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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

Google enabled street view for 10 cities in India, check the steps to see street view in your city

India is not only the largest democracy in the world but also becoming the most significant medical tourism host. People from across the globe come to India for their acute treatment. Indian medical tourism is on boost and is expected to grow likewise in coming years. India hosts around 6+ million new International tourists in the year 2021( Indian Govt tourism statistics). Thankfully, Google now realized the importance of usage of Google Maps in India and finally enabled street view for 10 cities in India. Google has also announced that Google street view will be enabled for 50 cities in India by the end of the year 2022. A list of cities where Google Street View is already enabled: Ahmedabad Amritsar Bengaluru Chennai Delhi Hyderabad Mumbai Pune Nashik Vadodara This is how you can use Google street view on Google Maps Go to https://maps.google.com/ Search your city on the search bar of the Google Maps page Check for the street view bot in yellow on the bottom right corner and drag it

CHSE Odisha Plus 2 result 2022 declared, official website link and steps to check result

Students waiting for the CHSE +2 results will be able to check their results at the given official website: orissaresults.nic.in chseodisha.nic.in The CHSE class 12 board examinations were conducted from April 28 to May 28 from 8 am to 10 am.  To check the results candidates can follow the below steps: Visit the official websites orissaresults.nic.in or chseodisha.nic.in Enter the required credentials such as – Roll number, Registration number, and the given image text (captcha).  Wait for the results to appear on the screen.  Check the result carefully and take a printout of the result as it is an important document that will be needed further. Direct link for CHSE SCIENCE 2022 Stream results: CHSE SCIENCE STREAM Direct link for CHSE COMMERCE 2022 Stream result: COMMERCE STREAM CHSE COMMERCE 2022 Stream result CHSE SCIENCE 2022 Stream results All the best for your results!!! 😊

Domino's opened in Jharsuguda

Update 1/8/2022: Domino's are now open! Enjoy the delicacies being served. It may sound silly to many, but this is how we are, the people of small towns and cities, we keep every detail of our small city, and we love watching it grow day by day. Even the tiniest addition to our city fill our heart with joy and festivity.  If you remember how we got thrilled to share the addition of the upcoming Chandra Shekhar Azad Eco Park in the Gandhichowk area of Jharsuguda? Today it's not about the park or garden, but a small fast food outlet coming to our beloved Jharsuguda town.  Domino's in Jharsuguda town It's Domino's Pizza! We are thrilled and patiently waiting for its opening. The outlet is coming up beside the Bishnu Palace hotel and opposite Shiva Multiplex. Domino's opened in Jharsuguda

Chandrashekhar Azad Eco-Park opening soon for the residents of Gandhichowk, Belpahar, Brajrajnagar

One of the worst things which happened recently in the year 2020 was the Covid pandemic, which resulted in the closure of almost all public outlets. But fortunately now in 2022, virtually all the closed public outlets, malls, shopping centres, markets, Eco Parks, and Gardens got re-opened.  But as usual, there always remain some exceptions, one being the JRD TATA Park in the Gumadera area of Belpahar, Odisha. The management there seems still worried about covid and not opening this lone TATA Park for the residents of Belpahar. This TATA Park was the only Eco Park in the area and residents used to go there for morning/evening walks. But since the TRL management is not ready to open the park for the residents of Belpahar, residents here have no other option but to stay at home. Fortunately, the MCL Orient Mine 4, understood the pain of the residents of the Belpahar, Brajrajnagar and Gandhichowk areas. There is a brand new Eco-park on its way to being opened to the public. Chandrashekhar

Alliance Air flight service from Jharsuguda to New Delhi

Alliance Air has announced a new flight service between Jharsuguda to New Delhi. The flight will operate between Jharsuguda, Raipur and New Delhi.  JRG-RPR-DEL flight journey of 4 hours and 25 minutes starts from Jharsuguda at 16:05 hours has a pit stop in Raipur and then it lands at New Delhi Airport at 20:30 hours. This Alliance Air will be another flight carrier apart from the existing Spicejet Service which operates between Veer Surendra Sai Airport  (Jharsuguda) to Indira Gandhi International Airport on daily basis.

Class 12th result 2022 declared, check the official link and process to download the result

 HOW TO CHECK CBSE 12TH RESULT 2022 ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF CBSE: Go to CBSE's official result website --> https://cbseresults.nic.in/ There you will see 3 links for results, you can attempt clicking any of the given links there. On the landing page, click on, 'Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) Results 2022 (Link 1)' OR Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) Results 2022 (Link 2) OR Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) Results 2022 (Link 3) 3. Enter your CBSE 12th roll number, School Number and Admit Card ID. 4. Click on submit 5. CBSE Result 2022 for Class 12 results will be displayed Check your CBSE 12th mark sheet carefully Download it and take the printout of the same. This year, a total of 14 lakh students appeared for CBSE 12th exam 2022. Direct link to see the result of CBSE 12th - 2022 CBSE 12TH RESULT 2022 PASSING CRITERIA Students need to score 33 per cent aggregate to pass the CBSE 12th board examination.