October 8, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1019

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 02 - 07. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) crossed which milestone sales mark in April-September for the first time?

2. The domestic wholesale of passenger vehicles (dispatches to dealers) crossed which milestone mark for the first time in history between April and September (six months)?

3. Which spirits company has appointed Alok Gupta as its new managing director and chief executive?

4. Venezuela’s government and which Indian company have signed an agreement for the latter to run the country’s largest iron ore producing plant?

5. Which company has commenced bookings for Gold Wing Tour, the firm’s flagship motorcycle, priced at Rs 39.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram)?

6. Which bank has appointed P R Seshadri as its MD & CEO, effective October 1?

7. Which spices brand marked the onset of Durga Puja with the launch of 'Dashabhuja Ghore Ghore Durga' music video, sung by Monali Thakur and Jeet Ganguly?

8. Which business personality has bought back the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) business he had sold to Mylan NV (now Viatris) in 2006, for an undisclosed amount?

9. Which MNC will divest its women's healthcare business, primarily related to oral and injectable contraceptives, to Insud Pharma, a leading Spanish multinational pharmaceutical company?

10. T-Series has become the world's first YouTube channel to cross which milestone subscriber base mark?

11. Which India-focused webtoon startup has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from the Sony Innovation Fund (SIF)?

12. Which company is set to get a new identity as Samman Capital, shedding its housing finance tag to operate as non-banking finance company?

13. Which paints brand has introduced DAMPSTOP, an innovate range of waterproofing products, and released a television commercial featuring actors Akshay Kumar and Gulshan Grover?

14. Which home furnishing brand has released its festive campaign "My Love for Home," with brand ambassador and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

15. Which bottled water company has announced the launch of its natural mineral water brand 'NubyClear' (NU) in India?

16. Which cough suppressant brand has unveiled its Cheer Anthem featuring cricketer Yuvraj Singh?

17. Which MNC’s India division is launching its first gaming-focused incubator programme for local startups?

18. Which electricals, electronics, and home appliances company has unveiled its premium Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) high-speed fan called Insight-G in the Indian market?

19. Solar tracker and software solutions company Nextracker has achieved which milestone annual manufacturing capacity in India?

20. Which fintech major’s India CEO Anirban Mukherjee has been promoted to the role of global CEO?

21. Cemex UAE has signed an agreement with Star Cement Co LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of which cement company, to recycle concrete waste in the construction industry?

22. Which castings and pig iron manufacturer has acquired Oliver Engineering Pvt Ltd, which is engaged in ferrous casting and machining, with its manufacturing facility located in Punjab?

23. India and which country are getting connected with a non-stop flight for the first time in over five decades, with the latter’s airline announcing its Mumbai service from October 7?

24. Which brand has launched the 'Find Your Own Beauty' campaign, strengthening its positioning as the ultimate premium and luxury beauty destination?

25. Which mutual fund has launched the campaign 'SIP se sab hoga'?

26. Which smartphone maker has launched the ‘#TechSeSmartDilSeSmart’ campaign, featuring brand ambassadors and actors Disha Patani, and Pankaj Tripathi?

27. Which consumer electronics and home appliances brand has roped in cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as brand ambassador for the television, AC, and refrigerator categories?

28. Which online bus ticketing major has launched two new ad films featuring actor Allu Arjun, with the positioning ‘Apno ko, sapno ko kareeb laye’?

29. Which international luxury brand has roped in actress Ananya Panday as brand ambassador?

30. Which British fashion brand has entered into a joint venture agreement with Reliance Brands for the sale of its intellectual property assets in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh for £40 million?

31. Actress Nayanthara, director Vignesh Shivan, and entrepreneur Daisy Morgan recently announced the launch of a skincare brand. Name it?

32. Which consulting firm has appointed former HDFC Bank managing director and CEO Aditya Puri as a senior advisor?

33. Which Bengaluru-based fintech firm last week said it is merging with North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB)?

34. Which British tech firm last week announced its entry into the wearables category in the Indian market, with the launch of noise cancelling headphones?

35. Which company has acquired a 100 per cent stake in SRJ CBCC Cancer Hospital in Indore for Rs 45 crore?

36. Which denim brand has launched the campaign 'What Shapes you, Makes you' with cricketer Smriti Mandhana?

37. Which writing instruments brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

38. Which brand has introduced the ‘Gujarat special spice range’ and has launched a campaign featuring actress Sarita Joshi and Gujarati celebrity Anjali Barot?

39. Which security solutions company has unveiled the 'Desh Ki Tijori' campaign featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

40. Which chocolate brand has launched the ‘#SitTogether’ campaign, highlighting joy of watching cricket with everyone?

41. Which electrical construction materials (ECM) manufacturer has launched the television commercial ‘Load Lega Leader’?

42. Which company announced the launch of a new Durga Puja campaign to promote its festive collection under its Gossip brand of fast-moving, fashionable, and easy-to-wear silver jewellery?

43. Which real money gaming major has acquired fantasy firm called Sixer?

44. US-based Anne Klein, and Canada’s Herschel Supply Co have partnered with which retail company for their India entry?

45. Which company extended its premium spring water brand Vedica to the sparkling water segment?

46. Which sports and wellness nutrition brand has launched the 'Make India Protein Efficient’ campaign?

47. Which writing instruments manufacturing company unveiled a new ad film '#LikhoMaximum' featuring cricketer Virat Kohli?

48. Which telecom brand has launched the campaign ‘Be Someone’s We’?

49. Which paints brand has launched a television commercial in Malayalam to showcase the stain-repellent properties?

50. Hitachi Energy Technologies Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Switzerland’s Hitachi Energy, last week inaugurated its largest Global Technology and Innovation Centre. Which city?

51. Which gaming platform last week announced the launch of its app in Brazil, where it plans to invest up to $25 million?

52. Which brand, in a bid to embrace inclusivity for World Smile Day, has created limited-edition packs, each adorned with a cookie featuring a cleft smile semblance?

53. Which oil retailer unveiled a TVC campaign, ‘Aapki Gaadi ka Mr Dependable’, featuring former cricketer Rahul Dravid as its brand ambassador?

54. Which jewellery brand is introducing the Starburst Collection for the upcoming festive season, and has unveiled the 'For the Star in You' campaign featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh?

55. Which real estate platform has unveiled its new campaign ‘#StoryHarGharKi’?

56. Bata India is expanding its product range to include activewear and athleisure clothing under which brand?

57. Which company has signed hotel management agreements with K. Raheja Group’s Saryu Properties & Hotels Private Ltd. (SPHPL) for two existing properties in Powai, Mumbai?

58. Which Maldivian hospitality firm is making its entry in India with the unveiling of eight new properties?

59. InterGlobe Hotels in partnership with Accor has announced the opening of its newest hotel in Goa, under which brand?

60. Which company last week launched 669 room Aurika Mumbai Skycity, the largest hotel in the country by number of rooms?

61. Which direct-to-consumer brand specializing in natural and organic skincare products joined forces with actress Soha Ali Khan for its product collaboration?

62. Which ecommerce company has roped in cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as brand ambassador?

63. Amazon has launched a shopping-only version of its Prime membership. What is it called?

64. Which company has launched a new product called Twist and Spread Butterstick, designed to simplify the process of spreading butter?

65. Which energy drink brand has launched the 'Sweat makes talent shine' campaign featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

66. Which quick commerce company has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Jasprit Bumrah?

67. Which male grooming brand unveiled its new digital film for the launch of “Badass Perfume Collection”?

68. Which denim brand has launched the campaign ‘Home of The Real Denim' with rapper King?

69. Which pipes brand launched the short film ‘Mazboot Pipes, Atoot Rishte’ celebrating Durga Puja and Navratri?

70. Ola last week debuted a parcel pick-up-and-drop service in Bengaluru. What is it called?

71. Which sleep solutions brand has launched the 'Did You Sleep Well' campaign?

72. Which furniture solutions brand has launched the digital campaign 'Mega Match Madness'?

73. Which wood panel manufacturer has launched the television commercial ‘Unshakeable Strength’ as part of its 'MDF Ka Doosra Naam' campaign?

74. Which retailer has unveiled the new Kashish collection alongside its Diwali campaign 'Tyohar Ki Nayi Kashish', featuring actress and brand ambassador, Sanya Malhotra?

75. Which communications application has acquired Bengaluru-based Unoideo Technologies, the provider of fraud detection service TrustCheckr?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1019 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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