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March 1st week 2015 current affairs
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March 1st week 2015 current affairs

1) Shashi Kapoor:

  • Shashi Kapoor will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke award. He is best known for his performance in films "Deewar", "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Trishul", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Vijeta" and "Kalyug", Shashi. The veteran actor-producer is the 46th winner of the honour, conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.

 

2) Madhav Gadgil, Jane Lubchenco:

  • Renowned ecologist Madhav Gadgil has been chosen for the prestigious 2015 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
  • The prize, instituted in 1973, is awarded by the international Tyler Prize Executive Committee with the administrative support of the University of Southern California.
  • Prof. Gadgil, who was Chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), will share the $200,000 cash prize with noted American marine ecologist Dr. Jane Lubchenco for their work in changing policy and specifically for their leadership and engagement in the development of conservation and sustainability policies in the United States, India and internationally.

3) 62nd Nat Film awards announced

 

  • The 62nd National Film Awards 2014 were announced on 24th March by the Chairpersons of the three juries on Feature Films, Non Feature Films and Best Writing on Cinema Kangana Ranaut won the best actress award for her powerful performance in "Queen" where Bollywood movies "Haider" and "Mary Kom" bagged key honors while Chaitanya Tamhane`s "Court" was named the best feature film.
  • The Vikas Bahl-directed coming-of-age film was also named the best Hindi feature film.
  • Vijay was declared the best actor for his poignant portrayal of a woman trapped in a man`s body in Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu."Court", which focuses on the flaws in the Indian judicial system, has been winning critical acclaim nationally and internationally.
  • The award is expected to give a major boost to the movie ahead of its theatrical release on 17th April.
  • Shahid Kapoor-starrer "Haider", a Kashmir-set modern adaptation of Shakespeare`s Hamlet, won five honors. Its director Vishal Bhardwaj was named the best music director but lost out the best director award to Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji (`Chotushkone`).
  • The Feature Film Central panel was headed by P. Bharathiraja a legend in Tamil cinema and National Film Award winner.
  • The Central panel comprised of 11 members including Chairman, the Non Feature jury was headed by Kamal Swarup and comprised of 7 members including the Chairman.
  • The jury on Best Writing on Cinema was headed by Govind Kumar (Madhan) and comprised of 3 members including Chairperson.

 

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