6-7 January 2020 Current Affairs

BEE default AC temperature | Leo Carter | NSE Knowledge Hub | 77th Golden Globe Awards |

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1) What will be the default temperature of all room air conditioners in India, as was announced by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on 6 January 2020? - 24 degrees Celsius (The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on 6 January 2020 announced that all room air conditioners (ACs) should have a default temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. This means that when the room air conditioner is switched on, it will start at 24 degree Celsius. All brands and types of star-labelled ACs, which are rated from one star to five stars based on their energy efficiencies and manufactured, commercially purchased or sold in India, shall ensure default setting of temperature in the room air conditioners at 24 degrees Celsius, with effect from 1 January 2020)

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2) Which New Zealand batsman hit six sixes in an over on 5 January 2020 thus becoming only the seventh batsman to achieve the feat in any cricket cricket? - Leo Carter (Canterbury batsman Leo Carter hit six sixes in an over during the T20 Super Smash tournament at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 5 January 2020. He thus became the seventh batsman to achieve the feat in any format of cricket (both domestic and international). The unfortunate bowler on this occasion was left-arm spinner Anton Devcich, bowling for Northern Districts. The other batsmen to achieve the feat in T20s include India's Yuvraj Singh (2007), Worcestershire's Ross Whitely (2017), Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai (2018). In other formats, both first-class and domestic limited-overs, Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs hold the record)

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3) National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) launched The NSE Knowledge Hub, a unique Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered learning eco-system, on 6 January 2020. This Knowledge Hub has been based in which city? – New Delhi (The NSE Knowledge Hub has been developed to assist the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector in enhancing skills for their employees and helping academic institutions in preparing future ready talent skilled for the financial services industry)

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4) Which movie won Best Motion Picture-Drama at 77th Golden Globe Awards on 5 January 2020? - '1917' (Sam Mendes-directed war film '1917', starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman among others was named the Best Motion Picture-Drama at 77th Golden Globe Awards. Sam Mendes also won Best Director award for '1917')

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5) Who won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards at the 77 Golden Globe Awards? - Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger (Joaquin Phoenix won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Joker' at Golden Globe Awards. Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama went to Renée Zellweger for the Judy Garland biopic 'Judy')

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