October 1, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1018

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period September 25 - 30. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which general insurance company has announced the appointment of Sanjeev Mantri as the new managing director and CEO?

2. Ahead of International Day of Sign Languages, which QSR chain used its its brand asset, the bucket, to raise awareness for Indian Sign Language?

3. Which retailer has roped in actress Ushasi Ray to headline the ‘Saajer Utsav’ campaign for Durga Pujo celebrations?

4. Which electric scooter brand has launched the ‘Make Way’ campaign?

5. Which digital savings app has launched a film featuring footballers Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, and Rohit Kumar?

6. Which biscuit brand has launched the 'Tutti Frutti ki Baarish' campaign?

7. Which brand has launched Chocolate Muesli with the tagline, ‘Mmmmuesli’, and the positioning ‘India's Tastiest Muesli’?

8. Which cooking oil brand is celebrating its 30-year landmark with a television commercial in Tamil?

9. Which company last week unveiled its discount brokerage platform, Sky?

10. The Burman family, owners of Dabur group, last week announced an open offer to acquire up to 26% in which diversified financial services provider for Rs 2,116 crore?

11. Which digital transformation consulting company has acquired Chicago, Illinois-headquartered customer experience solutions consultancy, Dunn Solutions Group Inc for an undisclosed amount?

12. Which luggage brand has announced the appointment of cricketer KL Rahul as its brand ambassador?

13. Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited (KKCL) announced its foray into the kids' wear category with the launch of which clothing brand?

14. Which music company has announced the appointment of Hari Nair as its new Chief Executive Officer?

15. Which non-banking finance company has launched the digital campaign ‘Log toh Sawaal Karenge Hi’?

16. Which corporate foundation has launched the ‘#LehraDoTeamIndia’ campaign for Asian Games?

17. Which digital payments firm has announced the launch of its Indus Appstore Developer Platform, and opened it to other Android developers in a bid to challenge the duopoly of Google and Apple?

18. Which matrimony platform has unveiled a series of thumb stopper films showcasing its latest feature, interest-based matching?

19. Which lifestyle tech brand has onboarded Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Gold Medalist and the reigning Javelin world champion, as its brand ambassador for smartwatches?

20. Which company has entered into an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Anamika Sugar Mills for Rs 235.5 crore?

21. Which global apparel retailer has roped in actress Katrina Kaif as its first ever brand endorser in India?

22. Which Pune-based co-operative bank amalgamated with Sahebrao Deshmukh Co-operative (SDC) Bank with ten branches in Mumbai and one in Satara?

23. Which mutual fund has elevated DP Singh as Joint CEO and deputy managing director?

24. Which energy drink brand is launching a limited-edition flavor called Blue Current?

25. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘#MyMastiMyMusic’ campaign, featuring actor Tiger Shroff?

26. Which sportswear brand for the streets has launched a new campaign that cements the Trefoil as a cultural pioneer by teaming up with actor Ranveer Singh?

27. Which snacking brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Rashmika Mandanna, with the positioning 'Bas Mauka Chahiye Ji!'?

28. Which brand has unveiled its new digital campaign (DVC) for "Glue Drops" – a drop adhesive that promises to redefine the way you decorate and adhere things?

29. Which oral care brand has launched the '#DoctorsOfJoy' campaign for World Dentist's Day?

30. Which company has acquired a 1.4-acre parcel of land with a partially built hospital owned by Future Oncology Hospital and Research Centre in Kolkata’s Sonarpur for Rs 102 crore?

31. Which pet food brand has roped in actor Kartik Aaryan as brand ambassador?

32. Which platform for informed online education choices has unveiled its new video "Har middle-class baap ka sapna hoga sach”, featuring actor Atul Srivastava?

33. Which psychology-driven wellness and fitness platform has launched its social media campaign featuring actress Bhumi Pednekar?

34. Which menstrual hygiene brand has unveiled the ‘This Daughter's Day, Talk to Your Sons' campaign with celebrities Kiara Advani, and PV Sindhu?

35. Which snacking brand has launched its inaugural restaurant television commercial, "Dhina Dhin Dha"?

36. India held on to which rank in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s global innovation index in 2023?

37. Which U.K-. and New York-headquartered software firm, which is into vector and time-series data management, has announced its entry into the Indian market?

38. Edtech major Byju’s has decided to rebrand its wholly-owned subsidiary, WhiteHat Jr. What will it be called as?

39. Which Japanese business solutions provider last week announced its foray into the office printer business in India?

40. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has designated DXN as the airport code for which under-construction airport?

41. Which MNC last week appointed company veteran Gokul Subramaniam as India president?

42. Which men’s accessories sub-brand has launched its maiden campaign “Work, Play, Slay”, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

43. Actress Dia Mirza has invested in which babycare D2C brand?

44. Cred, a credit card and bill payments fintech, has entered the vehicle management space. What has the offering been branded as?

45. Which company is foraying into the juice category with ‘AloFrut’ through strategic investment in Axiom Ayurveda (Axiom) and its subsidiaries/associates by acquiring a 26% equity stake?

46. Which company is buying 51.82 percent stake in Pocket Aces, a youth-focussed digital content creator and publisher, famous for the hit web show 'Little Things', among others?

47. Which firm has become the nation’s first to manufacture silicon carbide devices with the establishment of its Surface Mount Semiconductor Packaging Line at its Mohali plant?

48. Canadian fund Brookfield and which Hyderabad-based company have formed another joint venture to establish a renewable energy development platform in India?

49. Which airline will launch new uniforms designed by fashion designer Manish Malhotra for its staff by December-end?

50. Ashwin Dani, 79, died last week following a brief illness. He was the former chairman, and current non-executive director, of which company?

51. Which bank announced that its Managing Director and CEO S Krishnan has tendered his resignation citing personal reasons?

52. Which sports performance brand has welcomed Hockey player Manpreet Singh to its roster of brand athletes?

53. On World Heart Day, which brand launched the ‘#RozKaHealthyStep’ campaign featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

54. Which brand has introduced its new range of Ultima batteries through the ‘KhelengeTohSikhenge’ campaign?

55. Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services (BRS) India has transitioned to its new identity, a digital-first brand. Name it?

56. Which premier organic coffee brand from Vietnam is all set to enter the Indian market?

57. Which company and Red Apple Kitchen Consultancy Pvt Ltd (Toscano) are jointly acquiring a majority stake of 53.3% in Blue Planet Foods Private Ltd?

58. Which company, in collaboration with Indian designer Rahul Mishra, has launched a new global luxury label, AFEW Rahul Mishra?

59. Which city remained the world's top financial centre, as per the latest Global Financial Centres index, compiled by London-based think tank Z/Yen and the China Development Institute?

60. Which brand retained its top position as India’s most valuable brand for the second consecutive year with a brand value of $43 billion in the BrandZ study, conducted by WPP and Kantar?

61. Which resources conglomerate said it would demerge into six listed companies to undergird the valuations of its revenue streams as diverse as mining, energy, and non-ferrous metals?

62. Which industry body has appointed Marico CEO Saugata Gupta as the new chairman of its Board of Governors?

63. Homegrown private equity firm True North has agreed to sell 20% of its stake in which health insurance company to its joint venture partner?

64. Which steel brand has added actor Shah Rukh Khan to its roster of brand ambassadors?

65. Which health and fitness company has signed cricketer Hardik Pandya as brand ambassador for its wide range of nutritional supplements?

66. Which ecommerce company has launched a ‘Mega Blockbuster Sale 2023’ campaign featuring actors Pooja Hegde and Kapil Sharma?

67. Which direct-to-customer (D2C) fashion and lifestyle brand headquartered in Singapore has acquired Zymrat, an innovative performance-wear brand?

68. Which financial services company has unveiled the ‘Khoobsurat chinta’ campaign featuring cricketer Shubman Gill?

69. Which D2C skincare brand has launched its very first 360-degree campaign ‘#WorksWonders’, featuring actress Jennifer Winget as the face of the brand?

70. Which advertising agency has elevated VR Rajesh as the new India CEO?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1018 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

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