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Current Affairs Date: 02 February 2021

National:

19th edition of the Pune International Film Festival:
  • The 19th edition of the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) is scheduled to be held between March 4 and 11 in the year 2021.
    PIFF will reach out to its audience in two formats, online and in cinemas.
Ambikatanayadatta National Award:
  • Writer & Critic, ‘H S Shivaprakash’ has been conferred with the prestigious ”Ambikatanayadatta National Award” on January 31, by Da Ra Bendre National Memorial Trust in Dharwad.
51st ‘International Film Festival of India’:
  • List of Award Winners:

Golden Peacock Award (Best Film): Danish film Into the Darkness’

Silver Peacock Award for Best Director: ‘Chen-Nien Ko’

Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor (Male): Tzu-Chuan Liu

Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor (Female): Zofia Stafiej

Complete List of Award Winners of 51st ‘International Film Festival of India’
Next MD of Sundaram Finance Ltd:
  • Headquartered in Chennai, non-banking finance company Sundaram Finance Ltd has named Rajiv Lochan (director Strategy) as next managing director with effect from April 1.
International:
MoU Between India & Uzbekistan:
  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.
Death:
  • Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat died in Delhi on 20 January 2021. He was 48. He represented Vallabhnagar constituency of Udaipur.
Others:
  • Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani has decided to rename Dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’, which means lotus in Sanskrit.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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