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Edristi Current Affairs Mar-2017

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48thDadasahebPhalke Award for the year 2016

48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award-2006

Question: Who was recently announced to be awarded the Dada Saheb Phalke Award of the year 2016?
(a) Salim Khan
(b) Nitin Mukesh
(c) Prem Chopra
(d) Kasinadhuni Viswanath
Ans: (d)
Related facts

  • On April 24, 2017; the announcement was made to confer the 48th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 to the famous film director and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath.
  • As a director, he directed 50 films from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema from the year 1965.
  • His famous Hindi films include Sargam, Kamchor, Sanjog, Jaag Utha Insaan, Ishwar, Sur Sangam, Shubhkaamna, Sangeet and Dhanwaan.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri award in the year 1992 by the Indian government for his contribution in film production.
  • Apart from this, he has been honored with 5 National Film Awards, 20 Nandi Awards (by the Andhra Pradesh Government) and 10 Filmfare Awards including Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • His national award winner ‘SwathiMuthayam’ was the official film of India in 59th Oscar Awards.
  • He was born on February 19, 1930 in Andhra Pradesh.
  • It is important that Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given by the Indian Government for outstanding contribution in the progress and development of Indian cinema.
  • The award was started from Dada Saheb Phalke birth centenary year 1969.
  • Devikaraani was the first recipient of this award.
  • Under this award, a gold lotus, cash amount of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl are provided.
  • This award will be given by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on May 3, 2017.
  • It is worth mentioning that the year-2015, 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award was given to the famous film actor and director Manoj Kumar.

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China to host BRICS Film Festival in June

Second BRICS Film Festival

Question: – In which country will the ‘Second Bricks Film Festival -2017’ be organized in the country during June 23-27, 2017?
(a) China
(b) Russia
(c) India
(d) South Africa
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On 23-27 June, 2017, ‘Second BRICS Film Festival-2007’ will be organized in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Southwest China.
  • In this film festival, screening of 30 films of BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa will be done.
  • Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed the BRICS Film Festival and Film Awards.
  • Its aim is to increase co-operation between the BRICS countries and create harmony.
  • It is known that ‘The first BRICS Film Festival 2016’ was held in New Delhi during September 2-6, 2016.

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National Panchayati Raj Diwas 2017

National Panchayati Raj Day

Question: On April 24th, 2017, ‘National Panchayati Raj Day’ was celebrated across the country. The day is observed in the celebration of enforcement of which of the followings Constitution Amendment Act-
(a) 62th Constitution Amendment Act
(b) 74th Constitution Amendment Act
(c) 73rd Constitution Amendment Act
(d) 91st Constitution Amendment Act
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On 24 April 2016 National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated across the country.
  • The 24 April marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.
  • This amendment, In turn, had lead to institutionalization of Panchayati Raj (PR) through the village, Intermediate and District level Panchayats.
  • So this day is celebrated on 24th April every year as anniversary.
  • The first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in the year 2010.
  • It is worth noting that a new Chapter 9 and 11th schedule was added to the Indian Constitution by the 73rd Amendment Act.
  • Various programs were organized across the country on this occasion.
  • Following has been launched at this occasion-
  • You-Tube Channel of Ministry of Panchayati Raj with short films on Best Practices and schemes of Government of India.
  • Sharing of audio-visual capacity building content for Panchayati Raj Institutions through instant messaging apps over smart phones to elected members of Panchayats.
  • Release of quarterly magazine with QR codes and its online version for access to PRIs over mobile phones.
  • National awards viz., Deendayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar, Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar to be conferred upon Panchayati Raj Institutions and e-Panchayat Puraskars to State Governments.


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