May 22, 2022

Biz Quizzard 947

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which family has entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of Switzerland-based Holcim Limited’s entire stake in Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited for $10.5 billion?

2. Which beauty e-commerce platform has launched its new campaign with the positioning "Har Indian Ka Beauty Destination", featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

3. Which luggage brand has launched the ‘#UndeniableLeave’ digital campaign featuring cricketer Virat Kohli?

4. Which fantasy sports platform has won the title sponsorship rights for the Women’s T20 Challenge 2022?

5. Which brand has launched the film ‘#AWarmWelcomeBack’ for new mothers who have taken career break after motherhood?

6. Which brand has announced the launch of its Gentleman range of Face & Body wash with activated charcoal, indicating its foray into body wash category?

7. Which paints brand has launched the campaign ‘#PaintKaGKBadhao’, featuring actress Alia Bhatt, for its Halo Aquaglo range?

8. Which poker destination has launched the new digital ad campaign ‘Khud Khelo, Khud Jeeto’, featuring actor Jatin Sarna?

9. Which multiplex chain has partnered with online retailer Macmerise to launch its merchandise range?

10. Which company is set to acquire a 49 per cent stake in Quintillion Business Media Limited (QBML)?

11. Ashni Biyani resigns as MD of which company?

12. Which company has acquired Dr Sheth’s, a dermatologist-formulated premium skincare brand designed exclusively for Indian skin?

13. Which company’s proposed deal to acquire a 100% stake in Raheja QBE General Insurance is off, nearly two years after the former first announced its plan for the acquisition?

14. The Centre will not proceed with the privatisation of which company for now as the financial arm of the winning consortium got an adverse order from the NCLT recently?

15. Which crypto trading and exchange platform has announced a new brand identity with the tagline ‘Crypto Ka Super App’?

16. Which fintech company has announced the rollout of its latest campaign ‘De Dena Aaram Se’ to promote its Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) product?

17. Which short video app has forayed into the social audio space with the launch of Audio Room?

18. Which broadcaster has launched the ‘Non-Stop cricket’ campaign featuring cricketer Smriti Mandhana and actor Pankaj Tripathi?

19. Which health supplement brand has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as a brand ambassador?

20. Hyundai Motor India has discontinued production of which brand, yet again?

21. Which company has revived its iconic ‘Aur Dikhao’ campaign with a new film building on the proposition of an extremely wide variety of options available on the marketplace?

22. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Daant strong toh main strong’ featuring actors Shahid Kapoor and Rana Daggubati?

23. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched its latest digital campaign ‘First Salary'?

24. Which building materials company has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan as brand ambassador?

25. According to a report last week, which Indian business personality has received an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen?

26. Which stock exchange last week said its board has appointed SS Mundra, a public interest director, as the chairman?

27. Which automobile company last week said it has joined hands with Tata Power to set up fast charging electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across its select dealerships in the country?

28. Which company last week said it will commission the world’s largest solar park in Rajasthan with a 3000 MWp capacity?

29. Which electric cables and appliances brand has announced actors Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani as its brand ambassadors along with a brand refresh and the launch of a campaign?

30. Which company has set the ball rolling for the construction of the world’s largest and first-of-its-kind single location, integrated renewable energy storage project (IRESP)?

31. Which fem-tech startup has launched its new campaign ‘#PeriodsHiTohHai’?

32. Which accessories, fitness gear, and home audio brand has appointed cricketer Dinesh Karthik as its brand ambassador?

33. Which omnichannel home interiors and renovation platform has launched the ‘#BacktoOffice’ campaign?

34. Which salt brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor Ravi Kishan?

35. Which seasonings brand has launched the ‘#TurnUpTheTaste’ campaign?

36. Which facewash brand has launched the campaign ‘#WashKaroSquashKaro’?

37. Which company is acquiring two investment technology platforms - WealthDesk and OpenQ - for a total enterprise value of $75 million?

38. Which Hyderabad-based company has acquired an online resume writing company yourcvwriter(dot)com, that helps job seekers create modern, infographic resumes?

39. Which infrastructure firm last week announced the appointment of Vinayak Pai as its CEO and managing director designate?

40. Which airline has announced the appointment of Pieter Elbers, the former chief executive of KLM, as its new chief executive officer?

41. Which retention cloud has signed definitive agreements to fully acquire Leanplum, a leading multi-channel customer engagement platform?

42. Which neo-bank has launched the campaign '3 Clicks, Payroll fixed'?

43. Which digital marketing agency has acquired DeepFlux, a MarTech consultancy, for an undisclosed amount?

44. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched the “Scream and win” campaign?

45. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#MakeItEpic’ for its new condom range?

46. Which watchmaker has announced the appointment of Deepak Chhabra as managing director for India operations?

47. Which footwear brand has launched the campaign “Its in me” for its sandal range?

48. Which small finance bank’s founder PN Vasudevan has stepped down from the post of managing director and chief executive officer?

49. Which fintech platform has launched a campaign for its business loans for MSMEs, featuring actor Rajkumar Rao?

50. Which company last week said it has successfully completed full duration test firing of the third stage of its flagship orbital vehicle Vikram-1?

51. Which cosmetics brand has partnered with internet sensation Khaby Lame for a campaign to promote its 5-in-1 lipstick range?

52. Disney Star, the television network, has announced the launch of a dedicated Odia general entertainment channel, which will premiere on June 6. What has it been branded as?

53. Which dating app is celebrating 17 million users with the campaign ‘Match to Hoga Hi!’?

54. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘#Mylifeisamovie’ with actress Aditi Rao Hydari at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival?

55. Which edtech brand has launched its IPL campaign ‘#GuarateeKaSeason’?

56. Which clothing brand is celebrating 35 years with the film ‘It’s My Nature’, with the voiceover of actor Rahul Khanna?

57. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd will launch a new version of Scorpio on June 27. What has it been branded as?

58. Which bank has entered into a pact with Ageas Insurance International NV to sell its entire stake in the joint venture Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Ltd for more than Rs 580 crore?

59. Which online travel platform has launched a campaign for its ‘Tatkaal’ feature with the theme ‘Ab Isse Achhi Kya Good News’?

60. Which airline last week said it has received its revalidated air operator certificate (AOC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)?

Please mail your answers before noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 947 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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