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Objective Question + Shorthand Notes on 22nd FEBRUARY Current Affairs

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Questions

1 Indian film named as best feature-length and short films in this year's berlin International Film festival is
2 This year was which edition of berlin International film festival
3 Which documentary won Golden Bear, the top prize of the festival during Berlin Int. Film Fest.
4 Recently which state has planned to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag for some of it's sweets
5 GI registration is governed under
6 GI tag is given for products with
7 PM NaMo launched National Rurban Mission recetly from
8 National Rurban Mission will work under
9 Responsibility to identify clusters under National Rurban Mission and preparing Integrated Cluster Action Plan lies with
10 International Mother Language Day is being observed on
11 Importance of International Language Day for Bangladesh
12 New MD of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)
13 Implementing Agency of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) for high speed connectivity of NCR with surrounding regions
14 New DG of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
15 Winner of 2016 Hockey India League
16 Hockey India League is being organized by

Answers

1 Malayalam film Ottal
2 66th
3 Italian documentary film Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)
4 West Bengal
5 Geographical Indications of goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
6 specific geographical origin, reputation and quality
7 Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh
8 Union Ministry of Rural Development
9 State government
10 February 21 to promote lingual and cultural diversity and multilingualism
11 Many people have died while protesting against imposition of Urdu
12 Vinay Kumar Singh
13 NCRTC
14 Jayant Misra
15 Punjab Warriors
16 Hockey India and HIL started since 2013

Explanation

Malayalam film Ottal named best children’s film at Berlin International Film Festival

Malayalam film Ottal named best feature-length and best short films in children’s category at 2016 Berlin International Film Festival > honoured with the prestigious Crystal Bear award in the ‘Generation K-Plus’ section > directed by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair > based on story about an old fisherman and his grandson > earlier it won National Award for best film on Environment Conservation/Preservation > also set record by winning all awards in 20th International Film Festival of Kerala

66th Berlin International Film Festival

66th edition of Berlin International Film Festival held in Berlin, Germany (11-21 Feb, 2016) > President of jury was Meryl Streep > Top prize of the festival i.e. Golden Bear has been awarded to Italian documentary film Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)

Four Bengali sweets to get GI tag

West Bengal government plan to get GI i.e. geographical indication tag for four traditional sweet delicacies of their state viz.
Mao – Of Jainagar – made of puffed rice and date palm jiggery – famous in South 24 Paraganas district
Sarpuria – of Krishnagar – made of milk cream – famous in Nadia district
Sitabhog and Mihidana – rice based – from burdwan
GI tag is being given for products with a specific geographical origin known for it’s reputation and quality because of it’s origin > GI registration is being governed by Geographical Indications of goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999

PM Narendra Modi launches National Rurban Mission in Chhattisgarh

PM NaMo launched National Rurban Mission in CG from Kurubhat in Rajnandgaon district > it is also known as Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban mission (SPMRM) > aim for better social, economic and infrastructure development of rural areas in overall 300 smart villages in next 3 years > aim: to catalyze overall regional growth i.e. for rural as well as urban areas > twin objectives – balanced regional development i.e. Strengthening of rural areas and de-burdening the urban areas > state will identify the clusters with potential for growth according to framework by Union Ministry of Rural Development and will also prepare the Integrated Cluster Action Plans for Rurban Clusters > population criteria: coastal and plain areas – 25000 to 50000; hilly, desert or tribal areas – 5000 to 15000 > and overall there are 14 components under it viz. skill development, agro services, digital literacy etc.

February 21: International Mother Language Day

February 21 is being observed as the International Mother Language Day or Bhasha Divas in hindi > to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism; secondly to signify importance of mother language to express oneself > 2016 is the 16th anniversary of International Mother Language Day > this day has special significance for Bangladesh where many people have died this day in 1952 by Pakistani army personnels while protesting against imposition of urdu as the national language ignoring Bengali which came to be known as Language Movement > it is observed annually by UNESCO member states > first announced by UNESCO in 1999 and formally established in 2007 by resolution of UNGA and 2008 was declared as International year of Language

Vinay Kumar Singh appointed as MD of NCRTC

Vinay Kumar Singh who was working with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) being appointed as MD of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) by search and selection committee > NCRTC is the nodal implementing agency of three corridors of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in NCR region which will connect it with Panipat, Meerut and Alwar > RRTS will use maglev technology recommended by High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) for high speed travel services to connect capital with suburb areas like Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh

Noted Classical singer Bhubaneswari Mishra passes away

Famous odissa classical singer Bhubaneshwari Mishra passed away at 67 because of a sudden cardiac arrest in New Delhi > she started her career in 1970s and has been conferred with many awards

Jayant Misra appointed as DG of DRI

Senior Indian Revenue Services Officer Jayant Misra appointed as Director General (DG) of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and will succeed Najib Shah who was holding it’s charge with being Chariman of Central Board of Excise and Customs > DRI is a major intelligence agency for prohibiting smuggling of gold, diamonds, foreign currency, narcotics etc. > DRI estd on 4th December, 1957 and functions under Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in Department of Revenue in Union Ministry of Finance

Punjab Warriors wins 2016 Hockey India League

Jaypee Punjab Warriors won 4th edition of Hockey India League title 2016 by defeating Kalinga Lancers > In 2014 delhi Waveriders and in 2015 Ranchi Rays won it > Hockey India League (HIL) is a professional field hockey league in India organized by Hockey India which is also the governing body of sports in India > HIL estd in 2013, sanctioned by International Hockey Federation (FIH) > currently in HIL there are six franchisee based teams with players from both India and abroad

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