Dadahaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 honored the individuals from the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution towards the growth and development of cinema and/or television.
1. Best actor (male) Shahid Kapoor
2. Best actor people's choice award Ranveer Singh
3. Entertainer of the year Kartik Aryan
4. Best actress (critics) Aditi Rao Hydari
5. Lifetime achievement award Simi Garewal
6. Pride of Indian cinema Sanjay Dutt
7. Path-breaking producer of the year Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma
8. Best director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
9. Outstanding performance male Raj Kumar Rao, Rana Daggubati
10. Outstanding performance female Tamannahh Bhatia, Kriti Sanon
11. Promising face of the year Aahana Kumra
12. Best actor (male) Marathi Vaibhav Tatwawaadi
13. Best actor (female) Marathi Pooja Sawant
14. Best fashion designer of the year Sanjukta Dutta
15. Socially conscious performance of the year Rani Mukherjee
16. Best comic role Tusshar Kapoor
17. Entertaining performance in reality show Bigg Boss Hina Khan
18. Best actress drama award Jennifer Winget
19. Best actor (male) Television Karan Patel
20. Best reality show judge Shilpa Shetty
21. Best talk show host Karan Johar
22. Best lyricist Manoj Muntashir
23. Best performance in a short film Divya Khosla Kumar
24. Iconic contribution towards music Hans Raj Hans
25. Comic performer of the year Sumona Chakraborty
26. Versatile singer Rani Hazarika
27. Social and business entrepreneur of the year Jaya Misra
The 16th Federation Cup Junior National athletics championship begun in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Over 800 athletes from 32 states across the country will take part in this tournament.
The meet will serve as the selections trials for the 18th Asian Junior Athletic Meet to be held at Gifu, Japan, in June.
The three-day event will see 440 boys and 352 girls in the age group of 16 to 20 years take part in 44 events.
The 2018 Chinese Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race that took place at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won the race ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.
The race was the third round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and marked the fifteenth time that the Chinese Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship.
As per the 2018 Commonwealth Innovation Index, India fetched 10th position in the index topped by the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Canada.
The index was launched on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) as part of a new Commonwealth Innovation Hub.
The Commonwealth Innovation Index has been created in partnership with the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and its annual Global Innovation Index (GII).
It is aimed at providing a tool that allows member states, organizations and citizens to benchmark themselves against 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Son of Dreams' was unveiled as official Mascot of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
The selection of Son of Dreams as China 2019's Official Mascot was the culmination of a unique process by FIBA.
The mascot finalists were Chinese dragon ('Son of Dream'), a Siberian tiger ('Speed Tiger') and a lion ('Qiu Qiu').
For the first time, there are 32-team in FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The tournament will take place in eight Chinese cities from August 31 until September 15.
The Most Film Friendly State Award was announced by the Chairman of the Jury, Shri Ramesh Sippy.
State of Madhya Pradesh conferred the award for the Most Film Friendly State for its efforts towards easing filming in the State by creating a well-structured website and film-friendly infrastructure.
Total 16 states have participated in this award.
The State of Uttarakhand is given a Special Mention Certificate to recognize the efforts made by the State of Uttarakhand towards creating a film-friendly environment.
The award will be conferred by the President of India in May 2018.
Aditi Rao Hydari will receive Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the Best Leading Lady (Critics Award) for her memorable performance in Bhoomi.
The award ceremony will be held in Mumbai. It will be attended by producers, directors, distributors, and exhibitors among others from the film fraternity.
The Pulitzer Prizes for 2018 has been announced. Following are the winners of the Pulitzer Prize 2018.
1. Fiction- Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Greer’s novel tells the comic story of a middle-aged novelist.
2. Drama- Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok.
3. History- The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton).
4. Biography- Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books).
5. Poetry- Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).
Pune-based 17-year-old swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar set a world record to double cross the Bangla Channel.
Shelar is the first person to swim to and fro from Saint Martin's Island Jetty to Teknaf in Bangladesh also known as the Bangla Channel.
He has completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes.
Veteran Hindi film actor Shri Vinod Khanna was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
This was announced during the 65th National Film Awards.
Some of the other prominent winners in various categories for this year National Film Awards included Assamese movie ‘Village Rockstars’ in Best Feature Film category and ‘Baahubali - The Conclusion’ in the Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment category.
The Feature Film Central panel was headed by Shekhar Kapur.
Wrestler Bajrang Punia won his first Commonwealth Games gold medal, defeating Wales' Kane Charig by technical superiority in the men's freestyle 65 kg final in Gold Coast, Australia.
This is India's fifth medal in wrestling in this edition, with Rahul Aware and Sushil Kumar registering gold wins earlier.
Bajrang had won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh won the women's double trap gold in a shoot-off after scoring 96 points to take India's gold medal tally at the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 to 12.
This was her second CWG medal after having claimed a silver at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
Another Indian shooter Varsha Varman finished fourth in the event, scoring 86 points.
Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval settled for the bronze medal in the men's 50m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.
In the same event, Jitu Rai finished a disappointing 8th.
Young Mitharwal, who has also a bronze in the 10m air pistol event two days ago, shot 201.1 to finish third in the eight-man finals at Belmont Shooting Centre.
Host nation Australia's Daniel Repacholi bagged the gold medal in the event with a Games record 227.2 while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh won the silver.
Indian shooter Heena Sidhu set Commonwealth Games record to win gold in women's 25m pistol shooting event.
This is Sidhu's second medal at CWG 2018, after winning silver in women's 10m air pistol.
Another Indian shooter Annu Singh came sixth in the same event.
With this result, India has won three golds and overall eight medals in shooting.
Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma will be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her successful movies as a producer.
The award will be given by an organization called Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation, a Mumbai-based organization, which is different from the Government of India instituted Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded during National Awards ceremony held annually in New Delhi.
The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest cinematic honor.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won his second Grand Prix in as many races, at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas finished second by just 0.699 seconds.
Meanwhile, reigning world champion Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finished third.
India’s weightlifter Punam Yadav won gold in the Women’s 69kg weightlifting category.
He lifted a combined total of 222kg (100 snatches and 122 clean and jerk) and defeated England’s Sarah Davies her closest competitor to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games.
In 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland, Punam Yadav had won Bronze.
This was India’s fifth gold medal in the ongoing games.
Venkat Rahul Ragala earned India the fourth Gold medal after lifting 338 kilograms in the Men’s 85 kg category.
He had lifted 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean & jerk.
India bagged three more Gold, one Silver and two bronze medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on the fourth day.
Indian women’s Table Tennis team won they're first ever Gold Medal defeating Singapore.
India now stands on the fourth position in the medals tally, having claimed seven gold, two silver, and three bronze medals so far. Manika Batra led Table tennis team’s victory was historic as Singapore had never lost since 2002. Australia tops the medal tally with 67 medals, including 23 Gold, 20 Silver and 24 Bronze so far.
Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam won India's third gold medal in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
In the process, the 25-year-old also retained the title he won in the event at the 2014 Games in Glasgow, Scotland with a total lift of 317 kg.
India has so far won 3 Gold, One Silver, and one bronze, and all the medals have come from the weightlifting arena.
Indian tennis' ageless wonder Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup as he combined with Rohan Bopanna to not only grab a record 43rd win but also bring the country back in the tie against China.
Forced to play together by AITA, 44-year-old Paes and Bopanna downed a fighting Chinese pair of Mo Xin Gong and Ze Zhang 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(3) in the do-or-die doubles rubber of the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie.
The Indian women's hockey team registered a comprehensive victory over Malaysia by 4-1 in their second match of Pool A.
This was the first win of the Indian team at the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games campaign.
Two goals from Gurjit Kaur and a goal each from skipper Rani and Lalremsiami led Indians to secure its first victory in the championship.
India started the first quarter with electric pace and made chances inside the first minute itself.
The team looked to press their opposition high up the pitch, which saw them regain possession quickly and make circle entries inside Malaysia’s striking circle.
India won three Penalty Corners in the first quarter, the last of which was converted successfully by drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur to give India a crucial lead in the 6th minute.
India’s defense made sure that the team maintained their lead at the end of the quarter.
Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj become the most capped player in women's ODI cricket after turning out for the 192nd time against England.
Raj, who is also the highest run-getter in WODIs, overtook former England captain Charlotte Edwards, who had appeared in 191 WODIs.
Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is the third-most capped WODI player.
Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu delivered India its second gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast City, Australia by dominating the women’s 53kg event.
The defending champion, Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea, claimed silver with a total lift of 182 (80 in the snatch and 102 in clean & jerk) and bronze went to Canada’s Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet who finished with a combined effort of 181kg (81 in the snatch and 100 in clean & jerk).
Weightlifter and current world champion Mirabai Chanu has clinched India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Mirabai Chanu becomes the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
After finishing with the best lift of 86 kg in the snatch round, the 23-year-old finished with a total score of 196 points. Chanu is competing in the 48 kg category. The 23-year-old also set Commonwealth Games records in both Snatch (86 kg) and Clean and Jerk (110 kg) categories.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.
She is a vocal human rights activist, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012.
She is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Local media reported details of the trip have been kept secret in view of the sensitivity.
The trip is expected to last four days and she arrived with officials from her Malala Foundation group.
The duo of Manu Bhaker and Anmol secured India’s seventh gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
The pair won the mixed 10-meter air pistol event with a qualification world record.
They finished 5.6 advantage over their closest rivals, China’s Liu Jinyao and Li Xue.
Overall, India occupied the second placed with 17 medals, including seven gold. China leads the tally with 21 podium finishes, including eight gold medals.
Pankaj Advani defended his Asian Billiards Championships title by demolishing his practice partner B Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash in Yangon, Myanmar.
With this win, Advani remains the reigning Indian, Asian and world champion in billiards for 2017-18.
This is Advani's 11th gold medal at the Asian level of cue sports.
India's Amee Kamani won the Asian Women's Snooker title by blanking her Thai opponent Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan 3-0.
The India U-16 team emerged champions in the Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament with a victory over Hong Kong U-17 in the final in Hong Kong.
The tournament was a U-17 event where India fielded their U-16 National Team.
This was the team's third consecutive victory in as many days. The team was coached by Bibiano Fernandes.
Canadian mathematician Robert Langlands won the prestigious Abel Prize for developing a programme connecting representation theory to number theory.
The programme has enlisted hundreds of the world’s best mathematicians over the last 50 years.
Now aged 81, Langlands will be awarded the 6.0-million-kroner Abel Prize by Norway’s King Harald in Oslo on May 22.
Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan shattered the qualification world record in 10-meter women’s air rifle event of the season’s first junior ISSF World Cup in Sydney, Australia.
Besides her individual podium finish, Elavenil also combined with Shreya Agrawal and Zeena Khitta to claim the team gold medal.
Arjun Babuta bagged his second junior world cup medal, claiming a bronze in men’s 10-meter air rifle event.
The 18-year-old Elavenil, competing in her second World Cup and first final. Her 631.4 in the qualification was a new world record.
Indian para-athlete Deepa Malik won a gold medal in the F-53/54 category javelin event at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai.
With this, she became the Asian rank one in the F-53 category.
With the win, Deepa has also qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia scheduled to be held in October 2018.
Indian filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda's "Halkaa", which had its world premiere at the 21st Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Montreal Film (FIFEM) bagged the Grand Prix de Montreal at the gala.
The film is a take on a slum child's heroism, aspirations, and dreams.
Indian architect, urban planner, and educator Balkrishna Vithaldas (BV) Doshi has won the 2018 Pritzker Prize for ‘deeply personal, responsive, and meaningful’ architecture.
Born in Pune in 1927, Doshi is the oldest ever recipient of the prize, which is regarded as the highest accolade in international architecture and is worth $100,000 (£72,000). He is also the first winner from India.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards (also known as Oscar Awards) were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the USA.
The Shape Of Water won the top prize of the night - Best Picture. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the second year in a row.
He has become the first host since Billy Crystal to do.
1. Best Picture The Shape Of Water
2. Best Director Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water
3. Best Actress Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
4. Best Actor Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
5. Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney, I, Tonya
6. Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
7. Best Original Screenplay Get Out
8. Best Adapted Screenplay Call Me By Your Name
9. Best Animated Feature Film Coco
10. Best Foreign Language Film A Fantastic Woman, Chile
11. Best Original Score The Shape Of Water
12. Best Original Song Remember Me, Coco
13. Best Documentary Feature Icarus
14. Best Documentary Short Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
15. Best Live Action Short The Silent Child
16. Best Animation Short Dear Basketball
17. Best Sound Editing Dunkirk
18. Best Sound Mixing Dunkirk
19. Best Production Design The Shape Of Water
20. Best Cinematography Blade Runner
21. Best Makeup And Hair Darkest Hour
22. Best Costume Design Phantom Thread
23. Best Film Editing Dunkirk
24. Best Visual Effects Blade Runner
India won the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup title.
The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra defeated Pakistan in the best-of-five final played in Doha.
Navjot Kaur clinched the 1st gold medal for India in the Asian Wrestling championship in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
She defeated Imai Miyu of Japan in the final of women’s 65 kg freestyle.
With 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal, India was at the second spot in the medals tally.
Vinesh Phogat and Pinki of Indian Railways claimed silver medals while Sakshi Malik won a bronze in the 62-kilogram category.
China was leading the table with 4 gold and 1 bronze medal while Japan was at the third place with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
The 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament begins in the Malaysian city of Ipoh. Six nations – India, hosts Malaysia, defending champions England, Australia, Argentina and Ireland – are taking part in the tournament.
India, currently the world number six side, will take on world number two Argentina in their opening round-robin match.
India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat has settled for Silver Medal in the 50kg Freestyle competition at the Asian Wrestling Championship in Kyrgyzstan.
In the final of the event at Bishkek, yesterday, the Indian lost to China's Chun Lei. Another Indian, Sangeeta claimed Bronze in the 59kg division.
Along with these two medals, India's medal tally has reached four in the ongoing championships.
India comes up with best ever performance at the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria.
At Sofia, the country ended with a whopping 11 medals – five from men and six from women boxers.
Overall, the contingent clinched two gold, three silver, and six bronze medals.
Vikas Krishan, who claimed a gold medal in 75 kg category, was also adjudged the best boxer of the event, a first for an Indian. Another Gold medal was clinched by Amit Panchal.
Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
She clinched a Bronze medal in the Women’s Vault.
Aruna, who hails from Hyderabad, scored 13.649 average points to finish third and claim the bronze medal at the Hisense Arena.
Tjasa Kysslef of Slovenia took home the Gold, while Emily Whitehead of Australia won the Silver.
Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won maximum prizes at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2018, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
S. No. Category Winners
1. Best Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2. Outstanding British Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
3. Best Director Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
4. Best Actress Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
5. Best Actor Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
6. Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney, I, Tonya
7. Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
8. Best Cinematography Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
9. Original Screenplay Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
10. Adapted Screenplay James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
11. British Short Film Cowboy Dave British Short Animation: Poles Apart
12. Special Visual Effects Blade Runner 2049Best Animated Film: Coco
13. Best Film Not In The English Language The HandmaidenBest Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro
14. Best Production Design Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau, The Shape of Water
15. Best Editing Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss Baby Driver
16. Best Sound Dunkirk
17 Best Original Music The Shape of Water
18. Best Costume Design Phantom Thread
19. Best Makeup & Hair Darkest Hour
20. The Ee Rising Star Award (Voted For By Public) Daniel Kaluuya.
Vikas Sathaye, a Pune-born person honored with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award at the Oscars Scientific and Technical Awards 2018 at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, California.
Sathaye and his team received the award for his contribution towards conceptualization, designing, engineering, and the implementation of the 'Shotover K1 Camera System' during his stint at Shotover Camera Systems in Queenstown, New Zealand.
A record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela in Chhattisgarh after over 2,100 saints and locals blew 'shankh' (conch shells) together.
Golden Book of World Records certified the record.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had inaugurated Rajim Kumbh Mela and Ganga Aarti performance at banks of river Mahanadi in Gariyaband's Rajim.
Sohini Roy Chowdhury, eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolgirl has entered the UK’s Mathletics Hall of Fame, an online mathematics-based competitive tool aimed at primary school pupils. She made it into the top 100 World Hall of Fame after solving mathematical puzzles with speed and accuracy.
New Delhi born Sohini joined the competition this year as a student of Nelson Primary School in Birmingham.
India Open is a badminton event held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.
In women's singles Defending champion P V Sindhu was defeated by American Beiwen Zhang to finish runner-up at the India Open Super 500 tournament.
1. Men's Singles Shi Yuqi (China)
2. Women's Singles Beiwen Zhang (America)
3. Men's Doubles Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (Indonesia)
4. Women's Doubles Greysia Polii (Indonesia)
Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia) Jongkolphan Kititharakul (Thailand) and
Rawinda Prajongjai (Thailand)
5. Mixed Doubles Mathias Christiansen (Denmark)
Christinna Pedersen (Denmark).
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) committee decided to bestow V. Shantaram lifetime achievement Award to veteran film producer and director Shyam Benegal.
The award will be presented at concluding ceremony of MIFF in Mumbai.
He will be awarded a trophy, cash price of 10 lakh rupees, a certificate and a shawl by Governor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao. Benegal has been selected for his contribution to the promotion of the documentary movement.
The five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal in the India Open International Boxing tournament at Thyagraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
She defeated Josie Gabuco from the Philippines in a split 4-1 decision to grab the gold in the women's 48kg weight category.
The 12th seeded boxer had earlier booked her place in the finals after defeating Mongolian Altansetseg Lutsaikhan in the semi-final clash.
Pinki Rani also fetched gold for India after defeating Mongolia’s Jargalan Ochirbat in the final of fly (48-51 kg) category.
Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar honored with Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award.
He is a second writer of Magahi language to be given this award.
Magahi language also known as Magadhi is the language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India.
It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi is the language spoken in Bihar-Jharkhand region of eastern India.
It has been derived from ancient language Magadhi Prakrit, spoken in the ancient kingdom.
Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Anthony Amalraj to win the men singles title for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta in the 79th edition of the 11Even Sports Senior Nationals in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged the new women champion, beating Hyderabad Nationals winner Manika Batra.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best achievements from October 2016 to September 2017 were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the USA.
James Corden was the host of the ceremony for the second year in a row.
It was Bruno Mars' night at the Grammy Awards held in New York, with the three biggest wins - Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year for 24K Magic and Song Of The Year for 'That's What I Like'.
Album Of The Year: Bruno Mars
Song of the Year: Bruno Mars', That's What I Like
Record Of The Year: Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Best Pop Vocal Album: Ed Sheeran, Divide
Best Dance Recording: LCD Soundsystem, Tonite
Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones
Best Children's Album: Feel What U Feel, Lisa Loeb
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: La La Land
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost