Dada Saheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered the father of Indian cinema.The award for a particular year is given during the end of the following year along with the National Film Awards.


First Awardee was Devika Rani (1969).  

RecipientContribution ASYear
Vinod Khanna
Actor 2017
Kasinathuni Viswanath Director 2016
Manoj Kumar Actor 2015
Shashi Kapoor Actor 2014
Gulzar Lyricist 2013
Pran Krishan Sikand (Pran) Actor 2012
Soumitra Chatterjee Actor 2011
K. Balachander Director 2010
D. Ramanaidu Producer2009
V. K. Murthy Cinematographer2008
Manna Dey Singer2007
Tapan SinhaDirector 2006
Shyam BenegalDirector2005
Adoor GopalakrishnanDirector2004
Mrinal SenDirector2003
Dev AnandActor, Director, Producer2002
Yash ChopraDirector, Producer2001
Asha Bhosle Singer2000
Hrishikesh Mukherjee Director1999
B. R. Chopra Director, Producer1998
Pradeep Lyricist, Poet1997
Sivaji Ganesan Actor1996
Dr. Raj Kumar Actor, Singer, Producer1995
Dilip KumarActor1994
Majrooh SultanpuriLyricist1993
Bhupen HazarikaComposer, Singer, Producer1992
Bhalji PendharkarProducer, Director1991
A. Nageshwar RaoActor1990
Lata MangeshkarSinger, Producer1989
Ashok KumarActor, Singer1988
Raj KapoorActor, Director1987
B. Nagi ReddiProducer1986
V. ShantaramDirector, producer, actor1985
Satyajit RayDirector, Producer1984
Durga KhoteActress1983
L. V.  PrasadActor, Director, Producer1982
NaushadComposer1981
JairajActor, Director, Producer1980
Sohrab ModiActor, Director, Producer1979
R. C. BoralComposer1978
Nitin BoseCinematographer, Director, Producer1977
Kanan DeviActress, Singer, Producer1976
Dhiren GangulyActor, Director, Producer1975
B. N. ReddiDirector, Producer1974
SulochanaActress1973
Pankaj MallickSinger, Actor, Composer1972
Prithviarj KapoorActor, Director, Producer1971
B. N. SircarProducer1970
Devika RaniActress1969

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 →

65th National Film Awards for 2017

The 65th National Film Awards 2017 were announced by the Chairpersons of the juries on Feature Films, Best Writing on Cinema and members of Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Non-Feature films. The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shri Shekhar Kapur, an eminent filmmaker known for his works in Hindi cinema and international cinema. The Non- Feature Film panel was headed by Shri. Nakul Kamte and the Best Cinema on Writing jury by Shri.Anant Vijay. The National Film Awards would be presented by Hon’ble President of India on May 3rd, 2018. Winner of 65th National Film Awards for 2017Best Feature Film - Village Rockstars, Language: Assamese, Directed by Rima Das. Indira Gandhi award for best debut film of a director - Sinjar, Language: Jasari, Directed by Pampally. Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment- Baahubali - The Conclusion, Language: Telugu, Directed by S S Rajamouli. Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration - Dhappa, Language: Marathi, Directed →

What is the Indo US Civilian Nuclear Deal?

India and the United States signed a landmark deal in October 2008, which allows India access to US civil nuclear fuel and technology. What is it that makes this deal so significant? How does India stand to gain from it ? Here are some answers to these questions : What is the Indo-U.S. Civilian Nuclear Deal ? This is a deal between India and the United States for civil nuclear cooperation. Under this agreement, the United States can sell civilian nuclear fuel and technology to India. India in turn, has to separate its civil and military nuclear facilities and place all its civil nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) inspection. The accord took three years to be finalized, during which it went through a series of complex stages that included amendment of U.S. domestic law, formulation of a civil-military nuclear separation plan in India, an India-IAEA safeguards (inspections) agreement and the grant of an exemption for India by the Nuclear Suppliers' →

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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