[PIN-April] Part 3: Movies, Books & BusinessGK; India Shashtra, Umbrella Man & More

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  1. Movies
  2. Book: more important
  3. Book: less important
  4. Business GK

This article contains list of movies, books & businessGK related Current Affairs developments from April 2015. Exam utility: CAPF, IBPS, SSC, SBI & similar non UPSC exams and dozens of college admission entrance exams.

Movies

Harvinder Singh SikkaPunjabi film- ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’. Later he withdrew the movie on objection from Akal Takht.
Kapil IsapuriThis author claims Amir khan has copied the movie “PK” from his novel “Farishta”.
Prasar Bharti
  • Living legends of our country-Documentary Film on Mrinal Sen
  • Mrinal sen is famous for Cinematography in India and won Awards like Padma Vibhushan and DadaSaheb Falke Awards
Sonam Kapoor
  • She’ll star in movie ‘The daredevil flight attendant of Pan Am’
  • Film on Neerja Bhanot ,who lost her life trying to save the lives of passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 in 1986.

Book: more important

Anita Anand
  • ”SOPHIA — Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary”
  • Sophia was Punjab prince Duleep Singh’s german wife’s daughter.
  • She was fighting for Voting rights for women- leading a movement “Suffragette movement”
  • She helped the person involved in Indian freedom struggle
Ashok B. Rajeshirke.
  • ‘Pre-Modern Kutchi Navigation Techniques and Voyages’
  • The book is Launched By PM Modi
  • The book is based on Gujarati Manuscript of “Malam Ni Pothis” written during Medieval era (around 17 to 19 century)
  • Expedition of Kutchi Malams (navigators of Kutch) are described in this book
Ashutosh
  • The Crown Prince The Gladiator and The Hope
  • Auther is AAP party member covers General election 2014 in his book
British Council“Shakespeare Lives”- as celebrating 400th anniversary of Shakespeare
Charlie HebdoParis-based magazine won PEN writers’ award (USA) under “freedom of expression” category.
Saba Naqvi“Capital Conquest”-Based on Emergence and ups-down of AAP party
Shashi Tharoor
  • INDIA SHASTRA — Reflections on the Nation in Our Time
  • A collection of 100 essays that seek to portray contemporary India, dealing with varied aspects of Indian life.
Siddhartha Gigoo
  • “The Umbrella Man”
  • He won the best story from Asia award at the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for this book.
Vasant Dattatraya Gujar‘Gandhi Mala Bhetala Hota’. This book criticized Gandhi in allegedly obscene manner. SC said freedom of speech doesn’t mean right to obscenity.

Book: less important

Akeel BilgramiSECULARISM, IDENTITY, AND ENCHANTMENT:
Amaresh SamantarayaCONDUCT OF MONETARY POLICY IN INDIA
Lewis Theobald1728: Double Falsehood
Major General G D Bakshi and Aditya Bakshi.
  • “War Heroes Of India”
  • Series of animated stories of brave Soldiers.
Makarand WaingankarA MILLION BROKEN WINDOWS — The Magic and Mystique of Bombay Cricket
Ms. Aisha Chaudhary“My Little Epiphanies”
Nandini Gooptuand Jonathan ParryPERSISTENCE OF POVERTY IN INDIA
Patrick CockburnTHE RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE — ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution
Peter Schweizer‘Clinton Cash’. He said Amar Singh acted as conduit to transfer $$ to Clinton foundation and in return Clinton lobbied for Indo-US deal.
Sandy GordonINDIA’S RISE AS AN ASIAN POWER — Nation, Neighborhood, and Region
Surendra KumarIndia and the World — Through the Eyes of Indian Diplomats
V. KrishnamurthyAT THE HELM — A Memoir
Vijay PrashadNO FREE LEFT — The Futures of Indian Communism

Business GK

This is the compilation of business GK / corporate affairs development during April 2015. Utility: mainly for job interviews (depending on your work experience and graduation background) and certain MBA/college entrance exams.

AbilifyUSFDA permits Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Hetero Labs, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals to produce first generic versions of Abilify for treatment Psychological disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorders
Aurobindo PharmaUSFDA approved its hypertension injection called Sildenafil
Daiichi SankyoSun Pharmaceutical Industries purchases whole stake of Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo.
FabindiaCEO of company is Subrata Dutta and MD of company is William Bissell. Controversy for alleged spying of Smriti Irani in changing room.
Flipkart-Partnership with Dabbawalas.-Dabbawalas will collect Flipkart shipment from the delivery hubs and deliver it the customers, while picking their dabbas
Glenmark Generics
  • USFDA Granted Permission to produce oral contraceptive Evonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets
Junglee.comWill invest in Urban Ladder co. a online Furniture seller
Motorola
  • Prefers online route to selling its mobile smartphone just like Chines Xiaomi
  • Its online selling partner is Flipkart.
Quikr
  • CEO and founder of Company is Pranay chulet
  • Company has raised more than Rs.900 crore from its present investors.
Samsung Asset Management CoKorean largest Asset management Co. is join with India’s largest asset management Co.-Reliance Capital Asset Management.
SnapdealIn order to expand User base takeover the Freecharge company.
TATA
  • First indian company to invest in Chinese Xiaomi
  • Company has entered into partnership with Australian construction company- Brookfield Multiplex.
United SpiritsIts new owner Diageo co. has demanded Vijay Mallya to step down from the post of Chairman
WIPRORishad Premji, th eldest son of Azim Premji joins Wipro board.
ZomatoBought online table reservation platform NexTable of USA

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  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
  7. Fast-track to Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
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  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
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