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Kamal Haasan to get prestigious French honour
i. Famous Actor Kamal Haasan will be awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government.
ii. The Order is part of France’s premier award, the Legion of Honor.
iii. The order of merit is awarded “to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.”
iv. The Order has three ranks – chevalier (knight), officier (officer), commandeur (commander) – and two high offices. Other Indians who have been conferred the Chevalier Order include actors Sivaji Ganesan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Nandita Das and Shah Rukh Khan.
‘Shankhachil’ selected for Montreal Film Festival
i. Director Goutam Ghosh’s National award-winning film “Shankhachil”, an Indo-Bangla joint production, has been selected for the coveted 40th Montreal World Film Festival.
ii. This movie narrates the pain and anguish of people living on both sides of the border following the partition of Bengal and this starring Prosenjit Chatterjee.
China launches first Tibetan-language search engine
i. China has launched its first Tibetan-language search engine ‘Yongzin’.
ii. The search engine will serve as a unified portal for all major Tibetan-language websites in China.
iii. It has eight sections for news, websites, images, videos, music, encyclopedia, literature and forums.
Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal launches mobile app for farmers
i. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday launched a mobile app ‘Kisan Suvidha’ for farmers.
ii. The app will provide basic information on weather updates, crop prices and expert advices.
ii. Praising the Agriculture Department initiative, he said this would go a long way to keep the farmers abreast with the changing agricultural practices and marketing support, coupled with the latest agronomical techniques to enhance productivity.
President Pranab Mukherjee launches Akashvani Maitree channel
i. India state radio broadcaster’s Akashvani Maitree Channel, a special Bengali channel targeted at the Bengali-speaking audience of India, Bangladesh and in other countries, was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee.
ii. The initiative will provide a platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture. It will be broadcast from a state-of-the-art brand new high power 1000Kw DRM transmitter.
2 Indian-American women named White House fellows
i. Two Indian-American women have been selected for the prestigious White House Fellow programme that offers first hand experience of working at the highest levels of the US federal government.
ii. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi from California and physician Tina R Shah from Chicago are among the 16 White House Fellows appointed from across the nation for the year 2016-17.
Sakshi Malik will be brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign
i. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that Sakshi Malik, India’s bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, will be the brand ambassador of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in the state.
ii. The programme aims to empower the girl child and reduce rates of female foeticide in districts with low child sex ratio.
South India’s first Children Court was inaugurated in Hyderabad
i. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana has become the third state to inaugurate south India’s first Children’s Court was inaugurated in Hyderabad.
ii. This court is a child-friendly court and sixth in the country with features like separate waiting rooms for children and a video camera trial for the accused, mandated under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act-2012.
Sugamya Pustakalaya- an online library for persons with visual disabilities launched
i. “Sugamya Pustakalaya: A step towards an Accessible Digital India” (An online library for persons with visual disabilities) was launched by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.