Saturday, April 19, 2014

India GK Question Paper 54

India GK Question Sample Paper 54: India General Knowledge (GK) Sample Question Paper No. 52 with Collection of 20 Question from Q. No 891 to Q. 900 of India GK Questions under GK Quiz in PDF @  India GK Sample Papers.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

61st National Film Awards for year 2013

National Film Awards: Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao, who impressed all with his performance of a Kashmiri lawyer in ‘Shahid’ won the Best Actor award at the 61st National Film Awards announced on Wednesday to honor the best films of 2013 in the Indian cinema. If this was not all, Shahid’s director Hansal Mehta also bagged the Best Director award. Rajkummar shared the Best Actor award with Suraj Venjaramoodu for Malayalam movie Perariyathavar.
61st National Film Awards for year 2104:
BEST FEATURE FILM: Ship of Theseus (English-Hindi)
BEST FILM SOCIAL ISSUES: Tuhya Dharma Koncha (Marathi)
BEST DIRECTION: Shahid (Hindi)
BEST ACTOR: Raj Kumar & Suraj Venjaramoodu
Best Book on Cinema: Cinema Ga Cinema, Language: Telegu by Nandagopal 
Best Film Critic: Alka Sahni
Best Feature Film in Assamese:  'Ajeyo'
Best Feature Film in Bengali:  'Bakitar Byaktigoto'
Best Feature Film in Hindi:  'Jolly LLB'
Best Feature Film in Kannada:  'December 1'
Best Feature Film in Konkani:  'Baga Beach'
Best Feature Film in Malayalam:  'North 24 Kaatham'
Best Feature Film in Marathi:  'Acha Divaz Mazha'
Best Feature Film in Tamil:  'Thanga Meenkal' 
Best Feature Film in Telugu:  'Naa Bangaru Talli '
Best Feature Film in English:  'The Coffin Maker'
Best Children's Film: 'Kaphal'
Best Film on on Social Issues: 'Tuhya Dharma Koncha '(Marathi)
Best Film on Social Issues: 'Gulaabi Gang'
Best Special Effects: 'Jal'
Best Short Fiction (Non Feature):  'Mandrake! Mandrake!'
Best Environmental Film including Agriculture: 'Foresting Life (Hindi,Assamese)' 
Special Jury Award: 'Yellow' (Marathi) & 'Miss Lovely' (Hindi) 
Best Sound Design: 'Madras Cafe'
Best Non-Feature Film: 'Rangbhoomi'
Best Promotional Film:'Chasing the Rainbow' & 'Kush' 
Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for 'Masto Ka Jhund' – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' proves to be a winner with awards for - 
Best Music: Best Make Up: Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Best Costume: Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Best Music: Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Best Male Playback Singer: Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Best Female Playback Singer: Bela Shende for 'Tuhya Dharma Koncha '(Marathi)
Best Director Award: Pranjal Dua for 'Chidiya Ud' (Hindi)
Best Child Actor: Somnath Awghade for 'Fandry' and 
Best Supporting Actor: Saurabh Shukla for 'Jolly LLB'
Best Supporting Actor: Aida Elkashef for 'Astu', and Amruta Subhash 'Ship of Theseus'
Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa for 'Liar's Dice'

Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Award 2014

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his witty and philosophical collection of poems while The Washington Post and Guardian were awarded for their reports on America's secret global surveillance programmes. Seshadri won the Pulitzer, considered the most prestigious awards in journalism, for his work '3 Sections' which is a "compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."
The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced yesterday by Columbia University. A Columbia University alum, Seshadri, 60, would receive a USD 10,000 prize. Born in Bangalore in 1954, Seshadri came to America at the age of five and grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He became the fifth person of Indian-origin to bag the prestigious prize.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Accidental Prime Minister Book by Sanjay Baru

The Accidental Prime Minister
Sub title: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
Author: Sanjaya Baru
Book Overview: In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his media adviser in UPA 1. Singh offered him the job with the words, ‘Sitting here, I know I will be isolated from the outside world. I want you to be my eyes and ears. Tell me what you think I should know, without fear or favour.’
The Accidental Prime Minister is Baru’s account of what it was like to ‘manage’ public opinion for Singh while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes. As Singh’s spin doctor and trusted aide for four years, Baru observed up close Singh’s often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi and how he handled the big crises from managing the Left to pushing through the nuclear deal. In this book he tells all and draws for the first time a revelatory picture of what it was like for Singh to work in a government that had two centres of power. Insightful, acute and packed with political gossip, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the great insider accounts of Indian political life and a superb portrait of the Manmohan Singh era.