Posts Tagged: GK

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

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The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize went to the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia. The prize was awarded to the group “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”.

Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission

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Dr. Sekhar Basu took the charge as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy. Dr. Basu, a renowned nuclear scientist, before taking over as Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has been the Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).  Earlier he worked as the […]

Kerala declared complete digital state

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Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared Kerala as a ‘complete digital state’ on Independence Day celebrations in the state. With the state making remarkable strides in implementation of various e-governance initiatives. The state has achieved 100 per cent mobile density, 75 per cent e-literacy, highest digital banking rate and broadband connection up to panchayat level as […]

K.V. Chowdary is new CVC and Vijai Singh is new CIC

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The Modi government appointed former chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes K.V. Chowdary as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Information Commissioner (IC) Vijai Singh as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), filling two vacancies that are key to the institutional framework for accountability.

62nd National Film Awards

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The 62nd National Film Awards were announced in a press conference in New Delhi on March 24. The conference was addressed by Jury Chairpersons Shri Bharathiraja and Shri Kamal Swaroop. List of Winners Best Feature Film: Court (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati & English) Best Popular Film for Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Mary Kom Indira Gandhi Award for […]

Padma Award 2015

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Padma Vibhushan 2015 S. No Name of the Awardee Discipline State/Domicile 1. Shri L. K. Advani Public Affairs Gujarat 2. Shri Amitabh Bachchan Art Maharashtra 3. Shri Prakash Singh Badal Public Affairs Punjab 4. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade Social Work Karnataka 5. Shri Mohammad Yusuf Khan alias Dilip Kumar Art Maharashtra 6. Shri Jagadguru Ramanandacharya […]

The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC)

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The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill passed by Parliament in August this year has received President’s assent. The new law facilitates the setting up of a commission for appointment of judges, replacing the 20-year-old collegium system, which has been under severe criticism. The bill, 124th amendment to the Constitution, grants Constitutional status to the […]

Arvind Panagariya appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

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নীতি আয়োগ-এর ভাইস চেয়ারম্যান পদে নিযুক্ত হলেন কলম্বিয়া বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের অধ্যাপক অরবিন্দ পানাগরিয়া। নীতি আয়োগ-এর ভাইস চেয়ারম্যান হিসেবে তিনি ক্যাবিনেট মন্ত্রীর মর্যাদা পাবেন। ভারতের সামগ্রিক অর্থনৈতিক নীতি রচনায় তাঁর গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা থাকবে। Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US, is appointed as the first Vice Chairman of the newly-created NITI […]

Kidambi Srikanth won China Open Series Premier

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World No. 16 Kidambi Srikanth caused a huge upset in the final of China Open Super Series Premier as he stunned the former World No. 1, two time Olympic Champion, five time World Champion and local favorite Lin Dan. This is Srikanth’s first ever Super Series title and first ever title won by an Indian […]

Kapil Dev honoured

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Cricket legend Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum, was presented to Dev on 24th September 2014 for his contribution to the sport and for his work to uplift poor.