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PV Sindhu named as ambassador for PM Modi’s ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative

Actor Deepika Padukone and shuttler PV Sindhu has been named the ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new initiative called ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ movement.  The aim of the initiative is to bring commendable work done by women across the nation to light ahead of the Diwali festival.

Girish Karnad, well-known writer, playwright, actor and public intellectual passes away

Girish Karnad (81), well-known writer, playwright, actor and public intellectual, has passed away on June 10 in Bengaluru. Born in May 1938, he was one of the most prominent theatre personalities of the 60s and 70s, a period regarded as the Renaissance of Indian theatre. He worked with mythology and history and gave them a ..

Girish karnad to be honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Veteran actor and playwright Girish Karnad will be honoured by Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 at the literature festival’s annual awards ceremony which will be held on November 19 at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai. The festival runs from November 16-19. Karnad is also a recipient of ..

Prakash Padukone to be first recipient of lifetime achievement award instituted by Badminton Association of India (BAI)

Prakash Padukone, the renowned Indian Badminton legend, will be conferred with the first Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for his rich contribution to the sport. The award carries cash prize of Rs 10 lakh with a citation, which will be presented to Padukone at New Delhi very soon. Padukone ..

News Today Notes

February 16, 2009The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Surjit Singh Barnala commissioned Waterjet Propelled Fast Attack Crafts INS Carnicobar and INS Chetlat, at Chennai on February 16.1. These would be the first two in a series of ten Water Jet fast attack ships being built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.2. They are the ..

History : Compendium 1

1. What was ” Bhottavisti” in Ancient Times?Ans. Bhottavisiti was a special kind of forced labor imposed on peasants from the laborers of Tibet. 2. Who was jall-ud-din Firoz?Ans. He was uncle of Alaud-din-khilji whom he murdered treacherously in 1296 and became Sultan of Delhi. 3. What is most appreciated thing about Indians (Hindus particularly ..