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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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