Barack Obama: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Booker Prize 2020 won by Douglas Stuart

Published: November 20, 2020

The Booker Prize of the year 2020 was won by Douglas Stuart for his debut novel “Shuggie Bain”. The shortlist of Booker Prize consisted of five more titles such as Burnt Sugar. The Burnt Sugar was published in India as “Girl in White Cotton”. It also included “The New Wilderness” by Diane Cook, “The Shadow ..

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Barack Obama publishes book “A Promised Land”

Published: November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, the former President of the United States Barack Obama published a memoir called “A Promised Land”. It is the first of the two volumes that Obama had written during his tenure as President of United States which is between 2009 and 2017. Highlights The book concludes with the killing of Osama ..

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What is Defence Production Act, 1950 invoked in the US?

Published: March 28, 2020

US President Donald Trump invoked the Defence Production Act recently. The act has been invoked in order to direct General Motors, a Multinational Corporation to manufacture ventilators needed to fight COVID-19. Highlights The act was enacted in 1950 in response to Korean War. Under the act, President Truman established defence mobilization and also imposed price ..

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American Factory wins Oscar for best feature-length documentary

Published: February 11, 2020

Recently, the Oscar award for best feature-length documentary was presented to ‘American Factory’. It was the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company named ‘Higher Ground’. The documentary film was released in the Netflix, and it is about an Ohio auto glass factory that is run by a Chinese investor, who employs ..

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Nancy Pelosi: receives JFK Profile in Courage Award 2019

Published: May 20, 2019

The USA’s House of Representatives (lower house of US) Speaker Nancy Pelosi was honoured with 2019 John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Key Highlights About Pelosi: She has served in House of Representatives since 1987. She was recognized for putting national interest above her party’s interest, for her efforts to pass former President Barack ..

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