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November 27, 2022

Biz Quizzard 974

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Areez Pirojshaw Khambatta passed away on November 19. He was the founder and chairman of which group?

2. Vienna company RHI Magnesita is in the process of acquiring the refractory business of which company in India for about Rs 1,708 crore?

3. Which chocobar brand from ITC has launched the campaign 'XL hai kya?'?

4. Which writing instrument brand from the house of Linc Limited is venturing into the stationery category with a gum stick and has launched the film ‘The Aviator’ to promote it?

5. Which bank has launched the film ‘#BeatTheCheats’ featuring actress Tabu?

6. For World Piles Day, which health-tech startup launched the ‘#Let’sTalkPiles’ campaign?

7. Which MNC last week announced that Robert A. Iger (Bob Iger) is returning as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately?

8. Which MNC has announced the appointment of Aseem Kaushik as Managing Director for India?

9. Which Chennai-based neo-banking and unified payment acquiring solution provider announced its entry into the Middle East market under the brand name SalisPay?

10. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a second infrastructure region in India. Which city?

11. Which actor launched the exclusive men’s jewellery brand, MetaMan, on International Men’s Day, along with its debut collection?

12. On the eve of International Men’s day, which property portal launched a film dedicated to the ‘invisible homemakers’?

13. Which edtech company has marked the start of the football season with the launch of a film titled ‘Someday’?

14. This International Men’s Day, which menswear brand has launched its new campaign to own the idea of ‘#TheMostComfotableMan’?

15. Which perfume brand commemorated the International Men’s Day with the ‘#MenWhoOwnTheirStory’ digital campaign?

16. Which personal care brand has onboarded actress Kalki Koechlin as the ambassador for its French Vinothérapie range?

17. Which brand has launched a new campaign “Kuch Mera, Kuch Tumhara” to promote its myriad range of laminates?

18. Which life insurance company has launched its latest campaign – ‘Dreams’ featuring its brand ambassador and former cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar?

19. Which IT firm has tied up with Envision AESC to help develop a cloud-based platform to digitise and automate manual processes at the latter’s electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plants?

20. Parle Products, which retails brands including Parle G, Monaco and Melody, crossed which milestone mark in annual revenues during FY22?

21. Which country’s Parliament last week gave its nod to the free trade agreement (FTA) with India?

22. Which company received approval from environment ministry’s expert panel for India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) and India-Asia Xpress (IAX) - the world’s largest submarine cable system?

23. In its first anywhere in the world, which global beauty brand has set up a plastic waste collection centre in Chennai with an aim to collect 2,000 tons of ocean-bound plastic wastes every year?

24. Which cloud-based SaaS technology provider for broadcast and connected TV has acquired Streamwise, an early-stage data aggregation and reporting platform for content distributors?

25. Which ecommerce company has launched the campaign ‘Export Ka Expert’?

26. Which electronics major has launched the campaign ‘#YouMakeItHappen’, celebrating the journey of its partners?

27. Which women's clothing brand has roped in actresses Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi and Srinidhi Shetty as brand ambassadors, and has launched the campaign “Fits Like Nothing Else”?

28. Which company last week announced the launch of its football-themed jewellery – Es Vida?

29. Which food brand has launched the campaign ‘Are You Truing Truing?’?

30. Which firm has become the first Indian IT services company to allow its employees to unionise in Europe?

31. Which company has partnered with Jolle Hospitality Group for a new hotel in Belagavi?

32. Which company announced that it would be transforming into a full-fledged talent management platform as it rebrands itself as ‘foundit(dot)in’ in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions?

33. Which fresh meats & seafood brand has roped in actor NTR Jr. as brand ambassador?

34. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘CareWithJoy’?

35. Which mattress brand has launched a new campaign ‘Sleepables’ with brand ambassador Sania Mirza eyeing the wedding season?

36. Actress Kajal Aggarwal has invested in which D2C omnichannel ayurveda brand?

37. Which dairy agritech startup has signed actress Sonam Bajwa as brand ambassador to collaborate on their shared vision of making farmers profitable and women empowerment in India?

38. Which ethnic wear brand has launched the campaign ‘Saath Sajengey Toh Khoob Jachenge’?

39. Which MNC has announced that its India Managing Director, Parag Satpute, will be assuming a new global role in its Solutions Business and will be stationed in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

40. Which brand has become the country’s biggest brandy brand by volume in 2021?

41. Amazon will shut down which edtech business in a phased manner starting August 2023?

42. Which renewable wind and solar power generation and storage business has acquired a 404 mw operating pan-India solar portfolio from the Atha Group?

43. Which company is entering the artefacts business with artisan-centric stores called ‘Swadesh’?

44. Which lubricant major will acquire 7.09 per cent stake in automobile aftermarket player Ki Mobility Solutions for Rs 487.5 crore?

45. Which bank has entered into an agreement to buy 10% in the proposed joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) and Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL)?

46. Which tyres brand launched the campaign 'Have a Wonderful Day'?

47. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire up to 40% stake (fully diluted basis) in Mumbai-based Snapwork Technologies Pvt Ltd for an all-cash consideration of up to Rs 93 crore?

48. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#CommitToLove’ campaign in the midst of the wedding season?

49. Which Ayurvedic health supplement brand has launched a new campaign “Ghar Ghar bann gya Dawai ki Dukaan” with actor Akshay Kumar?

50. Which Mumbai-based company has become the first globally to commercially launch aviptadil, a over 50-year-old drug molecule, for treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

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November 20, 2022

Biz Quizzard 973

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which oil firm will recycle 20 million discarded mineral water, cold drink and other PET bottles annually to make eco-friendly uniforms?

2. India’s bankruptcy court has approved US-based food technology startup Perfect Day’s acquisition of which company under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC)?

3. Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries will acquire which independent renewable power producer for Rs 2,780 crore?

4. Which hospitality major has become debt-free six months ahead of the earlier announced target of April 2023?

5. On the occasion of Children’s Day, which business group introduced a new version of ABC song that’s contemporary, inspiring and more educational?

6. India Resurgence Fund, the India-focused investment platform promoted by Piramal Enterprises and Bain Capital, has acquired a majority stake in which food and beverage company?

7. Which company has rolled out a new Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) platform ‘Partner Super’?

8. Which high-speed, long-distance trucking aggregator has acquired Transin Logistics, a Hyderabad-based trucking aggregation platform for an undisclosed sum?

9. The L&T group last week announced the merger of L&T Infotech and which company with immediate effect?

10. L Ganesh was conferred with Japan’s prestigious Deming Award. He is the chairman of which business group?

11. Which eyecare chain has launched the campaign ‘Expert Who Cares’, featuring actor and brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana?

12. In the run up to this Children's day, which food brand launched the campaign ‘#PocketFullOfExcuses’?

13. Announcing the launch of its latest marvel in the EOS R line-up, ‘EOS R6 Mark II’, which company has launched a new digital film ‘MAKE IT DRAMAGIC’?

14. Which financial services company has signed Indian freestyle wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt as its brand ambassador to promote the company and all its group companies?

15. Which brand in the personalised nutrition category for children unveiled the digital film ‘#AcheRahoSadaBachheRaho’ on the occasion of Children's Day?

16. Which brand, which offers nicotine replacement therapy, launched the campaign ‘#BreakupwithSmokeBreaks’ urging smokers to give up tobacco consumption?

17. For Children’s Day, which life insurance brand launched the video ‘Bade Hokar Kya Banoge?’ under its digital property ‘#DilBacchaTohSabAcha’?

18. For Children’s Day, which nasal spray and wash brand launched the initiative ‘1000 Open Letters’?

19. Which D2C Ayurveda brand collaborated with veteran actress Sudha Chandran to launch a digital film on World Diabetes Day?

20. Which 3 Indian cities have emerged as three of the top data centre markets in the Asia-Pacific region, as per a Knight Frank report?

21. Which home electrical equipment company has unveiled its new brand action slogan ‘Create Today. Enrich Tomorrow’?

22. Which listed wealth and asset management company has renamed itself 360 One?

23. Which company has acquired a significant minority stake in music e-learning startup Spardha in a bid to strengthen its digital transformation as a mobile-first entertainment brand?

24. Abhijit Bose has quit as the India head of which MNC?

25. Which private equity player last week said it was expanding its data centre business in India with the launch of Lumina CloudInfra?

26. Which mattress company has announced the appointment of Akshay Saraf as its new CEO?

27. Which hair oil brand has launched a special farmer edition packaging as part of a multi-pronged campaign ‘The one within us all’ to pay tribute to India's farming communities?

28. Which snack brand has collaborated with Call of Duty: Mobile to bring a bold new initiative for consumers and gaming enthusiasts in newly designed promo packs?

29. Which luxury brand has roped in actress Anushka Sharma as a new brand ambassador in India for watches?

30. The US department of transport has ordered which airline in India to pay $121.5 million as refunds and $1.4 million as penalties to passengers for flight cancellations and changes?

31. Dabur has forayed into the premium black tea market with the launch of which product?

32. Ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which brand launched the campaign ‘Family Reunion’, reuniting its global football family including Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema?

33. Harrish M Bhatia has stepped down as the president of which media company?

34. Which self-care brand has unveiled its inaugural campaign film ‘Feels like home’?

35. Which Mumbai-based athlete representation company has launched an OOH campaign showcasing its line-up of top Indian female athletes and the brand ambassador Esha Deol?

36. Which AI and data science education company has rebranded itself as AI Planet?

37. Which broking and investment company’s co-owner and joint managing director Amisha Vora has acquired the company?

38. Which MNC agreed to buy designer brand Tom Ford at a valuation of $2.8 billion, its largest-ever deal?

39. Which hospital chain has entered inro a long-term collaboration with Raipur-based Goel Group of Industries for setting up a 300-bed high-end tertiary care healthcare facility in Raipur?

40. Thierry Bollore will resign as the CEO of which luxury carmaker, just two years after he took on the role?

41. Which New Delhi-based multi-specialty hospital last week announced its foray into international markets with the acquisition of a hospital in Tashkent in Uzbekistan?

42. Which company last week said it has secured exclusive rights to market CanAssist Breast, an innovative and a highly advanced prognostic test for breast cancer patients in the early stages?

43. Which brand launched its latest campaign ‘#IssWinterGlowNaturally’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Shilpa Shetty Kundra, for its Honey Malai cold cream?

44. Which popcorn brand has launched the digital campaign ‘Love, Life & Popcorn’?

45. Which health insurance brand has launched the 'Fitness ka Ultimate Influencer' campaign featuring actor Ali Fazal?

46. Which company has entered into a strategic partnership with Paris-based Galeries Lafayette, Europe’s top store chain, to open luxury department stores and a dedicated e-commerce platform in India?

47. Which MNC has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as head and vice-president of India, effective January 1?

48. Which British supercar maker last week entered India?

49. Which global provider of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics solutions recently announced the launch of an AI solution, Asper(dot)ai?

50. Private equity firm Blackstone is acquiring a majority stake in which IT firm for $359 million?

51. Jeep launched which SUV brand in India last week?

52. Which tyre company’s Chennai plant has bagged the Deming prize, one of the highest awards for Total Quality Management (TQM)?

53. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#Kismatwala’ featuring anchor, comedian, and podcaster Cyrus Broacha?

54. Which menswear brand launched its latest campaign "FitForTheBigDay", in celebration of its newest wedding collection?

55. Which sports and eSports website’s founder and CEO Porush Jain has quit the company?

56. Which germ protection brand has entered a new category with the launch of its multi-use Antiseptic Cream?

57. Which healthy food platform has roped in cricketer Mayank Agarwal as brand ambassador?

58. Mohit Gupta has quit as the cofounder of which food delivery major?

59. The Centre has extended the tenure of whole-time directors and managing directors of public sector banks to how many years?

60. Maruti Suzuki India has crossed which milestone of car sales outlets?

61. Which company will enter Sensex from December 19 replacing Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, according to a press release shared by BSE?

62. Anjan Dey, CMD of which general insurance company, has put in his papers by opting for the voluntary retirement scheme?

63. Which poker platform has roped in actor Jim Sarbh as its brand ambassador, and launched the campaign “Let’s Poker”?

64. Which online skill gaming platform launched two new ad films under the brand’s ‘Raho Ek Kadam Aage’ campaign, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

65. The Advertising Agencies Association of India last week announced that the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 will be conferred on which advertising veteran?

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November 13, 2022

Biz Quizzard 972

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period November 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has agreed to acquire Famy Life Sciences, the eyecare (ophthalmology) business of Taparia family, for a cash payout of about Rs 2,460 crore ($300 million)?

2. Which omnichannel home renovation platform launched a new campaign ‘#LoveTheWayYouLiv’ on the occasion of cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli's birthday?

3. Which vegan makeup brand has appointed actress Vaani Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its range of skin-friendly natural makeup products?

4. Which company has roped in actors Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam as brand ambassadors to promote its existing range of thermal wears?

5. Which global industry body has elected Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal as deputy chair for a two-year term, starting January 1, 2023?

6. Which DTH brand has announced its new brand positioning “Direct to Heart” with a new brand campaign featuring cricketer Rishabh Pant?

7. Which American performance and lifestyle footwear brand has announced actress Kriti Sanon as the new brand ambassador?

8. Which online travel agency has launched its first-ever digital ad campaign in India, featuring actress Rashmika Mandanna?

9. Which wearables brand has announced the appointment of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its new ambassador?

10. Tata Motors last week touched which milestone cumulative production mark of electric vehicles from its Pune facility?

11. Which biscuit brand has launched the campaign ‘50% Desi 50% Videsi’ featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri?

12. Which denim maker last week named current Kohl´s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michelle Gass as the next CEO?

13. Which MNC has appointed Bjorn Gulden, the CEO of rival Puma, as its new chief executive?

14. Which ecommerce fashion and lifestyle destination has announced the onboarding of actress Janhvi Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

15. Which digital payments platform has unveiled the second leg of its digital campaign ‘#AbHarDinHuaAasan’?

16. Which adhesive brand has launched the campaign ‘Ab Furniture ka Jod Ekdum Tight’?

17. Which country last week announced the launch of Ceer, its first electric vehicle brand?

18. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oiltanking India GmbH’s 49.38% equity stake in Indian Oiltanking (IOT) for Rs 1,050 crore?

19. Which healthtech and consulting firm has acquired Wilco Source, a partner of Salesforce providing the latter’s CRM and cloud solutions to healthcare and life science companies?

20. Software as a Service firm Zoho has crossed which milestone mark in annual worldwide revenue?

21. Toyota Kirloskar Motor last week announced its foray into the CNG segment with the launch of CNG versions of which two models?

22. Which country’s tourism board has appointed Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra as the ‘Friendship Ambassador’?

23. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘Palak jhapkao, loan paao!’ to promote its various loan offerings?

24. Which computing manufacturer in gaming, creator, and business laptops has collaborated with actress Ananya Panday for its ‘#StartOfMyPassion’ campaign?

25. Which brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan to endorse its newly launched exclusive range of India’s first official FIFA licensed luggage?

26. Which brand has launched the Fall/Winter 2022 Watches campaign with actor Shahid Kapoor?

27. Which health drink brand has launched the campaign ‘#FaithNotForce’?

28. Which men’s grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘Easy Skin Detox’ for its Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Wash?

29. On the occasion of International Men’s Day 2022, which men’s grooming brand has launched the video ‘Gentleman Banne Me Waqt Lagta hai’, featuring leading YouTube star Bhuvan Bam?

30. Which home healthcare services provider has acquired RPG Group-owned Seniority, touted to be India’s largest geriatric-centric digital platform, for an undisclosed sum?

31. Mutares SE & Co. KGaA from Munich has submitted an irrevocable binding offer to which company to acquire 50% of equity and an 80% controlling stake in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC)?

32. Which company has claimed to have become the first Indian fisheries start-up to get ISO 27001 certification?

33. Which financial services brand has launched ‘Loan apne hisaab se’, its first ad with cricketer and brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

34. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has partnered with Nestle to delight fans with the Popcorn Bowl made with Maggi?

35. Which company has bagged the contract to set up the country’s first multimodal logistics park (MMLP) in Chennai?

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November 6, 2022

Biz Quizzard 971

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 31 - November 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Punit Renjen has announced his retirement as global CEO of which MNC?

2. Which corporate trust announced the retirement of its first professional CEO, Srinath Narasimhan?

3. Which company has become the first jeweller in India to import gold under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and the UAE?

4. Which insurtech firm has announced its association with actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

5. Which edible oil brand has launched its new campaign ‘#MakesYourFoodSpecial’?

6. Which South Indian legacy Biryani brand has launched a campaign with the tagline ‘Our Secret Recipes Served with Love’?

7. Which lifestyle brand and cult(dot)fit have joined hands to launch a first-of-a-kind at-home workout program ‘Fitness Xtended’?

8. Which cloud services provider has unveiled its new brand film ‘Hum Banayenge’?

9. Which sustainable skin & hair care brand launched its first brand film featuring actors Tara Sutaria and Ishaan, who are roped in as brand ambassadors?

10. Dr Jamshed J Irani passed away last week. He was the former MD of which company?

11. Which cement brand has launched the 'Shubh Shubh Banao' campaign?

12. Which private equity firm launched Cohance Lifesciences, a new brand identity for its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and contract development and manufacturing services (CDMO) platform?

13. Which cosmetics and beauty products maker has acquired a 20% stake in direct-to-consumer nutraceuticals and health supplement startup Yogic Secrets Healthcare?

14. Which company has launched the Bookit application with the aim of having its own online store for a range of merchants operating in rural and urban areas?

15. Which writing instruments manufacturer and distributor has launched a new range of its pen, Butterflow?

16. Which chocolate company launched its first-ever Halloween campaign in India?

17. Which paints company has launched the campaign ‘Joy is DIY’ for its range of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) paint and home repair solutions for multiple surfaces?

18. Which mutual fund has announced the launch of SAHYOG, an initiative to empower your support staff and their families?

19. Which IT services company has opened an Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) Centre in Toronto, the third near shore global design centre launched over the last two quarters?

20. UPI transactions crossed which milestone value mark in October?

21. Which IT firm has launched financial services advisory capability in India through Capco, its subsidiary?

22. Which FMCG brand has launched its latest digital video campaign ‘#SkinHealthywithCocoHaldi’, featuring its founders?

23. Which sanitaryware brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘This is your space, Play it your way’, featuring actors and brand ambassadors Kiara Advani and Vijay Devarkonda?

24. Marico has expanded its plant-based protein portfolio with the launch of Soya Bhurji under which brand?

25. Ajit Mohan has stepped down as the India MD of which MNC?

26. Which Indian company will build Mongolia's first oil refinery?

27. Which company last week announced the installation of country’s largest Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) in Mundra, Gujarat?

28. Which spice brand has launched its new campaign “Kyunki Khana Sirf Khana Nahi Hota”, featuring actors and brand ambassadors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar?

29. Which company has unveiled its digital campaign, ‘View Badal De’ to showcase its 3-in-1 LED panel light?

30. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has crossed which milestone cumulative production mark?

31. Which health insurance brand has launched the film ‘Health Ki Keemat’ starring actor and brand ambassador Manoj Bajpayee?

32. Which engine oil brand has launched the campaign ‘#CompromiseMehngaPadega’?

33. Which eyewear brand recently launched its virtual campaign ‘The Surrealist Edit’?

34. Which company announced football icon Lionel “Leo” Messi as the first global brand ambassador of its social impact arm, Education For All?

35. Which enterprise SaaS platform has roped in former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its new brand ambassador?

36. Which sandalwood and turmeric soap brand has been relaunched with the campaign “Young Soch”?

37. Which electric vehicle maker announced the elevation of Mahesh Babu as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO)?

38. Which women's fashion brand, along with Myntra, announced actress Sharvari as its first brand ambassador in the country?

39. Which company has roped in veteran banker K V Kamath as the chairman of its proposed NBFC venture?

40. EV manufacturer Ola Electric has achieved which production milestone from its all-women-run Futurefactory in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 971 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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