Thursday, 13 April 2017

64th National Film Awards


The 64th National Film Awards for year 2016 were announced on 07 April 2017. Marathi film Kasaav won the award in the Best Feature Film category and Fireflies in the Abyss won in the Non-Feature Film Category. Telugu drama film Sathamanam Bhavathi directed by Satish Vegesna was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. The 64th National Film Awards in the various categories are as follows:
 Best Feature Film: Kasaav (Marathi).
Non-Feature Film: Fireflies in the Abyss. 
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Sathamanam Bhavathi 
Best Direction: Rajesh (Ventilator) 
Best Actor: Akhay Kumar (Rustom) 
Best Actress: Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu) 
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim (Dangal) 
Best Child Artist: Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children) 
Best stunt choreography: Peter Hein (Pulimurugan) 
Best Children’s Film: Dhanak (Hindi) 
Best Film on social issue: Pink 
Best Male Playback Singer: Sundara Iyer (Joker) 
Best Female Playback Singer: Thume jaake 
Best Screenplay (original): Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram) 
Best Screenplay (adapted): Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya) 
Best Editing: Rameshwar Ventilator Sound designer: Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram) 
Best production design: 24 
Best Costume Designer: Sachin (Marathi film) 
Best Environmental film including agriculture: The Tiger who crossed the line 
Best Make-up Artist: MK Ramakrishna 
Best Music Direction: Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama) 
Special Mention: Kadvi Hawa (Hindi), Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi), Majirathi Keki (Assamese), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja). 
Special Jury award: Mohanlal( Pulimurugan), Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol. 
Best feature films in regional languages: Madipur (Tulu), Joker (Tamil), Wrongside Raju (Gujarati), Pelli Chupulu (Telugu), Dashakriya (Marathi), Bisarjan’ (Bengali), Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam), Ke Sara Sara (Konkini), Reservation (Kannada) and Neerja (Hindi).

Colson Whitehead Awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prize


Colson Whitehead’s celebrated novel Underground Railroad has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The novel is about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality. Earlier in November 2016, the novel had received the National Book Award of US. This makes Colson Whitehead first person to win Pulitzer and National Book Award for fiction in last 20 years.

Malala Yousafzai Became the youngest UN Messenger of Peace

April 11, 2017

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
On April 11, 2017 United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.
About Malala Yousafzai: Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora city in Swat province of Pakistan. At the age of 11 she had caught international attention as female education activist after writing for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan under pseudonym Gul Makai. Her campaign had led to a Taliban assassination attempt near that left her severely wounded after she was shot in head in 2012.
Awards and Honours: In 2014, at the age of 17 she was awarded Nobel peace prize, becoming youngest Nobel Laureate in the history of Nobel award. National Youth Peace Prize (2011), Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice (2012), Simon de Beauvoir Prize (2013), Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (2013), Anna Politkovskaya Award (2013). UN has declared 12 July as ‘Malala Day’ in her honour.
United Nations

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs

A Short Note on Chipko Movement

The Chipko Movement was a nonviolent movement aimed at protection and conservation of trees and forests from being destroyed. The name of the Chipko movement originated from the word 'embrace' as the villagers used to hug the trees and protect them from wood cutters cutting them. It was based on the Gandhian philosophy of peaceful resistance to achieve the goals. It was a strong uprising against those people who were destroying the natural resources of the forests and disturbing the whole ecological balance.

A Short Note on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

On 13 April 1919, one of the saddest events in the Indian history took place – the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre. On April 13, the day of the Baisakhi festival, people had gathered in an open space known as the Jallianwalla Bagh, to participate in the annual celebrations. Coming from outside the city, they may have been unaware of the imposition of martial law in the city. Colonel Reginald Dyer of the British India Army was informed about the gathering and he went there with fifty soldiers. The Jallianwala Bagh was surrounded on all sides by houses and buildings and had few narrow entrances. Most of them were kept permanently locked. The main entrance was relatively wide, but was guarded heavily by the troops backed by the armoured vehicles. Dyer, without warning the crowd to disperse, blocked the main exits and ordered his troops to begin shooting towards the densest sections of the crowd. The firing continued for approximately ten minutes. Cease-fire was ordered only when ammunition supplies were almost exhausted, after approximately 1,650 rounds were spent. Many people died in stampedes at the narrow gates or by jumping into the solitary well on the compound to escape the shooting. The wounded could not be moved from where they had fallen, as a curfew was declared, and many more died during the night. A memorial was built for the innocent souls who departed on the unfortunate day and the memorial was inaugurated in 1961. The Jallianwalla Bagh site is now a national monument.

আজকের এই দিনে : ১৩ এপ্রিল ২০১৭

১৭৪১ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে যুক্তরাজ্যের রয়েল মিলিটারি একাডেমি স্থাপিত হয়।
১৭৭২ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে ওয়ারেন হেস্টিংস বাংলার গভর্নর নিযুক্ত হন।
১৮৫৫ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে ঈশ্বরচন্দ্র বিদ্যাসাগর কৃত ‘বর্ণ পরিচয়’ প্রথম প্রকাশিত হয়।

১৮৯৩ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে গোকুল দাস ও দীনেশরঞ্জন দাশ সম্পাদিত মাসিক সাহিত্য পত্রিকা ‘কল্লোল’ প্রথম প্রকাশিত হয়।
১৯০৬ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে আইরিশ সাহিত্যিক স্যামুয়েল বেকেটের জন্ম।
১৯১৯ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে রাওলাট আইনের প্রতিবাদে অমৃতসরে এক বিক্ষোভ সমাবেশে জেনারেল ডায়ারের নির্দেশে ব্রিটিশ পুলিশ গুলি চালালে জালিয়ানওয়ালাবাগ হত্যাকাণ্ড সংঘটিত হয়।
১৯১৯ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে প্রথম বিশ্বযুদ্ধ শেষে মিত্রশক্তি ও জার্মানির মধ্যে ভার্সাই চুক্তি স্বাক্ষরিত হয়।
১৯৩৯ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে নোবেলজয়ী (১৯৯৫) আইরিশ কবি সিমাস হিনির জন্ম।
১৯৪১খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে নোবেলজয়ী (১৯৮৫) মার্কিন জীববিজ্ঞানী মাইকেল স্টুয়ার্ট ব্রাউনের জন্ম।
১৯৬৪ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে ইয়ান স্মিথ দক্ষিণ রোডেশিয়ার নতুন সরকার গঠন করেন ।
১৯৬৬ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে ইরাকের প্রেসিডেন্ট কর্নেল আব্দুস সালাম আরেফ এক বিমান দুর্ঘটনায় নিহত হন।
১৯৭৫ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে লেবাননের গৃহ যুদ্ধের সময় খ্রিস্টান উগ্রবাদী ফ্যালানজিষ্ট দলের আধাসামরিক বাহিনী একটি বাসে হামলা চালালে ৩০ জন ফিলিস্তিনী নিহত হয়।
১৯৭৫ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে বৈরুতে মুসলামান ও খ্রিস্টানদের মধ্যে দাঙ্গা শুরু হয়।
১৯৯৭ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে আইসিসি ক্রিকেটে বাংলাদেশ অপরাজিত চ্যাম্পিয়ন হয়।
২০০৪ খ্রিস্টাব্দের এই দিনে সুপারসনিক বিমান কনকর্ড শেষবারের মতো আকাশে ওড়ে ।