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January 22, 2023

Biz Quizzard 982

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period January 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which tyre maker’s Halol plant has been awarded the ‘Lighthouse Certification’ by the World Economic Forum?

2. Norway’s state-owned Norfund has invested Rs 500 crore in which waste-to-energy maker for an undisclosed stake?

3. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a television commercial to announce the comeback of Chizza?

4. Which healthy comfort food brand has launched the film ‘Oil’s Not Well’, taking a dig at other instant noodle brands?

5. Which company has acquired trademark rights of breast cancer drug Primcyv from Pfizer Products India?

6. Spencer’s Retail has forayed into the value segment to cater to the needs of price-conscious customers. What has it been branded as?

7. Which luggage brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan, and cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Mithali Raj as ambassadors?

8. Which pet care destination has launched the film ‘date-night’, from a series of 3 films campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Kriti Sanon?

9. Which QSR chain has launched its new campaign “We Get It”?

10. The Indian stock market will completely move to a shorter trading cycle - called the T+1 settlement system – on which date?

11. Which sanitary pads brand has launched the campaign ‘#ChooseItAll’?

12. Which salt brand has launched a nationwide Republic Day campaign called ‘Desh Ke Liye #HarSawaalUthega’?

13. Which global sports nutrition major has unveiled its new campaign ‘#YoureAlreadyReady’?

14. Which company has signed an agreement with Ashok Leyland, and Ballard Power, Canada, to launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for mining, logistics and transportation?

15. Which company has been declared as the successful bidder for debt-ridden Andhra Cements?

16. Which travel company has launched its new digital campaign “Your Holiday is calling”?

17. Which commercial electric vehicle manufacturer has released a new campaign ‘Bijli Hoon Main!’?

18. Which snack brand has launched the campaign ‘#KarareBeatsChallenge’ featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

19. Samsonite, the world’s biggest luggage maker, said India has outpaced which country as its second-largest market in the last calendar year?

20. Which company last week announced it is going to acquire 100% in Sproutlife Foods, the makers of health-conscious brand Yoga Bar, in an all-cash deal over the next 3-4 years?

21. Which company has been declared as the successful bidder for debt-ridden Meenakshi Energy?

22. Which green energy company will acquire 50% equity in Essel Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan from Essel Infraprojects for Rs 15 crore?

23. Which drug maker has acquired nine dermatology brands from Glenmark for Rs 340 crore in the Indian market?

24. Which company said it has completed the acquisition of controlling stake in Mumbai Angels, a platform for early-stage venture investments?

25. Which tyre company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to set up its second Digital Innovation Centre, in Hyderabad?

26. Which East European nation has entered the Indian apple market, exporting its first consignment?

27. Which surfacing solution brand has launched "The Gutli", a new film on sustainability?

28. Which real-money gaming brand has launched its first-ever campaign ‘#TheGameNeverStops’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Esha Gupta?

29. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘#HugHerMore’ campaign, with an objective to encourage everyone to hug their moms more frequently?

30. Which firms have retained their positions as 2nd and 3rd most valuable IT services brands, according to ‘IT Services 25’ list prepared by UK-based consultancy Brand Finance for 2023?

31. Which automobile company has announced that Manasi Tata will take over as its new Vice-Chairperson with immediate effect?

32. Which automobile company has announced that Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director of its operations in India, will be retiring from his position with effect from March 31, 2023?

33. Which company said it will soon become the first Indian wearable company to start exports from India, starting with Vietnam and Singapore?

34. Which medical equipment maker last week named Chaitanya Sarawate as the managing director?

35. Which dairy company has introduced GlucoShakti, an instant energy drink?

36. Mondelez India is expanding into the choco-chip cookies space with a new product. What has it been branded as?

37. Which ready-to-cook (RTC) brand has launched a TVC campaign ‘Soft and Strong’ in Tamil for its Paneer?

38. Which MNC is going to launch its own air cargo fleet, Prime Air, in India?

39. Devndra Chawla has stepped down as the CEO and MD of which retailer?

40. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-based late-stage biotech firm Concert Pharmaceuticals for $576 million?

41. Which bank said it plans to sell its stake in Russian joint venture Commercial Indo Bank LLC (CIBL) to the other venture partner State Bank of India (SBI) for about Rs 114 crore?

42. Which video streaming MNC’s co-founder Reed Hastings is stepping aside as CEO of the company he’s led for more than two decade?

43. Which newspaper brand has launched the ‘#WhatMakesUsOne’ campaign?

44. Which brand has launched its first TVC featuring brand ambassador and actor Hrithik Roshan for pre-finished wall panels?

45. Which personalized nutrition drink brand for children unveiled a digital film starring actress Rupali Ganguly and her nine-year-old son Rudransh?

46. Which solar solutions provider has launched a campaign that teaches how everyday can be easy and tension free as Sunday?

47. Which retailer has launched the ‘#OnPublicDemand’ Republic Day campaign?

48. Which men’s grooming brand has launched a campaign featuring comedian Vir Das for its shampoo?

49. Which Hyderabad-based children’s toy & gaming brand has inked a deal with Rowan’s and Hamley’s as the official distribution partners?

50. Which jewellery retail brand from India has entered the American market again, with its first store in New Jersey’s Little India?

51. Which mattress brand has launched a campaign for the wedding season, aiming to redefine wedding gifting?

52. Which company has entered into an equal joint venture with MAS Amity Pte to set up an entity in India for jointly developing a business of intimate wear and other apparel related products?

53. Which Japanese sports equipment maker said it will expand manufacturing capability in India to make full carbon graphite badminton racquets to tap a fast-growing market?

54. Which company has acquired Telangana and Andhra Pradesh-based footwear and apparel retailer V Retail Pvt Ltd, which operates a retail chain under the brand name 'Centro Style'?

55. Which company has forayed into the ceiling fan segment in the country under the brand name Kuhl?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 982 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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