Weekly Current Affairs – 1st to 7th November 2019

➢   Veteran Hollywood star-actress Dame Judith Olivia Denchwas also honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the ceremony

  1. Indian Film star will be honored with the first “Icon of Golden Jubilee Award” at IFFI  Rajinikanth.


➢   The IFFI will also confer with the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Foreign Artiste to French Actress Isabelle


➢   The Icon of Golden Jubilee Award is a special award constituted by the Government of India in the year 2019.

  1. The noted writer has been selected for the 27th Ezhuthachan Puraskaram  Anand.


➢   This award is given by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award and the Government of Kerala.

➢   He’s one of the famous novel is Aalkoottam which portrays the unique crises that the nation had witnessed with a rare finesse.

➢   His Govardhante Yatrakal had won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award, Veedum Thadavum and Jaina Manushyan

Kerala Sahitya Akademi award and Marubhoomikal Undakunnath, Vayalar award.

  1. An Indian origin researcher from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has won the ‘Early Career

Researcher of the Year Award-2019’ (Physical Sciences)  Neeraj Sharma. Note:

The Award has been given by the Australian government for his work in lithium-ion batteries found in electronic devices, electric vehicles, and the grid.

  1. Who has been chosen for the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019 Sudarsan Pattnaik?


➢   He will be felicitated during the International Scorrana Sand Nativity fete in Italy which will be held between 13th and 18th November 2019.

  1. U.S. based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay’s debut novel, “The Far Field” has won the 2019 JCB prize for  Literature.


➢   She also received the Rs 25 lakh as the prize money, a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra entitled

Mirror Melting.

➢   The novel published by Fourth estate India.

➢   JCB prize is an annual Indian literary award instituted in 2018 for a distinguished work of fiction by an Indian writer working in English or to a translated fiction by an Indian writer.

  1. Shripad Naik (Union Minister of State for Defence) inaugurated the DRDO Igniter Complex at High Energy Materials

Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune.

➢   HEMRL (a premier laboratory of DRDO) is primarily engaged in developing rocket and gun propellants,

pyrotechnic devices, high-explosive systems and synthesis of high-energy molecules.

  1. Who has been crowned ‘Miss Asia Global 2019’ (5th Edition) at Gokulam Convention centre in Kochi, Kerala Sara



➢   Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Yen Trang was crowned ‘Miss Asia’, while Samiksha Singh (India) won the sub-title of ‘Miss

Beautiful Face’.

➢   Miss Asia Global aims to find the most beautiful and talented women from all over the globe.

➢   The ‘Miss Asia Global Title 2020’ will be held in Malaysia.

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