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Who won best actor awards at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023?
|Answer : Option A|
While Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor won the best actress and actor awards at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023.
’The Kashmir Files’ won the best film and ’RRR’ won film of the year.
Varun Dhawan won critics best actor for ’Bhediya’ while Anupam Kher won most versatile actor of the year.
’Anupamaa’ won television series of the year.
Here Is The Complete List Of The Winners:
Best Film: The Kashmir Files
Best Director: R Balki for Chup: Revenge of The Artist
Best Actor: Ranbir Kapoor for Brahmastra: Part 1
Best Actress: Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
Most Promising Actor: Rishab Shetty for Kantara
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 for Outstanding Contribution In The Film Industry: Rekha
Best Web Series: Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
Critics Best Actor: Varun Dhawan for Bhediya
Film of The Year: RRR
Television Series of The Year: Anupamaa
Most Versatile Actor Of The Year: Anupam Kher for The Kashmir Files
Best Actor In A Television Series: Zain Imam for Fanaa- Ishq Mein Marjawaan
Best Male Singer: Sachet Tandon for Maiyya Mainu
Best Female Singer: Neeti Mohan for Meri Jaan
Best Cinematographer: PS Vinod for Vikram Vedha
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 for Outstanding Contribution In The Music Industry: Hariharan
Om Prakash Kohli, who passed away recently, was the former governor of which state?
|Answer : Option B|
Former Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli passed away.
Kohli was the 19th governor of Gujarat from 2014 to 2019.
While presiding as Gujarat governor, he also served as the governor of Madya Pradesh and Goa.
He served in the Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2000 and chaired the housing committee, among other committee memberships.
Governor: Acharya Devvrat
Chief minister: Bhupendrabhai Patel
Who has been appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog?
|Answer : Option E|
Former Commerce Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has been appointed as NITI Aayog’s CEO while the think tank’s current CEO, Parameswaran Iyer, has been appointed as World Bank’s Executive Director.
Subrahmanyam is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre and holds a management degree from London Business School.
The Centre had scrapped Article 370 when Subrahmanyam was J&K’s Chief Secretary.
Iyer’s appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders.
He spent less than eight months at NITI Aayog and took over as its CEO on July 1, 2022. He is a civil servant and led the government’s swachh bharat mission in 2014. He had taken voluntary retirement In 2009 and joined the World Bank in its water and sanitation initiatives.
Formed: 1 January 2015
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairperson: Narendra Modi
Vice Chairperson: Suman Bery
CEO: Parameswaran Iyer
Who has created history by becoming the first-ever cricketer to play 150 T20I matches?
|Answer : Option D|
India Women captain Harmanpreet Kaur has created history by becoming the first-ever cricketer to play 150 T20I matches.
India’s ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 match against Ireland is Harmanpreet’s 150th T20I.
Harmanpreet is followed by Team India captain Rohit Sharma, who has played 148 T20I matches and former New Zealand Women captain Suzie Bates, who has played 143 T20Is.
The Indian captain is leading the Women’s in Blue in the 2023 T20 World Cup.
Harmanpreet made her debut in the shortest format in 2009 against England during the first edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Since then, she has played 150 games in which she has scored 2993 runs at an average of 27.97, including one century.
Harmanpreet has been India’s T20I captain since 2018, and the 2023 edition is the third time, she is leading India in the marquee event. She led India into the 2018 semi-finals while also becoming the first Indian captain to lead the team into the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup final, where India lost to Australia.
With which country, India has launched a joint digital payment mechanism enabling residents of both the countries to make easy and faster cross-border transactions?
|Answer : Option E|
India and Singapore have launched a joint digital payment mechanism enabling residents of both the countries to make easy and faster cross-border transactions.
Unified Payments Interface (UPI) of India and PayNow of Singapore have made a tie-up to facilitate these transactions.
The facility was jointly launched by Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das and Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon.
Now people can transfer money with their mobile phones in a cost effective, swift and faster manner.
Professionals, students among others will benefit with this payment mechanism.
Capital Singapore (city-state)
President: Halimah Yacob
Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong
Currency: Singapore dollar
In which category, Narmada Nithin Raju and Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil won gold medal on the second day of the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup in Cairo, Egypt?
|Answer : Option A|
India clinched two gold medals on the second day of the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup at Cairo in Egypt.
Indian 10m Air Rifle Mixed team of Narmada Nithin Raju and Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil and 10m Air Pistol Mixed team of Rhythm Sangwan and Varun Tomar have bagged the yellow metals.
The 19-year-old Varun also won bronze in the 10m Air Pistol Men event after beating compatriot Sarabjot.
India has so far won three medals in the competition with 2 golds and a bronze.
Recently, Dmitry Dmitruk has been appointed as the coach of which Sport association?
|Answer : Option A|
Boxing Federation of India (BFI) appointed veteran coach Dmitry Dmitruk as the Indian boxing team’s foreign coach for the next two years.
Before taking up the role in India, he was the high performance coach of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) as well as the Irish National Junior and Youth Teams for the last 12 years.
The 47-year-old played a key role in elevating Ireland boxing team’s performances and nurturing young talent over the course of his stint in Ireland.
He has coached notable boxers such as Joe Ward to World Championships silver medals in 2015 and 2017 and Grainne Walsh to a bronze at the 2019 European Games.
As part of the Irish boxing team’s coaching staff, he contributed significantly to the qualification of the country’s boxers for the Rio Olympics in 2016.
International Boxing Association (IBA):
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President: Umar Nazarovich Kremlev
Who has been named as the new Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover India?
|Answer : Option B|
Rajan Amba has been named as the new Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover India, effective March 1, 2023.
Amba will replace Rohit Suri, who announced his retirement this year.
Amba, who has previously served in leadership positions at Titan and Caratlane, is the current Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Care at Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles.
Jaguar Land Rover:
Founded: 18 January 2008
Headquarters: Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom
Interm CEO: Adrian Mardell
Chief creative officer: Gerry McGovern
Recently, Rajesh Rai has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI Ltd) for how many years?
|Answer : Option B|
Rajesh Rai has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI Ltd), a PSU under the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). The Central Government has approved his appointment.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Rai for a period of five years with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post, or till the date of his superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.
Presently, he is serving as General Manager in Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).
Indian Telephone Industries Limited:
ITI Limited is a PSU in the telecommunications technology segment established as a departmental factory in 1948. The company has manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur and Palakkad along with an R&D centre in Bengaluru and 25 Marketing, Services & Projects (MSP) centers in India, which are located at Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and 17 other places spread across the country.
Founded: 12 October 1948
Statehood Day in Arunachal Pradesh has recently been observed on which day of February?
|Answer : Option C|
Statehood Day in Arunachal Pradesh is a state holiday observed on 20th February in the Northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Statehood Day in Arunachal Pradesh is celebrated to commemorate the granting of statehood to the state which occurred in the year 1987.
Arunachal Pradesh holds a key position in the whole northeastern Indian states, as it served as the general name of the whole region before its statehood.
The celebration of Statehood Day in Arunachal Pradesh on February 20 has its origin in the year the state was granted statehood in 1987.
The state is located at the foot of the Himalayas, which gives it its famous, exquisite name. It is bordered by an Indian state and three other countries.
Before gaining statehood in the late 1980s, Arunachal Pradesh had been a territory in the Union of India from 1972, comprising other states.
The seven states in the territory were famously known as the ’Seven Sisters.
Going back to history, the northeastern region of India, where Arunachal Pradesh is located, had seen marked attention from the colonial British.