August 27, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1013

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 21 - 26. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company is increasing stake in its subsidiary and new-age jewellery brand CaratLane to 98.28% by acquiring an additional 27.18% share for Rs 4,621 crore?

2. Family investment offices of Ranjan Pai, Harsh Mariwala, and Hemendra Kothari have picked up a stake in which ecommerce firm for about Rs 435 crore?

3. Which oil retailer has announced former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its new brand ambassador?

4. Which pharma company has acquired diabetes brands ONDERO and ONDERO MET from Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH. including the trademark rights, for €26 million?

5. Which QSR chain has introduced the Kartik Aaryan Meal, which includes the actor’s favorites from the menu?

6. Which company has recently unveiled its in-house brand, 'Fabricare,' which specialises in high-performance fabrics, and released an ad featuring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt?

7. Which platform for informed online education choices has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘#DabbeseBahar’?

8. Which footwear brand has introduced its latest collection NitPro, as an integral facet of its athleisure sub-brand, Leap7x?

9. Which fragrance brand has collaborated with former cricketer Sourav Ganguly for its upcoming TVC-led campaign?

10. Technology entrepreneur John Warnock died on August 18 at age 82. He was the co-founder of which well-known company?

11. Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting has announced the re-launch of which ayurvedic soap brand in Maharashtra, with the ‘Apne Desh Ka Glow’ campaign?

12. Which Chinese smartphone brand is marking its re-entry into India through a licensing deal?

13. Which infrastructure development company has acquired a 50.10% stake in Michigan Engineers (MEPL), an EPC company in the urban water infrastructure segment, for Rs 137 crore?

14. Which oil exploration company announced that the company’s Executive Director and CFO, Ramasamy Jeevanandam, would be the Managing Director from October 1?

15. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘#Feelthefit’ campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

16. Which brand has launched the ‘Khayaal Rakhne Vaale Haath’ campaign for its new handwash packs?

17. Which eyewear brand has launched a K-Pop collection through an AI-driven campaign?

18. Which matrimony platform has launched the 'Be Choosy 2.0' campaign?

19. Which realty company has announced former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as its national brand ambassador?

20. Global logistics and supply chain major CEVA Logistics has entered into an agreement to acquire 96% stake in which tech-driven third-party warehouse and distribution service provider?

21. HDFC Capital Advisors and which company will set up a joint venture platform to undertake both plotted developments and low-rise projects across key property markets in India?

22. Which automobile company announced the launch of its ‘100 Years of Driving Smiles' campaign?

23. Which incense sticks brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni, with an emphasis on ‘Mann Ki Shanti’?

24. Which confectionery brand has launched the campaign ‘Har pal fun kar’, featuring cricketer Jasprit Bumrah?

25. Which financial services company has roped in cricketer Shubman Gill as its brand ambassador?

26. Which bags and accessories brand from Bagzone Lifestyle has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

27. Which toothpaste brand variant has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

28. Which paint brand has launched the campaign ‘#StealsTheSpotlight’ featuring actress Deepika Padukone, and director Karan Johar?

29. Which bank has announced its partnership with five badminton players – Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Treesa Jolly, and Gayatri Gopichand?

30. The government last week launched a programme aimed at improving road safety by raising the safety standards of motor vehicles. What is it called?

31. Which toxin-free and natural personal care brand launched a digital video campaign 'For Every Mom, Through Every Change' featuring actress Neha Dhupia?

32. Which automobile brand unveiled the country’s largest outdoor installation made of LEGO bricks, at Cyberhub, Gurugram?

33. Which paint brand has launched a campaign with the positioning of offering maximum coverage, featuring actors Alia Bhatt and Ayushmann Khuranna?

34. Actress Urvashi Rautela has teamed up with entrepreneur Rohit Khemmka to introduce which “smart skincare” brand?

35. Which digital infrastructure solutions company has acquired Sheltera Construction Intl Limited to strengthen its foothold in the small cell and optic fibre domains?

36. Which technology company has appointed Pulkit Trivedi as India managing director?

37. Which sports experiences and travel platform launched the digital campaign ‘Experience The Exclusive’, featuring sports personalities Sourav Ganguly and Mary Kom?

38. Which watch brand has roped in cricketer Shubman Gill as its brand ambassador?

39. Which sustainable and slow fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘#KillerFashion’?

40. TVS Motor Company last week unveiled ‘first-of-its-kind’ crossover electric two-wheeler, targeting Gen Z and millennials globally. What has it been branded as?

41. Which protein supplement brand has launched the campaign "Suno Khudki Karo Khudki", featuring Kritarth Chauhan, National Callisthenics Champion (2020, 2022)?

42. Which demi-fine jewellery brand has released a new film “Thankyou Bhaiya”, celebrating Raksha Bandhan?

43. Which personal care brand launched the ‘#pHmatters’ campaign for its Hair Care portfolio?

44. Which denim and lifestyle brand has unveiled the campaign "#ThreadsOfLove" for Raksha Bandhan?

45. Which luxury Swiss chocolate brand has announced the opening of its first exclusive store in India at DLF Emporio in New Delhi?

46. Which edible oil brand has launched an ad featuring actress Kalki Koechlin to promote its Olive Pomace Oil?

47. Which fast-moving electrical goods (FMEG) company has announced its latest campaign, ‘#RishtonKiGrooming’, to celebrate the joyous festival of Rakhi?

48. Which global influencer marketing B2B SaaS platform has roped in Hemang Mehta as its country manager for India?

49. HDFC Bank last week launched a new credit card in partnership with which international hotel chain?

50. Which Indian company last week roped in tennis legend Rafael Nadal as global brand ambassador?

51. Which IT company has introduced Quasar, a Gen AI platform for enterprise AI development?

52. Which food company launched the ‘Pyaar Ka Tohfa’ campaign celebrating Raksha Bandhan?

53. Which retailer has elevated Kavindra Mishra as Executive Director & CEO?

54. Which eye care company has launched the 'See Brilliantly, Live Brilliantly' campaign, highlighting Cataract surgery benefits?

55. Which adaptive learning ecosystem has launched the film ‘Rakshabandhan in the Life of a UPSC Aspirant’ with the positioning 'Your personal UPSC mentor'?

56. Which company last week launched its youth-focused fashion retail brand Yousta with the opening of its first store in Hyderabad’s Sarath City Mall?

57. Which global premium pets company has entered India to sell dogs and cats related accessories, apparel, grooming products, and more?

58. Which snack and packaged food manufacturer has launched its Raksha Bandhan film, an extension of the ‘#PyarKaMeethaBandhan’ campaign, to raise awareness about adoption?

59. Which gifting solutions company has unveiled its brand mascot, an animated bespectacled giraffe named ‘AMA', and is expanding into the children’s category?

60. Reliance Industries last week announced that it has entered into an understanding with which hospitality major to jointly manage three properties across India and the UK?

61. Private equity firm Roark Capital Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain for $9.55 billion?

62. Which company’s wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into an agreement to buy out the remaining stake held by founder and his affiliates in Ravindranath GE Medical Associates (RGE)?

63. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has awarded the title sponsorship rights for all BCCI international and domestic home matches to which banking company?

64. Which omni-channel jewellery retailer last week appointed Avnish Anand as its new chief executive?

65. Which Indian IT company last week announced a brand partnership with Polish tennis star and four-time grand slam winner Iga Swiatek?

66. Which jewellery brand has roped in cricketer Suryakumar Yadav as brand ambassador?

67. Which packaged water brand has partnered with the Mollywood movie, King of Kotha, starring Dulquer Salmaan?

68. Which food and grocery delivery platform has launched its Raksha Bandhan film featuring OTT actors Satish Ray, Shrishti Srivastava, and Manik Papneja?

69. Which healthcare provider has launched a campaign with the core message of ‘Take Care Of Yourself’?

70. Kalyan Jewellers opened 11 new stores across India in August, including one in Jammu last week. Which global stores milestone did it touch with this launch?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1013 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

August 20, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1012

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 14 - 19. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company will set up an advanced energy research and innovation centre, ‘E Positive Energy Labs’, at the GMR Aerocity near Hyderabad airport?

2. Which homegrown integrated digital marketing services company has acquired digital marketing agency Social Panga?

3. Which ecommerce-focused logistics firm has acquired New Delhi-based courier firm Trackon in an all-cash transaction?

4. Which watch brand has announced the launch of its repositioning campaign ‘Find Your Joy’?

5. Which cookies brand has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

6. Which women’s wear brand has roped in actress Janhvi Kapoor to spearhead a new campaign “Always Ready for More…Anytime, Anywhere”?

7. Bobby Pawar has decided to step down as chairman and CCO of which advertising entity?

8. Which eyewear retailer has unveiled its new line Zefr, a lightweight luxury eyewear created in France?

9. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer will fully acquire OHM Global Mobility from OHM International Mobility?

10. Tata Sons' earnings from brand subscription crossed which milestone mark in FY23?

11. India’s first long-range revolver, Prabal, was launched last week. Which state-owned company is the manufacturer?

12. Which sustainable products company has announced actress Bhumi Pednekar as brand ambassador and investor?

13. Which business conglomerate launched the ‘#AsYouWishIndia’ film for Independence Day?

14. Which online skill-based gaming platform launched the video "India ke rang hai ajab gajab" ahead of Independence Day 2023?

15. Which cooking gadget launched the ‘What’s new on the menu’ campaign?

16. Which QSR chain launched the ‘Pizzas for every mood’ campaign featuring two emoji avatars?

17. Which baby care brand launched the digital video commercial 'Procession' as a tribute to India's Independence Day?

18. Which jewellery retailer unveiled its Independence Day campaign film, ‘Stories of Courage’, featuring actress Regina Cassandra?

19. Which appliances company has published ‘Flavours of India cookbook’ to bring together the essence of India's diverse culinary heritage, during Independence Day?

20. Which healthcare group has sought a license from Irdai for a health insurance business, and has roped in insurance industry veteran Ravi Vishwanath to lead it?

21. Which motorcycle brand has launched the Super Squad Edition (SSE), drawing inspiration from two Marvel superheroes, Black Panther, and Iron Man?

22. Which cement brand launched the campaign "Desh Ban Raha Hai” for Independence Day?

23. Which paints brand launched the campaign 'Think Beautiful' for Independence Day?

24. Which bank launched its Independence Day campaign ‘End Dependence’?

25. Which IT firm last week said it has been chosen by Cricket Australia (CA), the national governing body for the game in Australia, for the next phase of CA’s digital transformation?

26. Which media company will acquire the remaining 51% stake in Quintillion Business Media Pvt. Ltd. to take full control of the Raghav Bahl-curated digital business news platform?

27. Which company last week unveiled its super-sports EV motorcycle - Diamond Head?

28. Which chocolate brand launched its Raksha Bandhan campaign featuring actress Sara Ali Khan?

29. Which aluminum company launched the campaign ‘#AzadiKaAsliMatlab’ (The True Meaning of Freedom) on the occasion of India’s Independence Day 2023?

30. Bindeshwar Pathak, 80, died last week in Delhi from cardiac arrest. He was the founder of which organisation?

31. Which payment and business solutions company launched its Independence Day campaign ‘#FreedomOfPayment’?

32. Which general insurance brand launched the campaign ‘#AsliAzaadi’?

33. Which cement brand launched its Independence Day campaign ‘Jahan Bharat Basta Hai’?

34. Which co-working spaces provider collaborated with comedienne AiyyoShraddha to launched the video 'The Final Round’?

35. Singapore-based Jungle Ventures last week said it has merged which Bengaluru-based fund, in which it is an anchor investor, with itself to kick-start its healthtech foray?

36. Which marketing technologies provider announced the acquisition of Quantcast Choice, a consent management platform designed to help publishers align with the global privacy regulations?

37. Which company’s bid to acquire Meenakshi Energy through the insolvency resolution process was approved by the Hyderabad National Company Law Tribunal last week?

38. Which company’s MD and CEO, Anil Pant, 54, died last week, as per a regulatory filing?

39. Which ghee brand launched its latest television commercial 'Masale Ka Dibba'?

40. Which electric vehicles manufacturer unveiled its sonic identity and anthem 'Le Chalaang' in collaboration with music director AR Rahman?

41. Which company last week unveiled a tractor line under the OJA platform?

42. Which brand in the oral solid multivitamin segment launched a campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

43. Which logistics company launched the campaign ‘Bhatak Gaye’?

44. For Independence Day, which digital banking platform launched the ‘#FinancialKrantikaris’ initiative to celebrate young disruptors who are contributing to the country’s economic revolution?

45. Which beverage brand partnered with Odia rapper Samir Rishu Mohanty, popularly known as 'Rapper Big Deal', to launched the video ‘Uthi Ja, Dhana!’ for Hip-Hop Day?

46. On the occasion of its 94th Founders’ Day, which business group unveiled its latest corporate film, "Create What is Worth Creating."?

47. Which company has acquired an under-development transmission project from Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering & Infrastructures (MEIL) for an undisclosed amount?

48. Which professional services and investment management firm has appointed Badal Yagnik as Chief Executive Officer, India, with immediate effect?

49. Which global technology company that develops networked visualisation solutions has appointed Rajeeva Lochan Sharma as India managing director?

50. Which luggage maker has elevated its Chief Financial Officer, Neetu Kashiramka as the Managing Director Designate?

51. Which company launched 'Fryday Campaign’ celebrating the joy of food and Friday?

52. Which chocolate brand unveiled its latest campaign ‘#BrothersWhoCare’, which highlights the profound sibling bond?

53. Which jewellery brand unveiled its latest campaign TVC ‘Heera Ho Tum’ celebrating the spirit of Indian women?

54. Which contemporary ethnic wear brand has launched its latest collection, 'Rumi’, and has roped in actress Bhumi Pednekar as brand ambassador?

55. Which premium jewellery brand has introduced its latest Rakhi collection with the ‘Ties of Love’ campaign?

56. Which dermatologist-developed prestige beauty brand has roped in actress Triptii Dimri as the new brand ambassador for the Indian market?

57. Which skilling and workforce development platform unveiled its latest campaign ‘Bus of Opportunity’?

58. Which cosmetics brand has recently collaborated with Microsoft to introduce a novel approach to video calls on Microsoft Teams – virtual makeup?

59. Which pharma company has roped in former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the brand ambassador for its ‘#TensionMatLo’ campaign?

60. The philanthropic and CSR arm of which IT firm has committed over Rs 100 crore to launch a STEM scholarship programme to empower aspiring girl students?

61. Which bank launched the ‘Find your India’ campaign for Independence Day?

62. Which matrimony platform, along with Udayan Care, has unveiled a campaign titled 'RevolutioNaaris'?

63. Which meat brand has launched the campaign ‘Meaty Benefits, On & On!’ to introduce its rewards-based program, Infiniti?

64. Which made-to-order atta brand has launched the campaign ‘#FreeFRESHistan’?

65. Which snack brand has collaborated with hot sauce brand Naagin to introduce Bhoot Chips?

66. Which MNC bank has named Pramod Kumar its new CEO in India?

67. PR Seshadri has been appointed new MD & CEO of which bank?

68. Which digital imaging company launched the campaign ‘The Gatecrashers’ to mark World Photography Day?

69. Which company released its latest campaign, ‘More than Just A Fuel Station’, for its mobility business in India?

70. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) reached which accounts count milestone on August 9?

71. Which company launched the awareness campaign '#FraudFighters' for World Senior Citizens Day (August 21), featuring actress Poonam Dhillon?

72. Which digital payments brand unveiled the campaign "Bill Payment Ka Smarter Way," featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

73. RBI has launched a centralised web portal aimed at simplifying the search for unclaimed deposits across banks. What has it been branded as?

74. Which company has set up Maharashtra’s biggest cashew processing plant at its Mohadi (Nashik) campus?

75. Indian cinema witnessed its highest ever combined weekend gross box office collection in the last weekend (August 11-13). What was the amount?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1012 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

August 13, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1011

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period August 07 - 12. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which Japanese mobile entertainment company has announced the launch of India’s first $50 million Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) fund?

2. Which beauty shopping app has released a new campaign ‘#YourBeautyMatchmaker’ featuring brand ambassador and actress Kriti Sanon?

3. Which chocolate brand has unveiled the campaign 'Feels like a French Kiss' for the launch of its new variant – Ganache?

4. Which life insurance brand launched the ‘Dosti Ki Jhappi’ campaign for Friendship Day?

5. Which QSR chain unveiled the campaign ‘#YourBestiesTreat’ for Friendship Day?

6. Which hair care brand unveiled the "Naturally Strong Friendship” for Friendship Day?

7. Which spices and masala brand has launched its latest TV campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Manju Warrier, for Onam?

8. Which condoms brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador, and has launched the campaign "Apne Partner Se Puchho"?

9. Which hybrid schooling platform has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana as brand ambassador?

10. Which ecommerce platform last week announced that it achieved profitability in July at the consolidated profit after tax (PAT) level?

11. Which company has announced the introduction of Steel Brace radial tyres for high-performance motorcycles?

12. The government has granted a one-year extension to which PSU’s chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, who is due to retire at the end of this month?

13. Which beauty solutions brand has roped in actress Disha Patani as brand ambassador?

14. Which tiles manufacturer has launched its latest campaign, celebrating 35 years of excellence, featuring actors Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh as brand ambassadors?

15. Which sleep solutions company has launched the ‘#SleepPeacefully!Every.Single.Night’ campaign featuring actress Raashii Khanna?

16. Which luxury motorcycle brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador for India?

17. Which beverage brand launched the 'Desh Ke Dhaage' campaign, celebrating India's handloom legacy?

18. Reliance Retail has achieved which milestone transactions count landmark in FY23, according to the annual report of Reliance Industries?

19. Which online gaming and betting platform has announced the appointment of cricketer Dale Steyn as its new brand ambassador on the occasion of its 3rd anniversary?

20. Tata Consumer Products (TCP) is launching a range of cold pressed oils under which brand?

21. FCB Kinnect and which smartphone company have introduced X-Lens, a reality content venture on Disney + Hotstar, marking the company's first foray into this domain?

22. Which telecom brand launched its latest campaign ‘human network testing network’ featuring Mumbai’s Dabbawalas?

23. Which horticulture brand has unveiled its new campaign, featuring renowned Master Chef Ajay Chopra, for its frozen peas?

24. The Delhi high court in an “interim order” restrained fast food chain Wow Momo from using which mark?

25. Which Bengaluru-based biofuels technology company has acquired Germany-based design and engineering company Proweps Envirotech GmbH for an undisclosed amount?

26. Which sustainable fruit and vegetable farming company has expanded its portfolio with a 1,000-acre tea estate in Assam?

27. Which business group has announced the appointment of Keki Mistry, former CEO & Vice Chairman of HDFC Ltd., as the Strategic Adviser to all its financial services ventures?

28. Which cream biscuit brand has launched a television commercial for its new variant, claimed to be “first open crème biscuit", with the positioning ‘No Twist. Just Lick. Pop.’?

29. Which brand has launched an innovative product in the coffee space – ‘Instant filter coffee liquid Bottle’?

30. Ambareesh Murty, 51, passed away in Leh last week after a cardiac arrest. He was the cofounder and chief executive of which company?

31. Which consumer appliances retailer has launched the ‘Let Freedom Find You’ campaign for its Independence Day Sale?

32. Which English proficiency assessment brand has launched its local campaign ‘#FasterWayForward’?

33. Which realty company has announced actor Anil Kapoor as the brand ambassador for its project in Thane?

34. Which farm equipment manufacturer last week unveiled Series 9 Range of Compact Tractors, and announced its plans to enter the US market in two years?

35. Which digital-first wellness brand has raised Rs 14.40 crore in a seed-funding round led by Unilever Ventures, the VC arm of FMCG giant Unilever?

36. Which real estate investment trust, the owner and developer of Grade A office portfolio, has appointed Ramesh Nair as Chief Executive Officer with effect from September 1, 2023?

37. Which rusk brand has roped in actor Diljit Dosanjh as brand ambassador?

38. Which mutual fund brand has launched the “Sahi Samay Pe Sip Karo” campaign?

39. Which lifestyle brand has launched the ‘#BeardKaAsliBaap’ campaign featuring actor and brand ambassador Yash?

40. Which IT major last week unveiled its sonic brand identity, the auditory equivalent of its blue visual identity and logo.?

41. Which appliances company has rolled out its new campaign ‘#FoodKaMoodBadlo’?

42. Which fintech platform has announced its rebranding to ZET?

43. Which snacks and sweets maker has forayed into the branded spice market under the sub-brand, 'Swad Anusar'?

44. Which Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical excipient maker has acquired 80% stake in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing company Trimax Bio Sciences for Rs 100 crore?

45. Air India last week unveiled a new brand identity. What is the new logo called?

46. Which realty developer has entered into a partnership with Global Health, which runs Medanta Hospital, to set up a 400-bed multi-speciality hospital in Delhi?

47. Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has signed on as an investor and brand ambassador of which fresh fruit and vegetables company?

48. Which sports brand has onboarded actress Shanaya Kapoor as its new brand ambassador to deepen its connect with Gen Z consumers in the country?

49. Celebrating the festive spirit of Onam, which consumer durables brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Mohan Lal and Anusree to promote its refrigerators and washing machines?

50. Which company last week unveiled Rumion, its most affordable multi-purpose vehicle in the country?

51. Which Hyderabad-headquartered healthcare-technology start-up has announced the appointment of veteran actor Murali Sharma as its brand ambassador?

52. Which hair nourishment brand has launched a TVC to announce its latest innovation in hair care - Sampoorna Hair Oil?

53. Which fintech app has released a new campaign 'Make any Day Salary Day' for its unique On-Demand Salary product?

54. Which men's fashion brand has launched its first brand outlet at Ardee Mall in Gurugram?

55. Which bank has appointed Madhav Nair as the new country head & CEO for India?

56. Which MNC bank has launched the digital campaign 'My account starts today', featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli, for Independence Day?

57. Which D2C fit-tech company has onboarded actor Hrithik Roshan for endorsing its latest line-up of massagers?

58. Which men’s celebration wear brand launched the film ‘Are you a proud Indian? A father’s awakening.’ for Independence Day?

59. Which real estate developer unveiled its music campaign ‘#PragatiKiDhun’ for Independence Day?

60. Which FMCG major’s ‘1947% More History’ campaign is an ode to an entire generation of freedom fighters and to the very few living freedom fighters we have amongst us today?

61. Which omnichannel Pan India diagnostics service provider has announced the launch of its campaign, "Bimari se Azadi," in commemoration of Independence Day?

62. Which mid-tier IT firm has acquired Bengaluru-based consulting firm Thoucentric for an undisclosed sum?

63. Which fragrance brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#NotesFromAPerfumer’ featuring celebrity Mira Kapoor, and Ilias Erminidis, one of the top French Master Perfumers?

64. Which pregnancy detection brand unveiled its AI-powered marketing campaign, featuring actress Anushka Sharma, to thank chemists?

65. Maruti Suzuki India last week said its pre-owned car business has crossed which cumulative sales milestone since inception?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1011 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

August 6, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1010

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period July 31 - August 05. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Bajaj Auto, India’s largest exporter of motorcycles and three-wheelers, is setting up its first overseas manufacturing plant in which country?

2. Which group has launched the Canadian lingerie and sleepwear brand, la Vie en Rose, in India, with its first store opening at DLF Mall of India in Noida?

3. Actor and entrepreneur Suniel Shetty has picked up a minority stake in which professional arm-wrestling tournament?

4. Which infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) has acquired four road assets from Macquarie India in a deal worth Rs 3,000 crore?

5. Which French luxury hair care brand has roped in actress Sonam Kapoor as India brand ambassador?

6. Vineet Rao is stepping down as the CEO of which ecommerce company?

7. Which startup focussing on manufacturing and selling medium and heavy electric trucks has appointed Vinod K Dasari, former MD of Ashok Leyland, as the Chairman of its Board?

8. Which online travel portal has acquired a majority stake of 51% each in three travel companies - Guideline Group, Tripshope Online, and Dook Travels?

9. Which Multi System Operator (MSO) and wired broadband player has roped in actors Kartik Aaryan and Rashmika Mandanna as brand ambassadors?

10. Which automobile company will acquire its parent’s manufacturing facility in Gujarat to ensure better management control over the unit?

11. Which eye hospital chain has launched the campaign 'Choose what you see', featuring actors Revathi, and Anant Mahadevan?

12. Which fintech company has launched the ‘#SuperIsHere’ campaign for its all-new super app?

13. Which furniture fittings brand has launched the 'They change you.' campaign?

14. Which Android-based billing & inventory app has launched its first-ever ad campaign ‘Ab Business Hoga Asaan’?

15. Which business group has launched the 'Hues of Happiness' Art Collection, an artistic initiative that promotes employees' emotional well-being through Art display at its offices?

16. Which eyewear brand has launched the campaign ‘Reverse’, featuring supermodel, Vittoria Ceretti?

17. Which sewing machine and home appliances company has appointed Rakesh Khanna as its managing director and vice chairman?

18. Which airline has become the first in India to induct B737-8-200 into its fleet?

19. Brookfield Asset Management and which company last week said they have signed an agreement to manufacture renewable energy and decarbonisation equipment in Australia?

20. Which MNC has appointed former AWS India head Puneet Chandok as corporate vice president of India and South Asia, effective 1 September 2023?

21. Which group’s hospitality arm has acquired a 100% stake in KA Hospitality (KAH), that owns the home-grown brand CinCin and franchise rights of the three global restaurant brands?

22. Which international insurance broker has appointed Amit Agarwal as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Indian unit from August 1?

23. Which NBFC has launched the campaign ‘Bharosa India Ka’ featuring actress and brand ambassador Madhuri Dixit?

24. Which financial services brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Zeenat Aman?

25. Which smartphone brand has unveiled its new campaign ‘#WhereJoyLives'?

26. Which beverage brand has teamed up with stand-up icon Zakir Khan to celebrate Friendship Day with personalized messages?

27. Which dating app has launched the ‘No Compromise’ campaign, featuring actors Sayani Gupta and Amol Parashar?

28. Which smart door locks company has roped in actors Urvashi Rautela and Dayanand Shetty as brand ambassadors?

29. Global private equity investor KKR has signed definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in which pallet pooling platform?

30. Tata Consumer Products-owned NourishCo Beverages has launched Kashmiri saffron under which umbrella brand?

31. Which on-demand logistics provider’s co-founder Uttam Digga will become its new CEO?

32. Maruti Suzuki Alto has touched which cumulative sales milestone?

33. Which beverage brand has launched its ICC World Cup campaign featuring cricket Harsha Bhogle?

34. Which brand has released its new campaign 'Ab Feel Karega India' to continue its efforts on raising awareness around Nerve Health and B-Vitamin deficiency?

35. Which eyewear and specialised prescription lenses company has signed cricketer Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador?

36. Singapore-based asset manager Temasek will invest Rs 1,200 crore in which group’s four-wheeler passenger electric company?

37. Which printing solutions company last week unveiled a 4-color machine Revoria Press EC1100?

38. Which plant-based dairy alternatives brand announced its partnership with cricketer Ajinkya Rahane as brand ambassador as well as an investor?

39. Which beverage brand has unveiled its new television campaign "How do you pulp it?", featuring actors Nani, and Shraddha Kapoor?

40. Which cement company will acquire Sanghi Industries at an enterprise value of Rs 5,000 crore?

41. Which global technology company has named actress Deepika Padukone as a Hair Care technologies brand ambassador?

42. Which brand has announced its foray into the brass and copper vessel cleaning segment with the launch of sub-brand ‘Shudhham’?

43. Which spirits brand last week announced the launch of its new brand proposition, ‘A Warm Welcome’?

44. Which multiplex chain has launched the campaign ‘Fresh Dekho, Bada Dekho’?

45. Which health and fitness brand has announced actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador and ‘Motivator-In-Chief’?

46. Which audio solutions brand recently launched its latest digital marketing campaign ‘Mute The World’, featuring cricketers Rinku Singh and Yashasvi Jaiswal?

47. Which general insurance company has launched the campaign 'Out of this world' to promote its app?

48. Which online travel portal has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#FriendsWithBenefits’ for Friendship Day?

49. Which fashion brand has launched the campaign ‘Spot it, Get it’ featuring brand ambassadors Khushi Kapoor and Vedang Raina?

50. Maruti Suzuki Smart Finance (MSSF) said it has achieved a landmark milestone of facilitating how many car loans through its 23 finance partners in three years?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1010 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli