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)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 974 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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