12 April 2014 Current Affairs

Veteran Film Lyricist Gulzar Chosen For Dadasaheb Phalke Award – 2013

Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India’s highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004, and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has also won the Academy Award for the best original score forĀ  ‘ Jai Ho ‘ from Slumdog Millionaire, which he shared with AR Rahman. The same song has also won him a Grammy award for the best song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media.

SBI launched Twitter Handle Account

State Bank of India (SBI) launched its Twitter handle account. This follows earlier launch of SBI account on Facebook on the 7th November, 2013 and on YouTube on the 23rd January, 2014 which now allows the customers to have access through all the major social media channels.Mid-sized private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank had launched twitter-linked current accounts in March 2014.


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