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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 973 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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