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 with Biz Quizzard 1044 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1043 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1042 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli

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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1041 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

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rajeev kondapalli

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?

Please mail your answers before 12 noon next Sunday to with Biz Quizzard 1040 as the subject. Answers will be mailed to those who attempt the current edition within the given time.

Happy learning!
rajeev kondapalli