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Current Affairs 2017

Delhi Police chief Alok Verma appointed new CBI Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Alok Kumar Verma as the new CBI Director. His appointment will be for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of his office. Shri Alok Kumar Verma, currently Delhi Police commissioner, is a 1979 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

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63RD NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

Best Feature FilmBaahubali
Indira Gandhi award for best Debut Film of a DirectorMasaan
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome EntertainmentBajrangi Bhaijaan
Nargis Dutt Award for best Feature Film on National IntegrationNanak Shah Fakir
Best Film On Social IssuesNirnayakam
Best film on Environment Conservation/PreservationValiya Chirakull A Pakshikal
Best Children’s FilmDuronto
Best DirectionBajirao Mastani by Sanjay Leela Bansali
Best ActorAmitabh Bachchan for PIKU
Best ActressKangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Supporting ActorSamuthirakani for Visaaranai
Best Supporting ActressTanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani
Best ChildArtistGaurav Menon for BEN
Best Male Playback SingerMahesh Kale for Katyar Kalijat Ghusli
Best Female Playback SingerMonali Thakur for Dum Laga Ke Haisa
Best Cinemato GraphySudeep Chaterjee for Bajirao Mastani
Best Screenplay WriterJuhi Chaturvedi for PIKU, Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Vishal Bhardwaj for Talvar
Best DialoguesJuhi Chaturvedi for PIKU, Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best AudiographySanjay Kurian for Talvar, Biswadeep Chatterjee and Justin Gose for Bajirao Mastani
Best EditingLate Kishore T. E for Visaaranai
Best Production DesignShriram Iyengar, Saloni Dhatrak And Sujeet Sawant for Bajirao Mastani
Best Costume DesignerPayal Saluja for Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Make-up ArtistPreetisheel G Singh And Clover Wootton for Nanak Shah Fakir
Best Music Direction M Jayachandran for Ennu Ninte Moideen and Ilaiy Araaja for Thaarai Thappattai
Best LyricsVarun Grover for Dum Laga Ke Haisa
Special Jury AwardKalki Kochlin for Margarita With Straw
Best ChoreographyRemo D’souza for Bajirao Mastani
Best Special EffectV. Srinivas Mohan for Baahubali
Best Assamese FilmKothanodi
Best Bengali FilmShankhachil
Best Hindi FilmDum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Kannada FilmThithi
Best Konkani FilmEnemy
Best Malayalam FilmPathemari
Best Marathi FilmRingan
Best Odiya FilmPahada Ra Luha
Best Punjabi FilmChauthi Koot
Best Tamil FilmVisaaranai
Best Telugu FilmKanche
Best Sanskrit FilmPriyamanasam
Best Maithili FilmMakhaan
Best Mizo FilmKima’s Lode Beyond The Class
Best Manipuri FilmEibusu Yaohanbiyu
Best Wancho FilmThe Head Hunter
Best Haryanvi FilmSatrangi
Best Khasi FilmOnaatah
Best Bodo FilmDau Huduni Methai
Best Promotional Film Weaves of Maheshwar
Best Environment Film Including AgricultureThe Man who Dwarfed the Mountains and God On The Edge
Best Film On Social IssuesAuto Driver
Best Educational FilmPaywat
Best Investigative FilmTezpur1962
Best Animation FilmFisherwoman and TukTuk
Best Short Fiction FilmAushadh

International Indian Film Academy Awards 2016

The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, took place on 25 June 2016. The official ceremony took place on 25 June 2016 in IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. Best Film Bajrangi Bhaijaan Best Direction Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani Best Actor Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani Best Actress Deepika Padukone for Piku Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anil Kapoor for Dil Dhadakne Do Best Actress in a Supporting Role Priyanka Chopra for Bajirao Mastani Best Male Debut Vicky Kaushal for Masaan Best Female Debut Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha Best Performance in a Comic Role Deepak Dobriyal for Tanu Weds Manu Returns Best Performance in a Negative Role Darshan Kumar for NH10 Best Story Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku IIFA Award for Woman of the Year Priyanka Chopra Best Music Direction Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ankit Tiwari for ...

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What is Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an international body, which comprehensively assesses increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the worlds and passes that information on to policymakers through its reports. Why is it in news? Along with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the IPCC has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to educate the public on the threat of global warming and for creating an informed consensus about its connection with human activities. When and why was it set up? The World Meteorological organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the IPCC in 1988 to assess scientific and socio-economic information relevant to increasing our understanding about climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. How does it function? It is an intergovernmental body that is open to all member countries of the UNEP and of WMO. The Panel meets in plenary sessions about once a y ...

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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 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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