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

2 days ago
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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
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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: 8 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: 11 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
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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: 3 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
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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: 4 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
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The film, based on a father and son relationship, underlines Modgi’s own unexpressed relationship with his father.

Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namami Brahmaputra Festival

Apr 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Namami Brahmaputra is being organised to pay fitting tribute to the river’s life-giving prosperity and countless blessings to the people of Assam.

Delhi’s 85-year-old Cinema Theatre bids adieu with Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker

Mar 30, 2017
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Delhi’s 85-year-old Regal cinema hall brings its curtain down with the screening of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker and Sangam on the special request of fans.

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 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: 5 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: 4 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: 7 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: 7 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.

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