October 29, 2023

Biz Quizzard 1022

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period October 23 - 28. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which bank said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Ashok Vaswani as its MD & CEO for a period of three years?

2. Which country has emerged as India's biggest trading partner during the first half of the current financial year?

3. Which bank has introduced a campaign aimed at promoting its personalised financial app, 'INDIE'?

4. Which sunflower oil brand has launched a new television commercial in Tamil, featuring actress and brand ambassador Samantha Prabhu?

5. Which skincare brand has launched its ‘#DuggaDuga’ campaign, celebrating the beauty of those who have so far remained behind the scenes?

6. Which electrical solutions brand has unveiled its Durga Puja campaign 'Sharoda Anjali' on unsung heroes of Kolkata?

7. Parag Desai, 49, died on October 22, a week after he suffered injuries when chased by stray dogs. He was the executive director of which beverage company?

8. Which company, through its subsidiary, has entered into an agreement for buying 51 percent stake in Styleverse Lifestyle for Rs 155 crore?

9. Fumio Oshima, who headed global operations at Dentsu Inc in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, has been elected as group chairman of which advertising group?

10. The recent inauguration of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System also marked the global debut of which MNC’s modern signalling systems with integrated platform screening doors?

11. Which hospitality loyalty program has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘India All-ways on my mind’?

12. Which watch store has unveiled its ‘#Time Is Changing’ DVC campaign, a powerful celebration of Navaratri that pays homage to the Goddesses of today?

13. Akbar Al Baker is retiring as the chief executive of which MNC airline after a 27-year stint?

14. Which PSU has won a bid to acquire PTC India’s wind power unit for Rs 925 crore?

15. Who has launched his maiden fund, VSS Investments Fund, which will focus on backing startups in new frontier technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and electric vehicles?

16. Which US energy giant will buy its rival Hess for $53 billion in an all-stock deal?

17. Which snack brand has reintroduced cricketer MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador in its new campaign?

18. Which toothpaste brand has released the ad ‘The Sweet Truth’ showing diverse Indian households brushing their teeth with desserts?

19. Which fashion label has introduced its autumn/winter collection of 2023 with a new brand campaign ‘You are the celebration’?

20. Which company has sold a gold loan portfolio of Rs 725 crore to the Asset Reconstruction Company of India (Arcil) almost at par?

21. Which QSR chain has launched the ‘Swaad aisa, India jaisa’ campaign to introduce new flavours of its main offering?

22. Which confectionery brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

23. Which logistics company has announced the launch of its festive campaign, ‘#HarParcelMeJaanBastiHai’?

24. The Delhi high court in a trademark dispute has ordered an Agra business to pay compensation of Rs 10 lakh to which company in a case involving usage of the latter’s ‘leaping cat’ logo?

25. Which mattress brand has launched a campaign featuring culinary expert Kunal Vijaykar?

26. General Atlantic (GA), a private equity investor, has entered into an agreement with entities held by Affirma Capital to acquire a minority stake in which travel distribution platform?

27. Which Korean brand, earlier in India in a different segment, has formed a strategic licensing partnership with Gurugram-based Kelwon Electronics and Appliances?

28. Which business group has incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary company ‘Udanvat Leasing IFSC” on October 23, 2023, for its foray into aircraft leasing space?

29. Which health and wellness solutions platform for seniors has launched the ‘Let Your Love for Life Never Age’ campaign?

30. Real estate investment and asset management firm Alta Capital has acquired Goldman Sachs’ and Warburg Pincus’ 100% stake in which student housing platform for around Rs 2,700 crore)?

31. Which watch brand has onboarded actress Katrina Kaif as its global brand ambassador?

32. Which online insurance marketplace has roped in comedian Kapil Sharma for a series of ad films, marking his return as the brand ambassador?

33. Which new audio brand has roped in footballer Sunil Chhetri as brand ambassador and has released its first film showcasing its core vision, ‘Ab India Khelega’?

34. Which brand has unveiled a new campaign with its brand ambassador and actress Jacqueline Fernandez to launch its whiteglow vitamin C range of skin care products?

35. Which brand has released a new campaign ‘#RukeNahiToonteNahi’ to unveil its new range of Mixer Grinders right in time for the festive season?

36. Which smartphone brand has launched an ad featuring actor Anil Kapoor in his iconic Mr India avatar?

37. Which financial services firm has introduced its first brand film ‘Jey Thaat’ that talks about investing with confidence?

38. Which chewable Calcium and Vitamin D tablet brand has launched the campaign ‘Do Haddiyon Ko Dum’?

39. The RBI has increased the minimum amount to be deposited in a non-callable deposit to what amount from Rs 15 lakh?

40. Which PSU has tied up with Chevron to introduce Caltex brand lubricants in India?

41. Which intimate wear brand has launched the "Check Yourself Out" campaign for breast cancer awareness?

42. Which food company has launched a film ‘Lie Detector Test', featuring its CEO, D.S. Sachdeva, to promote its pasta?

43. Which financial services marketplace has launched a campaign ‘Even Celebs Need It!’, featuring actors Tusshar Kapoor, Dino Morea, and Zayed Khan?

44. Which whisky brand has roped in actor Sharad Malhotra as brand ambassador?

45. Which automated platform for secured lending has launched the campaign ‘Tarakki Pakki’ featuring actor Pratik Gandhi?

46. In a bid to fight negative perception and “misinformation” about gaming, online gaming companies have come together to set up a skill gaming institute. What is it called?

47. Which pharma company has entered into a binding agreement with Rxilient Biohub for the sale of its manufacturing facility in Singapore for $15 million?

48. Marks & Spencer India (M&S) has opened a new store at Linking Road, Santacruz, Mumbai. Which store count milestone has it touched with this launch?

49. Which realty company has sold its entire 31.67% stake in a joint venture, Sangam City Township, which is planning to develop a township project in Pune?

50. Which Rajasthan-based firm has become the first company to produce memory chips in India?

51. Which steel company has developed a new product – TMT Fe550D wire rods - to be used in the highspeed Mumbai coastal road project?

52. Which international health and wellness brand has unveiled its new ad film, starring actress Sanjana Sanghi?

53. Which fashion brand has launched its festive campaign, featuring actors and siblings Saif and Soha Ali Khan, to introduce Autumn-Winter ‘23 collection, inspired by Koh-i-Noor range?

54. Which Indian wear brand for women has launched the film 'Mere Rang He Meri Reeti', featuring actress Kriti Sanon?

55. Which company is acquiring Wistron’s operations in India for $125 million (Rs 1,000 crore), that will make it the first Indian company to manufacture Apple iPhones?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1022 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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