[PIN-Feb-Mar] Part3: Movie Awards, Books, Authors in News for state services, SSC & Bank exams

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  1. Prologue
  2. Movies Awards
    1. Oscars: 87th Academy Awards
    2. 62nd National Film Awards
    3. Other Movies, Music, Peasants in news
  3. Books & authors in News
  4. Magazines & Newspapers in News

Prologue

  • Persons in news (PIN) for February And March 2015.
  • Utility of the article: non-UPSC exams and dozens of college admission entrance exams like Hotel Management, CLAT etc. lined up next 1-2 months.
  • Part 1: official appointments, Committees, civilian awards and dead in news.
  • Part 2: international places in news and states in news.
  • Part 3: books and movie awards in News. You’re here
  • Part 4: Sports and BizGK. coming soon.

Movies Awards

Oscars: 87th Academy Awards

Birdman and Budapest hotel- both won 4-4 awards each.
I’m not covering all awards, only the notable ones.

Best Picture
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Best director Alejandro G. Iñárritu for this movie.
Best ActorEddie Redmayne for the film “The Theory of Everything” on Stephen Hawking’s life.
Best ActressJulianne Moore for the film “Still Alice”
Best Supporting ActorJ.K. Simmons for the film “Whiplash”
Best Supporting ActressPatricia Arquette for the film “Boyhood”
Best adapted screenpay“Imitation game” film about father of computer Alan Turing.
Best foreign language filmIda (Poland)

62nd National Film Awards

National Film Awards

Infographics taken from theHindu

Haider @national award

  • Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It won following awards
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: Best music direction and best dialogue (Vishal Bharadwaj),
  • best male playback singer (Sukhwinder Singh for ‘Bismil’)
  • best choreography (Sudesh Adhana for ‘Bismil’)
  • best costumes (Dolly Ahluwalia).
Best ActorKannada actor Sanchari Vijay for role of transgender in movie “Nanu Avannalla Avalu”
Best ActressKangana Ranaut for Queen (Director Vijay Bahl)
Best DirectorSrijit Mukherji for the Bengali thriller Chotushkone, a film about four directors coming together for a film with four different stories, all thematically connected by a common thread — death. Film also won best screenplay award
Best movieCourt, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, made in 4 languages Hindi, English, Marathi and Gujarati. Tell story of judicial procedure’s mundaneness, when an ageing folk singer charged with abetting the suicide of a sewage worker through his music
Best Popular movieMary Kom (actress: Priyanka Chopra
Best Supporting actorsMale Bobby Simhaa for Tamil film Jigarthanda. Female-Baljinder Kaur for Haryanvi film Pagdi: The Honour.

Other Movies, Music, Peasants in news

“Kirket”Name of the planned movie on Bihari ex-cricketer Kirti Azad. Director Sonu  Jha.
Aditi AryaThis Gugaon girl won Miss India beauty pageant in Mumbai.
Angelina Jolie
  • Removed her overies and fellopian tubes because She has defective BRCA1 gene and history of cancer in her family.
  • She opened a center on Women, Peace and Security, was opened at the London School of Economics to help women in war zone.
Anupama ChopraThis Film critique lady has written book about her show “The Front Row”
Ashok ChopraA Scrapbook of memories. Author himself is a noted book publisher- who released biography of Dilip Kumar etc.
Berlin film festival
  • Golden bear top prize given to Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s movie “Taxi”.
  • Indian movie maker Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Dhanak” won Grand Prix for Best picture at Berlin film festival. Its about a blind boy and his sister in Rajasthan.
Biswajit ChatterjeeHe had already made a documentary and a TV serial on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Now planning a movie on Bose.
Chapekar brothersA movie about freedom struggle, Om Puri to play the role of B.G.Tilak
Darkest hourWW-2 drama and biopic of Churchil’s life.
DDLJThis Yashraj production movie was released in October, 1995. Director Aditya Chopra. Actors: SRK, Kajol, Amrish Pur. It finished 1000 weeks in December 2014 at Maratha Mandir theatre, Mumbai. Then they decided to stop after 1009 weeks but later decide to continue to run.
Dibakar Banerjee
  • Director of movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Based on books of Bengali writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay.
  • Hero: Shustant Singh Rajpoot.
Fifty Shades GreyCensor board has refused to grant permission to this movie in India due to disturbing sadomasochistic sexual scenes in it. Malaysia, Indonesia and Kenya too have banned it for the same reason.
George LucasWealth-X report says he’s the richest Hollywood tycoon. He owns Star wars film franchise.
Hollywood VampiresNew band formed by Actor-musician Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean fame) and singer Alice Cooper.
Irrfan KhanHe’ll star in Jurassic Park 4 and its video game.
Kela Award
  • Given for most bogus movies and actors.
  • Sonaxi Sinha got for 3 time consecutivelyfor her work in Action Jackson, Lingaa and Holiday.
  • Arjun Kapoor worst actor for Gunday.
  • Worst film: Humshakals
  • Worst debuts: Tiger Shroff
  • Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Blue hai paani panni- most irritating song.
LataSinger Lata Mangeshkar given ‘Laadli Voice of the Century’ award for gender sensitivity.
Lupia Nyonghad won Oscar in 2014 for “12 years a slave”. Her pearl-studded dress was stolen after Oscar-2015 ceremony. She asked the thief to return it, saying all the pearls were fake. The dress was eventually returned.
Mahesh BhattDebut novel ‘All That Could Have Been’. Screenplay of his new movie ‘Hamaari Adhuri Kahaani’ is based on this.
Pahlaj NihlaniCensor board chief.
Priyanka ChopraWill star in an English serial “Quantico” as young FBI trainee, Quantico is located in Virginia.
Razzies AwardGiven to worst actors. Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron received 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the Razzies)
Rickey Kej
  • He’s the first Indian to win a grammy award for best new age album. Titled “winds of Samsara”, with his partner South African musician Wouter Kellerman.
Shashi KapoorDadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014.  A golden lotus, shawl and Rs.10 lakh. Famous movies: Deewar, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Trishul and Kabhi Kabhie. He has won Padma Bhushan and 3 national film awards.
SholayMade in 1975- finally permitted for theatrical release in Pakistan after 40 years.
Sonam KapoorCaught swine flu in Rajkot, gujarat during shooting of film- ‘Ratan Dhan Payo’. Shifted to Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.
SpectreName of the 24th James Bond movie which is being made at Italy’s capital Rome.
SpielbergDirecting a new movie on a lady war reporter Lynsey Addario. She had won Pulitzer prize in 2009 for report on Waziristan.
Stephen Hawkings
  • Oscar nominated movie “The theory of Everything” was made on British physicist Stephen Hawking.
  • He suffers from Motor neuron disease. Now Dr. Hawking aim to get his name trademarked just like J.K.  Rowling and David Beckham, so if any Company uses his name on commercial products, he gets money and even after his death- his children/foundation keeps getting the money
Zubin MehtaWestern classical music maestro Zubin Mehta will perform with over 100 musicians of the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.

Books & authors in News

  • 50th Jnanpith award 2015 : Marathi author Bhalchandra Nemade won. Famous book “Kosala” (Cocoon)
  • As such many books released daily basis, I’m only listing those by important authors.
Akhil Sharma
  • His novel Family Life has won the Folio Prize 2015 in London. Took him 13 years to finish.
  • 1st Novel Obedient Father, won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.
Amit Chaudhary‘Odysseus abroad’
Amitav Ghosh
  • Kolkata Born Amitav Ghosh is the only Indian author among 10 finalists for this year’s Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to English language writing.
  • Famous book: Sea of Poppies.
  • Man Booker International prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. Prize: 60k pounds.
  • The winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers.
Catherine MayerCharges: heart of a king. Book claims both Charles and Diana did not want to marry each other.
Dilip HiroThe Longest August — The Unfinching Rivalry between India and Pakistan (NBT)
Dinshaw MistryTHE US-INDIA NUCLEAR AGREEMENT
Harish KhareHow Modi Won It: Notes From the 2014 Election
Hindol Sengupta
  • Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy
  • This was one of the shortlisted books for Hayek prize given each year by Manhatten University.
Ilina SenInsight Chhattisgarh. Her husband Binayak Sen was arrested for maoist links.
Jairam Ramesh
  • Book:  ‘Green Signals — Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India’.
  • Mr.Ramesh is Senior Congress-leader and ex-environment /rural Development minister
  • Published by  Oxford press
K. Anji ReddyAn Unfinished Agenda — My Life in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Kamal Aron Mitra ChenoyTHE RISE OF BIG BUSINESS IN INDIA
Lance PriceThe Modi effect: insight Modi’s campaign to transform India.
Laxmi Narayan TripathiThis Transgender rights activist  wrote autobiography “Me Hijra Me Laxmi”. She was the first transgender to represent Asia Pacific at the United Nations
Makarand R. ParanjapeDeath & Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi
Makarand WaingankarGUTS AND GLORY- The lives and journeys of 26 Indian cricketers from ‘Tiger’ Pataudi to Ravindra Jadeja
Mamang DaiThe Black hill: on the written stories of the North Eastern tribes
MuguresanThis Tamil writer was attacked by Gounder community for an allegedly obscene book “Balachandra- Enroru Peyrum Enakku Undu” (I also have another name Balachandran). This book deals with plight of a transgendered person.
Neelima ShuklaNarasinha Mehta of Gujarat — Bhakti Songs.
Rajinder PuriNoted cartoonist worked with ‘The Hindu’ and ‘Indian Express’ wrote book “Recovery of India”.
Rajiv Dogra;Where Borders Bleed : Indo-Pak Relations
Rakesh BatabyalJNU : The making of a university
Ramesh K.  Arora, C.  K.  SardanaDISTRICT COLLECTORS — Recollections and Reactions
Ruskin BondHe joined Swacch Bharat mission , started working in Guwahati.
S.  ChandnibiEPIGRAPHICAL READING IN THE CHOLA HISTORY
Salil Tripathi‘The colonel who would not repent’- based on Bangladesh liberation.
Salman KhurshidAT HOME IN INDIA — The Muslim Saga
Subrata Bagchi;BEYOND THE PRIVATE WORLD — Indian Women in the Public Sphere
Veena DasAffliction: health disease and poverty
Vikas SwarupOscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire is based on Vikas Swarup’s “Q&A”. Now this gentleman has replaced Syed Akbaruddin as the MEA spokesperson.
Vir SanghviMandate — Will of the People. He is a noted journalist.
Vishwanath PandeyPt. Madan Mohan Malviya and the formative years of Indian nationalism.

Magazines & Newspapers in News

Katharine VinerFirst woman editor-in-chief of The Guardian
PEN AmericaThis U.S. literary society will to honour French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Terrorsts had attacked Charlie Hebdo office earlier.
RSF
  • The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2015 World Press Freedom Index RSF’s ranking put Iran, China, Syria and North Korea among the countries with the worst levels of press freedom out of the 180 evaluated.
  • The best-rated nations were northern European states such as Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden.
The TabletCatholic weekly- considered to be one of Britain’s oldest journals, is about to celebrate 175 years of uninterrupted publication.
TheHinduIts website was setup in 1995, has won Website of the Year (WOTY) India award for 2014 in the News and Information category from MetrixLab

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32 Comments on “[PIN-Feb-Mar] Part3: Movie Awards, Books, Authors in News for state services, SSC & Bank exams”

  1. Thank you so much Sir. hats-off to your service you are rendering to the young people of india by showing them right path n contributing immensly to their success.

  2. i am not able to download admit card for mppsc. if anybody has downloaded it then please tell me as soon as possible

    1. It is available on their website
      I have just downloaded it.
      Make a try after smtime

    2. go to the mppsc website.click on apply online.go to the heading of prelim 2014 then click on the download admit card link.

    3. me too….cant download mppsc admit card ….if anyone know pls tell

      1. Where is the link to download? Please paste here.
        As in Download admit card section raising 404 error.

        1. go to mppsconline than to application.. there chose mppsc and you can find pre exam 2104 roll no.

      2. GO TO APPLYONLINE ON MAIN PAGE OF MPPSC..CLICK IT AND GO TO MP PRE EXAM2014..BELOW IT IS WRITTEN DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD.

    4. Go to ‘apply online’ section from where you have filled the form. you will get the link for downloading the admit card there.

    5. Mppsc roll no.
      1.Click apply online link on the home page.(instead of download admit card)
      2. Then go to state peliminary exam notification on that page
      3. There u will find download admit card link,click it
      4. Fill in the needful and then print the admit card.
      Ur welcome!

  3. Great work even UPSC asks PIN indirectly so its a good to have at least a little knowledge about some autor or content..great work .
    Why CAPF notification has not still uploaded ?

  4. Sir please post the text or pdf version of your lecture as in my village we suffer a lot of problem due to slow connection and cant see you tube videos online

  5. why i am not able to download my admit card for MPPSC PRE EXAM & I think it will be available next week

  6. Sir my doubt is silly one but am struggling I used to read 2 or 3 sub daily isnt it correct sir or should complete one sub first then next?

  7. Hello.
    Dear sir/Madam
    I am starting civil service prepration so plz tell me how to am start and how much time spent on study.which type of books i read…

  8. Sir plz provide last part asap.

  9. thank for your effort sir

  10. Dear Sir
    lecture videos with ppts are much more beneficial. pls get back to lectures as soon as possible. we also miss excellent geography lectures. we hope as soon as Raj madam’s interview is over she will get back for the service of thousands of aspirants.
    UR services are priceless, commendable and a bliss for lakhs of unprivileged aspirants who cant go to a formal coaching centers for various reasons and a curse to money minting coaching centers.

  11. Hi Mrunal,

    Thanks for your efforts.Your posts are really helping me for my preps.I have a request.Yesterday Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 was passed at RS. I tried to explore regarding different private members bills introduced in India, but couldnt find much about it. Could you enlighten us regarding this topic?

    Regards,
    Sreevishakh

  12. Thnku for giving all information

  13. HI FRIENDS, I AM HAVING OBC NCL CERTIFICATE WHICH I GOT ON 02/05/2014. WHETHER I CAN USE THE SAME DATE IN CAPF 2015 APPLICATION FORM OR I HAVE TO APPLY FOR NEW ONE AND THEN APPLY. PLS REPLY FRNDS

    1. i think it will work.

  14. Is new final report of census2011 has come out.?
    Can anyone throw light on it!

  15. Thank you so much sir.. Ur contribution to our preparation is far beyond

  16. I have been selected as PO in IDBI and State bank of Hyderabad.I am from Maharshtra. Which one is better? Please guide me.

  17. thanks for the Amazing post

  18. Dear sir,
    When economic survey 14 lectures will be uploaded on site. Thanks in advance.

  19. easy way to download mppsc admit card.
    1-visit mppsc website.
    2-click on citizen service icon.
    3-lot of logos of different exam is available, find mppsc state pre service exam logo.
    4-click on it, a set of exam & their notification will come, just simply find mppsc state pre. service exam.
    5-see down a link is provided to download admit card.
    6- try it ,bcoz i too downloaded from there.

  20. State bank of hydrabad

  21. Please notify me to me mail about your posts sir

  22. hai sir , could please post me your events

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