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Topic : History Awards and Honours

British-Indian knighted in New Years honours

Shankar Balasubramanian, an indian origin british and DNA expert at Cambridge
University, has received a Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions.
About him:
Mr. Balasubramanian Professor of Medical Chemistry at Cambridge University, has
been recognized for his work as a co inventor of Next Generation DNA sequencing,
described as the most transformational advance in biology and medicine for decades.

Topic : History Awards and Honours

Sangita Kalanidhi for first woman violinist
Carnatic violinist A. Kanyakumari became the first woman violinist to receive the
Music Academys Sangita Kalanidhi Award.
Topic : History Latest diary of Events
Biopic on Paralympic high jumper
The journey of Mariyappan Thangavelu, the Indian Paralympic high jumper who
won gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games will now be made into a movie
by Aiswarya Dhanush.
About Aiswaryaa:
Aiswaryaa released a book named Standing on an apple, which is her memoirs.

Topic : History Indias Cultural Events

Modhweth celebrated by Todas
In order to pray to the deity to give good health, rains, and harvest, all Toda men from
14 clans joined together to celebrate the annual festival called as Modhweth.
In this festival includes dancing, singing and Toda youth lifting a greased boulder
weighing around 80 kg, to showcase their strength, balance and masculinity.
Topic : History Awards and Honours
Jananpith Navlekhan Award 2016
Two new Hindi writers Shraddha and Ghyansham Kumar Devansh have been
selected for Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award for the year 2016.
Shraddha selected for her short story, Hawa Mein Phadphadati Chitthi & Devansh
selected for his poem Akash Mein Deh.
Topic : Science Science and Technology
ISRO ready to launch 83 satellites
ISROs rocket PSLV C37 will launch record 83 tiny satellites in one mission. Of
these Satellites, only three belongs to India and 80 belongs to Israel, Netherlands,
Switzerland Kazakhstan and US.
In June 2016, ISRO had set a record by successfully launching 20 satellites in a single
Topic : History Indias Cultural Panorama
Bargarhs Dhanua Jatra or Dhanua yatra
11-day gala festival Dhanua Jatra is begin on 2nd jan 2017 in Bargarh municipality in
Odisha. It is considered to be the worlds largest open air theatrical festival.
About this festival:
It is based on mythological story of Krishna and his demon uncle Kansa. It is about
the story of Krishna and Balarams visit to Mathura to witness the Dhanu Ceremony
organized by their uncle Kansa.
The plays start with the dethroning of emperor Ugrasena by the angry prince Kansa,
over the marriage of his sister Devaki with Basudeva.
It ends with death of Kansa, and Ugrasena restoring back to become the king. During
this festival Kansa can punish people with penalty for their mistakes.
Topic : Science Science and Technology
Agni IV test fired
India has successfully test-fired its long range intercontinental surface-to-surface
nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off
Odisha coast.

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