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PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

1 day ago
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While lauding the practice of Yoga, the Prime Minister said, it is popularly known that the journey of man from soul to Shiva is Yoga.

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' wins Art Cinema honour at Berlinale

Feb 21, 2017
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Congratulating the team Actor Rajkummar Rao twitted “So happy to share Newton has won the Art Cinema award for the Forum section at Berlinale. Congratulations team”

Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair

Feb 16, 2017
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The five-day festival will see screening of about 15 films of different languages and genres. The film festival will conclude on 19 February 2017.

Slovakian Curators have discovered world’s earliest emoji

Feb 6, 2017
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Scientists have found what they believe is the world's oldest emoji – two dots, a line and a small circle- scrawled in a legal document dating back to 1635.

Neeti Mohan to collaborate with UN for a music album

Feb 2, 2017
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Neeti Mohan joins the likes of Nicholas Cage and Ashley Judd for UN’s charitable music album aimed at making a social statement on ending human trafficking.

19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins in New Delhi

Feb 2, 2017
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The 19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will pay special attention on the different genres of Indian theatre.

First Ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Dance Festival concluded in Hyderabad

Jan 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

During the festival, over 100 artists from about 10 countries showcased their traditional and contemporary dance nuances.

World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna

Jan 12, 2017
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The Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation will be organising the first of its kind festival.

Ninth edition of JIFF begins tomorrow

Jan 6, 2017
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Inaugurated by prominent members of the South Indian film fraternity like Hariharan and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, the festival will host the screening of around 134 films.

Celebrations for 350th Prakash Parv begin in Patna

Jan 5, 2017
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The main function of the celebrations was held on 5 January 2017 at the Gandhi Maidan. The celebrations in saw the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and several other Sikh dignitaries from India and abroad.

Filmmaker Dasari to make biopic on Jaya

Jan 5, 2017
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Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao will be making a biopic titled ‘Amma’ on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, covering her life story.

Documentary claims Titanic sunk due to uncontrollable fire

Jan 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

According to a documentary made by an Irish journalist-Senan Molony, the real reason behind the sinking of Titanic, was fire and not an iceberg.

Anupam Kher’s film to Premiere at Sundance

Dec 26, 2016
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The film starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Ray Romano is largely based on the challenges faced by a Pakistani-born man and his American girlfriend.

Disney launches Hour of Code campaign to teach computer programming to school kids

Dec 19, 2016
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‘Hour of Code’ campaign launched in India by Disney will teach computer programming to school children through online tutorial featuring characters from Disney movie ‘Moana’.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Inaugurated 3rd edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Dec 13, 2016
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The Chief Minister acknowledged the rise in credibility of the Biennale in the global contemporary art scene and stated that the government is looking to give it a permanent home.

Serendipity Arts Festival to be held in Goa

Dec 8, 2016
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More than 40 exciting projects and exhibitions featuring famous artists, like Kabi Raj Lama, Bandu Manamperi, Escif, Billy Chang, SP Pushpakanthan, Lisa Stertz and Paquito Gonzalees, will be a part of the Serendipity Arts Festival.

Ancient Camping site discovered in Ladakh

Dec 5, 2016
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The site shows traces of human inhabitation, perhaps a temporary settlement of pre-historic hunters. It dates back to circa 8500 BCE.

47th IFFI Concluded in Goa

Nov 29, 2016
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Spanish film ‘Daughter’ took away the top prizes and the legendary Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek was honoured with the ‘Lifetime achievement award’.

Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ

Nov 28, 2016
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The film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, addresses the highly concerning issue of women harassment. It is by far being considered as one of the best works by the all-time Bollywood superstar- Amitabh Bachchan.

Tamil Film Visaranai is India’s official entry for 2017 Oscar

Sep 26, 2016
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At the 63rd National Film Awards, it had won three National awards viz. Best Supporting Actor, Best Feature Film in Tamil and Best Editing.

Naropa Festival: Devotees visit Indian Himalayas to celebrate Buddhist festival

Sep 20, 2016
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A 60-foot-tall silk embroidery brocade of Buddha Amitabha was unfurled on 19 September 2016. The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, unfurled the brocade amidst chanting of prayers.

West Odisha celebrates Nuakhai Festival

Sep 7, 2016
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The celebrations began with the Nabanna in which the newly harvested rice was offered to Goddess Samaleswari as per the stipulated Lagna, the auspicious moment.

First BRICS Film Festival begins in New Delhi

Sep 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The five-day festival aims at providing a platform for people of the film industry of member countries to explore areas of cooperation in the domain of cinema, culture and cuisine.

Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2016 begins in Guwahati

Jul 24, 2016
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The aim of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival is to bridge the gap by bringing engaging storytellers from within and outside the region under one roof.

Annual electronic music festival Tomorrowland begins in Belgium

Jul 24, 2016
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The year 2016 also marks Tomorrowland 10th edition. More than 350000 tickets for the festival were sold out in an hour of their opening in February 2016.

‘Ramayana month’ begins in Kerala

Jul 16, 2016
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Ramayana month, Karkkidakam, is the last month of the Malayalam Calendar is observed as Ramayana month.

Jagannath Rath Yatra begins in Puri, Odisha

Jul 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

During the journey, the chariots on which the deities are carried will be pulled by thousands of devotees. The three deities will stay in the Gundicha temple for a week and then return. The return journey of Puri Jagannath Ratha Jatra is known as Bahuda Jatra.

Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival

May 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The short film promotes girl child by narrating the real life story of three girls from a government school and their dream for the future.

Commemorative Coin of 100 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Maharana Pratap released

May 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Maharana Pratap, a ruler of Mewar, was a brave warrior, successful organizer and ingenious strategist, who fearlessly fought the Mughals and protected his people until his death.

Kalash, Pakistan's smallest minority, fears existential threat

Apr 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The community considered unique because in Pakistan they are the smallest religious minority with a population of around 3000.

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