Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. Laszlo Krasznahorkai was announced the winner at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night. The judges praised Krasznahorkai for his extraordinary intensity and the vocal range of his work. Krasznahorkai, who writes in Hungarian, was … Read more

India showcases its military prowess and cultural diversity at Republic Day parade

India is celebrating its 66th Republic Day today with gaiety and enthusiasm. President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag at Rajpath in the presence of Chief Guest Barack Obama, First lady of US Michelle Obama, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After unfurling the tricolour, the National Anthem was played with 21-gun … Read more

Women would be recognised for contribution in the field of Women’s Empowerment

The Women and Child Development Minister, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has announced that similar to the Stree Shakti Puruskars that recognise the contribution of women in various fields at the national level, an award to recognise the contribution of women at the grassroots level towards women’s issues and empowerment, will be conferred to one woman … Read more

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” has been shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. The book, set in Kolkata and Rhode Island in the US, is about the lives of two brothers, their choices and their fate. Lowland was also shortlisted … Read more

4-quarter format in Hockey

Hockey will no longer be a game of two halves at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, with the sport announcing a change to a four-quarter format to broaden its appeal to broadcasters and fans. The International Hockey Federation, FIH said in a statement yesterday that four 15-minute quarters would replace the previous two 35-minute halves. … Read more

Stree Shakti Puruskar on International Women’s Day

President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest at the celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day where he conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar to six illustrious women in recognition of their achievements, here today. The awardees for the Stree Shakti Puruskar are nominated by state governments, MPs, VIPs and on suo-moto basis, and … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

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