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2011 May 9 to 12 Current Affairs

64th annual Cannes Film Festival opens

The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival has opened on the French Riviera. Hundreds of films will be competing for the Palme d'Or prize. 

It is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and goes to Director of the best feture film.

Angela Merkel chosen for Nehru Award for 2009

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been chosen for the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for her enormous efforts toward sustainable and equitable development.

The award carries prize money of Rs.1 crore besides a trophy and citation.

Julian Assange awarded Sydney Peace Prize

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was awarded the Sydney Peace Foundation's top honour for “exceptional courage in pursuit of human rights".

Mr. Assange, an Australian former computer hacker who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, was praised and rewarded with the Sydney Peace Prize's Gold Medal.

Petra Kvitova wins Madrid women's title

Petra Kvitova defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-6(3), 6-4 to win the ATP-WTA Madrid Masters women's title and earn herself a place in the top 10 in the world rankings of Tennis. 



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