National Current Affairs
1. 15th Raising Day celebrated by National Disaster Response Force
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was founded on 19th January 2006. NDRF celebrated its 15th Raising Day on 19th January 2020. The organization plays an important role in Disaster Management and Community awareness for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the country. NDRF has conducted 3100 operations and saved over one lakh lives, hence playing a crucial role in Disaster Management and Community awareness for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the country. Workshops on ‘Urban flooding & challenges’ and ‘Biological Emergencies & New Technology in Disaster Management’ were also conducted during the celebrations.
2. ELECRAMA 2020 inaugurated in Noida by Prakash Javadekar
ELECRAMA 2020 has been inaugurated by the Union Minister for Heavy Industries Prakash Javadekar in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. ELECRAMA is a platform for the Indian industry to be connected with the world in respect of technology, new trends and innovation for the future energy transition.
3. Chapchar kut festival to be celebrated in Mizoram on March 6
Chapchar Kut, the biggest and most important festival of the Mizos, will be celebrated by the Government of Mizoram on March 6, 2020. The festival is generally celebrated after the completion of the Jhum cultivation, which is also known as the slash and burn agriculture.
4. ‘Castle of Dreams’ recieves the Best Film Award at DIFF
‘Castle of Dreams’ has won the Best Film Award in Asian Competition section of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF). Reza Mirakarimi has directed the Iranian film ‘Castle of Dreams’ and won the Best Director Award. Anjan Dutt directed movie ‘Finally Love’ has won the Best Audience Award in Cinema of the World Category while ‘Children of the Sun’ directed by Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage has won the Special Jury Award in the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival.
5. 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
The winners of the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which honours the year’s biggest achievements in TV and film were announced at an event held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:
|S. No.||Category||Award Winner|
|1||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries||Sam Rockwell, (Fosse/Verdon)|
|2||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries||Michelle Williams, (Fosse/Verdon)|
|3||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)|
|4||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)|
|5||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)|
|6||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series||Phoebe Waller-Bridg (Fleabag)|
|7||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||The Crown|
|8||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel|
|9||Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series||Game of Thrones|
|10||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)|
|11||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||Renee Zellweger (Judy)|
|12||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)|
|13||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role||Laura Dern (Marriage Story)|
|14||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Parasite|
|15||Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture||Avengers: Endgame|
6. Arjun Munda becomes the president of Archery Association of India
Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda has become the President of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI) after the elections held as per the Delhi High Court order. Maharashtra’s Pramod Chandurkar has won the election for the post of Secretary.
7. Nripendra Misra appointed as the chairman of NMML by GoI
The Government of India has appointed Nripendra Misra as the chairperson of the executive council and Dr A Surya Prakash as the vice-chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).
8. India successfully test-fired K-4 Ballistic Missile from Andhra Pradesh
The nuclear-capable K-4 ballistic missile has been successfully test-fired by India at Vizag coast in Andhra Pradesh. The nuclear-capable missile having the range of 3,500-kilometre was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
9. Vinesh Phogat shines with gold medal at the Rome Ranking Series
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated Ecuador’s Luisa Elizabeth Melendres in the 53 kg category to win the gold medal at the 2020 season of the Rome Ranking Series held in Rome. Anshu Malik has won the silver medal in the 57kg category of the competition after losing the match to Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria.
10. Ratchanok Intanon bags Indonesia Masters title 2020
Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand defeated Carolina Marin of Spain to win the Indonesia Badminton Masters 2020 women’s singles title held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
11. 9th International Children’s Film Festival begins in Kolkata
National Award winner Children actor, Talha Arsad Rishi inaugurated the 9th International Children’s Film Festival in Kolkata, West Bengal. The festival will feature the screening of about 250 films from 45 countries.