August 18 – 19, 2019



#1 Aishwarya Pissay, who has become the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports, is from which city?

Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru has created history by becoming the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports. She annexed the FIM World Cup( Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) in the women’s category after the final round of the championship at Varpalota in Hungary. She won the first round in Dubai and was placed third (Portugal), fifth (Spain) and fourth (Hungary) in the subsequent outings. Pissay finished with a tally of 65 points, just four ahead of Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women. Aishwarya also finished 2nd in the FIM Junior category with 46 points, behind championship winner Tomas de Gavardo (60) of Chile.

#2 Holmberg 15A, which is in news recently, is associated to which field?

Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Germany have recently discovered a new black hole named Holmberg 15A that is clocking in at 40 billion times the mass of thhe Sun. The black hole is supergiant elliptical galaxy i.e. around 700 million light-years away from Earth and resides right at the centre of the Abell 85 galaxy cluster. It is to be noted that the Holmberg 15A is one of the biggest black holes that’s ever been spotted by keeping track on the movement of stars around it. Black holes are a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it.

#3 Who is slated to be felicitated with the 2019 Charlie Chaplin Award by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch?

Actor Steve Coogan will be felicitated with the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy by the British Academy’s Los Angeles branch. The award recognizes the talents whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy. Apart from Coogan, Jane Fonda will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Jackie Chan will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. The 2019 Britannia Awards will be held on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

#4 Who is the author of the book ‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar?

The book titled ‘Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar’ has been written by author-screenwriter Satyarth Nayak & will be launched on Sridevi’s 56th birth anniversary. It recounts the life and times of the iconic actor who changed how women stars were perceived in the male-dominated film industry. It will not only chronicle Sridevi’s journey and successes in the Indian film industry but also her innings after her big screen comeback in 2012 with “English Vinglish”.

#5 Newly-Discovered Kajin Sara Lake is located in which country?

A newly-discovered Kajin Sara lake in Manang district of Nepal is expected to set a new world record of being the world’s highest lake. It is located at an altitude of 5,200m, which is yet to be officially verified. Currently, Tilicho lake in Nepal holds the title, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919m in the Himalyan nation. Tilicho lake is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200m deep.

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