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1-PM Modi Inaugurates Dr Ambedkar National Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi. The memorial is dedicated to the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution. The foundation stone for the Memorial was laid by the Prime Minister in 2016.
The memorial has an exhibition area, meditation hall with the Buddha Statue and 12 feet high bronze statue of Dr Ambedkar. It is equipped with a sewerage treatment plant, a rainwater harvesting System and rooftop solar energy

2-President 3-Nation Visit: Completes Final Leg In Zambia, Returns India

President Ram Nath Kovind has returned to New Delhi after three African nations tour of Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. Mr Kovind and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu laid the foundation stone ofLusaka traffic Decongestion Project.
The cost of the 93-km road is 289 million dollar India is providing 250 million dollars. The project will be completed in three years. This project is aimed at redesigning the major road network for Lusaka city with a view to reducing traffic jam, travel distance and saving fuel.

3-Late Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Nineteen-year-old Naman Tanwar won India its first boxing medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze in the men’s 91 kg category.
Naman lost out to Australia’s Jason Whateley in the semifinal of the event to secure the bronze. India has won a total of 35 medals, including 16 golds, 8 silver and 11 bronze medals so far.


4-CWG 2018: Bajrang Punia Wins His 1st CWG Gold

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won his first Commonwealth Games gold medal, defeating Wales’ Kane Charig by technical superiority in the men’s freestyle 65 kg final in Gold Coast, Australia.
This is India’s fifth medal in wrestling in this edition, with Rahul Aware and Sushil Kumar registering gold wins earlier. Bajrang had won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

5-CWG 2018: Anish Bhanwala Becomes India’s Youngest CWG Gold Medalist

Fifteen-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala became India’s youngest gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Finals with a record score at Gold Coast, Australia.
India’s Neeraj Kumar stood fifth at the event. Anish, who is participating in his first Commonwealth Games, won gold at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney 2017.

6-NHAI Signs Agreement For Its 1st International Project

The National Highways Authority of India has signed an agreement for the upgradation of Yagyi – Kalewa section of highway in Myanmar to two lanes with earthen shoulder. The aim is to provide seamless vehicular movement for enhancing trade, business, health, education and tourism among India, Myanmar and Thailand.
The project has been funded by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and would be executed on EPC mode at a cost of Rs.1177 crores.The project will have 3 new major bridges and 2 new minor bridges. The project would be completed in three years.

7-65th National Film Awards- Complete List Of Winners

The 65th National Film Awards were announced in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. The chairpersons of the three juries (Feature, Non-feature and Writing) for the National Film Awards have announced the awards for the different categories. This year, the jury is being headed by director Shekhar Kapur. The jury panel has 10 members. National Film Awards will be given by the President Ram Nath Kovind in May 2018.
Here is the Complete List of Winners of 65th National Film Awards:
S. No. Category Winner
1. Best Anthropological film Name Place Animal Thing, Slave Genesis
2. Best Critic on Cinema Girdhar Jha (Swarn Kamal)
3. Special Mention Mhorkya (Marathi), Hello Arasi (Oriya), Take Off (Malayalam), Newton (Hindi)
4. Best Ladakhi Film Walking With The Wind
5. Best Jasari Film Sinjar
6. Best Tulu Film Paddayi
7. Best Odiya Film Hello Arsi
8. Best Kannada Film Hebbet Ramakka
9. Best Hindi Film Newton
10. Best Bengali Film Mayurakshi
11. Marathi Film Kachcha Limbu
12. Best Malayalam Film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
13. Best Telugu Film Ghazi
14. Assamese Film Ishu
15. Best Tamil Film To Let
16. Best Gujarati Film Dhh
17. Best Action Direction Abbas Ali Moghu for Baahubali 2
18. Choreography Ganesh Acharya for ‘Gori Tu Latth Maar’ for Toilet – Ek Premkatha
19. Best Special Effects Baahubali 2
20. Best Music Director Kaatru Veliyidai
21. Best Background Score Mom
22. Special Jury Award Nagarkirtan
23. Best Lyrics JM Prahalad for Muthuratna song
24. Best Make Up Artist Ram Rajjak (Nagarkirtan)
25. Best Production Design Santhosh Raman (Malayalam movie Take Off)
26. Best Screenplay (Original) Sajeev Pazhoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)
27. Screenplay Writer (Adapted) JAYARAJ (Bhayanakam)
28. Best Dialogues Sambit Mohanty (Hello Arsi)
29. Best Cinematography Bhayanakam
30. Best Cameraman Nikhil S Praveen
31. Best Playback Singer Shashaa Tirupati for Kaatru Veliyidai.

8-Index Of Economic Freedom 2018: India Ranks 130th, Hong Kong Tops

India has jumped 13 places in the last one year to 130th spot in the latest annual Index of Economic Freedom released by a top American think-tank the Heritage Foundation. As per the latest Index of Economic Freedom, China has jumped one spot to 110th and Pakistan is now at 131 position.
Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. The top 5 countries in the list are-
1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. New Zealand
4. Switzerland
5. Australia.

9-CWG 2018: Tejaswini Sawant Wins India’s 5th Shooting Gold

Tejaswini Sawant won India its fifth shooting gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Finals in Gold Coast, Australia.
This was 37-year-old Tejaswini’s second medal at the 2018 edition, after winning silver at the women’s 50m Rifle Prone. India’s Anjum Moudgil won silver at the event, after having topped qualification.


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