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

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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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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