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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

'Jeopardy' winners are smart in a way that no one expects — here's how 5 of the richest champions spend their winnings

Posted By: aftab hussain - 11:30 PM
What is a way to become famous and earn loads of money by answering questions?
"This is 'Jeopardy!'"
Every night, three contestants compete on "Jeopardy" by buzzing in at trivia questions in the hopes of starting a winning streak and taking home cash.
"Jeopardy" has been a TV staple since 1984, racking up 34 Emmy Awards and a Peabody and even turning some contestants into celebrities. While host Alex Trebek is no doubt the star, occasionally a contestant will end up more than a one-time phenom.
From Ken Jennings to Brad Rutter - who both went up againstIBM supercomputer Watson back in 2011 - repeat champions have not only won games and millions of dollars, but the attention and adoration of viewers.
Sometimes, a winning contestant will mention what they plan on doing with their money - spending for a wedding, a new car, or a house are all common answers. But many of the show's biggest winners have more in common than their intelligence: they invested the bulk of their winnings.
We found out what five of the most popular and successful candidates in "Jeopardy" history did post-show. Find out what each has spent their winnings on.

Amitabh Bachchan

Posted By: Danish Ali - 10:22 PM
Amitabh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, producer, television host, and former politician. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as ZanjeerDeewaar, and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of BollywoodStar of the Millennium, or Big B,he has since appeared in over 190 Indian films in a career spanning almost five decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema as well as world cinema. So total was his dominance on the Indian movie scene in the 1970s and 1980s that the French director Fran├žois Truffaut called him a "one-man industry."
Bachchan has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards as Best Actor and many awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is the most nominated performer in any major acting category at Filmfare, with 41 nominations overall. In addition to acting, Bachchan has worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of the game show franchise, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He also had a stint in politics in the 1980s.
The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 for his contributions to the arts. The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, Knight of the Legion of Honour, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. Bachchan also made an appearance in a Hollywood film, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.
Bachchan was born in AllahabadUttar Pradesh, in north central India. His ancestors on his father's side hailed from a village called Babupatti, in the Raniganj tehsil, in the Pratapgarh district, in the present-day state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. His father Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a well-known Awadhi dialect-Hindi poet and a Hindu, while his mother, Teji Bachchan, was Sikh. Bachchan was initially named Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the Indian independence struggle. In English, Inquilab Zindabad means "Long live the revolution." However, at the suggestion of fellow poet Sumitranandan Pant, Harivansh Rai changed the boy's name to Amitabh, which, according to a Times of India article, means "the light that will never die." Although his surname was Shrivastava, Amitabh's father had adopted the pen name Bachchan ("child-like" in colloquial Hindi), under which he published all of his works. It is with this last name that Amitabh debuted in films and for all other practical purposes, Bachchan has become the surname for all of his immediate family. Bachchan's father died in 2003, and his mother in 2007.
Bachchan is an alumnus of Sherwood CollegeNainital. He later attended Kirori Mal CollegeUniversity of Delhi. He has a younger brother, Ajitabh. His mother had a keen interest in theatre and was offered a feature film role, but she preferred her domestic duties. Teji had some influence in Amitabh Bachchan's choice of career because she always insisted that he should "take the centre stage.
The actor who Bachchan credits as having the biggest impact on him was Dilip Kumar. In particular, Bachchan says he learnt more about acting from Kumar's Gunga Jumna (1961) than he did from any other film. Bachchan was particularly impressed by Kumar's mastery of Awadhi, expressing awe and surprise as to how “a man who’s not from Allahabad and Uttar Pradesh” could accurately express all the nuances of Awadhi. Bachchan adapted Kumar's style, reinterpreting it in a contemporary urban context,adopting some of Kumar's method acting, and sharpening the intensity, resulting in his famous "angry young man" persona.
Bachchan is married to actress Jaya Bhaduri. The couple have two children, Shweta Bachchan (later after marriage, known as Shweta Nanda wife of businessman Nikhil Nanda) and Abhishek Bachchan (actor and husband of actress Aishwarya Rai).

Friday, February 23, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A8

Posted By: aftab hussain - 8:53 PM

Always ready for you

Get informed without waking up your phone. The Always on Display screen is always available and contains important information like date, time, notifications, and even battery level.
 Always ready for you

Separate work and home chatting

Divide your work messages and personal chats with ease. With Dual Messenger, you can now connect to two different chat accounts on your favourite messenger apps*—and it's simple to install the second instance from the Home screen.

Safeguard your data

Protect personal information with the Secure Folder* on the Galaxy A8. It creates a separate space within the device** to store sensitive and personal data and make sure it's only accessible to you.
*The availability of this service will vary according to the nature of the content being encrypted. **Secure Folder separates storage at the software level without taking up additional space.
Convenient Wi-Fi control
Effortlessly conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8. It remembers where you've previously connected to Wi-Fi and turns on to instantly connect when you're in range. And when you leave the service range, Wi-Fi shuts off to keep your battery from draining.*
Do more and store more
Whether multitasking or gaming, it's fast and seamless with the 4GB RAM* on the Galaxy A8. And you can easily keep important things on hand with expandable microSD storage—up to an additional 256GB. And if you travel a lot or have two separate numbers, you also have the option to use Dual SIM.**

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA

Posted By: aftab hussain - 11:28 PM
The International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year with the most recent onebeing held in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 14-15 July 2017.
The IIFA Utsavam is the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The awards were introduced in 2016, around the films released in 2015. The 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24 and 25 January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic StadiumHyderabadIndia.
The first awards were presented in 2000 at The Millennium Dome in LondonUnited Kingdom. From then onwards, the awards are held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. Since 2000, the event has expanded from a one-night event to a three-day celebration, hosting various events and activities relating to the Indian film industry.
These awards honour films from the previous calendar year. Amitabh Bachchanis the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception. In its 10th year (2009), five special awards were introduced: Star of the Decade (Male and Female), Movie of the Decade, Music of the Decade, and Director of the Decade.

Awards ceremonies

The following is a listing of all International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000. *For the details of Best Picture winners and Hosts for the IIFA Utsavam ceremonies, please follow the link to the respective ceremonies.
CeremonyDateBest Picture winnerHost(s)VenueCityContinents
1st IIFA Awards24 June 2000Hum Dil De Chuke SanamYukta Mookhey
Anupam Kher
Millennium DomeLondonUnited KingdomEurope
2nd IIFA Awards16 June 2001Kaho Naa... Pyaar HaiPriyanka Chopra
Kabir Bedi
Super Bowl ArenaSun CitySouth AfricaAfrica
3rd IIFA Awards6 April 2002LagaanLara DuttaArena of StarsGenting HighlandsMalaysiaAsia
4th IIFA Awards17 May 2003DevdasAnil Kapoor
Dia Mirza
Coca-Cola DomeJohannesburgSouth AfricaAfrica
5th IIFA Awards22 May 2004Kal Ho Naa HoRahul KhannaSingapore Indoor StadiumSingaporeAsia
6th IIFA Awards11 June 2005Veer-ZaaraShahrukh Khan
Fardeen Khan
Karan Johar
Amsterdam ArenaAmsterdamNetherlandsEurope
7th IIFA Awards17 June 2006BlackFardeen Khan
Lara Dutta
Dubai International Convention CentreDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesAsia
8th IIFA Awards9 June 2007Rang De BasantiBoman Irani
Lara Dutta
Hallam FM ArenaSheffieldUnited KingdomEurope
9th IIFA Awards8 June 2008Chak De! IndiaBoman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Siam ParagonBangkokThailandAsia
10th IIFA Awards13 June 2009Jodhaa AkbarBoman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Lara Dutta
The Venetian MacaoMacau
11th IIFA Awards5 June 20103 IdiotsSugathadasa StadiumColomboSri Lanka
12th IIFA Awards25 June 2011DabanggBoman Irani
Ritesh Deshmukh
Rogers CentreTorontoCanadaNorth America
13th IIFA Awards9 June 2012Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraShahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Singapore Indoor StadiumSingaporeAsia
14th IIFA Awards6 July 2013Barfi!Shahrukh Khan
Shahid Kapoor
The Venetian MacaoMacau
15th IIFA Awards26 April 2014Bhaag Milkha BhaagShahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar
Raymond James StadiumTampaUnited StatesNorth America
16th IIFA Awards7 June 2015QueenArjun Kapoor
Ranveer Singh
Putra Indoor StadiumKuala LumpurMalaysiaAsia
17th IIFA Awards25 June 2016Bajrangi BhaijaanShahid Kapoor
Farhan Akhtar[5]
18th IIFA Awards14-15 July 2017[6]NeerjaKaran Johar MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey

Bollywood Movie Awards

Posted By: aftab hussain - 11:24 PM
The award ceremony was introduced in 1992 by Kamal Dandona, the head of The Bollywood Group and was originally titled, "Nataraj Awards." It was renamed Bollywood Movie Awards in 1997. Michael Jackson won a Humanitarian Award in 1999, Richard Gere a Man of Conscience award, and Sharon Stone an award connected to her work with AIDS.During the 2007 ceremonies, Danny Glover received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Entertainment and Mira Nair for Pride of India Award. Phylicia Rashad and Donald Trump also made appearances. These awards are given to those well deserving due to their excellent skills of acting and those who know the craft. They are applaudedon several occasions inclusing those of IIFA and Filmfare awards.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sanjay Balraj Dutt

Posted By: aftab hussain - 11:14 PM
Sanjay Balraj Dutt (born 29 July 1959) is an Indian film actor and producer known for his work in Hindi cinema (Bollywood). The son of veteran Hindi film actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, he made his acting debut in 1981 and has since appeared in more than 100 Hindi films. Although Dutt has enjoyed great success as a lead actor in genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been the roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in the drama and action genres that have won him much appreciation. The Indian media and audiences alike popularly refer to him as Deadly Dutt for his larger-than-life portrayals of such characters.
In a film career spanning more than 35 years, Dutt has won two Filmfare Awards, two IIFA Awards, two Bollywood Movie Awards, three Screen Awards, three Stardust Awards, a Global Indian Film Award and a Bengal Film Journalist's Association Award. Four of his films have won various National Film Awards.
Dutt was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Actin April 1993. Charges of terrorism were dropped but he was convicted of illegal possession of weapons. After serving his sentence with good behaviour and conduct, he was released on 25 February 2016.

Sanjay Dutt with wife Manyata Dutt in 2011
Dutt was born to Hindi cinema actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis. He is a devout ShaivaHindu who has read holy scriptures and theological works. His mother died in 1981, shortly before his debut film's premiere; her death has been cited as the cause of his drug addictions. As a child actor, Dutt appeared in the 1972 film Reshma Aur Shera, which starred his father; he appears briefly as a qawali singer.
Dutt married actress Richa Sharma in 1987.She died of a brain tumour in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Trishala, born in 1988, who lives in the United States with her grandparents, following a custody battle with Dutt after the death of his wife. Dutt's second marriage was to model Rhea Pillai in 1998.[7] They divorced in 2005. Dutt married Manyata (born Dilnawaz Sheikh) in 2008 in a private ceremony in Goa, after two years of dating. On 21 October 2010, he became a father to twins, a boy and a girl.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Join Pak Army As Captain Through Direct Short Service Commission 2018

Posted By: aftab hussain - 2:54 AM
Join Pak Army

 as Captain through SSC 2018: Applications from Citizens of Pakistan & AJK are invited to join Pakistan Army as Captain through Direct Short Service Commission with entry in May 2018. Required education, qualification from a recognized institution, age, physical standards and other requirements are as following. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply to the post in prescribed manner. Incomplete and late submissions/applications will not be entertained. Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview and the selection process. No TA/DA will be admissible for Test/Interview. Last date to apply to the post and submit application along with required documents is 17th February 2018.

Selection Categories, Qualifications & Eligibility

Category: AEC
Qualification: MA / MSc
Age Limit: Upto 28 Years
Category: Corps of Ordnance (Ord)
Qualification: BSc / BE
Age Limit: Upto 28 Years
Category: Corps of Remount Veterinary & Farms Officers
Qualification: DVM or equivalent degree
Age Limit: 21 to 28 Years for Civilians / 21 to 35 Years for Serving VAS
Category: Psychologist
Qualification: MA / MSc
Age Limit: Upto 28 Years

Physical Standards / Tests:

1.6KM Run: 9 Minutes
Push Ups: 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
Sit Ups: 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
Chin Ups: 2 Repetitions in 2 Minutes

Schedule of Registration / Preliminary Tests:

Registration: 15th January to 17th February 2018
Preliminary Tests: 19th January to 27th February 2018


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