March 26, 2023

Biz Quizzard 991

Biz Quizzard has completed 19 years, without missing a single week, and this edition marks the beginning of the 20th year. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this journey.  

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

1. Which company will manufacture India´s first fire-resistant steel structures at its unit in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh?

2. Which MNC agreed to buy Credit Suisse in a historic, government-brokered deal aimed at containing a crisis of confidence that threatened to spread across global financial markets?

3. Durex has launched what it claims as a first of its kind offering in the non-latex range of condoms. What has it been sub-branded as?

4. Which brand has launched its new sub-category 'U-19' innerwear for boys within the age bar of 13-19?

5. Which protein snacking bar has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

6. Which packaged drinking water brand has roped in actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador?

7. Which sports nutrition brand has announced cricketer Shubman Gill as its new brand ambassador?

8. Which brand has launched the ‘#LookUp' campaign for its range of fans?

9. Which Pune-based jewellery company has announced the signing of actress Madhuri Dixit as its brand ambassador for the next two years?

10. Which company said it has completed its acquisition of MITRA Agro Equipments Private Ltd. (M.I.T.R.A) by increasing its shareholding from the existing 47.33% to 100%?

11. Which sportswear brand has roped in cricketer Dinesh Karthik as its brand ambassador?

12. Which online travel company has launched the ‘#BindassPlanKar’ campaign, featuring Delhi Capital cricketers?

13. Which brand from Reliance Industries has launched its newest collection of fine Italian suiting fabrics for the Indian market with the ‘#LifeTailored’ campaign?

14. Who has emerged as the country’s most valued celebrity of 2022 with a brand value of $181.7 million, according to Kroll’s latest Celebrity Brand Valuation Report?

15. Which cooling products maker last week said it has bagged four orders worth Rs 575 crore which mark its entry into the railway electrification space?

16. Manmeet K Nanda has been appointed the managing director and chief executive officer of which investment promotion and facilitation body under the commerce ministry?

17. Which company last week said it has completed the acquisition of video commerce company Bulbul?

18. Which paints company has launched “Budget mein fit. Shauq ki no limit.” campaign to promote its new offerings?

19. Which jewellery brand launched a digital film for its Ugadi collection ‘Vardhini’?

20. Which MNC is acquiring Bengaluru-based AI firm Flutura?

21. Which PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer released a short film “SAVE TODAY FOR BETTER TOMORROW” on water conservation on World Water Day?

22. Which edible oil brand launched its new campaign ‘#BadloBehtarKeLiye’?

23. Which snack brand launched its new television commercial featuring actor Rajkummar Rao?

24. Which mutual fund launched the campaign ‘Kitna Milega’?

25. Which footwear brand has appointed actor Amol Parashar as brand ambassador?

26. Which online rummy platform launched a fresh cluster of brand films, featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh, under its ‘Chalo Saath Khelein’ campaign?

27. Which online pharmacy last week announced the launch of new offering, SurgiCare, to offer end-to-end support to patients needing surgeries in India and abroad?

28. Which company last week announced expansion of its packaged goods portfolio including soaps, hygiene, laundry and home care products, with brands including Glimmer beauty soaps?

29. Which Ahmedabad-based company has acquired Scorpius Trackers, a leading providers of single-axis solar tracker solutions for a consideration of Rs 135 crore?

30. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire a 73.27 percent stake in US sports media company Pro Football Network for $1.82 million (Rs 16 crore) in an all-cash transaction?

31. Which auto components major has announced Guruprasad Mudlapur as its Managing Director and President in India, with effect from July 1?

32. Which retailer has appointed Anuj Singh as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD)?

33. Which chocolate brand has launched two new films, introducing two new characters – Alexander and Einstein – for its Exam Bar campaign?

34. Which beverage brand has launched its summer campaign featuring actors Kriti Sanon and Jr. NTR?
35. Which bank said in a regulatory filing that it has sold its stake in Russian joint venture Commercial Indo Bank LLC (CIBL) to the other venture partner SBI for about Rs 121.29 crore?

36. Which company has signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of an 80-room resort, The Dukes Retreat in Khandala, Maharashtra, for an enterprise value of Rs 133 crore?

37. Which company has entered into a binding agreement with French electrolyser technology and manufacturing company McPhy Energy to manufacture electrolysers?

38. Which IT firm announced the retirement of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as Independent Director of the Board, effective March 22, 2023, upon completion of her tenure?

39. Which company has introduced platinum brake pads for luxury cars under the ‘TVS Apache’ brand?

40. Which confectionery maker has elevated its India head Kalpesh Parmar to a global role as General Manager, Asia?

41. Which ethnic beverage brand from Xotik Frujus (XFPL) has been rebranded as ‘J.’?

42. Which consumer durable brand has launched the ‘Khayaal jo ghar ko ghar banaye’ campaign, featuring celebrity couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh?

43. Which breakfast cereals and health food brand, known for its products like oats and corn flakes, recently launched ‘Mighty Muesli Bars’?

44. VST Tillers Tractors Ltd (VST), a farm equipment manufacturer, has crossed which production milestone of power tillers from its plant at Malur, on the outskirts of Bengaluru?

45. Which hair care brand has announced the relaunch of the much sought-after Bonacure range with a campaign starring its hair muse Mira Kapoor?

46. Which quick commerce brand has launched its new campaign ‘Nahi Milega'?

47. Which dairy beverage brand has launched the campaign ‘Sip the Wow’?

48. Which e-mobility brand has acquired a stake worth €1 mn in German electric 2-wheeler OEM eROCKIT AG?

49. Which company has introduced ‘Levitas Ultra’ range of tyres for the luxury car segment?

50. Gordon Moore died at the age of 94 last week at his home in Hawaii. He was the cofounder of which MNC?

51. Actress Katrina Kaif has invested in which health and wellness platform?

52. Which consumer retailer electronic direct-to-consumer brand has roped in cricketer Shubman Gill as brand ambassador and launched the campaign ‘Got Game?’?

53. Which pet food brand has launched a digital campaign featuring influencers Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal and Dhanashree?

54. Which stationery brand has rolled out the campaign ‘Aapne Kahan Hook Kiya?’ to promote the launch of its innovative Hook Ball Pen?

55. Which jewellery brand has roped in actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador for its lifestyle segment?

56. Which technology MNC released a new brand film titled 'Empowering Dreams’, featuring actor and director, Pankaj Kapur?

57. Which French menswear fashion brand launched the campaign ‘Do It Your Way’ with a music video featuring popular icons Emiway Bantai, Ranveer Allahbadia, Umran Malik, and Na├óman?

58. Which B2B online marketplace has launched a new digital campaign, ‘#PragatiKeRang’?

59. Which healthy food platform has launched the campaign ‘#IPizzaLove’ for IPL season, featuring cricketer Mayank Agarwal and sports enthusiast Joy Bhattacharya?

60. Which renowned ad-filmmaker, writer, and director passed away last week at the age of 67?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 991 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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