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WCD Ministry to host ‘Hausala 2017’ to celebrate Child Rights Week

Nov 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Ministry of Women and Child Development would be celebrating the Child Rights Week by hosting ‘Hausala 2017’ festival from 16-20 November 2017. The festival will be hosted by the Ministry as an Inter CCI Festival for the children who reside in Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

The 20th International Children's Film Festival begins in India

Nov 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI), popularly titled as the Golden Elephant began in Hyderabad, Telangana on 8 November 2017. The festival would conclude on the occasion of Children’s Day on 14 November.

The Paik Rebellion to be named ‘First War of Independence’ in history books

Oct 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Paik Rebellion of 1817, also called the Paika Bidroha, will be known as the ‘First War of Independence’ in the history books of students from the next academic session onwards. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier in a letter to the Centre, urged that it should recognise the rebellion as the 1st war of independence, as it took place four decades before 1857 revolt.

Deoband fatwa bans Muslims from posting photos on social media sites

Oct 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families' pictures on social media platforms such as facebook and whatsapp.

President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate International Gita Mahotsav in November 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 17 October 2017 announced to organise International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra, Haryana on 25 November 2017. The inauguration of the Mahotsav will be done by President Ram Nath Kovind.

First ASEAN-India Music Festival begins in New Delhi

Oct 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The first ever ASEAN-India music festival began at Purana Quila in New Delhi. The 3-day festival is being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Culture Ministry to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. It will conclude on 8 October 2017.

Canada to allow gender-neutral passports to promote equality

Aug 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Citizens of Canada would soon be able to mark "X" in space of gender on their passports and other identity documents.

I & B Ministry constituted 40-member preview panel for IFFI

Aug 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member 'preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017 with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor.

WCD Ministry launches contest for logo design for 'Women of India Festival'

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited designers to get the chance to win national recognition by designing a logo for the 'Women of India Festival' that will be held in October 2017.

World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey

Jul 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.

India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The announcement was made by Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism, on 12 July 2017.

UNESCO adds German Caves with world's oldest known art to heritage list

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development.

Ahmedabad becomes first Indian city to get UNESCO Heritage tag

Jul 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Ahmedabad’s nomination received huge support from around 20 countries, who lauded the peaceful co-existence of dominant Hindu, Islamic and Jain communities in the Walled City area. In 2011, the city had figured in UNESCO’s tentative list.

Historic Centre of Vienna inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger

Jul 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Committee states that the Vienna Ice-Skating Club—Intercontinental Hotel project has failed to comply fully with previous Committee decisions, notably concerning the height of new constructions, which will have adverse effects on the Austrian capital.

India's textile and fashion heritage became part of Google project We Wear Culture

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Working with 183 renowned cultural institutions from around the world including India, Google's project 'We Wear Culture' explores the history of clothes dating as early as 3000 years ago.

Lost temple discovered after 1,000 years in China

Jun 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a famous temple that had remained lost for nearly 1000 years in China's south-western Sichuan province.

Global Icon Priyanka to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award

May 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Global star Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with the much-esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for her great work on the International platform.

 

India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

May 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

India’s iconic monument, Taj Mahal was featured in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.

Baahubali 2 becomes first Indian film to collect Rs 1000 crore worldwide

May 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti starrer 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' has collected Rs 1000 crore in all languages across the world.

Narendra Modi released 23 volumes of Basavanna's Vachana on social reformer's birth anniversary

Apr 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The 23 Vachana volumes are edited by renowned literary scholar late M M Kalburgi and translated by more than 200 people. The Vachana was commissioned by the Bengaluru-based Basava Samithi at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore of which, the Karnataka Government contributed Rs 1 crore.

UNESCO to screen this Indian short film during World Press Freedom Day celebrations

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.

Indian Cultural centre holds seminar to strengthen ties with Egypt

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.

Vani Jairam gets Ghantasala national award

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Vani Jairam was awarded the Ghantasala national award, which is instituted in the memory of the Telugu singing legend Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.

Pakistani Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A Pakistani High Court gave permission to Hindus to conduct religious activity at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad after almost 20 years.

Newton wins Best Film at Hong Kong Film Festival

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton is a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

Google Doodle commemorated Kannada actor Rajkumar's 88th birthday

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Google pays tribute to Kannada acting legend Rajkumar through a special doodle, preserving his legacy.

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.

India's first ever micro-drama festival held in Delhi

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Named after Thespis of Icaria, the festival was organised by theatre group 'Vriksh'.

Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik to compete in Moscow Championship

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Renowned Indian sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017, the event’s 10th edition.

Pune director’s film ‘Avyakta’ makes it to Cannes

Apr 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The film, based on a father and son relationship, underlines Modgi’s own unexpressed relationship with his father.

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