December 18, 2022

Biz Quizzard 977

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period December 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company plans to buy Jaiprakash Associates’ (JAL’s) cement business spread across three Indian states for Rs 5,666 crore, including debt?

2. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign ‘What’s In A Name’, featuring actors Vijay Deverakonda and Janhvi Kapoor?

3. Which beer brand roped in actor Siddhant Chaturvedi and designer Masaba Gupta, among others, for latest leg of its FIFA campaign?

4. Which advertising agency announced the appointment of Saurabh Saksena as Chief Executive Officer?

5. Which MNC agreed to buy a 4% stake in London Stock Exchange Group Plc as part of a $2.8 billion cloud-computing deal that pushes big tech further into financial markets?

6. JB Park has taken charge as the CEO of India operations of which consumer electronics MNC?

7. Which celebrity has started a lifestyle company SLAB Ventures that will sell premium products from alcohol and apparel to exclusive experiential events?

8. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

9. Which brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#foodcourtonanapp’?

10. Stock exchange BSE has crossed which milestone investor accounts mark?

11. Which branchless banking and digital network celebrated Retailers’ Day with ‘Nayi Uunchai Ki Zidd’ campaign?

12. Which health-focused foods and snacks maker announced the launch of products inspired by Disney characters and Marvel Super Heroes?

13. Which vegan beauty brand is all set to roll out ‘Project Blackboard’ – an initiative to support girl child education?

14. Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) last week rolled out in Hyderabad which milestone mark kit it has manufactured of the eponymous medium range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM)?

15. Which spirits maker has appointed Paul-Robert Bouhier as its new managing director for India?

16. Which company has entered into a co-marketing partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim India to market its anti-diabetic drug empagliflozin and its fixed dose combinations in India?

17. Which company has acquired cardiac brand Razel (rosuvastatin) for India and Nepal region from Glenmark for Rs 314 crore in an all-cash deal?

18. Which company has decided to sell its housing finance unit to Perseus SG Pte, a TPG Global entity, for Rs 3,900 crore?

19. Which bank will take a minority stake in fintech startup Mintoak Innovations for Rs 31.14 crore in cash?

20. Which company topped the 2022 Wizikey Newsmakers report as India’s most-visible corporate in the media?

21. Which drug firm said it has approved the appointment of Sanjeev Panchal as its managing director for a period of three years with effect from January 1, 2023?

22. Which cosmetics company has announced its partnership with actress Tara Sutaria as its brand ambassador for the skincare range?

23. Which online gaming platform has roped in actress Esha Gupta as its brand ambassador?

24. Which bicycle brand has rolled out its first ever TVC campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Sara Ali Khan?

25. Which pastry and bakery brand has launched a television commercial featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, continuing the ‘Magic every time’ campaign philosophy?

26. Which financial services app has launched the campaign ‘Make Any Day Salary Day!’ for its latest offering: On-Demand Salary?

27. Which makeup brand has launched the campaign, “#MERAWEDDINGBFF”, that takes a different approach on wedding preparations for both the bride and the bridesmaids?

28. Which company will acquire up to 51% voting rights of TSUYO Manufacturing Private Ltd., a start-up engaged in powertrain solutions for electric vehicles?

29. Which smartphone brand has introduced the fourth edition of its ‘#SwitchOff’ campaign?

30. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstline Pharmaceuticals and Genomicks to augment its presence in women’s health and reproductive therapy in Malaysia?

31. Which personal care brand has launched ‘#JustEmpowerOne’ campaign, with an intention to positively impact the economic condition of acid attack survivors?

32. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘#CreatorsOfThrill’?

33. Which digital platform connecting blue-and-grey-collar workers and potential employers in India launched its new brand campaign, "Naukri bhi, Taiyaari bhi."?

34. Which company has launched a new TVC campaign titled ‘What-a-Heater’ showcasing its premium range of water heaters?

35. Which burger brand has launched the ‘Refresh Your Burger’ campaign?

36. Which popular hazelnut cocoa spread brand has launched its Christmas and New year campaign, featuring chef Vikas Khanna?

37. Which hair colour brand has launched the ‘#ColoursAreForAll’ campaign to take a stand against beauty standards?

38. Which company has launched the ‘#ShuddhAurSaccha’ campaign to promote its honey?

39. Which online marketplace for beauty and personal care products debuted in the Indian market with a video campaign ‘#SamjhaKar’ featuring actress Shriya Pilgaonkar?

40. Which company last week announced the launch of its FMCG brand ‘Independence’ in Gujarat?

41. Which business process management firm has acquired two companies - The Smart Cube, and OptiBuy - for $156.9 million, or about Rs 1,298 crore?

42. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has removed all promoter directors from the Board of Directors of which listed bicycles manufacturer?

43. Which renewable energy company has forayed into wind power and has signed an agreement with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) for setting up a 50-megawatt (MW) project?

44. Which hospitality major has launched its India-focused bespoke wedding initiative, ‘Perfectly Yours’?

45. Which company will acquire a majority stake in Singapore-backed electric motor design and manufacturing company, EMF Innovations Private Limited (EMFI)?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 977 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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