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68th National Film Awards - Full list of winners - 2022

68th National Film Awards ceremony organised in Vigyan Bhavan, Delhi. President Draupadi Murmu handed over the prizes. Suriya and Ajay Devgn shared the Best Actor Awards for Soorarai Pottru and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, respectively. Aparna Balamurali won Best Actress for Soorarai Pottru. Soorarai Pottru also won Best Screenplay and Best Background Score and Best Feature Film. Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli for Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Here's the full list of winners: FEATURE FILMS: Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru Best Direction: Sachy, Ayyappanum Koshiyum Best Actress: Aparna Balamurali, Soorarai Pottru Best Actor: Suriya, Soorarai Pottru and Ajay Devgn for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengalum Best Supporting Actor: Biju Menon, AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum Best Telugu Film: Colour Photo Best Tamil Film: Sivaranjaniyum Innum Sila Pengallum Best Malayalam Film: Thinkalazh

Timeline of RTI - Right To Information Act

 Timeline of Right To Information Act 2005 - Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2002 passed. Thereafter, Bill for the Right To Information Act(RTI Act), 2005 was passed and became fully operational on October 12, 2005. 1997 - Tamil Nadu became the first Indian state to pass the RTI law 1997. 1996 - National Campaign for People’s RTI – Formed in 1996; a formulated initial draft of RTI law for the Government. 1994 - First grassroots campaign for the introduction of RTI started by Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) in 1994 1988 - In Mr Kulwal v. Jaipur Municipal Corporation (AIR 1988 Raj 2, 1987), the Hon’ble Supreme Court held that Freedom of Speech and Expression u/Article 19 of the Constitution clearly implies the Right to Information.  1982 - In S.P Gupta v. Union of India (AIR 1982 SC 149), the Hon’ble  Supreme Court categorically held that the freedom of speech and expression includes within its scope right to information.  1975 - First time the right to information of citizens ab

Hurun India Rich List 2022

As per IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2022, here are the top 5 richest billionaires in India Gautam Adani and family - ₹10. 9 lakh crore Mukesh Ambani - ₹7. 9 lakh crore Cyrus Poonawalla - ₹2.05 lakh crore Shiv Nadar and family -  ₹1.85 lakh crore Radhakishan Damani & family - ₹1.75 lakh crore Top 10 richest self-made Indians aged 40 & under Nikhil Kamath - Zerodha - ₹17,500  Bhavish Aggarwal - Ola Electric - ₹11,700 Crore Divyank Turakhia - Investments - ₹11,200 Crore Nakul Aggarwal - BrowserStack - ₹9900 Crore Ritesh Arora - BrowserStack - ₹9900 Crore Binny Bansal - Flipkart - ₹8100 Crore Ritesh Agarwal - OYO - ₹6300 Crore Harshil Mathur - Razorpay - ₹5500 Crore Shashank Kumar - Razorpay - ₹5500 Crore Neha Narkhede & family - Confluent - ₹4700 Crore Richest self-made Indian woman Falguni Nayar - beauty and wellness e-commerce platform Nykaa Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Biotech chief Youngest self-made woman entrepreneur in India Neha Narkhede (37 years) Youngest self-made and

Rabindra Pal aka Dara Singh convicted of killing Graham Staines and his minor sons

Rabindra Kumar Pal aka Dara Singh is a Bajrang Dal member and was also a Bhartiya Janta Party member. He is currently serving life imprisonment for torching an Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons (Timothy & Philip) 7 and 9 years of age on the night of January 22, 1999, when they were sleeping in a station wagon. Rabindra Kumar Pal is convicted of multiple horrendous crimes, he is also convicted of killing a Muslim trader Sheikh Rehman of Padiabeda village in the Thakurmunda block of the district. The same year, he and three others were sentenced to life for murdering 35-year-old Catholic priest Father Arul Doss in September 1999, at Jamubani village of Mayurbhanj district. In 2003, a trial court in Khurda district awarded Singh the death sentence and life to 12 others for burning alive Staines and his two sons in Manoharpur village of Keonjhar district. Now some so-called hindutvavaadis including Sudarshan TV news anchor Suresh Chavhanke trending hashtags on

Importance of education in India

Based on the "Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development" (OECD) data, Canada is the most educated country globally, with 56.71% of adults meeting the OECD criteria.  The top 10 Most Educated Countries in the World in 2022 are: Canada Russia Japan Luxembourg South Korea Israel United States Ireland United Kingdom Australia While by the year 1820 only 12% of the population was able to read and write, this data now have almost reversed and by 2016 around 86% of the world's population is literate, who can read and write(15 years and above).  For the last 65 years, the literacy rate of the world population has increased at the rate of 4% for every 5 years. By 1942 we had only 42% literate while by 2016 we have 86% literate population in the world. While Uzbekistan is the country with the highest literacy rate as of 2018, with over 99.99% of its population able to read and write. Males ages 15 and above are reported to have a 100% literacy rate, while adult females

Interesting facts about Petrol in India

While Petrol is being sold in India at around  ₹115/ltr (September 2022), you will be amazed to know that Venezuela selling it at just ₹1.75/ltr, while Hongkong selling it at ~237/ltr. India imports a litre of petrol at ₹47, to which the central govt adds 58% excise tax, while states add another 30% VAT and finally freight and commission charges contribute another 8% to it. India imports about 85% of its Petrol consumption from countries like Iran, Venezuela and other OPEC countries.

Samosa becoming the global snack

I remember those days when we used to get ₹5 as pocket money and I used to rush for my fast food cravings. Those days samosa's used to be 50 paise and Cola's used to be at just ₹2. So, after having 2 samosas with chutney and one 300ml cola, I still left with ₹2, which I used to save for the next treat with friends. Samosa with mint chutney Samosa is truly a ubiquitous snack we have in India. You go to any nook or corner of our country and you will see some "halwai" would be frying some goldish yellow samosa. We can surely say, samosa has always been a part of us Indians. Our love for samosa has now reached another level and now samosa becoming a global snack.  Thanks to Bikano (An Indian snack company), who successfully catapulted our love to offshore. As per the latest data by Bikano, as much as 8% of their total sales are coming from the International market. Major contributing tea-time snacks resulting in this growth are samosa, aloo bhujia and paratha. Per Bikano