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Prelims Fact 13-04-2018



Prelims fact # 1

65th National Film Awards for 2017
 Late Veteran Actor Shri Vinod Khanna awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award
 Assamese movie Village Rockstars awarded Best Feature Film and Baahubali – The Conclusion
awarded as Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment
 Late eminent Actress, Sridevi awarded Best Actress for the Hindi movie Mom
 Riddhi Sen to be given Best Actor award for the film Nagarkirtan;
 Jasari language movie Sinjar, directed by Pampally awarded the Indira Gandhi Award For Best
Debut Film of a Director
 Jayaraj given Best Direction Award for Malayalam movie Bhayanakam

Prelims fact # 2

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh
The Prime Minister said, “Tributes to the brave martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The
indomitable spirit of the martyrs will always be remembered. They sacrificed their lives for our
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on April
13, 1919. This is remembered as one of the deadliest attacks in the history of the world and is
also a turning point in India’s freedom struggle. At the Jallianwala Bagh, which is garden spread
across 6 to 7 acres, a large gathering of 15,000-20,000 people with a majority of Sikhs, took
place to celebrate the Punjabi harvest festival of Baisakhi. They had also gathered to revolt
against the repressive Rowlatt Act that provided for stricter control of the press, arrests without
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warrant and indefinite detention without trial. But little did they know what the British India Army
had in mind.

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