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Current Affairs 2017

Edappadi Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Tamil Nadu, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on 16th February evening administered the oath of office to Edappadi K. Palaniswami as the 13th Chief Minister along with a Council of 30 Ministers.

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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
Madan Mohan Malaviya2015Posthumous, Scholar and educational reformer and founder of Banaras Hindu University.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee2015Ex-prime Minister and one of the best parliamentarian for over four decades.
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 Roy1961A physician, political leader, philanthropist, educationist, and social worker. He is often considered as "Maker of Modern 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

International Cricket Council Awards 2014

ICC Awards for the year 2014 were announced on November 2014 in Dubai. Winners List ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Mitchell Johnson (Australia) ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Mitchell Johnson (Australia) ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Sarah Taylor (England) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - AB de Villiers (South Africa) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Gary Ballance (England) ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Peterson Mommsen (Scotland) ICC Twenty 20 International Performance of the Year - Aaron Finch (Australia) ICC T20 International Women's Cricketers of the Year - Meg Lanning (Australia) ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Katherine Brunt (England) ICC Umpire of the Year (the David Shepherd Trophy) - Richard Kettleborough LG People's Choice - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)

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Where is world largest solar telescope developed?

India's remotely controlled terrestrial solar telescope, which will be the largest of its kind in the world will be operational by 2013. A high-resolution two-metre class solar telescope be placed soon to help scientists study the sun. The solar telescope will developed by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Banglore in collaboration with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune and the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital. The remotely controlled terrestrial solar-telescope, which will have a 2-metre diameter aperture, is the biggest and the initial cost of developing the telescope will be about Rs.150 crore. The institute is evaluating the Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle (Ladakh), Leh (Ladakh) and Devasthal (near Nainital) as possible location for housing the telescope. A team of about 30 to 40 scientists are working for the Development of the project. The telescope has to be located in a place where the ...

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Genetically Modified Food or Crops

Genetic Modification Genetic modification refers to techniques used to manipulate the genetic composition of an organism by adding specific useful genes. A gene is a sequence of DNA that contains information that determines a particular characteristic/trait. All organisms have DNA (genes). Genes are located in chromosomes. Genes are units of inheritance that are passed from one generation to the next and provide instructions for development and function of the organism. Crops that are developed through genetic modification are referred to as genetically modified (GM) crops, transgenic crops or genetically engineered (GE) crops. Over the last 30 years, the field of genetic engineering has developed rapidly due to the greater understanding of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the chemical double helix code from which genes are made. The term genetic engineering is used to describe the process by which the genetic makeup of an organism can be altered using “recombinant DNA technology.” This ...

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Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. Print Media is the oldest form of media. But even today it is growing from strength to strength. Around 4000 small, medium and large newspapers and magazines across the county are registered with the Registrar of Newspapers every year. This indicates that it is a growing sector where employment opportunities are increasing with each passing day. Most of the young aspirants who want to enter the print media prefer reporting, but newspapers and magazines also seek young talent as photographers, artists, editors, computer experts, librarians, and cartoonists. Students who have writing ability, graphics or photo skills, curiosity and deter ...

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