Showing posts with label CURRENT AFFAIRS 2016. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CURRENT AFFAIRS 2016. Show all posts

Monday, March 7, 2016

Oscar Awards 2016 Winners List

Best Picture : 'Spotlight'
Direction : 'The Revenant,' Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Actor : Leonardo DiCaprio, 'The Revenant'
Actress : Brie Larson, 'Room'
Supporting Actor : Mark Rylance, 'Bridge of Spies'
Supporting Actress : Alicia Vikander, 'The Danish Girl'
Adapted Screenplay : 'The Big Short,' Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Original Screenplay : 'Spotlight,' Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Cinematography : 'The Revenant,' Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)
Film Editing : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Margaret Sixel
Visual Effects : 'Ex Machina,' Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Costume Design : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Jenny Beavan
Makeup : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Sound Editing : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Mark Mangini and David White
Sound Mixing : 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Score : 'The Hateful Eight,' Ennio Morricone
Song : 'Writing’s on the Wall,' from 'Spectre,' Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Foreign Language Film : 'Son of Saul' (Hungary)
Animated Feature: 'Inside Out'
Documentary Feature : 'Amy'
Animated Short : 'Bear Story'
Documentary Short : 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness'
Live Action Short : 'Stutterer'
 

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winners list till 2015


YearWinnerOccupation

2015Manoj KumarActor and Director

2014Shashi KapoorActor, Director and Producer

2013GulzarPoet, Lyricist and Director

2012PranActor

2011Soumitra ChatterjeeActor

2010K. BalachanderDirector

2009D. RamanaiduProducer

2008VK MurthyCinematographer

2007Manna DeySinger

2006Tapan SinhaDirector

2005Shyam BenegalDirector

2004Adoor GopalakrishnanDirector

2003Mrinal SenDirector

2002Dev AnandActor, Director and Producer

2001Yash ChopraDirector and Producer

2000Asha BhosleSinger

1999Hrishikesh MukherjeeDirector

1998B.R. ChopraDirector and Producer

1997PradeepLyricist

1996Sivaji GanesanActor

1995RajkumarActor

1994Dilip KumarActor

1993Majrooh SultanpuriLyricist

1992Bhupen HazarikaComposer (Music Director)

1991Bhalji PendharkarDirector, Producer and Writer

1990Akkineni Nageswara RaoActor

1989Lata MangeshkarSinger

1988Ashok KumarActor

1987Raj KapoorActor and Director

1986B. Nagi ReddyProducer

1985V. ShantaramActor, Director and Producer

1984Satyajit RayDirector

1983Durga KhoteActress

1982L. V. PrasadActor, Director and Producer

1981Naushad AliComposer (Music Director)

1980Paidi JairajActor and Director

1979Sohrab ModiActor, Director and Producer

1978Rai Chand BoralComposer and Director

1977Nitin BoseCinematographer, Director and Writer,

1976Kanan DeviActress

1975Dhirendranath GangulyActor and Director

1974Bomireddi Narasimha ReddyDirector

1973Ruby Myers (Sulochana)Actress

1972Pankaj MullickComposer (Music Director)

1971Prithviraj KapoorActor (Posthumous)

1970B. N. SircarProducer

1969Devika RaniActress

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PADMA AWARDS 2016


President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of Recipients of this year’s Padma awards. He approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards. Following is the list of the recipients—
Padma Vibhushan Awardees 2016
1. Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi – Art- Classical dance (Delhi)
2. Shri Rajinikanth – Art-Cinema (Tamil Nadu)
3. Smt. Girija Devi – Art-Classical Vocal (West Bengal)
4. Shri Ramoji Rao – Literature and Education Journalism (Andhra Pradesh) 
5. Dr. Viswanathan Shanta – Medicine- Oncology (Tamil Nadu)
6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar – Others-Spiritualism (Karnataka)
7. Shri Jagmohan – Public Affairs (Delhi)
8. Dr.Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
9. Shri Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) – Literature and Education (USA)
10. Late Shri Dhiru Bhai Ambani (Posthumous) – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra) 

Padma Bhushan Awardees 2016
11. Shri Anupam Kher – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
12. Shri Udit Narayan Jha – Art-Playback Singing (Maharashtra)
13. Shri Ram V. Sutar – Art-Sculpture (Uttar Pradesh)
14. Shri Heisnam Kanhailal – Art-Theatre (Manipur)
15. Shri Vinod Rai – Civil Service (Kerala)
16. Dr. Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad – Literature and Education (Andhra Pradesh)
17. Prof. N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya – Literature and Education (Maharashtra )
18. Dr. Barjinder Singh Hamdard – Literature and Education - Journalism (Punjab)
19. Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy – Medicine-Gastroenterology (Telangana)
20. Swami Tejomayananda – Other-Spiritualism (Maharashtra)
21. Shri Hafeez Contractor – Others-Architecture (Maharashtra)
22. Shri Ravindra Chandra Bhargava – Public Affairs (Uttar Pradesh)
23. Dr.Venkata Rama Rao Alla – Science and Engineering (Andhra Pradesh)
24. Ms. Saina Nehwal – Sports-Badminton (Telangana)
25. Ms. Sania Mirza – Sports-Tennis (Telangana)
26. Ms. Indu Jain – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
27. Late Swami Dayanand Sarawasati (Posthumous) – Others-Spiritualism (Uttarakhand)
28. Shri Robert Blackwill (Foreigner) – Public Affairs (USA)
29. Shri Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (NRI/PIO) – Trade and Industry (Ireland)

Padma Shri Awardees 2016
30. Smt. Prathibha Prahlad – Art- Classical Dance (Delhi)
31. Shri Bhikhudan Gadhvi – Art- Folk Music (Gujarat)
32. Shri Sribhas Chandra Supakar – Art- Textile Designing (Uttar Pradesh)
33. Shri Ajay Devgn – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
34. Ms. Priyanka Chopra – Art-Cinema (Maharashtra)
35. Pt. Tulsidas Borkar – Art-Classical Music (Goa)
36. Dr. Soma Ghosh – Art-Classical Vocal (Uttar Pradesh)
37. Shri Nila Madhab Panda – Art-Film Direction and Production (Delhi)
38. Shri S.S. Rajamouli – Art-Film Direction and Production (Karnataka)
39. Shri Madhur Bhandarkar – Art-Film Direction and Production (Maharashtra)
40. Prof. M. Venkatesh Kumar – Art-Folk Artist (Karnataka)
41. Ms. Gulabi Sapera – Art-Folk Dance (Rajasthan)
42. Smt. Mamta Chandrakar – Art-Folk Music (Chhattisgarh)
43. Ms. Malini Awasthi – Art-Folk Music (Uttar Pradesh)
44. Shri Jai Prakash Lekhiwal – Art-Miniature Painting (Delhi)
45. Shri K. Laxma Goud – Art-Painting (Telangana)
46. Shri Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe – Art-Photography (Madhya Pradesh) 
47. Shri Naresh Chander Lal – Art-Theatre and Cinema (Andaman and Nicobar)
48. Shri Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah – Literature and Education (Assam)
49. Shri Prahlad Chandra Tasa – Literature and Education (Assam)
50. Dr.Ravindra Nagar – Literature and Education (Delhi)
51. Shri Dahyabhai Shastri – Literature and Education (Gujarat)
52. Dr.Santeshivara Bhyrappa – Literature and Education (Karnataka)
53. Shri Haldar Nag – Literature and Education (Odisha)
54. Shri Kameshwaram Brahma – Literature and Education - Journalism (Assam)
55. Prof. Pushpesh Pant – Literature and Education Journalism (Delhi)
56. Shri Jawaharlal Kaul – Literature and Education Journalism (Jammu and Kashmir)
57. Shri Ashok Malik – Literature andEducation (Delhi)
58. Dr.Mannam Gopi Chand – Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Telangana)
59. Prof. Ravi Kant – Medicine-Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
60. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh – Medicine- Ayurveda (Uttar Pradesh)
61. Prof. Shiv Narain Kureel – Medicine- Paediatric Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
62. Dr.Sabya Sachi Sarkar – Medicine –Radiology (Uttar Pradesh)
63. Dr. Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale – Medicine-Cardiac Surgery (Andhra Pradesh)
64. Prof. T.K. Lahiri – Medicine-Cardio Thoracic Surgery (Uttar Pradesh)
65. Dr. Praveen Chandra – Medicine-Cardiology (Delhi)
66. Prof. (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir – Medicine-Cardiology (Uttar Pradesh)
67. Dr.Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva – Medicine Gastroenterology (Tamil Nadu)
68. Dr. (Mrs.) Anil Kumari Malhotra – Medicine-Homeopathy (Delhi)
69. Prof. M.V. Padma Srivastava – Medicine-Neurology (Delhi)
70. Dr. Sudhir V. Shah – Medicine-Neurology (Gujarat)
71. Dr. M. M. Joshi – Medicine-Ophthalmology (Karnataka)
72. Prof. (Dr) John Ebnezar – Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery (Karnataka)
73. Dr. Nayudamma Yarlagadda – Medicine-Paediatric Surgery (Andhra Pradesh)
74. Shri Simon Oraon – Other Environment Conservation (Jharkhand)
75. Shri Imitiaz Qureshi – Other-Culinary (Delhi)
76. Shri Piyush Pandey – Others-Advertising and Communication (Maharashtra)
77. Shri Subhash Palekar – Others-Farming (Maharashtra)
78. Shri Ravinder Kumar Sinha – Others-Wildlife Conservation (Bihar)
79. Dr. H.R. Nagendra – Others-Yoga (Karnataka)
80. Shri M. C. Mehta – Public Affairs (Delhi)
81. Shri M. N. Krishna Mani – Public Affairs (Delhi)
82. Shri Ujjwal Nikam – Public Affairs (Maharashtra)
83. Shri Tokheho Sema – Public Affairs (Nagaland)
84. Dr. Satish Kumar – Science and Engineering (Delhi)
85. Dr.Mylswamy Annadurai – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
86. Prof. Dipankar Chatterji – Science and Engineering (Karnataka)
87. Prof.(Dr.) Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav – Science and Engineering (Maharashtra) 
88. Smt. (Prof.) Veena Tandon – Science and Engineering (Meghalaya)
89. Shri Onkar Nath Srivastava – Science and Engineering Uttar Pradesh
90. Ms. Sunita Krishnan – Social Work (Andhra Pradesh)
91. Shri Ajoy Kumar Dutta – Social Work (Assam)
92. Shri M. Pandit Dasa – Social Work (Karnataka)
93. Shri P. P. Gopinathan Nair – Social Work (Kerala)
94. Smt. Madeleine Herman de Blic – Social Work (Puducherry)
95. Shri Srinivasan Damal Kandalai – Social work (Tamil Nadu)
96. Shri Sudhakar Olwe – Social Work (Maharashtra)
97. Dr. T.V. Narayana – Social Work (Telangana)
98. Shri Arunachalam Murugantham – Social Work (Tamil Nadu)
99. Ms. Deepika Kumari – Sports-Archery (Jharkhand)
100. Shri Sushil Doshi – Sports-commentary (Madhya Pradesh)
101. Shri Mahesh Sharma – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
102. Shri Saurabh Srivastava – Trade and Industry (Delhi)
103. Sh Dilip Sanghvi – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra)
104. Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda – Trade and Industry (Maharashtra)
105. Late Shri Prakash Chand Surana (Posthumous) – Art -Classical Music (Rajasthan)
106. Late Shri Saeed Jaffrey (NRI/PIO/Posthumous) – Art-Cinema (UK)
107. Shri Michael Postel (Foreigner) – Art-Archaeology (France)
108. Shri Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI/PIO) – Literature and Education (USA)
109. Smt. Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner) – Others-Yoga (China) 
110. Shri Predrag K. Nikic (Foreigner) Others-Yoga (Serbia) 
111. Dr.Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI/PIO) Social Work (UAE)
112. Shri Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI/PIO) Trade and Industry (USA)

Friday, January 15, 2016

CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQs

1.                 India signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with which of the following countries on 16 Feb?
1) Bangladesh 
2) Myanmar
3) Vietnam 
4) Sri Lanka
5) Singapore 

2.                 What is the theme of the 23rd New Delhi World Book Fair which started on 14 Feb?
1) Suryodaya: Emerging Voices from Andaman and Nicobar 
2) Suryodaya: Emerging Voices from Northeast India
3) Suryodaya: Emerging Voices from SAARC Region 
4) Suryodaya: Emerging Voices from Afro-Asian Region
5) None of these 

3.                 India formally handed over the historic ‘Dakota’ aircraft to which of the following countries recently?
1) Sri Lanka 
2) Bangladesh
3) Fiji 
4) Mauritius
5) Seychelles 

4.                 The winner of the prestigious Mahindra Samridhi India Agri Award 2015 is
1) IFFCO 
2) Mahyco Monsanto Biotech
3) The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) 
4) Allahabad Agricultural Institute
5) Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) 

5.                 Name the private bank will become the first from India to have its mobile banking application available on the Apple Watch?
1) Yes bank
2) HDFC Bank
3) ICICI Bank
4) Federal Bank
5) Kotak Mahindra Bank

6.                 Julie Bishop, who visited New Delhi recently, is the present foreign minister of which of the following countries?
1) England 
2) Canada
3) Australia 
4) Spain
5) Italy 

7.                 The central govt is moving towards sealing a land boundary agreement (LBA) with which of the following neighbouring countries at present?
1) Myanmar 
2) Nepal
3) Bhutan 
4) China
5) Bangladesh 

8.                 What is the current fiscal’s disinvestment target (through PSU stake sale) set by the govt? The govt has shortlisted about 12 PSUs for the purpose.
1) Rs 28,500 cr 
2) Rs 41,000 cr
3) Rs 38,000 cr 
4) Rs 34,000 cr
5) None of these 

9.                 According to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which of the following banks leads in mobile banking transactions as of Jan 2015?
1) Canara Bank 
2) HDFC Bank
3) Axis Bank 
4) State Bank of India
5) ICICI Bank 

10.              The Nobel laureate Gunter Grass, who died recently, was known as the voice of memory of
1) France 
2) Canada
3) Germany 
4) Italy
5) Spain 

11.              The Chinese Grand Prix formula one was won by who among the following on 12 Apr?
1) Torro Rosso 
2) Kimi Raikkonen
3) Sebastian Vettel 
4) Nico Rosberg
5) Lewis Hamilton 

12.              Which of the following teams won the Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on 12 Apr?
1) Canada 
2) Australia
3) Malaysia 
4) New Zealand
5) South Korea 

13.              As per the news recently published in newspapers, Islamic State group is destroying ancient ruins of Nimrud city which is located in
1) Syria 
2) Iraq
3) Libya 
4) Kenya
5) Jordan 

14.              India finished at which of the following positions in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh (Malaysia) on Apr 12?
1) Second 
2) Third
3) Fourth 
4) Fifth
5) None of these 

15.              Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles recently. She achieved the feat after winning WTA Family Circle Cup with her partner
1) Martina Hingis 
2) Cara Black
3) Roberta Vinci 
4) Sara Errani
5) None of these

16.              The Government has launched HRIDAY project which is aimed at _________.
a) Rejuvenating rich cultural heritage of India
b) Establishing old – age homes
c) Welfare of handicapped
d) Saving girl child
e) None of these

17.              China is planning to build a USD 250-bn 7000km-long high-speed railway line to connect Beijing with ___________.
a) Paris
b) Kathmandu
c) Dhaka
d) Moscow
e) Naypyidaw

18.              As predicted in the semi-annual report of the World Bank, what could be the GDP growth rate of India in FY 2015-16?
a) 7 per cent
b) 7.5 per cent
c) 8 per cent 
d) 8.5 per cent
e) 9 per cent Answer

19.              The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released the English translation of the book “Suleiman Charitra” recently. Who among the following wrote this book originally in Sanskrit?
a) AND Haksar 
b) Kalyana Malla
c) Sri Lal Sukla 
d) Ravuri Bharadhwaja
e) Bhalchandra Nemade 

20.              Which term is used for the banking service that is provided to unemployed or low-income individuals?
a) SME loan
b) Promissory note
c) microfinance
d) letter of credit
e) None of these

21.              India ranks ______ among 30 countries in the annual Intellectual Property Index 2015 released by the US Chambers of Commerce on 4 Feb?
a) 25th
b) 22nd
c) 21st
d) 29th
e) 30th

22.              Hrushikesh Moolgaonkar, who passed away recently, was the former ________.
a) Air Chief Marshal 
b) Chief of Army Staff
c) Chief of Naval Staff 
d) first Director General of BSF
e) None of these 

23.              Where is the Bank of International Settlement headquartered?
a) Belgium
b) France
c) Germany
d) Switzerland
e) Italy

24.              The RBI has doubled the eligibility limit for foreign exchange remittances under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Now, what is the eligibility limit for foreign exchange under the LRS per person per year?
a) USD 160,000
b) USD 500,000
c) USD 250,000
d) USD 500,000
e) Other than those given as options