October 15, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1020

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 09 - 14. Hope you enjoy it.

1. The full-scale production of the country´s first large private gold mine will begin by the end of next year. Which state?

2. Which consumer electronics retailer has unveiled its ‘Festival of dreams’ campaign to bring the joy and excitement of Durga Pujo to every household?

3. Which direct-to-consumer (D2C) beauty brand has launched a new DVC featuring actress and brand ambassador, Kareena Kapoor Khan for its Moroccan Argan Hair Care range?

4. Which innerwear brand has launched its latest campaign featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

5. Which brand has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia to endorse its newly launched range of skincare products like face wash, body wash, and body lotion?

6. Which fragrance brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Ronit Roy and Shweta Tiwary to introduce its gift packs?

7. Which beverage brand has launched an ad featuring actor Shah Rukh Khan, and cricketers Jaspreet Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Rohit Sharma?

8. Which food delivery and restaurant discovery platform has announced actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador, and has launched an ad featuring him and cricketer Chris Gayle?

9. Which snack brand has launched a video featuring cricketer Virat Kohli, and composer and YouTuber Yashraj Mukhate for the launch of its anthem for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup?

10. Which company will launch India's most expensive hotel next year at Ranthambore in Rajasthan, with an opening price of Rs 1.95 lakh per room per night plus taxes?

11. Which jewellery brand has unveiled a campaign for the launch of its "Swarn Banga" collection, celebrating the craft, culture, and creativity of Bengal?

12. Which FMEG brand has unveiled its Diwali campaign “Values that Stay, Lifestyle that Changes”?

13. Which smartphone brand has launched its World Cup campaign ‘Jode Bharat Ka Har Dil’?

14. Which company has unveiled a 360-degree marketing campaign, ‘My gift, my choice’, to transform how businesses celebrate Diwali with their employees?

15. Electric two-wheeler maker Ather Energy last week said it is foraying into the international market with the export of its flagship model, 450X, to which country?

16. Godrej Properties last week said it has opened a hotel, comprising 155 keys, in Vikhroli, Mumbai. What has it been branded as?

17. Which wind power operations and maintenance service provider has signed a term sheet for divestment of 100% stake in Nani Virani Wind Energy SPV (special purpose vehicle)?

18. Which MNC has agreed to buy drugmaker Mirati Therapeutics Inc. for $4.8 billion to expand its aging portfolio of cancer drugs?

19. Which commercial port in India completed 25 years of its operations on October 7?

20. Who has won the 2023 Nobel economics prize for her work exposing gender gap issues including deeply rooted wage inequality between men and women?

21. Which company and Mylab Discovery Solutions launched a point-of-care skin test for detecting latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) at a 50-70 % cost lower than comparable tests available now?

22. Which online gaming platform launched the ad 'Ludo Mein Drinks Break?' featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri and cricketer MS Dhoni?

23. Which pet care and nutrition brand has roped in actor and proud dog dad Varun Dhawan as its first Indian brand ambassador?

24. Which technology company and gaming brand has launched the campaign “Khelon Ka Pitara" featuring actor Ronit Roy?

25. Which footwear brand has launched its Diwali campaign 'Utsav ke Rang, Kartavya ke sang'?

26. Which cement brand has launched the ad ‘Mazbooti Ki Misaal’?

27. Which footwear brand has collaborated with actress Sonam Bajwa for the launch of the Chunky sneaker collection?

28. Which jewellery retail brand has unveiled a new campaign ‘Aishani’ which is an ode to the resilient spirit of women of Bengal?

29. Which tech-based logistics company has launched a campaign with the positioning 'Delivery hai? Ho jayega!' for the ongoing cricket world cup?

30. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has banned which public sector lender from onboarding any new customers onto its mobile application with immediate effect?

31. Former Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has joined which AI company as India CEO?

32. Which cod liver oil capsules brand has launched the digital campaign ‘#ShuruwatAajSe’?

33. Which home lifestyle brand has launched a campaign to introduce its latest innovations, the "Play Sofa" and "Tilt Sofa”?

34. Which men’s Indian wear brand has launched its latest commercial featuring actors Ranbir Kapoor and Ananya Pandey to unveil its Autumn Winter 2023 collection?

35. Which electrical and digital building infrastructure company has launched the ‘‘What’s in the box?’ campaign for its E-Shop?

36. The government has allocated flying rights to Akasa for which three countries?

37. Which Chennai-based jewellery retailer is opening its first US showroom in Dallas, Texas on October 19?

38. Ferrero India has forayed into the fast-growing snacking category by launching Shoko-Bons Crispy under which brand?

39. Which technology company has roped in footballer Sunil Chhetri as its brand ambassador?

40. Which two companies have announced the introduction of the motorcycle, Scrambler 400 X, in India?

41. Which cement brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Bharosa Atoot’?

42. Which personal care brand has roped in actress Sandeepa Dhar as brand ambassador?

43. Which feminine hygiene brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Barkha Singh to introduce 100% rash-free sanitary pads?

44. Which multi-brand retail store which specialises in travel gear and lifestyle accessories has launched the campaign 'EVOLVE’ featuring actor Arjun Rampal?

45. Which device care company has launched the campaign “Protection Ka All-Rounder” featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

46. Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh has invested in which food and beverage startup?

47. Which music company has announced the acquisition of the Indian artist management company, E-Positive?

48. Which travel platform has launched the ‘Tested by Fans’ campaign for world cup for its homestay offerings?

49. Navneet Munot, CEO of HDFC Asset Management, has been elected chairman of which industry body?

50. Which food company has been renamed as Orkla India?

51. Which home services platform last week launched a range of water purifiers under the brand ‘Native’?

52. Which group has entered into a binding agreement with France's AXA Group to acquire its 49% stake in the life insurance joint venture?

53. Which MNC has agreed to buy Pioneer Natural Resources Co. for $59.5 billion, the supermajor’s largest takeover in more than two decades?

54. Which company has acquired 75.1 % stake in Feinguss Blank, a German company with plants in Germany and Romania, for an undisclosed amount?

55. Which beauty brand from Brazil has roped in celebrity Khushi Kapoor as its first brand ambassador for India?

56. Which wearable brand has announced the launch of its festive ‘Killer deals’ campaign featuring TV show characters from CID and Crime Patrol, as well as cricketer Hardik Pandya?

57. Which beauty and cosmetics company has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia as its first-ever brand ambassador in India for its skincare range?

58. Which used car platform has announced the launch of its latest ad campaign “It’s never just a car” featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

59. Which dating app has launched a film featuring former cricketer Ravi Shastri?

60. Which company has acquired Belgium-based Nanocyl SA as it looks to expand its presence in the energy systems market?

61. Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has inked a strategic partnership with which brand’s parent company, Vellvette Lifestyle, to form a joint venture company called Quench Botanics?

62. The RBI last week announced the cancellation of certificate of registration (CoR) of which bank’s Chennai-headquartered housing finance subsidiary?

63. Nokia’s Chennai factory, one of the company’s largest globally, has crossed which cumulative production milestone, including that of 4G/5G equipment?

64. Which smartphone maker has launched the ‘#MadeToBeIconic’ campaign featuring actresses Zeenat Aman and Janhvi Kapoor for its newly launched model?

65. Which QSR chain has launched a first-of-its-kind feature on its app and website to make food ordering more accessible and enjoyable for color blind consumers?

66. Which structural steel tubing and piping company has announced the appointment of actor Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador?

67. Which beverage brand has launched the '#BanglarNokshaPujo' campaign to celebrate Durga Pujo with handloom-inspired festive packs?

68. Which brand has collaborated with Imagimake, a toy design company, to launch the 'H for Handwashing Games', in conjunction with Global Handwashing Day (GHD) on October 15?

69. Which motorcycle brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Shubman Gill?

70. Which wealth management platform has become the leader among Indian stockbrokers in terms of active clients?

71. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has marked the beginning of the festive season with the launch of its new collection, Alpona?

72. Which fashion retail brand has launched its festive campaign "Unbelievable"?

73. Which ethical beauty brand has introduced its festive campaign ‘Spark a Change’ to mark the beginning of Diwali and the launch of their collection of changemaking gifts in-store and on-line?

74. Tata Starbucks has opened its first island store at which location?

75. Which international jewellery brand has partnered with actress Ananya Panday to launch its Diwali campaign?

76. Which sports brand has roped in cricketer Mohammed Shami as its brand ambassador?

77. Which company has rolled out hyperlocal delivery service Xtreme, seeking to leverage its two-wheeler fleet of more than 300,000 delivery executives to deliver small packages within a city?

78. Which hygiene brand has launched its Durga Pujo ad, with a rendition of a popular Bengali song ‘Dugga Elo’ sung by singer Shaan, advocating handwashing for safe festive feasting?

79. Which cement brand has launched the film ‘Kisiko Aashiyana Dena’ on World Homeless Day?

80. Which IT solutions provider has announced the acquisition of US-based Silverline, a digital transformation consultancy and Salesforce partner?

81. Which retailer has launched the digital campaign 'We-Time Wali Diwali,' featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh?

82. Which Indian sauces and condiments brand has unveiled a new brand campaign, "Your Food, Your Rules"?

83. Who has reclaimed the top position on the 2023 Forbes list of India's 100 Richest with a net worth of $92 billion?

84. Which electrical construction materials (ECM) manufacturer has unveiled a new festive campaign called "Adorn your life with Right Light"?

85. Which agarbatti brand has launched a video on the occasion of World Sight Day, commemorating the contribution of its 150+ visually impaired ‘Sixth Sense’ fragrance testers?

86. Which beauty company has unveiled its Pujo TVC featuring actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tonni Laha Roy, Diya Mukherjee, and Aratrika Maity?

87. Which jewellery brand has kickstarted its Durga Pujo festivities with the launch of an ad featuring actress Ritabhari Chakraborty?

88. Which beverage brand has unveiled ‘Thand Rakh’ brand films during ICC Men's Cricket World Cup?

89. Which brand has roped in Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Shami as its cricket special brand ambassadors to launch its limited edition packaged energy drink, Cricket Crazy?

90. Which startup has become the first Indian company to get the drug regulator’s approval for a CAR-T cell therapy for the treatment of certain types of blood cancers?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1020 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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