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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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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 FilmBajrangi Bhaijaan
Best DirectionSanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
Best ActorRanveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani
Best ActressDeepika Padukone for Piku
Best Actor in a Supporting RoleAnil Kapoor for Dil Dhadakne Do
Best Actress in a Supporting RolePriyanka Chopra for Bajirao Mastani
Best Male DebutVicky Kaushal for Masaan
Best Female DebutBhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Performance in a Comic RoleDeepak Dobriyal for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Best Performance in a Negative RoleDarshan Kumar for NH10
Best StoryJuhi Chaturvedi for Piku
IIFA Award for Woman of the YearPriyanka Chopra
Best Music DirectionAmaal Mallik, Meet Bros Anjjan, Ankit Tiwari for Roy
Best LyricsVarun Grover for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Male Playback SingerPapon for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Female Playback SingerMonali Thakur for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage, Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Action Sham Kaushal for Bajirao Mastani
Best Special Effects Prasad Sutar for Bajirao Mastani
Best Choreography Remo D'Souza for Bajirao Mastani
Best Cinematography Sudeep Chatterjee for Bajirao Mastani
Best Costume Design Anju Modi & Maxima Basu for Bajirao Mastani
Best DialogueJuhi Chaturvedi for Piku
Best Editing A. Sreekar Prasad for Talvar
Best Screenplay Kabir Khan & Parveez Shaikh for Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

The Finance Minister has announced a new initiative called Atal Pension Yojana (APY) in his Budget Speech for 2015-16. The APY will be focussed on all citizens in the unorganised sector, who join the National Pension System (NPS) administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and who are not members of any statutory social security scheme. Under the APY, the subscribers would receive the fixed pension of Rs. 1000 per month, Rs. 2000 per month, Rs. 3000 per month, Rs. 4000 per month, Rs. 5000 per month, at the age of 60 years, depending on their contributions, which itself would vary on the age of joining the APY. The minimum age of joining APY is 18 years and maximum age is 40 years. Therefore, minimum period of contribution by the subscriber under APY would be 20 years or more. The benefit of fixed pension would be guaranteed by the Government. The Central Government would also co-contribute 50% of the subscriber’s contribution or Rs. 1000 per annum, ...

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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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