Persons in News: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

2017 Sahitya Akademi Award winners

Published: December 22, 2017

India’s national academy of letters Sahitya Academy has announced names of 24 poets and authors who will be conferred the prestigious 2016 Sahitya Akademi Award in 24 different Indian languages. The award has recognised premier works in 24 Indian languages that includes seven novels, five poetries, five short stories, five literary criticism, and one play ..

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Lalji Singh: Father of DNA fingerprinting in India passes away

Published: December 11, 2017

Eminent scientist and father of DNA fingerprinting in India Lalji Singh passed away following heart attack. He was 70. He was one of the leaders instrumental in making DNA fingerprinting mainstream in India, both at level of research as well as for forensic applications. Contributions of Lalji Singh He also set up a slew of ..

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Hindi writer Mamta Kalia chosen for Vyas Samman 2017

Published: December 9, 2017

Renowned Hindi scholar and writer Mamta Kalia (77) was chosen for Vyas Samman 2017 for her novel “Dukkham Sukkham”. She was selected by selection committee headed by author Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. Dukkham Sukkham published in 2009 is saga of a lower middle-class familys three generations. The literary work focuses on the transition in relations and ..

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Dinesh K Sarraf appointed as Chairman of PNGRB

Published: December 5, 2017

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed former CMD of ONGC Dinesh K Sarraf (60) as new Chairman of Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB). He replaces S Krishnan, who had demitted office in August 2015. Besides, ACC also appointed S Rath, former director (exploration) of Oil India Ltd (OIL) as member ..

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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away

Published: December 5, 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra reportedly due to kidney failure. He was 79. Iconic star of Indian cinema was worn in the first family of Hindi film industry. He had starred in more than hundred movies, out of which he was the lead actor in at least 61. Shashi Kapoor ..

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