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Current Affairs 2017

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas win Monte Carlo Masters doubles crown

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas lifted the men’s doubles crown at the Monte Carlo Masters after registering a hard- fought three-set win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in Monaco.

Employment News

Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore www.ada.gov.in invites applications for Project Assistant 01 post Refer website or Employment News dated 25-31 March 2017...

First in India (Women)

First Women's UniversityMaharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916.
First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet postVijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman governor of Independent IndiaSarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces
First Woman president of UN General AssemblyVijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953)
First Woman Prime Minister of IndiaIndira Gandhi (1966)
First Woman IPS Officer of IndiaKiran Bedi (1972)
First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa (1979)
First Indian Woman to climb Mount EverestBachendri Pal (1984)
First Indian Woman to win Booker PrizeArundhati Roy (1997)
First Woman PresidentPratibha Patil (2007)
First Woman Speaker of Lok SabhaMeira Kumar (2009)
First Indian Woman to become "Miss World"Rita Faria
First Woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
First Woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
First Woman President of the Indian National CongressMrs. Annie Besant
First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs. Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
First Woman Director General of Police (DGP)Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First Woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
First Woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
First Woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushama Chawala
First &Last Muslim Woman ruler of DelhiRazia Sultana
First Woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNiraja Bhanot
First Woman to cross English ChannelArati Saha
First Woman to receive Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
First Woman to receive Gyanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Woman Headmistress in schoolSavitribai Phule
First Indian woman who reached AntarcticaMahel Musa
First Indian woman who become an individual member of International Olympic CommitteeNita Ambani (2016)

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) is designed to provide continuous power supply to the entire rural India. The scheme was launched under leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in November 2014 announcing that "the government had decided to electrify 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days, by May 1, 2018. It is one of the key initiatives of Government of India and a flagship programmes of the Ministry of Power. The DDUGJY can benefit rural households significantly as electricity is extremely vital for growth and development of the country. The scheme will replace the existing Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) but features of RGGVY have been subsumed in the new scheme of DDUGJY and the unspent amount of RGGVY will be carried forward to DDUGJY. The scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Power Ministry (MoP) and will facilitate 24x7 supply of electricity. Source:India.Gov.in

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What is North East Council?

The North Eastern Council is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern Region which consists of the eight States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. What are its objectives? The North Eastern Council was constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament. The constitution of the Council has marked the beginning of a new chapter of concerted and planned endeavour for the rapid development of the Region. Over the last thirty five years, NEC has been instrumental in setting in motion a new economic endeavour aimed at removing the basic handicaps that stood in the way of normal development of the region and has ushered in an era of new hope in this backward area full of great potentialities.

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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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