Monthly Archives: January 2012

Padma Awards 2012

Padma Vibhushan Award 2012 S. No. Name Discipline State/ Domicile 1. Shri K G Subramanyan Art-Painting & Sculpture West Bengal 2. Late Shri Mario De Miranda Art-Cartoonist Goa* 3. Late (Dr.)Bhupen Hazarika Art- Vocal Music Assam* 4. Dr. Kantilal Hastimal … Continue reading

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First in The World and First in India

The first person to reach Mount Everest Sherpa Tenzing, Edmund Hillary The first person to reach North Pole Robert Peary The first person to reach South Pole Amundsen The first religion of the world Hinduism The first country to print … Continue reading

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Vinod Rai to Head UN Audit Panel

The Central government may have been critical of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai for taking out a series of adverse findings on government policies, but the contribution of the auditor seems to have been recognized by the … Continue reading

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69th Golden Globe Awards

George Clooney, winner of best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in The Descendants, poses in the photo room at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.  Meryl Streep accepts her award for best … Continue reading

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Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011

Language Title and Genre Author Assamese Ei Anuragi Ei Udasi (Poetry) (late) Kabin Phukan Bengali Bane Aaj Concherto (Poetry) Manindra Gupta Bodo Okhafwrni Dwima (Poetry) Premananda Mosahari Dogri Cheten Diyan Ga’liyan (Essays) Lalit Magotra English India After Gandhi (Narrative History) … Continue reading

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‘Lost World’ of Sea Creatures Discovered Near Antarctica

Scientists doing their first exploring of deep-sea vents in the Antarctic said it was unlike anything found around other hydrothermal vents — a world populated by new species of anemones, predatory sea stars, and piles of hairy-chested yeti crabs. It … Continue reading

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Indian-born Noble laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan gets Knighthood

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, India-born US citizen whose pioneering work in molecular biology won him the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has been honoured with a knighthood by the royal establishment here in a rare recognition of achievement by foreigners based in … Continue reading

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