June 26, 2022

Biz Quizzard 952

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which luxury real estate consultancy firm has acquired the architectural and design practice of Delhi-based architect Arjun Sodhi to make a beachhead into the emerging metaverse landscape?

2. Which snack brand has launched its ‘videsi mein desi chatpatapan’ campaign?

3. Which cement company released the campaign ‘#WohJoHumeBanateHai’ on Father’s Day?

4. Which bank has acquired a 9.9% stake in Svakarma Finance, a non-deposit taking, non-banking finance company?

5. Which sleep solutions brand has onboarded actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

6. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the campaign ‘#StretchBeyondStains’ on Yoga Day, featuring actresses Vaishali Thaniga and Sapna Malik?

7. Which skincare brand has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘Uncomplicate Skincare’?

8. Which eyecare brand has launched the PRIDE’22 #SeeTheLove campaign?

9. Which company has launched the campaign “Experts Use It. Families Trust It.” for its all-new Experto Anti-Mosquito Racquet?

10. Which company has rolled out ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck in 11.44 T gross vehicle weight category?

11. Which MNC’s workers in Maryland voted on June 18 to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the company to unionise in the United States?

12. Which D2C beauty brand has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar as the face of its Vitamin C face wash campaign?

13. Which energy solutions provider has appointed Preeti Bajaj to take over as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for its operations?

14. Which wellness brand has launched its first-ever brand campaign, ‘#BiteMe’ with actress Kriti Sanon?

15. Which firm said it will acquire Bengaluru-based Venerate Solutions Private Limited, a salesforce consulting firm?

16. Which global food conglomerate last week said it will split into three independent companies?

17. Which company will merge its international business with Rivulis, part of Singapore-based investment fund Temasek, to create the world’s second largest irrigation player with revenues of $750 million (Rs 5,860 crore)?

18. Which caffeinated personal care brand has unveiled its latest campaign for Coffee Body Scrub and Coffee Body Washes, featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

19. Which PSU has launched the ‘Air Pollution Ka Alarm” campaign?

20. Hindustan Motors (HM) has agreed to transfer which brand and its related trademarks to SG Corporate Mobility?

21. Which bank has launched the digital campaign ‘Karo har khwaish poori’?

22. Which women grooming brand has rolled out the digital campaign ‘Razorlution’ for the launch of its Pretty Face Razor?

23. Which spirits brand has launched the “Taste the Thrill” campaign?

24. Which imaging and optical devices company has roped in model and actor Milind Soman as its healthcare, wellness, and lifestyle brand ambassador?

25. Which aggregator of third-party online sellers has acquired Trendy Home - a home furnishing brand that sells exclusively on Amazon in the US?

26. Which antacid brand is celebrating 50 years in India with the film 'A walk down memory lane', and a stand-up comedy show on Metaverse?

27. Which personal care brand has launched the ‘Pop This’ campaign for its facewash?

28. Chennai-based Allsec Technologies, a human resources outsourcing (HRO) firm, has merged with which Bengaluru-based business services provider?

29. Which Chennai-based debt marketplace has rebranded itself as ‘Yubi’?

30. Which state government has taken ownership of a team in the soon-to-be-launched professional league, the Ultimate Kho Kho (UKK)?

31. Which homegrown lifestyle tech brand has launched its first pair of smart eyewear 'i1' at Rs 5,999?

32. Which news channels network has approved the appointment of Barun Das as Managing Director and CEO with effect from June 22, 2022?

33. Which financial services company has launched an audio campaign ‘Ajab Selling ki Gajab Kahani Series’ to promote its mobile app?

34. Which rural fintech, in association with Religare Broking Ltd. (RBL), has launched the campaign ‘Demat Zaroori Hai’?

35. On the occasion of World Music Day, which bank launched a symphony of sounds from its branches connecting its musical logo (MOGO)?

36. Which beer brand launched the campaign ‘Home Team. Home Beer.’ to further strengthen its position as the “Official Cheer Partner of the Delhi Capitals”?

37. Which content distribution platform last week announced its entry into home security solutions with the launch of Secure and Secure+, in partnership with Google?

38. IKEA India last week opened a store in which city?

39. Which beauty and personal care brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as an investor and brand ambassador?

40. Which airport has claimed to have become the first in India to run entirely on hydro and solar power?

41. Which digital payments service provider has acquired application programming interface (API)-based infrastructure company Setu in a cash-and-stock deal worth $70-75 million?

42. Which business family has pledged Rs 60,000 crore towards charity to mark the 60th birthday of group founder and chairman?

43. Which electric two-wheeler maker last week said it will set up a mega factory in Karoli, Rajasthan with an investment of Rs 500 crore?

44. Mahindra Tractors has achieved which production milestone from the its manufacturing facility in Zaheerabad, Telangana?

45. Which realty major said it will acquire 100 per cent equity of G Corp Homes to make foray into the Bengaluru market?

46. Which enterprise resource planning software provider has launched the campaign 'Always AweSME’ on the occasion of International MSME day?

47. Jawahar Goel has stepped down as the managing director of which company after the resolution of his reappointment failed at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of its shareholders?

48. Which company has acquired a portfolio of branded and generic injectable products from Deer Park, Illinois-based Eton Pharmaceuticals?

49. The government has named Parameswaran Iyer as the next chief executive of which policy body?

50. Which company’s board approved the acquisition of instant grocery startup Blinkit, formerly known as Grofers, for Rs 4,447 crore in an all-stock deal?

51. Which shared mobility major has shut its used car division within eight months of its commencement?

52. Which online travel company last week announced becoming a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)?

53. Which automobile MNC last week launched its first green casting built by Brakes India that will go into building its engines?

54. Which pharmaceutical and consumer products exporter last week announced its foray into the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) wellness and beauty e-commerce space with the launch of a new brand ‘The Co Being’?

55. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign for its Popcorn Nachos with the positioning “Yeh snack nahi drama hai!”, featuring filmmaker Karan Johar, and actress Srinidhi Shetty?

56. Ahead of the release of the new Illumination film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, which QSR chain has introduced new Minion-themed banana desserts and milkshake?

57. Suzuki and Toyota have announced a new hybrid SUV model for India and global markets. What has Toyota branded it as?

58. Which company has rolled out an integrated campaign ‘Sahi Investing Ki Baat’ for investor awareness?

59. Which creator-led live entertainment commerce platform is celebrating Pride Month through various collaborations with its LGBTQIA+ creators, as part of its ‘Own the Troll’ campaign?

60. Which agency has won the Agency of the Year title at Cannes Lions 2022, the first ever Indian agency to do so?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 952 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 19, 2022

Biz Quizzard 951

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 13 - 18. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has bought stake worth $264 million (about Rs 2,060 crore) in which Singapore-headquartered ecommerce firm through its European subsidiary?

2. The former restaurants in Russia of which QSR chain have been renamed “Vkusno i tochka”?

3. Nyrika Holkar is being groomed to succeed current CMD at which company?

4. Which company has become the 13th industrial facility in corporate India to be brought under the security mandate of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)?

5. Which company is setting up a greenfield tractor plant in Mohali, its first expansion in a decade?

6. Which insurance marketplace has unveiled its new tagline – ‘Har Family Hogi Insured’?

7. Which stationery brand has launched the “Happy hoke chale school hum” campaign?

8. Which QSR chain has launched a campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

9. Which confectionery brand has launched its second TV commercial featuring actors and brand ambassadors Alia Bhatt and Dulquer Salmaan?

10. Which Bengaluru-based company is all set to invest Rs 24,000 crore through its subsidiary in setting up India’s first fab for manufacturing advanced AMOLED displays in Telangana?

11. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel last week said that its video streaming service, Airtel Xstream, has hit which milestone paid subscriber mark?

12. Which internet browser was rendered inoperable from June 15?

13. Which London-based consumer electronics company last week announced that it will produce its first smartphone called phone (1) in India?

14. RBI had approved the appointment of R Subramaniakumar as MD & CEO of which bank?

15. Which Secunderabad-based solar products and solutions provider has entered into a strategic alliance with NYSE-listed independent renewable energy producer Azure Power Global Ltd?

16. Which steel manufacturer has launched a new TVC campaign featuring actor Sonu Sood?

17. Which houseware brand has released a new TVC for its Leak Lock lunch boxes from the Back to School range?

18. Which automotive wellness company has signed archer Deepika Kumari as brand ambassador?

19. Which e-learning brand has launched the ‘#ShuruaatYahinSe’ campaign?

20. Which MNC has named Ikdeep Singh as its new global president for the Pet Nutrition business?

21. Which fashion and beauty retailer has launched its digital campaign ‘#CoolDads’ for Father’s Day?

22. Which life insurance brand has launched ‘Trust Campaign 2.0’?

23. Which MNC has launched a campaign featuring Manabu Yamazaki, its President & CEO, and Anshu Mor, stand-up comedian?

24. Which MNC will acquire a 25% stake for an undisclosed sum in billionaire Gautam Adani's new clean energy services company Adani New Industries Ltd (ANIL)?

25. The government has nominated Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra, TVS Motor chairman Venu Srinivasan, and 2 others as part-time non-official directors on the central board of which entity?

26. Which logistics aggregator has acquired a majority stake in rival Pickrr through a cash-and-stock deal valuing it at around $200 million?

27. Which company has acquired 49% stake in Continuum Green Energy’s 148.5 megawatt Morjar onshore wind project in Gujarat for an undisclosed sum?

28. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last week approved acquisition of entire shareholding in AirAsia India by which company?

29. Which realty developer has bought BR House, the family house of renowned filmmaker, the late BR Chopra, for Rs 183 crore?

30. Which company emerged as the winner of linear TV rights for the Indian subcontinent for IPL for the 2023-27 period?

31. Tata-owned electronics retailer Infiniti Retail, which runs the Croma chain of stores, crossed which milestone sales mark in 2021-22?

32. Which company will be setting up a green hydrogen fuelling station, the first such in the country, in Leh, Ladakh, for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)?

33. Mensa Brands, a roll up e-commerce startup, has entered the smart wearable segment by acquiring which wearable brand?

34. Which company last week launched a new generation of its AI-powered Spectre laptops - Spectre 13.5 x360 and Spectre 16, in India.?

35. Which United Arab Emirates-based group will be setting up an Electric Vehicles manufacturing plant with an investment of Rs 250 crore in Zaheerabad, Telangana?

36. Which industry body last week named Pramod K Mittal, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm, as the new Chairperson for 202-223?

37. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘Unexpected Wonders’ featuring actress Priyanka Chopra?

38. Which company has unveiled Biscafe, a coffee flavoured cracker, through a campaign with the positioning ‘Perfect Partner to Your Coffee’, featuring producer and director Karan Johar?

39. Which MNC has named Amisha Jain as its new senior vice president and managing director of South Asia-Middle East and Africa (SAMEA)?

40. Which brand has been rated the world´s strongest hotel brand, according to the latest report from the leading brand valuation consultancy, Brand Finance?

41. Which orthopedic healthcare institution has roped in actor Anurag Sharma as its brand ambassador?

42. Which company has unveiled a new campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Nawazuddin Siddiqui to promote its farming app?

43. Which diaper brand has launched another leg of its ‘It takes two’ campaign?

44. Which American hospitality chain is shutting down its India office?

45. Which jewellery retailer has rolled out its new Bangle Utsav 2022 campaign ‘#KalaiyonKeLiyeKalakari’?

46. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Promises Re-imagined’?

47. Which life insurance brand has launched the third campaign ‘#SkipNahiInsureKaro’ in its Buy Online series, featuring actor Manjot Singh?

48. Which beauty brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandana as brand ambassador?

49. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-owned Akasa Air has received the delivery of its first aircraft. Which model?

50. How many Indian companies feature among the top global 100 in the Kantar Brandz, 2022 Most Valuable Global Brands report?

51. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week lifted business curbs imposed on which cards issuer?

52. Andhra Pradesh government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with which edtech company to impart education to government school students?

53. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘#RacingHeartsSince1909’ in India?

54. Which online community for older adults has launched the ‘#TheInvisibleAbuse’ campaign on the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?

55. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Papa Ki Nayi Kahaani’?

56. Which instant noodles brand variant has launched a campaign featuring actress Konkona Sen Sharma?

57. Which tyre brand has launched the campaign ‘#OneManManyRoles’ for Father’s Day?

58. Which B2B marketplace has launched its Father’s Day campaign 'Hum Hai Na'?

59. Which fintech SaaS firm has launched a multi-film ad campaign to showcase the ease and convenience of filing income tax returns, featuring actor Pranay Manchanda?

60. Which 90-year-old multinational beauty company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, weighed down by debt load, disruptions to its supply chain network and surging costs?

61. Which company has appointed Doug Hanson as CEO for its subsidiary Topcoder, a crowdsourced tech solutions platform for developers, designers and data scientists?

62. Which industry body has elected HP Singh, chairman of Satin Creditcare Network, as its chairman for the next two years?

63. Which location has emerged as the top family summer holiday destinations for Indians this year, as per a survey by travel and hospitality technology platform OYO?

64. Which omnichannel meat and seafood D2C brand has rolled out the ‘#madebydad’ campaign for Father's Day with cricketer Dinesh Karthik and chef Sanjay Thumma?

65. Which company has announced India's first multiplex in the metaverse?

66. Which biryani and kebab delivery chain launched the ‘#HandiKhushiyonKi’ campaign as an ode to the spirit of fatherhood?

67. Which D2C beauty and wellness brand launched the ad ‘Birthday’ to celebrate the spirit of ever ‘Active’ fathers?

68. Which hospitality company has launched the campaign, ‘Don’t let their summer break, break you!’?

69. Which kids’ entertainment channel has launched its ‘Redrawing India’ initiative?

70. Which Bengaluru-based agtech firm will next month launch what it claims as the world’s first agriculture intelligence cloud (Agcloud)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 951 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 12, 2022

Biz Quizzard 950

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 06 - 11. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which upcoming franchise-format league has secured Adani Group and GMR as two of its six team owners?

2. Which anatacid brand recently announced the launch of two delicious new flavours- Jaljeera and Nimbu Masala?

3. Which livelihood education platform has rebranded itself as ‘ffreedom’?

4. Star Sports has launched the campaign ‘#UmeedSeYakeenTak’ for which property?

5. Which tyre manufacturer celebrated World Environment Day 2022 with the “Seed Ball Making” activity to raise awareness about the importance of conserving nature?

6. Which battery-swapping network for electric two and three-wheelers launched a digital campaign 'Charge Up the environment'?

7. Which matrimony platform is celebrating 7 million success stories with a film featuring its founder?

8. Which antifungal brand from Bayer has launched its first campaign in India?

9. Which fintech company has launched its new campaign ‘Hai Yakeen’, with voiceover from actor Naseeruddin Shah?

10. Which technology solutions firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Celfinet, a Portugal-based wireless engineering services firm for €41 million?

11. Which smartphone brand has named Himanshu Tandon as India head?

12. Which company has emerged as the highest bidder for distressed steel company Mittal Corp that is undergoing insolvency proceedings?

13. Which company, through its real estate arm, will acquire 100% of the equity in Accord Hotels and Resorts and a 10-acre land parcel in Sector 128, Noida, for Rs 306 crore?

14. Which company last week became the first auto original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in India, and one of the very few brands across industries, to launch a metaverse platform?

15. In a first for the QSR industry in India, which brand launched a sustainable restaurant in Chennai’s T’ Nagar?

16. Which Jaipur-based electric two-wheeler maker last week unveiled its new escooter model Stor:ie priced at Rs 89,600?

17. Which D2C skincare brand has collaborated with millennial poet Priya Malik to launch the digital video 'Woh waqt'?

18. Which oats brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring 3 female path-breakers - Tejaswini Manogna, Dipika Pallikal, and Bhavna Balakrishnan?

19. Which streaming platform has launched the 'Membership ek, Khushiyan anek' campaign?

20. Cricketer MS Dhoni has invested an undisclosed sum in which Chennai-based drone-as-a-service (DaaS) provider?

21. Which MarTech network has acquired Neon – the performance marketing agency?

22. Which eyewear brand has launched its summer campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Taapsee Pannu?

23. Which menstrual hygiene brand has launched the campaign ‘#ThePowerToBeYou’ featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor?

24. Which integrated farm to fork nuts & dried fruits company has roped in former actress, nutritionist, and celebrity chef, Amrita Raichand as a brand ambassador?

25. To observe World Environment Day, which bank announced the launch of four films that highlight its social and environmental initiatives under its flagship programme Parivartan?

26. Which steel brand launched the film ‘#ItsOurNature’ for World Environment Day?

27. Which mobile video game has launched a campaign featuring actor Rajkumar Rao?

28. Which paint brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Parul aur Painter – Ek Love Story!’?

29. Which broadcaster launched the ad film ‘The Lung Test’ to illustrate the impact of air pollution on children’s lungs?

30. Which coffee chain has inked a pact with plant-based food company Imagine Meats to sell vegan food in India?

31. Which kids’ entertainment franchise has joined forces with the United Nations in India for a flagship campaign ‘Yeh Planet Hum Sabka Ghar Hai’?

32. Which instant noodles brand launched the campaign ‘2 Min Safai Ke Naam’, featuring actor Rajkumar Rao, to raise awareness on proper waste disposal?

33. On World Environment Day, which power company launched an ad campaign ‘#OnePlanetEarth’, urging all to keep AC temperatures higher?

34. Which virtual private network (VPN) provider has become the second such company after ExpressVPN to pull out its servers from the country after the CERT-In directive?

35. Which company has acquired online physician consultation platform Lybrate for an undisclosed amount?

36. Nobuyuki Idei died at the age of 84 on June 2. He was the former CEO of which MNC?

37. Which performing arts academy has acquired Verb Studio, another online dance academy, for an unspecified amount?

38. Which toxin-free & natural personal care D2C brand has roped in soon-to-be mother and actress Sonam A. Kapoor as brand ambassador for its skincare & baby care range?

39. Which plant-based health and nutrition brand unveiled a new logo and brand tagline ‘Take Care, Have fun’?

40. Which sportswear brand has launched its shopping app in India, the first market globally where it will sell merchandise through its own app?

41. Which Hindi cinema channel has unveiled fresh content lineup with 'Taaza Hai Toh Mazza Hai' campaign?

42. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘#MaaApproved’ for its pickles range?

43. Which hair colour brand has launched a television commercial featuring actress and brand ambassador Anushka Sharma to promote its mini pack?

44. Which actor last week launched a new social media app, ‘Explurger’ that will reward users for their time spent on the platform?

45. JSW Sports said it will launch sportswear under which brand?

46. Brookfield Renewable India last week announced the successful commissioning of its first greenfield project in India, a 445 MW solar plant. Which location?

47. Hollywood-headquartered entertainment marketing and content production group, Trailer Park Group has acquired which Mumbai-based creative boutique to log into the Indian market?

48. Which company has acquired business correspondent Zero Mass (ZMPL) in an all-cash deal of Rs 120 crore?

49. The RBI has increased the limit for allowing recurring payments through credit card e-mandates to what amount per transaction?

50. The RBI last week increased the repo rate by what %?

51. Which company has acquired rights from international company Asmodee to manufacture and distribute its popular board game Abalone in India?

52. Which sports luxury car manufacturer last week said it has forayed into preowned car segment in India?

53. Which footwear brand has rolled out the campaign ‘#GoodVibesOnly’ to connect with millennial customers?

54. Which grooming brand launched the ‘#GiftYourDadAHug’ campaign to celebrate Father's Day, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Piyush Mishra?

55. Sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will buy a 20% stake in which home finance company for Rs 2,200 crore?

56. Which grooming brand launched its Father’s Day campaign featuring actor Rajat Kapoor?

57. Indian economist Krishna Srinivasan has been appointed as the Director of the Asia and Pacific Department (APD) by which entity?

58. Which MNC last week launched its mid-sized sedan ‘Virtus’, at an entry price of Rs 11.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

59. Which wellness brand has launched an equity campaign to bring to life its vision of “Wellness in Every Home, Happiness in Every Heart”?

60. Which company and Apollo Global Management have made a binding bid to acquire UK-based chemist and drugstore chain Boots?

61. Which pipes brand has launched the ‘Dadho Sutho’ campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

62. Which media and entertainment MNC has named Arjun Nohwar as the new GM for India?

63. Which financial services company has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador?

64. Which digital pet care startup has launched a new campaign ‘The Super-Store that comes to your door’?

65. Which Bangalore-based healthy and sustainable grocery store has announced a month-long campaign ‘Beyond the Cloth Bag’ on the occasion of World Environment Day?

66. Which D2C kitchenware brand has launched its new campaign with fitness enthusiast and actress, Mandira Bedi?

67. Which luxury bath & body care brand has roped in actress Mouni Roy as brand ambassador?

68. Which steel company has launched its corporate campaign 'Always Around'?

69. Which omni-channel pharmacy retail chain for branded affordable medicines has launched the campaign ‘#SeizeDiabetes’ to raise awareness around diabetes, and its management in India?

70. Which pension money manager has agreed to buy a portfolio of Indian road assets from Brookfield in a deal valued at around Rs 9,300 crore ($1.2 billion)?

71. Which Canada-based skincare brand is entering the Indian market by forging a partnership with Nykaa?

72. Which company last week said that it has forayed into iron ore mining operations overseas through its arm Western Cluster Limited, Liberia?

73. Satyam Nathani, one of the founding members of which fintech firm, is leaving the company?

74. Which healthy food platform has announced badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa as the face of its campaign to promote healthy eating?

75. Which spirits brand has launched its new campaign “Come Alive!”?

76. Which FMCG brand has launched its latest national television advertisement for the Onion range, featuring actors Sara Ali Khan and Vihaan Samat?

77. Which company has announced its breakthrough range in Solar through a campaign featuring former cricketer and brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar?

78. Which EV manufacturer has launched a new ad, featuring Shreyas Seethapathy, one of its mechanical engineers, involved in designing the batteries?

79. Who has emerged as the highest-paid CEO in the Indian IT industry for FY22?

80. Mercedes-Benz last week said it has delivered the first-ever unit of which series in India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 950 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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June 5, 2022

Biz Quizzard 949

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 30 - June 04. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which country has become India's top trading partner in 2021-22?

2. Which fashion brand has launched its ‘#ImperfectlyPerfectRules’ campaign?

3. Which brand has roped in cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as the brand ambassador for its Smart Wearables in India?

4. Movie studio Fox Star Studios has been rebranded. What is the new name?

5. Which watch brand has roped in actress Alia Bhatt as brand ambassador and has launched the “Boldly Beautiful” campaign?

6. Myntra has introduced an express delivery feature, allowing shoppers to receive their orders within 24-48 hours of purchase. What has it been branded as?

7. Which company has launched a new brand of beer, Seven Rivers, for the Indian market?

8. Which broadcaster has launched a campaign ‘Chase the record’, featuring actor Aamir Khan?

9. Which building materials manufacturer has roped in actor Allu Arjun as its brand ambassador for the pipes and water tank businesses?

10. Amul recently announced its entry into organic food market with the launch of which product?

11. Which sportswear company has partnered with Maldives-based sports and lifestyle marketplace Sonee Sports to launch the brand in the island nation?

12. Which food services company has announced the appointment of Sameer Khetarpal as CEO and MD, with effect from September 5, 2022, for a period of 5 years?

13. Which PC-maker is set to enter the consumer lifestyle market with the launch of water purifiers, vacuum cleaners and ozonisers, post the successful test run of air purifiers?

14. Lakmé Academy powered by Aptech has signed which actress as the brand ambassador?

15. Which toothpaste brand has launched a film featuring Kiran Kanojia, India’s first female Blade Runner, as part of its ongoing campaign?

16. On the occasion of World Milk Day (June 1), which dairy brand launched an apple flavoured energizing drink under its brand Recharge?

17. Which brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#SayYesToTheCup’ to drive awareness for Menstrual Cup?

18. Which smartphone launched its new campaign ‘#DeshkeSmartphone’ featuring former World Heavy Weight champion, wrestler Dalip Singh Rana a.k.a The Great Khali?

19. Which company has launched the campaign ‘#FizoolKharchTaalo’ for its Mobile Trader App?

20. Which company’s subsidiary has signed an agreement with the Gujarat government for the potential acquisition of Ford India’s vehicle manufacturing facility at Sanand, Gujarat?

21. Which airline has launched the ‘#JoinTheFamily’ campaign?

22. India recorded its highest-ever textiles and apparel exports in FY22 at $44.4 billion. Which country was the top export destination for the country's textiles and apparel shipments?

23. Which ethnic wear brand has undertaken the initiative, ‘#ExtractTheExtraOrdinary’ to reduce its overall textile wastage?

24. Which business group last week announced the formal launch of its new ‘House of Brands’ entity – TMRW, and appointed Prashanth Aluru as CEO & Co-Founder?

25. Which healthcare group launched a campaign on the occasion of International Nurses Day with the theme ‘Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya-From darkness to light'?

26. Britannia Industries’ dairy beverages brand Winkin' Cow crossed which milestone revenue mark in FY22?

27. Which apparel brand has signed actress Esha Deol as brand ambassador and has launched the campaign ‘#OwnYourGame’?

28. Which social investment and stock trading platform has launched a campaign with the theme ‘Stock market mein no jugaad’?

29. Which video-streaming platform has decided to allow its users to opt for the premium ad-free service for which they can pay later?

30. Which brand has retained its position as the most valuable Indian brand, according to UK-based Brand Finance (BF), the world’s leading sectoral valuation consultancy?

31. Which brand has emerged as the strongest brand in India, according to UK-based Brand Finance (BF)?

32. Which company and Plastic Legno SPA have signed a joint venture arrangement under which the former will acquire a 40% stake in the Italian company’s toy manufacturing business in India?

33. Which health food brand has acquired nutrition-based food company, SuperHealthy for an undisclosed amount?

34. US-based Redbird Capital Partners has agreed to buy which football team for $1.3 billion?

35. Which healthcare service provider in the diagnostic segment has unveiled its new brand identity, including a new tagline “Tests you can trust”?

36. Which pre-owned automobile segment player has launched the ad “Boombastic Car” featuring director Rohit Shetty and actor Sharman Joshi?

37. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Superstar After Retirement' music video featuring retired senior citizens?

38. Which ecommerce company has launched three new ad films under its ongoing campaign ‘#BachonKaKhel’?

39. Which messaging service for workplaces was officially launched in India last week?

40. Who has become the only Indian origin chef to have been ranked amongst the top 10 global chefs in the world by Gazette Review?

41. Which brand has rolled out its new digital campaign ‘Milkshake Pe Baat Hogi Toh Baat Achchi Hogi’?

42. Which omnichannel platform and multi-platform tech company has launched the ad 'Retail ka Naya address!'?

43. Which company has launched the campaign 'Kiraye Se Azaadi' to target first time home buyers?

44. Which virtual private network provider has shut down its physical servers in India, rejecting the data storage demands made in the new cyber security directives issued in April?

45. Kotak Investment Advisors, a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, last week announced the launch of a super app for investment. What has it been branded as?

46. Which UK-based affordable housing and advanced proptech solutions major, which is developing projects in Pune and Bengaluru, has entered into an agreement to acquire Politecna Europa?

47. Which beverage brand has become Coca-Cola India’s fastest growing brand?

48. Which conversational engagement firm has acquired OneDirect, an omnichannel, Artificial Intelligence-enabled, customer service platform, in an all-cash deal?

49. Which tech-enabled managed accommodation company has forayed into fully-managed apartment space across six cities in the country?

50. Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as the COO of which MNC?

51. Which crypto investing app last week unveiled Crypto Rupee Index (CRE8), the country’s first benchmark index to measure the performance of the Indian Rupee-based crypto market?

52. Which grain commerce platform has acquired agriculture data science company Prakshep?

53. IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), in collaboration with which agri-land marketplace, has announced the launch of ISALPI, the first-of-its-kind land price index?

54. Which company has launched what it calls an “industry-first” eight-wheel truck - AVTR 2620?

55. The value of transactions on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which milestone in May?

56. Which financial services company has launched its public awareness initiative ‘Har Time EMI On Time’?

57. Which online matrimony service has launched its new campaign ‘#BeChoosy’?

58. Which nerve care brand has announced the launch of its new ‘Feel Life’ campaign commemorating Nerve Health Awareness Week?

59. Which company launched the digital film ‘#NewBreedOfParents’ on the occasion of Global Day of Parents?

60. Canara Bank ED A Manimekhalai has been appointed as the MD of which bank?

61. Swarup Kumar Saha has been appointed MD of which bank?

62. Ajay Kumar Srivastava will be the new MD and CEO of which bank?

63. Which digital agency is going to exit the Havas Group?

64. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Shahid Kapoor as brand ambassador?

65. Which smartphone company has named Alvin Tse general manager to head its India operations?

66. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement with Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL) to sell one of its two transmission lines for Rs 1,913 crore?

67. On the occasion of World Environment Day, which air cooler brand has launched the digital campaign 'Sustainable Cooling for all!'?

68. Which wine brand has announced the launch of Unvined, a non-alcoholic wine with less than 0.5% alcohol, available in two varietals - Riesling and Shiraz?

69. On the occasion of World Environment Day, which personal care brand launched the ad ‘Palak ka Potluck’?

70. Which company has won the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the upcoming Noida International Airport?

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