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04- AUGUST - 2016

 

 

R D BURMANIA: PANCHAMEMOIRS AUTHORED BY CHAITANYA PADUKONE RELEASED

R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs: Chaitanya Padukone

A book titled R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored by Chaitanya Padukone was released in July 2016. The book throws light on the legendary musician Rahul Dev Burman, whose cabaret tunes still reverberate at pubs and discotheques.

It also claims that Burman hated composing such songs and even believed that the genre was just a passing fad.

The book chimes a tribute that strings together amazing, amusing and fascinating anecdotes, incidents and idiosyncrasies as well as rare, startling photographs while unraveling the mystique behind Bollywood's most adored composer-singer RD Burman.

This Memoirs also features exclusive tributes to Panchamda from illustrious luminaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Rishi Kapoor, A.R.Rahman, Zeenat Aman, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam, Himesh Reshammiya, Shekhar Kapur, Mahesh Bhatt, Babul Supriyo and cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, Hema Malini, 'late' Rajesh Khanna and many more.

Chaitanya Padukone

• Chaitanya D. Padukone is an eminent senior Bollywood film and music-biz journalist over the past three decades.

• He is the recipient of the KA Abbas Memorial gold medal and trophy, which was conferred on him for creative excellence in film journalism by mega-star Amitabh Bachchan.

• In 2012, he was honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for his outstanding contribution to showbiz journalism.

ANANT MAHESHWARI NAMED AS PRESIDENT OF MICROSOFT INDIA

Anant Maheshwari was named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc. Maheshwari will succeed Bhaskar Pramanik, who retires in March 2017.

Maheshwari, who will join Microsoft India on 1 September 2016, will take over operations of the company on 1 January 2017.

As president, Maheshwari will be responsible for all of Microsoft’s product, service, and support offerings across India.

About Anant Maheshwari

• Presently, he is working as the President of Honeywell India, a Fortune 100 company.

• At Honeywell, Maheshwari was responsible for the continued growth of India operations across all its three strategic business groups: aerospace, automation and control solutions (ACS).

• Maheshwari has held various business leadership roles in Honeywell for over 12 years. His prior roles include managing director of listed Honeywell Automation India Ltd.

• He also successfully conceptualized and set up the security operations in India for Honeywell.

• Prior to Honeywell, Maheshwari was with McKinsey & Co. for six years where he worked with clients across multiple industries.

‘WALL OF WISHES’ INAUGURATED TO CELEBRATE OLYMPIC MOOD

Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated ‘Wall of Wishes’ at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi. The Wall of Wishes was launched in presence of Olympian Boxer M C Mary Kom to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country.

Rio Olympics is scheduled to be held from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

Besides, Goel also launched Digital Campaign for general public to wish Indian Olympic Contingent for the Rio Games. He also urged the people especially students and youth to visit India Gate in large numbers to sign their wishes at the Wall to cheer the Indian players.

The Wall was inaugurated after the RUN FOR RIO, which was organised on 31 July 2016 by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to connect public at large, with the Olympic spirit and power of sports. This year India is sending its largest ever contingent to participate in the Olympic Games.

NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS FOR 2014-15 PRESENTED

Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha, presented the National Tourism Awards for the year 2014-15 to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

The Best State/Union Territory for Comprehensive Development of Tourism was presented to Madhya Pradesh followed  by Gujarat and Karnataka.

On the other hand, American journalist Stephanie Pearson won the Best Foreign Journalist for India Award. She won the honour for her feature on Kerala‘The Great Heaven.’

List of the major awards presented:

Category

Award Winner

Excellence in Publishing in English

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala for their Coffee Table Book ‘Kerala & The Spice Routes’

Excellence in Publishing in Foreign Language other than English

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala for their Brochure ‘The Great Backwaters (Das Faszinierendste Gewässer der Erde)’ in German Language

Best Tourism Film

Department of Tourism, Union Territory Administration of Daman & Diu for their film ‘Ilha De Calma’

Best Film Promotion Friendly State

Gujarat

Best Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station

Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, Rajasthan

Best Heritage City

Warangal, Telangana

Best Maintained and Disabled Friendly Monument

Monuments of Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh

BJP PARLIAMENTARY BOARD ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF GUJARAT CM ANANDIBEN PATEL

BJP Parliamentary Board accepted the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. She will meet State Governor OP Kohli to submit her resignation.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey have been appointed as the observers to oversee the election of new legislature party leader in the State.

Anandiben Patel offered to resign on 1 August 2016, ahead of the state assembly elections expected in 2017, citing her age. The term of the current assembly ends in January 2018.

Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel

• Born on 21 November 1941, Patel was sworn-in as the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat on 22 May 2014.

• She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 1987.

• Being a strict administrator, she has served the state under the then Narendra Modi led government in portfolios like roads and buildings, revenue, urban development and urban housing, disaster management and capital projects from 2007 to 2014.

• She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1994.

• She represented India at the Fourth World women’s Conference at Beijing.

• She contested her first assembly election in 1998 from Mandal and was the minister of education in the Keshubhai Patel ministry.

• In 1987, she was awarded with state government’s gallantry award for saving two girls from drowning into Narmada dam.

• She has served Gujarat as a school teacher of Mohniba Vidyalaya in Ahmedabad.

DENTISTS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2016 PASSED IN RAJYA SABHA

Rajya Sabha passed the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with voice Vote. The Bill seeks to amend the Dentists Act, 1948.

It also seeks to replace the Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and states that its provisions will come in to force from 24 May 2016.

Lok Sabha passed the bill on 19 July 2016. Now, the bill will be sent to the President for his assent.

Key Features of the Bill

• It seeks to introduce a uniform entrance examination for all dental educational institutions. This would be applicable at the undergraduate and the post-graduate level.

• The Bill states that in case a state has not opted for the uniform entrance examination, then the examination will not be applicable at the undergraduate level for the academic year 2016-17.  This provision will apply to state government seats in government and private dental colleges.

• The Bill states that the entrance examinations will be conducted in Hindi, English and other languages.

• The Bill provides powers to the DCI to frame regulations with regard to

a) The authority designated with the conduct of the exams

b) The manner of conducting the exams

c) Specifying languages other than English and Hindi in which the examinations may be conducted.

• The existing Act of 1948 provides for the constitution of the Dental Council of India (DCI) and regulate

a) Permission to start colleges, courses or increase the number of seats

b) Registration of dentists

c) Standards of professional conduct of dentists; among others

The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha by Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda on 19 July 2016.

WEST BENGAL CABINET CLEARED PROPOSAL TO RENAME THE STATE AS “BENGAL”

West Bengal Cabinet cleared a proposal to rename the state as “Bengal” in English and “Bango” or “Bangla” in Bengali. The word “Bengal” has the state’s culture and heritage associated with it and so it has been decided to change it.

West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said that a special session of the Assembly will be convened on 26 August to pass a resolution to this effect. Later, it will be sent to the Union Government for approval by the Parliament as changing of the name will require its approval.

The decision was taken in line to the names of other states like Odisha, and cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. The other reason for changing the name of the state is that whenever there is any meeting of all states, West Bengal comes at the bottom of the list alphabetically.

 

 

 

 

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