Current Affairs - October, 2016

Murga wins first prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival

Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). The short film was directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu bestowed award upon Katyayan with a certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees. Key Facts The SBSFF was organised ..

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Rajasthan becomes first state to adopt LED street lights under all ULBs

Rajasthan has become the first state in India to adopt Central Government’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Under this programme, around 5 lakh conventional street lights were replaced with LED street lights across the state. Key Facts The project was funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a ..

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National Mission on Bioeconomy launched in Shillong, Meghalaya

The National Mission on Bioeconomy has launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). The mission is unique to south-east Asia and India has become one of the few countries to tap bio-resources. Key Facts The purpose of the mission is to boost rural economy by utilizing bio-resources. Besides, it ..

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30 September: The International Translation Day

The International Translation Day (ITD) is observed every year on September 30 to promote the translation profession in different countries. Observance of the day seeks to show solidarity of worldwide translation community in an effort to promote translation profession among all people across the world. 2016 theme: “Translation and Interpreting: Connecting worlds”. To mark this ..

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Music Director Uttam Singh named for Maharashtra’s Lata Mangeshkar Award

The noted music director and violinist Uttam Singh (68) has been named for 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Maharashtra government. He has been selected for the prestigious award for his contributions in the field of music. He will be presented this award later this year. About Uttam Singh He had stared ..

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