Current Affairs – January, 2015

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Eminent singer Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi

Eminent singer, composer, lyricist and actor Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA).

His appointment was announced by Union Ministry of Culture and will have term five years with immediate effect.

This post was vacant since September 2014, after then Chairman Leela Samson had resigned.

Shekhar Sen

  • Since 1983, as a singer, lyricist and composer, he has done many research oriented musical programmes including Dushyant Ne Kaha Tha, Madhya Yugeen Kaavya, Pakistan Ka Hindi Kavya, Meera Se Mahadevi Tak.
  • He also has rendered many significant bhajan albums.
  • He is famous for his mono act musical plays Tulsi, Kabeer, Vivekananda, Sanmanti, Saahab and Soordas.
  • His performances have been acclaimed in India and abroad where he has performed.
  • Awards: He has received prestigious awards including the Padma Shri (2015), Safdar Hashmi Puraskaar (2001) by Sangeet Natak Academy of Uttar Pradesh, Shantaram Samman (2008) by Rajya Hindi Sahitya Academy of Maharashtra.

You may read more about Sangeet Natak Akademi here

Month: Categories: Art & CulturePersons in News


India to host ICC World Twenty20 in 2016

India is going to host International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in 2016.

It was announced by ICC Board meeting chaired by Chairman N. Srinivasan held in Dubai. ICC Board meeting also scheduled the ICC events during the period 2015-2019.

Following schedule was announced

  • India will host the World Twenty20 from 11 March to 3 April 2016. While, Ireland and Scotland will host the qualifiers between 6-26 July, 2015.
  • England will host three ICC events in the next four-year period.
  • In 2017, England will host two events- the Champions Trophy from 1 to 19 June and Women’s World Cup from 4 to 27 August and 2019 ICC World Cup from 30 May to 15 July 2019.
  • 2018 Women’s World Twenty20 will be organised in the West Indies between November 2 and 25.

Month: Categories: Sports & Games