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Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

5th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organized in North East Region

Mar 22, 2017
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About 5000 artists from North East India and 2000 artists from across the country will showcase India’s cultural heritage through performances, arts and cuisines.

Dalai Lama Inaugurated the International Buddhist Conference in Bihar

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The international conference to discuss Buddhism in the 21st century was inaugurated in Bihar on 17 March 2017.

International Yoga fest to begin in New Delhi

Mar 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

India’s capital city, New Delhi will be hosting the two-day International Yoga Festival on 8 March 2017.

Chandigarh to host Destination North East 2017

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Chandigarh is all set to host Destination North East 2017, a three-day event that aims to display the North East Region as a potential destination for investment.

West Bengal grants official language status to Kurukh

Mar 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The official language status was given to the endangered language by the state government in February 2017. However, the announcement was recently made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

First meeting of Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave held in New Delhi

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The meeting was attended by noted personalities like sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actor Tom Alter, Ghazal singer Penaj Masani and Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.

Assam to host river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’

Mar 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The government of Assam is all set to host its first river festival, ‘Namami Brahmaputra’, in order to promote the state’s culture, heritage, tradition and art.

PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

Feb 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

‘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
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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.

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