Indian films bag award for best scriptwriter and best actress at 21st DIFF.

  • Two Indian films were awarded for the best script writer and best actress in the Asian Film Competition section at the 21st Dhaka International Film Festival organized from 14-22 Jan 2023.
  • Aparajito (directed by: Anik Dutta) won the best scriptwriting award.
  • Ketaki Narayan won the best actress award for Prappeda (directed by: Krishnendu Kalesh).
  • Best Actor: Japanese Ikkei Watanabe (for Nakodo- Matchmakers).
  • Best Director: Iranian Ali Ghavitan (for Zendegi va Zendegi)

Dr Prabha Atre awarded Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Padma Vibhushan awardee, Dr. Prabha Atre was awarded the Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • The award was conferred by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde to her, at a function at Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan in Mumbai.
  • She was also presented with a citation and Rs 1 lakh.
  • She is an Indian classical vocalist from the Kirana Gharana.
  • She has been awarded Padma Shri (1990), Padma Bhushan (2002), and Padma Vibhushan (2022) by the Government of India.

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organised 5 km marathon "Run for Life".

  • Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has organized a 5 km marathon Run for Life from Pashupatinath Temple premises in Nepal. 2023 Theme: lifestyle for Environment.
  • It was participated by college-going students, rescued human trafficking victims, sports persons, health enthusiasts, medics, and children.
  • The Run for life marathon celebrates 75 years of diplomatic ties between India and Nepal as well as 75 years of India’s Independence.
  • The Marathon winner was awarded a gold medal

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurated "International Craft Summit".

  • Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated an International Craft Summit in Jajpur, Odisha.
  • This is the first-of-its-kind craft summit featuring a confluence of pioneering craftspeople, culture, and art enthusiasts.
  • International delegates from 15 countries have joined with the local artisans and other stakeholders.
  • Four UN agencies and five UNESCO Creative Cities have partnered with the District to realize this event on behalf of the State Government.

Himachal Pradesh targets to be first "green energy state" by 2025.

  • The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced that the state government is planning to make the state as the first Green Energy State by the end of 2025.
  • The state government would also invest in solar plants and will install 500 MW solar projects during the year 2023-24.
  • He also directed HIMURJA to ensure 5% premium for the state in each solar power project up to 5 MW and 10% share in the solar power projects of more than 5 MW capacity.

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