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.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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