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01 Apr 02:45 PMRajinikanth honoured with 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth will be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. This was informed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on April 1, 2021.
Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 1, 2021
His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic
I thank Jury @ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal@Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee pic.twitter.com/b17qv6D6BP
01 Apr 02:44 PMUnique Cruise Service Launched Between Surat and Diu
The Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya on March 31, 2021, flagged off the first-of-its-kind cruise service from Hazira Port of Surat to Diu via video conferencing. As per the statement by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the Union Minister in his inaugural address stated that the development of cruise tourism is the prime focus of the Indian Government under the leadership of PM Modi.
01 Apr 02:31 PMFirst Indo-Korean park inaugurated at Delhi Cantonment
India’s First Indo-Korean Friendship Park was jointly inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of National Defence, Republic of Korea uh Wook at Delhi Cantonment on March 26, 2021. The Indo-Korean park has been built to commemorate the contribution of the Indian peacekeeping force during the Korean war of 1950-53.
01 Apr 02:21 PMNew Butterfly species discovered in Western Ghats
A new taxon of Lycaenid butterfly has been discovered by researchers in the Western Ghats. The taxon belongs to Nacaduba genus and it was sighted by a specialist team comprising Dr. Kalesh Sadasivan and Baiju K from Travancore Nature History Society, Ramasamy Naicker from Theni and Rahul Khot of the Bombay Natural History Society.
01 Apr 02:09 PMChina to overhaul Hong Kong’s Electoral System
China has approved the proposal for the most controversial and sweeping overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral system. The passed proposal will slash the number of directly elected seats in the city’s legislature from half to about one-fifth and will tighten Beijing’s control in the Special Administrative Region- SAR.
01 Apr 01:56 PMState Assembly Elections 2021 â?? 2nd Phase of Polling Underway in Assam, West Bengal
The second phase of voting is currently underway in West Bengal and Assam. The voting began at 7 am and will conclude at 6 pm in Assam and at 6.30 pm in West Bengal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters of both states to vote in record numbers. In a tweet, PM Modi said that "the second phase of the Assam polls takes place today. Requesting all eligible voters of this phase to strengthen the festival of democracy by exercising their franchise."