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July 17, 2022

Biz Quizzard 955

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC beverage chain is launching masala chai and filter coffee in India?

2. In what is perhaps for the first time for a government agency, which state’s Markfed has exported tobacco to the US?

3. Brijendra Kumar Syngal, also called ‘Father of internet in India’, passed away recently. He was the former chairman of which public sector entity?

4. Which company has launched a campaign featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan for its newly launched ready-to-mix body wash?

5. Amazon last week announced the launch of an exclusive selection of fresh songs by four independent artists from India. What has it been branded as?

6. Which private equity firm Advent International-backed consumer goods company last week named Pratik Pota as its chief executive and managing director?

7. Which beverage chain has launched its new campaign ‘#ItStartsWithYourName’?

8. Which automobile brand has unveiled its launch campaign ‘Hello Goosebumps’?

9. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘#SamajhdaarKoIshaaraKaafiHai’ featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

10. Which industrial automation company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Freilassing-based automation technology and assembly systems supplier Hochrainer GmbH?

11. Which youth-centred brand has launched the campaign ‘#BackToCool’ for its backpack collection?

12. Which cosmetics brand has been relaunched with the brand idea ‘#NodoubtNoLimits’?

13. Packaging films manufacturer Cosmo Films has been rebranded. What is the new name?

14. Cricketer Smriti Mandhana has invested an undisclosed amount in which Gurugram-based ayurvedic brand for haircare and skincare?

15. Which MNC consumer durable company last week announced its re-entry into the Indian market with the launch of an exclusive retail and experience store in Saket, Delhi?

16. Which industry body has launched the ‘Karein Shuru’ campaign?

17. Which brand from Parle Agro has launched a new campaign to announce the introduction of new variant - Hazelnut Chocolate - to its flavoured milk portfolio?

18. Which fantasy cricket app has launched the campaign 'Lalkaar Ladkiyon Ki'?

19. Which soap brand has launched the campaign ‘Tum Hi Ho No. 1’ featuring actor Shaheer Sheikh?

20. Which business group last week unveiled ‘The Museum of Living History’ in Mumbai to showcase the group's past?

21. Which textile, apparel, retail and real estate conglomerate last week announced the appointment of Atul Singh to lead the Group?

22. Which Bengaluru-based premium interior design company has signed interior designer Gauri Khan and couturier Manish Malhotra to curate bespoke homes for its customers?

23. Which tyre manufacturer has launched its ultra-high-performance tyre range - SportDrive and SportDrive SUV for the luxury segment in India?

24. Former Union Bank of India CEO Rajkiran Rai G has been appointed as the first managing director of which development financial institution?

25. Which entertainment content and production company has appointed Abhishek Kumar as the group chief executive with immediate effect?

26. Which company, through its subsidiaries, has acquired the entire stake in Bangladesh-based Asian Consumer Care from its joint venture partner Advanced Chemical Industries?

27. Which digital healthcare platform has acquired Clinix, an online doctor consultation platform focused on rural India?

28. The number of people employed by the Indian tech industry in the US has crossed which milestone mark in 2021, as per a report by industry body Nasscom and S&P Global?

29. Which real estate developer has set up a net zero urban accelerator at its township on the outskirts of Mumbai, with the technical support of RMI?

30. Which IT firm will acquire Denmark-based life sciences consulting and tech firm BASE life science for up to € 110 million in an all-cash deal?

31. Which fresh fish and meat e-commerce firm has launched a campaign for its clean label Ready-To-Fry (RTF) meat snacks, featuring actress Nauheed Cyrusi?

32. Which aftermarket automotive service and maintenance platform has roped in actor Sharman Joshi for its latest digital marketing campaign ‘#ShaantSharmanShaant’?

33. Which grooming brand has announced Bhuvan Bam as the face of its fragrance range?

34. Which beverage brand has launched an ad for its revamped packaging featuring actress Jacqueline Fernandez?

35. Which alternate asset management firm has acquired 72% stake in Bengaluru-based Avasarala Technologies (ATL) in a mix of primary and secondary investment?

36. Serial entrepreneur Ashok Soota has launched his latest venture, a global health and wellness knowledge enterprise. What has it been branded as?

37. Which company, which provides maintenance services to thermal power plants in India, has appointed Takehiko Matsushita as its new Managing Director?

38. Which company has acquired the licence from Green Gold Licensing & Merchandising India Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture and distribute action figures of Chhota Bheem and friends, domestically?

39. Which company and Israel’s chemicals and logistics group Gadot have emerged winning bidders to buy the Haifa Port in Israel for $1.2 billion?

40. Which brand from India will ship 120 tonnes of french-fries to Philippines next month?

41. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Endura Mass, a nutritional supplement brand in the category of weight gain from Medinnbelle Herbalcare?

42. Which FMCG firm last week announced its foray into packaged food business?

43. The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at the Hyderabad campus of BITS Pilani said it is incubating which startup that is working on India’s first reusable rocket?

44. Which fashion brand has partnered with actor Vikrant Massey for the launch of its new 500-day warranty collection?

45. Which skincare brand of South Asian social media influencer and entrepreneur Diipa B├╝ller-Khosla will launch in India, exclusively on Nykaa?

46. Which smartphone maker has elevated Muralikrishnan B as the president of India operations, effective August 1?

47. BigBasket has crossed which revenue milestone in 2021-22?

48. Which bank has sealed a deal with JC Flowers to set up an asset construction company (ARC), to which the former will sell Rs 48,000 crore of legacy bad loans?

49. Which company has completed a successful trial of the country’s first 5G private network at Bosch Automotive Electronics’ facility at Bengaluru?

50. Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) last week announced its entry into the honey and preserves category under which brand?

51. Which QSR brand has announced the elevation of Moksh Chopra as the General Manager for India BMU (Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives)?

52. Which diagnostics chain has launched the campaign 'Yeh Sudha kya karti hai'?

53. DS Spiceco has launched the campaign ‘Same2Same’ for which sprinklers brand?

54. Which pregnancy detection kit brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#JustTakeTheTest’?

55. Which advertising agency has hired Ayesha Ghosh as Managing Director for India?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 955 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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