Awards and Honour

Guidance Tamil Nadu bags UN Promotion Award 2023

  • Guidance Tamil Nadu has received the prestigious United Nations Promotion Award 2023 for Excellence in Investment Promotion at the 8th World Investment Forum held in Abu Dhabi recently.
  • It received the award for excellence in scaling up energy transition investments.

About Guidance TN

  • Formation – 1992
  • Guidance TN – Nodal agency for investment promotion and single window facilitation under the Department of Industries, Investment Promotion and Commerce.

69th National Film Awards

    • President Droupadi Murmu gave away the national film awards for 2021 under various categories at the 69th edition of the ceremony at New Delhi.
    • Feature and non-feature films certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, were eligible for National Film Awards 2021.
  • List of winners at the 69th National Film Awards:
    • Best Feature Film: Rocketry
    • Best Director: Nikhil Mahajan, Godavari
    • Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: RRR
    • Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration: The Kashmir Files
    • Best Actor: Allu Arjun, Pushpa
    • Best Actress: Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon, Mimi
    • Best Music Director (Songs): Devi Sri Prasad, Pushpa
    • Best Music Direction (Background Music): MM Keeravaani, RRR
    • Best Male Playback Singer: Kaala Bhairava, RRR
  • Best Female Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Iravin Nizhal
    • Best Hindi Film: Sardar Udham
  • Best Tamil Film: Kadaisi Vivasayi
    • Best Children’s Film: Gandhi and Co
    • Special Jury Award: Shershaah, Vishnuvardhan
  • Special Mention (Non-feature film): Srikanth Deva, Karuvarai.
  • Best Educational Film: Sirpigalin Sirpangal
  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award – Waheeda Rehman.

About National Film Awards

  • First awarded – 10 October 1954
  • Awarded for – Excellence in cinematic achievements for Indian cinema
  • Presented by – Directorate of Film Festivals
  • Director – Senthil Rajan


Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

  • Arindam Bagchi has been appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva.
  • At present he is the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

About United Nations

  • Founded – 24 October 1945
  • Headquarters – New York

Secretary general – António Guterres

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