May 28, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1000


Biz Quizzard has touched another milestone. The weekly business current affairs quiz has now been posted for 1000 weeks, without missing a single week in between. Started this quiz when Murali Duggineni, friend and quiz partner, asked me to compile and post a quiz on Quinkie, a group started by him on Yahoo! Groups with the aim of creating a platform for sharing knowledge. Never imagined it would come this far. Thank you to Murali and everyone who have been part of this journey.

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 22 - 27. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The combined revenue of the Tata group’s listed firms crossed which milestone mark for the first time, in 2022-23?

2. To celebrate World Bee Day, observed annually on 20 May, which honey brand launched the ‘#BEE-llionaire’ campaign?

3. Maleesha Kharwa, a 14-year-old girl who hails from Mumbai's Dharavi Slum, has become the face of which luxury beauty brand's new campaign 'The Yuvati Collection'?

4. Which ice cream brand has launched its summer campaign ‘#LiveTheIndulgence’?

5. Which premium tyre manufacturer has announced the appointment of Indian cross-country rally racer Ashish Raorane as its first-ever official Brand Athlete?

6. Which pizza brand has unveiled a campaign to announce the launch of its latest menu, the "Cheeseless Wonders"?

7. Which luxury Ayurvedic beauty brand has rolled out its ‘#NOSEtalgia’ campaign to announce its foray into the fragrance category with the launch of its ‘Pure Fragrance’ range?

8. Which dairy cooperative has introduced honey under ‘Purabi’ brand?

9. Which MNC last week said it would acquire PDC Energy Inc in an all-stock transaction for $7.6 billion, including debt, adding new drilling inventory to its US oil and gas reserves?

10. The combined profit of public sector banks crossed which milestone mark in the financial year ended March 2023?

11. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last week said it has roped in which company as the kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team?

12. Which business school has retained the top position in India and ranked #29 globally for its executive education programmes in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Education Custom Ranking 2023?

13. Which dairy cooperative has inaugurated Gujarat’s first honey testing laboratory at Badarpura near Palanpur in North Gujarat?

14. In a bid to give a fillip to diverse and sustainable sourcing, which company and Genpact have launched Be.Seen - a programme to help scale businesses owned by minority and underrepresented groups in India?

15. Which company has unveiled its new brand campaigns ‘Loan Lene Ka Sahi Tareeka’, featuring actor Aparshakti Khurana?

16. Which brand has launched a campaign with the positioning 'biscuit mein Kalonji ka kamaal', featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri?

17. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign ‘WE’RE SUPERSTARS!’, featuring brand ambassador and actress Taapsee Pannu?

18. This World Asthma Awareness month, which company launched its general patient and public awareness initiative – ‘Tuffies’ – to promote better respiratory care in children?

19. Which sports broadcaster has announced the onboarding of Sania Mirza as the Tennis Ambassador?

20. Which steel maker and JFE Steel, Japan, will form a joint venture company to manufacture the entire range of CRGO products at its proposed facilities at Vijayanagar, Karnataka?

21. Which brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#MadeForAdults’ for its boxers, asking men to grow out of the cartoony, less-than-functional innerwear?

22. Which company, India’s only ISO 22000 and GMP certified Human Milk Facility, launched the “SUPERMOMS: Our Breastfeeding Heroes” campaign for Mother’s Day?

23. Tarun Rai is retiring from which advertising agency after 30 years in the industry?

24. Which direct-to-home (DTH) company has appointed current COO Manoj Dobhal as CEO-designate?

25. Which edtech company has appointed former Meta executive Abha Maheshwari as CEO?

26. Who remains the wealthiest Indian real estate entrepreneur with a wealth of Rs 59,030 crore, according to GROHE-HURUN India?

27. Which Bengaluru-based electric vehicles and clean energy startup last week launched what it claimed as the fastest escooter in India?

28. Which feminine health and hygiene company has acquired sexual wellness brand Bleu for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal?

29. Which French fleet management and operational car leasing company has elevated Suvajit Karmakar as Country Managing Director and Asia Sub-regional Director?

30. Which Indian IT firm has launched Topaz, an AI-first set of services, solutions and platforms using generative AI technologies?

31. Which cryptocurrency exchange has announced the global launch of its decentralised finance (DeFi) wallet app Okto?

32. Veteran industrialist Karumuttu T Kannan (70) passed away in Madurai last week. He was the chairman of which textile company?

33. Which MNC said it would buy animated-images platform Giphy from Meta Platforms for $53 million in cash, months after Meta had agreed to divest the company on competition concerns?

34. Multimedia messaging service Snapchat announced which milestone of monthly active Snapchatters (users) in India?

35. Which activewear brand for women launched a 2-day campaign ‘#SportThatGirl’ on LinkedIn?

36. Which British brand known for its high-quality premium apparel has unveiled its new campaign with brand ambassador and actor Kartik Aaryan, sporting looks from its denim collection?

37. Which opalware brand by Borosil has undergone a change in brand identity and positioning, with a new tagline ‘My Home My Way’?

38. US-based StemCures will establish the largest stem cell manufacturing plant in India. Which city?

39. Which digital diagnostic delivery platform has launched a diagnostics-on-demand platform called Prodigi PASS?

40. Ride-hailing platform Uber has announced to enter electric segment with multiple vendors, to compete with new players such as BluSmart, from next month. What is the offering called?

41. Which salt brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘Tez Baccho Se Hi Toh Tez Desh Banta Hain’?

42. Which e-commerce membership program has rolled out its new 'Sach Mein Too Much’ campaign?

43. Which discount broker has appointed former Google, Uber, and Amazon senior executive Narayan Gangadhar as chief executive officer with immediate effect?

44. Which steel brand has released its new corporate film, 'All Day, Every Day.'?

45. Which lingerie brand has appointed Hirokuni Nagamori as India CEO?

46. Which company has entered into an exclusive collaboration with the IIT Bombay to launch the first ever artificial intelligence-enabled point of care testing equipment to screen sickle cell anaemia, an inherited blood disease?

47. Which Europe-based intercity bus operator will enter the Indian market next year?

48. Non-resident investments into privately-held Indian startups from how many countries will not attract angel tax, as per a notification from the finance ministry?

49. Which home electrical and automation company is all set to expand its presence in Sri Lanka, and has announced its partnership with politician and former cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga?

50. R Dinesh, executive vice chairman of TVS Supply Chain Solutions, has been elected the president of which industry body for 2023-24?

51. Which smartphone maker last week announced actor Shah Rukh Khan as its new brand ambassador in India?

52. Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd (CGHL) has acquired 51 per cent stake in which online new car selling platform for Rs 150 crore?

53. Which agri-input company has entered into the agri-biological segment with the launch of its ‘BiologiQ’ range of products?

54. Which smartphone maker has launched a new health data privacy campaign globally, including in India?

55. Which anti-inflammatory and antibacterial gel & face wash brand has roped in actress Raashii Khanna as brand ambassador?

56. Which detergent brand has launched a campaign in association with IPL team Punjab Kings?

57. Which hospitality group has introduced its latest campaign, "Skip to Rewards”?

58. Which well-known lubricant player has expanded its product portfolio into the auto care segment?

59. Which company, claimed to be India’s first subscription-based business aviation start-up, has launched its operations with its membership programme?

60. Which IT firm will be the title sponsor of the Bengaluru Marathon for the next three years?

61. Which airline is associating with National Geographic in India to launch an exciting photography contest titled ‘#nofilter’?

62. Which broadcaster launched the campaign ‘#MyFirstStoryteller’ for Mother’s Day?

63. Which company last week acquired Delhi-NCR based diagnostic lab Prognosis Laboratories?

64. Vikram Bakshi, the CEO & MD of Ascot Hospitality, who parted ways with McDonald’s a few years ago, has invested in which Delhi-based food brand?

65. The board of directors of which bank has appointed Srikrishnan Hari Hara Sarma as an Additional Director to take up the role of MD and CEO?

66. Which credit marketplace, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Bengaluru-based credit analytics company FinFort Infotech LLP?

67. Which Indian business personality has been named as a member of the international advisory committee that will provide guidance to the presidency of the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28)?

68. Micky Jagtiani, 70, passed away last week. He was the founder and chairman of which Dubai-headquartered group?

69. Which automobile brand last week launched its GEZA Special Edition at a starting price of Rs 7,39,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)?

70. Which company has inked a partnership with General Mills to enter the western snacks category with the launch of latter’s 'Alan’s Bugles' brand in India?

71. The Nifty FMCG, or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods index, hit which milestone mark on May 26 for the first time ever?

72. Which technology talent matchmaking firm has launched its campaign "MatchmakerHereInstead"?

73. Which life insurance company has released its new campaign ‘Sachinverse’, an optimistic vision of the future?

74. Orangutan Esports, one of India’s leading esports organisation has announced which sports brand as its official kit partner, and launched the film ‘#AlsoAnAthlete’?

75. Which Indian smartwatch brand has captured the second spot in global rankings in the quarter that ended in March, as per a report by Counterpoint Research?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1000 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

May 21, 2023

Biz Quizzard 999

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Private equity firm Apax Partners has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Blackstone's minority stake in which software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider for $450 million?

2. Discount broking company Upstox crossed which milestone revenue mark in FY22-23?

3. Marico has announced which actress as the new brand ambassador of Nihar Naturals and Nihar Shanti Amla?

4. Which brand in the baby care and mommy-needs category launched the video 'What Does A Mother Want?' for Mother’s Day?

5. Which digital banking platform launched the ‘#SaveLikeAMom’ campaign for Mother’s Day?

6. Which life insurance brand launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘Mummy Ka Naya Andaaz’?

7. Which jewellery brand celebrated Mother’s Day with ‘Nazar Na Lage’ campaign?

8. Which bank launched the campaign 'Timeless Love' for Mother’s Day?

9. Lizzie Chapman, Priya Sharma, and Ashish Anantharaman are exiting as founders of which fintech startup?

10. Which life insurance company has introduced a new debt fund that allows customers to lock in investments at current high interest rates?

11. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has made an undisclosed strategic investment in which Hyderabad-based provider of engineering and technology solutions?

12. Actress Shilpa Shetty has invested Rs 2.25 crore in which D2C healthy indulgent food products brand?

13. Which MNC’s 3 top exiting executives Abhishek Ganguly, Atul Bajaj, and Amit Prabhu, have joined hands to launch their entrepreneurial venture, Agilitas Sports?

14. Which mattress brand has roped in cricketer Virat Kohli as brand ambassador?

15. Which energy drink brand has launched the ‘Get Your Beats On’ campaign?

16. Which hair oil brand has launched the television commercial “Shine Bejhijhak”?

17. Which toothpaste brand has launched the ‘Daanton ka Poshan’ campaign?

18. Which female hair remover brand has launched the ‘Ooohhh without the Ouch’ television commercial, featuring actress Ananya Pandey?

19. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘Ready Madi Adi’ anthem to celebrate its association with Chennai Super Kings?

20. Which company has acquired two assets, ‘Tezeva’ and ‘FaktoryWize’, from Pune-based technology startup Websym Solutions, along with the team behind these assets?

21. Which QSR chain has launched the campaign 'Perfect Every Bite' in Tamil?

22. Which smartphone company has roped in actor Pankaj Tripathi as brand ambassador?

23. Which Indian beverage brand has launched its summer campaign ‘Best Between Friends’?

24. Which beauty brand has roped in actress Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador?

25. Which innerwear brand has unveiled actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador with its new campaign “Chumbak hai bhai”?

26. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign ‘All Eyes On Me’ featuring actor Kartik Aaryan?

27. Which brand has launched the ‘Mana Telugu inti Kaaram’ for its chilli powder?

28. Which brand has launched the ‘#AbDhoopKyaRokegi’ campaign for its SPF 60 PA+++ sweat and water-resistant sunscreen gel crème?

29. Which cancer hospital chain has launched the "The Breast Cancer Push Away Bra" campaign to raise awareness about breast self-check-up in India?

30. Which smartphone maker has named Ravi Kunwar to manage the Indian operations?

31. Which jewellery brand launched the campaign ‘#CommitToLove’, featuring South Indian celebrity couples, Tarini Kalingarayar and Kalidas Jayaram, and Reba John and Joemon Joseph?

32. Which crowdfunding platform launched the campaign ‘#LeaveNoMotherBehind’?

33. Chalet Airport Hotel has signed a franchise agreement with which company for the upcoming new luxury hotel at terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi?

34. The Delhi High Court has restrained Zydus Wellness Limited from using which word after dairy products maker Delhi Marketing filed a plea saying the name is similar to its own brand name?

35. Which luxury travel company said it has become the first and only Indian travel company to be an associate member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)?

36. Which company as launched Bagcrete, a hassle-free and user-friendly concrete solution for all types of construction demands?

37. Which Vancouver (Canada)-headquartered SaaS cloud-native product and pricing solutions provider has appointed Suja Chandy as Managing Director, India?

38. Marking its 50th anniversary, which brand, known primarily for batteries, has unveiled its new brand identity, with the positioning 'For the new you'?

39. Which brand has released a new campaign with its brand ambassador, actress Dia Mirza, for its mineral-based sun care range?

40. Maruti Suzuki's WagonR has crossed which cumulative sales milestone?

41. Which health-tech startup has launched its first 360-degree campaign, featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana, on the issue of blood tests?

42. Which skincare brand has launched the campaign ‘Beautiful is Everyday’ for the launch of three new variants of its signature BB Pro Face Cream?

43. Which multi-asset brokerage firm has launched its first-ever digital branding campaign ‘#tradesmarter’?

44. Which smartphone brand has launched its latest campaign 'Capture Beyond Boundaries'?

45. Which company has unveiled a new digital campaign, ‘Slurp Up the Fun’, with the introduction of Cashew Butterscotch Ice Cream Flavor Milkshake?

46. Which education company launched the campaign 'The Perfect Mother' for Mother’s Day?

47. Which consumer electronics brand has launched the ‘#PitchPerfectView’ campaign as part of its collaboration with Sunrisers Hyderabad?

48. PVR Pictures has been renamed. What is it called now?

49. Which dairy company last week announced its foray into the organic fruits and vegetables segment?

50. Which MNC last week named Samir Jain, currently managing director at Bunge India, as its new president for India, effective August?

51. Pramod Bhasin has been appointed as new chairman of which industry body, effective April 1, 2023?

52. Zomato has released the first ad for its affordable home meals offering with the positioning 'it feels home!'. What it been branded as?

53. Which cement brand unveiled its new brand film “Adoption”?

54. Which travel portal has launched its latest campaign ‘#SabkaYaarDegaHazaar’?

55. Which original ethical British beauty brand has launched the "changemaking beauty" campaign in India?

56. Which omnichannel fine jewellery brand has launched its latest campaign ‘Big Gold Upgrade’?

57. Which beauty brand has unveiled its latest campaign, "My Shade, My Story," a celebration of its iconic Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation?

58. US ecommerce rollup firm Thrasio has divested the majority of its holding in which consumer durables brand in India to the latter’s founders and investors?

59. The chairman of which business group passed away in London last week at the age of 87?

60. Ravneet Kaur, a 1988 batch Punjab cadre Indian Administrative Service officer, will be the first fulltime woman chairperson of which regulatory body?

61. Which group has announced the acquisition of Just Watches, a Mumbai-headquartered premium watch retail brand, for an unspecified amount?

62. Which startup mission has been ranked as the world’s top public business incubator by the UBI Global World Benchmark Study 2021-2022 of Business Incubators and Accelerators?

63. Which footwear brand has announced its collaboration with cricketer Umran Malik for the launch of its Nitrofly range?

64. Which soap brand has launched the television campaign 'Ab Chaleyga Khoobsurati Ka Jadoo’?

65. Which ERP software brand has launched the campaign ‘Badhaye Business Ka Sense’?

66. In a first, which automobile company’s dealer has roped in former cricketer Kapil Dev as brand icon?

67. Which Delhi-based real estate developer has acquired Shipra Mall in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, through an auction for about Rs 551 crore?

68. Which company has received the NCLT nod to acquire National Steel & Agro Industries for Rs 425 crore?

69. Which group has become the first jewellery group in India to obtain a TRQ (Tariff Rate Quota) license from the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)?

70. SBI has become the first bank in India to cross which milestone annual net profit mark?

71. Almost three years after getting banned in India, which Chinese online fast fashion brand is re-entering India in partnership with the country's leading retailer Reliance Retail?

72. The Reserve Bank of India last week announced the withdrawal of which denomination currency note from circulation, citing its ´Clean Note Policy´?

73. India´s public and private defence production units have crossed which milestone mark of goods and services during the current financial year?

74. Lifestyle recently opened a store in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Which milestone store count did it touch in India with this launch?

75. Who has been given France's highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur for his contributions to strengthen the trade relationship between India and France?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 999 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

May 14, 2023

Biz Quizzard 998

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Global private equity firm Blackstone has signed a binding agreement to acquire a controlling stake in which hospital chain from TPG?

2. Which snack brand has entered India's ethnic snacks market with the launch of its ‘Namkeen’ sub-brand, and has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador?

3. Which homegrown private equity fund is diversifying into public market investing through a dedicated alternative investment fund (AIF) called Clarus?

4. Which Norwegian preschool chain will open 100 schools in India in next three years at an investment of Rs 100 crore?

5. Which motorcycle brand has launched a video featuring the rock band Girish and the Chronicles, and the Sufi band Kabir Café?

6. Which health-tech company has launched the ‘#WorryNot’ campaign, a multi-platform initiative to support people living with type 2 diabetes?

7. Which curated premium platform for mother and baby products has announced Masoom Minawala – first-time mom, influencer, entrepreneur - as its digital brand ambassador?

8. Which footwear brand has joined hands with rapper, King, to unveil its new collection?

9. Japanese financial services firm Daiwa Securities Group has agreed to pick up a little over 15% stake in which Ashok Wadhwa-led financial services firm?

10. Air conditioner maker Daikin Airconditioning India has crossed which turnover milestone in FY23?

11. Manan Khurma, the founder and chairman of which online math class startup, has returned as its CEO?

12. Travel portal MakeMyTrip has collaborated with which MNC to use generative AI to make travel planning accessible, by introducing voice-assisted booking in Indian languages?

13. Which company’s Crop Protection Business has announced the introduction of PYNA, an umbrella brand for sustainable cotton production?

14. Which company has announced the launch of Pump’d, a direct-to-consumer fashion wear brand for athletes?

15. Which cosmetics major has announced actress and former Miss World, Manushi Chhillar, as its newest global brand ambassador?

16. Which lubricants brand has announced the launch of Gulf Fan Academy, an interactive gaming platform that will host various engagements with the aim to gratify cricketing enthusiasts?

17. Which brand has launched a DVC campaign for its newly launched Summerwala Sharbat, with ‘Swad Jo Dilaye Bachhpan Ki Yaad’ tagline?

18. Which kids wear manufacturer has roped in actress Kajal Aggarwal as brand ambassador?

19. In line with the core purpose of ‘Help India Eat Better’, ITC Foods launched its first millet cookies as part of which brand?

20. Tata Motors’ Tiago electric vehicle has crossed which deliveries milestone in less than four months?

21. Which Warburg Pincus-backed and US-based fintech software company modernising mortgage servicing for banks and lenders has opened its non-US headquarters in Chennai?

22. Which brand has launched the “For Every Mom, Through Every Change” campaign for its mother & baby care range, featuring actress Sonam A. Kapoor?

23. Which sports brand has launched the ‘Propah Lady’ campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Anushka Sharma?

24. Which marketplace for cars on rent has unveiled its new campaign ‘#ApniHiSamjho’?

25. Which D2C ethnic wear brand has appointed former Microsoft Cloud & Amazon executive Raghu Sethuraman as Chairman and CEO?

26. Which diversified group has signed former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its new brand ambassador, to primarily focus on agricultural technologies, EVs, and education?

27. Which social networking firm last week announced that it will close down its last service available in China, citing “fierce competition and a challenging macroeconomic climate”?

28. Which edtech brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘double advantage’?

29. Which edible oil brand has launched the 'Achaar ka perfect jodidaar' campaign to promote its special pickle pack?

30. The Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) has recommended the name of Parminder Chopra to succeed as the next CMD of which PSU?

31. Which beverage brand has revealed its new global brand platform, 'There's no flavour like your flavour', alongside a new visual identity system?

32. Which company has launched a new appliance brand named Nex?

33. Which French drugmaker’s India unit said its board has approved demerger of consumer health business into its proposed wholly-owned subsidiary, subject to approvals?

34. Which MNC said it has made an equity investment in Gurgaon, Haryana-based software development platform Builder(dot)ai?

35. Karthik Balagopalan will be the new India MD for which sportswear MNC?

36. Which confectionery brand has roped in cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, and digital influencer RJ Sukriti as key protagonists for its ‘Mood Ting Tong League’ campaign?

37. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new campaign “Jo banaye, special ban jaaye”?

38. Which hair nourishment brand has released an ad featuring Rubal Shekhawat, Femina Miss India 2022 first runner up, with the positioning 'Hair Damage ko karo 100% tak Repair'?

39. Which QSR chain has released a new campaign, ‘#ItStartsWithYourName’, with a renewed lens on personal connections and relationships?

40. SN Subrahmanyan will take over as the chairman of which company with effect from October 1, 2023?

41. Which electric bike brand has roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign with the positioning "The 22nd Century Motorbike"?

42. Which company is launching a subscription service called Avolve that promises to cut down the tyre costs of truck fleets by 10%-15% through more efficient tyre management?

43. Which smartphone company has signed a deal with the Argentine Football Association to sponsor the country’s national soccer team?

44. Mutual fund assets under management (AUM) crossed which milestone mark for the first time ever in April?

45. Which company will set up a new subsidiary ‘Nippo Green Energy Pvt Ltd’ as a joint venture with Apollo Hospitals Enterprises?

46. Which new food delivery application has roped in actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty as brand ambassador and investor?

47. Which smartphone brand has launched its newest model with the ‘Return of the King’ campaign?

48. Which furniture and lifestyle brand has unveiled its ‘The Home Sapiens’ campaign?

49. Which mother and child care brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#ComebackYourWay’, featuring sports celebrity Sania Mirza?

50. Who has been announced as Gucci's first Indian global brand ambassador?

51. Which manufacturer of E-Rickshaws and E-Cargo has announced the onboarding of actor Aman Yatan Verma as its brand ambassador?

52. Which airline has released a short film ‘It's A Mom Thing’ to celebrate Mother’s Day with an artistic tribute to mothers around the world, and the things they do for their loved ones?

53. Which lingerie and athleisure brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Everybody Is Fab’, featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh?

54. Which beverage brand has unveiled its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MyTurnToCare’, where it will be creating unique, specially curated, personalized packs for consumers?

55. Which watch brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MOMentsTogether’?

56. Which paints company has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#GiftingMadeEzy’?

57. Which online bus ticketing platform has released a film, titled ‘Give maa a break’, to mark Mother’s Day?

58. Which e-commerce company has launched the ‘#DeliverTheLove’ Mother’s Day campaign?

59. Which electronics company launched the Mother’s Day campaign ‘#MaaMakesItBetter’?

60. Which Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) in the Indian power sector has taken over Virescent Renewable Energy Trust, also floated by the same fund, KKR?

61. Which salt and spices brand has launched the campaign ‘#MaaKaEhsaas’?

62. Which premium western women’s wear brand is celebrating the unconventional paths of mothers from different walks of life, in its digital campaign, ‘#DearMaa’?

63. Which business group is celebrating Mother’s Day in an unconventional style, with ‘#PerfectforMomRecipes’?

64. Which company has launched ‘#MakeYourBreak’ campaign to help mothers re-enter the workforce after a career break?

65. Which brand has launched the ‘Furniture that is Built To Last’ campaign, using sumo wrestlers to demonstrate the strength of its sofas and beds?

66. Which mutual fund has launched the ‘#RideTheMomentum’ campaign to help people invest in stock markets?

67. Which Indian lifestyle brand has launched the film ‘A day of joy, a celebration of a lifetime’ for Mother’s Day?

68. Which musical instruments company has launched its latest campaign, ‘No Screen Summer’?

69. Rajkot-based investment firm Plutus Investments and Holding Private Limited has acquired which apparel company for under Rs 100 crore, as a going concern in accordance with an NCLT order?

70. Which state has ranked first in the Indian Manufacturing Innovation Index (IMII) 2021-22?

71. Advertising executive Linda Yaccarino will be the new CEO of which social media company?

72. Macquarie Capital has acquired a majority stake in which Network as a Service (NaaS) provider in India for $100 million?

73. Which matrimony brand has roped in Punjabi actress and singer Nimrat Khaira for its latest regional marketing campaign ‘#SwagNaalSwagat’?

74. Which life insurance brand has launched its Mother’s Day campaign ‘#ZindagiUnlimited’?

75. Which airport in India has emerged as the most punctual airport in the world with an on-time performance of 90.43%, in March 2023, as per aviation analytical firm Cirium?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 998 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy leaning!
rajeev kondapalli

May 7, 2023

Biz Quizzard 997

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period May 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Reliance Consumer Products has tied up with Sri Lanka-based Ceylon Beverage International to co-pack and manufacture its Campa soft drinks cans. Which former cricketer is its promoter?

2. Government has appointed Debadatta Chand, who is currently the Executive Director, as MD and CEO of which bank?

3. Rajneesh Karnatak has joined which bank as its managing director and chief executive officer?

4. Which glass maker has completed the Rs 400-crore acquisition of the Uttar Pradesh-based Twiga Fiberglass Ltd, a company that manufactures glass wool?

5. Which performance wear brand has announced the signing of swimmer Chahat Arora?

6. Which paint company has officially signed badminton players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy?

7. Which spirits major has appointed Jean Touboul as its new managing director for India with effect from May 1, 2023?

8. Which fashion ecommerce company has launched a fashion discovery portal for Gen-Z consumers, called FWD, in its mobile application?

9. Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has acquired a 51% controlling stake in Rostrum Realty Pvt Ltd, a real estate joint venture company with which business group?

10. India’s goods and services tax (GST) collections in April rose 12% from the year earlier to an all-time monthly high. What amount?

11. Which company has shut its premium grocery delivery pilot, Handpicked?

12. The Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (SUUTI) has exited which bank, three decades after founding it?

13. Which pan masala brand has onboarded former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar as its endorsers?

14. Which brand has onboarded cricketer Shubman Gill for endorsing its latest line-up of smartwatches?

15. Which watch brand has launched the ‘Choice of The Titans’ campaign, featuring Gujarat Titans cricketers Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, and Rahul Tewatia?

16. Which loyalty rewards marketing facilitator has launched a television commercial featuring brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni for its core product single(dot)id?

17. Which company has launched its latest commercial under its ‘#SkinCarePeNoBreak’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actress Taapsee Pannu?

18. Which brand has launched a new TV commercial 'Make an Impression Naturally' for its range of perfumes, featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

19. Which small finance bank has launched the campaign ‘#ListenToDadiMaa’, featuring Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cricketers?

20. India’s domestic air traffic numbers reached an all-time high on April 30. What count?

21. Which listed property technology firm has acquired assets and technology platform of neorealty investment platform Myre Capital in a part-cash part-equity deal?

22. Which fintech company has acquired a majority 51 per cent stake in Trillion Loans, a non-banking financial company?

23. Which telecom company last week announced a merger of its Sri Lanka operations with Dialog - a subsidiary of Malaysian multinational telecommunications conglomerate Axiata Group Berha?

24. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has given its go ahead to which Tata Group firm's proposed public issue?

25. Which gifting platform has announced a partnership with actress Kajol for its upcoming Mother's Day campaign?

26. Which hair fall solutions brand has unveiled a new campaign ‘#HopeForHair’, featuring actor Raj Kumar Rao?

27. Which mattress brand has launched a TVC campaign starring actress Tamannah Bhatia, ahead of the wedding season?

28. Which healthy snacking brand has announced the Indian Crunch League?

29. Which brand in the commercial beverage category has launched its new campaign and positioning, with ‘#LetsGetBrewing’ as the theme?

30. Which airline in India last week filed for voluntary insolvency proceedings before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)?

31. Which Korean skincare brand has announced Athiya Shetty as its first-ever brand face in India?

32. Which jobs site has unveiled its new campaign '#LetJobsFindYou'?

33. Which company, backed by Anand Mahindra and Aditya Pittie, has launched a new film content studio, MovieVerse Studios?

34. Who was last week appointed as the next President of the World Bank?

35. The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PSEB) last week recommended Central Coalfields CMD Polavarapu Mallikharjuna Prasad as the next Chairman and Managing Director of which PSU?

36. Which online grocery delivery service launched the 'Nahi Toh Mehenga Padega' campaign featuring actor Manoj Bajpayee?

37. Which brand has launched India’s first brewed flavoured seltzers, and has unveiled a campaign featuring wrestler - The Great Khali, and comedian, Rohan Joshi?

38. Which destination has appointed actor Ranveer Singh as destination brand ambassador for Indian market?

39. Which bags brand has launched a campaign, featuring actress Konkona Sen Sharma, to celebrate modern Indian women?

40. Which MNC has elevated Deepak Iyer as its executive vice-president and president for Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) effective June 5?

41. Which automobile brand has launched the ‘Life On Demand’ campaign featuring actor Amit Sadh?

42. Which grooming and personal care brand has amplified its "Shaving Se Snan Tak” campaign digitally?

43. Which higher education edtech company has launched its first brand film, ‘#AtkeMatRaho’?

44. Which curated tech-led investment platform has unveiled its latest campaign, “Cherry and Chill”?

45. Which company has concluded the sale of its port in Myanmar at a discounted price of $30 million after multiple delays in getting relevant approvals?

46. Which MNC has launched a feature that allows users to carry out online transactions without the need to punch in the cardholder verification value (CVV), if the card has been tokenized?

47. Which men’s grooming and lifestyle brand unveiled the campaign ‘Embrace the Tsunami Within’, featuring actor Vicky Kaushal, for the launch of its first aqua fragrance "Tsunami"?

48. BharatPe Group has announced that it will be rebranding which multi-brand loyalty program to Zillion?

49. Which home and sleep solutions brand has announced actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its new brand ambassador, and has launched the film 'Aaj thoda so lete hai na!'?

50. India’s telecom revenues have crossed which milestone mark for the first time in FY23?

51. Which software-as-a-service (SaaS) company has launched a privacy-centered browser, Ulaa?

52. Which packaged water brand has launched the ‘#CarryYourGame’ campaign, featuring award-winning athletes Lovlina Borgohain, Manpreet Singh, Ashwini Ponappa, and Nishad Kumar?

53. Which QSR chain announced the launch of its latest value range of Tasty Meals, starting at Rs 99, and released a TVC showcasing crazy dance moves on a unique ‘Ninety-Nine’ tune?

54. Which cosmetics brand has appointed Saahil Nayar as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately?

55. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL) has announced the launch of its new brand for the eastern states. Name it?

56. Which brand has unveiled a campaign for six new limited-edition deo parfums, launched as the official fragrance partners of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore?

57. What will All India Radio be now called as?

58. Celebrating Earth Day in its own special way, which television channel launched a campaign titled ‘Care for Earth, Care for Life’?

59. Which company last week inaugurated what it claimed as the world’s biggest jewellery showroom, in Kozhikode?

60. Which company’s new SUV Elevate last week made its global debut in India?

61. Which company will acquire 51% stake in TCNS Clothing, owner of the listed women’s branded apparel retailer that owns brands such as W, Elleven and Aurelia, for Rs 1,650 crore?

62. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire French pharmaceutical company Medisol, subject to approval from the French ministry of economy and finance?

63. Which company said its top-selling blood glucose monitoring device ‘Accu-Chek Active’ is now made in India?

64. A bankruptcy court has approved which US-based hedge fund’s application to acquire IVRCL Chengapalli Tollways through the insolvency process?

65. Which innerwear brand has roped in actor Yash as brand ambassador?

66. Which QSR chain has appointed Tarun Jain as its new CEO in India?

67. Which life insurance brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#InsureKareinBinaDelay’?

68. Actor Saif Ali Khan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of which hosiery brand?

69. Which sports brand has launched the 'I am the new' campaign with cricketer Suryakumar Yadav and actress Taapsee Pannu?

70. Rekha M Menon will retire from the position of senior managing director and chairperson in India of which IT and consulting major on June 30?

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rajeev kondapalli