13 February 2016 Current Affairs

Renowned poet ONV Kurup passed away

Renowned Malayalam poet-lyricist and Jnanpith Award winner O.N.V. Kurup passed in Thiruvananthapuram on 13 February 2016 following a cardiac arrest. He was 84, was also a recipient of Padma Shri in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011, from the Government of India. In addition to his valuable contributions to Malayalam literature, he was one of the leading lyricists in Malayalam film, drama, TV serial and music album industry. He was part of many dramas , TV serial and music album industry. ONV was a member of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi from 1982 to 1987. ONV was also the chairman of Kerala Kalamandalam from 1996 to 2001 and from 2006 to 2007. He has penned over 900 songs in over 200 films, besides numerous songs for plays and albums.(1956) was his first film, which was also the first film of famous Malayalam composer G. Devarajan.

BHU turns 100 years

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has completed its 100 years of foundation on 13th February 2016. It was established in 1916 by freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.BHU had played an important role in the freedom movement of India. It was aimed to act as a bridge between India’s past and modernising world system in the areas of social sciences, humanities particularly in evolving non-colonial history as a discipline. BHU confer Doctor of Law on PM Modi during the convocation which is scheduled to be held on February 22. In 2014, the University was ranked at 142 among the top 300 universities in Asia by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings.

Vidya Balan received Pride of Kerala award

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been awarded the ‘Pride of Kerala’ award by the World Malayalee Council and Kairali TV on 13 February 2016. For the Dirty Picture (2011), she received a National Film Award for Best Actress for. The Five Filmfare Awards received by the Vidya Balan are: Best Female Debut for Parineeta (2005), Best Actress for Paa (2009), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Kahaani (2012) and Critics Award for Best Actress for Ishqiya (2010). She also received the Padma Shri Award in 2014.

Jayalalithaa announced ‘Amma Kudineer Thittam’

On 13 February 2016, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced ‘Amma Kudineer Thittam’ – a new scheme for supplying drinking water to those who cannot afford to buy purified drinking water from private players. “The rich and the affluent in Chennai are buying water purified through the reverse osmosis process. It is the desire of the poor and the deprived sections to use that water too. In the first phase, 100 places with the most number of poor people would be identified within Greater Chennai Corporation limits and water supplying points would be established. “20 litres of purified water would be supplied a day for a family”.

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