Current Affairs Quiz Set 89 Which of the following is India’s official entry to Oscars 2020? Badhaai Ho Village Rockstars Uri Gully Boy S: d E: Director Zoya Akhtar’s musical drama Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt has been selected as India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the foreign film category for next year. India has submitted films for the foreign film category at the Oscars since 1957, a year after the incorporation of the category. The award is given annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the US that contains primarily non-English dialogue. Who among the following received the prestigious 'Vaccine Hero' award by GAVI? KP Oli Sheikh Hasina Narendra Modi Imran Khan S-b E- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious 'Vaccine Hero' award in recognition of Bangladesh's outstanding success in vaccination to immunise children. Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisations (GAVI) Board chair Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala handed over the award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh is the first country to use Gavi's updated fragility, emergency and refugees' policy to carry out Gavi-supported vaccination campaigns for Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar. Who among the following has been appointed as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Anshula Kant Kristalina Georgieva Christine Laggard David Malpass S-b E- Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva secured the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), continuing the tradition of a European holding the role while also becoming the first leader from an emerging market. She succeeds Christine Lagarde, a former French finance minister who led the fund from 2011 and is the incoming European Central Bank president. Under an informal pact between the US and Europe, the IMF chief has always been a European while the World Bank has been led by an American. Which of the following won the UN Global Climate Action Award for ‘Carbon Neutral Now’ Category? Infosys Reliance Foundations Tata Group Wipro S-a E- Infosys has won the prestigious United Nations Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category. Infosys is the only corporate from India to earn the recognition for its efforts to combat climate change. The announcement of the winners came shortly, after the UN Climate Summit in New York was convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres. Who among the following won the Right Livelihood Award for climate activism? Greta Thunberg Malala Yousafzai Christine Laggard Priyanka Chopra S-a E- Greta Thunberg has won Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize – the Right Livelihood Award – for her climate activism. She was recognised “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts”. The 16-year-old climate activist denounced world leaders for failing to tackle climate change in a speech at the start of a climate summit at the United Nations in New York. Who among the following will be conferred with the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018? Deepa Malik Amitav Ghosh K Siva Reddy Leeladhar Jagudi S-c E- Telugu poet K Siva Reddy is to be conferred the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018, for his collection of poems titled Pakkaki Ottigilite (Turning Aside While Lying Down). The award, instituted by the KK Birla Foundation, is given annually for an outstanding literary work written in any official Indian language and published during the preceding 10 years. It is the highest recognition in the field of Indian literature and carries a cash purse of Rs 15 lakh, apart from a citation and a plaque. When is the World Tourism day observed? 27 September 29 September 21 September 20 September S-a E- World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. 2019 Theme: "Tourism and Jobs — A Better Future For All" Which of the following years was declared as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development? 2019 2018 2017 2020 S-c When was the International Day of Sign Languages observed? 23 September 21 September 27 September 19 September S-a E- On 19 December 2017, the UN General Assembly declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). The choice of 23 September commemorates the date the World Federation day of Deaf (WFD) was established in 1951. The objective of the IDSL is to raise awareness on sign languages and strengthen the status about sign languages. 2019 Theme-“Sign Language Rights for All!” Who among the following won best FIFA player of the year award for record 6th time? Sunil Chettri Virgil van Dijk Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi S-d E- Argentine Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA player of the year award for a record sixth time. Messi, who won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona last season as well as the European golden boot having scored 54 goals in 58 games in all competitions, last won the award in 2015. He did not, however, enjoy success with the national team, losing in the Copa America semi-finals to rivals Brazil. Who among the following won the China Open title? Carolina Marin Tai Tzu Ying Naozomi Okuhara PV Sindhu S-a E- Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin defeated Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 21-17, 21-18 in the women's badminton singles final match to lift the China Open title Marin, 26, is returning to the court after eight months as she had knee surgery. She missed the BWF World Championships which concluded last month in Basel, Switzerland. Where was the 6th edition of International Conference Mascrade 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade) organised? New Delhi Lucknow Pune Mumbai S-a E- The 6th edition of International Conference Mascrade 2019 (Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade) was held on 26-27, September 2019 in New Delhi. The event was organised by FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy), a dedicated forum of FICCI. The theme for MASCRADE 2019 was ‘Containing Counterfeiting, Smuggling and Piracy: A Winning Strategy’. The event provides a platform to global participants to find solutions for combating, apprehending and administrating preventive mechanisms with regards to illicit trading activities. The Maritime Day (WMD) is observed on the last day of which month? October September January August S-b E- World Maritime Day (WMD) is observed on the last Thursday of September. The aim is to focus on the importance of safety, maritime security, and marine environment and also to mark the significance of the aspect of the International Maritime Organisation's work. This day is celebrated in several countries including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. World Maritime Day 2019 theme: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community". When is the Sign Language Rights for Deaf LGBTIQA+ observed? 28 September 27 September 21 September 22 September S-a Who among the following inaugurated the 6th India Water Week in New Delhi? Ram Nath Kovind Narendra Modi Piyush Goyal Nirmala Sitharaman S-a E- President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the sixth ''India Water Week-2019'' being organised with the theme of ''Water cooperation-coping with 21st-century challenge' at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.