Current Affairs - December, 2011

M T Vasudevan Nair bags Ezhuthachan Puraskaram

Well-known writer and Film Personality M T Vasudevan Nair chosen for the prestigious Ezhuthachan Puraskaram 2011 for his invaluable contribution to Malayalam literature. Expressing happiness, Mr Vasudean Nair said the prize money would be presented to Tirur Thunjan Parambu, the Memorial for Thunjath Ramanujan Ezhuthachan, known as the father of Malayalam literature. Mr Nair had ..

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Gujarat: Poet Natvarlal Kuberbhai Pandya Ushnas dies

Veteran Gujarati poet Natvarlal Kuberbhai Pandya Ushnas passed away in Valsad. He was 91. He was instrumental in heralding a new wave in Gujarati poetry. His first poetry collection published was Prasoon(1955), followed by Nepathye(1956), Aardra(1959), Manomudra(1960), Trun no grah(1964), Spand ane Chhand(1968), Kinkini(1971), Bharat darshan(1974), Ashvatth(1975), Rupana Lay(1976), Vyakul Vaishnav(1977), Pruthvine Paschim Chahere(1979) and ..

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5 Novels by Indian Writers in Man Asian Literary Prize

Five novels by Indian writers figure in this year’s Man Asian Literary Prize long list. The personalities including 5 Indians are: Jamil Ahmad (Pakistan) – The Wandering Falcon Tahmima Anam (Bangladesh) – The Good Muslim Jahnavi Barua (India) – Rebirth Rahul Bhattacharya (India) – The Sly Company Of People Who Care Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (Iran) – ..

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China: First successful unmanned space docking

Recently, two of China’s unmanned spacecrafts successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth. China has termed it a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft coupled with the Tiangong-1 module, at a height of 343 km above Earth. The success of ..

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Central Water Commission finds iron concentration in 22 spots in six states

A study by the Central Water Commission has observed that high concentration of iron content greater than 1.0 mg/l at 22 water quality stations has been found in six states. These states are Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. The permissible iron concentration in surface water should be less than 1.0 ..

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