Archive for February, 2009


Slumdog Millionaire , an Indian Hollywood movie has won 8 Oscars during 81st Academy Awards held in Los Angels on 23 February 2009. The story of this movie is completely filmed in India and is about a slum boy in Mumbai. Danny Boyle is the director of the movie and AR Rahman from Madras in India is the music director of this movie. The Movie was released in India on 23rd January 2009 and became a blockbuster of Oscar awards.

The list of Oscar Awards for Slumdog Millionaire are as follows,

Best Picture

Best Director (Danny Boyle)

Best original score (AR Rahman)

Best original song (AR Rahman)

Best sound mixing

Best film editing

Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

The music director of this movie AR Rahman has made a great history by winning 2 Oscar awards for his best original song and best original soundtrack in Slumdog Millionaire.


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Winners of Oscars 2009 held in Los Angels are listed as follows,

Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best director: Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best actor: Sean Penn – Milk

Best actress: Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best original score: AR Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire

Best original song: AR Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire (Jai Ho)

Sound mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Film editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Best supporting actor: Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best supporting actress: Penelope Cruz –Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best original screenplay: Milk

Best adapted screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

Best animated feature film: Wall-E

Best animated short film: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best foreign language film: Departures – Japan

Best documentary feature: Man on Wire

Best documentary subject: Smile Pinki

Art direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Costume design: The Duchess

Make-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best live action short film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Visual effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sound editing: The Dark Knight

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Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President Barack Obama are about to meet for the first time in London in April. At this time ,they will take part in a G20 summit to be held in London. This first meeting of these both Chinese and US Presidents will be of great importance both in economical and political.

US External Affair Minister Hillary Clinton has earlier invited Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to finalise various issues for the preparation of meeting between the two country Presidents in London. Yung Jiechi said that, the summit contacts between United States of America and China are highly important for improving bilateral relationships between these two countries. Hillary in a talk added that, both countries would cooperate in strengthening their country, mutual trust, exchanges and also grow mutual relationships between United States of America and China.

China and US Presidents meet in London

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Latest results for anna university 1st year have been published on 21 February,2009. Following are the direct links to website results page.Save your precious time by hitting the following links,instead of going to the website’s home page.



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On 20th February 2009, An earthquake Bumped parts of Indian Kashmir and Pakistan. But fortunately no casualties were reported due to this earthquake. This earthquake on the most parts of Kashmir was experienced on this Friday at 10:30am IST.

Earthquake hit the tremor at 5.4 magnitude and 51 miles (82-km) west of Srinagar( summer capital of Indian Kashmir) got the epicenter of this earthquake on Jammu Kashmir. Director General Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry said that 5.8 magnitude is the reading given by Pakistan’s meteorological department.
Earlier in the year 2005, most part of northern Pakistan and Kashmir are jolted by a heavy earthquake (7.6 magnitude), which killed 75,000 people and caused a terrific damage in most of these places.

Sketch of Earthquake
Distance:     90 km (55 miles) W of Srinagar, Kashmir
95 km (60 miles) NE of ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
145 km (90 miles) N of Jhelum, Pakistan
700 km (435 miles) NNW of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India

Location:     34.249°N, 73.853°E

Parameters:   NST= 85, Nph= 85, Dmin=934.2 km, Rmss=0.93 sec,                                     Gp= 76°, M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=7

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Snowfall in England, Feb 09

Snowfall across Great Britain and Ireland began on 1st February 2009. After 18 years Europe experienced such a great snowfall. London buses were stopped from service on 2nd February. All railway services between London, Kent and East Sussex are cancelled by Southeastern railways. Departures of flights in Britain were cancelled by British Airways. The roads seem to be deserted everywhere and the storm caused a great trouble for Europeans to lead their day to day life.Most of the schools and various educational institutions are closed.

Southern England experienced a great flood and heavy rain on 10th February. Heathrow Airport has been closed causing a great traffic to Airways and its passengers. Snowfalls completely closed Dublin Airport in Ireland. The heavy storm caused major accidents in both England and Ireland, which led to many casualties and injuries of public. People struggle a lot to survive and are challenged to lead to normal life.The govtment does its most to rescue the people affected by this heavy flood , storm and snowfall. However, the natural calamities cant be stopped.

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