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?

Please mail your answers on or before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 968 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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