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Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2018 Announced

Bollywood actors Bhumi Pednekar, Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar bagged the best actress and best actor awards respectively at the Dadasaheb Phalke awards, given by Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation, held in Mumbai.

Manisha Koirala won the ‘Most Versatile Actress’ award. Veteran actor-director Rakesh Roshan was given the lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the industry as an actor, producer and a director.

Here is the complete list of all the winners of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards 2018:

S. No Category Winner
1. Best Actor Akshay Kumar, for Padman (Jury) and for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2. Best Actress in a Leading Role Sonam Kapoor, for Padman
3. Best Actress Bhumi Pednekar, for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
4. Lifetime Achievement Award Rakesh Roshan
5. Saraswatibai Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actress (Lifetime) award Farida Jalal
6. ‘Most Versatile Actress’ Award Manisha Koirala
7. Best Actor in a Character Role Rajesh Sharma
8. Best Playback Singer (Female) Neeti Mohan
9. Best TV Anchor Aditya Narayan Jha
10. Best Entertainer (TV) Manish Paul
11. Best Playback Singer (jury) Bhumi Trivedi
12. Best Stage Anchor Siddharth Kannan
13. Best Producer (Short Films) Sandip Marwah
14. Most Entertaining Film (Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety) Luv Ranjan

Uday Kotak Redesignated As MD & CEO Of Kotak Mahindra Bank

The board of directors of Kotak Mahindra Bank has redesignated Uday Kotak as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Kotak was earlier executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Mr Kotak was the only official among private banks to have a Vice Chairman designation. All others have MD & CEO designation.

Kavinder Gupta Takes Oath As J&K Deputy CM

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta has been appointed as the Deputy- CM of the state. Seven others ministers were also sworn in the state’s PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti.

Gupta will be the new deputy chief minister in place of Nirmal Singh.

Gujarati Poet Sitanshu Yashaschandra Chosen For Saraswati Samman 2017

Playwright and academic Sitanshu Yashaschandra was selected for 2017 Saraswati Samman for his collection of verses (poetry) titled “Vakhar” published in 2009.Who is the Gujrati Poet
It was 27 edition of the award.The Sitanshu Yashaschandra was born in 1941 in Gujarat’s Bhuj district.
He has three poetry collections Odysseusnu Halesu, Jatayu, and Vakhar to his credit. He is also a recipient of the Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award.

Former PM Manmohan Singh Launches Economist Rao’s Book

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘My Journey from Marxism-Leninism to Nehruvian Socialism’ by former Planning Commission and Finance Commission member C H Hanumantha Rao.

Mr Rao is presently one of the most creative thinkers, social activist, and distinguished economist in India.

Maharashtra Government Signs MoU With British Council

An MoU has signed Maharashtra Government with the British Council to strengthen educational and cultural cooperation. The British Council, with this MoU, will expand its existing work in the state, where in recent times, it has trained more than 100,000 teachers benefitting around five million learners.

The areas of potential collaboration include developing further initiatives to improve English teaching and enhance employability skills in schools and training institutes, building capacity in higher education and research and further co-operation on inspiring hundreds of thousands of people in the state through arts and culture.

56th Belgrade International Boxing Tournament In Serbia

56th edition of Belgrade International Boxing Championship was held at Belgrade in Serbia. Indian boxers won three gold, five silver and five bronze medals at this championship. Among Gold medal winners, Sumit Sangwan won the final bout by defeating Ecuador’s Castillo Torres in 91 kg category.

Indian woman boxer Nikhat Zareen won the Gold medal in 51 kg by defeating Greece’s Koutsoeorgopoulou Aikaterini in the final bout. Himanshu Sharma (49 kg) too won Gold medal by defeating Algeria’s Mohammed Touareg in the final bout.

The India’s GDP Likely To Grow 7.5% In FY19: Deutsche Bank

According to the Deutsche Bank research report, the Indian economy is witnessing a “cyclical upswing” and the country is likely to clock a GDP growth of 7. 5% this financial year. India’s economic growth rate to strengthen to 7.4% in the current fiscal, from 6.6% in 2017-18, on account of revival in investment activity expected Reserve Bank.

HDFC Bank Launches IRA 2.0

HDFC Bank launched IRA 2.0, its interactive humanoid at the Koramangala Branch in Bengaluru. The interactive humanoid in its advance version is aimed to enhance user experience for customers visiting in the branch.

HDFC Bank has developed IRA (Interactive Robotic Assistant) 2.0 in collaboration with its technology partners Invento Makerspaces and Senseforth Technologies. It became the first bank in India to introduce a humanoid IRA 1.0 for customer service at the Kamala Mills Branch in Mumbai. Currently, IRA 1.0 is stationed at the Palarivattom Branch in Kochi.

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