April 21, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1047

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 15 - 20. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which fashion company said it will launch youth clothing brand Bershka in India this year?

2. Which comfort technology company has roped in cricketer Ishan Kishan as brand ambassador?

3. Which cement company is set to acquire a 1.5-milliontonne (mt) cement grinding unit in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, for Rs 413.75 crore from the My Home Group?

4. Which industry body has appointed Ashley Menezes, partner and COO of ChrysCapital, as chairperson of the executive committee (EC) for 2024-26?

5. Which company plans to venture into the stockbroking and wealth management business through an equal joint venture (JV) with US-based BlackRock?

6. Which company launched the campaign ‘5 Star Bathrooms’, featuring Royal Challengers Bengaluru team cricketers, including Virat Kohli?

7. Which cricket score and news platform has roped in cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its new brand ambassador, and has launched the 'Cricket ka Gabbar' campaign?

8. Which oral care brand has launched the 'The Hitman Of Dental Problems' campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Rohit Sharma?

9. Which paint brand has unveiled a new TVC campaign, featuring actor and television presenter Ma Ka Pa Anand, aimed at solidifying its position in Tamil Nadu?

10. Which pharma major will acquire the cosmetics and personal care distribution and marketing business of Ivia Beaute Pvt Ltd, including the brands Astaberry, Ikin and Bhimsaini?

11. Arjun Mohan has stepped down as the CEO of which edtech company in a little more than six months after taking on the role?

12. Which sports brand has officially signed fitness icon Milind Soman as its Running Ambassador?

13. Which company has unveiled a new TVC campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador MS Dhoni, to promote its premium range of BLDC fans?

14. Which integrated pharmaceutical company has entered into the direct-to-consumer (D2C) space with its premium skincare brand Oteria?

15. Which platform last week introduced India's first large order fleet, designed to serve orders for a gathering of up to 50 people for group events like parties?

16. Which toilet cleaner brand has launched the ‘Toilet Review System’ campaign, featuring former cricketer Mithali Raj?

17. Which airline is celebrating its partnership with the Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2024 with a campaign featuring cricketers MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Deepak Chahar?

18. Which fast food brand launched the ‘#RollinSince20Years’ campaign to commemorate its 20th anniversary in India?

19. Which company has officially launched its extensive superbike portfolio in the Indian market, and has roped in actor John Abraham as brand ambassador?

20. Which fintech firm last week said it has elevated its interim CEO and chief financial officer Nalin Negi as full-time chief executive officer?

21. Which lubricants company has roped in actor Sidharth Malhotra as brand ambassador?

22. Which financial literacy and services platform unveiled the campaign 'The Great Escape', featuring actors Sharan Hegde and Viraj Ghelani?

23. Which Pune-based EV startup has roped in MS Dhoni as an investor?

24. Which mobile phone brand has reaffirmed its collaboration with actor Hrithik Roshan as its brand ambassador for the second year in a row?

25. Which actor has been named as an ambassador for the ‘Bundesliga Dream India’ project?

26. This IPL season, which ride-hailing company is rolling out two campaigns: 'Lowest Price Guaranteed' and '5 nahi toh 50' spotlighting its cab and auto services respectively?

27. Which insurtech company has launched a podcast series, 'ACKtually Speaking with Maddy’, hosted by brand ambassador and actor, R Madhavan?

28. Which soft furnishing fabrics company has launched home d├ęcor fabrics brand ‘Sansaar’ and has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador?

29. Which brand has launched a new digital ad featuring actress Vaani Kapoor for its core hair colour line - Argan Secrets Hair Colour?

30. Which agritech firm announced the launch of ‘Aksara’, a generative artificial intelligence system for climate smart agriculture?

31. Which sleep solutions company has unveiled a new advertisement campaign featuring internet celebrity Shivankit Singh Parihar?

32. Which airline in India has sold four of its last remaining Boeing 747-400 jumbo jetliners?

33. Which Mysuru-based company will manufacture 3,000 indigenously designed RUDRA high performance computing (HPC) servers for Centre for Development of Advanced Computing?

34. iPhone-maker Apple has formed a joint venture with which renewable energy developer to invest in six rooftop solar projects to power its India operations?

35. Which biotechnology firm last week said it has tied up with Brazil-based Biomm SA for the commercialisation of its diabetes drug in the Latin American nation?

36. Which actress has become a hospitality entrepreneur by opening her first millet-focussed dine-in restaurant ‘Arambam – Starts with Millet’ in collaboration with Curefoods, in Hyderabad?

37. Which mattress brand has unveiled a campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh for the launch of latest product Technic Grid Mattress?

38. Which payment platform has launched the campaign ‘Pay Karne Ka Smarter Way’ featuring actor Ayushmann Khurrana?

39. Which healthy food brand has launched a campaign featuring celebrity Uorfi Javed to promote its bread?

40. Which company last week said it has acquired New York-based digital magazine store Magzter?

41. Which pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing firm has launched its 20th Anniversary campaign, "BHAROSA – Two Decades of Trust, Going Strong"?

42. Which omni-channel jewellery brand has launched its latest collection - Utsav, just in time for the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya?

43. Which diamond boutique has unveiled a campaign featuring actress Sonam Kapoor to introduce the 'My Embrace' collection?

44. DS Group’s Catch Spices brand has crossed which milestone sales mark?

45. Which company last week said it has signed an initial agreement with Japan’s JERA Co., Inc. to jointly evaluate the development of a green ammonia project in India?

46. Which IT company last week signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of Pune-based Blazeclan Technologies in an all-cash deal for up to Rs 485 crore?

47. Deepak Parekh has decided to step down as the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of which life insurance company with effect from April 18?

48. Which education company has acquired Kochi-based Logic Management Training Institute Pvt. Ltd. with effect from April 1?

49. Which frozen desserts brand has launched the campaign ‘Unwrap the OG’, featuring actors Alia Bhatt and Siddhanth Chaturvedi?

50. Which company last week said that it will launch its first electric truck in India called ´eCanter´ within the next 6-12 month?

51. According to a report last week, Reliance Consumer Products (RCPL) has touched which annual sales milestone in FY24, its first full year of operations?

52. Which men’s grooming and hygiene brand has roped in cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as investor and brand ambassador?

53. Max Fashion has announced the launch of which youth centric brand with the 'Love Labels' campaign?

54. R R Kabel Limited has launched the ‘#AapkeKaamKiBaat’ campaign to announce the rebranding of Luminous Fans to which brand?

55. Which condom brand has unveiled the ‘#votingvirgin’ campaign ahead of elections?

56. Which fashion brand has launched the ‘New Fits, Infinite Possibilities’ campaign, featuring brand ambassador and actress Deepika Padukone?

57. Which housing society management app has announced its new corporate brand identity as “The Living Experience Tech Company”?

58. Which hosiery company has launched the 'Democracy Ka Tyohaar' campaign?

59. Which financial services and payment service brand has launched the 'Link it, Forget it' campaign, with the first ad featuring singer Shankar Mahadevan, for IPL?

60. Which sportswear and athleisure venture has acquired Italian shoe brand Lotto’s India licence for a period of 40 years for an undisclosed price?

61. Which firm has entered an agreement with China-based original design manufacturer Longcheer to manufacture and sell smartphones for global brands with the latter’s design and technology?

62. Which financial services software firm will acquire a 67% stake in banking and insurance-focused startup Arya(dot)ai for $16.5 million (about Rs 138 crore) in cash?

63. Which bed linen manufacturer and exporter has announced the acquisition of international home fashions brand Wamsutta from Beyond, Inc. for $10.25 million?

64. Which IT firm has executed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in Macmillan Learning India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Macmillan Group, USA?

65. Which MNC last week announced the appointment of Santhosh Viswanathan as the head of the newly formed India division?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1047 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli


April 14, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1046

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 08 - 13. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which IT company has appointed Srini Pallia as the CEO and MD with immediate effect?

2. Voltas said it has become the first company in the domestic market to cross which milestone AC sales mark in FY24?

3. Which electric cycle brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer MS Dhoni, with the positioning “Dil se awaaz aayegi”?

4. Which real estate brand has roped in celebrity couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan as brand ambassadors?

5. Which fashion platform has launched the ‘Har Pal Fashionable’ campaign, featuring actors Ananya Panday and Aditya Roy?

6. Which hospitality company from India is making its international foray with a 352-keys property in Colombo later this month?

7. Which education company has appointed Deepak Mehrotra as its managing director and chief executive officer?

8. Hyundai Motor and group firm Kia Corporation last week announced a partnership with which company for electric vehicle battery localisation in India?

9. Which automotive and industrial engineered solutions company has appointed Mukund Vasudevan as MD, India, and President for Industrial Region, India & Southeast Asia (ISEA)?

10. India’s first military grade geospatial satellite manufactured in the private sector has been successfully launched and placed in orbit. Which company has built it?

11. Which alkaline battery brand has launched the ‘Khelenge to Sikhenge’ campaign featuring athlete and brand ambassador Neeraj Chopra?

12. Technology brand POCO has collaborated with which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain to launch the ‘#LoadedWithMore’ campaign, featuring cricketer Hardik Pandya?

13. Canon India has launched an innovative one stop solution platform inclusive of end to end advisory, equipment, and associated services. What has it been branded as?

14. Which beverage brand has launched its summer campaign 'Ras Aisa Ki Bas Na Chalega', featuring actress and brand ambassador Kiara Advani?

15. Which regenerative organic farm and D2C brand has launched the film ‘#MakeFarmingCoolAgain’, with voiceover from actor Vijay Raaz?

16. Which entity will acquire a 60% stake in Invesco Asset Management?

17. Surinder Chawla has resigned as MD and CEO of which payments bank?

18. Which electronics contract maker has agreed to buy a majority stake in Ismartu India, a manufacturing subsidiary of Chinese phone maker Transsion Holdings?

19. Which cloud kitchen startup has acquired Ahmedabad-based cloud kitchen firm Shy Tiger Brands?

20. Which company's consumer products division (CPD) last week announced its foray into men’s personal grooming category with the launch of BOHEM product range?

21. Days after quitting SpiceJet as COO, Arun Kashyap has launched an aircraft charter company. What is it called?

22. Former T-Works CEO Sujai Karampuri has been appointed by which electronics MNC as chairman of its India business?

23. Which bioscience service provider has appointed Dhananjay Singh as MD in India, effective April 1?

24. Which oats brand has launched its first long-format ad film ‘Dohale Jevan Poshanchi Vaati’?

25. Which D2C makeup brand has launched the franchise Super Serum Makeup with ‘#SuperMakeupForSuperYou’ campaign featuring actress Shraddha Kapoor?

26. Which Patna-headquartered agritech startup has launched its products in modern trade, quick commerce, and ecommerce platforms under the brand Honest Farms?

27. Which fitness startup has elevated Naresh Krishnaswamy to serve as the chief executive officer?

28. US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has bought a majority stake in which Chennai-based ophthalmic device company?

29. Which bank has become the first private bank to establish a branch in the Lakshadweep region?

30. Malabar Gold & Diamonds said it had achieved which annual retail global turnover milestone in FY24?

31. Which company has unveiled Israeli firm Theranica’s drug-free, non-invasive migraine management wearable device Nerivio in Germany through a step-down subsidiary?

32. Which software as-a-service (SaaS) firm has announced a new power tools venture called Karuvi?

33. Which company has unveiled India’s first LPG-powered backup generator?

34. Which high-protein drink has launched a campaign encouraging people to keep their 'real age' active?

35. Which high-performance appliance brand has launched its first digital campaign, showcasing its IoT and BLDC Ceiling Fans - the Dryft and Glyde series?

36. Which power company has announced the appointment of Ankur Kumar as the Chief Executive Officer of its Renewables Business Division?

37. Which energy drink brand has launched the film ‘Dart’, claiming it to be the quickest action thriller?

38. Which fitness and nutrition brand has roped in cricketer MS Dhoni as brand ambassador and investor?

39. Reliance Retail's Tira Beauty has launched its first own label, a new beauty accessories line featuring Pro Makeup Brushes, Facial Rollers, and Beauty Sponges. What has it been branded as?

40. Which private credit fund’s Infrastructure Yield Plus has acquired L&T Infrastructure Development Projects, which includes 7 operational roads and 1 power transmission asset?

41. Which jewellery brand has signed actor Ram Charan as its official brand ambassador?

42. Which company has decided to exit from its loss-making retail business 24Seven?

43. Which company plans to raise as much as Rs 18,000 crore through India’s largest follow-on public offering (FPO), which will open on April 18 and close on April 22?

44. Which company has introduced Stream City Qik, a passenger electric 3-wheeler that can be fast charged in 15 minutes on battery manufacturer Exponent Energy’s rapid charging network?

45. Which advertising agency has announced the appointment of Ashima Mehra as the new chief executive officer?

46. Which engine oil brand has unveiled its upgraded portfolio in a limited-edition packaging featuring brand ambassador and actor Shahid Kapoor?

47. Which on-demand convenience platform has unveiled 'Pawlice', an innovative addition to its app, to help find lost pets?

48. Which application programming interface (API) management platform has acquired Orbit that helps developer companies grow communities across forums, chat platforms and social channels?

49. Which lingerie brand has launched the "Take Me As I Am” campaign?

50. Which company has bought SOBO Central (earlier known as Crossroads) mall at Haji Ali in south Mumbai for Rs 476 crore?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1046 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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April 7, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1045

Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period April 01 - 06. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which brand emerged as India's most trusted brand for the fifth consecutive year, according to a report by brand analytics firm TRA?

2. Which paint brand has roped in actor Yash as brand ambassador and launched the 'It's Colourful. It's Powerful' campaign?

3. Which electronics, white goods, and tech solutions MNC is setting up a joint venture with IndianOil (IOC) for manufacturing lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries and energy storage systems?

4. Which online travel agency has roped in cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as brand ambassador?

5. Which sports brand has launched the ‘#DelhiSaveTheFight’ campaign, featuring Delhi Capitals’ players Rishabh Pant, Ishant Sharma, and Yash Dhull?

6. Former Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chairman Chandrashekhar Bhave has been appointed chairman of which retailer?

7. Which pharmacy has launched the campaign ‘Dava Ka Do Asli Daam’, featuring actor Randeep Hooda?

8. Which payments firm has spun off its ride-hailing subsidiary Namma Yatri into a separate entity?

9. Which company will split its retail business into two by carving out Madura Fashion division into a separate listed entity?

10. Passenger vehicle dispatches in the domestic market crossed which milestone mark for the first time in FY24?

11. Which opto-semiconductors company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese precision manufacturing firm Orbray for sapphire wafer fabrication?

12. Which company has launched Padhanisa, an AI-based music learning app?

13. Which company has launched the ‘#AurKyaChahiye’ campaign to showcase the benefits of UPI-linked credit cards?

14. Which ethnic fashion brand has roped in actress Kiara Advani as its new brand ambassador?

15. Which beverage brand has launched the campaign 'Too Much Fun', featuring actress and brand ambassador Alia Bhatt?

16. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring actors and brand ambassadors Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna, with the positioning 'Super-Duper Refresher'?

17. Which brand has launched the ‘#TheUltimateSunscreen’ digital campaign?

18. Which company has launched the ‘Make Life Easy With Doorstep Gold Loan’ campaign?

19. Which global trading and distribution company has elevated Rajeev Singhal as its managing director?

20. Unified Payment Interface (UPI) transactions count crossed which milestone mark in the financial year 2023-24?

21. Investor Ashish Kacholia has picked up a 17% stake in which homegrown burger chain for an undisclosed amount, becoming its second biggest shareholder?

22. Which housing society management app has elevated cofounder Abhishek Kumar, who was previously the chief operating officer, to the position of chief executive?

23. Which online cricket gaming startup has roped in cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle as a strategic investor, who has invested an undisclosed amount in the company?

24. Which biryani brand has roped in actor Saif Ali Khan as its brand ambassador?

25. Which mattress brand has roped in actress Vidya Balan as brand ambassador?

26. Which mattress brand has roped in actor Ranbir Kapoor as brand ambassador?

27. Which disinfectant brand has launched the campaign 'Test What You Trust', featuring actor Vijay Verma?

28. Which travel brand has roped in actors and father-son duo Jayaram and Kalidas as its brand ambassadors?

29. Which business group has launched a campaign featuring actor Amitabh Bachchan, advocating for its leisure and hospitality properties, Xandari Resorts & Spa?

30. German luxury carmaker BMW Group and which company will set up an equal joint venture (JV) to establish automotive software and IT development hubs in Pune, Bengaluru, and Chennai?

31. Which retail wealth-tech platform has unveiled the campaign ‘#InvestConfidentlyinFDs’, featuring former cricketer Rahul Dravid?

32. Which jewellery brand has unveiled its new digital campaign for the festival of Gudi Padwa, featuring regional brand ambassador Pooja Sawant?

33. Which company has formed a joint venture with former tennis player turned entrepreneur Serena Williams to launch her cosmetics brand 'Wyn Beauty by Serena Williams' in the US market?

34. Adani Green Energy last week said it has commissioned 2,000 MW of solar capacity, making it the first company in India to surpass which milestone mark of renewable energy capacity?

35. US private equity firm General Atlantic last week said it has acquired a significant majority stake in which hospital chain in northern India?

36. Which company last week launched its compact Urban Cruiser Taisor starting at Rs 7.73 lakh?

37. Which NBFC has launched the campaign 'Farz Nibhaatey Hain', featuring Gujarat Titan players, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia, and Mohit Sharma?

38. Which energy solutions brand has launched the 'Hamesha #ReadyToPerform' campaign featuring cricketer Virat Kohli?

39. Which company has announced the onboarding of Virat Kohli as the brand ambassador for its upcoming new launch - Neo Bharat Latex Paint?

40. India has become the second country for Suzuki Motor Corporation to cross which cumulative production milestone?

41. Which telecom company has launched a cloud gaming platform in collaboration with Paris-based CareGame, offering a selection of premium AAA games for subscribers?

42. The Merlin Group has joined hands with which hospitality firm to rebrand its over two-decade-old resort in Kolkata?

43. Which brad has launched a campaign celebrating the India success story, to mark the launch of the new 100-gram bar soap?

44. Which company has launched the ‘#HarDinSunscreen’ campaign, featuring Delhi Capitals' players Rishabh Pant, Mitchell Marsh, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel, for its Shadow Sunscreen?

45. Which fintech brand has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as a superhero?

46. Which ice cream brand has launched the 'Gehri Dosti ke Gehre Flavours' campaign, featuring actress Rashmika Mandanna?

47. Dabur India announced its entry into mosquito Liquid Vaporizer category under which brand, and has roped in actress Kajol as brand ambassador?

48. Which consumer durables brand has launched a campaign featuring celebrity couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to introduce what it claims as industry’s first designer ACs range?

49. Which spirits major has acquired a 15% stake in Inspired Hospitality, the parent company of alcohol beverage brand, Pistola for Rs 5.65 crore?

50. Which emerging-cities-focused healthcare provider has appointed Hari Prasad as the Group Chairman and Non-Executive Director and Varun Khanna as the Group Managing Director?

51. Which Chennai-based group has introduced its premium international leather shoe brand, Gordon & Bros, in the Indian market?

52. Which online travel aggregator has launched a campaign featuring celebrities Shankar Mahadevan, Jackie Shroff, and Prabhu Deva?

53. Which jewellery brand has released a campaign featuring brand ambassadors and actresses Kalyani Priyadarshan and Rashmika Mandanna?

54. Which company has launched GUUD, a brand aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles through its offerings, starting with a range of value-added sugars?

55. Chandra Shekher Ghosh, founder managing director and CEO of which bank, will retire in July?

 Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1045 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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March 31, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1044

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

1. Which company has started clinical trials of tuberculosis vaccine candidate MTBVAC in India?

2. Which IT company plans to merge its two wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA, including Born Group, to synergise business operations, optimise operational cost and reduce compliance risks?

3. Which lifestyle e-mobility startup has launched electric mountain bike ‘Stelvio’ and has roped in Ivan Vukomanovic, the coach of Kerala Blasters FC, as brand ambassador?

4. Which brand has introduced ‘Nutri-Licious’ frozen food packets, featuring Veggie KEBABS, Achari POCKETS, and Special Veggie POPS?

5. Mariam Mammen Mathew, CEO of Manorama Online, has been appointed chairperson of which industry body for a duration of two years effective from April 1, 2024?

6. Which omnichannel travel services company has signed cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin and actor Vikrant Massey as brand ambassadors?

7. Which organic food brand has unveiled a campaign featuring Chef Vikas Khanna for its Chole, and Besan?

8. Which beverage brand is back with its 'Joke in a Bottle' campaign, featuring comedian Kapil Sharma and cricketer Suryakumar Yadav?

9. Which skincare brand has launched the ‘#ExpertKiSunoExperimentMatKaro’ campaign, featuring actress Genelia Deshmukh?

10. Earthmoving and construction equipment manufacturer JCB India has achieved which cumulative production milestone in India?

11. Which professional salon brand has roped in cricketer Smriti Mandhana as its brand ambassador for the launch of its D2C skin care product segment set to take place in May 2024?

12. Which powdered beverage brand has launched the ‘Summer Break Bestie’ campaign?

13. Which pizza brand has launched its IPL campaign featuring Rajasthan Royals cricketers?

14. Which beverage brand has unveiled the campaign ‘India ke Khushiyon ka Vitamin’, featuring actress and brand ambassador Tamannaah Bhatia?

15. Which 2 & 3-wheeler tyre brand has launched a campaign featuring Chennai Super Kings cricketers MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, and Ruturaj Gaikwad?

16. Which trading and investment platform has launched the campaign 'Cut the Kit Kit, Get in the Market'?

17. Which multi-skilled gaming platform has launched a campaign featuring cricketer Smriti Mandhana to promote responsible gaming?

18. Which company has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with Sanofi Healthcare India to promote and distribute its vaccine brands across private markets in India?

19. Which cement company will acquire 26 per cent equity of O2 Renewable Energy, a company engaged in the generation and transmission of renewable energy?

20. Which company has bought Odisha’s brownfield Gopalpur Port from the Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP) for an enterprise value of Rs 3,350 crore?

21. Which company, which is into making cables & shifters for the automotive industry, has entered into an agreement with Aircom Group AG, Switzerland, to form a joint venture company?

22. Which ethnic wear company has announced plans to enter into ethnic silver jewellery segment with a new division under the “Rasamayi” brand?

23. Which company, the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola in India, has announced the appointment of Costin Mandrea as its Chief Executive Officer?

24. Which packaged food manufacturer is set to enter the country’s Rs 3-lakh crore edible oil market with the acquisition of ‘Arati’ brand mustard oil from R R Proteins and Agro (RRPAL)?

25. Which Hong Kong-based apparel industry major is planning to set up its first garment factory in India as it has acquired 40 acres of land in Bhubaneswar for the manufacturing unit?

26. Which company has said its new store in Kolkata is India´s largest for beauty products?

27. Which oil refinery and retailer has named Alessandro Des Dorides, the former head of oil trading at Eni, as the new chief executive officer (CEO)?

28. Which automobile company has unveiled the campaign 'It's Unbelievable. It's Strong Hybrid'?

29. Which tea chain has launched a new cafe chain under the brand name Kaffee-La, marking its foray into the premium segment?

30. To offer the fastest stock trading and settlement service in the world, BSE and NSE last week started trading in an experimental (beta) version under T+0 settlement cycle. How many stocks?

31. Which fragrance brand has roped in actor Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador?

32. Which home-improvement retailer said it would buy building-products distributor SRS Distribution Inc. for about $18.25 billion in a bid to bolster its professional services business?

33. Which company has entered the colour cosmetics space with a new brand ‘Staze’, targeted at 18 to 24-year-olds?

34. Which global investment firm has partnered with Sanjiv Mehta, former CEO of HUL, to set up a consumer-focused joint venture that will buy equity stakes in Indian companies?

35. Which digital solutions provider in the visa services sector has announced the appointment of Manoj Dharmani as its CEO?

36. Kalyan Jewellers India Ltd. is gearing up to foray into which country in the coming financial year?

37. Which smartphone brand has launched the ‘Intelligence meets art’ campaign, featuring actors Kriti Sanon and Babil Khan for the upcoming launch of its premium phone?

38. Which eyewear company has launched the upcoming French eyewear brand, Le Petit Lunetier, as an exclusive partner in the India market?

39. Which sexual wellness superstore has launched the 'Every Desire Delivered' campaign?

40. Which company will invest Rs 50 crore for a 26% stake in a 600MW unit of Mahan Energen’s thermal power plant, marking a rare, strategic collaboration between the 2 conglomerates?

41. Which snack brand is targeting the South market with new 'Madras' and 'Tasty Saga' flavour mixtures launch?

42. Which face wash brand has unveiled a new campaign, featuring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Sanya Malhotra?

43. Which cough and cold brand has unveiled a television commercial to announce the launch of Roll-On for fast relief from headaches?

44. Which auto components manufacturer has acquired 100% of the steering wheels manufacturer TRW Sun Steering Wheels Pvt Ltd (TSSW)?

45. Arnab Banerjee, Managing Director & CEO of CEAT Ltd, has been elected as the new Chairman of which industry body?

46. Which company launched an agricultural produce procurement and farmer connect initiative - HyFarm, and pledged Rs 100 crore to revolutionise fresh produce procurement?

47. Which agrochemicals manufacturer has announced the acquisition of Sudarshan Farm Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. (SFCL)?

48. L&T Finance Holdings Ltd. (LTFH) has changed its name, effective March 28. What is the new name?

49. Which domestic carrier has commenced its international operations with its inaugural overseas flight departing from Mumbai to Doha, Qatar?

50. Which commercial vehicles manufacturer last week said it will close its agricultural tractors business and related activities from March 31?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1044 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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March 24, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1043



This edition marks the beginning of the 21st year for Biz Quizzard. Biz Quizzard 1 was posted on Quinkie, a Yahoo! Group, on March 21, 2004, and has not missed a single week in between till date. A big thank you to Murali Duggineni, and everyone who has been part of this journey during the past 2 decades. 
 


Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 18 - 23. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which NBFC that provides loans to affordable private schools and students to pursue higher education has acquired 1,000 schools owned by India School Finance Company across 14 States for Rs 126 crore?

2. Rathikant Basu, 82, passed away on March 17. He was Executive Chairman of which broadcaster between 1996 and 2001?

3. Fali Vakeel passed away on March 16. He was the former Vice Chairman of which advertising agency?

4. Which clinically backed, 100% natural and certified ayurvedic product brand announced its partnership with actress Huma Qureshi as both an investor and brand advocate?

5. Which company has unveiled the campaign ‘The Steel of India’?

6. Which pest control brand has launched the campaign 'Ab Raho Befikar' featuring actress Preity G Zinta?

7. Which loo discovery app has roped in cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur as brand ambassador?

8. Which RO water purifier brand has launched a campaign featuring the cast of sitcom series 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai'?

9. Which fashion brand has unveiled its latest campaign 'Workdrobe'?

10. Which Pune-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) last week said it has appointed senior HDFC Bank executive Arvind Kapil as its chief executive?

11. Which specialty coffee chain has appointed Rajat Luthra, former head of KFC India and Nepal, as the new CEO, effective April 1?

12. Harish Lakshman will be the new chairman of which auto components manufacturer from April 1?

13. Which digestive brand has announced the launch of its chewable antacid, available in two flavours, Tangy Lemon, and Zesty Orange?

14. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Kichcha Sudeep?

15. Which sweets and snacks brand has launched the 'Khulke Khilao Holi' campaign?

16. Which digestive brand has launched 'Achai ka Chatkara' campaign, honouring traffic manager Dorris Francis?

17. Which fashion retailer has roped in actors Kriti Sanon and Pavail Gulati as brand ambassadors?

18. Which electric bike manufacturer has launched its debut campaign ‘BUILT FOR GENERATION WHY’?

19. Which lubricant brand has launched the ‘Unstoppable Army’ campaign, revealing a behind-the-scenes film featuring Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players, including MS Dhoni?

20. Which MNC has named Kumar Venkatasubramanian as its India chief executive officer from May 1?

21. Which one-stop solution for making informed online education choices has launched the campaign “Dekho Sahi Ka Farak”?

22. Pradeep Das has been elevated as the CEO of which quick service restaurant (QSR) chain?

23. French international influencer marketing agency YKONE has bought a controlling stake in which Indian content and influencer marketing agency to foray into the Indian market?

24. Which MNC said it would spin off its ice cream unit, and cut 7,500 jobs in a new cost-savings programme?

25. Which crop protection and nutrition company has unveiled a patented insecticide called “Turner” to fight white grub and termites on a variety of crops?

26. Which company has launched a novel iron injection, Redshot FCM - fortified with the advanced Ferric Carboxymallose formulation, to address Iron Deficiency Anaemia?

27. Which chocolate brand has launched its IPL campaign 'First Coach'?

28. Which company has launched the campaign 'The Originals', featuring The Great Khali, for its flagship product, Pure Shilajit Resin?

29. Which smartphone brand has launched the campaign 'Be the Pro' for its latest series?

30. Which company last week named Dr Madhu Sasidhar as president and CEO of its hospital division?

31. Which oral care brand has launched a campaign for its mouthwash?

32. Which homegrown D2C charging solution brand has unveiled its latest campaign, featuring actor Kartik Aaryan?

33. Which mixer brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Switch the Scene’?

34. Which hospitality group has appointed Nikhil Sharma as the managing director and area senior vice president (ASVP) for South Asia, effective April 1?

35. IT major Wipro promoted Anne-Marie Rowland as the new CEO of which subsidiary, effective April 1?

36. Which bank has announced an association with PVR Inox for the naming rights of PVR’s 26 premium format auditoriums in 11 cinemas across eight cities?

37. Which American-owned spirits company has appointed Gaurav Sabharwal as Managing Director, India & South Asia?

38. Which learning platform has unveiled a new brand campaign 'The Power Behind You', featuring former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar?

39. Which lubricant manufacturer has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador?

40. The board of directors of which company has approved the acquisition of Bonatrans India Pvt Ltd, a railways and related service provider, by acquiring 94.25% stake for Rs 271 crore?

41. Which battery brand has roped in athlete Neeraj Chopra as new brand ambassador?

42. Which tiles, engineered marble, quartz, and bath ware brand has roped in actor Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassador?

43. Which QSR chain has forayed into a new category in India with the launch of Melts, and has launched the campaign 'No Interruption, Only Satisfaction' to promote it?

44. Which Brazilian homeware brand has entered the India market?

45. Which clothing and footwear brand has announced its foray in the women footwear segment with SS’24 women footwear collection "Shoes Don't Judge"?

46. Which hazelnut cocoa spread brand is celebrating 60 years with a collection of 11 persona jars, representing different personalities, and has launched a campaign featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

47. As part of its World Water Day initiative, which company has launched the social media campaign ‘The Power of HomePure Nova Pi-Water’?

48. Naveen Jindal, the chairman of Jindal Steel and Power, has been appointed as the president of which industry body?

49. Central Bank of India MD and CEO MV Rao has been elected as chairman of which industry body?

50. Which MNC last week unveiled its first battery electric operated vehicle, ID.4, for the Indian automobile market?

51. Which automobile company has elevated its Deputy Managing Director Saurabh Vatsa as Managing Director from April 1?

52. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#PicturePerfect’ for its range of stylish fans?

53. Which brand has launched the 'unlock the future' campaign for its air conditioners?

54. Which brand has launched the "You Decide Your Bill” campaign for its air conditioners?

55. Which automobile marketplace has entered into a brand partnership with entertainment artist Badshah?

56. Which children’s clothing brand has roped in actress Genelia Deshmukh as brand ambassador?

57. Which room AC contract manufacturer has entered into a 50% joint venture with Telangana-based Radiant Group’s OEM fully automatic washing machines manufacturer Resojet Pvt Ltd?

58. Which company has entered into a licensing pact with US-based biopharma Pharmazz to commercialise the first-in-class innovative drug Centhaquine in India?

59. Which company said it has incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands to enhance the availability of various articles like spares, apparel, and motorcycle accessories in Europe?

60. Which airline was named as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the Air Transport Awards 2024 held in Greece’s Athens recently?

61. Which drone manufacturer has launched Trishul, a border patrol surveillance drone?

62. Which food delivery platform has launched its IPL campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh and cricketer Chris Gayle?

63. Which platform has launched the ad ‘Buzzkill’, featuring tennis player Leander Paes, to promote its UPI offering?

64. Which stationery and art materials company has forayed into the school bag category by acquiring 51% stake in SKIDO Industries?

65. Which biscuit brand has launched an ad featuring actors Varun Sharma and Kunaal Roy Kapur for the ICC T20 World Cup starting June 1, 2024?

66. Which online gaming platform has unveiled an ad featuring cricketer MS Dhoni and actor Bobby Deol?

67. Which connected lifestyle brand has collaborated with artist Idris Ahmed to bring vibrant Holi watch faces to its smartwatches?

68. Which beverage brand has launched its latest campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador, Kriti Sanon?

69. Which biscuit brand has launched its Holi campaign with the theme ‘jo auron ke khushi mein paye apni khushi’?

70. Amul has launched its range of fresh milk in which country?

71. Which hosiery brand has unveiled its latest ad, featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

72. Which Kerala-based brand, now part of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting's Food portfolio, has unveiled its first television commercial, for its Sambar powder?

73. On World Water Day, which company presented 'RIPPLES OF OPTIMISM,' a documentary showcasing its unwavering commitment to water conservation and community empowerment?

74. Which rice bran oil has launched the television commercial ‘Cholesterol ki Safai ka specialist’?

75. Which business group last week committed Rs 5,000 crore towards social impact initiatives over five years, with a sharp focus on skill development?

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March 17, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1042

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 11 - 16. Hope you enjoy it.

1. In a first initiative of its kind for corporate India, which company has introduced a foster/kinship caregiver leave policy?

2. Which surfacing solution brand has introduced the first digital campaign ‘Mridangam’ for its flagship brand – MikasaPly?

3. Which iconic biscuit brand has launched a ‘Dark’ variant?

4. Which pension fund has appointed former Deloitte chief executive N Venkatram as the country chair for India, effective April 1?

5. eVision, the media and entertainment arm of UAE-based e&, has partnered with which cricket platform to launch a 24/7 channel featuring top global cricket competitions and events?

6. Which ride-hailing platform has introduced the "RideAhead" campaign, an initiative aimed at empowering women through its eBike taxi rides?

7. Which hair oil brand has unveiled its latest campaign ‘#TootnaManaHai’, with actress Tamannaah Bhatia as the brand ambassador?

8. Which automobile brand has launched the ‘#TheUrbanWilds’ campaign to introduce its new edition?

9. Which general insurer has launched the campaign ‘#DontBeAPlus1’ featuring actress Twinkle Khanna for its health insurance?

10. Which company has entered into an exclusive pact to distribute AstraZeneca Pharma India’s anti-asthma inhaled corticosteroid drug Symbicort in India?

11. Which Hyderabad-based company is acquiring 100% stake in Tumakuru-based Bagadia Chaitra Industries Private Limited (BCIPL) at an enterprise valuation of around Rs 125 crore?

12. Which listed systemically important non-deposit-taking core investment company will merge its wholly-owned non-deposit-taking systemically important NBFC subsidiary with itself?

13. Which hyperlocal delivery startup has announced the launch of its delivery-as-a-service vertical Velocity?

14. Which edible and non-edible oil company has appointed Priyam N Patel as the managing director of the company?

15. Which streaming platform has launched the ad ‘TV Dekho Toh Aise’, featuring former cricketer Kapil Dev and cricketer Jasprit Bumrah, for TATA IPL 2024?

16. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Dil ko na kar mana’ for its flavoured oats range?

17. Which fashion brand has announced the continuation of its partnership with actors Janhvi Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur?

18. Which smartphone brand has roped in actor Shahid Kapoor as product ambassador for its upcoming model?

19. Which fashion-tech platform has launched the campaign ‘Your Closet’ with actress and brand ambassador Athiya Shetty?

20. Which company has acquired the Topline brand of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes and four companies associated with the brand for Rs 265 crore?

21. Which toxin-free and natural personal care brand has entered the personal wash category with moisturising lotion soaps in 4 variants – Ubtan, Vitamin C, Multani Mitti, and Neem?

22. Which electrolyte drink has roped in cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad as brand ambassador, and has introduced a low sugar variant through the campaign?

23. Which sports performance brand has joined hands with its brand athlete and tennis player, Rohan Bopanna, to amplify its global brand campaign?

24. Which brand has launched the “Mood Jaisa Lighting Waisa” campaign for its Trio Ceiling Lights?

25. Which financial services company launched the digital campaign ‘#LimitlessGrowth’ to celebrate International Women's Day?

26. Which non-banking financial company (NBFC) unveiled a new and revamped brand identity, introducing a visual language built around the concept of 'Windows of Opportunity'?

27. Which online marketplace launched its Women’s Day campaign "Products aur Profession ka koi gender nahi hota hai”?

28. Which professional haircare products brand launched the ‘iNOA Shades Of Red’ campaign for Women’s Day?

29. Which hospitality brand has launched a new TVC ‘A Gift of Happiness’?

30. Which company last week said it has commissioned India’s largest solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) project at Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh?

31. Which company has entered into an exclusive distribution and promotion agreement with Sanofi India for the latter’s cardiovascular products in India?

32. Which company has launched Olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, under the brand name IBYRA in India, making advanced cancer treatment accessible to all?

33. Which company has invested Rs 284 crore each in three of its subsidiaries - Ethane Coral LLC, Ethane Diamond LLC, and Ethane Jade LLC - totalling Rs 852.8 crore ($102.9 million)?

34. Which Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company is claiming to have developed the world´s first human insulin eye drops designed to treat corneal eye conditions?

35. Which cooling products and AC brand has launched its summer campaign 'Shor Kam, Kaam Zyada' to promote its new SmartAir AC series?

36. Which air conditioning and commercial refrigeration brand has launched the summer campaign '#GarmiKiChhutti', featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

37. Which air cooler brand has launched the campaign 'Chills Like An AC' featuring actors and couple Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa?

38. Which edible oil brand has launched the ‘#ChunoSahi’ campaign?

39. Which proptech company has launched a television commercial for its professional AC servicing?

40. Which dialysis care services company has acquired Renal Therapy Solutions Inc (RTSI), a dialysis network in the Philippines?

41. Which global multi-specialist sports brand has unveiled a new 'orbit' logo, and a new purpose “Move People Through the Wonders of Sport”?

42. Which financial and investment platform launched the 'GRWM. Getting Ready With Me, For The World!' for Women’s Day?

43. Which beverage brand has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia as the face of the brand for its latest campaign?

44. Which mutual fund has appointed Madhu Nair as the chief executive officer?

45. Which company has merged its premium grocery vertical InsanelyGood with its quick commerce vertical?

46. Which brand has launched Korean-flavoured savoury snacks, and has collaborated with popular South Korean singer Aoora for a new song "Maeun Maeun" to promote it?

47. Which home electricals brand has launched its latest campaign ‘#ShockinglyBright’, featuring actor Varun Sharma?

48. Which audio brand has appointed cricketer Dhruv Jurel as its latest brand ambassador?

49. Which D2C Indian fashion label has unveiled its latest campaign ‘Colours of Spring’ for the spring-summer collection?

50. Which company has acquired Biocon Biologics’ India branded formulations business for Rs 1,242 crore?

51. Which apparel brand has announced the launch of its 2024 Spring/Summer campaign, ‘Summers are for Linen’, starring actress and brand ambassador Katrina Kaif?

52. Which realty company unveiled the campaign ‘Deserved – Reserved’ for Women’s Day?

53. Which cattle feed brand has launched a campaign featuring actor Akshay Kumar?

54. Which unisex eyewear brand has unveiled its latest digital campaign, 'Holi Kab Hai?’?

55. Which housing finance company announced its new initiative ‘Achiev-Her’ to celebrate the strength and accomplishments of its female employees?

56. Which footwear brand has launched its Holi campaign, featuring new brand ambassadors Vedang Raina and Rasha Thadani?

57. Celebrating World Sleep Day, which brand announced the launch of its ‘#OneMoreHour’ campaign?

58. Which investment-tech company has launched a series "Traders ka Andekha Sach’?

59. Which electric vehicle company has released a rap song 'Hum Hai Bhaiya Delivery Boys'?

60. Which biscuit brand has launched the ‘#HungryForGold’ campaign, aiming to ignite a hunger for sports beyond cricket?

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March 10, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1041

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period March 04 - 09. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which automobile company last week announced the demerge of the company into two separate listed companies?

2. Which MNC has broken ground for a new facility to manufacture its Carl-Gustaf weapons in Haryana, in what is the first 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) venture in the defence sector?

3. The Reserve Bank of India last week gave its go-ahead to the merger of which two small finance banks, the first-ever merger between two small finance banks?

4. Real estate platform Magicbricks has launched an initiative that spotlights all the new projects across key cities. What has it been branded as?

5. Which microfinance company has entered into a definitive agreement with Advent International and Multiples Private Equity for an investment of Rs 1,930 crore, or $230 million?

6. Which beverage brand has roped in actress Nayanthara as brand ambassador?

7. Which financial services firm has launched its Women's Day campaign ‘Tum Shakti Ho, Tum Saksham Ho’?

8. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Zimmedari lagey pyaari’ campaign?

9. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#SimplyMe’ digital campaign ahead of International Women’s Day, featuring actress and brand ambassador Wamiqa Gabbi?

10. Which business group plans to venture into the gold jewellery business with the official launch of Novel Jewels in June?

11. Which Korean beauty and skincare brand has announced actress Khushi Kapoor as the first-ever face of the brand in India?

12. Which meats and seafood brand has launched a film featuring actors Gajraj Rao and Sheeba Chaddha, highlighting the ‘India’s Juiciest Chicken’ title by the National Meat Research Institute?

13. On World Dosa Day (March 3), which food brand unveiled four new authentic variants of Chutney?

14. Which beauty brand has launched a film featuring actress and brand ambassador Diana Penty for Women’s Day?

15. Which MNC has announced the launch of its much-awaited blockbuster medication Vabysmo (faricimab) in India?

16. Which software company has elevated Manish Prasad as president and managing director for Indian subcontinent?

17. RBI last week barred which NBFC from extending loans against shares, including financing subscriptions to IPOs of shares and debentures, with immediate effect?

18. Which healthtech company has introduced Swandook, an innovation in healthcare technology?

19. Which transport technology company has launched the campaign ‘#HarSafarKaDigitalHumsafar’?

20. Which MNC has announced the inclusion of Indian G-Securities in its Emerging Market (EM) Local Currency Government Index and related indices from January 31 next year?

21. Which speciality chemicals major has named Bhavana Bindra as MD for India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) Region?

22. Which two-wheeler maker has announced its ‘Protect Little Riders’ campaign?

23. Which mutual fund has launched the ‘Sapno ki Kishte’ campaign for Women's Day?

24. Which sports retailer is set to introduce the second edition of the 'Play Your Own Way' campaign, promoting inclusivity and empowerment for women of all ages, backgrounds, and sizes?

25. Which beauty and fashion destination has launched Rihanna’s beauty brand Fenty Beauty in India?

26. Which sports property has launched the campaign ‘Ajab Rang Dikhega’?

27. Which two-wheeler maker has announced its entry into the French market and unveiled its range of vehicles at the Salon du Deux Roues in Lyon, France?

28. Which electric cycle brand has launched its ‘Daddy of all E-cycles’ campaign starring Marathi actor, Upendra Limaye?

29. Which online skill gaming platform has launched the campaign 'Science of Gaming'?

30. Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd has become the first standalone health insurance company to achieve which milestone count of settled claims?

31. Which mutual fund has launched the film ‘Seekh’ to educate investors about the relevance of SIP by drawing parallels from life?

32. Glenn Saldanha has resigned as the chairman and nonexecutive director of which active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker following the change of ownership of the company?

33. Which state last week launched India´s first government-backed OTT platform called CSpace?

34. Airbus has signed a contract with which business school for aviation training in India?

35. Which professional services MNC will acquire California-headquartered edtech platform, Udacity?

36. Which company's Dubai arm, Ospree International FZCO, has acquired France-based Le Marche Duty Free SAS (LMDF) at a cost of 5,000 euros?

37. Which quick commerce brand has unveiled its latest campaign, ‘#SuperPapa’?

38. Which beverage brand has released a sequel to its last year’s campaign ‘#everyBODYcan’?

39. On the occasion of Women’s Day, which retailer has unveiled the ‘#Don’tStop’ campaign?

40. Which company is venturing into the decorative paints market with the debut of Haisha Paints?

41. Which energy solutions company, as part of its ‘#WomenInEnergy’ campaign, has launched a digital film on the occasion of International Women’s Day?

42. Which confectionery brand has unveiled the 'Shape of Fun' campaign to introduce new jelly shapes?

43. Which online platform for buying and selling used cars has announced the launch of its month-long campaign 'It’s a Woman’s World' on the occasion of International Women’s Day?

44. Which homegrown fashion brand has unveiled its digital campaign ‘Strength Meets Style’ featuring cricketer Renuka Singh Thakur?

45. Actress Shraddha Kapoor has joined which Pune-based jewelry startup as co-founder?

46. Which snack brand has collaborated with Marvel to launch a range of healthy snacks?

47. Which company has launched the ‘#InvestInWomen’ campaign, showcasing the transformative impact of investing in women across its diverse portfolio of businesses?

48. Which online travel portal commemorated Women’s Day 2024 with the launch of a digital film ‘#BreakTheCage’?

49. Which grocery retailer has partnered with chef and entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor to launch a frozen foods brand Precia?

50. Which advertising personality from India was presented with the IAA Golden Compass Award at the 45th IAA World Congress held in Penang, Malaysia?

51. Which Ahmedabad-based full-service clinical research organisation (CRO) has announced the appointment of Mahesh Bhalgat as the Group chief executive officer (CEO)?

52. Which general insurer last week launched a new product called ´Health PowHER´ designed to address women´s healthcare needs at various stages of their lives?

53. Which general insurer last week launched “Insurance Samjho”, a Generative AI powered bot designed to simplify insurance complexities for customers?

54. Which general insurance company has elevated Animesh Das as CEO?

55. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) last week barred which company from acting as the lead manager for any new public issue of debt securities due to alleged fraudulent practices?

56. Which brand has launched its first campaign with the positioning ‘We get kids’ fashion’?

57. Which food company has unveiled its new brand identity, logo, and brand mascot Funzy?

58. Which audio wearable brand, in collaboration with comedian Aishwarya Mohanraj, has launched a campaign taking a stand against the objectification of women in songs?

59. Which hair care brand has launched the campaign ‘#WomenofSubstance’?

60. Which smart wearable and watch manufacturer has partnered with CueZen, a global leader in predictive and generative AI for health, to develop a new generation of smart wearables?

61. Which omnichannel renovations and interior platform has launched its Women’s Day campaign ‘#RethinkThePalette’?

62. Which perfume brand has released a new film starring brand ambassadors and actors Tara Sutaria and Kartik Aryan?

63. Which diversified technology company has introduced its latest GREEN IMPACT campaign ‘Push for Change’, urging the youth to commit to building a better tomorrow?

64. Which brand has launched the ‘#NoJunkChocolateyCrunch’ campaign for its Ragi Bites Choco Sticks?

65. Which luggage brand launched the campaign ‘Give Her Space’ for Women’s Day?

66. Which paint brand has launched ‘Inspired by Kerala, Dedicated to Kerala’ campaign showcasing new heritage-inspired packaging?

67. Which digital healthcare platform has launched the ‘#InspireInclusion’ campaign in honour of International Women’s Day?

68. Which hearing aid technology company has launched a month-long awareness campaign ‘#HearTheChange’?

69. Which multivitamin brand has unveiled the ‘#LookDeeper’ initiative to mark International Women's Day?

70. Which beverage brand has launched a campaign featuring actors Aamir Khan and Darsheel Safary?

71. Which intercity electric bus service launched the ‘#UnloadYourWorries’ campaign for International Women's Day?

72. Which beverage brand has unveiled the 'Argentina Jao, Team Argentina Ka Match Dekho' summer campaign?

73. Which automobile brand has launched the video ‘Silent Dreams’, as part of its social awareness campaign for girl child education based on insights from its Unnati Wings4her programme?

74. Which online credit solution provider launched the campaign 'Inspiring Inclusion: One Loan at a Time' for International Women’s Day?

75. Which brand launched its International Women’s Day campaign ‘How to Eat like a lady’?

76. Which smartphone brand launched its latest digital campaign, ‘The Seat – Celebration of Women in STEM’?

77. Which business group launched the campaign ‘ChangeTheGame’ for Women’s Day?

78. Which mattress brand launched the ‘#SleepFirstHealthFirst’ campaign for Women’s Day and World Sleep Day?

79. Which hair serum brand launched its Women’s Day campaign ‘#ExpressInStyle’?

80. Which healthcare provider last week unveiled the ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery Platform, used in carrying out non-invasive brain tumour treatment?

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March 2, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1040

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 26 - March 02. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which company has invested Rs 25 crore in the newly-formed TVS Trucks and Buses Pvt. Ltd., taking its shareholding to 49.9% and thus, becoming an associate company?

2. Which listed AI-powered fintech company has announced acquisition of a 20% strategic stake in US-based enterprise application and AI development company XDuce?

3. Which airline has unveiled ‘Safety Mudras’, its new inflight safety video that seamlessly blends safety instructions with the kaleidoscope of India's vibrant culture?

4. Which interior solutions brand has launched the 'Bas Ghar Sajayenge' campaign, featuring cricketer MS Dhoni?

5. Which apparel brand has reentered the Indian fashion retail market with the opening of its first store in Pacific Mall Delhi?

6. Which IPO-bound company has changed its registered name from Bundl Technologies Pvt Ltd through a special resolution passed by the shareholders?

7. Vijay Shekhar Sharma has stepped down as the non-executive chairman of which payment bank’s board?

8. Which company last week launched what it claimed as the “world’s first aqueous formulation of cholecalciferol”, setting a new benchmark in the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency?

9. Which financial services company has launched the 'Khoobsurat Chinta' campaign for WPL season 2?

10. Which company has acquired the stakes of Aegon India Holding and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) in Aegon Life Insurance, making it the new promoter?

11. Which pregnancy test kit brand has released a new video campaign ‘#SheCanCarryBoth’ leading up to International Women's Day on March 8?

12. Which paints brand has launched the film 'Sundar Soch Ke Dekh'?

13. Which company has announced the launch of a celebrity voice feature on its SmartSpeakers in collaboration with actors Mammooty, Kichcha Sudeep, and Mahesh Babu?

14. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign ‘#IGotThis’, featuring cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues, with the Women’s Premier League?

15. Which market development organisation for the gold industry has appointed Sachin Jain as its new CEO, India, effective March 2024?

16. Which entity has launched the 'You are Gold' campaign in India?

17. Which company last week launched Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab), a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)?

18. Which brand has roped in actor Shah Rukh Khan as brand ambassador for its lemon face wash?

19. Which company has introduced Eon Vogue, a new series of nature-inspired wood-finish home appliances in India?

20. Japanese drug giant Takeda last week announced collaboration with which Indian vaccine maker for manufacturing of its dengue vaccine?

21. Which company has introduced Zakya, a modern point of sale (PoS) solution for retail stores in the small and medium segments?

22. Which life insurance brand has roped in cricketer Smriti Mandhana as brand ambassador?

23. Which digital insurer has launched a campaign to celebrate completion of one year in its new avatar?

24. Which company has launched a public awareness initiative – Project 90 – featuring Soha Ali Khan, Milind Soman, Neelam Soni, and Rohan Bopanna to raise awareness about shingles?

25. Which lifestyle and fashion house has launched the campaign ‘Freedom To Move’, featuring actor Tiger Shroff, to introduce Neo Stretch Fabric, a stretch fabric?

26. Which gaming laptop brand has launched the campaign "IT’S ROG!" in collaboration with comedian Bhuvan Bam?

27. Sri Lankan beverage brand Elephant House has tied up with which company to manufacture, market, distribute and sell its beverages across India?

28. Which brand has unveiled the ‘#BeFreeToPee’ campaign to announce the launch of an app-based solution to empower everybody, and most importantly women, with access to public toilets?

29. Which social media giant has launched the ‘Know What’s Real’ campaign to curb spread of fake information?

30. Britain’s King Charles III has conferred an honorary knighthood on which business personality from India for advancing India-UK business relations?

31. Which online seafood firm has acquired CenSea Inc, a US-based frozen fish and seafood importer and distributor?

32. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced the introduction of the Earth Edition of which brand?

33. Bharat Petroleum Corporation has roped in which athlete as the brand ambassador for its Premium Petrol ‘Speed’?

34. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘Fab Feel’ for its dark shell cream biscuits?

35. Which sports brand has roped in celebrities Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vineeta Singh, Mary Kom, Masaba Gupta and Faye D’Souza, to champion the cause of women’s cricket in the country?

36. Which dining out platform has launched the ‘Sharma Ji Ki Beti’ campaign?

37. Which brand has launched the initial phase of its extensive ‘#BeSensitiveToOralHealth’ initiative ahead of World Oral Health Day, observed annually on March 20?

38. Which plywood and laminates brand has launched the 'Magnificent 7' campaign as an extension of its festive celebrations ‘Desh ki Raunak’, ahead of upcoming festivals Maha Shivratri and Holi?

39. Which lifestyle technology brand has launched a campaign featuring brand ambassadors and celebrity couple Farhan and Shibani Akhtar?

40. Walt Disney’s local unit Star India will merge with which Reliance Industries (RIL) subsidiary to create the country’s biggest media and entertainment business valued at about $8.5 billion?

41. Which company has executed a “definitive” agreement for the acquisition of the 158-room Courtyard by Marriott Aravali Resort for Rs 315 crore?

42. Private equity firms Convergent Finance and Samara Capital will jointly acquire a 51.8% stake in which food company from Conagra Brands Inc for $78 million (Rs 650 crore)?

43. Which company has entered into settlement and licence agreement with Janssen to commercialise the proposed biosimilar Stelara (Ustekinumab) in the US?

44. Which bank has launched the ‘Smart Choice’ gold loan?

45. Which company has appointed Sudhanshu Vats as Managing Director Designate and Kavinder Singh as Executive Director and Joint Managing Director Designate?

46. Which vernacular web destination in India has announced its strategic expansion into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with the launch of OneArabia(dot)me?

47. Which food discovery and ordering app has launched the campaign ‘Take Food Personally’?

48. Which hydration brand has introduced its ‘Turf Finder’ initiative aimed at promoting the love and will for playing sports, amidst the hustle and bustle of India's metropolitan areas?

49. Which diamond jewellery brand has unveiled a new bridal jewellery campaign ‘Bandhan’?

50. The Union Cabinet last week approved incentives for which group’s proposal to set up a semiconductor foundry with a cumulative investment of Rs 91,000 crore?

51. Which casual wear clothing and accessories brand has launched the campaign ‘Trends with benefits’, featuring stand-up comedian, Zakir Khan, and actress Jacqueline Fernandez?

52. Which snack brand has debuted its ‘Shapez' sub-brand, and unveiled Shapez Heartiez, its first 3D heart-shaped potato-based pellet?

53. Which life insurance brand had unveiled a digital campaign spotlighting its product offering, iSelect Guaranteed Future Plus?

54. ALD Automotive India and LeasePlan last week unveiled their new global mobility brand in India, which unites the two companies together under a single common identity. Name it?

55. Which agri-inputs company has appointed Gyanendra Shukla as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for five years with effect from April 1, 2024?

56. Which beverage brand has launched a new ‘Dil ki Suno’ campaign '#AuratMeinHaiAur'?

57. Which beauty and lifestyle retailer unveiled its latest campaign, ‘#JustSayThanks’ to start a dialogue on women’s behavioural patterns when it comes to accepting compliments?

58. Which hair care brand has roped in actress Ananya Panday as brand ambassador?

59. Which brand has launched the campaign ‘#TakeMySpot’, featuring RCB cricketers Smriti Mandhana, Shreyanka Patil, Richa Ghosh, and comedian Danish Sait, for its face wash?

60. Advent International last week announced the merger of privately held Cohance Lifescience with which listed company to create the first private equity-led listed contract manufacturing company?

61. Which premium jewellery brand is celebrating International Women’s Day with ‘#ShelsEnough’ campaign?

62. Ahead of Women’s Day, which home services company launched the campaign ‘Chhoti Soch’ to create a conversation around dignity of labour for its professionals?

63. Which confectionery brand has launched a new television commercial, featuring actors Saurabh Shukla and Abhishek Banerjee?

64. Which cookware and kitchen appliances brand has unveiled its latest ad campaign ‘#CookTogether’?

65. Which engineering major has commissioned its first indigenously manufactured electrolyzer at the green hydrogen plant in Hazira, Gujarat?

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February 25, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1039

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 19 - 24. Hope you enjoy it.

1. How many companies from India have joined the global rank of top-100 luxury brands?

2. Which electric vehicle platform launched the film ‘When in love’ for Valentine’s Day?

3. Which luxury real estate developer has announced its latest residential real estate project Kailasa in Patel Road, New Delhi with a ticket size of over Rs 9 crore to Rs 12 crore per apartment?

4. Which Nagpur-based LPG player and Norway’s BW LPG have set up a 50:50 joint venture to develop LPG infrastructure across India?

5. Which industrial chemicals and fertilisers company has entered into a long-term supply agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) with Norway-based energy company Equinor?

6. Which higher education institute has appointed Ramesh Kumar as the chief executive of its Center of Excellence in Sports Science and Analytics (CESSA)?

7. Japanese automotive giant Mitsubishi has invested Rs 300 crore for 32% stake in which multi-brand automotive dealer?

8. Which business group officially entered the Indian paints market last week?

9. Which cement brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador, and has unveiled the campaign “RCF Strong toh Ghar Strong”?

10. Which integrated sugar mill company last week announced a Rs 2000 crore forward integration project which will be the first-ever "industrial bioplastic" plant in India?

11. Which brand has introduced four gourmet-style flavours - Nutty Chocolate, Apple ‘n’ Almonds, Spicy Mexicana, and Cheesy Italia - in its flavoured Oats range?

12. Which brand has unveiled a new campaign with its brand ambassador and actress Jacqueline Fernandez for its White Glow Vitamin C Gold Radiance Serum?

13. Which health insurance brand has roped in actor Vikrant Massey for Activ One product campaign?

14. Which MNC telecom company has named Tarun Chhabra as its new India country manager from April 1?

15. US drone major Skydio has tied up with which Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company for joint manufacturing here for the Indo-Pacific region?

16. Which company has announced the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Daiichi of Turkey to manufacture and supply automotive electronics to auto companies in India?

17. Which drugmaker has decided to acquire 16.33% stake in Illinois-headquartered firm Surgimatix Inc. for about $3.05 million? 

18. Which IT company has acquired Orchid Cybertech Services Inc (OCSI), a business process outsourcing firm in Philippines that is a service provider to Australia’s TPG Telecom?

19. Which mobile and wearables manufacturer has roped in actress Mouni Roy as brand ambassador for feature phones and smartwatches categories?

20. Amazon is launching a new vertical featuring low-priced, unbranded fashion and lifestyle products. What will it be branded as?

21. Which snack brand has unveiled the 'Too Nahi Toh Kuch Nahi' campaign?

22. Which Turkey-based diamond jewelry brand has announced its plans to set up chain stores in top metros in India, along with establishing an online presence in the initial phase?

23. The Market Research Society of India has rolled out a new socio-economic classification framework to replace the New Consumer Classification System introduced in 2011. What is it called?

24. Which consumer tech brand has roped in actor Ranveer Singh as brand ambassador for smartphones?

25. Which grooming brand has ventured into a new segment of super premium category of razors with sub-brand ‘Labs’?

26. Which health insurance brand has launched the campaign ‘Game of Life’, reenacting popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto?

27. Which online matchmaking company has expanded its offerings with the launch of MeraLuv - a dating app specifically designed for Indo-Americans?

28. Which pet food brand has roped in actress Sara Ali Khan as brand ambassador, and unveiled its latest campaign, ‘Back of the Pack’?

29. Which audio streaming platform has launched Aux, a new in-house music advisory agency for brands?

30. Which homegrown telecom gear maker last week said it has expanded its operations in Europe by setting up a new optical fibre cable (OFC) manufacturing plant in Poland?

31. Atul Asthana is stepping down as the MD and CEO of which tea company, ending a nearly 40-year relationship?

32. Which diaper brand has launched Extra Absorb Pants with the campaign ‘#PowerofDeepSleep’?

33. US-headquartered consulting and IT services firm Xoriant has acquired 100% stake in which Bengaluru-based specialised product engineering firm?

34. Which Business Process Management company has acquired a majority stake in ITCube Solutions, an IT and BPM/KPO services company, for an undisclosed amount?

35. Which grooming brand has launched the ‘#BarberKeBaraber’ campaign, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador Virat Kohli?

36. Which smart lock screen platform has launched the ‘#YehSmartHaiBoss’ campaign, featuring actor Babil Khan and his mother?

37. Which wholesome and nutritious food products brand has launched the campaign ‘#TuJaantaNaiMeraBreadwalaKaunHai’ with actor and food connoisseur Kunal Vijaykar?

38. Vellayan Subbiah has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award 2023 (EOY). He is the chairman of which company?

39. Which furniture brand has launched the campaign 'HumsePoocho'?

40. Ashok Leyland has achieved which milestone commercial vehicle production mark at its Pantnagar manufacturing facility, Uttarakhand?

41. Which poker platform has launched the campaign 'Apne type ke log', featuring actor Anil Kapoor?

42. Which financial services brand has launched the campaign ‘Har Jazbe Ke Liye’?

43. Which apparel brand has announced His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh (Pacho) of Jaipur, India, as its new global brand ambassador?

44. Which stock broker, in partnership with RedFM, has launched the campaign 'We Love Wonga!' to encourage financial literacy among the youth?

45. Zurich Insurance Company will buy 70% stake in which general insurance company for Rs 5,560 crore?

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February 18, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1038

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 12 - 17. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which online travel aggregator proposes to open a 5-star hotel in Ayodhya, looking to cash in on the rush of tourists and pilgrims?

2. The bankruptcy court has approved a proposal from a consortium comprising Shri Dutt India and Shri Dutt Biofuels to acquire which sugar manufacturing company?

3. Which digital lending player last week unveiled ‘Olyv’ as its new brand name, and has roped in Naveen Kasturia of 'TVF Aspirant' fame as brand ambassador?

4. Which mutual fund said Anand Radhakrishnan has been appointed as the chief executive of the asset management company?

5. Which MNC tyre maker last week announced the appointment of Hiroshi Yoshizane as its new managing director for India?

6. Which aggregator platform launched the UI-based film ‘Table for 2’ for Valentine’s Day?

7. Which mutual fund has launched the film 'Seekh’?

8. Which coffee brand has partnered with Royal Enfield, a motorcycle brand, to introduce a unique coffee blend- the Royal Enfield Cruise Blend?

9. Which cooking oil brand has launched the 'Roz Ka Healthy Step' campaign?

10. Which company has announced the acquisition of Faridabad-based multi-specialty Asian Fidelis Hospital for Rs 116-crore in an all-cash deal?

11. Which sports brand has launched its latest campaign 'You Got This'?

12. Which jewellery brand has launched the ‘#LoveLike_’ campaign for Valentine’s Day?

13. Which life insurance brand has launched the ‘Tax ki tension’ campaign featuring actor Rajkummar Rao?

14. Which automobile company has unveiled its 'Unbelievable Delight' campaign for 2024 models?

15. Which steel company has announced the appointment of actor, politician, and film producer Ravi Kishan as its brand ambassador?

16. Which multivitamin brand has unveiled its new campaign, featuring actress Tamannaah Bhatia?

17. Which appliance brand has launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#MakeNotBuy’?

18. Which sexual health & wellness brand has launched a campaign featuring its co-founder and actor Ranveer Singh?

19. Reliance Industries (RIL) last week became the first listed company in India to hit which milestone market valuation mark?

20. Which company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire controlling stake in injectable maker Swiss Parenterals (SPL) for Rs 637.5 crore?

21. Mizuho Bank, Japan’s third-largest bank by assets, has invested Rs 1,200 crore, or about $145 million, for a 15% stake in which Bengaluru-based nonbanking finance company (NBFC)?

22. A joint venture company of which company and Japan’s JFE Steel Corp. plans to invest Rs 5,500 crore to build a factory in Ballari, Karnataka, to produce grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES)?

23. Which IT firm will acquire 60% equity in U.S.-based Aggne Global for $66 million in an all-cash deal to strengthen its consulting and services capabilities for the insurance sector?

24. Which homegrown D2C charging solution brand has announced actor Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador?

25. Which online bus ticketing platform launched the film 'Three Se Ho Jao Free' for Valentine’s Day?

26. Which railway PSU last week announced the appointment of Sanjay Kumar Jain as its Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) with immediate effect?

27. Which company has signed definitive agreements to acquire Ninja Global FZCO, a UAE- and Turkey-based company with assets in esports and gaming production?

28. Which online travel agency has launched the campaign ‘#BindaasBookKar’?

29. Which online grocery retailer launched the silent film 'Saadgi’ for Valentine’s Day?

30. Which company has entered into a joint venture agreement with Renesas Electronics America Inc. (Renesas) and Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd. (Stars) for setting up an outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing (OSAT) facility in India?

31. Which women fashion brand has announced signing up actress Shanaya Kapoor as face of the brand for its fashion business?

32. Which hospitality company has announced a global ambassador partnership with actress Deepika Padukone?

33. Pocket Aces’ short-form content channel FilterCopy and which e-commerce marketplace have collaborated for a special Valentine’s Day music video 'Love by Chance'?

34. Which life insurance brand has unveiled a campaign featuring comedians Atul Khatri and Kenny Sebastian?

35. Which honey brand unveiled its new packaging on the occasion of Sundarbans Day, February 14, through a CGI ad?

36. Which stock broker company launched the ‘#DateYourStock’ campaign?

37. Which company is partnering with Ingenuity to support the launch of its artisanal lifestyle brand Jaypore in the US market through the digital route?

38. Which French apparel brand has inked pact with Myntra to enter the India market?

39. Which sleep solutions brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#CelebratingHealthyRelationships’?

40. Which hospitality and travel-tech firm last week announced its foray into sports hospitality business shortlisting 100 hotels across 12 key cities to cater to large sports events?

41. Which multiplex chain has launched its latest brand campaign “Bada Dekho. Saath Dekho”, featuring actor Pankaj Tripathi?

42. Which global technology brand announced the launch of its new audio brand campaign “We Don’t Settle”?

43. Murali S has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of which spice and masala brand?

44. Which confectionery brand has unveiled the ‘#VibeHai’ campaign, featuring actor Ranveer Singh?

45. Which brand has launched the 'Mere Choice ka Health Insurance' campaign?

46. Which personal care appliances company launched its Valentine's campaign with the theme ‘You are enough’?

47. Which financial services brand launched the campaign ‘Ab Kahani Badlegi’, featuring cricketer and brand ambassador KL Rahul?

48. Which beauty and skincare brand has elevated its group chief executive officer Vikas Gupta to the role of managing director and group CEO, effective immediately?

49. Which airline in India will start international operations with four flights a week to Doha beginning on March 28?

50. Which automobile company in India has signed an agreement to source components for its electric vehicles (EVs) from the Volkswagen Group?

51. Quess Corp will split into how many independent entities in what the business services provider said is a move aimed at unlocking shareholder value?

52. Which legendary chef, the man behind Dum Pukht and Bukhara, died at the age of 93 last week in Delhi?

53. Which two-wheeler-maker has announced its entry into the Turkish market through a distribution partnership with K-Rides Motosiklet ve Bisiklet San. ve Tic. A.S., a subsidiary of Kibar Holding?

54. Which dish wash brand launched its Valentine’s Day campaign ‘#OwnYourOwnDishes’, a vodcast featuring poetess Priya Malik?

55. Which mosquito repellant brand launched the film ‘Raksha Jyoti’ as part of its ongoing campaign?

56. Which beverage brand has unveiled a campaign with brand ambassadors Rashmika Mandanna and Anirudh Ravichander, aimed at spicy food enthusiasts across South India?

57. Which investment banking entity has announced the appointment of Virendra Bansal as the new managing director and chief executive officer?

58. Which luggage maker has re-designated Neetu Kashiramka as the managing director of the company, effective from February 14, 2024?

59. Which company last week said it has received a letter of intent (LoI) from REC Power Development and Consultancy to acquire the Jalpura Khurja Power Transmission project?

60. TVS Motor last week became the sixth Indian automobile company to touch which milestone market capitalisation mark?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1038 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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February 11, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1037

 Presenting the current affairs quiz for the period February 05 - 10. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Which business personality has been ranked first among all Indians and second globally in the Brand Guardianship Index 2024 compiled by Brand Finance?

2. Which company announced its foray into the small commercial vehicle segment with the global unveiling of the first product at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024?

3. Which hospital chain announced the launch of its latest video campaign, "ChapterofHope," commemorating World Cancer Day?

4. Arun V Surendra has been appointed the new chairman of which tractor company?

5. Which QSR chain is set to make this Valentine’s Day extra special with the launch of its limited edition ‘Love Loaded Menu’?

6. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, which cancer hospitals chain launched its campaign, ‘#VoiceofVictory’, echoing the theme "Close the Care Gap"?

7. Which self-care brand has launched a campaign featuring actress Deepika Padukone to announce its entry into the Body Care category with a range of body care products?

8. Which company has launched ‘Karo Life Control Mein’ campaign for its connected commercial vehicles platform – Fleet Edge?

9. Which activewear brand for women launched the ‘Move Uninterrupted’ campaign, urging women to prioritise self-care and fitness?

10. Which Indian IT company has introduced a comprehensive Generative AI platform Cogito?

11. Which brand launched a campaign featuring actress Anushka Sharma to unveil its latest innovation for the Indian market – the Glycolic Bright Dark Circle Eye Serum?

12. Which digital healthcare marketplace has unveiled a new campaign, featuring actors Saurabh Shukla and Sparsh Srivastava?

13. Which jewellery brand has launched the campaign 'Not better half but your stronger half' for Valentine’s Day?

14. Which consumer payments and credit company launched an 'inverted' print ad campaign to introduce its UPI first account?

15. Which beauty brand has collaborated with actress Diana Penty to celebrate British Rose body care collection among Indian customers?

16. Which lubricant company is marking its fourteenth anniversary in India by launching the third edition of the ‘#GaadiKeDoctor’ campaign?

17. Which jewellery brand unveiled a new feature called Postcards, which leverages an innovative machine-learning technology, elevating the brand’s promise of ‘#KhulKeKaroExpress’?

18. Which fashion and silver jewellery brand launched its 'love that shines' jewellery collection, just in time for Valentine's Day?

19. Which Kerala-based diagnostic technology brand has unveiled its first indigenously manufactured HX series hematology equipment and Mispa i200 Immunology CLIA analyser?

20. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) crossed which milestone market capitalisation mark for the first-time last week?

21. Which MNC has opened the world's southernmost mobile phone base station in Antarctica, bringing regular cellphone services to a corner of the frozen continent for the first time?

22. Which fintech platform has agreed to buy Kuvera, an online wealth management startup?

23. Which energy and environment solutions provider has signed an agreement to acquire 51% stake in TSA Process Equipments to offer high-purity water requirements?

24. RBI has given approval to which bank group to acquire up to 9.5 per cent stake each in six lenders, including Yes Bank, and IndusInd Bank?

25. Nischal Shetty, founder of WazirX, Shardeum, and Avinash Shekhar, ex-CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay, have launched a Crypto-INR perpetual futures exchange. What is it called?

26. Which metaverse and gaming tech company has acquired online poker start-up Spartan Poker for an undisclosed amount?

27. Novo Holdings, the controlling shareholder of Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk, last week said it was investing in which private hospital chain in India?

28. Which company has become the first Indian international jewellery brand to begin operations in Australia?

29. Which Tamil Nadu-based apparel exporter will acquire 100% equity of Young Brand Apparel, which manufactures inner wear brands like American Eagle and Jockey International, for Rs 223 crore?

30. Naveen Tahilyani is the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of which digital commerce company?

31. The board of which life insurance company has approved the appointment of President and Chief Distribution Officer Venkatachalam H as MD and CEO, subject to regulatory approval?

32. Which digital payments major has roped in Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra joins as brand ambassador ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024?

33. Which QSR chain has launched the ‘#LoveInEveryBite’ campaign for Valentine's month?

34. Which makeup brand has rolled out its ‘#PyaarSBHai’ campaign, featuring actress and brand ambassador Taapsee Pannu, to celebrate the eternal love for makeup this Valentine’s Day?

35. Which frozen foods company has launched the 'Shart Mat Lagana' campaign promoting preservative-free products?

36. Which premium handbag brand has unveiled its ‘#YourLoveNote’ college campaign for Valentine’s Day?

37. Which omnichannel diagnostics provider launched a need-of-the-hour wellness campaign, ‘Be Your Own Sheroes- Learn, Prevent, Screen’ during Cervical Cancer Month?

38. Which financial services company, on its 37th anniversary, has launched a musical video, written and sung by ace investor Vijay Kedia, for all its stakeholders?

39. Which spices brand has roped in actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as its brand ambassador?

40. Tata Group last week became the first Indian business house to touch which milestone market capitalisation mark?

41. Which snack brand has unveiled its first advertisement film, featuring actor and comedian Sunil Grover?

42. Which company has announced the launch of a new digital campaign 'Bike Chamke aisi, lage nayi jaisi' for Motomax Insta Shine, an easy-to-use and pocket-friendly DIY vehicle polish?

43. Which 100% vegan beauty brand has launched the campaign ‘You Can Have It All’ for the all-new Cica and Hyaluronic Acid SPF 50 PA+++ Aqua-light Sunscreen?

44. Which footwear company has unveiled its ‘10/10’ Collection with a range of styles to transform your everyday into a 10 on 10 stylish moment?

45. Which Prop Tech advisory firm has onboarded singer Guru Randhawa as its brand ambassador?

46. Which private sector bank in India has launched its centenary campaign?

47. Which company has announced the launch of logistics marketplace Valmo?

48. IIT Madras has joined hands with which defense public sector enterprise to develop India's first indigenous 155mm guided smart ammunition?

49. Which consumer durables major is expanding into the self-laundry service sector, targeting the education industry with plans to install commercial washing machines?

50. Kinetic last week relaunched which iconic two-wheeler brand in an electric avatar?

51. Which Bengaluru-based precision engineering company has signed an agreement with Airbus to make all door variants for the French aerospace major’s A220 planes?

52. Which company was declared the winning bidder for debt-laden Lanco Amarkantak Power, offering Rs 4,101 crore at the auction held last week?

53. The total value of asset monetisation in national highways crossed which milestone mark last week?

54. Which MNC has launched three brand films as part of its “Organising is Awesome” campaign?

55. Google has revealed that it is rebranding its chatbot Bard. What will it be called?

56. Which online fashion platform has launched the ‘#VdayNahiMeDay’ campaign?

57. Which packaged water brand from India has forged tie-ups with “Dubai Marathon”, and ILT20 sports franchisees including Sharjah Warriors, Dubai Capitals, and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders?

58. Which fuel and retail company launched the 'You-Deserve-More' campaign, showcasing its customer propositions to elevate India’s fuelling experience?

59. Which Odisha-based jewellery brand has announced the launch of “No Compromise!“, its latest bridal jewellery campaign?

60. Which lifestyle company and its brand have achieved the 'Well-Known Trademark' status through the Indian Trademark Registry, as per the provisions of the Trademarks Act of 1999?

61. Which company acquired the 200-bed Alexis Multi-Speciality Hospital in Nagpur for Rs 412 crore in cash?

62. Which direct selling company has appointed Rajneesh Chopra as its new chief executive?

63. Which MNC’s chief people and transformation officer, Nitin Paranjpe, will retire by mid-2024, about 37 years after joining it as a management trainee?

64. Which ayurvedic mushroom products manufacturer has roped in actor Ajay Devgn as brand ambassador?

65. Which company has acquired the trademarks, recipes, and all intellectual property rights of sugar-boiled confectionery maker Ravalgaon for Rs 27 crore?

Please mail your answers before next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1037 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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