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Filmfare Awards 2019

  • BEST FILM– RAAZI
  • CRITICS BEST FILM– ANDHADHUN
  • BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– RANBIR KAPOOR- Movie – SANJU
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– AYUSHMANN KHURRANA-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– RANVEER SINGH-Movie – PADMAAVAT
  • BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)– ALIA BHATT-Movie – RAAZI
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)– NEENA GUPTA-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST DIRECTOR– MEGHNA GULZAR-Movie – RAAZI
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)– GAJRAJ RAO-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)– VICKY KAUSHAL-Movie – SANJU
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)– SUREKHA SIKHRI-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST MUSIC ALBUM– SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI-Movie – PADMAAVAT
  • BEST LYRICS– GULZAR-Movie – RAAZI-Song – AE WATAN
  • BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)– ARIJIT SINGH-Movie – RAAZI-Song – AYE WATAN
  • BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)– SHREYA GHOSHAL-Movie – PADMAAVAT-Song – GHOOMAR
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM– PLUS MINUS
  • BEST SHORT FILM IN FICTION– ROGAN JOSH
  • BEST SHORT FILM IN NON FICTION– THE SOCCER CITY
  • BEST ACTOR FEMALE SHORT FILM– KIRTI KULHARI-Movie – MAYA
  • BEST ACTOR MALE SHORT FILM– HUSSAIN DALAL-Movie – SHAMELESS
  • BEST ORIGINAL STORY– ANUBHAV SINHA-Movie – MULK
  • BEST SCREENPLAY– SRIRAM RAGHAVAN, ARIJIT BISWAS, POOJA LADHA SURTI, YOGESH CHANDEKAR, HEMANTH RAO-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • BEST DIALOGUE– AKSHAT GHILDIAL-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST EDITING– POOJA LADHA SURTI-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • BEST CHOREOGRAPHY– KRUTI MAHESH MIDYA AND JYOTHI D TOMMAAR-Movie –PADMAAVAT-Song – GHOOMAR
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY– PANKAJ KUMAR-Movie – TUMBBAD

Other Winners

  • Rd Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Film Music-Niladri Kumar (Laila Majnu)
  • 50 Years of Outstanding Contribution to Cinema-Hema Malini
  • Best Debut Director-Amar Kaushik (Stree)
  • Best Debut Female-Sara Ali Khan (Kedarnath)
  • Best Debut Male -Ishaan Khattar (Beyond The Clouds)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award-Sridevi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 2018 Wimbledon Championships

The 2018 Wimbledon Championships, a Grand Slam tennis tournament, took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main tournament began on Monday, 2 July 2018 and finished on Sunday, 15 July 2018. Novak Djokovic won the Gentleman’s Singles title and Angelique Kerber won the Ladies Singles title. The 2018 tournament was the 132nd edition of The Championships, the 125th staging of the Ladies’ Singles Championship event, the 51st in the Open Era and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It was played on grass courts and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior tour and the NEC Tour. The tournament was organised by All England Lawn Tennis Club and International Tennis Federation.

Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza were both unsuccessful in defending their 2017 titles. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist Kevin Anderson, while Muguruza lost in the second round to Alison Van Uytvanck.

The list of champions in the main categories is as follows:

Men’s Singles– Novak Djokovic

Women’s Singles– Angelique Kerber

Men’s Doubles– Mike Bryan/ Jack Sock

Women’s Doubles-Barbora Krejčíková /Kateřina Siniaková

Mixed Doubles-Alexander Peya /Nicole Melichar

Boys’ Singles-Tseng Chun-hsin

Girls’ Singles-Iga Świątek

Boys Doubles-Yankı Erel /Otto Virtanen

Girls’ Doubles-Wang Xinyu / /Wang Xiyu

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Grammy Awards 2019: 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys hosted. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. Nominations were announced on December 7, 2018. Dolly Parton was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two days prior to the Grammy Awards on February 8, 2019. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations, with eight. Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves tied for the most wins of the night with four each.

Here is the complete list of Grammys 2019 winners

  • Album of the Year– Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour”
  • Record of the Year– Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
  • Song of the Year– Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
  • Best New Artist– Dua Lipa
  • Best Pop Solo Performance– Lady Gaga, “Joanne” (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance– Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
  • Best Country Album– Kacey Musgraves, “Golden Hour”
  • Best Pop Vocal Album– Ariana Grande, “Sweetener”
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album- Willie Nelson, “My Way”
  • ​Best Rap Performance- Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, & James Blake, “King’s Dead” Anderson Paak – “Bubblin”
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration- Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
  • ​Best Rap Song– Drake, “God’s Plan”
  • Best Rap Album– Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
  • Best Rock Performance– Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good”
  • Best Metal Performance– High on Fire, “Electric Messiah”
  • Best Rock Song– St. Vincent, “Masseduction”
  • Best Alternative Music Album– Arctic Monkeys, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”
    Best Rock Album– Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires”
  • Best R&B Performance– H.E.R., “Best Part” [ft. Daniel Caesar]
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance– Leon Bridges, “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand”
  • Best R&B Song– Ella Mai, Boo’d Up
  • ​Best Urban Contemporary Album– The Carters – “Everything Is Love”
  • Best R&B Album– H.E.R., “H.E.R.”
  • Best Dance Recording- Silk City & Dua Lipa, “Electricity” [ft. Diplo and Mark Ronson]
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album– Justice, “Woman Worldwide”
  • Best Comedy Album- Dave Chappelle, “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation”
  • Best Remixed Recording– HAIM, Walking Away (Mura Masa remix)
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media– “The Greatest Showman”
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media– Ludwig Göransson, “Black Panther”
  • Best Song Written for Visual Media– Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
    Best Recording Package
    – St. Vincent, “Masseduction”
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package– “Weird” Al Yankovic, “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic”
  • Best Album Notes– Various Artists, Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris (David Evans)
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical- Pharrell Williams
  • Music Video/Film– Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
  • Best Music Film– “Quincy”

 

 

About Grammy Award

A Grammy Award, originally called Gramophone Award  is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually (between the American Music Awards in the Fall, and the Billboard Music Awards in the Summer). It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater). The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor and respect the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Following the 2011 ceremony, the Academy overhauled many Grammy Award categories for 2012.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, were held on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Padma Awards 2019

Padma Awards — one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz. art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Vibhushan’ is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; ‘Padma Bhushan’ for distinguished service of high order and ‘Padma Shri’ for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.

These awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. This year the President of India has approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) as per list below. The list comprises 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards.  21 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons from the category of foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 posthumous awardees and 1 transgender person.

Bharat Ratna (3)

  1. Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumous)
  2. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (posthumous)
  3. Pranab Mukherjee

Padma Vibhushan (4)

  1. Ms. Teejan Bai — Art-Vocals-Folk — Chhattisgarh
  2. Shri Ismail Omar Guelleh (Foreigner) —  Public Affairs — Djibouti
  3. Shri Anilkumar Manibhai Naik — Trade & Industry-Infrastructure — Maharashtra
  4. Shri Balwant Moreshwar Purandare — Art-Acting-Theatre — Maharashtra

Padma Bhushan (14)

  1. Shri John Chambers (Foreigner) — Trade & Industry-Technology — USA
  2. Shri Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa — Public Affairs — Punjab
  3. Shri Pravin Gordhan  (Foreigner) — Public Affairs — South Africa
  4. Shri Mahashay Dharam Pal Gulati  — Trade & Industry-Food Processing — Delhi
  5. Shri Darshan Lal Jain — Social Work — Haryana
  6. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade — Medicine-Affordable Healthcare — Maharashtra
  7. Shri Kariya Munda — Public Affairs — Jharkhand
  8. Shri Budhaditya Mukherjee — Art-Music-Sitar — West Bengal
  9. Shri Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair  — Art-Acting-Film  — Kerala
  10. Shri S Nambi Narayan — Science & Engineering-Space — Kerala
  11. Shri Kuldip Nayar (Posthumous) — Literature & Education (Journalism) — Delhi
  12. Ms. Bachendri Pal  — Sports-Mountaineering —  Uttarakhand
  13. Shri V K Shunglu  — Civil Service —  Delhi
  14. Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadav  — Public Affairs — Bihar

Apart from the above 94 Padma Shree awards were conferred on distinguished Indians from different arena of life. Some of the well-known Padma Shree award winners are as follows:

  1. Shri Manoj Bajpayee — Art-Acting-Films — Maharashtra
  2. Shri Sunil Chhetri — Sports-Football — Telangana
  3. Muktaben Pankajkumar Dagli — Social Work-Divyang Welfare — Gujarat
  4. Shri Thanga Darlong — Art-Music-Flute — Tripura
  5. Shri Prabhu Deva — Art-Dance — Karnataka
  6. Rajkumari Devi — Others-Agriculture — Bihar
  7. Shri Baldev Singh Dhillon — Science & EngineeringAgriculture — Punjab
  8. Shri Gautam Gambhir — Sports-Cricket — Delhi
  9. Rohini Godbole — Science & Engineering-Nuclear — Karnataka
  10. Shri Sandeep Guleria — Medicine-Surgery — Delhi
  11. Shri K G Jayan — Art-Music-Bhakti — Kerala
  12. Shri Subhash Kak (Foreigner) — Science & Engineering-Technology — USA
  13. Shri Waman Kendre — Art-Acting-Theatre — Maharashtra
  14. Bombayla Devi Laishram — Sports-Archery — Manipur
  15. Shri Kailash Madbaiya — Literature & Education — Madhya Pradesh
  16. Gita Mehta (Foreigner) — Literature & Education — USA
  17. Shri Daitari Naik — Social Work — Odisha
  18. Shri Shankar Mahadevan Narayan — Art-Vocals-Films — Maharashtra
  19. Nartaki Natraj — Art-Dance-Bharatnatyam — Tamil Nadu
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Filmfare Awards 2019

  • BEST FILM– RAAZI
  • CRITICS BEST FILM– ANDHADHUN
  • BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– RANBIR KAPOOR- Movie – SANJU
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– AYUSHMANN KHURRANA-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)– RANVEER SINGH-Movie – PADMAAVAT
  • BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)– ALIA BHATT-Movie – RAAZI
  • CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)– NEENA GUPTA-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST DIRECTOR– MEGHNA GULZAR-Movie – RAAZI
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)– GAJRAJ RAO-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)– VICKY KAUSHAL-Movie – SANJU
  • BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)– SUREKHA SIKHRI-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST MUSIC ALBUM– SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI-Movie – PADMAAVAT
  • BEST LYRICS– GULZAR-Movie – RAAZI-Song – AE WATAN
  • BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)– ARIJIT SINGH-Movie – RAAZI-Song – AYE WATAN
  • BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)– SHREYA GHOSHAL-Movie – PADMAAVAT-Song – GHOOMAR
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM– PLUS MINUS
  • BEST SHORT FILM IN FICTION– ROGAN JOSH
  • BEST SHORT FILM IN NON FICTION– THE SOCCER CITY
  • BEST ACTOR FEMALE SHORT FILM– KIRTI KULHARI-Movie – MAYA
  • BEST ACTOR MALE SHORT FILM– HUSSAIN DALAL-Movie – SHAMELESS
  • BEST ORIGINAL STORY– ANUBHAV SINHA-Movie – MULK
  • BEST SCREENPLAY– SRIRAM RAGHAVAN, ARIJIT BISWAS, POOJA LADHA SURTI, YOGESH CHANDEKAR, HEMANTH RAO-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • BEST DIALOGUE– AKSHAT GHILDIAL-Movie – BADHAAI HO
  • BEST EDITING– POOJA LADHA SURTI-Movie – ANDHADHUN
  • BEST CHOREOGRAPHY– KRUTI MAHESH MIDYA AND JYOTHI D TOMMAAR-Movie –PADMAAVAT-Song – GHOOMAR
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY– PANKAJ KUMAR-Movie – TUMBBAD

Other Winners

  • Rd Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Film Music-Niladri Kumar (Laila Majnu)
  • 50 Years of Outstanding Contribution to Cinema-Hema Malini
  • Best Debut Director-Amar Kaushik (Stree)
  • Best Debut Female-Sara Ali Khan (Kedarnath)
  • Best Debut Male -Ishaan Khattar (Beyond The Clouds)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award-Sridevi
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Filmfare Awards 2018

Some facts about Filmfare Awards

  • The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prestigious film events in India.
  • The Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group, are a set of awards that honour artistic and technical excellence in the Hindi-language film industry of India.
  • The awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards. They were initially referred to as the “Clare Awards” or “The Clares” after Clare Mendonca, the editor of The Times of India.
  • A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system, in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted on by both the public and a committee of experts.
  • In the first awards function, held on 21 March 1954 at the Metro Theatre of Mumbai, only five awards were presented: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Music Director. Do Bigha Zameen was the first movie to win the award for Best Film. The first winners for other four categories were: Bimal Roy for his direction of Do Bigha Zameen, Dilip Kumar for his performance in Daag, Meena Kumari for her performance in Baiju Bawra, and Naushad Ali for his music in Baiju Bawra.
  • Filmfare Awards also introduced the Short FilmCategory in 2017, with Vidya Balan and Gauri Shinde on the jury. The People’s Choice Award For Best Short Film was presented to Khamakha. Short films like Chutney, Matitali Kusti and Taandav won awards as well. The statuette, depicting a woman whose arms are upraised in a dance number with her fingers touching, is commonly referred to as “The Black Lady” (or “The Lady in Black”). Originally designed by N.G. Pansare under the supervision of Times of India’s art director Walter Langhammer, it is generally made of bronze.

The list of Fimfare 2018 Award Winners

BEST FILM – HINDI MEDIUM

CRITICS BEST FILM – NEWTON

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE) – IRRFAN KHAN; Movie – HINDI MEDIUM

CRITICS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE) – RAJKUMAR RAO- Movie – TRAPPED

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE) – VIDYA BALAN- Movie – TUMHARI SULU

CRITICS BEST ACTRESS – ZAIRA WASIM-Movie – SECRET SUPERSTAR

BEST DIRECTOR – ASHWINI IYER TIWARI-Movie – BAREILLY KI BARFI

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE) – RAJKUMMAR RAO-Movie – BAREILLY KI BARFI

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE) – MEHER VIJ-Movie – SECRET UPERSTAR

BEST MUSIC ALBUM – PRITAM-Movie – JAGGA JASOOS

BEST LYRICS – AMITABH BHATTACHARYA-Movie – JAGGA JASOOS-Song – GALTI SE MISTAKE

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE) – ARIJIT SINGH-Movie – BADRINATH KI DULHANIA-Song – ROKE NA RUKE NAINA

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE) – MEGHNA MISHRA-Movie – SECRET SUPERSTAR- Song – NACHDI PHIRA

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM – ANAHUT

BEST SHORT FILM IN FICTION – JUICE

BEST SHORT FILM IN NON FICTION – INVISIBLE WINGS

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Indian Games: National Champions 2018-19

Santosh Trophy 2019

The 2019 Santosh Trophy Final was a match between Services and Punjab on 21 April 2019 in Ludhiana, Punjab in which the former won. The match was a culmination of the 2018–19 Santosh Trophy, the 73rd edition of the football competition contested by regional state associations and government institutions under the All India Football Federation. Services won their sixth title by defeating Punjab 1–0. Bikash Thapa was declared the Man of the Match.

National Championship Hockey India (Senior Men)

  Punjab has won the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship title at the Padma Shri Mohammad Shahid Synthetic HockeyStadium in Lucknow on March 25, 2018. The Final of the 8th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2018 (A Division) . Punjab defeated Petroleum Sports Promotion Board 2-1 in a well-fought encounter. The Defending Champions Railway Sports Promotion Board beat Air India Sports Promotion Board 5-3 in a game decided by penalty shoot out for clinching the Bronze medal.

Women Senior Hockey National 2018

Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) on Sunday lifted the 8th Senior National Women’s Hockey Championship title, thrashing Madhya Pradesh 4-0 in the final to finish the tournament without losing a game. In the bronze medal match, Haryana beat home team Jharkhand 2-0.

National Volleyball Championship 2019

Karnataka men and Kerala women emerged winners in the 67th Senior National Volleyball Championship at Nehru indoor stadium in Chennai. In a clash on January 01, 2019 in  67th National Volleyball Championship at the Nehru Indoor Stadium,  Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu to win win their maiden national senior (men) crown 3-1 (21-25, 36-34, 25-18, 25-14 In the women’s summit clash, Railways  defeated Kerala.

National Badminton Championship 2019

In the Women’s section, Saina Nehwal displayed a brilliant game in the final as she registered a comfortable win against PV Sindhu to retain title on Februar , 2019. Saina outplayed her opponent in a match that lasted just over 30 minutes. She beat beats PV Sindhu 21-18, 21-15 in straight games to retain women’s singles title. This is now the fourth national title for Saina.

In the men’s section Sourabh Verma completed a hat-trick of titles at the Senior Badminton Nationals, claiming the men’s singles crown after defeating young Lakshya Sen in straight games, in the 83rd edition of the tournament in Guwahati on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who had won the title in 2011 and 2017, showed great composure and tactical brilliance to outdo the 17-year-old Lakshya, an Asian junior champion, 21-18 21-13 in a lop-sided contest.

National Lawn Tennis Championship 2018 or Fenesta Open national tennis championships

Siddharth Vishwakarma stunned top seed Arjun Kadhe to clinch the men’s singles at the Fenesta Open national tennis championships (Delhi; October 06 , 2018) . Serving with power and hitting ferocious strokes, Siddharth won 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to grab his maiden national title.

In the women’s final, Mahak Jain was too good for Natasha Palha. The 17-year-old raced to a 6-1, 6-2 victory, claiming her second successive national title. Mahak showed the most consistent game all week, chasing every ball and hitting deep to create openings. Playing in junior Grand Slams has raised the confidence of the Indore teenager.

In the boys’ under-18 final, Siddhanth Banthia lived up to the promise, beating Calvin Golmei 7-6, 6-2. The girls’ under-18 title was won by Humera Shaik, who beat Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty 6-2, 6-4.

National Table Tennis Championship 2019

Veteran A. Sharath Kamal and youngster Archana Kamath both scripted history while becoming the singles national champion in men’s and women’s events, respectively, on the concluding day of the 80th 11Sports National Table Tennis Championship. Kamlesh Mehta had won eight national titles.

While Sharath saved a match point before scraping past his arch-rival and Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) team-mate G. Sathiyan in the grand finale that lived up to its reputation at the packed J.N. Indoor Stadium arena to win a record ninth National championship title, Kamath became the second-youngest female National champion after edging past West Bengal’s Krittwika Sinha Roy.

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Winners of latest major cricketing events

Ranji Trophy 2019

Vidarbha won the trophy second time. They were defending champions. The final took place between Vidarbha and Saurashtra, starting on 3 February 2019. Vidarbha defeated Saurashtra by 78 runs in the final, to become the sixth team in the tournament’s history to retain their title.

Irani Cup

It was played as a one-off match between the Vidarbha (the winner of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy) and Rest of India cricket team, from 12 February 2019 to 16 February 2019.Player of the Match was Akshay Karnewar (Vidarbha).

IPL 2018

Chennai Super Kings were crowned as winners by defeating SunRisers Hyderabad. Shane Watson remained unbeaten on 117 helping Chennai Super Kings clinch their third IPL title after an 8-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy 

In an outstanding performance Pakistan beat India comfortably to win their maiden ICC Champions Trophy, outclassing them across all departments to win by 180 runs, which was the largest margin of victory in the final of an ICC ODI tournament. The final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy was played on 18 June at The Oval in London, to determine the winner of the eighth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan qualified for the final by defeating the hosts England convincingly by 8 wickets in the first semi-final at Cardiff in Wales on 14 June, and reached their maiden Champions Trophy final. India, the defending champions and favourites, came into the final by defeating Bangladesh comfortably by 9 wickets in the second semi-final at Birmingham on 15 June, to reach their fourth Champions Trophy final, a record. Pakistan, who were massive underdogs entering as the lowest-ranked team in the competition, became the seventh nation to win the Champions Trophy, and it was their first ICC ODI tournament title since 1992. Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan received the Man of the Match award for scoring a sublime 114. Shikhar Dhawan of India received the Golden Bat award for scoring 338 runs in the tournament while Hasan Ali of Pakistan received the Golden Ball award for taking 13 wickets; he was also adjudged the Man of the Series for his outstanding contribution towards Pakistan’s first ICC tournament title since 2009.

The ICC Champions Trophy was a one day international (ODI) cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council(ICC), second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. It was inaugurated as the ICC KnockOut Tournament in 1998 and has been played approximately every four years since. Its name was changed to the Champions Trophy in 2002.

A total of thirteen teams competed in the eight editions of the tournament, with eight competing in the last edition in 2017. ICC Champions Trophy was scrapped keeping in line with ICC’s goal of having only one pinnacle tournament for each of the three formats of international cricket. Australia and India have won the tournament twice each (India’s 2002 win was shared with Sri Lanka), while South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka (shared with India), West Indies and Pakistan have won it once each. No non-full member team has ever crossed the first round of the Champions Trophy.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their fifth ICC Cricket World Cup. Fourteen teams played 49 matches in 14 venues. The hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which Australia and New Zealand had originally bid to host, and the 2019 Cricket World Cup, which was awarded to England. The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), every four years, with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament. The tournament is one of the world’s most viewed sporting events and is considered the “flagship event of the international cricket calendar” by the ICC. The first World Cup was organised in England in June 1975, with the first ODI cricket match having been played only four years earlier. From the 1987 tournament onwards, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament. The World Cup is open to all members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), although the highest-ranking teams receive automatic qualification. The remaining teams are determined via the World Cricket League and the ICC World Cup Qualifier.

2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup

The 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand. India and Australia played in the finals at Mount Maunganui on Feb 3 2018. It was the 12th Edition of the Under-19 World Cup. India defeated Australia by 8 wickets, with Manjot Kalra scoring a match-winning 101.

2017 ICC Women’s World Cup

The 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Final was a one-day international cricket match played between England and India to decide the winner of the 2017 Women’s World Cup. England won the game by nine runs to secure their fourth World Cup title, with Anya Shrubsole named player of the match.

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Pulitzer Prizes 2019

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

There are many categories of Pulitzer Prizes and several recipients in some categories. Some of the important pries are listed below:

Journalism Public Service– The Sun-Sentinel, for “exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.”

Journalism investigative reporting– David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New York Times, for “an exhaustive 18-month investigation of President Donald Trump’s finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges.”

National Reporting– Staff of The Wall Street Journal, for “uncovering President Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him, and the web of supporters who facilitated the transactions, triggering criminal inquiries and calls for impeachment.”

International Reporting– Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty of The Associated Press, for “a revelatory yearlong series detailing the atrocities of the war in Yemen, including theft of food aid, deployment of child soldiers and torture of prisoners.”

Feature Photography– Lorenzo Tugnoli of The Washington Post, for “brilliant photo storytelling of the tragic famine in Yemen, shown through images in which beauty and composure are intertwined with devastation. (Moved by the jury from Breaking News Photography, where it was originally entered.)”

Breaking News Photography– The photography staff of Reuters, for “a vivid and startling visual narrative of the urgency, desperation and sadness of migrants as they journeyed to the U.S. from Central and South America.”[

Fiction– 1. The Overstory, by Richard Powers, an “ingeniously structured narrative that branches and canopies like the trees at the core of the story whose wonder and connectivity echo those of the humans living amongst them; 2. The Great Believers, by Rebecca Makkai, an “artful novel that chronicles a mother’s search for her estranged daughter against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis, and contemplates the ripples of grief affecting generations of survivors”; and . There , by Tommy Orange, a “compassionate debut that, through 12 Native American narrators making their way to a California powwow, offers a chorus of voices struggling with questions of identity and authenticity.”

General Nonfiction– Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, by Eliza Griswold, a “classic American story, grippingly told, of an Appalachian family struggling to retain its middle class status in the shadow of destruction wreaked by corporate oil fracking.”

Poetry– Be With, by Forrest Gander, a “collection of elegies that grapple with sudden loss, and the difficulties of expressing grief and yearning for the departed.”

Music– 1, Prism, by Ellen Reid, a “bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse.  Libretto by Roxie Perkins ; 2. Still, by James Romig, a “hypnotic solo-piano work comprised of 43 individual sections whose striking harmonic implications and subtly dramatic effects distill music to its barest essences;” and  3. Sustain, by Andrew Norman, an “absorbing orchestral work rich with mesmerizing textures and color, including washes of clustered string sounds and cascading winds, creating a virtual sound installation in which perceptions of time are suspended”

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2019 Oscar Awards

The Oscar Awards 2019 or 91st Academy Awards ceremony honored the best films of 2018, and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2019.  It was the first ceremony in three decades, since the 61st Academy Awards in 1989, to be conducted with no host. Green Book won three awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali’s portrayal of Don Shirley, and Bohemian Rhapsody led the ceremony with four awards, including Best Actor for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury. Roma and Black Panther also received three awards apiece, with the former winning Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and becoming the first Mexican submission to win Best Foreign Language Film. Olivia Colman was awarded Best Actress for portraying Anne, Queen of Great Britain in The Favourite. With a U.S. viewership of 29.6 million, it marked a 12% increase over the 2018 ceremony.

The Academy Award 2019 winners in different categories are as follows

  1. Best Picture · Green Book-Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie etc.
  2. Best Actor · Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Best Actress · Olivia Colman- The Favourite
  4. Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali-  · Green Book
  5. Best Original Song · Shallow- -Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt,etc.
  6. Best Sound Mixing · John Casali -ohemian Rhapsody
  7. Best Sound Mixing · Tim Cavagin – Bohemian Rhapsody
  8. Best Sound Mixing · Paul Massey- Bohemian Rhapsody
  9. Best Original Music Score · Black Panther- – Ludwig Göransson
  10. Best Supporting Actress · Regina King-  If Beale Street Could Talk
  11. Best Director · Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  12. Best Animated Feature · Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Peter Ramsey, Chris Miller, Bob Persichetti, etc.
  13. Best Documentary Feature · Free Solo –  Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Shannon Dill, etc.
  14. Foreign Language Film · Roma –  Alfonso Cuarón
  15. Best Original Screenplay · Peter Farrelly –  Green Book
  16. Best Original Screenplay · Nick Vallelonga – Green Book
  17. Best Original Screenplay · Brian Currie –  Green Book