Current Affairs 4th March, 2016: Setu Bharatam Project Launched by Prime Minister of India
Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2015 for Bollywood Actor Manoj Kumar
4.3.2016: Bollywood actor and director Manoj Kumar will be conferred with Dada Saheb Phalke award for the year 2015. The award carries Rs. 10 lakh cash prize and a golden lotus. He was chosen for the award for his contribution to Indian cinema. A committee set up by government of India consisting of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Salim Khan, Anup Jalota and Nitin Mukesh chosen Manoj Kumar for this award. This is India’s highest award in Cinema. Sashi Kapoor was honored with this award last year.
META Lifetime Achievement Award for Ratan Thiyam
4.3.2016: Ratan Thiyam, the playwright and director is honored with META Lifetime Achievement award. Ratan, the chairman of National School of Drama will receive the award which carries a trophy and cheque for one lakh rupees for best production. He will also receive 75,000 rupees for best original playwright and 45,000 rupees for other categories. Others who received the award earlier are Zohra Sehgal, Khaled Chowdhury, Girish Karnad and Heisnam Kanhailal.
Congress Leader, Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma Passed Away
4.3.2016: Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma passed away at the age of 68. He breathed his last after a he suffered a heart attack. He was born in 1947 in Meghalaya. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1977. He studied masters degree in International Relations at Dibrugarh University in Assam. He is one of the greatest political leader from Northeast who played an important role in national politics. He was the Lok Sabha speaker from 1996 to 1998.
Setu Bharatam Project Launched by Prime Minister of India
4.3.2016: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched Setu Bharatam programme. The program is aimed to making national highways free from railway crossings. The program aims to achieve the target by 2019. Under this project, Rs. 10200 crores will be spent to build new over bridges and under bridges. It is also revealed that nearly 1500 bridges will be widened.