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36. 

This film on the Golden Peacock award for the Best Film at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017).

A. 120 Beats Per Minute
B. On Body and Soul
C. Loveless
D. The Square

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The French film on AIDS "120 Beats Per Minute", directed by Robin Campillo, has won the prestigious Golden Peacock award for best film at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2017), while the film's actor Nahuel Perez Biscayart won the Silver Peacock in the best actor male category in Panaji, Goa. Apart from this, Amitabh Bachchan was felicitated with the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award 2017 and the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.

37. 

World's First 3D Sanskrit Film Anurakthi Screened at 2017 IFFI in __________.

A. Mumbai
B. Pune
C. Goa
D. Chennai

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The World's first Sanskrit 3D film'Anurakthi' is among the main attraction in 3D category at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Panaji in Goa. A team of 10 Sanskrit scholars worked with the filmmaker to help deliver the correct dialogues. The motto of making the film is to make the Sanskrit language relevant even for today. The main challenge for the artists in the movie was to present it in a contemporary setting and ensure the language can be followed by the viewers.

38. 

Which film won big at Asia Pacific Screen Awards recently?

A. Newton
B. Bahubaali
C. Lagaan
D. Sholay

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Bollywood movie 'Newton' secured two wins with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane, Australia. For 'Newton', Rajkummar Rao won the best actor award and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar secured the best screenplay honor. Newton was produced by Drishyam Films and directed by Amit V. Masurkar. The movie revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.

39. 

How many movies did selected for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal?

A. 5
B. 12
C. 9
D. 25

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) nominated nine movies for this year's International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal. Out of nine films, five are from India. They are Kshitij - A Horizon, Manusangada, Poorna, Railway Children and Take-Off from India. The foreign films in the fray are Amok from Poland, Khibula - a co-production of Germany, France and Georgia, The Last Painting from Taiwan and Women of The Weeping River - a joint production of the US and UK.

40. 

This country will host 2019 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships?

A. India
B. Australia
C. Brazil
D. Sri Lanka

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships. It was decided by the Executive Board of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation to allot the 2019 edition of the competitions to India at Gold Coast, Australia. The 2018 edition of the tournament is being held at the Gold Coast.