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Friday, February 14, 2020

DAILY GK 11 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 11 FEB 2020
1.     “DefExpo 2020
ü The 11th edition of DefExpo-2020, organized by Ministry of Defence was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP). It’s main theme was “India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub” with focus on “Digital Transformation of Defence”. This expo is also termed as “Mahakumbh of defence manufacturing companies”.

2.    India-UK joint Military Exercise “Ajeya Warrior” conducted in Salisbury plains, UK


3.    Academy awards 2020
ü 92nd Academy Awards ceremony 2020 (commonly known as Oscars), presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2019 was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States(US).
ü American actor Joaquin Phoenix clichéd the best actor trophy for his performance in “Joker“, whereas American actress ,Renée Zellweger won the best actress for “Judy”.

ü AMPAS presented Academy Awards in 24 categories and the list of the winners is as follows:
Category
Winner
Best Motion Picture of the year
Parasite – Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho (Producers)
Actor in a leading role
Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Actress in a leading role
Renée Zellweger for Judy
Actor in a supporting role
Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Actress in a supporting role
Laura Dern for Marriage Story
Animated feature film
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera
Cinematography
Roger Deakins for 1917
Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran  for Little Women
Directing
Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Documentary (Feature)
American Factory-Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
Documentary (Short subject)
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone-Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
International Feature Film
Parasite (South Korea)
Directed by Bong Joon Ho
Make-up and hairstyling
Bombshell-Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
Music (original score)
Joker-Hildur Guðnadóttir
Music (original song)
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman-Music by Elton John;Lyric by Bernie Taupin
Production Design
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood-Production Design: Barbara Ling;Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Short Film (animated)
Hair Love-Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
Short Film (live action)
The Neighbors’ Window-Marshall Curry
Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester
Sound Mixing
1917 – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
Visual Effects
1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
Writing (adapted screenplay)
Jojo Rabbit – Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Writing (original screenplay)
Parasite -Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won;Story by Bong Joon Ho


4.    ESPNcricinfo Awards 2019
ü ESPNcricinfo (sports news website) announced the 13th edition of the Annual Awards 2019. Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan was named as the ‘captain of the year’ for leading England to win the World Cup Title against New Zealand.
ü Ben Stokes was awarded the ‘ODI (One Day International) batting performance of the year’.

5.    National snooker championship 2020
ü Indian former professional snooker player, Aditya Mehta & Vidya Viswanathan Pillai  have won their men & women’s title respectively in Indian National Billiards & Snooker Championship 2020 held at Pune , Maharashtra.

6.    International Day of  Women and Girls in Science-February 11, 2020
ü Theme: “Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth”.

7.    World Unani Day-February 11, 2020
ü The day marks the birthday of great Unani scholar and social reformer “Hakim Ajmal Khan”.He was one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India.


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