Indian culture: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna to be brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council

Vikas Khanna, Michelin-star chef is named as brand ambassador of Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC). IAAC is a leading cultural organisation which will organise the annual New York Indian Film Festival that would showcase the chef’s film ‘The Last Color’ and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer ‘Photograph’. The Festival is North America’s longest-running and most prestigious Indian film festival ..

Services claims Santosh Trophy Football

The Services has lifted the Santosh Trophy by defeating Punjab by 1-nil in the final at Ludhiana. In the first half, both the teams were goal-less. In the second half, Services scored the lone goal and held on till the final whistle. In the semi-finals earlier, eight-time champions Punjab had defeated five-time winners Goa 2-1 ..

BHayanakam wins best cinematography at 2019 Beijing International Film Festival

Malayalam film Bhayanakam (Fear) directed by Jayaraj has won the best cinematography award at the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF). The cinematography was done by Nikihil S Praveen. The film had also won the best cinematography award at the 65th National Film Awards. The film portrays the visits of First World War veteran to ..

Amar Paul, legendary Bengali folk singer, passes away

Amar Paul (97), the legendary Bengali folk singer, has passed away in Kolkata on April 20, 2019. Born on May 19, 1922, at Brahmanbaria in undivided Bengal in an area now in Bangladesh, Paul had started taking music lessons from his mother Durgasundari Paul. Afterwards, he learnt classical music from Ayat Ali Khan and folk ..

M S Dhoni appointed as brand ambassador of bus ticketing platform ‘redBus’

Cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of bus ticketing platform ‘redBus’. Dhoni will appear in a hockey player avatar in his first cameo for the brand, slated to be launched soon. According to celebrity managers, Dhoni’s brand endorsement deals can be in the range of Rs 3-10 crore, depending on the ..