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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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