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Blackberry Z10 launched in India

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Touchscreen - 4.2inch

Resolution - 1280 x 768

Processor - 1.5ghz dual-core

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Camera - 8MP with LED flash and 2MP HD front

Network - Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0 and NFC

Oscar 2013 award winners

Date: 24th February 2013

Event organised by: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Venue: Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, America

Host: Seth MacFarlane hosts the awards for the first time


Which movie bagged the Oscars 2013 under Best Picture category?
Argo by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Cloney

Who won the Best Director award at the Oscars 2013?
Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Who won the Oscars for Best Actor in 2013?
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Who won the Oscars for Best Actress in 2013?
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell

Who won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 85th Academy awards?
Christoph Waltz in the film Django Unchained as Dr.King Schultz

who won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars 2013?
Anne Hathaway in the film Les Misérables as Fantine

Who movie won the Best Writing – Original Screenplay Oscar awards 2013?
Django Unchained by Quentin Taratino

Which film won the Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay award at the 85th Academy awards 2013?
Argo, Chris Terrio from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez & The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman

Which film bagged Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy awards 2013?
Brave by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Which movie won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2013?
Amour (Austria)

Which film won Oscar 2013 under the category Best Documentary – Feature?
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Which film won the Best Documentary – Short Subject?
Inocente by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Which film won the Oscar 2013 for Best Live Action Short Film?
Curfew by Shawn Christensen

Who won Oscar 2013 under the Best Animated Short Film category?
John Kahrs for Paperman

Who won the Best Original Score Oscar 2013 award?
Mychael Danna for Life of Pi

Which song was awarded as the Best Original Song at the Oscar awards 2013?
Skyfall from Skyfall sung by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Who were awarded for Best Sound Editing at the Oscar 2013?
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for Skyfall and
Paul N. J. Ottosson for Zero Dark Thirty

Who won the Oscar award 2013 under the Best Sound Mixing?
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes for Les Misérables

Who was awarded as the Best Production Design at the 85th Academy awards?
Rick Carter and Jim Erickson for Lincoln

Who was awarded as Best Cinematography at the Oscar 2013?
Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi

Who won oscar 2013 award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling?
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Misérables

Who won 2013 Oscar for Best Costume Design?
Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina

Who won the award for Best Film Editing Oscar 2013?
William Goldenberg for Argo

Who won the award for Best visual Effects Oscar 2013?
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan de Boer, and Donald R. Elliott for Life of Pi

List of current affairs february 2013

Who was re-elected as Cuba's president?
Raul Castro

Why was Arun Tadanki in news recently?
He would quit as MD of Yahoo India in July 2013

Where has the Maharashtra Industrial Development corporation planned for power plant?
Bhadrawati

Which is the longest stretch of road that would be built under Prime Minister's Gram SadakYojana?
157 km road from Miao-Vijayanagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh

Name the Bengal's Left front party's rally which will raise the issues of national importance including price hike in food and petro products and farmers death in India.
Jatha

Where in India 11th Young Scientists Congress event will be held from 28th February to 1st March 2013?
Chhattisgarh

Where in India International Rafting Championship will be held from 24th February 2013?
Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir

Who won the Kerala State Film Award as Best Actor for the 2nd time in his career?
Prithviraj

Which country held 1st ever Literary festival aimed to uplift the spirit of art and creativity recently?
Pakistan

Expand SSA. (Hint: Agreement)
State Support Agreement

Britian's credit rating was downgraded from AAA to what rank due to sluggish growth and rising debt?
AA1

Where does bilateral trade between India and Singapore stand from 35.43 billion Singaporean dollar in 2011?
29.8 billion Singaporean dollar (down by 15.9%)

Which 2 forces in India use Cheetal helicopters, a light utility, multi-role helicopter?
Indian Army and Indian Airforce

Expand DAC. (Hint: Defence)
Defence Acquisition Council

Expand FADEC. (Hint: Engine)
Full Authority Digital Engine Control

Expand EBCB. (Hint: Box)
Electronic Backup Control Box

Who won the Zaykabar Myanmar Open 2013 title held at Yangon?
Chawalit Plaphol from Thailand

Oscar 2013, 85th Academy awards

Oscar 2013 - in brief

Nominees were announced on January 10, 2013

Venue of nomination : Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California

Announced by : Seth MacFarlane, host of the 85th annual Academy Awards and actress Emma Stone.

1st time since 1973 that the ceremony's host announced the award nominations

List of most nominations

12 for Lincoln
11 Life of Pi
8 each for Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook
7 Argo
5 each for Amour, Django Unchained, Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty
4 each for Anna Karenina and Beasts of the Southern Wild
3 each for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Master
2 each for Flight and Snow White and the Huntsman