18 March 2013 Current Affairs

Cabinet Approved Electronic Delivery of Services Bill

On 18 March the Union Cabinet approved a bill that aims to provide access to all central and state government services such as passport, ration card and driving licences electronically.The Bill requires public authorities to deliver all public services electronically within a maximum period of 8 years.

60th National Film Awards

On 18 March The prestigious 60th National Film Awards for the year 2012 were announced in New Delhi.Irrfan has won the Best Actor award for his powerful performance in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and Marathi actress Usha Jadhav has won the Best Actress award for ‘Dhag’.
The List of  Award Winners :-

Best Feature Film: Paan Singh Tomar

Best Actor: Irrfan for Paan Singh Tomar and Vikram Gokhale for Anumati (Marathi)

Best Actress: Usha Jadhav for Marathi film Dhag

Best Child Artist: Virendra Pratap for Dekh Indian Circus (Hindi) and Minon for 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam)

Best Popular Film for wholesome entertainment: Vicky Donor (Hindi), Ustad (Malayalam)

Best Animation Film: Delhi Safari Best Children’s Film: Dekh Indian Circus

Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation: Black Forest (Malayalam)

Best Film on Social Issues: Spirit (Malayalam) Nargis Dutt Award for

Best Feature Film On National Integration: ThanichallaNjan (Malyalam)

Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director: Chittagong (Hindi) and 101 Chodiyangal (Malayalam)

Special Jury Award: Rituparno Ghosh for Chitrangada (Bengali) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash , Dekh Indian Circus

Best Special Effects: Eega (Telugu)

Best Hindi Film: Filmistan

Best Telugu Film: Eega

Best English Film: Lessons Forgetting

Best Film on Social Issues: Behind The Mist (Malayalam)

Indian American Appointed Vice Chairman of  Illinois Innovation Council

On 18 March Indian-American politician Raja Krishnamurthy has been appointed vice chair of the Illinois Innovation Council by the Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.Krishnamurthy is currently the president of Sivanathan Laboratories.


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