March 5, 2018

04-05 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

04-05 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs

04-05 March 2017 - Daily Current Affairs The shape of water awarded the best picture in Oscar 2018

Honours & Awards

1. "The shape of water" awarded the best picture in Oscar 2018

  • The 90th Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 2018) took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
  • The Awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
  • Important Awardees of Oscar 2018 are-
  • Important Awardees are-
Award Category WINNER Description
Best Picture The Shape Of Water Crew For the movie "The Shape Of Water"
Best Director Guillermo del Toro For the movie "The Shape Of Water"
Best Actor Gary Oldman For acted in movie "Darkest Hour"
Best Actress Frances McDormand For acted in the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Economic / Financial Awareness

2. India placed at 3rd in in Hurun's Global Rich List 2018

  • India placed at 3rd in highest number of billionaires in the world after China and the US respectively.
  • It was published in Hurun's Global Rich List 2018.
  • There are 31 new Indians added to the list taking the total number to 131.
  • Mukesh Ambani is the richest person from India.
  • The china and US contain 819 and 571 names respectively.
  • The richest person in the world is Jeff Bezos of Amazon.

3. India is the 12th largest overseas holder of US securities in 2017 with $147.4 billion

  • India remained the 12th largest overseas holder of US securities with $147.4 billion in December 2017.
  • These Figures are compiled by the US Treasury Department.
  • In December 2016, India hold was just $118.2 billion.
  • In 2017, China was the largest holder of US government securities with $1.18 trillion, followed by Japan at $1.06 trillion.

Schemes

4. Odisha govt launched 'Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas' programme

  • The Odisha government launched a programme Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas (Our Village, our development) to reach out to the people in rural areas and involve themselves in the developmental activities.
  • Under the programme people through Wi-Fi enabled latest technology video wall vans can directly send their grievances to the Chief Minister’s Office.

5. Karnataka govt launched healthcare scheme 'Arogya Karnataka'

  • Karnataka government launched a healthcare scheme “Arogya Karnataka (Healthy Karnataka)” aimed at benefitting about 1.43 crore households in the state.
  • The scheme will provide quality primary, secondary and tertiary treatment to both BPL and APL families in the state.
  • Under the scheme, all below-poverty-line (BPL) households will get free treatment at government hospitals and for all above-poverty-line (APL) households, the state will bear about 30 percent of the treatment cost.

Sports

6. Manu Bhaker won the gold medal at ISSF World Cup

  • India's Manu Bhaker won the gold medal in 10 metre Air Pistol Women event at the ISSF World Cup.
  • It was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • The Silver medal bagged by Alejandra Zavala Vazquez of Mexico bagged Silver and Bronze medal by Celine Goberville of France.
ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) World Cup
  • It was introduced in 1986 to provide a homogeneous system for qualification to the Olympic shooting competitions by the International Shooting Sports Federation.
  • There are four competitions per year in each event is organised under ISSF World Cup event.

7. India’s Shahzar Rizvi made a world record in 10-meter air pistol event in ISSF World cup

  • Shahzar Rizvi won the gold medal in his maiden ISSF World Cup appearance.
  • He belongs to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
  • He shot a world record 242.3 in the 10- metre air pistol event's final.
  • He defeated Olympic champion Christian Reitz of Germany in the final.

8. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan became the youngest captain in international cricket

  • Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan became the youngest captain in the history of international cricket.
  • He led Afghanistan against Scotland in their opening match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers which was played at Bulawayo in Zimbabwe on 4th March 2018.
  • His age is 19 years and 165 days.
  • The previous record was held by Rajin Saleh of Bangladesh which was 20 years and 297 days.
  • Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the youngest Indian to lead an ODI team in the age of 23 years and 126 days.

Obituaries

9. Odia Bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli passed away

  • Odia Bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli passed following a cardiac arrest.
  • He was a devotee of Lord Jagannath and sang only Bhajans.
  • He was a disciple of legendary bhajan singer Bhikari Bal.
  • He is remembered for his hit bhajans like “Kala Saante Acha Kemante” and “Jaga Pain Niti Mali Phula”.

10. Veteran Litterateur, historian Prafulla Das passes away

  • Veteran Litterateur, historian and freedom fighter Prafulla Das passed away at his native village Rajkanika, Odisha.
  • He was awarded prestigious Sarala Samman for his book “Bahniman “.
  • The book “Bahniman” was written on the life of famous freedom fighter Smt. Malati Choudhury.
  • He also wrote a number of books on the history of India’s freedom struggle and the role of Odisha.

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