Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Home Minister P Chidambaram will submit the report on Bhopal gas tragedy to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday, Jun 21.
BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY: NATION SUCCUMBS TO MNC’S CORPORATE POWER -Prof. K. Nageshwar(indiacurrentaffairs)
Mexico wants $20 mn from BP to monitor oil spill (hindustan times)
THE horrific on-going disaster caused by oil spewing out from British Petroleum’s (BP) well in the Gulf of Mexico is going from bad to worse (indiacurrentaffairs)
Vuvuzelas may be African but made in China (hindu)
Argentina went on a scoring spree against Korea Republic with Gonzalo Higuain firing the first hat-trick of this FIFA World Cup 2010 (FIFA)
A 12-year-old Indian-American activist tried to issue summons for Warren Anderson, former chief of Union Carbide over the deadliest 1984 gas disaster in Bhopal (ndtv)
Dolphin declared the national aquatic animal of India
Sahara retains Indian team sponsorship rights(ndtv)
There is threat to my life, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Times of India)
Pakistan court orders Facebook access restored (AFP)
Gita Gopinath becomes the first Indian lady to become a full professor at Harvard's Economics department
South Korea suspends nearly all trade with North Korea in response to the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan.
The press conference of PM on UPA-II first year completion was conducted by Dr Harish Khare, the Prime Minister's media adviser and a former senior editor at The Hindu newspaper.
Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune
13-year-old Jordan Romero youngest to climb Mount Everest (espn)
World Telecommunication Day on May 17:The theme of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is “Better City, Better Life With ICTs
After a general election, David Cameron of the Conservative Party becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, heading a coalition government with Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats as Deputy Prime Minister.
Life peer, jailbird and author of airport potboilers, Jeffrey Archer launched his book And Thereby Hangs a Tale in Mumbai. A short story collection, one is set in Delhi and said to have the trappings of a B’wood flick. The Lord even has a cast in mind: Abhishek and Bipasha. Seen here, Noel Tata, MD, Tata Group.
The United Kingdom general election results in a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party winning the most seats.
`World Press Freedom Day’ on May 3
Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, pointed out in 1786: "Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it."
CSK crowned IPL champs(Hindu)
The Outlook report which exposed the alleged phone tapping of four senior leaders including one Union Minister and a Chief Minister, has snowballed into a major controversy, causing huge uproar in the Parliament.
SAARC meet begins in Thimpu on introspective note (hindu)
THIMPHU: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders in introspecting on the progress made by the eight-member regional association in its 25 years of existence.
Tollywood Super Star Victory Venkatesh Endorses Manappuram Brand
Veteran journalist M.J. Akbar is planning to launch a weekly newspaper called The Sunday Guardian in New Delhi.
The UN declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB)
Rana Dasgupta wins Commonwealth prize (Hindustan Times)
Rana Dasgupta won the Commonwealth Writer's prize for the best book, Solo.
The National Panchayati Raj Day - April, 24
DR. Manmohan Singh Inaugurates National Panchayati Raj Day
Dr. Manmohan Singh said the impact of the 73rd Amendment in rural India is clearly visible as it has changed power equations significantly. Elections to the Panchayats are being held regularly. Through over 600 District Panchayats, around 6000 Intermediate Panchayats and 2.3 lakh Gram Panchayats, more than 28 lakh persons now have a formal position in our representative democracy.
Police in Himachal Pradesh arrest Paramhamsa Nityananda, a Hindu holy man who faces charges of obscenity after he fondles two women in bed on television. (BBC)
ISRO’s cryogenic flight hits snag, rocket deviates from path (zee news)
PM in Brazil to attend BRIC and IBSA Summits (zee news)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will attend the Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) and India-Brazil- South Africa (IBSA) Summits and hold bilateral meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Online sites win journalism firsts at Pulitzers(Reuters)
ProPublica, in an historic first for online journalism, won a coveted Pulitzer Prize on Monday for investigative reporting about controversial deaths at a New Orleans medical center following Hurricane Katrina.
India Mobile Phones Outnumber Toilets: UN Report
India beat Pak to win Kabaddi World Cup (ibnlive)
Maoists kill 76 securitymen in Dantewada (Hindustan Times)
P V Reddy to head Law Commission (TOI)
Kanu Sanyal, (1929 – March 23, 2010) , was an Indian communist politician. In 1967, he was one of the main leader of the Naxalbari uprising. He was one of the founding leaders of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI(ML)) formed in 1969.
Journalists Shoma Chaudhury of Tehelka and Monalisa Changkija of Nagaland Page were conferred the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Woman Mediapersons for the year 2009
Former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev was inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be presented the Appeal of Conscience Foundation 2010 World Statesman Award in September in New York.
Bollywood actor Preity Zinta is all set to don a new hat. She has been officially appointed goodwill ambassador of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in India.
Rajya Sabha passes Women's Bill: A historic Bill granting 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies was passed by the Rajya Sabha
Less than 8% women representatives in state assemblies (zeenews)
Gujarat assembly passes mandatory voting bill (Times of India)
Gujarat assembly passed a landmark bill which makes, for the first time in the country, voting mandatory in local body polls.
The Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2009, which also seeks to raise the reservation of seats for women in local self governance bodies from 33 to 50 per cent, was passed by voice vote
Gujarat assembly on Saturday passed a landmark bill which makes, for the first time in the country, voting mandatory in local body polls.
Australia win World Cup after 24 years, beating Germany in a thriller (sify)
Australia broke a 24-year jinx to win the Hockey World Cup for the second time as Luke Doerner slammed home a penalty-corner winner to beat defending champions Germany 2-1 in a thrilling final
World's first Green Legislative Assembly inaugurated in Tamil Nadu(breakingsnewsonline)
Tamil Nadu entered the history book, as Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the world's first Green Legislative Assembly in the state. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's efforts ensured that the Rs 450-crore dream project becomes a reality.
Senior journalist T. Surender took over as the new Chairman of Press Academy of Andhra Pradesh (PAAP) (hindu)
Indiaspeak: English is our 2nd language (Times of India)
More Indians speak English than any other language, with the sole exception of Hindi. What's more, English speakers in India outnumber those in all of western Europe, not counting the United Kingdom. And Indian English-speakers are more than twice the UK's population.
Osmania University BCJ (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism)Entrance Test 2008 questions (based on memory)
1. Essay 10 marks
Rising prices, how it affects the common people
2. Write about the following: 5 * 4 = 20 marks
a) El baradie
b) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
c) Panduranga Rao commission
d) Arogya Sree
5 questions on sentence construction
5 questions comprehension
5 questions synonyms and antonyms
1. When was women's reservation bill first introduced
2. My country my life whose life history
3. My name is red is a life history of
4. Panchatantra (original) written in the age of
5. Complete name of Kali (WWE wrestler)
6. Cheli is the supplement of which newspaper
7. Which film was directed by Meera Nair
8. Devil's advocate presenter
9. Match the following - person and newspaper
10 Match - TV program and TV
11 Committee on students elections
12 Inquilab Zindabad first pronounced by
13 Radio city owned by
14 Prasarbharathi chairman term
15 Print media headlies and underlined word meanings
16 Highest bid IPL franchise
17 Which of the following country is not in G8
18 Seven sisters states which is not part of it
19 Mobile manufacturing company
20 India tourism tag line
21 Journalist who worked on Bhopal gas tragedy
22 2010 Commonwealth games location
23 Russia's new prime minister
24 1976 constitution amendment
25 2006 best actor Nandi award
26 World population day
27 Which of the following is not the constitution body
28 Page 3 news relate to
29 Largest tea producing country
30 Doordarshan started in which year
31 ----- declaration relates to poverty, education
32 Range of AGNI RANGE
33 ATONEMENT FILM DIRECTOR
34 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM
35 MICROSOFT TRIED TO TAKE OVER WHICH COMPANY
36 MOBILE EXPO WAS HELD AT
37 FRANCE PRESIDENT
38 STATE CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER
39 MONEY LAUNDERING ACT
Khushwant, HK Dua among 15 prominent journalists awarded
Fifteen leading journalists, including veterans like Khushwant Singh and HK Dua, were today honoured for their achievements in the field of media.
Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni gave away the awards to the prominent journalists, including Vijay K Chopra, managing editor of Punjab Kesari. The awards are being given by the Global Punjabi Society (GPS), a body that recognises achievements of Punjabis worldwide.
While Singh and Dua were given lifetime achievement awards, Chopra and Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Convergence were
also honoured for their contributions to journalism.
Popular novelist Chetan Bhagat, who is one of India's largest selling authors and Tarun Tejpal, Group Editor of Tehelka, were also awarded for their contributions to mass media.
K Narendra, Editor of Daily Pratap, was also conferred with life time achievement award.
Pankaj Vora from Hindustan Times; G S Virk, Editor of Despradesh Weekly in the UK; HT City Editor Sonal Kalra; Lok
Sabha TV CEO Sunit Tandon and Bahar Dutt, Environment
Editor of CNN-IBN were also awarded.
Karun Chandhok becomes second Indian driver to race in Formula One (Times of India)