Current Affairs for RRB Office Assistant Mains | 22nd September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers - Smartkeeda

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Who among the following has recently won two awards at Indian International Film Festival of Boston?
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Who: Neena Gupta
What: wins two awards at Indian International Film Festival of Boston for Vikas Khanna’s The Last Color
When: published on 16th September 2019

Bollywood actor Neena Gupta registered a double victory at Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The Badhaai Ho actor won Best Actress award while her film The Last Color emerged victorious in Best Feature Film category.

An elated Neena took to Instagram to thanks her fans for their love and support. The directorial debut of world-renowned chef Vikas Khanna The Last Color deals with taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi in India.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/neena-gupta-wins-two-awards-at-indian-international-film-festival-of-boston-for-vikas-khanna-s-the-last-color/story-4U1lKUf42GcucsF79473IK.html
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Who among the following is going to be the head of the panel to study issues related to non-personal data and suggest the ways to regulate non-personal data?
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Who: Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to
What: lead panel on protection of non-personal data
When: published on 22nd September 2019

Even as the personal data protection Bill is yet to be finalised and passed by the Parliament, the government has opened another front regarding non-personal or community data, wherein it has formed a committee under the chairmanship of Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to study various issues regarding the matter and give suggestions for regulating such data.

However, some privacy advocates fear the government is trying to dilute protections suggested under the data protection Bill. But the government on its part feels there is a need to recognise the economic dimension of community data, which includes aggregated data, derived data, anonymous data, e-commerce data, artificial intelligence training data, etc. Even the BN Srikrishna-led panel, which had given its recommendations on personal data protection in July last year, had suggested that the government should consider a suitable law regarding community data.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/data-regulation-govt-forms-panel-to-study-protection-of-non-personal-data/1713621/
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Which of the following international organizations has recently decided to publish the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in international languages?
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Who: UNESCO
What: to publish anthology of Guru Nanak Dev's writing in world languages
When: published on 13th September 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in world languages to mark his 550th birth anniversary.

"To commemorate 550th birth anniversary of GuruNanak Devji, UNESCO has decided to translate and publish anthology of his writings into world languages," the Culture Ministry said in a tweet on Friday.

The government is also holding a series of events and has initiated projects to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/unesco-to-publish-anthology-of-guru-nanak-dev-s-writing-in-world-languages-119091300979_1.html
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Name the person who has recently received the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019.
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Who: Dr Kalam Smriti Award
What: presented to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina
When: published on 18th September 2019

Bangladesh  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka on Monday. The award is instituted in memory of former President A P J Abdul Kalam. The citation lauded Hasina for her vision of ‘a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism’.

It acknowledged her contribution in fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh. TP Sreenivasan, former ambassador and the chief advisor of the Dr Kalam Smriti International Advisory Council, handed over the award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The award is given every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in their respective fields to achieve the best for their countries.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2019/sep/18/dr-kalam-smriti-award-presented-to-bangladesh-pm-sheikh-hasina-2035163.html
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Which of the following missiles was recently launched recently by DRDO from Su-30 MKI fighter jet?
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Who: Astra missile
What: successfully flight tested from Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet
When: published on 18th September 2019

India on Tuesday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra that was fired from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet.

Here are the main features of this missile:

The state-of-the-art missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI off the coast of Odisha as part of user trials by the Indian Air Force(IAF).
The missile is designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
The Astra missile is a beyond visual range missile. It is capable of engaging different targets at different altitudes.
The missile has a strike range of 70km.
The missile has a 15-kg high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/watch-astra-missile-successfully-flight-tested-from-sukhoi-30-mki-fighter-jet-1568817422049.html

Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 22nd September 2019

1. Agnes Kharshiing was conferred with the 11th International Hrant Dink Award.
(22nd September 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers)

Meghalaya-based rights activist Agnes Kharshiing, who survived an assault by the coal mafia almost a year ago, received the 11th International Hrant Dink Award along with Turkish activist against male violence Nebahat Akkoç.

The two activists were presented the award that commemorates the memory of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was killed in 2007, in Istanbul.

Since 2009, the Hrant Dink Award is presented every year to individuals, organisations or groups that work for a world free from discrimination, racism and violence, and who take personal risks for achieving those ideals, break the stereotypes and use the language of peace and by doing so give inspiration and hope to others.

The award committee said Ms. Kharshiing, 59, was chosen for “defending the rights of the poor, women, children and disadvantaged groups where she lives as well as for environmental rights”. Ms. Akkoç, based in Turkey’s Anatolia, was awarded for “working to raise awareness about women’s rights and to struggle against male violence”.

2. Gangs Of Wasseypur is only Indian film to feature on The Guardian's list of 100 Best Films of 21st century.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz of 22nd September 2019)

Anurag Kashyap's 2012 action drama Gangs of Wasseypur has become the only Indian film to feature in The Guardian's list of 100 Best Films of the 21st century.

The list has been curated by reviewers from the publication, such as Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard. Paul Thomas Anderson's American epic drama, There Will Be Blood (2007) has topped the list and Kashyap's film has taken the 59th spot.

3. ISRO, DRDO ink MoUs to provide technologies for Human Space Mission.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 22nd September 2019)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday joined hands with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for development of human-centric systems for the Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities.

A delegation of ISRO scientists, led by Human Space Flight Centre's Director, S Unnikrishnan Nair, signed a set of MoUs with various DRDO labs in this regard, an official statement said.

The purpose behind the development is to provide technologies for human-centric systems and technologies specific to the Human Space Mission.

4. Moti Bagh: Documentary Film Based on Life of Uttarakhand Farmer Nominated for Oscars.
(Most Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 22nd September 2019)

Moti Bagh, a documentary film based on the struggle of a farmer in a remote Himalayan village, has been nominated for the Oscars, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Tuesday.

The chief minister congratulated the director, Nirmal Chander Dandriyal, and said the film is based on the life of Vidyadutt, a farmer living in the state's Pauri Garhwal region.

5. Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launches Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp helpline.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs Quiz of 22nd September 2019)

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline 1100 for the speedy and time bound redressal of public grievances by effective use of latest technologies.

"The main focus of the state government from the day of assuming office was to ensure that the issues, problems and grievances of the general public were redressed at the earliest and in a time bound manner," he said, adding that the State Government also launched Jan Manch for the redressal of the Public grievances.

Thakur said that over 35,000 public grievances have been redressed in the Jan Manch and now going a step forward, the State Government has started this helpline to ensure that the people would not require to even to go to Jan Manch for redressal of their grievances.

6. Astra missile successfully flight tested from Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs 22nd September 2019)

India on Tuesday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra that was fired from a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet.

Here are the main features of this missile:

The state-of-the-art missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI off the coast of Odisha as part of user trials by the Indian Air Force(IAF).

The missile is designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

The Astra missile is a beyond visual range missile. It is capable of engaging different targets at different altitudes.

The missile has a strike range of 70km.

The missile has a 15-kg high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead.

7. Dr Kalam Smriti Award presented to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.
(Latest Current Affairs Capsule of 22nd September 2019)

Bangladesh  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka on Monday. The award is instituted in memory of former President A P J Abdul Kalam. The citation lauded Hasina for her vision of ‘a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism’.

It acknowledged her contribution in fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh. TP Sreenivasan, former ambassador and the chief advisor of the Dr Kalam Smriti International Advisory Council, handed over the award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The award is given every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in their respective fields to achieve the best for their countries.

8. UNESCO to publish anthology of Guru Nanak Dev's writing in world languages.
(Current Affairs in Short of 22nd September 2019)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of the writings of Guru Nanak Dev in world languages to mark his 550th birth anniversary.

"To commemorate 550th birth anniversary of GuruNanak Devji, UNESCO has decided to translate and publish anthology of his writings into world languages," the Culture Ministry said in a tweet on Friday.

The government is also holding a series of events and has initiated projects to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

9. Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to lead panel on protection of non-personal data.
(Today Current Affairs PDF of 22nd September 2019)

Even as the personal data protection Bill is yet to be finalised and passed by the Parliament, the government has opened another front regarding non-personal or community data, wherein it has formed a committee under the chairmanship of Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to study various issues regarding the matter and give suggestions for regulating such data.

However, some privacy advocates fear the government is trying to dilute protections suggested under the data protection Bill. But the government on its part feels there is a need to recognise the economic dimension of community data, which includes aggregated data, derived data, anonymous data, e-commerce data, artificial intelligence training data, etc. Even the BN Srikrishna-led panel, which had given its recommendations on personal data protection in July last year, had suggested that the government should consider a suitable law regarding community data.

10. Neena Gupta wins two awards at Indian International Film Festival of Boston for Vikas Khanna’s The Last Color.
(Current Affairs and GK Questions and Answers of 22nd September 2019)

Bollywood actor Neena Gupta registered a double victory at Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The Badhaai Ho actor won Best Actress award while her film The Last Color emerged victorious in Best Feature Film category.

An elated Neena took to Instagram to thanks her fans for their love and support. The directorial debut of world-renowned chef Vikas Khanna The Last Color deals with taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi in India.