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Oscar Awards Postponed to April 25

Due to the disruption caused by COVID 19 in the film industry many of the release dates of films in 2020 had to be rescheduled and because of this Oscars awards of 2021 will be held on April 25, the decision to postpone next years Oscars ceremony by two months was announced by The Academy ..

Tamil Nadu girl appointed UNADAP Goodwill Ambassador

M Nethra, from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, has been appointed as the United Nations Association for Development and Peace (UNADAP)’s Goodwill ambassador for the poor. The daughter of a salon owner, convinced her father to donate Rs 5 lac, which were saved for her education, to help the poor amid the coronavirus lockdown. She has also ..

Nari Shakti Puraskar

On International Women’s Day, the President gave away the Nari Shakti Puraskar to 15 women, the oldest of whom is 105 years old. About the Award The Nari Shakti Award is the highest civilian award in the country awarded to women in recognition of their contributions and achievements. It was instituted in 1999 and is ..

Business Line Changemaker Awards 2020 held in New Delhi

During the Business Line Changemaker Awards 2020 at New Delhi, Indian athlete Dutee Chand was awarded Changemaker of the year jointly with ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for bringing extensive change in society. Dutee Chand is India’s fastest female sprinter with the national record of 11.22 seconds in 100-m dash. At present, she is training ..

Brazilian documentary wins ‘Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film’

“Babenco: Tell Me When I Die” won the ‘Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film’ at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2020. It is a Brazilian documentary film, directed by the filmmaker Barbara Paz. The award was presented at the 16th edition of the film festival, which was graced by the Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh ..

Vinod Kumar Shukla to receive the first ‘Mathrubhumi Book of the Year award’

Renowned Hindi poet and novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla was selected for the inaugural edition of the ‘Mathrubhumi Book of the Year’ award for his translated book ‘Blue Is Like Blue’. One of the finest writers in Hindi, the 83-year-old writer was also a recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 1999. The award is ..

Smriti Zubin Irani launches Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

On 18 Nov, Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, along with Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) today in New Delhi. The BPKK is a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones for better nutritional outcomes. Its ..

Sadako Ogata, first female UNHCR chief passes away

Sadako Ogata (92), a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, has passed away on Oct. 22 in Tokyo.