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August 14, 2022

Biz Quizzard 959

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has signed a definitive agreement with Ford Motor Co to acquire its plant in Sanand, Gujarat?

2. Which bank has recently received in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India to start a subsidiary that will look into human resources (HR) related issues?

3. Which dairy brand has launched the campaign “Doodh mein chemical locha”?

4. Which brand has launched the commercial ‘The Secret of Fine Taste’ for its range of Ameo Neo Mixer Grinders?

5. CEAT Tyres and which motorcycle brand came together on the occasion of Friendship Day to celebrate their long-standing affiliation, with the social media campaign ‘#KaroSafetySeDosti’?

6. Which company last week said it has acquired a hospital asset in Gurugram from Nayati Healthcare and Research NCR for around Rs 450 crore?

7. Which business group has elevated Varun Mehta as a director of its power arm?

8. Which MNC has agreed to buy Global Blood Therapeutics, the maker of a drug for sickle-cell disease, in a deal worth $5.4 billion?

9. Which two-wheeler brand has launched the campaign ‘#KhudKiSunLe’, featuring brand ambassador and actor Siddhant Chaturvedi?

10. Which Indian premium writing instruments and lifestyle accessories company has acquired Sheaffer, the 110-year-old iconic American manufacturer of writing instruments?

11. Which life insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘#DoTheSmartThing’ featuring actress Vidya Balan?

12. Which sports-tech company launched the ‘#MastiChadhegi’ campaign for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games?

13. Which telecom brand has launched a new campaign with the theme ‘Best ho raha hai aur bhi Behtar’?

14. Which luxury brand has unveiled a new Rakhi campaign with sibling-duo Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor?

15. Which premium snacking brand has introduced an gifting ambassador ‘Mr. BC’ and has launched a digital campaign?

16. Which agarbatti brand has launched a new ad, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador MS Dhoni seen in a Guruji avatar?

17. Which industry body has launched the campaign ‘Microfinance - har hausle ke saath’?

18. Which Singapore-headquartered Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled global Water-Tech start-up has rebranded itself as ‘Boon’?

19. Which life insurance company has launched the ‘#BharosaPapaJaisa’ campaign for Raksha Bandhan?

20. Which film exhibition company has launched the film “Iss Andhere mein bahut Roshni hai (There is light in this darkness)” featuring actor Aamir Khan to celebrate its 25 years?

21. Which male grooming and lifestyle brand has launched the campaign “It’s Time” for its trademark Whisky Smoke EDP, featuring actor and brand ambassador Vicky Kaushal?

22. Which life insurance company last week announced the appointment of Sumithasri Eranti Venkataramagupta as Chairperson?

23. Which brand has launched its new campaign, with comedian Raunaq Rajani, to celebrate world underwear day?

24. Which lubricant brand has launched the film ‘Vachan Suraksha ka’ for Raksha Bandhan?

25. Which smart gadget brand has announced actor Prateek Gandhi as its brand ambassador?

26. Which fantasy sports and casual games platform has announced actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

27. Which company last week said it has concluded the acquisition of Europe-based holiday homes operator Bornholmske Feriehuse through its subsidiary DanCenter?

28. Which premium online laundry startup has bought out rival app-based laundry firm Maxclean’s B2B business for an undisclosed sum?

29. The India arm of which global Geospatial Intelligence Software (GIS) technology provider has completed the process of majority stake transfer to Agendra Kumar, its MD in the country?

30. Which company will acquire a portfolio of 1,753 MW of renewable energy generation capacity from Mytrah Energy (India) at an enterprise value of about Rs 10,530 crore?

31. Which intracity logistics marketplace has launched the campaign ‘Delivery Hai? Ho Jayega’?

32. Which senior-living community operator has announced plans to foray into the Pune market to serve senior citizens?

33. Which premium electric inter-city coach services brand has begun operations by commencing services on the Bhopal-Indore route?

34. Qualitest, a US-based quality engineering company, has acquired which Hyderabad-based software testing company?

35. Which Odisha-based startup has come up with India’s first app in the fishery sector for bulk purchases and doorstep delivery?

36. Which paint and d√©cor company has rolled out the campaign ‘#FirstRoommates’ ahead of Raksha Bandhan?

37. Which sports nutrition brand has launched its latest campaign, 'Ladies Who Lift' starring Krishna Shroff?

38. Which drug firm last week said its Managing Director S Sridhar has resigned from the company?

39. Which online platform for property buyers and sellers has launched a new digital film unveiling its prime services, featuring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Aparshakti Khurana?

40. Which company has become the first multinational technology firm to join the government’s open network for digital commerce (ONDC) platform?

41. Which company has entered into an agreement with app-based public transport operator Chalo to supply more than 5,000 electric buses over three years?

42. Which beverage brand has launched the ‘#DeshKaGarv’ campaign, celebrating India’s glorious post-independence journey?

43. Which hair oil brand has roped in comedian Swati Sachdeva for its latest campaign ‘ChampiOn’?

44. Which general insurance company has launched the film ‘#BandhanBharoseKa’ for Raksha Bandhan?

45. Which lifestyle brand has launched the digital film ‘#RespectAllBandhans’ that focuses on teaching people to respect all the relationships around them?

46. Which cashback and coupons site has launched the ‘Bachat Ki Azaadi’ campaign?

47. Which eyecare chain has launched the ‘#HarStoreTiranga’ campaign?

48. Which skincare brand has unveiled its '#Skindependence75' digital campaign to celebrate Independence Day?

49. Which paints brand has launched a campaign with the theme 'Soch sundar hogi tabhi toh desh sundar hoga'?

50. RBI has cancelled the licence of which cooperative bank in Pune, citing inadequate capital and earning prospects and failure to comply with various requirements of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949?

51. Which company has acquired a residential project with development potential of 2.5 million sq ft in Pune’s Kiwale locality through buyout of Sampada Realities?

52. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has announced the unveiling of a newer version of its Scorpio sport utility vehicle (SUV). What has it been branded as?

53. Which Japanese egg producer has begun producing and selling its quality eggs in India?

54. Which AI-based OTT recommendation and content discovery platform has announced the launch of its ‘Maze Karo Multiply’ campaign?

55. Which retail jewellery firm is setting up a handcrafted jewellery manufacturing unit in Bangladesh at an investment of Rs 200 crore to meet growing demand for handcrafted jewellery there?

Please mal your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 959 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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