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October 30, 2022

Biz Quizzard 970

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Coca-Cola’s lemon drink Sprite has crossed which annual sales milestone in India?

2. Dietrich Mateschitz died recently at the age of 78. He was the cofounder of which beverage brand?

3. John Shaw passed away last week at the age of 73. He was the former vice-chairman of which company?

4. Which steel company launched the ‘Hum Sabki Diwali’ digital campaign?

5. Which company launched the film ‘Connecting hearts, lighting paths’ for Diwali?

6. Which industry body launched its new TVCs, featuring cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni?

7. Which company launched the digital film ‘#JoBhiHoHumDekhLenge’ that focuses on the significance of health insurance?

8. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘sounds from a kitchen’ for Diwali?

9. Which healthcare services provider launched the campaign ‘#KhushiyonKiSalamati’?

10. Which solar glass manufacturer has acquired 86 per cent stake in Europe´s largest solar glass manufacturer Interfloat Group for an undisclosed sum of money?

11. Which company rolled out its Diwali campaign 'Sada Roshan Raho', featuring brand ambassador and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

12. Which wires brand has launched the campaign ‘#AapkeSapnoKoRakheSafe’?

13. Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte has tied up with which group to jointly explore green ammonia and renewable energy opportunities in India, Singapore and the globe?

14. Which pet care brand launched the campaign "#TyohaarWithFurryvaar"?

15. Which electrical appliances company launched its Diwali campaign ‘Pyar Aur Lightwali Diwali’?

16. Which company has launched a campaign for its fragrances, featuring actor / model and brand ambassador Milind Soman?

17. Which company has launched cocktail mixes under the umbrella of the Magic Moments?

18. Which two-wheeler maker last week announced its plans to enter the Philippines, for which it has partnered with Terrafirma Motors Corporation for assembly and distribution?

19. Which company has inked an agreement with carmaker Ford to supply “zeremis green steel” from its Netherlands-based IJmuiden plant after the unit shifts to hydrogen-based steel making?

20. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in spices and seasonings maker Badshah Masala Pvt Ltd, for Rs 587.5 crore?

21. ZEE and Culver Max Entertainment (erstwhile Sony Pictures Networks India) have agreed to hive off which three Hindi channels to allay any anti-competitive concerns of the Competition Commission of India (CCI)?

22. Emami Ltd has signed which actor as the new brand ambassador for its BoroPlus ayurvedic antiseptic cream?

23. India's first private manufacturing facility for military aircraft will be set up by Tata Consortium of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Which location?

24. Which men's grooming brand has onboarded model and actor Milind Soman as brand ambassador?

25. Which B2B e-commerce platform has launched the campaign ‘#SabMilegaYahinMilega’, featuring actor Shaleen Malhotra?

26. Which airport released the’#KhusiyanHainAapse’ campaign to celebrate the joy of bonds and emotions that fills the air during Diwali?

27. Which men's fragrance brand unveiled its new digital campaign, featuring its brand ambassadors and actors, Sudeep Kiccha, Mahesh Babu, and Silambarasan?

28. Which company launched the campaign “PTE Kar, Befikar” for its English proficiency test?

29. Which online marketplace for loans and credit cards has launched its video campaign ‘Tarakki Ki Tayari’?

30. Which eye care chain said it has completed acquisitions of two eye care hospitals - Garg Ophthalmic Centre in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, and Kapil Eye Hospital in Ambala, Haryana?

31. Which men's grooming brand has announced cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as its new brand ambassador?

32. Parag Agrawal was last week fired as CEO of which MNC?

33. Which company, which specialises in polymer pipes and fittings, has launched a product line of water tanks named ‘Marina’ in West Bengal, Odisha, Guwahati, Bihar, and Jharkhand?

34. Which smartphone maker has shut down its financial services business in India, four years after its launch?

35. Which MNC has forayed into the Indian-made whisky segment with the launch of “Legacy” brand?

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October 23, 2022

Biz Quizzard 969

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company recently launched the country’s first all-aluminium freight rail rakes which tend to carry more load and consumer less fuel given their lighter weight?

2. Which Dharwad-based manufacturer of earth-mover parts has collaborated with Miller UK to build IP-led products for the global market?

3. Which Indian company and Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems have signed a pact to explore opportunities to develop drone-based service applications?

4. Which automobile brand has kicked off its celebrations to commemorate 25 years in India?

5. Which real estate developer has launched the campaign ‘Gift Everything’, featuring actor Jim Sarbh?

6. Which soyabean oil brand has launched the ‘Dil Unka, Recipe Aapki’ campaign, featuring actress Sonali Bendre?

7. Which general insurance company launched the '#KnockToTalk’ campaign to eliminate the stigma associated with talking about mental health?

8. Which brand launched the ‘Incredible comes from within’ campaign for its OLED laptop range in India?

9. Which insurance aggregator has launched its new ad campaign introducing the new pay-as-you-go motor insurance?

10. Which consumer health MNC has sold its largest manufacturing plant in the country - at Penjerla in Telangana - to Hetero on a slump sale basis?

11. Which MNC bank elevated its local investment banking head, Kaustubh Kulkarni, as the chief of India operations?

12. Which infrastructure company has named Ericsson veteran Arun Bansal its new chief executive?

13. The board of which pharma company last week appointed Bhushan Akshikar as managing director of the company for a period of four years effective from December 1, 2022?

14. Which fashion retailer last week said it will acquire online marketplace LimeRoad, in a move which will help the company expand its presence in the omni-channel space?

15. Which smartphone brand has launched its new Diwali campaign, ‘TogetherWithJoy’?

16. Which D2C snacking brand has roped in actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani as brand ambassadors?

17. Which consumer finance provider has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Zindagi Hit’?

18. Which beauty destination has launched its social media campaign ‘Diva This Diwali’ featuring actress Gauahar Khan?

19. Which skincare start-up has launched the campaign ‘#CozYouKnowBetter’?

20. Which MNC has elevated Anil Viswanathan to the role of Managing Director, Vietnam and South East Asia?

21. Vikas Purohit has resigned as the CEO of which ecommerce company?

22. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Air Works for a total value of Rs 400 crore?

23. Which brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Gifts That Say Thank You’, featuring actor Vinay Pathak, showcasing massagers as the perfect gift?

24. Which mutual fund has launched its Diwali initiative and campaign ‘#ShareYourLight’?

25. Lenders to JBF Petrochemicals have issued a letter of intent to which PSU, paving the way for it to take over the debt-laden company through the insolvency process?

26. Which mobility solutions provider said it had been announced as a successful resolution applicant by the Committee of Creditors of Stone India Ltd., subject to necessary approvals?

27. Which consumer appliances company has unveiled its latest brand positioning ‘Built For Life’?

28. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Dekho Magar Pyaar Se’ for its contact lenses?

29. Which platform for offline retail discovery and savings has launched its festive campaign, "Badla Lo", featuring actor Vijay Raaz?

30. Tata Starbucks last week announced the launch of its first Reserve store in India. Which city?

31. Which ethnic wear brand launched its Diwali campaign, ‘#RedefiningCelebration’, featuring actress Sheeba Chaddha?

32. Which adhesive brand has launched the campaign “Sachi Mein”?

33. Who has topped the 2022 Forbes list of India’s 100 Richest People with a net worth of $150 billion?

34. Gurugram-based agtech start-up Krishify has crossed which milestone app downloads mark?

35. Which company has released a new theme campaign featuring actor Sonu Sood for its range of electrical wires?

36. Which bicycle brand has launched the campaign ‘Ride All Roads’?

37. Which gifting brand has rolled out the digital film ‘#DiwaliRishtonWali’?

38. Which beverage brand has launched the “Pyar Wali Chai” campaign?

39. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘The Diamond Happiness’?

40. Which MNC has unveiled its first electric vehicle – the Spectre?

41. Which beauty and personal care brand has launched the campaign ‘Jab skin ho paper thin’ for its baby care portfolio?

42. Which cement brand has launched its Diwali campaign ‘Tohfa Suraksha Ka’?

43. Which health and wellness startup has rolled out a new campaign ‘gift the light of life’ on the occasion of Diwali?

44. Which mattress brand’s owner VFI Group has acquired 100 per cent stake in the Indian arm of US-based Serta Mattress from its licensee Emirates Sleep System?

45. Which MNC has launched the ‘Thodi si Jagah Bana Lo’ campaign and announced to host local artisans at its stores in 15 cities across India?

46. Which footwear retail chain has acquired Cravatex Brands to expand its presence in the sports and athleisure space in India?

47. Varun Berry has been appointed chairman of which airline?

48. Which company has acquired the rights to manufacture and market the Rubik’s Cube 3-D combination puzzle in India, particularly in general trade and e-commerce channels?

49. Ashok Leyland Ltd (ALL) last week touched which cumulative production milestone of the AVTR truck based on modular platform, from its Pantnagar plant?

50. Who has emerged as India's most generous person with an annual donation of Rs 1,161 crore, or Rs 3 crore per day, according to the EdelGive Hurun India Philanthropy List 2022?

51. Who has received the USISPF Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 for his contribution to the technology industry and philanthropic initiatives to transform lives through access to educational opportunities?

52. Sachin Tendulkar has made a strategic investment in which cricket NFT platform?

53. Which rural fintech has launched a new festive brand campaign ‘Suvidha wali Diwali’?

54. Which wearable and audio brand has announced the appointment of actor and film producer Vijay Deverakonda as its new brand ambassador?

55. Which superfood brand has announced its collaboration with cricketer Suryakumar Yadav to endorse its exclusive range of nut butter and rice cake across platforms?

56. Which mattress brand has launched the campaign ‘#HameshaChill’?

57. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Thanks A Dot’ campaign to normalise self-breast examination amongst Indian women?

58. Which brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassador for its baby care range and launched the campaign ‘Parenting Ki Nayi Parampara’?

59. Which digital imaging and printing solutions company has launched its Diwali campaign, ‘#SharingWaliDiwali’?

60. Girish Kousgi will be the new managing director of which housing finance company?

61. Which health insurance company has launched the campaign ‘#GiftAHealthyTomorrow’?

62. Which mutual fund has launched the ‘Purani Feelings Wali Nayi Diwali’ campaign?

63. Which food brand has launched the ‘#SwaadBharePathaake’ campaign?

64. Which rice brand has launched the campaign ‘#ClassicRishta’?

65. AK Goel has been reelected as Chairman of Indian Banks´ Association for 2022-23. He is the managing director and chief executive of which bank?

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October 16, 2022

Biz Quizzard 968

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has crossed which quarterly profit milestone for the first time?

2. The cofounders of which payments platform have become investors in the Prime Volleyball League (PVL)?

3. Which pharma company has appointed Sagar Boke as country head?

4. Which global fast-food brand has unveiled its new brand positioning "You Rule"?

5. Actress Rakul Preet Singh has been signed on as brand ambassador for which fashion jewelry brand?

6. Vinay Maheshwari has stepped down as the Group CEO of which news network?

7. Which fashion brand has launched the second edition of the anthemic campaign with its brand ambassador and actress Ananya Panday for the festive season?

8. Which cement manufacturer has sold its entire stake in Springway Mining, which is building a cement plant in Madhya Pradesh, to JSW Cement for a total consideration of Rs 477 crore?

9. Which company has received approvals from courts in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad to acquire the remaining 58.1% stake in Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL)?

10. Which company has launched a plant-based meat brand called UnCrave?

11. Which company has bought three wind power assets in Gujarat from IPO-bound Inox Green Energy Services for an undisclosed sum?

12. Which global private equity firm will acquire a majority stake in Vistaar Finance through its funds for an undisclosed amount?

13. Which frozen foods brand has recently introduced the ‘Ab Koi Bhi Chef’ campaign?

14. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#CelebratingEveryIndian’ Diwali campaign?

15. Which homeware brand has launched new television commercials as part of its ‘Kuch Naya Sochte Hai’ campaign?

16. Which e-commerce furniture and home goods company has launched its Diwali Campaign starring brand ambassadors and celebrity couple, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan?

17. Which health insurance company has roped in actor Manoj Bajpayee as brand ambassador?

18. For World Mental Health Day, which digital healthcare platform launched an awareness video featuring actor and brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan?

19. Which company launched the campaign ‘Give yourself a chance’ on World Mental Health Day?

20. Which domestic premium beermaker has acquired India’s largest alcobev chain, The Beer Cafe, in an all-stock deal?

21. Which frozen foods company has appointed Piyush Patnaik as managing director?

22. Which company has entered into an agreement with Israeli drug maker Teva to buy its manufacturing site in Goa on a slump sale basis?

23. Which automobile MNC will hand over its business in Russia to a state-owned entity for 1 euro ($0.97), taking a loss of around $687 million?

24. Which MNC has received Sebi’s nod to acquire L&T Investment Managers?

25. Which Chinese electric vehicles producer last week unveiled first consumer electric car, Atto 3 electric SUV, in India?

26. Cricketer MS Dhoni has invested in which Bengaluru-based plant protein start-up?

27. Which MNC last week unveiled its flex fuel hybrid sedan in India, kicking off a pilot project in a market where the government is pushing automakers to switch to clean fuels?

28. Which dairy brand has launched its new digital campaign, ‘Live Better'?

29. Which brand has launched a television commercial, featuring actress Kajol, for its Gulab Jamun ice cream dessert?

30. Which agro-chemical firm has acquired UK-based Briar Chemicals for £73 million to expand its business globally?

31. Which mutual fund has launched its new investor awareness campaign ‘#HameshaTaiyaar’?

32. Which brand has unveiled the campaign ‘Life Se Maango More’ for its new range of towels and bedsheets, featuring actor Akshay Kumar as its new brand ambassador?

33. Which oral care brand unveiled a special musical video ‘Desh ka Lal x Eir Bir Phatte’ to celebrate the 80th birthday of actor Amitabh Bachchan?

34. Which chocolate gifting brand launched the film ‘#MakeDiwaliMomentsPerfect’ featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

35. Which B2B e-commerce firm has acquired the Indian arm of global distribution company ADI in an all-cash deal?

36. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘This is me’?

37. Which healthy ready-to-eat food products brand has launched the campaign ‘ProteinMadeTasty’ featuring celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor?

38. Which entity has launched a new look ‘You are gold’ campaign in partnership with Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)?

39. Which online education venture has acquired PrepOnline, an online learning platform for NEET, and Altis Vortex, a publisher of exam preparation books?

40. Which FMCG major last week said its Dapada factory has been recognised as a Sustainability Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum (WEF)?

41. Which real estate company has named Pavitra Shankar as managing director (MD) and Nirupa Shankar as joint MD for five years, as part of its succession planning process?

42. National Securities Depository (NSDL) has acquired a 5.6% stake in which digital commerce platform?

43. Matrimony(dot)com has launched an exclusive matchmaking platform for IT professionals. What has it been branded as?

44. Meera, the flagship herbal hair care brand from CavinKare, has forayed into the skincare market with the launch of which product?

45. Which company has entered into a multi-year collaboration with NBA to sell the global sports organisations merchandise at its stores in India?

46. Which high-end homegrown consumer electronics player has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan and cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as its new brand ambassadors?

47. Which luxury mattress brand has launched its brand new TVC campaign ‘Don’t just sleep, sleep luxuriously’, with its brand ambassador and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

48. Which footwear brand has launched a television commercial featuring actor and brand ambassador Shahid Kapoor, encouraging viewers to ‘kass ke pakad, jam ke jakad’?

49. Which fashion retailer has launched its latest campaign ‘A Million Nakhras’ with actress ALAYA F?

50. PE firm KKR & Co has entered into an exclusive arrangement with the financial investors of which hospital chain to invest nearly $2.1 billion (around Rs 17,250 crore) to acquire up to 48% stake?

51. Which home appliances brand unveiled its latest brand film, in sync with its global positioning of 'Happiness Engineered'?

52. Direct-to-consumer (D2C) men's apparel brand, DaMENSCH has forayed into offline retail with the launch of its first brand outlet. Which city?

53. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘#SurprisignlyHuman’ for its smart lighting solutions?

54. Which diamond jewellery brand has launched its new brand film ‘Beyond- A Boundless Journey’?

55. Which MNC has launched its cross-app brand campaign, ‘Where can’t we go together’, in India?

56. Which American plant-based meat brand is entering the Indian market in partnership with Allana Consumer Products Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Allana Group?

57. Which beverage brand has rolled out a technological product innovation - ‘locked’ bottle, as part of its Diwali campaign?

58. Which healthcare services provider has launched the ‘#PioneersOfHealthcare’ campaign, celebrating its journey of 39 years?

59. Which bank has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador?

60. Which edtech company has acquired Deeksha, a test preparation platform for board and competitive exams, in a $40 million cash and stock deal?

61. Which online matrimony service has released its Karwa Chauth ad film ‘Let Feelings Shine’?

62. Which diagnostics company has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

63. Which menswear brand has launched the campaign 'Feel Selected' featuring actor Saif Ali Khan?

64. Which software company has released the digital film ‘Tarakki Khushiyon Ki’ to celebrate entrepreneurs?

65. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign 'Mere Style Ki Diwali'?

66. Which sweets and snacks company has launched the campaign ‘Iss baar Diwali pe Diwali manate hai’?

67. Which watch brand has launched the campaign ‘Show Your Style, Share The Compliments’?

68. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign ‘India har pal dohraye achchi si chai hojaye’?

69. Which global communications platform has launched its new campaign 'Buri Neeyat Wale Tera Call Laal'?

70. Which edtech firm has agreed to buy pioneering CA test prep platform JK Shah Education?

71. Which food and beverage company has launched the campaign 'Stay Fruited' featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor?

72. Which company has forayed into the women’s handbag category with the launch of its latest brand IRTH?

73. Which MNC has decided to collaborate with homegrown footwear and jutti brand Fizzy Goblet to launch a capsule sneaker collection for women during the ongoing festive and wedding season?

74. Which car sharing platform has inked a merger agreement with Innovative International Acquisition Corp and subsequently become a publicly listed entity on Nasdaq?

75. Which fintech company has launched the campaign ‘My Shop, My Ad’, letting merchants create customised ads for their own shops with cricketers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul?

76. Which edtech company has launched the ‘Tech Ready, Job Ready’ campaign, with the first film in Tamil?

77. Which ethnic wear brand has launched the Diwali campaign ‘The Homecoming’?

78. Which fantasy sports platforms has onboarded cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara as its brand ambassador?

79. Which gold loan NBFC has launched its latest campaign ‘Put your Gold to Work’?

80. Thibault Cuny has quit as the MD and CEO, South Asia (including India), of which spirits major, due to medical reasons?

81. Which sports platform has launched its new campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Darren Sammy in three interesting avatars?

82. Which global smart device brand has launched its Diwali campaign in line with its motto ‘#InspirationAhead’?

83. Which brand has launched the campaign “#Saafhaathsekhaaiye" for Global Handwashing Day, featuring actor Piyush Mishra?

84. Which healthcare brand has launched the campaign “Apni Body Ki Suno” featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

85. Which men's Indian wear brand has launched ‘Ek Naya Nazariya’, its first ever multi-media platform campaign film, with actors and brand ambassadors Ranbir Kapoor and Ananya Panday?

86. Which fintech company has announced its ‘#YeDiwaliEMIWali’ campaign?

87. Which fintech platform has launched the ‘Khushiyon Ka Loan’ campaign?

88. Which consumer lending platform has launched the campaign 'Aapke Paise Wali Vibe' featuring its newly appointed brand ambassador, actor Tahir Raj Bhasin?

89. Which digital travel company has launched its campaign for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Suresh Raina?

90. Bajaj Auto has crossed which milestone quarterly profit mark for the first time?

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October 9, 2022

Biz Quizzard 967

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tulsi Tanti, 64, passed away on October 1 due to a cardiac arrest. He was the founder and chairman of which company?

2. Which homegrown telecom gear maker is in the process of setting up its own manufacturing facility in the US to cater to the global market?

3. Which realty company has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as brand ambassador and has also added him to its client roster?

4. Which music licensing platform has launched a new campaign called ‘#HarGharCreator’?

5. Prosus, the investment arm of South African multinational Naspers, has terminated the $4.7 billion acquisition of which online payments gateway firm by its Indian subsidiary PayU Payments?

6. Which homegrown wearable and audio brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador?

7. Who has become the first Indian celebrity to feature in Mandarin Oriental’s globally renowned advertising campaign, "I’m a Fan"?

8. Which technology brand has launched the campaign ‘You@YourCompany.com’?

9. Which ice-cream brand has launched an ad for Navratri with ‘#UpvasFriendly’ positioning?

10. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) created yet another record in September, crossing which milestone value mark for the first time?

11. Which brand has launched the campaign 'High on Fun', featuring actress and brand ambassador Ananya Panday, for its vegan body mists & perfumes?

12. Which spirits company has launched Srishti Premium Whisky, a disruptive innovation with the infusion of curcumin?

13. Which Indian company last week said that it has acquired a controlling stake in Kenya's Kenafric Biscuits Ltd?

14. Which foodtech platform has unveiled its first ever campaign 'Home Food Hai, Toh Soul Full Hai’?

15. Which animation company has named Megha Tata as its CEO?

16. Kia India last week said it is recalling 44,174 units of which model to inspect and fix any potential error in air bag control module software?

17. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#MilkeHiManegiDiwali’?

18. Which equity investment advisory brand has announced the launch of its educational campaign ‘#ShareBazaarKaRavan’?

19. Which lubricants company has roped in cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its new brand ambassador?

20. Which Indian brand has announced that it will be the regional sponsor of Argentina Football Team in FIFA World Cup 2022, starting November 20, in Qatar?

21. In probably the country's first such punitive regulatory action, the capital markets watchdog Sebi last week cancelled the licence of which credit rating agency?

22. Global investor Actis and which company have entered into an agreement to set up a joint platform for developing industrial and logistics real estate facilities across India?

23. Which omnichannel retailer’s parent entity has entered into a strategic alliance with the Middle Eastern Apparel Group to tap the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region?

24. Which healthy snacks brand has onboarded actor Amitabh Bachchan as a brand ambassador?

25. Which chocolate brand has launched its Diwali campaign featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

26. Which womens' western apparel brand has roped in actress Pooja Hegde as brand ambassador and launched its new campaign ‘The Best Time Ever’?

27. Which denim brand has launched ‘Time to Shine’, what its claims as its first-ever TV commercial for the Indian market?

28. Which menswear brand has launched the ‘Don’t Hold Back 3.0’ campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

29. Which Ayurvedic FMCG brand has launched the ‘Dashapushpadi’ campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Kajal Agarwal?

30. Which company has announced the execution of definitive agreements to acquire a 60 per cent stake in AyurVAID, a leading classical Ayurveda hospital chain?

31. Which steel brand has launched the campaign ‘Naya Ghar Mubarak Ho’ featuring celebrity couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor?

32. Which makeup brand has launched its new campaign, a unique take on Karwa Chauth through the eyes of a transwoman?

33. Dabur India Ltd has forayed into the peanut butter market under which brand?

34. Which fashion retailer has launched a new film this year as part of its “Brighter Than Ever” festive campaign?

35. Which MNC has launched “It’s coming  home”, featuring badminton player HS Prannoy, the second film of its ongoing privacy campaign in India?

36. Which automobile company launched the ad ‘#DriveTheGoodInYou’ for Durga Puja, featuring actor Prosenjit Chatterjee?

37. Which media brand launched the film ‘Maa Aashcen. Tumi Kothaye?’ featuring actress Priyanka Sarkar and dancer/actress Sreenanda Shankar, under its campaign ‘Phirey Esho Kolkata’?

38. Which beverage brand launched ‘#BanglarPujoShilpoPujo’, a special edition packaging initiative made in collaboration with five renowned craftsmen from West Bengal?

39. Which paints company launched the ‘Sharad Shamman 2022’ campaign for Durga Puja?

40. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched an AWS Local Zone in India, the first international zone outside the United States. Which city?

41. Which QSR chain has launched the ‘Festivals Make Families’ campaign?

42. Which digital entertainment company has partnered with cookware major Aniket Metals to launch a kitchenware line designed for millennial audiences?

43. Which alternate investment firm, set up by former Blackstone India co-head Mathew Cyriac, has picked up an 80% stake in Accutest Research Laboratories for nearly Rs 100 crore?

44. The merger of Janakalyan Financial Services with which microfinance company will take effect from July 1 this year, subject to regulatory approvals?

45. A Balasubramanian, MD and CEO, Aditya Birla Sunlife MF, has been re-elected as the chairman of which industry body?

46. Which company has appointed chief operating officer Vinod Tanti as its chairman and MD with immediate effect?

47. WPP has purchased the remaining 26 per cent stake of the Balsara family in which media agency?

48. Tata Consumer Products (TCPL) is venturing into ready-to-cook category under which brand?

49. Which company has launched the ‘#Freshisintheair’ campaign to showcase its recently launched Front Load washing machines - XpertCare range?

50. Which company has completely acquired electric vehicle company Revolt Motors, set up by mobile handsets maker Micromax cofounder Rahul Sharma?

51. Which jewellery brand has announced the launch of its "Khushiyon ke Gheno se, #RishtonKoSajayein" Diwali campaign?

52. Which bank has launched its brand campaign ‘Live more, Bank less’?

53. Which on-demand convenience platform has launched the ‘Saddi city chakh lo’ campaign, featuring singer and actor Ammy Virk, to connect with foodies across Delhi & Punjab?

54. Which brand has launched its new campaign ‘For the love of watches’?

55. Which company last week launched two electric scooters under the specially-crafted Vida brand, with an entry price of Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 967 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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October 2, 2022

Biz Quizzard 966

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 26 - October 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. HCL Technologies, India’s third largest IT services company by revenue, has rebranded itself. What is the new name?

2. Which women’s deodorant brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

3. Which consumer durables technology company launched the campaign ‘Khud Ki Pehchan’ for Daughters’ Day, featuring actresses Himani Shivpuri and Ismeet Kohli?

4. Which life insurance company launched the film ‘A real story of realization’, taking a look at term life insurance from the eyes of a survivor?

5. Which country’s tourism department has launched its new global campaign “If You Seek”?

6. Which hair oil brand has roped in actress Deepika Padukone as its new brand ambassador?

7. Which industry body, setup by Nasscom, promoted its senior vice president Vinayak Godse and appointed him as the CEO?

8. Which brand has signed on celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli as brand ambassadors to promote and encourage the adoption of new-age teeth straightening clear aligners?

9. Which actor has been named as the first "#PrimeBae" on Prime Video?

10. Which company last week announced the acquisition of the B2B express business of Gurugram-based logistics firm Rivigo Services?

11. Which MNC launched the festive campaign ‘#ApnaWalaFestival’ for its laptops?

12. Which homegrown everyday wear brand has launched its latest collection, Maati, in association with actress Chitrangda Singh?

13. Which cookie brand has launched the campaign ‘#BringBack2011’ featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

14. Which fine jewellery brand has launched its latest campaign ‘An Odyssey of Dreams’ featuring actress Tara Sutaria?

15. Which personal hygiene brand launched the campaign 'This Daughter’s Day, tell your sons it’s just a period'?

16. Which industry body has reelected Shashidhar Sinha, CEO (India), IPG Mediabrands, as chairman?

17. Reliance Retail last week announced the opening of its fashion and lifestyle department store, in Delhi's Vasant Kunj. What has it been branded as?

18. Which digital payments and financial services firm has acquired loyalty management platform PoshVine for an undisclosed sum?

19. Which company has launched Verquvo (vericiguat), a novel drug for patients with cardiac ailments, co-developed with Merck in India, at one-fifteenth of the global price at Rs 127 per pill?

20. Which company is acquiring dermatology company Curatio Healthcare Private Limited for Rs 2,000 crore?

21. Which online gaming platform has brought cricketer Dinesh Karthik on board as its brand ambassador to create awareness about ethical gaming in India and further drive brand recall?

22. Which home-grown electronics company has signed actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu as new brand ambassador?

23. Which omnichannel fine jewellery brand has launched its latest TVC campaign, 'Love is in the Little Things', featuring a range of innovative, exquisite watch jewellery?

24. Which omnichannel electronics retailer has launched the ‘Festival of Dreams’ campaign?

25. Which jewellery brand has launched its new campaign ‘Pehli Diwali’?

26. Which company has launched GERBER® cereal in India with the campaign - ‘Bachchon se badhkar kuch nahi’?

27. Which company has entered the spices market with Hommade Tasty Masala?

28. Which all-in-one logistics app has launched the campaign ‘Har Delivery Ka Companion’?

29. Which job portal has launched its new campaign 'Hire Better', illustrating the pitfalls of informal hiring?

30. Which company is acquiring 100 per cent stake of Ichikoh Industries (a subsidiary of Valeo SE) at an enterprise value of Japanese Yen (JPY) 5.2 billion?

31. Which fashion destination has launched its new campaign “Glam up & Style up”?

32. Which B2B SaaS provider last week said that Sameer Garde, presently a board member and independent director, will become the CEO, effective from January 1st, 2023?

33. Insurance regulator Irdai has not renewed the licence of which Mumbai-based insurance TPA for not complying with minimum business requirements?

34. Which quick service restaurant chain has elevated Rajeev Ranjan as its managing director?

35. Tata Motors last week launched the electric version of which brand?

36. Which footwear brand has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as its new brand ambassador?

37. Which footwear company has roped in actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh as brand ambassadors for its athleisure brand Leap7X?

38. Which soyabean oil brand has launched a television commercial featuring actor Salman Khan?

39. Which nutrition supplements brand has launched the campaign 'Feel Great Everyday' featuring actress Radhika Madan?

40. Who is the only resident Indian to be named in the Time100 Next - the magazine’s list of world's rising stars?

41. Which direct-to-consumer group will take four of its acquired beauty brands - Sirona, The Moms Co, St Botanica and Organic Harvest - to international markets?

42. Which cab hailing app has rolled out its launch campaign ‘#AapKiMarziAapKiRide’ in India?

43. Which brand has launched a campaign for ‘Mahalaya’, a jewellery collection inspired by the royal heritage of Maharashtra?

44. Which brand has roped in actors Kiara Advani and Vijay Deverakonda as brand ambassadors to endorse its sanitaryware, faucets, wellness and tiles category?

45. Britannia Industries said that its health brand NutriChoice has surpassed which milestone revenue mark?

46. Which laptop brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Rahul Bose and Ishaan Khatter?

47. Which omni-channel retail chain has launched the campaign "Nayi Diwali Nayi Soch" with celebrities Yami Gautam and Dhairya Karwa?

48. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has roped in Ram Charan as its new brand ambassador?

49. Which two-wheeler manufacturer has launched the ‘Grand Indian Festival Of Trust (GIFT)’ campaign?

50. Which company last week said it will invest $60 million (about Rs 490 crore) in US-based Zero Motorcycles to jointly develop electric motorcycles?

51. Which beverage brand has launched its new campaign 'Let Loose'?

52. Which brand last week unveiled its UltimateCare range of fully automatic front load washing machines and dryers in India?

53. Which footwear brand has launched a campaign for its Impressions Collection, featuring actor Kartik Aryan?

54. Which diagnostic service provider launched the "DilKiSuno" campaign for World Heart Day?

55. Which life insurance brand has launched an anthem featuring its employees, and brand ambassador and badminton ace PV Sindhu?

56. Which IT company has acquired a majority stake in vernacular edtech platform GUVI which offers technical courses?

57. On World Heart Day, which general insurance brand launched campaign ‘#LearnCPRSaveALife’ featuring actor Emraan Hashmi?

58. Which travel app has released a new campaign ‘#NikalLo’ featuring actors Jackie Shroff and Suniel Shetty?

59. Which youth and fashion accessory retail brand launched its new campaign ‘Quirks for Quirky Daters’?

60. Which company has launched its premium fashion and lifestyle store AZORTE, to compete directly with fast fashion brands Zara and H&M in India?

61. To commemorate the occasion of World Heart Day, which healthcare services provider launched its new campaign ‘Thoda Dil, Thoda Heart’?

62. Which consumer lending app has rebranded itself as Fibe?

63. Which fit-tech D2C brand has launched an influencer marketing campaign to promote its upcoming Bolt Massage Gun?

64. Which UK-based insurer last week said it has picked up an additional 25% stake from Dabur Invest Corp in its joint venture?

65. Which skincare brand has launched the ‘Chothe Meethe Pal Ka Glow’ campaign?

66. Which jewellery brand has launched a music video featuring actress and brand ambassador Madhumita Sarkar for its Everlite Durga collection?

67. Which grocery retail chain has launched the campaign ‘#TheSecondQuestion’ for Durga Pujo?

68. Which sports performance brand has launched the 'Choose to Move' campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Tiger Shroff?

69. Which company has launched a new campaign ‘India’s Truly Smart Washing Machines’ to promote its smart washing machines?

70. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘#ShopsForShopless’ campaign?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 966 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition.

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