July 30, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1009

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 24 - 29. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Bain Capital has entered into a definitive agreement with which business group to acquire 90% of its NBFC and its wholly owned subsidiary?

2. Which homegrown, luxury skincare brand has launched Shun the Sun sunscreen?

3. Which sports betting platform has announced the appointment of former cricketer Robin Uthappa as its brand ambassador?

4. The board of ITC has accorded its in-principle approval to spin off which business into a new entity?

5. Which company has entered into an agreement to invest alongside Brookfield Infrastructure and Digital Realty in their Indian platform set up for developing data centres across the country?

6. The government last week said that all industrial licences issued under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act will now be valid for how many years?

7. TV Narendran has been appointed again as which steel maker’s chief executive officer and managing director for a period of five years?

8. The labour ministry has approved what % interest rate for nearly 70 million Employees´ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) subscribers for the financial year 2022-2023?

9. Which auto components maker has signed an agreement to acquire Germany-based Dr Schneider Group for Rs 1,073.5 crore as part of its diversification strategy?

10. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire stake of Aegon and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) in Aegon Life Insurance?

11. Which financial services company has launched the campaign ‘#IssLoanMeinLoadNahi’?

12. Which brand has launched the television commercial ‘Kya Baat Hai’ to promote its Emergency LED bulb, INSTACHARGE?

13. Which mattress brand has launched the 'Great Sleep Means Great Health' campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

14. After ending its four-decade-long collaboration with Luxor last month, which company is all set to enter the Indian premium pen market as an individual entity?

15. Which diamond boutique has roped in actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as brand ambassador?

16. Which wellness company has unveiled its new campaign "The OG Pimple Solution"?

17. Which brand has roped in actress Keerthy Suresh as brand ambassador and launched a campaign for its range of Home Lockers and Electronic Home Security?

18. Which electric commercial vehicle maker has appointed Aanchal Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

19. Which Non-Banking Financial Company-Micro Finance Institution (NBFC-MFI) has elevated Ganesh Narayanan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2023?

20. Which engineering company will buy back shares worth Rs 10,000 crore?

21. Which baby care brand has launched the 'Promise, pehle pal se' campaign?

22. Which airline has launched its new inflight magazine, Namaste(dot)ai?

23. Which small finance bank has launched the campaign 'Ek Doosre Pe Bharosa, Ek Doosre Ki Tarakki' (‘#TrustEachOtherToGrowTogether’)?

24. Which premium menswear brand’s ambassador and actor Hrithik Roshan has directed its latest campaign?

25. Which brand has announced the launch of Colorisma Semi-Permanent Hair Colors?

26. Which global media trading company has announced the official launch of its independent office in India, and has announced Sparsh Ganguli as India head?

27. Which US-based investment giant is creating a 50:50 joint venture with Jio Financial Services to create an asset management business, marking a return to the country after exiting in 2018?

28. Which business group is set to expand its footprint into formal banking, having decided to buy nearly 10% of private-sector lender RBL Bank?

29. Which company has become the largest PSU refinery (single location) in India for 2022-23?

30. Which company is acquiring a majority stake of up to 58% in Satiya Nutraceuticals that owns online-first plant-based nutrition brand Plix for Rs 369 crore?

31. Which company has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary called Tivolt Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. to broaden its product and business portfolio in the productive end of electric vehicles?

32. Food delivery platform Swiggy has partnered with which bank to launch a co-branded credit card?

33. Which women-first dating and social networking app has launched the campaign ‘Kindness is Sexy’ featuring actor Aditya Roy Kapoor?

34. Which pop singer, in collaboration with fragrance company Aesir Perfumes LLP, has launched his bespoke fragrance brand ‘SOL’ – a unisex perfume line born from the Stories of Life?

35. Which brand has unveiled its latest campaign in India for its watches, featuring actress Disha Patani?

36. Following up on its success in developing India’s premium ice-pops, which company has forayed into new FMCG range with the launch of Cornsticks?

37. Which career portal has unveiled its new campaign ‘Make Your Career Happen’?

38. Which payment solutions provider has entered into an agreement to acquire the cash management business of Writer Corporation, a multi-business enterprise, for an unspecified amount?

39. Which non-deposit taking NBFC has transferred controlling stake in its housing finance subsidiary to Perseus SG Pte. Ltd., an entity affiliated to TPG Global LLC, for Rs 3,004 crore?

40. Which brand continues to be India’s top FMCG brand, according to the latest edition of Brand Footprint, Kantar Worldpanel’s annual ranking of the most chosen consumer brands in India?

41. AirAsia India has received approval from Indian civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to operate its flights under which brand?

42. Which modern artisanal spice brand has roped in actress Malaika Arora as brand ambassador, and has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Ghar Mein Gourmet'?

43. Which platform for sports and fitness equipment, apparel, and supplements has launched the campaign ‘The Maidan called India’

44. Which fashion platform has onboarded actors Khushi Kapoor and Vedang Raina as the new brand ambassadors for FWD, its immersive fashion experience tailored for Gen-Z?

45. Which smartphone brand has released a digital campaign ‘#CurveIntoTheNext’, featuring actors Vaani Kapoor and Rohit Saraf?

46. Which direct-to-consumer insurer has launched a campaign featuring actors Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan for its motor insurance?

47. Which personal care brand has launched Sandalwood Oil and Patchouli Gel Bar, with actress Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassador?

48. Which actress last week launched her premium skincare brand - Hyphen - in association with PEP Technologies, the parent company of mCaffeine?

49. Ian Meakins, who is chairman of catering company Compass Group Plc and French electrical-supply maker Rexel SA, will be the new chairman of which MNC?

50. Asia-focused private equity fund Baring PE Asia EQT (BPEA EQT) will acquire 60-65% of which fertility chain for $650-700 million?

51. Chip maker AMD has announced an investment of $400 million in India, which will include building its biggest campus. Which city?

52. Which basmati rice brand has launched the ‘Khushboo Kuchh Khaas’ campaign?

53. The Maharashtra government has decided to confer the first ´Udyog Ratna´ award on which veteran industrialist?

54. Which company has launched the film ‘Go with the Flo’ for its newly released TWS lifestyle earbuds range, ‘Flobuds’?

55. Renault Nissan Automotive Pvt. Ltd. (RNAIPL) has crossed which cumulative production milestone at its Oragadam plant?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1009 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 23, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1008

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 17 - 22. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Morgan Stanley PE Asia has acquired a controlling stake in which Delhi-headquartered chain of oncology hospitals and radiation therapy centres from Italy's KOS Group?

2. Which company in the wellness industry has recently launched a natural sugar replacer called "Everyday Sweet"?

3. Which brand is celebrating its ‘Heritage’ footwear collection with the 'Iconic Everywhere' campaign?

4. Belgium’s Proximus Group has signed a definitive agreement to buy 57.56% stake in which cloud communication platform provider through a unit for Rs 5,922 crore in cash?

5. Which industry body has elected Shree Cements managing director Neeraj Akhoury as its president?

6. Which MNC tyre maker has announced the appointment of Shantanu Deshpande as Managing Director for India?

7. Which home appliances company has announced the appointment of Salil Kapoor as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

8. Which online youth fashion brand has acquired Direct-to-Customer (D2C) online casual sneaker start-up Flatheads?

9. Which mobile game has launched the film "Ab Dhadkane Hongi Tez"?

10. Which mattress company has purchased a 35% stake in the furniture rental company Furlenco?

11. Which company has roped in actress Madhuri Dixit as a brand ambassador to promote its brands “Jaipur Kurti” and “Desi Fusion By Jaipur Kurti”?

12. Which brand, known for its batteries, has launched the 'For the New You' campaign?

13. Which dry fruits and nuts company in Karnataka recently launched the campaign 'Ishte Na'?

14. Which Gurgaon-based multi-beverage brands company has forayed into energy drink category with ‘Hustle’?

15. Which loyalty program development and implementation company has announced that it will be rebranding, and changing its name to - Edenred, the name of its French multinational parent?

16. Which tyre manufacturer has introduced a new product line, the LYFMAX X3 series for truck tyres?

17. India’s total active install base of 5G smartphones has crossed which milestone mark, as per Counterpoint Research?

18. Auto parts firm Sundaram Clayton Ltd has been rechristened. What is the new name?

19. Perfetti Van Melle India’s Mentos has collaborated with which beverage brand to launch a limited-edition single and multipack offering in the country?

20. Which hospitality technology platform last week announced its foray into premium resorts and hotels category with the launch of its new brand – ‘Palette’?

21. Which lubricant brand has unveiled a new campaign, ‘#BadhteRahoAage’?

22. Which cement company has launched the "Naam se toh kaee Kaam se Ek hi No.1" campaign?

23. Which biscuit brand has launched ‘Anaivarukkum', a region-specific campaign celebrating Tamil Nadu’s rich linguistic diversity and regional pride?

24. Which life insurance brand has announced its collaboration with cricketer Shubman Gill, to take forward its brand journey of being life goal enablers?

25. Which snacks maker has acquired 49% stake in emerging snacks company Bhujialalji?

26. Former Intel India country head Nivruti Rai has joined as the managing director and CEO of which investment promotion and facilitation body?

27. Which microfinance company will acquire Sachin Bansal-led Chaitanya India Fin Credit for around Rs 1,000 crore, subject to regulatory approval from the RBI?

28. Which sustainable baby & mom care brand has announced actress Alia Bhatt as its investor and brand ambassador?

29. Which food and beverage company recently announced the launch of a new product category of Junior Peanut Butter under its brand Oleev Kitchen?

30. Which business group last week announced a £4-billion (about Rs 42,000 crore) battery cell gigafactory project in the UK?

31. US-based Bryant University and which Bengaluru-based university have announced the launch of a global executive MBA programme?

32. Which automobile company has promoted interim CEO Adrian Mardell as chief executive officer for three years?

33. Which on-demand logistics company has introduced inter-city courier services, with deliveries to more than 19,000 locations across India?

34. Which Coimbatore, India, and US-based response management software company has rebranded itself as ‘Responsive’?

35. Which dry fruits and nuts company has launched the campaign "Healthy Ko Rakhe Healthy", featuring former cricketer, and brand ambassador Rahul Dravid?

36. Which automobile company has announced its new brand philosophy - “Let’s Explore”, with the campaign, “Make every KM count”?

37. Which Ayurveda-based personal care and nutrition brand for children has roped in actress Shriya Saran as its first brand ambassador?

38. Which sports property has launched the campaign 'It Takes One Day', featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan?

39. Which audio solutions brand unveiled its latest digital ad campaign, "Bass ka Boss," featuring its brand ambassador, actor Sidharth Malhotra?

40. Which business personality has acquired Bangalore-based beauty and personal care retail chain 'Health and Glow' from the family offices of Rajan Raheja and Hemendra Kothari for Rs 700-750 crore?

41. Which men’s celebration wear brand has launched a one-of-a-kind limited-edition collection, ‘Legendary Celebrations’, in collaboration with Marvel?

42. The board of directors of which company has approved an investment of around Rs 205 crore to acquire Multitech Auto Private Ltd and its wholly-owned subsidiary Mal Metallik?

43. Which business group has acquired the Viceroy Bangalore Hotels Pvt. Ltd, following a bidding process?

44. Which Hyderabad-based speciality chemical manufacturer has acquired 100 per cent stake in Chennai-based Ramadas Minerals Pvt Ltd?

45. Which state has got the country’s first Construction Innovation Hub (CIH)?

46. Which wearable brand has unveiled Smart Ring in India, with a focus on health and fitness?

47. Which online poker platform has roped in actor Abhay Deol as brand ambassador, and has launched the campaign “Everyone’s Game”?

48. Which electric scooter manufacturer has unveiled the campaign ‘Simp My Ride’, created in collaboration with artist Kunel Gaur?

49. Which brand has unveiled the digital film ‘Hero Banne Ka Power’ for its rechargeable torches?

50. ITC last week became the seventh Indian company to cross which milestone market capitalisation mark?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1008 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 16, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1007

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 10 - 15. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which MNC and Vedanta terminated their joint venture to make semiconductors in India by “mutual agreement” to “explore more diverse development opportunities”?

2. Which advertising firm is looking to create a multi-million-pound content fund in partnership with global investors, and has recently acquired a 62% stake in London-based Creators Inc for over Rs 30 crore?

3. Which media agency has announced the appointment of Sanchayeeta Verma as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

4. The Ministry of Railways has received an exemption from the Make in India public procurement policy for which product?

5. Actress Parineeti Chopra has joined which direct-to-consumer personal care company as an investor, partner, and brand ambassador?

6. Which company will, through its Singapore-based subsidiary, acquire the remaining 41.9% equity in embedded-SIM (eSIM) technology provider Oasis Smart SIM Europe SAS (Oasis)?

7. Which cement company will acquire 1,420.72 acres of Prism Johnson Ltd.’s limestone bearing lands located in Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh for an undisclosed sum?

8. Which agrochemical firm has unveiled a new insecticide called Mission, effective for control of different lepidopteran pests in crops such as paddy, sugarcane, soybean, and vegetables?

9. How many Indian-origin women have been named in Forbes’ latest list of America´s 100 richest self-made women, with a combined net worth of $4.06 billion?

10. The Threads app launched by Instagram has crossed which milestone users mark within 5 days of launch?

11. Which small finance bank has launched its TVC Campaign ‘The Great Indian FD Fest’, featuring Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand?

12. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has launched a campaign featuring Chess Grand Master Viswanathan Anand for its ‘Hotsellers' offering?

13. Which eye wear brand has roped in actor Vikrant Massey as the face of its new collection, Matte Essentials?

14. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council last week decided to impose which slab (%) on online gaming, horse racing, and casinos?

15. Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), India’s table tennis league, has onboarded which PSU as its title sponsor for Season 4?

16. Which credit card issuer has appointed Abhijit Chakravorty as MD & CEO?

17. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the ‘2023 LEED Project of the Year’ to which company for its ‘The Crest’, a residential development designed for urban living in Gurugram?

18. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘AdvisorsForLife’ campaign to honour the frontline team?

19. Which online gaming platform has onboarded actor Ali Fazal for the 8th edition of ‘Poker Night with Stars’?

20. Which Mumbai-based used cars platform has acquired the entire India business of classifieds platform OLX for Rs 537.43 crore?

21. Which life insurance brand has collaborated with cricketer Rishabh Pant to create a campaign aimed at driving the need for term insurance?

22. Which brand has emerged as PepsiCo India’s fastest growing beverage brand?

23. Which telecom company has bought an additional 20.6% stake in Bengaluru-based technology startup Lavelle Networks, taking its holding to 45.6%?

24. Which paints brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Manoj Pahwa for its PU Polish range?

25. Which company last week announced the expansion of its Odopic portfolio with the launch of ‘Odopic Crème’, a new innovative dish-washing product?

26. Which brand has tied up with fashion designer, Manish Malhotra to launch a range of laminates, which truly in letter and spirit ushers in “Fashion for your Furniture"?

27. Which food delivery company has acquired fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution firm Lynk for an undisclosed amount?

28. Which D2C player in the meat delivery industry has announced the acquisition of Dr. Meat, a brand operated by Sukos Foods, based in Bengaluru?

29. Which spend management platform has introduced Olympus that automates business payables and receivables?

30. Sales of passenger vehicles in the local market in first six months crossed which half-yearly milestone mark for the first time?

31. Which mobile and electronics manufacturer has acquired Touch Mobiles, an electronics retail chain with 42 outlets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, for an undisclosed consideration?

32. Which pipes manufacturer unveiled a new ad film ‘Peedhiyan Badlengi, Pipe Nahin’ to express its gratitude to millions of plumbers who have played a pivotal role in its brand journey?

33. Which men’s grooming brand has launched the campaign ‘#ManEnoughToCare’, challenging stereotypes of masculinity?

34. Which Pune-based realty company has signed actor Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador?

35. Which company has launched ‘Breaking Bread', a chat show series hosted by its founder and CEO?

36. Which brand has announced its lead sponsor partnership with Reliance Retail for the latter’s ongoing Maha Millet Mela?

37. Which brand has launched a campaign to unveil Naivedya Cup Sambrani, claimed to be the world's first easy-to-use cup sambrani?

38. Which online stockbroker has launched the campaign "Andekha Sach"?

39. Which personal and home hygiene brand recently unveiled a unique ready-to-mix floor cleaner, and has roped in actor Anil Kapoor as brand ambassador?

40. Which IT firm will acquire the entire equity in German automotive engineering services provider ASAP Group for 251 million euros?

41. Which South Africa-based restaurant chain, known for its flamed grilled chicken and peri peri sauces, is set to re-enter India?

42. The Maharashtra government has finally moved the government resolution to award the project for redeveloping Asia’s largest slum in Dharavi to which business group?

43. Which furniture solutions brand has launched its “Welcome to the Family” campaign?

44. Which beauty and skincare company has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia as brand ambassador for its facial kits?

45. Kia India last week said it has crossed which cumulative production milestone since making its debut in the market in 2019?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1007 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 9, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1006

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 03 - 08. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Deepak Parekh resigned as the chairman of which company?

2. Which smartwatch brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador, and launched the campaign 'Follow Yourself'?

3. Which health-tech startup launched the ‘#DoctorsDeserveBetter’ campaign on National Doctors Day?

4. The Delhi High Court last week in an interim order restrained which generic drug maker from manufacturing, selling, or advertising its asthma drug under the mark Indamet?

5. Which MNC has reportedly elevated chief operating officer Irina Ghose as managing director of India?

6. The Bombay Stock Exchange last week breached which milestone market capitalisation mark?

7. The government has scrapped the privatisation of which company and disqualified the winning consortium led by Star9 Mobility due to several legal cases?

8. In a move to ensure drivers get proper accommodation and rest, which state government has taken a lead, making it mandatory for hotels and lodges to provide dormitories?

9. Which Chennai-based software company last week announced the appointment of Subramanian Sundaresan as its Chief Executive Officer?

10. Vistara, full-service carrier and a joint venture of the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has achieved the milestone of flying how many customers in just eight years of operations?

11. Which cloud kitchen operator has made its entry into Saudi Arabia by inaugurating its initial two cloud kitchens in Riyadh?

12. Which Bengaluru-based manufacturer of medium and heavy trucks has unveiled its first electric truck, the Model V0.1, built on its Axial Flux Motor Platform: FLUX350?

13. Which intimate wear brand has launched the ‘Har Pal Ko Own Karo’ campaign for its True Curv range?

14. Which electric car brand has launched a social media campaign ‘Cut the Crap’, featuring celebrities Janhvi Kapoor, and Ishan Kishan?

15. Which food brand launched the campaign ‘Your Vada, Your Way Da!’ to promote the launch of its new product packaging?

16. Which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain has roped in 'GujjuBen' aka 'Baa' of MasterChef India fame to promote its Jain friendly menu?

17. Which audio & wearable brand has announced cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues as its newest brand ambassador?

18. Which D2C ethnic wear brand has announced the launch of its latest campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Vidya Balan?

19. Which brand has launched a campaign featuring actress and brand ambassador Deepika Padukone for its all-new Sportswear label, the ZERO.NEGATIVE.ENERGY.(Z.N.E.) collection?

20. Which two companies have introduced their co-developed premium motorcycle - X440 in India at price starting Rs 2,29,000?

21. Which QSR chain has launched the innovative NEW RAGI SUPER CRUST Pizza in Gujarat?

22. Which smartphone brand has roped in actress Kriti Sanon as its ambassador, and has launched the campaign ‘#FlipTheScript’?

23. Which fintech company has launched a fraud awareness campaign ‘#JagrukTejaBhai’?

24. Which Murugappa Group company has entered an agreement with Jayem Automotives Pvt Ltd to pick up 50 per cent equity share capital in the latter for a consideration of Rs 206 crore?

25. Shashank Singh has quit as the head of India office of which private equity firm?

26. Which company has entered into a binding agreement to sell biologics Unit-3 manufacturing facility of its associate company Stelis Biopharma (SBL) to Syngene International?

27. Which MNC has relaunched its private banking business in India?

28. Which cybersecurity solutions provider has appointed Vishal Salvi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?

29. Which sports performance brand has roped in actress Shraddha Kapoor as the new brand ambassador for India?

30. Which state last week became the first in the country to announce a policy for generating green hydrogen?

31. Which MNC has signed an initial pact with Gurugram-headquartered VVDN Technologies, under which they plan to produce high-end servers worth $1 billion in 4-5 years?

32. Which online food delivery platform has unveiled a new feature, WhatToEat, to help customers discover food they would like to eat without having to waste time in searching?

33. Which company will buy an 81 per cent stake in Honda Motor’s component maker subsidiary Yachiyo Industry Co. for Rs 1,059 crore?

34. GIC, Singapore, has joined hands with which metering company to launch a new platform in India to fund smart metering projects in the country?

35. Which sleep and home solutions company has unveiled its new identity, including a new logo ‘The Infinity Home’?

36. Which e-commerce marketplace has unveiled its new campaign ‘Sahi Quality with Sahi Price’, featuring actors Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ram Charan, and Trisha?

37. Which men’s grooming brand has unveiled a new television commercial ‘#ApniHairstyleHiApniVibeHai’?

38. Which spirits company has announced the launch of ‘Happiness in a Bottle: A Happily Crafted Gin’?

39. Which D2C House of Brands company has launched home decor label Folkulture in the Indian market?

40. Which homegrown advertising agency completed 50 years on July 2?

41. Which mutual fund brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#3in1TohInvestmentDone’ for its multi asset allocation fund?

42. Which sustainable handbag label has launched retail operations in India, with actress Katrina Kaif as an investor?

43. Billionaire Ranjan Pai’s family office is pumping Rs 1,000 crore for about an 18% stake in API Holdings, the parent entity of which online pharmacy?

44. Which British motorcycle maker, in collaboration with Bajaj Auto, has unveiled Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in the India market?

45. Which travel services provider has elevated Mahesh Iyer as managing director and chief executive officer?

46. Which MNC last week announced the launch of brand Lykli for its mixed-use retail centres (malls) in India?

47. Which dermatological over-the-counter (OTC) pharma brand for skincare has roped in actor Boman Irani as brand ambassador?

48. Which TMT rebar brand has released a new campaign ‘Samajhdar Banein. Behtar Chunein.’?

49. Which QSR chain has collaborated with Coca-Cola India to introduce new refreshing beverages - ‘Masala Pop X Coke’ and ‘Chilli Guava X Sprite’?

50. Ecommerce major Amazon is set to surpass which milestone mark in cumulative exports from India by the end of 2023?

51. Which quick grocery delivery brand has unveiled a new campaign 'Instapur', featuring actor and VJ Cyrus Sahukar?

52. Havas has announced the acquisition of which Mumbai-based digital marketing agency?

53. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign "Sleepless Star" featuring actor Dulquer Salmaan?

54. Meta has unveiled an app to rival Twitter. What has it been branded as?

55. Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has picked up a minority stake in which food delivery startup for an undisclosed amount and will also be undertaking endorsement for the brand?

56. Which company has entered into the child nutrition segment with the launch of immunobooster gummies under brand name CeleHealth Kidz Immuno Plus Gummies?

57. Prashant Jhaveri has quit as the CEO off which online pharmacy?

58. Which dairy company has approved the sale of its windmill division to V.K.A. Polymers Pvt. Ltd. at a consideration of Rs 135 crore on a slump sale basis?

59. Which bags and accessories brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador?

60. Tata Motors has achieved which cumulative sales milestone for its hatchback Tiago?

61. Which educational publishing house has launched the campaign ‘Kyunki Achi Cheezein Kabhi Nahi Badalti’ with actor and brand ambassador Jitendra Kumar?

62. Which snack brand has announced the launch of its new, wild mascot, ‘Corny-the uncooperative Chimp’ through a new campaign?

63. Which diagnostics chain of pathology labs has launched the ‘Trust What You See’ campaign?

64. Which cosmetics company has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar for its VIVA GLAM charitable initiative, which supports healthy futures and equal rights for all?

65. Which company collaborated with Zakir Khan, a comedian, poet and actor, for a mushaira to promote its latest product, "Damp Proof," a waterproofing solution?

66. Which conglomerate will acquire 100 per cent stake in semiconductor and display units from sister concern Twin Star Technologies?

67. Which energy major has appointed G K Satish, a former Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) director, as the first Indian on its board?

68. Former METRO Cash & Carry MD and CEO Arvind Mediratta has joined as CEO of which Dalmia Bharat group firm?

69. Which Delhi-based homegrown full-stack footwear brand has recently signed cricketer MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador?

70. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent stake in Rollon Hydraulics (Rollon) for around Rs 103 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1006 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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July 2, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1005

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period June 26 - July 01. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which pharma company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired 6.5% stake in Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions from Rising Sun Holdings for Rs 106 crore?

2. Which audio & wearable brand has launched the ‘Break Through Music’ campaign?

3. Which generative AI company has roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan as a strategic partner?

4. Which personal loan app unveiled its new commercial campaign, featuring Tahir Raj Bhasin?

5. Which homegrown activewear brand for women announced the launch of its brand campaign, introducing the 100-Day Buy and Try Policy?

6. Which confectionery brand has launched the film ‘Thandi Si Sharaaratein’, building on its positioning, ‘#StartSomethingFresh’?

7. Which cosmetics brand has unveiled the film "Matte To Last, Made For You" for the launch of the Matte To Last Pore Minimizing Foundation?

8. Which packaged atta brand last week announced the launch of its latest direct-to-consumer (D2C) offering ‘Namma Chakki’ in Bengaluru?

9. Which Ayurvedic personal care brand has launched its presence in Nepal, and has roped in actress Jassita Gurung as its brand ambassador?

10. Which company has acquired an additional 11% stake in White Teak, a home decor company for Rs 54 crore, taking its total stake to 60%?

11. Which B2B platform for construction materials has signed an agreement to buy a majority stake in Strata Geosystems from Glen Raven Technical Fabrics at an enterprise value of Rs 910 crore?

12. Which international beauty brand, known as the pioneer in brow products and high-quality makeup, has roped in celebrity Malaika Arora as the brand ambassador in India?

13. Which technology brand has unveiled its new ad film ‘Ab home ko banao Home Theatre’ featuring actor and brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan?

14. Which jewellery brand has unveiled a new campaign to promote its latest collection, Nature's Finest?

15. Which British music distribution company has announced its launch in India and South Asia, following the acquisition of OKListen, a digital music platform for independent artists and record labels?

16. Which brand consulting firm has recently promoted Lulu Raghavan as vice president of APAC?

17. Which micro-investing fintech platform aimed at inculcating the habit of investing among youngsters has enlisted entertainer Zakir Khan as its investor?

18. Which rice brand has created a unique occasion for Biryani lovers across the world by celebrating World Biryani Day across the globe on 1st Sunday of every July, this year on the 2nd July?

19. Which gifting company has announced its new brand identity that centers around the idea of ‘Gift that Feeling’?

20. Which company has become the first Indian company to set up a battery material unit in the US, after India entered the United States-led Minerals Security Partnership (MSP)?

21. Inward remittances by Indians working overseas crossed which milestone mark for the first time during 2022-23, as per data released by the RBI?

22. CCL Products, a homegrown coffee manufacturer founded 28 years ago, has breached which milestone mark in market capitalisation?

23. Which GST billing and accounting software brand has launched a video under its MSME Day exclusive property, ‘Tum Kamaal Ho’?

24. Which company has unveiled a new ad for income tax returns (ITR) filing, featuring actor Gulshan Grover?

25. Which beverage brand has launched the ‘Frappe jahan, hangout wahan’ campaign?

26. Which Ayurvedic beauty brand has roped in actress Athiya Shetty as the face for its natural makeup line?

27. Which digital healthcare platform has launched the ‘#DoctorIn10Mins’ campaign, featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan, for online video consultations?

28. Which cosmetics brand has launched the campaign ‘For all that you are. For all that you can be’, featuring actress Taapsee Pannu?

29. Which online brand offering luxury sunglasses at cost-effective prices has launched a digital campaign featuring actor Aditya Seal?

30. Canyon Trail Investments BV, an affiliate of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, has acquired a majority stake in which bath fittings manufacturer for an undisclosed amount?

31. Which company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NYSE-listed communication platform service provider Kaleyra for $100 million? 

32. Which Ahmedabad-based pharmaceutical company has acquired leading muscle relaxant brand Myoril from Sanofi India for Rs 234 crore?

33. Which mattress company will acquire rival company Kurlon Enterprise, buying 100 per cent of the company in two tranches for a cash consideration of Rs 3,250 crore?

34. Which company has become the first firm to receive the eligibility certificate under the Rs 25,938 crore production-linked incentive scheme for automobiles (auto PLI)?

35. V Vishnu Namboothiri, 68, passed away last week. He was the founder of which food products company?

36. The government last week prohibited imports of cigarette lighters below what price per unit?

37. Which Pune-based company has announced the India launch of Bevacizumab, a biosimilar of Avastin that is used for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer?

38. Which smartphone brand announced the launch of its new campaign ‘#MakeEverySceneSpectacular’ with the Indian filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli?

39. On the occasion of World Social Media Day, which beverage brand launched the campaign ‘India's Favourite Social Network'?

40. InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates budget carrier Indigo, last week became India's first aviation company to cross which milestone market cap?

41. Which baby products brand has announced its association with Jeep India, launching its social campaign ‘#ChildSafetyMatters’ to address child safety during road travel?

42. On the occasion of National Doctor’s Day, which digital healthcare company launched the ‘#PrescriptionForHappiness’ campaign?

43. Which iconic urbanwear brand from UK, along with Myntra, has announced actor Siddhant Chaturvedi as its first brand ambassador in the country?

44. Which US- and Hyderabad-based digital engineering firm offering digital advisory has acquired German headquartered corporate venture builder and product design studio, MVP Factory?

45. Australia-based Centelon Solutions, a global provider of cutting-edge technology solutions, has announced the acquisition of which Kerala-based IoT company?

46. Which sportswear brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the global digital campaign 'Numbers are Just Numbers without Love'?

47. Which state has emerged as India's top electronics exporter in the fiscal year ended March 2023?

48. Actress Zeenat Aman launched an Instagram post during Pride Month, in collaboration with which MNC as part of its ‘#Searchforchange’ campaign?

49. Which online skill-based gaming platform has roped in entertainer Kapil Sharma as its new brand ambassador, and has launched the campaign “India ka Apna Game”?

50. Which fantasy sports platform has bagged the lead sponsor rights for the Indian cricket team from July 2023 to March 2026 for a base price of Rs 358 crore?

51. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has achieved which production milestone for the Scorpio, its iconic SUV, over a period of two decades?

52. On the occasion of National Doctor’s Day, which pharma company unveiled the initiative ‘#SecondBirthDate’?

53. Which dermatological skincare brand launched its second annual edition of ‘Skin Awareness Month (SAM)’, in sync with its brand campaign ‘'Hum Skin Ki Sune, Tum Dil ki Suno'?

54. Which brand has launched what it claims as India’s first-ever Gender Fluid fine jewellery collection?

55. Which fertiliser and pesticides maker has increased its stake in drone manufacturer Dhaksha Unmanned Systems to acquire majority control for Rs 204 crore?

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