16 November 2012 Current Affairs

‘Bitter Seeds’ won 18 international awards

‘Bitter Seeds’, a documentary film produced by US-based filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. “Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The film has won 18 international awards.

Dr Ami Bera is the third Indian-American elected to the US House of Representatives

An Indian-American physician from California became only the third person of Indian-origin to be elected to the US House of Representatives by defeating Republican Dan Lungren with just 184 votes lead.

Saina Nehwal retains 3rd place in Badminton World Federation women’s rankings

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retained her third place in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s rankings released on 16 November,2012.

Urdu Scholar Gopi Chand Narang Awarded Mootidevi Award for 2010

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari presented the Moortidevi Award for 2010 to eminent Urdu scholar Gopi Chand Narang for his outstanding work on Urdu Ghazal aur Hindustani Zehan wa Tehzeeb at a function organized by Bhartiya Jnanpith.

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