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Oscar Awards 2011

Catergory Winner Actor in a Leading Role Colin Firth(The King's Speech) Actor in a Supporting Role Christian Bale(The Fighter) Actress in a Leading Role Natalie Portman(Black Swan) Actress in a Supporting Role Melissa Leo(The Fighter) Animated Feature Film Toy Story 3(Lee Unkrich) Art Direction Alice in Wonderland(Robert Stromberg,Karen O'Hara) Cinematography Inception(Wally Pfister) Costume Design Colleen Atwood(Alice in Wonderland) Directing The King's Speech(Tom Hooper) Documentary (Feature) Inside Job(Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs) Documentary (Short Subject) Strangers No More(Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon) Film Editing The Social Network(Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter) Foreign Language Film In a Better World( Denmark) Makeup Rick Baker and Dave Elsey(The Wolfman) Music (Original Score) The Social Network(Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) Music (Original Song) We Belong Together(Randy Newman) Best Picture The King's Speech(Iain Canning, Emile Sherman a

Current Affairs February 2011 - 3

Automobile Maruti Suzuki launches SX4's diesel variant, VDI and ZDI version Luxury car maker Rolls Royce to launch its first electric car at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st 2011 Business Reliance Communications becomes first private 3G provider in Kashmir Tata Industries to invest Rs.100 crore in integrated learning soultions (Tata Interactive Services), named CLASSEDGE , for Indian school education sector Mukesh Ambani, chairman of RIL joins Intel Capital's investment programme TCS has been appointed as the official technology partner to pro-cycling team ' Team Garmin-Cervelo ' for the racing season 2011 India's forex reserves 4th largest in world , it touches $297.3 billion in December Togetherville , a Facebook-like social networking site about 6 to 10 years old developed by Indian-origin entrepreneur Mandeep Singh Dhillon has been acquired by Walt Disney Google to launch as unlimited subscription service for movies in the UK via, Yo

Google Docs Viewer supports 12 more file formats

Mirosoft Excel .xls and .xlsx Microsoft Powerpoint 2007/2010 .pptx Apple Pages .pages Adobe Illustrator .ai Adobe Photoshop .psd Autodesk Auto Cad .dxf Scalable Vector Graphics .svg Postscript .eps .ps TrueType .ttf XML Paper Specification .xps

India Semiconductor Association Awards 2011

Consumer Electronics,  Smart Box family of products Suphalaam Technologies Ltd. Energy/Solar Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. Medical Phonenix Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd. (On device for detection of diabetic neuropathy) Telecommunications Tejas Networks Ltd. High Voltage Relay Driver ASCI  for space applications Bharat Electronics Ltd. Student Category Vikas Singh, IIT Madras  for Low Power wide band A/D convertor UKIT Techno Visionary Award Prof. Rao R Tummala of  Georgia Institute of Technology,  Atlanta ISA-Webel Techno Mentor Award Prof. Vikram Kumar, IIT Delhi The Start-up to watch E-Parisaraa, India's first  government authorised   electronic waste recycling company Other Categories include REVOLO Hybrid Electric Motor Solution,  KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd.  and Bhart Forge Ltd.

Current Affairs February 2011 - 2

People U K Sinha takes over as Sebi chairman on feb 18 2011 replacing C B Bhave Sunil Kakar has been appointed as CFO for Infrastructure finance firm IDFC Joseph Ho has been appointed as MD and Head of Exchange Traded Funds Vasant Krishnan has been appointed as CFO of Mahindra Satyam Education Computer education firm Aptech and IT firm Microsoft to launch embedded courses and certification to its students Entertainment First ever 3-day(18th to 20th February 2011) Film Festival kicks-off at Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dhobi Ghat to be commercially released in Germany Business Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra Satyam is looking to re-list on the NYSE in 2011-12 Hinduja Gobal Solutions to set up 2 centres - 1 each in China and Latin America in next fiscal(FY 12) Facebook Inc , now in Hong Kong Aircel to launch 3G services in all 13 telecom cirlces as Cricket World Cup kicks of on 19th February 2011 Networking and Storage solutions provider Buffalo opens

NDTV's Indian of the Year

NDTV Indian of the Year Sachin Tendulkar NDTV Entertainer of the Decade Rajinikanth NDTV Politician of the Year Nitish Kumar NDTV Actor of the Year - Male AjayDevgan NDTV Actor of the Year - Female Vidya Balan NDTV Entertainer of the Year Kartina Kaif NDTV Sportsperson of the Year Leander Peas

Bafta Awards 2011

Outstanding British Film The King’s Speech Oustanding debut by a  British Writer, Director or Producer Chris Morris, Four Lions Best Director David Fincher, The Social Network Original Screenplay The King's Speech, David Seidler Adapted Screenplay The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin Film Not in the  English Language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,  Søren Stærmose and Niels Arden Oplev Animated Film Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich Leading Actor Colin Firth, The King's Speech Leading Actress Natalie Portman, Black Swan Supporting Actor Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech Original Music Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech Cinematography True Grit, Roger Deakins Editing The Social Network, Angus Wall and  Kirk Baxter Production Design Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas,  Larry Dias and Doug Mowat Costume Design Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood Sound Inception, Richard King

Entertainment Quiz - 4 (bollywood quiz,hollywood quiz)

Who flew F-16 at Aero India show 2011 held at Bangalore? Shahid Kapoor Which India-born Canadian filmmaker is all set to direct Hollywood legend Al Pacino in ''Masterpiece'', a biopic on French artist Henri Matisse? Deepa Mehta In whose 2nd album 'Paisa Paisa', has 14-year-old Patiala girl featured as Bollywood-fame violinist? Surindra Singh Which singer is all set to perform at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival? Beyonce Knowles At what price tag did painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud is being sold at auction? £23m ($37m) - three times the pre-sale estimate What is the name of the album released by Lady Gaga on 11th Feb 2011? Born This Way

Sports Illustrated Awards

Ramakanth Achrekar Lifetime Achievement Award Vinod Kambli Lifetime Achievement Award Arman Jaffer Sports Kid of the Year 4*400 Relay women's Team Best Sporting Moment of the year Gary Kirsten Coach of the year Indian Test Team Team of the Year Sachin Tendulkar Sports Person of the year Somdev Devvarman Athlete of the Year Rajasthan Ranji Team Surprise Package of the year Ashish Kumar Coach of the year(Gymnastics) Col P K M Raja Outstanding Contribution to Sport Vikas Krishan Young Player of the Year VVS Laxman Game Changer of the Year Sushil Kumar Editor's choice award for excellence

Cricket World Cup 2011: Indian Team Squad and World cup 2011 fixtures

Indian Team Squad Mahinder Singh Dhoni ( Captain/Wicket Keeper ) Virender Sehwag ( Vice-Captain ) Sachin Tendulkar Gautham Gambhir Yuvraj Singh Virat Kohli Suresh Raina Yusuf Pathan Harbhajan Singh Ravichandran Ashwin Ashish Nehra Piyush Chawla Zaheer Khan Munaf Patel Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Warm-up Matches Schedule World Cup 2011 Complete Schedule of World Cup 2011 Fixture Group A of World Cup 2011 Fixture Group B of World Cup 2011 Channels Telecasting CWC 2011 Radio Channels Broadcasting CWC 2011 Watch LIVE Cricket World Cup 2011 on your MOBILE PHONE

7th Annual Global Leadership Awards

Global Indian Prof. Raghuram G Rajan,  Eric J Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Global Strategist Vishwanathan Anand, World Chess Champion Global Business Leader Louis Chenevert, CEO & Chairman, UTC Global Innovator Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated

Entertainment Quiz - 3 (bollywood quiz,holly wood quiz)

For which movie has A.R.Rahman bagged 2 Oscar nominations? 127 Hours Who is the favourite to land the top job as Censor Board chief as Sharmila Tagore's tenure is about to end? Shabana Azmi Which singer has been sued by adopted daughter's family? Madonna Which bollywood actress has adjudged herself as No.1 Actress? P riyanka Chopra Which Yester Year actress would be honoured to have postal stamps issued in her name? Meena Kumari What is the name of the movie which has 8 nominations for Academy Award and set to re-release in India? 'The Social Network' Which popular Canadian singer is all set to perform at the opening ceremony of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh? Bryan Adams Which Bollywood singer recorded a track with Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias? Sunidhi Chauhan

Current Affairs February 2011

Award Who has been named as the best CFO in the financial sector for 2010 by ICAI? V.S.Rangan Which prize did Karnataka win at National Level for its tableau featuring Bidari Carvings, an intrinsic art of engraving pictures on metals at the 62nd Republic Day Parade at New Delhi? 2nd prize Business Which Kochi-based company signed a deal with Los Angeles Potmax LLC to facilitate joint production and marketing activities? Vines Visual and Media Pvt. Ltd. Which electronic major is to open product support centre at the KINFRA Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery in Kochi, Kerala? BEL - Bharat Electronics Limited Which firm has Nestle acquired through its subsidiary Nestle Health Science? CM&D Pharma Which bank has decided to open subsidiary for financial services, to enter into investment banking, wealth and asset management? IOB - Indian Overseas Bank People Who has been appointed as acting Chairman of ONGC and S.V.Narasimhan as interim head of IOC? A.K.Hazarika Wh

Times Magazine's world top 25 political icons

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Alexander the Great Mao Zedong Winston Churchill Genghis Khan Nelson Mandela Abraham Lincoln Adolf Hitler Ernesto Guevara Ronald Reagan Cleopatra Franklin Rossevelt Dalai Lama Queen Victoria Benito Mussolini Akbar Lenin Margarte Thathacher Simon Bolivar Qin Shi Huang Kim Il-Sung Charles de Gaulle Louis XIV Haile Selassie King Richard the Lionheart and Saladin

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literature Conference)

Kannada Sahitya Sammelana(Kannada Literature Conference) is a gathering of writers and poets of and for Kannadigas. It will not be false to say, it is one of the state festival held once in a year at various places across Karnataka. Kannada Sahitya Sammelana is held with the aim to preserve and develop Kannada language, literature, art, culture and music . It was started in 1915 which was held at Bangalore. Held at Bangalore , the event entered 77th Year . The celebration was spread for 3-days to promote and preserve culture of the language 'Kannada' HOST : Kannada Sahitya Parishat DOWNLOAD : PRESIDENT and EVENT LIST

Current World News

Global food price hit record high, as the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index rose for 7th month in a row to reach 231 Cyclone Yasi hampers flood hit Aussie relief New York City Council bans smoking in parks, beaches, Times Square Winter storm cripples 2/3rd of US Obama announces clean energy plan for buildings in Pennsylvania US, Russia launch nuclear arms reduction pact John F.Kennedy Centre to hold mega festival " Maximum India ", showcasing Indian arts and culture in all its wonderful diversity from March 1st to March 20th 2011

Science Quiz - 10

Starch is digested by i) hormones ii) blood iii) ptyalin iv) none of these When iron rusts, its weight i) remains same ii) increases iii) decreases iv) none of these When water freezes, its volume i) decreases ii) remains same iii) increases iv) none of these 'Rock Salt' mainly consist of i) Sodium ii) Iron iii) Aluminium iv) None of these Dialysis is used when a patient has serious trouble with i) Lungs ii) Kidney iii) Liver iv) None of these 'Calorie' is the unit of i) heat ii) light iii) electricity iv) none of these Which one is absent in air? i) Hydrogen ii) Oxygen iii) Nitrogen iv) none of these Which of the following elements is found in proteins? i) Hydrogen ii) Nitrogen iii) Carbon dioxide iv) none of these

Australian Open 2011 results

Category Winner Men's Singles Novak Djokovic Women's Singles Kim Clijsters Men's Doubles Mike and Bob Bryan Women's Doubles Gisela Dulka and Flavia Pennatta Mixed Doubles Katarina Srebontnik and Daniel Nestor