Ace GK in XAT, IIFT with this list of Brand Ambassadors

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


Many questions based on the newly appointed brand ambassadors are seen every year in MBA entrance exams like XAT, IIFT, MAT etc. It is a scoring topic and accuracy can be achieved here.
1-2 questions can be seen on this topic almost every year in these exams. We have provided a list of the most important brand ambassadors that have been appointed in 2018-19. In the table, we have a short description of the brand along with its ambassador using which the question can be formed indirectly. Enjoy reading!

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  • S.No Company/brand Brand ambassador Description/ Hint
    1. Manipal Hospital Rahul Dravid Manipal Hospitals is a chain of multi-speciality hospitals in India. It is founded by Dr. Tonse Madhav Ananth Pai in 1953. Manipal Hospitals is part of the Manipal Education system and Medical Group
    2. Mastercard M.S. Dhoni Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the Mastercard International Global Headquarters in Purchase, New York, United States.
    3. Dabur Honey Jacqueline Fernandez Dabur is one of the India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine & natural consumer products manufacturer. Dabur demerged its Pharma business in 2003 and hived it off into a separate company, Dabur Pharma Ltd.
    4. Flipkart

    Ranbir Kapoor

    Shradha Kapoor

    Flipkart Pvt Ltd. is an Indian electronic commerce company based in Bengaluru, India. Founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007, the company initially focused on book sales, before expanding into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products
    5. Philips India Virat Kohli Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently focused in the area of healthcare and lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891 by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik, with their first products being light bulbs.
    6. NetMeds MS Dhoni Popularly dubbed as Indian Ki Pharmacy, is an online marketplace for prescription drugs and health products. It was founded by Pradeep Dadha, Bruce Schwack
    7. Uber Virat Kohli Uber Technologies Inc. is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, bicycle-sharing, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. It was founded by Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp
    8. Assam’s Brand ambassador Hima Das Hima Das, nicknamed the “Dhing Express”, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    9. Bata sports wear Smriti Mandhana Bata Limited is a Canadian owned multinational footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer and retailer based in Lausanne, Switzerland. A family-owned business, the company is organized into three business units: Bata, Bata Industrials and AW Lab.Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s national team. In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India named her as the Best Women’s International Cricketer
    10. Swachh Bharat Mission in Ghaziabad City (Uttar Pradesh) Suresh Raina Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Swachh Bharat Mission is a nation-wide campaign in India for the period 2014 to 2019 that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, and rural areas. Suresh Kumar Raina is an Indian international cricketer. An aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler, he is also regarded as one of the best fielders in world cricket. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket.
    11. Road safety awareness campaign Akshay Kumar The campaign targeted all road users including pedestrians, cyclists and pushcart drivers. The main objectives of the campaign were to raise awareness on the causes and effects of road accidents and sharing of strategies that can be employed to minimize accidents.
    12. Sumadhura group MS Dhoni It is a Bengaluru based realty firm
    13. Poker Sports league Viswanathan Anand PSL is one unified poker league which will offer Indian poker players the chance to be a part of 12 teams who fight it out for the ultimate glory in poker
    14. AMAZE(Luminous POWER) Virat Kohli Luminous Power Technologies is the leading power and home electrical specialist in India having a vast portfolio comprising of Power back up solutions such as UPS, Batteries and Solar Applications to Electrical offerings such as Fans, LED Lighting, Switches and Wires.
    15. BoAt Jacqueline Fernandez boAt is a lifestyle brand with consumer electronics products such as earphones, headphones, speakers, travel chargers and premium rugged cables
    16. SHARP TV Rohit Sharma The Sharp Aquos is a range of LCD televisions and component screens made by Sharp Corporation of Japan.its televisions in India are distributed and sold by Reliance Industries’ retail arm, Reliance Retail.
    17. Dollar Missy Chitrangada Singh Missy is the leggings brand of Dollar industries.

    L’Oréal Paris


    Amber Heard L’Oréal S.A. is a French personal care company headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine with a registered office in Paris. It is the world’s largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the field concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfume, and hair care
    19. ‘Educate Girls’ Katrina Kaif Educate Girls is a non-profit organization in India that aims to tackle issues at the root cause of gender inequality in India’s education system. Founded in 2007 by Safeena Husain, the non-governmental organization has its management and outreach office in Mumbai and operations in 10 districts across Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
    20. Remit2India Virat Kohli An online money transfer portal founded in 2001, headquartered in Mumbai
    21. Whirlpool

    Kriti Sanon

    Sushant Singh Rajput

    The Whirlpool Corporation is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances, headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, United States. CEO: Marc Bitzer.Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s largest home appliance maker.It developed freeze-dried ice cream in 1968 under contract to NASA for the Apollo missions.
    22. Vivo Aamir Khan It is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics that makes smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. It was founded in 2009 in Dongguan, China. The company develops software for their phones such as the Vivo App Store, iManager included in their proprietary Android-based operating system called Funtouch OS.Vivo unveiled a concept smartphone named Vivo “Apex” at the Mobile World Congress 2018. The concept phone features a high screen to body ratio (91.2%), pop-up front camera and two optical fingerprint scanners under its OLED display.The production version was named Vivo Nex.
    23. Dream11 MS Dhoni Dream11 is a fantasy sports platform based in India that allows users to play fantasy cricket, football, kabaddi and basketball games. It was co-founded by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth in 2012. In 2014, the company reported 1 million registered users, which grew to 2 million in 2016 and to 30 million in 2018 It is a member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and is the founding member of the Indian Federation of Sports Gaming (IFSG).
    24. Brand ambassador of Sikkim AR Rahman As the brand ambassador, Rahman will promote and project the state’s achievements nationally and globally.
    25. Muthoot Group Amitabh Bachchan It is an Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in Kochi, Kerala. It has interests in Financial Services, Information Technology, Media, Healthcare, Education, Power Generation, Infrastructure, Plantations, Precious metal, Tourism, and Hospitality. The Company was set up by Muthoot Ninan Mathai in 1887 at Kozhencherry.
    26. Isuzu Motors( India) Jonty Rhodes It is a Japanese commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo. Its principal activity is the production, marketing and sale of Isuzu commercial vehicles and diesel engines. Isuzu diesel engines are used by dozens of vehicle manufacturers, including Ford Motor Company and the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance
    27. Cox and Kings Anushka Sharma Cox & Kings Ltd., set up in 1758, is one of the longest established travel companies. Headquartered in India, the holiday and education travel group has subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Historically, Cox & Kings Ltd. has been an army agent, a travel agent, a printer and publisher.
    28. Siyarams Ranveer Singh Siyaram Silk Mills, Ltd, also known as Siyaram’s and as SSM,is an Indian blended fabric and garment-manufacturer,with an associated chain of retail outlets and branded showrooms. Siyaram’s was incorporated in 1978,and is headquartered in the Kamala Mills compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai
    29. Nokia Alia Bhatt It is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865.Nokia’s Indian subsidiary has been charged in January 2013 with non-payment of TDS and transgressing transfer pricing norms in India.
    30. HoloSuit Yuvraj Singh HoloSuit is the world’s first affordable, lightweight, bi-directional, wireless and easy to use full body motion capture suit. With options for 26 or 36 embedded sensors and 9 haptic feedback devices dispersed across both arms, legs, and all ten fingers combined with 6 embedded buttons – HoloSuit captures the user’s entire body’s movement data and uses haptic feedback to send information back to the user, for scenarios including sports, healthcare, education, entertainment or industrial operations.

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