Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 29.11.2019

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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 29.11.2019

1. Uddhav Thackeray takes oath as Maharashtra CM

  • Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park in Mumbai after he was named as the leader of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance called the ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’.
  • Uddhav is the first Thackeray family member to become Maharashtra’s CM. Governor BD Koshyari will administer oath to Uddhav
  • The alliance is yet to decide the candidate for the Deputy CM post.
  • The swearing-in ceremony will bring to an end more than a month of political uncertainty in the state after the October 21 assembly elections.

    About Maharashtra:

    • Capitals: Mumbai, Nagpur (Winter)
    • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
    • Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena)
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who recently took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra? Uddhav Thackeray
    2. Who is the present governor of Maharashtra? Bhagat Singh Koshyari

2. Deepika wins gold, Ankita bags silver in Asian archery Championships

  • Indian archers Deepika Kumari won gold while Ankita Bhakat bagged silver medal in the women’s individual recurve event of the 21st Asian Championships in Bangkok. Deepika defeated Ankita 6-0 in the one-sided final.
  • The duo had earlier secured an individual Olympic quota for the country by storming into the semifinals of the event.
  • Earlier in the last-four stage, Ankita got the better of Bhutan’s Karma while Deepika defeated Nguyet Do Thi Anh of Vietnam.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who won gold in the women’s individual recurve event of the 21st Asian archery Championships in Bangkok? Deepika Kumari
    2. Ankita Bhakat is related to which sports? Archery

3. New Zealand’s university signs MoU with NIFT

  • New Zealand’s Massey University signed an agreement with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to collaborate in the area of ‘sustainable fashion’.
  • The MoU between the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand and NIFT in India will be basis for discussions around staff and student exchange along with research agendas that hold great potential for collaboration and international research.
  • Both institutions are collaborating as part of a sustainable fashion team project titled “Make Fashion Circular: A New Sustainability Paradigm”. Eight students from Massey University participated with NIFT students to develop concepts for innovative circular solutions to fashion design and production.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which University of New Zealand has recently signed an agreement with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to collaborate in the field of ‘Sustainable Fashion’? Massey University
    2. Recently New Zealand’s Massey University signed an agreement with which Indian Institute to collaborate in the area of ‘sustainable fashion’? National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

4. IFFI 2019: Full list of winners

  • Particles, the French-Swiss film directed by Blaise Harrison won the Golden Peacock Award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The IFFI 2019 concluded on November 28, 2019.
  • The Golden Peacock Award includes a cash prize worth Rs 40 lakh, a trophy and a citation.
  • The IFFI 2019 ‘Best Director Award’ was conferred to Lijo Jose Pellissery for his Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’. The film traces the story of a remote village that is pushed into a frenzy of ecstatic violence after a buffalo escapes. The Best Director award carries a Silver Peacock trophy, a citation and a cash prize worth Rs 15 lakh
  • The Best Actor (Male) Award went to Seu Jorge for his role in Marighella and Best Actor (Female) Award went to Usha Jadhav for her role in a Marathi crime film, Mai Ghatt: Crime No. 103/2005. Both the awards carry a silver peacock trophy, certificate and a cash prize worth Rs 10 lakh each.

    IFFI awards 2019: Complete list of winners:

    • Golden Peacock Award: Particles
    • Best Director Award: Lijo Jose Pellissery (Jallikattu)
    • Best Actor (Male) Award: Seu Jorge (Marighella)
    • Best Actor (Female) Award: Usha Jadhav (Mai Ghatt: Crime No. 103/2005)
    • Special Jury Award: Balloon by Pema Tseden
    • Best Debut Feature Film of a Director: Amin Sidi Boumediene for Abou Leila, Marius Olteanu for Monsters
    • ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal: Rwanda
    • Special mention: Hellaro
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Which French-Swiss film won the Golden Peacock Award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? Particles
    2. Who is the director of the film ‘Particles’, which won the Golden Peacock Award at 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? Blaise Harrison
    3. Who won IFFI 2019 ‘Best Director Award’? Lijo Jose Pellissery
    4. Who won Best Actor (Male) Award at 2019 International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? Seu Jorge
    5. Recently Usha Jadhav has won the IFFI 2019 Best Actress award for which regional cinema film titled ‘My Bhatt: Crime Number 103/2005’? Marathi

5. Former Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone passes away aged 101

  • Yasuhiro Nakasone, one of Japan’s longest-reigning Prime Ministers, has passed away at the age of 101.
  • Born in the hilly district of Takasaki to a wealthy timber trader, Nakasone graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University, later the Tokyo University, before entering the Home Ministry in 1941.
  • He joined the Tokyo Police Department after Japan’s surrender in 1945.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Yasuhiro Nakasone, who recently passed away, was the former Prime Minister of which country? Japan
    2. Name the one of Japan’s longest-reigning Prime Minister, who died recently? Yasuhiro Nakasone

6. India successfully test fires Spike anti-tank missiles in MP

  • In Madhya Pradesh, the Indian Army has successfully test fired two Spike long-range anti-tank missiles at Mhow.
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and several commanders witnessed the firing of the newly acquired missiles.
  • Spike is a fourth generation missile which can engage any target with precision at ranges up to 4 kilo metres.
  • The Spike long-range anti-tank missiles will bolster the Army’s fire power capability.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. In which city of Madhya Pradesh, the Indian Army has successfully tested the two Spike long-range anti-tank missiles recently? Mhow
    2. Recently how many spike anti tank guided missile (ATGM) has been successfully tested by Indian Army in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh? Two

7. Music composer Martin Armiger passes away at 70

  • Australia-based music composer Martin Armiger, who is known for films like ‘Young Einstein’ and ‘Dark City’, passed away at the age of 70 in France.
  • Born in the UK as John Martin Armiger, he relocated to Australia with his family as a teenager.
  • In 1972, he started his screen profession by composing music for a short film called ‘Drac’.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Martin Armiger, who died recently, was the famous music composer of which country? Australia

8. G Kishan Reddy inaugurates 1st Intl. Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience”

  • Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” in New Delhi.
  • While addressing the Conference, Mr Reddy called for developing technology to anticipate disasters like landslides and develop infrastructure to quickly respond to minimise the damage.
  • The Minister said that landslides have attracted global attention as they may cause huge havoc on communities, live stock, environment leading to huge loss of lives.
  • He expressed hope that deliberations in this conference will go a long way in finding long term solutions to natural disasters.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. The 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” has recently begun in which city? New Delhi
    2. Who has inaugurated the 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” in New Delhi? G Kishan Reddy

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