Current Affairs Quiz: 7 January 2019
- Which film won the 2019 Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture- Drama?
a) Star Is Born, A (2018)
b) Black Panther
c) If Beale Street Could Talk
d) Bohemian Rhapsody
- Who won the Best Actress in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?
a) Lady Gaga
b) Glenn Close
c) Nicole Kidman
d) Melissa McCarthy
- Who won the Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards?
a) Bradley Cooper
b) Willem Dafoe
c) Rami Malek
d) Lucas Hedges
- The largest cathedral of West Asia was recently inaugurated in which nation?
- Which among the following singers will be honoured by the Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society on January 8, 2018?
a) Asha Parekh
b) Lata Mangeshkar
c) Asha Bhosle
d) Alka Yagnik
- Which nation has introduced a new regulation to put an end to secret divorces?
c) Saudi Arabia
- The North Central Railway has launched a mobile app to help people navigate through which city?
- According to a study, which nation’s melting ice sheet is releasing tons of methane?
- Which nation has passed a law to have own version of Islam, make it conform to socialism?
a) North Korea
- The NGT has imposed Rs 100 crore fine on which state’s government for failing to curb illegal mining?
c) West Bengal
Answers with Explanation
- (d) Bohemian Rhapsody
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. Though “A Star Is Born” was the odds-on favourite for the Best Motion Picture (Drama), ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won the award.
- (b) Glenn Close
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. The Best Actress in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Glenn Close for the film ‘The Wife’ and Best Actor in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Rami Malek for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Best Director – Motion Picture that went to Alfonso Cuaron for the film ‘Roma’.
- (c) Rami Malek
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on January 7, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the United States of America. The Best Actress in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Glenn Close for the film ‘The Wife’ and Best Actor in Motion Picture (Drama) went to Rami Malek for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
- (c) Egypt
Egypt has opened West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital, 45 kilometres east of Cairo. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the newly-built Cathedral of Nativity and also a mosque on January 6, 2018, on the eve of Coptic Christmas.
- (a) Asha Parekh
Veterans Asha Parekh and Farooque Shaikh will be honoured by the Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society on January 8, 2018 to commemorate the 52nd death anniversary of the renowned filmmaker. The Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society was instituted 22 years ago in memory of the late filmmaker, Bimal Roy. Its aim is to reward unsung heroes of the film industry.
- (c) Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, a new regulation has been introduced to end secret divorces, wherein men end a marriage without telling their wives. Starting from January 6, 2018, the Gulf nation’s courts will be required to notify the Saudi women by text on rulings confirming their divorces.
- (a) Prayagraj
The North Central Railway, NCR has launched a mobile application to help people navigate through Prayagraj city during Kumbh Mela starting from January 15. The ‘Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App’ will also provide information regarding all the ‘Mela special’ trains that will run during the period.
- (b) Greenland
The Greenland ice sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity impacts the atmosphere far more than previously thought. The study, led by a team from the University of Bristol in the UK, reported that ice sheet beds, which hold large reserves of carbon, liquid water, microorganisms and very little oxygen, the ideal conditions for creating methane gas, are also atmospheric methane sources.
- (c) China
China has passed a law that seeks to “Sinicize” Islam within five years and might do that with other four religions in the country. Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has heavily cracked down on religion, especially Islam practised by most Uighurs in the country’s Xinjiang province who Beijing suspects of having separatist and extremist tendencies.
- (d) Meghalaya
The National Green Tribunal on January 4, 2018 imposed a fine of whopping Rs 100 crore on the Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state. The green tribunal imposed the fine on the state government as a “deterrent” and for its “inaction” to curb illegal mining in the north eastern state.