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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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