Daily : March 6, 2018


90th Oscar Award-2018

Question: Which of the following films was conferred the Best Film award distributed at the 90th Oscars award ceremony on March 4th, 2018?
(a) Darkest Hour
(b) The Shape of Water
(c) Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
(d) A Fantastic Woman
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On March 4th, 2018, the American Film Industry’s most prestigious 90th Annual Academy Awards were presented in Los Angeles, United States.
  • This award is popularly known as ‘Oscar Award’.
  • The details of major awards are as follows:
  • Best Film – ‘The Shape of Water’, Director-Guillermo del Toro.
  • Best Director – Guillermo del Toro (film – ‘The Shape of Water’).
  • Best Actor – Gary Oldman (Film-Darkest Hour)
  • Best Actress – Frances McDormand, Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell (Film-Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri).
  • Best Supporting Actress-Allison Janney (Film- I, Tonya)
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay) -Get Out; Written by Jordan Peele.
  • Best Writing (Edited Screenplay) – Call Me by Your Name; Screenplay by James Ivory.
  • Best Foreign Language Film – A Fantastic Woman, Spanish Language Film (Country-Chile).
  • Best Apparel Design – ‘Phantom Thread’ (Designer-Mark Bridges).
  • Best Editing-Dunkirk (Editor-Lee Smith)
  • Best Cinematography-Blade Runner 2049
  • Best Animated Feature Film – ‘Coco’
  • Best Song – ‘Remember Me’ (Film-Coco)
  • It is notable that posthumously famous Bollywood actress Sridevi and Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor were recalled at the 90th Oscars.
  • It is worth mentioning that this time the movie ‘The Shape of Water’ was nominated in 13 categories and awarded in the highest 4 categories.


FICCI-Frames 2018

FICCI Frames, 2018

Question: During 5th -7th March, 2018 at which of the following places the ‘FICCI Frames, 2018’; an annual conference of the media and entertainment industry is being organized?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Pune
(c) Mumbai
(d) Bangalore
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On March 5th- 7th, 2018, the annual conference of the Media and Entertainment Industry ‘FICCI Frames, 2018’is being organized in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.
  • Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani inaugurated this three-day conference.
  • It is worth mentioning that ‘FICCI Frames’ is the leading business conclave to attract almost all important stakeholders in the entertainment sector.
  • This is the largest conference of its kind in Asia.


New Chairperson, National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention

Question: Who amongst the following has recently been appointed by the Central Government as the chairman of the National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC)?
(a) Bhupendra Singh
(b) Dr. Indrajeet Singh
(c) Dr. Vinay Singh Ambassador
(d) Anil Gulati
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On March 1st 2018, Central Government has appointed senior IAS The officer appointed Bhupendran Singh as the president of National Chemical Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC).
  • Currently he is the President of National Drug Pricing (NPPA).
  • It is noteworthy that the NACWC was established on April 29th1997 under the Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2000.


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