Director Shekhar Kapur appointed To Head The Jury For 65th National Film Awards
The director Shekhar Kapur appointed the chairman of the central panel of the 65th National Film Awards. The central panel comprises a chairperson and 10 other members, including five regional chairpersons who head the respective regional panels.A Film writer Imtiaz Hussain, known for his works in the films like Astitva (2000) and Parinda (1989) will be the regional chairperson of South I panel. Mehboob, who penned the lyrics for the Hindi (dubbed) version of 1995 Tamil romantic drama Bombay appointed as the regional chairperson of South II panel.
Unique Nilgiri Mountain Railway of Tamilnadu to run special train services from today till June 24
The unique Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) in Tamil Nadu, which has been conferred Heritage status by UNESCO, will run special train services from today till 24th June this year to cater to popular demand during summer holidays. The Southern Railway has informed that the special services will be provided on Saturdays and Sundays during the period. The 28 km stretch between Mettupalayam and Coonoor is expected to provide the tourists with a lifetime experience, which will rekindle the romance of train journeys. Value-added services such as welcome kit, souvenirs, and on-board refreshments are also being provided on the special services. three coaches equipped with special features such as anti-corrosive metallic painting, vinyl wrapping, and soft cloth upholstery are being utilized for the NMR Summer special trains.
Union Cabinet approves MoU Between India And United Kingdom And Northern Ireland
The Union Cabinet approved the signing of MoU between India and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland regarding cooperation and Exchange of Information for the Purposes of Combating International Criminality and Tackling Serious Organised Crime. Both countries was signed an agreement in 1995 on concerning the investigation and prosecution of crime and the tracing, restraint, and confiscation of the proceeds and instruments of crime (including crimes involving currency transfers) and terrorist funds .
Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale 2018-Software Edition was Inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar
Human Resource Development Minister of India Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Smart India Hackathon Grand Finale 2018 -Software edition in New Delhi. It is intended to promote innovation, out-of-the-box thinking in young minds.He stated that Hackathon aims to build Digital India and to engage the youth directly in nation-building. He stated that Hackathon aims to build Digital India and to engage the youth directly in nation-building. One lakh students from 1,200 colleges are participating at the world’s largest Hackathon.