January 7, 2024

Biz Quizzard 1032

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

1. Powered by SUVs, the car industry crossed which annual sales milestone mark for the first time in 2023?

2. Which eco-friendly home essentials brand launched the “Bharat Ki Parties Ka Naya Partner” campaign?

3. The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the bulk deposit limit for scheduled urban cooperative banks having deposits above Rs 1,000 crore to what amount?

4. Harish Bhat has retired as the Brand Custodian of which business group after 36 years with the company?

5. Which personal care MNC has announced the appointment of Geetika Mehta as the new Managing Director for India?

6. Which global snacking firm has announced the appointment of Luigi Mirri as general manager, India, effective January 1, 2024?

7. Which automobile MNC announced the appointment of Gwanggu Lee as the managing director and chief executive of its India operations with immediate effect?

8. Which app-discovery platform’s cofounder, Rakesh Deshmukh, has stepped down from his role as chief executive and left the company?

9. Who has launched a new startup venture called OppDoor?

10. In a fresh milestone, total transactions processed through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) crossed which mark in 2023?

11. Which drugmaker has acquired 100 per cent shares of Libra Merger Ltd, a company incorporated in Israel?

12. Which IT company announced the appointment of Manjunath Kygonahally (Manju) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rest of the World (ROW) region, effective January 2, 2024?

13. Which smartphone brand last week announced its new slogan ‘Make it real’?

14. Which MNC has appointed T M Narasimhan as the MD of its Mobile Business Group in India?

15. Which Amsterdam-based home appliances company last week opened its second factory in India at Ahmedabad to make air fryers, garment steamers, and hand mixers?

16. Which port operator has roped in former global COO of Nissan, Ashwani Gupta, as CEO of the company?

17. Which Fairfax Group company that offers agritech solutions to farmers in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, has entered the Indian market?

18. Which agri solutions provider last week launched its nano fertilisers - Nano Shakti Nano Urea and Nano Shakti Nano DAP?

19. Which home-grown B2B electronic manufacturing company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 60 per cent stake in Ascent Circuits Pvt Ltd?

20. Which pharma company has acquired MenoLabs’ business from Amyris through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for $3 million?

21. Which company last week launched the first biosimilar of popular antidiabetic drug Liraglutide in India to lower the cost of therapy by about 70 per cent?

22. Which steel major has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras to build “Asia´s first” Hyperloop test track facility in Chennai?

23. Publicis Groupe South Asia has announced the appointment of Amitesh Rao as South Asia CEO of which advertising agency?

24. Which motorcycle brand has launched the campaign ‘Live The Legend’, featuring actor Hrithik Roshan?

25. Which biscuit brand has unveiled what it claims as an industry first - 100% outer paper bag packaging?

26. Which personal care brand has launched the ‘Festival of Goodness’ campaign?

27. Which QSR chain has launched the “Aao Lunch Karein!” campaign?

28. Which organic food brand has announced its strategic partnership with renowned Chef Vikas Khanna, and has launched the ‘#BharatKaAsliSwad’ campaign?

29. Which general insurance company has unveiled its new campaign “Expect the Expected” featuring brand ambassador and actor Ranbir Kapoor, and filmmaker Rohit Shetty?

30. Which product engineering and digital services company has launched its gender-diversity focused hiring campaign ‘#Reignite’, targeting women engineers on a career break?

31. Which government-backed infrastructure fund has appointed Sanjiv Aggarwal as its chief executive and managing director?

32. American AI-powered cybersecurity company SentinelOne has agreed to acquire which Bengaluru-based cybersecurity startup for an undisclosed amount?

33. After a gap of five years, the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India (Irdai) has issued a certificate of registration to which entity to set up a health insurance company?

34. Which ready-to-cook food brand last week announced the appointment of industry veteran Rajat Diwaker as its India CEO?

35. Which automobile company, through its subsidiary, has introduced its first advanced Pure EV architecture – acti(dot)ev (pronounced as active)?

36. Which firm has entered the gear and transmission oil segment under Revia brand to meet the growing demand in the lubricants space for passenger cars and commercial vehicle customers?

37. Which fintech major has appointed former Yes Bank Chief Digital Officer Ritesh Pai as CEO of its international payments business?

38. Which MNC has launched its CSR campaign 'Where Innovation Meets Care' to eradicate Tuberculosis?

39. Which dating app has unveiled its new film 'You Up'?

40. Brookfield has acquired 100% of the Indian unit of which tower company in a $2.5-billion (about Rs 21,000 crore) all-cash deal?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to rajeevkondapalli@gmail.com with Biz Quizzard 1032 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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