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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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