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Friday, February 16, 2018

Martin Guptill becomes highest T20I run-scorer

Martin Guptill scripted history after becoming the leading run-scorer in Twenty20 international cricket. Enroute to this milestone, the New Zealand opener also slammed his second T20I century in just 49 deliveries, fastest by a Kiwi batsman. Incidentally, both the records were held by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum.

Roger Federer becomes oldest World No 1

Roger Federer will hold the World No 1 spot at the the top of the ATP Rankings for the fourth time. The 20-time Grand Slam winner once again clamed the top spot.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Padma Awards 2018

Padma Awards - one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.


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Usha Ananthasubramanian becomes first woman chairman of IBA

Usha Ananthasubramanian, managing director at Allahabad Bank has become the first woman chairman of the Indian Banks' Association, the 71-year old industry body for banks. IBA announced that its managing committee elected Ananthasubramanian as the chairman till August. She will be superannuating on August 31.

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Golden Globe Awards Winners list

Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director – Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture – Animated: Coco
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: In The Fade, Germany, France
Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “This Is Me”, The Greatest Showman
Best Television Series – Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alexander SkarsgÄrd, Big Little Lies
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill

Four months after the Supreme Court set aside the centuries-old practice of talaq-e-biddat or instant triple talaq, Lok Sabha passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, outlawing talaq-e-biddat. The proposed law, which makes talaq-e-biddat a "cognizable and non-bailable offence", has provisions of "imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and fine" for any Muslim man who divorces his wife by uttering talaq three times in quick succession. It also provides for "subsistence allowance" to Muslim women and custody of minor children as "may be determined by the magistrate".

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mirabai Chanu lifts 194 kgs to win gold

Mirabai Chanu became only the second Indian (after Karnam Malleswari) to win the gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA. This was after she lifted a new world record of 194kg (85 snatch and 109 C&J) in women’s 48kg category.