Current Affairs - December, 2011
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 ..
Topics: Balamani Amma • Ezhuthachan Puraskaram • Indian Literature • Indian people • Kerala Sahitya Akademi • M. T. Vasudevan Nair • Malayali people • S. Guptan Nair • Sooranad Kunjan Pillai • Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan • Vallathol Award • Writers
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 ..
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) – ..
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 ..
Topics: Chinese space station • Docking and berthing of spacecraft • Human spaceflight • Outer space • Shenzhou • Shenzhou program • Space program of the People's Republic of China • Space station • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • Tiangong program • Tiangong-1
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 ..
Topics: Arsenic • Chemical elements • Chemistry • Copper • Dietary minerals • Iron • Magnesium in biology • Native element minerals • Natural sciences • Physical sciences • Purified water • Transition metals