February 26, 2023

Biz Quizzard 987

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 20 - 25. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has inked a pact to acquire Germany-based SAS Auto Systemtechnik GmbH at an enterprise value of €540 million (around Rs 4,789 crore)?

2. Which brand released a full-length music video ‘Colour My Style’ starring actress Sara Ali Khan, on the launch of its all-new Y100 smartphone?

3. Which beauty and self-care brand launched ‘#ILoveMyself’ campaign for Valentine’s Day?

4. Which cement brand has launched the campaign 'Farq nazar aayega' featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan?

5. Which Pune-based farmer producer company exported India’s first commercial consignment of GI-tagged Purandar figs to Hong Kong?

6. Which lifestyle accessory company has roped in cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur as brand ambassador?

7. Saffola, the master brand under which Marico offers healthier food options, has crossed which milestone value mark?

8. Former commerce secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has been appointed as the chief executive officer of which policy making body?

9. Which Mumbai-based company has acquired an additional 10% stake in Asit C Mehta Financial Services to increase its stake to 37.19%?

10. In what is being described as India´s largest EV fleet order till date, Uber has signed a deal with which company to induct 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) into its fleet?

11. Which company plans to build what it says will be the world’s largest electric vehicle hub in Tamil Nadu with an investment of Rs 7,610 crore to localise the supply chain for cleaner transport?

12. Which company has successfully developed a nano technology-based fertiliser, Nano DAP, from its research and development centre based in IIT Bombay?

13. Which online rummy platform has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador?

14. Which brand has launched a digital film with the positioning 'Skin as young as you' for its face sheet mask?

15. Which health and wellness app has launched its latest campaign, featuring actor and director Farhan Akhtar?

16. Which brand has launched an ad featuring actress Parineeti Chopra for its range of herbal and natural facewashes?

17. Which spices brand has roped in actress Shilpa Shetty as its brand ambassador?

18. Which kids’ wear brand has roped in actress Neha Dhupia as its first-ever brand ambassador?

19. Which dairy brand has launched its new campaign with 2 films - 'Technology ka Kamaal' and 'Black Tea'?

20. Which bottled water company has signed a manufacturing and distribution tie-up with Dubai-based diversified Nasser Abdulla Lootah group, marking its first international expansion?

21. Who has been chosen as the Business Leader of the Year at The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence 2022?

22. India’s Unified Payments Interface - better known as UPI – and which country’s PayNow were officially connected last week?

23. With the aim of bridging the gender gap in cricket, which sportswear brand launched a campaign asking people to join the movement with the hashtag ‘#IndianCricketTeamCaptainHarmanpreetKaur’?

24. Which fintech platform has launched a new brand campaign, ‘Jagruk Rahein, Cyber Smart Banein’?

25. Which D2C vitamin & mineral supplements (VMS) brand has launched the campaign “Real You. Happy You” featuring actress Yami Gautam Dhar?

26. Which ecommerce company has launched the campaign “Aaj Kya Khareeda?”?

27. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Tiger Shroff, with the positioning 'Great Taste. Really.'?

28. Which sports and gaming exchange has roped in actress Jacqueline Fernandez as brand ambassador?

29. Which mother and child care brand launched the campaign ‘#LoveYourWay’ for Valentine’s Day?

30. Which business group has bagged the title sponsorship rights for the Women's Premier League (WPL) for five seasons?

31. Which university offering online degree programs has launched the campaign ‘Ab kabhi bhi padho India, bas aage badho’?

32. Which dental crowns and bridges brand has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit Nene as brand ambassador?

33. Which telecom PSU last week announced the appointment of Rajesh Rai as its new chairman and managing director for a period of five years?

34. Which Indian craft beer brand has forayed into the Hard Seltzers category with the launch of ‘Grizly’ Hard Seltzer Ale?

35. Which Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) start-up launched its first e-scooter called Indie, at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1,25,000?

36. Parle Agro has signed actor Dulquer Salmaan as the brand ambassador of which dairy brand, for the southern markets of India?

37. Which QSR brand has appointed Mithun Appaiah as the CEO of its FMCG business?

38. Which denim brand, in collaboration with top influencers, launched a new campaign “Masters of Denims” to walk and talk about their never-ending love for denims, fashion and style?

39. Which beauty brand by entrepreneur Masaba Gupta has forayed into the face makeup category with a new range of products to reinforce its commitment to growing its portfolio with inclusive products?

40. Zomato last week unveiled its new offering that will offer affordable home-style meals cooked by homechefs. What has it been branded as?

41. Alex Kuruvilla has stepped down as the India Managing Director of which media company, 17 years after founding and building its operations in the country?

42. Who is the United States nominating to lead the World Bank?

43. Thomas Flack is the CEO-designate of which business group’s ambitious lithium-ion battery company that will soon begin commercial production?

44. Which real estate and infrastructure development company has appointed Amit Kumar Sinha as its new managing director and chief executive officer with effect from May 23?

45. Which Bengaluru-based IT services company has acquired 100% stake in Texas, US-based IT solutions and software company Quant Systems Inc for $65 million?

46. The supervisory board of which software MNC has proposed the name of Punit Renjen as the designated successor to current chairman Hasso Plattner?

47. Which Bengaluru-based online medical diagnostics platform has acquired US-based artificial intelligence healthtech startup Krayen for an undisclosed sum?

48. Which Indian cricketer, along with his wife Jaya, has floated a sports tech venture JCDC Sports, which has rolled out a fantasy sports gaming platform TFG (Trade Fantasy Game)?

49. Which retail-focussed non-banking financial company has launched the ‘Sapna Aapka Loan Hamara’ campaign with actress Tamannaah Bhatia?

50. Maruti Suzuki India’s van, the Eeco, has crossed which cumulative sales milestone in India?

51. Which cycling brand, in collaboration with artist Marc Billimoria, released an art documentary called ‘The Das Bunte Project’?

52. Which makeup brand has launched the campaign, "#GlassItGlossIt," aimed at promoting inclusivity and diversity in the beauty industry?

53. Which menstrual hygiene brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as brand ambassador and launched the campaign ‘Din tumhare saath chalega’?

54. Which eyewear brand has launched an ad campaign to present its Gentlemen’s Edit, featuring chef Ranveer Brar and actor Arunoday Singh?

55. Which stock exchange’s arm last week said it has launched the country's first ever municipal bond index?

56. Which pooling solutions provider said it had acquired SKAN Marine Services Pvt. Ltd., a material handling equipment (MHE) rental company for an unspecified amount?

57. Actor Sanjay Dutt has invested in the $5,00,000 funding round of which sneakers marketplace?

58. Which matchmaking platform has roped in astrologer Parduman Suri as its brand ambassador?

59. Which housing finance company has launched the campaign ‘Home loan so easy, life is worry free’?

60. Who was last week named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 987 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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