Current Affairs – February, 2019

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91st Oscar Awards

The Oscar Award list for the year 2019 is listed below:

  • Documentary (Feature) —Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo.
  • Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Actor in a Supporting Role —Mahershala Ali, Green Book.
  • Animated Feature Film —Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman.
  • Animated Short Film —Domee Shi, Bao.
  • Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.
  • Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin.
  • Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman.
  • Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther.
  • Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born.
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role— Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite.
  • Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma.
  • Best Picture — Green Book.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honouring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.

Oscar Awards

The Oscars Awards also known as Academy Awards honour artistic and technical merit in the film industry. The awards are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

National Water Awards 2018 Presented

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development, and Rejuvenation presented 82 National Water Awards in 14 categories for the year 2018. The Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development, and Rejuvenation Arjun Ram Meghwal expressed his happiness over National Water Awards which have been resumed after a gap of 12 years and said that this is a very big step to spread awareness about water conservation. He urged the Ministry to hold National Water Awards every year.

National Water Awards

The National Water Awards were launched in the year 2007 by the Ministry of Water Resources. The objective of National Water Award is to encourage all stakeholder including the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations, Institutions, Corporate Sector, Individuals etc. for adopting innovative practices of groundwater augmentation by rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge, promoting water use efficiency, recycling & re-use of water and creating awareness through people’s participation in the targeted areas resulting into the sustainability of groundwater resources development, adequate capacity building amongst the stakeholders etc.

The awards are presented in 14 categories which include:

  • Best State Normal Category
  • Best State Special Category
  • Best District
  • Best Village Panchayat
  • Best Municipal Corporation
  • Best research/innovation/adaptation of new technology for water conservation
  • Best educative/mass awareness efforts
  • Best TV show for promoting water conservation
  • Best Newspaper
  • Best School
  • Best Institution for successful campus water usage
  • Best Resident Welfare Association (RWA)
  • Organizations for Best Religious/Recreational & Tourism Water Uses and
  • Best Industry for industrial water conservation.

The National Water Awards were instituted with the objectives of encouraging the stakeholders to adopt a holistic approach towards water resources management in the country.