Academy Awards: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Robert De Niro to get honour of Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert De Niro will be presented the honour of Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ceremony on January 19, 2020.  The actor has been named the 56th recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG-AFTRA awards are ..

Yalitza Aparicio named as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio has been named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples. She made history as the first indigenous performer nominated for a best actress honor at the 2019 Academy Awards for her performance in the film “Roma”, in which she speaks in an indigenous language and in Spanish.

Movie ‘Gully Boy’ named as India’s official entry to Oscars 2020

Director Zoya Akhtar’s musical drama film “Gully Boy” has been named as India’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category to the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars 2020). The movie chronicled the story of Mumbai’s street rappers and was said to loosely based on rapper Naezy’s life. 

Vikas Swarup appointed as Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Vikas Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, has been appointed as Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry. His appointment will come into effect from August 1, 2019. At present, he is India’s High Commissioner to Canada. Swarup is the author of award-winning book Q&A, which ..

Green Book crowned as Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards

An American biographical comedy-drama film “Green Book” has won the Best Picture at 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 25th February 2019. Green Book also won best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and best original screenplay. In it, British actress Olivia Colman won the best actress award for “The Favourite” ..