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August 21, 2022

Biz Quizzard 960

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which billionaire investor passed away in Mumbai on August 14?

2. Anshu Jain passed away on August 13. He was the former co-CEO of which MNC bank?

3. Which mutual fund launched the campaign ‘#UnitedByInvestments’ for Independence Day?

4. Which brand launched the campaign ‘The All You Can Meat Buffet’ featuring The Great Khali?

5. Which business group launched the campaign ‘Sounds Of Making India’ for Independence Day?

6. The promoters of which general insurance company have filed an application with regulator Irdai for setting up a life insurance company?

7. Which company last week unveiled five e-SUVs (sport utility vehicles) under two EV brands?

8. Which advertising agency has appointed Oindrila Roy as managing director?

9. Which tyres brand has launched the campaign ‘#RidingHopeRidingChange’, celebrating 75 joyous years of freedom?

10. Which company last week signed a term sheet with the Volkswagen Group for sourcing parts for EVs and said it would be exploring a joint platform for India and emerging markets?

11. Which mutual fund launched the ‘The Wall of Independence’ campaign?

12. Which edtech company launched the film ‘Celebrating the Past. Investing in the Future.’ for Independence Day?

13. Which company has agreed to acquire inland container depot (ICD) Tumb from Navkar Corporation for Rs 835 crore?

14. Ratan Tata has backed which startup that connects senior citizens with young graduates for meaningful friendships?

15. Which company last week said it has joined hands with medical device maker Boston Scientific to provide end-to-end interventional cardiac care solutions in India?

16. State Bank of India last week opened its first-ever startup branch. Which city?

17. Which consumer durable products maker has elevated its Executive Director Anuj Poddar to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer?

18. Which cycle brand launched the campaign ‘Find Your Tribe’ with cricketer Rishabh Pant?

19. Which insurance marketplace has launched its latest campaign, featuring actors Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover?

20. I missed this campaign during IPL. Which business group has launched a corporate campaign ‘Koshish Zimmedari Nibhane Ki’?

21. Which brand has launched a campaign for its ergonomic chairs, featuring actress Taapsee Pannu?

22. Which Vitamin & Mineral Supplements (VMS) brand has launched its first campaign, featuring actress Dia Mirza?

23. Which healthcare and wellness brand has roped in actress Mahima Makwana as its brand ambassador?

24. Which eco-friendly luggage brand has roped in cricketer Jasprit Bumrah as brand ambassador?

25. Which company, which lends to the MSME segment, has been renamed as TruCap Finance Ltd?

26. Rediffusion Design Studios and its sister agency Everest have released an Indian font on the occasion of Independence Day. What has it been branded as?

27. Which bank has launched a new campaign, 'Vigil Aunty', which will encourage people across the country to practise safe banking habits?

28. Which brand has paid a tribute to India's furniture artists with "Beats of Marapani", a music track that seamlessly fuses real carpentry sounds with the melodic tunes of Onam?

29. Which online investment platform launched a short-animated video centered around the theme of “Findependence”?

30. Canadian pension fund Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board (OTPP) will acquire a significant majority stake in which hospital chain?

31. Which Indian fintech company has acquired payments platform Ezetap in a deal that values the latter at $150-200 million?

32. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Don't Dare Compare’ featuring choreographer, actor, and director Prabhu Deva for its Treat Croissant?

33. Which food delivery platform and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star The Great Khali have come together to celebrate their respective birthdays?

34. Which brand has launched the initiative ‘Breaks for Good’. installing benches made from recycled plastic packaging across popular youth hangouts & colleges in various cities pan-India?

35. Which brand has launched the film 'Experience the Honey Purity Trail' with actor Sonu Sood?

36. Which online travel technology company has launched the digital campaign 'Passports are #MeantForMore' to encourage international travel?

37. Which investment-focused educational platform has signed a three-year partnership with Olympian, Neeraj Chopra, to spread financial awareness amongst youth?

38. Which femtech brand has launched the “Daughter India” campaign?

39. Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced which actress as the new brand advocate for New Zealand education in India?

40. Which conglomerate launched the film ‘Garv Hai Humein Is Mitti Par’ for Independence Day?

41. Which company last week unveiled electric double decker air-conditioned bus EiV 22, which will be deployed by the BEST in Mumbai to ferry passengers?

42. Which ice-cream brand launched the campaign ‘Har Moment Right Kar’ featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

43. Which sportswear brand and cricketer Rohit Sharma unveiled their first-ever collaboration of sustainable apparel for the Indian market?

44. Which financial services company has launched a new campaign to promote its offering for options traders, called Options Store?

45. Which pet transportation brand unveiled a video ‘#LetsCoExistTogether’?

46. Which digital health, connected sleep and respiratory care devices company has launched the campaign ‘#AwakenYourBest’ to create awareness about sleep and sleeping disorders?

47. Which financial services company has announced badminton players Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty as brand ambassadors in India?

48. Which payments bank has launched the campaign ‘Aaiye Toh Sahi’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Pankaj Tripathi?

49. Which ethnic wear brand has launched ‘Be Compliment Ready’ campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador, Alia Bhatt?

50. Which business group has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to fund a technology hub for steel manufacturing and an endowed chair?

51. Which Indian wear brand has roped in actress Kriti Sanon as brand ambassador?

52. Which brand is celebrating the art of storytelling with its campaign ‘The Kathakaar of Life’ on World Photography Day?

53. Which jewellery brand has launched its Onam campaign featuring brand ambassadors and actresses Wamiqa Gabbi and Manju Warrier?

54. Which snacking brand has launched an ad for its new premium variant – Gourmet – with the proposition ‘It’s Not Cooked, It’s Crafted’?

55. Which furniture solutions brand has launched the campaign ‘For the Great Indian Family’ for its modular kitchens?

56. Which haircare brand celebrated independence with ‘#FreeToExpress’ campaign in its second edition of Uncut?

57. Electric car maker Tesla recently surpassed which milestone cumulative production mark?

58. Which NBA player has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, making him the highest-paid player in NBA history?

59. Which company has agreed to buy the thermal power assets of DB Power Limited (DBPL) from Dainik Bhaskar Group for enterprise value of Rs 7,017 crore?

60. Which direct selling company said it had become ‘pre- and post-consumer plastic waste neutral’?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 960 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.


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