MT Vasudevan Nair selected for 2013 JC Daniel Award of Kerala Government• The Department of Cultural Affairs under Government of Kerala instituted the award in honour of JC Daniel in 1992.
• Daniel was considered as the father of Malayalam cinema for producing, directing, writing, photographing, editing and acting in the Vigathakumaran in 1928. It was the first film made in Kerala.
• The award is a part of the Kerala State Film Awards and honours lifetime achievements and outstanding contributions to Malayalam cinema.
• The award comprises of a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees, statuette and a citation.
• The first J C Daniel Award in 1992 was presented to the producer T. E. Vasudevan.
important current Affairs
1- The 3rd meeting of SAARC Ministers of Culture was held in New Delhi from 24 September 2014 to 25 September 2014.
2-Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh of Australia were selected as Bradman Honouree 2014.
3-The Union Cabinet on 24 September 2014 approved Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas. The mission will begin from 2 October 2014