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Current Affairs 2016

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala CM

The Cabinet of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government comprises 19 members. Governor P. Sathasivam administered the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and 18 members of his Cabinet at the Central Stadium here.

Employment News

Air India Express, air India Charters Limited, www.airindiaexpress.in invites applications for Analyst - Revenue Management [Delhi] - 18 posts : 11 UR, 4 OBC, 2 SC, 1 ST Refer Website or Employment News dated 21-27 May 2016...

BHARAT RATNA AWARD

Bharat RatnaBharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, Sports and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. The provision of Bharat Ratna was introduced in 1954.

The original specifications for the award called for a circular gold medal, 35 mm in diameter, with the sun and the Hindi legend "Bharat Ratna" above and a floral wreath below. The reverse was to carry the state emblem and motto. It was to be worn around the neck from a white ribbon. This design was altered after a year.

The first ever Indian to receive this award was the famous scientist, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. Since then, many dignitaries, each a whiz in varied aspects of their career has received this coveted award.

List of recipients

NameAwardedNote
Sachin Tendulkar2014
Cricketer
C. N. R. Rao2014
Scientist
Bhimsen Joshi2009Hindustani classical singer
Bismillah Khan2001Hindustani classical shehnai player
Lata Mangeshkar2001Playback singer
Gopinath Bordoloi1999Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Assam
Amartya Sen1999Economist from Kolkata and a Noble laureate
Ravi Shankar1999Sitar player from Calcutta
Jayaprakash Narayan1998Posthumous, independence activist and politician
Chidambaram Subramaniam1998Independence activist, Minister of Agriculture
M. S. Subbulakshmi1998Carnatic classical singer
Aruna Asaf Ali1997Posthumous, independence activist
Gulzarilal Nanda1997Independence activist, interim Prime Minister
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam1997Aeronautical Engineer,11th President of India
Satyajit Ray1992Bengali Filmmaker
J. R. D. Tata1992Industrialist and philanthropist
Abul Kalam Azad1992Posthumous, independence activist, first Minister of Education
Morarji Desai1991Independence activist, fourth Prime Minister
Vallabhbhai Patel1991Posthumous, independence activist, first Home Minister,Was responsible for unification of all Indian princely states.
Rajiv Gandhi1991Posthumous, Sixth Prime Minister.
Nelson Mandela1990Second non-citizen and non-Indian recipient, Leader of the Anti-Apartheid movement and Noble laureate
B. R. Ambedkar1990Posthumous, Chief architect of the Indian Constitution,Crusader against Untouchability, Dalit Icon, Social Reformer, Historian, politician, economist, and scholar
M. G. Ramachandran1988Posthumous, film actor, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan1987First non-citizen, independence activist
Vinoba Bhave1983Posthumous, social reformer, independence activist
Mother Teresa of Calcutta1980Catholic nun, founder of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata and Noble laureate
K. Kamaraj1976Posthumous, independence activist, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State
V. V. Giri1975Trade unionist and fourth President
Indira Gandhi1971Third Prime Minister,The First Woman Prime Minister of India(1966-1977,1980-1984)
Lal Bahadur Shastri1966Posthumous, independence activist, second Prime Minister
Pandurang Vaman Kane1963Indologist and Sanskrit scholar
Zakir Hussain1963Independence activist, Scholar, third President
Rajendra Prasad1962Independence activist, jurist, first President
Purushottam Das Tandon1961Independence activist, educator
Bidhan Chandra Roy1961Physician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
Dhondo Keshav Karve1958Educator, social reformer
Govind Ballabh Pant1957Independence activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Home Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru1955Independence activist, author, first Prime Minister
Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya1955Civil engineer, Diwan of Mysore
Bhagwan Das1955Independence activist, author, Founder of Kashi Vidya Peeth
Radhakrishnan1954Philosopher, India's First Vice President (1952-1962), and India's Second President(1962-1967)
C. V. Raman1954Physicist from Madras and a Nobel laureate
C Rajagopalachari1954Independence activist, last and the only Indian Governor-General of India

The Paris Agreement on climate change 2016

The historic agreement on climate change on 22nd April 2016 marked a milestone, with a record 175 countries, including India, signing it. The Paris Agreement on climate change is a milestone in global climate cooperation. It is meant to enhance the implementation of the Convention and recognizes the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities in the light of different national circumstances. The salient features of the Paris Agreement are as follows: The Paris Agreement acknowledges the development imperatives of developing countries. The Agreement recognizes the developing countries' right to development and their efforts to harmonize development with environment, while protecting the interests of the most vulnerable.The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption with developed countries taking the lead, and notes the importance of 'climate justice’ in its preamble.The ...

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. The original Bitcoin software by Satoshi Nakamoto was released under the MIT license. Most client software, derived or "from scratch", also use open source licensing. Bitcoin is one of the first successful implementations of a distributed crypto-currency, described in part in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list. Building upon the notion that money is any object, or any sort of record, accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context, Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.

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History of Indian Cinema

India's first film "Raja Harischandra", a silent movie was first screened at Bombay's (Mumbai) Coronation Theater on May 3, 1913. It was made by Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema. It was Phalke who introduced India to world cinema at a time when working in films was restricted by social customs. After the success of his film 'Raja Harishchandra', several filmmakers in Bombay and Madras began making silent films. By the mid 1920s, Madras had become the epicenter for all film related activities. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, S S Vasan, A V Meiyappan set up production houses in Madras to shoot Telugu and Tamil films. The silent era came to an end when Ardeshir Irani produced his first talkie, 'Alam Ara' in 1931. If Phalke was the father of Indian cinema, Irani was the father of the talkie. The talkies changed the face of Indian cinema. Apart from looks, the actors not only needed a commanding voice but also singing skills, as music became a defining element in Indian cinema. The ...

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Career Scope in Advertising Industry

Advertising world has led to the emergence of many new roles within the advertising profession. In the new edge of ad world, advertising goes beyond its conventional approach. For the non-conventional and conventional advertising approach, Industry requires well groomed people who can develop innovative and creative new idea. Flexibility and competence is must for the industry as the Ad World is highly creative as well as dynamic. Advertising careers are diverse and can run across a variety of departments, offering positions in the fields of creative departments, production, media, and research. The ultimate goal is to meet the client’s goals of increasing sales as much as possible. Public relations services are often involved with businesses, governments, and institutions and can help them make effective decisions. Students of an advertising school may choose to pursue a career as a: Advertising Media PlannerMedia ResearcherCreative DepartmentCopywriter/IllustratorAccount PlanningPr ...

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