October 22, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1021

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 16 - 21. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has launched an assured buyback programme for its motorcycles, the first motorcycle maker to do so in India?

2. The bankruptcy court has approved the acquisition of Topworth Steel and Power by which company?

3. Which digital public infrastructure (DPI) and population-scale e-governance solutions company unveiled its first ever 360 degrees brand campaign 'Change is Growth’?

4. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign 'The Real Magic of Pujo'?

5. Which pharma company last week announced the appointment of Punit Patel as president and chief executive officer, Americas?

6. Which electronics brand has unveiled actor Varun Dhawan as the face of its cutting-edge Smart TV offerings?

7. Which spice brand from the house of Lifestyle Foods has roped in actress Karisma Kapoor as its brand ambassador for the next two years?

8. The India office of American Pistachios Growers (APG) has announced which sports personality as the brand ambassador for California-grown American pistachios in India in 2023-24 season?

9. Which lubricants brand has launched the ‘Everyday Relatability Meets Dependability’ campaign featuring former cricketer Rahul Dravid?

10. The Ratan Tata Endowment Foundation has recently bought minor stakes in which 2 Tata Group companies, marking the first investments by the group’s recently established charitable arm?

11. Which company unveiled a new campaign ‘Me Time, Marie Time’ for its Rich Marie range of products, featuring former cricketer Sourav Ganguly?

12. Which hair color and styling brand has launched the campaign, “#BreakTheRules and not your hair," for its Color Specialist range?

13. Which chocolate brand has launched an ad featuring actress Anushka Sharma?

14. The Coca-Cola company has entered the ready-to-drink alcohol market with the launch of a new drink in partnership with which MNC?

15. Which life insurance company has unveiled its new brand positioning theme, ‘Har Waqt Ke Liye Taiyaar’?

16. Which tractor maker has unveiled a new campaign, building on last year's ‘Asli Hero Ki Asli Taqat’ campaign, which portrayed farmers as the heroes of the nation who feed us all?

17. Which small finance bank has unveiled its new campaign, featuring actress Kiara Advani, under a tactical theme of "Soch Badlo aur Bank Bhi"?

18. Which company has unveiled its new festive TVC featuring brand ambassador and cricketer MS Dhoni to showcase and promote its Joylite range of festive lights?

19. Which toy manufacturer and Asmodee, a leading French firm specialised in boardgames, have partnered to introduce Dobble®, a visual perception card game, in the Indian market?

20. Collections under the small savings scheme for senior citizens crossed which milestone mark in the first half of the fiscal year?

21. The Indore bench of the NCLT has approved the acquisition of which listed renewable energy company by the consortium of SVA Family Welfare Trust and M&B Switchgears?

22. Which specialised cable manufacturer has acquired Pune-based Elegar Kepen, formerly known as Leoni Cable Solutions India Private Ltd (LCSI)?

23. Toy major Hasbro has launched cricket edition of which board game?

24. WPP announced the merger of Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R. What will the combined entity, pitched as the world’s largest creative company, be known as?

25. Which tile adhesives brand has launched a campaign with the positioning "Chaar Ikkon Ka Power Packed Tile Solution"?

26. Which consumer electronics retailer has launched the film ‘Ichchepuroner Sharodeeya’ for Durga Pujo, celebrating the dedication and hard work of India’s artisans and craftsmen?

27. Which plywood and laminate manufacturer has launched the film ‘Beauty is what beauty does’ on acid attack survivors?

28. Which fintech app has launched the campaign 'Aapki har zaroorat ka saathi' for its digital lending platform?

29. Japan-based personal mobility solutions provider WHILL last week announced its entry into the Indian market with a strategic collaboration with which electric mobility startup?

30. Which non-bank lender is acquiring 26% equity stake in Hyderabad-based fintech solutions provider Pennant Technologies for Rs 267.50 crore?

31. Which celebration wear brand has roped in actor Ram Charan as brand ambassador and has launched a campaign featuring him?

32. Which bathroom cleaning brand has released its first-ever festive campaign ‘#MomWaliDiwali’?

33. Which industry body has launched the campaign ‘#CheeniSaMeethaIndia’ to ensure that 'cheeni,' 'sugar,' and 'sakhare' receive their well-deserved recognition?

34. Which matrimony platform has launched its latest campaign ‘The Spirit of Durga’?

35. Which QSR chain has launched the campaign ‘#ForYourOtherDiwali’?

36. Which QSR chain has launched mutton and prawn pizzas in India for the first time?

37. Which chocolate gifting brand has launched the ‘#ThisAdIsMyStore’ campaign?

38. Which chocolate company has launched a campaign ‘The Art of Fine Taste’ featuring actor Hrithik Roshan to introduce its new gift collection?

39. Which gaming brand has launched the campaign ‘#TheGameNeverStops’ featuring actress Esha Gupta?

40. Which company has launched a triple-fixed dose combination (FDC) drug for treatment of diabetes under the brand name Zita?

41. Which food delivery platform has unveiled its Durga Puja campaign, paying tribute to the spirit of the festival and the culinary treasures found at Pandals?

42. Which food delivery platform has unveiled its Durga Puja campaign “Khushir Bahon”?

43. Which FemTech health startup has launched the ‘#AbhiTohUmarHai’ campaign for World Menopause Day?

44. Private equity fund BanyanTree Growth Capital, which owns food and beverage brand Nirula’s, has acquired which Delhi-based confectionary chain?

45. Which paint brand has launched the film ‘Two Sisters’ celebrating beautiful memories?

46. Which audio brand has launched its latest campaign, "Perfect Sound for Every Mood"?

47. Which premium brand has launched a campaign to showcase its latest Kashmiri Saffron offering?

48. Which snack brand has launched a television commercial to introduce its new variant ‘Dinamita’?

49. Which footwear company has launched its festive campaign ‘Takes you to the new’?

50. Which Bengaluru-based diagnostic services provider has acquired the remaining 16% stake in Hyderabad-based Medcis PathLabs?

51. Mercedes-Benz India crossed which milestone revenue mark in the financial year ended March 31?

52. Which automobile company will pick up 26.79 per cent stake in digital logistics solutions company Freight Tiger for Rs 150 crore?

53. Which hospitality brand has launched the The Artiste Kochi hotel in Kochi?

54. Which clothing brand has forayed into quality home textile products with a new vertical and has roped in actress Raveena Tandon as its brand ambassador?

55. Which certified organic beauty brand has entered the colour cosmetics category with the launch of a new makeup line, and has roped in actress Nimrat Kaur as brand ambassador?

56. Which brand has launched the ‘Fabulous Brides’ campaign showcasing latest lingerie collection for soon-to-be brides, featuring actress Rakul Preet Singh?

57. Which brand has unveiled its new brand film series, “The Unbelievable Mattress”?

58. Which Indian wear brand has unveiled its brand film 'Har Nazar Mein Kuch Naya'?

59. Which watch brand has launched the ‘Waste More Time’ campaign with actress Ananya Pandey?

60. Nestle India has crossed which milestone quarterly revenue for the first time, for the quarter ended September 30, 2023?

61. Which beer brand has launched its latest campaign, ‘#NoFilterFriendships’ for its packaged water?

62. Which fresh food digital brand has launched the “Eat Good, Do Great.” campaign featuring actress Kareena Kapoor Khan?

63. The family office of Gland Pharma’s former promoter has acquired GBJ Hotels, which operates a five-star property under which brand in Coimbatore?

64. Which US-based online social shopping platform will shutter its India business on October 26?

65. Which bank last week said it received Reserve Bank of India´s (RBI´s) approval to acquire 100 per cent stake in microlender Sonata Finance?

66. Which company last week held the groundbreaking ceremony for its upcoming scrap-based electric arc furnace (EAF) plant in Ludhiana, its first low-carbon green steel plant in India?

67. Which company has completed the acquisition of Mittal Corp Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary for Rs 351 crore?

68. Which everyday fashion brand has roped in entertainer, actor and content creator, Bhuvan Bam as its brand ambassador?

69. Which financial services firm has launched the campaign ‘Tareeka Badlo, Business Badlega’ for Udyog Plus, a one-stop digital platform that supports micro, small and medium enterprises?

70. Which company last week announced its debut in the Venezuelan market, in an exchange filing, becoming the first Indian automaker to set foot in the South American nation?

71. Which agri-platform launched the campaign '#BetterLives For Every Agri Citizen' to unveil its brand revamp with the positioning "Behtar Kal ka Saathi" or "Partners for a better tomorrow"?

72. Cover Story Clothing Limited (CSCL) has launched which womens’ ultra-fast Gen Z fashion brand exclusively on AJIO?

73. Tata-owned air-conditioner maker Voltas has ventured into which segment as part of its plan to transform into a home appliance manufacturer?

74. Which MNC last week introduced refurbished laptops in India, its first such initiative globally?

75. Which American IT hardware firm has appointed former Apple executive Ipsita Dasgupta as senior vice president and managing director of its India business?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1021 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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