Archive For The “Art & Culture Current Affairs 2018” Category

Tamu Lhochhar festival being observed in Nepal on 30th December

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Tamu Lhochhar festival is being observed on 30th December with gaiety and full fervor in Nepal which marks new year among different communities. It is the biggest cultural festival of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and generally being observed by the Gurungs at different places in Nepal including in the Kathmandu Valley. The people of…

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Kerala Government lays foundation stone for Global Artists Village

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Kerala government has laid foundation stone for the first government-run ‘Kalagramam’ i.e Global Artist village in the country at Kakkananpara in Kannur district of Kerala. The foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Key facts of Global Artists Village Global Artists Village i.e. Kalagramam is a project planned by the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi….

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Central Government to launch scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities

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Central government is planning to launch scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities across the country.  It was announced by Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. For this scheme government had allocated Rs. 500 crore in the Union Budget 2014 and it will be rolled out in January 2015. Under this…

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Losar festival beings in Ladakh

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The festival of Losar has begun in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. 10 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places. This festival marks the beginning of New Year in Ladakh and it is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh. Losar is Tibetan word for ‘new year’. Traditional Celebrations…

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5th edition of Gyanodaya Express sets off for North-East

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Delhi University’s fifth edition of Gyanodaya Express has set off for North-East with 870 students and teachers aboard. Dharohar-Gyanodaya Express was flagged off from Safdarjang Railway Station by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Sarbanda Sonowal, MoS Youth Affairs and Sports. The educational trip started from December 18 and will end…

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Eminent singer Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi

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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…

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Government initiate’s scheme to protect Endangered Languages of India

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Union Government has initiated a Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India”. It was announced by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Lok Sabha question. Key facts of the scheme As part of this Scheme, all the mother tongues/languages of India spoken…

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Union Government launches HRIDAY scheme

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Union government has launched a Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country. Union governments ambitious Rs 500 crore HRIDAY project was launched by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. In the initial phase, 12 heritage cities have been identified which will…

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Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur observed on 24 November

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Martyrdom Day of 9th Sikh guru, Guru Teg Bahadur was being observed on 24th November 2014. It was on this day in 1675, Guru Teg Bahadur had sacrificed his life in Chandni Chowk, Delhi on the orders of the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Events organised to observe Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur In Punjab,…

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Tribal Food Festival-2015 begins in New Delhi

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Tribal Food Festival-2015 has begun in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram. It is 3 day event organized by Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) on behalf of the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The main objective of Tribal Food Festival-2015 is to introduce and create awareness…

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Chhatpuja Celebrated

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Chhatpuja is an ancient festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains alike. It is believed to be the only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, and Chhathi Maiya, a Vedic Goddess. The Chhat Puja is performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life and providing energy. The worshippers request the Sun God for prosperity and progress. People also invoke…

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Pope Francis declares Indian priest Joseph Vaz as saint in Colombo

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Pope Francis has declared 17th century Indian priest and missionary Joseph Vaz as saint in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pope announced it while addressing a holy mass for 5 lakh people at the Gall Face Green in Colombo. Joseph Vaz has become first priest from Sri Lanka, canonised as saint. About Joseph Vaz He was born on 21 April 1651…

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Apple Festival begins in Himachal Pradesh

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The Himachal Pradesh State Tourism Department has launched an Apple Festival to showcase and promote locally produced apples and apple made products among tourist. The Tourism Departments also plans to take the tourists to the apple orchards itself so that they may have a more hands-on experience of the plucking, packaging and marketing processes involved. …

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Odhisa’s Sun Temple gets ASI’s Adarsh Monument tag

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  Sun Temple at Konark, Odhisa has been the coveted with Adarsh Monument tag by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Along with Sun Temple, three other monuments of eastern India were given Adarsh Monument tag. They are Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Vaishali-Kolhua in Bihar. Rang Ghar in Sibsagar (Sivasagar) district of…

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January 12 being observed as National Youth Day

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In India, January 12 is being observed as National Youth Day. This day marks birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. On this day, numbers of functions are being organised nationwide to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Background Union Government in 1984 had declared and decided to observe the birthday…

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People from 11 countries take part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar

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People from 11 countries have taken part in First Buddha Heritage Walk in Bihar. In this heritage walk over 500 pilgrims from 11 countries walked through a 13-km-long forest trail. They walked through the trail which Lord Gautam Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago. It was organized by…

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World Hindi Day is being observed on 10 January every year

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Every year 10 January is being observed World Hindi Day. Objective of this day is to promote use of Hindi language abroad. To mark the occasion, special functions are being organized. It is usually, observed by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MoEF) and Indian Missions abroad. Background of World Hindi Day On this day in 1975,…

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3 day Flamingo Festival begins near Pulicat Lake in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

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3 day Flamingo Festival has begun at the famous brackish water of Lake Pulicat in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary located at Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It will be hosted in Doravari Satram mandal, in Nellore district. This festival provides a unique opportunity for people, particularly ornithologists, environmentalists, bird watchers, forest and tourism officials To study…

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19th National Youth Festival begins in Guwahati, Assam

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The 19th National Youth Festival has begun in Guwahati, Assam. This festival coincides with the 152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Theme of this edition of youth festival is Youth for Clean, Green and Progressive India. It aims to spread to spread national integration and harmony. Events: It is 5 day event, which will provide platform…

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13th Pune International Film Festival(PIFF) will begin on Jan 8 with theme ‘War against War’

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The 13th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held at Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra from January 8 to 15. This edition of film festival will focus on the theme “War against War”. It is jointly organised by the Maharashtra State Government and Pune Film Foundation. In this edition of festival around 350…

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Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Dhanak honoured at 65th Berlin Film Festival

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Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Dhanak has been honoured with The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (also known as the Berlinale). The movie, which was premiered at the festival also has received a honour of special mention with the children’s jury…

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