-based children’s food brand has launched its first-ever brand campaign - ‘Yes Ka Time Aa Gaya’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Anushka Sharma?

37. Which jewellery brand launched the digital film ‘The Interview’ ahead of Mother’s Day?

38. Which ecommerce major launched the ad ‘Woman’s World’ for Mother’s Day?

39. Which fashion and beauty retailer has launched its digital campaign ‘#CoolMoms’ this Mother’s Day?

40. US drug maker Pfizer last week said it has opened its first global drug development centre in Asia, in India. Which city?

41. Rakesh Biyani has stepped down as the MD of which company?

42. Which company has acquired Oaknet Healthcare for Rs 650 crore in an all-cash deal, marking its entry into the dermatology segment?

43. Arvind Krishna has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is the chairman and CEO of which MNC?

44. US-based independent digital quality engineering services provider QualiZeal Inc has set up its first global development centre (GDC) outside the US in India. Which city?

45. Which company is acquiring Hyderabad-based AI/ML, data engineering, analytics, and blockchain services company Aparaa Digital Pvt Ltd, which operates under the RoundSqr brand?

46. Cisco-owned cloud-based secure access provider Duo last week announced the launch of its first data centre in India. Which city?

47. Which automobile MNC has named current board member Amedeo Felisa as chief executive officer?

48. Venkataramani Sumantran was last week appointed as the chairman of the Board of Directors of which aviation company?

49. Which Swiss watch manufacturer has announced actor Siddhant Chaturvedi as its brand ambassador for India?

50. Which state has set up what is being claimed as India’s first flow chemistry technology hub (FCTH)?

51. Which soap brand has launched the campaign ‘#ShowerCooler’?

52. Which food brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#tasteofmotherslove’?

53. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘Chhota Twist, Bada Dhamaka’?

54. Which eye care brand has created a new Guinness World Records title for the “Most online eye screening tests completed in 24 hours”?

55. Which matrimony platform has launched the ‘Baat hogi tabhi toh baat badhegi’ campaign for its ‘Free Chat’ feature?

56. Which brand has launched its fourth IPL 2022 ad film ‘Nahi Mila Mujhe Pyaar Toh Kya’ featuring singers Sonu Nigam and Shaan?

57. Which edtech company has launched the campaign ‘Badlo Seekhne Ka Tarika’ for its Ai-LIVE (Augmented Interactive) technology, featuring actor Aamir Khan?

58. Which water brand has launched the campaign “Jeene Ka Paani”?

59. Which celebration wear brand has launched a new ad film featuring actor Kartik Aaryan?

60. Which company has announced the on-boarding and launch of sports icon and footballing legend, Cristiano Ronaldo’s fragrance range, CR7 in India?

61. Which edtech company has launched the campaign ‘Become very very important’?

62. Which tourism board has launched the film ‘Creating the Future With Shah Rukh Khan’?

63. Which company has launched the ‘#TenOnTenYou’ campaign with cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli for its grooming product BT3000 series?

64. Delhi-based BI Luxury Residences has tied up with hospitality major to manage the services at the upcoming luxury project in central Delhi?

65. Arun Sirdeshmukh has resigned as CEO of which vehicle commerce platform in less than 7 months of joining?

66. Which company has installed what it claims as the world’s largest passenger elevator at its property in Mumbai?

67. Which platform has launched a gaming studio called Mayhem Studios to develop AAA mobile games for domestic and global markets?

68. To commemorate World Hand Hygiene Day, which antibacterial personal care products brand has released a film named ‘India Eating’?

69. Which media group has unveiled its centennial celebration campaign film and logo with the positioning ‘Curiosity Questions, Answers’?

70. Sudarshan Venu last week took over as the Managing Director of which company?

71. Tata Motors last week unveiled the electric version of which commercial vehicle, exactly 17 years after it was first introduced in India?

72. Which brand, known for its premium and beautiful range of floral arrangements and hampers, launched its Mother's day campaign, ‘Moms are the best, her blooms should be too’?

73. Which brand launched the ‘WizeMumpedia’ campaign on Mother's Day to increase financial literacy among mothers?

74. Which diversified technology company launched the campaign ‘#HealthyMomsForHealthyHomes - Ma Neendein Bharna’ for Mother’s Day?

75. Which Ayurvedic personal care brand has announced actress Katrina Kaif as its brand ambassador?

76. Which brand has launched a campaign with the theme ‘Ghar le aao, pahadon wali saaf hawa’ for its PureAir Adjustable AC?

77. Which edtech company has launched the campaign ‘Meri Pehli Academy’ for Mother’s Day?

78. Which fitness and nutrition platform has launched the ad 'Fitness Made Forever’?

79. The boards of which two independently listed IT services companies last week approved their merger, a move which will create sixth-largest IT services firm in India by revenue?

80. Lakshmi Venu has taken over as managing director of which auto component manufacturer?

81. Which food tech major’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Deepinder Goyal will be donating all his employee stock option plan (ESOP) proceeds worth Rs 700 crore to a foundation?

82. Which company is acquiring 45% stake in Senegal-based rock phosphate mining and production company Baobab Mining and Chemicals Corp oration (BMCC) for around Rs 225 crore ($29.3 million)?

83. Which company was awarded the 'Broadcaster of the Year Abby' at Goafest 2022?

84. Which general insurance company launched the digital film ‘#MaaHealthMyDuty’ for Mother’s Day?

85. Which mouth freshener brand launched a new campaign ‘Forgotten’ for International Mother’s Day?

86. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain launched the campaign ‘#TheMotherOfAllCravings’?

87. Which bank launched the song ‘#MeriUdaan’ for Mother’s Day?

88. Which instant noodles brand launched its Mother’s Day campaign featuring actress Mona Singh?

89. Which company last week said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market its generic version of Pregabalin capsules?

90. Reliance Industries has crossed which revenue mark in fiscal 2022, becoming the first Indian company to reach the milestone?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 945 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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